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Jack Beeson papers, 1933-2010

Series III: Musical Works, 1933-2010

This series contains documents pertaining to original works composed by Beeson. The bulk of the series is comprised of sketches, drafts, holographs, and published scores, but the series also includes related research material, libretto drafts, notes, and correspondence. Almost all of Beeson's works logged in his composition diary are represented here, excepting a few early works; most include a draft with markings and a final-version holograph transparency in the composer's hand.

The series is arranged chronologically by work according to Beeson's "Latouche numbers" (his own system of opus numbers; see Series I). Within each work, materials are arranged in approximate chronological order. The series begins with fourteen spiral notebooks of early sketches and drafts composed while at Eastman, which include sketches and drafts of early Latouche-numbered works, as well as some early compositions not recorded in the Latouche book.

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Spiral Notebooks, 1939-1945 (14 Items), 1939-1945



Box 3 Spiral Notebooks #1-#12, 1939-1945



Box 4 Spiral Notebooks #13-#14, 1944-1945


Two Marches for piano


Box 4 Autograph (in hand of Luella Weiner), 1933


Sketches for an opera based on Byron's 'Manfred'


Box 4 Sketch for libretto, 1939


Piano Sonata (first movement)


Box 4 Holograph, 1939

("Movement in Sonata Form")


Chorale for mixed chorus


Box 4 Holograph, 1939

("Reharmonization of bass of "Wach' Auf"-'Die Miestersinger'")


Gavotte and Musette for piano


Box 4 Holograph, 1940


Variations for piano


Box 4 Holograph, 1940

(See "Eastman notes and compositions" subject file for draft)


Two Miniatures for soprano and piano


Box 4 Holograph, 1940

(See "Eastman notes and compositions" subject file for draft)


A Fragment of the Passion according to St. Matthew


Box 4 Draft, 1941

(contains markings)


Sonata for Violin and Piano


Box 4 Holograph and facsimile, 1941


Box 4 Draft of violin part, 1941

(contains markings)


Sonata for Flute and Piano


Box 4 Holograph and facsimiles, 1942


First Sonata for Piano


Box 4 Holograph, 1942

("Sonata for Piano")


A Round for Christmas for four voices


Box 4 Sketch/draft, 1942

(contains markings)


Box 4 Holograph score and parts, 1951


Box 4 Published scores (2), 1960


Two Madrigals for Five Voices


Box 4 Draft, 1943

("Stars, I have seen them fall…" and "The Dust of Timas"; contains markings)


Box 4 Holograph and facsimile, 1943

("Madrigal")


Music for Two Earnest Instruments for organ and trombone


Box 4 Holograph, 1942

(bound withSecond Sonata for Pianoholograph facsimile)



Box 5 Holograph facsimile, 1942


Concerto Grosso for Piano and Orchestra



Box 4 Holograph and facsimile of full orchestral score, 1943


Box 4 Holograph and facsimiles of string instrument parts, 1943


Box 4 Holograph of instrument parts (except for strings), 1943


Madrigal for seven voices



Box 5 Draft, 1943

("We'll to the woods no more…"; contains markings)


Two Fragments from E.A. Robinson for female voices, strings, and timpani


Box 5 Holograph and facsimile, 1943


Second Sonata for Piano


Box 5 Holograph and facsimile, 1943


Concerto for Piano and Orchestra


Box 5 Holograph of full orchestral score, 1943-1944



Box 32 Facsimile of holograph of full orchestral score, 1943-1944



Box 5 Holograph and facsimiles of string instrument parts, 1944



Box 32 Holograph of instrument parts (except for strings), 1944


Box 32 Holograph of two-piano arrangement, 1944


Box 32 Facsimile of holograph of two-piano arrangement, 1944


"And Ruth Said…" for piano and high voice



Box 5 Holograph, 1944


Three Settings from the Gaelic for mixed chorus and orchestra


Box 5 Holograph and facsimile of full score, 1944


Box 5 Holograph and facsimiles (2) of piano-vocal score, 1944


Third Sonata for Piano



Box 6 Holograph, 1944


Two Diversions for piano


Box 6 Draft, 1953

(contains markings)


Box 6 Holograph and facsimile fragment, 1953


Box 6 Facsimile of published score, 1972


Clouds for low voice and piano


Box 6 Holograph and facsimile, 1944


Four Crazy Jane Songs for mezzo-soprano and piano


Box 6 Holograph and facsimile, 1944


Box 6 Draft, 1959

("Revision of The Crazy Jane Songs"; contains markings)


Box 6 Holograph and facsimile, 1959

("Three Love Songs")


Box 6 Holograph and facsimile, 1959

("Lullaby")


Box 6 Facsimile of holograph, 1959



Box 22 Facsimile with revisions, 1998

(SeeSongs and Arias for Mezzo-Soprano)


Fourth Sonata for Piano



Box 6 Holograph, 1945


Box 6 Facsimiles (2) of holograph with revisions, 1951

(contains markings)


Fourth Sonata for Piano revision


Box 6 Holograph, 1951


Box 6 Facsimile of holograph, 1951

(contains markings)


Box 6 Published score, 1984

("Fourth Piano Sonata"; contains markings)


Song for flute and piano


Box 6 Holograph, 1945


Box 6 Published score and parts (2), 1946

(one copy contains markings)


Box 6 Published score, 1972


The Wild Swans at Coole for soprano, flute, harp, and piano


Box 6 Holograph and facsimile, 1945


Three Songs for soprano and piano


Box 6 Holograph, 1945


Box 6 Facsimile of holograph with revisions, 1945 1951, 1945, 1951

(contains markings)

(contains markings)


Box 6 Holograph and facsimile with revisions, 1951 (contains markings), 1951



Box 22 Facsimiles with revisions, 1992-1997

(as "Three Blake Songs"; seeSongs and Arias for Tenor and Piano)


Five Songs for high voice and piano



Box 6 Typed text, 1946


Box 6 Holograph, 1946


Box 6 Facsimile of holograph with revisions, 1946 1950, 1946, 1950

(contains markings)


Five Songs revision


Box 6 Holograph, 1950


Box 6 Published scores (2), 1954

(contains markings)


Fifth Sonata for Piano


Box 6 Holograph, 1946


Fifth Sonata for Piano revision


Box 6 Draft, 1951

(contains markings)


Box 6 Facsimiles (2) of holograph, 1967

(contains markings)


Box 6 Proofs for publication with revisions, 1973

(contains markings)


Box 6 Published score, 1973

("Fifth Piano Sonata")


Five Sonatas for Piano



Box 32 Bound facsimile of holographs, 1942-1946

(contains undated markings)


Noah and His Sons chamber opera



Box 6 Sketch/draft of full orchestral score, 1946

(incomplete; contains markings)


Jonah opera



Box 7 Facsimile of typed libretto, 1947

(contains markings)


Box 7 Draft of full score, 1947-1950

(contains markings)


Box 7 Draft of condensed score, 1947-1950

(contains markings)


Interlude for violin and piano


Box 7 Draft, 1951

("Three Lyrical Ballads"; contains markings)


Box 7 Holograph of full score, 1951

(contains markings)


Box 7 Holograph and facsimile of violin part, 1951

(contains markings)


Eldorado for high voice and piano


Box 7 Draft, 1951

(contains markings)


Box 7 Holograph and facsimile, 1951

(facsimile contains markings)


Box 7 Facsimile of holograph with revisions, 1951 1980, 1951, 1980

(contains markings)


Box 7 Facsimiles (2) of printed score, 1980

(contains markings)


Box 7 Published score, 1982

((inAmerican Artsong Anthology)


The Hippopotamus for high voice and piano


Box 7 Draft, 1951

(contains markings)


Box 7 Facsimile of holograph, 1951


The Hippopotamus for voice and small orchestra


Box 7 Draft of full score, 1952

(contains markings)


Three Psalms from the Bay Psalm Book for mixed chorus



Box 8 Draft, 1951

(contains markings)


Box 8 Holograph, 1951


Box 8 Holograph fragments with sketch of piano accompaniment, 1951


Box 8 Holograph with piano accompaniment, 1951


Box 8 Facsimiles of holograph (no accompaniment), 1951

(contain markings)


Box 8 Facsimiles (2) of holograph of Psalm 23, undated

(contains markings)


Box 8 Published scores (5), 1969


Three Psalms for mixed chorus


Box 8 Draft, 1951

(contains markings)


Box 8 Holograph and facsimile, 1951 1984, 1951, 1984


Box 8 Facsimiles (5) of published score of Psalm 121, 1962


Piazza Piece for tenor, soprano, and piano


Box 8 Draft, 1951

(contains markings)


Box 8 Holograph, 1951 1988, 1951, 1988

(contains revisions)


Box 8 Facsimile of holograph, 1951


Box 8 Facsimiles (2) of holograph, 1988

(contains markings)


