Richard Brooks Collection, 1961-2013Add to your cart.

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Richard Brooks Collection, 1961-2013Add to your cart.
ID: 06/ 076
Primary Creator: Brooks, Richard (1942-)
Extent: 15.0 Boxes
Date Acquired: 11/01/2013. More info below under Accruals.
Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of 15 boxes of original compositions and sketches.

Biographical Note

Richard Brooks was born in upstate New York in 1942. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Potsdam, a Master of Arts in muisic composition from Binghamton University, and a Ph.D. in composition from New York University. He was a member of the music faculty of Nassau Community College from 1975 until 2004, and has served in numerous professional organizations, while composing and arranging over one hundred works for a variety of audiences and venues, and receiving multiple grants and commissions. He has held leadership positions in the American Society of University Composers (now the Society of Composers, Inc.) and the American Composers Alliance, among others. He founded a record label, Capstone Records, and collaborated extensively with Nancy Bogen and the performance group The Lark Ascending. Brooks also arranged the cantata Mein Lebenslauf, a composition by Georg Schönberg, a relative of Arnold Schoenberg and uncle of Bogen's husband, Arnold Greissle-Schönberg (a grandson of Arnold Schoenberg). In 2013, Brooks donated his works to the University of North Texas Music Library.

Subject/Index Terms

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

Access to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Music Library. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

Collection is housed in the UNT Music Library and in remote storage. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library
Accruals: One box, received February 6, 2015.
Acquisition Source: Richard Brooks.
Acquisition Method: Gift.
Related Materials: See also: The Nancy Bogen Papers. For more information please see


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