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Fannie Charles Dillon music manuscripts, 1881-1961
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Series 1. Songs for voice and piano. 1917-1938.

Scope and Content

This series includes manuscripts and manuscript reproductions for Dillon's works for voice and piano. These include songs, hymns, and dramatic recitations to piano accompaniment. Manuscripts include sketches and finished scores; also included are a few published works.
Box 1, Folder 1

American Indian “Dreamer Songs”, Op. 95. undated.

Box 1, Folder 2

Atonement (Sacred Song for Soprano), Op. 7. undated.

Box 1, Folder 3

Berceuse, Op. 29, No. 2. undated.

Box 1, Folder 4

The Cost: A Postwar Ballad, Op.58. undated.

Box 1, Folder 5

Cry Heart, Cry!, Op. 103. undated.

Box 1, Folder 6

Forest Fables, Op. 82. 1932-1934.

Box 1, Folder 7

Hiawatha’s Wooing, Op. 115. undated.

Box 1, Folder 8

In the Forest, Op. 60. 1926-1927.

Box 1, Folder 9

A Legend of Monadnock Mountain, Op. 56, No. 3. 1928-1929.

Box 2, Folder 1

A Love Song, Op.36, No.2. undated.

Box 2, Folder 2

Melodic Moods of the Mountains, Op.69/76. undated.

Box 2, Folder 3

Message of the Bells, Op. 38. 1917.

Box 2, Folder 4

Moloch, Op. 74. 1929-1930.

Box 2, Folder 5

Mother, I Am Near to Thee, Op. 76. undated.

Box 2, Folder 6

Music from a Jade Flute, Op. 92. circa 1934.

Box 2, Folder 7

Nocturne of Night, Op. 114. undated.

Box 3, Folder 1

Op.33

No.1: Evening

No.2: She Walks in Beauty.
undated.

Box 3, Folder 2

Op.41

No.1: The Meadowlark

No.2: In My Dreams

Unnumbered: Laddie.
undated.

Box 3, Folder 3

Op.43

No.1: Liberty, the Right of All!

No.2: Celebration of Victory.
1918.

Box 3, Folder 4

Op.73

No.1: In the Light of the Dawn

No.2: The Little Green God

No.3: Song Celestial.
1928.

Box 3, Folder 5

Op. 83

No.1: A Nature Soliloquy

No.2: The White Warrior.
undated.

Box 3, Folder 6

Op.105

No.1: Raindrop Melodies

No.6: Dreamy Lake

Unnumbered: Indian Cradle Song.
1938.

Box 3, Folder 7-9

Saul, Op. 14. undated.

Box 4, Folder 1

Sea Chanty, Op. 89. undated.

Box 4, Folder 2

She Walks in Beauty (A Reverie), Op. 33/39. undated.

Box 4, Folder 3

Six Children's Songs, Op. 65. undated.

Box 4, Folder 4

Skylines and Silences, Op. 59. undated.

Box 4, Folder 5

Songs for High Voice, Op.86

No.1: Awakening

No.2: Irish Poetry.
undated.

Box 5, Folder 1

Songs for Soprano, Op. 61. 1932.

Box 4, Folder 6

A Song from the West, Op. 34, No. 2. undated.

Box 5, Folder 2

Springtime Songs, Op. 70. undated.

Box 5, Folder 3

A Star Song, Op. 85. undated.

Box 5, Folder 4

Two Duets for Soprano and Tenor, Op. 98. undated.

Box 5, Folder 5

Two Poems, Op. 42. 1927.

Box 5, Folder 6

Two Scriptural Songs, Op. 40. circa 1924.

Box 5, Folder 7

When the Sun Goes Low, Op.87. undated.

 

Series 2. Choral music. circa 1931-1932.

Scope and Content

This series contains manuscripts and manuscript reproductions for Dillon's choral works. Manuscripts include sketches and finished pieces.
Box 5, Folder 8

Inverness, Op. 102. undated.

Box 6, Folders 1-5

Op. 35

No. 1: Sunset

No.2: The Dawn.
1932.

Box 5, Folder 9

Op.112

No.1: A Swiss Lullaby

No.2: A Song of Holland

No.3: Our Colors Triumphant.
undated.

Box 5, Folder 10

Robe of a King, Op. 101. undated.

Box 6, Folder 6

The Wreath, Op. 98. 1931-1932.

 

Series 3. Orchestral music. circa 1930-1945.

