Stanley Chapple papers, 1938-1985  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Chapple, Stanley, 1900-1987
Title
Stanley Chapple papers
Dates
1938-1985 (inclusive)
1948-1980 (bulk)
Quantity
8.38 cubic feet (8 boxes)
4 sound cassettes
1 videocassette
Collection Number
4575
Summary
Papers of Stanley Chapple, University of Washington music professor and director of the University of Washington School of Music from 1948-1971
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Stanley Chapple was director of the University of Washington School of Music from 1948 to 1971

When Stanley Chapple retired in 1971 from the University of Washington as Director of the Music Department, he had hoped to spend his retirement years writing symphony and opera music. Instead he was approached by Seattle Mayor Wes Uhlman to begin a senior music program through the newly established Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens. It was the beginning of a new career for Chapple and for the senior community.

Stanley Chapple had already accumulated a remarkable musical career. In 1920, at the age of nineteen, he was hired as director of the City of London School's opera, and two years later he was invited to appear as a guest conductor with the London Symphony Orchestra; and shortly after he was made head director. In 1930, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra invited Chapple to appear as guest conductor, and by the end of the decade he had become one of the most coveted guest conductors on the European Philharmonic circuit, traveling to Vienna, the Hague, and Warsaw.

The young conductor's dream of going to Russia was ruined when war broke out in 1939. He was in Boston at the time and a tour to Russia had to be cancelled. The English ambassador in Washington D.C. asked him to stay in America to "promote good will". During the war, Chapple conducted the National Symphony in the Watergate concerts.

In 1940, the director of the Boston Symphony opened a school for conductors and orchestra musicians in Massachusetts; and made Chapple its director. Thus was born Tanglewood, a music academy that is still going strong today. Leonard Bernstein was Chapple's first student there.

Chapple was invited to teach at the University of Washington and to be its director of the UW School of Music in 1948, when the active dean of the department heard him at Tanglewood.

When the Seattle Symphony lost its conductor in 1950, Chapple took over and virtually remodeled Seattle's culture. He used the Symphony as a means of introducing Seattle to the opera, ballet, and the theater. During his tenure as conductor, he greatly enhanced the professional level of symphony players.

In 1962, Chapple became director of symphony and opera at the University of Washington, and when he retired in 1971, Mayor Wes Uhlman asked him to direct the Seattle Senior Symphony (Musicians Emeritus) a program providing "encouragment and help to former music-makers wishing to resume their participation in music-making". For the next fourteen years Stanley Chapple was the much beloved conductor of Musicians Enmeritus Symphony Orchestra and Thalia Symphony Orchestra. (Source: http://www.mesoseattle.org/about.html)

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Reel-to-reel and cassette audiotapes, videotape, correspondence, financial and legal records, certificates, plaques, music scores (annotated and unannotated), photographs, scrapbooks, clippings, memorabilia. Photographs appear to date from the 1920s.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Informant's/creator's rights dedicated to the public. May be used for research, instruction, publication or similar purposes.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 4575-001: Stanley Chapple papers, 1938-1985 (bulk 1948-1980)Return to Top

