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Charles Haubiel Papers, 1916-1978

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Haubiel, Charles
Title
Charles Haubiel Papers
Dates
1916-1978 (inclusive)
Quantity
6 containers., (7 linear feet of shelf space.), (2000 items.)
Collection Number
Cage 482
Summary
Correspondence, particularly relating to his teaching at New York University and his Composer's Press; also manuscript and printed scores, recordings, and other papers.
Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman WA
99164-5610
Telephone: 509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Charles Trowbridge Haubiel was born in Delta, Ohio, in 1892 and died in Los Angeles in 1978. His career encompassed activity as a teacher, composer, pianist, conductor, lecturer, and publisher. After completing his education in this country and in Europe, Haubiel was invited to join the faculty of the Institute of Musical Art of New York (the Julliard Foundation) in 1920 and that of New York University in 1923. In 1935 he founded the Composer's Press to promote the work of American composers. He served as president of that organization until 1966 at which time it was taken over by the Southern Music Company.

Haubiel's output as a composer includes 3 operas, 20 symphonic works, and many solo, choral, and chamber compositions. A number of his works have won him recognition and awards. Written in a neo-Romantic style, his music is distinguished by its fine craftsmanship. The honorary Doctor of Music degree was conferred upon him by Southwestern Conservatory.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The first series, including correspondence with individuals and organizations, is arranged according to Haubiel's own folder system. The N.Y.U. correspondence (particularly 1940-1946) provides insight into Haubiel's difficulties with that institution concerning charges of anti-semitism against him, and his subsequent resignation. Haubiel's lecture series "War and Music" and "The Path of Music" were broadcast over WNYC in New York City. Many of the scores in Series II and in oversize were presented to Dr. Moldenhauer by Haubiel with their eventual inclusion in the archival collection in mind. Over 100 scores are included in the collection. The sub-series of printed scores includes compositions written by Haubiel and others as published by Composer's Press. It is an extensive, though probably not complete, selection. In the tapes and recordings which comprise Series III are performances of some of Haubiel's major symphonic works as well as some chamber music compositions. The last item in Series IV is a bronze bust of Haubiel mounted on a marble pedestal. The bust was done by Nancy Cox McCormack in 1929.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item Description]. Cage 482, Charles Haubiel Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series I: Correspondence and Papers, 1917-1924Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Correspondence
1924-1974
Box Folder
1 1-2
A-Z
500 items.
1924-1956
1 3-4
A-Z
300 items.
1929-1955
1 5
200 items.
1950-1960
1 6
200 items.
1961-1969
1 7
50 items.
1970-1974
1 8
(photocopies)
15 items.
1936-1952
1 9-10
N.Y.U.
250 items.
1928-1946
1 11
political correspondence
100 items.
1937-1950
1 11a
3 items.
undated
Papers
1917-1954
Box Folder
1 11b
Miscellaneous
1 item.
1947
1 12
Press clippings
5 items.
1917-1954
1 13
Felice Haubiel
10 items.
1928-1931
1 14-16
Analyses of musical works
10 items.
1 16a
Report from David Mann School of Music
3 items.
1 17
Sound of Music for the blind (Braille Music Guide)
1 item.
1 18
War and Music Lectures, nos. 2-17
16 items.
1 19-22
Path of Music Lectures, 1-105
105 items.
1 23
Path of Music Lectures, unnumbered
50 items.
1 23a
Music Catalogues
5 items.
2 24
Lecture-recital on contemporary music
1 item.
2 25
Published essays
1 item.
2 26
Titles, ads, cut-outs
15 items.

