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BOX 4-26, 33-50, 58-73 Music, 1881-2009
This series represents the full breadth of repertoire that Norman performed in recitals and on the opera stage. It consists almost entirely of annotated, printed scores for original works and arrangements of songs, full operas and excerpts, and orchestral works with voice. In addition to showcasing Norman's most frequently performed works, these materials demonstrate her interest in and support of the African American spiritual tradition. The extensively annotated scores provide insight into her training and performance practices. The series also contains material for special recording projects and events, as well as some amount of unsolicited scores sent to Norman for consideration. A date associated with a title reflects the latest copyright date present on the item.
Organized as four subseries.
Solo and Chamber, 1881-2009
Chiefly annotated printed scores for Norman’s most frequently performed repertoire, particularly the art songs of Strauss, Brahms, Schubert, and Poulenc.
Arranged alphabetically by composer, then by title therein.
Abel, Ron
BOX-FOLDER 4/1 Same Old Moon, undated
Text by Chuck Steffan; arranged by Ron Abel
Adam, Adolphe
BOX-FOLDER 4/2 Cantique de Noel, 1996
Arranged by Bruce Saylor
Adam, Stephen
BOX-FOLDER 4/3 The Holy City, 1945
BOX-FOLDER 4/4 The Holy City, 1976
Allisten, Frances
BOX-FOLDER 4/5 The Lord is My Light, 1925
Bach, Johann Sebastian
BOX-FOLDER 4/6 Komm, süsser Tod, 1909
Transcribed by Léon Boques
BOX-FOLDER 4/6 Viens, douce mort, undated
Bacon, Ernst
BOX-FOLDER 4/7 Sunset, undated
Text by Emily Dickinson
BOX-FOLDER 4/8 The Unseen Soul, undated
Text by Walt Whitman
Barber, Samuel
BOX-FOLDER 4/9 Four Songs, 1941
Text by James Agee
BOX-FOLDER 4/10 The Praises of God, 1954
Text translated by W. H. Auden
Bartók, Béla
BOX-FOLDER 4/11 Miscellaneous works, 1996
Contents: Improvisations; Fifteen Hungarian Peasant Songs; For Children, Based on Hungarian Folk Tunes
Beethoven, Ludwig van
BOX-FOLDER 4/12 Ah, perfido!, op. 65, undated
BOX-FOLDER 4/13 Mailied, op. 52, no. 4, undated
Text by Johan Wolfgang von Goethe
Berg, Alban
BOX-FOLDER 4/14 Fünf Orchesterlieder, 1953
BOX-FOLDER 4/15 Jungenlieder, 1985
BOX-FOLDER 4/16 Sieben Frühle Lieder, 1956
BOX-FOLDER 4/17 Vier Lieder, 1956
BOX-FOLDER 4/18 Die Wein, 1930
BOX-FOLDER 4/19 Zwei Liede, 1955
Berlin, Irving
BOX-FOLDER 5/1 What'll I Do?, undated
Text by Irving Berlin; arranged by Ron Abel
Berlioz, Hector
BOX-FOLDER 5/2 Les Nuits Dété, undated
Bernstein, Leonard
BOX-FOLDER 5/3 West Side Story. Processing and Nightmare; Somewhere., undated
BOX-FOLDER 5/4 West Side Story. Somewhere, 1978
BOX-FOLDER 5/5 Wonderful Town. It's Love, 1977
Bizet, Georges
BOX-FOLDER 5/6 Agnus Dei, 1921
BOX-FOLDER 5/7 Agnus Dei, undated
English revision by Margaret Bristol
Bornton, Allen. L
BOX-FOLDER 5/8 The Glory of the Lord, 1998
Bortinasky, Dmitri
BOX-FOLDER 5/9 Jubilate, 1990
Arranged by Bruce Saylor
Brahe, May H.
BOX-FOLDER 5/10 Bless This House, 1927
Text by Helen Taylor
Brahms, Johannes
BOX-FOLDER 5/11 70 Songs for Voice and Piano, 1954
BOX-FOLDER 5/12 All mein Gedanken, undated
Text by Felix Dahn
BOX-FOLDER 5/13 Es träumete mir, undated
BOX-FOLDER 5/14 Geistliches Wiegenlied, 1990
Arranged by Bruce Saylor
BOX-FOLDER 5/15 Lieder, undated
Note: For Deutsche Grammophon recording
BOX-FOLDER 6/1 Der Tod, das ist die Kühle Nacht, undated
BOX-FOLDER 6/2 Wie Melodien zieht es mir, undated
Britten, Benjamin
BOX-FOLDER 6/3 Phaedra, 1977
Text by Racine; transcribed by Robert Lowell
Charpentier, Marc Antoine
BOX-FOLDER 6/4 Médée, undated
BOX-FOLDER 6/5 to 7/2 Médée. Acts II to IV, undated
Chausson, Ernest
BOX-FOLDER 7/3 Chanson Perpétuelle, undated
Coates, Gloria
BOX-FOLDER 7/4 I Held a Jewel in My Fingers, 1973
Text by Emily Dickinson
BOX-FOLDER 7/5 I'm Nobody, 1973
Text by Emily Dickinson
BOX-FOLDER 7/6 I've Seen a Dying Eye, 1973
Text by Emily Dickinson
BOX-FOLDER 7/7 (To Those Who Died in the Civil War) They Dropped Like Flakes, 1973
Text by Emily Dickinson
BOX-FOLDER 7/8 Wild Nights, 1973
Text by Emily Dickinson
Cohen, Jerry
BOX-FOLDER 7/9 Miscellaneous songs, 1979
Text by Robert Desnos
Colomer, Consuelo
BOX-FOLDER 7/10 Four Songs, 1998
BOX-FOLDER 7/11 Para nostre, 2000
Danielpour, Richard
BOX-FOLDER 7/12 to 8/2 Margaret Gardner, 2003-2005
Text by Toni Morrison
BOX-FOLDER 8/3 Spirits in the Well, 1998
Text by Toni Morrison
Davis, Thulane
BOX-FOLDER 8/4 Goddess of the Later, undated
Text by Anthony Davis
Debussy, Claude
BOX-FOLDER 8/5 Les aveux. Beau soir, romance, undated
Text by Paul Bourget
BOX-FOLDER 8/6 L'enfant prodigue. Lia's recitative and aria, undated
Text by Édouard Guinand
BOX-FOLDER 8/7 Les papillons, undated
Text by Theophile Gautier
BOX-FOLDER 8/8 Trois ballades, 1910
Text by François Villon
Delerue, Georges
BOX-FOLDER 8/9 Hymne de la liberté, undated
Desbonnet, Germain
BOX-FOLDER 8/10 Apprends
BOX-FOLDER 8/11 Le béatitudes, undated
Text by J. J. Charriere
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