Fonds 04-015 - The Greatest Show on Earth / R. Murray Schafer fonds

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The Greatest Show on Earth / R. Murray Schafer fonds

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04-015

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  • 1986 (Creation)

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6 cm of textual records

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Item was in the custody of Peterborough Public Library before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

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Item is a typed multi-part copy of R. Murray Schafer's The Greatest Show on Earth. It is comprised of Patria 3, The Greatest Show on Earth, final copy, June 1986, Introduction; plus parts A through K.

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Item acquired from Peterborough Public Library.

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This item was previously catalogued and in the holdings of the Peterborough Public Library.

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The Greatest Show on Earth was written by R. Murray Schafer (1933- ) in 1986. Schafer was born in Sarnia, Ontario and is a Canadian composer known especially for his string quartets; he is a pioneer in the area of international sound research and is also an author, educator, environmentalist, literary scholar, and visual artist.

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