Colin McPhee collection of musical manuscripts, books, and scores (Collection PASC 25-M)

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Title: Colin McPhee collection of musical manuscripts, books, and scores
Collection number: PASC 25-M
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3.5 linear ft. (7 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1929-1962
Abstract: This collection consists of manuscripts, ozalid reproductions, and published scores of orchestral, chamber, choral, and film music
Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Creator: McPhee, Colin

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Colin McPhee collection of musical manuscripts, books, and scores (Collection PASC 25-M). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography/History

McPhee was born on Mar. 15, 1900 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; graduated from Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD (1921) and studied in Paris with Paul Le Flem (1924-6) and in New York with Edgard Varèse (ca. 1927); he was based in the US from 1926, except for the years he spent in Indonesia; went to Bali in the early 1930s after having heard recordings of Indonesian music, where he composed the toccata Tabuh-Tabuhan; his books A house in Bali (1946), Dance in Bali (1948), and Music in Bali (1966) gained him an international recognition as an authority on Balinese culture; he also wrote 2 symphonies, concerti, scores for 2 experimental films, piano pieces, and Balinese ceremonial music for orchestra; during the last 6 years of his life, McPhee was a UCLA faculty member; died on Jan. 7, 1946 in Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of manuscripts, ozalid reproductions, and published scores of orchestral, chamber, choral, and film music by McPhee, including some sets of parts. Also contains two 10 1/2 inch tapes of music for the film Blue vanguard, published scores of music by various composers, and assorted books, pamphlets, and librettos.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

McPhee, Colin, 1900-1964--Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles--Faculty--Archival resources.
Composers--Archival resources.
Motion picture music--Scores.
Music--Manuscripts.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Untitled. Full Score.

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holograph transparencies. 31 p. (starts "Allegretto" in D)
Box 1, Folder 2

Concerto for Piano With Wind Octette Acc. Parts.

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holograph? parts with notes and holograph corrections
Box 1, Folder 3

Concerto for Piano. Score.

Box 1, Folder 4

Magnificat. Score.

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(SATB & Organ), 1962. Reproduction from MS (hologram?)
Box 1, Folder 5

Out of the Deaths (De Profundus). Score.

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(SATB & Organ), 1962. Reproduction from MS
Box 1, Folder 6

Suite. Score & Parts.

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1. Babar Layar 2. Gending Luang 3. Seduk Maru 4. Gambangan
Box 1, Folder 7

Suite. Score & Parts.

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5. Pemungkah 6. Repeat #1. for 3 pianos, 4 cellos, 2 basses, Glockenspiel, xylophone, celesta.
Holograph
Box 1, Folder 8

Gender Wayang. Score.

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Lagu Delem, Preliminary music - Shadow play, Rebong. For 2 pianos, 4 hands. holograph transparencies
Box 1, Folder 9

Four Iroquois Dances. Orchestral parts.

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Reproduced from MS 1944. Symphonic Transitions for Orchestra; commissioned by the Serge Koussevitsky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress and dedicated to the memory of Serge and Natalie Koussevitsky, 1954. Reproduced from holograph. With Holograph corrections.
Box 2, Folder 1

Transitions for Orchestra. Full Score.

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Reproduction from holograph
Box 2, Folder 2

Transitions for Orchestra. Full Score.

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Reproduction from Holograph
Box 2, Folder 3

Atlantis for Orchestra. Full Score.

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Reproduction from holograph.
Box 2, Folder 4

A Transitions. Piano Score.

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Holograph
Box 2, Folder 5

Corrections. Piano Score.

Box 2, Folder 6

Piano Score. Piano Score.

Box 3, Folder 1

Symphony no. 2. Full Score.

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Commissioned by the Louisville Orchestra, 1967 w/letter from Robert Whitney, Musical Director, L.O. Reproduction from holograph
Box 3, Folder 2

Symphony no. 2. Full Score.

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Commissioned by the Louisville Orchestra, 1967 w/letter from Robert Whitney, Musical Director, L.O. Reproduction from holograph. Copy with AMP label
Box 3, Folder 3

Symphony no. 2. Full Score.

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Commissioned by the Louisville Orchestra, 1967 w/letter from Robert Whitney, Musical Director, L.O. Reproduction from holograph. Copy with AMP stamp.
Box 3, Folder 4

Symphony no. 2. Full Score.

