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"Music from the banks of the Brandywine" sound recording

1993
 Collection
Identifier: 1993-245

Abstract

Alfred Irénée du Pont (1864-1935) was the eldest son of E. I. du Pont (1829-1877). He joined the family gunpowder firm in 1884, eventually becoming co-owner. He was an accomplished musician who composed many scores, however, he destroyed most as he became deaf. Only six survive. This compact disc contains six sound recordings of scores composed by Alfred I. du Pont. Performed by the New Tankopanicum Orchestra, conducted by Brian Cox, Published in Greenville, DE : Tank CD p1993. Includes program notes (1 folded sheet [6] p. : ill.) inserted in container.

Dates

  • 1993

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

General Physical Description

1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

Historical Note

Alfred Irénée du Pont (1864-1935) was the eldest son of E. I. du Pont (1829-1877). He joined the family gunpowder firm in 1884, after attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In the 1902 reorganization, he became co-owner and general manager. As a result of a family quarrel, he left the firm in 1916 and eventually built his own banking and real estate empire in Florida.

He was an accomplished musician and played the violin, flute, clarinet, cornet, piano, and bass and founded the Tankopanicum Musical Club in 1901. He composed many scores, however, he destroyed most as he became deaf. Only six survive.

Scope and Content

This compact disc contains six sound recordings of scores composed by Alfred I. du Pont. Performed by the New Tankopanicum Orchestra, conducted by Brian Cox, Published in Greenville, DE : Tank CD p1993. Includes program notes (1 folded sheet [6] p. : ill.) inserted in container.

The six scores are: 1. Our Deleware, 2. La Chauffeuse (Gary Bishop, Piano), 3. La Chauffeuse, 4. Henry Clay March, 5. Louviers March, 6. Mignonne Gavotte, 7. Mother April March, 8. Brandywine Belles, 9. La Chauffeuse, 10. Du Pont Song, 11. Fugue in g minor, 12. The Passing of the Regulars, 13. Battleship Deleware, 14. The Dear Old Brandywine Song (John Dennison, Bass - Baritone; Gary Bishop, Piano)

Location

GL Box 1.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Music from the banks of the Brandywine sound recording
Status:
Date:
2014
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
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Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
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