Piazza Piece for soprano and tenor with piano or chamber ensemble



Box 26 Draft of piano-vocal score, 2000

("2nd Rewrite of Piazza Piece"; contains markings)



Box 8 Holograph and facsimiles (3) of piano-vocal score, 2000 2001, 2000, 2001

("Piazza Piece, as the first part of a larger work: The Equilibrists"; contain markings)



Box 26 Facsimile of holograph of full score for chamber ensemble, 2000


Big Crash Out West for baritone and piano



Box 8 Draft, 1951

(contains markings)


Box 8 Holograph, 1951


Box 8 Published scores (2), 1989


Two Songs for baritone and piano


Box 8 Draft, 1952 (contains markings), 1952


Box 8 Holograph and facsimile, 1960

("Senex"; facsimile contains markings)


Box 8 Published scores (2) and facsimile, 1962

("Calvinistic Evensong")


Box 8 Published scores (2), 1962

("Senex")


Six Lyrics for high voice and piano


Box 8 Draft, 1952 ("Dream Pedlary"; contains markings), 1952


Box 8 Draft, 1952

(songs #2-#6; contains markings)


Box 8 Facsimiles (2) of holograph, 1952 1959, 1952, 1959

(contains markings)


Box 8 Facsimile of holograph, 1959

(contains markings)


Box 8 Holograph and facsimile, 1995


Sonata for Viola and Piano


Box 8 Draft, 1952

(contains markings)


Box 8 Holograph of score and parts, 1952-1953


Box 8 Published score and parts, 1973


The Elephant for high voice and orchestra



Box 9 Draft of piano reduction, 1953

(contains markings)


Box 9 Draft of full orchestral score, 1953

(contains markings)


Two Concert Arias for high voice and orchestra or piano

("The Hippopotamus" and "The Elephant")


Box 9 Holograph and facsimile of piano-vocal score, 1951 1953 1995 1997, 1951, 1953, 1995, 1997


Box 9 Holograph and facsimile of full orchestral score, 1953 1995 1997, 1953, 1995, 1997


Box 9 Holograph and facsimile of instrument parts, 1993 1995, 1993, 1995


Box 9 Bound facsimiles of holographs of Five Songs Six Lyrics Two Concert Arias Piazza Piece Big Crash Out West Two Songs, and Eldorado, undated


Hello Out There chamber opera


Box 9 Holograph of piano-vocal score, 1953


Box 9 Draft of full orchestral score, 1953

(contains markings)


Box 9 Published scores (2), 1960

(contains markings)


The Tides of Miranda for five voices and piano


Box 9 Draft, 1954

(contains markings)


Box 9 Holograph, 1954


Box 9 Published score, 1969

(contains markings)


The Sweet Bye and Bye chamber opera



Box 10 Libretto draft materials, 1954-1955

(bound; contains markings)


Box 10 Facsimile of typed libretto, 1955


Box 10 Typed synopsis, undated


Box 10 Draft of full score, 1956

(contains markings)


Box 10 Holograph and facsimile fragments, undated


Box 10 Facsimile of holograph of piano-vocal score, 1966


Box 10 Published libretto, 1966


Box 10 Published vocal score, 1966


"Mother Rainey's Aria: The Wages of Sin" and "Reprise: To the Seducer" from The Sweet Bye and Bye arranged for mezzo-soprano and piano



Box 22 Facsimile with revisions, 1998

(seeSongs and Arias for Mezzo-Soprano)


Love Song Arietta, and Aria for tenor and piano


Box 22 Facsimiles with revisions, 1992-2002

(seeSongs and Arias for Tenor and Piano)


Indiana Homecoming for baritone and piano



Box 11 Draft, 1956

(untitled; contains markings)


Box 11 Holograph and facsimile, 1956


Box 11 Published scores (2), 1973


The Bear Hunt for three male voices and piano


Box 11 Draft, 1956

(contains markings)


Box 11 Published score, 1960


Leda for reciting voice and piano


Box 11 Draft, 1957

(contains markings)


Box 11 Holograph and facsimile, 1957 1995, 1957, 1995

(contains markings)


Box 11 Facsimile of text, 1995

(contains markings)


Sketches in Black and White for piano


Box 11 Holograph and facsimile, 1958


Symphony No. 1 in A


Box 11 Draft of condensed score, 1959

(contains markings)


Draft of full score, 1959

(contains markings)


Box 11 Published scores (2), 1972


Round and Round for piano four hands


Box 11 Draft, 1959

(contains markings)


Box 11 Holograph and facsimile, 1959

(facsimile contains markings)


