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Philip Greeley Clapp, musician. awarded by Bruckner Soc. Member Harvard, Musical Association Beta Kappa.


Clapp, Philip Greeley was born on August 4, 1888 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Henry Lincoln and Florence Sue (Greeley) Clapp.


Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1908, A.M., 1909, Doctor of Philosophy., 1911.


Instructor of music at Harvard, 1911-1912, Middlesex School, 1912-1914. Director music, Dartmouth, 1915-1918. Band leader, American Expeditionary Force, 1918.

Professor and director music, State University of Iowa, since 1919. Director extension Juilliard School of Music, 1927-1928. Guest professor University of California, Berkeley, summers, 1926, 29.

Los Angeles, summer, 1927. Guest conductor, American Orchestral Association, 1929.


  • Other Work

    • Composer: Norge (tone poem), produced Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1909. In Summer (prelude), produced St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, 1914, also by Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, 1925, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 1928. Symphony in E minor, Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1914.

      Symphony in E flat major, Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1917. Symphony in A major, Peoples Symphony Orchestra of Boston, 1931. Symphony in E major, Waterloo (Iowa) Symphony Orchestra, 1933.

      Overture to a Comedy, Cleveland Philharmonic, 1940, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, 1943. An Academic Diversion, Eastman-Rochester Symphony, 1942. A Chant of Darkness (text by Helen Keller), for chorus and orchestra, 1935 and 1947.

      The Taming of the Shrew (opera), 1948. The Flaming Brand (opera), 1950. Published compositions: Brass Sextet, Woodwind Quintet and Trombone Quartet.

      (part songs) Remembrance, The Quiet Hour, Lenore. (anthem) O Gladsome Light. Contributor to Boston Evening Transcript, Musical Quarterly, etc.

      Received Bruckner Medal of Honor, 1940, Mahler Medal of Honor, 1942, both awarded by Bruckner Society of America.


Member Harvard, Musical Association Beta Kappa.


Married Gladys Elizabeth Chamberlain, December 26, 1919 (divorced 1929). Married second, Mildred Ethel Wright, July 21 1934 divorced on June 9, 1951).

Henry Lincoln Clapp

Florence Sue (Greeley) Clapp

Gladys Elizabeth Chamberlain

Mildred Ethel Wright