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Inventory of the Frank Ahrold Papers, 1949-1992
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Series Arrangement

 

Series I: Music Manuscripts

Scope and Content Note

This series is subdivided into the following subseries: I:1 Orchestral Music I:2 Operas I:3 Dance Music I:4 Choral Music I:5 Songs I:5:i Orchestral Songs I:5:ii Other songs I:6 Piano Music I:7 Organ Music I:8 Flute Music I:9 Clarinet Music I:10 Other Chamber Music
 

Series II: Materials Relating to Performance

Scope and Content Note

(Concert Programs, Reviews, Notes, Photographs, etc.)
 

Series III: Correspondence

 

Series IV: Writings

Scope and Content Note

(Mostly composer biographies for program notes, in two alphabetical sequences).
 

Series V: Miscellany

Scope and Content Note

(Biographical materials, including resume and work list. Acquisition correspondence)
 

Series VI Audio Materials

Scope and Content Note

(Concert Tapes and private recordings [78s])

Container List

 

SERIES I: MUSIC MANUSCRIPTS

 

I:1 ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

Box-folder 8/1

Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra--Full Score (Pencil) & Horns (1 & 2) Parts [Oversize]

Box-folder 1/1

Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra - Parts: Violin I, II, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Harp, Clarinets I, II, Bassoons I, II (extracted from photocopies of the full score, pasted on manuscript paper).

Box-folder 1/2

Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra - Parts: Oboes I, II, Trumpets I, II, Timpani, and Harp. (Manuscript)

Box-folder 1/3

Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra - Reduction for Violin and Piano (Violin Part, Score)

Box-folder 1/4

Piano Concerto - Score

Box-folder 1/5

Piano Concerto - 2-piano reduction, pencil

Box-folder 1/6

Piano Concerto - 2-piano reduction, ink

Box-folder 8/2

Suite for Cello and Orchestra - Score (Pencil) [Oversize]

Box-folder 1/7

Four Episodes for Cello and Piano (Cello and piano reduction of Suite for Cello and Orchestra); [ozalid copy of ms.]

Box-folder 1/8

Concerto for Strings, 1st movement. 2 copies [ms. and ozalid copy with emendations]

Box-folder 1/9

Concerto for Strings - Ms. in pencil [1st movt. (14p.), and incomplete 3rd movt. (10p.), and sketches]

Box-folder 1/10

Concerto for Strings - 3 ozalid copies of Score [with emendations]

Box-folder 1/11

Concerto for Strings - Parts: -Violin I (3 cops), Violin II (3 cops), Viola (3 cops), Cello (3 cops), and Bass (2 cops).

Box-folder 8/3

Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (Oversize)(score ms. incomplete; photocopy of complete ms. of flute and puano reduction in folder)

Box-folder 1/12

Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (Ms. and Sketch; pages not in order; sketch of two songs are embedded in this ms.)

Box-folder 1/13

Cello Concerto in d minor / by Grace Becker Vamos ; orchestrated by Frank Ahrold (mixed ms. and photocopied pages)

Box-folder 1/14

Naughty Incident in a Convent (ms., pencil) - score [with unidentified photocopies of a ms.]

Box-folder 8/4

Unidentified Ms. in pencil (incomplete ms.)

 

I:2 OPERAS

Box-folder 2/1

The View - Full Score (pencil)

Box-folder 2/2

The View - Piano Vocal Score (pencil)

Box-folder 8/5

The View - Full Score, ink (Oversize)

Box-folder 2/3

The View - 10 Parts - Flute, Oboe, Bb Clarinet, Bassoon, Bb Trumpet, French Horn, Cello, Vibraphone, Percussions I, II

Box-folder 2/4

The View - Libretto (mimeograph copy)

Box-folder 2/5

Ye Gods! - Miscellaneous Parts

Box-folder 2/6

Ye Gods! - Piano-vocal score; incomplete ms., ink (folder 1)

Box-folder 2/7

Ye Gods! - Piano-vocal score; incomplete ms., ink and pencil (folder 2)

Box-folder 2/8

Ye Gods! - Piano-vocal score; incomplete ms., pencil, (fol. 3)

Box-folder 2/9

Ye Gods! - 2 libretti; typescripts with annotations. One copy One copy is titled Olympia, January 1952

Box-folder 2/10

Ye Gods! 2 Libretti, titled Olympia, with annotations.

