Hans Moldenhauer Music Collection, 1906-2007  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Moldenhauer, Hans
Title
Hans Moldenhauer Music Collection
Dates
1906-2007 (inclusive)
1906-1987 (bulk)
Quantity
2.3 cu. ft., (3 boxes)
Collection Number
General Collection J-15-MO
Summary
Collection of music manuscripts, letters, and documents of importance to musical biography and literature assembled by musician and Whitworth alumnus Hans Moldenhauer.
Repository
Whitworth University Archives and Special Collections
Whitworth University Archives and Special Collections
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA
99251
Telephone: 509-777-4481
archives@whitworth.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is not restricted.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Hans Moldenhauer was born in Mainz, Germany, on December 13, 1906 and died in November 1987 in Spokane, Washington. He completed five years of study of music under Hans Rosbaud at the Mainz Municipal College of Music. In 1918 he immigrated to the United States, where he settled in Spokane, Washington. After serving in the United States Army he returned to Spokane and was Whitworth College’s first student under the G. I. Bill and earned a bachelor’s degree in music in 1945.

In 1942 he founded the Spokane Conservatory of Music. With his late wife, pianist Rosaleen Moldenhauer, he inaugurated a series of duo-piano programs on radio which lasted 12 years. He received his doctorate in musicology from the Chicago musical College, Roosevelt University. His thesis, Duo-pianism, published in 1950, remains the only text in the field.

His great research accomplishment was the formation of the Moldenhauer Archives, embodying some 100,000 music manuscripts, letters and documents of unique importance to musical biography and literature. Much of this collection has been distributed to various educational institutions, including a small portion to Whitworth College. Whitworth awarded him an honorary doctor of music in 1945.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection of music manuscripts, letters, and documents of importance to musical biography and literature includes a copy of the manuscript and the published volume, Duo-pianism, presented to the president of Whitworth College Frank F. Warren. Also included are other publications of Hans Moldenhauer, records of the Spokane Conservatory of Music of which Moldenhauer was president, contributions of musical works of composers and orchestra conductors who were admirers of Moldenhauer.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Collection is open for use.

Preferred Citation

From the Hans Moldenhauer Music Collection located in the Whitworth College Archives, Spokane, Washington.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

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

Introduction and InventoryReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/1

