Arthur Shepherd papers, 1892-2010  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Shepherd, Arthur, 1880-1958
Title
Arthur Shepherd papers
Dates
1892-2010 (inclusive)
Quantity
35.5 linear feet
Collection Number
Ms0103
Summary
The Arthur Shepherd papers (1892-2010) consist mainly of original composition manuscripts created by Shepherd (1880-1958), a music composer, conductor, and teacher. Also included in the collection are correspondence, awards, lecture notes, news clippings, biographical information, concert programs, and other materials.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Although born in Paris, Idaho, 125 miles north of Salt Lake City in the colorful Bear Lake Valley, Arthur Shepherd has always been claimed by Utah as one of its most distinguished sons.

The younger generation would not remember his tremendous contributions to our local culture; oldsters will never forget what he did. The past three and one-half decades of his life were spent largely in Cleveland, where he became the most influential moving force in that city's musical development--as music critic for the Cleveland Press, assistant conductor of the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, program annotator for the orchestra, concert pianist and chairman of Western Reserve University's first-rate music department.

In the latter post he exerted influence in the nation's national music organizations, particularly MTNA (Music Teachers National Assn.) and NASM (National Association of Schools of Music). And yet, it was in none of the aforementioned capacities that he made his most significant contributions--but rather, in the area of composition. He cut a tremendous swath, both nationally and internationally, as a composer. His works have been widely performed both in this country and abroad. Utah Symphony, under Maurice Abravanel, performed his " Horizons" during the 1952-53 season and his " Overture to a Drama" earlier.

Arthur Shepherd was cosmopolitan in outlook, a recognized figure in the music world; yet, at the same time, he loved his periodic visits to his " home" in Salt Lake City where his brothers Albert and Charles made such lasting contributions in the string and piano fields.

His " Overture to a Drama," composed in 1919, received four performances by the Cleveland Orchestra alone, the last being " illuminated by an impassioned performance under George Szell," according to the feature story in the April 1950 issue of Musical Quarterly.

Arthur Shepherd entered the New England Conservatory at the tender age of 12. There, for five years, he studied with Chadwick, Goetschius and others. Graduating from the conservatory with honors at 17, he returned to Salt Lake City where he remained during the next 11 years. Here he received his " boot" training as conductor of the old Salt Lake Theater Orchestra and the Salt Lake Symphony Orchestra, " grandfather" of the present-day Utah Symphony. During these years, too, his star as composer began its ascent. An " Overture Joyeuse" earned for him the initial Paderewski prize of $1,000 in 1902--a good-sized sum by present-day inflation standards.

In 1920, at the age of 40, he moved to Cleveland, remaining there until his death last week.

His best known works, " Triptych," the Second Piano Sonata, and " Horizons," Foundation award in 1928, received performances following its composition by the major orchestras of this country and by others as far off as Paris, Prague and Warsaw.

Upon retiring from his Western Reserve post in 1948, he was immediately signed for guest teaching at Columbia University. In 1952-53, at the invitation of Dr. Leroy Robertson, he accepted a similar short-term situation at the University of Utah. Dr. Robertson has written of Shepherd:

" I feel a great personal loss in the passing of Arthur Shepherd. As a boy I held him in high esteem as a composer, although I knew of him only by reputation. After our meeting in later years we became close friends."

" With Cyrus E. Dallin and Mahonri Young, two other prominent Utah artists of his generation, Arthur Shepherd has brought widespread respect and renown to our state."

Arthur Shepherd was born in 1880 and died in 1958.

(This biograhy was taken from a 1958 Salt Lake Tribune article written by Lowell Durham.)

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Arthur Shepherd papers (1892-2010) cover the period from Shepherd's entrance in the New England Conservatory of Music in 1892 at age twelve to his death in 1958. Ensuing correspondence relating to the transfer of his papers to the University of Utah and the processing of the papers covers the period to 1976. The major portion of the collection is a vast store of Shepherd's original manuscripts. Most of these manuscripts include the progression of the compositions from first pencil sketches to the final pen copies of scores and parts in the composer's own hand. A sizeable number of sketches and sketchbooks have been preserved. These are undated and mainly unidentified and some appear to be from an early period in his career. Subjects relating to his compositions such as lists, awards, poetry, text sources, critiques, recordings, etc., are part of the collection. Arthur Shepherd's teaching career at Case Western Reserve University is represented by sixteen class notebooks used in classes he taught in harmony, counterpoint, form analysis, music history, music appreciation, and church music. Lectures and lecture notes are also included. A large file of correspondence between Shepherd and many prominent musicians, instructors from New England Conservatory of Music, students, associates, and friends is incorporated into the papers. In addition there is correspondence relating to his professional activities as composer, conductor, and chairman of Case Western Reserve University Music Department. Another file contains family correspondence covering the period 1896-1958. A scrapbook, dating from 1893-1924, includes biographical data, concert programs, news clipping, and articles by and about Arthur Shepherd. Also included in the collection is a Xerox copy of an unpublished manuscript of a biography, " Arthur Shepherd," by Richard Newcomb Loucks. This was written after Loucks completed his dissertation " Arthur Shepherd" at the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, 1960. A large collection of concert programs dating from 1893 at the New England Conservatory of Music to a Memorial Concert at the University of Utah, 1974, cover the wide range of Arthur Shepherd's talents as musician, composer, conductor, and teacher.

Early in 1978 the papers relating to the Arthur Shepherd Composition Contest, a memorial to Arthur Shepherd, were added to the collection. These papers consist of the organizational materials, correspondence, lists of contestants and winners, concert programs and publicity for the ten-year period, 1960-1969, of the annual contest. Programs and writings were also added to the collection in the 1990s. The 2011 addition to the collection includes sheet music copyrighted by Daniel M. Martello in 2010.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Arthur Shepherd papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Arthur Shepherd papers, Ms 103, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: Ms 103.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

CompositionsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Chamber Music
Folder
1
Divertissement
Original pen manuscript.
2
Divertissement
Original pen manuscript with separate parts.
3
Divertimento--Praeludium Salutorium
Composed for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the League of Composers and performed under the composer's direction in 1942. For flute, oboe, horn, bassoon, violin, viola, and cello. Original pen manuscript with separate parts.
4
Octet
Tempo di minuetto. For piano and winds. Pencil sketches only.
2
Chamber Music
Folder
1
Quintet for Piano and Strings
Original pen manuscript.
2
Quintet for Piano and Strings
Original pen manuscript with revisions.
3
Quintet for Piano and Strings
Original pen manuscript with composer's notes.
4
Quintet for Piano and Strings
Bound copy marked "obsolete."
5
Quintet for Piano and Strings
Bound copy.
6
Quintet for Piano and Strings
String parts. Pen manuscript.
7
Quintet for Piano and Strings
String parts. Pen manuscript with composer's notes.
8
Quintet for Piano and Strings
String parts. Copy with composer's notes.
3
Chamber Music
Folder
1
Quartet for Strings in G Minor
Score A, original pen manuscript (incomplete). Movements 2, 3, and 4. Parts A, original pen manuscript of parts.
1926
2
Quartet for Strings in G Minor
Score B, original pen manuscript (complete). Parts B, for movements 1, 2, and 3 for violins and viola, original pen manuscript. Parts B, for movements 1, 2, and 3 for cello, original pen manuscript.
1926
3
Quartet for Strings in E Minor
Original pencil sketches.
1934
4
Quartet for Strings in E Minor
Score, movements 1, 2, and 3 (complete). Original pen manuscript.
1934
5
Quartet for Strings in E Minor
Parts, violin 1 for movements 1 and 3; violin 2 for movement 3; viola for movements 1 and 3 (original pen manuscript); cello for movement 3.
1934
4
Chamber Music
Folder
1
Quartet for Strings No. 2
Parts for violins, viola, and cello. Original pen manuscript.
2
Quartet for Strings No. 2
Score and parts. Pen copies of original manuscript.
3
Quartet for Strings No. 2
Score and parts. Bound copies, books 1-5.
5
Chamber Music
Folder
1
Quartet for Strings No. 3
Original pencil sketch.
2
Quartet for Strings No. 3
Score. Original pen manuscript.
3
Quartet for Strings No. 3
Parts. Original pen manuscript with composer's notes.
4
Quartet for Strings No. 3
Parts. Original pen manuscript marked "old parts."
5
Quartet for Strings No. 3
Score D. Reduced copy.
6
Quartet for Strings No. 3
Score C. Negative copy.
7
Quartet for Stings No. 4
Score A. Original pen manuscript.
8
Quartet for Stings No. 4
Parts. Set "C." Original pen manuscript.
9
Quartet for Stings No. 4
Parts. Set "D." Originals and copies.
10
Quartet for Stings No. 4
Photocopy of complete score.
11
Quartet for Stings No. 4
Trio. Violin solo part.
6
Chamber Music
Folder
1
Triptych
For high voice and string quartet. Words from "Gitanjali" by Rabindranath Tagore. Published by the Society for the Publication of American Music in 1927. Composer's original manuscript listed as Three Songs from "Gitanjali". Includes He It Is, The Day Is No More, and Light, My Light (two pen copies).
2
Triptych
Score for voice and piano. Original manuscript.
3
Triptych
Parts with notes from composer.
4
Triptych
Published reduction for piano and voice. First edition.
5
Triptych
Published piano and vocal score. Parts for each of the strings. Second edition.
7
Chamber Music
Folder
1
Sonata for Piano and Violin
Score A. Original pen manuscript.
2
Sonata for Piano and Violin
Score B. Original pen manuscript.
3
Sonata for Piano and Violin
Published copy by Maurice Senart, Paris, France.
1927
8
Choral Works
Folder
1
A Ballad of Trees and the Master
Poem by Sidney Lanier. Original pencil sketch. Original pen manuscript. SATB with rehearsal piano part.
2
Build Three More Stately Mansions
Poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes. Original pen manuscript on thin paper. Three original pen versions marked "no good." SATB with piano accompaniment.
3
The City in the Sea
Poem by Bliss Carman. "Poem for orchestra, chorus of mixed voices, and baritone solo." Vocal score only (chorus, solo, and piano reduction). Published by Boston Music Company.
1913
4
Comrades
Poem by Richard Hovey. Pencil sketches. Original pen manuscript. TB with rehearsal piano part.
5
Deck Thyself My Soul
Poem by Johann Frank. SATB with organ accompaniment. Published by Boston Music Company.
1921
6
Deo Gracias Anglia
Source of words not given. Original pen manuscript, SATB.
7
Drive On!
Poem by Gary Merit. SATB, baritone solo and full orchestra. Copies of violin 1 and 2, cello, and contrabass parts. Vocal score published by C. C. Birchard and Company.
1947
8
Glorious Forever
An arrangement by Shepherd of a song by Sergei Rachmaninoff with words by N. A. Nekrasof. Accompaniment published by the Boston Music Company.
1914
9
Grace for Gardens
Poem by Louise Driscoll. Pencil sketch. Original pen manuscript, S 1 and 2, ATB. Photocopy of corrected edition. Published copy by Arrow Music Press Inc.
1939
10
In the Cool of the Evening
Poem by Alfred Noyes. For male chorus. Four original pen manuscripts, some revisions. Copies of parts.
1941
11
O Jesu, Who Art Gone Before
Translated from the Latin by J. Chandler. SATB with organ accompaniment. Published by the Boston Music Company.
1921
9
Choral Works
Folder
1
Invitation to the Dance
Poem by Sidonius Apollinaris, fifth century B.C. Pencil sketches.
2
Invitation to the Dance
Score for chorus and full orchestra. Original pen manuscript.
3
Invitation to the Dance
Accompaniment arranged for two pianos. Original pen manuscript plus one copy.
4
Invitation to the Dance
Orchestra parts. Original pen manuscript.
5
Invitation to the Dance
SATB and piano accompaniment. Original pen manuscript.
6
Invitation to the Dance
Copy of original with composer's notes. Another copy added in 1981.
7
Invitation to the Dance
Mimeographed copy of vocal parts.
10
Choral Works
Folder
1
The Lord Hath Brought Again Zion
SATB, baritone, and orchestra. Original pen manuscript. Complete set of orchestral parts.
2
The Lord Shall Reign
From the oratorio, Israel in Egypt by G. F. Handel. Double chorus arranged for two male choruses. Published by the Oxford University Press, England.
1931
3
Ye Mariners of England
Words by Thomas Campbell. Male chorus (TTBB) with piano accompaniment. Original manuscript and copy. Orchestra parts, original pen manuscript. Two piano arrangements for accompaniment in original manuscript. Male chorus and orchestra in original manuscript. Published by Boosey Hawkes Belwin, New York.
1941
4
Planting a Tree
Words by Nancy Byrd Turner. SATB with piano accompaniment. Original manuscript. Copy of full score plus copy of vocal parts only.
5
A Prayer in Spring
Poem by Robert Frost. For mixed voices acappella. SATB with piano reduction. Original pen manuscript. Pencil manuscript for SSATTB. Pen manuscript revision including piano reduction (both 3 and 4 are unfinished). Copy of vocal parts.
6
Psalm 42
Original manuscript for mixed chorus and piano or organ.
7
Slowly, Silently Now the Moon
Poem by Walter de la Mare. Original manuscript on thin paper. For S 1 and 2 with piano accompaniment. Score for pianist with indications for sections of the accompaniment to be played by strings. Parts for violin 1 and 2, viola, and cello.
1941
8
Song of the Sea Wind
Poem by William Sharp. Pencil sketch. Original pen manuscript for ful orchestra and three part women's chorus. Complete set of parts. For SSA and piano accompaniment. Published by Arthur P. Schmidt, New York.
1915
9
The Word
Text by Eben Tourjee. SATB with organ accompaniment. Original pen manuscript. Published by C. C. Birchard and Company.
1951
11
Choral Works
Folder
1
A Psalm of the Mountains
Poem by Florence Ellinwood Allen for chorus and piano accompaniment. Original pen manuscript.
2
A Psalm of the Mountains
For chorus and piano accompaniment. Copy of original pen manuscript.
3
A Psalm of the Mountains
For chorus and piano accompaniment. Original pen manuscript with parts of accompaniment arranged for two pianos.
4
A Psalm of the Mountains
For chorus and piano accompaniment. Two copies of vocal score.
5
A Psalm of the Mountains
For chorus and piano accompaniment. Bound copy of original.
6
A Psalm of the Mountains
For chorus and orchestra. Pencil sketch.
7
A Psalm of the Mountains
For chorus and orchestra. Original pen manuscript.
8
A Psalm of the Mountains
For chorus and orchestra. Complete orchestra parts.
9
A Psalm of the Mountains
For chorus and orchestra. Bound copy of full score.
12
Choral Works
Folder
1
Song of the Pilgrims
Poem by Rupert Brooke. Cantata for chorus (SATB), tenor solo, and orchestra. Pen and pencil sketch.
2
Song of the Pilgrims
Original pen manuscript for chorus and piano.
3
Song of the Pilgrims
Score. Original pen manuscript.
4
Song of the Pilgrims
Parts. Complete set for orchestra and pianoforte.
5
Song of the Pilgrims
Score. For chorus and piano and vocal parts. Published by C. C. Birchard, Boston.
1937
13
Orchestral Works
Folder
1
Choreographic Suite on an Exotic Theme
Score. Original pencil manuscript. Part of movement 1, all of movements 3 and 4.
2
Choreographic Suite on an Exotic Theme
Score. Original pencil sketch of piano score of movement 4.
3
Choreographic Suite on an Exotic Theme
Original pen and pencil sketch of movements 2, 3, and 4.
4
Choreographic Suite on an Exotic Theme
Bound copy of original pen manuscript of full score of movements 1 and 2.
5
Choreographic Suite on an Exotic Theme
Bound copy of original pen manuscript of full score of movements 3 and 4.
14
Orchestral Works
Folder
1
Choreographic Suite on an Exotic Theme
Original pen manuscript for harps 1 and 2; celesta; flutes 1, 2, and 3; piccolo; oboes 1 and 2; and English horn.
2
Choreographic Suite on an Exotic Theme
Original pen manuscript for clarinets 1 and 2; bass clarinet; bassoons 1 and 2; contrabassoon; and horns 1-4.
3
Choreographic Suite on an Exotic Theme
Original pen manuscript for trumpets 1-3; trombones 1-3; tuba; xylaphone; wood block; tambourine; snare drum; triangle; ancient cymbals; and timpani.
15
Orchestral Works
Folder
1
Choreographic Suite on an Exotic Theme
Violin solo part. Original pen manuscript.
2
Choreographic Suite on an Exotic Theme
Piano score. Original pen manuscript.
3
Choreographic Suite on an Exotic Theme
Complete score. Original pen manuscript.
4
Choreographic Suite on an Exotic Theme
Parts. Original pen manuscript for violins 1 and 2; viola; cello; and bass.
5
Choreographic Suite on an Exotic Theme
Parts. Original pen manuscript for piccolo, tuba, flutes, oboes, clarinets, adn bass clarinet.
6
Choreographic Suite on an Exotic Theme
Parts. Original pen manuscript for bassoons, horns, trumpets, trombones, timpani, and celesta.
16
Orchestral Works
Folder
1
Fantasia on "The Garden Hymn"
Score. Original pencil manuscript for full orchestra.
2
Fantasia on "The Garden Hymn"
Score. Original pen manuscript for full orchestra.
3
Fantasia on "The Garden Hymn"
Pen copy of organ solo with optional vocal solo or unison chorus.
4
Fantasia on "The Garden Hymn"
Two bound copies of revised versions for full orchestra with composer's notes. Copy of published score.
5
Fantasia on "The Garden Hymn"
Orchestra parts. Original pen manuscript. Single pen originals for harp; celesta; flutes 1 and 2; oboes 1 and 2; English horn; clarinets 1 and 2; bass clarinet; bassoons 1 and 2; contrabassoon; horns 1-4; trumpets 1-3; trombones 1-3; tuba; timpani; snare drum; cymbals; bells; gong; and glockenspiel.
6
Fantasia on a Southern Hymn
Added in 1981.
17
Orchestral Works
Folder
1
Fantasy Overture on Down East Spirituals
For full orchestra. No copies of horns, trumpets, trombones, tuba, English horn, or timpani. Score. Original pencil manuscript.
1946
2
Fantasy Overture on Down East Spirituals
Score. Original pen manuscript.
3
Fantasy Overture on Down East Spirituals
Score. Copy of manuscript with composer's notes.
4
Fantasy Overture on Down East Spirituals
Original pen manuscript of arrangement for piano, four hands.
5
Fantasy Overture on Down East Spirituals
Original pen manuscript of orchestra parts for violins 1 and 2; viola; cello; and contrabass.
6
Fantasy Overture on Down East Spirituals
Copies of orchestra parts for violins 1 and 2; viola; cello; contrabass; flute 1; oboe 1; clarinets 1 and 2; bassoon 1; horn 1; glockenspiel; snare drum; cymbal; and triangle.
18
Orchestral Works
Folder
1
Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra
Pencil sketches.
2
Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra
Score A. Original pen manuscript of two-piano arrangement (listed as "Fantaisie Humoreske.")
3
Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra
Score B. Original pen manuscript of solo piano part.
4
Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra
Score C. Original pen manuscript, red cloth binding.
5
Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra
Score D. Original pen manuscript, green cloth binding.
6
Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra
Original pen parts with composer's notes for violins 1 and 2; viola; cello; contrabass; piccolo; flutes 1 and 2; oboes 1 and 2; clarinets 1 and 2; bassoons 1 and 2; horns 1-4; trumpets 1 and 2; trombones 1-3; tuba; timpani; triangle; and cymbals.
19
Orchestral Works
Folder
1
Horizons
Score. Published by the Julliard Musical Foundation. Program notes by George H. L. Smith.
1929
2
Horizons
Original pen manuscript of four-hands piano arrangement of movement 3 (Scherzo), "The Old Chisholm Trail."
3
Horizons
Copy of original pen manuscript of string parts, movement 1, "Westward."
4
Horizons
Copy of original pen manuscript of string parts, movement 2, "The Lone Prairie."
5
Horizons
Copy of original pen manuscript of string parts, movement 3, "The Old Chisholm Trail."
6
Horizons
Copy of original pen manuscript of string parts, movement 4, "Canyons."
7
Horizons
Copy of original pen manuscript.