Scope and Content

This series includes manuscripts and manuscript reproductions of vocal scores, full scores, and instrumental parts for Dillon's orchestral works. Included are sketches, finished scores, and a some printed sheet music. Orchestral works include symphonies, operas, and concertos.
Box 7, Folder 1

The Cloud (Symphonic Poem), Op. 30. undated.

Box 8, Folders 2-5, Box 9

The Desert Calls, Op. 79. circa 1930.

Box 19, Folders 1-2

In A Mission Garden, Op. 52. undated.

Box 7, Folders 2-4

Indian Woodland Idyll, Op. 99. 1937.

Box 23

Letter from the Southland, Op. 51. undated.

Box 7, Folder 5

Message of the Bells, Op. 38. undated.

Box 7, Folder 6

Moonlit Trails, Op. 47. undated.

Box 22

Nevertheless- Old Glory, Op. 78. circa 1930.

Box 27, Folder 4, Box 18

Prince Su Ming Wang (Chinese Symphonic Suite), Op. 96. 1937-1944.

Box 7, Folder 6

Saul, Op. 49. undated.

Box 20, Folder 1

Songs of a Loved Shepherd, Symphonic Suite in Four Movements, Op. 49. undated.

Box 19, Folders 3-4

Symphony (Pastoral) Suite in Three Movements, Op. 26. undated.

Box 8, Folder 1

Tahquitz, The Desert Play of Palm Springs, Op. 80. undated.

Boxes 10-11

Twilight Silhouettes, Op. 104. undated.

Box 20, Folders 2-4, Box 21

A Western Saga, Op. 117. 1945.

 

Series 4. Music for piano. 1898-1944.

Scope and Content

This series contains manuscripts and manuscript reproductions for Dillon's piano works. Included are sketches and finished scores, as well as some printed sheet music. Piano works include both full compositions and instructional pieces for students.
Box 24, Folder 1

Ballade, Op. 71. undated.

Box 24, Folder 2

Concert Etude, Op. 77. undated.

Box 24, Folder 3

Die Jagd, Op. 16. undated.

Box 24, Folder 4

Eight Descriptive Pieces, Op. 20. 1917.

Box 24, Folder 5

Etude in A Flat Major, Op. 5. undated.

Box 24, Folder 6

Fantasie, Op.15. undated.

Box 24, Folder 7

From Mountain Muses, Op. 45. undated.

Box 24, Folder 8

From the Chinese, Op. 93. 1944.

Box 24, Folder 9

From the Far West (Two Indian Impressions), Op. 81. undated.

Box 24, Folder 10

Hillcrest Poems, Op. 55. undated.

Box 24, Folder 11

Jack and the Beanstalk, Op. 57. undated.

Box 24, Folder 12

Kleine Suite, Op. 1. undated.

Box 25, Folder 1

A Medieval Minstrelsy, Op. 90 (organ music). undated.

Box 25, Folder 2

Melodious Pieces for Children, Op. 109. 1939.

Box 25, Folder 3

Melodic Poems of the Mountains, Op. 44. circa 1920.

Box 25, Folder 4

Minuet, Op. 3. undated.

Box 25, Folder 5

Moonsprites, Op. 111. undated.

Box 25, Folder 6

Mystical Pathways, Op. 113. 1941.

Box 25, Folder 7

Nocturne, Op. 10. undated.

Box 25, Folders 8-9

Op.107. undated.

Box 26, Folder 1

A Promethean Conqueror, Op. 31. circa 1914.

Box 26, Folder 2

A Scene from Hungary, Op. 13. undated.

Box 25, Folder 10

Seven Preludes for Piano, Op. 110. undated.

Box 26, Folder 3

Six Preludes, Op. 8. 1908.

Box 26, Folders 4-6

Sonata in B minor, Op. 27. undated.

Box 12, Folder 1

A Sonata of the West, Op. 84. undated.

Box 12, Folder 2

A Song from Robin’s Wold, Op. 72. undated.

Box 12, Folder 3

A Song of Life (Fantasy Sonata for Piano), Op. 108. undated.

Box 12, Folder 4

Songs of the Seven Hills, Op. 65. circa 1927.

Box 12, Folder 5

A Story from Dreamland, Op. 97 (organ music). circa 1935.

Box 12, Folder 6

The Story of Cinderella, Op. 63. undated.

Box 12, Folder 7

The Story of Sleeping Beauty, Op. 64. undated.

Box 12, Folder 8

Story of the Cradle (Sleeping Babe Slumber Song), Op. 9. undated.

Box 12, Folder 9

Suite for Piano, Op. 91

No.1: Forest Fables

No.4: Vista San Giorgino.
undated.