Hans Moldenhauer Biography and TributesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/2
Moldenhauer Exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Culture
2007 January 17
1/3
Biography
1906-1987
1/4
Memorial Concert
1986 February 3
1/5
Honorary Doctorate of Music
1986 February 7
1/6
First Distinguished Lecturer…: Arresting 20th Century Music History
1987 March 1
1/7
Musical Instruments Donated to Whitworth College. Designation: “Rosaleen Moldenhauer Memorial” or “Wolfgang Frankel Memorial”
1987 June 26
1/8
Memorial Services
1987 November 8
1/9
Memorial Concert by Alexander Toradze
1987 November 29
1/10
Donivan Johnson: Memorial Lecture
2004 April 6
1/11
Alexander Toradze: Piano Recital in Memory of Hans and Rosaleen Moldenhauer
1987 November 29
1/12
Art Works Received
1986 October
1/13
Hans Moldenhauer and Others: Correspondence
1/14
Moldenhauer Festival: Travis Rivers, " Harmonic History," Spokesman-Review, Spokane, WA.
2003 March 27
1/15
Arnold Kramish, The Griffin: The Greatest Untold Espionage Story of World War II (Boston 1986).
Presented to John and Isabel …by Hans and Mary Moldenhauer
1986 December
1/16
Anton von Webern: List of Compositions
1/17
List of Miscellaneous Composers
Publications
Box/Folder
1/18
--, The Instruments of the Orchestra (Chicago, Scott Radio Laboratories, Inc.).
1/19
Demar B. Irvine, Methods of Research in Music (Seattle, WA).
1945
1/20
Adolph W. Otterstein, The Baton in Motion (Boston, Carl Fischer).
1940
1/21
Albert Stoessel, The Technique of the Baton (New York, Carl Fischer).
1920
1/22
Special Services Division, U.S. Army, Training the U.S. Army Song Leader.
1/23
Karl von Hoesen, Handbook of Conducting (New York, F. S. Crafts).
1946
1/24
Joseph S. Willard, The Orchestra Director’s and Teacher’s Welfare (Philadelphia, PA, J. W. Pepper).
1916
1/25
--, Kaponisten des 20. Jahrhunderts in der Paul Sacher Stiftung (Basel, Paul Sacher Stiftung).
circa 1986
1/26
--, Strawinsky, Sein Nachlass. SeinBild (Basel, Kunstmuseum Basel: in Zussamenarbeit mit der Paul Siftung Basel).
circa 1984
1/27
Karl Amadeus Hartman: Complete Set of Compositions and Writings (List) as published by B. Schott Sohne, Mainz, received 1986 October 3.
1/28
Hans Moldenhauer, Anton Webern: a Chronicle of His Life and Work (London, Gallance).
1978-1980
1/29
Hans Moldenhauer, Anton von Webern Perspectives (Seattle, University of Washington Press).
1966
1/30
Hans Moldenhauer, The Death of Anton Webern – a Drama in Documents (New York).
1961;; 1970
1/31
Hans Moldenhauer, Duo-pianism Dissertation Manuscript: Preface, Contents, Introduction.
1950 November 3
1/32
Hans Moldenhauer, Duo-pianism Dissertation Manuscript: History.
1950 November 3
1/33
Hans Moldenhauer, Duo-pianism Dissertation Manuscript: Nature, Applications, Problems.
1950 November 3
1/34
Hans Moldenhauer, Duo-pianism Dissertation Manuscript: The Literature.
1950 November 3
1/35
Presentation of the Manuscript on Duo-pianism to Whitworth College (Dr. Frank F. Warren)
1950 November 3
1/36
Hans Moldenhauer, Duo-pianism: A Dissertation (Chicago).
1951
1/37
Rosaleen Moldenhauer, John Newsom, Alfred Mann, Hans Moldenhauer, The Rosaleen Moldenhauer Memorial – Music History from Primary Sources: A Guide to the Moldenhauer Archives (Washington D. C., Library of Congress).
2000
Spokane Conservatory of Music
Box/Folder
1/38
Guest Book Alphabetical Catalogue of Entries
1943-1986
1/39
Guest Book
1944-1986
1/40
Financial Papers (Found Loose in Minute Book)
1968-1980
1/41
Complete School of Music and Allied Arts, Bulletin (Spokane, WA).
1946
1/42
Minute Book
1946-1986

Gottfried Herbst CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/1
List of Folios re the First Conductor of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra
1877-1944
2/2
1. Biographical Memoir by Elsa Herbst Kernan Butts
2. Letter to Los Angeles City College Music Department from Elsa Herbst Kernan Butts re Biography of Ina Wright Herbst
1877-1944
2/3
Birth, Confirmation, Appointment as Grossherzoglichen Hofmusikant, Dismissal, Newspaper Clippings, and Handwritten Notes for a Biographical Sketch by Elsa Herbst Butts
2/4
Original Photographs
2/5
Newspaper Clippings, “German Period”
1899-1912
2/6
Newspaper Clippings: Herbst School of Music and Related
2/7
Correspondence: 1. Postcard from Gottfried Herbst to Elsa Herbst Kernan
2. Miscellaneous Correspondence
1943 February 1;; 1920-1921
2/8
Letters of Recommendation (Zeugnis)
1898-1912
2/9
1. Newspaper Clippings from The Spokesman-Review
2. Spokane Arion Society Materials
3. North Pacific Saengerbund Materials
4. Walla Walla Symphony Materials
5. Coeur d’Alene Musical Society Materials
1932 February 28
2/10
Materials Relating to Ina Wright Herbst
1905;; 1908
2/11
Photograph of Gottfried Herbst with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra
1932

