WOMEN COMPOSERS COLLECTION

SC 1995.5

Ruth T. Watanabe Special Collections
Sibley Music Library

prepared by Jeff Zeigler and Carol M. Moen
Summer 1995

 

CONTENTS

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION

Women Composers Collection (1960-1994; bulk 1985-1993)
Location: M1A, 2, 5-7
8’7″ (= 2’2″ documents + 85 sound recordings)

 

Provenance

These materials were collected as a result of a project by the elementary music students of Edward Hines of Wendell, Massachusetts. During the 1993/94 academic year, the music students of Rowe Elementary School of Rowe, Massachusetts, Erving Elementary School of Erving, Massachusetts, and Sunderland Elementary School of Sunderland, Massachusetts wrote to a number of women composers to request scores and recordings of their compositions, as well as information about their lives, work, and musical training. The materials were donated to Sibley Music Library Special Collections in July, 1995.

 

Scope and Content

The collection contains a number of scores (mostly reproductions from the composers’ manuscripts), many with accompanying recordings on tape, compact disc, video tape, or LP. Also included are the composers’ biographical materials, resumes, and letters sent in response to the students’ questions. In addition to providing access to the music of these composers, the collection offers information about their careers, training, and compositional processes.

 

Restrictions and Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection, other than the usual copyright restrictions.

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF SERIES

 

Series 1: Music

The series contains 73 scores, most reproductions of either the composers’ MS or printed copies.

Series 2: Recordings

The series contains 85 recordings, including 74 audio tapes (most copies made by the composers, several commercial recordings), 7 compact discs, 2 video tapes, and 2 LPs.

Series 3: Biographical File

The series contains 78 files, representing each of the composers involved in the project and containing letters, biographical information, resumes, work lists, photocopies of newspaper and magazine articles, brochures, and concert programs.

 

 

INVENTORY

Series 1: Music

Box 1

folder 1 Ahrens, Margaret. “Agnus Dei” repro from MS (voice part).
folder 2 Albrecht, Moonyeen. “Four psalms for flute and organ” pub’d Concordia Publishing House (1992) p.n. 97-6146.
folder 3 Alston, Lettie Beckon. “Four short pieces for soprano (or high voice) and piano” repro from MS (score) fair copy.
folder 4 Appledorn, Mary Jeanne Van. “Four duos for viola and cello” pub’d Arsis Press (1989).
folder 5 Armer, Elinor. “The great instrument of the geggerets” pub’d Elinor Armer and Ursula Le Guin (1990) p.n. 2009-58.
folder 6 Austin, Dorothea. “Passages” repro from MS (score).
folder 7 Beglarian, Eve. “Born dancin'” repro from printed copy. “Eloise” repro from printed copy.
folder 8 Bell, Elizabeth. “Spectra” repro from MS (fair copy).
folder 9 Berl, Christine. “The violent bear it away” repro from MS (fair copy).
folder 10 Bouchard, Linda. “Ocamow” pub’d Ordinateurs et Musique Capricorne (1992).
folder 11 Brazelton, Kitty. “Dance suite” printed copy. “Don’t look back” repro from MS (score).
folder 12 Carroll, Nancy. “Songs from the heart of a child” repro from MS (score) fair copy.
folder 13 Coates, Gloria. “Breaking through” repro from MS fair copy.
folder 14 Cobb, Nancy Hill. “The seven last words” pub’d Sound III (1988). “In the beginning” pub’d Leawood Music Press (1990). “Toccata” repro from MS (score) fair copy.
folder 15 Cox, Cindy. “Four studies of light and dark” repro from MS (score) fair copy.
folder 16 DeWitt, Debora E. “Arise my love” printed copy. “Blocks” printed copy.
folder 17 Diemer, Emma Lou. “Space suite” pub’d Plymouth Music (1989).
folder 18 Dobbins, Lori. “Fire and ice” repro from MS (score) fair copy.
folder 19 Doyle, Donna. “Barcarole” repro from MS fair copy.
folder 20 Dusman, Linda. “Dindirindin” repro from MS fair copy. “Elio: visions of light” repro from MS fair copy.
folder 21 Dyrhaug, Sylvia M. “Psalm 51” repro from MS (score) fair copy.
folder 22 Feldman, Joann E. “Lunar songs” printed copy.
folder 23 Fine, Vivian. “Toccatina” repro from MS fair copy.
folder 24 Galbraith, Nancy. “Danza de los Duendes” repro from MS (score) fair copy.

