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Finding Aid for the Paul Chihara Collection of Musical Works and Papers 1965-2005
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Series 1. Birds of Sorrow (Symphony No. 2)

 

Subseries 1. Scores

Box 7, Folder 1

Birds of Sorrow (Symphony No. 2) 1981

Composer: Chihara, Paul
Publisher: New York: Henmar Press
Physical Description: 75 leaves, manuscript

Note

Spiral bound manuscript (photocopy).
 

Series 2. Clarion

Scope and Content Note

Ballet for Lucinda Childs, commissioned by the Pacific Northwest Ballet.
 

Subseries 1. Articles and Reviews

Box 1, Folder 1

"A Grand Evening of Dance by PNB" April 3, 1986

Publisher: Seattle Times

Scope and Content Note

Seattle Times article written by Carole Beers regarding "Clarion."

Note

Photocopy.
Box 1, Folder 1

"Pacific Northwest's Triumphant 'Hero'"" April 9, 1987

Publisher: Washington Times

Scope and Content Note

Washington Times article written by Andrea Grodsky Huber, regarding "Clarion."

Note

Photocopy.
 

Subseries 2. Programs

Box 2, Folder 1

Arts Line - Pacific Northwest Ballet Edition, vol. III, no. 12 April, 1986

Physical Description: 12 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Program for the world premiere of "Clarion."
 

Subseries 2. Scores

Box 5, Folder 1

Clarion 1985

Composer: Chihara, Paul
Physical Description: 75 leaves, manuscript

Note

Enclosed in folder.
Box 5, Folder 1

Clarion 1985

Composer: Chihara, Paul
Physical Description: 35 leaves, manuscript

Scope and Content Note

Composer's rehearsal piano score with corrections (photocopy).

Note

Enclosed in folder.
 

Series 3. Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra

Scope and Content Note

Written for Pepe Romero and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
 

Subseries 1. Scores

Box 7, Folder 1

Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra 1976

Composer: Chihara, Paul
Publisher: New York: G. Schirmer
Physical Description: 62 leaves, manuscript
 

Series 4. Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra

Scope and Content Note

Commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra for Harvey Pittel.
 

Subseries 1. Scores

Box 7, Folder 1

Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra 1980

Composer: Chihara, Paul
Publisher: New York: C.F. Peters
Physical Description: 53 leaves, manuscript

Note

Spiral bound manuscript
 

Series 5. Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra

 

Subseries 1. Scores

Box 7, Folder 1

Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra 1980

Composer: Chihara, Paul
Publisher: New York: G. Schirmer
Physical Description: 68 leaves, score

Note

Spiral bound score.
Box 7, Folder 1

Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra 1980

Composer: Chihara, Paul
Publisher: New York: G. Schirmer
Physical Description: 134 leaves, score
 

Series 6. Fantasy

Scope and Content Note

Collection of Duke Ellington songs arranged by Chihara for string quartet.
 

Subseries 1. Programs

Box 2, Folder 1

The Lydian String Quartet November 8, 1997

Physical Description: 4 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Program regarding a performance of "Fantasy."
 

Series 7. Forest Music for Orchestra

Scope and Content Note

Dedicated to Yuji Takahishi. The 7th work in a series of tone pictures dealing with trees. See also: Series 24, "Tree Music for Three Violas, and Three Trombones."
 

Subseries 1. Scores

Box 7, Folder 1

Forest Music for Orchestra 1969

Composer: Chihara, Paul
Publisher: New York: C.F. Peters
Physical Description: 12 leaves, ozalid
 

Series 8. Forever Escher

Scope and Content Note

Double string quartet for string quartet and saxophone quartet, commissioned by the NEA for the Amhearst Saxophone Quartet and the Cleveland String Quartet.
 

Subseries 1. Scores

Box 6, Folder 1

Forever Escher 1994

Composer: Chihara, Paul
Publisher: New York: C.F. Peters
Physical Description: 49 leaves, manuscript
 

Series 9. The Infernal Machine

Scope and Content Note

Began as a ballet after Cocteau's play, as a project for the American Ballet Theater in collaboration with Glen Tetly. Re-worked into "Oedipus Rag." See also, series 15, "Oedipus Rag."
 

