Finding Aid for the Juan Aguilar Collection of Musical Works and Papers ca. 1907-1957

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Juan Aguilar Collection of Musical Works and Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1907-1957
Collection number: 107
Creator: Aguilar, Juan
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: The collection consists of music manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, papers and photographs of Mexican-American composer, Dr. Juan A. Aguilar.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights in the physical objects belong to the UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish if the Performing Arts Special Collectionsdoes not hold the copyright.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Juan Aguilar Collection of Musical Works and Papers, 107, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

Acquisition Information

Beatrice Aguilar; gift; 1991

Scope and Content

Collection consists of music manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, papers and photographs of Mexican-American composer, Dr. Juan A. Aguilar.
The collection is organized into the following series:
  • Series 1. Manuscripts
  • Series 2. Photographs
  • Series 3. Correspondence
  • Series 4. Programs
  • Series 5. Sound Recordings
  • Series 6. Miscellaneous

Container List

 

Series 1. Manuscripts

Box 1, Item 2

[untitled] 1984 July 10

Parts: piano
Box 3, Item 5

Adelita 1927

Publisher: Juan Aguilar
Parts: piano
Box 8, Item 9

Adelita

Physical Description: full score, parts, original manuscript
Box 6, Item 5

Arcades de Roma 1914 February 24

Physical Description: full score
Box 6, Item 6

Arcades de Roma 1914 February 24

Physical Description: parts
Box 3, Item 2

Asturiana

Parts: orchestra
Box 6, Item 9

Asturiana

Parts: piano, saxophone
Physical Description: piano score, piano and saxophone score
Box 8, Item 10

Cantilena Imperial

Physical Description: parts
Box 5, Item 6

Canzona All' Antico

Physical Description: parts
Box 5, Item 4

Chiquillo del Alma Mia

Arranger: Aguilar, Juan
Box 2, Item 7

Concierto 1911 November 10

Parts: piano, orchestra
Box 2, Item 8

Concierto 1911 November 10

Parts: instrumental parts
Box 8, Item 14

Concierto para Piano y Orquesta

Physical Description: piano and orchestra reduction
Box 6, Item 13

Consuelo: Concert Valse for Piano Solo 1927

Physical Description: sheet music
Box 4, Item 23

Contra la Corriente

Physical Description: parts

Note

Last two sections only.
Box 5, Item 1

Contra la Corriente

Physical Description: parts
Box 4, Item 14

Contra la Corriente. Cantilena Nupcial

Physical Description: parts
Box 4, Item 10

Contra la Corriente. Cocktail Party

Physical Description: parts
Box 4, Item 12

Contra la Corriente. Sorpressa de Rosalia

Physical Description: parts
Box 4, Item 11

Contra la Corriente. Tango

Physical Description: parts
Box 4, Item 17

Contra la Corriente. Valse

Physical Description: full score
Box 4, Item 15

Contra la Corriente. Vida de Rosalia, Luz de Lun

Physical Description: parts
Box 4, Item 5

Coqueta (Polka). n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Parts.
Box 8, Item 12

Easter Mass

Physical Description: full score
Box 8, Item 13

Ecos de Mexico 1932 April 2

Physical Description: original parts
Box 5, Item 8

El Grano

Arranger: Aguilar, Juan
Physical Description: parts
Box 4, Item 19

El Santo de Dona Luz (Contra la Corriente)

Physical Description: parts
Box 5, Item 9

Geisha Girl 1933 March 20

Physical Description: parts
Box 5, Item 3

Geisha Girl. Wisteria Vine

Physical Description: manuscript photocopy
Box 5, Item 14

Ghosts of the Golden West 05/26/1931

Note

Sketches.
Box 4, Item 8

Gran Coro a Cervantes. 07/12/1916.

Scope and Content Note

Parts and piano-vocal score.
Box 5, Item 5

Granada. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Parts.
Box 8, Item 1

Guajiras n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Full score.
Box 8, Item 8

Guajiras n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Parts.
Box 1, Item 4

Guajiras (Moorish Suite, part 1). 07/20/1934 (date performed at Hollywood Bowl).

Physical Description: 105 lvs.

Note

For orchestra.
Box 1, Item 6

Guajiras (Moorish Suite, part 1). 07/20/1934 (date performed at Hollywood Bowl).

Physical Description: 59 pp.

Note

For orchestra.
Box 8, Item 7

Guajiras. Zapateo del Monte

Parts: piano

Note

2 copies.
Box 4, Item 16

Honeymoon - Valse (Contra la Corriente). n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Parts.
Box 5, Item 15

Incidental Music to Pathe Freres Film d'Art "Faust" n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by Charles P. Muller.
Box 5, Item 11

Japanese Suite n.d.

Note

Parts.
Box 5, Item 13

La Cuna Donde Naci n.d.

Note

Piano score.
Box 4, Item 20

La flor (Contra la Corriente). n.d.

Box 3, Item 27

La Folle Serenade. 04/29/1933

Scope and Content Note

Piano-vocal.

