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Inventory of the Derrick Norman Lehmer musical compositions, 1926-1937
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Part I: Published music.

Folder 1.

Down the stream and other Indian songs.

Scope and Content Note

Berkeley: D. N. Lehmer, 1927. 11 pp. with flute part.
 

a. "Down the stream."

 

b. "Deserted lodge."

 

c. "Grinding song."

 

d. "Pomo love song."

 

e. "Song of the lonely trail."

Folder 2.

Fingers of the sun and other Indian songs from the Sierra slopes.

Scope and Content Note

Berkeley: D. N. Lehmer, December, 1931. 13 pp.
 

a. "The fingers of the sun."

 

b. "The calling of the waters."

 

c. "Before the day."

 

d. "The basket maiden."

 

e. "Winter in the valley."

 

f. "Sunset in the valley."

Folder 3.

Indian camp-fire songs. Easy four part arrangements of Indian songs for junior and senior high schools.

Scope and Content Note

Berkeley: D. N. Lehmer, February, 1930. 15pp. (2 copies).
 

a. "It's raining (Pomo air)."

 

b. "Serenade (Pomo air)."

 

c. "The sleeping valley (Miwok air)."

 

d. "When I am singing (Miwok air)."

 

e. "Beating the drum (Chippewa air)."

 

f. "Hunting song (Crow air)."

 

g. "Bring the days of summer (Eskimo air)."

 

h. "Invocation to the sun (Inca air)."

Folder 4.

Indian songs from the Northland.

Scope and Content Note

Berkeley: D. N. Lehmer, 1931. 13 pp.
 

a. "From the Northland."

 

b. "Like a mist upon the mountain."

 

c. "Sender of dreams."

 

d. "The ghost song."

 

e. "Westward."

Folder 4 1/2.

"The ballad of San Francisco Bay: A sea chantey for treasure Islanders."

Scope and Content Note

Berkeley: D. N. Lehmer, 1937.

(Found in the WPA California Folk Music Project collection).

Remarks: The back page contains an advertisementlisting the "Indian Art Songs" published by D. N. Lehmer
Folder 5.

Seven Indian Songs from the Yosemite Valley.

Scope and Content Note

Berkeley: The National Society of Colonial Dames, 1924. 18pp.
 

a. "Lullaby."

 

b. "The dawn."

 

c. "Serenade."

 

d. "My love is fair."

 

e. "The harvest of the pine nuts."

 

f. "As down from the mountain I go."

 

g. "Come back to Ahwahnee."

Folder 6.

Two Indian choruses.

Scope and Content Note

Berkeley: D. N. Lehmer, 1927. 7 pp.
 

a. "Buffalo song (Hopi air)."

 

b. "Invocation of the sun (Inca air)."

 

Part II: Songs in manuscript copy.

Folder 7.

"Bring in your days of summer."

Scope and Content Note

Ink. Words in typescript.

Dated: June 8th, 1926. No place.
Folder 8.

"Hopi Lullaby."

Scope and Content Note

Ink.

No place or date.

Inscription: Collected by the author in Oraibi, from Herbert Yestewa."
Folder 9.

"Lonely is the hogan."

Scope and Content Note

Ink.

No place or date.

Remarks: Navajo air.
Folder 10.

"The lonely valley."

Scope and Content Note

Ink.

No date or place.

Remarks: Sioux air.
Folder 11.

"Sender of dreams."

Scope and Content Note

Ink.

No place or date.

Remarks:Chippewa air.
Folder 12.

"Spring on the mesa."

Scope and Content Note

Ink.

No place or date.

Remarks: Hopi air.
Folder 13.

"When it rains," for voice, flute, and piano.

Scope and Content Note

Ink.

No place or date.

Remarks: Hopi air.
Folder 14.

"Winter in the valley," for voice, flute, and piano.

Scope and Content Note

Ink.

No place or date.

Remarks: Miwok airs. "This is a combination of several songs from the Miwok collected by Professor Gifford."
Folder 15.

"Winter on the praire."

Scope and Content Note

Ink.

No place or date.

Remarks: Chippewa air.
Folder 16.

[Opera, the Harvest]. (Apparently the follwing songs are taken from Lehmer's opera which was performed at the Little Theatre, Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, on October 14 and 17, 1933).

Scope and Content Note

Ink.

No place or date.
 

a. Act II: "Come let us sing for the harvest of corn," song for bass voice. Bass voice part only.

 

b. Act II: "Whither away the birds of summer time," for soprano and piano.

Scope and Content Note

Inscription: "This is from a dance song said to be very ancient."
 

c. Act III: Famine "Over the ice and the snow." for soprano and piano.

Scope and Content Note

Inscription: "This song is made from two weather incantations."
 

d. Act III: "Hai-yee, out of the desert." Bass voice part only.

 

e. Act IV: Northern Lights "From our of the land of shadows," for soprano and piano.

Scope and Content Note

Inscription: "The theme for this song is taken from a dance song (pisik)."
 

f. Act IV: Spring song "The snow is going," for soprano and piano.

Scope and Content Note

Inscription: "The themes for this song are taken from a remarkable record of a Russian song as sung by an Eskimo."
Folder 17.

Folder containing miscellaneous biographical notices added to the collection by John A. Emerson.