20
Orchestral Works
Folder
1
Overture to a Drama
Original pen manuscript for two pianos.
2
Overture to a Drama
Original pen manuscript of full score.
3
Overture to a Drama
Scores. Published by C. C. Birchard and Company, with composer's notes.
1925
4
Overture to a Drama
Complete set of parts with composer's notes.
21
Orchestral Works
Folder
1
Sinfonia Domestica di Famiglia Blossom
Original pen and pencil manuscript, full score.
2
Sinfonia Domestica di Famiglia Blossom
Original pen manuscript with composer's notes and handwritten dedication to Betty and Dudley Blossom.
3
Sinfonia Domestica di Famiglia Blossom
Original pen manuscript. Complete set of parts with composer's notes.
22
Orchestral Works, Symphony in D Minor
Pencil sketches.
23
Orchestral Works
Volume
1-2
Symphony No. 2
Score in bound volumes. Each is original pen manuscript of full score with composer's notes.
Folder
1
Symphony No. 2
Original pen manuscript of composer's arrangement for four-hand piano.
24
Orchestral Works
Folder
1
Symphony No. 2
Original pen manuscript for all string parts.
2
Symphony No. 2
Original pen manuscript of parts for horns 1-4; trumpets 1-3; trombones 1-3; tuba; timpani; snare drum; cymbals; triangle; gong; glockenspiel; and xylophone.
3
Symphony No. 2
Original pen manuscript of parts for harp; flutes 1-3; piccolo; oboes 1-2; English horn; clarinets 1-2; bass clarinet; bassoons 1-2; and contrabassoon.
25
Orchestral Works
Folder
1
Theme and Variations
Pen and pencil sketches, bound and unbound copies.
2
Theme and Variations
Original pen manuscript of complete score.
1952
3-4
Theme and Variations
Original pen manuscripts of parts for violins 1-2, viola, cello, and contrabass.
5
Theme and Variations
Original pen manuscript of parts for flutes, oboes, clarinets, and bassoons.
6
Theme and Variations
Original pen manuscripts of parts for horns, trumpets, trombones, tuba, timpani, snare drum, triangle, glockenspiel, xylophone, tambourine, cymbals, and wood block.
7
Theme and Variations
Bound copy of full score with composer's note and inserts.
26
Miscellaneous Orchestral Works
Folder
1
A Festival of Youth Overture
For full orchestra. Score. Original pen manuscript (bound copy).
2
Hilaritas
Overture for concert band. Score. Original pen manuscript.
3
A Joyful Overture Op. 3
For full orchestra. Score. Original pen manuscript.
4
Marsyas
For full orchestra. Score. Original pen manuscript.
5
Marche Pittoresque
For full orchestra. Score. Original pen manuscript.
6
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Original pen manuscript of parts for violins, viola, cello, contrabass, flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon. No full score.
27
Organ Works
Folder
1
Prelude and Fugue in E Minor
Original pen manuscript. Pen copy with composer's notes and slight revisions. Original pen version of the fugue in the piano score (two staves).
1912
2
Prelude in E Minor
Original pen manuscript.
1923
3
Processional
Original pen manuscript. Pen copy of original. Negative copy.
4
Prelude for Organ
28
Piano Works
Folder
1
Autumn Fields
Original pencil manuscript. Published copy, Carl Fischer, New York.
1936
2
Badinage
Pencil sketch. Original pen manuscript. Thin paper copy. Negative and one copy.
3
Capriccio
Original pen manuscript.
1904
4
Capriccio No. 1
Original pen manuscripts and pen copy. Pen copy with revisions. Original pen manuscript, revised.
1938; 1941
5
Capriccio No. 2
Two copies of original pen manuscript, one marked "to be thoroughly revised" and one showing revisions. Two negative copies of origianl pen manuscripts. Photocopy of published version by G. Ricordi Company, New York.
1941; 1954
6
Capriccio No. 3
Original pen manuscript. Photocopy of original pen manuscript.
1943
7
Dance Episode
Original pen manuscript. Two pen copies of original manuscript. Photocopy of original.
1948
8
Eclogue 1
Two photocopies of original pen manuscript. Negative copy.
9
Eclogue No. 2 Primavera
Three original pen manuscripts.
10
Eclogue No. 3
Original pen manuscript. Photocopy.
11
Eclogue No. 4 Summer Reverie
Original pen manuscript. Pen manuscript revised. Photocopy of original pen manuscript. Copy and negative of another revision.
12
Etude
Original pen manuscript.
1904
13
Exotic Dance No. 1
Published copy, Oxford University Press.
1930
14
Exotic Dance No. 2
Pen and pencil sketches. Two original pen manuscripts. Photocopy of original pen manuscript.
15
Exotic Dance No. 3
Original pen manuscript. Two pen copies of original manuscript. Photocopy of original pen manuscript. Negative copy.
1941
16
Fugue for Pianoforte in C Minor
Pencil sketch. Original pen manuscript. Photocopy of original.
1922
17
Gay Promenade
Published copy, Carl Fischer, New York.
1936
18
Gigue Fantastique
Photocopy of original pen manuscript. Pen copy on thin paper. Photocopy.
19
Intermezzo
Original pen manuscript.
1903
20
Intermezzo
Original pen manuscript. Pen copy of original manuscript.
1938
29
Piano Works
Folder
1
Lento Amabile
Pencil sketch. Pen copy on onionskin. Photocopy with revisions.
1938
2
Mazurka Op. 2 No. 1
Published copy, Wa-Wan Press, Massachusetts. Published copy. Also published copy of Intermezzo by John Beach.
1905
3
Nocturne (B Minor)
Original pen manuscript.
1908
4
Nocturne No. 2 (F Minor)
Original pen manuscript. Pen copy of original on onionskin. Two photocopies.
1944
5
Nocturne (C Major)
Original pen manuscript.
1928
6
Pantomime Chinois
Original pen manuscript.
7
Prelude (B Flat Minor)
Original pen manuscript. Photocopy.
1931
8
Prelude (G Minor)
Original pen manuscript.
1932
9
Prelude Op. 2 No. 2 (F Minor)
Photocopy of publication by Wa-Wan Press.
10
Processionale Festivo
Original pen manuscript originall titled "Dance Episode." Pen copy on onionskin. Photocopy of onionskin.
11
Rustic Ramble (in Mode Ostinato)
Two copies of original.
1945
12
Scherzino
Original pen manuscript. Negative and copy.
1943
13
Sonata Op. 4
Original pen manuscript. Published copy, Boston Music Company.
1911
14
Sonata No. 2 (F Minor)
Dedicated to Beryl Rubinstein. Photocopy of pen manuscript. Two published copies, both by Oxford University Press.
1930
15
Song
Original pen manuscript.
16
Souvenir
Original pen manuscript. Pen copy of original. Photocopy and negative.
1945
17
Theme and Variations
To Hattie Jennings. Original pen manuscript.
1900
18
Two-Step
Original pen manuscript. Pen copy on onionskin. Photocopy.
1939
19
Waltz
Original pen manuscript.
1900
20
Three Untitled Piano Pieces
Original pen manuscripts.
30
Solos
Folder
1
April
Words by Sara Teasdale. For medium voice and piano. Original pen manuscript.
1941
2
Bacchus
Words by Frank Dempster Sherman. A) for low voice and piano (Key of B)--original pen manuscript, two pen copies of original, photocopy. B) for high voice and piano (Key of D)--three pen copies, revised version of a copy, photocopy, negative copy. C) for medium voice (Key of C)--pen manuscript.
1932; 1941
3
The Chambered Nautilus
Words by Oliver Wendell Holmes. For high voice and piano. Original pen manuscript. Copy of original pen manuscript, revised. Photocopy of original.
4
The Charm
Words by Thomas Campion. For high voice and piano. Original pen manuscript. Copy of original pen manuscript, revised and second revision. Negative copy.
1943
5
Evening Song
Words by Goethe. Two pen manuscripts.
6
The Fiddlers
Words by Walter de la Mare. Original pen manuscript. Two pen copies. Original pen manuscript for pianist. Three pen copies on onionskin. Published copy. Negative copy.
7
Five Songs Op. 7
Words by James Russell Lowell. 1) Lift Up the Curtains of Thine Eyes. 2) Nocturn. 3) There is a Light in Thy Blue Eyes. 4) The Lost Child. 5) Rhapsody.
8
The Gentle Lady
Written for his sister, Josephine. Words by John Masefield. Original pen manuscript (Key of C). Pen copy on onionskin. Two photocopies of manuscript (Key of A), with revisions.
circa 1916
9
Golden Stockings
Original pen manuscript. Three pen copies of original. Photocopies, revised. Published copy.
1937; 1961
10
He Came All So Still
For high voice and piano. Original pen manuscript.
1950
11
Heart's Journey
Words by Siegfried Sassoon. For high voice and piano. Original pen manuscript. Pen copy revised. Photocopy. Negative copy.
12
I Dreamt of a Monarch's Daughter Fair
Words by Heinrich Heine. Original pen manuscript.
13
In the Scented Bud of the Morning
Words by James Stephens. For high voice and piano. Original pen manuscript. Pen copy on onionskin. Two photocopies.
14
Jolly Wat (Canticum Nativitatis Christi)
For two high voices and piano. Original pen manuscript. Pen copy on onionskin.
1944
15
Lift Up the Curtains of Thine Eyes
Words by James Russell Lowell. For voice and piano. Original pen manuscript.
1907
16
The Little Stream
Words by Richard Shepherd. Two-part song. Original pen manuscript.
1921
17
The Lost Child
Poem by James Russell Lowell. Original pen manuscript. Pen copies of original manuscript. Published copy.
1908-1909
18
Martin Song
Words by Thomas Heywood. For high voice and piano. Original pen manuscript (Score A). Three pen copies of original. Pen copy on onionskin. Photocopy. Negative copy.
1948
19
Morning Glory
Words by Siegfried Sassoon. Pencil sketch. Original pen manuscript (Score A). Pen copy of original. Photocopy. Published copy.
1951
20
Most Quietly at Times
From the German of Casar Flaischlen. For high voice and piano. Original pen manuscript. Two pen copies. Photocopy. Negative copy.
1943
21
Nocturn
Poem by James Russell Lowell. Original pen manuscript.
31
Solos
Folder
1
Oh, Like a Queen's Her Happy Tread
Poem by William Watson. For high voice and piano. Pencil sketch. Original pen manuscript.
2
Oh, There's a King
Words by Heinrich Heine. Original pen manuscript.
1901
3
Reverie
Poem by Walter de la Mare. For high voice and piano. Pencil sketch. two original pen manuscripts. Two photocopies. Two negatives.
1932
4
Rhapsody
Poem by James Russell Lowell. For high voice and piano. Original pen manuscript. Pen copy of manuscript with pen copy of The Lost Child.
1908
5
Sarasvati
Words by James Stephens. Original pen manuscript. Pen copy on onionskin. Photocopy with notes.
1957
6
Serenade
Words by Sacheverell Sitwell. For high voice, viola, and piano. Pencil sketch and pen sketches. Compelte score for voice, viola, and piano. Complete score on onionskin for voice, viola, and piano. Original pen manuscript of viola part. Photocopy of complete score. Photocopy of compelte score marked "obsolete."
1949
7
Seven Songs
Bound copy. 1) The Trout. 2) The Fiddlers. 3) Bacchus. 4) Virgil. 5) Where Loveliness Keeps House. 6) In the Scented Bud of Morning. 7) The Gentle Lady.
8
Seven Songs
Published separately in folio. 1) Serenade. 2) Reverie. 3) Softly Along the Road of Evening. 4) Morning Glory. 5) To a Trout. 6) Virgil. 7) Golden Stockings.
9
Softly Along the Road of Evening
Pencil sketch in D flat. Original pen manuscript in D flat. Pen copy on onionskin. Photocopy marked "pianists copy." Negative copy.
1932
10
Solitude
Words by Harold Monro. For mezzo soprano adn piano. Original pen manuscript. Pen copy on onionskin. Copy with composer's notes. Revised copy. Original pen manuscript with revisions.
11
Spinning Song
Words by Edith Sitwell. For high voice, viola, and piano. Original pen manuscript. Pen copies on onionskin. Pen copy of separate viola part. Pen copy of revised manuscript. Two copies of complete score.
1949
12
Spring Duet
Words by Rowena Bennett. For medium voice and piano. Original pen manuscript. Photocopy of original.
13
The Starling Lake
Words by Sellmas O'Sullivan. Original pen manuscript. Pen copy on onionskin. Two negative copies. Published copy.
1944
14
Sunday Up the River
Poem by James Thomson. For high voice and piano. Original pen manuscript. Photocopy. Negative copy.
1944
15
Sun Down
Poem by William Ernest Henley. For voice and piano. Original pen manuscript. Photocopy.
16
There is a Light in Thy Blue Eyes
Words by James Russell Lowell. Original pen manuscript. Pen copy of original.
1907
17
To a Trout
Poem by Oliver St. John Gogarty. For high voice and piano. Three pen manuscript (Key of D). Two pen manuscripts (Key of C). Pen copy on onionskin (Key of C). Photocopies and negative copy.
1941
18
The Truants
Poem by Walter de la Mare. For high voice and piano. Pencil sketches. Original pen manuscripts. Pen copy with slight revisions. Photocopy.
19
Virgil
Original pen manuscript (high key). Pen copies of original manuscript. Photocopy of original pen manuscript for baritone and piano. Copy of original pen manuscript for baritone and piano, revised. Reduction and negative of manuscript for baritone and piano.
1941; 1955
20
When Rooks Fly Homeward
Words by Seosamh MacCathmhaoil. For high voice and piano. Pencil and pen sketches. Original pen manuscript with notes. Pen copy of original with revisions. Two photocopies.
21
Where Loveliness Keeps House
Words by Madison Cawein. For high voice and piano. Original pen manuscript with revisions. Pen copy of original manuscript with revisions. Pen copy of corrected manuscript on onionskin. Pianists copy with pencil and pen sketches. Three photocopies and a negative.
1931
22
Youth's Spring Tribute
Words by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Original pencil manuscript.
1908
32
Songs, Mezzo Soprano and Orchestra
Folder
1
Bacchus
Words by Frank Dempster Sherman. For full orchestra and mezzo. Score, original pen manuscript. Parts, original pen manuscript (except solo voice).
2
The Fiddlers (Key of E)
Words by Walter de la Mare. For string orchestra and mezzo. Score, original pen manuscript. Parts, pen manuscript (except solo voice).
3
Softly Along the Road of Evening
Words by Walter de la Mare. For full orchestra and mezzo (in D flat). Score, original pen manuscript. Parts, pen manuscript (except solo voice).
4
Where Loveliness Keeps House
Words by Madison Cawein. For full orchestra and mezzo. Score, original pen manuscript. Parts, three copies for each string part and one copy for other instruments.

SketchbooksReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
33
Sketchbooks
Volume
1-11
Fragmentary Sketches
11A
Sketchbook
Written by Shepherd while bandmaster of the 303rd Artillery Band in World War I. First sketch of Gentle Lady. Counterpoint exercises. Rules for writing a fugue. Exercises in chromatic harmony.
12
Miscellaneous Sketches
13
Sketchbook
Sketch for The City in the Sea. Orchestral sketches. Notes on composition. Miscellaneous sketches.
14
Miscellaneous Orchestral Sketches and Counterpoint Exercises
15-16
Miscellaneous Sketches
17
Sketchbook
Miscellaneous sketches of piano pieces and songs. Several counterpoint exercises.
18
Miscellaneous Sketches for String Quartet
19
Piano Sketches of Orchestral Variations
20
Miscellaneous Sketches and String Orchestral Arrangement for Chopin Prelude #21
21
Thematic Ideas
22
Symphonic Sketches and Other Ideas
23
Miscellaneous Sketches
34
Miscellaneous Sketches
Folder
1
Pencil Sketch for Piano in C Minor
2
Miscellaneous Pencil Sketches
3
Pencil Sketch for Orchestra, Theme and Variations in C Minor
4
Original Pen and Pencil Sketches for Orchestras and Piano
5
Original Pen and Pencil Sketches for Violin and Piano
6
Pencil Sketches for String Quartets and Other String Combinations
7
Pen and Pencil Sketches for Piano and Finished Piece
8
Pencil Sketch of Three Movements for String Quartet
9
Pencil Sketch for Chorus, Orchestra, Alto, and Baritone
10
Pen and Pencil Sketches
11
Miscellaneous Pencil Sketches
35
Miscellaneous
Folder
1
Examples of Compositional Devices
2
Original Manuscripts of Arrangements by Shepherd
3
Orchestral Sketches and Pen and Pencil Manuscripts
4
Pen and Pencil Manuscripts
5
Original Pencil Manuscripts of Chamber Works
6
Vocal Work Sketches and Pencil Manuscript
7
Two Piano Fragments
8
"Ein' feste Burg"
From Concert Fugue with Prelude for Organ by Percy Goetschius, with hand-written dedication to Shepherd.
9
Compositions by Frederick Ayres, Henry F. Gilbert, Elliot Griffes, and Charles T. Griffes

