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The Crawford Gates papers

One of the most extensive archives housed in Music Special Collections is the Crawford Gates papers, an depository that includes manuscript scores, sound recordings, correspondence and other memorabilia.

Crawford Gates is recognized nationally both as a conductor and composer. His music is well known and loved in the LDS community. He is perhaps best known for the music to the Hill Comorah Pageant, Promised Valley and the hymns Our Savior’s Love and Ring out Wild Bells. Born in December 1921, Gates grew up in Palo Alto California and was influenced the rich cultural offerings of the Bay Area. At the age of eight he composed his first piece. He remains active as a composer and his works now number over 800.

A portion of the archive is related to the time when Gates served as Chairman of the Department of Music at Brigham Young University.

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