LEON DALLIN COLLECTION
Ruth T. Watanabe Special Collections
Sibley Music Library
prepared by Ian Quinn
Leon Dallin Collection (1938-1983, bulk 1938-1956)
Location: M2A 2, 4-5
6 linear feet
Leon Dallin (1918-1993) received his bachelors and
masters degrees in music from the Eastman School of Music
in 1940 and 1941, respectively, and a Ph.D. from the University
of California at Los Angeles in 1949. He taught composition and
theory at Brigham Young University from 1948 to 1955 and at
California State University at Long Beach from 1955 until his
retirement in 1983. He is best known for his 1957 book Techniques
of Twentieth Century Composition: A Guide to the Materials of
Modern Music, which he revised in 1964 and again in 1974;
this book was one of the cornerstones of the theory of
twentieth-century music prior to the development of set theory in
These papers were all in Dallins personal possession and were donated to Sibley Library by his wife, Mrs. Lynn Dallin in 1997.
The Leon Dallin Collection consists of materials related to Dallins career as a composer sketches, scores, parts, transparencies, and published versions of many of his works have been included to the extent possible.
The Dallin family retains copyright on all items in the collection to the fullest extent of the law, except for those works for which copyright is otherwise assigned.
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Items within each series are arranged alphabetically.
This series contains materials pertaining to Dallins orchestral output, including two pieces, Overture to a Festive Occasion and Sierra Overture, for which band arrangements were made; these arrangements may be found in Series 2. Songs of Praise, for orchestra or band with chorus, may be found in Series 3.
This series comprises two arrangements for band of Dallins orchestral works.
This series includes works for chorus with or without accompaniment.
This series includes works for various smaller instrumental ensembles. Works for one instrument and piano are to be found in Series 6.
This series includes solo vocal music with piano or instrumental accompaniment.
This series includes works for a single instrument with piano accompaniment.
This series includes works for solo piano.
This series includes works for solo organ.
This series includes music and production materials for Dallins eight film scores.
This series includes materials for Dallins ballet A Solution for Peace. Materials for In Fancy Free: A Ballet Movie may be found in Series 9.
This series includes materials for Dallins incidental music to Critical Moments.
This series includes Dallins juvenilia, his student pieces from Eastman (many with notations by Howard Hanson), and a number of unidentified sketches
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|folder 1||Chamber Symphony (1940), score|
|folder 2||Chamber Symphony, parts|
|folder 3||Chamber Symphony, transparencies|
|folder 4||The City in the Sea (1939), pencil score and ink score|
|folder 5||The City in the Sea (1939), parts and some transparencies|
|folder 6||Concerto for Clarinet and Small Orchestra (1945, 1952), score|
|folder 7||Concerto for Clarinet and Small Orchestra, piano reduction|
|folder 8||Concerto for Clarinet and Small Orchestra, parts|
|folder 9||Concerto for Clarinet and Small Orchestra, some transparencies|
|folder 1||Nocturne for Small Orchestra (1940), score and parts|
|folder 2||Nocturne for Strings (1938), score, parts, and transparencies|
|folder 3||Overture to a Festive Occasion (1939), score|
|folder 4||Sierra Overture (1944-45), score|
|folder 5||Sierra Overture, parts|
|folder 6||Sierra Overture, some transparencies|
|folder 7||Symphonic Sketches (1939), score|
|folder 8||Symphonic Sketches, parts|
|folder 9||Symphonic Sketches, sketches|
|folder 1||Symphony in D (1949), score|
|folder 2||Symphony in D, parts|
|folder 3||Symphony in D, transparencies|
|folder 4||Symphony in D, sketches|
|folder 1||Overture to a Festive Occasion (1939, arr. Frederick Westphal), score|
|folder 2||Overture to a Festive Occasion, parts|
|folder 3||Overture to a Festive Occasion, sketches|
|folder 4||Sierra Overture for Band (1952), published score, parts, and short score|
|folder 5||Sierra Overture for Band, score|
|folder 6||Sierra Overture for Band, parts|
