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Compositions. Series 1.

Organization and Arrangement

Material is arranged alphabetically by title.
 

Concerto for Piano with Wind Octette Accompaniment.

Biography/History

Written in 1928; premiered February 22, 1929, Rochester Little Symphony, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York.
Box 1, item 1

Published in New Music. 1931.

Box 1, item 2-5

Published, four copies, one with corrections. 1957.

Box 1, item 6

Parts with corrections. undated .

Box 1, item 7

Notes of corrections. undated .

 

Concerto for Wind Orchestra.

Biography/History

Written in 1960, commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. Oliver M. Kaufmann for Robert Boudreau's American Wind Symphony; premiered July 1960, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Box 3, item 1

Reproduced from holograph. 1960.

Box 3, item 2

Reproduced from holograph (rental copy). 1960.

Box 6, item 10-12

Published score (3 copies). 1960.

Box 1, item 8

Four Iroquois Dances. undated .

Physical Description: Reproduction of parts

Biography/History

Written 1944-1945, commissioned by the Instituto Indigenista Inter-Americano, Mexico City.
 

Invention and Kinesis.

Biography/History

Invention written 1926, Kinesis written 1930.
Box 1, item 9

Published in New Music. 1930.

Box 1, item 10

Reproductions of published scores with corrections. 1930.

 

Nocturne for Chamber Orchestra.

Biography/History

Commissioned by the Contemporary Music Society; premiered December 3, 1958, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Box 2, item 1

Reproduction from holograph. 1958.

Box 2, item 2

Reproduction with corrections. 1958.

Box 2, item 3

Reproduction of parts. undated.

Box 2, item 4

Reproduction of parts. undated .

 

Sea Shanty Suite.

Biography/History

Written 1929, premiered March 13, 1929, Carnegie Hall, New York.
Box 2, item 5

Published full score with corrections. 1930.

Box 2, item 6-24

Published and reproductions of parts (19 parts). 1930.

 

Symphony No. 2.

Biography/History

Commissioned by the Louisville Orchestra; premiered January 15, 1958, Louisville, Kentucky.
Box 3, item 3

Reproduction from holograph. 1957 .

Physical Description: Includes letter from Robert Whitney, Musical Director Louisville Orchestra, 1959
Box 3, item 4

Reproduction from holograph. 1957.

Box 3, item 5

Reproduction from holograph. 1957.

Box 3, item 6

Reproduction from holograph. 1957.

 

Transitions.

Biography/History

Commissioned by the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation, Library of Congress; premiered March 20, 1955, Vancouver Symphony. McPhee changed the title of this piece several times.
Box 4, item 1

[Atlantis for Orchestra], reproduced from holograph. 1954.

Box 4, item 2

[Symphonic Transitions for Orchestra], reproduced from holograph with corrections. 1954.

Box 4, item 3

[Transitions for Orchestra], reproduced from holograph with corrections. 1954.

Box 4, item 4

[Transitions for Orchestra], reproduced from holograph. 1954.

Box 4, item 5

Piano Score. undated.

Physical Description: Holograph with corrections
Box 4, item 6

Fragments, transparencies and reproductions. undated.

Physical Description: Pages 69 and 72
Box 4, item 7

Corrections in parts, program note. undated.

Box 3, item 7

Untitled. [1960s].

Physical Description: Transparencies

Biography/History

Mostly likely part of unfinished Symphony No. 3, commissioned by Broadcast Music, Inc.
Box 4, item 8

Fragments. undated .

 

Gamelan transcriptions. Series 2. 1937-[1946].

Box 2, item 25-30

Balinese Ceremonial Music. 1940.

Scope and Content

Published with corrections, includes two sets of 1. Pemoengkah 2. Gambangan 3. Taboeh Teloe
Box 2, item 31

Lagoe Tangis deh Angkloeng Bandjaroema. 1937.

Physical Description: Holograph
Box 2, item 32

Lagu Delem. undated .

Physical Description: Transparencies
Box 2, item 33

Lagu Delem [Preliminary Music - Shadow Play]. undated .

Physical Description: Transparencies
Box 2, item 34

Rebong. undated .

Physical Description: Transparencies
Box 2, item 35

[Suite of Gamelan Transcriptions]. [1946] .

Scope and Content

Holograph and reproduction scores and parts for Suite: 1. Babar Layar 2. Gending Luang 3. Seduk Maru 4. Gambangan 5. Pemungkah; also includes Gamelan Gending Luang, Selunding Bali, and Pemungkah Angklung (3 folders).
 

Music for documentary films. Series 3. 1957.

 

Air Skills. [1957].

Biography/History

A film about aviation made for the United Nations.
Box 4, item 9

Holograph score. [1957].

Box 4, item 10-11

Holograph piano score and parts. [1957].

 

Blue Vanguard. 1957.

Biography/History

A film produced by the National Film Board of Canada for the United Nations about the U.N. Emergency Force for the Suez Canal crisis.
Box 5, item 1

Full score transparencies. 1957.

Box 5, item 2

Full score reproduction. [1957].

Box 7, item 1-2

Two 10 1/2 inch magnetic tape reels. undated.

 

In Our Hands. [1957?].

Biography/History

Most likely a United Nations film.
Box 5, item 3

Holograph transparencies. [1957?].

Box 5, item 4

Reproduction from holograph with corrections. [1957?].

Box 5, item 5

Transparencies and reproductions of parts. [1957?].

 

Musical works by others. Series 4. 1952-1962.

Biography/History

Scores for Magnificat and Out of the Depths are not in McPhee's hand or signed by him (see Oja, Colin McPhee, Appendix A).
Box 5, item 6

Magnificat. 1962.

Physical Description: Reproduction
Box 5, item 7

Out of the Depths (De Profundis). 1962.

Physical Description: Reproduction
Box 6, item 1

Quartet for Piano and Strings, Aaron Copland. 1952.

Physical Description: Published score, signed by Copland to McPhee
 

Publications. Series 5.

 

By McPhee.

Box 6, item 2

A House in Bali. 1946.

Box 6, item 3

Maghi, Musici e Attori a Bali. [1951].

Physical Description: Signed Italian edition of A House in Bali
Box 6, item 4-9

Music and music instruction. 1946-1968, undated .

Scope and Content

Musical instruction booklets and a copy of Of Men and Music by Deems Taylor (1938).
Box 7

Ephemera. Series 6. undated.