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Carlisle Floyd Manuscript Scores

Identifier: 1999-009

This collection contains manuscript scores for 6 of Carlisle Floyd's works, dating from 1958 to 1992.


  • 1966-1992


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Open for research.

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1 linear feet

Biographical Information

Carlisle Floyd was born on June 11, 1926. A South Carolina native, Floyd studied music at Converse College and Syracuse University before joining the piano faculty at Florida State University in 1947, a position he held for the next 30 years. In 1976, Floyd accepted the University of Houston School of Music's M.D. Anderson Professorship. He held this position until 1996.

Floyd composed myriad operatic works, including several premiered in Houston, including Bilby's Doll, Willie Stark, Cold Sassy Tree, and Prince of Players.

Guide to the Carlisle Floyd Manuscript Scores
Joseph Lueck
January 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA