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Series I : Works for Orchestra

box 2, Folder 3

Pearl

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Includes notes, 50 leaves (photocopies) of the score, and 1 photocopy of the 33-page score in a 3-ring binder.
 

Series II : Instrumental Works

Box 2, Folder 4

[Film music]

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

A collection of loose pieces which includes the following :
1. Opening - Water & land. Recreation ensemble. Snow changes to spring. End (10 p., ozalid, for various combinations of instruments).
2. Water (Film score - Dam sequence-) (Fr. horn & tymp. & hanging cymbal; 3 p., ms.).
3. Water sequence (Clarinet in B flat and horn in F; 1 p. ms.).
4. Morning sequence (Clarinet in B flat; 1 p. ms.).
5. Film score (B flat clarinet; 2 p. ms.).
Box 2, Folder 6

Mein junges Leben hat ein End

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Folder includes :
1. Ink autograph of the score (9 p.)
2. Photocopy of ms.
3. Photocopy of ms. with corrections in red ink
4. Spiral-bound photocopy of ms.
5. Approximately 25 looseleaf photocopies of various pages of the ms.
Box 2, Folder 7

Mirror, mirror

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Composition for two pianos. Laser-printed score with corrections in red ink (10 p.).
Box 2, Folder 8

Music for beginning violin

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Pedagogical compositions for violin solo, two violins, and three violins. The following pieces are included :
1. Berceuse (2 violins; ms. in pencil with Quiet pool).
2. Breathless melody; Senseless melody; Thoughtful melody (solo violin; ms. in ink).
3. Burrito (2 violins; ms. in ink).
4. Dolphins (2 violins; ms. in ink).
5. Dance until morning (2 violins; ms. in ink).
6. Four tunes in transposed modes (solo violin; ms. in pencil and ms. in ink. The ink ms. is titled Four melodies in transposed modes).
7. Friction (2 violins; ms. in ink).
8. Fugue (3 violins; ms. in ink).
9. Games (2 violins; ms. in ink).
10. Gentle dance (2 violins; ms. in ink).
11. Ping pong rally (2 violins; ms. in ink).
12. Protest march; Gavotte (2 violins; ms. in ink).
13. Quiet pool (2 violins); Theme and two variations (solo violin; ms. in ink).
14. Royal entrance; Friction (2 violins; ms. in pencil and ms. in ink).
15. Two people remembering something (2 violins; ms. in pencil and ms. in ink).
16. [Untitled fragment] (solo violin); Demons (2 violins); Halos (2 violins; photocopy of ms. with ink addendum on final system).
Box 2, Folder 10

[Piece for flute and piano]

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

No title on either copy. Folder includes ms. in pencil (6 p., incomplete) and photocopy (7 p.).
Box 2, Folder 11

Pieces for the mind's eye

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

For chamber ensemble (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, violin, cello and bass). Ms. in ink with corrections and conductor's notes in blue ink. Also includes photocopy of piccolo part for one movement.
Box 2, Folder 12

Pipe dreams; Poppies

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

For flute and piano. Photocopy of ms. (10 p.) and ms. in ink of flute part (3 p.).
Box 2, Folder 13

Recollections; Revel

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

For violoncello and piano. Photocopies of ms. (11 p.). Dedicated to Bonnie Hampton and Nathan Schwartz.
Box 2, Folder 16

The secret

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

For harp and harpsichord. Photocopy (9 p.).
Box 2, Folder 17

Sonnets I-III

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

1. Sonnet for oboe and bassoon (2 p., ms. in ink).
2. Sonnet for flute and English horn (1 p., ms. in ink).
3. Double sonnet for two B-flat clarinets (3 p., ms. in ink).
Box 1, Folder 5

String quartet

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Corrections in red and blue pencil. Marked "engraver's copy" on cover. Spiral bound ozalid (21 p.).
Box 2, Folder 18

String quartet

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Publisher's first and second proofs (21 p. each). Both proofs are marked extensively in red ink (J. Elkus?) and in blue ink (E. Armer).
Box 3, Folder 1

String quartet

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

1. Publisher's proof, J. B. Elkus & Son Music publishers (20 p.).
2. Study score (20 p.).
3. Miscellaneous papers pertaining to the production of these scores, including a publisher's announcement, layouts, etc.
Box 3, Folder 2

Thaw

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Photocopy (6 p.) of second proof. Scored for piano solo.
 

