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Gerald Kechley papers, 1938-2009

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Kechley, Gerald
Title
Gerald Kechley papers
Dates
1938-2009 (inclusive)
Quantity
13.86 cubic feet (23 boxes) including textual materials and sound recordings
Collection Number
5953 (Accession No. 5953-001)
Summary
Manuscripts and recordings of compositions by Gerald Kechley, a professor of composition at the University of Washington, Seattle
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

No restrictions on access.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Gerald Kechley was born in Seattle, Washington on March 18, 1919. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Music in 1946, and a Master of Arts in Music in 1950, both from the University of Washington. After teaching at the University of Michigan (1950-1951) and Centralia Junior College (1953-1954), he joined the University of Washington School of Music in 1955 as a professor of composition. Kechley retired from the University of Washington in 1989.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Manuscripts and recordings of Gerald Kechley's compositions.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Series 1:  Personal Papers, 1961-2002, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Acquisition of Works Biographical and Professional Work
1967
1/2
Career Info Biographical and Professional Work, CV
undated
1/3
East Shore Unitarian Church Biographical and Professional Work
1976-1979
1/4
Letters and Discussion Biographical and Professional Work
1962-1997
1/5
Announcements Biographical and Professional Work
1968-1989
1/6
Newsletters for University of Washington Biographical and Professional Work
1961-1989
1/7
Newspaper Clippings/Copies Biographical and Professional Work
1968
1/8
Photos Biographical and Professional Work
1968
1/9
Other Biographical and Professional Work
undated
1/86
Greeting Cards
undated
1/84
Miscellaneous
1979-1992

Series 2:  Performance Programs, 1938-2003, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Non-University of Washington
1940-2003, undated
Box/Folder
1/10-1/12, 1/85
East Shore Unitarian Church
1970-1989, undated
1/13
Chapel of the Good Shepard
1967
1/14
Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum
1965
1/15
Choral Arts Northwest
2000
1/16
City of Seattle
1972
1/17
Coliseum, Seattle
1967
1/18
Cornish School
1965
1/19
Eastern Washington State College
1961
1/20
Fine Arts Trio
1966-1967
1/21
First Presbyterian Church
2002
1/22
Gethsemane Lutheran Church
1988
1/23
Gorham State Teachers College
undated
1/24
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
1965
1/25
Humboldt Bay Brass Society
1983
1/26
KUOW 94.9 Radio
undated
1/27
Ladies Musical Club
1963-2003
1/28
Mid-Columbia Symphony Orchestra
1954
1/29
Metropolitan Theatre
1979
1/30
Montana State University
1951
1/31
Mt. Hood Community College
1988
1/32
Northlake Unitarian Church
1969
1/33
North Seattle Community College
1973-1976
1/34
Old Dominion University
1974-1980
1/35
Opus 7
2000
1/36
Pacific Lutheran University
1989
1/37
Pacific Northwest Chamber Chorus
1988
1/38
Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra
1999
1/39
San Diego State University
1963
1/40
Seattle Arts Festival
1979
1/41
Seattle Chamber Singers
1981
1/42
Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra
1978
1/43
Seattle Symphony
1968
1/44
Seattle Youth Symphony
1979
1/45
Spokane Symphony Orchestra
1966
1/46
St. Mark's Cathedral
1967
1/47
Thiel College
1963
1/48
Trinity University
1974
1/49
University of Colorado
1981-1982
1/50
University of Michigan
1951
1/51
University of North Carolina
1981
1/52
University of Oregon
1959-1962
1/53
University of Portland
1969
1/54
University Presbyterian Church
1975
1/55
University of Southern California
1963
1/56
University Temple
1972
1/57
University of Texas
1961
1/58
University Unitarian Church
1978-1989
1/59
University of Wyoming
1975
1/60
Wayne State College
1998
1/61
Westminster Presbyterian Church
undated
1/62
Whidbey Island Chorale
