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Jack Beeson papers, 1933-2010

Series XII: Additions to the Collection

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2019 Addition, 1979-2013, undated

Gift of Miranda Beeson, 2013



Box 81 Lizzie Borden: A Family Portrait. An opera in three acts. Music by Jack Beeson. Libretto by Kenward Elmslie [DVD], 2013


Box 81 Salt Meadow by Miranda Beeson, April 2008


Box 81 Jack Beeson: A Life in Music Program of the concert at the Miller Theater, Columbia University., October 25, 2010


Box 81 Sweet Bye And Bye. Synopsis.


Box 81 "Cowboy Song". Words by Charles Causley. Music by Jack Beeson, 1979 September 17


Box 81 "Fire, Fire, Quench Desire" (for high voice and piano). Works by George Peele (from David and Bethsabe, 1599). Music by Jack Beeson


2020 Addition


Contract Files:



Box 95 Contract Files, Boosey & Hawkes


Jack Beeson's Personal Set of Scores: Songs for single voice and/or chorus :



Box 96 The You Should Have Done It Blues


Box 96 Calvinistic Evensong


Box 96 Death by Owl Eyes


Box 96 Song for Flute and Piano, 1946

(Also in Box 7. Piano Works. #6)


Box 96 Indian Homecoming


Box 96 Sonata Canonica for Two Alto Recorders


Box 96 The Bear Hunt or the triumph of Feist the hound-dog Abraham Lincoln. TBB male voices


Box 96 Big Crash Out West 8a. Same. Galaxy


Box 96 The Day's No Rounder Than It's Angles Are, vocal piano reduction


Box 96 Calvinistic Evensong


Box 96 A Creole Mystery, Vocal Piano Reduction


Box 96 Senex


Box 96 To A Sinister Potato


Box 96 Against Idleness and Mischief and In Praise of Labor


Box 96 Five Songs: On A Spiritual Fever/A Good Night/ On The World / Epigram / On Death: Quarles (Boosey) and (Southern Music Pub.)


Box 96 Two Arias from Lizzie Borden: Margret's Garden Aria / Abbie's Bird Song


Box 96 Knots, R. D. Laing, SATB Chorus & soloists a cappella


Box 96 The Model Housekeeper Nine Rounds and Canons for Women's voices


Box 96 Hiccup, Snicup Nursey Rhyme Round for mixed voices SATB (Mills) 20a. Galaxy


Box 96 I To The Hills Lift Up Mine Eyes Bay Psalm Book For Treble Voices


Box 96 In Praise of the Bloomers men's voices unaccompanied


Box 96 Three Settings From the Bay Psalm Book, SATB plus notes and corrections


Box 96 Give the Poor Singer a Penny Round, for mixed voices


Box 96 Homer's Woe, w/in a collection of vocal music, Juilliard Repertory Project / Canyon Press


Box 96 To A Lady Who Asked for a Cypher: chromatic double canon for mixed voices


Box 96 Tides of Miranda. Sarah Moore. Madrigal for Five Voices


Box 96 Everyman's Handyman None Rounds & Canons, for Men's voices


Box 96 Homer's Woe


Box 96 A Round for Christmas, Mixed Voices (Mills) and (Boosey)


Box 96 In Praise of Singing, for mixed voice a cappella


Box 96 Eldorado


Box 96 Cowboy Song


Box 96 From A Watchtower A cycle of Five Songs for Soprano. Jack's Terza Rima At Villa S.


