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Serge Prokofiev Archive, 1917-2012

Series I: Music Manuscripts, 1899-1953; 1970s

This series contains complete works, drafts, sketches, and notes for Prokofiev's musical works: 58 original manuscripts, 153 photocopies, 105 microfilm, and 57 digital items. The material is dated as early as 1899 and as late as 1953, with some items containing annotations added after Prokofiev's death.

The music manuscripts have been thoroughly cataloged to provide information about format, genre, material features, and provenance. Terms include:

Document type: divides manuscripts based on whether they consist of notated music or text.

Format: describes the technology used to produce each item as well as its stage of publication (i.e manuscript, typescript, publication).

Genre: categorizes the musical works themselves (i.e opera, ballet, motion picture music, incidental music, orchestral music, songs with orchestra, symphony, choruses with orchestra, band music, chamber music, instrumental music, songs, piano music).

Content type: if notated music, describes the way the work is scored: full score, short score, short score with instrumental annotations, piano score, piano score with instrumental annotations, arrangement, original workings, vocal score. If text, divides items into categories: libretto, screenplay, concert program, catalog, notes.

Part: describes the completeness of each item (i.e. complete, part, fragment, unknown, various).

Version: describes the stage of creative production shown in each manuscript (i.e. sketch, final, draft).

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Subseries I.1: Original Manuscripts, 1910-1934

58 original items: complete works, drafts, sketches, and notes, dated from 1910 to 1934, many of which are written or annotated in Prokofiev's own hand. Highlights include: the sketches, full score, and symphonic suite of The Prodigal Son, sketches and full score of Sur le Borysthène, the full score of Four Portraits(symphonic suite from The Gambler), the original workings, orchestral sketches and full score of Egyptian Nights, the draft full score of Symphony No. 3 with references to The Fiery Angel, the original workings for the Symphonic Song, sketches and drafts of Piano Concerto No. 4 and No. 5, and scores for the piano pieces Choses en soi, Two Sonatinas Op. 54, and Thoughts (or Pensées) Op. 62.

The archive also contains three sketchbooks of musical ideas kept by Prokofiev during the years 1919, 1929 and 1931, and four untitled folders of loose sketches and notes.

Please note that copyright of original items remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The SPA at Columbia can create copies of unpublished Prokofiev material only with written consent of the Prokofiev Estate. 
 Please contact the Project Archivist for assistance in contacting the Prokofiev Estate.



Box I.1 - Item 1 Autumn, 1934;1910;1914, 13 leaves, 23 pages

Opus: 8

Title as transcribed: Осеннее: Симфонический ескизъ/ Esquisse automnale

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_001

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 35cm x 27cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Various

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Annotations: black ink; pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: 1914 clean score in black ink with revisions from 1934 in pencil. The French title also appears in pencil, while the Russian title is in ink. End dated February, 15 1934, Paris. The verso of the cover page contains a very short piano sketch of an unidentified passage.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 1222

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_229



Box I.1 - Item 2 The Gambler, [1928-1929], 6 leaves, 10 pages

Opus: 24

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_002

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 35cm x 27cm

Genre: Operas

Content type: Full score; Piano score

Part: Part

Version: Original workings

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph; Copyist

Annotations: blue ink; black ink; pencil; red crayon

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: The first three folia are an full score draft of an inserted scene for end of Act I (around rehearsal No. 102). The remainder is a working out of a piano score of that same scene. Includes a sheet cut off to 12.5 cm x 35 cm size, on which the range of all the vocal parts is written out in what looks like Mikhail Astrov's hand. The front page is marked as "added scene, Act I" ("Вставная сцена, I акт")

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23492

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_227



Box I.5 - Item 1 The Gambler, 1916 (1927), 84 leaves, 162 pages

Opus: 24

Title as transcribed: Le Joueur; Игрокъ, Der Spieler

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_003

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 35cm x 27cm

Genre: Operas

Content type: Vocal score with instrumental annotations

Part: Complete

Version: Reduction

Language of text: Russian; French; German

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Annotations: blue ink; black ink; pencil. red crayon; blue crayon; purple crayon

Language of Annotations: Russian; French

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Second version of opera. Final version for engraving. Stamped 'Gravé' in red. Pagination marked in pencil. German text written above the staff in blue ink. French and Russian below in black. Possible cuts to the opera indicated. Act 2 end dated December 12, 1927. Whole work end dated March 6, 1928, Paris A few of the folia contain one-word Russian annotations in a very rough, almost childlike hand that does not look like Prokofiev's. A few of the folia contain paste-overs and corrections. In one instance, there is an added page to be inserted at an earlier spot. In a few of the margins, as well as on the verso of folio 15, the composer has worked out endings of scenes in pencil.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 1224

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_131

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_232

Also available in Digital: SPA_333



Box I.1 - Item 3 Sonata for Piano No. 4, [1917 (1908) (annotations are most likely from 1934)], 13 leaves, 25 pages

Opus: 29/29bis

Title as transcribed: Четвертая соната (Из старых тетрадей)/Quatrième sonate (D'après des vieux cahiers)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_004

Document type: Notated music

Format: Publications

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 35cm x 27cm

Genre: Piano music; Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Bound

Notes: Piano score marked up in composer's hand for orchestration of second movement. A number of rewritten portions are present in the margins. Printed score published by Section musicale des editions d'état (Государственное Издательство Музикалний Сектор) in 1926.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23474

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_063

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_264



Box I.1 - Item 4 Andante from Sonata for Piano No.4 [for orchestra], 1934, 8 leaves, 15 pages

Opus: 29bis

Title as transcribed: Оркестровка Andante, Op. 29

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_005

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; pencil;

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Orchestration of the second movement of the fourth piano sonata. End dated February 8, 1934 Paris.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23474

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_064

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_263



Box I.1 - Item 5 Seven, They Are Seven, 1933 (1917), 32 leaves, 63 pages

Opus: 30

Title as transcribed: Семеро их

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_006

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript; Publications

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 35cm x 27cm

Genre: Cantatas

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Various

Language of text: Russian; French

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: pencil; red crayon; blue crayon; blue pen

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Bound; Unbound

Notes: Printed score and appended corrections. Score published in 1922 by the State Publishing House in Moscow (Государственное Музыкальное Издательство). Subsequently marked up with corrections and revisions in Prokofiev's hand. Each page of the printed score is stamped "Societé des auteurs, May 16, 1924." There are a number of dates on the score: The original date of composition printed inside is 1917, the cover notes date of publication as 1922, and the title page has the date 1918 printed. In the margin of the title page two more dates are written: сочинил (composed): 1917 and пересмотренный (revised) 1933. A marking in blue crayon on the first page reads "36 parts. Conseil du 30 avril 1924." The title page bears the original subtitle "Кантата" [Cantata], which has been crossed out and corrected to Заклинанiе [Incantation]. Under the printed Russian text the French translation by Louis Laloy is written out. The last seven leaves contain autograph revisions and corrections.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 1230

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_124

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_262

Also available in Digital: SPA_362



Box I.101 Seven, They Are Seven, 1918, 12 leaves, 24 pages

Opus: 30

Title as transcribed: Семеро Ихъ

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_007

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 43cm x 37cm

Genre: Cantatas

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: black ink; blue crayon; green crayon

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Fair draft with very minor corrections - mostly changes to rehearsal numbers. End dated January 13, 1918, Kislovodsk.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Digital: SPA_365



Box I.1 - Item 6 Overture on Hebrew Themes, 1922;1934, 13 leaves, 24 pages

Opus: 34;34bis

Title as transcribed: Увертюра на еврейские темы/Ouverture in Yiddish Themes/ Ouverture sur Thèmes Juifs

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_008

Document type: Notated music

Format: Publications

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 35cm x 27cm

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Annotations: pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Bound

Notes: Printed score for the sextet version with Prokofiev's annotations for orchestration as well as some additional parts written out in pencil in the margins. End dated May 31, 1934, Bugrah. Published by Breitkopf & Hartel, Leipzig in 1922 under plate number A. 10309. G.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 1226

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_250



Box I.5 - Item 2 The Fiery Angel, [after 1927], 176 leaves, 349 pages

Opus: 37

Title as transcribed: Der Feurige Engel

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_009

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 37cm x 28cm

Genre: Operas

Content type: Vocal score

Part: Complete

Version: Skech; Final

Language of text: German

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph; Copyist

Annotations: black ink; pencil; red crayon

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Eight sheets of sketches, followed by a (German) vocal score of the entire opera with annotations and corrections.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 1229



Box I.1 - Item 7 Le Pas d'acier, [1925-1926], 15 leaves, 30 pages

Opus: 41

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_010

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 35cm x 27cm

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Piano score

Part: Part

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: black ink; pencil; red crayon; purple crayon

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Includes all numbers except for the prelude and the finale, although the numeration is slightly different, because this score includes one number (7) unused in the final version. The last folio contains a sketch of the beginning of Symphony No. 2.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23488

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_228



Box I.1 - Item 8 Divertimento, 1925, 8 leaves, 15 pages

Opus: 43/43bis

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_011

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 35cm x 27cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score with instrumental annotations

Part: Part

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: black ink; blue ink; pencil;

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: First leaf contains a sketch of the beginning and end of the first movement (Moderato). The back of the next folio contains a partial transposition one tone down of a portion of the movement. The opening theme of the second movement (Nocturne - Larghetto) is sketched several times. Parts of the third movement (Dance - Allegro energico) are sketched in pencil. End dated August 4, 1925. When CU recieved this collection, the last pages of Matelote movement of Trapèze (marked "Divertimento, 1st version") were included here. They are now in SPA 049, BN#23494.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23464

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_224



Box I.1 - Item 9 Symphony No. 3, 1928, 51 leaves, 97 pages

Opus: 44

Title as transcribed: 3я симфонiя

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_012

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 35cm x 27cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; black ink; pencil; red crayon

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Composite score with reference to the parts of the score of the Fiery Angel that have been used to make up the symphony. The score contains many insertions and rearrangements, but few corrections when it comes to notes and rhythms. Movements end dated as follows: - I: September 6, 1928 - II: September 18, 1928 - III: November 3, 1928 - IV: September 25, Vétraz The last two folia contain insertions to earlier parts of the score.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23461

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_233

Also available in Digital: SPA_368



Box I.1 - Item 10 Choses en soi, for piano, [1928], 6 leaves, 8 pages

Opus: 45

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_013

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 35cm x 27cm

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: black ink; pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Sketches. First four folios are sketches of the first piece, the rest is for the second one. Part of second leaf cut off.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23486

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_226



Box I.1 - Item 11 The Prodigal Son, 1928, 55 leaves, 109 pages

Opus: 46

Title as transcribed: Притча о блудном сыне

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_014

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Short score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; black ink; pencil; blue crayon; red crayon

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Late draft with a few insertions to different parts of the score and some corrections to musical material. Front page dated December 7, 1928. Fourth number end dated March 14, 1929.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23460

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_152

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_231



Box I.2 - Item 1 The Prodigal Son, [1928-1929], 8 leaves, 15 pages

Opus: 46

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_015

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 35cm x 27cm

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Piano score

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; black ink; pencil; red crayon

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Sketches of numbers 4 and 5.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23491

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_225



Box I.2 - Item 2 Suite from The Prodigal Son, 1930, 5 leaves, 9 pages

Opus: 46bis

Title as transcribed: Сюита из Блудный Сына

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_016

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score; Short score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; black ink

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Composite sketch with references to original ballet score. Additions include sparing notation in connecting parts and very few inclusions of new instruments and melodies. Full ending of the fifth movement written out. Front page dated August 15, 1930. Fifth movement end dated October 21, 1930, Paris.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23462

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_221



Box I.2 - Item 3 Symphony No. 4, [1929], 12 leaves, 20 pages

Opus: 47

Title as transcribed: 4я симф.

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_017

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 35cm x 27cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score; Piano score; Corrections

Part: Fragment

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: black ink; blue ink; pencil; red crayon

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Corrections to the score (particularly to the end of the symphony). This pertains to the 1929 version (op. 47), not the revised 1947 (op. 112) version. Corrections done in two parts. The first half is a piano reduction in black ink with corrections to the coda. The rest is a full score correction to a few different parts in blue ink.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23475

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_147

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_219



Box I.2 - Item 4 Four Portraits and 'Dénouement' from The Gambler, 1931 (1916), 35 leaves, 69 pages

Opus: 49

Title as transcribed: Сюiта iз iгрока

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_018

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 35cm x 27cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Draft dating from 1931 with references to 1928 opera score. Numerous notes and corrections in composer's hand. Fourth movement end dated December 27, 1931.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23469

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_258

Also available in Digital: SPA_331



Box I.2 - Item 5 Four Portraits and 'Dénouement' from The Gambler, [1931], 1 leaves, 2 pages

Opus: 49

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_019

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Corrections

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Corrections in full score to portions of the end of the fourth movement - "Polina" with references to rehearsal numbers from the earlier version of the score.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23489

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_244



Box 1.2 - Item 6 String Quartet No. 1; Sur le Borysthène, 1930, 15 leaves, 27 pages

Opus: 50

Title as transcribed: Квартет

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_020

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; black ink; pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Movements end dates and running times as follows: - I: July 16, 1930 (5.5 mins) - II: July 21, 1930; Paris (4.5 mins) - III: July 15, 1930 (7 mins) Some parts (beginnings, ends, pivotal points) drafted clearly. The rest is sketched roughly. The last four leaves contain sketches and a working out of a few bars of the full version. Folios 8v and 9r contain a clean sketch for Sur le Borysthène (Number 11 - Act 2, scene 2 Mime scene)

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23463

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_198

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_234



Box I.2 - Item 7 Sur le Borysthène, 1930-1931, 56 leaves, 111 pages

Opus: 51

Title as transcribed: Un Dimanche Soir (crossed out); На Днепре

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_021

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; black ink; red crayon; pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: On the first page, the working title "Un Dimanche soir" has been crossed out and the title На Днепре [Na Dnepre] has been written out in the composer's hand. A few of the movements are not in the same order as in final score. What is marked as movement 2 here is movement 4 in the final version; movements 5 and 6 are switched in the final version. Movements end dated as follows: - II: October 23, 1930 - IV: October 27, 1930 - V: November 6, 1930 - X (final): February 12, 1931; Paris

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23470

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_259



Box I.2 - Item 8 Sur le Borysthène, 1930, 16 leaves, 31 pages

Opus: 51

Title as transcribed: Un Dimanche Soir (crossed out); Au (crossed out and corrected to Sur) le Borysthène; На Днепре

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_022

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Piano score; Reduction

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; pencil;

Language of Annotations: French

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Piano reduction of the ballet score. Appears to be the final version before engraving for the rehearsal score, to be published under plate number R.M.V 520 (Pages are marked up in pencil for engraving, although there is no red stamp indicating that this was indeed engraved). Movements do not appear in the same order as in the final version. Pencil markings indicate the new order of movements. Front page dated 1930. End dated February 12, 1931; Paris. On the first page, the working title "Un Dimanche soir" has been crossed out. Then the title "Au Borysthène" has been written in blue ink. Finally the word "Au" has been crossed out in pencil and corrected to "Sur le."

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23471

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_260



Box I.2 - Item 9 Sur le Borysthène, [1930-1931], 31 leaves, 44 pages

Opus: 51

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_023

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; pencil; red crayon

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Piano draft with some corrections and notes for orchestration. Drafts of most of the movements. Movements are in a slightly different order than final version. At the end of the first scene a note indicates a running time of 16 to 16.5 mins. A note at the end, states the ballet is 1h 15mins long.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23490

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_235



Box I.2 - Item 10 Six Pieces, for Piano, 1928-1931, 18 leaves, 35 pages

Opus: 52

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_024

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Annotations: black ink; blue ink; pencil

Language of Annotations: French

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Final version for engraving. Prepared for publication under plate numbers R.M.V. 529 - R.M.V. 534. Pagination and line splits (as well as a few very minor annotations) marked in pencil. Originally the titles were marked with numbers, but subsequently the movement numbers have been crossed out. A note in pencil in upper left margin on first page reads "Gravez en format ordinaire. Pagination separée" [Engrave in ordinary format. Separate pagination] and a few of the movements have notes that ask for space to be left for title and dedication. Two of the movements have dedications: The Scherzino to Nicolas Orloff and the Scherzo to Vladimir Horowitz. Folio 14r contains a sketch for another piece. Dates indicated are: I. 1931 (1928) II. [Date erased] III. [No date] IV. 1920 (1931) V. 1930 (1931) VI. 1909(1931)

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23465

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_246



Box I.2 - Item 11 Six Pieces, for Piano (No. 1: Intermezzo), [1931 (1928)], 4 leaves, 8 pages

Opus: 52, no. 1

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_025

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: black ink; pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Arrangement of part of the ballet The Prodigal Son (op. 46). Draft in black ink with many annotations and corrections in pencil.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23478

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_239



Box I.2 - Item 12 Six Pieces, for Piano (No. 2: Rondo), [1931], 1 leaves, 2 pages

Opus: 52, no. 2

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_026

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Arrangement of part of the ballet The Prodigal Son (op. 46). Sketches of various transitional parts with references to rehearsal numbers from the ballet.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23482

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_238



Box I.2 - Item 13 Six Pieces, for Piano (No. 4: Scherzino), [1931(1920)], 1 leaves, 1 pages

Opus: 52, no. 4

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_027

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Arrangement of part of Five Songs, op. 35. Sketch of first 21 bars.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23483

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_241



Box I.2 - Item 14 Concerto for Piano No. 4, 1931, 28 leaves, 56 pages

Opus: 53

Title as transcribed: 4и концерт (для лѣв рукi)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_028

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; red crayon; pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Orchestral parts only. No piano part. First page dated 1931. Third movement end dated September 8, 1931; Ciboure. Final movement end dated September 11, 1931; Ciboure. Over certain bars, there are page numbers (perhaps those of the piano draft?) marked in red crayon and in pencil.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23472

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_078

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_253

Also available in Digital: SPA_358



Box I.3 - Item 1 Concerto for Piano No. 4, 1931, 20 leaves, 40 pages

Opus: 53

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_029

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph; Uncertain

Annotations: black ink; blue ink; pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Original workings, 1-4 staves. For left hand. Main themes sketched in ink with the rest filled out in pencil. Multiple corrections; hand of Prokofiev and possibly M. Astrov. Third movement end dated August 19, 1931 St Jean de Luz. Fourth movement end dated July 7, 1931, Paris. Near the end, a note states that the piece was finally completed on August 23, 1931 in St. Jean de Luz. The last few folia contain corrections to earlier parts of the piece.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23477

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_077

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_236



Box I.3 - Item 2 Two Sonatinas for Piano (No. 1), 1931, 5 leaves, 8 pages

Opus: 54, no. 1

Title as transcribed: Première Sonatine en mi-mineur

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_030

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Annotations: blue ink; black ink; pencil

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Final version for engraving. Stamped 'Gravé' in red. Pagination marked in pencil. Includes metronome markings. Prepared for publication under plate number R.M.V. 541.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 1228


Box I.3 - Item 2 Two Sonatinas for Piano (No. 2), 1932, 5 leaves, 10 pages

Opus: 54, no. 2

Title as transcribed: Deuxieme Sonatine en Sol-majeur

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_031

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Annotations: blue ink; black ink; pencil

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Final version for engraving. Stamped 'Gravé' in red. Pagination marked in pencil. Includes metronome markings. Prepared for publication under plate number R.M.V. 542.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 1228