Box 11 Published score, 1970


Against Idleness and Mischief and In Praise of Labor for voice and piano


Box 11 Holograph and facsimile, 1959



Box 19 Published score, 1973

(seeNine Songs and Arias for Soprano and Piano)


Fire, Fire, Quench Desire for high voice and piano



Box 11 Draft, 1959

(contains markings)


Box 11 Holograph and facsimile, 1959



Box 19 Published score, 1973

(seeNine Songs and Arias for Soprano and Piano)


Evening Prayer for mixed voices a cappella



Box 11 Draft, 1959

(contains markings)


Box 11 Holograph, 1959


Box 11 Published score and facsimile, 1960

("Matthew, Mark, Luke and John")



Box 19 Published score, 1984

("Night Spell"; seeRounds and Rhymes)


Nursery Rhyme Rounds for mixed voices



Box 11 Sketch fragment, 1959

("Hickup Snicup")


Box 11 Holograph, 1959



Box 19 Holograph, 1980

("Swan Song" and "Hiccup, Snicup"; see "Merry-Go-Round")


Box 19 Published score, 1984

("Swan Song" and "Hiccup, Snicup"; seeRounds and Rhymes)


Transformations for large orchestra



Box 11 Draft of condensed score, 1959

(contains markings)


Box 11 Draft of full score, 1959

(contains markings)


Box 11 Published full score, 1972


Commemoration (Concert Overture for Band) with optional chorus


Box 11 Draft of condensed score, 1959-1960

(contains markings)


Box 11 List of instrument parts, 1960


Box 11 Facsimiles (2) of piano-vocal score holograph, 1960

("ad lib. Choral close to Commemoration")


Fanfare for brass, winds, and percussion


Box 11 Draft/sketch, 1963

(contains markings)


Box 11 Holograph and facsimile of full score, 1963 1995, 1963, 1995


Box 11 Holograph and facsimiles of instrument parts, 1963 1995, 1963, 1995


Lizzie Borden opera



Box 12 Three bound volumes of libretto materials, including drafts, correspondence, clippings, notes, etc.,, 1955-1959


Box 12 Libretto facsimile, undated


Box 12 Libretto facsimile with corrections, 1964



Box 13 Assorted sketch material, fragments, and notes, circa, 1960-1965

(contains markings)


Box 13 Notes, revisions, correspondence relating to libretto, circa, 1962-1968


Box 13 Draft of condensed score, 1965

(contains markings)


Box 13 Holograph of piano-vocal score, 1965


Box 13 Facsimile of piano-vocal score holograph for Act III Scene 2, 1965

(contains markings)



Box 33 Facsimile of piano-vocal score holograph, 1965

(contains markings)



Box 25 Facsimile of piano-vocal score holograph, 1965

(This was Brenda Lewis' copy, given to her when she created the title role in the 1965 world premiere. The score contains markings. Any references should credit "Courtesy of Brenda Lewis Cooper and Video Artists International.")



Box 13 Published libretti (2), 1966

(contains markings)


Box 13 Published piano-vocal score, circa, 1966-1967


Box 13 Published libretto, 1996


"Margret's Garden Aria" and "Abbie's Bird Song" from Lizzie Borden arranged for voice and piano



Box 14 Draft, 1967 (contains markings), 1967


Box 14 Published scores (2), 1968)

("Margret's Garden Aria")


Box 14 Published scores (2), 1968

("Abbie's Bird Song")



Box 19 Published score, 1973

(seeNine Songs and Arias for Soprano and Piano)


"Killing Time" from Lizzie Borden arranged for mezzo-soprano and piano



Box 22 Facsimile with revisions, 1998

(seeSongs and Arias for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano)


Two Choral Rounds for four voices a cappella



Box 14 Draft, 1965

(contains markings)


Greener Pastures for four voices a cappella


Box 14 Holograph, 1965


Box 14 Published scores (2), 1968


Boys and Girls Together for four voices a cappella


Box 14 Published score, 1968


Sonata Canonica for two alto recorders


Box 14 Draft, 1966

(contains markings)


Box 14 Holograph and facsimile, 1966


Box 14 Published scores (2), 1967


Homer's Woe for high voices


Box 14 Draft, 1966

(contains markings)


Box 14 Holograph and facsimile, 1966


Box 14 Publishing proofs, 1967


Box 14 Published score, 1967


Two Pieces for chamber ensemble


Box 14 Draft of full score, 1967

(contains markings)


Box 14 Facsimile of "one-line sketch,", 1967

("The Hoosier Balks" and "The Hawkesley Blues")


