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William H. Walter and George W. Walter Papers, 1844-1912; 1957-1967

Series I: William H. Walter, 1844-1903

This series contains music manuscripts, publications, business accounts and other papers created by William H. Walter.

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Subseries I.1: Music Manuscripts, 1844-1885

This sub-series contains music manuscripts copied and written in the author's hand. Also contained are pieces copied by Walter, but not authored by him and organ books.


Service Music, 1844-1885



Box 1 Folder 1 Mass in C , 1881 August 9

(Originally written in 1879 this book was recopied with corrections for George W. Walter. Includes notes and emendations by George W. Walter.)


Box 1 Folder 2 Communion Service in A, 1862 March 26; 1875 December 1, 1862 March, 1875 December 1

(Organ copy. Includes performance dates,BenedictusandAngus Dei.Includes corrections and emendations by the author.)


Box 1 Folder 2 Communion Service in A, 1856


Box 1 Folder 2 Communion Service in A, 1872

(Vocal score copied on 1872 December 26 for George W. Walter.


Box 1 Folder 2 Evening Service in A, 1856-1860 October 11, 1856-1860 October

(Includes corrections and emendations by the author.)


Box 1 Folder 2 Evening Service in A: Bonum Est & Benedic Anima Mea, , 1856

(Includes dates and locations where the piece was performed as well as corrections and emendations by the author.)


Box 1 Folder 2 Morning Service in A, 1855

(Tenor part. Includes aJubilate Deoand dates and locations of performance as well as corrections by the author.)


Box 1 Folder 2 Festal Service, 1856


Box 1 Folder 2 Benedic Anima Mea , 1885 June 23-27

(First full score. Includes notes from author.)


Box 1 Folder 2 Benedic Anima Mea , 1885 July 27-1885 July 29

(Second full score.)


Box 1 Folder 2 Benedic Anima Mea in C, undated


Box 1 Folder 2 Bonum Est , 1885 July 27


Box 1 Folder 2 Bonum Est in E Flat, 1885 July 27


Box 1 Folder 2 Cantante Domino and Deus Misereatur, 1863 24 July, 1863


Box 1 Folder 2 Cantante Domino and Deus Misereatur, in E Flat, 1863 24 July, 1863

(Author's Manuscript. Continuation of the Festal Service.)


Box 1 Folder 2 Cantante Domino and Deus Misereatur , 1863 August 31

(Includes dates and locations of performance.)


Box 1 Folder 2 Cantante Domino and Deus Misereatur , 1879

(This copy was presented to Reverend G.I. Tucker of the Chapel of the Holy Cross on 1879 November 18. Includes dates and locations of performance.)


Box 1 Folder 2 Deus Misereatur , 1845 March 3

(Includes corrections and emendations by the author.)


Box 1 Folder 2 Dona Nobis Pacem , 1866 May 11

(In Latin. From the 28th Movement ofMass in A.Written for a female quartetto.


Box 1 Folder 3 Fugue, 1882 March 30, 1882, 1882 March 30, 1882


Box 1 Folder 3 Fugue in E Flat, 1848 February 5

(Includes notes, corrections and emendations by the author.)


Box 1 Folder 3 Fugue in D Minor and Fugue in C, 1848 November 4

(Includes notes, corrections and emendations by the author.)


Box 1 Folder 3 Fugue in G, undated

(FromExaltobo te Deus.For the organ.)


Box 1 Folder 3 The Litany and Introits, 1872 July 23; 1873 January 16, 1872 July, 1873 January 16

(Includes The Great Litany, a Preces for Morning Prayer and an Introit,When I Awake I am Still With Thee,which was written for Frank Weyman, Esq. of Pittsburgh, PA.)


Box 1 Folder 3 Magnificat , 1879

(Song of Mary.In Latin.)


Box 1 Folder 3 Magnificat , 1885 July 3

(Song of Mary.In Latin and English. Includes notes, corrections and emendations by the author.)


Box 1 Folder 3 Nunc Dimittis and One Sweetly Solemn Thought undated;, 1893 April 6

(The Song of Simeon,dismissal.)


Box 1 Folder 3 Te Deum, 1851 October 2-November 3, 1851 October

(Original score. Includes corrections by the author.


