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Salvatore Minichini music collection

 Collection 0182-SCPA

Salvatore Minichini (b. 1884; Salerno, Italy - d. 1977; New York, New York) was an American bandmaster and composer. As conductor of the Italian Royal Marine Band, he made several recordings of Italian marches and operatic transcriptions between 1923 and 1929. He also composed twenty two marches for band, including I Zingari ("The Gypsies"), Chimes of America, and New Frontier. The Salvatore Minichini music collection consists of Minichini’s extensive collection of manuscript scores and Italian band music. The collection contains 9,447 items and spans the years 1874 to 1973.


  • 1874-1973
  • Majority of material found within 1920-1950

Use and Access to Collection

The collection is open for research use. Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room during SCPA’s operating hours. Please contact the curator for an inventory of this collection, to book an appointment to view the materials in person, or if you have questions related to digital access of the materials.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Copyright was not transferred to the University of Maryland with the gift of any copyrighted materials. All rights remain with the creators and rights holders. The University of Maryland Libraries is granted permission for the use in scholarly research by the Libraries’ patrons under fair use in Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act.

To inquire about duplication of materials for research or for publication, please contact SCPA’s curator.


270.00 Linear Feet

Related Material

Band Collections in Special Collections in Performing Arts (research guide)

American Bandmasters Association records, Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland Libraries. (finding aid)

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Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

University of Maryland Libraries
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College Park MD 20742 United States