A Millennium of Music at the Morgan

Join Robinson McClellan, Assistant Curator of Music, for a tour of highlights from the Morgan’s music collections. Spanning a millennium of music at the Morgan, we will witness the history of notated music from its beginnings in Medieval manuscripts. We’ll see the collections of rare music manuscripts that the Morgan is celebrated for, from Bach to Schubert to Stravinsky to Phillip Glass. We'll delve into the equally rich realms of rare printed music at the Morgan, from a 1567 first edition of Palestrina's Pope Marcellus Mass (pictured) to Glenn Gould's annotated copy of Bach's Goldberg Variations. We will explore other musical treasures including personal letters of famous musicians, a piano roll recorded by Scott Joplin, and more. Many of these represent a rare chance to see gems that are not otherwise readily available for viewing.

Please note that the program will take place online. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to participate using Zoom. We ask that you download the app in advance for the best user experience.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 3 PM

Tickets: Free; limited availability, advance registration is required.

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525/6-1594) “Missa Papae Marcelli” (Pope Marcellus Mass) In: Missarum liber secundus (Masses, book 2) First printing, James Fuld Collection, 2008

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail tickets@themorgan.org for information.