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Krick Collection

Postby Brock » Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:18 pm

classicalcomp has drawn our attention to The Krick Collection in another thread. The Krick Collection includes many scores by Mertz, including all the Opern-Revue and Bardenklange. There's also plenty of William Foden's early Ameican, CG which includes arrangements of folk and popular tunes. PLus some other composers. A great resource so I've made this a sticky.

The catalogue doesn't seem easy to search unfortunately.

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Postby Anthony Campanella » Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:25 pm

From the WU Website
"George C. Krick, 1872-April 2, 1962, concert guitarist and teacher of classical guitar. He was born in Germany and came to St. Louis at the age of 16 where he studied with William Foden. Later, he joined Foden on the New York concert stage as well as concertized independantly and directed the George C. Krick Music Studios in Germantown, Philadelphia before he returned here at age 70. After his death the 21 volumes of solo guitar music that he had had bound were given to this university by his family in 1963. They include works by Albeniz, Coste, Foden, Giuliani, Legnani, Mertz, Regondi, Sors, Tarrega, Terzi and Zani de Ferranti. The collection was indexed in 1974 by Alan Rosenkoetter, Guitar Instructor in the Music Department.

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Postby Brock » Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:13 pm

Thanks Classitar.
Incidentally I see the Krick collection was divided and 'half' is at Colorado University but I don't think that's digitised and free to the web (there's quite a lot of music that's still copyright in their holding).


Postby farhad » Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:12 pm

Thanks for the link.As you said not easy to search.but there are many nice scores out there.


Postby phantomlimb » Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:52 am

thanks for posting


Postby MickeyD » Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:11 pm

Dear Brock:

Thanks a lot. This is a gold mine.


Postby Claus » Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:46 am

A gold mine - but the gold is har earned. Unfortunally quality of the scans is 'so-so'. But already found a few nuggets as well :D


Postby shuoshuowang » Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:53 am

Good resource! Thank you!

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Postby classicalcomp » Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:22 pm

A special note on the quality of the pdf's. The whole collection was placed in microfiche back in the 80's I believe and that is where the scans are coming from. So the recent advances in technology are certainly not there. That being said, there are a lot of good pieces in the collection and maybe one day, we can get a group of us together to redo the manuscripts in Finale or Sibelius. That being said, I'm glad I could help contribute some findings.

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Postby nico cojo » Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:05 pm

Claus wrote:Unfortunally quality of the scans is 'so-so'.

That doesn't bother.
Thank you for this interesting link :)

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Re: Krick Collection

Postby Anthony Campanella » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:19 pm

"JOHANN KASPAR MERTZ, the renowned guitar virtuoso and composer was born in Pressburg, Hungary, August 17,1806 and died in Vienna, October 14, 1856...............

And so begins the Biography of Johann Kaspar Mertz by George Krick in ETUDE Magazine, September 1940, Volume LVIII, Number 9, page 637, 648

Read the Full Article at

"The Etude was a U.S. magazine dedicated to music, which was founded by Theodore Presser (1848-1925) at Lynchburg, Virginia, and first published in October 1883. In 1884, Presser moved his publishing headquarters to Philadelphia, and his Theodore Presser Company continued the magazine until 1957."


Re: Krick Collection

Postby Brock » Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:46 pm

Thanks for this link. This explains well why there is so much Mertz in the Krick Collection.

Incidentally I see that the Krick collection of guitar scores is split between Washington University St Louis (linked in the first post) and Boulder University Colorado. As far as I can see the Boulder portion isn't available on line.


Re: Krick Collection

Postby ggubooo » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:39 pm

Thank you for this link.


Re: Krick Collection

Postby havardrt » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:59 am


thanks for posting the link


Re: Krick Collection

Postby boboca » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:41 am

thanks for posting the link

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