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Geraldine Farrar papers, 1895-1960s

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BOX 1-3 Biographical Materials, 1920-1929
This series includes drafts in several versions for Farrar's autobiography Such Sweet Compulsion.
Arranged alphabetically by title or format.
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 Farrar exhibit
BOX-FOLDER 2/6 Prima donna holiday
BOX-FOLDER 2/1-3 Such sweet compulsion
Final manuscript
BOX-FOLDER 1/2-4 Such sweet compulsion
Working copies
BOX-FOLDER 1/5-7 Such sweet compulsion
Uncorrected copies
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Such sweet compulsion
BOX-FOLDER 2/4 Such sweet compulsion
BOX-FOLDER 2/7 Articles and interviews
Alphabetical by title
BOX-FOLDER 2/9 Geraldine Farrar
Unknown author
Bound typescript in German
BOX-FOLDER 2/8 Geraldine Farrar: An authorized record of her career, 1929
By Edward Wagenknecht. Seattle: University Book Store
BOX-FOLDER 3/1 Farrar family genealogy, 1920-1921
BOX 3-4 Writings, 1904-1940
This series includes vocal treatises, lectures and speeches, a catalog of music, and general writings. Her lecture "Vocal Treatise with Record Illustrations" is present as well as the typescript for a book of vocal exercises. These vocal treatises are complemented by three books of her vocal exercises dating from 1923 to 1925. Also of note are Farrar's lectures, "The Effects of War on Music," and "Music in a War-torn World," both written during World War II. The writings also include numerous versions of a lecture on the history of music titled "Music Through the Ages." The majority of the lectures date from the years following Farrar's retirement from her opera career in 1922.
Arranged alphabetically by format or title.
BOX-FOLDER 4/5 Articles and drafts, 1924, 1932-1940 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 5/38 Catalog of compositions and arrangements by Geraldine Ferrar, undated
BOX-FOLDER 3/7 Effects of war on music, 1940 July - December and undated
BOX-FOLDER 3/5-6 Lectures, 1937-1940 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 4/6 Miscellaneous writings, 1921-1922, 1934
Note: Includes unpublished articles
BOX-FOLDER 4/4 Political speeches, 1936 September - October and undated
BOX-FOLDER 3/8, 4/1-3 A survey of music history with records, undated
Lecture. Several versions
BOX-FOLDER 4/7 Translations, 1904 and undated
Song lyrics and articles about Farrar
BOX-FOLDER 3/3-4 Vocal treatise, 1923-1928
BOX-FOLDER 3/2 Vocal treatise, 1932 June 1
BOX 5-7 Music, 1915-1967
This series contains both printed and manuscript items. The compositions by Farrar are exclusively for voice with piano accompaniment; the majority date from the late 1930s. During her tenure at the Metropolitan Opera, Farrar attracted large numbers of young admirers, who were known as the "Gerryflappers." Many of the original compositions which Farrar wrote in her retirement, such as "The Little Christmas Donkey" and "The Easter Robin," were written for the children of these admirers. Music arranged or translated by Farrar, including several vocal arrangements of works by Rachmaninoff and Kreisler, is also included.
Arranged alphabetically by composer.
Music composed by Geraldine Farrar
BOX-FOLDER 5/1 Chil chil blue and co che bang
Lyric sheets and sketches
BOX-FOLDER 5/2 Child's Christmas carol
BOX-FOLDER 5/3 Concert aria (Liebesfreud)
BOX-FOLDER 5/5 The Easter robin, 1938
New York: Carl Fischer, Inc.
BOX-FOLDER 5/4 The Easter robin
BOX-FOLDER 5/6 The fan
Lyric sheet and sketches
BOX-FOLDER 5/7 The four winds
Holograph piano-vocal score
Note: For children's pageant
BOX-FOLDER 5/8 Frülingsglaube
BOX-FOLDER 5/10 Hymn for Waccabuc Memorial Church
BOX-FOLDER 5/12 The infant Jesus lullaby
Lyrics and sketches
BOX-FOLDER 5/11 Invitation (Souvenir for Lily)
Sketches, holograph piano-vocal score
Note: Includes draft with corrections
BOX-FOLDER 5/13 The legend of the dogwood tree
Lyric sheets and sketches
BOX-FOLDER 5/15 The little Christmas donkey, 1938
New York: Carl Fischer, Inc.
BOX-FOLDER 5/14 The little Christmas donkey
Lyric sheets and holograph piano-vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 5/17 Little valse for Nancy, 1938
New York: Carl Fischer, Inc.
BOX-FOLDER 5/16 Little valse for Nancy
BOX-FOLDER 5/18 Message
BOX-FOLDER 5/20 The miniature, 1938
New York: Carl Fischer, Inc.
BOX-FOLDER 5/19 The miniature
Sketches and holograph piano-vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 5/21 Minnelied (Hölty)
Alternate title: May carol
Holograph piano-vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 5/39 Miscellaneous sketches
BOX-FOLDER 5/22 Morning
Holograph piano-vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 5/23 My heart sings
Holograph piano-vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 5/24 My neighbor's curtain
BOX-FOLDER 5/25 Nostalgia
BOX-FOLDER 5/26 Oiseaux
BOX-FOLDER 5/28 Spring wooing, 1938
New York: Carl Fischer, Inc.
BOX-FOLDER 5/27 Spring wooing
BOX-FOLDER 5/30 Slumber song, 1939
New York: Charles Foley
BOX-FOLDER 5/29 Slumber song
Sketches and holograph piano-vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 5/31 The song of the quail
Holograph piano-vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 5/32 Spring song
Lyric sheets
BOX-FOLDER 5/33 The swallows
Lyric sheet and sketches
BOX-FOLDER 5/34 Valse caressante
Sketches and holograph piano-vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 5/40 Vocal exercises
BOX-FOLDER 5/36 Whisper you care, 1938
New York: Carl Fischer, Inc.
BOX-FOLDER 5/35 Whisper you care
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