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Serge de Gastyne compositions collection

 Collection 0372-SCPA
Serge de Gastyne (1930-1992) was a French American composer and pianist. de Gastyne received his education from the University of Portland, the Eastman School of Music and the University of Maryland. In 1952, de Gastyne enlisted in the Air Force and joined their Composing and Arranging staff in Washington DC where he created various works for band, voice and organ and won awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. The collection consists of manuscripts, score parts, and a program from the University of Maryland Brass Quintet.

Dates

  • 1967-1984
  • Majority of material found within 1967

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. To make an appointment to access the materials, please contact SCPA: https://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact.

Extent

.75 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

Serge de Gastyne, a composer and pianist, was born on July 27, 1930 in Paris, France. Before coming to the United States in 1947, he was enlisted in the French Resistance during World War II. In 1950, de Gastyne received a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Portland. After becoming a citizen in 1968, he furthered his education at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Maryland. He received both his Master of Music and his Doctor of Music Arts degree at the University of Maryland.

de Gastyne enlisted in the Air Force in 1952 and played the piano as a part of the Composing and Arranging staff in Washington DC. He created symphonies, operas, and other works for band, voice and organ and won awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). While serving, he also taught at the Northern Virginia Community College. Once he retired, de Gastyne moved to Gulfport, Mississippi where he lived there for three years before he died on July 24, 1992.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into two series.
  1. Compositions
  2. Programs

Custodial History

The entire collection except for Folder 5 in Series 1 was transferred on 1 November 2019 to SCPA by Chris Gekker, Professor of Trumpet, UMD School of Music. Folder 5 in Series 1 was the gift of Paddock Music Library, Dartmouth University.
Title
Serge de Gastyne composition collection
Status
Completed
Author
Naomi Rabe
Date
March 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
8270 Alumni Drive
College Park MD 20742 United States