Box-folder 2/11

Ye Gods! Lyrics

Box-folder 2/12

Ye Gods! (Olympia) libretto, torn

Box-folder 2/13

Ye Gods! (Olympia), photocopy of above.

Box-folder 2/14

Ye Gods! Various Sketches (Parts, Songs)

 

I:3 DANCE MUSIC

Box-folder 8/6

Ballet No. "548-56-8037" Full Score (ink) and Synopsis (typescript) (Oversize)

Box-folder 3/1

Ballet No. "548-56-8037" Full score (pencil)

Box-folder 3/2

Ballet No. "548-56-8037" Piano score (pencil)

Box-folder 3/3

Ballet No. "548-56-8037" Parts: Piccolo, Flute I, II, Oboe I, II, Clarinet I, II, Bassoon I, II, Horn I, II

Box-folder 3/4

Ballet No. "548-56-8037" Parts: Trumpet I, II, Trombone I, II, Bass Trombone, Xylophone, Percussion

Box-folder 3/5

Ballet No. "548-56-8037" Parts: Violin I, II, Viola, Violoncello

Box-folder 8/7

The Spider and the Fly - Full Score (ink; Oversize)

Box-folder 3/6

The Spider and the Fly - Full Score (pencil)

Box-folder 3/7

The Spider and the Fly - Chorus Masters. Piano score (ink)

Box-folder 3/8

The Spider and the Fly - Piano Score (pencil, with cues)

Box-folder 3/9

The Spider and the Fly - Parts: Flute, Oboe

Box-folder 3/10

The Spider and the Fly - Parts: Clarinet, Bassoon

Box-folder 3/11

The Spider and the Fly - Parts: Horn, Trumpet, Trombone

Box-folder 3/12

The Spider and the Fly - Parts: Harp, Percussion

Box-folder 3/13

The Spider and the Fly - Parts: String Bass

Box-folder 8/8

Star Journey - Full Score, pencil (Oversize)

Box-folder 3/14

Star Journey - Full Score, pencil

Box-folder 3/15

Star Journey - Piano Score, pencil

Box-folder 3/16

Star Journey, 1st Version - Parts: Piccolo-Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn I, II, Trumpet I, II, Trombone I, II, Bass Trombone

Box-folder 3/17

Star Journey, 1st Version - Parts: Piano/Celeste, Harp, Vibes, Timpani, Percussion, Violin I, II, Viola, Cello, Bass

Box-folder 3/18

Star Journey, 2nd Version - Parts: Piccolo, Flute I, II, Oboe I, II, Clarinet I, II, Bassoon I, II, Horn I, II, III, IV, Trumpet I, II, Trombone I, II, III

Box-folder 3/19

Star Journey, 2nd Version - Parts: Piano/Celeste, Harp, Vibes, Timpani, Percussion, Violin I, II, Viola, Cello, Bass

Box-folder 3/20

Star Journey - Performance Parts (with markings): Piccolo, FLute I, II, Oboe, Oboe I, II, Bb Clarinet, Clarinet I, II, Bassoon, Bassoon I, II, Horn I (2 cops), II, Trumpet I (2 cops), II, Trombone I, II, III

Box-folder 3/21

Star Journey - Performance Parts (with markings): Harp, Vibes, Timpani (2 cops), Percussion, Violin I, II, Viola, Cello, Bass

 

I:4 CHORAL MUSIC

Box-folder 4/1

Missa Brevis (Anno Mariano) SATB, with organ in Credo (ink)

Box-folder 4/2

Missa in D Minor, SATB, organ (ink)

Box-folder 4/3

Missa Brevis in F Minor, SATB, organ (ink)

Box-folder 4/4

Arise O Jerusalem, SATB, orchestra, full score (pencil)

Box-folder 4/5

Ave Maria, SATB, piano (ink)

Box-folder 4/6

Cantata of the Good Wife, Soloists, SATB, organ (ink)

Box-folder 4/7

Canticle of Judith, SATB, Orchestra (pencil)