Subseries 1. Scores

Box 4, Folder 1

The Infernal Machine 1979

Composer: Chihara, Paul
Physical Description: 37 leaves, manuscript

Scope and Content Note

Sketches for the work. Includes composer's explanations.
 

Series 10. Lie Lightly Gentle Earth

Scope and Content Note

Vocal score.
 

Subseries 1. Scores

Box 3, Folder 3

Lie Lightly Gentle Earth 1973

Composer: Chihara, Paul
Lyricist: Fletcher, John
Publisher: Shawnee Press
Parts: S.A.T.B.
Physical Description: 5 leaves, vocal score
 

Series 11. Minidoka

Scope and Content Note

Vocal score.
 

Subseries 1. Scores

Box 3, Folder 3

Minidoka 1995

Composer: Chihara, Paul
Physical Description: 14 leaves

Note

Commissioned by The Esoterics and Tom Baker. Spiral Bound score. Also includes cover sheet of composer's explanation of the origin of the work, as well as a translation of Japanese lyrics.
 

Series 12. Magnificat

Scope and Content Note

Work for 6 part women's chorus.
 

Subseries 1. Scores

Box 3, Folder 3

Magnificat 1967

Composer: Chihara, Paul
Publisher: New York: Henmar Press
Physical Description: 11 leaves, vocal score
 

Series 13. Mistletoe Bride

Scope and Content Note

Ballet in one act, commissioned by the San Francisco Ballet.
 

Subseries 1. Articles and Reviews

Box 1, Folder 1

"The Adaptable Chihara Leaps From Movies To Ballet"

Publisher: San Francisco Chronicle

Scope and Content Note

San Fransico Chronicle article written by Marilyn Tucker, regarding "Mistletoe Bride."

Note

Photocopy.
 

Subseries 2. Correspondence

Box 2, Folder 4

Philip Semark (General Manager, San Francisco Ballet) to Paul Chihara

Scope and Content Note

Letter of intent for composing, "Mistletoe Bride."
 

Subseries 3. Photographs

Box 2, Folder 2

Roberta Pfeil, Vane Vest (San Francisco Ballet)

Creator: Armstrong, James

Scope and Content Note

8 x 10, b&w photograph of Pfeil and Vest performing in "Mistletoe Bride." Photograph by James Armstrong.
Box 2, Folder 2

Susan Magno, Vane Vest (San Francisco Ballet)

Creator: Pushinsky, Ted

Scope and Content Note

8 x 10, b&w photograph of Magno and Vest performing in "Mistletoe Bride." Photograph by Ted Pushinsky.
 

Subseries 4. Programs

Box 2, Folder 1

San Francisco Ballet Magazine

Scope and Content Note

Program for the premiere of "Misteltoe Bride."
 

Subseries 5. Scores

Box 4, Folder 1

Mistletoe Bride

Composer: Chihara, Paul
Publisher: New York: C.F. Peters
Physical Description: 140 leaves, manuscript

Note

Manuscript (photostat copy) with composer's corrections.
 

Series 14. Nocturne for 24 Solo Voices

Box 2, Folder 2

Roberta Pfeil, Vane Vest (San Francisco Ballet)

Creator: Armstrong, James

Note

8 x 10, b&w photograph of Pfeil and Vest performing their roles in "Mistletoe Bride." Photograph by James Armstrong.
 

Subseries 1. Scores

Box 3, Folder 3

Nocturne for 24 Solo Voices [1967]

Composer: Chihara, Paul
Publisher: Davis, CA: Source
Physical Description: 3 leaves, vocal score

Note

Composer/performer edition. Enclosed in yellow cover.
 

Series 15. Oedipus Rag

Scope and Content Note

Also known as, "Love Songs for Two Monsters."
 

Subseries 1. Articles and Reviews

Box 1, Folder 1

"This Month on WFMT - The Best of Chicago" March, 1979

Publisher: Chicago Magazine

Scope and Content Note

Chicago Magazine article regarding the premiere of "Oedipus Rag."