Box 14 Facsimile of holograph of full score, 1967


My Heart's in the Highlands chamber opera


Box 14 Assorted composition notes and resource materials, circa, 1966


Box 14 Libretto draft, circa, 1966


Box 14 Libretto "master" and copies (2), circa, 1966


Box 14 Typed libretto, undated

(signed)



Box 15 Libretto copy, 1969

(contains markings)


Box 15 Draft of condensed score, 1966-1967

(contains markings)


Box 15 Holograph of piano-vocal score, 1969


Box 15 Facsimile of holograph of piano-vocal score, 1969

(contains markings)



Box 33 Facsimiles (2) of holograph of piano-vocal score, 1969

(one copy contains markings)


"Alternative Ending for PVSC"

(fromMy Heart's in the Highlands)



Box 15 Draft, 1969


Box 15 Facsimile of Holograph, undated


"Credits Prelude"

(fromMy Heart's in the Highlands)


Box 15 Draft, 1969

(contains markings)


Box 15 Facsimile of holograph, 1969


"Saint Peters Kirche or Peter's Kirk"

(fromMy Heart's in the Highlands)


Box 15 Draft, 1969

(contains markings)


Box 15 Holograph, 1969


Occasional Small Pieces for mixed voices


Box 15 Draft, 1969

(contains markings)


To a Lady Who Asked for a Cypher for mixed voices a cappella


Box 15 Holograph and facsimile, 1969 1970, 1969, 1970

(facsimile contains markings)


Box 15 Publishing proofs, 1970


Box 15 Published score, 1970


In Praise of the Bloomers for male voices a cappella


Box 15 Holograph and facsimile, 1969


Box 15 Published score, 1970


A Creole Mystery for mezzo-soprano or baritone and string quartet


Box 15 Facsimiles (3) of short story to be adapted as text, 1970

(contain markings)


Box 15 Typed text, 1970


Box 15 Draft of full score, 1970

(contains markings)


Box 15 Holograph and facsimile of piano-vocal score, 1970


Box 15 Published piano-vocal score, 1979


Everyman's Handyman for male voices a cappella



Box 16 Sketches and drafts, 1970

(contain markings)


Box 16 Holograph and facsimile, 1970


Box 16 Published score, 1972


The Model Housekeeper for female voices


Box 16 Sketches and drafts, 1970

(contains markings)


Box 16 Holograph and facsimile, 1970


Box 16 Published scores (2), 1972

(inscribed)


To a Sinister Potato for baritone and piano


Box 16 Draft, 1970


Box 16 Holograph and facsimile, 1970


Box 16 Published scores (2), 1973


The You Should of Done It Blues for soprano and piano


Box 16 Draft, 1971


Box 16 Holograph, 1971



Box 19 Published score, 1973

(seeNine Songs and Arias for Soprano and Piano)


Death by Owl-Eyes for high voice and piano



Box 16 Draft, 1971

(contains markings)


Box 16 Holograph, 1971


Box 16 Published score, 1973



Box 19 Published score, 1973

(see Nine Songs and Arias for Soprano and Piano)


The Day's No Rounder than Its Angles Are for middle voice and string quartet



Box 16 Copies of text (2), 1971

(contains markings)


Box 16 Draft of full score, 1971

(contains markings)


Box 16 Holograph of piano-vocal score, 1971


Box 16 Published piano-vocal score, 1979


Old Hundredth Prelude and Doxology for organ


Box 16 Newspaper clipping, 1972


Box 16 Draft, 1972

(contains markings)


Box 16 Holograph and facsimile, 1972 1973, 1972, 1973

(facsimile contains markings)


Box 16 Published score, 1976


Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines opera


Box 16 "Notes and Ideas,", 1972


Box 16 Copy of original play by Clyde Fitch with annotations for adaptation,, 1972

(contains markings)


Box 16 Assorted libretto materials (sketches, memoranda, drafts), circa, 1972-1976

(contains markings)


Box 16 Facsimile of libretto, 1972



Box 17 Composition sketches, undated


Box 17 Draft of condensed score, 1972-1974

(contains markings)



Box 34 Facsimiles of holograph of vocal score, 1974-1975

(Act III only; Acts II and III; assorted fragments)



Box 17 Fragments of facsimile of holograph of vocal score, 1974-1975


Box 17 Facsimile of holograph of vocal score, 1974-1975

(contains markings)


Box 17 Facsimile of libretto, 1975


Box 17 Facsimile of libretto, 1976

(contains markings)



