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Douglas Moore papers, 1883-2003, bulk 1907-1969

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Series VII. Recordings, 1944-1968

This series contains primarily audio recordings of performances of Moore's works. The collection also includes a film recording of Gallantry, as broadcast on CBS (1962) and audio recordings from radio interviews and appearances.

Additional recordings can be found in Series XI.


Audio Reels



Box 92 The Ballad of Baby Doe, 1955 May 6, (2 12" audio reels)



Box 89 The Ballad of Baby Doe, 1956, (6 7" audio reels)


Box 89 The Ballad of Baby Doe, 1958 July 3, (1 7" audio reel)

New York City Center Opera. Act I, scenes 1-4 Walter Cassel, Martha Lipton, and Beverly Sills.


Box 89 Ballet Suite Arranged for Piano / Cycle of Nine Songs / Sonata in A Minor for Piano, 1963, undated, (1 7" audio reel)

Side 1: Ballet Suite Arranged for Piano; Cycle of nine songs to the poetry of Sara Teasdale; Side 2: Sonata in A Minor for Piano, Paul Switzler, piano.


Box 89 Carry Nation, 1968 November 23, (1 7" audio reel)

Introductory dialogue before broadcast of Carry Nation on WQXR. Tellinak, William North Jayne, and Douglas Moore.


Box 89 Carry Nation, undated, (3 7" audio reels)

San Francisco. Prologue, Act I, Scene 3, and Act II, Scenes 1, 2, 3, 4.



Box 91 Carry Nation, undated, (8 5" audio reels)



Box 83 Carry Nation, undated, (4 7" audio reels)

GB Recording Service, 1619 West 19th Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66044. These reels were cleaned and digitized due to the presence of mold on the originals. Reels were re-housed and the original boxes discarded.

Content has been digitized by Columbia University Libraries' Digital and Preservation Division.


Box 83 Folder OHRO061794 Prologue Act I Scene 1, undated, Stereo 7.5 IPS


Box 83 Folder OHRO061808 [Unlabeled], undated


Box 83 Folder OHRO061816 Act II Scene 1 and Scene 2, undated, Stereo 7.5 IPS


Box 83 Folder OHRO061824 Act II Scene 3 and Scene 4, undated, Stereo 7.5 IPS


Box 83 Carry Nation, undated, (4 7" audio reels)

These reels were cleaned and digitized due to the presence of mold on the originals. Reels were re-housed and the original boxes discarded.

Content has been digitized by Columbia University Libraries' Digital and Preservation Division.


Box 83 Folder OHRO061859 Prologue Act I Scene I, undated, 2 Track Stereo 7.5 IPS, 28:55


Box 83 Folder OHRO061867 Act I Scene 2 and Scene 3, undated, 2 Track Stereo 7.5 IPS; Act I Scene 2 (15:35) and Act I Scene 3 (17:35)


Box 83 Folder OHRO061875 Act II Scene 1 and Scene 2, undated, 2 Track Stereo 7.5 IPS; Act II Scene 1 (16:55) and Act II Scene 2 (8:35)


Box 83 Folder OHRO061883 Act II Scene 3 and Scene 4, undated, 2 Track Stereo 7.5 IPS; Act II Scene 3 (15:50) and Act II Scene 4 (15:30)



Box 89 Carry Nation--Interview and Introduction (WRVR), undated, (1 7" audio reel)

Interview and introduction for Carry Nation by Douglas Moore and William North Jayne.



Box 83 Folder OHRO061840 Clarinet Quintet, undated, (1 7" audio reel)

Columbia Recording. This reel was cleaned and digitized due to the presence of mold on the original. Reel was re-housed and the original box discarded.

Content has been digitized by Columbia University Libraries' Digital and Preservation Division.



Box 89 The Devil and Daniel Webster, 1955, 1964, (1 7" audio reel)

Broadcast in the BBC Third Programme on June 6, 1955; Ending added from Westminster Stereo Record WST 14050 Festival Choir and Orchestra in 1964



Box 90 Douglas Moore at 75, 1968 May 6, (1 7" audio reel)

WRVR. Broadcast on August 9, 1968. This tape contains only the interview portion of the program.


Box 90 Gallantry, undated, (1 7" audio reel)

American Opera Workshop


Box 90 Giants in the Earth, circa 1951, (4 7" audio reels)

Original performance.


Box 90 Giants in the Earth, 1955 March 27, (1 7" audio reel)

Cooper Union. Includes notes on the piece.


Box 90 The Greenfield Christmas Tree, 1962 December 8, (1 7" audio reel)

Hartford Symphony, Fritz Mahler conductor


Box 90 Overture on an American Tune; Village Music; Down East Suite; "The Lonesome House "; Symphony No. 2 in A, undated, (1 7" audio reel)

Overture on an American Tune (WOR Sym., S. Levin); Village Music (American Music Symposium, H. Hansen); Down East Suite (H. Temanka, violin, with piano acc.); "The Lonesome House " (with Henry Brant) - Frank Maxwell, naw.); Symphony No. 2 in A (New York Philharmonic, B. Walter)



Box 91 Pageant of P.T. Barnum, 1965 December, (1 7" audio reel)

Fort Lauderdale



Box 90 Quintet for Clarinet and Strings / Three Sonnets of John Donne, undated, (1 7" audio reel)



Box 92 Symphony in A Major, undated, (1 12" audio reel)

William Strickland conducting Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra.



Box 90 Trio for Piano, Violin, and Violin cello, undated, (1 7" audio reel)

Includes greetings


Box 90 Trio for Piano, Violin, and Violin cello, undated, (1 7" audio reel)

Yethudi Wyner



Box 83 Folder OHRO061832 Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano, 1958 February 18, (1 7" audio reel)

AMF. MacDowell Colony. Nadia and George Koutzen and Antonio Lora. 2.18.58 11-11:30. Tape recorded at 15 ips. Label from David Trimble Recordings on the box. This reel was cleaned and digitized due to the presence of mold on the original. Reel was re-housed and the original box discarded.