8.17 cubic feet (8 boxes)
4 sound recordings

Scope and Content: Reel-to-reel and cassette audiotapes, correspondence, financial and legal records, certificates, plaques, music scores (annotated and unannotated), photographs, scrapbooks, clippings, memorabilia. Photographs appear to date from the 1920s.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donors: Estate of Stanley Chapple via John A. Polf, June 3, 1996.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 4575-001
audio recordings - 31 reel-to-reel tapes -
1 4575-001
audio recordings - 4 cassettes -
2 4575-001
scores - Wagner - Prelude, Tristan and Isolde
2 4575-001
scores - Mendelssohn - Symphony no.5
2 4575-001
scores - Bloch - Sacred Service
2 4575-001
scores - Brahms - Requiem
2 4575-001
scores - Puccini - La Boheme
2 4575-001
scores - Mozart - Magic Flute
2 4575-001
scores - Mendelssohn - Midsummer Night's Dream
2 4575-001
scores - Brahms - Schicksalied
2 4575-001
scores - Haydn - Creation
2 4575-001
scores - Handel - Israel in Egypt
2 4575-001
scores - Handel - Judas Maccabaeus
2 4575-001
scores - Prokofiev - Alexander Nevsky
1975-1978
2 4575-001
scores - Donizetti - Don Pasquale
1959-1980
2 4575-001
scores - Handel - Dettingen Te Deum
1960-1977
2 4575-001
scores - Haydn - Symphony no. 10
2 4575-001
scores - Bach - St. Matthew Passion
2 4575-001
scores - Strauss - Gypsy Baron
2 4575-001
scores - Beethoven - Missa Solemnis
2 4575-001
scores - Ravel - Tzigane
2 4575-001
scores - Beale - Symphony op. 10
2 4575-001
scores - Mascagni - Intermezzo, Piano Quintet (photocopied parts)
2 4575-001
scores - Saint-Saens - My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice Piano Trio, photocopied parts
2 4575-001
scores - Handel - Largo, PianoQuintet, photocopied parts
2 4575-001
scores - Schumann - Slumber Song, Piano Quintet
2 4575-001
scores - Straughan - The Inappropriate Enfilony
3 4575-001
documents - articles and notes
3 4575-001
documents - newspaper clippings
3 4575-001
documents - notes, music
3 4575-001
documents - concert programs, Chappelle concerts
3 4575-001
documents - Tacoma Youth Symphony
3 4575-001
documents - University of Washington
3 4575-001
documents - Musicians Emeritus
3 4575-001
documents - Thalia
3 4575-001
documents - concert programs, other
3 4575-001
correspondence - correspondence 1
3 4575-001
correspondence - correspondence 2
3 4575-001
correspondence - correspondence 3 (packet tied with string)
3 4575-001
documents - vacation logs
3 4575-001
documents - legal and financial papers
3 4575-001
documents - medical documents, receipts
3 4575-001
documents - wills of Barbara and Stanley Chappelle
3 4575-001
documents - calendar
3 4575-001
documents - 3 packets of minature playing cards
4 4575-001
awards - paper awards (7)
4 4575-001
awards - plaques (6)
4 4575-001
awards - framed awards (5)
4 4575-001
awards - leatherbound awards (2)
4 4575-001
awards - diploma (Colby)
5 4575-001
manuscripts and scores - Chappelle - Fanfare #5 (m.s. in pencil)
5 4575-001
Chappelle - Fanfare #3 (m.s. in pencil)
5 4575-001
Chappelle - Bist du bei mir/J.S. Bach (transcribed/orch.)
5 4575-001
Chappelle - Fanfare for Brass and Percussion (for Barbara)
5 4575-001
Chappelle - Fanfare for Tacoma Youth Symphony
5 4575-001
Chappelle - Fanfare
5 4575-001
Chappelle - Psalm 122
5 4575-001
Chappelle - Stravinsky
5 4575-001
Chappelle - Barbara Joyce m.s. and Allegro m.s.
5 4575-001
Ravel - Concerto for the left hand
5 4575-001
Monteverdi - Combattimento de Tancredi e Clorinda
5 4575-001
Humperdinck - Hansel and Gretel, Prelude.
5 4575-001
Ramsay, Robert - Short Symphony for Chamber Orchestra
5 4575-001
Delius - The Walk to the Paradise Garden (2 copies)
5 4575-001
Honegger - Pastorale d'Ete'
1965
5 4575-001
Jefferson, Thos. - Hornpipe (arr.Chappelle/Piano Quintet)
5 4575-001
Granat, Helen - Impressions of Mother's Telemark
5 4575-001
Schoenberg - Verklarte Nacht
5 4575-001
Handel - Water Music Suite (arr. Harty)
5 4575-001
Bruckner - Symphony no. 7, (arr. Piano 4 hands)
5 4575-001
Salsman - Aum for Musician's Emeritus (manuscript)
5 4575-001
Barber - Essay for Orchestra
5 4575-001
Wagner - Siegfried's Rhine Journey
5 4575-001
Mozart - Adagio and Fuge (String Quartet)
1975-1976
5 4575-001
Stravinsky - Petrouchka
5 4575-001
Granat, Helen - Jewish Rhapsody
5 4575-001
Mennini - Arioso
5 4575-001
Vaughan Williams - Dona Nobis Pacem
5 4575-001
Vaughan Williams - Dona Nobis Pacem
5 4575-001
Dvorak - Te Deum
5 4575-001
Beethoven - Overtures
5 4575-001
Holst - Christmas Day (arr. Chappelle/Orchestra)
5 4575-001
Duisberg, Robert - Armistice of a Shooting Star
5 4575-001
Sibelius - Canzonetta (photocopy of score)
5 4575-001
Mozart - Vesperae Solennes de Confessore
5 4575-001
Bruckner - Mass, eminor
5 4575-001
Britten - Festival Te Deum
5 4575-001
Bergsma - Documentary One
5 4575-001
Verrall - Introduction, Variations, and Adagio
1936 ed.
5 4575-001
McClanahan, ed. - Early Keyboard Classics
1964 ed.
5 4575-001
York - "How Long does it Play?"guide for conductors
5 4575-001
Grainger - Music Room Tit-Bits
5 4575-001
Schubert - Seventh Symphony
5 4575-001
miscellaneous - add-ins for parts/unidentified pieces
1976
5 4575-001
Swift. J.Jr. - Duo no. 3 (clarinet and piano)
5 4575-001
Salvi/Watkins - Concertino Pastorale
6 4575-001
photographs - family
6 4575-001
photographs - dogshow
6 4575-001
photographs - slides (3 small packets)
6 4575-001
photographs - conducting photos
7 4575-001
oversized items - tour photos
7 4575-001
oversized items - family photos
7 4575-001
oversized items - large mounted photos
7 4575-001
oversized items - posters
7 4575-001
oversized items - commemorative album, 80th birthday
8 4575-001
oversized photographs - portraits
8 4575-001
oversized photographs - conducting photos

Accession No. 4575-002: Videotaped interview with Stanley Chapple, 1969Return to Top

0.21 cubic feet (1 videocassette)

Scope and Content: 1 3/4" u-matic videocassette (57 minutes)

Chapple reminisces about his fifty years in music. He discusses his dual role as educator and performer and, through anecdotes and brief piano illustrations, many aspects of music and his own career. Chapple recalls the beginnings of the Tanglewood Music Festival and Serge Koussevitzky.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but no digital surrogate/public listening copy exists. Users must arrange to have the original analog tape transferred to digital format before the video can be accessed.

Acquisition Info: Received: November 22, 1996.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College teachers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • College teachers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Conductors (Music)--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Music school administrators--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Music teachers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Music teachers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Pianists--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Chapple, Stanley, 1900-1987--Archives
  • Chapple, Stanley, 1900-1987--Archives
  • Chapple, Stanley, 1900-1987--Interviews
  • Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951
  • Corporate Names :
  • Tanglewood (Music festival)--History
  • University of Washington. School of Music--Faculty
  • University of Washington. School of Music--History--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • University of Washington. University Archives