Box-folder 4/7

Canticle of Judith, Organ Vocal score (ink)

Box-folder 4/8

Christmans Music, SATB, Orchestra, full score (pencil)

Box-folder 4/9

Little Boy Blue, SATB, piano (pencil)

Box-folder 4/10

Lully, Sweet Baby, Lully, SATB, flute, harp, organ (pencil)

Box-folder 4/11

Sacred Songs

 

The Lord is My Shepherd (SATB)

 

Tulerant Dominum (SATB)

 

Glory to God in the Highest (SSAATB)

 

Quia Fecit Mihi Magna(alto)

 

Esurientes (baritone)

 

Et Exaltavit (SATB)

 

Suscepit (SA, Harp)

 

Quid Respexit (Sop, Harp)

 

O Lord Gentle Shepherd (SATB, org)

 

Is Good to Give Thanks (SATB, organ)

 

Epworth Hymn (Unison)

 

Lamb of God (SATB)

 

Awake, My Soul (SATB)

 

Pater Noster (SATB)

 

Ave Maria (SATB)

 

Oh Lord, How Long? (SSA)

 

The Singing Field (SATB)

 

Prayer of St. Francis (TTBB)

Box-folder 4/12

Sierra Trip-Tych, SATB, flute, piano (ink)

Box-folder 4/13

To the West, SATB [words by Charles MacKay, music by Henry Russell, arranged by Frank Ahrold]

Box-folder 4/13

To the West, A Parody for Soloist and Chorus (with piano accompaniment) [words by Charles MacKay, music by Henry Russell, arranged by Frank Ahrold]

Box-folder 4/14

Various Choral Works

 

Brightest and Best, SATB, organ

 

Many Women Have Done Excellently, SATB, organ (incomplete)

 

Ozymandias (SATB, piano)

 

Wayfaring Stranger, spiritual, arr. by Ahrold, SATB (photocopy of manuscript)

 

Pastime with Good Company, TTBB, arranged by Ahrold

 

I:5 Songs

 

i. Orchestral Songs

Box-folder 4/15

The Garden of Solomon, Full Score (pencil), short score (pencil), and list of corrections (typescript)

Box-folder 4/16

The Garden of Solomon - Parts: Piccolo, Flute I, II, Oboe I, II, English Horn, Clarinet I, II, Bassoon I, II, Horn I, II, III, IV, Trumpet I, II, Trombone I, II, II, Tuba

Box-folder 4/17

The Garden of Solomon - Parts: Piano, Harp, Celesta, Percussion, Timpani, Violin I, II, Viola, Cello, Bass

Box-folder 8/9

It May Not Always Be So, Full Score (ink, oversize)

Box-folder 4/18

It May Not Always Be So, Full Score (Pencil)

Box-folder 4/19

It May Not Always Be So, Piano Vocal Score {ozalid copy)

Box-folder 4/20

It May Not Always Be5So, Parts: Piccolo, Flute I, II, Oboe I, II, Clarinet I, II, Bassoon I, II, Horn I, II, III, IV, Trumpet I, II, Trombone I, II, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Harp, Percussion, Violin I, II, Viola, Cello, Bass

Box-folder 8/10

The Second Coming, Full Score (ink), Notes (Oversize)

Box-folder 5/1

The Second Coming, Full Score (pencil)

Box-folder 5/2

The Second Coming, Vocal Score (ink), and printed lyrics from a CRI Recording.

Box-folder 5/3

The Second Coming, Parts: Piccolo, Flute I, II, Oboe I, II, Clarinet I, Clarinet II, Bassoon I, II, Contra Bassoon

Box-folder 5/4

The Second Coming, Parts: Horn I, II, III, IV, Trumpet I, II, Trombone I, II, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Celesta, Timpani, Percussion

Box-folder 5/5

The Second Coming, Parts: Violin I, II, Viola, Cello, Bass

 

ii. Other Songs

Box-folder 5/6

Andrice the Lion. For Flute (and Piccolo), Harpsichord, and Cello. Last Movement with voice.