Content has been digitized by Columbia University Libraries' Digital and Preservation Division.



Box 90 Various Songs, 1964 March 19, (1 7" audio reel)

"Adam was my Grandfather"; "Old Song"; "Brown Penny"; "Dear Dark Head"; "Come Away Deather"; "Sigh no more Ladies"; "Under the Greenwood Tree"; "Mary's Prayer"; "I've Got a Ram, Golliath." The box reads: "Everett and Helen Anderson," "Nr. 1 of 3" "


Film



Box Flat Box 754 Gallantry, 1962 September 19, (2 Film Reels)

As performed on CBS television program: Arias and Arabesques


Phonograph Records



Box 86 Folder 1 The Ballad of Baby Doe, undated, (1 78rpm phonograph record)

Sung by Lena Gabriele. Large piece of tape across one side.


Box 86 Folder 2-4 The Ballad of Baby Doe, undated, (3 78rpm phonograph records)

Stanley Jonkel, music recordist.


Box 86 Folder 5-12 The Ballad of Baby Doe, undated, (4 33 1/3 rpm phonograph records) (2 Copies)

David Trimble Recordings.


Box 86 Folder 13 Brown Penny; Sigh No More Ladies; Old Song, undated, (1 phonograph record)

Songs by Douglas Moore. "Old Song" (Roethke), "Brown Penny" (Yeats), and "Sigh No Moore Ladies" (Shakespeare). Everett Anderson (Baritone), Helen Anderson at the piano. Carnegie Hall Recording Co.


Box 86 Folder 14 Come Away Death, 1944, (1 phonograph record)

The other side has an incomplete label, but contains a poem by Pierson Underwood, with music by Douglas Moore; this may be "Not This Alone." Both pieces sung by Ellen Reff.


Box 86 Folder 15 The Devil and Daniel Webster, undated, (1 phonograph record)

Abbey Record Mfg. Co. Test Pressing #AW 2120-2121.



Box 88 Folder 1-2 Down East Suite, 1945 January 24, (2 acetate phonograph records)

Henry Temianka, violinist. Carnegie Hall. Records show signs of deterioration.



Box 86 Folder 16-17 The Emperor's New Clothes, 1949 or 1953, (2 78 rpm phonograph records)

Young People's Records. 1007-1008. Douglas Moore and Abrahkin. Max Goberman, conductor.



Box 88 Folder 3-4 Farm Journal, 1948 July 4, (2 phonograph records)

CBS Symphony Orchestra. Alfredo Antonini, conductor. Carnegie Hall Recording Co., New York, New York. Station WCBS. 3:300-4:30pm. 7-4-48. Records show signs of deterioration.



Box 86 Folder 18-19 Farm Journal and Overture on an American Tune, 1948 February 22, (2 phonograph records)

WOR Recording. Ser. 12-4187. 2 records, containing Parts 1, 2, 4, and 5. Overture on an American Tune, Sylvan Levin, conductor. Unclear if this is complete. Farm Journal appears incomplete.



Box 88 Folder 5-8 Giants in the Earth, 1950, (4 33 1/3 rpm acetate phonograph records)

Records show signs of deterioration.



Box 86 Folder 20 In Memoriam, 1944 April 27, (1 phonograph record)

Eastman School of Music recording. Festival of American Music. Parts 2 and 3.



Box 88 Folder 9 In Memoriam, 1947 September 28, (1 phonograph record)

Alexander Smellings. Local 802 Orchestra, La Guardia Conc. Record shows signs of deterioration.



Box 87 Folder 1 The Lonesome House, 1950s, (1 78 rpm phonograph record)

The Children's Record Guild. By Douglas Moore and Henry Brant.


Box 87 Folder 2-3 Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, 1948, (2 78rpm acetate phonograph records)

The Paganini String Quartet, David Weber, Clarinet.


Box 87 Folder 4 Roethke, Theordore--Reading His Poems, 1948, (1 phonograph record)

The Harvard Vocarium Records. Theordore Roethke Reading His Own Poems, "The Long Alley" and "The Shape of the Fire" from "The Lost Son." Recorded for the Poetry Room, Harvard Library.


Box 87 Folder 5 Said the Piano to the Harpiscord, undated, (1 78 rpm phonograph record)

The Children's Record Guild. Written by Douglas Moore. Told by David Allen and Gilbert Mack.


Box 87 Folder 6 Songs, undated, (1 78 rpm phonograph record)

Includes "Once Upon a Time," "Janie," "Where Did the Moment Go," and " One is a Star"



Box 88 Folder 10-12 Symphony No. 2 in A Major, 1948 February 20, (3 phonograph records)

The Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York. Conducted by Bruno Walter. Carnegie Hall. Records show signs of deterioration.



Box 87 Folder 7 Symphony No. 2 in A Major, circa 1954, (1 33 1/3 rpm phonograph record)

The New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. Leopold Stokowski, conducting. Columbia Bi-Centennial.


Box 87 Folder 8-9 Village Music, 1944 March 15, (2 phonograph records)

Eastman School of Music recording. American Music Symposium. Dr. Hanson conducting.


Box 87 Folder 10 The Wonderful Violin, 1948, (1 78 rpm phonograph record)

Young People's Records. Played by Mischa Mischakoff. Written and told by Douglas Moore.


Box 87 Folder 11 Yale University Band, circa 1958, (1 33 1/3 rpm phonograph record)

Includes "Good Night, Poor Harvard" by Douglas Moore '15.