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Alvin Singleton archive, 1968-2014

Music Scores

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Orchestra



Box 1 Moment, 1968

(written to get into graduate school, never performed or published)


Box 1 21-p. MS pencil – signed


Box 1 Printed version, ownership signature of AS, 3 copies


Box 1 Printed version


Box 1 A Yellow Rose Petal, 1982

(first orchestral commission, by the Houston Symphony Orchestra)


Box 1 32-p. heavily annotated printed score


Box 1 Published version


Box 1 1-p. MS notes


Box 1 Photocopy of annotated score


Box 1 Mock-up for contest, with names redacted. Second printed copy


Box 1 Shadows, 1987

(written while AS was composer in residence for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)


Box 1 12-p. MS pencil score


Box 1 Photocopy version


Box 1 11-p. MS pencil sketches


Box 1 1-p. MS notes to score


Box 1 32-p. photocopy, lightly annotated


Box 1 Published version


Box 1 33-p. MS transparency


Box 1 A Yellow Rose Petal, 1982

(first orchestral commission, by the Houston Symphony Orchestra)


Box 1 32-p. heavily annotated printed score


Box 1 Published version


Box 1 1-p. MS notes


Box 1 Photocopy of annotated score


Box 1 Mock-up for contest, with names redacted. Second printed copy


Box 1 Shadows, 1987

(written while AS was composer in residence for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)


Box 1 12-p. MS pencil score


Box 1 Photocopy version


Box 1 11-p. MS pencil sketches


Box 1 1-p. MS notes to score


Box 1 32-p. photocopy, lightly annotated


Box 1 Published version


Box 1 33-p. MS transparency


Box 1 Eine Idee ist ein Stueck Stoff, 1988

(In memoriam James Baldwin & Gustav Mahler, for string orchestra)


Box 1 7-p pencil MS score


Box 1 2-p pencil draft/notes for the above


Box 1 7-p MS sketch of score


Box 1 Printed copies for individual parts


Box 1 Mockups for printed version


Box 1 Even Tomorrow, 1991


Box 1 23-p. MS pencil score


Box 1 Printed score, 2 copies


Box 1 Parts masters, printed


Box 1 AS's mock-up, 36 pp


Box 1 Photocopy of annotated score



Box 2 Even Tomorrow (1991, continued) (See Box 1)


Box 2 Sinfonia Diaspora, 1991


Box 2 32-p. pencil MS score


Box 2 Printout of score


Box 2 2 copies of published score


Box 2 Durch Alles, 1992


Box 2 23-p. MS pencil score and sketches, with occasional personal notes (telephone and fax numbers)


Box 2 Printed score, 3 versions


Box 2 Published version, 3 copies, one bound, two not Cara mia Gwen (1993)


Box 2 21-p. MS pencil score


Box 2 10-p. MS pencil sketches


Box 2 Printed score, 5 versions, plus Xerox


Box 2 Photocopy of pencil score


Box 2 Photocopied scores



Box 3 56 Blows (Quis Custodiet Custodes?), 1994

(Philadelphia Orchestra commission; occasioned by the police beating of Rodney King)


Box 3 22-p. MS pencil score


Box 3 6-p. MS pencil sketch


Box 3 Xeroxes of score


Box 3 Published version, 2 copies


Box 3 Printed version


Box 3 MS title page and instrumentation notes


Box 3 BluesKonzert, 1995

(for piano and orchestra)


Box 3 4-p. MS pencil score for piano


Box 3 Published version


Box 3 Photocopied scores, 38 pp each


Box 3 1 unmarked copy


Box 3 1 annotated copy


Box 3 Photocopies of parts


Box 3 Umoja - Each One of Us Counts, 1996

(Narrator & orchestra, text by Rita Dove, written for Atlanta Olympics, 1996)


Box 3 50-p. MS pencil score, full orchestra, Atlanta, May 10, 1996



Box 4 PraiseMaker, 1998

(Chorus and orchestra, text by Susan Kouguell)


Box 4 Approx. 50-p. MS pencil score


Box 4 Accompanying MS notes on instrumentation


Box 4 published score


Box 4 Brooklyn Bones, 2008

(for tenor, chorus, and orchestra, text by Patricia Hampl)