Series III : Vocal Works

Box 3, Folder 3

[Children's songs]

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

1. Clean. Ms. in pencil (2 p.). On the verso of these pages are two sketches in ink for unidentified works.
2. Clean. Photocopy (2 p.) of ms.
3. Each new day. Photocopy (1 p.).
4. I know what to do. Ms. in ink (2 p.).
5. I know what to do (Get help. Give aid). Ms. in ink with notes and corrections in pencil (4 p.).
6. Let's eat! Photocopy (2 p.) of ms.
7. What makes me me? Ms. in ink (2 p.). Verso of first page is a partial ms. (in ink) of two pieces from Music for beginning violin (v.s.). Verso of second page is a sketch for an unidentified work.
8. What makes me me? Ms. in ink (4 p.) with numerous corrections in pencil. Obverse pages include a number of sketches for unidentified works.
9. Photocopy of ms. of untitled song (6 p.). First line : "I am how I look." Some material from "What makes me me?"
10. Sketch (ms. in ink, 1 p.) of untitled song. Verso is a short sketch for an unidentified chamber work.
Box 3, Folder 5

Five Indian songs

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Spiral-bound ozalid (51 p.). For voice, flute and percussion. Program notes and texts laid in, including song texts and program notes for other works.
Box 3, Folder 7

Golden years

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

FIrst page of score only (photocopy of ms.). Text (1 p., typescript) also in folder.
Box 3, Folder 11

Return

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

For baritone and piano (text by Robinson Jeffers). Ms. in ink (4 p.).
Box 3, Folder 12

A season of grief

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Text by Alfred Lord Tennyson and Witter Bynner. Publisher's proof of vocal score with corrections (22 p.). Typewritten texts (7 p.) and photocopy of typewritten texts with program notes (8 p.).
Box 3, Folder 13

[Shakespeare songs]

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

For girls' chorus (SSA) with flute and bassoon. Photocopy (various paginations), spiral-bound.
Box 3, Folder 14

[Song cycle]

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

An untitled song cycle.
1. A song not for now (2 p., ms.).
2. A corner of the circle (5 p., ms.).
3. For the mother of Kathryn Barbara (3 p., ms.).
4. The Prince of Pompadoodle (6 p., ms.).
5. Requiem for an exaggerated obituary (2 p., ms.; also includes photocopy of the first page of a different version of this song).
In addition to the above, a photocopy of the texts is included (typescript, 2 p.).
Box 3, Folder 15

[Song cycle]

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Untitled song collection (80 p., unpaginated, of incomplete ms.). Typescripts and photocopies of texts, with notes in composer's hand.
Box 3, Folder 16

Spin, earth

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

For four-part chorus (SATB) and organ (or piano). Text by Raymond John Baughan. Photocopy (11 p.) of 1977 Lawson-Gould edition.
 

Series IV : Other Ensemble Works

Box 3, Folder 4

The uses of music in the uttermost parts, part I : Eating with the Hoi

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Two incomplete sets of photocopied mss.
Box 1, Folder 7

The uses of music in the uttermost parts, part I : Eating with the Hoi

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Ms. in ink (each section paginated separately) and incomplete photocopy.
Box 1, Folder 15

The uses of music in the uttermost parts, part II : The seasons of Oling

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

For viola, violoncello, piano, and percussion. Ms. in ink (3 p., incomplete).
Box 1, Folder 1

The uses of music in the uttermost parts, part III : The great instrument of the Geggerets

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Ms. in pencil.
Box 2, Folder 1

The uses of music in the uttermost parts, part III : The great instrument of the Geggerets

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Laser-printed score.
Box 2, Folder 2

The uses of music in the uttermost parts, part III : The great instrument of the Geggerets

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Four copies of spiral-bound score.
Box 1, Folder 6

The uses of music in the uttermost parts, part IV : Anithaca

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

For girls' chorus (SSSAAA). Ms. in pencil (32 p.), proof of printed score (incomplete, only 19 p.) with corrections in ink, and photocopy of the text with Armer's notes.
Box 1, Folder 2

