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BOX 1-196Music, 1841-1988
The Music series is divided into two subseries: Music by Aaron Copland and Music by Others. The Music by Aaron Copland represents almost all of the entire musical creation of Copland beginning with the early, youthful student works and ending with the short piano pieces in the seventies and eighties. The Music Manuscripts and Printed Editions by Aaron Copland cover the years from 1920 through 1982 in a numerical order established by Copland, designated as ARCO numbers, which total 100 assignments. After each ARCO number, a numerical or alphabetical suffix is assigned that represents the type of material. The last category consists of Music Composed by Copland Not Assigned an ARCO Number which includes music culled from or later developed into well-known Copland works and which were not assigned a number by Copland or his staff. The Juvenilia: Works by Copland represent his early compositions and arrangements. The Music By Other Composers includes manuscripts, fascimiles, and printed music which were part of Copland's extensive collection of music. See the Alphabetical Title Index to Aaron Copland Music Compositions and Key to ARCO Numeric System for a further explanation of Copland's numbering system.
Arrangment is by subseries.
BOX 1-117Music by Aaron Copland, 1911-1985
Music Manuscripts and Printed Editions by Aaron Copland, Published Compilations of Works by Copland, and Music Composed by Copland Assigned ARCO Number (1920-1985 and undated). Includes manuscripts, copies of manuscripts (ozalids, photocopies and photostats) and printed scores of Copland's original compositions, adaptations and transcriptions, compilations of Copland's works, and adaptations and transcriptions by other composers. Juvenilia: Works by Copland (1911-1926 and undated). Divided into Juvenilia Arranged Chronologically, Juvenilia Arranged Alphabetically by Title, and Copland Transcriptions or Arrangements of Works by Others. Included manuscripts and student music notebooks. See the Alphabetical Title Index to Aaron Copland Music Compositions and Key to ARCO Numeric System for a further explanation of Copland's numbering system.
Arranged numerically by Copland's numbering system, then by decimal numbers for manuscripts and copies of manuscripts and by alphabetic suffix for published editions (except works not numbered arranged alphabetically by title).
BOX 1-116Music Manuscripts and Printed Editions, 1920-1985
1) Humoristic scherzo : the cat and the mouse [piano work]
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Scherzo humoristique : le chat et la souris.
1 Ms. Piano solo; 4 p.; 34.5 cm.
Note: Holograph in ink.
At end: Completed March 19, 1920.
On microfilm: MUSIC 1906, Item 6.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1.1 Humoristic scherzo : the cat and the mouse.
1.1 Ms. Piano solo (incomplete); 3 p.; 34.5 cm.
Note: Holograph in ink and pencil.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1.2 Scherzo humoristique : le chat et la souris = The cat and the mouse. Paris: Durand & Cie., [1921].
1.2 Publisher's proof. Piano solo; 5 leaves.
c1921 by Durand & Cie.
Plt.: D. & F. 10,107.
Note: Marginalia in ink and pencil by Nadia Boulanger.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1a Scherzo humoristique : le chat et la souris = The cat and the mouse / pour piano 2 mains. Paris: Durand & Cie., 1948.
1a Piano solo; 5 p.
c1921 by Durand.
Plt.: D. & F. 10,107.
At end: Novembre 1948.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1b The cat and the mouse. New York: Boosey & Hawkes, 1950.
1b Piano solo; 7 p.
c1921 by Durand & Cie.; renewed 1949 in U.S.A. by Aaron Copland; assigned 1950 for U.S.A. to Boosey & Hawkes.
Plt.: Pa. 82.
2) An old poem = Vieux poeme [song]
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 An old poem (melodie chinoise).
2 Ms. Score for voice (soprano) and piano; 3 p.; 34.5 cm.
Note: Holograph in ink.
English text.
At end: June 1920.
BOX-FOLDER 1/2.1 An old poem (melodie chinoise).
2.1 Ms. Score for voice and piano; 3 p.; 34.5 cm.
Note: Holograph in ink.
English text.
At end: June 1920.
BOX-FOLDER 1/2.2 Old poem.
2.2 Ms. Vocal score; 2 p.; 17.5 x 27 cm.
Note: Holograph in ink.
French text.