Box 2

folder 1 Gebuhr, Ann K. “Luftkasteller” repro from MS (score) fair copy.
folder 2 Gentemann, Sister Elaine. “Papoose dreams” pub’d Boston Music (1961) p.n. B.M. Co. 12584. “Boogie fun” pub’d Gregorian Institute of America (1962) p.n. G-1378. “Keep in step” pub’d Carl Fischer (1948) p.n. 30294-2. “In a hammock” and “Jumping Jack” pub’d Art Publication Society (1971) p.n. 379-4. “Lolita Mia” and “Menuetto” pub’d Gregorian Institute of America (1962) p.n. G-1372. “Bunny fun” pub’d Art Publication Society (1955) p.n. S-227-2. “Piece in the aeolian mode”, “Leap frog”, and “Music box lullaby” pub’d Gregorian Institute of America (1962) p.n. G-1371. “The merry clock” and “Squirrels” pub’d Art Publication Society (1943) p.n. 182-4. “Snow white dances” pub’d Our Lady of the Lake College press (1949). “Greensleeves” pub’d Our Lady of the Lake College press (1970). “Rosita Mia” pub’d Our Lady of the Lake College press (1948).
folder 3 Gerberg, Miriam. “Nio:Naraen Kongo” repro from MS (score) fair copy. “Someone loves me” repro from printed copy.
folder 4 Gomez, Alice. “Mandarin whispers” pub’d Southern Music (1991) p.n. ST-904.
folder 5 Griebling, Karen. “Summer muse” printed copy. Repro of one page from a string quartet MS (score) fair copy.
folder 6 Griffin, Jackie. “Sonata for clarinet and piano” repro from MS (score) fair copy.
folder 7 Harrison, Ellen Ruth. “La Cite du Globe Captif” repro from MS (score) fair copy. “La Danse du Baladin” repro from MS fair copy.
folder 8 Hemenway, Edith. “Asian figures” repro from pub’d editino: Roncorp, Inc. (1983).
folder 9 Janisse, Laura. “Babble” repro from MS (score) fair copy. “Saran wrap” printed copy.
folder 10 Jazwinski, Barbara. “Stryga” repro from MS (score) fair copy.
folder 11 Kabat, Julie. “From four directions” printed copy.
folder 12 Kavasch, Deborah. “Bee! I’m expecting you!” repro from MS fair copy. “The crow and the pitcher” repro from MS fair copy. “Evolutions” repro from MS (score) fair copy.
folder 13 Kirilenko, Irina. “New England sketches” pub’d Belwin Mills (1990) p.n. PA 02327.
folder 14 Lackman, Susan Cohn. “Waltzes for small orchestra” (Symphony No.1) repro from MS fair copy.
folder 15 Lockwood, Annea. “Malolo” repro from printed copy. “Red mesa” repro from pub’d edition: Waiteata press (1993).
folder 16 McAuliffe, Marie. “Saved!” printed copy.
folder 17 McClelland, Alice E. (Betsy). “G.A.B.” (two copies) repro from printed copy.
folder 18 McGinty, Anne. “The Mohawk trail” pub’d Edmondson & McGinty (1992).
folder 19 McTee, Cindy. “Circuits” pub’d Norruth Music (1991). “Capriccio per Krzysztof Penderecki” printed copy.
folder 20 Meachem, Margaret Ramsey. “In icy moonlight” repro form MS (score) fair copy.
folder 21 Merriman, Margarita. “Music I heard with you” repro from MS fair copy.
folder 22 Murdock, Katherine Ann. “Postcards from the center” repro from MS (score) fair copy.
folder 23 Oliveros, Pauline. “Sound patterns” repro from pub’d edition: Edition TONOS (1964) p.n. 7601.
folder 24 Pierce, Alexandra. “Calypso of Ogygie (she who conceals)” printed copy.

