Inventory of the Roger Nixon archive, 1944-[ongoing]

Processed by The Music Library staff; machine-readable finding aid created by James Lake
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© 1997
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Inventory of the Roger Nixon Archive, 1944-[ongoing]

Collection number: ARCHIVES NIXON 1

The Music Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Contact Information

  • Music Library
  • 240 Morrison Hall
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
  • Phone: (510) 642-2623
  • Fax: (510) 642-8237
  • Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
  • URL: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MUSI/
Processed by:
The Music Library staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1984
Revised:
Mar. 13, 1986
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Roger Nixon Archive,
Date (inclusive): 1944-[ongoing]
Collection number: ARCHIVES NIXON 1
Creator: Nixon, Roger, 1921-
Extent: Number of containers: 5 cartons and 1 storage box
Repository: The Music Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Music Library.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item] Roger Nixon archive, ARCHIVES NIXON 1, The Music Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Abstract

The Roger Nixon Archive was established in 1984. Michael Keller, then Head of the Music Library, and Vincent Duckles, Head of the Music Library (1947-1981) had each approached Roger Nixon because of his association with the Composer's Forum, a Bay Area group of composers which included Roger Sessions among others.
The intention of the composer and founders of the archive is to retain the personal papers of Roger Nixon, as well as all published scores and sound recordings of his works. Manuscript scores will be retained by the composer until the time his estate would be settled.
While he feels free access and photocopying of his archival papers is to be allowed to all interested scholars, Nixon also views this archive as the definitive repository of all his works.
The collection is divided into the following three series: Correspondence and Papers (Boxes 1 and 2), Scores (printed, Boxes 5 and 6), and Programs (Boxes 3 and 4), housed in 5 cartons and 1 flat storage box.

Container List

 

I. Correspondence and Papers

Box Box 1

Academic Tribute and California Jubilee and San Joaquin Sketches (commission)

 

American Bandmasters, National Endowment for the Arts

 

ASCAP - Former correspondence, supportive material for awards

 

Biographical Materials

 

Boosey and Hawkes

 

The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky (opera) - N.J. Performance. Photographs and correspondence

 

Chamarita!

 

Correspondence - library staff

 

Correspondence - misc. 1 & 2

 

Correspondence - S.F. State files 1-4

 

Correspondence with composers, conductors, musicians, and organizations

 

Festival Mass

 

Carl Fischer Inc.

 

Galaxy

 

Golden Crest Records and Baylor University Project - corres.

 

The Goldman Memorial Band

 

Grants and Awards 1 & 2

 

Neil A. Kios Music Co.

 

List of Performances

 

List of Works

 

Misc. publishers correspondence, catalogues, info.

 

Music Educators National Conference, 1986 -- Program

 

Music for a Civic Celebration, J. C. Penney Bicentennial Project

 

NPR notes: "Meet the Composer"

 

Newspaper articles 1, 2, and 3

 

Nixon - David Boyden

 

Nixon - Aaron Copland 1 ALS

 

Nixon - Andrew Imbrie 2 MLS

 

Nixon - Roger Sessions 3 ALS

 

Nixon - Schoenberg

 

Nixon to Ernst Krenek

 

Photos

 

Postcards

 

Presser Co. Correspondence

Box Box 2

Program information, lists of works, lecture notes (1976 on)

 

Publisher correspondence and catalogs

 

"Raw" notes for lecture given in Ann Arbor (Univ. of Michigan). A Perspective on Composing for Band / with cassette tape used for demonstration

 

Reviews

 

San Francisco Symphony Stagebill (1/31/87)

 

Scrapbook

 

A Solemn Processional Southern Music Company

 

Twelve piano preludes and Opus Music Publishers

 

US Air Force Band - Arnold Gabriel, cond.

 

University of Michigan and Univ. of Illinois Bands1

 

Viola concerto

 

Workshops

 

A dissertation: "The Published Band Compositions of Roger Nixon," by Anthony P. Mazzaferro

 

II. SCORES

Additional Note

All are published scores inscribed by Nixon or ozalid copies of his manuscripts.
Box Box 5

Academic Tribute: for concert band (1987)

 

Air for Strings; with notes from a lesson with Schoenberg / Summer 1948

 

Arises the New Flower (1985)

Box Box 6

The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky Opera in 4 scenes -- piano-vocal score (1967)

Box Box 5

By-By-baby -Lullay! (1965)

 

California Jubilee (1987)

 

Centennial Overture (1995) score and parts

 

