The collection of scores is divided into standard international repertoire and scores by Latin American composers. This last section is one of the most important in the Espinosa collection. There are manuscripts, blueprints and printed editions by varied Latin American composers. About half of the items are new in the Cook Music Library collection and about twenty items are unique to our collection in the United States. Many items include their composer’s dedication or autograph, which shows the closeness of the Latin American composer and performer community and the high degree of appreciation in which Espinosa was held by his colleagues. Many items also have performance marks, probably all by Espinosa as conductor. This collection of scores consists mostly of works by 20th century composers, especially of Espinosa’s contemporaries and younger generations. The majority are orchestra pieces. There is also a very important section of scores by American and Canadian composers. This reflects Espinosa continuous involvement not only in the Latin American field but also with the promotion of music of the Americas.
Images from the collection can be viewed in a separate page. They are listed in alphabetical order. Image galleries A-Z.