Box 3

folder 1 Pizer, Elizabeth Faw Hayden. “Madrigals anon” repro from printed copy. “Strains and restraints” repro from MS fair copy. “Nightsongs” repro from MS (score) fair copy. “Expressions intimes” repro from MS fair copy. “Elegy for strings” repro from MS (score) fair copy.
folder 2 Polin, Claire. “Makimono” repro from MS (score) fair copy. “Kuequenaku/Cambriola” repro from printed copy. “Margóä” repro from MS fair copy. “Freltic sonata” pub’d Arsis Press (1991). “First flute sonata” pub’d Southern music (1959). “Out of childhood” pub’d Seesaw music (1973).
folder 3 Rubin, Anna. “Breezes” repro from MS (score) fair copy.
folder 4 Rudow, Vivian Adelberg. “With love” repro from MS fair copy.
folder 5 Ruehr, Elena. “Black and white” printed copy.
folder 6 Sandifur, Ann. “Scored improvisations” repro from pub’d edition: Arsciene Publishing (1987).
folder 7 Schleiffer, Marlene. “Essay for orchestra” repro from MS (two parts) fair copy.
folder 8 Schonthal, Ruth. “Bird calls” pub’d Oxford University press (1980). “Miniatures-book 1” pub’d Galaxy music (1961) p.n. 1.2914. “Miniatures-book 3” pub’d Galaxy music (1964) p.n. 1.2916.
folder 9 Semegen, Daria. “Music for violin and piano” repro from MS (score) fair copy.
folder 10 Shatin, Judith. “We hold these truths” printed copy.
folder 11 Shrude, Marilyn. “I wandered lonely as a cloud” pub’d Thomas house (1991).
folder 12 Stasack, Jennifer. “Six elegies dancing” repro from MS fair copy.
folder 13 Tann, Hilary. “Water’s edge” printed copy. “Windhover” pub’d Oxford University press (1992).
folder 14 Tepping, Susan. “The twelve days of Christmas” repro from printed copy.
folder 15 Thomas, Marilyn Taft. “Eight slices of nature” printed copy.
folder 16 Thome, Diane. “Levadi (alone)” printed copy.
folder 17 Ulehla, Ludmila. “Unrolling a Chinese scroll” repro from MS (score) fair copy.
folder 18 Vance, Margaret Shelley. “Halleluia amen” pub’d G. Schirmer (1979) p.n. 48082. “The holly and the ivy” pub’d Belwin-Mills Publishing corp. (1975) p.n. OCT 2335. “I will give thanks” pub’d G. Schirmer (1979) p.n. 48083. “Shenandoah” pub’d G. Schirmer (1981) p.n. 48325. “Something told the wild geese” pub’d Belwin (1968) p.n. Bel.Oct.2206.
folder 19 Wallach, Joelle. “The tiger’s tail” repro from printed copy.
folder 20 Waters, Renee Silas. “Quartet for saxophones” repro from MS (score) fair copy.

Box 4

folder 1 Cox, Cindy. “Four studies of light and dark” repro from MS (score) fair copy. Separated from Box 1/15.
folder 2 Kavásch, Deborah. “Evolutions” repro from MS (score) fair copy. Separated from Box 2/12.
folder 3 Semegen, Daria. “Music for violin and piano” repro from MS (score) fair copy. Separated from Box 3/9.
folder 4 Stasack, Jennifer. “Six elegies dancing” repro from MS fair copy. Separated from Box 3/12.
folder 5 Ulehla, Ludmila. “Unrolling a Chinese scroll” repro from MS (score) fair copy. Separated from Box 3/17.

 

 

