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Karen and I are determined to get things right, and that means that we have been willing to work closely with, in our case, the staff of the Library of Congress to arrange materials and assist in identifying and presenting them in accurate and hopefully useful ways.5 The couple initially considered multiple locations as potential repositories for the composer's materials including the University of California, San Diego, Mandeville Special Collections Library; the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center; and the Library of Congress's Music Division in Washington, DC. Another advantage was that Jon Newsom, then chief of the Music Division, proposed several attractive initiatives relating to Reynolds's music; indeed, in recent years, the library has hosted multiple events surrounding this music, including concerts, lectures, and the commissioning of Justice (1999-2001), a composition for actress, soprano, percussionist, multi-channel computer-generated sound, and real-time surround sound with staging.6 The deposit agreement with the Library of Congress dates from 1998.
THE ROGER REYNOLDS COLLECTION AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS By Michael Boyd One of the foremost living American composers, Roger Reynolds (b. 1934), and his music are well known by those who follow the contem- porary music scene in America. Critic and musicologist Kyle Gann noted that Reynolds was “the first composer since Ives from an experimentalist background to win the normally conservative Pulitzer Prize for music,”1 a parad
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