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Birnbaum Music Manuscript

Identifier: PMC00003

Scope and Contents

In 2000, the family of Nathan Birnbaum donated his music manuscript dating from 1902-1918. Locations noted in the manuscript include: London, Neu Sandez and also Knockaloe and Douglas which were both internment camps during World War I (1914-1918). Titles are mainly in German. A few titles are in Hebrew. Music almost exclusively for Violin.  Includes marches, waltzes, polkas, mazurkas, and Jewish religious songs. There are over 130 titles, many of which are signed by one or more of the following names: Nathan Birnbaum, Z. Gohlberger, Safir Julius, and John Angeren. All compositions are handwritten; the majority appear to be original although there are some transcriptions of works by Drdla, Blumenthal, and Brahms.


  • Created: 1902 - 1918
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/00/2000


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136 pieces of music in a bound manuscript. other_unmapped

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Source of Acquisition

Edith Birnbaum Millman and Leon Milman

Method of Acquisition


Processing Information

In 2011, this collection was processed by Elizabeth Fairall.

Birnbaum Music Manuscript
Elizabeth Fairall
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Repository Details

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