File MS-5-2, Box 6, Folder 13 - Suite

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Alfred La Liberté

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  • Variations in title: Includes three movements: "Pensée tendre"; "Prière"; and "Dance-Song"

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MS-5-2, Box 6, Folder 13

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  • [before 1952] (Creation)
    La Liberté, Alfred

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1 ms. part (4 p.) ; 33.5 x 26.5 cm

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Alfred La Liberté was a Canadian composer, pianist, and music educator. Born in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, he began his musical education on piano in Quebec before attending the Stern Conservatory in Berlin. In 1906, he returned to Canada to teach at the Canadian Conservatory of Music in Ottawa. He then spent some time in New York with Alexander Scriabin, who convinced him to return to Berlin to study with Teresa Carreño. He also spent some time in Brussels, studying compositions with Scriabin. After performing in Europe for a few years, he returned to Montreal in 1911, where he opened a private teaching studio. In 1913, he moved to New York until the end of the First World War, when he returned again to Montreal.

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File is a manuscript with three numbered pieces by Alfred La Liberté: "Pensée Tendre" (D-flat Major), dedicated to Katherine Sneed; "Prière (Choral)" (D Major), dedicated to Marcel Dupré; and "Dance-Song" (b minor).

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This work is in the public domain in Canada. Please obey the copyright laws of your country. It is your sole responsibility to verify whether the file available for download and viewing is in the public domain in your country or if downloading a copy constitutes fair use.

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Key: D Major, b minor, D-flat Major

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Scoring summary: pf

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Revised by Rebecca Shaw on December 6, 2017

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  • English

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  • Box: MS-5-2, Box 6