Contains digital images and catalog descriptions of public domain sheet music selected from AU's 2,500 piece collection of historical sheet music. The digitized collection has a focus on late 19th-century and early 20th-century art songs.
Paula Diehl began her in-depth study of music theory and composition at American University and later continued it at Temple University where she received a Master of Music degree in composition. As a result of her studies, she developed a new total composition system called “Separation.” This collection of more than seventy manuscripts includes vocal pieces, piano solos, string quartets, chamber music, and various instrumental music including non-traditional instruments such as a prepared-piano. This digitized collection will allow scholars, students, and musicians to explore her pioneering composition system.
Note: Works from this collection may be registered with BMI. Please verify with BMI before performing works found in this collection.