- Washington State University Libraries
- Music Manuscripts
- 1785-1948 (inclusive)17851948
- 2 containers., (1 linear feet of shelf space.)
- Collection Number
- Cage 291
- Music scores, principally by early 20th century American composers, such as Mrs. Beach, R.R. Bennett, and W.G. Still; European composers, such as Gounod, Mendelssohn; and Poulenc, are also included.
- Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research use.
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Most of the items are by American composers working in the first half of the twentieth century. A few, which are autographed fragments or autographed reproductions, are of historical rather than musical interest. Notable exceptions to the above are the holographs of a short work for brass ensemble by Mendelssohn, a cadenza for the Mozart Piano Concerto (KV 491) by Gounod, and a bohemian manuscript of parts for a Missa Brevis from the late eighteenth century.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
[Item Description]. Cage 291, Music Manuscripts . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The thirty-four manuscripts are arranged alphabetically by composer.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.
|1 / 1||Beach, Mrs. H. H. A. (Amy), 1867-1944. Barcarolle, arranged for violin and piano by the composer from Op. 28, n.d. 5 page holograph score. Signed, with inscription.||undated|
|1 / 2||Bennett, Robert Russell, 1894. Abraham Lincoln, a likeness in symphony form; Berlin. 186 page full score (for large orchestra), signed. For the Victor Talking Machine Symphony Contest.||Jan. 1929|
|1 / 3||Bloch, Ernest, 1880-1959. Symphony America, last movement, start of the Anthem. 1 leaf signed photocopy of page 166 of the full score. Inscribed by the composer.||Feb. 4, 1946|
|1 / 4||Brockway, Howard, 1870-1951. Ein Traum, Op. 30. 3 page holograph score. For solo voice and piano. Words by Heinrich Heine.||undated|
|1 / 5||Burleigh, Henry T., 1866-1949. Deep river. 4" by 10" holograph of first six measures. Signed, with inscription.||undated|
|1 / 6||Cain, Noble, 1896-1977. Say thou lovest me! 6 page holograph score. Set for a capella choir by the composer (SATB). Words by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Sonnet 21).||undated|
|1 / 7||Chasins, Abram, 1903. A valentine; Los Angeles. 4 page holograph score. For solo voice and piano. Words by Elissa Landi.||1936|
|1 / 8||Cline, J. de Forest. Washington my Washington. Two manuscript copies, 1 page each. For piano, with text by the composer. Inscribed by the composer.||undated|
|1 / 9||Clokey, Joseph W., 1890-1960. Two kings; Long Beach, California. 8 page holograph score. For mixed chorus (SATB) with trumpets and trombones. Inscribed by the composer||Dec. 21, 1932|
|1 / 10||Daniels, Mabel Wheeler, 1878-1971. Dum dianae vitrea (When Diana's silver light), Op. 38 #2. 8 page holograph score. For three-part chorus of women's voices (SSA). Words from a Benediktheuern Manuscript (1100-1200). Included is an extra typed copy, by the composer, of the text in Latin and English with manuscript corrections. Inscribed to the Radcliffe Choral Society.||undated|
|1 / 11||Dykema, Peter William. The arrow and the song. 3 page holograph score. For trio of women's voices (SSA) with piano accompaniment. Words by Henry W. Longfellow.||undated|
|1 / 12||English, Granville, 1895-1968. Kings. 5 page holograph score (photocopy). For solo voice with piano. Words by Joyce Kilmer.||undated|
|1 / 13||Farwell, Arthur, 1877-1952. Song of the deathless voice, after a song of the Dakotas. 3 page holograph score. For solo voice and piano. Signed, with inscription dated Nov. 4, 1944.||undated|
|1 / 14||Foss, Lukas, 1922. Grotesque dance [and] four two-voice inventions. 7 pages and 14 pages. Both are photographic reproductions signed by the composer. For piano solo.||1938|