1981
1/63
Williams College
2003
1/64
Woodland Park Presbyterian Church
1963
1/65
Various Artists: Possibly No Location
1973-2003
1/80
Kechley in Performance/Directing Programs
1940-1982
1/81
Unmarked Church Programs
1972-1995
1/82
Unspecified Church Program notes
1972-1995
1/83
Keepsakes
undated
Subseries 2: University of Washington
1938-2002
Box/Folder
1/66
Brass Choir
1972
1/67
Collegium Musicum
1956-1980
1/68
Concert Band
1954-1965
1/69
The Contemporary Group
1974-2002
1/70
Madrigal Singers
1938-1988
1/71
Mixed Ensembles
1941-1983
1/72
Opera
1959-1968
1/73
The Soni Ventorum
1979-1987
1/74
Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band
1989
1/75
The University Band
1968
1/76
The University Singers
1995
1/77
University Symphony Orchestra
1953-1988
1/78
Various Artists
1956-2001
1/79
Wind Sinfonietta
1960-1976
2/8
"Presented by UW" Posters, Symposiums, Conventions, and Programs
1957-1989

Series 3:  Scores, 1940-2009, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Orchestral Works
1942-2002, undated
Box/Folder
2/1
Psalm 150
1966-1967
2/2
Second Symphony
undated
2/3
String Trio for Piano
undated
2/4
String Trio for Piano
undated
2/5
Suite for a Decade
undated
2/6
Untitled Orchestra
undated
6/3
Antiphony for Winds (PAEAN)
undated
9/3
Antiphony for Winds "PAEAN"
1944-2002
6/4
Brass Processional
undated
6/5
Centennial Suite
1989
11/1
Eight Variations on an Original Theme
1947
11/2
Entry-Orbit-Reentry
undated
11/3
Oboe and String Orchestra
undated
11/4
Overture for Orchestra (Folder 1)
1949
17/1
Overture for Orchestra (Folder 2)
undated
12/1
Greensleeves
undated
12/2
Intrada for Brass and Organ
undated
12/3
Introduction and Fanfare
undated
12/4
Introduction and Passacaglia
1949
12/5
Medley of Service Tunes
1942-1999
12/6
Mosaic for Winds
undated
14/1
First Symphony (Folder 1)
1956
14/2
First Symphony (Folder 2)
1956
15/1
Fantasia on Nautical Tunes
1945-1950
15/1
Suite for Concert Band
1945-1950
17/2
Overture to the Shoemaker's Holiday
undated
17/3
Prelude and Allegro
1948
17/4
Prologue
undated
17/5
Prologue, Enactment, Epilogue
undated
19/8
First Symphony, some parts missing pages
undated
19/9
Overture for Orchestra Score, missing pgs. 35-36
undated
19/10
Overture for Orchestra Score, missing pgs. 60-62, extra pgs. 25-29
undated
19/11
Unknown Orchestral Score
1950
19/12
Unknown Work, incomplete Score
undated
19/13
Various Unknown/Untitled Manuscript Sketches - Possibility of Mass?
undated
Subseries 2: Choral Works
1940-2009, undated
Box/Folder
3/1
A
1988-1989
3/2
B-C
1941- 1989
3/3
D-E
1960
3/4
F-G
1969-1979
3/5
H
1941-1982
5/1
I-K
1941-2009
5/2
L
1970-1983
5/3
M
1940-1970
5/4
N-O
1941-2009
5/5
P-R
1967-1989
6/1
V-W
1941, 1994, undated
8/1
She walks in beauty; Silent Snow; Sometimes I feel like a motherless child; Song of the birds; Spanish Choral Ballads; Be Still; Still silence; Sweet was the song; Still, still, still; The Secret; Song of the roses; Still like dew in silence falling
1953-1994
8/2
A terrible plague; Then; There were none of beauty; There go the ships; Touch the earth; Reach the sky; Thank we now our lord in heaven; Three songs for soprano, flute, alto flute, piccolo; To go, ye choir above; Twining in the Joseph
1940-1999
8/3
Wake now my senses; We are thy servants o lord; Welcome summer; When they heard music; The water is past; What is man; When music sounds; What sweeter music can we bring? ; You don't understand; La La La; Wedding carol
1965-1979
8/4
Unknown scores and manuscripts
undated
19/5
Drop, Slow Tears (Missing Page 1)
undated
19/6
Maker of All The Earth First page only
undated
19/7
Unknown Choral Score
undated
Subseries 3: Opera
1962, undated
Box/Folder
2/7
Act I. Scene III and IV (Unknown Work)
undated
4/1
A Spirited Human Shape
undated
4/2
The Beckoning Fair One (ACT I&II) Tr. Scre & Prts
undated
4/3
The Beckoning Fair One (ACT I) Full Score
undated
4/4
The Beckoning Fair One (ACT II) Full Score
undated
4/5
The Beckoning Fair One (ACT II) Pianos, Vocal
undated
4/6
The Beckoning Fair One (ACT II) Tr. Parts
undated
4/7
The Beckoning Fair One (ACT II) Tr.