Box 18 Notebook of notes and corrections, circa, 1975-1976


Box 18 Published libretti (4), 1976


Box 18 Published libretto, 1976


Box 18 Published condensed vocal score, 1983


"To Violetta Valery" from Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines, arranged for soprano and piano



Box 19 Published score, 1973

(seeNine Songs and Arias for Soprano and Piano)


"Two Cavatinas" from Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines, arranged for tenor and piano



Box 22 Facsimile with revisions, circa, 1992-2002

(seeSongs and Arias for Tenor and Piano)


"Aria in Praise of Sopranos" from Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines, arranged for tenor and piano


Box 22 Facsimile with revisions, circa, 1992-2002

(seeSongs and Arias for Tenor and Piano)


From a Watchtower for soprano and piano



Box 18 Draft, 1976

(contains markings)


Box 18 Holograph, 1976


Box 18 Facsimiles (2) of holograph, 1976 1991 1992, 1976, 1991, 1992

(contains markings)


Box 18 Copies of text (2), circa, 1992

(contains markings)


Dr. Heidegger's Fountain of Youth chamber opera


Box 18 Drafts of libretto and synopsis, circa, 1976-1978

(contains markings)


Box 18 Composition sketches and notes, undated, 1976


Box 18 Draft of condensed score, 1977

("Dr. Heidegger's Experiment"; contains markings)


Box 18 Fragment of holograph facsimile, 1977


Box 18 Notebook with notes and corrections, circa, 1977-1979



Box 34 Facsimile of piano-vocal score holograph, 1978

(contains markings)


Box 34 Facsimile of piano-vocal score holograph, 1978 1992 1995, 1978, 1992, 1995

(contains markings)



Box 18 Published piano-vocal score, 1998

(contains markings)


"The Widow's Waltz" from Dr. Heidegger's Fountain of Youth, arranged for soprano and piano



Box 19 Published score, 1973

(seeNine Songs and Arias for Soprano and Piano)


"Prescription for Living" from Dr. Heidegger's Fountain of Youth, arranged for bass-baritone and piano


Box 19 Facsimiles (2) of holograph, 1990

(contains markings)


"The Spinster's Anguish" from Dr. Heidegger's Fountain of Youth, arranged for mezzo-soprano and piano



Box 22 Facsimile with revisions, 1998 (seeSongs and Arias for Mezzo-Soprano ), 1998


CAT! for high or middle voice and piano



Box 19 Draft, 1952

(contains markings)


Box 19 Published score, 1973

(seeNine Songs and Arias for Soprano and Piano)


Box 19 Holograph and facsimile, 1979


Nine Songs and Arias for Soprano and Piano


Box 19 Published score, 1973


Knots for mixed voices a cappella


Box 19 Draft, 1979

(contains markings)


Box 19 Holograph and facsimile, 1979 1992, 1979, 1992

(contains markings)


Cowboy Song for baritone and piano


Box 19 Draft, 1979

(contains markings)


Box 19 Holograph, 1979


Box 19 Published scores (2), 1989


Hinx, Minx for four mixed voices a cappella


Box 19 Draft, 1980

(contains markings)


Merry-Go-Round for mixed voices


Box 19 Holograph and facsimile, 1980


Rounds and Rhymes for mixed voices


Box 19 Published score, 1984


Cyrano opera


Box 19 Bound book of notes and corrections, 1984-1999


Box 19 Libretto, undated, 1988

(contains markings)



Box 26 Draft of full score, 1980-1986

(contains markings)



Box 19 Holograph of piano-vocal score, 1986



Box 29-30 Holograph of full score, 1987 1993 1994 1999, 1987, 1993, 1994, 1999



Box 20 Printed individual instrument parts, 1989)

(Act II only; contain markings)


Box 20 Printed individual instrument parts, 1989

(Act III only; contain markings)


"An Introspection" from Cyrano, arranged for tenor and piano



Box 21 Facsimile of piano-vocal holograph, 1994

(contains markings)


Magicke Pieces for mixed chorus, bass-baritone, and three winds


Box 21 Texts, 1990

(contains markings)



Box 27 Draft, 1991

(contains markings)



Box 34 Full score facsimiles (2), 1991

(one contains markings)



Box 21 Text and sketch, 1991


Box 21 Holograph, 1991 1992, 1991, 1992


Box 21 Facsimile of holograph, 1991 1992 1994, 1991, 1992, 1994

(contains markings)


Box 21 Publishing proofs, 1995

(contains markings)