Box 1 Folder 3 Te Deum, 1885 December 16

(This copy was presented to George W. Walter for his birthday. Includes dates and locations of performance as well as notes by the author.)


Box 1 Folder 3 Te Deum, 1875 August 6-10

(Includes corrections by the author.)


Box 1 Folder 3 Correspondence, undated

(Letter From William H. Walter to George W. Walter that accompanied a vocal score to Te Deum in E Flat.)


Box 1 Folder 3 Te Deum in E Flat, 1856

(Includes dates and locations of performance as well as corrections and emendations by the author.)


Box 1 Folder 3 Te Deum and Benedictus in F, 1851 December 10

(For the Advent season. Includes dates and locations of performance.)


Box 1 Folder 3 Te Deum and Benedictus , 1853 December 9

(Includes dates and locations of performance as well as notes, corrections and emendations by the author)


Box 1 Folder 3 Te Deum and Jubilate , 1870

(Author's copy from Morning Service in A. This copy was presented to George W. Walter on his birthday. Includes notes by the author.)


Box 1 Folder 3 Te Deum and Jubilate , 1872

(Author's copy from Festal Service in E Flat. This copy was presented to George W. Walter on his birthday. Includes notes by the author.)


Box 1 Folder 3 Te Deum Laudamus , 1857 September 29

(Includes notes from author.)


Box 1 Folder 3 Une Reverie du Passe , 1884 February 9

(Copied for George W. Walter on 1885 July 31.)


Box 1 Folder 3 Une Reverie du Passe , 1884 February 9


Box 1 Folder 3 Veni Creator , 1884 February 16

(In Latin.)


Hymns and Secular Music


Box 1 Folder 4 The Dark: Where do the little chickens run? , 1876 August


Box 1 Folder 4 Festival March , 1857

(Written by J.N. Pychowski, arranged for four performers on two piano fortes by William H. Walter. First Piano Forte.)


Box 1 Folder 4 Festival March , 1857

(Written by J.N. Pychowski, arranged for four performers on two piano fortes by William H. Walter. Second Piano Forte.)


Box 1 Folder 4 The Graduate's Parting Hymn, 1877)

As sung by Grammar School, Number 47 (12th Street) Class of 1877. Words by Ida Sutton, music by William H. Walter.)


Box 1 Folder 4 Jesus Tender Shepherd , undated


Box 1 Folder 4 Lullaby , undated


Box 1 Folder 4 Mother's Picture on the Wall , 1882 August 16

(Composed for D.L. Wing, Esq., Editor of Coney Island Sunday Spray. Two copies.)


Box 1 Folder 4 O Lord, Thou Hast Searched Me , 1873 January 27

(Anthem for tenor, treble, bass and alto.)


Box 1 Folder 4 Our Native Land , 1865 July 20

(Two copies.)


Box 1 Folder 4 Booklet of songs, undated

(IncludesElizabeth, The Hawthorn: HOPE, Song,and an untitled piece all dedicated to Ms. Elizabeth W. Hamm.)


Miscellaneous Music Manuscripts

(These manuscripts are copied by W.H. Walter, but are not composed or arranged by him.)


Box 1 Folder 5 Canzonetta a Tre Vocci in onare della Sina Vergine Maria, 1883 17 November, 1883

(Unknown composer. In Italian. The date is the date that the music was copied by Walter.)


Box 1 Folder 5 From the Depth I called on Thee , 1849

(Written by Dr.Tye.)


Box 1 Folder 5 O Lord Increase My Faith , undated

(Written by Gibbons.)


Box 1 Folder 5 O Praise the Lord and Gloria Patri , undated

(O Praise the Lordadapted from Ronaldo del Mel by Dr. Aldrich.Gloria Patriis an excerpt fromBlessed Are Thoseby Tallis.


Box 1 Folder 5 Save Me, O God and O Lord My God , undated

(Save Me, O Godwritten by William Byrd from the 54th Psalm, verses 1-4.O Lord My Godwritten by Palestrina from the 7th Psalm, verse 1.


Box 1 Folder 5 Teach Me O Lord and Praise the Lord , undated

(Teach Me O Lordwritten by Rogers from 119th Psalm, verses 33-36, 40.Praise the Lordwritten by Dr. Child.