Box I.3 - Item 3 Two Sonatinas for Piano (No.1), 1931, 14 leaves, 24 pages

Opus: 54, no. 1

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_032

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Part

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; black ink; pencil; red crayon

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Rough draft of first movement with corrections; Sketch of fragment of second movement; Three versions of third movement with the last being close to the published version, but with some different transitions between themes. The final leaf is a draft of a very slightly different ending to the piece. Midway through the third movement, the manuscript is dated November 21, 1931.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23480

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_237


Box I.3 - Item 3 Two Sonatinas for Piano (No. 2), [1931-1932], 6 leaves, 10 pages

Opus: 54, no. 2

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_033

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Part

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; black ink; pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Complete draft of first and second movements with alterations in transitions. Corrections to third movement show several different beginnings. Ending of third movement missing.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23481

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_240



Box I.3 - Item 4 Concerto for Piano No. 5, 1932, 32 leaves, 64 pages

Opus: 55

Title as transcribed: Музик для ф. п. с оркестрим/Musique pr piano et orchestre

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_034

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Short score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Orchestral parts only. No piano part. First page dated March 31, 1932. Movements end dated as follows: - I: June 6, 1932 - II: June 8, 1932 - IV: June 13, 1932 - V: June 24 1932; Paris

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23473

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_261



Box I.3 - Item 5 Concerto for Piano No. 5, [1932], 15 leaves, 30 pages

Opus: 55

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_035

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; black ink; pencil; red crayon; blue crayon; green crayon

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Contains sketches of all movements, although the one for the third movement is very brief.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23493

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_242

Also available in Digital: SPA_359



Box I.3 - Item 6 Sonata for Two Violins, 1932, 6 leaves, 12 pages

Opus: 56

Title as transcribed: Соната для двух скрипок/ Sonata pour deux violons

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_036

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Annotations: black ink; red ink; pencil;

Language of Annotations: Russian; French

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Although the score is not stamped "Gravé," this appears to be a final version for engraving. Front page bears the address "5, rue Valentin Haüy, Paris XV, France." Score includes markings for bowing and fingering, as well as some changes to tempo and dynamic markings, annotations and very sparing changes to musical material.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 1223

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_230



Box I.3 - Item 7 Sonata for Two Violins, 1932, 6 leaves, 11 pages

Opus: 56

Title as transcribed: Соната для двух скрипок

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_037

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Full draft. Parts of certain movements sketched on folia between others.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23479

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_217



Box I.3 - Item 8 Symphonic Song, 1932-1933, 7 leaves, 14 pages

Opus: 57

Title as transcribed: Симфоническая Песнь

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_038

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score with instrumental annotations

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; black ink; pencil; green crayon

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Piano sketch in black ink with notes in pencil for orchestration. The last folio contains a sketch, which is identified as an insertion, but does not seem to be from the piece.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23467

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_249



Box I.3 - Item 9 Symphonic Song, [1933], 8 leaves, 13 pages

Opus: 57

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_039

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; black ink; pencil

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Contains a few minor notes about orchestration. Missing a few bars near the end of the piece.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23484

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_218



Box I.3 - Item 10 Concerto for Cello, [1933-1938], 2 leaves, 4 pages

Opus: 58

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_040

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Fragment

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Rough sketches of part of the second movement.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23487

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_243



Box I.3 - Item 11 Three Pieces, for piano (No. 3: Sonatine pastorale), 1934, 3 leaves, 5 pages

Opus: 59, no. 3

Title as transcribed: Sonatine pastorale (N3, C dur)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_041

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Annotations: black ink; pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Clean draft in black ink with sparing corrections added in pencil. The end of the score indicates that the piece is 4 minutes long.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 1227

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_157

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_251



Box I.3 - Item 12 Three Pieces, for Piano (no. 3 Sonatine Pastorale), [1933-1934], 2 leaves, 4 pages

Opus: 59, no. 3

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_042

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Most of the piece written out in draft form. Then the rest is in fragments that connect to each other with sequential letters. The last page contains a sketch for another piece.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23485

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_213



Box I.3 - Item 13 Egyptian Nights [symphonic suite], 1933-1934, 4 leaves, 8 pages

Opus: 61

Title as transcribed: Египетские Ночи: Симфоническая Сюита

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_043

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 35cm x 27cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Short score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Clean, composite score with references to incidental music. Alterations to parts and to transitional sections written out. End dated September 14, 1934. Movements 2 and 3 switched as are 6 and 7. The verso of folio 4 has notes on instrumentation and transpositions.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23476

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_247



Box I.3 - Item 14 Thoughts, for Piano, 1933-1934, 5 leaves, 9 pages

Opus: 62

Title as transcribed: Thougths/ Мысли

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_044

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Annotations: blue ink; black ink; pencil

Language of Annotations: French

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Prepared for publication under plate numbers R.M.V 608 and R.M.V. 609. Stamped "Gravé" in red. Pagination marked in pencil. Front page has an annotation reading "Prière de graver en notre format ordinaire. Faire suivre la pagination, mais commencer chaque morceau en haut de la page."

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 1225

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_155

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_245



Box I.4 - Item 1 Arrangement of Twelve Russian Folk Songs (No. 4: White Snow), [1944], 2 leaves, 3 pages

Opus: 104, no. 4

Title as transcribed: Снежки белые

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_045

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 35cm x 27cm

Genre: Songs

Content type: Vocal score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; black ink; pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Clean score with very few corrections in pencil. On the first page there is a marking saying that the song should be transposed half a tone up (to D major). This is not true of the final, published version, which is in B major. Folder says 5, but this is 4

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23468

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_067

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_254



Box I.4 - Item 2 Egyptian Nights [Incidental Music], [1934], 24 leaves, 47 pages

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_046

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 35cm x 27cm

Genre: Incidental music

Content type: Full score

Part: Part

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; black ink; pencil;

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Drafts of all numbers except 2-5, 7, 10-14, 22, 23, 34, and 35.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23466 (I)

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_175

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_252


Box I.4 - Item 2 Egyptian Nights [Incidental Music], [1934], 4 leaves, 8 pages

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_047

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Genre: Incidental music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Includes sketches for numbers 2, 10, 16, 18, 19, 24, 26, 27, 29, 35, 44. Contains some instrumental annotations.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23466 (II)

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_216


Box I.4 - Item 2 Egyptian Nights [Incidental Music], [1934], 40 leaves, 80 pages

Opus: Wwo

Title as transcribed: Египитские Ночи (музыка для камерного театра)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_048

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 35cm x 27cm

Genre: Incidental music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Copyist

Annotations: blue ink; black ink; pencil; red crayon; blue crayon;

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Full copyist version of incidental music with autograph annotations and corrections. Most corrections are about dynamic and tempo markings as well as reorchestration, but certain bars are crossed off and corrected. Full corrected versions of numbers 2 and 28 are appended at the end. First page is marked (but then crossed out) "А. Я. Таирову, камерный театр, Тверской бульвар, Москва" [A. Y. Tairov, Chamber theater, Tverskoy boulevard, Moscow]

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23466 (III)

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_082

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_248



Box I.4 - Item 3 Trapèze, 1925, 2 leaves, 4 pages

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_049

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 35cm x 27cm

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Piano score

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Annotations: black ink; pencil

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Piano score with some notes for orchestration and some changes to original material. Only the beginning of the second scene (Matelote) is included. Pages 3 and 4 had previously been stored wtih Divertimento (SPA 011, BN#23464).

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23494

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_208

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_223



Box I.4 - Item 4 Lieutenant Kijé, [1933], 73 leaves, 73 pages

Opus: Wwo

Title as transcribed: Поручик Киже

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_050

Document type: Texts (document genres)

Format: Typescript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 21cm

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Screenplay

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Annotations: blue ink; pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Small corrections to text in pencil and blue ink. All in a grey folder with the marking "Поручик Киже" Ю, Тынянов (Звуковой вар.)

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France



Box I.4 - Item 5 Lieutenant Kijé, [1933], 12 leaves, 23 pages

Opus: Wwo

Title as transcribed: Парад (Киже) (movement title)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_051

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 35cm x 27cm

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Full score; Piano score

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; purple ink; pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Includes Parade, Death of Kijé, Sale of Kijé's drum (dated May 1933, Moscow). In addition to regularly sized sheets, this item contains one sheet measuring 26.5cm x 18cm; and one sheet measuring 21.5cm x 14cm.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_098

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_212



Box I.4 - Item 6 Sketchbook (1), 1919, 32 leaves, 64 pages

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_052

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 13cm x 20cm

Content type: Short score; Piano score

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; black ink; pencil; red crayon

Binding: Bound

Notes: First page dated December 1919.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23495(1)

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_111

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_112

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_255

Also available in Digital: SPA_347



Box I.4 - Item 7 Sketchbook (2), 1929, 22 leaves, 44 pages

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_053

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 13cm x 20cm

Content type: Short score; Piano score

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; black ink; pencil; red crayon

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Bound

Notes: First page dated December 1929.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23495(2)

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_113

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_256

Also available in Digital: SPA_348


Box I.4 - Item 7 Sketchbook (3), 1931, 24 leaves, 48 pages

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_054

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 13cm x 20cm

Content type: Short score; Piano score

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; black ink; pencil; red crayon

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Bound

Notes: First page dated March 12, 1931. Includes sketches for Sonatina, Op. 54. (no. 1) among others.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

BN ID: 23495(3)

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_114

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_257

Also available in Digital: SPA_349



Box I.4 - Item 8 Untitled 1, 16 leaves, 22 pages

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_055

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 35cm x 27cm

Content type: Piano score

Part: Unknown

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; black ink; pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Folios numbered 11-19; Contains a sketch for part of Sur le Borysthène (f. 13r, 13v); Symphony No. 4; Egyptian Nights

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_222



Box I.4 - Item 9 Unititled 2, 5 leaves, 7 pages

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_056

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Content type: Piano score

Part: Unknown

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: The folder this item comes in reads Solntse Rossij no. 150 (51) dec 1912 (Plan de cours A.G. Rubenstein. Includes a sketch for Piano Concerto No. 4

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_220



Box I.4 - Item 10 Untitled 3, 26 leaves, 41 pages

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_057

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 35cm x 27cm

Content type: Piano score

Part: Unknown

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; black ink; pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Includes sketches for the Prodigal Son, the Fiery Angel, Divertimento.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_215



Box I.4 - Item 11 Untitled 4, 13 leaves, 19 pages

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_058

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Original

Dimensions: 27cm x 35cm

Content type: Piano score

Part: Unknown

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: blue ink; black ink; pencil

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Notes: Includes sketches and drafts for Two Sonatinas, Op.54 (No. 1, first movement), Symphonic song, Thoughts, and Lieutenant Kizhe. Includes one folio of a piano draft in b minor. BN folder has Noelle Mann's name on the front.

Previous holding library: Bibliothèque nationale de France

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_214


Subseries I.2: Photocopies, c. 1900-1952; 1970s

153 photocopies of Prokofiev musical works. Some works contain annotations added after Prokofiev's death.

Please note that the SPA at Columbia cannot create copies holdings that are reproductions of unpublished Prokofiev material without written consent of both the Prokofiev Estate and the current holding archive or intitution.



Box I.124 Adagio from Cinderella, 1943-1944, 1 leaves, 1 pages

Opus: 97bis

Title as transcribed: Адажио для виолончели и фп.

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_059

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 24cm x 18cm

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Full score; Arrangement

Part: Fragment

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Copyist

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Four copies of the first page in the hand of А. Pylаеva. Music originally from the ballet Cinderella. Contains some fingering markings in cello part. Fragment of RGALI item 1929-1-195

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.124 Alexander Nevsky, 1936, 37 leaves, 74 pages

Opus: Wwo

Title as transcribed: Александр Невский

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_060

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 17.5cm x 14cm

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Full score

Part: Part

Version: Draft

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Bound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Score of almost entire work with references to rehearsal numbers of earlier version. Part of RGALI item 1929-1-96.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.124 Alexander Nevsky, [1938], 3 leaves, 3 pages

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_061

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18.2cm x 11.5cm

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Full score

Part: Part

Version: Draft

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Draft of "Arise, People of Russia," labeled "Мобилизация" ("Mobilization"). Contains references to rehearsal numbers of earlier version of the score. Part of RGALI item 1929-1-96.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.124 Alexander Nevsky, [1938], 4 leaves, 4 pages

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_062

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18.2cm x 11.5cm

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Draft of the beginning of "Shawms, Invaders, and Fighting," from the film score, labeled "Сопели" ("Shawms"). Part of RGALI item 1929-1-96.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.124 Sonata for Piano No. 4, [1917 (1908) (annotations are most likely from 1934)], 23 leaves, 23 pages

Opus: 29/29bis

Title as transcribed: Четвертая соната (Из старых тетрадей)/Quatrième sonate (D'après des vieux cahiers)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_063

Document type: Notated music

Format: Publications

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 21cm

Genre: Piano music; Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Various

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Piano score marked up in composer's hand for orchestration of second movement. Original score published by Section musicale des editions d'état (Государственное Издательство Музикалний Сектор) in 1926. Pages 5 and 7 are missing from this copy, but these pages lie outside of the annotated section.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_004

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_264


Box I.124 Andante from Sonata for Piano No.4 [for orchestra], 1934, 16 leaves, 16 pages

Opus: 29bis

Title as transcribed: Окрестровка Andante, Op. 29

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_064

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Orchestration of Andante from Op. 29 for Op. 29bis. End dated February 8, 1934 Paris.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_005

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_263


Box I.124 Andante from Sonata for Piano No.4 [for orchestra], 1908-1918-1934, 12 leaves, 24 pages

Opus: 29bis

Title as transcribed: Анданте из четвертой соната, транскрипция автора для симфонического оркестра

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_065

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18cm x 13cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Bound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Clean copy. The first page contains indications in French and Russia about transpositions. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-151

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.124 Arrangement of Twelve Russian Folk Songs, [1944], 4 leaves, 4 pages

Opus: 104

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_066

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 16, 24cm x 12, 18cm

Genre: Songs

Content type: Vocal score

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Sketches without song text. Consists of four unique prints, one of which comes in four copies. Includes folios 15v, 18r, 18v, and 19 of the original manuscript. Folios 18v and 19 are labeled "Зел. Кувшин" ("Green Jar"). This song does not appear in the final published version. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-278.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.124 Arrangement of Twelve Russian Folk Songs (No. 4: White Snow), [1944], 2 leaves, 2 pages

Opus: 104, no. 4

Title as transcribed: Снежки белые

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_067

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 21cm

Genre: Songs

Content type: Vocal score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Clean score with very few corrections in pencil. On the first page there is a marking saying that the song should be transposed half a tone up (to D major). This is not true of the final, published version, which is in B major. Folder says 5, but this is 4

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_045

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_254


Box I.124 Autumn, 1910, 3 leaves, 3 pages

Opus: 8

Title as transcribed: Осеннее (1-и вариант)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_068

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18cm x 13cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: First page dated August 9, 1910. Labeled "1и вариант" (first version). Three leaves in four copies each. Part of RGALI item 1929-1-149.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection

Also available in Digital: SPA_317


Box I.124 Notes on Ballad, for cello and piano, [date unknown], 2 leaves, 2 pages

Opus: 15

Title as transcribed: Балада для вiолончели

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_069

Document type: Text

Format: Publications

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18cm x 12cm

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Catalog

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Four copies each of two pages containing printed notes by unnamed author about Prokofiev's Ballad for Cello and Piano, op. 15. The second of the two pages includes the beginning of notes on Miaskovsky's Sonata in D major for Cello and Piano, Op. 12. From Muzyka catalogue.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.124 Cantata for the Twentieth Anniversary of the October Revolution, [1936-1937], 105 leaves, 105 pages

Opus: 74

Title as transcribed: Кантата к ХХ-летию Октября

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_070

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Cantatas

Content type: Vocal score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian; Czech

Autograph or Copyist: Copyist

Binding: Bound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Hand-written score with a few annotations for performance and text in Czech above the staff. Missing folio 113 (end of the sixth movement).

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Box I.124 Chout, 1915 (1920), 1 leaves, 1 pages

Opus: 21

Title as transcribed: Сказка про шута, семерых шутов перешутившего

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_071

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 21cm

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Piano score; Reduction

Part: Fragment

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: First page only. Bears a dedication to Diaghilev above the title.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_169

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_266


Box I.124 Concertino for Cello, [1952], 7 leaves, 7 pages

Opus: 132

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

Creator: Rostropovich, Mstislav, 1927-2007

ID: SPA_072

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18, 23.7cm x 13, 16cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Seven unqiue prints in multiple copies each. Five of the prints contain Autograph rough sketches in piano score. The remaining two are a reproduction of Mstislav Rostropovich's reworking of the sketches for the completion of the piece. A smaller envelope inside contains single copies of each original print. Copy of RGALI item 1929-1-178.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.124 Concerto for Cello, [1934-1938], 11 leaves, 11 pages

Opus: 58

Title as transcribed: Концерт для виолончели

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_073

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 13, 15cm x 18, 24cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: 11 unique prints in multiple copies each. Includes folios 1, 3, 15, 20, 21,, 23, 24, 30, 30a, 31, 33 of original. Fragment of RGALI item 1929-1-171.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.124 Concerto for Piano No. 2, [1923], 4 leaves, 4 pages

Opus: 16

Title as transcribed: II концерт

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_074

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Part

Version: Unknown

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Relatively clean copy (very few musical corrections) of the first movement cadenza.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_276

Also available in Digital: SPA_356


Box I.124 Concerto for Piano No. 3, [1917-1921], 30 leaves, 30 pages

Opus: 26

Title as transcribed: Третий концертъ для ф-п. C dur; Troisième Concerto pour piano en Ut

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_075

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score with instrumental annotations; Reduction

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Prepared for publication under plate number A.10322.G. Front page bears a dedication to Konstantin Balmont.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_267


Box I.124 Concerto for Piano No. 3, [1917-1921], 83 leaves, 83 pages

Opus: 26

Title as transcribed: Третий концертъ для ф-п. C dur; Troisième Concerto pour piano en Ut

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_076

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: End of third movement dated September 28, 1921, Rochelets. Title page is present in duplicate at the end. The front page bears a dedication to Konstantin Balmont.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_296

Also available in Digital: SPA_357


Box I.124 Concerto for Piano No. 4, 1931, 32 leaves, 32 pages

Opus: 53

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_077

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Two-piano reduction with multiple corrections. Main themes sketched in ink with the rest filled out in pencil. Third movement end dated August 19, 1931 St Jean de Luz." Fourth movement end dated July 7, 1931, Paris. Near the end, a note states that the piece was finally completed on August 23, 1931 in St. Jean de Luz. The last few sheets contain corrections to earlier parts of the piece.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_029

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_236


Box I.124 Concerto for Piano No. 4, 1931, 56 leaves, 56 pages

Opus: 53

Title as transcribed: 4и концерт (для лѣв рукi)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_078

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Orchestral parts only. No piano part. First page dated 1931. Third movement end dated September 8, 1931; Ciboure. Final movement end dated September 11, 1931; Ciboure. Over certain bars, there are page numbers (perhaps those of the piano draft?) marked.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_028

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_253

Also available in Digital: SPA_358



Box I.125 Divertimento, [1929], 21 leaves, 21 pages

Opus: 43

Title as transcribed: Дiвертiсмент/ Divertimento

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_079

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 21cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Fragment of first movement sketch in two copies. Composite score with references to original version of this music.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_268


Box I.125 Dreams, 1912(1910), 3 leaves, 3 pages

Opus: 6

Title as transcribed: Сны (Автору, назвавшему Мечтать)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_080

