Creation of Musical Anthology with Working Title Exploring Organ Repertoire; Documentation of William Huber, Jr. Collection at the Library of Congress and Its Donor
This proposal requests funding for continuing research for the creation of, progress on the production of, and market exploration for an anthology of organ music for use in the organ teaching studio, church, and concert hall. The anthology’s working title is Exploring Organ Repertoire.
The projected format has a total scope of approximately 700 music pages (with possible online alternative publication). Its compass seeks to embrace primarily works of stellar excellence and practical utility by obscure composers representing many countries, time periods, and styles. Its scope reaches secondarily to encompass fresh editions of standard organ repertoire by widely-known composers. Throughout, it is to exemplify a high level of scholarly accountability and engaging and unique practicality.
In addition, this proposal seeks funding for by-product research generated from anthology work. The applicant’s contact with the Library of Congress’ William Huber, Jr. Collection, unknown to him before 2007, and with the annex identified as such by the Library of Congress on approx. June 1, 2007, leads applicant to propose funding to further document and disseminate scholarly information regarding the provenance, scope, and content of this collection, working toward a substantial article to be web-published by the Library of Congress and an entry about the collection in the LC’s Performing Arts Encyclopedia.