Clifford Vaughan musical compositions, [1925]-1987

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Title: Clifford Vaughan musical compositions
Collection number: 2265
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3.0 linear ft. (6 boxes)
Date (inclusive): [1925]-1987
Abstract: This collection consists of manuscript and reproduction scores of composer Clifford Vaughan, including works written for dance, organ, piano and violin, and other instruments.
Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Creator: Vaughan, Clifford, 1893-1987.

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Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Clifford Vaughan Musical Compositions (Collection 2265). Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Margaret Vaughan Meyer, 2003.

Biography/History

Composer Clifford Vaughan was born September 23, 1893 in Bridgeton, New Jersey, and studied at the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music. Vaughan served as musical director for Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn's Denishawn Dancers during their 1925-1926 Asian tour, composing a number of dance works for the troupe. He moved to Los Angeles in the 1930s and worked as an orchestrator and composer for several major studios, including Paramount, Warner Bros., RKO, MGM, Disney, and Universal. Among his orchestration credits are the films Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Old Yeller (1957), and Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959). In addition, Vaughan composed symphonies, concertos, chamber music, choral works, and violin and piano pieces. He served as organist for the Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church and wrote numerous works for the organ. Clifford Vaughan died November 23, 1987 in El Monte, California.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of manuscript and reproduction scores of composer Clifford Vaughan. It contains works for written for dance, especially Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn's Denishawn Dancers, organ, piano and violin, and other instruments. Most are original compositions, with a small number of arrangements. The collection does not contain any material written for film or television productions.
Compositions are undated unless otherwise noted. Instrumentation and historical information for individual works was provided by the donor.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged in the following series:
  • Series 1. Denishawn and Oriental dance works
  • Series 2. Organ works
  • Series 3. Other works.

Related Material

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7605645 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Vaughan, Clifford, 1893-1987--Archives.
Composers--Archives.
Organ music.

Container List

 

Denishawn and Oriental dance works Series 1.

Scope and Content

This series contains reproductions of scores written for Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn's Denishwan Dancers.
Box 1, Folder 1

Chikada and Bamboo Pole [1926]

Box 1, Folder 1

Chinese Funeral Tune

Box 1, Folder 2

Chinese Theater

Box 1, Folder 3

Dance for Lana Wang

Box 1, Folder 3

East Indian Finale

Box 1, Folder 3

Harusame

Box 1, Folder 3

Hindu Nautch #3 [1927]

Box 1, Folder 3

Hindu Sari Dance [1927]

Box 1, Folder 4

Hindu Temple and Bazaar/ Hindu Temple and Nautch

Box 1, Folder 5

Indian Peddler

Box 1, Folder 5

Japanese [1926]

Scope and Content

Includes instructions for dancer.
Box 1, Folder 5

Japanese Jottings [1926]

Box 1, Folder 5

Kapore

Box 1, Folder 5

Kyono Shiki

Box 1, Folder 5

Legend of Pelee

Box 1, Folder 5

Lotus

Box 1, Folder 6

Momiji Gari [1926]

Box 1, Folder 7

Pelee [1925]

Box 1, Folder 8

Sanjiu Sangendo

Box 1, Folder 8

Setting for Three Tagore Poems

Box 1, Folder 9

Singhalese Anklet Dance

Box 1, Folder 10

Singhalese Mask Dance

Box 1, Folder 11

The Slave

Box 1, Folder 11

Temple Dance and Chant [1926]

Box 1, Folder 11

Tibetan

Box 1, Folder 11

Two Burmese Dances [1926]

Box 1, Folder 12, Box 5, Folder 1

White Jade for Orchestra [1926], 1964, 1965

Biography/History

Written in China, 1926.
 

Works for organ Series 2.

