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Frank Joseph Carey (1933-1984) was a PhD student in music, who researched 16th century vocal music at the University of Pennsylvania from 1969 to 1984. Carey was born in Cowiche, Washington, and graduated from Highland High School in 1951. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from The Juilliard School in 1956 and a Master of Music degree from the University of Colorado in 1960, after having served with the U.S. Army for two years. In 1967, he was appointed a teaching fellowship at Penn. He took classes until 1969, and then from 1969 to his death in 1984 he worked on his dissertation. Carey's dissertation, left unfinished due to his death, was focused on vocal music from the 16th century that was written for equal voices, or voices in the same range.
Carey's collection documents his sixteen years of doctoral research from 1969 to 1984, with notes on music theory, analysis, musical transcriptions, and drafts of his dissertation. The collection has two series: the first is "Research notes", with three subseries within. These subseries are "Notes on musical styles," "Notes on composers," and "Notes on years." These subseries feature notes and studies of certain composers, such as Josquin des Prez and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, among others, as well as notes on compositional styles like madrigals and motets, and years that Carey felt were notable in musical development relevant to his area of research. The second series is "Drafts and notes," which consists of versions of Carey's dissertation chapters with revisions and notes in margins, and associated notes. His research notes are focused on common musical modes, important years, and prominent composers, while the drafts series provides a sense of Carey's writing process. The notes are admittedly scattered, and the handwriting difficult to decipher at times. Researchers may find Carey's musical transcriptions and analysis of sheet music to be of most use. It should be noted that this is not a comprehensive overview of the subject of 16th century vocal music, instead a focus on a specific composition technique called equal voices.
I. Research notes A. Notes on musical styles B. Notes on composers C. Notes on years II. Drafts and notes
Gift of Lawrence Bernstein, 2019
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Ryan Jensen
- Finding Aid Date
- 2023 May 17
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This collection is open for research use
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