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Music Research Guide: Music at MIT

Guide to online tools for music research.

Archival Collections of Music

MIT Songs

MIT Alma Mater

Sons of M.I.T. (Arise Ye Sons of MIT) (pdf)
Words and music by John B. Wilbur '26
Arranged by Frank D. Gage '22

Listen to a performance by the MIT Glee Club, George Dunham, Director, ca 1945

In Praise of M.I.T. (Arise all ye of MIT) (pdf)
Lyrics revised (1985) by Alvin Kahn

Performances of More Tech Songs

Take Me Back to Tech (MIT Glee Club, ca 1950)

Mother Tech

Farewell March

Tech Songs, 1903










Tech Songs, 1903

The Harbison Canon

An original Canon was written for the library by MIT music professor John Harbison in honor of the 1996 renovation work. It adorns the glass panels surrounding the second floor of the library. Listen to the John Harbison Canon. (Music performance by Emmanuel Music, Boston, Craig Smith, Music Director). Art glass panel etched with music

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