Teaching MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
36
Class Notebooks
Volume
1
Notebook
1. Counterpoint. Sixteenth century through twelve-tone practices. 2. Notes for advanced harmony class. Twelve-tone melodies with choral settings. 3. Examples of various harmonic and polyphonic practices from Shepherd's own works. 4. Settings of songs (1942). 5. List of projects for immediate future. Sketches for some of these.
1942
2
Notebook
1. Harmony class notes through secondary seventh, extended alterations, plagal method, parallel fifth and seventh. 2. Materials for analysis. 3. References to Hindemith text.
3
Notebook
1. Plan for four-movement Symphonic Suite. 2. Piano sketches. 3. Polyphonic settings of model melodies.
4
Notebook
1. Elementary harmony class notes (1943) progressing to somewhat more advanced material than that in Book 2. 2. Harmonizations of several chorale melodies. 3. Double counterpoint at the octave, tenth, and twelfth. 4. Examples in small form design. 5. Fugue subjects and answers by Arthur Shepherd.
1943
5
Notebook
1. Counterpoint. More detailed and extensive than Book 1. 2. Counterpoint for a beginning class, 1948. 3. Materials for elementary counterpoint class at Longy School, 1950. Somewhat different approach from the 1948 course.
1948
6
Notebook
1. Twenty-four texts for musical settings. Personnel indicated for most. 2. Outline of counterpoint course, 1949-50. First semester, strict counterpoint. Second semester, Bach-type counterpoint.
1949-1950
7
Notebook
1. Examples of triple counterpoint. 2. Examples of motivic development. 3. Notes for course in small musical forms. 4. Counterpoint in 2, 3 and 4 voices. Fugue subjects and answers.
8
Notebook
1. Course in small forms for the Longy School, 1950. Similar to course in Book 7. More detailed as far as it goes but less comprehensive.
1950
37
Class Notebooks
Volume
9
Notebook
1. Music history, 1927-28. Lectures 7 through 10 are missing.Ancient music through the twentieth century. 31 lectures. 2. Materials for seminar in musical composition, 1931-32.
1927-1932
10
Notebook
1. Music appreciation course for Cleveland College. 2. Music appreciation course for Cleveland College, 1931-32. 3. Music appreciation course for Cleveland College, 1932-33.
1931-1933
11
Notebook
1. "Ruminations Before a Symphony." 2. Course in church music, Summer 1944.
1944
12
Notes on Music History
1. Ancient Greek through the Troubadours and Troveres. 2. General history of the seventeenth century (emphasis on England and Germany). 3. Second semester history course, 1932 (seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries); 1937 (eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries). 4. Two examinations, one for a master's degree.
1932; 1937
13
Missing
14
Music History
1. Incomplete notes on first semester course (mostly fourteenth and fifteenth centuries). 2. Detailed lectures on a two-year course (ancient music through the sixteenth century).
38
Class Notebooks
Volume
15
Notebook
1. Continuation of Book 14 (sixteenth and seventeenth centuries). 2. Course from 1931-32 inserted in April lectures.
1931-1932
16
Notebook
1. "Progressive stages of structural design in Musical Composition."Detailed course in musical forms. Materials from 1936-45. 2. Harmonic analysis course, 1946-47. 3. Form analysis course, 1948. 4. Notes for composition course, 1948-49. 5. Inside back flap--notes from article on "Tonality," by Vincent d'Indy.
1936-1949
17
Notebook
1. Course in music appreciation for Columbia University, Summer 1947. 2. Course in twentieth century music, 1900-ca. 1930 (background from 1860).
1947
39
Lectures and Lecture Notes
Folder
1-2
"Adventures in Music Analysis"
1927-1928
3
"American Music"
4
"American Music: The Traditionalists"
5
"Church Music"
1944
6-7
"History of Music"
8
"Music as a Vocation"
1931
9
"Music in Higher Education"
1937
10
"Music in My Time" and "Fifty Years of American Orchestral Music"
1950s
11
Musicians--"Franz Schubert"
12
Musicians--"Hector Berlioz"
13
Musicians--"Henry Purcell"
14
Musicians--"Joseph Haydn"
15
Musicians--"Mozart"
16
Musicians--"Robert Schumann"
17
"Wit in Music"
18
"Wit, Humour and Sentiment in Music"
1954
19
"Attitudes and Responses: Ruminations and Reflections of an Old Timer"
20
Commencement Address--Longy School of Music
1950
21
Research Notes and Article on Cleveland, Ohio
1952
22
Miscellaneous