Box 4 published version


Box 4 Miaka Kumi, 2010


Box 4 Published score


Box 4 Different River, 2012


Box 4 Published score


Improvising Orchestra


Box 4 Mestizo II, 1970

(written while AS was in graduate school at Yale)


Box 4 26-p. MS pencil score


Box 4 Published version with MS annotations


Chamber Orchestra


Box 4 Kwitana, 1974


Box 4 43-p. MS pencil score


Box 4 7-p. MS pencil sketches


Box 4 45-p. MS pencil scores for different instruments


Box 4 29-p. MS pencil sketches


Box 4 4 pp. typescript notes


Box 4 Again (1975, revised 1979)


Box 4 14-p. MS pencil score of 1975 version


Box 4 17-p. transparency of 1975 version


Box 4 Photocopy of 1979 score, 3 copies


Box 4 Published version, 1975-79


Box 4 Printed copy of 1975 version


Wind Band



Box 5 Ridgeview Centrum

(written for middle school, Bandquest)


Box 5 Published version


Box 5 Where the Good Sounds Live

(for concert band)


Box 5 Published score, plus copy of same


Chamber Ensemble


Box 5 Fughetta, 1964

(for clarinet trio)


Box 5 Printed score


Box 5 Pathos-Bathos, 1965

(for oboe and piano)


Box 5 Printed copy (AS's own, of MS score)


Box 5 18- MS pencil score – signed by AS


Box 5 4-p. Transparency of Pathos


Box 5 String Quartet No. 1, 1967


Box 5 Published score with pencil annotations


Box 5 Woodwind Quintet, 1968-69


Box 5 Printed score with overlaid cancels with MS corrections


Box 5 22-p. MS pencil score, (partial?)


Box 5 Be Natural , 1974

(for any combination of three bowed string instruments, awarded the Kranischsteiner Musikpreis, City of Darmstadt, Germany, July 30, 1974)


Box 5 1 pg MS score plus instructions


Box 5 1 large folio transparency score


Box 5 2 pp Xeroxes


Box 5 4 pp MS notes


Box 5 Extension of a Dream (1977, revised 1987)

(for two percussionists) (dedicated to the South African anti-apartheid martyr, Steve Biko)


Box 5 16-p. MS pencil score


Box 5 11-p. mock-up of score, plus 2 prelims


Box 5 Photocopies of score


Box 5 Published version


Box 5 Such a Nice Lady, 1979

(for chamber ensemble; first performed at Carnegie Recital Hall, Dec. 12, 1979; written in Graz, Austria)


Box 5 12-p. transparency of pencil score


Box 5 5-p. MS pencil score for string parts


Box 5 Clarinet part, 3 pp, pencil MS score


Box 5 Piano part, 7 pp, MS score


Box 5 Printed full scores, heavily annotated


Box 5 MS color pencil notes on rhythm patterns, plus 40-p. MS pencil sketches


Box 5 Et Nunc, 1980


Box 5 8-p. printed score


Box 5 Photocopy score, 3 copies


Box 5 8-p. lightly annotated printed version of score


Box 5 8-p. heavily annotated printed version of score


Box 5 La Flora, 1983

(for chamber ensemble)


Box 5 13 leaves of MS transparencies



Box 6 Apple, 1984

(for clarinet quartet)


Box 6 27-p. MS pencil score


Box 6 Published version


Box 6 Photocopy of printed score with post-it note edits


Box 6 Photocopies and printed versions of different parts


Box 6 Akwaaba, 1985

(for chamber ensemble)


Box 6 Several printed scores, one partially annotated in pencil


Box 6 Original drawing of illustration used for cover


Box 6 Secret Desire to be Black, 1988

(String Quartet No. 2)


Box 6 21-p. MS pencil score


Box 6 Published versions, plus printed copies


Box 6 1-p. MS notes


Box 6 Published version (European American Music), plus photocopies


Box 6 Somehow We Can , 1994

(String Quartet No. 3)


Box 6 15-p. MS pencil score, plus sketches


Box 6 Photocopy of pencil score


Box 6 Published version


Box 6 Ein Kleines Volkslied, 1997

(for chamber ensemble)