Note

Photocopy.
 

Subseries 2. Scores

Box 5, Folder 2

Oedipus Rag 1979

Composer: Chihara, Paul
Physical Description: 14 leaves, ozalid piano-vocal score
 

Series 16. Prince of the City

Scope and Content Note

Film score.
 

Subseries 1. Scores

Box 3, Folder 2

Prince of the City

Composer: Chihara, Paul
Physical Description: ozalid copy, 215 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Includes handwritten cue sheet.
 

Series 17. Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Violoncello

Scope and Content Note

Commissioned by David Shifrin.
 

Subseries 1. Programs

Box 1, Folder 1

David Shifrin at the Y April 22, 1986

Physical Description: 3 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Program for the premiere of "Quartet for clarinet, violin, viola, and cello."
 

Subseries 2. Scores

Box 6, Folder 1

Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Viola, and Cello 1986

Composer: Chihara, Paul
Publisher: New York: C.F. Peters
Physical Description: 55 leaves, manuscript
 

Series 18. Scéne de Ballet (for six instruments)

Scope and Content Note

Composed for the Greitzer Ensemble.
 

Subseries 1. Scores

Box 6, Folder 1

Scéne de Ballet 1986

Composer: Chihara, Paul
Physical Description: 56 leaves, ozalid

Note

Spiral bound manuscript.
 

Series 19. Shinju = Lover's Suicide

Scope and Content Note

Ballet commissioned by the San Francisco Ballet.
 

Subseries 1. Articles and Reviews

Box 1, Folder 1

"Something Special Afoot" March, 1978

Publisher: San Francisco Chronicle

Scope and Content Note

San Fransico Chronicle article written by Heuell Tircuit, regarding the premier of "Shinju."

Note

Photocopy.
Box 1, Folder 1

"Two Stunning Premieres From the S.F. Ballet" March 22, 1978

Publisher: San Francisco Chronicle

Scope and Content Note

San Fransico Chronicle article written by Robert Commanday, regarding "Shinju."

Note

Photocopy.
 

Subseries 2. Photographs

Box 2, Folder 2

Gary Wahl (San Francisco Ballet)

Note

8 x 10, b&w photograph of Wahl performing his role in "Shinju."
Box 2, Folder 2

San Francisco Ballet

Creator: Armstrong, James

Note

8 x 10, b&w photograph of dancers performing "Shinju." Photograph by James Armstrong.
Box 2, Folder 2

Tina Santos, Gary Wahl (San Francisco Ballet)

Note

8 x 10, b&w photograph of Santos and Wahl performing their roles in "Shinju."
Box 2, Folder 2

Tina Santos, Gary Wahl (San Francisco Ballet)

Creator: Poitier, Jacquiline

Note

8 x 10, b&w photograph of Santos and Wahl performing their roles in "Shinju." Photograph by Jacquiline Poitier.
Box 2, Folder 2

Tina Santos, Gary Wahl (San Francisco Ballet)

Creator: Folkedal, Arne

Note

8 x 10, b&w photograph of Santos and Wahl performing their roles in "Shinju." Photography by Arne Folkedal.
 

Subseries 3. Programs

Box 2, Folder 1

San Francisco Ballet Magazine

Scope and Content Note

Program for the world premiere of "Shinju."
 

Subseries 4. Scores

Box 4, Folder 1

Shinju 1974

Composer: Chihara, Paul
Publisher: New York: Henmar Press (C.F. Peters)
Physical Description: 28 leaves

Note

Spiral bound manuscript (photocopy), with composer's corrections and markings. Includes 2 leaves of composer's explanations.
 

Subseries 5. Sound Recordings

Box 2, Folder 3

Shinju

Publisher: New York: C.F. Peters

Scope and Content Note

Tape overlays.

Note

Cassette duplicate.
 

Series 20. Shogun

Scope and Content Note

Musical.
 

Subseries 1. Articles and Reviews

Box 1, Folder 1

"Born To Be Much Better - Shogun Composer Paul Chihara Speaks Out Against The Show" December 31, 1990

Publisher: Theater Week

Scope and Content Note

Theater Week article written by John Harris.

