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Eddie C. Bass Collection

Identifier: MSS 0458

Scope and Contents

The collection includes large original sheet music of Epitaphs, hand-written by Eddie Bass. The composition is for multiple instrument parts (chamber orchestra), including flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trombone, harp, percussion, timpani, chimes, violin, viola, and double bass instruments. The collection also includes smaller photocopy facsimiles of the sheet music.


  • 1983
  • Other: Date acquired: 10/09/2017


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


0.20 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



Eddie Covington Bass is a professor of music and coordinator of composition at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Bass received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1964 and came to teach at UNCG in 1968.

Bass has composed for multiple instruments, including orchestra, wind ensemble, chorus, vocal soloists, and chamber ensembles. His collection includes original manuscripts of his composition Epitaphs, as well as photocopy facsimiles.

Arrangement Note

Left in original order. All parts placed in one folder.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Eddie Covington Bass in September 2017.

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Processed by Patrick Dollar in October 2017.
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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