Leroy J. Robertson papers, 1890s-1990s  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Robertson, Leroy J., 1896-1971
Title
Leroy J. Robertson papers
Dates
1890s-1990s (inclusive)
Quantity
61 linear feet
Collection Number
MS 0038
Summary
The Leroy J. Robertson papers (1890s-1990s) consist mainly of Robertson's original music manuscripts. Many of these manuscripts show the progression from first melody sketches to the completed works. Notes and thematic analyses accompany many of the compositions. The collection also includes correspondence from many prominent musicians, students, friends, and family. There is also correspondence related to his professional activities as a composer. Other materials include school notebooks, pamphlets, receipts, programs, news clippings, and other papers collected by Robertson's daughters, Marian Robertson Wilson and Karen Post. Click here to view an online video tribute on the life and influence of Leroy J. Robertson.
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
special@library.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

Leroy J. Robertson was born in Fountain Green, Utah, on 21 December 1896, the son of Utah-born Mormon parents. His first musical experiences were simple and personal--he fashioned tunes on a homemade fiddle and played by ear on the parlor organ in his home. In grammar school, after a few rudimentary music lessons, he organized a small orchestra of young friends and taught them to play music of his own devising. He graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music in boston under George Whitefield Chadwick in 1923. His later studies were under Ernest Bloch in San Francisco and in Roveredo Capriasca, Switzerland; Hugo Leichtentritt in Berlin; and Arnold Schoenberg in Los Angeles. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Brigham Young University (BYU) and Ph.D. degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He was professor and chairman of the music department at BYU; lecturer of composition at the University of California, Los Angeles; and professor and chairman of the music department at the University of Utah from 1948 until his retirement in 1964. Upon retirement, Robertson received the first Distinguished Research Professorship at that institution. Robertson was an honorary member of Phi Beta Kappa; a fellow of the Utah Academy of Arts, Sciences, and Letters; a member of the Executive Music Committee of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; and a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishrs (ASCAP). Robertson's compositions include works for chamber music and orchestra; concertos for violin, cello, and piano; solos, vocal, and instrumental; choral compositions and an "Oratorio from the Book of Mormon" for chorus, soloists, organ, and orchestra. While the Reichhold prize for his "Trilogy" was by far the most impressive, Robertson has a long list of other awards to hs credit. In 1923, he won the Endicott prize for his "Overture in E Minor"; his "Quintet in A Minor for Piano and Strings" won first place in a contest conducted by the Society for Publicaiton of American Music in 1936; his "String Quartet" was chosen by the Critics Circle in New York in 1944; and his "Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra" was given an award by the Utah Institute of Fine Arts in 1945. He received the National Federation of Music Clubs Award of Merit in 1959. Robertson died on 25 July 1971 in Salt Lake City.

Click here to view an online video tribute on the life and influence of Leroy J. Robertson.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Leroy J. Robertson's original manuscripts are the major part of this collection. Many of these manuscripts show the progression from first melody sketches to the completed works. Notes and thematic analyses accompany many of the compositions. The collection includes correspondence from many prominent musicians, students, friends, and family. There is also correspondence related to his professional activities as a composer (publishers, copyrights, royalties, grants, etc.); as head of the College of Fine Arts, University of Utah; as a member of the General Music Committee of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; and as a member on the Board of Directors of the Utah State Institute of Fine Arts. Students' works, concert programs, published reviews of compositions and performances, and newspaper clippings and periodicals containing commentaries by music critics or articles by or about Robertson, are a part of the papers. The Hugo Leichtentritt manuscripts include Leichtentritt's autobiography, his "History of the Motet," and his thematic analyses of composistions by Berlioz, Beethoven, Debussy, Hindemith, Mendelsohn, Roussel, Strauss, Shostakovich, and Weber. The collection also includes school notebooks, pamphlets, receipts, programs, news clippings, and other papers collected by Robertson's daughters, Marian Robertson Wilson and Karen Post.

The McKay Music Library holds Robertson’s published compositions; click here for a list of the Robertson Collection inventory.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Separated Materials

Music graphs of Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 ("Eroica") are located in the Manuscripts Division's map case.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Leroy J. Robertson (boxes 1-35) in 1967.

Donated by Marian Robertson Wilson (boxes 36-39) in 1990s.

Donated by Marian Robertson Wilson (boxes 40-54) in 1997.

Donated by Marian Robertson Wilson (boxes 55-58) in 2002, 2003.

Donated by Marian Robertson Wilson (boxes 59-61) in 2007.

Donated by Marian Robertson Wilson (box 62) in 2010.

Processing Note

Processed by Della L. Dye, Karen Robertson Post, Lisa DeMille, and Betsey Welland in 1972-2010.

Addendum processed by Betsey Welland in 2013.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

CompositionsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Original Choral Works
Box Folder
1 1
"Alleluia and Choral for Band and Chorus"
Score, original pencil manuscript; score, print of original pencil manuscript; corrections of score, original pencil manuscript.
1 2
"Alleluia and Choral for Band and Chorus"
Score, reduction for band and chorus, original pencil manuscript.
1 3
"Alleluia and Choral for Band and Chorus"
Score, print of reduction for band and chorus.
1 4
"Alleluia and Choral for Band and Chorus"
Band parts, complete set; choral parts.
1 5
"Under the Walls of Paradise," Words by Thomas Buchanan
Score for soprano solo with ladies four-part chorus and orchestra, original pen and pencil manuscript (incomplete).
1 6
"Under the Walls of Paradise," Words by Thomas Buchanan
Score for mezzo-soprano solo with ladies four-part chorus adn violin obligato and piano, original pen manuscript.
2 1
"Book of Mormon"
Sketches, original pencil and pen manuscript.
2 2
"Book of Mormon"
Score, original pen manuscript.
2 3
"Book of Mormon"
Score, print of original manuscript.
2 4
"Book of Mormon"
Reduction, piano and chours, original pen manuscript (Part III incomplete).
2 5
"Book of Mormon"
Reduction, piano and chours, print of original manuscript.
2 6
"Book of Mormon"
Choral parts, published.
3 1-7
"Book of Mormon"
Orchestra parts, woodwinds, brass, percussion, harp, organ.
3 8
"Book of Mormon"
Orchestra, strings.
3 9
"Book of Mormon" (excerpts), "Lord's Prayer"
Score, original pencil manuscript; score, print of original manuscript; orchestra parts, strings; published parts, published
3 10
"Book of Mormon" (excerpts), "Pastorale"
Score, original pen manuscripts.
3 11
"Book of Mormon" (excerpts), "Old Things Are Done Away"
Score, print of original manuscript; orchestra parts (Violin I missing); published copy, published by Galaxy Music Corporation, arranged SA, SATB with keyboard; published copy, published by Jackman Mucis Company, women's and children's choruses.
3 12
"Book of Mormon" (excerpts), "How Beautiful Upon the Mountain"
Orchestra parts, strings and horns; published parts, SATB.
Choral Arrangements
Box Folder
4 1
"All Creatures of Our God and King"
Score, original pen manuscript.
4 2
"All Creatures of Our God and King"
Orchestra parts, strings, bass, and timpani.
4 3
"All Creatures of Our God and King"
Vocal score, onion skin, Old English script by Henry Maiben.
4 4
"All Creatures of Our God and King"
Published copy, published by Galaxy Music Corporation.
4 5
"Come, Come Ye Saints"
Sketches, original pencil manuscript.
4 6
"Come, Come Ye Saints"
Score, original pencil manuscript.
4 7
"Come, Come Ye Saints"
Score, print.
4 8
"Come, Come Ye Saints"
Orchestra parts, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, harp, organ.
4 8a
"Come, Come Ye Saints"
Published copy, published by Galaxy Music Corporation, chorus and keyboard.
4 9
"Hatikvah for Chorus and Orchestra"
"Songs of Zion" (compiled and edited by Harry Coppersmith), page 18, "Hatikvah."
4 10
"Hatikvah for Chorus and Orchestra"
"Hatikvah" (words by N. H. Imber, arranged by Henry Lefkowitch), published copy.
4 11
"Hatikvah for Chorus and Orchestra"
Sketches, original pencil manuscript.
4 12
"Hatikvah for Chorus and Orchestra"
Score, original pencil manuscript.
4 13
"Hatikvah for Chorus and Orchestra"
Score, xerox copy, print of original manuscript.
4 14
"Hatikvah for Chorus and Orchestra"
Published copy, published by Leroy J. Robertson, 2 copies, corrections by Leroy J. Robertson.
4 15
"Hatikvah for Chorus and Orchestra"
Published copy, published by Carl Fischer, Inc.
4 16
"Hatikvah for Chorus and Orchestra"
Three translations of poem by N. H. Imber.
1878
4 17
"Joy of Christmas"
Sketches, original pencil manuscript.
4 18
"Joy of Christmas," "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem"
Score for chours and orchestra, original pencil manuscript; score for chorus and orchestra, print of original pencil manuscript.
4 19
"Joy of Christmas," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
Score for chorus and orchestra, original pencil manuscript; score for chorus and orchestra, print of original pencil manuscript; reduction for chorus.
4 20
"Joy of Christmas," "O Come All Ye Faithful"
Score for chorus and orchestra, original pen manuscript; published copy (includes "O Little Town of Bethlehem").
4 21
"Joy of Christmas," "Joy to the World"
Score for chorus and orchestra, original pencil manuscript; score for chorus and orchestra, print of original manuscript; reduction for Pf and chorus, print of original manuscript; published copy.
5 1
"Songs of the North and South," "Sweet Evelina"
Quasi sketch, original pencil manuscript; score for chours and accompaniment, original pencil manuscript; score for chorus and accompaniment, print of original manuscript; published copy, published by Carl Fischer, Inc.
5 2
"Songs of the North and South," "Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!"
Sketches, original pencil manuscript; score for chorus and accompaniment, original pencil manuscript; score for chorus and accompaniment, print of original manuscript; published copy, published by Carl Fischer, Inc.
5 3
"Songs of the North and South," "Bonnie Blue Flag"
Sketches, original pencil manuscript; score for chorus and accompaniment, print of original manuscript; published copy, published by Carl Fischer, Inc.
5 4
"Songs of the North and South," "Aura Lee"
Sketches, original pencil manuscript; score for chorus and accompaniment, original pencil manuscript; score for chorus and accompaniment, print of original manuscript; published copy, published by Carl Fischer, Inc.
5 5
"Songs of the North and South," "Kathleen Mavourneen"
Original version, original pencil manuscript; final version, original pencil manuscript; proofs, print of original manuscript; published copy, published by Carl Fischer, Inc.
5 6
"Stephen Foster Songs," "Nelly Bly"
Ladies three-part chorus adn piano accompaniment, original pencil manuscript; published copy, published by Leroy J. Robertson.
5 7
"Stephen Foster Songs," "Open Thy Lattice, Love"
Male four-part chorus and piano accompaniment, print of original manuscript.
5 8
"Stephen Foster Songs," "Oh, Susanna"
Mixed chorus and piano accompaniment, print of original manuscript; mixed chorus and piano accompaniment, original pencil manuscript.
5 9
"Stephen Foster Songs," "Oh! Boys, Carry Me 'Long"
Mixed chorus and piano accompaniment, original pencil manuscript.
5 10
"Stephen Foster Songs," "Old Uncle Ned"
Mixed chorus and paino accompnaiment, arrangement no. 1, original pencil manuscript; mixed chorus and piano accompaniment, arrangement no. 1, print of original manuscript; mixed chorus and piano accompaniment, arrangement no. 2, original pencil manuscript; publsiehd copy, published by Leroy J. Robertson.
5 11
"Stephen Foster Songs," "Beautiful Dreamer"