Box 1 Folder 5 Unto Thee O Lord and All The People That On Earth Do Dwell , undated

(Unto Thee O Lordwritten by Rich Faurant.All The People That On Earth Do Dwellwritten by Tallis.


Box 1 Folder 5 Untitled, undated

(A piece of music written by Tallis and Felton.)


Organ Books


Box 1 Folder 6 Organ Book, circa, 1844-1859

(Includes music composed by George W. Walter dated 1859.)


Box 1 Folder 6 Organ Book, circa, 1855

(Used at Trinity Chapel. Includes dates that certain pieces were performed.)


Box 1 Folder 6 Organ Book, 1870

(Used at Saint Paul's Church in Yonkers, NY.)



Box 2 Folder 7 Music Journal, 1852-1883, 1903, 1852-1883, 1903

(Journal contains service music, hymns, songs, and other compositions written by Walter through 1883. In 1903 George W. Walter made notes regarding a number of the pieces.)


Subseries I.2: Publications, 1854-1886

This sub-series contains publications by William H. Walter, including books, sheet music, and pamphlets.


Services and Hymnals


Box 2 Folder 8 Communion Service in A, Booklet, 1879

(Full score. (Two copies.)


Box 2 Folder 8 Mass in C Booklet, 1886

(Dedicated to Mr. George Simon)


Box 2 Folder 8 Mass in C Booklet, 1886

(Bass part from All Souls Church.)


Box 2 Folder 8 Mass in C Booklet, 1886

(Tenor part from All Souls Church.)


Box 2 Folder 8 Mass in C Booklet, 1886

(Alto part from All Souls Church.)


Box 2 Folder 8 Evening Service, Booklet, 1878

(FromWalter in A.Author's manuscript. IncludesBonum EstandBenedic Anima Mea.)


Box 2 Folder 8 Evening Service, Booklet, 1878

(FromWalter in A.(Two copies.))


Box 2 Folder 8 Evening Service, Booklet, 1879

(FromWalter in A.IncludesBonum EstandBenedic Anima Mea.)


Box 2 Folder 8 Plain Service for the Lenten Season, 1868

(IncludesVenite, Benedicite, Benedictus, Bonum Est, Deus MisereaturandBenedic Anima Measet to Gregorian tones. (Two copies.))


Box 2 Folder 8 Choral Hymns, Ancient and Modern Booklet,, 1862 July

(English translations of German hymns compiled by William H. Walter. First part.)


Box 2 Folder 8 Choral Hymns, Ancient and Modern Booklet,, 1862 July

(English translations of German hymns compiled by William H. Walter. Fifth part. (Two copies.))


Anthems, Hymns, and Miscellaneous Service Music


Box 2 Folder 9 Benedicite, omina opera Domini Booklet,, 1858

(IncludesKyrie.(Two copies.))


Box 2 Folder 9 Benedictus Qui Venit Booklet, 1879

(Quartette.)


Box 2 Folder 9 The Christian Soldier's Easter Hymn, Sheet Music, undated

(Written for Saint Luke's Cathedral, Portland, ME. (Two copies.))


Box 2 Folder 9 Christmas Carol Sheet Music, undated

(Two copies.)


Box 2 Folder 9 I Heard a Voice Sheet Music, undated

(Two copies)


Box 2 Folder 9 Impromptu Sheet Music, 1854

(Dedicated to Miss Susan Arden Babcock. Includes corrections by the author. Written for the Organ.)


Box 2 Folder 9 Impromptu , 1863

(Dedicated to Miss Susan Arden Babcock. FromClassic and Popular Voluntaries for the Organseries.)


Box 2 Folder 9 In Whom Shall I Trust , 1885

(By Mrs. Mary E. Kail and William H. Walter. Two copies.)


Box 2 Folder 9 Jubilate Deo Booklet, 1879

((Two copies.))


Box 2 Folder 9 Let Every Thing That Hath Breath , 1875

(Introit for Thanksgiving.)


Box 2 Folder 9 Funeral March from Lieder Ohne Worte , 1863

(Written by Felix Mendelssohn, arranged for the organ by William H. Walter. FromClassic and Popular Voluntaries for the Organseries.)