undated
4/8
The Beckoning Fair One (ACT I&II) Parts
undated
4/9
The Beckoning Fair One (ACT I&II) Vocal
undated
15/3
The Beckoning Fair One Full Score and parts
undated
19/14
The Beckoning Fair One, Incomplete Score
undated
20/1
The Beckoning Fair One, Instrumental Parts Acts I & II, missing Bass part for Act II
undated
20/2
The Beckoning Fair One, incomplete. Only Vocal Quartet at end of Act I
undated
20/3
The Beckoning Fair One, fragmented
undated
13/1
Daedalus and the Minotaur Choral, Vocal, and Piano
1962
13/2
Daedalus and the Minotaur Dance Sequences
1962
13/3
Daedalus and the Minotaur Vocal and Instrumental Parts
1962
13/4
Daedalus and the Minotaur Instrumental Parts and Full Score
1962
20/4
Daedalus and the Minotaur Incomplete score
undated
20/5
Daedalus and the Minotaur Transparencies Incomplete score
undated
20/6
Daedalus and the Minotaur Transparencies Incomplete Score folder 2
undated
13/5
The Golden Lion (Part Trs.)
undated
15/2
The Golden Lion Full Print
undated
16/1
The Golden Lion (Horn in F Part)
undated
16/2
The Golden Lion (DUET)
undated
16/3
The Golden Lion (Casia's Aria)
undated
16/4
Introduction/Of Logger and Pig Tales
undated
16/5
Libretto (Text)
undated
16/6
Libretto (Text and Vocal Accompaniment.) (N&S Wind)
undated
16/7
R.G. Opera (ACTS I&II)
undated
18/1
The Golden Lion (ACT I) Full Score
undated
18/2
The Golden Lion (ACT I)
undated
18/3
The Golden Lion (ACT I) Full Score
undated
18/4
The Golden Lion (ACT II) Full Score
undated
18/5
The Golden Lion (ACT II) Transparencies
undated
20/7
I Lift My Eyes to the Hills - Complete Vocal Score for song, but belongs to larger work
undated
20/8
The Golden Lion, incomplete, missing final pages. pgs 122 and 126 are printed back to back (no pages 123-125?)
undated
20/9
The Golden Lion, incomplete
undated
20/10
The Golden Lion, incomplete
undated
20/11
The Golden Lion Full Transparency, missing page 123
undated
20/12
The Golden Lion, Score missing pgs. 1-96, Libretto only has pgs. 151-155
undated
20/13
The Golden Lion - North Wind, South Wind Libretto with piano, missing and misprinted pages
undated
21/2
The Golden Lion pgs. 62-149
undated
21/3
The Golden Lion Incomplete Score with Flute/Piccolo part
undated
21/4
The Golden Lion Act I (Prelude), missing pgs. 48, 51, 52 / Allegro, missing pgs. 53, 94-111 / extra pg. 72 from ??