Note

By Louis Reix, with words by Maurice Dufresne.
Box 5, Item 12

La Jesusita n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Parts.

Note

Arranged by Juan Aguilar.
Box 4, Item 4

Las Tres Pelonas n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Parts.
Box 4, Item 18

Londres Polka (Contra la Corriente). n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Parts.
Box 6, Item 8

March (Moorish Suite) 08/27/1931

Note

Full score.
Box 4, Item 2

Marcha/Oficio de Defuntos/Salve Regina/Veni Creator Spiritus. n.d.

Box 8, Item 16

Mexican Rhapsodie n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Parts.
Box 6, Item 12

Mexican Rhapsody n.d.

Box 8, Item 3

Mexican Rhapsody #3 n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Full score.
Box 8, Item 4

Mexican Rhapsody #3 n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Original manuscript and copies of parts.
Box 8, Item 15

Mexican Rhaspody #3 n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Parts.
Box 4, Item 24

Minuet (Contra la Corriente). n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Parts.
Box 6, Item 7

Moorish Festival n.d.

Note

Full Score.
Box 2, Item 1

Moorish Festival. n.d.

Note

For orchestra.
Box 1, Item 5

Moorish Festival: March. 07/20/1934 (date performed at Hollywood Bowl).

Note

For orchestra.
Box 3, Item 1

Moorish Suite

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of typewritten sheet, 1 lv.

Note

Acknowledgements by the composer.
Box 2, Item 2

Moorish Suite. Asturiana

Parts: orchestra
Box 2, Item 3

Moorish Suite. Asturiana

Physical Description: instrumental parts
Box 5, Item 7

Morenita. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Parts.

Note

Rhumba by Juan Aguilar.
Box 4, Item 22

Music Box (Contra la Corriente). n.d.

Box 3, Item 4

Nocturno. 1911 (Published by Friedrich Hofmeister, Leipzig).

Note

Opus 102, no. 1 for piano.
Box 4, Item 13

Novelette (Contra la Corriente). n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Parts.
Box 4, Item 9

Obertura. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Full score.
Box 3, Item 7

Pastoral. n.d.

Note

For orchestra, no. 16.
Box 4, Item 21

Primera Impression (Contra la Corriente). n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Parts.
Box 4, Item 1

Princesita. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Orchestra parts.

Note

Includes typewritten biography sheet.
Box 4, Item 6

Rapsodia No. 2. n.d.

Box 2, Item 4

Reveile (from Moorish Suite). n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Instrumental parts.
Box 2, Item 5

Reveille

Physical Description: ozalid copy

Note

Inscribed by the composer to Sr. D. Victor Franco.
Box 6, Item 10

Reveille (Moorish Suite)

Physical Description: manuscript
Box 2, Item 6

Reverie

Parts: strings, winds and timpani
Box 6, Item 11

Reverie

Physical Description: full score and instrumental parts
Box 4, Item 7

Rhapsodie Mexicana 1914 July 1

Box 3, Item 29

Russian Gypsy Serenade 1921

Publisher: Metro Music
Physical Description: piano vocal score
Box 8, Item 2

San Diego: La Perla del Oceano 1990

Composer: Stoecklin, Carmen Prietto
Physical Description: full score

Note

Composed by Carmen Prietto Stoecklin (close friend of Aguilar family).
Box 1, Item 3

Septimo

Parts: orchestra
Box 5, Item 2

Shrine of Jizo

Physical Description: manuscript photocopy
Box 5, Item 10

Shrine of Jizo

Physical Description: full score
Box 4, Item 3

Somos Las Floristas de Madrid

Physical Description: piano conductor score, full score
Box 3, Item 6

To a Viking's Daughter 1943

Lyricist: Tow, James
Publisher: James Tow
Box 8, Item 11

Vexilla Regis

Physical Description: full score
Box 3, Item 8

Zortzico

Parts: piano, violin, voice
 

Series 2. Photographs

Box 3, Item 26

Charles Walker, Pryor Moore, [unidentified], Jesus Varquez. Standing: Lorn Steinberger, Charles White, Louis Vilelle, Juan Aguilar, [2 unidentified men]

Box 3, Item 3

Father Basel Frison with Juan Aguilar ca 1940

Box 3, Item 10

Ignacio de Castillo, Dr. Frank Nagel, Juan Aguilar and C.W. Cadman

Note

Unidentified location.
Box 3, Item 20

Juan Aguilar 1907 June 22

Note

Inscription to "Chole".
Box 3, Item 31

Juan Aguilar, aged 14 years. n.d.

Box 3, Item 19

Juan Aguilar, Pryor Moore and Charles Stewart

Box 3, Item 30

Juan Aguilar. ca. 1910.