A Tale Told by Mary's Lamb for tenor and piano



Box 28 Draft, 1991

(contains markings)



Box 21 Holograph and facsimile, 1991 1994, 1991, 1994



Box 22 Facsimile with revisions, circa, 1999-2002

(seeSongs and Arias for Tenor and Piano)


In the Public Gardens for tenor and piano



Box 21 Draft, 1991

(contains markings)


Box 21 Holograph and facsimile, 1991



Box 22 Facsimile with revisions, circa, 1999-2002

(seeSongs and Arias for Tenor and Piano)


Hide and Seek for tenor and piano



Box 21 Draft, 1991

(contains markings)


Box 21 Holograph and facsimile, 1991 1994, 1991, 1994



Box 22 Facsimile with revisions, circa, 1999-2002

(seeSongs and Arias for Tenor and Piano)


Mary Magdalene's Song for mezzo-soprano and piano



Box 21 Assorted source materials, circa, 1991-1993


Box 21 Draft, 1991

(contains markings)


Box 21 Holograph and facsimile, 1991 1993, 1991, 1993

(holograph contains markings)



Box 22 Facsimile with revisions, 1998

(seeSongs and Arias for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano)


Fantasy, Ditty, and Fughettas for two baroque (or modern) flutes



Box 21 Draft, 1992 (contains markings), 1992


Box 21 Facsimiles (2) of holograph, 1992

(one is accompanied by correspondence)


Box 21 Published scores (2), 1998


Two Millay Sonnets for mezzo-soprano and piano


Box 21 Draft, 1992

(contains markings)


Box 21 Holograph, 1992

(contains markings)


Box 21 Facsimile of holograph, 1992

("What lips my lips have kissed…")


Box 21 Facsimile of holograph, 1992 1993 1998, 1992, 1993, 1998

(contains markings)



Box 22 Facsimile with revisions, 1998

(seeSongs and Arias for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano)


Epitaphs for mixed voices a cappella



Box 21 Drafts of song texts with notes, corrections, and correspondence, 1993 1999 2004-2005, 1993, 1999, 2004-2005

(contains markings)



Box 27 Draft, 1993

(contains markings)



Box 21 Holograph and facsimile, accompanied by song text, 1993 2003, 1993, 2003


Box 21 Published scores (7), 1998

(all contain markings)


Sorry, Wrong Number chamber opera



Box 22 Facsimile of original play with notes for adaptation, 1995

(contains markings)



Box 27 Draft of condensed score, 1995

(contains markings)



Box 22 Notebook of notes and corrections, 1996-2002


Box 22 Typed libretto and facsimiles (3), 1996 1999, 1996, 1999

(some contain markings)


Box 22 Holograph of vocal score, 1996 1999, 1996, 1999



Box 35 Facsimile of holograph of vocal score, 1996


Box 35 Facsimile of holograph of vocal score, 1996 1999 2007, 1996, 1999, 2007



Box 31 Holograph of full score, 1996 1999, 1996, 1999



Box 22 Printed individual instrument parts, 1997 1999, 1997, 1999

(contains markings)


Pull My Daisy for soprano or tenor and piano


Box 22 Draft, 1997 (contains markings), 1997


Box 22 Facsimiles (4) of holograph, undated


Box 22 Facsimile with revisions, circa, 1999-2002

(seeSongs and Arias for Tenor and Piano)


Songs and Arias for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano


Box 22 Revised texts, holographs and proofs, and related correspondence, circa, 1998

(contains markings)


Songs and Arias for Tenor and Piano


Box 22 Revised texts, holographs and proofs, and related correspondence, circa, 1992-2002

(contains markings)


Interludes and Arias from 'Cyrano' for baritone and orchestra



Box 23 Holograph of piano-vocal score, 1986


Box 23 Facsimiles (2) of piano-vocal score, 1986 1997, 1986, 1997



Box 31 Holograph of full score, 1999



Box 23 Notes and corrections, circa, 1999


Practice in the Art of Elocution for soprano and piano

(includes "Four Forbidden Songs")


Box 23 Text drafts, pre-composition notes, correspondence, etc., circa, 1997-2002



Box 27 Draft/sketch, 1997-1998



Box 23 Holograph, 1998 2002, 1998, 2002


Box 23 List of "difficult sentences", list of corrections, and related correspondence,, 1998


Box 23 Facsimiles (2) of holograph, 1998

("Four Forbidden Songs" pages only; one copy contains 2001 revisions)


The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze for countertenor and chamber ensemble (or piano)