undated
21/5
Prelude Act I (Unknown Opera)
undated
21/6
Unknown Opera Act I Parts
undated
Subseries 4: Chamber Works (Instrumental)
1940-2000, undated
Box/Folder
6/2
Untitled Scores
undated
6/6
Chaccone for (?) and winds
undated
8/5
1940 prelude in B major; 1940 prelude in f-sharp minor; Adagio from a chamber symphony; Allegro moderato; Alone
1940-1950
8/6
The Better Thirds; Blues in Bb ; Blues in E flat; Carol of the birds; The cat and the canary; Celebratory variations on five notes
1944-2000
8/7
Dances in four rhythms; Songs playing; Duo for delicios; First quartet for strings; Froggy Main; Disappointment; Dance for piano, four hands; El cont des Avcells
1944-1946
8/8
In a crowd; I sing of a maiden; Late August, Early September; The Lion in the Forest; Longing for; L.L.; Intrada
1993-1995
8/9
March incognito; March slightly incognito; Music for flute and piano; Music for oboe and piano; Music for two violins and organ; Mists; Mostly Black; Mostly White; My Song; Music for oboe and strings
1946
9/1
V-Z
undated
9/2
Unknown
1942-1992
19/1
Solo Work w/Piano (Bass Clef Solo) "Death it can bring, that kind of mushroom: and, of course, it's a pretty thing"
undated
19/2
Unknown Piano Score Missing Pages
undated
19/3
Woodwind Quintet Incomplete Score (copied over used paper)
undated
19/4
Unknown Work/Instrumentation Processional I
undated
Subseries 5: Miscellaneous
1968, undated
Box/Folder
21/7
Tarantella And Waltz and untitled III and IV Movements Unknown Work
undated
21/8
Unknown and incomplete scores
undated
21/9
Various Incomplete Scores/Parts/Manuscripts
1968
21/10
Unknown piece fragments
undated
21/11
Untitled Manuscript Sketches
undated
21/12
Negative Films of Music
undated
21/13
Symphony in Db minor and Legend for Orchestra by Ralph E. Kechley
undated
21/14
Christmas Carol by Charles Ives
undated

Series 4:  Recordings, 1940-1984Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
23
Suite for brass and percussion, Nov. 20, 1983
1983
23
Three love lyrics (1980)
1980
23
Unknown recordings
undated
23
Sonata for 2 pianos
undated
23
Allegro Scherzando
undated
23
A Spirited Human Shape
undated
23
Unknown recording
undated
23
Antiphony
undated
23
Res Miranda "Thing of Wonder"
undated
23
Chorale Preludes
undated
23
Dwelling of Youth
undated
7
First Symphony
1961
7
Mass in four parts
undated
7
Allegretto Scherzando
1957
7
Mosaic for Winds
undated
7
Thank we now the lord in heaven
undated
7
Scherzo and Andante. Southwestern Symposium of Contemporary American Music
1961
7
Recordings
undated
7
Psalm 150
undated
7
Prologue, Enactment, Epilogue
1972
7
Mosaic for winds
undated
7
Compositions by Gerald Kechley, UW Band
1953
7
Kechley, First Symphony (Premiere Performance), Seattle Women's Symphony
1956
7
Suite for concert band, Dances in four rhythms, Movement for string quartet
1940-1945
7
Trio, 1964
1964
7
Brass and Choir and Organ
undated
7
Trio, 1964 (violin, cello, piano)
1964
7
Sing no sad songs for me, UW Madrigal Singers
undated
7
Kechley, Symphony no.1
1984
7
Kechley, Variants, Soni Ventorum November 1984
undated
7
Kechley: Plague of all men; Pleasure it is
undated
7
Suite for brass and percussion
undated
7
Seattle Central Community College, Faculty Concert Series. Kechley: March Slightly Incognito
undated
7
Drop, Slow Tears. Psalm 150. 3 Rossetti songs. Golden Lion Duet. Sonata for two pianos
undated
7
Suite for a decade
undated
7
