LOUIS ANGELINI COLLECTION

Dr. Louis C. Angelini

Ruth T. Watanabe Special Collections
Sibley Music Library
Eastman School of Music

Processed by Tim Craig, summer 2010;
Revised by David Peter Coppen, fall 2014

 

CONTENTS

 

DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION

Shelf location: C3B 12,5
3 linear feet

 

Biographical Sketch

Louis Angelini, composer and music educator, was born in Utica, New York. He studied at Cornell University and at Ithaca College (B.M. in music theory, 1959) and at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester (M.M. in music theory, 1960; Ph.D. in composition, 1968). At Eastman he studied composition primarily with Bernard Rogers, and also with Howard Hanson. He also elected additional studies in composition at the Berkshire Music Center (Tanglewood), 1962, with Witold Lutoslawski and Lucas Foss. In addition, he took tutelage in conducting under Pierre Monteux at the Domain School for Conductors, 1961.

Professionally, he has served as Assistant Professor of Music at East Texas State University (1966); as Composer-in-Residence for the Contemporary Music Project at the Lincoln Public Schools (1967-69); and as Professor of Music at Utica College of Syracuse University (1969-1999), presently an independent college. He has received numerous awards and recognitions, including a Fulbright scholarship in composition for study in Italy; the Koussevitzky Prize in Composition (Tanglewood); a Ford Foundation grant for his Contemporary Music Project fellowship in composition; and he was a participant in Meet the Composer, Inc., sponsored by the New York State Council on the Arts. At Utica College he received the Distinguished Teaching Award.

His compositions include solos and duos for instruments and voices, chamber music, choral music, structured improvisations, musical theater works, and orchestral works. His music has been performed by European and American professional organizations, and by college, school, and community ensembles. His music has been heard in broadcasts via radio and television. Some of his works have been published by the Contemporary Music Project. Performers and organizations performing his music have included, among others, flutist Bonita Boyd, artist-teacher at the Eastman School of Music; the Utica Symphony Orchestra; the Utica College multi-media and music theater ensembles; Nuova Consonanza (Rome, Italy); the Amici String Quartet; Steven Heyman, artist-in-residence at Colgate University and faculty member of the Setnor School of Music, Syracuse University; the Madison String Quartet; the Players Theater of Utica (New York); the Society for New Music; and the Eastman Wind Ensemble.

Dr. Angelini’s professional website

Provenance

The collection was the gift of Dr. Angelini, received in several installments in 2009 and in 2010.

Scope and Content

The Louis Angelini Collection is comprised of original works composed between 1957 and 1992. The bulk are scored for solo instrument or chamber ensemble, but two large works for orchestra are also represented. In format, the Angelini compositions are represented either in manuscript reproductions or as digitally generated printed scores. Four compositions represented herein‒Evocation; Woodwind Sextet; Two Graphs for Strings; and Hosanna‒were published by University Microfilms Ann Arbor, Michigan); the four are a part of the collection of works associated with the Contemporary Music Project, a special program of the MENC in the 1960s-70s that was funded by the Ford Foundation. (The Contemporary Music Project collection is held by the University of Maryland.) In addition, the collection also contains CD-format sound recordings of many of the Angelini compositions, as well as performances on DVD of his stage works.

Restrictions and Use

There are no restrictions on use of the collection. By permission of the composer (granted by his letter of May 13th, 2009), the Sibley Music Library may at its discretion provide reproductions of the original works herein to any party who requests them.

Associations

The Louis Angelini Collection joins the growing critical mass of manuscript collections received from alumni of the Eastman School of Music.

 

DESCRIPTION OF SERIES

Series 1: Manuscripts

This series is comprised of manuscript reproductions and/or printed manifestations of original works by Dr. Angelini.

Series 2: Personal papers

This series is comprised of an extent of documents emanating from Dr. Angelini’s professional career, including original writings in both prose and poetry.

Series 3: Media

This series is comprised of CD-format compilations of audio recordings of performances of original works by Dr. Angelini, compiled from numerous different sources. The series also includes rehearsals and performances on DVD of Dr. Angelini’s theatrical works.