Mixed chorus and orchestra, score, original pencil manuscript, markings by Ormandy; mixed chorus and orchestra, score, print of original manuscript.
5 12
"Stephen Foster Songs," "Beautiful Dreamer"
Score, reduction for piano and chorus, original pencil manuscript.
5 13
"Stephen Foster Songs," "Beautiful Dreamer"
Published copy, published by Leroy J. Robertson.
5 14
"Stephen Foster Songs," "Beautiful Dreamer"
Orchestra parts, strings, woodwinds, percussion, harp.
5 15
"Stephen Foster Songs," "Monsieru de la Fayette"
Score for male chorus, TTBB.
5 16
"Stephen Foster Songs," "University of Utah" (words and music by Harold Orlob)
Score for male chorus and soprano, print of original manuscript; score, words and music by Harold Orlob.
Concertos
Box Folder
6 1
"Concerto for Piano"
Sketches, original pencil manuscript, 93 pages.
6 2
"Concerto for Piano"
Sketches, original pencil manuscript, solo piano and piano reduction.
6 3
"Concerto for Piano"
Score, original pencil manuscript (there is no duplicate of this score).
6 4
"Concerto for Piano"
Score, solo piano and piano reduction, 18 pages, print of original manuscript.
6 5
"Concerto for Piano"
Complete score, published version.
7 1
"Concerto for Violin"
Sketches, original pencil manuscript; sketches, solo violin and piano reduction, original pencil manuscript.
7 2
"Concerto for Violin"
Sketches, onion skin sheets not used in final version.
7 3
"Concerto for Violin"
Score, original pencil manuscript, library copy.
7 4
"Concerto for Violin"
Score, published copy, library copy.
7 5
"Concerto for Violin"
Score, used for recording (Abravanel), with original corrected pages.
8 6
"Concerto for Violin"
Score, published copy.
8 7
"Concerto for Violin"
Score reduction for violin and piano, 6 last pages of original manuscript, violin solo, 2 last pages of original pencil manuscript.
8 8
"Concerto for Violin"
Orchestra parts, woodwinds, brass, percussion, strings, two editions.
9 1
"Concerto for Violoncello"
Score, original pencil manuscript.
9 2
"Concerto for Violoncello"
Score, print of original manuscript, library copy.
9 3
"Concerto for Violoncello"
Reduction, solo cello and piano reduction, original pencil manuscript.
9 4
"Concerto for Violoncello"
Reduction, solo cello and piano reduction and solo cello part.
9 5
"Concerto for Violoncello"
Complete set of orchestra parts.
10 1
"Piano Rhapsody"
Sketches, original pencil manuscript.
10 2
"Piano Rhapsody"
Score for orchestra and piano, original pencil manuscript.
10 3
"Piano Rhapsody"
Score for orchestra and piano, original pen manuscript.
10 4
"Piano Rhapsody"
Score for orchestra and piano, print of original manuscript.
10 5
"Piano Rhapsody"
Orchestra parts, print of original manuscript, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and timpani.
Orchestral Works
Box Folder
11 1
"Passacaglia"
Sketches, original pencil manuscript.
11 2
"Passacaglia"
Score, original pencil manuscript.
11 3
"Passacaglia"
Score, printed copy, print of original manuscript.
11 4
"Passacaglia"
Score, Eugene Ormandy's markings.
11 5
"Passacaglia"
Score, published by Galaxy Music Corporation.
11 6
"Passacaglia"
Orchestra parts, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion.
11 7
"Orchestra Minuet" (first orchestra work)
Score, original pencil manuscript.
11 8
"Novelette for Orchestra"
Score, original pen and pencil manuscript.
11 9
"Timpanogas Symphonic Poem"
Sketches, original pencil manuscript.
Etudes, Organ and Piano Works, and Sonatas
Box Folder
12 1
"Three Concert Etudes for Pianoforte," B Flat, G Minor, E Flat
Original pen manuscript.
12 2
"Piano Etudes in B Flat," "Little Etude No. 1"
Original pen manuscript.
12 3
"Piano Etude in G Minor"
With original ending.
12 4
"Two Etudes," No. 1 in E Flat Major and No. 2 in G. Minor
With new ending.
12 4a
"Novelette"
Photocopy of published work (added in 1978).
12 5
"Two Waltzes for Piano," (four hands)
Score, original pen manuscript; also includes "Symphonic Overture for Large Orchestra," winner of Endicott Prize, arranged for piano, four hands, see "Overture in C Minor" in box 13, score, original pen manuscript.
12 6
"Fantasia in F Minor for Organ"
Score, original version, original pen manuscript.
1933
12 7
"Fantasia in F Minor for Organ"
Original pen manuscript.
1934
12 7a
"Intermezzo"
Score, photocopy.
12 8
"Fugue in G Minor" (in three voices for piano)
Score, original pen manuscript.
12 9
"Organ Sonata in B Minor," Alternate Title "Prelude, Scherzo and Ricercare for Organ," (added in 1978)
Score, original pen manuscript.
12 10
"Six Fualdo Sonatas" (for two soprano instruments and continuo)
Six scores, prints of original manuscripts.
12 11
"Six Raynor Taylor Sonatas for Cello and Continuo" (piano part by Leroy J. Robertson)
"Sonata No. 1 in A Major," score, print of original manuscript; "Sonata No. 2 in D. Major," score, print of original manuscript; "Sonata No. 3 in A Major," score, print of original manuscript; "Sonata No. 4 in D Major," score, print of original manuscript; "Sonata No. 5 in G," score, print of original manuscript; "Sonata No. 6 in C Major," score, prints of original manuscript.
12 12
"Six Raynor Taylor Sonatas for Cello and Continuo" (piano part by Leroy J. Robertson)
Xerox copies (78 pages) from New York Public Library of original Raynor Taylor works.
12 13
"Suite II for Violin and Pianoforte"
Original pen manuscript (added in 1978), "Lament" (from "Suite I"), for violin and piano.
1923
12 14
"Suite II for Violin and Pianoforte"
Published copy, published by INtermountain Music Publishing Company.
1925
Overtures
Box Folder
13 1
"Overture in C Minor" (Endicott)
Score, original pen manuscript.
13 2
"Overture in C Minor" (Endicott)
Orchestra parts, strings.
13 3
"Overture in C Minor" (Endicott)
Orchestra parts, woodwinds, brass, percussion.
13 4
"Punch and Judy Overture"
Sketches, original pencil manuscript; score, original pencil manuscript (first draft).
13 5
"Punch and Judy Overture"
Score, print of original manuscript.
13 6
"Punch and Judy Overture"
Score, published copy, Galaxy Music Corporation.
13 7
"Punch and Judy Overture"
Orchestra parts, print of original manuscript, original orchestra parts.
13 8
"Punch and Judy Overture"
Orchestra parts, second version of woodwinds, brass, timpani, and percussion.
13 9
"Punch and Judy Overture"
Orchestra parts, published by Galaxy Music Corporation.
14 1
"Saguaro Overture"
Sketches, original pencil manuscript.
14 2
"Saguaro Overture"
Score, print of original manuscript.
14 3
"Saguaro Overture"
Orchestra parts.
14 4
"University of Utah Festival Overture"
Sketches, original pencil manuscript; score, original pencil manuscript.
14 5
"University of Utah Festival Overture"
Score, print of original manuscript.
14 6
"University of Utah Festival Overture"
Orchestra parts, complete set.
Quartets and Quintets
Box Folder
15 1
"American Serenade"
Sketches, original pencil manuscript, Finale (Cakewalk).
