by Brian Gray
Last Updated Jan 28, 2022
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This guide serves as a quick reference to the life and works of Cleveland composer Marcel Dick (1898-1991). It is fitting to have such a resource at Case Western Reserve University, which houses Dick's papers. The finding aid for this collection is linked below. But a finding aid only deals with the material which it describes, and is organized by physical location rather than content. There is a paucity of reference information about Dick (no entries in either edition of New Grove or New Grove American), so the assembly of information in one place is particularly desirable. This guide is intended as a bibliographic starting point for interested musicologists.
(Credit for the creation of this guide goes to Jeffrey Quick, Cleveland Composers Guild member and former Kulas Music Library assistant.)
The Marcel Dick Papers consist of compositions, sketchbooks, correspondence, clippings, oral history transcripts, programs, and lectures. Spanning the years 1921-2006, the collection documents his career as a composer and music educator in Europe and the United States.