 

INVENTORY

Series 1: Manuscripts

Box 1

Folder 1 Star Gaze: Symphony in Two Movements. 1958-59, revised 1994. 10 woodwind parts. MS repro.
Folder 2 Star Gaze: Symphony in Two Movements. 1958-59, revised 1994. 11 brass parts. MS repro.
Folder 3 Star Gaze: Symphony in Two Movements. 1958-59, revised 1994. 8 percussion and string parts. MS repro.
Folder 4 Poems and Dances for Soprano, Reader and Orchestra. 1961, revised 1965. Soprano, Reader, and 5 woodwinds. MS repro.
Folder 5 Poems and Dances for Soprano, Reader and Orchestra. 1961, revised 1965. 9 brass and percussion parts. MS repro.
Folder 6 Poems and Dances for Soprano, Reader and Orchestra. 1961, revised 1965. 7 piano and string parts. MS repro.
Folder 7 Evocation for Wind Ensemble or Band. 1961. Parts. MS repro.
Folder 8 Baroque Adagio for String Orchestra. 1961. Score and 5 parts. MS repro.
Folder 9 Baroque Allegro for String Orchestra. 1975. Score and parts for Violin 1 and Violin 2. MS repro.
Folder 10 Baroque Allegro for String Orchestra. 1975. Viola, Cello and Bass parts. MS repro.
Folder 11 Baroque Overture for String Orchestra. 1976. Score and 6 parts. MS repro.
Folder 12 Bless This Day: A Gift of Peace and Joy. 1974. SATB and Organ. Score. 6 pages of music. MS repro.
Folder 13 The Decline and Rise of BJCB. 1977. Vocal selections. SATB. Score. 38 pages of music. MS repro.
Folder 14 Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night. 1957, revised 1976. SATB. Score. 14 pages of music. MS repro.
Folder 15 Hosanna. 1968. Double chorus SATB with optional tape of Derivations No. 5. Score. 18 pages of music. Published by University Microfilms, Ann Arbor.
Folder 16 Mass for a Joyful Day. 1977. SATB with Organ. Score and Optional Trumpet 1 and 2 parts. MS repro.
Folder 17 Mass of the Living Spirit. 1980 SATB with Organ. Score. 20 pages of music. MS repro.
Folder 18 One Bread, One Cup. 1992. SATB and Organ. Score. 7 pages of music. Digitally generated score.
Folder 19 Fanfare and Song for Holy Mother Earth. 1978. Tenor Voice, Trumpet and Organ. Score. 9 pages of music. MS repro.
Folder 20 Scenes for Soprano, Guitar, and Percussion. 1962. 3 Scores, each 33 pages of music (one MS. and two MS repro).
Folder 21 Songs of Nod: A Cycle. 1976. Low Voice and Flute or Oboe. Score. 18 pages of music. MS repro.
Folder 22 Three Songs on Poems of Robert Frost. 1960. Low Voice and Piano. Score. 16 pages of music. MS repro.
Folder 23 Woodwind Sextet for Soprano Saxophone and Woodwind Quintet. 1961. Score and 6 parts. MS repro.

Box 2

Folder 1 Brass Quintet (Transcription of Mass for a Joyful Day). 1992. Score with Trumpet 1 and Trumpet 2 parts. MS repro.
Folder 2 Brass Quintet (Transcription of Mass for a Joyful Day). 1992. French Horn, Trombone and Tuba parts. MS repro.
Folder 3 Derivations No. 3 for Flute and Cello. 1963. Score. 8 pages of music. MS repro.
Folder 4 Fantasy for Flute and Piano. 1960. Piano score and flute part. 16 pages of music. MS repro.
Folder 5 Adagio and Rondo for Violin and Piano. 1957, revised 1975. Piano score and violin part. 16 pages of music. MS repro.
Folder 6 Silver Fountain for Flute. 1975. 6 pages of music. MS repro.
Folder 7 Four Pieces for Violin. 1977. Violin part. 9 pages of music. MS repro.
Folder 8 Two Graphs for Strings. 1962, revised 1969. Graph 1. MS repro.
Folder 9 Two Graphs for Strings. 1962, revised 1969. Graph 2. MS repro.
Folder 10 Two Pieces for Violin. 1962. 4 pages of music. MS repro.
Folder 11 Dance Suite for Piano. 1992. 28 pages of music. MS repro.
Folder 12 Derivations No. 1 and No. 2 for Piano. 1962, revised 1963. 10 pages of music. MS repro.
Folder 13 Ragtime Variations for Piano. 1985. 112 pages of music. MS repro.
Folder 14 Reflections, Sonata for Piano. 1991. 10 pages of music. MS repro.
Folder 15 The Decline and Rise of BJCB. 1977. A Theatrical Oratorio; Script.