Box-folder 5/7

Three English Songs (Pious Selinda; Why So Pale and Wan?; The Lady Offers Her Looking Glass to Venus)

Box-folder 5/8

Figures of an Apocalypse (Come Down, Beloved; The Rich Women; Look in the Night)

Box-folder 5/9

Three Poems of Eric Barker. High voice, piano. (This, then, my Heart; To Yo Lin; To a Dying Child)

Box-folder 5/10

Three Poems of Ferlinghetti (Peacocks Walked Under the Night Trees; Cast Up the Heart Flops Over; Dove Sta Amore). [with ms. of Fantasia on a Chorale Melody, for Horn, in pencil]

Box-folder 5/11

Four Poems of Robert Herrick. (To Electra; To Dianeme[2 cops]; To the Virgins; To Anthea[no ms.]). Ozalid copy of entire.

Box-folder 5/12

Three Poems of Sylvia Plath. (Sheep in Fog; Night Dances; Words). Ozalid copy only.

Box-folder 5/13

Shakespeare Suite. For Tenor, Flute, Oboe, and Violoncello. (O Mistress Mine; Shall I Compare Thee; Dance of the Lovers #1 [for oboe only]; Where the Bee Sucks; Take, O Take Those Lips Away; Dance of the Lovers #2 [for flute only]; When to the Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought; Valedictory) One fair copy in ink, one copy in pencil with sketches. No fair copy for "Valedictory."

Box-folder 5/14

Songs for Children (Hushabye; Indian Lullaby; Sleepyland; A Child's Prayer; I'm an Indian; War Dance; A Trip to the Zoo; The Monkeys; The Giraffe; The Bear; The Seal; The Tiger; The Elephant; The Lion; End of the Tale; The Snowman; Why Wasn't I there; On December 24th; Christmas Bells [No proofs for the last three pieces]) [2 ms. copies and one copy of proofs]

Box-folder 5/15

Tell Me, Oh Blue, Blue Sky

Box-folder 5/16

The Tour Guide [One ms. copy; one ozalid copy]

Box-folder 5/17

Various Songs (Song of Songs; How Beautiful You Are; Arise My Love; The March of Solomon; You Are Beautiful, My Beloved)

Box-folder 5/18

Various Songs, Secular [Choral works from this folder were moved to "Various Choral Works" folder, 4/14] (Light; John's Postcard; Are you going to be Surprised?; Not to Mention the Sex; I've Got My Own Private Rich; Mellow; A Complete Recessive; miscellaneous instrumental fragments; various typescript sheets with lyrics).[It seems that this folder was just miscellaneous materials put together by the composer].

Box-folder 5/19

Miscellaneous Songs (The Winding Path; So We'll Go No More A-Roving; She Walks in Beauty; There Be None of Beauty's Daughters; O You Whom I Often and Silently Come Where You Are; The Ship Starting; Tears; Starry Snow Flowers; No Time Ago [3 cops]; Somewhere I Have Never Travelled; Richard Cory; Laura's House; The Secret; Spring)

 

I:6 Piano Music

Box-folder 6/1

American Fold Dances (Natchez on the Hill; I Love Somebody, Yes I Do; Varsouvienne; Old Salt River; The Devil's Dream; ) [2 mss., 1 ink, 1 pencil]

Box-folder 6/2

Jazz Imporivsation

Box-folder 6/3

Five Little Preludes

Box-folder 6/4

March

Box-folder 6/5

Sonatina (2 mss., 1 ink, 1 pencil)

Box-folder 6/6

Piano Sonata No. 1 (1 ms., 1 ozalid copy)

Box-folder 6/7

Piano Sonata No. 2 (Ms. of 1st version; 2 ozalid copies with emendations, 2nd version)

Box-folder 6/8

Piano Sonata No. 3 (Pencil Ms. of Movts. 1 & 3; Ink Ms. of Movts. 1 & 2; Photocopy with changes of 1st Movt.)

