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

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Arts and Humanities--Music

Finding Aid of the Paul Des Marais Collection of Music Manuscripts, 1947-1993

Collection number: 177

UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections



University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • University of California, Los Angeles, Library
  • Performing Arts Special Collections, Room A1713
  • Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Phone: (310) 825-4988
  • Fax: (310) 206-1864
  • Email: speccoll-paging@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www2.library.ucla.edu/specialcollections/performingarts/index.cfm
Processed by:
UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
1998
Encoded by:
Bryan Griest
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Paul Des Marais Collection of Music Manuscripts,
Date (inclusive): 1947-1993
Collection number: 177
Creator: Des Marais, Paul
Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: This collection consists of manuscripts and ozalid masters of scores
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Librarian for Performing Arts Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Performing Arts Special Collectionsas the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Paul Des Marais; gift; 1998, 1999.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Paul Des Marais Collection of Music Manuscripts, 177, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Des Marais by born on June 23, 1920, in Menominee, MI.; studied with Leo Sowerby in Chicago; BA (1949), MA (1953), Harvard Univ., where he studied with Nadia Boulanger and Walter Piston; taught composition at the University of California, Los Angeles from 1960; works include the operas Epiphanies (1964-8) and Le cimetière marin (1971), two piano sonatas (1947, 1952), music for various vocal and instrumental ensembles, and incidental music for theatrical and dance productions.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of manuscripts and ozalid masters of scores of compositions by Paul Des Marais.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Collection is arranged chronologically.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Des Marais, Paul--Archives.
Composers--United States--Archival resources.
Music--Manuscripts.


Collection Contents

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.