Series 2: Recordings

Box 5

rec 1 Ahrens, Margaret. “Agnus Dei.”
rec 2 Albrecht, Moonyeen. “Four Psalms for Flute and Organ.”
rec 3 Alston, Lettie Beckon. “Four Short Pieces for Soprano and Piano.”
rec 4 Appledorn, Mary Jeanne van. “Sonatine,” “Four Duos,” “Liquid Gold.”
rec 5 Armer, Elinor. “The Great Instrument of the Geggerets.”
rec 6 Austin, Dorothea. “Passages.”
rec 7 Beglarian, Eve. “Eloise,” “Born Dancin’.”
rec 8 Bell, Elizabeth. “Spectra.”
rec 9 Berl, Christine. “The Violent Bear It Away.”
rec 10 Bouchard, Linda. “Ocamow.”
rec 11 Brazelton, Kitty. “Don’t Look Back,” “Excerpt/Texture 4,” Texture 5 – My Perfect Toes.”
rec 12 Brouwer, Margaret. “Timespan.”
rec 13 Carroll, Nancy. “Songs from the Heart of a Child.”
rec 14 Chambers, Wendy Mae. “A Mass for Mass Trombones.”
rec 15 Coates, Gloria. “Sinfonietta della Notte,” “Music on Open Strings.”
rec 16 Cobb, Nancy Hill. “The Seven Last Words.”
rec 17 Cobb, Nancy Hill. “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” “In the Beginning,” “Toccata,” “A Wordsworth Trilogy.”
rec 18 Cox, Cindy. “Four Studies of Light and Dark.”
rec 19 Dewitt, Debora. “Blocks for Woodwind Sextet,” “Arise My Love for Soprano, Flute, and Oboe.”
rec 20 Diemer, Emma Lou. “Space Suite.”
rec 21 Doyle, Donna. “Barcarolle.”
rec 22 Dusman, Linda. “Elio: Visions of Light,” “Dindirindin.”
rec 23 Dyrhaug, Sylvia. “Tocatta for Piano Ensemble,” “Psalm 51.”
rec 24 Feldman, Joann. “Lunar Songs I & II,” “Dance in the Tropics.”
rec 25 Fine, Vivian. “Toccatina.”
rec 26 Galbraith, Nancy. “Danza de los Duendes.”
rec 27 Gebuhr, Ann K. “Luftkasteller.”
rec 28 Gentemann, Sister Elaine. “The Merry Clock,” “Bunny Fun,” “Leap Frog,” “Snow White Dances,” “In a Hammock,” “Lolita Mia,” “Greensleeves,” “Keep in Step,” “Papoose Dreams,” “Boogie Fun,” “Rosita Mia.”
rec 29 Gerberg, Miriam. “Nio: Naraen Kongo,” “Someone Loves Me.”
rec 30 Gomez, Alice. “Mandarin Whispers.”
rec 31 Gomez, Alice. “Christmas Carnaval” album by Marimba Quest, including arrangements of Christmas music by Gomez.
rec 32 Gomez, Alice. “Carnaval,” “Raindrops,” “Incidents of Travel,” “Rio,” “Eagles,” “Cafe Merengue,” “Rain Dance,” “Fantasia Chiapas.”
rec 33 Griebling, Karen. “Summer Muse,” “Dancing Ground of the Sun,” Suite from “The House of Bernarda Alba,” Quartet #1, “The Sea Songs.”
rec 34 Griffin, Jackie. “Sonata for Clarinet and Piano.”
rec 35 Harrison, Ellen Ruth. “La Danse de Baladin,” “Hither- Thither,” “La Cité du Globe Captif,” “That Line Which is the Earth’s Shadow.”
rec 36 Hemenway, Edith. “Asian Figures.”
rec 37 Janisse, Laura. “Saran Wrap,” “Babble.”