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 21cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: First and last page of orchestral version of score. End dated June 16, 1910 (original) and April 21, 1912 (arrangement). Last page initialed by Prokofiev.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_287

Also available in Digital: SPA_323


Box I.125 Dumka, [after 1933], 6 leaves, 6 pages

Opus: Wwo

Title as transcribed: Думка

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_081

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 24cm x 17.5cm

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Autograph draft of the entire piece with the exception of a few bars. Some bars crossed out and then corrected. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-234.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection

Also available in Digital: SPA_324

Also available in Digital: SPA_360


Box I.125 Egyptian Nights [incidental music], 1933, 81 leaves, 81 pages

Opus: Wwo

Title as transcribed: Египетские Ночи (музыка для камерного театра)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_082

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 21cm

Genre: Incidental music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Copyist, Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Full copyist draft of incidental music with composer's own annotations and corrections. On the first page the followig is marked (but then crossed out): "А. Я. Таирову, камерный театр, Тверской бульвар, Москва" (A. Y. Tairov, Chamber theater, Tverskoy boulevard, Moscow.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_048

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_082

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_248


Box I.125 Evgenii Onegin, [1936], 1 leaves, 1 pages

Opus: 71

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_083

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 14cm x 17.5cm

Genre: Incidental music

Content type: Piano score with instrumental annotations

Part: Part

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Sketch of number 42: Lensky and Olga before the Duel ("Ленский и Ольге перед дуэлью"). Part of RGALI item 1929-1-85.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.125 Evgenii Onegin, [1936], 7 leaves, 7 pages

Opus: 71

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_084

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 13, 16cm x 18, 24.4cm

Genre: Incidental music

Content type: Piano score with instrumental annotations

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: 7 unique one-sided prints, in anywhere from 2 to 4 copies each. Includes material relating to numbers 2, 3,16, 17, 21, 24, 25, 26, 41 of the incidental music. Fragment of RGALI item 1929-1-85.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.125 Five Poems of K. Balmont, 1921, 13 leaves, 13 pages

Opus: 36

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_085

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Songs

Content type: Vocal score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian; French; English; German

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Prepared for publication under plate number A. 10338 G. French translation by Lina Llubera and Serge Prokofiev, German text by Vera Miller, English text by Olga Mojaysky. The dedication above the title originally read "A Linette Codina," but the name has been changed to Lina Llubera (Changed reflects a switch from her real name to her pseudonym). End of third piece dated 26 July, 1921, Les Rochelets The last three pages are a second copy of the first movement.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_176

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_291


Box I.125 Five Songs without Words, 1920, 7 leaves, 7 pages

Opus: 35, no. 2

Title as transcribed: Песня (без словъ)/ Mélodies (sans paroles)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_086

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Songs; Songs with orchestra

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian; French

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Orchestration of second piece.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_289

Also available in Digital: SPA_330


Box I.125 Five Songs without Words, 1920, 8 leaves, 8 pages

Opus: 35

Title as transcribed: Пысни для голоса и фортепиано (безъ словъ)/ Mélodies pour voix et piano (sans paroles)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_087

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Songs

Content type: Vocal score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Prepared for publication under plate number A. 10312 G. End dated 28 December 1920, Los Angeles. Dedicated to Nina Koshetz. Another dedication appears as well, but it has been crossed out and is illegible.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_088

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_272

Also available in Digital: SPA_329


Box I.125 Five Songs without Words, 1920, 1 leaves, 1 pages

Opus: 35

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_088

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 21cm

Genre: Songs

Content type: Vocal score

Part: Fragment

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Two copies of one page. Prepared for publication under plate number A. 10312 G.Two copies of the first page. This same page is present in full copy of the piano score in this archive. Dedicated to Nina Koshetz. Another dedication appears as well, but it has been crossed out and is illegible.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_087

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_272

Also available in Digital: SPA_329


Box I.125 Songs of Our Days (No. 2: "Over the Bridge", Calvalry March), [1937], 2 leaves, 2 pages

Opus: 76, no. 2

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_089

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 24.5cm x 16cm

Genre: Choruses with orchestra/Cantatas?

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Two unique pages (folios 4 and 10 of the original) in multiple copies each. Fragment of RGALI item 1929-1-159

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.125 Four Pieces, for piano, [1918], 7 leaves, 7 pages

Opus: 32

Title as transcribed: Danza. Menuetto. Gavotto. Valse.

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_090

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Choruses with orchestra/Cantatas?

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Prepared for publication under plate numbers A.10304.G. - A.10307.G. The first page of this copy also contains the ending of the fourth piece of Tales of an Old Grandmother (dated November 13, 1918, NYC).

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_270


Box I.125 The Giant, [1900], 13 leaves, 13 pages

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_091

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 21cm

Genre: Operas

Content type: Vocal score (or Piano score?)

Part: Fragment

Version: Unknown

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Folios 1,2, 14-17, 20-23, 26, and 27 missing. Copy of RGALI item 1929-1-1.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_299

Also available in Digital: SPA_336


Box I.125 Hamlet, [1937-1938], 11 leaves, 21 pages

Opus: 77

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_092

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18cm x 15.5cm

Genre: Incidental music

Content type: Piano score with instrumental annotations

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Bound

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Some movements in full, others in fragmental sketch form. Movements appear an order different from the final version. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-90.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.125 Ivan the Terrible, 1943-1944, 16 leaves, 26 pages

Opus: 116

Title as transcribed: Иван Грозный

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_093

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 19cm x 14.6cm

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Vocal score with instrumental annotations

Part: Part

Version: Original workings

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Bound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Rough sketches of the following numbers: Overture (Увертюра), The Ocean-The Sea (Океан-море); Glorification (Величание); Attack (Атака); Ivan's Appeal to the Boyars (Иван умоляет Боер); Swan (Лебедь); Anastasia's Illness (Болезнь Анастасии); Ivan's Tent (Палатка Ивана). Part of RGALI item 1929-1-108 and item 1929-1-109.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.125 Ivan the Terrible, [1943-1944], 19 leaves, 37 pages

Opus: 116

Title as transcribed: Иван Грозный

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_094

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18cm x 15cm

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Vocal score with instrumental annotations

Part: Part

Version: Original workings

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Bound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Rough sketches of the following numbers: March of the Young Ivan (Марш молодого Ивана); Riot (Бунт); The Artillerymen (Пушкари); Cannons are brought to Kazan (Пушки движстя на Казань); Song about the Beaver (Песен про бобра); Song of the Oprichnicks (Пляска опричников; Куплети опричников) Part of RGALI item 1929-1-108 and item 1929-1-109.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.125 Songs collected for Khan Buzay, [1946], 31 leaves, 31 pages

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_095

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 21cm

Genre: Songs

Content type: ???

Part: Unknown

Version: Unknown

Autograph or Copyist: Copyist

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Bound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Catalogue of Kazakh melodies after the songs of A. V. Zataevich. In a scribal hand. Meant for work on the opera "Khan Buzay." Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-3-248.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.125 Lermontov, [1941], 2 leaves, 2 pages

Opus: Wwo 45

Title as transcribed: Лермонтов

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_096

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18cm x 13cm

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Piano score with instrumental annotations

Part: Part

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Drafts of Quadrille ("Кадриль"), and the beginning of Worldly Waltz ("Вальс светский"). Part of RGALI item 1929-1-99.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_182

Also available in Digital: SPA_343


Box I.125 Lermontov, [1941-1942], 6 leaves, 6 pages

Opus: Wwo 45

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_097

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18cm x 13cm

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Full score

Part: Part

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Copyist

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Clean version of Masquerade Waltz. Movement title is marked as "Вальс за маскарада (Мефисто Вальс)." In P.A. Lamm's hand. Part of RGALI item 1929-1-100.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.125 Lieutenant Kijé, [1933], 29 leaves, 29 pages

Opus: Wwo 40

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_098

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Full score; Piano score

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Includes Parade, Death of Kijé, Sale of Kijé's drum (dated May 1933, Moscow).

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_051

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_212


Box I.125 Lieutenant Kijé, 1934, 4 leaves, 4 pages

Opus: Wwo 40

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_099

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 13.4cm x 18cm

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Folios 29-32 original. The original was stamped: "Société des Auteurs, October 31, 1934 (439133); 10 Rue Chaptal, Paris." Fragment of RGALI item 1929-1-92.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.125 Lieutenant Kijé, [1934], 2 leaves, 2 pages

Opus: Wwo 40

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_100

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 13.4cm x 18cm

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Draft

Language of text: Russian; French

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Includes the numbers "Chanson: Oh, ma belle demoiselle (Texte d'un auteur inconu du XVIII siecle)" and "Chanson de Gagarina (Texte d'un auteur inconu du XVIII siecle)." Undated. Fragment of RGALI item 1929-1-92.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.125 Little Songs, for Piano, 1903, 4 leaves, 4 pages

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_101

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 42cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Part

Version: Unknown

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Includes songs V, VI, VII. The original bears the inscription, in Russian, "dedicated to dear mummy and daddy from Seryozha Prokofiev" and is dated 6 April 1903. Both of these details are illegible in the photocopy. The date 1903 can be read elsewhere on the copy. The photocopy is accompanied by a bibliographic note.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Digital: SPA_340


Box I.125 Love for Three Oranges, [1919], 6 leaves, 6 pages

Opus: 33

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_102

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18cm x 13cm

Genre: Operas

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Copyist

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Folios 177-182 of original. The material here is for the end of Act II, Scene 1. Undated. Part of RGALI item 1929-2-5

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.125 Love for Three Oranges, 1919, 1 leaves, 1 pages

Opus: 33

Title as transcribed: L'amour des trois oranges

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_103

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21, 29.7cm x 29.7, 42cm

Genre: Operas

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Unknown

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: French

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Three copies of the first page of the opera. Title originally written as "L'amour pour trois oranges," but "pour" has been crossed out and changed to "des." Dated 1919 (exact date illegible). Two of the copies also show a list of the instrumentation for the opera.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_284

Also available in Digital: SPA_344


Box I.125 March and Scherzo from Love for Three Oranges, for piano, 1919, 3 leaves, 3 pages

Opus: 33ter

Title as transcribed: Марш из оперы Любовь к трём апельсинам (Переложении для ф-п автора)/ Marche de l'Opera L'amour des trois Oranges (Transcription pour piano de l'auteur)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_104

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: German

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Stamped by A. Gutheil Verlag and RMV. The last sheet of this copy also shows the title page of Songs without Words, Op. 35. Three sheets in two copies each.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_271



Box I.126 March and Piece, for piano, 1900, 6 leaves, 6 pages

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_105

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 42cm

Genre: Piano music; Operas

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Unknown

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Title page marked "Дорогами папы въ денe именихъ отъ Серьожъ" [To my dear daddy on his name day from Seryozha]. Dated September 25, 1900 (month difficult to read on copy). For Prokofiev's 1902 opera "On Desert Islands." Six prints in multiple copies each.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Digital: SPA_337


Box I.126 Piece for Symphonic Orchestra, [Undated], 2 leaves, 2 pages

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_106

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18cm x 13cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score with instrumental annotations

Part: Fragment

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Rough sketches. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-148. (In an envelope labeled "Mistress of the Copper Mountain").

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.126 Music for Children, for piano, 1941(1935), 6 leaves, 6 pages

Opus: 65

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_107

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Fair copy for engraving. Stamped "Gravé" and marked for pagination. First page includes ending of Symphony No. 1, "Classical."

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_295

Also available in Digital: SPA_345


Box I.126 Music for Children, for Piano, 1935, 7 leaves, 7 pages

Opus: 65/65bis

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_108

Document type: Notated music

Format: Publications

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18cm x 13cm

Genre: Piano music; Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score with instrumental annotations

Part: Part

Version: Final

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Seven prints in multiple copies each. Consists of copy of published piano score of pieces 1,5, and 9 (Утро, Раскаяние, Пятнашки), with autograph annotations for the 1941 orchestration Summer Day. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-133.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.126 Music for Gymnastic Exercises, 1939, 19 leaves, 19 pages

Opus: Wwo

Title as transcribed: Музыка для физкультурных упражнений

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_109

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 21cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Part

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Dated on a few different folia - f. 6: May 28, 1939 - f. 12: May 25, [presumably 1939, but year is cut off in the copy] - f. 15: May 29, 1939 - f. 19: May 23, 1939 Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-160.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Box I.126 Musical letter from Prokofiev to Boris Zakharov, 1952(1913), 7 leaves, 7 pages

Title as transcribed: Музыкальное письмо Б.С. Захарову от С.С. Прокофьева в Вену из Петербурга

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_110

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 21cm

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: First page is an explanation of the themes used in the letter. This item contains one full version of the work and one fragmentary one. The following note appears at the end of the first version: "Письмо написано и послано в октябре-ноябре 1913 года. Восстановлено по памяти через 38 лет, т.е.. в 1952 году" [Letter written and sent in October-November 1913. Recovered from memory after 38 years, i.e in. 1952] Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-270.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Digital: SPA_346


Box I.126 Sketchbook (1), 1919, 32 leaves, 32 pages

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_111

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 38.7cm

Content type: Short score; Piano score

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Bound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: First page dated December 1919.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_052

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_112

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_255

Also available in Digital: SPA_347


Box I.126 Sketchbook (1), 1919, 32 leaves, 32 pages

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_112

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Content type: Short score; Piano score

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: First page dated December 1919.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_052

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_111

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_255

Also available in Digital: SPA_347


Box I.126 Sketchbook (2), 1929, 22 leaves, 22 pages

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_113

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Content type: Short score; Piano score

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: First page dated December 1929.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_053

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_256

Also available in Digital: SPA_348


Box I.126 Sketchbook (3), 1931, 48 leaves, 48 pages

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_114

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Content type: Short score; Piano score

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: First page dated March 12, 1931. Contains sketches for Sonatina, Op. 54. (no. 1)

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_054

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_257

Also available in Digital: SPA_349


Box I.126 Unknown piece, [1899-1900], 1 leaves, 1 pages

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_115

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 42cm

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Part

Version: Unknown

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Draft of Преображенский Марш ("Preobrazhenskii March")

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Box I.126 Partisans in the Ukrainian Steppes, [1942], 2 leaves, 2 pages

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_116

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18cm x 13cm

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Short score with instrumental annotations

Part: Part

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Draft of "Могила" ("Grave"). The end contains a note stating that the Suite 1941 should be repeated after this number. Partial copy of RGALI item 1929-1-107

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.126 Piece on Es-C-H-E; Various; Unidentified, 1910, 9 leaves, 9 pages

Opus: Wwo 35

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_117

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 23.5, 29.7cm x 16, 21cm

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Two copies in this box. The first two folia contain a counterpoint exercise. The next two folia contain "Piece on ES-C-H-E," dated April 27, 1910. The next folio bears the annotation "Пьесы периода пребывания в консерватории" (Pieces from the conservatory period) in Mira Mendelson-Prokofiev's hand. The next six sheets contain sketches for other works. Includes one piece in A minor in 4/4, Allegro molto (appears to be a study). Also includes one sheet of a piece in C minor in 2/4, Andante. Partial copy of RGALI item 1929-1-210

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.126 Pro Soma, [before 1945], 1 leaves, 1 pages

Opus: Wwo

Title as transcribed: Про сома

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_118

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 42cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Songs

Content type: Piano score

Part: Unknown

Version: Unknown

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: 11 bar opening passage. The twelfth bar and an additional 4 bar excerpt at the bottom of the page appear to both have been sketched in pencil in the original and are not legible in this copy. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-283.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Box I.126 Quintet, 1924, 20 leaves, 20 pages

Opus: 39

Title as transcribed: Квинтетъ (гобоя, кларнета, скрипки, альта и контрабаса)/ Quintette pour hautbois, clarinette, violon, alto et contrabasse

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_119

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21, 42cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Piano score with instrumental annotations

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Relatively clean copy. Pagination marked in some places, suggesting this was likely a version for publication. Third movement written out twice. This item includes an extra copy of first page and two extra copies of the first page of the fourth movement. The last page of the full version also includes the beginning of the rescoring of the Schubert waltzes for two pianos.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_274


Box I.126 Scythian Suite, 1921(1914), 84 leaves, 84 pages

Opus: 20

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_120

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 21cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Prepared for publication under A. 10319 G.Includes notes for part transpositions. Relatively clean, with minor corrections.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_279

Also available in Digital: SPA_361


Box I.126 Semyon Kotko, [1939], 5 leaves, 5 pages

Opus: 81

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

Creator: Kataev, Valentin, 1897-1986

ID: SPA_121

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18cm x 13cm

Genre: Operas

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Draft

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Copyist

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Clean copyist version (in P.A. Lamm's hand) of the first half of Act 3, scene 4. Partial copy of RGALI item 1929-1-11.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.126 Seven Pieces, for pIano, 1907, 21 leaves, 21 pages

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_122

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 21cm

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Unknown

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: The seven pieces are: 1. Uprek; 2. Chant sans paroles; 3. Intermezzo; 4. Humoresque; 5. P'esa bez nazvaniia; 6. Vostochania pesenka; 7. P'esna bez nazvaniia First piece dated January 1907. The rest undated. An autograph note from March 20, 1907 is included, stating that the pieces are for Vasily Mitrofanovich Morolyov. In the copy this note is largely illegible.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Digital: SPA_339


Box I.126 Seven, They Are Seven, 1917, 17 leaves, 17 pages

Opus: 30

Title as transcribed: Семеро iх/Халдейское заклинанiе для драматического тенора, хора и оркестра; Текстъ К. Балъмонта (по клинообразной надписи на стѣнах акадийского храма)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_123

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Choruses with orchestra

Content type: Full score

Part: Unknown

Version: Draft

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Two copies in this box. Full score draft. End dated, January 13, 1918, Kislovodsk.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_278

Also available in Digital: SPA_363


Box I.126 Seven, They Are Seven, 1933 (1917), 65 leaves, 65 pages

Opus: 30

Title as transcribed: Семеро их

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_124

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript; Publications

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 21cm

Genre: Cantatas

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Corrections

Language of text: Russian; French

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: After a title page, the first seven pages contain revisions and corrections to a score (also present in the copy) published in 1922 by the State Publishing House in Moscow (Государственное Музыкальное Издательство). The printed score is also marked up with corrections and revisions in Prokofiev's hand. Each page is stamped "Societé des auteurs, May 16, 1924." There are a number of dates on the score: The original date of composition printed inside is 1917, the cover notes date of publication as 1922, and the title page has the date 1918 printed. In the margin of the title page two more dates are written: сочинил (composed): 1917 and пересмотренный (revised) 1933. A marking in blue crayon on the first page reads "36 parts. Conseil du 30 avril 1924." The title page bears the original subtitle "Кантата" [Cantata], which has been crossed out and corrected to Заклинанiе [Incantation]. Under the printed Russian text the French translation by Louis Laloy is written out. Pages 21 and 26 of the original present in duplicate.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_006

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_262

Also available in Digital: SPA_362


Box I.126 Seven, They Are Seven, 1917, 11 leaves, 11 pages

Opus: 30

Title as transcribed: Семеро ихъ/Аккадийское заклинанiе для драматического тенора, хора и оркестра; Текстъ К. Балъмонта (по клинообразной надписи на стѣнах акадийского храма)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_125

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Cantatas

Content type: Vocal score; Reduction

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Clean copy. On the first page in the subtitle the word "халдийское" is crossed out and changed to "акадийское." Dedicated to Konstantin Balmont.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_286

Also available in Digital: SPA_364


Box I.126 Sinfonietta, 1909 (1929), 14 leaves, 14 pages

Opus: 5/48

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_126

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score with instrumental annotations; Reduction