BOX-FOLDER 1/2.3 An old poem : song for soprano with piano accompaniment.
2.3 Ms. Score for voice (soprano) and piano; 3 p.; 34.5 cm.
Note: Holograph in ink and pencil.
English text.
At end: June 1920.
BOX-FOLDER 1/2.4 Old poem. Paris: Éditions Maurice Senart, [1923].
2.4 Publisher's proof. Score for high voice and piano; 3 leaves
c1923 by Éditions Maurice Senart.
Plt.: E.M.S. 6198.
English and French text.
Note: Marginalia in ink and pencil by Nadia Boulanger.
At end: June 1920.
BOX-FOLDER 1/2a Old poem. Paris: Éditions Maurice Senart, [1923].
2a Score for high voice and piano; 3 p. (2 copies).
c1923 by Éditions Maurice Senart.
Plt.: E.M.S. 6198.
English and French text.
Inscribed on title page of Copy 1: For Mamasha and Papasha (with hope that Larinka won't try to sing it for them!), Paris - Dec. 1923.
At end: June 1920.
BOX-FOLDER 1/2b Old poem. Paris: Éditions Salabert, [1923].
2b Score for high voice and piano; 3 p.
c1923 by Éditions Maurice Senart.
Plt.: E.M.S. 6198.
English and French text.
At end: June 1920.
BOX-FOLDER 1/2c Old poem. New York: Boosey & Hawkes, 1985.
2c Score for high voice and piano; 4 p.
c1923 by Éditions Maurice Senart; renewed 1951 by Aaron Copland.
Plt.: E.M.S. 6198.
English and French text.
At end: June 1920.
3-A) Pastorale [song]
BOX-FOLDER 1/3-A Pastorale.
3-A Ms. Score for soprano and piano; 3 p.; 34 cm.
Note: Holograph in ink and pencil.
English text. Words translated from the Kafiristan by E. Powys Mathers.
At end: Apr. 4-12, 1921.
BOX-FOLDER 1/3-A.1 Pastorale.
3-A.1 Ms. (photostat). Score for soprano and piano; 2 p.; 28 cm.
English text.
At end: April 4-12, 1921.
BOX-FOLDER 1/3-A.2 Pastorale.
3-A.2 Ms. Score for voice and piano (incomplete); 1 leaf; 34.5 cm.
Note: Holograph in ink.
English text.
BOX-FOLDER 1/3-Aa Pastorale. New York: Boosey & Hawkes, 1979.
3-Aa Score for high voice and piano; 2 p.
c1979 by Aaron Copland.
Plt.: S. 2690.
English text.
At end: April 4-12, 1921.
Duration: ca. 3 min.
3-B) Alone [song]
BOX-FOLDER 1/3-B Alone.
3-B Ms. Score for voice and piano; 3 p.; 35 cm.
Note: Holograph in pencil.
English text.
At end: Feb. 25, 1922.
BOX-FOLDER 1/3-B.1 Alone.
3-B.1 Ms. Score for voice and orchestra; 10 p.; 35.5 cm.
Note: Holograph in pencil.
English text.
BOX-FOLDER 1/3-B.2 Alone : melodie pour chant et piano.
3-B.2 Ms. Score for voice and piano; 3 p.; 35 cm.
Note: Holograph in ink.
English text.
On title page: Words translated from the Arabic of John Duncan by E. Powys Mathers.
BOX-FOLDER 1/3-B.3 Alone : song for voice, piano, and viola.
3-B.3 Ms. Score for voice, viola, and piano; 4 p.; 34.5 cm.
Note: Holograph in pencil.
At end: Dec. 2, 1921.
4) Four motets ; 4 motets = Quatre motets [chorus]
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Four motets : for mixed chorus, a cappella.
4 Ms. Score for mixed chorus (SATB); 12 p.; 36.5 cm.
Note: Holograph in ink.
English text.
On title Page: (1921-22) student work; words and music by Aaron Copland; N.B.- words have been arranged from the Bible; 'student' work (not to be published) A.C.; Permission granted for publication in 1979.
At end: Winter of 1921-22.
BOX-FOLDER 1/4.1 Four motets.
4.1 Ms. Score for mixed chorus; [13] p. (unnumbered); 35 cm.
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