Box 3

Folder 1 The Decline and Rise of BJCB: A Theatrical Oratorio. 1977. Piano-Vocal Score. 155 pages of music. MS repro.
Folder 2 Festa!: A Musical. 1982, revised 1983. Script. 107 pages.
Book by Louis Damelio and Louis Angelini. Lyrics by Louis Damelio, Jerome Finkelstein, Constance Angelini, and Louis Angelini. Music by Louis Angelini.
Folder 3 Festa!: A Musical. 1982, revised 1983. Lead Sheets. 82 pages of music. MS repro.

Box 4

Folder 1 Renew Us. 1985. Piano-vocal score. 7 pages of music.
Folder 2 Structured Improvisation Plans. 1972, 1976. For large and small instrumental ensemble. Score. 13 pages of music.
Folder 6 The Ragsman and the Gypsies: A Musical Play for Children and Adults. 1980. Script and Piano Score. 100 pages of music. MS repro.
Folder 7 Star Gaze: Symphony in Two Movements. 1958-59, revised 1994. Score. 108 pages of music. MS repro.
Folder 8 Poems and Dances for Soprano, Reader and Orchestra. 1961, revised 1965. Score. 87 pages of music. Ink MS.
Folder 9 Evocation for Wind Ensemble or Band. 1961. Score. 12 pages of music. MS repro.

 

Series 2: Personal papers

Box 4

Folder 3 Collected poetry and prose: writings of Louis Angelini: A Brief Memoir: remarks prepared for the 50th-year reunion of Thomas R. Proctor High School Class of 1953 (3 pages of text)Poetry (32 pages of text)

Poem for My Sons
The Picture
Poetics
Star Gaze
Piano Music
Lovelyland
The Edge
Raskolnikov
Dramatis Personae
Stage Directions
A Dose of Reason: Concerning Stupidity
Dancing the Fantango
Spelling Beez
Marian, The Librarian
Broker Bridge
Don Quicheotte
The Searchers
Speckled Light
Oh, Baby, Baby
Milo’s Arms
Pea and Pod
We Are: Variations on a Theme

Standing Up for Music (1 page of text)

Old names, New Poetic Places: Twentieth Century Classic and Romantic: an essay (1995) (26 pages of text)

Folder 4 Author’s notes for The Decline and Rise of BJCB (1 page of text)
Folder 5 Concert programs (2 documents)

Series 3: Media

Box 5

disc 1 Music for flute, piano, voice, trumpet, organ, chorus (alone or in combination)Fantasy for Flute and Piano
Joanna Tousey, flute
Louis Angelini, piano

Songs of Nod
Jeffrey Linebeck, baritone
Frances D’Amico, flute

Silver Fountain
Bonita Boyd, flute

Reflections: Sonata for Piano
Steven Heyman, piano

Three Songs on Poems of Robert Frost
David Smith, baritone
Louis Angelini, piano

Fanfare and Song for Holy Mother Earth
Pasquale Caputo, tenor
Frank Galime, trumpet
Angela Nassar, organ

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
Pasquale Caputo, tenor
Angela Nassar, organ

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
Mount Union College Concert Choir
Dr. Lewis Gordon, director

Ragtime Variations (excerpts)
Steven Heyman, piano

disc 2 Second copy of disc 1
disc 3 Music for violin, piano, strings, trumpet, saxophone, electric bass, drums (alone or in combination)Adagio and Rondo for Violin and Piano
Raymond Zoeckler, violin
Louis Angelini, piano
Four Pieces for Violin
Holly Ovenden, violin

Four Pieces for Violin (excerpt)
Allie Jensen, violin

Reflections: Sonata for Piano
Steven Heyman, piano

Baroque Music
The Madison String Quartet:
Bruce Berg, violin
Cordula Rosow, violin
John Dexter, viola
Stephen Stalker, cello