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: French

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Third version. Prepared for publication under plate number R.M.V. 522. Pagination marked for engraving although "Gravé" stamp is not visible.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_293

Also available in Digital: SPA_366


Box I.126 Sketches for the National Anthem, 1943, 10 leaves, 10 pages

Opus: 98

Title as transcribed: Гимн

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_127

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 23.5cm x 16cm

Genre: Choruses with orchestra

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Contains one version for orchestra and one for band. Orchestra version dated October 29, 1943; Band version dated October 30, 1943. Partial copy of RGALI item 1929-1-260.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.126 Sketches for the National Anthem, 1946, 10 leaves, 10 pages

Opus: 98

Title as transcribed: Государственный Гимн Р.С.Ф.С.Р

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_128

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 24.5cm x 16cm

Genre: Choruses with orchestra

Content type: Vocal score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Contains a version in A-flat; a version in B-flat; and two piano sketches (the first very different; the rest, the same as the other ones, but in A flat). The front page lists the versions. Partial copy of RGALI 1929-1-261.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection



Box I.127 The Gambler, [1916-1917], 284 leaves, 284 pages

Opus: 24

Title as transcribed: Игрок; Le joueur

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_129

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Operas

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: First version. First page dated 28 May 1916, Kuokkala. End dated January 22, 1917 Petrograd (St. Petersburg). Folios 106-107;276-277;342-343, and 480-481 in duplicate; folios 517-520 missing.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_203

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_280

Also available in Digital: SPA_335


Box I.127 The Gambler, 1916 (1927-1928), 211 leaves, 211 pages

Opus: 24

Title as transcribed: Iгрок

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_130

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Operas

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Changes to second version. Draft with references to earlier version. Front page dated September 9, 1927; St. Palais. Acts dated as follows: - I: beginning - September 9, 1927; end - October 1, 1927; St. Palais - II: beginning - October 9, 1927; St. Palais; October 29, 1927; Paris - III: beginning - November 13, 1927; Paris; end - November 28, 1927; Paris - IV: beginning - December 31, 1927, Paris; end - February 29, 1928, Paris

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_265

Also available in Digital: SPA_334


Box I.127 The Gambler, 1916 (1927), 166 leaves, 166 pages

Opus: 24

Title as transcribed: Le Joueur; Игрокъ, Der Spieler

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_131

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 21cm

Genre: Operas

Content type: Vocal score with instrumental annotations; Reduction

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian; French; German

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Language of Annotations: French

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Second version of opera. Final version for engraving. Stamped 'Gravé' in red. Pagination marked in pencil. German text written above the staff in blue ink. French and Russian below in black. Possible cuts to the opera indicated. Act 2 end dated December 12, 1927. Whole work end dated March 6, 1928, Paris A few of the folia contain one-word Russian annotations in a very rough, almost childlike hand that does not look like Prokofiev's. A few of the folia contain paste-overs and corrections. In one instance, there is an added page to be inserted at an earlier spot. In a few of the margins, as well as on the verso of folio 15, the composer has worked out endings of scenes in pencil.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_003

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_232

Also available in Digital: SPA_333


Box I.127 The Gambler; Le Pas 'Acier; Untitled 3, 44 leaves, 44 pages

Opus: 24

Title as transcribed: Iгрок

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_132

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 21cm

Genre: Various

Content type: Full score; Piano score with instrumental annotations

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Copy of fragments of multiple originals The first six sheets pertain to the the second version of the Gambler, the two next contain sketches for an unidentified work, the three after that pertain again to the Gambler and the remainder is a draft for Le Pas d'acier.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_215

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_227

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_228

Also available in Digital: SPA_332



Box I.128 Sonata for Cello and Piano, 1949, 3 leaves, 3 pages

Opus: 119

Title as transcribed: Соната для виолончели и фортепиано C-dur

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_133

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Three unique prints in four copies each. Bears a dedication to Levon Tadevosovich Atovmyan. On the right slide, above the composer's name there is a (difficult to read in this copy) inscription: "человек-это звучит гордо" - Максим Горкий. Fragment of RGALI item 1929-1-196.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_194


Box I.128 Sonata for Cello and Piano, 1949, 12 leaves, 12 pages

Opus: 119

Title as transcribed: Соната для виолончели и фортепиано C-dur

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_134

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18cm x 24cm

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Three unique prints in multiple copies each. Bears a dedication to Levon Tadevosovich Atovmyan. On the right slide, above the composer's name there is a (difficult to read in this copy) inscription: "человек-это звучит гордо" - Максим Горкий. Fragment of RGALI item 1929-1-196. Partial copy of SPA item 133.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.128 Sonata for Cello and Piano, [1949], 1 leaves, 1 pages

Opus: 119

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_135

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 24.5cm x 16cm

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: One unique print in three copies. Contains very rough sketches. Appears to have had something written in the upper margin, but it has been erased. Fragment of RGALI item 1929-1-196.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.128 Sonata for Cello and Piano, [1949], 24 leaves, 24 pages

Opus: 119

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_136

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 21cm

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Bound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Sketches. Some sections appear in draft form. Fragment of RGALI item 1929-1-196.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection

Also available in Digital: SPA_318


Box I.128 Sonata for Solo Cello, 1973 (1952), 12 leaves, 12 pages

Opus: 134

Title as transcribed: Соната для виолончели соло

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

Creator: Blok, V. (Vladimir), 1932-1996

ID: SPA_137

Document type: Notated music

Format: Publications

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 21cm

Genre: Instrumental music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Work completed by Vladimir Blok, based on Prokofiev's sketches. Includes a preface by Blok explaining the reconstructive process. The parts by Prokofiev are the exposition and the beginning of the development. Blok has continued the development, appended a literal reprise of the first part of the exposition, connected it with a surviving sketch of the recapitulation and then recapitulated the remaining themes of the exposition. Prokofiev's tempo and dynamic markings are indicated with asterisks. Published in Moscow in 1973. Fingerings and bowings in this edition by N. (probably Natalia) Gutman. Wrong opus number printed on the title page, and then corrected in pencil (on the copy) to 134. The title page contains the following hand-written inscription in Russian dated August 21, 1973 from Blok to one Lola Feigin: "Дорогому Лёля Фейгину от одного из многих отнюдь не-Прокофьевых с сердечнни приветем."

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Digital: SPA_319


Box I.128 Sonata for Solo Cello, 1952, 5 leaves, 5 pages

Opus: 134

Title as transcribed: Соната

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_138

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 11.5cm x 16cm

Genre: Instrumental music

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Front marked Op. 133, but it should be Op. 134. Part autograph, part in M.L Rostropovich's hand on the composer's behest. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-197.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_195


Box I.128 Sonata for Flute and Piano, [1943], 4 leaves, 4 pages

Opus: 94

Title as transcribed: Соната для флейты и ф.-п.

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_139

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 21cm

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Bound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-192.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.128 Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1, [1938-1946], 16 leaves, 16 pages

Opus: 80

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_140

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Draft; Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Begins as draft, but the remainder is largely made up of sketches. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-188.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_196

Also available in Digital: SPA_372


Box I.128 Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2, [1944], 84 leaves, 84 pages

Opus: 94bis

Title as transcribed: Соната для скрипки и фортепиано

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_141

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 21cm

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Copyist

Binding: Bound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Clean copy. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-194

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.128 Summer Day, [1941], 41 leaves, 84 pages

Opus: 65bis

Title as transcribed: Летний день: Сюита для большого симфонического оркестра

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_142

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18cm x 15.5cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Copyist

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Bound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Full copyist score. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-132.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.128 Summer Day, [1941], 1 leaves, 1 pages

Opus: 65bis

Title as transcribed: Летний день: Детская сюита для малого оркестра

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_143

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18cm x 13cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Unknown

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: First page only. Appears to be final copy for engraving. Part of RGALI item 1929-1-132.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.128 Symphonic March, 1941, 2 leaves, 2 pages

Opus: 88

Title as transcribed: Симфонический марш C-dur

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_144

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 42cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Unknown

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Very rough sketches. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-161

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Box I.128 Symphony No. 1 (Classical), [1916-1917], 32 leaves, 61 pages

Opus: 25

Title as transcribed: Классическая Симфонiя/ Symphonie Classique

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_145

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: Black ink; pencil; blue crayon

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Color copy. Relatively clean copy with some corrections throughout. Dedicated to Boris Vladimirovich Asafiev.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Digital: SPA_322


Box I.128 Symphony No. 4, 1929, 1 leaves, 1 pages

Opus: 47

Title as transcribed: Четвертая симфония

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_146

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18cm x 13cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Corrections

Autograph or Copyist: Copyist, with Autograph annotations

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Four copies of first page of copyist version with Prokofiev's own annotations. Fragment of RGALI item 1929-1-117.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.128 Symphony No. 4; String Quartet No. 1, [1929/1930], 23 leaves, 23 pages

Opus: 47;50

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_147

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 21cm

Genre: Various

Content type: Piano score

Part: Fragment

Version: Various

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: The first half contains corrections to the score of Symphony No. 4 (particularly to the end of the symphony). This pertains to the 1929 version (op. 47), not the revised 1947 (op. 112) version. The second half contains sketches for the first string quartet.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_017

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_219


Box I.128 Tale of the Stone Flower, [1948-1953], 14 leaves, 14 pages

Opus: 118

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_148

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18cm x 13cm

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Copyist, with Autograph annotations

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: In P.A. Lamm's hand with corrections by Prokofiev. Includes material for the end of Prologue, number. 2 and Act 1, numbers 8 and 10. Fragment of RGALI item 1929-1-77.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.128 Tale of the Stone Flower, [1948-1953], 11 leaves, 11 pages

Opus: 118

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_149

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18cm x 13cm

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Piano score

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Original workings. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-83.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.128 Tales of an Old Grandmother, for piano, 1918, 5 leaves, 5 pages

Opus: 31

Title as transcribed: Сказки старой бабушки

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_150

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Marked with pagination for published version. The epigraph reads: "Иные воспоминания наполовину стерлись в ее памяти, другие не сотрутся никогда." (Some memories half recorded in memory, others never remembered). End dated November 13, 1918, NYC. Prepared for publication under plate number A.10303.G.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_269


Box I.128 The Fiery Angel, [after 1930], 7 leaves, 7 pages

Opus: 37

Title as transcribed: The Fire Angel

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_151

Document type: Text

Format: Manuscript; Publications

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 21cm

Genre: Operas

Content type: Notes

Part: Complete

Version: Various

Language of text: Russian; English

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Material relating to third version of the opera. Full synopsis in English followed by Russian-language notes for Act I, scenes 1 and 2 and some musical notes. Some pages on paper from the Great Northern Hotel, New York. Fragment of RGALI 1929-1-9

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_301


Box I.128 The Prodigal Son, 1928, 109 leaves, 109 pages

Opus: 46

Title as transcribed: Притча о блудном сыне

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_152

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Short score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Late draft with a few insertions to different parts of the score and some corrections to musical material. Front page dated December 7, 1928. Fourth number end dated March 14, 1929.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_014

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_231


Box I.128 The Prodigal Son; Divertimento; Choses en soi; Untitled 3, [1925-1929], 47 leaves, 47 pages

Opus: 46/45/43bis

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_153

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 21cm

Genre: Ballets; Piano music

Content type: Full score; Piano score

Version: Various

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Contains sketches for numbers 4 and 5 of the Prodigal son, interspersed with parts of Choses en soi, and the second movement of the Divertimento, as well as a few unidentified sketches.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_215

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_224

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_225

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_226


Box I.128 The Queen of Spades, [1936], 1 leaves, 1 pages

Opus: 70

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_154

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18cm x 13cm

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Unknown

Autograph or Copyist: Copyist

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: In in V. V. Derzhanovsky's hand. Fragment of RGALI item 1929-1-95.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.128 Thoughts, for Piano, 1933-1934, 9 leaves, 9 pages

Opus: 62

Title as transcribed: Thougths/ Мьсли

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_155

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Unknown

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: French

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Prepared for publication under plate numbers R.M.V 608 and R.M.V. 609. Stamped "Gravé" in red. Pagination marked in pencil. Front page has an annotation reading "Prière de graver en notre format ordinaire. Faire suivre la pagination, mais commencer chaque morceau en haut de la page."

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_044

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_245


Box I.128 Three Children's Songs, no. 1 Chatterbox, 1936, 17 leaves, 17 pages

Opus: 68

Title as transcribed: Болтунья (movement title)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_156

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18cm x 13cm

Genre: Songs

Content type: Full score

Part: Part

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Copyist

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Clean draft of first song - Болтунья ("Chatterbox") in V. V. Derzhanovsky's hand. Title page indicates this is on based on a text by (Agniya) Barto. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-275.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.128 Three Pieces, for piano (No. 3: Sonatine pastorale), 1934, 5 leaves, 5 pages

Opus: 59, no. 3

Title as transcribed: Sonatine Pastorale (N3, C dur)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_157

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Part

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Clean draft in black ink with sparing corrections added in pencil. The end of the score indicates that the piece is 4 minutes long.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_041

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_251


Box I.128 Tonya, 1942, 6 leaves, 6 pages

Opus: Wwo 46

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_158

Document type: Text

Format: Typescript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 21cm

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Notes

Version: Draft

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Outline of film with notes on how long scenes are so that music can be written to them. Dated September 1942. Corresponds to RGALI 1929-1-104.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.128 Tonya, [1942], 4 leaves, 4 pages

Opus: Wwo 46

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_159

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18cm x 13cm

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Full score

Part: Part

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Clean draft of number 4: Song. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-104.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.128 Valse, for Piano, 1899, 2 leaves, 2 pages

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_160

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 42cm

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Unknown

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Dated summer 1899. Part of RGALI item 1929-1-198.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Digital: SPA_341



Box I.129 Unidentified work for cello and piano, [date unknown], 1 leaves, 1 pages

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_161

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18cm x 24cm

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Full score?

Part: Fragment

Version: Unknown

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Four copies of one folio consisting of 14 bars of a cello and piano work.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Box I.129 Notes for concert programmes for performances, 1938, 1 leaves, 1 pages

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_162

Document type: Text

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 13cm x 18cm

Genre: Notes

Content type: Notes

Part: Unknown

Version: Unknown

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Contains Prokofiev's notes for three different concerts: - Baku, November 19,1938. Azerbaijan State Philharmonic, conducted by Leo Ginzburg. The program is said to feature Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, Suite No.1 - Moscow, November 26, 1938. USSR State Orchestra conducted by Alexander Melik-Pashayev. The program is said to feature Prokofiev's Cello Concerto, as well as works by Jurowski and Shaporin - Kiev, November 27, 1938. The program is said to feature Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto in a performance by the violinist B. Fischmann. Part of RGALI item 1929-1-312.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Box I.129 Notes on orchestration, [date unknown], 1 leaves, 1 pages

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_163

Document type: Text

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18cm x 13cm

Genre: Notes

Content type: Notes

Part: Unknown

Version: Unknown

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Four copies of one folio. Notes concerning orchestration. Bears the title "Советы по оркестровке: Мой опыт" ("Tips for orchestration: My experience"). Part of RGALI item 1929-1-316.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Box I.129 Recital program, 1919, 1 leaves, 1 pages

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_164

Document type: Text

Format: Typescript?

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18cm x 13cm

Genre: Program

Content type: Program

Part: Unknown

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Program for a concert on Wednesday, March 19th. Works by Prokofiev and Miakovsky. With the participation of Alexander Dubnyaski, E. Wolff-Izrael and B. Zakharoff. Fragment of RGALI item 1929-1-903.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Box I.129 Notes for Concerto for Cello, [1933-1938], 2 leaves, 2 pages

Opus: 58

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_165

Document type: Text

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18, 23cm x 13, 14cm

Genre: Notes

Content type: Notes

Part: Fragment

Version: Unknown

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Copyist

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Two unique folios in multiple copies each. List of corrections for orchestral parts of cello concerto in P.A. Lamm's hand. Fragment of RGALI item 1929-1-173.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Box I.129 Program notes, [date unknown], 1 leaves, 1 pages

Creator: G. Kreitner

ID: SPA_166

Document type: Text

Format: Typescript?

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18cm x 13cm

Genre: Notes

Content type: Program notes

Part: Fragment

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Last page of program notes discussing Romeo and Juliet Suite and Cello Concerto.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Box I.129 Notes for article, 1958, 2 leaves, 2 pages

Creator: Unknown

ID: SPA_167

Document type: Text

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 18cm x 13cm

Genre: Notes

Content type: Article

Part: Complete

Version: Unknown

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Text in unknown hand. A note at the end by Mira Mendelson-Prokofieva requests this version to be shown to her before it's printed. Dated May 2, 1958.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London



Box I.135 Cantata for the Twentieth Anniversary of the October Revolution, 1937, 228 leaves, 228 pages

Opus: 74

Title as transcribed: Кантата к двадцатилетию Октября

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_168

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 42cm

Genre: Cantatas

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Copyist

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: End dated August 16, 1937, Nikolina Gora. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-243.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.135 Chout, 1915 (1920), 26 leaves, 26 pages

Opus: 21

Title as transcribed: Сказка про шута, семерых шутов перешутившего: Балетъ с 6 картинахъ

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_169

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 42cm

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Piano score; Reduction

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Bears a dedication to Diaghilev above the title.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_071

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_266


Box I.135 Chout, 1915 (1920), 15 leaves, 15 pages

Opus: 21

Title as transcribed: Сказка про шута, семерых шутов перешутившего: Балетъ с 6 картинахъ

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_170

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 42cm

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Contains most of Act I, scene 1. Front page dated 21 July, 1920; Mantes-sur-Seine.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_282

Also available in Digital: SPA_321


Box I.135 Chout, 1920, 27 leaves, 27 pages

Opus: 21

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_171

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 42cm

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Missing ending

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Box I.135 Divertimento [for orchestra], [date unknown], 23 leaves, 23 pages

Opus: 43

Title as transcribed: Ouverture (movement title)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_172

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 42cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Part

Version: Unknown

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Orchestral reworking of material from Trapèze. Labeled "Ouverture," which is not the title of this movement in the Divertimento, but at the same time the first page is marked Op. 43 and this is the music for the first version of the piece, suggesting that the material is indeed for this work.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Box I.135 Divertimento; Trapèze; Le pas d'acier, 1925, 4 leaves, 4 pages

Opus: 43;Wwo;41

Title as transcribed: Ouverture (movement title)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_173

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 42cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Ballets; Piano music

Content type: Piano score; Reduction

Part: Part

Version: Unknown

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Clean copy with a few minor corrections in pencil. First orchestration of Overture from Trapèze for Le Pas d'acier.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Digital: SPA_370


Box I.135 Divertimento, 1925(1938), 12 leaves, 12 pages

Opus: 43bis

Title as transcribed: Divertissement

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_174

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 42cm

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score; Reductiorrangement

Part: Complete

Version: Unknown

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Prepared for publication under plate numbers A.10.483.G. -A.10.486 G. First movement dated 1925 (1938); Second movement 1929 (1938); Third movement 1925 (1938). End dated June 23, 1938; Moscow.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Box I.135 Egyptian Nights [Incidental Music], [1934], 24 leaves, 48 pages

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_175

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 42cm

Genre: Incidental music

Content type: Full score

Part: Part

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Drafts of all numbers except 2-5, 7, 10-14, 22, 23, 34, and 35.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_046

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_252


Box I.135 Five Poems of K. Balmont, 1921, 10 leaves, 10 pages

Opus: 36

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_176

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 42cm

Genre: Songs

Content type: Vocal score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian; French; English; German

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Prepared for publication under plate number A. 10338 G. The dedication originally read "A Linette Codina," but the name has been changed to Lina Llubera (Changed reflects a switch from her real name to her pseudonym). French translation by Lina Llubera and Serge Prokofiev, German text by Vera Miller, English text by Olga Mojaysky. End of third piece dated 26 July, 1921, Les Rochelets

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_085

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_291

Also available in Digital: SPA_350


Box I.135 Songs of Our Days (No. 2: "Over the Bridge", Calvalry March), [1935-1937], 4 leaves, 4 pages

Opus: 76, no. 2

Title as transcribed: Песни наших дней

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_177

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 42cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Choruses with orchestra/Cantatas?