Box 96 Magicke Pieces, Reginald Scot (The Discoverie of Witchcraft) SATB Oboe English Horn Bassoon & Tubular Bells


Box 96 Epitaphs: 4 copies with corrections / also score copy with corrections


Box 96 Matthew, Mark, Luke & John, for Mixed Voices


Box 96 Swan Song, For mixed voices a cappella (Mills ) and (Galaxy)


Box 96 Hinx Minx Rounds and Rhymes, mixed chorus


Box 96 Night Spell Rounds and Rhymes, mixed chorus


Box 96 Nine Songs and Arias for Soprano


Box 96 Nine Songs and Arias for Baritone


Box 96 Nine Songs and Arias for Tenor


Box 96 Nine Songs and Arias for Mezzo Soprano


Jack Beeson's Personal Set of Scores: Lizzie Borden:



Box 97 Lizzie Borden, Full Length, 4 copies of the libretto, Boosey & Hawkes. With corrections. 1-3 notated. Paper bound. 4th copy (final). Italian bound.


Box 97 Lizzie Borden, Full Length, 1 copy of P/V Boosey & Hawkes. With notations for corrections. Italian bound


Box 97 Lizzie Borden, Full Length, Orchestral Score; Act I / Act II. Mimeo from transparencies. Italian bound


Box 97 Lizzie Borden, Reduction, Piano/Vocal Score. Working Copy of Reduction. Green board. Spiral Bound


Box 97 Lizzie Borden, Reduction, 2 copies of Piano/Vocal Score. Works in progress for reduction. Copies Miranda Beeson worked with for proofing. With notes to Boosey & Hawkes. Work bindings


Box 97 Lizzie Borden, Reduction, 2 copies Perusal Orchestral Score for reduction. Working copies noting cuts, with notes by Miranda Beeson. Work bindings



Box 106 Lizzie Borden, Full Length. Orchestral Score; Act I / Act II. Mimeo from transparencies. Italian bound


Jack Beeson's Personal Set of Scores: Captain Jinks & The Sweet Bye And Bye:



Box 98 Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines, Libretto. Boosey & Hawkes. Italian Bound


Box 98 Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines, Piano/Vocal Score. Boosey & Hawkes


Box 98 La Traviata, Orchestral Score. From when Jack Beeson was starting work on "Captain Jinks"


Box 98 The Sweet Bye And Bye, Piano/Vocal Score. Mimeo from Transparancies. Italian Bound. Two Volumes. Act 1 & Act 2


Box 98 The Sweet Bye and Bye, Piano Vocal Score. Boosey & Hawkes. Two Copies. Italian Bound. One with corrections. One final



Box 108 The Sweet Bye And Bye, Orchestral Score. Mimeo from Transparencies. Italian Bound. Two Volumes. Act 1 & Act 2.


Box 108 Hymns and Dances from The Sweet Bye And Bye 1. Memorial Service 2. Comic Strip: Evangelists and Flappers 3. Hymn, Interlude, and Dance, Orchestral Score. Mimeo from Transparencies. Italian Bound



Box 107 Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines, Orchestral Score. Mimeo from Transparencies. Italian Bound. Two Volumes. Act 1 & Act 2


Jack Beeson's Personal Set of Scores: Jonah, Hello Out There, Dr. Heidegger's Fountain of Youth, and a few other works:



Box 99 Jonah. Piano/Vocal Score, mimeo from transparencies. Italian Bound


Box 99 Jonah. Typed Libretto. In clipped folder


Box 99 My Hearts in the Highlands. Italian Bound Orchestral Scores VOL I & II. 33B Italian Bound Piano Vocal Score


Box 99 Hello Out There. Piano/Vocal Score. Belwin Mills. Multiple corrections & a copy of letter to Joel Sachs re: forthcoming performance & corrections. Italian bound


Box 99 Hello Out There. Piano/Vocal Score. Mills Music. Minor corrections noted. Italian bound


Box 99 Hello Out There. Piano/Vocal Score. Mimeo from transparencies. Minor corrections noted. Italian bound


Box 99 Hello Out There. Orchestral Score. Mimeo from transparencies. With note 7/95 re: rehearsal numbers. Italian bound


Box 99 Dr. Heidegger's Fountain of Youth. Piano/Vocal Score. Boosey & Hawkes. Heavy board binding