Dance Suite for Piano
Valerie Wright, piano

Music and The Journey of Francis: Structured Improvisation
Raymond Zoeckler, violin
Harold Pier, trumpet
Charles Samuels, saxophone
Louis Angelini, piano
David Anderson, bass
Fred Munson, drums

disc 4 Second copy of disc 2
disc 5 Music for pianoRagtime Variations
Steven Heyman, Rosalie Spitzer, Patricia DeAngelis, and Vivian Harvey Slater, pianists

Reflections: Sonata for Piano
Steven Heyman, piano

disc 6 Second of disc 5
disc 7 Music for piano, for voice and organ, and for orchestraRagtime Variations (preceded by commentary)
Steven Heyman, piano

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night (version for tenor and organ) (preceded by commentary)
Pasquale Caputo, tenor
Angela Nassar, organ

Reflections: Sonata for Piano (preceded by commentary)
Steven Heyman, piano

Star Gaze: Symphony in Two Movements (preceded by commentary)
Utica Symphony Orchestra
Charles Schneider, conductor

Concluding commentary

disc 8 Atonal music for band; for soprano, reader and orchestra; for soprano, guitar, and percussion; for string quartet; and for pianoEvocation
Wind Ensemble of the Domaine School for Conductors
Louis Angelini, conductor

Evocation
Eastman Wind Ensemble
Donald Hunsberger, conductor

Poems and Dances
Ingrid Hellwig, soprano
Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra
Howard Hanson, conductor

Poems and Dances
Utica Symphony Orchestra
Joseph Henry, conductor

Scenes
Beverly Gage, soprano
Paul Charbonneau, guitar
Steve Hemphill, percussion

Two Graphs for Strings
Amici String Quartet:
Robert Rozek, violin
Joanne Jenner, violin
Ellen Foley, viola
Frederick Raimi, cello

Derivations Nos. 1 and 2
Louis Angelini, piano

disc 9 The Decline and Rise of BJCB: A Theatrical Oratorio
Music, book, and lyrics by Louis Angelini
disc 10 The Ragsman and the Gypsies: A Musical Play
Music and lyrics by Louis Angelini
Book and lyrics by Eugene Paul Nassar
disc 11 FESTA!: A Musical (beginning)
Music by Louis Angelini
Book by Louis Angelini and Louis Damelio
Lyrics by Louis Angelini, Louis Damelio, Jerome Finkelstein, and Constance Angelini
Act 1, Prologue through Scene VII (beginning)
disc 12 FESTA!: A Musical (continuation)Act 1, Scene VII (near the beginning) through Act 2
disc 13 Structured improvisations for instruments and for voicesA Way of Happening
Harold Pier, trumpet
Charles Samuels, saxophone
Louis Angelini, piano
Dave Anderson, bass
Fred Munson, traps

The Songs Between Us
Harold Pier, trumpet
Louis Angelini, piano
Dave Anderson, bass
Fred Munson, traps

Music and the Journey of Francis
Raymond Zoeckler, violin
Harold Pier, trumpet
Charles Samuels, saxophone
Louis Angelini, piano
Dave Anderson, bass
Fred Munson, traps

Ostinato Improvisation (second half)

Time Kaleidoscope

disc 14 Vocal and instrumental music (both religious and theatrical)Mass for a Joyful Day
Historic Old St. John’s Church Choir, Utica, New York
Angela Nassar, director and organist

Brass Quintet: transcription/ arrangement of Mass for a Joyful Day
Catskill Brass Quintet

Bless This Day; and, A Gift of Peace and Joy
St. John’s Church Choir

The Decline and Rise of BJCB: A Theatrical Oratorio (excerpts)
From a production staged by the Players of Utica

FESTA!; A Musical (excerpts)
From a production staged by Utica College

The Ragsman and the Gypsies: A Musical Play (excerpts)
Jeanne Engstrom, contralto
Joseph Karam, tenor
Louis Angelini, piano

disc 15 The Decline and Rise of BJCB: A Theatrical Oratorio
From a production staged by the Players of Utica, summer 1981
disc 16 The Ragsman and the Gypsies: A Musical Play
2nd and last dress rehearsals, 1980
disc 17 FESTA!: A Musical. November 21, 1982 Disc 1 of 2.
disc 18 FESTA!: A Musical. November 21, 1982. Disc 2 of 2.