Content type: Piano score with instrumental annotations

Part: Part

Version: Draft

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Draft of second movement: "Через мостик, кавалерийская" ("Cavalry March: Over the Bridge"). Reworking of Op. 69, no. 4 for voices and symphony orchestra. Complete draft with annotations as well as corrections at the end. Part of RGALI item 1929-1-246.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.135 Four Marches (No. 3: "Over the Bridge", Calvalry March), [1935-1937], 12 leaves, 12 pages

Opus: 69, no. 3

Title as transcribed: Через мостик, кавалерийская (movement title)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_178

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 42cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Band music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Part

Version: Draft

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Draft of third march: "Через мостик, кавалерийская" ("Cavalry March: Over the Bridge"). Part of RGALI item 1929-1-248.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.135 Four Marches, [1935-1937], 31 leaves, 31 pages

Opus: 69

Title as transcribed: Марши

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_179

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 42cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Band music

Content type: Full score; Piano score

Part: Part

Version: Original workings

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Complete drafts of "Марш для спартакиады" (March for the Spartakiade), "Марш на конкурсе Музгиза" (March for the Muzgiz Competition) and "Походный марш [Лирический]" (Marching song [Lyrical]), plus full orchestration of "Походный марш". Clean score with few corrections. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-180 and item 1929-1-181.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.135 Kotovsky, [1942], 16 leaves, 16 pages

Opus: Wwo

Title as transcribed: Котовский

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_180

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 42cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Full score

Part: Part

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph; Copyist

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Copyist score with autograph annotations. No. 5: Intervention (Интервенция). No. 6: Kharitonov's Death (Смерт Харитонова); No. 11. Germans before Attack (Немцы перед голой атакой) Corresponds to RGALI item 1929 1-106

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.135 Kotovsky, 1942, 14 leaves, 14 pages

Opus: Wwo

Title as transcribed: Котовский

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_181

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 42cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Vocal score with instrumental annotations

Part: Part

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph; Copyist

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Includes the following numbers in the following order: No.1. Song (Песня). No. 2: Jump (Скачка) No.4: Revolution (Революция) No. 3: Waltz (Вальс) End dated August 26, 1942. Part of RGALI item 1929-1-105.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection

Also available in Digital: SPA_342



Box I.136 Lermontov, 1942, 35 leaves, 35 pages

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_182

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 42cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Part

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Two copies in this box. End dated 27 May, 1941. Includes excerpts from Faneuil (Фенелы), Quadrille (Кадриль),Trio Waltz (Трио вальса), Worldly Waltz (Вальс светский), Polonaise (Полонез), Song (Песня), Youthful Waltz (Вальс Юность), Mephisto Waltz (Мефисто-вальса). Polonaise draft is dated July 2, 1942. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-99.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_096

Also available in Digital: SPA_343


Box I.136 Maddalena, 1911/1913, 107 leaves, 107 pages

Opus: 13

Title as transcribed: Маддалена (Madeleine)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_183

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 42cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Operas

Content type: Full score; Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph; Copyist

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Two copies in this box. End dated 1913 (1911). Only the first scene is orchestrated. The rest is in piano score.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Box I.136 Partisans in the Ukranian Steppes, [1942], 13 leaves, 13 pages

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_184

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 42cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Piano score with instrumental annotations

Part: Part

Version: Draft

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph; Copyist

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: First page scribal. Rest is autograph score with instrumental annotations. Last page contains an engraving of a portrait of Pushkin by Thomas Wright (based on the Kipresnky portrait). Contains drafts of the following numbers: "Начало 2-й песни" ("Beginning of second song"), "После взрыва" ("After the explosion"), "Смерть деда" ("Old Man's Death"), "Беспокойный сон" ("Restless sleep"), "После выстрела" ("After the shooting"), "Сашко" ("Sashko"), "Могила" ("Grave"). Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-107.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection

Also available in Digital: SPA_353


Box I.136 Le Pas d'acier, 1925, 22 leaves, 22 pages

Opus: 41

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_185

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 20cm x 35cm

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: First page has a note from Prokofiev asking for the manuscript to be given to W.F (Walter) Nouvel as per Diaghilev's request. Includes one page of percussion part at the end.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Box I.136 Le Pas d'acier, 1976(1926), 14 leaves, 27 pages

Opus: 41Gor

Title as transcribed: Стальной Скок (Сюита для ф.-п./Переложение Горчакова)/Le pas d'acier (Suite pour piano/Transcription de Gortchakoff)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

Creator: Gorchakov, Sergeĭ Petrovich, 1905-1976

ID: SPA_186

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 34cm x 25cm

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Annotations: Blue ink; black ink

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: This box contains both the original and a copy of a transcription of the suite for piano by Sergei Gortchakoff

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Box I.136 Quintet, 1924, 12 leaves, 23 pages

Opus: 39

Title as transcribed: Квинтетъ

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_187

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 42cm

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: End dated 1924, St. Gilles. Stamped by the Societé des auteurs. Final version for publication, bearing the stamp "Gravé."

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_277


Box I.136 Quintet, 1924, 32 leaves, 32 pages

Opus: 39

Title as transcribed: Квинтетъ (гобоя, кларнета, скрипки, альта и контрабаса)/ Quintette pour hautbois, clarinette, violon, alto et contrabasse

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_188

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 42cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Copy for engraving.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London



Box I.139 The Fiery Angel, 1927, 191 leaves, 381 pages

Opus: 37

Title as transcribed: L'Ange de Feu/Der Feurige Engel

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_189

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 42cm

Genre: Operas

Content type: Full score; Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian; French

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Fair draft of second version of opera. A piano arrangement with instrumental annotations appears below the full score in Prokofiev's hand. The full score is in G. Gorchakov's hand. French translation by Mikhail Astrov. End dated July 9, 1927. Prepared for publication under plate number B&H 19310.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_283

Also available in Digital: SPA_327


Box I.139 The Fiery Angel, 1920-1923, 186 leaves, 186 pages

Opus: 37

Title as transcribed: Огненный ангел

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_190

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 32.5cm x 25.5cm

Genre: Operas

Content type: Vocal score

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Composer's working piano-vocal score with annotations for orchestrations and revisions. Front page dated Jan 20, 1920 New York. End dated January 13, 1923; Ettal (December 31, in the old style) Acts dated as follows: - I: (end) March 17, 1920; New York. - II (beginning): March 21, 1920 - III (beginning): July 6, 1922; Ettal; (end) September 1, 1922 - IV: (end) October 4, 1922

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_211

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_273

Also available in Digital: SPA_326


Box I.139 The Fiery Angel, [1920-1927], 115 leaves, 115 pages

Opus: 37

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_191

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 42cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Operas

Content type: Vocal parts

Part: Part

Version: Unknown

Language of text: Russian; French

Autograph or Copyist: Copyist

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Vocal parts. Title in Prokofiev's hand; remainder is scribal. Includes vocal parts of a large part of the opera (missing the beginning of Act I). French translation added underneath the Russian text.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Box I.139 The Fiery Angel, 1927, 94 leaves, 187 pages

Opus: 37

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_192

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 42cm

Genre: Operas

Content type: Full score; Short score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: End dated June 9, 1927. Individual acts end dated as follows: - II: 19 August, 1927; St. Palais (2h 15min) - III: October 1, 1926 - IV: November 23 [1926]

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_297

Also available in Digital: SPA_328


Box I.139 The Fiery Angel [Vocal Suite from the Opera], 1927, 30 leaves, 60 pages

Opus: 37bis

Title as transcribed: Вокальная Сюита из оперы Огненный Ангел

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_193

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 42cm

Genre: Operas

Content type: Full score; Short score

Part: Fragment

Version: Draft; Sketch

Language of text: Russian; French

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Beginning is a draft, the remainder is in sketch form. Second half of this copy is almost entirely illegible.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_298

Also available in Digital: SPA_325



Box I.140 Sonata for Cello and Piano, [1949], 24 leaves, 24 pages

Opus: 119

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_194

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 42cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Full score?

Part: Fragment

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Very rough sketches, but with some complete sections. Fragment of RGALI item 1929-1-196.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_133


Box I.140 Sonata for Solo Cello, 1952, 10 leaves, 10 pages

Opus: 134

Title as transcribed: Соната

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_195

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 42cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Instrumental music

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph; Copyist

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Front marked Op. 133, but it should be Op. 134. Part autograph, part in M.L Rostropovich's hand on the composer's behest. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-197.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_138


Box I.140 Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1, [1938-1946], 16 leaves, 16 pages

Opus: 80

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_196

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 42cm

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Begins as draft, but the remainder is largely made up of sketches. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-188.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_140

Also available in Digital: SPA_372


Box I.140 Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2, 1942-1943, 64 leaves, 64 pages

Opus: 94bis

Title as transcribed: Соната для скрипки и фортепиано D-dur

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_197

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 42cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Oistrakh's arrangement of Prokofiev's Flute Sonata, Op. 94 for violin and piano. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-193.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.140 String Quartet No. 1, 1930, 10 leaves, 19 pages

Opus: 50

Title as transcribed: Квартет

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_198

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 42cm

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Movements end dates and running times as follows: - I: July 16, 1930 (5.5 mins) - II: July 21, 1930; Paris (4.5 mins) - III: July 15, 1930 (7 mins) Some parts (beginnings, ends, pivotal points) drafted clearly. The rest is sketched roughly. The last four leaves contain sketches and a working out of a few bars of the full version. Folios 8r and 9v contain a clean sketch for Sur le Borysthène (Number 11 - Act 2, scene 2 Mime scene)

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_020

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_234


Box I.140 String Quartet No. 1, 1930, 17 leaves, 34 pages

Opus: 50

Title as transcribed: Quartet

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_199

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 42cm

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Clean version. End dated: July 26, 1930 (sketches); December 14, 1930 (score); Paris

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Digital: SPA_367


Box I.140 Symphony No. 1 (Classical), 1916-1917, 5 leaves, 9 pages

Opus: 25

Title as transcribed: Symphonie Classique (Première Symphonie)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_200

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 42cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score; Arrangement

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: French

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Fair copy for engraving. Prepared for publication under plate number A. 10445 G. Includes movements I, II, and IV. Third movement not included. Where it should be, there is a note (illegible in this copy). Dedicated to Boris Asafiev

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_294


Box I.140 Symphony No. 4, 1929-1930, 62 leaves, 62 pages

Opus: 47

Title as transcribed: Четвертая Сiмфония

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_201

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 28cm x 36.5cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Two copies in this box. One of the two folders includes a note in green marker from Mira Mendelson to Margaret Goostray as thanks for sending her the photocopy as well as the original typed letter from Goostray to Mendelson. Movements end dated as follows: - I: April 20, 1929 - II: May 4, 1930 - III: May 18, 1930 - IV: June 23, 1930, 1:15pm; Paris

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Box I.140 Symphony No. 6, [1945-1947], 18 leaves, 18 pages

Opus: 111

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_202

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 42cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Short score with instrumental annotations

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Draft with numerous corrections. A note in the folder states this copy was sent by RGALI at Sviatosloav Prokofiev's request for use by E. Downes. Includes fragments of first two movements (rehearsal numbers 20-22; 51-49; 53-54). Likely corresponds to RGALI 1929-1-122.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection



Box I.141 The Gambler, [1916-1917], 59 leaves, 59 pages

Opus: 24

Title as transcribed: Игрок/Le joueur

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_203

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 42cm

Genre: Operas

Content type: Full score

Part: Part

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: First version. Includes Act I only. The first page is dated May 28, 1916; Kuokkala. End dated November 24, 1915; Kuokkala. Folios 106-107 in duplicate

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_129

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_280

Also available in Digital: SPA_335


Box I.141 The Queen of Spades, 1936, 71 leaves, 71 pages

Opus: 70

Title as transcribed: Пиковая Дама

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_204

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 42cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Full score

Part: Part

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Copyist

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Clean copy in Vladimir Derzhanovsky of first 20 numbers of the film score. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-95.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.141 The Queen of Spades, 1936, 16 leaves, 16 pages

Opus: 70

Title as transcribed: Музыка к фильму Пиковая Дама

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_205

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 42cm

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Two copies in this box. End dated July 12, 1936; Polenovo. Last folio contains a correction to an earlier part. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-93.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.141 The Queen of Spades, 1936, 41 leaves, 41 pages

Opus: 70

Title as transcribed: Пиковая Дама

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_206

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 42cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Copyist

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Two copies in this box. End dated July 12, 1936; Polenovo. In P.A Lamm's hand. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-94

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.141 Tonya, 1942, 52 leaves, 52 pages

Opus: Wwo

Title as transcribed: Музыка к невышедшему на экран кинофильму Тоня

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_207

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 42cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Unknown

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph; Copyist

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Two copies in this box. Copyist score, except folios 9 and 10, which are autograph.Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-103.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London- Vladimir Blok Collection


Box I.141 Trapeze, 1925, 2 leaves, 2 pages

Opus: Wwo

Title as transcribed: Matelote (movement title)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_208

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 42cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Piano score

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Piano score with some notes for orchestration and some changes to original material. Only the beginning of the second scene is included.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_049

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_223


Box I.141 Trapeze, [date unknown], 46 leaves, 46 pages

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_209

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 29.7cm x 42cm

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Full score

Part: Part

Version: Unknown

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Annotations: Yellow highlighter

Language of Annotations: Russian; English

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Noelle Mann's working copy of orchestration of the overture with many annotations by her.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Box I.141 Trapeze, [date unknown], 11 leaves, 11 pages

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_210

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 42cm x 29.7cm

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Full score

Part: Part

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Unbound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Two copies in this box. Orchestration meant to be played between the two tableaux of Le Pas d'acier. Prepared for Sergei Diaghilev.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London



Box I.102 The Fiery Angel, 1920-1923, 186 leaves, 186 pages

Opus: 37

Title as transcribed: Огненный ангел

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_211

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Photocopy

Dimensions: 32.5cm x 25.5cm

Genre: Operas

Content type: Vocal score

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Binding: Bound

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Bound facsimile of composer's working piano-vocal score with annotations for orchestrations and revisions. Front page dated Jan 20, 1920 New York. End dated January 13, 1923; Ettal (December 31, in the old style). First page of this copy signed by L. Prokofieff. Acts dated as follows: - I: (end) March 17, 1920; New York. - II (beginning): March 21, 1920 - III (beginning): July 6, 1922; Ettal; (end) September 1, 1922 - IV: (end) October 4, 1922"

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_190

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_273

Also available in Digital: SPA_326


Subseries I.3: Microfilm copies, c. 1900-1948

105 microfilm copies of Prokofiev musical works.

Please note that the SPA at Columbia cannot create copies holdings that are reproductions of unpublished Prokofiev material without written consent of both the Prokofiev Estate and the current holding archive or intitution.



Microfilm R8823 Lieutenant Kijé, [1933], 26 slides

Opus: Wwo 40

Title as transcribed: Парад (Киже)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_212

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Full score; Piano score

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Includes Parade, Death of Kijé, Sale of Kijé's drum (dated May 1933, Moscow). This copy is rendered in an order different from that of the original and slides of this piece are interspersed with copies of folios from other works.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_051

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_098


Microfilm R8823 Three Pieces, for Piano (no. 3 Sonatine Pastorale), [1933-1934], 4 slides

Opus: 59, no. 3

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_213

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Most of the piece written out in draft form. Then the rest is in fragments that connect to each other with sequential letters. The last side contains a sketch for another piece.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_042



Microfilm R8823; R8824 Untitled 4, 19 slides

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_214

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Content type: Piano score

Part: Unknown

Version: Sketch; Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Includes sketches and drafts for Two Sonatinas, Op.54 (No. 1, first movement), Symphonic song, Thoughts. The folder the original manuscript comes in has Noelle Mann's name on the front. This copy is rendered in an order different from that of the original and slides of this piece are interspersed with copies of folios from other works.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_058


Microfilm R8823; R8824 Untitled 3, 49 slides

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_215

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Content type: Piano score;

Part: Unknown

Version: Sketch; Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Includes sketches for the Prodigal Son and Divertimento. This copy is rendered in an order different from that of the original and slides of this piece are interspersed with copies of folios from other works.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_057



Microfilm R8823 Egyptian Nights [Incidental Music], [1934], 8 slides

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_216

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Incidental music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Includes sketches for numbers 2, 10, 16, 18, 19, 24, 26, 27, 29, 35, 44. Contains some instrumental annotations.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_047


Microfilm R8823 Sonata for Two Violins, 1932, 12 slides

Opus: 56

Title as transcribed: Соната для двух скрипок

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_217

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Full draft. This copy is rendered out of order.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_037



Microfilm R8823; R8824 Symphonic Song, [1933], 13 slides

Opus: 57

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_218

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Piano reduction draft. Contains a few minor notes about orchestration. The last page of original has not been digitized in this copy. This copy is rendered in an order different from that of the original and slides of this piece are interspersed with copies of folios from other works.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_039


Microfilm R8823; R8824 Symphony No. 4, [1929], 20 slides

Opus: 47

Title as transcribed: 4я симф

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_219

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score; Piano score; Corrections

Part: Fragment

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Corrections to the score (particularly to the end of the symphony). This pertains to the 1929 version (op. 47), not the revised 1947 (op. 112) version. Corrections done in two parts. The first half is a piano reduction in black ink with corrections to the coda. The rest is a full score correction to a few different parts in blue ink. This copy is rendered in an order different from that of the original and slides of this piece are interspersed with copies of folios from other works.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_017

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_147


Microfilm R8823; R8824 Untitled 2, 6 slides

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_220

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Content type: Piano score

Part: Unknown

Version: Sketch; Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: The folder the original manuscript comes in reads Solntse Rossij no. 150 (51) dec 1912 (Plan de cours A.G. Rubenstein. Includes a sketch for Piano Concerto No. 4 This copy is rendered in an order different from that of the original and slides of this piece are interspersed with copies of folios from other works.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_056


Microfilm R8823; R8824 Suite from The Prodigal Son, 1930, 9 slides

Opus: 46bis

Title as transcribed: Сюита из Блудный Сына

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_221

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript; Publications

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score; Short score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Composite sketch with references to original ballet score. Additions include sparing notation in connecting parts and very few inclusions of new instruments and melodies. Full ending of the fifth movement written out. Front page dated August 15, 1930. Fifth movement end dated October 21, 1930, Paris. This copy is rendered in an order different from that of the original and slides of this piece are interspersed with copies of folios from other works.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_016


Microfilm R8823; R8824 Untitled 1, 21 slides

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_222

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Content type: Piano score

Part: Unknown

Version: Sketch; Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Contains a sketch for part of Sur le Borysthène. This copy is rendered in an order different from that of the original and slides of this piece are interspersed with copies of folios from other works.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_055



Microfilm R8823 Trapèze, 1925, 2 slides

Opus: Wwo

Title as transcribed: Matelote (movement title)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_223

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Piano score

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Piano score with some notes for orchestration and some changes to original material. Only the beginning of the second scene (Matelote) is included. The conclusion of the draft of this movement appears on R8824 / 201-300.pdf/072-073, under the item "Divertimento."