Biography and Personal FilesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
40
Biography and Personal Papers
Folder
1
Biographical Sketches and Notes
University of Utah Friends of the Libraries Keepsake No. 4.
2
Published Biography
1958
3
Correspondence Relating to Biography
1958
4
Tape Transcript
By Grazella Shepherd for Richard Loucks giving interesting details of people she and Arthur knew and entertained in their home, people mainly from the music world. She reminiscences about their early years, their home and friends. The tape was made after the death of Arthur Shepherd and appears to be a source of the personal life of Shepherd for a biography which Loucks was writing and hoped to publish. Loucks's dissertation was completed in 1960.
5
Paderewski Prize Notice
1905
6
World War I Records
1916-1919
7
Appointments of Instruction, Western Reserve University and Columbia University
1928-1930
8
Ohio State University Records
1932-1933
9
Gift Notice to Western Reserve and Columbia Universities
1948
10
Retirement Papers
1954-1955
11
Honorary Degree from Western Reserve University
1957
12
Grazella Shepherd Letter
13-16
Arthur Shepherd Death
Memorials, letters, etc.
1958
17
Emily May Phipp Shepherd
Death and funeral services.
1953
18
William N. B. Shepherd
Funeral services.
1945
19
Richard Jennings Shepherd
Birth certificate.
20
William Arthur Shepherd
Birth certificate.
41
New England Conservatory of Music
Folder
1
Student Materials, Books 1, 2, and 3
2
Student Materials, Books 4, 5, and 6
3
Correspondence
1892-1896
4
Programs, Recitals, and Graduation List
1896-1897
5
Graduation Speech
1897
6
Mason and Hamlin Award Citation
1912
7
"Alumni Opus"
1951
8
"Alumni Quarterly"
1940
42
Date and Address Books
1923-1957

CompositionsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
43
General Materials
Folder
1
Arthur Shepherd Composition Contest
1960-1967
2
Choral Works, Text Sources
3
Composition Comments
4
Composition Graphs
5
Notes and Reviews on The Lone Prairie
6
Notes on Horizons
1952
7-8
Composition Lists
9
Composition Publication and Copyright
10
Article on Psalm XLII
11
Correspondence on Seven Songs
12
Notes on Sinfonia Domestica di Famiglia Blossom
13
Letters Regarding Symphony No. 2
1940
14
Notes on Triptych
15
Thesis Prospectus
1960

Music Societies and OrganizaitonsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
44
Music Societies and Organizations
Folder
1
American Composer's Alliance, American Music Society, American Musicological Society
1905-1947
2
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
3
Music Teachers National Association
4
Musical Art Club
1915
5
National Institute of Arts and Letters
6
Honorary Music Societies

Subject MaterialReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
45
Subjects
Folder
1
Christmas Materials
2
Cleveland Music School Settlement
3
Cleveland Orchestra Controversy
1943
4
Home Life and Music Study
5
Library of Congress
6
Longy School of Music
7-9
Richard Loucks
10-11
Poetry
12
Vivien Harvey Slater
13
State Anthems
14
Utah Songs
46
Articles
Folder
1
Goetschius, Percy, "Four Times Twenty Musical Years," Etude
1934
2
Koch, Fred, "Tribute to Arthur Shepherd," Fine Arts, A Weekly Guide
1962
3
Leedy, Denoe, "American Composers XV: Arthur Shepherd," Modern Music, A Quarterly Review
1939
4
Newman, William S., "Arthur Shepherd," The Musical Quarterly
1950
5
Newman, William S., "What is Musical Form?"
6
Silva, Giulio, "Early Medieval Music"
1937
7
Slater, Joseph, "Music at Col. Grangerford's: A Footnote to Huckleberry Finn," American Literature; "A Literary Life of John Braham," Modern Language Quarterly; "Byron's Hebrew Melodies," Studies in Philology
1949; 1952
8
Woodruff, James Lloyd, The Restoration, Oratorical Lyrics; "The Golden Key"
1936