Stephan KozinskiReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/12
Letters
1987-1988
2/13
Birthday Greetings for Hans Moldenhauer
2/14
Polish Fantasy
1975
2/15
Polish Fantasy – Three Pieces for Organ
2/16
Variations for String Quartet on a Theme of Robert Schumann

Martin F. PfeifferReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/17
Second Folio:
Introit for Hand Bells
Fugue in F
Darkness
A Day in the Park with Clouds
Brief Meditation for Hand Bells
Wallflowers
My Only Passion
1993-1994

Greg ShortReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/18
1. List of Folios (Compiled by Michael D. Young)
2. Biography
2/19
A Cradle Hymn
1965
2/20
The Pilgrim
1972
2/21
Third Piano Sonata
1970
2/22
Welcome Carol
1970
2/23
Woodwind Quartet
1972;; 1981

Fred TaylorReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/24
Flutterby’s Waltz
1976

Michael D. YoungReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Complete Works
Box/Folder
2/25
Biography and Music
2/26
Commensuration for Organ and Band, Opus 60
1986
2/27
Fantasy on a Stained Glass Window, Opus 58
1986
2/28
Jerusalem Bejeweled, Opus 61
1986
2/29
Moods of Nature for Oboe and Piano, Opus 57
1985
2/30
Moods of Nature for Oboe and Piano, Opus 57
1983
2/31
Music for Recorder and Harpsichord, Opus 26
String Quartet No. 1, Opus 27
1972-1973
2/32
Manuscripts
1990 August 14
2/33
String Quartet No. 2, Opus 62
1986
Original Manuscripts
Box/Folder
2/34
List
2/35
1. Processional and Recessional for String Quartet
2. Untitled Sketch with a “Promising Idea” in Upper Margin
3. Concertino tres petite, Opus 23a for Brass and Strings (Trumpet, Horn, Violin, Viola, Two Celli)
4. Sketches for a Projected Three-movement Suite for Two Flutes
5. Music for Oboe and Bassoon, Opus 23a
1971 June 6;; 1991 November 3
2/36
1. Brass Quartet, Opus 25
2. Fantasy in F for Organ, Opus 28
1972-1973
2/37
3. Two Psalms for Soprano, Flute and String Trio, Opus 31, No. 1
4. Sketches for Two Psalms
5. Five Liturgical Portraits for Choir, Opus 31, No. 2
6. Rhombas for Three Percussion Players, Opus 34 plus Ideas for Rhombus
1976-1979
2/38
1. A Song to the Lamb for Choir, Brass, Organ, Opus 35, No. 1
2. Festivities for Brass and Percussion, Opus 36
3. Ideas for Band Exuberances
4. Sketches for Festivities
1998
2/39
1. Postludes for the Great Feasts, Opus 42 Two Trumpets and Organ, No. 3 and No. 1 (No. 2 in 9)
2. Mountain Strength for Brass Quartet and Organ, Opus 44
3. Concerto for Flute. Clarinet, Alto Sax, Guitar and Band, Opus 45
4. Magnificate for Choir, plus Idea Page for Magnificate
1980-1981
2/40
1. Organ Harmonization and Intonation on God Rest You Merry
2. Music for Opus III (Flute, Band and Piano), Opus 46
3. Sonata III in A Flat for Piano, Opus 47
4. A Psalm Cycle for Choir and Brass Quartet, Opus 48
5.Two Intonations and Harmonizations for Organ
6.Short Piece for Mail Choir, I Will Sprinkle
1981-1982
2/41
1. Mountain Songs for Tenor, Horn and Piano, Opus 46
2. Correspondence and Poetry by Poet Rolf Larson
3. Ideas on Mountain Songs
1982-1983
2/42
Mountain Suite for Flute, Horn and Piano, Opus 50
1982-1983
2/43
1. Divertimento for Flugelhorn, Alto Sax and Bassoon, Opus 54
2. Short Keyboard Score Prelude with Percussion, Opus 55
1984-1985
2/44
Mountain Sketches, Set 5, K1W1, Opus 64
1988
Original Scores
Box/Folder
2/45
List
2/46
1. String Quartet No. 3, Opus 63
2. Fanfare for Organ
3. Melodies from Main Cultural Theatre, Rotura, NZ
1991 April 13;; 1988 January 7
2/47
1. Mountain Sketches, Set 6, ‘Utah’, Opus 70
2. Moods of Color, Opus 72 (Completed)
3. There Be None of Beauty’s Daughters, Opus 73, Two Sopranos and Piano
1989 July 8;; 1990 January 7;; 1990 May 17
2/48
Little Suite for Violin, Viola and Piano, Opus 69
circa 1989 October 28
2/49
1. Mountain Sketches, Set 7, Opus 74
2. Compositions from the St. James Collection, Opus 77
1990 July 9;; 1991
2/50
1. Divertmento for Two Guitars and String Quartet, Opus 76
2. Give Glory All Creation, Opus 78 (Completed)
1991 July 4;; 1991 September 3
2/51
String Quartet No. 4, Opus 79
1991-1992
2/52
1. Moods of Brilliance, Opus 79 (sic)
2. Mountain Sketches Set No. 8, (Canadian), Opus 80
3. Season’s Song, Opus 81
4. Fanfare for Five (Woodwind Quartet)
1992
2/53
Renewing, Alto Sax and Vibraphone, Opus 86
1995
2/54
A Second Christmas Trilogy for Piano and Organ,
1. Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
2. Puer Nobis Nascitur
3. Veni Emmanuel / Divinum Mysterium, Opus 87
1995
2/55
A Serenade to the mountains, Opus 88
1995
2/56
1. Symphony No. 2, ‘The Exuberant’, Opus 90,
2. Chants
1998;; 1994
2/57
Visions from the Apocalypse, Opus 94
2000
2/58
Window Evocations, Opus 95
2001
2/59
Mountain Sketches Set 11 ‘Colorado Fourteeners, Opus 96
2001
2/60
Five Little Pieces for Flute and Piano, Opus 99
2001
2/61
Mountain Sketches Set 12, ‘Rockies Through the Seasons’, Opus 100
2002
2/62
The River of No Return for Sax and Organ, Opus 104
2003
2/63
Miscellaneous Short Compositions, Fragments and Notes
1965-1997