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_049

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_208



Microfilm R8823; R8824 Divertimento, 1925, 15 slides

Opus: 43/43bis

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_224

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score with instrumental annotations

Part: Part

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: First leaf contains a sketch of the beginning and end of the first movement (Moderato). The back of the next folio contains a partial transposition one tone down of a portion of the movement. The opening theme of the second movement (Nocturne - Larghetto) is sketched several times. Parts of the third movement (Dance - Allegro energico) are sketched in pencil. End dated August 4, 1925. Contains ending of Matelote movement of Trapèze (beginning present in item 15). The sheet is, however, marked "Divertimento, 1st version." This copy is rendered in an order different from that of the original and slides of this piece are interspersed with copies of folios from other works.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_011



Microfilm R8823 The Prodigal Son, [1928-1929], 15 slides

Opus: 46

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_225

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Piano score

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Sketches of numbers 4 and 5. This copy is rendered in an order different from that of the original and slides of this piece are interspersed with copies of folios from other works.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_015



Microfilm R8823; R8824 Choses en soi, for piano, [1928], 8 slides

Opus: 45

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_226

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Sketches. First four folios are sketches of the first piece, the rest is for the second one. Part of second leaf cut off. This copy is rendered in an order different from that of the original and slides of this piece are interspersed with copies of folios from other works.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_013


Microfilm R8823; R8824 The Gambler, [1928-1929], 10 slides

Opus: 24

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_227

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Full score; Piano score

Part: Part

Version: Original workings

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph; Copyist

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: The first three folia are an full score draft of an inserted scene for end of Act I (around rehearsal No. 102). The remainder is a working out of a piano score of that same scene. Includes a sheet cut off to 12.5 cm x 35 cm size, on which the range of all the vocal parts is written out in what looks like Mikhail Astrov's hand. The front page is marked as "added scene, Act I" ("Вставная сцена, I акт") This copy is rendered in an order different from that of the original and slides of this piece are interspersed with copies of folios from other works.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_002



Microfilm R8823 Le Pas d'acier, [1925-1926], 27 slides

Opus: 41

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_228

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Piano score

Part: Part

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Includes all numbers except for the prelude and the finale, although the numeration is slightly different, because this score includes one number (7) unused in the final version. One folio contains a sketch of the beginning of Symphony No. 2. This copy is rendered in an order different from that of the original and slides of this piece are interspersed with copies of folios from other works.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_010

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_132

Also available in Digital: SPA_332


Microfilm R8823 Autumn, 1934;1910;1914, 21 slides

Opus: 8

Title as transcribed: Осеннее: Симфонический ескизъ/ Esquisse automnale

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_229

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Various

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: 1914 clean score in black ink with revisions from 1934 in pencil. The French title also appears in pencil, while the Russian title is in ink. End dated February, 15 1934, Paris.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_001


Microfilm R8823 Sonata for Two Violins, 1932, 12 slides

Opus: 56

Title as transcribed: Соната для двух скрипок/ Sonata pour deux violons

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_230

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Language of Annotations: Russian; French

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Although the score is not stamped "Gravé," this appears to be a final version for engraving. Front page bears the address "5, rue Valentin Haüy, Paris XV, France." Score includes markings for bowing and fingering, as well as some changes to tempo and dynamic markings, annotations and very sparing changes to musical material.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_036


Microfilm R8823 The Prodigal Son, 1928, 110 slides

Opus: 46

Title as transcribed: Притча о блудном сыне

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_231

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Short score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Late draft with a few insertions to different parts of the score and some corrections to musical material. Front page dated December 7, 1928. Fourth number end dated March 14, 1929.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_014

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_152


Microfilm R8823 The Gambler, 1916 (1927), 170 slides

Opus: 24

Title as transcribed: Le Joueur; Игрокъ, Der Spieler

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_232

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Vocal score with instrumental annotations

Part: Complete

Version: Reduction

Language of text: Russian; French; German

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Language of Annotations: Russian; French

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Second version of opera. Final version for engraving. Stamped 'Gravé' in red. Pagination marked in pencil. German text written above the staff in blue ink. French and Russian below in black. Possible cuts to the opera indicated. Act 2 end dated December 12, 1927. Whole work end dated March 6, 1928, Paris A few of the folia contain one-word Russian annotations in a very rough, almost childlike hand that does not look like Prokofiev's. A few of the folia contain paste-overs and corrections. In one instance, there is an added page to be inserted at an earlier spot. In a few of the margins, as well as on the verso of folio 15, the composer has worked out endings of scenes in pencil.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_003

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_131

Also available in Digital: SPA_333


Microfilm R8823 Symphony No. 3, 1928, 98 slides

Opus: 44

Title as transcribed: 3я симфонiя

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_233

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Composite score with reference to the parts of the score of the Fiery Angel that have been used to make up the symphony. The score contains many insertions and rearrangements, but few corrections when it comes to notes and rhythms. Movements end dated as follows: - I: September 6, 1928 - II: September 18, 1928 - III: November 3, 1928 - IV: September 25, Vétraz The last two folia contain insertions to earlier parts of the score. One slide presend in duplicate in this copy.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_012



Microfilm R8824 String Quartet No. 1, 1930, 27 slides

Opus: 50

Title as transcribed: Квартет

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_234

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Movements end dates and running times as follows: - I: July 16, 1930 (5.5 mins) - II: July 21, 1930; Paris (4.5 mins) - III: July 15, 1930 (7 mins) Some parts (beginnings, ends, pivotal points) drafted clearly. The rest is sketched roughly. The last four leaves contain sketches and a working out of a few bars of the full version. Folios 8r and 9v contain a clean sketch for Sur le Borysthène (Number 11 - Act 2, scene 2 Mime scene). Rendered in an order different than original document.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_020

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_198


Microfilm R8824 Sur le Borysthène, [1930-1931], 44 slides

Opus: 51

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_235

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Piano draft with some corrections and notes for orchestration. Drafts of most of the movements. Movements are in a slightly different order than final version. At the end of the first scene a note indicates a running time of 16 to 16.5 mins. A note at the end, states the ballet is 1h 15mins long. This copy is rendered in an order different from that of the original and slides of this piece are interspersed with copies of folios from other works.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_023


Microfilm R8824 Concerto for Piano No. 4, 1931, 35 slides

Opus: 53

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_236

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Two-piano version with multiple corrections. Main themes sketched in ink with the rest filled out in pencil. Third movement end dated August 19, 1931 St Jean de Luz." Fourth movement end dated July 7, 1931, Paris. Near the end, a note states that the piece was finally completed on August 23, 1931 in St. Jean de Luz. The last few folia contain corrections to earlier parts of the piece. This copy is rendered in an order different from that of the original and slides of this piece are interspersed with copies of folios from other works.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_029

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_077


Microfilm R8824 Two Sonatinas for Piano (No.1), 1931, 25 slides

Opus: 54, no. 1

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_237

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Part

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Rough draft of first movement with corrections; Sketch of fragment of second movement; Three versions of third movement with the last being close to the published version, but with some different transitions between themes. The final leaf is a draft of a very slightly different ending to the piece. Midway through the third movement, the manuscript is dated November 21, 1931. This copy is rendered in an order different from that of the original and slides of this piece are interspersed with copies of folios from other works.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_032


Microfilm R8824 Six Pieces, for Piano (No. 2: Rondo), [1931], 2 slides

Opus: 52, no. 2

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_238

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Arrangement of part of the ballet The Prodigal Son (op. 46). Sketches of various transitional parts with references to rehearsal numbers from the ballet.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_026


Microfilm R8824 Six Pieces, for Piano (No. 1: Intermezzo), [1931 (1928)], 8 slides

Opus: 52, no. 1

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_239

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Arrangement of part of the ballet The Prodigal Son (op. 46). Draft in black ink with many annotations and corrections in pencil.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_025


Microfilm R8824 Two Sonatinas for Piano (No. 2), [1931-1932], 11 slides

Opus: 54, no. 2

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_240

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Part

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Complete sketch of first and second movements with alterations in transitions. Corrections to third movement show several different beginnings. Ending of third movement missing. This copy is rendered in an order different from that of the original and slidees of this piece are interspersed with copies of folios from other works. One page is present in duplicate.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_033


Microfilm R8824 Six Pieces, for Piano (No. 4: Scherzino), [1931(1920)], 1 slides

Opus: 52, no. 4

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_241

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Arrangement of part of Five Songs, op. 35. Sketch of first 21 bars.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_027


Microfilm R8824 Concerto for Piano No. 5, [1932], 30 slides

Opus: 55

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_242

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Contains sketches of all movements, although the one for the third movement is very brief. This copy is rendered in an order different from that of the original and slides of this piece are interspersed with copies of folios from other works.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_035

Also available in Digital: SPA_359


Microfilm R8824 Concerto for Cello, [1933-1938], 4 slides

Opus: 58

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_243

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Fragment

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Rough sketches of part of the second movement. This copy is digitized out of order.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_040


Microfilm R8824 Four Portraits and 'Dénouement' from The Gambler, [1931], 2 slides

Opus: 49

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_244

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Corrections

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Corrections in full score to portions of the end of the fourth movement - "Polina" with references to rehearsal numbers from the earlier version of the score.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_019


Microfilm R8824 Thoughts, for Piano, 1933-1934, 9 slides

Opus: 62

Title as transcribed: Thougths/ Мьсли

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_245

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Language of Annotations: French

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Prepared for publication under plate numbers R.M.V 608 and R.M.V. 609. Stamped "Gravé" in red. Pagination marked in pencil. Front page has an annotation reading "Prière de graver en notre format ordinaire. Faire suivre la pagination, mais commencer chaque morceau en haut de la page."

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_044

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_155

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_245


Microfilm R8824 Six Pieces, for Piano, 1928-1931, 35 slides

Opus: 52

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_246

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Language of Annotations: French

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Final version for engraving. Prepared for publication under plate numbers R.M.V. 529 - R.M.V. 534. Pagination and line splits (as well as a few very minor annotations) marked in pencil. Originally the titles were marked with numbers, but subsequently the movement numbers have been crossed out. A note in pencil in upper left margin on first page reads "Gravez en format ordinaire. Pagination separée" [Engrave in ordinary format. Separate pagination] and a few of the movements have notes that ask for space to be left for title and dedication. Two of the movements have dedications: The Scherzino to Nicolas Orloff and the Scherzo to Vladimir Horowitz. Folio 14r contains a sketch for another piece. Dates indicated are: I. 1931 (1928) II. [Date erased] III. [No date] IV. 1920 (1931) V. 1930 (1931) VI. 1909(1931)

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_024


Microfilm R8824 Egyptian Nights [symphonic suite], 1933-1934, 8 slides

Opus: 61

Title as transcribed: Египетские Ночи: Симфоническая Сюита

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_247

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Short score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Clean, composite score with references to incidental music. Alterations to parts and to transitional sections written out. End dated September 14, 1934. Movements 2 and 3 switched as are 6 and 7. The verso of folio 4 has notes on instrumentation and transpositions.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_043


Microfilm R8824 Egyptian Nights [Incidental Music], [1934], 93 slides

Opus: Wwo

Title as transcribed: Египитские Ночи (музыка для камерного театра)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_248

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Incidental music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Copyist

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Full copyist version of incidental music with autograph annotations and corrections. Most corrections are about dynamic and tempo markings as well as reorchestration, but certain bars are crossed off and corrected. Full corrected versions of numbers 2 and 28 are appended at the end. First page is marked (but then crossed out) "А. Я. Таирову, камерный театр, Тверской бульвар, Москва" [A. Y. Tairov, Chamber theater, Tverskoy boulevard, Moscow] Folio 25r rendered twice. This copy is rendered in an order different from that of the original document.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_048

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_082


Microfilm R8824 Symphonic Song, 1932-1933, 16 slides

Opus: 57

Title as transcribed: Симфоническая Песнь

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_249

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score with instrumental annotations

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Piano sketch with notes in pencil for orchestration. The last folio contains a sketch, which is identified as an insertion, but does not seem to be from the piece.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_038


Microfilm R8824 Overture on Hebrew Themes, 1934(1922), 24 slides

Opus: 34/34bis

Title as transcribed: Увертюра на еврейские темы/Ouverture in Yiddish Themes/ Ouverture sur Thèmes Juifs

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_250

Document type: Notated music

Format: Publications

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Various

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Printed score for the sextet version with annotations for orchestration as well as some additional parts written out in pencil in the margins. End dated May 31, 1934, Bugrah. Published by Breitkopf & Hartel, Leipzig in 1922 under plate number A. 10309. G.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_008


Microfilm R8824 Three Pieces, for piano (No. 3: Sonatine pastorale), 1934, 5 slides

Opus: 59, no. 3

Title as transcribed: Sonatine pastorale (N3, C dur)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_251

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Clean draft in black ink with sparing corrections added in pencil. The end of the score indicates that the piece is 4 minutes long.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_041

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_157


Microfilm R8824 Egyptian Nights [Incidental Music], [1934], 48 slides

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_252

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Incidental music

Content type: Full score

Part: Part

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Drafts of all numbers except 2-5, 7, 10-14, 22, 23, 34, and 35.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_046

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_175



Microfilm R8824; R8825 Concerto for Piano No. 4, 1931, 32 slides

Opus: 53

Title as transcribed: 4и концерт (для лѣв рукi)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_253

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Orchestral parts only. No piano part. First page dated 1931. Third movement end dated September 8, 1931; Ciboure. Final movement end dated September 11, 1931; Ciboure. Over certain bars, there are page numbers (perhaps those of the piano draft?) marked in red crayon and in pencil. Folia in this copy rendered in an order different from that of the original document.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_028

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_078

Also available in Digital: SPA_358



Microfilm R8824 Arrangement of Twelve Russian Folk Songs (No. 4: White Snow), [1944], 2 slides

Opus: 104, no. 4

Title as transcribed: Снежки белые

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_254

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Songs

Content type: Vocal score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Clean score with very few corrections in pencil. On the first page there is a marking saying that the song should be transposed half a tone up (to D major). This is not true of the final, published version, which is in B major. Folder says 5, but this is 4

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_045

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_067



Microfilm R8825 Sketchbook (1), 1919, 65 slides

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_255

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Content type: Short score; Piano score

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: First page dated December 1919.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_052

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_111

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_112

Also available in Digital: SPA_347


Microfilm R8825 Sketchbook (2), 1929, 45 slides

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_256

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Content type: Short score; Piano score

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: First page dated December 1929.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_053

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_113

Also available in Digital: SPA_348


Microfilm R8825 Sketchbook (3), 1931, 49 slides

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_257

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Content type: Short score; Piano score

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: First page dated March 12, 1931. Includes sketches for Sonatina, Op. 54. (no. 1) among others.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_054

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_114

Also available in Digital: SPA_349


Microfilm R8825 Four Portraits and 'Dénouement' from The Gambler, 1931 (1916), 71 slides

Opus: 49

Title as transcribed: Сюита iз Iгрока

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_258

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Draft dating from 1931 with references to 1916 opera score. Numerous notes and corrections in composer's hand. Fourth movement end dated December 27, 1931.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_018

Also available in Digital: SPA_331


Microfilm R8825 Sur le Borysthène, 1930-1931, 111 slides

Opus: 51

Title as transcribed: Un Dimanche Soir (crossed out); На Днепре

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_259

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: On the first page, the working title "Un Dimanche soir" has been crossed out and the title На Днепре [Na Dnepre] has been written out in the composer's hand. A few of the movements are not in the same order as in final score. What is marked as movement 2 here is movement 4 in the final version; movements 5 and 6 are switched in the final version. Movements end dated as follows: - II: October 23, 1930 - IV: October 27, 1930 - V: November 6, 1930 - X (final): February 12, 1931; Paris

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_021


Microfilm R8825 Sur le Borysthène, 1930, 31 slides

Opus: 51

Title as transcribed: Un Dimanche Soir (crossed out); Au (crossed out and corrected to Sur) le Borysthène; На Днепре

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_260

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Piano score; Reduction

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: French

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Piano reduction of the ballet score. Appears to be the final version before engraving for the rehearsal score, to be published under plate number R.M.V 520 (Pages are marked up in pencil for engraving, although there is no red stamp indicating that this was indeed engraved). Movements do not appear in the same order as in the final version. Pencil markings indicate the new order of movements. Front page dated 1930. End dated February 12, 1931; Paris. On the first page, the working title "Un Dimanche soir" has been crossed out. Then the title "Au Borysthène" has been written in blue ink. Finally the word "Au" has been crossed out in pencil and corrected to "Sur le."

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_022


Microfilm R8825 Concerto for Piano No. 5, 1932, 65 slides

Opus: 55

Title as transcribed: Музик для ф. п. с оркестрим/Musique pr piano et orchestre

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_261

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Short score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Orchestral parts only. No piano part. First page dated March 31, 1932. Movements end dated as follows: - I: June 6, 1932 - II: June 8, 1932 - IV: June 13, 1932 - V: June 24 1932; Paris

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_034

Also available in Digital: SPA_359


Microfilm R8825 Seven, They Are Seven, 1933 (1917), 71 slides

Opus: 30

Title as transcribed: Семеро их

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_262

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript; Publications

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Cantatas

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Various

Language of text: Russian; French

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: After a title page, the first seven slides contain revisions and corrections to a score (also present in the copy) published in 1922 by the State Publishing House in Moscow (Государственное Музыкальное Издательство). The printed score is also marked up with corrections and revisions in Prokofiev's hand. Each page is stamped "Societé des auteurs, May 16, 1924." There are a number of dates on the score: The original date of composition printed inside is 1917, the cover notes date of publication as 1922, and the title page has the date 1918 printed. In the margin of the title page two more dates are written: сочинил (composed): 1917 and пересмотренный (revised) 1933. A marking in blue crayon on the first page reads "36 parts. Conseil du 30 avril 1924." The title page bears the original subtitle "Кантата" [Cantata], which has been crossed out and corrected to Заклинанiе [Incantation]. Under the printed Russian text the French translation by Louis Laloy is written out. Rendered in different order than the original. (Corrections rendered out of order.)

