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BOX 1-4, 15, 19-22, 46-84 MAPCASE FOLDER 20 Charles Louis Seeger, 1900-1983 (bulk 1925-1979)
Holograph, manuscript, and annotated scores and sketches; songbooks and song sheets; correspondence; publication files including drafts (typescript and holograph), reprints of articles and reviews, note cards and loose notes, and illustrations; melographs; class assignments, notes, syllabi; pencil drawings; clippings; invoices; oral histories; programs; and vital records; and photographic prints and negatives.
Materials are arranged into seven subseries: Music, Correspondence, Teaching, Writings, Composers' Collective, Biographical Materials, and Photographs and Artwork.
BOX 1-3 Music, 1909-1957
Holograph scores, annotated scores, and sketches. Additional music by Charles Seeger is located in the Composers' Collective subseries under his pseudonym, Carl Sands.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 Ach! Die Qualen!: for voice and piano, 1909 March 12
Alternate title: Polish song
Text by Adam Mickiewicz
Three holograph scores
BOX-FOLDER 1/6 Asleep (seven songs), 1911
Text by John Keats
Two holograph scores
Note: Part of Seven songs
BOX-FOLDER 1/7 Chanson de Bohéme, 1907
Text by A. de Musset
Holograph score
BOX-FOLDER 1/8 Ciao, ciao, ciao, folksong, undated
BOX-FOLDER 1/9 CLS study on Gramatges, undated
Manuscript; copy from newspaper
BOX-FOLDER 1/10 Encouragements to a lover: for voice and piano, 1911
Text by Sir John Suckling
Two holograph scores with paste-overs
BOX-FOLDER 17/3 Fanfare for Charles Seeger: for large orchestra, 1972 December 3
Composed by Alan Stout
Ozalid of manuscript full score
BOX-FOLDER 1/11 Folksong harmonizations, undated
Holograph; 11 leaves
BOX-FOLDER 1/12 Four affections: for string quartet with flute and piano, 1963 November
Composed by Joseph Byrd
Ozalid of manuscript score
Note: "Respectfully dedicated to Dr. Charles Seeger"
BOX-FOLDER 1/13 Fragments, undated
BOX-FOLDER 1/14 From the Arabic: for voice and piano, 1956
Holograph score
Note: Simplified and revised; text by Percy Byssche Shelley
BOX-FOLDER 1/15 Gloria Tibi Vanderbilt: for voice and piano, 1977 June 21
see also Round(s) about the very rich
Manuscript score with paste-overs; photocopy of score with annotations
BOX-FOLDER 1/16 John Hardy: for chamber orchestra, 1940
Photostat of holograph score with annotations
BOX-FOLDER 1/17 John Hardy: for full orchestra, undated
Holograph full score
BOX-FOLDER 17/4 The letter: for voice and piano, 1931
Text by John Hall Wheelock
Three holograph scores
Note: "To Ruth"
BOX-FOLDER 1/18 Nevermore, 1958
Note: Note on folder says "Dio's mss"
BOX-FOLDER 1/19 Prelude: for violin and piano, undated
Holograph sketches
BOX-FOLDER 1/20 The queen's masque, 1915, 1940
Holograph full score (incomplete); two printed libretti; printed program; hand-drawn stage set
Note: Setting drawn from memory in 1940
BOX-FOLDER 1/21 Le Roy d’Yvetot (The men of Gotham): for choir and piano, 1915
Text by Pierre-Jean de Béranger
Holograph score
BOX-FOLDER 1/22 Sampan song: for voice and piano, 1906
Text by Lawrence Hope
Two holograph scores
Note: One copy dedicated to M.B.
BOX-FOLDER 1/23 Scena for Middleman, farmer, consumer, fat man, voices and guitar, undated
Holograph score; lyric sheets
BOX-FOLDER 1/24 Seven songs, 1911
Text by Hartley Coleridge
Six printed scores; photocopy of score
  • Asleep
  • Endymion (photocopy)
  • The pride of youth
  • Till I wake
  • Song to--
  • When soft winds and sunny skies
  • When we two parted
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 "She is not fair to outward view": for voice and piano, 1909
Holograph score
BOX-FOLDER 2/2-3 Sketchbooks, undated
Two sketchbooks
BOX-FOLDER 2/4 Sketchbook, 1973-1979
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 Slow dance, 1922
Alternate title: Prelude and dance
Holograph score and sketches; photocopy of printed score as Danza Lenta from Soundings no. 10
BOX-FOLDER 2/6 Some day (Alguna vez): for violin and piano, 1912
Text by Cristobal de Castillejo, translated by H. W. Longfellow
Holograph score
BOX-FOLDER 2/7 Sonata for clarinet, undated
Holograph fragment
BOX-FOLDER 2/8 Sonata for violin, undated
Holograph score
BOX-FOLDER 2/9 Sonata for violin, undated
Photocopy manuscript score; photostat of manuscript part
Note: Includes list of differences between score and part, dated 1978
BOX-FOLDER 2/10 Sonata for violin. Second movement, undated
Copyist score
BOX-FOLDER 2/11 Sonata for violin and piano, undated
Holograph violin part
BOX-FOLDER 2/12 Song to-- (seven songs), undated
Text by John Hall Wheelock
Holograph scores (2)
Note: Includes versions in D sharp minor and E flat;
part of Seven songs
BOX-FOLDER 2/13 "Think not of it": for voice and piano, 1912
Text by John Keats
Two holograph scores
BOX-FOLDER 2/14 Three songs for medium voice, microphone, and orchestra, 1937-1938
Holograph full score
  • John Riley
  • Wayfaring stranger
  • John Henry
BOX-FOLDER 3/1 Three songs for medium voice, microphone, and orchestra, 1937
Holograph vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 3/2-3 Three songs for medium voice, microphone, and orchestra, undated
Holograph parts
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 To C.W.: for voice and piano, 1908-1909
Holograph score
BOX-FOLDER 3/5 To Helen: for voice and piano, 1907 April 21, 1954
Text by Edgar Allen Poe
Two holograph scores; photocopy of score
Note: Photocopied score dedicated to Mar, includes sketch of Christmas card
BOX-FOLDER 3/6 Two complaints and a grumble: for piano, 1931 March
Holograph score
Note: "To Blanche to practice and become adept in modern music"
BOX-FOLDER 3/7 Two Mexican danzas: for piano, undated
Holograph score
Note: Arranged by Seeger for Joel Andrews
Note: Note to Joel on score dated September 1957
BOX-FOLDER 3/8 Valgovind's boat song: for voice and piano, 1906
Text translated by Lawrence Hope
Two manuscript scores
BOX-FOLDER 3/9 When as in silk my Julia goes: for voice and piano, undated
Holograph score
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