Phonographic RecordsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
box-item
3/1
Dianne Chilgren, Pianist
  • Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Opus 42, Rachmaninoff
  • Sonatine,Opus 16, Albert Rousell
  • Sonatine,Maurice Ravel
1986
3/2
Fred Taylor: Court of Circe
  • Flutterby’s Waltz,Fred Taylor
  • Rio Skyline,Brian Chambers
  • Elegy,Craig Lawrence and Ron Madden
  • Court of Circe,Fred Taylor
  • Snowy Blues
  • Lifetime or Two
1986
3/3
Paul Sacher, dirige des oeuvres commandees par lui-meme, conducts works personally commissioned dirigiert Auftragswereke:
  • Frank Martin, Petite Symphonie concertante
  • Bohuslav Martinu, Double Concerto
  • Bela Bartok, Divertimento
  • Arthur Honegger, Symphonie No. 2
  • Igor Stravinsky, Concerto en Re
  • Hans Werner Henze, Sonata per archi
  • Arthur Honegger, Une Cantate de Noel
1938-1958

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Music
  • Personal Names :
  • Taylor, Fred
  • Herbst, Gottfried
  • Johnson, Donivan
  • Kozinski, Stephan
  • Moldenhauer, Mary
  • Moldenhauer, Rosaleen
  • Pfeiffer, Martin
  • Rivers, Travis
  • Short, Greg
  • Young, Michael E.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Spokane Conservatory of Music
  • Spokane Symphony Orchestra
  • Whitworth College
  • Geographical Names :
  • Spokane, Wash.
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Moldenhauer, Hans (creator)