Inventory of the Richard Lincoln Crocker Papers, 1967-1994

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Inventory of the Richard Lincoln Crocker Papers, 1967-1994

Collection number: ARCHIVES CROCKER 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
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Processed by:
Evalena Hines
Date Completed:
June 1995
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 1996 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Richard Lincoln Crocker Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1967-1994
Collection number: ARCHIVES CROCKER 1
Creator: Crocker, Richard L.
Extent: Number of containers: 2 cartons, 1 document box

Linear feet: 2.3
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


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], Richard Lincoln Crocker Papers, ARCHIVES CROCKER 1, Music Library, University of California, Berkeley.


Richard (Lincoln) Crocker (b. Roxbury, Massachusettes, 17 February 1927). Musicologist. He graduated from Yale College (BA 1950) and completed the doctorate under Leo Schrade in 1957 with a dissertation on the Limoges prosae. After teaching at Yale (1955-63), he was assistant professor (1963-7), associate professor (1967-71), and full professor (1971-94) at the University of California, Berkeley. He became known for his independent ideas in A History of Musical Style (1966) and in his article, The Troping Hypothesis (Musical Quarterly, 1966), for which he was awarded the Einstein Prize by the American Musicological Society. In 1969 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship. His work at Berkeley in developing methods for teaching non-musicians is embodied in Listening to Music (with Ann Basart, 1971). Crocker's major scholarly contribution, however, is to the history and analysis of the medieval sequence, culminating in The Early Medieval Sequence (1977). His work on music theory and early polyphony has been important in providing the basis for a new understanding of principles of composition in the Middle Ages, particularly those connected with tonal order.
(Philip Brett - The New Grove Dictionary of American Music )

Scope and Content

This is a collection of transcriptions of sequences done by Richard Crocker's students throughout the years. The sequences are taken from two sources: Corpus Troporium(ML3080.C791) and Analecta Hymnica Medii Aevi, vols. 53-55 (BV468.A6). There are about 1400 manuscripts in the collection.

Series Arrangement

There is only one series in this collection. The manuscripts are arranged alphabetically by title. Each transcription identifies the source of the manuscripts with the manuscript call number of the owning library or archive.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

A Templi- Adest Nobis

Folder 2

Adest Pia- Alludat Laetus Ordo

Folder 3

Alma Chorus Domini- Ave, Salutata

Folder 4

Ave Virgo Singularis- Caelica Resonant

Folder 5

Caelica Resonant- Coeli Enarrant

Folder 6

Coelica Terrenaque- Dic Nobis

Folder 7

Digna Cultu- Epiphaniam

Folder 8

Epithalamia- Gaude Virgo Mater

Folder 9

Gaude Virgo Gloriosa- Iubilemus Omnes Modo Una

Folder 10

Jucundare Plebs- Ante Thorum Virginalem

Folder 11

Laude Jucunda- Lux Praeclara Lux

Folder 12

AH 9 no. 6-AH 42 no. 323

Folder 13

AH 39 no. 188-AH 44 no. 279

Box 2, Folder 14

AH 44 no. 294-AH 8 no. 261

Folder 15

AH 8 no. 267-AH 40 no. 211

Folder 16

Praecelsa Saeclis Coliteur - AH 37 no. 191

Folder 17

AH 37 no. 198-AH 54 no. 91

Folder 18

AH 54 no. 103-AH 10 no. 283

Folder 19

AH 10 no. 277-AH 34 no. 173

Folder 20

AH 34 no. 193-AH 53 no. 65

Folder 21

AH 53 no. 46- Res Est Admirabilis

Folder 22

Glorietur Gallia- Nostra Tuba

Folder 23

Notker, ND p. 46- O Alma Trinitas Deus

Folder 24

O Alma Trinitas- Orbis Vita

Folder 25

Organicis Canamus- Paranymphus

Folder 26

Patrem Natum- Profitentes Unitatem

Folder 27

Psallat Chorus- Regis Et Pontificus

Folder 28

Regnantem Sempiterna- Rex Omnipotens

Box 3, Folder 29

Rex Omnipotens- Sanctus Petrus

Folder 30

Sempiterna- Zina Vetus Expurgetur

Folder 31