Box 6 9-p. MS pencil score


Box 6 Published version


Box 6 In Our Own House, 1998

(for soprano saxophone, trumpet, snare drum, and piano)


Box 6 4-p. MS pencil score


Box 6 Published version


Box 6 Photocopy of pencil score


Box 6 Fifty Times Around the Sun, 1999

(for clarinet and piano)


Box 6 Published version


Box 6 Printed copy


Box 6 12-p. heavily annotated Xerox of score


Box 6 Second annotated Xerox


Box 6 Jasper Drag, 2000

(for clarinet, violin, and piano) (memorializing the 1998 racially motivated murder in Jasper, Texas)


Box 6 12-p. MS pencil score


Box 6 Photocopy of pencil score


Box 6 Printed version


Box 6 Vous Compra, 2002

(for trumpet and piano improvisers)


Box 6 2-p. MS pencil score (not published)


Box 6 Greed Machine, 2003

(for vibraphone and piano)


Box 6 Published score


Box 6 12-p. MS pencil score


Box 6 Ishirini, 2003

(for two violins)


Box 6 7-p. MS pencil score


Box 6 Printed version


Box 6 Xerox of MS pencil score


Box 6 Helga, 2003

(for violin, viola, and cello)


Box 6 Published score


Box 6 4-p. MS pencil score


Box 6 Published version



Box 7 Through It All, 2007

(for woodwind quintet)


Box 7 Published score and photocopy


Box 7 Almost A Boogie , 2010


Box 7 Halleluiah Anyhow, 2019

(String Quartet No. 4)


Box 7 Published version


Voices and Instruments


Box 7 Calm Sea

(for 11 to an unspecified number of pitched instruments and audience)


Box 7 2 pp MS notes


Box 7 Large printed score


Box 7 13-p. miscellaneous MS notes


Box 7 A Seasoning, 1971

(for female or male voice and chamber ensemble, text by Alvin Singleton)


Box 7 20-p. MS pencil score


Box 7 Photocopy of pencil score


Box 7 24-p. transparency of score


Box 7 Dream Sequence , 1976

(theater piece / oratorio, libretto by Alvin Singleton) (premiered in Graz with Maurice Peress conducting, 1976)


Box 7 80-p. MS pencil score (large file, complete?)


Box 7 18-p. MS pencil score


Box 7 6 pp notes and drawings


Box 7 MS scene diagram on 2 large sheets


Box 7 Full MS pencil score [MS score is in Brooklyn – not examined but to be included in the archive, per AS]


Box 7 Approx. 24 pp of MS notes


Box 7 Libretto text, 15 typed pp, annotated


Box 7 MS notes, 15 pp


Box 7 84-p. photocopy of full score, annotated


Box 7 91-p. MS transparency of score, 91 pp



Box 8 Necessity is a Mother , 1981

(for three female actors and double bass)


Box 8 17-p. MS pencil score


Box 8 11-p. mock-up of score


Box 8 1-p. MS notes: instructional text for actors


Box 8 5-p. mock-up for voice parts


Box 8 6-p. mock-up for bass


Box 8 German translation


Box 8 Reduced photocopy


Box 8 5-p. MS pencil sketches working out timing of parts


Box 8 Photocopy of timing calculations


Box 8 2-p. MS text notes


Box 8 2 large pages of MS notes


Box 8 5-p. MS pencil sketches


Box 8 1-p. MS pencil sketch, with annotations


Box 8 MS pencil notes, sketches


Box 8 Bernsteinlied, 1988

(for soprano, flute, and piano, composed for Lenny's 80th birthday)


Box 8 Published version, 2 copies


Box 8 4-p. MS pencil score


Box 8 4-p. MS pencil score


Box 8 Search, 1990

(for soprano, flute, and vibraphone, text by Marie Evans)


Box 8 Photocopy of pencil score


Box 8 2-p. MS pencil score


Box 8 6-p. MS pencil score


Box 8 Between Sisters, 1990

(based on Rita Dove poem "The House Slave," for soprano, alto flute, vibraphone, and piano)


Box 8 12-p. pencil MS score


Box 8 Photocopy of pencil score


Box 8 Annotated photocopy of MS score, plus published version


Box 8 5 pp of pencil sketches, plus printout of poem


Box 8 Sing to the Sun, 1995

(for children's chorus, narrator, and chamber ensemble, poems by Ashley Bryan) (dedicated to Lisa Cooper)