15 2
"American Serenade," Quartet Version
Score, original pencil manuscript.
15 3
"American Serenade," Quartet Version
Score, print of original pencil manuscript.
15 4
"American Serenade," Quartet Version
Score, published by University of Utah Press.
15 5
"American Serenade," Quartet Version
String parts, print of original manuscript (missing Caprice [Vc] and Nocturne [Vla]).
15 6
"American Serenade," String Orchestra Version
Score, original pen and pencil manuscript.
15 7
"American Serenade," String Orchestra Version
Score, print of original manuscript.
15 8
"American Serenade," String Orchestra Version
Score, published by University of Utah Press.
15 9
"American Serenade," String Orchestra Version
String orchestra parts, print of original manuscript.
15 10
"Quartet in E Minor"
Score, original print manuscript.
15 11
"Quartet in E Minor"
String part, Violin I, original pencil manuscript.
15 12
"Quartet in E Minor"
String part, Violin II, original pencil manuscript.
15 13
"Quartet in E Minor"
String part, Viola, original pencil manuscript.
15 13a
"Quartet in E Minor"
String part, Cello, copy of original pencil manuscript.
15 14
"Quintet in A Minor"
Sketch, original pencil manuscript.
15 15
"Quintet in A Minor"
Score, original pen manuscript, first draft.
15 16
"Quintet in A Minor"
Score and string parts, published by G. Schirmer, two copies.
Symphonies
Box Folder
16 1
"Desert Symphony"
Score, original pencil and pen manuscript, Part I.
16 2
"Desert Symphony"
Score, original pencil and pen manuscript, Part II.
16 3
"Desert Symphony"
Score, original pencil and pen manuscript, Part III; score IV is missing.
16 4
"Prelude, Scherzo, and Ricercare"
Orchestra parts, woodwinds, percussion, brass, organ, original pen manuscript.
16 5
"Prelude, Scherzo, and Ricercare"
String parts.
16 6
"Trilogy"
Sketches, original pencil manuscript, four original pages (pp. 119, 120, 121, 122).
16 7
"Trilogy"
Sketch, original pen manuscript, first movement only.
16 8
"Trilogy"
Sketch, original pen manuscript, final version.
16 9
"Trilogy"
Score, print of original manuscript.
16 10
"Trilogy"
Score, print of original manuscript, ending, seond version.
16 11
"Trilogy"
Corrections and changes by composer.
Anthems, Hymns, and Songs
Box Folder
17 1
"Daniel Read Anthems"
Copies of original Read anthems; copies of five Read anthems with Robertson's notes; Read's choral arrangements of Read anthems, original pencil manuscript (for chours and organ); "An Anthem for Easter"; "Christmas Anthem"; "A New Funeral Anthem"; "An Ordination Anthem"; "Before Jehovah's Mighty Throne" (from the anthem "Denmark"), published by Leroy J. Robertson.
17 2
"Daniel Read Anthems"
Xerox copies fo twelve Billings anthems; onion skins of eight Billings anthems; published copies of two Billings anthems ("Retrospect" and "Lamentation Over Boston"); Robertson's choral arrangements of Billings anthems, original pencil notations; "Delieverance An Anthem"; "Anthem, Lamentation Over Boston"; "Anthem, Retrospect"; "An Anthem for Fast Day," two copies;
17 3
"Deseret Anthems," Volume II
Ten original anthems by LDS composers, published by Deseret Book Company (page 37, "Behold a Star Appeareth," by Leroy J. Robertson).
17 4
"Song of Prayer" and "Song of Praise"
Sketches, original pencil sketch; published copy, published by Pioneer Music Press.
18 1
"Hymns: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints"
Published copy, published by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; sketches for 1948 hymn book, original pencil manuscript; Leroy J. Robertson's personal copy of 1948 hymn book.
18 2
"Hymns from the Crossroads" (arrangements of selected LDS hymns)
Sketches, original pencil manuscript.
18 3
"Hymns from the Crossroads" (arrangements of selected LDS hymns)
Complete version, original pencil manuscript.
18 4
"Hymns from the Crossroads"
Published by Carl Fischer, Inc., six books arranged for piano and organ, C instruments, B Flat instruments, E Flat instruments, bass instruments, vocal (mixed, male, treble).
1965
18 5
"O Brother Man" (words by John Greenleaf Whittier)
Sketches, original pencil manuscript; published copy, published by Leroy J. Robertson; published copy, published by Galaxy Music Corporation.
1961
18 6
"Son of Man" (words by Michael Cambern)
Sketches, original pencil manuscript; final version, original pencil manuscript.
18 7
"We Come to Thee" (words by Mary Hogan Cambern"
Score for mixed chorus with piano arrangements, original pencil manuscript; xerox copy of original version, print of original manuscript; xerox copy of final version, print of original manuscript.
18 8
"Psalm XCVIII"
Score for mixed chorus, print of original manuscript.
18 9
"Prince of Peace"
A Christmas carol for mixed voices with piano or organ accompaniment; sketches, original pencil manuscript; final verson, xerox copy, print of original manuscript.
18 10
"Three Songs from the Shadow" (for high voice and piano)
"Analogies," words by Walt Whitman; "Nightmood," words by Leroy J. Robertson; "Joy Shipmate Joy," words by Walt Whitman; score of three songs, original pen manuscript; "Three Songs," published copy, published by Leroy J. Robertson; "Joy Shipmate Joy," published copy, published by Galaxy Music Corporation.
1942
18 11
"Winter Song"
Score for mixed chorus with piano accompaniment, print of original manuscript; published copy for chours only, published by Leroy J. Robertson, print of original manuscript.
18 12
"When Smoke Stood Up From Ludlow" (words by A. E. Housman)
Score for solo voice and piano (in E Flat), original pencil manuscript; score for male chorus and piano, incomplete, original pencil manuscripts; score for male chorus and piano, xerox copy, print of original pencil manuscript; published copy, published by Leroy J. Robertson, two copies.
1961
18 13
"Ship of State"
Score for solo and piano accompaniment, original pen manuscript, onion skin.
18 14
"Just Be Glad" (for voice and piano)
Published copy, published by Intermountain Music Publishing Company.
1925
18 15
"Re-creation" (words by Lowry Nelson)
Score for piano and voice, original pen manuscript.
18 16
"The Dawning Morrow" (for voice and piano)
Published copy, published by Intermountain Music Publishing Company.
1925
18 17
"The Lord Hath Brought Again Zion"
1969
Early Studies (to 1936) and Unidentified Sketches
Anthems, Hymns, and Songs
Box Folder
19 1
Haydn Trio Analysis
circa 1918
19 2
Six Exercise Books
1920
19 3
Orchestration Notes
1921
19 4
Four-part Fugue
Photostat negative copy.
1912
19 5
Studies Made for Bloch
19 6
Studies Made for Schoenberg
19 7
Analysis of Schoenberg's "Klavierstuck"
19 8
Thematic Analysis According to Schoenberg's System
19 9
Musical Scores
This folder contains The Appreciation Pianoforte Album by Thomas Whitney Surette and Daniel Gregory Mason (contains notes by Robertson) and Four Variations on a Chorale, for piano.
1907; 1949