|1 / 15||Gounod, Charles Francois, 1818-1893. [Cadenza to the first movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto #24 in C. minor, KV. 491]. 2 page holograph score. Inscribed by Marcelina Czartoryska, in Polish, 1881.||undated|
|1 / 16||Helfer, Walter, 1896-1959. Elegiac sonata, Michael Helfer. 16 page holograph score. For solo piano.||1863-1931|
|1 / 17||Howell, Mary Ann. Like a minuet; Interlochen. 3 page photocopy of holograph score. For piano solo. Inscribed and signed, dated Jan. 5, 1950.||1948|
|1 / 18||James, Philip, 1890-1975. Concertino in C major for piano and orchestra by Mozart being the Sonata Facile with Grieg's accompaniment for second piano transcribed for chamber orchestra by Philip James. 51 page holograph orchestra score, bound.||May 17, 1930|
|2 / 19||Krone, Max T. In gratitude, a sonnet to my wife. 8 page holograph score. For 8-part mixed chorus (SSAATTBB). Text by M.T.K.||undated|
|2 / 20||Lang, Margaret Ruthven, 1867-1972. The wild-brier, Op. 48. 4 leaf holograph score. For women's voices (SSAA) and piano.||undated|
|2 / 21||Lassen, Eduard, 1830-1904. Ich hatte einst ein schones Vaterland. 16.5 x 26.7 cm holograph of first 2-1/2 measures, signed: "Bruxelles, le 27 Juillet, 1880, E. Lassen".||undated|
|2 / 22||Malin, Don. This new Christmas carol. 8 page manuscript score. For chorus of mixed voices (SATB). Text from an old Christmas carol.||undated|
|2 / 23||Mendelssohn, Felix, 1809-1847. Con moto. 1 page holograph score, unsigned. For four horns and trombone, 24 measures.||undated|
|2 / 24||Moore, Douglas Stuart, 1893-1969. A prayer for England; New York. 8 page photographic reproduction of holograph score. For men's chorus (TTBB) and piano. Words by William Rose Benet.||Dec. 1940|
|2 / 25||Patek, F. R. (?) Missa brevis et solen. 47 page manuscript, instrumental and vocal parts. "A Canto, Alto, Tenore, Basso. Violino Primo, Violino Secundo, Flauto Concertando, Viola di Alto Oblig. con Organo. De: Sig: Folkert. Eug. Pokorny ad Usum, F. R. Patek."||undated|
|2 / 26||Poulenc, Francis Jean Marcel, 1899-1963. Impromptus; Paris. 22 page manuscript. Pour piano. Premier Livre: I. Vite-con fuco, II. Lent, III. Allegro Vivace, IV. Violent, V. Andante, VI. Brusque.||September 1920-March 1921|
|2 / 27||Powell, Maud, 1867-1920. May night [by] Selim Palmgren, arranged by Maud Powell. 2 page holograph score. For violin and piano. Signed inscription, dated April 1, 1919. Bound into one volume with the manuscript score are the program of a recital and two printed scores, one signed by Maud Powell.||undated|
|2 / 28||Read, Gardner, 1913. Passacaglia and fugue in d minor for organ, Op. 34. 21 page printed score, inscribed and signed; dated 10/10/43. Includes photostat of first page of the holograph score of the Chorale-Fantasia for organ, Op. 50.||Aug. 28, 1936|
|2 / 29||Robinson, Earl, 1910. Abraham Lincoln comes home. 64 page photographic reproduction of the manuscript score. For soloists, chorus and piano. Text by Millard Lampell.||undated|
|2 / 30||Sisler, Joseph. Songs prepared for a young pupil. 21 page manuscript score, bound. For solo voice; 11 songs with texts in Czech and 3 in English.||ca. 1877|
|2 / 31||Spross, Charles Gilbert, 1874-1961. Love calls me. 3 page holograph score. For solo voice and piano. Words by Chauncey Piety. Printed copy included.||undated|
|2 / 32||Still, William Grant, 1895-1978. La Guiablesse, ballet. 38 page printed score. Piano score with scenario. Text by Ruth Page.||undated|
|2 / 33||Templeton, Alec, 1910-1963. Redwoods at Bohemian Grove. 5 page manuscript score. For piano solo.||undated|
|2 / 34||Veasy, C. A., Jr. Mary and Elizabeth from "Ex Gallilaea". 27 page manuscript score. For orchestra, soloist(s) and chorus (SATB).||undated|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Beach, H. H. A., Mrs., 1867-1944
- Bennett, Robert Russell, 1894-
- Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893
- Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847
- Poulenc, Francis, 1899-1963
- Still, William Grant, 1895-
- Composers -- Autographs
- Musicians -- Autographs