Finding Aid for the Levin (Alvin Irving) Collection of music manuscripts , 1950-1997

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Arts and Humanities--Music

Finding Aid of the Levin (Alvin Irving) Collection of music manuscripts, 1950-1997

Collection number: 179

UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections



University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • University of California, Los Angeles, Library
  • Performing Arts Special Collections, Room A1713
  • Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Phone: (310) 825-4988
  • Fax: (310) 206-1864
  • Email: speccoll-paging@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www2.library.ucla.edu/specialcollections/performingarts/index.cfm
Processed by:
UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
1999
Encoded by:
Bryan Griest
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Levin (Alvin Irving) Collection of music manuscripts,
Date (inclusive): 1950-1997
Collection number: 179
Creator: Levin, Alvin Irving
Extent: 13 boxes (6.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: This collection consists of manuscript music scores and photocopies of compositions of Alvin Irving Levin
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to Performing Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Performing Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Alvin Irving Levin; gift; 1999.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Levin (Alvin Irving) Collection of music manuscripts, 179, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Levin graduated Ed.D. from UCLA in 1968; studied composition privately with Roy Harris for three years; served on Psychology faculty at Californian State University, Northridge; local performances have included Song of the Earth (1950), Venu Te Deum (1955), Confirmation Cantata (1959), Symphony for Strings (1984), and Hymn to the United Nations (1991).

Scope and Content

Manuscript music scores and photocopies of compositions of Alvin Irving Levin. Includes dramatic works, choral works, symphonic music, and chamber music.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Dramatic works
  2. Choral works
  3. Symphonic music
  4. Chamber music and songs.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Levin, Alvin Irving, 1921- --Archives.
Composers--Archival resources.
Music--Manuscripts.


Collection Contents

 

Dramatic Works

 

My Ivory Tower

Box 1, Folder 1

My Ivory Tower. Act 1. Manuscript full score, pencil masters.

Box 1, Folder 2

My Ivory Tower. Act 2. Manuscript full score, pencil masters.

Box 1, Folder 3

My Ivory Tower. Cantata: Song of Praise. Manuscript full score, pencil masters.

Box 1, Folder 4

My Ivory Tower. Act 3, Part 1. Manuscript full score, pencil masters.

Box 1, Folder 5

My Ivory Tower. Act 3, Part 2. Manuscript full score, pencil masters.

Box 2, Folder 1

My Ivory Tower. Act 1. Full score, photocopy of ms. masters.

Scope and Content Note

My Ivory Tower, a Modern Greek Epic Drama in Three Acts, for Narrator, Orchestra and Chorus (1995-1998). Full score, spiral bound, with introductory essay ("General Comments and Program Notes"). Subtitle also given as "a Multimedia Extravaganza in Three Acts". Subtitle of Act Two: Bacchanalian Orgy. Also: Cantata: Song of Praise, for Chorus, Organ and Orchestra, to be performed between Acts Two and Three. 6 spiral bound volumes.
Box 2, Folder 2

My Ivory Tower. Act 2, Part 1. Full score, photocopy of ms. masters.

Box 2, Folder 3

My Ivory Tower. Act 2, Part 2. Full score, photocopy of ms. masters.

Box 2, Folder 4

My Ivory Tower. Cantata: Song of Praise. Full score, photocopy of ms. masters.

Box 2, Folder 5

My Ivory Tower. Act 3, Part 1. Full score, photocopy of ms. masters.

Box 2, Folder 6

My Ivory Tower. Act 3, Part 2. Full score, photocopy of ms. masters.

Box 5, Folder 2

My Ivory Tower. Sketches. Ms., pencil.

Box 11, Folder 1

My Ivory Tower. Part 1. Sketches. Ms., pencil.

Box 11, Folder 2

My Ivory Tower. Ballet, Part 2. Sketches. Ms., pencil.

Box 12, Folder 1

My Ivory Tower. Act 3, Part 1. Sketches. Ms., pencil.

Box 12, Folder 2

My Ivory Tower. Act 3, Part 2. Sketches. Ms., pencil.