Box 23 Pre-composition notes, research, clippings, correspondence, text drafts, circa, 1998


Box 23 Sketch, 1998

(contains markings)



Box 27 Draft of condensed score, 1998

(contains markings)



Box 23 Holograph of full score and facsimile, 1999 2008, 1999, 2008


Box 23 Holograph of piano-vocal score and facsimile, 1999 2008, 1999, 2008


Box 23 Fragments of holograph facsimile with revisions, 2008


Box 23 Printed instrument parts, circa, 2000

(contains markings)


Box 23 Publishing proofs of instrument parts, 2008


Ophelia Sings for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble


Box 23 Text drafts, pre-composition notes, correspondence, etc., circa, 1999-2000



Box 27 Draft, 1999

(contains markings)



Box 23 Holograph of piano-vocal score and facsimile, 2000



Box 35 Facsimile of holograph of full score, 2000


The Equilibrists for soprano, tenor, and chamber ensemble



Box 24 Text with markings and notes, circa, 2001


Box 24 Facsimile of piano-vocal score holograph, 2001


Box 24 Full score holograph, 2001


Box 24 Facsimile of full score holograph, 2001 2009, 2001, 2009

(contains markings)


Box 24 Notes and correspondence, circa, 2001-2009


Box 24 Printed instrument and vocal parts, 2009


In Praise of Singing for mixed voices a cappella


Box 24 Text drafts with notes, 2001



Box 27 Draft, 2001

(contains markings)



Box 24 Holograph and facsimile, 2001 2002, 2001, 2002

(facsimile contains markings)


Box 24 Typed text, notes, and correspondence, 2002


Box 24 Published score, 2002


A Wagner Lover for baritone and piano



Box 27 Draft, 2001

(contains markings)


Spooning with Chowder for bass-baritone and piano


Box 27 Draft, 2001

("A Long Song, with Clams"; contains markings)


Waikiki for bass-baritone and piano



Box 24 Sketch, 2001

("Sketch for something")



Box 27 Draft and facsimile, 2002

(contains markings)


Scherzo Cannibalistique for bass-baritone and piano


Box 27 Draft, 2002

(contains markings)


A Rupert Brooke Cycle for bass-baritone and piano



Box 24 Texts, pre-composition research and notes, corrections, circa, 2001-2004

(contains markings)


Box 24 Holograph, 2001-2004



Box 35 Facsimile of holograph, 2001-2004

(contains markings)



Box 24 Facsimile of holograph divided into individual songs, 2001-2004

(contains markings)


Summer Rounds and Canons for mixed chorus and solo voices a cappella



Box 25 Texts, pre-composition notes, corrections, correspondence, circa, 2002-2003



Box 27 Draft, 2002

(contains markings)


Box 27 Holograph, 2002-2003



Box 35 Facsimile of holograph, 2002-2003

(contains markings)


A Too-Late Love Song for bass voice and piano



Box 27 Sketch and draft, 2002

(contains markings)


A Farewell: 'Vale' from Carthage for bass voice and piano


Box 27 Draft, 2003

(contains markings)


If Blossoms Could Blossom… for bass voice and piano


Box 27 Draft, 2003

(contains markings)


Three Viereck Songs for bass voice and piano



Box 25 Pre-composition notes, correspondence, drafts of texts, etc., circa, 2002-2003


Box 25 Holograph, 2003



Box 36 Facsimiles of holograph (complete score and individual songs), 2003


Gallows Songs (Four Gallows Songs) for mixed voices a cappella



Box 27 Draft of "The Sigh,", 2007

(contains markings)


Box 27 Draft of "On the Housefly Planet,", 2007

(contains markings)


Box 27 Draft of "The Lonely Knee,", 2007

(contains markings)


Box 27 Draft of "The Picket Fence,", 2007

(contains markings)


Box 27 Holograph of score with piano accompaniment, 2007

(("Four Gallows Songs")



Box 36 Facsimile of holograph, 2007



Box 25 Post-composition notes, corrections, and correspondence, circa, 2007-2008


A Fugue in Flight for piano



Box 27 Sketch-draft, 2009

(contains markings)



Box 25 Holograph, 2009



Box 36 Facsimile of holograph, 2009



Box 25 Publishing proofs and correspondence, 2009

(contains markings)


Kilroy Was Here for baritone and piano


Box 25 Pre-composition notes, texts, clippings, and correspondence, circa, 2010



Box 27 Sketch and draft, 2010

(contains markings)



Box 25 Holograph, 2010



Box 36 Facsimiles (2) of holograph, 2010