Box 8 17-p. pencil MS score


Box 8 Photocopy proofs with MS notes, highlighting


Box 8 Published version


Box 8 Xerox of score


Box 8 Photocopies from Bryan's book


Box 8 TRUTH, 2005


Box 8 Published score


Box 8 Say You Have This Ball of Meaning, 2005

(for baritone, harp, accordion, percussion, and string orchestra, text by Patricia Hampl)


Box 8 Published score


Box 8 Prayer , 2016

(for tenor solo, chamber choir, organ, harp, trumpet, and cello, text based on three spirituals and a traditional prayer)


Box 8 Published score


Chorus


Box 8 Epitaph, May 1966


Box 8 13-p. MS pencil score


Box 8 Photocopy of original pencil score


Box 8 Published version


Box 8 Alleluia, 1987

(for female chorus)


Box 8 3-p. MS pencil score


Box 8 Photocopy of pencil score, miscellaneous partial printed score on verso


Box 8 Printed version


Box 8 Fallen Crumbs, 1987

(for male chorus; text by Alvin Singleton)


Box 8 3-p. MS pencil score, with miscellaneous partially printed score on verso


Box 8 Photocopy of pencil score


Box 8 The World Is Here With Me, 1990

(for female chorus, written for graduation ceremony, Spelman College)


Box 8 11-p. MS pencil score


Box 8 Draft of score, w/ notes


Box 8 2 copies of final version, printed


Box 8 Gospel, 1998

(for chorus; text by Rita Dove)


Box 8 8-p. MS pencil score, plus pencil sketches


Box 8 Photocopy of pencil score


Box 8 Published version


Solo Instruments



Box 9 Cinque, 1969

(5 pieces for piano)


Box 9 10-p. MS pencil score, 10 pp


Box 9 2 published scores


Box 9 Copy done from MS


Box 9 11-p. solo piano MS transparency score


Box 9 Changing Faces, 1970

(for solo piano)


Box 9 Published score, in a collection solo piano pieces by several composers including AS, published 1986


Box 9 Argoru I , 1970

(for solo piano)


Box 9 7-p. MS pencil score


Box 9 Photocopy of pencil score


Box 9 10-p. transparency of score


Box 9 Argoru II , 1970

(for solo cello)


Box 9 4-p. MS pencil score


Box 9 Published score


Box 9 Argoru III, 1971

(for solo flute)


Box 9 4-p. MS pencil score


Box 9 Published score + photocopy


Box 9 Argoru IV, 1978

(for solo viola)


Box 9 Transparencies of MS score


Box 9 Published version


Box 9 Photocopy of MS score


Box 9 Le Tombeau du Petit Prince, 1978

(for solo harpsichord)


Box 9 6-p. MS pencil score, transparency


Box 9 Published version


Box 9 Photocopied score of harpsichord part, with annotations by harpsichordist


Box 9 "Correction copy" – printed from MS pencil score


Box 9 Inside-Out, 1983–84

(for piano four hands)


Box 9 9-p. MS pencil score


Box 9 Printed version


Box 9 Argoru V/a, 1984/ rev. 2004

(for solo bass clarinet)


Box 9 12-p. MS pencil score


Box 9 Photocopy of pencil score


Box 9 Published version


Box 9 Argoru V/b, 1984

(for solo alto flute, unfinished)


Box 9 9-p. MS pencil score, plus photocopies


Box 9 Mookestueck, 1999

(for 5-string electric viola) (written for Martha Mooke)


Box 9 1 large sheet of sketches for the piece, w/ notes


Box 9 1 smaller sheet notes


Box 9 3-p. pencil MS score, 1999, plus photocopies


Box 9 Argoru VII, 1994

(for solo vibraphone)


Box 9 6-p. MS pencil sketches


Box 9 Published version


Box 9 Argoru VIII, 2002

(snare drum solo)


Box 9 Published version


Box 9 6-p. MS pencil score, plus printed copies


Box 9 Baked in the Cake, 2011

(for solo piano)


Box 9 Photocopy of published score