Box 6

rec 38 Kabat, Julie. “From 4 Directions,” “Dream Sequence.”
rec 39 Kavasch, Deborah. “Bee! I’m Expecting You!” “The Crow and the Pitcher,” “Evolutions.”
rec 40 Kirilenko, Irina. “New England Sketches,” “Evening Impressions,” “Three Russian Songs.”
rec 41 Lackman, Susan Cohn. “Waltzes for Small Orchestra.”
rec 42 Leach, Mary Jane. “Celestial Fires.”
rec 43 Lockwood, Annea. “Red Mesa,” “Malolo,” “World Rhythms.”
rec 44 McAuliffe, Marie. “Saved!”
rec 45 McClelland, Alice E. (Betsy) “G.A.B.”
rec 46 McClelland, Alice E. (Betsy) “G.A.B.”
rec 47 McGinty, Anne. “The Mohawk Trail,” “American Folk Trilogy,” “Eagle Point Overture.”
rec 48 McTee, Cindy. “Capriccio,” “Circuits.”
rec 49 Meachem, Margaret Ramsey. “In Wildness is the Preservation of the Earth,” “In Icy Moonlight.”
rec 50 Merriman, Margarita Leonor. “Music I Heard With You,” “The Night is Freezing Fast,” “Expectation.”
rec 51 Murdock, Katherine Ann. “Traveling on a Beautiful Interstate 70,” “Punching Cattle on a Jack Rabbit,” “Kansas Tornado.”
rec 52 Oliveros, Pauline. “Sound Patterns.”
rec 53 Payne, Maggi. “Ahh-Ahh.”
rec 54 Pierce, Alexandra. “Calypso of Ogygie (she who conceals).”
rec 55 Pizer, Elizabeth Faw Hayden. “Strains and Restraints,” “Embryonic Climactus,” “Madrigals Anon,” “Expressions Intimes,” “Elegy for Strings,” “Nightsongs,” “Aquasphere.”
rec 56 Polin, Claire. “Freltic Sonata for violin and piano,” “Makimono.”
rec 57 Rubin, Anna. “Breezes.”
rec 58 Rudow, Vivian Adelberg. “With Love.”
rec 59 Ruehr, Elena. “Black and White.”
rec 60 Sandifur, Ann. “Scored Improvisations.”
rec 61 Schleiffer, Marlene. “Essay for Orchestra.”
rec 62 Schonthal, Ruth. “Evening Music,” “Nocturnal Fantasy with Ocean Waves.”
rec 63 Seltzer, Linda. “Autumn Cove, Spring Night.”
rec 64 Semegen, Daria. “Arc: Music for Dancers.”
rec 65 Semegen, Daria. “Music for Violin and Piano.”
rec 66 Shatin, Judith. “We Hold These Truths.”
rec 67 Shrude, Marilyn. “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.”
rec 68 Silver, Sheila. “Sonata for Cello and Piano.”
rec 69 Stasack, Jennifer E. “Six Elegies Dancing.”
rec 70 Tann, Hilary. “Windhover,” “Water’s Edge.”
rec 71 Tepping, Susan. “Christmas Suite,” “Mostly SATB Christmas Carols,” “Two Carols for Woodwind Quintet,” “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”
rec 72 Thome, Diane. “Levadi (Alone).”
rec 73 Ulehla, Ludmila. “Unrolling a Chinese Scroll.”
rec 74 Waters, Renee Silas. “Quartet for Saxophones.”

Box 7

rec 75 Dobbins, Lori. “Fire and Ice.”
rec 76 Giteck, Janice. “Home (revised),” “Om Shanti,” “Tapasya.”
rec 77 Jazwinski, Barbara. “Stryga.”
rec 78 Kabat, Julie. “Child and the Moon-Tree.”
rec 79 Lockwood, Annea. “A Sound Map of the Hudson River.”
rec 80 Pizer, Elizabeth. “Strains and Restraints,” “Expressions Intimes.”
rec 81 Wallach, Joelle. “The Tiger’s Tail.”
rec 82 Kabat, Julie. Excerpts from “Child and the Moon-Tree” and “Queen of Hearts” (video).
rec 83 Thomas, Marilyn Taft. “Eight Slices of Nature” (video).

LPs

rec 84 Pierce, Alexandra. “Variations 7.”
rec 85 Zaimont, Judith Lang. “A Calendar Set,” “Chansons Nobles et Sentimentales,” “Nocturne: La Fin de Siècle.”

 

 

