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Sheet Music

Identifier: CC 0001- Series 1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The sheet music collection contains approximately 1380 scores owned by or relating to cellist Luigi Silva. The collection includes 120 manuscript scores in Silva's hand and over 150 scores composed or transcribed by Silva. Most of the scores are arranged for violoncello or have violoncello parts. The publication dates of the scores within the collection range from 1726 to 1981.

The papers collection contains the personal papers of Luigi Silva. It includes Silva's research notes, files of reviews of performances, photographs, newspaper clippings, publicity materials, programs, and correspondence. The collection contains the manuscripts and typescripts of Silva's unpublished works, Vadecmecum and La Tecnica Violoncellista. Additionally, several essays of Silva's students are retained within the collection. The the primary date range for the collection is 1920-1962.


  • 1726 - 1961
  • Other: Date acquired: 1963


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 181.50 Linear Feet (121 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Italian

From the Collection: English

From the Collection: French

From the Collection: German

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US