General Correspondence, 1922-1971Return to Top

The correspondence files of Leroy J. Robertson date from 1922-1971 and are arranged alphabetically. Personal correspondence includes letters from musicians, students, friends, family, and the presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Letters of congratulation and tributes for his success as a musician, particulary in regard to his prize-winning "Trilogy" and the "Oratorio from the Book of Mormon," comprise a major portion of this correspondence. In addition, correspondence with various publishers in included in this file. Other corerspondence is filed with related subjects in boxes 24-34. For example, box 25 contains correspondence directly related to the award for "Trilogy" and the commissioning and premiers of "Saguaro" and "Passacaglia," in addition to other material on these subjects. Box 26 is concerned with the General Music Committee of the LDS Church, box 31 with the Utah State Institute of Fine Arts, and box 34 with the Leichtentritt collection.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
20
Correspondence A-F
21
Correspondence G-O
22
Correspondence P-S
23
Correspondence T-Z

SubjectsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subjects, Am-Br
Box Folder
24 1-2
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
Applications and reports for ASCAP awards for competitions.
1955-1971
24 3
Articles and Speeches
Leroy J. Robertson, "William Billings," n.d.; Lester A. Hubbard and Leroy J. Robertson, "Traditional Ballads from Utah"; Leroy J. Robertson, three speeches (no titles or dates); Arthur Berger, "Music for Nothing: The Cost of Composing," n.d.
1951
24 4
Awards
List of awards from 1923-1968; National Jewish Welfare Board for Distinguished Service World War II; "Winners Named for Reichhold Award"; Certificate of Appreciation, Kiwanis Club of Salt Lake City; Distinguished Service Award, Brigham Young University; Distinguished Research Professor, University of Utah; Distinugished Service Certificate for service as head of the Music Department, University of Utah, signed by his colleagues (see map case).
1947-1964
24 5
Biographical and Autobiographical Sketches
James Robertson, "A Family Tribute to Leroy J. Robertson," manuscript written by his son; Ballard J. Christiansen, "The Talented Country Boy, Biography of Dr. Leroy J. Robertson...," memeograph, n.d.; Boris Kremenliev, "Prominent Musicians of the West: Leroy J. Robertson"; Karl Kreuger, "Leroy Robertson," manuscript, n.d.; sketches and biographical data unsigned.
1952
24 6
Bloch, Ernest
Mary Tibaldi Chiesa, "Ernest Bloch"; "Ernest Bloch, List of Works," manuscript; Alex Cohen, "Ernest Bloch," manuscript, n.d.; program of "A Concert of Works by Ernest Bloch with the London Philharmonic Orchestra," n.d.
1932; 1954
24 7
Brigham Young University
Reappointment to professor of Music; receipts; transcript of credits; itemized statements, Student Supply Association; check stubs.
1929-1948
24 8
Brigham Young University
"Program of Tributes in Honor of Leroy J. Robertson, Brigham Young University."
1947
24 9
Brigham Young University
Correspondence, three letters concerning the granting of the Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Award to Leroy Robertson; Ninety-third annual commencement convocation.
1968
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints General Music Committee
Box Folder
25 1-5
Correspondence
1963-1970
25 6
Agenda and Notes
1966-1968
25 7
Members of General Music Committee
1965-1967
25 8
Organizatoin of General Music Committee
25 9
Policies
25 10-12
Regional Meetings
General, Europe, and the United States.
25 13
Regional Reports to General Music Committee
25 14
Study Materials and Bulletins
25 15
Suggested Hymns and Anthems for Church Use
25 16-17
Hymns and Arrangements, A-W
Submitted by church members to the General Music Committee for evaluation and possible acceptance for church use.
25 18
"M.I.A. Music Supplement"
Tribute to Leroy Robertson in this issue.
1965-1966
25 19
Organs, Aids in Organ Selection
Three articles.
Compositions
Box Folder
26 1
Compiled Lists of Compositions and Performances
26 2
"American Serenade"
Notes.
26 3
"Hatakvah"
Notes; one letter from Mordechai Shaleve, consulate general of Israel; one note from Louis Zucker.
26 4
Hymns
Hymns composed and selected for the 1948 LDS hymnal.
26 5-6
"Oratorio from the Book of Mormon"
Notes on composition and published reviews.
26 7-10
Passacaglia
Correspondence relating to the commissioning of Robertson to compose selection for Knights of Thermopylae, notes, and reviews.
26 11
"Piano Concerto"
Notes.
26 12
"Punch and Judy"
Notes and one letter.
26 13
"Quartet in E Minor"
Notes.
26 14-15
"Quintet in A Minor"
Notes and reviews.
26 16-17
"Saguaro Overture"
Correspondence between G. Homer Durham and Leroy J. Robertson relating to the commissioning of Robertson to compose overture for Arizona State University; notes and program of Charter Day Convocation, Arizona State University, premiere of "Saguaro."
26 18-20
"Trilogy"
Correspondence and telegrams (premiere); account (checks, etc.) on "Trilogy" award; and notes and thematic analysis.
26 21-22
"Violin Concerto"
Notes, thematic analysis, and reviews.
26 23
"American Serenade"
Reviews.
Concert Programs
This is a collection of concert programs which include Leroy J. Robertson's compositions when performed.
Box Folder
27 1
Athens, Greece
1955
27 2
Beloit, Wisconsin
1964
27 3
Berlin, Germany
1959
27 4-5
Brigham Young University
1938-1944
27 6
Carnegie Hall
1960
27 7
Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Detroit, Michigan
1945-1961
27 8
Japan; Long Beach, California; Los Angeles, California; Marin, California
1951-1966
27 9
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Phoenix, Arizona; San Fernando Valley, California; San Francisco, California
1946-1965
27 10
Roth Quartet
27 11
Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir
1962
27 12
University of Utah
1950-1965
27 13
Utah State University
1944
27 14-15
Utah Symphony Orchestra
1953-1978
27 16-17
Miscellaneous Concert Programs
Copyrights and News Clippings
Box Folder
28 1-2
Copyrights
28 3
Creativity Institute for Basic Research in the Arts and Humanities
Institute held at University of Utah, Leroy J. Robertson participating.
1963-1965
28 4
Gabbrielli Viola
Correspondence of Leroy J. Robertson and President A. Ray Olpin relating to teh transfer of the Gabbrielli viola to the University of Utah as a gift from Mre. Joseph P. Bay of New York City; transfer arranged by Hans Weisshaar and C. M. Paul; photographs of Gabrielli viola; news clipping announcing acceptance of the viola by the University of Utah.
1958
28 5
Income Tax Case
