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BOX-FOLDER 8/4 A set-theoretic approach to serialism and partial ordering
BOX-FOLDER 8/5 Some applications of communication theory to the study of twelve-tone music, 1968
Published in the Journal of Music Theory.
BOX-FOLDER 8/6-7 Some compositional uses of projective geometry, 1993
Two slightly different copies, with additional draft pages and notes.
BOX-FOLDER 8/8--9/2 Some ideas about voice-leading between pcsets, 1997-1998
(3 folders)
Includes copy published in the Journal of Music Theory, incomplete drafts, correspondence, and notes.
BOX-FOLDER 9/3 Some instances of parallel voice-leading in Debussy, 1987
Includes copy published in 19th Century Music, and letter of acceptance from the publisher.
BOX-FOLDER 9/4 Some investigations into foreground rhythmic and metric patterning, 1981
Includes typewritten text with revisions and the final published version from Music Theory: Special Topics.
BOX-FOLDER 9/5 Some musical jokes in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, 1968
BOX-FOLDER 9/6 Some new constructs involving abstract pcsets, and probabilistic applications, 1979
Reprinted from Perspectives of New Music.
BOX-FOLDER 9/7 Some notes on analyzing Wagner: The Ring and Parsifal, 1992
Includes reprint of the article that appeared in 19th Century Music and Lewin's notes.
BOX-FOLDER 9/8 Some notes on Pierrot Lunaire
BOX-FOLDER 9/9 Some notes on Schoenberg's opus 11, 1977
Published in In Theory Only.
BOX-FOLDER 9/10 Some problems and resources of music theory, 1991
Includes a copy published in the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, portions of the article, and a typewritten text.
BOX-FOLDER 9/11--10/1 Some theoretical thoughts about aspects of harmony in Mahler’s symphonies, 2000-2002
(2 folders)
Includes various versions (given at the 2001 conference Music and the Aesthetics of Modernity and at the “Brinkfest”), correspondence, notes, examples, figures, and possibly draft pages.
BOX-FOLDER 10/2-3 Some thoughts on Pierrot Lunaire (lecture and article), 1995-1997
(2 folders)
Includes three copies with examples, diagrams, score, figures, handouts, correspondence, and notes; in English, Italian and French; given at University of California at Santa Barbara in 1996; and at Strasbourg University and Cremona University, in May 1997. Article published in Music Theory in Concept and Practice, University of Rochester Press, 1997.
BOX-FOLDER 10/4 Special cases of the interval function between pitch-class sets X and Y
see also Interesting cases of the interval function between pitch-class sets X and Y
Includes reprints of article, copies of article proofs, a letter from Drott, draft, and examples.
BOX-FOLDER 10/5 Stravinsky/Vishio, 1990
A letter to Anton Vishio with typewritten notes regarding his Stravinsky analysis (“a fantasia on Anton’s spiel”).
BOX-FOLDER 10/6--13/2 Studies in Music with Text, and accompanying materials, 1999-2005
(20 folders)
Includes Lewin’s typewritten essays that formed the basis for the book; draft table of contents and notes by Lewin; various drafts; master pages from Sept. 2005; correspondence, and Lewin's narrative statement.
BOX-FOLDER 13/3 A study of hexachord levels in Schoenberg's violin fantasy, 1967
Reprinted from Perspectives of New Music.
BOX-FOLDER 13/4 Studying with Roger Sessions, 1985 and 1991
see also In memoriam, Roger Sessions, 1896-1985
BOX-FOLDER 13/5 A theory of segmental association in twelve-tone music, 1962
Reprinted from Perspectives of New Music.
BOX-FOLDER 13/6-8 Thoughts on Klumpenhouwer networks and Perle-Lansky cycles, 2001-2002
(3 folders)
Includes typewritten copies, an abstract, copies from Music Theory Spectrum, correspondence, examples, several emails to the publisher with corrections, and draft version with corrections.
BOX-FOLDER 13/9 Toward the analysis of a Schoenberg song (op. 15, no. XI), 1973-1974
Reprint from Perspectives of New Music.