|folder 7||Sierra Overture for Band, transparencies|
|folder 8||Sierra Overture for Band, sketches and short score|
|folder 1||Arise O Jerusalem (n.d.), MS score, printed score, and sketches|
|folder 2||The Crucifixion (1952), MS score, printed score, and sketches|
|folder 3||Every Knee Shall Bend (1951), MS score, printed score, and sketches|
|folder 4||How Great the Wisdom and the Love (1952), printed score|
|folder 5||How Long, O Lord (1953), MS score and printed score|
|folder 6||Songs of Praise (1948), MS score|
|folder 7||Songs of Praise, published piano score|
|folder 8||Songs of Praise, MS piano score|
|folder 9||Songs of Praise, orchestra parts|
|folder 10||Songs of Praise, sketches
(some additional material for Songs of Praise is in Box 10)
|folder 1||Three Songs from the Portuguese (1953), MS piano score, printed choral score, transparencies, sketches|
|folder 2||Aubade in Blue (saxophone sextet, n.d.), published score and parts|
|folder 3||Autumn Vignette (clarinet quartet, 1941), MS score, published score and parts, sketches|
|folder 4||Concert Rondo (clarinet quartet, 1946), published score and parts, sketches|
|folder 5||Crossroads (Rural Sketches) (woodwind quintet with piano, 1940), score, parts, program notes|
|folder 6||Divertimento (mixed quintet, 1956), score, parts, transparencies, sketches|
|folder 7||Fountains at Dawn (clarinet quartet, 1940), photocopies of published score|
|folder 8||Op. 010 (any ensemble, 1986), typescript of performance instructions|
|folder 9||Sextet (string quartet, clarinet, horn, 1938), score and parts|
|folder 10||String Quartet in F (1952), score, parts, transparencies, sketches|
|folder 11||String Quartet, iii. Scherzando (1940), score, parts, some transparencies|
|folder 1||How Do I Love Thee (1954), two piano scores in different keys, transparencies, sketch|
|folder 2||If Thou Wilt, Remember (n.d.), piano score|
|folder 3||Longing (n.d.), piano score|
|folder 4||Two Songs from The Sorcerer of Shad (n.d.), score and parts, some transparencies|
|folder 5||Whenever I See You (n.d.), transparency of chart|
|folder 6||Prelude to Midnight (alto clarinet and piano, 1938), MS score, additional bass clarinet part, transparencies, published score and part|
|folder 7||Serenade to a Silhouette (alto saxophone or English horn and piano, 1939), MS score, published alto saxophone score, published English horn score, transparencies.|
|folder 8||Lyric Interlude for Piano (1941), MS score, printed score|
|folder 9||Sylphine Serenade: A Piano Suite (1939), printed score, transparencies, sketches|
|folder 10||Epilogue for Organ (1953), score, sketches|
|folder 11||Interlude for Organ (n.d.), MS score, printed score, transparencies|
|folder 12||Processional Prelude and Fugue for Organ (1959), printed score|
|folder 13||Three Preludes and Fugues for Organ (1950), printed score, transparencies|
|folder 14||The Barrier (1953), sketch|
|folder 15||The Barrier, parts|
|folder 16||The Barrier, production material|
|folder 17||The Bishop (1954), score|
|folder 18||The Bishop, parts|
|folder 19||The Bishop, sketches|
|folder 20||The Bishop, production material|
|folder 21||Caineville (1953), organ score, sketches|
|folder 22||In Fancy Free (1951), short score, parts, sketches, production material|
|folder 1||A Film Overture (1946-47), parts|
|folder 2||A Film Overture, transparencies|
|folder 3||A Film Overture, sketches
(some additional material for A Film Overture is in Box 10)
|folder 4||From the Embers (1962), short score, parts, production material|
|folder 5||Idyllwild (n.d.), score, production material|
|folder 6||The Sorcerer of Shad (n.d.), short score, parts, transparencies, sketches, production material|
|folder 7||A Solution for Peace: A Ballet (1950), score, transparencies, sketches, production material|
|folder 8||Critical Moments (1943), sketches, lyrics, production materials|
|folder 2||Student pieces|
|folder 3||Assorted sketches|
|folder 1||Chamber Symphony, transparencies|
|folder 2||Songs of Praise, band score|
|folder 3||Songs of Praise, transparencies of band score|
|folder 4||Songs of Praise, band parts|
|folder 5||Songs of Praise, orchestra transparencies|
|folder 6||A Film Overture, orchestra score|
|folder 7||A Film Overture, orchestra transparencies|
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