Correspondence between Leroy J. Robertson and his attorneys, Samuel E. Blackham and Clyde D. Sandgren, regarding income tax on the $25,000 Reichhold Award; copy of tax return filed for 1946; brief for petitioner for Supreme Court of the United States, Leroy J. Robertson v. United States; federal supplement (cases argued and determined in United States District Court and United States Court of Claims) for Robertson vs. United States, page 660.
1947-1952
28 6
Leroy J. Robertson Foundation
28 7
"Music in America"
Robertson's manuscript which was used for the recordings of "Music in America," produced by New Records, Inc.; brochure; correspondence.
1951
28 8
National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities
Correspondence related to the grant for the Utah Symphony Orchestra in connection with composition and premiere performance of "Concerto for Piano and Orchestra"; brochures, records, and applications.
1966
28 9-10
National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities
Grant on "Concerto for Piano and Orchestra."
1967-1969
28 11
National Music Organization
Annual meetings.
28 12-19
Newspaper Clippings
1937-1970
General Materials
Box Folder
29 1
Notes, Quotes, and Poetry
Written and collected by Leroy J. Robertson.
29 2
Orders, Invoices, and Receipts
"Old Things are Done Away" and "O Brother Man."
1960-1964
29 3
Paganini Quartet
Brochure giving the history and organization of the quartet.
29 4
Pearce Music Company
Newsletter (incomplete).
1958-1961
29 5-7
Periodicals
These contains articles about Leroy J. Robertson or make reference to his compositions.
1937-1965
29 8
Pioneer Centennial
Handwritten memo recording a discussion between Arthur Shepherd, Mahonri Young, Tracy Cannon, and Leroy J. Robertson concerning a projected plan for the fine arts program in Utah.
1947
29 9-10
Recordings (Discs)
Correspondence relating to the recordings of Robertson's compositions; lists and contracts with recording companies.
1961-1970
29 11-14
Royalties
Contracts and agreements with publishers; earnings, Australian Record Club, Columbia Records, and Galaxy Music Corporation.
29 15
Star Valley Electronics, Inc.
Manufacturers of electronic musical instruments located in Thayne, Wyoming; stock offering and financial report.
University of Southern California and University of Utah Materials
Box Folder
30 1
University of Southern California, University of California, Los Angeles
Notes from Arnold Schoenberg regarding grades of Robertson; certificates announcine Doctor of Philosophy degree (USC); final oral examination of Robertson for Ph.D. (USC); program of two seminars and a public lecture (UCLA); "A Graphic Study of the First and Third Symphonies of Beethoven," paper by Robertson to fulfill requirement for Ph.D. (USC); "Music in an Age of Multiplicity," lecture given at UCLA.
30 2
University of Utah, Appointments
Professor and head of music department; composer in residence.
1948-1964
30 3
Unviersity of Utah, Budget for College of Fine Arts
1948-1961
30 4
University of Utah, Centennial Proceedings
1850-1950
30 5
University of Utah, Choral Policy
30 6
University of Utah, Class Enrollment and Scholarship Records
30 7
University of Utah, Teaching Materials
Lesson assignments and questions in musicology (notebook).
30 8
University of Utah, Distinguished Research Professorship
1964
30 9
University of Utah, Emeritus Club
Merit of Honor award.
30 10
University of Utah, Men's Chorus Report
1960-1961
30 11
University of Utah, Reorganization of Department of Music
1948-1949
30 12
University of Utah, Research Grants for Graduate Students in Music Department
30 13
University of Utah, Report of Music at the University of Utah
1956
30 14-15
University of Utah, Research Grants for Leroy J. Robertson
Correspondence, applications, and statements.
1940-1967
30 16
University of Utah, Salary Check Stubs
Music department.
University of Utah
These items include student compositions, examinations, papers, thematic analyese of compositions, and other class assignments.
Box Folder
31 1
University of Utah
Anderson, D.; Billeter, Judy; Birkenshaw, Scott; Bright, Lynn; Brown, Newell Kay.
31 2
University of Utah
Campbell, Hal; Christensen, Paul; Crandall, D. A.
31 3
University of Utah
Daum, Ron; Dittmer, Alvin; Gates, Crawford.
31 4
University of Utah
Hanks, Paul A., Hatton, Gaylen.
31 5
University of Utah
Johnson, Inga; Longhurst, John.
31 6
University of Utah
Makoski, Milton; Ottley, Jerry.
31 7
University of Utah
Parker, Tom; Petersen, Tracy; Prigmore, James.
31 8
University of Utah
Ramsey, Gordon B., Robertson, Marian; Ruff, John A.
31 9
University of Utah
Schreiner, Alexander; Sheffield, Ralph; Tall, Robert.
31 10
University of Utah
Webber, Robert; Welch, Jay; Wolford, Darwin K.
Utah State Institute of Fine Arts
Box Folder
32 1
Applications for Director of Program Development
1966
32 2
Certificates of Appointment, Leroy J. Robertson
1966-1967
32 3
"Children's Theater," Ogden, Utah
Report by Carol Lindsley.
32 4
Conference Program
1970
32 5
Correspondence
1969-1970
32 6
"Craft-Art Program," Statewide Survey Report
Submitted by Harrison T. Groutage.
32 7
Federal Grant-in-Aid for the Arts
Includes correspondence.
1967-1970
32 8
"History of the Institute of Fine Arts"
32 9
"Literary Arts in Utah," by Margaret Beecher
32 10
"Modern Dance in Utah," by Elizabeth R. Hayes
32 11
"Pioneer Craft House"
32 12
"Theater in Utah," by Keith Engar
32 13
"Utah State Historical Society," by Everett L. Cooley
32 14
Utah Symphony
Articles of Incorporation and minutes of symphony board.
1966-1970
Volume
32 1
Notebook
Contains laws, by-laws, committee notes, meeting minutes, and budget information.
1966-1971
Leichtentritt Manuscripts
Box Folder
33 1-2
Correspondence
Between Robertson and Leichtentritt. Also between Robertson and Regina Buchwald after the death of Leichtentritt relating to some of his papers and the manuscript of his "History of the Motet."
1933-1963
33 3
Statement and Lecture Program
33 4-9
Hugo Leichtentritt Autobiography
In 1940, Leichtentritt and two other fugitives from Nazi Germany were invited by a committee of Harvard professors to write of their lives and experiences under the Hitles regime. Leichtentritt did so, but he states that he did not win the prize offered because his manuscript did not record enough of the rise of Hitler and the Nazis. It was suggested, however, that he enlarge his sketch into a book which would be of interest to musicians and music lovers. Leichtentritt writes in the preface that for several years "on and off" he was busy at this task. In the book, he writes of his love for the city of Berlin, the architecture, the people, the characteristics, the culture. He describes Berlin as he knew it for thirty-eight years of his life and writes what he calls a "sort of requiem on that now dead city." Book III gives a short history of music in the United States in the 1890s.
33 10-18
Thematic Analyses
These may have been used as class lectures.
Box
34
"History of the Motet," by Hugo Leichtentritt
Typescript.
35
"Who's Who in Music"
1962; 1969

AddendaReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Documents
Box Folder
36 1
Letter to Hugo Leichtentritt from Esther Tipple
36 2
"The Orchestral Manual," by Adolph Tandler
1946
Volume
36 1
Karl Eschman, "Changing Forms in Modern Music"
1945
36 2
Samuel W. Cole, "Solfeggio"
1903
36 3
Rubert Hughes, ed., "Music Lover's Cyclopedia"
1914
36 4
Allen I. McHose and Ruth Northup Tibbs, "Sight Singing Manual"
1947
Box
37
Certificates
1953-1971
38
Marian Robertson Wilson, "Leroy Robertson, Music Giant from the Rockies"
This is a transcript. A published copy is available in box 54.
1996
Publications
Box Volume
39 1
Hermann Scherchen, "Handbook of Conducting"
1933
39 2
Knud Jeppesen, "Counterpoint, the Polyphonic Vocal Style of the Sixteen th Century"
1939
Documents
Box Folder
40 1
Biographical Notes
40 2
Robertson's Anaylsis of "Trilogy"
40 3
Robertson's Analysis of Beethoven's First and Third Symphonies
40 4
Statement on the Rules of Music
40 5
Leroy Robertson, "Instrumental Combinations and Their Relation to Music"
1932
40 6
Music Education
40 7
William Billings, BIography
40 8
P. A. Christensen, Essay and Correspondence
1968-1969
40 9
Leroy Robertson, "Creativity in Music"
40 10
Studies at the University of Southern California
1946
40 11
Leroy Robertson, "Music in an Age of Multiplicity"
40 12
Leroy Robertson, "Energy and the Evolution of Culture"
40 13
Leroy Robertson, "The Political and Sociial Theories of Milton"
40 14
"Quintet for Piano and Strings," Performances and Criticisms
40 15
"Los Angeles Examiner," Review of Robertson's Works
1948
40 16
"Notes," Vol. 2, No. 3
LDS newsletter at the University of Southern California.
1957
40 17
"Passacaglia," Reviews
40 18
New England Conservatory of Music, Bulletin
1947
40 19
News Articles on Robertson
1940s; 1979
Chapters 1-3
Box Folder
41 1-2
Robertson, Adams, and Nelson Family Genealogy Information
41 3
Certificates
41 4
School Records
41 5-6
Notebooks
Box
42
Chapter 4, New England Conservatory of Music
1897-1987
Box Folder
42 1
Condolences
Written to Robertson by friends in New England concerning his mother's death.
1923
42 2
New England Conservatory of Music Transcript Information
1978-1987
42 3
Vincent D'Indy, "Istar"
Orchestra score purchased by Robertson while at the New England Conservatory of Music.
1897
42 4
Letters to and from Robertson
1920-1923
42 5
Checkbook Stubs
1922-1923
42 6
Student Cards
1920-1923
42 7
Receipts
1920-1922
42 8
Poem, "Under the Walls of Paradise"
Music for this was composed by Robertson in 1923.
42 9
English Literature Class Notes
1920-1921
42 10-11
Public School Music Class Notes
Volume
1
Orchestra Class Notes
1920-1921
Box Folder
42 12
Class Notes
42 13
Pianoforte Class, Music Book
42 14
Yearbook
1923
Chapters 5-8
Box Folder
43 1
Correspondence
1924-1925
43 2
Copyright and Publication Receipts
1925-1929
43 3-5
Records of Robertson's Private Violin Students
1925-1932
43 6
Receipts and Checks
Personal and for orchestra instruction.
1927-1930
43 7
Glee Club Petition and Orchestra Announcements
1925-1926
43 8
Chicago Musical College, Letters
1927
43 9
Teaching Appointment Letters
1926-1928
43 10
Program, Photocopy
This features Robertson as a director.
1927
43 11
Record Book
Lists orchestra selections, music committees, and information on taxes and music students.
1927-1948
43 12
Leroy Robertson, "Psychology of Music"
1932
43 13
Concerts
Includes correspondence, programs, and a permission slip to use Indian themes in an opera.
1931-1932
43 14
Diplomas for B.A. and M.A.
Some transcript information is also included.
1932
43 15
"One Hundred Years," LDS Centennial Celebration Booklet
Robertson wrote and/or arranged music for this pageant.
1930
Chapters 9-10, European Studies
Box Folder
44 1
Postcards
circa 1932
44 2
Map of Berlin
1933
44 3
Johann Sebastian Bach, Sketchbook of His Home
44 4
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Sketchbook of His Home
44 5
"Die Wartburg"
This booklet describes the place where Martin Luther translated the Bible into German and, as legend says, where he threw his inkstand at Satan.
44 6
Receipts
These relate to Robertson's hospitalization in Berlin.
1933
44 7
Hamburg-American Line, Dinner Menu
1933
44 8
Notes
These discuss Robertson's first lesson with Bloch in Switzerland.
1932
44 9
Letter of Recommendation from Hugo Leichtentritt
1933
44 10
Documents
1932-1933
44 11
"Zwei Skizzenbucher Von Beethoven"
1924
44 12
Check and Receipts
1934-1940
44 13
News Clippings
1935; 1938
44 14
"Organ Sonata," Programs and Letter
1934-1936
44 15
"Quintet for Piano and Strings"
Correspondence, contract, news clippings, reviews, programs, and notes are in this folder.
1936-1957
44 16
Studies with Schonberg and Totenberg, Notes and Letter
1936-1937
44 17
Chamber Music Recital Programs
1930s
44 18-19
BYU Symphony Orchestra, Correspondence and Programs
1936-1940; 1990
44 20-21
Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, Notes and Typescript
1939
44 22
Lawrence Sardoni, "Eroica"
1939
Chapter 11
Box Volume
45 1
Feri Roth, "Memoirs of a Musician"
Folder
45 1
Check Stubs and Receipt
Flagged pages indicate how much of Robertson's income went for his music.
1942-1946
45 2
"The Lord's Prayer"
Notes, correspondence, and clippings are included.
1940-1960
45 3
Lyceum Series
Includes programs and notes regarding visiting artists.
1930s-1940s
45 4
Summer Chamber Music Festivals
A letter, programs, notes, and news clippings are included.
1937-1946
45 5
String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor
1940-1947
45 6
European Compositions
1940s
45 7
Arthur Shepherd, Notes
45 8
World War II
Included are letters and notes from some of Robertson's students that were in the service. Programs and news clippings about the BYU orchestra during the war are also included.
1944-1945
45 9
"Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra"
1944-1947
45 10
"Piano Etudes"
1940s
45 11
"American Serenade"
1945-1948
45 12
Performances at Utah State University, Notes and Programs
1943
45 13
Symphony Orchestra
Focuses on post World War II peformances.
1946
45 14
National Association fro American Composers and Conductors
1943-1945
45 15-16
Literary Criticism Class Notes and Papers Drafts
1946-1947
45 17
Class Notes
45 18
Receipts and Checks
1940s
45 19
"Oratorio," Notes
45 20
Letter from Student, Jerome Herst
1946
Chapters 12-13, Reichhold Award and Leaving BYU
Box 46, folders 1-13 relate to "Trilogy."
Box Folder
46 1
"Trilogy"
This folder contains correspondence, notes, reviews, and news clippings on this work.
1947
46 2
"Punch and Judy Overture"
1947; 1969
46 3-5
BYU Reception
Correspondence, a program, speech typescripts, notes, and news clippings concerning this reception are included.
1947
46 6-8
Detroit Premiere
Also included in these folders is information on Robertson's "Rhapsody" that was also performed in Detroit.
1947-1948
46 9
