The Papers of the Sperati Family, 1888-1952 | Luther College Archives

Collection Overview

Title: The Papers of the Sperati Family, 1888-1952Add to your cart.

ID: LCA/RG15/Sperati, f

Extent: 3.8 Linear Feet. More info below.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Collection contains musical scores, correspondence, Luther College day books, a realia tin cookie box, awards, honors, memorials, and poetry

Administrative Information

Repository: Luther College Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 10 boxes

Use Restrictions: Though we may hold the property rights, Luther College Archives does not hold the copyrights for all materials. Individuals may use materials for non-commercial, private use, but commercial users must secure permissions from the copyright holders and/or Luther College Archives to reproduce, publish, or quote protected materials and photographs. For more information about the Luther College copyright and fair use policy, please visit https://www.luther.edu/copyright/

Preferred Citation: Cite unpublished materials: The Sperati Family Papers, RG15 Manuscripts, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa

Finding Aid Revision History: 11/26/19: EC updated the preferred citation.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: At Luther College],
[Series 3: Awards, Honors, and Memorials],
[Series 4: Scrapbooks],
[Series 5: Emma Hoffoss Sperati Poetry],
[Series 6: Realia],
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Series 6: RealiaAdd to your cart.
Box 9: Tin Cookie Box and Books, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Carlo Sperati's Personal Bible, 1895Add to your cart.
Item 2: Carlo Sperati - The Messiah, 1912Add to your cart.
Item 3: Tin Cookie Box, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 11: Music Scores and BooksAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Score, Hymn of Praise - A Sacred Cantata by Felix Mendelssohn, undatedAdd to your cart.
Two programs for the 60th anniversary of Luther College tucked into the score. Program indicates "Hym of Praise - A Sacred Cantata" was sung at the evening concert on Sunday, October 16, 1921, featuring the chorus and soloists, directed by Carlo Sperati. Score published by G. Schirmer.
Folder 2: Score, The Daughter of Jairus - A Sacred Cantata by John Stainer, undatedAdd to your cart.
Inscriptions indicate this score was owned by K. Marie Sperati, who sang the soprano solos. Published by G. Schirmer.
Folder 3: Kristkirken i Nidaros Domkirken i Trondhjem Under Bygning, Forfald og Gjenreisning, Kirkens Histoire og Kirkebygningens Beskrivelse ved Arkitect Johan Meyer, 1914Add to your cart.
Published book on the history of the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway, including descriptions of the building's construction, disrepair, and restoration. Written by Johan Meyer, published by Bruns Boghandels Forlag in Trondheim, 1914. The inscription to Carlo Sperati in the front indicates it was given on May 28, 1914.
Folder 4: Score, The Holy City - An Oratorio by A. R. Gaul, undatedAdd to your cart.
Published by G. Schirmer
Folder 5: Score, Elijah - An Oratorio by Felix Mendelssohn, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: 24 Geistliche Lieder für eine Singstimme by Johann Sebastian Bach, 1922Add to your cart.
Inscribed with the name Camillia Strom
Folder 7: Score, The Seven Last Words of Christ - A Sacred Contata by TH. Dubois, 1899Add to your cart.
For Soli, Chorus, and Orchestra. Published by G.Schirmer. Inscribed "Marie Sperati."
Folder 8: Score, The Seasons - An Oratorio by Joseph Haydn, undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains two scores. First score is incscribed "K. Marie Sperati" and contains a program from the March 21, 1917 Decorah Choral Union performance of The Seasons. The second score is inscribed Amanda Hexom Johnson. Both Sperati and Johnson performed with the Decorah Choral Union. Scores published by G. Schirmer.
Folder 9: Score, Ruth - A Sacred Cantata, words by Edward Oxenford, the music by Alfred R. Gaul, undatedAdd to your cart.
Inscribed "K. Marie Sperati." Score published by G. Schirmer under their "G. Schirmer's Collection of Oratorios and Cantatas" collection.
Folder 10: Score, The Erl-King's Daughter - Cantata for Mixed Voices by Niels W. Gade, undatedAdd to your cart.
Inscribed "Marie Sperati." Score published by Oliver Ditson Company.
Folder 11: Song Book, Norges Melodier arrangerede for Pianoforte med Texte, undatedAdd to your cart.
Inscribed "Fru Helga Stabo." Published by Wilhelm Hansen, Musik-Forlag
Folder 12: Score, The Creation - An Oratorio by Joseph Haydn, undatedAdd to your cart.
Actual score is missing - folder only contains the covers. Inscribed "Carlo A. Sperati, 1919." Published by G. Schirmer under their "G. Schirmer's Collection of Oratorios and Cantatas" collection.
Box 12: Music ScoresAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: "Cantata" by John Dahle for the Sixtieth Anniversary of Luther College, 14 October 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "The Passion According to St. Matthew" by Johann Sebastian Bach, 28 October 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "The Crucifixion: A Meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer" by John Stainer, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: "The Seven Last Words of Christ" by TH. Dubois, 14 May 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "The Passion According to St. Matthew" by Johann Sebastian Bach, Nov. 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "The Lay of the Bell" by Max Bruch, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: "The Passion" Set to Music by J. Haydn, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Mass in B Minor by J. S. Bach, 1 October 1899Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Hymn of Praise by Felix Mendelssohn, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Missa Solemnis in D by Beethoven, 1905Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Program for "The Passion According to St. Matthew" by J.S. Bach, 28 April 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Sheet Music owned by Sperati Family, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 13: Fauna Scrapbook, 1911Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Fauna Scrapbook, 1 June 1911Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: At Luther College],
[Series 3: Awards, Honors, and Memorials],
[Series 4: Scrapbooks],
[Series 5: Emma Hoffoss Sperati Poetry],
[Series 6: Realia],
[All]