Scope and Content

Consists primarily of works written for organ; also contains works for organ and other instruments, organ and voice, and works written for organ or piano.
Box 5, Folder 2

100th Psalm

Scope and Content

And SATB.
Box 2, Folder 1

150th Psalm

Scope and Content

And SATB.
Box 2, Folder 2

Aberystwyth

Box 2, Folder 2

Agitato

Box 2, Folder 2

Allegro

Box 2, Folder 2

Allegro and Chorale

Box 2, Folder 2

Allelujah [1986]

Scope and Content

And SATB.
Box 2, Folder 2

Arietta

Box 2, Folder 3

Brilliante

Box 2, Folder 3

Calmato

Box 2, Folder 3

Cantablile

Box 2, Folder 3

Capriccio

Box 2, Folder 3

Caprice

Physical Description:
Box 2, Folder 4

Choral Recitative Prelude and Toccata

Box 2, Folder 4

Chorale

Box 2, Folder 4

Chorale, Prelude and Toccata

Box 2, Folder 4

Chromatic Scherzo

Box 6, Folder 3-6

Concerto for Organ with Orchestra

Box 2, Folder 5

Dialogue

Scope and Content

Trumpet and flute with organ or piano.
Box 2, Folder 5

Dithyramb

Box 2, Folder 5

Dithyramb II

Box 2, Folder 5

Dithyramb III

Box 2, Folder 5

Divertimento

Box 2, Folder 6

Fantasia "70" and Scherzo--Toccata

Box 2, Folder 6

Fantasia and Double Fugue

Box 2, Folder 6

Fantasia and Fugue

Box 2, Folder 6

Fantasia Bravura and Fugue

Box 2, Folder 7

Fantasia, Fugue and Toccata on Hymn

Box 2, Folder 7

Fantasia, Pasacaglia and Fugue

Box 2, Folder 7

Fantasy Impromptu

Box 2, Folder 7

Fantasy on Hymn Tune "Lasst uns Ertroven"

Box 2, Folder 7

Fantasy on "Land of Rest"

Box 2, Folder 7

Flute and Organ

Box 2, Folder 8

Gloria Suite

Biography/History

Commissioned by and dedicated to Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church, Hollywood, California.
Box 2, Folder 8

Grand Fantasia and Fugue

Box 2, Folder 8

Homage a J.A.F.

Box 2, Folder 8

Homage a M.

Box 2, Folder 8

Introduction and Fugue

Box 2, Folder 8

Invitation to Worship II

Box 2, Folder 9

Let There Be Light (Anthem)

Scope and Content

And SATB.
Box 2, Folder 9

Little Prelude and Fugue

Box 2, Folder 9

Melodie in A

Box 2, Folder 9

Miniature No. 8

Box 2, Folder 9

Miniature No. 33

Box 2, Folder 10

Novelette 1

Box 2, Folder 10

Pasacaglia

Box 2, Folder 10

Pasacaglia III

Box 2, Folder 10

Pasacaglia and Fugue

Box 2, Folder 10

Pasacaglia with Interludes

Box 2, Folder 10

Pastorale

Box 2, Folder 10

Pedal Study

Box 2, Folder 11

Prayer

Scope and Content

SATB, chorus, organ.
Box 3, Folder 1

Prelude and Fugue (Grave)

Box 3, Folder 1

Prelude and Fugue in A Minor

Box 3, Folder 1

Prelude and Fugue on "King's Majesty"

Box 3, Folder 1

Prelude in F

Box 3, Folder 1

Prelude on "Veni Immanuel"

Box 3, Folder 2

Presto e Largo

Box 3, Folder 2

Psalm 19 (Anthem)

Scope and Content

[Piano or ogran?], SATB.
Box 3, Folder 2

Quadripartite

Box 5, Folder 3-4

Queen Esther (The Story of Purim)

Box 3, Folder 2

Recitative and Scherzo

Box 3, Folder 2

Scherzo

Scope and Content

Two different pieces with same title.
Box 3, Folder 2

Scherzo

Scope and Content

Two different pieces with same title.
Box 3, Folder 3

Scherzo for Flute and Organ

Box 3, Folder 3

Scherzo for Organ (from Symphony No. 4)

