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Finding Aid for the John Biggs papers, 1967-2012 PASC-M.0194
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Series 1: Compositions 1967-2012

Scope and Content

Compositions for orchestral music, chamber music, chorale music, and the two operas Hobson's Choice and Ernest Worthing. Handwritten lyrics and DVDs are included for both operas. Primarily printed scores, some with parts, as well as several manuscript scores and a few in pdf form. Full scores unless otherwise noted.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

COLLECTION CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials, you must notify the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk in advance of your visit.
Box 4, Folder 1

American Folk Songs (incl. pdf on CD-R) 1967

Box 3, Folder 1

Bethlehem Down - manuscript score undated

Box 4, Folder 2

Birds 1967

Box 4, Folder 3

Black Waltz of a Gossiping Diva 2001

Box 3, Folder 2

Black Waltz of a Gossiping Diva - manuscript score 2001

Box 4, Folder 4

Cantata Rustica - full score with CD 1991

Box 4, Folder 5

Cantata Rustica - choral score and parts 1991

Box 4, Folder 5

Canto Sobre La Muerte de Silvestre 1991

Box 1, Folder 1

Canto Sobre La Muerte de Silvestre - manuscript score 1991

Box 3, Folder 3

Cello Concerto - manuscript score 1988

Box 4, Folder 6

A Christmas Canticle 1971

Box 4, Folder 7

Concert Suite - full score and parts 1986

Box 2, Folder 1

Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orchestra 1996

Box 2, Folder 2

Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra 1978

Box 1, Folder 2

Concerto for Orchestra - manuscript score 1988

Box 3, Folder 4

Concerto for Orchestra 1988

Box 4, Folder 8

Concerto for Viola, Woodwinds and Percussion - full score and parts 1978

Box 1, Folder 3

Concerto for Violin and Chamber Orchestra - manuscript score 1987

Box 2, Folder 3

Concerto for Violin and Classical Orchestra 1988

Box 4, Folder 9

Cowboy Miniatures 2008

Box 1, Folder 6

Cowboy Miniatures - manuscript score 2007

Box 3, Folder 5

Dance Suite - manuscript score 1999

Box 4, Folder 10

Dialog for Violin and Piano 1978

Box 4, Folder 11

Double Reed Concerto (incl. pdf on CD-R) 2011

Box 4, Folder 12

Eccentricities 1986

Box 4, Folder 13

Ernest Worthing: A Musical Play in Three Acts (incl. music and DVD) 1997

Box 4, Folder 14

Fantasy on a Theme of Rameau 1996

Box 4, Folder 15

A Garland of Southern Song 1990

Box 2, Folder 4

Hobson's Choice - full score 2000

Box 5, Folder 1

Hobson's Choice - vocal score (incl. CDs, DVD) 2000

Box 5, Folder 2

Hobson's Choice - parts 2000

Box 5, Folder 3

Hobson's Choice - parts and libretto 2000

Box 5, Folder 4

Hobson's Choice - lyrics (also incl. lyrics for Ernest Worthing) 2000

Box 3, Folder 6

Hobson's Choice - manuscript score 2000

Box 1, Folder 6

March of the Krumhorns - manuscript score 2006

Box 5, Folder 5

Mass for Our Time - full score and parts 2003

Box 5, Folder 6

Medieval Dance Suite 1993

Box 5, Folder 7

Meditations and Digressions 2005

Box 1, Folder 6

Meditations and Digressions - manuscript score 2005

Box 3, Folder 7

Pater Noster - manuscript score 1997

Box 5, Folder 8

Paul Revere's Ride 1975

Box 5, Folder 9

Please Don't Rain on My Tuba 2003

Box 1, Folder 6

Please Don't Rain on My Tuba - manuscript score 2003

Box 5, Folder 10

A Renaissance Bouquet 1994

Box 5, Folder 11

Soft Shoe 2003

Box 5, Folder 12

Soliloquy from Planet Earth (inc. CD-R accompaniment) 1979

Box 6, Folder 1

A Song, a Prayer, a Voyage 2006

Box 1, Folder 6

A Song, a Prayer, a Voyage - manuscript score 2006

Box 6, Folder 2

Songs for Baritone and Cello 1997

Box 1, Folder 4

Songs of Laughter, Love of Tears - manuscript score 1985

Box 6, Folder 3

State of Mind 2002

Box 6, Folder 4

Summer's End 2012

Box 6, Folder 5

Symphony No. 1 - parts 1978

Box 6, Folder 6

Symphony No. 1 - parts 1978

Box 1, Folder 5

Symphony II - manuscript score undated

Box 1, Folder 6

This Tiny King - manuscript score undated

Box 6, Folder 7

Three Preludes 1992

Box 6, Folder 8

Three Sonatinas 1978

Box 6, Folder 9

Three Songs From Catullus 1978

Box 2, Folder 5

Triple Concerto 1978

Box 6, Folder 10

Two Chorales on Poems of Oscar Wilde 1978

Box 2, Folder 6

Variations on a Theme of Shostakovich 1978

Box 6, Folder 11

With Rue My Heart is Laden 1978

Box 6, Folder 12

Web of Life - full score 1994

Box 6, Folder 13

Web of Life - parts 1994

Box 6, Folder 14

Web of Life - chorale score/youth score 1994

 

Series 2: Commerical recordings 1991-2004

Scope and Content

Commercial CDs of Biggs' works, recorded by a variety of orchestras and vocalists.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

COLLECTION CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials, you must notify the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk in advance of your visit.
Box 6, Folder 15

Chamber Music of John Biggs - Barkezian Ensemble 1999

Box 6, Folder 16

John Biggs - A Choral Bouquet 2001

Box 7, Folder 1

John Biggs - A Vocal Bouquet 2001

Box 7, Folder 2

Music of John Biggs - Czech National Symphony 2004

Box 7, Folder 3

The Music of John Biggs - Moravska Filharmonie Olomouc 1997

Box 7, Folder 4

Paul Freeman Introduces John Biggs 2000

Box 7, Folder 5

Music From Six Continents: Biggs, Dembski, Jazwinski, Wolfe - Polish Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra of Krakow 1991