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Collection of Abram Moses scores

Identifier: PIMS-0083

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Scope and Contents

The collection of Abram Moses scores, approximately 1900-1950, contains 11 manuscript and Ozalid scores of chamber music and songs by Moses, including informal music dedicated to Franz Carl Bornschein, Theresa Cahn, Fred Gottlieb, and others. Includes part sets.


  • Creation: approximately 1900-1950


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for use at the Arthur Friedheim Library Archives of the Peabody Institute. Contact for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or perform materials in this collection must be submitted in writing to the archivist of the Arthur Friedheim Library.

Biographical / Historical

Abram Moses was born in Baltimore in approximately 1876 and attended the Baltimore City College, beginning his musical career as a choir boy in an East Baltimore synagogue near his home. Later study brought him to the Peabody Institute, where he received a teacher's degree in 1898, and to the orchestra's first violin section, in which he served from 1916 until 1936. He was a faculty member of the Peabody Conservatory, a composer, and music director of the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. Moses died in 1954.


0.39 Cubic Feet (1 medium flat box)

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Abram Moses was a composer and violinist who attended and taught at the Peabody Institute. The collection includes 11 manuscript and Ozalid scores of chamber music and songs by Moses written between approximately 1900 and 1950.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection of manuscript and Ozalid scores was intentionally assembled by the Arthur Friedheim Library in December 2017 from a backlog of unprocessed donations. Additional scores found in 2022 and added to collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Esther Witbeck in 2018 and Matt Testa in 2023.

Guide to the Collection of Abram Moses scores
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Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Archives Repository

Peabody Institute
1 E. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore MD 21202 USA