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The Greatest Show on Earth / R. Murray Schafer fonds
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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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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.