Box 2 Folder 9 The Marvelous Work , 1863

(From Haydn'sCreation,arranged by William H. Walter. FromClassic and Popular Voluntaries for the Organseries.)


Box 2 Folder 9 O Come Hither , 1865 November 1

(Anthem from Psalm 46, 8-11 for tenor or treble solo and chorus.)


Box 2 Folder 9 O Come Hither Sheet Music, 1865 November 1

(Peace Anthem from Psalm 46, 8-11 for tenor or treble solo and chorus. Published by the author.)


Box 2 Folder 9 O How Amiable Sheet Music, 1854

(Anthem from Psalm 84 for a quartette. Two copies.)


Box 2 Folder 9 Out of the Deep Sheet Music, 1864 September 9-12

(Anthem from Psalm 70 for tenor and soprano with a full choir. Dedicated to H.N. Bartol, Esq. of Portland, ME.)


Box 2 Folder 9 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem Sheet Music,, undated

(Abridged Thanksgiving Anthem.)


Box 2 Folder 9 Sanctus-hosana Sheet Music, 1870


Box 2 Folder 9 Sing O Heavens Sheet Music, 1865

(Christmas Anthem for country choirs written by William Jackson of Masham, England including a treble solo by William H. Walter. Two copies.)


Box 2 Folder 9 Te Deum Laudamus , 1858 January

(Dedicated to Madison Ham, Esq. on 1858 February 18.)


Box 2 Folder 9 Te Deum Laudamus in B Flat, 1882


Box 2 Folder 9 Unto Us a Child is Born , 1875

(Introit for Christmas.)


Box 2 Folder 9 We'll Meet in Heaven at Last , 1876


Box 2 Folder 9 When Through Life Unblest We Rove Sheet Music,, 1848

(Words by Thomas Moore, music by William H. Walter. Dedicated to Miss Louise G. Pethick.)


Books


Box 2 Folder 10 Common Prayer with Ritual Song Book,, 1868


Box 2 Folder 10 A Manual of Church Music: Containing a Choice Selection of Chants and Metrical Tunes, Designed for Use in Public and Private Worship, Book, 1870

(Please see the circulating copy.)


Box 2 Folder 10 Songs for Children and the Childlike, Book, 1877

(A collection of songs written by J. Ireland Tucker and William H. Walter. Contains notes by William H. Walter.)


Box 2 Folder 10 Walter's Lessons in Music Book, 1882

(A short review of the book is adhered to the first page.)


Box 2 Folder 10 The Welcome Hour: For Use in Singing Schools, Choirs, Social Circles, Musical Conventions, Glee Clubs, Conerts, Etc., Book, 1877

(A collection of songs compiled by S. Wesley Martin and William H. Walter. Contains notes by William H. Walter.)


Subseries I.3: Business Accounts and Miscellaneous Papers, 1845-1866

This sub-series contains a ledger, an essay on descriptive music, notes on musical theory and the script for a musical.


Box 2 Folder 11 Ledger and Journal, 1846 September 10-circa 1866, 1846 September, 1866

(Contains sales accounts for W.H. Walter's music. Also contains notes on Organ repairs and additions and notes on musical theory.)


Box 2 Folder 11 Note, 1866 November 28

(Request to W.H. Walter to send sheet music.)


Box 2 Folder 11 Descriptive Music Essay, undated


Box 2 Folder 11 Untitled, Manuscript, undated

(Notes on the elementary music composition and scale.)


Box 2 Folder 11 Notes, undated

(Notes on Dr. Bubsy'sHistory of Music.


Box 2 Folder 11 Notes, undated

(Notes on scale.)


Box 2 Folder 11 Music Manuscript Book, undated


Adeline or The Lover's Ghost


Box 2 Folder 12 Script, 1844 August 12


Box 2 Folder 12 The Gypsies' Song , 1845 February 27

(FromAdeline or The Lover's GhostAct 2, Scene 4.)


Box 2 Folder 12 Oh Happy Hour circa, 1845

(FromAdeline or The Lover's GhostAct 2, Scene 5. Written on the reverse ofCantante Domino, No. 5.)