Brand

J. Victor Bergquist sheet music

1908 and undated

MSS 23
2.5 linear inches (1 box)



Name of Creator(s):

J. Victor Bergquist, 1877-1935.

Languages:

English

Access:

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Access points: Bergquist, John Victor, 1877-1935
Handel Oratorio Society.
Augustana College and Theological Seminary (Rock Island, Ill.). Wennerberg Chorus.
Oratorios--Vocal scores with piano.
Sonatas (Organ)

Finding aid prepared by:

Samantha Crisp, June 2014.

Preferred citation:

[identification of item], in MSS 23 J. Victor Bergquist sheet music, Special Collections, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.

Repository:

Augustana College Special Collections
Thomas Tredway Library
639 38th Street
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
309-794-7643
specialcollections@augustana.edu




 
Historical Note
Scope and Content
System of Arrangement
Related Materials
Container List



HISTORICAL NOTE

Composer John  Victor Bergquist was head of the Augustana College music department and leader of the Handel Oratorio Society and Wennerberg chorus from 1912 to 1918. One of Bergquist’s original compositions, Golgatha, was performed by the Handel Oratorio Society with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra in 1915. Also in 1915, Bergquist, along with Dr. E.W. Olson, was commissioned by the Augustana Synod to compose a piece, the Reformation Cantata, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. This piece was performed in  1917 in Rock Island, Illinois, by a 400-member chorus and the Tri-City Orchestra.

Sources: Bergendoff, Conrad.  Augustana… A Profession of Faith: A History of Augustana College, 1860-1935. Rock Island, IL: Augustana College Library, 1969.

Laudon, Robert Tallant. “J. Victor Bergquist: Finding Joy in Music.” Minnesota Musicians of the Cultured Generation. Minneapolis: University of Michigan, 2002.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The collection consists of two printed copies of Bergquist’s oratorio, Golgatha, a photocopy of a published edition of Bergquist’s Sonata for Organ, and a photocopy of a manuscript version of Bergquist’s Sonata No. V in D Minor (Sacred) for Organ.

 

SYSTEM OF ARRANGEMENT

Alphabetical

 

RELATED MATERIALS

MSS 231 Handel Oratorio Society records, 1880-2004 scattered, and undated
MSS 232 Wennerberg Chorus records, 1901-1933
J. Victor Bergquist Collection, M/A 2012.07, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library, Minneapolis, MN.

 

CONTAINER LIST

BOX 1


Sheet Music, 1908 and undated

Golgatha, 1908 (2 folders)

Sonata for Organ, undated

Sonata No. V in D Minor (Sacred) for Organ, undated

 

 

 


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