Inventory of the Ernest Quinan collection, 1923-1932

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Inventory of the Ernest Quinan Collection, 1923-1932

Collection number: ARCHIVES QUINAN 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
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ernest Quinan Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1923-1932
Collection number: ARCHIVES QUINAN 1
Creator: Quinan, Ernest, d. ca. 1957
Extent: Number of container: 1 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

Donor:

Mr. Wickham Quinan, Berkeley, in honor of his brother. May 1, 1957.

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], Ernest Quinan collection, ARCHIVES QUINAN 1, The Music Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Content

Collection of manuscript scores, in ink or pencil, chiefly for piano, with several works for strings and piano, and Variations for string quartet. Many noted as being composed in Paris, others in Berkeley, Calif.

Remarks:

This notice by Professor Vincent Duckles appeared in the CU News(May 23, 1957):
MUSIC COLLECTION
Wickham Quinan of Berkeley has presented the music collection of his brother, the late Ernest Quinan, to the Library. Included in the collection of Mr. Quinan, who attended the University in the 1920s and was one of the first winners of the George Ladd Prize for musical composition, are 15 original compositions in manuscript which will be housed in the Rare Books Department. The Music Library will be enriched by over 100 handsomely bound musical scores and books and music, several pictures, and a bronze replica of the death mask of Beethoven.
In addition to these MS materials, the Music Library holds 2 translations by Ernest Quinan. These are cataloged in Case X:
  • 1. Gedalge, André, Traité de la fugue (Paris: Enoch & Cie, 1901), 379 pp. This published volume contains profuse annotations by Ernest Quinan.
  • 2. Gedalge, André, Treatise on the Fugue. English translation by Tatiana de S. Quinan and Ernest Quinan. Bound typescript copy dated Berkeley, California, May 1, 1925. The volume contains only a translation from the French of the text, not the musical examples. A note signed by Ernest Quinan states: "This translation (is) for the sole use of the undersigned..."
  • 3. Koechlin, Charles, A Summary of the Rules of Counterpoint. English version by Ernest Quinan. (Paris: Au Menestral, 1927), 137 pp. Two copies with the inscription in ink: "For the Library, University of California. In token of appreciation. Ernest Quinan. Paris, November 30, 1927. (Ladd Fellowship in Music), 1925-27."

Material Cataloged Separately

Translations of works by the musicologists André Gedalge and Charles Koechlin, made by Ernest Quinan, have been cataloged separately and added to the general collections of the University of California, Berkeley Music Library.

List of Contents

item 1.

Collection of 11 pieces for piano (23 pp.).

 

1. Miniature.

Dedication: To Tatiana.

Date: Paris, June, 1926.

 

2. Prelude in B major.

Dedication: To Tatiana

Date: Paris, June, 1926.

 

3. Adagio.

Dedication: To Esther Johnsson.

Date: July, 1927.

 

4. Prelude in E b minor.

Dedication: To Frederic Hart.

Date: Paris, September, 1930.

 

5. Saraband.

Dedication: To Marian Farquhar.

Date: Paris, July, 1930.

 

6. Lied: Free harmonization of a Schumann melody.

Date: Paris, June, 1926.

 

7. Pedal prelude: Miniature.

Date: Berkeley, 1924.

 

8. Miniature.

Date: Berkeley, 1924.

 

9. Dorian I.

Date: Berkeley, 1924.

 

10. Dorian II.

Date: Berkeley, 1924.

 

11. Miniature.

Date: Berkeley, 1924.

item 2.

Collection of 8 pieces for piano (duplicates of item no. 1)

 

1. Miniature (as item 1 above).

 

2. Prelude in B major (as item 2 above).

 

3. Adagio (as item 3 above).

 

4. Miniature (as item 8 above).

 

5. Dorian I (as item 9 above).

 

6. Dorian II (as item 10 above).

 

7. Miniature (as item 11 above).

 

8. Pedal prelude (as item 7 above).

item 3.

Adagio, for piano (as no. 3 in item 1).

Ink, 3 pp.

Dated: July, 1927.

Remarks: no dedication.

item 4.

La Coquille, for piano.

Ink, 1 page.

Inscription: Les Adieux à mon maitre Monsieur le Roi (Allen)

Dated: April 24, 1923.

item 5.

Down South, for violin and piano.

3 copies (one titled " Negro Spiritual")

Ink.

Dated: Berkeley, March 29 & 30, 1925.

item 6.

Lento e cantabile, for piano.

Ink, 9 pp.

Date: March 8, 1925.

item 7.

Melody 1: Complaint, apparently for violin and piano.

Pencil, 3 pp.

No date or place.

item 8.

Melody 2: Petit companion, apparently for violin and piano.

Pencil, 2 pp.

No place or date.

item 9.

Prelude in B major, for piano (as no. 2 in item 1).

Ink, 3 pp.

Date: Paris, June, 1926.

Remarks: no dedication.

item 10.

Prelude in E b minor, for piano (as no. 4 in item 1).

Ink, 5 pp.

Date: Paris, September, 1930.

Remarks: no dedication.

item 11.

Quelques petites variations diatoniques pour instruments a cordes (violin 1-2, viola, and cello).

Full score, piano reduction, and 4 parts.

Date: Paris, November 2, 1930.

item 12.

Rondino, for violin and piano.

Score and part.

Ink, 17 pp.

Inscription: Berkeley, XXIV, VI, XXI.

item 13.

Santyman "Oh Santyman please come to me." for voice and piano.

3 copies.

Inscription: For Lloyd Quinan's 3rd Xmas, Berkeley.

December 25, 1932.

item 14.

Valse, for piano.

Ink, 8 pp.

Date: Paris, France, March, 1930.

item 15.

Adagio, for violin and piano (incomplete).

Ink, 35 mm.

No place or date.

item 16.

Five fugues with analyses. In a notebook, pp.77-100.

 

1. Three voice fugue, for piano (F).

Ink, 2 pp.

Date: Berkeley, April, 1924

Inscription: Written 1924 by using Richter's book on fugue.

 

2. Three voice fugue, for piano (D b).

Ink, 4 pp.

Date: June, 1929, (Paris).

Inscription: Written by using La traite de la Fugue. of Gedalge. Gedalge no. 37.

Remarks: The fugue contains written criticisms of Mlle. Nadia Boulanger.

 

3. Four voice fugue, for piano (a minor).

Ink, 6 pp. Subject: Anonymous no. 46.

Date; July, 1929, (Paris).

Remarks: Corrections in the hand of Nadia Boulanger.

 

4. Four voice fugue, for piano (g).

Ink, 7 pp. Subject Auber no. 7.

Date: July, 1929, (Paris).

Remarks: Corrections in the hand of Nadia Boulanger.

 

5. Four voice fugue, for piano (D).

Ink, 5 pp. subject by Ernest Quinan.

Date: September, 1929, (Paris).

Remarks: Corrections in the hand of Nadia Boulanger.

item 17.

Fugal stretti and episodes. Hand copied examples mostly from André Gedalge Traité de la fugue.

Ink, 8 pp.

No date or place.