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BOX 1-118; 122; 124-197 Music Inventory
One of the highlights of the collection is the Music Inventory that describes seventy-three of Graham’s works. It consists of original holograph or autograph scores by composers such as Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Alan Hovhaness, Louis Horst, Halim El-Dabh, Eugene Lester, Norman Dello Joio, Paul Hindemith, Gian-Carlo Menotti, Robert Starer, William Schuman, and Wallingford Riegger. The series also includes orchestral parts and piano rehearsal scores which often include choreographic notes.
Arranged by title of choreographic work, however, composers and alternate or original titles of compositions are cross-referenced in the finding aid.
BOX 1-191, 193-194 Choreographed Works
Acrobats of God (1960)
Composer: Carlos Surinach
BOX-FOLDER 193/1 Violoncello part
Acts of Light (1981)
Composer: Carl Nielson
Nielsen’s titles: Pan og Syrinx [Pan and Syrinx], op. 49; Ved en Ung kunstners baare [At the Bier of a Young Artist]; Helios, op. 17.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Photocopy published full score
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 Photocopy published full score
BOX-FOLDER 1/3-6 Published extra parts
BOX-FOLDER 1/7-9 Published extra parts
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 Extra parts
BOX-FOLDER 2/2 Photocopy full score, with choreographic notes
BOX-FOLDER 2/3 Full score with choreographic notes, part II (Ved en ung Kunstners Baare)
(2 copies)
BOX-FOLDER 2/4 Published parts, part II
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 Extra parts, part II
BOX-FOLDER 2/6 Photocopy full score, with choreographic notes, part III (Helios)
BOX-FOLDER 2/7 Photocopy full score, with choreographic notes, part III (Helios)
BOX-FOLDER 2/8-10 Published parts
BOX-FOLDER 3/1-4 Extra parts, part III
Alcestis (1960)
Composer: Vivian Fine
BOX-FOLDER 4/1 Ozalid full score
BOX-FOLDER 4/2 Ozalid full score
BOX-FOLDER 5/1 Ozalid full score
BOX-FOLDER 5/2 Ozalid full score
BOX-FOLDER 5/3 Piano rehearsal score, with choreographic notes
BOX-FOLDER 5/4 Piano rehearsal score, with choreographic notes
BOX-FOLDER 6/1-2 Ozalid parts
BOX-FOLDER 6/3-4 Extra parts
American Document (1938)
Composer: Ray Green
Set to music by John Corigliano in 1989.
BOX-FOLDER 7/1 Photocopy full score: Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra (1989 version)
BOX-FOLDER 8/1 Ink piano rehearsal score, with choreographic notes; music by Ray Green and Louis Horst
BOX-FOLDER 8/2 Ink piano rehearsal score
BOX-FOLDER 8/3 Photocopy of piano score, with choreographic notes
BOX-FOLDER 8/4 Photocopy of piano score, with choreographic notes
BOX-FOLDER 8/5 Photocopy of piano score (incomplete)
BOX-FOLDER 8/6 Negative Photostat of piano score
BOX-FOLDER 8/7 Ink parts
Adromache’s Lament (1982)
Composer: Samuel Barber
Barber’s title: Andromache’s Farewell.
BOX-FOLDER 9/1 Piano/vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 9/2 Wind parts
BOX-FOLDER 9/3 Percussion-harp parts
BOX-FOLDER 9/4 String parts
BOX-FOLDER 9/5 Extra string parts
Appalachian Spring (1944)
Composer: Aaron Copland
Copland’s title: Ballet for Martha.
BOX-FOLDER 10/1 Copyist’s original parts, woodwinds-piano
BOX-FOLDER 10/2 Copyist’s string parts
Ozalid full score with pencil annotations
Ozalid rehearsal piano score with choreographic notes (copy 1 missing)
Ozalid piano score, with choreographic notes (copy 2)
BOX-FOLDER 11/1-3 Ozalid copyist’s set of parts
BOX-FOLDER 12/1-3 Ozalid extra parts
BOX-FOLDER 13/1-2 New parts, string
BOX-FOLDER 14/1 Extra string parts
BOX-FOLDER 14/2 Parts (flute, clarinet, bassoon, piano)
Archaic Hours, The (1969)
Composer: Eugene Lester
BOX-FOLDER 15/1 Ozalid full score
BOX-FOLDER 15/2 Ozalid full score
BOX-FOLDER 15/3 Ozalid piano rehearsal score, with choreographic notes
BOX-FOLDER 15/4 Ozalid piano rehearsal score, no choreographic notes
BOX-FOLDER 15/5 Ozalid piano rehearsal score, with choreographic notes, incomplete
BOX-FOLDER 16/1 Copyist’s deschens parts
BOX-FOLDER 16/2 Extra parts
BOX-FOLDER 17/1-3 Extra parts
BOX-FOLDER 18/1-3 Extra parts
Ardent Song (1954)
Composer: Alan Hovhaness
Hovhaness’s title: Music for Martha Graham.
BOX-FOLDER 19/1 Ozalid full score
BOX-FOLDER 19/2 Ozalid full score
BOX-FOLDER 19/3 Ozalid full score
BOX-FOLDER 20/1-2 Copyist’s parts
BOX-FOLDER 20/3 Extra parts
Arma, Paul [Imre Weisshaus] see Satyric Festival Song
Baal Shem (1926)
Composer: Ernst Bloch
BOX-FOLDER 193/2 Piano/Violin part
Baccanale (1931)
Composer: Wallingford Reigger
Baccanale no. 2 choreographed in 1932, also to music by Reigger.
BOX-FOLDER 193/3 Piano four hands
BOX-FOLDER 193/4 Photocopy, with notes
BOX-FOLDER 193/5 Photocopy, piano four hands
BOX-FOLDER 193/6 Ink copyists’ parts of oboe, piccolo, and piano
Ballet for Martha see Appalachian Spring
Barber, Samuel
see Andromache’s Lament
see Cave of the Heart
Bloch, Ernst see Baal Shem
But Not For Me (1999)
Composer: George Gershwin
Choreography by Susan Stroman.
BOX-FOLDER 21 Photocopy of full score
Canticle for Innocent Comedians (1952)
Composer: Thomas Ribbink
BOX-FOLDER 22/1 Ozalid full score
BOX-FOLDER 22/2 Photocopy full score
BOX-FOLDER 23/1 Ink and pencil piano score, with choreographic notes
BOX-FOLDER 24/1 Photocopy piano score, with pencil notes
BOX-FOLDER 24/2 Photocopy piano score
BOX-FOLDER 24/3 Photocopy piano score (copy 3)
BOX-FOLDER 24/4 Ink piano score, with corrections (incomplete)
BOX-FOLDER 24/5 Deschen piano score
BOX-FOLDER 25/1 Deschen parts
BOX-FOLDER 25/2 Deschen parts (string)
BOX-FOLDER 25/3 Obsolete parts
BOX-FOLDER 25/4 Deschen parts; ink parts (flute, clarinet, oboe bassoon, horn, percussion)
BOX-FOLDER 25/5 Photocopy percussion (2 copies)
BOX-FOLDER 26/1 Ink vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 26/2 Photocopy vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 26/3 Photocopy vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 26/4 Ink string parts
BOX-FOLDER 26/5 Extra parts
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