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_006

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_124

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_262


Microfilm R8825 Andante from Sonata for Piano No.4 [for orchestra], 1934, 15 slides

Opus: 29bis

Title as transcribed: Окрестровка Andante, Op. 29

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_263

Document type: Notated music

Format: Publications

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Orchestration of the second movement of the fourth piano sonata. End dated February 8, 1934 Paris.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_005

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_064


Microfilm R8825 Sonata for Piano No. 4, 1917 (1908) (annotations are most likely from 1934), 22 slides

Opus: 29/29bis

Title as transcribed: Четвертая соната (Из старых тетрадей)/Quatrième sonate (D'après des vieux cahiers)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_264

Document type: Notated music

Format: Publications

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Piano music; Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Various

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Piano score marked up in composer's hand for orchestration of second movement. A number of rewritten portions are present in the margins. Printed score published by Section musicale des editions d'état (Государственное Издательство Музикалний Сектор) in 1926.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_004

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_063



Microfilm 1 The Gambler, 1916 (1927-1928), 210 slides

Opus: 24

Title as transcribed: Iгрок

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_265

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Opera

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Changes to second version. Draft with references to earlier version. Front page dated September 9, 1927; St. Palais. Acts dated as follows: - I: beginning - September 9, 1927; end - October 1, 1927; St. Palais - II: beginning - October 9, 1927; St. Palais; October 29, 1927; Paris - III: beginning - November 13, 1927; Paris; end - November 28, 1927; Paris - IV: beginning - December 31, 1927, Paris; end - February 29, 1928, Paris

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_130

Also available in Digital: SPA_334



Microfilm 2 Chout, 1915 (1920), 27 slides

Opus: 21

Title as transcribed: Сказка про шута, семерых шутов перешутившего: Балетъ с 6 картинахъ

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_266

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Piano score; Reduction

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Bears a dedication to Diaghilev above the title.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_071

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_169


Microfilm 2 Concerto for Piano No. 3, [1917-1921], 32 slides

Opus: 26

Title as transcribed: Третий концертъ для ф-п. C dur; Troisième Concerto pour piano en Ut

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_267

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score with instrumental annotations

Part: Complete

Version: Reduction

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Prepared for publication under plate number A.10322.G. Front page bears a dedication to Konstantin Balmont.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_075


Microfilm 2 Divertimento, 1929, 35 slides

Opus: 43

Title as transcribed: Дiвертiсмент/ Divertimento

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_268

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Composite score with references to original version of this music. End dated October 3, 1929.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_079


Microfilm 2 Tales of an Old Grandmother, for piano, 1918, 7 slides

Opus: 31

Title as transcribed: Сказки старой бабушки

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_269

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Marked with pagination for published version. The epigraph reads: "Иные воспоминания наполовину стерлись в ее памяти, другие не сотрутся никогда." (Some memories half recorded in memory, others never remembered). End dated November 13, 1918, NYC. Prepared for publication under plate number A.10303.G.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_150


Microfilm 2 Four Pieces, for piano, [1918], 7 slides

Opus: 32

Title as transcribed: Danza. Menuetto. Gavotto. Valse.

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_270

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Prepared for publication under plate numbers A.10304.G. - A.10307.G.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_090


Microfilm 2 March and Scherzo from Love for Three Oranges, for piano, 1919, 3 slides

Opus: 33ter

Title as transcribed: Марш из оперы Любовь к трём апельсинам (Переложении для ф-п автора)/ Marche de l'Opera L'amour des trois Oranges (Transcription pour piano de l'auteur)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_271

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: German

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Stamped by A. Gutheil Verlag and RMV. The last sheet of this copy also shows the title page of Songs without Words, Op. 35. Two copies.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_104


Microfilm 2 Five Songs without Words, 1920, 8 slides

Opus: 35

Title as transcribed: Пысни для голоса и фортепиано (безъ словъ)/ Mélodies pour voix et piano (sans paroles)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_272

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Songs

Content type: Vocal score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Prepared for publication under plate number A. 10312 G. End dated 28 December 1920, Los Angeles. Dedicated to Nina Koshetz. Another dedication appears as well, but it has been crossed out and is illegible.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_087

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_088

Also available in Digital: SPA_329


Microfilm 2 The Fiery Angel, 1920-1923, 95 slides

Opus: 37

Title as transcribed: Огненный ангел

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_273

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Vocal score

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Composer's working piano-vocal score with annotations for orchestrations and revisions. Front page dated Jan 20, 1920 New York. End dated January 13, 1923; Ettal (December 31, in the old style) Acts dated as follows: - I: (end) March 17, 1920; New York. - II (beginning): March 21, 1920 - III (beginning): July 6, 1922; Ettal; (end) September 1, 1922 - IV: (end) October 4, 1922

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_211

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_294

Also available in Digital: SPA_326


Microfilm 2 Quintet, 1924, 21 slides

Opus: 39

Title as transcribed: Квинтетъ (гобоя, кларнета, скрипки, альта и контрабаса)/ Quintette pour hautbois, clarinette, violon, alto et contrabasse

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_274

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Piano score with instrumental annotations

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Relatively clean copy. Pagination marked in some places, suggesting this was likely a version for publication. Third movement written out twice.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_119


Microfilm 2 Schubert Waltzes, [1920], 12 slides

Opus: Woo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_275

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Version for two pianos. Relatively few corrections.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Microfilm 2 Concerto for Piano No. 2, [1923], 4 slides

Opus: 16

Title as transcribed: II концерт

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_276

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Part

Version: Unknown

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Relatively clean copy (very few musical corrections) of the first movement cadenza.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_074

Also available in Digital: SPA_356


Microfilm 2 Quintet, 1924, 23 slides

Opus: 39

Title as transcribed: Квинтетъ

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_277

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: End dated 1924, St. Gilles. Stamped by the Societé des auteurs. Final version for publication, bearing the stamp "Gravé."

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_187


Microfilm 2 Seven, They Are Seven, 1917, 23 slides

Opus: 30

Title as transcribed: Семеро iх/Халдейское заклинанiе для драматического тенора, хора и оркестра; Текстъ К. Балъмонта (по клинообразной надписи на стѣнах акадийского храма)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_278

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Cantata

Content type: Full score

Part: Unknown

Version: Draft

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Almost illegible

Notes: Full score draft. End dated, January 13, 1918, Kislovodsk.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_123

Also available in Digital: SPA_363


Microfilm 2 Scythian Suite, 1921(1914), 48 slides

Opus: 20

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_279

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Prepared for publication under A. 10319 G. Includes notes for part transpositions. Relatively clean, with minor corrections.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_120

Also available in Digital: SPA_361


Microfilm 2 The Gambler, [1916-1917], 295 slides

Opus: 24

Title as transcribed: Игрок; Le joueur

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_280

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: First version of the opera. First page dated 28 May 1916, Kuokkala. End dated January 22, 1917 Petrograd (St. Petersburg). Folios 106-107;276-277;342-343, and 480-481 in duplicate; folios 517-520 missing.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_129

Also available in Digital: SPA_335



Microfilm 3 Le Pas d'acier, 1925, 78 slides

Opus: 41

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_281

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Prepared for publication by Russische Musikverlag. Plate number illegible.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Microfilm 3 Chout, 1915 (1920), 145 slides

Opus: 21

Title as transcribed: Сказка про шута, семерых шутов перешутившего: Балетъ с 6 картинахъ

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_282

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript; Publications

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Front page dated 21 July, 1920; Mantes-sur-Seine. End dated April 20, 1921, Les Rochelets; Saint-Breven Les Pins. Includes an insertion of one page of published score.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_170

Also available in Digital: SPA_321


Microfilm 3 The Fiery Angel, 1927, 274 slides

Opus: 37

Title as transcribed: L'Ange de Feu/Der Feurige Engel

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_283

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Full score; Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian; French

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Fair draft of second version of opera. A piano arrangement with instrumental annotations appears below the full score in Prokofiev's hand. The full score is in G. Gorchakov's hand. French translation by Mikhail Astrov. End dated July 9, 1927. Prepared for publication under plate number B&H 19310.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_189

Also available in Digital: SPA_327



Microfilm 4 Love for Three Oranges, 1919, 238 slides

Opus: 33

Title as transcribed: L'amour des trois oranges

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_284

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Unknown

Language of text: French

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: French

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Title originally written as "L'amour pour trois oranges," but "pour" has been crossed out and changed to "des." Front page dated 1919 (exact date illegible). End dated October 1, 1919.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_103

Also available in Digital: SPA_344



Microfilm 5 The Ugly Duckling, 1929(1914), 38 slides

Opus: 18

Title as transcribed: Гадкiй Утенокъ/Le villain petit candard/ Das häßliche Entlein/ The Ugly Duckling

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_285

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Songs

Content type: Vocal score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian; French; English; German

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: End dated October 5, 1929.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Microfilm 5 Seven, They Are Seven, 1917, 14 slides

Opus: 30

Title as transcribed: Семеро ихъ/Аккадийское заклинанiе для драматического тенора, хора и оркестра; Текстъ К. Балъмонта (по клинообразной надписи на стѣнах акадийского храма)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_286

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Cantatas

Content type: Vocal score

Part: Complete

Version: Reduction

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Clean copy. On the first page in the subtitle the word "халдийское" is crossed out and changed to "акадийское." Dedicated to Konstantin Balmont.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_125

Also available in Digital: SPA_364


Microfilm 5 Dreams, 1912(1910), 21 slides

Opus: 6

Title as transcribed: Сны (Автору, назвавшему Мечтать)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_287

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: End dated June 16, 1910 (original) and April 21, 1912 (arrangement). Last page initialed by Prokofiev.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_080

Also available in Digital: SPA_323


Microfilm 5 Two Poems of Konstantin Balmont, 1910, 25 slides

Opus: 7

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_288

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Songs with orchestra

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Clean version of both movements. First movement end dated January 6, 1910

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Microfilm 5 Five songs without Words, 1920, 13 slides

Opus: 35, no. 2

Title as transcribed: Песня (без словъ)/ Mélodies (sans paroles)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_289

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Songs; Songs with orchestra

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian; French

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Orchestration of second piece.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_086

Also available in Digital: SPA_330


Microfilm 5 Violin Concerto No. 2, 1935, 97 slides

Opus: 63

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_290

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Copyist

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Scribal version of full score.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Microfilm 5 Sur le Borysthène, [1930-1931], 80 slides

Opus: 51

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_291

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Full score

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Microfilm 5 Five Poems of K. Balmont, 1921, 15 slides

Opus: 36

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_292

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Songs

Content type: Vocal score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian; French; English; German

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Prepared for publication under plate number A. 10338 G. The dedication originally read "A Linette Codina," but the name has been changed to Lina Llubera (Changed reflects a switch from her real name to her pseudonym). French translation by Lina Llubera and Serge Prokofiev, German text by Vera Miller, English text by Olga Mojaysky. End of third piece dated 26 July, 1921, Les Rochelets

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_085

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_176

Also available in Digital: SPA_350


Microfilm 5 Sinfonietta, 1909 (1929), 14 slides

Opus: 5/48

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_293

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score with instrumental annotations

Part: Complete

Version: Reduction

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: French

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Third version. Prepared for publication under plate number R.M.V. 522. Pagination marked for engraving although "Gravé" stamp is not visible.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_126

Also available in Digital: SPA_366


Microfilm 5 Symphony No. 1 (Classical), 1916-1917, 9 slides

Opus: 25

Title as transcribed: Symphonie Classique (Première Symphonie)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_294

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score; Arrangment

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: French

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Fair copy for engraving. Prepared for publication under plate number A. 10445 G. Includes movements I, II, and IV. Third movement not included. Where it should be, there is a note (illegible in this copy). Dedicated to Boris Asafiev

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_200


Microfilm 5 Music for Children, for piano, 1935, 6 slides

Opus: 65

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_295

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Fair copy for engraving. Stamped "Gravé" and marked for pagination.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_107

Also available in Digital: SPA_345


Microfilm 5 Concerto for Piano No. 3, [1917-1921], 85 slides

Opus: 26

Title as transcribed: Третий концертъ для ф-п. C dur; Troisième Concerto pour piano en Ut

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_296

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: End of third movement dated September 28, 1921, Rochelets. Title page is present in duplicate at the end. The front page bears a dedication to Konstantin Balmont.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_076

Also available in Digital: SPA_357


Microfilm 5 The Fiery Angel, 1927, 181 slides

Opus: 37

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_297

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Full score; Short score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: End dated June 9, 1927. Individual acts end dated as follows: - II: 19 August, 1927; St. Palais (2h 15min) - III: October 1, 1926 - IV: November 23 [1926]

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_192

Also available in Digital: SPA_328


Microfilm 5 The Fiery Angel [Vocal Suite from the Opera], 1927, 60 slides

Opus: 37bis

Title as transcribed: Вокальная Сюита из оперы Огненный Ангел

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_298

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Full score; Short score

Part: Fragment

Version: Draft; Sketch

Language of text: Russian; French

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Beginning is a draft, the remainder is in sketch form. Second half of this copy is almost entirely illegible.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_193

Also available in Digital: SPA_325



Microfilm 1929 The Giant, [1900], 14 slides

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_299

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Piano score (or vocal score?)

Part: Fragment

Version: Unknown

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Folios 1,2, 14-17, 20-23, 26, and 27 missing. Copy of RGALI item 1929-1-1.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_091

Also available in Digital: SPA_336


Microfilm 1929 The Gambler, [1915], 5 slides

Opus: 24

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_300

Document type: Text

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Libretto

Part: Complete

Version: Sketch

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Plan for libretto. Includes two progressive drafts. Front page dated September 29 - October 3. Second page dated October 3. Copy of RGALI item 1929-2-1.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Microfilm 1929 The Fiery Angel, [after 1930], 9 slides

Opus: 37

Title as transcribed: The Fire Angel

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_301

Document type: Text

Format: Manuscript; Typescript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Notes

Part: Complete

Version: Various

Language of text: Russian; English

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Material relating to third version of the opera. Full synopsis in English followed by Russian-language notes for Act I, scenes 1 and 2 and some musical notes. Some pages on paper from the Great Northern Hotel, New York. Fragment of RGALI 1929-1-9

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_151


Microfilm 1929 Semyon Kotko, [1939], 4 slides

Opus: 81

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

Creator: Kataev, Valentin, 1897-1986

ID: SPA_302

Document type: Text

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Libretto

Part: Unknown

Version: Draft

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Autograph by V.P. Kataev with corrections by Prokofiev. Copy of RGALI item 1929-2-11.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Microfilm 1929 Semyon Kotko, [1939], 21 slides

Opus: 81

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_303

Document type: Text

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Notes

Part: Unknown

Version: Sketch

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Includes parts of libretto, rhythmic workings out of passages, and a list of characters and voice types. Copy of RGALI item 1929-1-14.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Microfilm 1929 Betrothal in a Monestary, [1940], 36 slides

Opus: 86

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_304

Document type: Text

Format: Manuscript; Typescript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Notes; Libretto

Version: Sketch

Language of text: Russian; English

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Draft of libretto in both handwritten and typed format. Copy of RGALI item 1929-1-19.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Microfilm 1929 Betrothal in a Monestary, [1940-1943], 16 slides

Opus: 86

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_305

Document type: Text

Format: Manuscript; Typescript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Notes; Libretto

Version: Sketch; Draft

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Notes for libretto including some complete scenes. Some slides contains working out of syllable stresses. Copy of RGALI item 1929-2-12.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Microfilm 1929 Program for performance of War and Peace, 1944, 6 slides

Opus: 91

Creator: Unknown

ID: SPA_306

Document type: Text

Format: Typescript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Program

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Program for by the Soviet Opera ensemble. Directed by Konstantin Popov. Conductor Nikolai Mironov. Copy of RGALI item 1929-1-905.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Microfilm 1929 Notes on War and Peace, [1945], 3 slides

Opus: 91

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_307

Document type: Text

Format: Typescript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Notes

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Composer's note about the opera. Includes a relatively unclear image of a opera rehearsal with singers M. Nadion (Natasha) and M. Shteglov (Pierre) and conductor Samuil Samosud. Copy of RGALI item 1929-1-906.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Microfilm 1929 Story of a Real Man, [1947-1948], 89 slides

Opus: 117

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

Creator: Mendelʹson-Prokofʹeva, M. (Mira), 1915-1968

ID: SPA_308

Document type: Text

Format: Manuscript; Typescript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Notes; Libretto

Version: Sketch

Language of text: Russian

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Notes for libretto by Mira Mendelson-Prokofieva, with additions by the composer. Includes rhythmic development with syllable stress. Copy of RGALI item 1929-2-30.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Microfilm 1929 Distant Seas, [1948], 8 slides

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_309

Document type: Text

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Libretto

Version: Sketch

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Notes for libretto. Includes notes about syllable stress. Copy of RGALI item 1929-1-31.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Microfilm 1929 Distant Seas, [1948], 13 slides

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_310

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Piano score

Part: Fragment

Version: Sketch

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Very rough sketches. Copy of RGALI item 1929-1-30.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Microfilm 1929 War and Peace, [1943-1945], 3 slides

Opus: 91

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_311

Document type: Text

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Notes

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: List of characters, their corresponding voice types and the scenes in which they appear. Copy of RGALI item 1929-2-17.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Microfilm 1929 War and Peace, [1941-1942], 55 slides

Opus: 91

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

Creator: Mendelʹson-Prokofʹeva, M. (Mira), 1915-1968

ID: SPA_312

Document type: Text

Format: Manuscript; Typescript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Libretto

Part: Fragment

Version: Sketch

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Materials for libretto. Compiled from various items on various types of paper, some handwritten and other typed. Includes both notes by Mira Mendelson-Prokofieva and by the composer. Copy of RGALI item 1929-2-18.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Microfilm 1929 War and Peace, [1941-1942], 18 slides

Opus: 91

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_313

Document type: Text

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Libretto

Part: Fragment

Version: Sketch

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Working out of syllable stress in libretto text. Includes various parts of the opera. Copy of RGALI item 1929-2-19.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_315


Microfilm 1929 Peter and the Wolf, 1936, 7 slides

Opus: 67

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_314

Document type: Text

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Libretto

Part: Fragment

Version: Sketch

Language of text: Russian; English

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Drafts of libretto. Original appears to have been on two types of paper. The first section (three pages) contains the narrator text in Russian and is dated April, 1936. The second section (two smaller on smaller pages) contains the opening explanation of the characters each instrument represents in Russian and then in English and is dated May 19th (year not noted). The two sections are numbered continuously in the upper right corner. Copy of RGALI item 1929-1-241.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_316


Microfilm 1929 War and Peace, [1940], 5 slides

Opus: 91

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_315

Document type: Text

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Notes

Part: Fragment

Version: Sketch

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Working out of syllable stress in libretto text. Includes various parts of the opera. Partial duplicate of SPA 313. Partial copy of RGALI item 1929-2-19.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_313


Microfilm 1929 Peter and the Wolf, 1936, 7 slides

Opus: 67

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_316

Document type: Text

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Microfilm copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Libretto

Part: Fragment

Version: Sketch

Language of text: Russian; English

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Drafts of libretto. Original appears to have been on two types of paper. The first section (three pages) contains the narrator text in Russian and is dated April, 1936. The second section (two smaller on smaller pages) contains the opening explanation of the characters each instrument represents in Russian and then in English and is dated May 19th (year not noted). The two sections are numbered continuously in the upper right corner. Partial duplicate of SPA 31. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-241.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_314


Subseries I.4: Digital copies, 1899-1952; 1970s

57 digital copies of Prokofiev musical works. Some works contain annotations added after Prokofiev's death.

Please note that the SPA at Columbia cannot create copies holdings that are reproductions of unpublished Prokofiev material without written consent of both the Prokofiev Estate and the current holding archive or intitution.


Autumn, 1910, 3 pages

Opus: 8

Title as transcribed: Осеннее (1-и вариант)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_317

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: First page dated August 9, 1910. Labeled "1и вариант" (first version). Part of RGALI item 1929-1-149.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_069


Sonata for Cello and Piano, [1949], 24 pages

Opus: 119

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_318

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Full score?

Part: Fragment

Version: Sketch; Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Sketches. Some sections appear in draft form. Fragment of RGALI item 1929-1-196.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_136


Sonata for Solo Cello, 1973 (1952), 12 pages

Opus: 134

Title as transcribed: Соната для виолончели соло

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

Creator: Blok, V. (Vladimir), 1932-1996

ID: SPA_319

Document type: Notated music

Format: Publications

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Work completed by Vladimir Blok, based on Prokofiev's sketches. Includes a preface by Blok explaining the reconstructive process. The parts by Prokofiev are the exposition and the beginning of the development. Blok has continued the development, appended a literal reprise of the first part of the exposition, connected it with a surviving sketch of the recapitulation and then recapitulated the remaining themes of the exposition. Prokofiev's tempo and dynamic markings are indicated with asterisks. Published in Moscow in 1973. Fingerings and bowings in this edition by N. (probably Natalia) Gutman. Wrong opus number printed on the title page, and then corrected in pencil (on the copy) to 134. The title page contains the following hand-written inscription in Russian dated August 21, 1973 from Blok to one Lola Feigin: "Дорогому Лёля Фейгину от одного из многих отнюдь не-Прокофьевых с сердечнни приветем."

