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Lillie Ronvo Collection of Dance and Music Materials, 1915-2002, bulk 1952-1991

Series III: Musical Scores, 1915-2000

Piano arrangements of ballets and opera arias, song books of Jewish folk music, and single-leaf piano scores of folk and pop songs from Italy and Israel.

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Subseries III.1: Ballet Piano Arrangements, circa 1949-2000

This subseries includes scores of complete ballets as well as excerpts and collections, arranged alphabetically by composer name. There is a 1959 score of the Pas de Deux from Minkus'Don Quixotethat includes a cover photo of Claire Motte (1937-1986), ballet mistress and leading ballerina of the Paris Opera Ballet.

Box 2 Auber, Daniel, Pas Classique, 1959

Box 2 Bizet, Georges, Jeux d'Enfants

(no date)

Chopin, Frederic

Box 2 Les Sylphides , 1976

Box 2 Les Sylphides , undated

Box 2 Drigo, Riccardo Le Corsaire, 1975

Minkus, Ludwig

Box 2 Paquita, Pas de Trois, 1957

Box 2 Paquita, Grand Pas, 1976

Box 2 Don Quixote, Pas de Deux, 1959

(cover photo of Claire Motte (1937-1986), ballet mistress and leading ballerina of the Paris Opera Ballet)

Box 2 Don Quixote , 1974

Box 2 Don Quixote , undated

Box 2 La Bayadere , 1975

Box 2 La Bayadere , 1983

Box 2 Offenbach, Jacques La Gaite Parisienne,, 1952

Pugni, Cesare

Box 2 Pas de Deux from Esmeralda, 1958

Box 2 Pas de Quatre , 1973

Box 2 Pas de Quatre , 1973

(in Etude de la Danse collection)

Box 2 Rossini, Gioachino La Boutique Fantastique Suite, undated

Box 2 Strauss, Johann Graduation Ball, 1991

Tchaikovsky, P. I

Box 2 The Nutcracker Suite , 1949

Box 2 Le Lac des Cygnes , 1949

Box 2 Swan Lake: The Ballet Told in Words and Music, 1950

Box 2 "Le Cygne Noir,"Lac des Cygnes, 1975

Box 2 La Belle au Bois Dormant , 1950

Box 2 Casse Noisette , 1976

Box 3 Adam, Adolphe

Box 3 Giselle , 1974


Box 3 Giselle , 1978

Delibes, Leo

Box 3 Coppelia , 1974

Box 3 Sylvia , 2000

Box 3 Glazunov, Alexander Raymonda, undated

Box 3 Helsted, Edvard, La Fete des Fleurs a Genzano, 1973

Box 3 Khachaturian, Aram Spartacus Moscow,, 1975

(hard cover edition)

McDermott, William

Box 3 Ballet Classics: Six Famous Pas de Deux, 1974

Box 3 Ballet Classics: Five Famous Pas de Deux, 1985

Prokofiev, Sergei

Box 3 Ten Pieces from the Ballet Cinderella,, 1967

Box 3 Cinderella, Moscow, 1981

(hard cover edition)

Box 3 Romeo and Juliet , 1967

Box 3 Stravinsky, Igor Firebird Suite, 1984

Box 3 Weber, Carl Maria von Invitation to the Dance, undated

Box 3 Zeller, Robert, Grands Pas de Deux Selected from Famous Ballets,, 1961

Subseries III.2: Italian Song, 1915-1984

This subseries includes voice and piano arrangements of folk and popular songs as well as opera arias. Scores are arranged in folders according to publishing company.

Box 4 Folder 1 Sheet Music: Italian Song, Edizioni and related companies, Milan/Naples,, 1943-1957

(43 items)

Box 4 Folder 2 Sheet Music: Italian Song, Casa Editrice F. Bideri, Naples, 1920-1957

(21 items)

Box 4 Folder 3 Sheet Music: Italian Song, Italian Book Company, New York City/Naples, 1915-1957

(10 items)

Box 4 Folder 4 Sheet Music: Italian Song, Ricordi and related companies, Milan,, 1944-1984

(14 items)

Box 4 Folder 5 Sheet Music: Italian Song, additional publishing companies, 1905-1957

(17 items)

Subseries III.3: Jewish and Israeli Song, 1930-1983

This subseries includes piano and voice arrangements as well as songbooks of Jewish folk songs and a few Hebrew translations of popular songs from film published by Negen Press. There are 3 booklets including melodies and Hebrew lyrics for national folk songs published in the first years of the State of Israel's founding.

Box 4 Folder 6 Sheet Music: Israel/Negen Press Songs, Tel Aviv, 1951-1960

(15 items)

Box 4 2 Bennett, Elsie Hebrew and Jewish Songs and Dances, 1954

(volumes 1 and 2)

Box 4 Easy to Play Jewish Nostalgia , undated

Box 4 Kramer, Isa, Album of Jewish Folk-Songs, 1930

Box 4 Sa-Ron , 1949

Box 4 Silverman, Jerry The Yiddish Song Book, 1983

Box 4 Songs of Land and Labor , 1955

Box 4 World Charts Presents the Jewish Songbook , undated

Box 4 The World's Most Famous Jewish Song Hits , 1956

Box 4 Zemer Ve Machol , 1955

Subseries III.4: Other Songs, 1967

Box 4 Bentley, Eric, The Brecht-Eisler Song Book, 1967