The uses of music in the uttermost parts, part V : Open and shut

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

For oboe, clarinet, violin, violoncello and double bass. Incomplete ms. in pencil (first two pages only).
Box 1, Folder 3

The uses of music in the uttermost parts, part V : Open and shut

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Ms. in pencil (20 p., final page lacking). Includes title page and a copy of Ursula LeGuin's poem.
Box 2, Folder 9

The uses of music in the uttermost parts, part V : Open and shut

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Spiral-bound copy with markings by Jack Vad (recording engineer for Koch International); spiral-bound copy with corrected poem text and pencilled corrections added to score; spiral-bound copy with corrections in red ink.
Box 2, Folder 14

The uses of music in the uttermost parts, part VI : Sailing among the Pheromones

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

For guitar, marimba, harp and tape. Ms. in ink (11 p.).
Box 2, Folder 15

The uses of music in the uttermost parts, part VI : Sailing among the Pheromones

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Spiral-bound photocopy (11 p.).
Box 1, Folder 8

The uses of music in the uttermost parts, part VIII : Island Earth

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

For chorus and large orchestra. Incomplete ms. in pencil (73 p.).
Box 1, Folder 9

The uses of music in the uttermost parts, part VIII : Island Earth

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Ms. in pencil (84 p.). A better copy.
Box 3, Folder 8

The uses of music in the uttermost parts, part VIII : Island Earth

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

First proofs of printed score (84 p.). Corrections marked in red (Armer) and blue pencil (J. Elkus).
Box 1, Folder 11

The uses of music in the uttermost parts, part VIII : Island Earth

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Printed full score, spiral bound (84 p.). Stamped "Corrected 1/5/94" and marked with numerous corrections.
Box 1, Folder 12

The uses of music in the uttermost parts, part VIII : Island Earth

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Ms. (incomplete; p. 1-10 only) and photocopy of ms. (also incomplete; p. 1-11 only) of vocal score.
Box 1, Folder 10

The uses of music in the uttermost parts, part VIII : Island Earth

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Spiral-bound choral score (44 p.).
 

Series V : Juvenilia

Box 3, Folder 17

[Juvenile sketches]

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Four manuscript notebooks, each with various sketches and pieces, apparently composed during Armer's pre-college and college years.
Box 3, Folder 18

Post dies octo December 9, 1966

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Three-voice motet setting (ms. 2 p.). A course assignment; marked with instructor's comments and grade (A).
 

Series VI : Sketches and Notes

Box 4, Folder 1

[Film music - notes]

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Typescript (1 p.) of notes containing ideas for soundtracks for educational films.
Box 1, Folder 13

[Fragments and sketches]

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

20 leaves of unidentified fragments and sketches, mostly ms. in pencil. A few are photocopies of mss.
Box 3, Folder 6

The golden ring : Five songs for California

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Title page only (photocopy of ms.).
Box 4, Folder 2

[Letters]

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

ALS (4) plus 1 Christmas card from Ursula LeGuin.
Box 4, Folder 3

Lockerbones/Airbones

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Programnotes and texts for Armer's song cycle in typescript (5 p.). Song texts are by Ursula LeGuin.
Box 4, Folder 4

[Materials pertaining to the release of Armer's compact disc]

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Invitations to CD release party, proofs of the CD booklet (with corrections in colored pencil), and a mail order form for the CD.
Box 4, Folder 5

[Miscellaneous texts]

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

T.p. of a play by Armer entitled Mowgli and three pages (6-8) of an incomplete stage work.
Box 1, Folder 14

[Notes and texts pertaining to The uses of music in the uttermost parts]

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Program notes, spoken and sung texts, and photocopies of the map of the Uttermost Archipelago.
Box 4, Folder 6

Rondino in blue

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

For solo clarinet. Two pages of sketches, in pencil and in ink.
Box 1, Folder 16

[Sketches relating to The uses of music in the uttermost parts]

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Music sketches and notes. Ms. in ink.
Box 4, Folder 7

[Unidentified texts]

Physical Description: 1 Folder