Note

Two photocopies.
 

[Advertisement] May 6, 1990

Publisher: New York Times

Scope and Content Note

New York Times full page advertisement for "Shogun."
 

Subseries 2. Programs

 

Playbill - Marquis Theater November 15, 1990

Physical Description: 50 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Program for the opening night of "Shogun."

Note

Original program, and photocopies of program selections.
 

Subseries 3. Scores

Box 3, Folder 1

Shogun [1980]

Composer: Chihara, Paul
Physical Description: 280 leaves, piano vocal prints
 

Series 21. Sinfonia Concertante

Scope and Content Note

Commissioned by the NEA for the Boston Symphony Chamber Players.
 

Subseries 1. Programs

Box 2, Folder 1

Boston Symphony Chamber Players January 20, 1980

Physical Description: 2 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Program for the premiere of "Sinfonia Concertante."
 

Subseries 2. Scores

Box 5, Folder 2

Sinfonia Concertante 1979

Composer: Chihara, Paul
Publisher: New York: C.F. Peters
Physical Description: 100 leaves, manuscript
 

Series 22. String Quartet in One Movement

Scope and Content Note

Dedicated to the Philadelphia String Quartet.
 

Subseries 1. Scores

Box 5, Folder 2

String Quartet in One Movement 1965

Composer: Chihara, Paul
Publisher: Shawnee Press
Physical Description: 8 leaves, score
 

Series 23. Tempest

Scope and Content Note

Ballet written for the San Francisco Ballet.
 

Subseries 1. Articles and Reviews

Box 1, Folder 1

"'Tempest' Takes Ballet Audience By Storm" May 25, 1996

Publisher: Journal Sentinel

Scope and Content Note

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article written by Tom Strini, regarding "Tempest."

Note

Photocopy.
 

Subseries 2. Scores

Box 4, Folder 1

The Tempest 1980

Composer: Chihara, Paul
Publisher: New York: C.F. Peters
Physical Description: 150 leaves, ozalid

Scope and Content Note

Spiral bound ozalid.
 

Subseries 3. Sound Recordings

Box 2, Folder 3

Tempest 1988

Performer: The Performing Arts Orchestra
Creator: LeRoux, Jean-Louis
Publisher: San Francisco: Reference Recordings

Note

Compact disc.
 

Series 24. Tree Music for Three Violas and Three Trombones

Scope and Content Note

Work is the first in a series of tone pictures dealing with trees. See also: Series 7, "Forest Music for Orchestra."
 

Subseries 1. Scores

Box 5, Folder 2

Tree Music for Three Violas and Three Trombones 1966

Composer: Chihara, Paul
Physical Description: 10 leaves, manuscript

Scope and Content Note

Includes cover sheet attached to a card containing composer's notes.

Note

Photocopy.
Box 5, Folder 2

Tree Music for Three Violas and Three Trombones 1966

Composer: Chihara, Paul
Physical Description: 10 leaves, manuscript

Scope and Content Note

With composer's notes.
 

Series 25. Trio for Violin, Bass Trombone and Harp

Scope and Content Note

Commissioned by the For The Love of Music Ensemble.
 

Subseries 1. Programs

Box 2, Folder 1

Merkin Concert Hall February 16, 1988

Physical Description: 4 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Program for the world premiere of "Trio for violin, bass trombone, and harp."
 

Subseries 2. Scores

Box 6, Folder 1

Trio for Violin, Bass Trombone and Harp 1988

Composer: Chihara, Paul
Physical Description: 32 leaves, manuscript
 

Series 26. Miscellaneous Photographs

Box 2, Folder 2

Paul Chihara, Yuji Takahishi, Leon Kirchner 1972

Scope and Content Note

Photograph taken at the Ojai Music Festival.

Note

Photocopy.
 

Series 27. Miscellaneous Programs

Box 2, Folder 1

Carnegie Mellon Music November 6, 1997

Physical Description: 2 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Program for the lecture, "Composing for the Movies."