Box-folder 6/9

To the Memory of Judith [For 2 Pianos]

Box-folder 6/10

Variations on the Chorale "Jesu Meine Freude" (2 mss., 1 ink, 1 pencil)

Box-folder 6/11

Waltz

Box-folder 6/12

Completion of the Last Fugue of J.S. Bach's Art of the Fugue

 

I:7 Organ Music

Box-folder 6/13

Prelude and Toccata on Gregorian Themes

 

I:8 Flute Music

Box-folder 6/14

Impression (for Flute and Piano) - Piano Score

Box-folder 8/11

Sonata for Flute and Piano (Oversize)[Photocopy of score]

Box-folder 6/15

Sonata for Flute and Piano (4 copies of flute part only)

Box-folder 6/16

Song for Flute and Piano

Box-folder 6/17

Seasons (For Flute and Cello) [2 copies; 1 incomplete]

Box-folder 6/18

Tarantella (Flute and Piano)

 

I:9 Clarinet Music

Box-folder 6/19

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (Score in ink; score & part in pencil)

 

I:10 Other Chamber Music

Box-folder 6/20

Chorale Prelude: Eschienen ist der Herrliche Tag (Score, for Horn, Flute, Clarinet, 2 Bassoons)

Box-folder 6/21

Chorale Prelude: Jesu Meine Freude (Score, for Oboe and string quartet)

Box-folder 6/22

Fantasia on a Chorale Melody (Score - ms., Parts - Photocopies; for brass quintet)

Box-folder 6/23

Songs Without Words (For strings quartet, probably 1st version; violin and cello parts only, sketches)

Box-folder 6/24

Songs Without Words (For strings quintet; Ms. for 1st movt. ozalid copies for 2nd and 3rd movts.)

Box-folder 6/25

Songs Without Words (For String Quintet. Incomplete score, and 5 Parts of the 1st and 2nd movts. Ozalid copy of miscellaneous parts with performance markings.)

 

SERIES II: Materials Relating to Performance

Additional Note

(Concert Programs, Reviews, Notes, Photographs, etc.)
Box-folder 7/1

Concert Programs, Reviews, etc., 1

Box-folder 7/2

Concert Programs, Reviews, etc., 2

Box-folder 7/3

Concert Programs, Reviews, etc., 3

Box-folder 7/4

Concert Programs, Reviews, etc., 4

Box-folder 7/5

Concert Programs, Reviews, etc., 5

Box-folder 7/6

Concert Programs, Reviews, etc., 6

Box-folder 7/7

Concert Programs, Reviews, etc., 7

Box-folder 7/8

Concert Programs, Reviews, etc., 8

Box-folder 7/9

Concert Programs, Reviews, etc., 9

Box-folder 7/10

Concert Programs, Reviews, etc., 10

Box-folder 7/11

Program Notes by Composer

 

SERIES III: Correspondence

Box-folder 7/12

Correspondence (in Original Chronological Order), 1

Box-folder 7/13

Correspondence (in Original Chronological Order), 2

Box-folder 7/14

ASCAP Correspondence

Box-folder 7/15

Correspondence regarding Ye Gods!

 

SERIES IV: Writings

Box-folder 7/16

Composer Biographies (Bach - Beethoven)

Box-folder 7/17

Composer Biographies (Berg - Bruch)

Box-folder 7/18

Composer Biographies (Bruckner - Foss)

Box-folder 7/19

Composer Biographies (Franck - Janacek)

Box-folder 7/20

Composer Biographies (Kabalevsky - Milhaud)

Box-folder 7/21

Composer Biographies (Mozart - Prokofiev)

Box-folder 7/22

Composer Biographies (Puccini - Rzewski)

Box-folder 7/23

Composer Biographies (Saint-Saens - Schuman)

Box-folder 7/24

Composer Biographies (Sibelius - Takemitsu)

Box-folder 7/25

Composer Biographies (Thomson - Vaughan Williams)

Box-folder 7/26

Composer Biographies (Verdi - Wilson)

Box-folder 7/27

Composer Biographies (A-Z; other miscellany)

 

SERIES V: Miscellany

Box-folder 7/28

Biographical Materials (Resume, Catalog of Works, and Brief Biography, and Obituary)

Box-folder 7/29

Acquisitions Correspondence

 

SERIES VI: Audio Materials

Box Box 1,6,7

23 reel-to-reel tapes of concert performances

Box Box 7

6 cassette tapes of concert performances

Box Box 7

78-rpm recordings