Box 27, Folder 1

Twelve Variations for Piano, Op. 12. undated.

Box 27, Folder 2

Zwei Stucke, Op. 2. undated.

Box 27, Folder 3

Notebooks/ various. 1898-1899.

Scope and Content

This folder contains various intermixed early compositions, including Albumblatt, Berglied, Dedication (Op. 29), Die Jagd (Op.15), Fantasia (Op.21), Fantasie (Op.20), Fruhlinslied (Op. 34), Impromptu- Novellette, Ode to a Harp (Op.32), Pastoral (Op.19), Pastoral (Wooddove) (Op.30), Prelude (Op. 33), and Sonnette (Op.31).
 

Series 5. Chamber music. undated.

Scope and Content

This series contains manuscripts and manuscript reproductions for Dillon's chamber music pieces. Manuscripts include sketches and finished pieces.
Box 13, Folder 1

Six Violin Solos, Op.53. undated.

Box 13, Folders 2-4

String Quartette in F Major (Mountain Idyll), Op. 50. undated.

Box 14

Trio in D minor for Violin, Cello and Piano, Op. 118. undated.

 

Series 6. Personal material. 1881-1961.

Scope and Content

This series contains correspondence; photographs; writing by and biographical information about Dillon; newspaper clippings of concert reviews, announcements, and articles about Dillon; concert programs for Dillon, her students, or others; and material related to the MacDowell Colony, at which she was in residence.
Box 15, Folder 1

Correspondence. 1936-1937.

Box 15, Folder 2

Photographs. 1881-1942.

Box 15, Folder 3

Writing. undated.

Box 15, Folder 4

Concert programs: performances by Dillon or of Dillon's works. 1934-1939.

Box 15, Folder 5

Concert programs: performances by Dillon's students. 1934-1937.

Box 15, Folder 6

Concert programs: performances by others. 1935-1938.

Box 15, Folder 7

Concert programs: Federal Music Project. circa 1936.

Box 15, Folder 8

MacDowell Colony materials. 1932-1937.

Box 15, Folder 9

Biographical material. undated.

Box 15, Folder 10

Clippings. 1908-1938.

Box 15, Folder 11

Receipts, brochures, and catalogs. 1934-1961.

 

Series 7. Early, unnumbered, and research material. 1892-1940s.

Scope and Content

This series includes compositions created by Dillon as a child, untitled or incomplete manuscript, unnumbered manuscripts, and research material, in the form of works by other composers. The works by others largely include published compositions; there are also compositions by others that have been transcribed in manuscript form, as well as manuscript compositions by several of Dillon's high school students.
Unnumbered manuscripts include all of the genres specified in the previous series. Due to intermixing, these manuscripts were not separated. Several of the compositions bear the same or similar titles to works listed in the series above; however, they cannot be conclusively tied to those works.
Box 16, Folder 1

Unnumbered manuscripts: A-L. 1898-1938.

Scope and Content

Includes: Ayatala (opera), Ballade (piano), Berceuse (piano), The Brook (voice and piano), Daffodils (piano), A Desert Pastoral (orchestral), Dream Garden (piano), Dream- Tryst (piano), Etude (piano), Fantasia (piano), Hellas (orchestral), In Balsam Shades (piano), Intermezzo (piano), In the MacDowell Woods (voice and piano), and various canons and fugues.
Box 16, Folder 2

Unnumbered manuscripts: M-Z. 1898-1938.

Scope and Content

Includes: Mazurka (piano), A Midsummer Day's Dream (voice and piano), Misty Clouds (voice and piano), Moon Goddess (piano), "Nacher" and "The Bootlegger's Farewell" (saxophone and piano), Morceaux Caracteristique (piano), Nocturne (piano), Novellette (piano), Pastoral (piano), Prelude (piano), Porphyria's Love (voice and piano), The Prophet, Rhapsody (piano), The Rivulet (piano), Rondo (piano), Scherzo (piano), Sonata (violin and piano), Sonata in A flat Major (piano), Sonnette (piano), A Song from "Pippa Passes" by Robert Browning (voice and piano), Summer (piano), Taliesin (voice and piano), Valse (piano), Variationen (piano), Walking Through a Garden (voice and piano), and other untitled pieces.
Box 17, Folder 1

"Unfinished songs": untitled sketches. undated.

Box 17, Folder 2

Early compositions by Dillon. 1892-1896.

Box 17, Folder 3

Research material. 1930s-1940s.

Scope and Content

Includes published and manuscript reproductions of pieces by other composers.
Box 17, Folder 4

Compositions by students. 1930s.