Antiphony for winds; Suite for brass and percussion
undated
7
When music sounds; Three Rossetti songs; Drop, slow tears, Psalm 150
undated
7
Three love lyrics (1980)
1980
7
March not very incognito
undated
7
Intrada for brass and organ
undated
7
Organ concert (St. Marks)
undated
7
Suite for brass and percussion
undated
7
Suite for brass and percussion (San Diego State Brass Ensemble); KING broadcast of University Madrigal Singers
undated
7
Love lyrics
undated
7
University of Washington Chamber singers
undated
23
Antiphony for Winds
undated
7
Mosaic for Winds
undated
23
Seattle Spring
1964
23
Image of life; The Poets love
undated
7
Pleasure it is, SATB, a capella
undated
23
Trio in E Flat Major and Sonata in A Major
undated
10
The Golden Lion, 12-4-1959, Act I, Scene I
1959
10
The Golden Lion, 12-4-1959, Act I, Scene 2, Stanley Chapple, Conductor
1959
10
The Golden Lion, 12-4-1959, Act 2, Scene 1, Stanley Chapple, Conductor
1959
10
The Golden Lion, 12-4-1959, Act 2, Scene 2, Stanley Chapple, Conductor
1959
10
The Golden Lion, 12-5-1959
1959
10
The Golden Lion, 12-5-1959, Gerald Kechley, conductor
1959
10
The Golden Lion, 12-5-1959
1959
10
The Golden Lion, 12-2-1959,
1959
10
The Golden Lion, 12-2-1959, Act II, Scene I
1959
10
The Golden Lion, 12-2-1959, Act 1, Scene IV
1959
10
The Golden Lion, 12-2-1959, Act II, Scene II with entr'acte music
1960
10
The Golden Lion, 1-10-1960 (Everett), Act 1, Scene 2
1960
10
The Golden Lion, 1-10-1960 (Everett), Act 1, Scene 3 & 4
1960
10
The Golden Lion, 1-10-1960 (Everett), Act 2, Scene 1
1960
10
The Golden Lion, 1-10-1960 (Everett), Act 2, Scene 2
1960
10
The Golden Lion, 1-25-1963, Act 1, Scene 1 & 2
1963
10
The Golden Lion, 1-25-1963, Act 1, Scene 3&4
1963
10
The Golden Lion, 1-25-1963, Act 2, Scene 1
1963
10
The Golden Lion, 1-25-1963, Act 2, Scene 2
1963
10
The Golden Lion, 1-26-1963, Act 1, Scene 1 and 2
1963
10
The Golden Lion, 1-26-1963, Act 1, Scene 3 & 4
1963
10
The Golden Lion, 1-26-1963, Act 2, Scene 1
1963
10
The Golden Lion, 1-26-1963, Act 2, Scene 2
1963
10
The Golden Lion, 3-5-1968, Act 1, Scene 1&2
1968
10
The Golden Lion, 3-5-1968, Act 1, Scene 3&4
1968
10
The Golden Lion, 3-5-1968, Act 2, Scene 1
1968
10
The Golden Lion, 3-5-1968, Act 2, Scene 2
1968
10
The Golden Lion, 3-8-1968, Act 1, Scene 1&2
1968
10
The Golden Lion, 3-8-1968, Act 1, Scene 3&4
1968
23
The Golden Lion, Act 1, Scene 1
undated
23
The Golden Lion, (1st Version) Act I, Scene 2
undated
23
The Golden Lion, Act I, end of scene 3. Scene 4
undated
23
The Golden Lion, Act II, Scene I (1st Version)
undated
10
The Golden Lion, Excerpts
undated
10
The Golden Lion, Act 1, Scene 1 & 2; Act I, Scene 3&4
undated
10
The Golden Lion, Act 2, Scene 1; Act II, Scene 2
undated
10
The Golden Lion, December 1, 1959, Act 2, Scene 2, Gerald Kechley, conductor
1959
10
The Golden Lion, December 1, 1959, Act 1, Scene 3 & 4, Gerald Kechley, conductor
1959
10
The Golden Lion
undated
10
The Golden Lion
undated
22
UW Faculty Composers for WNYC Music Festival
undated
22
Greek Orthodox of the Assumption Choir
undated
22
Piece for Strings
undated
22
Michigan Symphony Band: Suite for Concert Band
1951
22
Unknown recording
undated
22
Fanfare
1952
22
Dances in Four Rhythms
undated
22
Dances in Four Rhythms
undated
22
University of Washington Madrigal Singers
undated
22
Sing no sad songs for me
undated
22
Dances in Four Rhythms
undated
22
Unknown recording
undated