BOX-FOLDER 13/10 Transformational considerations in Schoenberg’s opus 23, number 3, circa 2002
Includes copies of typewritten essay (different pagination), two examples, handwritten message, letter from Milton Babbitt to Lewin possibly in regard to this essay, and additional copy with handwritten notes.
BOX-FOLDER 13/11 Transformational techniques in atonal and other music theories, 1982-1983
Reprint from Perspectives of New Music.
BOX-FOLDER 14/1 Tristan—well-made-play and theater of passion; the teleology of functional tonality and the self-propagation of transformational atonality
BOX-FOLDER 14/2 A tutorial on Klumpenhouwer networks, using the chorale in Schoenberg’s opus 11, no. 2
BOX-FOLDER 14/3 Two interesting passages in Rameau’sTraite de l’harmonie, 1979
Published in In Theory Only, journal of the Michigan Music Theory Society.
BOX-FOLDER 14/4 Two tangential ideas, regarding Beethoven, opus 18, no. 6
BOX-FOLDER 14/5 Vercoe project, circa 1987
BOX-FOLDER 14/6 Vocal meter in Schoenberg’s atonal music, with a note on a serial Haupstimme, 1982
Published in In Theory Only.
BOX-FOLDER 14/7 A way into Schoenberg’s opus 15, number 7, 1981
Published in In Theory Only.
BOX-FOLDER 14/8 Webern analyses
see also A metrical problem in Webern's opus 27, Mosaics in Webern , and Webern's contextual period
Includes various handwritten notes, examples, diagrams and scores for various Webern pieces.
BOX-FOLDER 14/9 Webern’s contextual period: opus 5, number 2, from Five Pieces for String Quartet
see also A metrical problem in Webern's opus 27, Mosaics in Webern , and Webern analyses
Possibly part of a larger work.
BOX-FOLDER 14/10 Whole-tone hexachord paper
An untitled lecture, possibly a conference presentation from 2000.
BOX-FOLDER 14/11 Women’s voices and the fundamental bass, 1992
Published in the Journal of Musicology.
BOX-FOLDER 15/1-19 Miscellaneous fragments, notes, sketches, scores, handouts, and manuscript pages -- discrete groupings arranged alphabetically by supplied titles
(19 folders)
BOX-FOLDER 15/20--16/7 Miscellaneous fragments, notes, sketches, scores, handouts, and manuscript pages -- not arranged in any particular order
(13 folders)
BOX-FOLDER 16/8-11 Notes and other printed materials that Lewin placed in books
(4 folders)
Notes, course materials, sketches, scores, correspondence, diagrams, examples, and handouts that Lewin placed in his books. Title pages from the respective books have been copied and placed with the items.
BOX 66 Books containing annotations by Lewin
Music and math books that have been annotated by Lewin. Some books are accompanied by additional loose notes and printed materials.
BOX 17-26 Course Materials, 1966-2002
Lewin's teaching materials from his courses at State University of New York at Stony Brook, Yale University, Harvard University, and other educational venues, such as conferences and seminars. Since Lewin reused his materials over the years and it wasn't always clear to which university a given set of items belonged, most of the materials are arranged under the four main topics that Lewin taught: counterpoint, history of tonal theory, application of math to music, and text and musical structure. The materials include lecture notes, handouts, assignments, scores, syllabi, bibliographies, exams, student work and presentations, copies of articles and chapters from books, including Lewin's own work, correspondence, administrative materials, and notes and writings in which Lewin is working out an issue, problem or example for class.
Arranged alphabetically by course name.
BOX 17 Administrative Materials, circa 1970-2002
See also the other subseries for additional administrative materials.
A selection of administrative items, chiefly from Harvard University. Most of the materials relate to Lewin, his students, and classes; however, there are a few items of a more general nature. Materials include course lists, doctoral exams for five students, a financial report, and graduate program information. There are also section rosters from Yale University and a theory placement exam from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Arranged alphabetically by name of university.