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Commissioned by the Louisville Orchestra, 1967 w/letter from Robert Whitney, Musical Director, L.O. Reproduction from holograph. Copy with AMP stamp.
Box 3, Folder 5

Symphony no. 2. Part only.

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Violin part, holograph transparency
Box 3, Folder 6

Concerto for Wind Orchestra. Full Score.

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1960. Reproduction from holograph with 3 documents laid in.
Box 3, Folder 7

Concerto for Wind Orchestra. Full Score.

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1960. Reproduction from holograph with 3 documents laid in.
Box 3, Folder 8

Nocturne for Chamber Orchestra. 4 Parts.

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Parts, reproduction from holograph. Flue and Piccolo, B flat clarinet, 1st violin, bass
Box 3, Folder 9

Nocturne for Chamber Orchestra. parts.

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Parts, reproduction from holograph. Flue and Piccolo, B flat clarinet, 1st violin, bass.
Box 3, Folder 10

Nocturne for Chamber Orchestra. parts.

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Parts, reproduction from holograph. Flue and Piccolo, B flat clarinet, 1st violin, bass
Box 3, Folder 11

Nocturne for Chamber Orchestra. Score.

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Parts, reproduction from holograph. Flue and Piccolo, B flat clarinet, 1st violin, bass. In binder.
Box 4, Folder 1

Blue Vanguard. Full Score.

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Music for film. 1957. Reproduction from holograph
Box 4, Folder 2

Blue Vanguard. Full Score.

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Music for film. 1957. Reproduction from holograph, w/Peters stamp (rental)
Box 4, Folder 3

Blue Vanguard. Full Score.

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Music for film. 1957. Reproduction from holograph. Holograph Transparencies
Box 4, Folder 4

In Our Hands. Full Score.

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Holograph Transparencies
Box 4, Folder 5

In Our Hands. Full Score.

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Reproduction from holograph, with corrections
Box 4, Folder 6

In Our Hands. Full Score.

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U.N. #3. Holograph transparencies of parts.
Box 4, Folder 7

In Our Hands. Parts.

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Parts, reproduction from holograph
Box 4, Folder 8

Various Scores. Miscellaneous.

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13 full and study scores
67 miniature scores
13 scores instrumental music
11 books, pamphlets, librettos
Box 5, Folder 1

U.N. Film, Air Skills. Full Score.

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18 M; Music for U.N. Film on Aviation in the East. n.d. (New York, February 12-March 20)
Box 5, Folder 2

U.N. Film, Air Skills. Piano Score.

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Music for U.N. documentary film on aviation. Holograph
Box 5, Folder 3

U.N. Film, Air Skills. Piano Score.

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Music to a U.N. film on Aviation in the Orient. Parts.
Box 5, Folder 4

Published Scores. Full Score.

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Tabah-Tabuhan - Toccata for orchestra and 2 pianos.
N.Y., AMP [1956, 1960] w/letter from Carlos Chavez
Box 5, Folder 5

Concerto for Piano with Wind Octette Accompaniment. 2 Piano Score.

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2 - piano version. N.Y., AMP, c1931; 1957
Box 5, Folder 6

Concerto for Wind Orchestra. min. score.

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N.Y., Peters, c 1960. 91 copies
Box 5, Folder 7

Kinesis; Invention. score.

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(Piano) (New Music, July, 1930)
Box 5, Folder 8

Kinesis; Invention. (piano). score.

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xerox copies with corrections
Box 5, Folder 9

Four Iroquois Dances. full score.

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(New Music, July, 1945) c. 1945
Box 5, Folder 10

Balinese Ceremonial Music. Score.

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1. Pemoengkah, 2. Gambangan, 3. Taboeh Teloe. New York, G. Schirmer, c1940. Piano I & II parts, with holograph corrections
Box 5, Folder 11

Sea Shanty Suite. Score, 19 Parts.

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for baritone solo, men's chorus, 2 pianos & 2 sets of tympani. N.Y., Kalmus, 1930. Multiple copies of parts: No.1 (1), No.2 (3), No.3 (3), No.4 (4), No. 5 (4), No. 6 (4)
Box 6, Folder 1

Blue Vanguard. Miscellaneous.

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2 10.5 tapes
Folder containing business correspondence, programs, press clippings, and biographical information
Miscellaneous books
Box 7, Folder 1

Concerto for Wind Instrument. Score.

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Multiple copies
Box 5

Quartet for Piano and Strings 1952

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Boosey & Hawkes pocket score to the Aaron Copland Quartet for piano and strings, signed by Copland to McPhee.