Box 12, Folder 3

My Ivory Tower. Song of Praise. Sketches. Ms., pencil.

Box 12, Folder 4

My Ivory Tower (published text). By Alvin Irving Levin. Los Angeles: House-Warven, 1950.

Scope and Content Note

Publisher's edition. Copy no. 997 of 1000.
 

Happy Land

Box 8, Folder 1

Happy Land (Musical). Full score. Photocopy of ms., 2 spiral bound volumes.

Box 9, Folder 1

Happy Land. Piano vocal score. Ms., pencil.

 

A Tale of Two Planets

Box 9, Folder 2

A Tale of Two Planets (Musical). Act One, Part 1. Photocopy of ms. full score.

Box 10, Folder 1

A Tale of Two Planets. Act One, Part 2. Photocopy of ms. full score.

Box 10, Folder 2

A Tale of Two Planets. Act Two, Part 1. Photocopy of ms. full score.

Box 10, Folder 3

A Tale of Two Planets. Act Two, Part 2. Photocopy of ms. full score.

 

Choral Works

 

The Song of Hiawatha

Box 4, Folder 1

The Song of Hiawatha (1993-1994). Photocopy of ms., spiral bound.

Scope and Content Note

"Symphonic Fantasy Ballet in Five Movements for Orchestra and Chorus."
Box 13, Folder 5

The Song of Hiawatha (1993-94), symphonic fantasy ballet in five movements. Full score. Ms., pencil.

Scope and Content Note

For orchestra and chorus.
 

Beat! Beat! Drums!

Box 4, Folder 3

Beat! Beat! Drums! Tone Poem for male chorus and brass (1984). Full score, ink, spiral bound.

Box 7, Folder 1

Beat! Beat! Drums! (Drum Taps, text by Walt Whitman). Full score. Ms., pencil.

 

Hymn to the United Nations

Box 7, Folder 2

Hymn to the United Nations (1991). Full score. Ms., pencil.

Scope and Content Note

For chorus and orchestra.
Box 7, Folder 3

Hymn to the United Nations (1991). Full score. Photocopy of the above, spiral bound.

Scope and Content Note

For chorus and orchestra.
 

Confirmation Cantata

Box 13, Folder 4

Confirmation Cantata (1959). Ms., pencil.

 

Symphonic Music

 

Introspection

Box 3, Folder 1

Introspection, for Symphony Orchestra (1997). Ms. full score, pencil masters.

Box 3, Folder 2

Introspection, for Symphony Orchestra (1997). Spiral bound photocopy of the above.

Box 3, Folder 3

Introspection, for Symphony Orchestra (1997). Ms. short score (sketches), pencil.

 

Violin Concerto

Box 3, Folder 4

Concerto in A Minor, for Violin and Orchestra (1997). Ms. full score, pencil masters.

Box 3, Folder 5

Concerto in A Minor, for Violin and Orchestra (1997). Spiral bound photocopy of the above.

Scope and Content Note

"To Itzhak Perlman."
Box 3, Folder 6

Concerto in A Minor, for Violin and Orchestra (1997). Final sketches. Ms., pencil.

 

Song of the Earth

Box 4, Folder 2

Song of the Earth: a psychological tone poem. Full score, ink, bound.

Box 13, Folder 3

Song of the Earth, a psychological tone poem (1950). Short score. Ms., pencil.

 

North Hollywood: Metamorphosis

Box 4, Folder 4

North Hollywood: Metamorphosis; a symphonic suite for orchestra (1996). Photocopy of ms., spiral bound.

Box 5, Folder 1

North Hollywood: Metamorphosis; a symphonic suite for orchestra (1996). Draft of full score, pencil.

 

Symphony for Strings

Box 6, Folder 1

Symphony for Strings (1965). Sketches. Ms., pencil.

Box 6, Folder 2

Symphony for Strings (1965). Full score. Ozalid, spiral bound.

 

Chamber Music and Songs

Box 13, Folder 1

We are not alone. Music, research, files, clippings.

Box 13, Folder 2

Venu Te Deum, for violin and piano (1951). Score and part. Ms., ink.