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Jack Beeson papers, 1933-2010

Series X: Multimedia, 1965-2013, undated

This series includes audio, audiovisual, and assorted other materials relating to performances of Beeson's compositions.

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Subseries X.1: Audio Recordings, 1976-2010 undated, 1976-2010, undated

This subseries contains commercially produced CDs and LPs of Beeson's works.



Box 74 Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines LP (RCA: ARL2-1727),, 1976


Box 74 Dr. Heidegger's Fountain of Youth LP (CRI 406),, 1979



Box 73 Hello, Out There CD (Bay Cities: BCD1034),, 1991


Box 73 The Sweet Bye and Bye CD (Citadel: CT-DOS-2000),, 1995


Box 73 Autumn Rhythms CD (CRI: CD712), 1996

(includes "Fantasy, Ditty and Fughettas for Two Baroque Flutes")


Box 73 Symphony No. 1 in A CD (Citadel: CTD88124),, 1997


Box 73 Carolyn Heafner Sings American Songs CD (CRI: CD854),, 2000

(includes "Death by Owl-Eyes," "The You Should Of Done It Blues," and "Eldorado")


Box 73 Fire, Fire, Quench Desire CD (Albany: TROY382),, 2000

(also includes "Six Lyrics," "Two Millay Sonnets," "Five Songs," "CAT!," "Death by Owl-Eyes," "The You Should Of Done It Blues," "Eldorado," "From a Watchtower," "Three Blake Songs," "Margret's Garden Aria," and "The Widow's Waltz")


Box 73 "4/15/03 Soundcheck" burned CD, 2003


Box 73 In Praise of Singing: Choral Music by Jack Beeson CD (Albany: TROY1036), 2008

(includes "Three Settings from the Bay Psalm Book," "Tides of Miranda," "Three Rounds," "Knots," "In Praise of Singing," "Summer Rounds and Canons," and "Epitaphs"; 2 copies)


Box 73 Sorry, Wrong Number and Practice in the Art of Elocution CD (Albany: TROY1036),, 2008


Box 73 Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines CD (Albany: TROY1149/50),, 2010


Box 73 Dr. Heidegger's Fountain of Youth and Hello Out There CD (Albany: TROY1312), 2012



Box 74 Symphony No. 1 in A LP (CRI 196), undated


Box 74 Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines LP (Desto: DC7222/3L),, undated



Box 73 Lizzie Borden CD (CRI: CD694), undated


Box 73 Cyrano burned CD, undated


Subseries X.2: Audiovisual Recordings, 1994-2013

This subseries contains a commercially released DVD of Lizzie Borden, and a VHS dub of a commercially released video of Cyrano performed in Hagen.



Box 75 Cyrano VHS (dub of Boosey & Hawkes compilation of Hagen performances),, 1994


Box 75 Lizzie Borden DVD (Video Artists International/Boosey & Hawkes: DVD 4563),, 2013


Subseries X.3: Other Multimedia, 1965-2010 undated, 1965-2010, undated

This subseries includes promotional posters (from the Theater Hagen productions ofLizzie BordenandCyrano), photographs from the 1965 rehearsal and premiere ofLizzie Borden, and framed original sketches of costumes, characters, sets, and scenes fromLizzie Borden(1965),The Sweet Bye and Bye(1973),Hello Out There(undated), andMy Heart's in the Highlands(undated). The photographer and artists are mostly unidentified. The subseries also includes three CDs with digital photographs from Beeson's later life and his memorial concert.



Box 80 Promotional poster for Lizzie Borden at Theater Hagen,, 1992


Box 80 Promotional posters (2) for Cyrano at Theater Hagen,, 1994



Box 74 Assorted photos, 1965 and undated (31 items in 2 folders), 1965, undated



Box 73 "Jack Beeson Tribute Concert Photos," photo CD, 2010


Box 73 "CCO Jack Beeson Book Party," photo CD, undated


Box 73 "Jack Beeson Lo-Res Photos," photo CD, undated



Box 117 Three sketches of costumes from Lizzie Borden, 1965

(Abbie, Lizzie, and Margaret)


Box 117 Sketch of Billy Wilcox from The Sweet Bye and Bye, 1973


Box 117 Sketch of set from Hello Out There, circa , 1954

1 of 2



Box 118 Sketch of set from Hello Out There, circa , 1954

2 of 2



Box 117 Two sketches of scenes from My Heart's in the Highlands, undated

(Mr. Kosak's Store)



Box 118 Set design for "Lizzie Borden" by Peter Wexler, 1965

Peter Wexler (1936– )'s set design for "Lizzie Borden." New York, chalk and pencil on paper, 1965. Peter Wexler designed the sets and lighting for the New York City Opera world premiere of "Lizzie Borden." This drawing with its austere staircase, depicts the Fall River, Massachusetts, Borden house interior, used to great dramatic effect in the premier and its NYCO revival of the same production in 1976. Over the course of his long career, Peter Wexler has also designed productions for, among many others, the Metropolitan Opera, Broadway and off-Broadway, regional theater, film, TV, and the New York Philharmonic, including their famed Promenades and Rug Concerts given at Philharmonic Hall.