1816-2013, English, Italian, Published edition: Francis Maria Scala papers, Scala, Francis Maria, 1819?-1903.

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Physical Description
  • approximately 900 items (40 containers, 15.5 linear feet)
Language
  • English
  • Italian

Edition details

Title
  • Francis Maria Scala papers, 1816-2013
Also Titled
  • Francis Maria Scala collection 1816-2013
  • Francis Scala papers 1816-2013
Creator
  • Scala, Francis Maria, 1819?-1903.
Other Creators
  • Scala, Francis Maria, 1819?-1903. Works. Selections.
  • Bellini, Vincenzo, 1801-1835. Works. Selections.
  • Donizetti, Gaetano, 1797-1848. Works. Selections.
Physical Description
  • approximately 900 items (40 containers, 15.5 linear feet)
Subjects
Summary
  • The collection primarily consists of manuscript and printed music--608 titles--arranged or composed by Scala, for band concerts, military formations, and White House functions. It also includes photographs, clippings, programs, correspondence, and other materials related to Scala's life and career. The music ranges from original compositions by Francis Scala (marches, quicksteps, waltzes, etc.) to arrangements of operatic repertoire, particularly that of Italian composers Vincenzo Bellini and Gaetano Donizetti. Most of the photographs feature group snapshots of the Marine Corps Band. There are photographs of Scala as a young man in military regalia and as an elderly retiree sitting on the porch of his Washington D.C. home. The collection contains Scala's personal documents, including his marriage certificate, naturalization document, and last will and testament. In addition, there are materials dealing with his military career, such as his enlistment and discharge papers, forms outlining the statutes and regulations of the Marine Corps, and bills for his relief. Included among the correspondence is a message from Marine Band Director William Santelmann, a few Italian-language letters from Scala's father Gennaro, and glowing testimonials from the longest-serving commandant of the Marine Corps, Archibald Henderson.
Biography
  • Francis Maria Scala (b. circa 1819, in Naples, Italy; d. Apr. 18,1903, in Washington, D.C.) was an Italian-born naturalized American military band director, musician, and composer. He was the leader of the United States Marine Corps Band from 1855 to 1871.
Notes
  • Portions of the collection have been microfilmed and can be located under MUSIC 3121.
  • Most of this collection has been moved off-site, except for the oversized items. Other items were dispersed throughout the general collection.
  • Francis Maria Scala Papers, Music Division, Library of Congress.
  • Bequest Norman P. Scala 1952.
  • Collection material in English and Italian.
Access Conditions
  • Open to research.
  • Not all materials in this collection may be readily accessible; please request accessibility information well in advance of your visit :
Terms of Use
  • Certain restrictions to use or copying of materials may apply.
Language
  • English
  • Italian
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