Box 99 Dr. Heidegger's Fountain of Youth. Piano/Vocal Score. Unbound mimeo from transparencies


Box 99 Dr. Heidegger's Fountain of Youth. Orchestral score. Mimeo from transparencies. Italian bound


Box 99 Swan Song


Box 99 Epitaphs


Box 99 Three Settings from the Bay Psalm Book


Box 99 Old Hundredth Prelude and Doxology. Music for Organ


Box 99 Transformations, miniature score. Music for Large Orchestra


Box 99 Symphony No. 1 in A. 2 copies of miniature orchestral score, one Italian bound


Jack Beeson's Personal Set of Scores: Symphony No. 1, Transformations, Dr. Heidegger's Fountain of Youth:



Box 109 Symphony No. 1 in A. Orchestral Score, Italian bound


Box 109 Transformations, Orchestral Score. Music for Large Orchestra


Box 109 Dr. Heidegger's Fountain of Youth. Orchestral score. Mimeo from transparencies. Italian bound


Jack Beeson's Personal Set of Scores: My Hearts in the Highlands:



Box 110 My Hearts in the Highlands. Orchestral Scores VOL I & II. Italian Bound


Jack Beeson's Personal Set of Scores: Jonah

(Remains unpublished, but represented by Boosey & Hawkes.)



Box 100 Jonah. Orchestral Score. Mimeo from transparencies. Two volumes. Italian Bound


Jack Beeson's Personal Set of Scores: Cyrano (Remains unpublished, but represented by Boosey & Hawkes)



Box 101 Cyrano. Piano/Vocal Score. Three volumes. Copy 1. Personal working copy used at German premiere, with multiple notes & corrections in red ink. Mimeo from transparencies. Black board bound with white spines


Box 101 Cyrano. Piano/Vocal Score. All three Acts in one burgundy binding. With corrections, post Hagen premiere, up to 1999



Box 102 Cyrano. Piano/Vocal Score. "Conformed with orchestral score." Copy A. Mimeo from transparencies. Black board bound with white spines



Box 103 Cyrano. Piano/Vocal Score. "Conformed with orchestral score." Copy B. Mimeo from transparencies. Black board bound with white spines


Box 103 Cyrano. German Language P/V. (All three acts in 1 blue binding)


Jack Beeson's Personal Set of Scores: Cyrano & Sorry, Wrong Number:



Box 111 Cyrano. Orchestral Score. Act I. Act II. Black board bound with white spines. Mimeo from transparencies. As used at German premiere



Box 112 Cyrano. Orchestral Score. Act III. Black board bound with white spines. Mimeo from transparencies. As used at German premiere


Box 112 Cyrano. Interludes and Arias.

1. Interlude: The Cadet's Song Varied (Act III) 2. Aria: Eight Noses (Act I) 3. Aria: Ballade - Duel (Act I) 4. Interlude: Battle Scene (Act III) 5. Arietta (Act I) 5. Final Scene (Act III). Mimeo from transparencies. Black board bound with white spine


Box 112 Sorry, Wrong Number. Orchestral Score


Jack Beeson's Personal Set of Scores: Vocal and Non-Vocal Works:



Box 104 Two Millay Sonnets, for mezzo & piano


Box 104 Mary Magdelene's Song, for mezzo & piano, 3 copies


Box 104 A Channel Passage


Box 104 Kilroy Was Here, for baritone & piano, 2 copies


Box 104 A Farewell: Vale from Carthage, for bass voice and piano. 3 copies


Box 104 On The Housefly Planet, for mixed voices a capella, 2 copies


Box 104 If Blossoms Could Blossom, for bass voice and piano, 2 copies


Box 104 A Too-Late Love Song, for bass voice and piano, 4 copies


Box 104 Three Viereck Songs: A Too-Late Love Song. / If Blossoms Could Blossom / A Farewell: Vale from Carthage


Box 104 Ophelia Sings A Mad Scene, with Ditties, for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble (for the New Juilliard Ensemble and its conductor, Joe Sachs.)