Series II: Manuscripts and Scores, 1917-1974Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Manuscripts and Scores
1917-1974
Box Folder
2 27
Both Grave and Gay (Miniatures)
1940
2 28
Brigands Preferred, a light opera
1946
2 29
Classical Suite for Piano
1962
2 30
Canons for Womens Voices
undated
2 31
The Cosmic Christ
1938
2 32
Cryptics
1932
2 33
Duoforms for Violin, Cello and Piano
undated
2 34
Echi Classici (String Quartet in c minor)
undated
2 35
Echi Classici
2 36
Elegy for piano
1919-1930
2 37
Etudes for Harps
undated
2 38
From Ancient Greece
1916-1944
2 39
Gay Dances for trio from Shakespeare music
1933
2 40-42
In Praise of Dance, for oboe, violin, cello and piano
1933
2 43
Miniatures for Piano; pub. 1938, revised 1974
1974
2 43
Miniatures in Vocal Solo Settings
1958
2 44
Miniatures, orchestral version
undated
2 45
Double Fugue for Mixed Chorus; Motet: Hear My Prayer
1923-1924
2 46
Pastoral Trio for flute, cello and piano or harp
undated
2 47
Preludes for Harp, first version
undated
2 48
Quartet for Strings
1936
2 49
Requiescat for women's chorus with string quartet and string orchestra, op 3
1931
2 50
Romantico (for iolin, cello and piano)
1922
2 51
Scherzo for piano solo
1919-1934
2 52
Shorter works, vocal and instrumental
2 53
Sonata in e minor for oboe and piano
1970
3 54
Songs
1940
3 55
Songs: For Christmans, Consecration
1971
3 56
Two Songs by Grieg, arr. Haubiel
undated
3 57
Suite for Basson Quartet
1959
3 58
Suite for Flute and Cello
undated
3 59
Suite in c minor
1917
3 60
Sunday Costs Five Pesos, Mexican Folk Opera in one act
undated
3 61-62
Suwanee River Variations
undated
3 63
Synphonie No. I in the Form of Variations
1937
3 64
Trio in D minor for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
1968
3 65-66
Trio in D minor, master-sheets
3 67
Vox Cathedralis, for organ
1923
3 68
What Wondrous Sacrifice is This, for a cappella 5-pt. chorus
1923-1924
3 69
You 48 States (An American Rhapsodie), for male chorus with soprano soloist and piano
1945
3 70
Manuscripts, Oklahoma City
1915
3 71
Dawn Mists, orchestral parts
3 72
Father Abraham, orch. pts.
3 73
Suite Passecaille, orch. pts.
4 74
Suite, "Solari," orch. pts.
Printed Scores:
Box Folder
4 75
Composer's Press publications, numbered. Nos. 19 through 492 (incomplete).
50 items.
4 76
Compositions, published 1921-1945, bound in one volume.
4 77
Compositions published by Composer's Press, numbered. Nos. 15 through 500
50 items.
5 78
Compositions published by Composer's Press, unnumbered.
40 items.

Series III: Tapes and Recordings, 1956-1961Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Tapes:
Box Folder
6 79
Three Portraits; Pioneers
1961
6 80
Solari
undated
6 81
Piano solos
1956
Phonograph Recordings:
Box Folder
6 82-83
New Music for Piano Teachers, Albums 1 and 2.
Contemporary American:
Box Folder
6 84-85
Piano Classics, 1 and 2.
6 86
Violin Classics
6 87
Chamber Music
6 88
Symphonic Classics
6 89
Cello Classics
Charles Haubiel:
Box Folder
6 90
Metamorphoses
6 91
Miniatures
6 92
Solari and Portraits

Series IV: Oversize MS scores, 1919-1974Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 93
Dawn Mists from Solari
1933
6 94
1865 A. D., Symphonic Saga
undated
6 95
Flight Into Egypt, Cantata for Soprano, Narrator or Mixed Chorus with Symphony Orchestra
6 96-97
Gothic Variations for Violin and Orchestra
1919
6 98
Heroic Elegy for symphony orchestra
1964
6 99
Karma (Of Human Destiny)
1928/1968
6 100
Meridian from Solari
1936
6 101
Mississippi Story for symphony orchestra
undated
6 102
Of Human Destiny
1968
6 103-104
Pioneers, Symphonic Saga
1946
6 105
The Plane Beyond - a passacaglia
1934
6 106
Portals. orchestral version.
1935
6 107
Portraits for symphony orchestra
1919-1934
6 108
Serenade, a lyric cantata for quartet and chorus
1942
6 109-110
Solari, Symphonic Suite
1934
6 111-112
Suite Passecaille (new version)
1974
6 113
A Threnody for Love, a sextet to a sestina for contralto, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano
undated
6 114
Vision of Saint Joan
1940
6 115
Bronze bust of Haubiel, mounted on a marble pedestal, by Nancy Cox McCormack
1929