Washington National Cathedral Recordings, May 7, 1964

Washington National Cathedral Recordings, May 7, 1964

Finding Aid

Collection No. 79 (1 Linear Foot)
D.C. Community Archives

Provenance

The donor of these recordings is unknown. They were accessioned into the D.C. Community Archives in July 1998.

History

In 1907, Bishop Henry Satterlee wrote that he hoped the Central Tower of the then proposed National Cathedral, would be named the “Gloria in Excelsis” Tower. Construction of the Cathedral began in 1910, under the management of the George A. Fuller Company.

It was the early 1960s that saw the final completion of the tower. The carved angels, shields, and other features were finally put into place by February 1964. On May 7, 1964, the Gloria in Excelsis Tower was dedicated at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. A mass was held and a choir performed.   

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes two (2) LPs, in four (4) parts, of the dedication performance and a book of the dedication ceremony, including sheet music.

Restrictions

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Box List

Box 1

  • In Case:
    • The Gloria in Excelsis Tower Dedication Book, by the Reverend William G. Workman, Washington National Cathedral, May 7, 1964.
    • The Gloria in Excelsis Tower Dedication, LP, Side 1 and Side 4
    • The Gloria in Excelsis Tower Dedication, LP, Side 2 and Side 3
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Compiled by Ryan P. Semmes, November 2006

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