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Newport Historical Society collection of music

Scope & content

Written and printed music, most of which relates to Newport, Rhode Island, and New England more broadly. Collection contains pages of sacred chant manuscripts, printed and handwritten collections of hymns, psalms, and musical exercises, and printed books of multipart choral pieces. It also contains full and condensed musical scores and programs from regional musical events. Sheet music meant for piano or accompanied voice makes up the majority of the collection, much of which features Newport sights and sounds in musical themes and cover artwork.