Ceremonial piece for brass (1980) score and parts

 

Chaucerian Visions: for mixed voices (SATB) [and piano] (1987)

 

Chinese seasons : song cycle (1942)

Box Box 6

Christmas perspectives for mixed voices, another score marked "set 1." (1980)

 

Concert Prelude: for brass (no date)

Box Box 5

Conversations for violin and clarinet in B flat (1981)

 

Festival mass [SATB, organ] (1980)

 

Firwood: for four part chorus (SATB) a capella (1960)

 

Flower of Youth [Concert Band, Grade 4] Score and parts (1992)

 

Four duos for flute or oboe and B flat clarinet (1966)

 

From The Canterbury Tales for mixed voices (no date)

 

Love's secret: four-part chorus, SATB (1967)

 

Music for a Civic Celebration, score and parts (1975)

 

Music for Clarinet and Piano. Score and part (1986)

 

Music for Piano (1994)

 

Music of Appreciation: for band. Score and parts (1944)

Box Box 6

A Narrative of Tides. Vocal score. (1984)

Box Box 5

Nocturne: for concert band. Condensed score and parts (1965)

 

Pacific Celebration Suite (1979) 1 score and parts

 

Psalm: for band (1972) 1 score and parts

 

Three duos (flute & B flat clarinet) (1983)

 

To the evening star (William Blake): for mixed voices a cappella (1967)

 

Twelve Preludes for Piano (1984)

 

Two Elegies for solo cello (1984)

 

Variations for B-flat bass clarinet (1983)

 

Variation for Clarinet and cello (1991) 2 scores and 1 facsimile (facs. in Box 6)

 

Variations for bassoon (1983)

 

Viola concerto (1969) Study score, Viola and Piano version (score and part)

 

Wonders of Christmas: for chorus of mixed voices unaccompanied (4 pieces) (1993)

 

III. Programs

Additional Note

The programs are arranged by the titles of the composition.
Box Box 3

Academic Tribute -- SF State University

 

Academic Tribute -- USA

 

Air for Strings -- Bay Area

 

Air for Strings -- California

 

The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky -- SF State University

 

The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky -- Bay Area

 

The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky -- California

 

The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky -- USA

 

By-By Baby, Lullay -- Bay Area

 

California Jubilee -- International:Japan

 

California Jubilee -- SF State University

 

California Jubilee -- California

 

California Jubilee -- USA

 

Carols

 

Centennial Fanfare March -- SF State University

 

Centennial Fanfare March -- Bay Area

 

Centennial Fanfare March -- California

 

Centennial Fanfare March -- USA

 

Centennial Overture

 

Ceremonial Fanfare Nos. 1 and 2 -- SF State University

 

Ceremonial Fanfare No. 1 -- Bay Area

 

Ceremonial Piece for Brass -- California

 

Chamarita! -- International: Japan

 

Chamarita! -- SF State University

 

Chamarita! -- California

 

Chamarita! -- USA

 

Chanticleer -- International: South Africa

 

Chanticleer -- Bay Area

 

Chanticleer -- USA

 

Chaucerian Visions

 

Chinese Seasons -- SF State University

 

Chinese Seasons -- Bay Area

 

Chinese Seasons -- USA

 

Christmas Perspectives -- SF State University

 

Christmas Perspectives -- Bay Area

 

Concerto for Viola and Orchestra -- Bay Area

 

Conversations for Violin and Clarinet -- SF State University

 

Conversations for Violin and Clarinet -- Bay Area

 

Dialog -- SF State University

 

Dialog -- Bay Area

 

Dialog -- USA

 

Duo for Flute and Alto Flute

 

Elegie -- Bay Area

 

Elegy for Band -- Berkeley

 

Elegy and Fanfare -- International: Istanbul

 

Elegy, Fanfare and March -- SF State University

 

Elegy, Fanfare and March -- Bay Area

 

Elegy, Fanfare and March -- USA

 

Festival Fanfare March -- SF State University

 

Festival Fanfare March -- Bay Area

 

Festival Fanfare March -- California

 

Festival Fanfare March -- USA

 

Festival Mass -- Bay Area

 

Fiesta del Pacifico-- International: China

 

Fiesta del Pacifico-- International: Japan

 

Fiesta del Pacifico -- SF State University

 

Fiesta del Pacifico -- Bay Area

 

Fiesta del Pacifico -- California

 

Fiesta del Pacifico -- USA

 

Firwood -- SF State University

 