Box 104 Practice in the Art of Elocution; An Operina for soprano and piano including Four Forbidden Songs: A Channel Passage, The Longfellow Variations, When Cigarettes to Ashes Turn, The Lugubrious Whing-Whang. 2 copies with notes & corrections



Box 105 The Longfellow Variations


Box 105 When Cigarettes to Ashes Turn (vocal setting)


Box 105 What Lips my Lips have Kissed, for mezzo / piano, 3 copies


Box 105 Spooning With Chowder


Box 105 The Sigh, for male voices TTBB a capella, 3 copies


Box 105 A Wagner Lover, for baritone & piano, 2 copies


Box 105 The Lugubrious Whing-Whang

In Blue Leather Eastman / Rochester Folder (Kept on his piano)


Box 105 Six Lyrics for Soprano & Piano (1952. rev 1959 rev 1995) 1. Dream 2. Song 3. Who Sighs That All Dies? 4. The Moon 5. Time 6. The Conclusion


Box 105 The Equilibrists: I. Piazza Piece: horn / bassoon/ clarinet / oboe / bass/ flute/ cello/ viola/violin 1 +2 / harp. Set of parts


Box 105 Xerox copy of Two Diversions 1. Sea Chantey 2. Fast Dance


Box 105 Mimeo copy of orchestral score for Fanfare for brass, winds, and percussion


Box 105 Misc. (revisions) no. ID vocal work: "Ship a hoy!"


Box 105 Mimeo copy of Two Concert Arias 1951/rev 53/rev 97 I. The Elephant II The Hippopotamus


Box 105 LEDA: for reciting voice & piano. "Work Copy (old) //Eastman// for revisions Spring 95, others made directly into transparencies."


Box 105 Sketches in Black & White (for piano): landscape / portrait/ abstraction/still life/seascape


Box 105 Peer Music Piano / Vocal Collection undated with notes by JHB: Containing "Five Songs: On A Spiritual Fever, A Good Night, On The World, Epigram, On Death (c-g sharp)


Box 105 Fantasy, Ditty, and Fughettas for 2 Baroque (or Modern) Flutes


Box 105 Sorry, Wrong Number: Orchestral Score and PV (Piano/Vocal.) PV has notes and corrections


Audio Additions:


LPs:



Box 113 Captain Jinks


Box 113 Lizzie Borden


CDs:



Box 114 Sweet Bye & Bye


Box 114 Dr. Heidegger's Fountain of Youth


Box 114 Hello Out There


Box 114 Captain Jinks


Box 114 Symphony No. 1


Box 114 In Praise of Singing: choral music


Box 114 Fantasy, Ditty & Fughetta


Box 114 Sorry, Wrong Number


Box 114 Practice in the Art of Elocution


Box 114 Lizzie Borden


Box 114 Carolyn Heafner: songs


Box 114 Angela Brown: songs


Reel to Reel Tapes:



Box 115 Hello Out There , 2 Reels

(Original Desto Tapes. Issued on Desto as LP #D-451 and on Columbia Masterworks LP #ML5265)


Box 115 Hello Out There , May 27-30, 1954

(First performance, Brander Matthews Theater, Columbia University, recorded on Ampex 400A)


Box 115 My Heart's In The Highlands , March 1970

(No. 2 of 2 Tapes, Premiere NET Opera)


Box 115 The Sweet Bye and Bye , 4 Reels

(Master Tapes, Kansas City Lyric Theater, issued on Desto, numbered DC7179A, DC7179B, DC7179C, DC7179D Kansas City Lyric Theater, issued on Desto, numbered DC7179A, DC7179B, DC7179C, DC7179D)


Memorabilia:



Box 116 Writing Instruments


Box 116 Eyeglasses