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_137


Choses en soi, [1928(1918)], 13 pages

Opus: 45

Title as transcribed: Вещь в себе/Chose en soi

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_320

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Part

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph; Copyist

Annotations: black ink; blue crayon

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Scribal, with autograph annotations in blue ink. Missing the end of the second piece. Prepared for publication under plate numbers R.M.V. 484 and 485.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Chout, 1915 (1920), 141 pages

Opus: 21

Title as transcribed: Сказка про шута, семерых шутов перешутившего

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_321

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Ballets

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Clean copy. Front page dated 21 July, 1920; Mantes-sur-Seine. End dated April 20, 1921, Les Rochelets; Saint-Breven Les Pins. Three of the pages are digitized anew in single files.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_170

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_282


Symphony No. 1 (Classical), [1916-1917], 61 pages

Opus: 25

Title as transcribed: Классическая Симфонiя/ Symphonie Classique

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_322

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Annotations: black ink; pencil; blue crayon

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Color copy. Relatively clean copy with some corrections throughout. Dedicated to Boris Vladimirovich Asafiev.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_145


Dreams, 1910, 3 pages

Opus: 6

Title as transcribed: Сны (Автору, назвавшему Мечтать)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_323

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: First and last page of orchestral version of score. End dated June 16, 1910 (original) and April 21, 1912 (arrangement). Last page initialed by Prokofiev.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_080

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_287


Dumka, [after 1933], 6 pages

Opus: Wwo

Title as transcribed: Думка

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_324

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Draft of the entire piece with the exception of a few bars. Some bars crossed out and then corrected. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-234.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_080

Also available in Digital: SPA_360


The Fiery Angel [Vocal Suite from the Opera], 1923, 30 pages

Opus: 37bis

Title as transcribed: Вокальная Сюита из оперы Огненный Ангел

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_325

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Full score; Short score

Part: Complete

Version: Sketch; Draft

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Beginning is a draft, the remainder is in sketch form.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_193

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_298


The Fiery Angel, 1920-1923, 94 pages

Opus: 37

Title as transcribed: Огненный ангел

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_326

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Vocal score

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Composer's working piano-vocal score with annotations for orchestrations and revisions. Front page dated Jan 20, 1920 New York. End dated January 13, 1923; Ettal (December 31, in the old style) Acts dated as follows: - I: (end) March 17, 1920; New York. - II (beginning): March 21, 1920 - III (beginning): July 6, 1922; Ettal; (end) September 1, 1922 - IV: (end) October 4, 1922

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_190

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_211

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_273

Also available in Digital: SPA_326


The Fiery Angel, 1923, 381 pages

Opus: 37

Title as transcribed: L'Ange de Feu/Der Feurige Engel

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_327

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Full score; Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian; French

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Fair draft of second version of opera. A piano arrangement with instrumental annotations appears below the full score in Prokofiev's hand. The full score is in G. Gorchakov's hand. French translation by Mikhail Astrov. End dated July 9, 1927. Prepared for publication under plate number B&H 19310.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_189

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_283


The Fiery Angel, 1927, 186 pages

Opus: 37

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_328

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Full score; Short score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Relatively illegible

Notes: End dated June 9, 1927. Individual acts end dated as follows - II: 19 August, 1927; St. Palais (2h 15min) - III, October 1, 1926 - IV: November 23

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_078

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_297


Five Songs without Words, 1920, 8 pages

Opus: 35

Title as transcribed: Пысни для голоса и фортепиано (безъ словъ)/ Mélodies pour voix et piano (sans paroles)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_329

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Songs

Content type: Vocal score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Prepared for publication under plate number A. 10312 G. End dated 28 December 1920, Los Angeles. Dedicated to Nina Koshetz. Another dedication appears as well, but it has been crossed out and is illegible.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_087

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_088

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_272


Five Songs without Words, [1920], 11 pages

Opus: 35, no. 2

Title as transcribed: Песня (без словъ)/ Mélodies (sans paroles)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_330

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Songs; Songs with orchestra

Content type: Full score

Part: Part

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian; French

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Orchestration of second piece.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_086

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_289


Four Portraits and Dénouement from The Gambler, 1931 (1916), 71 pages

Opus: 49

Title as transcribed: Сюита iз iгрока

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_331

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Draft dating from 1931 with references to 1916 opera score. Numerous notes and corrections in composer's hand. Fourth movement end dated December 27, 1931.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_018

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_258

Also available in Digital: SPA_331


The Gambler; Le Pas 'Acier; Untitled 3, 44 pages

Opus: 24

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_332

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Various

Content type: Full score; Piano score with instrumental annotations

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Copy of fragments of multiple originals The first six sheets pertain to the the second version of the Gambler, the two next contain sketches for an unidentified work, the three after that pertain again to the Gambler and the remainder is a draft for Le Pas d'acier.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_132

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_227


The Gambler, 1916 (1927), 170 pages

Opus: 24

Title as transcribed: Le Joueur; Игрокъ, Der Spieler

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_333

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Vocal score with instrumental annotations; Reduction

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian; French; German

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Language of Annotations: French

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Second version of the opera. Final copy for engraving. Stamped 'Gravé' in red. Pagination marked in pencil. German text written above the staff in blue ink. French and Russian below in black. Possible cuts to the opera indicated. Act 2 end dated December 12, 1927. Whole work end dated March 6, 1928, Paris A few of the folia contain one-word Russian annotations in a very rough, almost childlike hand that does not look like Prokofiev's. A few of the folia contain paste-overs and corrections. In one instance, there is an added page to be inserted at an earlier spot. In a few of the margins, as well as on the verso of folio 15, the composer has worked out endings of scenes in pencil.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_003

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_131

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_232


The Gambler, 1916 (1927-1928), 210 pages

Opus: 24

Title as transcribed: Iгрок

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_334

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Changes to second version. Draft with references to earlier version. Front page dated September 9, 1927; St. Palais. Acts dated as follows: - I: beginning - September 9, 1927; end - October 1, 1927; St. Palais - II: beginning - October 9, 1927; St. Palais; October 29, 1927; Paris - III: beginning - November 13, 1927; Paris; end - November 28, 1927; Paris - IV: beginning - December 31, 1927, Paris; end - February 29, 1928, Paris

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_130

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_265


The Gambler, [1916-1917], 284 pages

Opus: 24

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_335

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Partially illegible

Notes: Dated 28 May 1916, Kuokkala on first page. End dated January 22, 1917 Petrograd (St. Petersburg). Folios 106-107;276-277;342-343, and 480-481 in duplicate; folios 517-520 missing. Beginning rendered twice.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_129

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_280


The Giant, [1900], 13 pages

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_336

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Piano score (or Vocal score?)

Part: Fragment

Version: Draft

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Title page marked "Дорогами папы въ денe именихъ отъ Серьожъ" [To my dear daddy on his name day from Seryozha]. Dated September 25, 1900 (month difficult to read on copy). For Prokofiev's 1902 opera "On Desert Islands."

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_091

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_299


March and Piece, for piano, 1900, 7 pages

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_337

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Piano music; Operas

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Title page marked "Дорогами папы въ денe именихъ отъ Серьожъ" [To my dear daddy on his name day from Seryozha]. Dated September 25, 1900 (month difficult to read on copy). For Prokofiev's 1902 opera "On Desert Islands."

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_105


March and Piece, for piano, 1900, 7 pages

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_338

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Piano music; Operas

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Title page marked "Дорогами папы въ денe именихъ отъ Серьожъ" [To my dear daddy on his name day from Seryozha]. Dated September 25, 1900 (month difficult to read on copy). For Prokofiev's 1902 opera "On Desert Islands."

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_105


Seven Pieces, for piano, 1907, 11;22 pages

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_339

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: The seven pieces are: 1. Uprek; 2. Chant sans paroles; 3. Intermezzo; 4. Humoresque; 5. P'esa bez nazvaniia; 6. Vostochania pesenka; 7. P'esna bez nazvaniia First piece dated January 1907. The rest undated. An autograph note from March 20, 1907 is included, stating that the pieces are for Vasily Mitrofanovich Morolyov. In the copy this note is largely illegible.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_122


Little Songs, for Piano, 1903, 4 pages

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_340

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Part

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Songs V, VI, VII. The original bears the inscription, in Russian, "dedicated to dear mummy and daddy from Seryozha Prokofiev" and is dated 6 April 1903. Both of these details are illegible in the copy. The date 1903 can be read elsewhere on the copy. Includes bibliographic note

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_101


Valse, for piano, 1899, 4 pages

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_341

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Dated summer 1899.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_160


Kotovsky, 1942, 1 pages

Opus: Wwo

Title as transcribed: Котовский

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_342

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Vocal score with instrumental annotations

Part: Part

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Beginning of the first number of the work - "Song" (Песня). Part of RGALI item 1929-1-105.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_181


Lermontov, 1941, 1 pages

Opus: Wwo 45

Title as transcribed: Лермонтов

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_343

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Piano score with instrumental annotations

Part: Part

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Sketch of "Quadrille" (Кадриль). Part of RGALI item 1929-1-99.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_096

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_182


Love for Three Oranges, 1919, 238 pages

Opus: 33

Title as transcribed: L'amour des trois oranges

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_344

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: (full work is in Russian)

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Title originally written as "L'amour pour trois oranges," but "pour" has been crossed out and changed to "des." Front page dated 1919 (exact date illegible). End dated October 1, 1919.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_103

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_284


Music for Children, for piano, 1935, 10 pages

Opus: 65

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_345

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Fair copy for engraving. Stamped "Gravé" and marked for pagination.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_107

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_295


Musical letter from Prokofiev to Boris Zakharov, 1952(1913), 6 pages

Title as transcribed: Музыкальное письмо Б.С. Захарову от С.С. Прокофьева в Вену из Петербурга

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_346

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: First page is an explanation of the themes used in the letter. This item contains one full version of the work and one fragmentary one. The following note appears at the end of the first version: "Письмо написано и послано в октябре-ноябре 1913 года. Восстановлено по памяти через 38 лет, т.е.. в 1952 году" [Letter written and sent in October-November 1913. Recovered from memory after 38 years, i.e in. 1952] Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-270.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_110


Sketchbook (1), 1919, 64 pages

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_347

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Content type: Piano score; Short score

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: First page dated December 1919.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_052

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_111

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_112

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_255


Sketchbook (2), 1929, 44 pages

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_348

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Content type: Piano score; Short score

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: First page dated December 1929.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_053

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_113

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_256


Sketchbook (3), 1931, 49 pages

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_349

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Content type: Piano score; Short score

Version: Sketch

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: First page dated March 12, 1931. Contains sketches for Sonatina, Op. 54. (no. 1)

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_054

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_114

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_257


Five Poems of K. Balmont; No. 1 - Заклинанiе Воды и Огня (Incantation of Water and Fire), 1921, 2 pages

Opus: 36, no. 1

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_350

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Songs

Content type: Vocal score

Part: Part

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian; French; English; German

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: First song - "Incantation of Water and Fire" ("Заклинанiе Воды и Огня"). The dedication originally read "A Linette Codina," but the name has been changed to Lina Llubera (Changed reflects a switch from her real name to her pseudonym). French translation by Lina Llubera and Serge Prokofiev, German text by Vera Miller, English text by Olga Mojaysky. Prepared for publication under plate number A. 10338 G.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_085

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_176

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_292


[unknown digital file]

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_351

Document type: Notated music

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Notes: File unable to be opened.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


[unknown digital file]

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_352

Document type: Notated music

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Notes: File unable to be opened.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Partisans in the Ukrainian Steppes, [1942], 1 pages

Opus: Wwo

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_353

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Piano score with instrumental annotations

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Beginning of second song. Part of RGALI item 1929-1-107.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_184


Peter and the Wolf, 1936, 6 slides

Opus: 67

Title as transcribed: Как пионер Петя поймал волка

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_354

Document type: Text

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Libretto

Part: Complete

Version: Sketch

Language of text: Russian; English

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Draft of libretto. Original appears to have been on two types of paper. The first section (three pages) contains the narrator text in Russian and is dated April, 1936. The second section (two smaller on smaller pages) contains the opening explanation of the characters each instrument represents in Russian and then in English and is dated May 19th (year not noted). The two sections are numbered continuously in the upper right corner. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-241.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_314

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_316


Concerto for Piano No. 2, 1930, 1 pages

Opus: 16

Title as transcribed: Second Concerto (for piano and orchestra)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_355

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Part: Unknown

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Clean version of opening theme. Signed "Serge Prokofieff, Boston, 1930" From Serge Koussevitzky collection in the Library of Congress. Perhaps originally appended to a letter.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Concerto for Piano No. 2, [1923], 4 pages

Opus: 16

Title as transcribed: II концерт

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_356

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Part

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Relatively clean copy (very few musical corrections) of the first movement cadenza.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_074

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_276


Concerto for Piano No. 3, 1917-1922, 82 pages

Opus: 26

Title as transcribed: Третий Концертъ для ф-п. C dur; Troisieme Concerto pour piano en Ut

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_357

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Draft with performance annotations. End of third movement dated September 28, 1921, Rochelets. The title page is present in duplicate at the end. The front page bears a dedication to Konstantin Balmont.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_076

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_296


Concerto for Piano No. 4, 1931, 24 pages

Opus: 53

Title as transcribed: 4и концерт (для лѣв рукi)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_358

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Part

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Orchestral parts only. No piano part. Contains the first movement and the beginning of the second movement. First page dated 1931. Over certain bars, there are page numbers (perhaps those of the piano draft?) marked.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_028

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_078

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_253

Also available in Digital: SPA_358


Concerto for Piano No. 5, [1932], 32 pages

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_359

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Contains sketches of all movements, although the one for the third movement is very brief.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_035

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_242


Dumka, [after 1933], 6 pages

Opus: Wwo

Title as transcribed: Думка

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_360

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Piano music

Content type: Piano score

Part: Complete

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Complete piece with the exception of a few bars near the end. Some bars crossed out and then corrected.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_080

Also available in Digital: SPA_324


Scythian Suite, 1921(1914), 42 pages

Opus: 20

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_361

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Prepared for publication under A. 10319 G.Includes notes for part transpositions. Relatively clean, with minor corrections.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_120

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_279

Also available in Digital: SPA_361


Seven, They Are Seven, 1933 (1917), 63 pages

Opus: 30

Title as transcribed: Семеро их

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_362

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript; Publications

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Cantatas

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Various

Language of text: Russian; French

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: After a title page, the first seven pages contain autograph revisions and corrections to a score (also present in the copy) published in 1922 by the State Publishing House in Moscow (Государственное Музыкальное Издательство). The printed score is also marked up with corrections and revisions in Prokofiev's hand. Each page is stamped "Societé des auteurs, May 16, 1924." There are a number of dates on the score: The original date of composition printed inside is 1917, the cover notes date of publication as 1922, and the title page has the date 1918 printed. In the margin of the title page two more dates are written: сочинил (composed): 1917 and пересмотренный (revised) 1933. A marking in blue crayon on the first page reads "36 parts. Conseil du 30 avril 1924." The title page bears the original subtitle "Кантата" [Cantata], which has been crossed out and corrected to Заклинанiе [Incantation]. Under the printed Russian text the French transaltion by Louis Laloy is written out. Rendered in different order than the original. Corrections rendered out of order.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_006

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_124

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_262


Seven, They Are Seven, 1917, 17 pages

Opus: 30

Title as transcribed: Семеро iх/Халдейское заклинанiе для драматического тенора, хора и оркестра; Текстъ К. Балъмонта (по клинообразной надписи на стѣнах акадийского храма)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_363

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Choruses with orchestra

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Illegible

Notes: Full score draft. End dated January 13, 1918, Kislovodsk.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_123

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_278


Seven, They Are Seven, 1917, 11 pages

Opus: 30

Title as transcribed: Семеро ихъ/Аккадийское заклинанiе для драматического тенора, хора и оркестра; Текстъ К. Балъмонта (по клинообразной надписи на стѣнах акадийского храма)

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_364

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Cantatas

Content type: Vocal score; Reduction

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: On the first page in the subtitle the word "халдийское" is crossed out and changed to "акадийское". Dedicated to Konstantin Balmont.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_125

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_286


Seven, They Are Seven, 1918, 24 pages

Opus: 30

Title as transcribed: Семеро ихъ

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_365

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Cantatas

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Relatively legible

Notes: Clean full score, End dated January 19, 1918, Kislovodsk. Includes low and high resolution copies, separate copies of first and last page and detailed images from certain pages.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_007


Sinfonietta, 1909 (1929), 14 pages

Opus: 5/48

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_366

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Piano score with instrumental annotations; Reduction

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Third version. Prepared for publication under plate number R.M.V. 522. Pagination marked for engraving although "Gravé" stamp is not visible.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_126

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_293


String Quartet No. 1, 1930, 24 pages

Opus: 50

Title as transcribed: Quartet

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_367

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Clean version. End dated: July 26, 1930 (sketches); December 14, 1930 (score); Paris

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_199


Symphony No. 3, 1928, 99 pages

Opus: 44

Title as transcribed: 3я симфонiя

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_368

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Draft

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Composite score with reference to the parts of the score of the Fiery Angel that have been used to make up the symphony. The score contains many insertions and rearrangements, but few corrections when it comes to notes and rhythms. Movements end dated as follows: - I: September 6, 1928 - II: September 18, 1928 - III: November 3, 1928 - IV: September 25, Vétraz The last two folia contain insertions to earlier parts of the score.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Original: SPA_012

Also available in Microfilm: SPA_233


Tonya, 1942, 1 pages

Opus: Wwo

Title as transcribed: Тоня

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_369

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Motion picture music

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Draft

Language of text: (full work is in Russian)

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: First page of full score.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Divertimento; Trapèze; Le pas d'acier, 1925, 4 pages

Opus: 43;Wwo;41

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_370

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Ballets; Piano music

Content type: Piano score; Reduction

Part: Part

Version: Final

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Clean copy with a few minor corrections in pencil. First orchestration of Overture from Trapèze for Le Pas d'acier.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_173


Concerto for Violin No. 1, 1913-1917, 126 pages

Opus: 19

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_371

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Orchestral music

Content type: Full score

Part: Complete

Version: Final

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Clean, full score. Stamped for publication by RMV (Russischer Musikverlag).

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London


Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1, [1938-1946], 16 pages

Opus: 80

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_372

Document type: Notated music

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Chamber music

Content type: Full score

Part: Fragment

Version: Original workings

Autograph or Copyist: Autograph

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Begins as draft, but the remainder is largely made up of sketches. Corresponds to RGALI item 1929-1-188.

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_140

Also available in Photocopy: SPA_196


War and Peace, 1941, 1 pages

Opus: 91

Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953

ID: SPA_373

Document type: Text

Format: Manuscript

Original or Copy: Digital copy

Genre: Operas

Content type: Notes

Version: Draft

Language of text: Russian

Autograph or Copyist: Uncertain

Language of Annotations: Russian

Legibility of copy: Legible

Notes: Numbered list of events in opera

Previous holding library: Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London