Five Pieces for Two Instruments -- Bay Area

 

Five Preludes -- International: Bruxelles

 

Five Preludes -- USA

 

Flower of Youth

 

Four Duos -- Bay Area

 

Four Duos for Flute and B-flat Clarinet -- SF State University

 

Four Duos for Violin and Viola -- USA

 

Four Preludes -- SF State University

 

Four Preludes -- Bay Area

 

Four Songs -- Bay Area

 

From the Canterbury Tales

 

Gliding All Over -- SF State University

 

Green Growth the Holly -- Bay Area

 

How Sweet I Roamed -- SF State University

 

Love's Secret -- Bay Area

 

In Memoriam Adlai E. Stevenson -- USA

 

Modesto Centennial March -- Bay Area

 

Mooney's Grove Suite -- SF State University

 

Mooney's Grove Suite -- Bay Area

 

Mooney's Grove Suite -- California

 

Movement for Clarinet and Piano -- SF State University

 

Movement for Clarinet and Piano -- Bay Area

 

Music for A Civic Celebration -- SF State University

 

Music for A Civic Celebration -- Bay Area

 

Music for A Civic Celebration -- California

 

Music for A Civic Celebration -- USA

 

Music for Clarinet and Piano -- California

 

Music for Piano

 

Music of Appreciation

 

A Narrative of Tides -- SF State University

 

A Narrative of Tides -- California

 

Nocturne -- International: France

 

Nocturne -- International: Germany

 

Nocturne -- SF State University

 

Nocturne (for flute and piano) -- Bay Area

 

Nocturne -- California

 

Nocturne -- USA

Box Box 4

Now Living Things -- California

 

Pacific Celebration Suite -- International: Japan

 

Pacific Celebration Suite -- SF State University

 

Pacific Celebration Suite -- Bay Area

 

Pacific Celebration Suite -- California

 

Pacific Celebration Suite -- USA

 

Preludes -- SF State University

 

Preludes -- Bay Area

 

Preludes -- California

 

Prelude and Fugue -- International: Taiwan

 

Prelude and Fugue -- SF State University

 

Prelude and Fugue -- Bay Area

 

Prelude and Fugue -- California

 

Prelude and Fugue -- USA

 

Preludes VIII and IX -- California

 

Preludes VIII and IX -- USA

 

Psalm for Band -- California

 

Psalm for Band -- USA

 

Psalm 60 -- Bay Area

 

Psalm 60 -- California

 

Qaurtet No. 1 -- SF State University

 

Reflections -- International: Japan

 

Reflections -- SF State University

 

Reflections -- Bay Area

 

Reflections -- California

 

Reflections -- USA

 

San Joaquin sketches -- USA

 

Six Moods of Love -- SF State University

 

Six Moods of Love -- Bay Area

 

Six Moods of Love -- California

 

Six Moods of Love -- USA

 

Six Preludes -- SF State University

 

Six Preludes -- Bay Area

 

Slowly the Music -- Bay Area

 

A Solemn Processional -- SF State University

 

A Solemn Processional -- USA

 

Songs, from "The Children's Garden of Verse" -- SF State University

 

Summer Rain -- California

 

The Tempest -- SF State University

 

Testimonial -- USA

 

Three Dances for Orchestra -- California

 

Three Duos -- Bay Area

 

Three Preludes -- International: The Philippines

 

Three Preludes -- SF State University

 

Three Preludes -- Bay Area

 

Three Preludes -- California

 

Three Preludes -- USA

 

Three Settings of William Blake

 

Three Songs -- Bay Area

 

Three Transcendental Songs on Poems by Walt Whitman -- USA

 

To the Evening Star -- SF State University

 

Twelve Preludes

 

Two Dances for Orchestra -- USA

 

Two Duos for Flute and Piccolo -- SF State University

 

Two Duos for Flutes -- SF State University

 

Two Songs --California

 

Two Transcendental Songs -- Bay Area

 

Variations

 

Variations for Bass Clarinet -- Bay Area

 

Variations for Bass Clarinet -- USA

 

Variations for Clarinet and Cello -- SF State University

 

Viola Concerto -- SF State University

 

Viola Concerto -- Bay Area

 

The Wine of Astonishment -- Bay Area

 

The Wine of Astonishment -- California

 

Wonders of Christmas

 

SF State University -- Nixon Concerts (Multiple Pieces)

 

Arrangements by Roger Nixon

 

Miscellaneous Stuff -- Bay Area