Personal CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
47
Family Correspondence
Folder
1-10
Shepherd, Arthur and Grazella, to Peter Shepherd
1944-1948
11-19
Shepherd, Arthur and Grazella
1920s
20
Shepherd, Peter, to Grazella Shepherd
1964
48
Consolidated Family Correspondence
Folder
1
Shepherd, Arthur, to Emily Phipp Shepherd (mother), and William N. B. Shepherd (father)
1896; 1921
2-10
Shepherd, Arthur, and Harry Shepherd
1919-1958
11
Shepherd, Arthur, to Dorothy Shepherd Van Stipriaan
1953
12
Shepherd, Arthur P. (son), to Arthur Shepherd
Also a typed copy of a letter from Arthur Shepherd to Arthur, Jr.
1933-1956
13-16
Shepherd, Arthur P., to Harry Shepherd
1943-1962
17
Shepherd, Charles, to Arthur Shepherd
1930
18
Shepherd, Derek, to Arthur Shepherd
1930-1955
19
Shepherd, Emily Phipp to Arthur Shepherd
1926
20
Shepherd, Grazella, to Emily Phipp Shepherd
21
Shepherd, Grazella, to Harry Shepherd
1958-1965
22
Shepherd, M. A. (grandmother of Arthur Shepherd)
1905; 1911
23
Shepherd, Richard J., and Harry Shepherd
1959-1963
24
Shepherd, William N. B., to Arthur Shepherd
1909-1934
25
Odell, Anne Shepherd, to Arthur Shepherd
1930
26
Shepherd, Arthur, from Relatives in England During WWII
27
Family Correspondence
28
Condolence Letters
At deaths of William N. B. Shepherd and Emily Mary Phipp Shepherd.
1945; 1953

General CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
49
Correspondence, A-E
50
Correspondence, F-H
51
Correspondence, J-R
52
Correspondence, S-Z

Miscellaneous MaterialReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
53
Miscellaneous Material
Volume
1
Scrapbook
Contains programs, news clippings, articles, a certificate, and other items.
Folder
1
Diploma from the New England Conservatory of Music
1897
54
Programs
Folder
1
Arthur Shepherd Composition Contest
2
Arthur Shepherd Memorial Programs
3
Boston, Massachusetts
1912-1950
4
Cambridge, Massachusetts
1951-1958
5
Carnegie Hall
1906-1961
6
Chamber Music Society
1920-1953
7-8
Cleveland Institute of Music
1925-1975
9
Cleveland Composers
1927-1962
10
Cleveland Choral
1931; 1942
11
Clevelend, Miscellaneous
1918-1966
12
Cleveland Museum of Art
1938-1972
13-14
Cleveland Orchestra
1922-1968
15
Cleveland Western Reserve University (Fine Arts Series)
1938-1972
16
Cleveland Western Reserve University (Miscellaneous)
1932-1956
17
Cleveland Women's Orchestra
1954
18
Dayton Philharmonic
1955
19
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
1946
20
Falls Village, Connecticut, Gordon String Quartet
1931; 1934
55
Programs
Folder
1
Illinois Symphony Orchestra
1938-1955
2
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
1938-1947
3
Minneapolis and Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
1948-1956
4
New England Conservatory of Music
1893-1951
5
Paris, France
1928; 1932
6
Philadelphia Chamber String Simfonietta
1930
7
Provo, Utah--Brigham Young University Music Festival
1941
8
Salt Lake City, Utah
1910
9
Salt Lake City, Utah--ZCMI Choral Society
10
University of Utah
1948-1974
11
Utah Symphony Orchestra
1950-1958
12
Miscellaneous Program Notes
1938-1948
13-16
Miscellaneous
1915-1961
17
National Music Organizations (Shepherd notes)
1913-1965
18
Universtiy of Utah (Memorial Concert)
1974
56
Newspaper Clippings
Includes articles on the Cleveland Orchestra, music critiques by Shepherd, and Grazella Shepherd's "Livingroom Learning Courses," among other articles.
1900-1976
57
Richard Loucks, "Arthur Shepherd"
Copy of unpublished biography.
1975
58
Correspondence
Folder
1
Dorothy Van Stipriaan and Richard N. Loucks
Discussion, among other things, of the transfer of the Arthur Shepherd Papers from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, to the University of Utah, and the publication of his biography of Arthur Shepherd.
1971-1975
2
Dorothy Van Stipriaan and Roger L. Miller
Relating to a grant requested by Miller to index the Arthur Shepherd collection and the transfer of the collection to the University of Utah. Other correspondence by Dorothy Van Stipriaan requesting copies of letters from several people with whom Arthur Shepherd corresponded.
1972-1976
3
Bicentennial
Correspondence beginning in January 1975 initiated by Mrs. Ralph (Gladys) J. Comstock of the Idaho Federation of Music Clubs proposing Arthur Shepherd be honored as the composer from Idaho as part of the Bicentennial Parade of America Music. Correspondence continues through March 15, 1976, with plans for the plaque honoring Shepherd in Idaho and inclusion of a Shepherd selection for the Bicentennial American Music Broadcast.
1975
59
Arthur Shepherd Composition Contest
The Arthur Shepherd Composition Contest was established by the Cuyahoga Section of Ohio Music Teachers Association. As chairman of the Association, Frieda K. Schumacher assumed the responsibility of organizing and carrying out the proposal for the memorial to Arthur Shepherd. The material relating to this contest, which continued for ten years, includes a history of the Arthur Shepherd Composition Contest, organizational information, and correspondence and lists of contestants and winners for the ten-year period, 1960-1969.
60
Arthur Shepherd Composition Contest
Business and financial records, contributions, mailing lists, concert programs, and newspaper clippings and publications featuring news of the contest are part of the collection. Also included are three tapes of six prize-winning compositions performed at the Tenth Anniversary Concert, May 4, 1969. A biography of Joseph R. Shepherd is also included.
61
Correspondence, Loucks and Shepherd
1953-1957
62
Miscellaneous
Folder
1
Frederick Koch, Reflections on Composing, Four American Composers: Elwell, Shepherd, Rogers, Cowell
2
Program and Booklet
1926; 1975
63
Sheet Music
Folder
1
Prelude for Organ
2010
2
Prelude and Fugue in E Minor for Organ
2010
3
Processional
2010

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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  • Composers--United States--20th century
  • Musicians--Correspondence
  • Music--Manuscripts
  • Corporate Names :
  • Salt Lake Symphony Orchestra
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Programs
  • Scores