Finding Aid for the Edward B. Powell Collection of Motion Picture Music 1935-1977

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Edward B. Powell Collection of Motion Picture Music,
Date (inclusive): 1935-1977
Collection number: 44-M
Creator: Powell, Edward B.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: Collection consists of manuscript or ozalid copy sketches, full scores, or conductor's scores of motion picture music orchestrated by Powell and others. Includes music for the following films: The garden of evil (Bernard Herrmann), Viva Zapata (Alex North), A night with Pan (Joseph Achron), The song of Bernadette and Twelve o'clock high (Alfred Newman), The king and I (Richard Rodgers), It's a mad mad mad mad world (Ernest Gold), The torn curtain (John Addison), and Sylvia (David Raksin). Also music by John Green. Orchestrators, beside Powell, include Frank Comstock and Ray Heindorf.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edward B. Powell Collection of Motion Picture Music, 44-M, Performing Arts Special Collections , University of California, Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of manuscript or ozalid copy sketches, full scores, or conductor's scores of motion picture music orchestrated by Powell and others. Included is music for the following films: The garden of evil (Bernard Herrmann), Viva Zapata (Alex North), A night with Pan (Joseph Achron), The song of Bernadette and Twelve o'clock high (Alfred Newman), The king and I (Richard Rodgers), It's a mad mad mad mad world (Ernest Gold), The torn curtain (John Addison), and Sylvia (David Raksin). Also music by John Green. Orchestrators, beside Powell, include Frank Comstock and Ray Heindorf.
The collection is organized into the following series:
  • Series 1. Films
  • Series 2. Standard Repertoire Powell Orchestrations

Container List

 

Series 1. Films

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of music for films orchestrated by Powell.
Box 1

April in Paris 1953

Arranger: Comstock, Frank
Arranger: Heindorf, Ray
Physical Description: piano conductor's score; ozalid

Note

Two copies.
Box 3

Assorted Sketches 1966

Composer: Powell, Edward B.
Physical Description: manuscript 16 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Sketches for various film music and songs in short score.
Box 1

Garden of Evil 1954

Composer: Hermann, Bernard
Physical Description: piano conductor's score; ozalid

Note

From the 20th Century Fox film.
Box 2

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 1963

Composer: Gold, Ernest
Physical Description: full score; manuscript

Scope and Content Note

Full score of the overture of the United Artists film.
Box 2

King and I 1956

Composer: Rodgers, Richard
Arranger: Powell, Edward B.
Physical Description: full score; manuscript 74 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Full score orchestration of the Ballet scene from the 20th Century Fox film.
Box 1

Night and Day 1946

Arranger: Heindorf, Ray
Physical Description: piano conductor's score; ozalid

Scope and Content Note

From the Warner Bros. film, "Night and Day."
Box 1

Night With Pan 1935

Composer: Achron, Joseph
Physical Description: piano conductor's score; ozalid 12 leaves

Note

Dedication to Edward B. Powell by the composer.
Box 2

Song of Bernadette 1943

Composer: Newman, Alfred
Physical Description: piano conductor's score

Note

Score for the 20th Century Fox film. Photostat copy.
Box 2

Song of Bernadette 1943

Composer: Newman, Alfred
Physical Description: full score; manuscript

Scope and Content Note

Full score for the second part of the grotto scene.
Box 4

Sylvia 1965

Composer: Raksin, David
Physical Description: short score; manuscript 4 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Sketches in short score for music from the Paramount film.
Box 4

Torn Curtain 1966

Composer: Addison, John
Physical Description: full score; ozalid

Scope and Content Note

Full score for the music for the main title of the Universal film.
Box 3

Twelve O'Clock High 1948

Creator/Collector: Newman, Alfred
Physical Description: typescript

Scope and Content Note

Timing sheet for the final interlude, with annotations about scoring in pencil for the 20th Century Fox film.
Box 3

Twelve O'Clock High 1949

Composer: Newman, Alfred
Composer: Powell, Edward B.
Physical Description: manuscript and ozalid

Scope and Content Note

Sketches for the music of various scenes from teh 20th Century Fox film.
Box 1

Viva Zapata 1952

Composer: North, Alex
Physical Description: piano conductor's score

Note

From the 20th Century Fox film. Photostat copy.
 

Series 2. Standard Repertoire Powell Orchestrations

Box 3

Assorted Sketches 1976

Creator/Collector: Powell, Edward B.
Physical Description: manuscript 24 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Musical sketches typed and written. Notes and doodles related to various personal and professional activities.
Box 4

Piano Conductor's Scores for Sections of Miscellaneous Orchestral Works 1960-1977

Arranger: Powell, Edward B.
Physical Description: piano conductor's score; manuscript 22 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, 4th movement / Bartok -- Lulu. Prolog / Berg -- War Requiem. 1st movement / Britten -- Symphony in F minor, 3rd movement / Vaughan Williams -- Billy the Kid, 3rd symphony opening / Copland -- Sythian Suite / Prokofiev.
Box 4

Valse Française 1964

Creator/Collector: Green, John
Publisher: Bedford Music, Inc.
Physical Description: piano score; ozalid 3 p.

Scope and Content Note

Includes indications for instrumentation.

Note

Three copies.
Box 4

Valse Syncopée 1964

Composer: Green, John
Publisher: Bedford Music, Inc.
Physical Description: piano score; ozalid 4 p.

Scope and Content Note

Includes indications for instrumentation.