BOX-FOLDER 17/1 Harvard University. Course evaluation form, 1991
BOX-FOLDER 17/2 Harvard University. Course lists, 1985-2000
BOX-FOLDER 17/3 Harvard University. Dissertation and book orders, 1986-1987
BOX-FOLDER 17/4 Harvard University. Doctoral exams, 1991-2002
Examinations for individual doctoral students.
BOX-FOLDER 17/5 Harvard University. Financial report, 1988
BOX-FOLDER 17/6 Harvard University. French language exam, undated
BOX-FOLDER 17/7 Harvard University. Graduate school admissions, 1988-1989
Includes student applications, correspondence, financial aid materials, and handwritten notes.
BOX-FOLDER 17/8 Harvard University. Graduate studies information, 1997 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 17/9 State University of New York at Stony Brook. Class roster, 1975
BOX-FOLDER 17/10 State University of New York at Stony Brook. Memorandum regarding promotion
BOX-FOLDER 17/11 State University of New York at Stony Brook. Theory placement exam
BOX-FOLDER 17/12 Yale University. Section rosters, 1980
BOX-FOLDER 17/13 Miscellany
BOX 17-19 Counterpoint, circa 1976-2000
Materials relating to both counterpoint courses that Lewin taught: modal, or species counterpoint; and tonal counterpoint. The modal courses include various versions of Lewin's main text for teaching species counterpoint: the Led Zeppelin Fake Book, which Lewin supplemented over the years with examples, notes and elaborations. There are assignments and exercises using compositions by Lasso, Palestrina and others, which may contain Lewin's formal descriptions of the assignments and his handwritten notes. The tonal counterpoint materials mostly contain Lewin's assignments, which contain detailed instructions and musical examples for writing chorale preludes, inventions and a fugal exposition. Both courses contain typewritten and handwritten lecture notes, printed and handwritten scores, copies of articles and textbook chapters, and administrative materials.
Arranged by type of counterpoint and alphabetically by topic or university therein.
Species (Modal) Counterpoint
BOX-FOLDER 17/14 Benedictus assignment
Handwritten notes, scores, assignment instructions, printed articles.
BOX-FOLDER 17/15 Goetschius, Percy. Chapters from Applied Counterpoint
BOX-FOLDER 17/16 Handwritten notes and music examples
BOX-FOLDER 17/17 Harvard University. Materials relating to counterpoint music course (155a/155b), 1987-1988
Course description, course handouts, score, handwritten music examples, exercises, miscellaneous handwritten notes.
BOX-FOLDER 17/18 Harvard University. Materials relating to counterpoint music course (155/155a), circa 1991-1994
Assignments, exercises, schedules, messages, handwritten notes, printed material.
BOX-FOLDER 17/19 Harvard University. Materials relating to counterpoint music course (155), 1999-2000
Course list, handwritten and typed course notes and lecture materials, printed and handwritten music examples, 1999 updated version of "Led Zeppelin Fake Book," and "An interesting global rule for species counterpoint," by Lewin.
BOX-FOLDER 17/20 Harvard University. Materials relating to counterpoint music course (155), undated
Assignments, handout, handwritten music examples, scores.
BOX-FOLDER 18/1-6 Led Zeppelin Fake Book and other materials, 1985 and undated
(6 folders)
Various copies of the "Led Zeppelin Fake Book" containing Lewin's annotations accompanied by notes, examples, exercises and assignments; also includes copies of "An interesting global rule for species counterpoint," by Lewin.
BOX-FOLDER 18/7 Lewin, David. "An interesting global rule for species counterpoint," from In Theory Only
BOX-FOLDER 18/8 Printed articles and scores
BOX-FOLDER 18/9--19/2 State University of New York at Stony Brook. Materials relating to counterpoint music course (123/125), circa 1976
(3 folders)
Lecture notes, handwritten notes, music examples, administrative materials.
BOX-FOLDER 19/3 Yale University. Materials relating to counterpoint music course (559), 1980
Lecture notes and handouts.
BOX-FOLDER 19/4 Yale University. Materials relating to counterpoint music course (314a), 1982
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