Post-Detroit Premiere, Correspondence and Congratulatory Notes
1947-1948
46 10
New York Reception, Notes and News Clippings
1947
46 11
Utah Premieres
These premieres were in Salt Lake City and Provo. Also included is a Utah Symphony program featuring Robertson's "Trilogy."
1948; 1954-1955
46 12
Court Case
Correspondence, tax documents, notes, and news clippings regarding taxes taken out of Robertson's Reichhold Award for "Trilogy."
1948-1952
46 13
National Sportspectacle, Inc.
Robertson was asked to write a cantata for the "Athletes of '48" program.
1947
46 14
Post "Trilogy" Activities
1948
46 15
BYU Music Department
Notes and other materials here describe Robertson's involvement in this organization.
1940s
46 16
Employment Opportunities, Letters
1938
46 17
University of Utah Employment
Notes, letters, and news clippings are included.
1948
Chapters 14-17, University of Utah
Box Folder
47 1
Music Curriculum Changes Made by Robertson, Notes
1948
47 2
Visiting Faculty and Summer Programs
circa 1949
47 3
Chamber Music Festivals
1950s
47 4
Symphony Orchestra and Opera Workshops, Programs and Notes
1950s-1960s
47 5
Robertson as an Administrator and Teacher, Notes
47 6
Music Buildings, Notes
47 7
Leichtentritt Music Library, Correspondence and Notes
1950s
47 8-10
"Book of Mormon Oratorio"
Also includes information on "Motet on a Traditional Hymn: All Creatures of Our God and King," and "Prelude, Scherzo, and Ricercare."
1950s
47 11
Activities and Honors
Also here are letters from prominent friends around the United States.
1948-1953
47 12
Schoenberg Lecture
A speech, typescript, programs, and a news clipping are included.
1953
47 13-14
Ph.D. Studies
These folders contain letters, receipts, registration documents, news clippings, exams, and notes.
1935; 1948-1953
Chapter 18, "Passacaglia"
Box Folder
48 1
Performances of Robertson's Compositions
Notes and news clippings regarding the popularity of Robertson's compositions.
1956-1957
48 2-3
Greece Premiere of "Passacaglia"
1955
48 4-8
Memorabilia
Includes guide books, a Knights of Thermopylae souvenir book, postcards, and sheet music.
48 9
Israel and Berlin Premiers
1959
48 10
Utah Premiere and Performances, Programs and Notes
1955; 1959
48 11
Philadelphia and New York Premieres
1960
48 12
Denver Premiere
1961
Chapters 19-20
Box Folder
49 1-2
Society for the Preservation of the American Musical Heritage, Inc.
1950-1977
49 3
LDS Tabernacle Choir
1958-1966
49 4
"Cello Concerto"
1956
49 5
"American Serenade" and "Alleluia and Chorale for Bank"
1957; 1960
49 6
Awards
1959
49 7
Successes and Sorrows
This folder was titled by Marian Robertson Wilson.
49 8
"Book of Mormon Oratorio"
Recording requests, reviews, notes, news articles, and other documents are included.
1969
49 9
"Violin Concerto"
1961-1967
49 10-11
Retirement from University of Utah Music Department
Correspondence, notes, and articles.
1961-1963
49 12
"Saguaro Overture"
1964-1965
49 13
Composer-in-Residence for the University of Utah
1964-1965
49 14
Distinguished Research Professor
Robertson was the first ever to received this status.
1963-1964
49 15
Dismissal from Music Department, Letters and Notes
1965
49 16
University of Utah Festival Overture
1965; 1967
49 17
Post-retirement Activities
1965-1966
49 18
"Piano Concerto"
1966; 1975
Chapter 21, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Box Folder
50 1
James L. Barker, "The Divine Church"
1951
50 2-8
General Music Committee
Included are notes, correspondence, news articles, and general information regarding this committee.
1922-1968
Volume
50 1
William M. Foxley, "Syllabus for Choral Conducting and Organ Classes in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints"
1965
Box
51
Chapter 22, Final Years
1963-1972
Box Folder
51 1
"Pegeen," Notes and Articles
1963
51 2
Cataract Surgery, Notes
1968
51 3
Return to Teaching
1968
51 4-6
Performances of Robertson's Works
Correspondence, royalty statements, and programs.
1967-1971
51 7
Awards
1968-1971
51 8
Student Appreciation, Correspondence and Notes
1963-1970
51 9
"Trilogy," Publication and Recording Plans
1967, 1970
51 10
University of Utah Purchase Order for Robertson's Papers
1967
51 11
Notes and News Articles
These describe the final years and personality of Robertson.
circa 1970
51 12-16
The Leroy J. Robertson Foundation
Minutes of committee meetings and other documents.
circa 1972
52
Scrapbook
This was kept by the Leroy J. Robertson Foundation and contains letters, news clippings, and programs.
1970-1977
After Death
Box Folder
53 1-4
Condolences
1971-1972
53 5
News Clippings Regarding Robertson's Death
1971
53 6-10
Correspondence
1965-1991
53 11-12
Royalty Earnings
These are from Columbia Records; Australian Record Company, Ltd.; Carl Fisher, Inc.; and Philip's Phonographic Industries.
1965-1967
53 13-17
Programs
1960s-1980s
54 1-2
Programs
1980s-1990s
54 3-4
News Clippings
1965-1980s
54 5
Leroy J. Robertson, "Creativity in Music"
Volume
54 1
Marian Robertson Wilson, "Leroy Robertson, Music Giant from the Rockies"
1996
Folder
54 6
Miscellaneous
Certificates and Awards
Box Folder
55 1
Emeritus Club Award, Correspondence
1971
55 2
Professor Emeritus Certificate
1969
55 3
Brigham Young University Fine Arts Award
1968
55 4
Certificates and Awards
1941-1973
55 5
Doctor of Philosophy Diploma
1954
General Materials
Box Folder
56 1-2
Correspondence
Most of this correspondence consists of congratulatory letters to Robertson for his first prize winning in the Symphony of the American Artist competition.
1947-1967
56 3
Essay by Robertson
1946
56 4
William George Jordan, "The Power of Truth"
56 5
Miscellaneous
57
Music by Leroy J. Robertson
The bulk of this box consists of unidentified music sketches by Robertson. A photostat of "Rhapsody" is also in this box.
circa 1920s-1930s
58
Music by Others
circa 1890s-1930s
Folder
59 1
Cyril Jenkins Music
1913-1956
59 2
Leroy J. Robertson Foundationn
Correspondence, programs, and articles.
1971-1975
59 3
Music Sketches
1924
59 4
News Articles
1930s-1990s
59 5-7
News Clipping Scrapbook
1940s-1980
59 8
News Release
1947
59 9
Newsletter
1967
59 10
Performance Programs
1940s-1980s
59 11
Tax Claims and Court Brief
1951
60
Oversize News Clipping Scrapbooks
Two scrapbooks documenting the careers of Robertson and his daughter, Marian Robertson Wilson.
1940s-1970s
Folder
61 1-2
Correspondence
1935-1976
61 3
Agreement
1975
61 4
Royalty Statement
1969
62
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
This book contains musical notations by Robertson.
1931

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Book of Mormon--Songs and music
  • Composers--Utah
  • Musicians--Utah
  • Music--Instruction and study
  • Music--Manuscripts

Corporate Names

  • University of Utah--Dept. of Music

Form or Genre Terms

  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts for publication
  • Programs
  • Scores