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Finding Aid for the Paul Des Marais Collection of Music Manuscripts , 1947-1993
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Box 1, Folder 1

Sonata for piano (1947). Ozalid masters, black ink, 27 leaves.

Box 1, Folder 2

Piano Sonata in G (1952). Ozalid masters, blank ink, 37 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

"To Robert Moevs." Dated "Peterborough, New Hampshire, 1-31 July, 1952."
Box 1, Folder 3

Theme and changes : for harpsichord (1953). Ozalid masters, black ink, 16 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

"Written for and dedicated to Sylvia Marlowe"--title page. Dated "July, Peterborough, 1953."
Box 1, Folder 4

For the time being : Two choral excerpts. Ozalid masters, black ink, 21 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

I. At the Manger; II. Chorus (Finale). "1955, Boston.. With the permission of Mr. W. H. Auden."--title page. For chorus and three pianos.
Box 1, Folder 5

Motet in three movements : for mixed voices, cellos and double basses (1959). Ozalid masters, black ink, 33 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

1. Denaill; 2. Vertue; 3. Discipline. Poems by George Herbert. Dated "8 June-8 July, 1959, Los Angeles."
Box 1, Folder 6

Capriccio : for two pianos, celesta, and percussion (three performers) (1962). Ozalid masters, pencil, 76 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Score (62 leaves) and percussion parts (14 leaves). "Los Angeles, 1962"--title page.
Box 1, Folder 7

Epiphanies : a theatre piece for 33 performers (1968). Ozalid masters, pencil and typescript, 147 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

"Los Angeles, June 1964-March 1969. Annotations and corrections XII.3.70"--title page. Contents: Film 1; Scene A; Film 2. Includes score and percussion parts for Scene A only.
Box 1, Folder 8

Epiphanies (part 2) (1968). Ozalid masters, pencil and typescript, 150 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Contents: Film 3; Scene B; Film 4; Scene C. Score.
Box 1, Folder 9

Organum 1-6 : for chorus, organ, and percussion (1972/80). Ozalid masters; pencil, ink and typescript.

Scope and Content Note

Organum 1-5, score, 47 leaves; Organum 1-4, score, 23 leaves; Organum 1-5; percussion part, 8 leaves. "Peterborough, 1972 (1 through 5), Los Angeles, 1980 (6)"--title page.
Box 1, Folder 10

The God of love love my Shepherd is.. Ozalid masters, pencil and typescript, 4 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Leaves are numbered 38-41. No title. Score, SATB. With Organum 1-6.
Box 1, Folder 11

Three Movements, for pianos and percussion (4 performers) (1972, 1975). Ozalid masters, pencil, 42 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

"Peterborough, 1972 (outer movements); Los Angeles, 1975 (middle movement added)"--title page.
Box 1, Folder 12

A Midsummer night's dream (1976). Ozalid masters, black ink, 48 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

"Incidental music written for the Theatre Arts production under the direction of Thomas Wheatley.. Los Angeles, 10 Sept-29 Sept 1976"--title page.
Box 2, Folder 1

Late Songs, for high voice and piano (1978). Ozalid masters, pencil and black ink, 31 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Includes performance notes and texts.
Box 2, Folder 2

Seasons of the Minds, for SATB, piano four-hands and celesta (1980). Ozalid masters, black ink, 69 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Score. Includes explanatory performance notes (1 leaf) and text (1 leaf).
Box 2, Folder 3

Saint Joan's music (1980). Ozalid masters, pencil, 18 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

"Written for the 1982 Theatre Arts production of G. B. Shaw's Saint Joan, under the direction of Michael McLain.. Los Angeles, February 4 through 20, 1982."--title page.
Box 2, Folder 4

Triplum : for organ and percussion (three performers) (1981). Manuscript (30 l., pencil, black ink, red ink); printed score (23p).

Scope and Content Note

"Los Angeles, 1981"--typed title page.
Box 2, Folder 5

Marriage a la mode: music for the Dryden play (1981). Ozalid masters, pencil, 36 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

"Los Angeles, December 1980."--title page.
Box 2, Folder 6

As you like it (1983). Ozalid masters, pencil, 25 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

"Music written for the 1983 Theatre Arts production of Shakespeare's play, under the direction of Thomas Wheatley.. Los Angeles, December 10, 1982 through February 1, 1983"--title page.
Box 2, Folder 7

Touch: music for dance, for two keyboards (1984). Manuscript, pencil, 18 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

"Los Angeles, 1984"--title page.
Box 2, Folder 8

Baroque Isles, for mallet percussion (2 performers) (1986). Manuscript, pencil, 18 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

For two marimbas and vibraphone (2 performers). Dated March 1986.
Box 2, Folder 9

Orpheus, a story with music (1987). Manuscript, pencil and typescript, 24 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

For narrator, piano, synthesizer, percussion. A translation by the composer of Orphee by Jules Supervielle.
Box 2, Folder 10

Slowsong, for high voice and piano (1987). Manuscript, pencil and typescript, 15 leaves.

Box 2, Folder 11

The French Park, for two guitars (1988). Manuscript (pencil, 13p.); printed score (9p., 2 copies).

Scope and Content Note

"Fall 1988; to Matthew Elgart and Peter Yates"--title page
Box 2, Folder 12

The Baroque Isles: the voyage out; for two pianos (1993). Ozalid masters, pencil, 18 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

"The ring and pattern of the island music deteriorate in the air.."--title page.