Box 3, Item 9

Loren Powell, Osmar Dietz, Philip Kahgan, Juan Aguilar, Bela Adams and Philip Musgrave (recording session)

Box 3, Item 12

Misa de Resurrection (chorus and orchestra) 1935 April 21

Note

Premiere performance of the work.
Box 3, Item 16

Pryor Moore, Alice Brag McGinty and Juan Aguilar

Note

Box 3, Item 21

Pryor Moore's orchestra

Box 3, Item 22

St. Vibiana's Cathedral Choir circa 1940

Note

With Juan Aguilar at the organ.
Box 3, Item 15

Wedding of Juan Aguilar and Solidad Gomez circa 1905-07

 

Series 3. Correspondence

Box 5, Item 18

Easter Mass (assorted correspondence) 1926 April

Scope and Content Note

Typewritten copies of assorted correspondence regarding KMTR radio's broadcast of Juan Aguilar's "Easter Mass".
Box 3, Item 18

From: Florence M. Irish 1934 July 18

Scope and Content Note

Regarding: Artist's and Conductor's Breakfast, held by the Symphony Society of the Hollywood Bowl on July 24, 1934.
Box 3, Item 17

From: Mrs. G.W. Ballard 1937 February 12

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the arrangement of "Goddess of Liberty" for brass band.
Box 3, Item 28

Regarding "Russian Gypsy Serenade" 1941 March 17

Note

To Mr. Roman Navarro from Martha Cumacho.
Box 3, Item 11

Regarding Aguilar Accomplishments and Compositions 1933 April 5 - June 26

Note

Photocopies of thre letters from Elmer Clifton, Hugo Rosenfeld and Arthur Lange to Juan Aguilar, regarding compositions and other accomplishments of Juan Aguilar.
Box 5, Item 17

Regarding Juan Aguilar and the Musician's Protective Union (Assorted Correspondence) 1916-1917

 

Series 4. Programs

Box 3, Item 25

Everyman 1936 September 10-17

Note

Performance took place at the Hollywood Bowl.
Box 3, Item 13

Holy Trinity Church (Los Angeles) Easter Sunday Performance 1935 April 21

Box 6, Item 2

Otto Ploetz Recital 1928 October 21

Scope and Content Note

Otto Ploetz - recital with the Jonathan Club Orchestra.
Box 5, Item 16

Turn to the Right 1920 May 16

Composer: Smith, Winchell

Scope and Content Note

Program from a performance of "Turn to the RIght" by Winchell Smith and John E. Hazzard at the Majestic Theatre in Los Angeles.
 

Series 5. Sound Recordings

Box 7, Item 11

Cada Loco Con Su Tema, Mulata Soy Yo

Performer: Machito y Su Orquesta
Physical Description: 1 10" sound disc
Box 7, Item 1

California Christmas, Blue Again

Performer: Prietto , Carmen
Physical Description: 2 7" sound discs
Box 7, Item 9

Cielo Andaluz 1955 May 18

Performer: Mendez, Rafael
Physical Description: 1 10" sound disc
Box 7, Item 4

Continuation of Mass in G

Performer: Aguilar, Juan
Physical Description: 1 10" sound disc
Box 7, Item 5

End of Mass in G, Organ Solo n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Juan Aguilar performing.

Note

10" disc
Box 8, Item 5

Giordano

Composer: Chenier, Andre
Arranger: Aguilar, Juan
Performer: Prietto , Carmen
Physical Description: 1 10" sound disc
Box 7, Item 3

Mass in G

Performer: Aguilar, Juan
Physical Description: 1 10" sound disc
Box 7, Item 2

Organ Solo

Performer: Aguilar, Juan
Physical Description: 1 10" sound disc
Box 7, Item 8

Princessita

Arranger: Aguilar, Juan
Physical Description: 1 10" sound disc
Box 7, Item 12

Record Album

Physical Description: 6 10" sound discs

Scope and Content Note

Contains 6 untitled (possibly blank) 10" discs.
Box 7, Item 10

To a Viking's Daughter, Mohave Moods

Composer: Aguilar, Jose
Performer: Barnes, Francis
Physical Description: 1 10" sound disc
Box 7, Item 6

Vexilla Regis

Physical Description: 1 10" sound disc
Box 7, Item 7

Vexilla Regis (part 2), Organ Solo

Physical Description: 1 10" sound disc
Box 8, Item 6

Viking's Daughter

Performer: Aguilar, Juan
Physical Description: 1 10" sound disc

Note

Also performed by Carmen Prietto, soprano.
 

Series 6. Miscellaneous

Box 6, Item 3

Grove Dictionary of Musicians Article

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of article in Grove Dictionary of Musicians by Joseph Vernon.
Box 3, Item 14

Juan Aguilar Obituary 1953 October

Note

As printed in Overture magazine.
Box 3, Item 23

Los Angeles Herald and Express Article 1936 October 10

Note

Regarding Juan Aguilar.
Box 3, Item 24

Los Angeles Times Article 1936 September 16

Note

Regarding the music of Juan Aguilar.
Box 6, Item 4

Moorish Suite Program Notes

Box 6, Item 1

Receipt September 1936

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript receipt regarding Juan Aguilar and performance of "Everyman" - California Festival Association.
Box 1, Item 1

Scrapbook 1913-1957

Scope and Content Note

Contains programs, correspondence and newspaper clippings from English and Spanish language newspapers.