Series 3: Biographical File

Box 8

folder 1 Ahrens, Margaret. Letter.
folder 2 Albrecht, Moonyeen. Letter, works list.
folder 3 Alston, Lettie Beckon. Letter, biography.
folder 4 Appledorn, Mary Jeanne van. Letter, biography.
folder 5 Armer, Elinor. Letter, brochure.
folder 6 Austin, Dorothea. Letter, resume.
folder 7 Beglarian, Eve. Letter.
folder 8 Bell, Elizabeth. 2 letters.
folder 9 Berl, Christine. Letter, resume.
folder 10 Bouchard, Linda. Letter, resume, biography, concert program.
folder 11 Brazelton, Kitty. Letter, biography, copy of photo, concert poster.
folder 12 Brouwer, Margaret. Letter, biography, program notes.
folder 13 Carroll, Nancy. Letter.
folder 14 Chambers, Wendy Mae. Letter, resume, copy of article and concert program.
folder 15 Coates, Gloria. Letter, biography, reviews, business card.
folder 16 Cobb, Nancy Hill. Letter, resume, photo.
folder 17 Cox, Cindy. Letter, biography.
folder 18 DeWitt, Debora. Letter, resume.
folder 19 Diemer, Emma Lou. Letter, resume and works list brochure with copy of photo.
folder 20 Dobbins, Lori. Letter, biography, resume, works list.
folder 21 Doyle, Donna. Letter.
folder 22 Dusman, Linda. Letter.
folder 23 Dyrhaug, Sylvia M. Letter, 1994 works list with copy of photo.
folder 24 Feldman, Joann E. Letter.
folder 25 Fine, Vivian. Copy of article with photo.
folder 26 Galbraith, Nancy. Letter.
folder 27 Gebuhr, Ann K. Letter.
folder 28 Gentemann, Sister Elaine. Letter, biography, brochure, list of works on tape.
folder 29 Gerberg, Miriam. Letter, brochure, concert program, resume, copy of article with photo.
folder 30 Giteck, Janice. Letter.
folder 31 Gomez, Alice. Letter, biography, copy of article with photo, works list.
folder 32 Griebling, Karen. Letter, biography, cue sheet for tape, resume.
folder 33 Griffin, Jackie. Letter.
folder 34 Harrison, Ellen. Letter.
folder 35 Hemenway, Edith. Letter.
folder 36 Janisse, Laura. Letter.
folder 37 Jazwinski, Barbara. Letter, brochure with copy of photo.
folder 38 Kabat, Julie. Letter, biography, video description, 2 brochures with photos.
folder 39 Kavasch, Deborah. Letter.
folder 40 Kirilenko, Irina. Letter, biography.
folder 41 Lackman, Susan Cohn. Letter, works list.
folder 42 Leach, Mary Jane. Copy of concert program.
folder 43 Lockwood, Annea. Letter, program and performance notes.
folder 44 Luft, Mary. Letter.
folder 45 McAuliffe, Marie. Letter, program notes, resume.
folder 46 McClelland, Alice E. (Betsy). Letter, resume.
folder 47 McGinty, Anne. Letter, biography, works list.
folder 48 McTee, Cindy. 2 letters, biography, copy of photo.
folder 49 Meachem, Margaret Ramsey. 2 letters, resume, program notes.
folder 50 Merriman, Margarita Leonor. Letter, works list.
folder 51 Murdock, Katherine Ann. Letter, program notes, catalog of works.
folder 52 Oliveros, Pauline. Letter, copy of interview.
folder 53 Payne, Maggi. Letter, biography, program notes.
folder 54 Pierce, Alexandra. Letter, biography.
folder 55 Pizer, Elizabeth Faw Hayden. Letter, brochure with resume and works list.
folder 56 Polin, Claire. Letter, resume, brochure with photo.
folder 57 Rubin, Anna. Letter, program notes.
folder 58 Rudow, Vivian Adelberg. Letter, biography, resume.
folder 59 Ruehr, Elena. Letter.

Box 9

folder 1 Sandifur, Ann. Letter, resume.
folder 2 Schleiffer, Marlene. Letter.
folder 3 Schonthal, Ruth. Letter, works list, 2 brochures with photo, concert program.
folder 4 Seltzer, Linda A. Letter.
folder 5 Semegen, Daria. 2 letters.
folder 6 Shatin, Judith. Letter, brochure with photo.
folder 7 Shrude, Marilyn. Letter, biography, works list, 2 brochures with photo, concert program.
folder 8 Silver, Sheila. Letter, copies of articles, program notes, brochure with photo.
folder 9 Stasack, Jennifer E. Letter, resume, biography.
folder 10 Tann, Hilary. Letter, copy of article with photo, performance list.
folder 11 Tepping, Susan. Letter, resume, works list.
folder 12 Thomas, Marilyn Taft. Letter, brochure with photo, program notes, resume, works list.
folder 13 Thome, Diane. Letter, program notes, brochure with photo, copy of article.
folder 14 Tower, Joan. Letter, copy of article with photo.
folder 15 Ulehla, Ludmila. Letter.
folder 16 Vance, Margaret A. Letter.
folder 17 Wallach, Joelle. 3 letters, brochure with photo.
folder 18 Waters, Renee S. Letter.
folder 19 Zaimont, Judith Lang. Letter, biography, copy of article with photo, program notes.