Box 3, Folder 3

(Short) Prelude, Pasacaglia and Fugue

Box 3, Folder 4

Sonata for Organ No. 1

Box 3, Folder 4

Sonatina (Classic)

Box 3, Folder 4

Sonatina II

Box 3, Folder 4

Sonatina III

Box 3, Folder 4

St. Michael

Box 3, Folder 5

Suite No 3 for Organ

Box 3, Folder 5

Suplication

Scope and Content

SATB and organ.
Box 3, Folder 5

Symphonette

Box 5, Folder 5

Symphony No. 3 for Organ

Box 3, Folder 5

Symphony No. 6 for Organ

Box 3, Folder 6

Teach Me Thy Ways

Scope and Content

SATB and organ.
Box 5, Folder 6

The Ten Commandments

Box 3, Folder 6

Theme and Variations

Box 5, Folder 7

Thou Art my God

Physical Description:

Scope and Content

And SATB.
Box 3, Folder 6

To the Glory of God

Box 3, Folder 6

Toccata

Box 3, Folder 7

Toccata - Adagio - Rondo - Allegro

Box 3, Folder 7

Trumpet Solo with Organ

Box 3, Folder 7

Untitled

Box 3, Folder 7

Untitled. 1987.

Scope and Content

Flute, trumpet, trombone, organ.
Box 3, Folder 8

Untitled (Andantina)

Box 3, Folder 8

Variations on a 16th Century Hymn

Box 3, Folder 8

Wait on the Lord

Box 3, Folder 8

When Jesus Wept [1964]

Box 3, Folder 8

Where Were the Children

 

Other works Series 3.

Scope and Content

Consists of concert pieces; ballets; works for piano, violin, and other instruments; SATBs; and arrangements of folk songs.
Box 3, Folder 9

Air and Variations for Violin and Piano

Box 3, Folder 9

Air on G String

Physical Description:

Scope and Content

Violin, piano.
Box 3, Folder 9

Allegresse

Scope and Content

Violin.
Box 3, Folder 9

Amen

Box 4, Folder 1

Ballet Symphony

Box 3, Folder 9

Blessed Are They

Box 3, Folder 9

Chinese Melody

Box 4, Folder 2

Color Ballet

Biography/History

Also known as Color Harmony, commissioned by Doris Humphrey, 1928.
Box 4, Folder 3

Concert Piece [1939]

Scope and Content

Flute, oboe, bassoon, viola, cello, piano.
Box 4, Folder 4

Elegy. circa 1980s.

Scope and Content

Strings and woodwind.
Box 4, Folder 4

Evening Song

Box 4, Folder 4

For Violin and Piano

Box 4, Folder 4

For Violin and Piano (Allegro)

Box 4, Folder 4

For Violin and Piano (Slowly)

Box 4, Folder 5

Frog Went A-Courting, Kentucky Mountain Folk Song

Physical Description:

Scope and Content

Clarinet.
Box 4, Folder 5

Incidental Music on Poem by Ruth St. Denis

Scope and Content

Piano.
Box 4, Folder 5

Mexican Hat Dance

Scope and Content

Piano.
Box 4, Folder 6

Moods

Scope and Content

Piano.
Box 4, Folder 6

O, Son of Man

Scope and Content

SATB, piano.
Box 4, Folder 6

On Brave Old Army Team

Box 4, Folder 6

Piano Solo

Box 4, Folder 6

Prelude No. 2

Scope and Content

Piano.
Box 4, Folder 6

Prelude No. 5

Scope and Content

Piano.
Box 4, Folder 6

Rise Up

Scope and Content

SATB.
Box 4, Folder 6

Scherzo for Violin and Piano

Box 4, Folder 7

Six Piano Preludes

Box 4, Folder 7

Small Trio No. 1. 1945.

Scope and Content

Flute, violin, viola.
Box 4, Folder 7

Small Trio No. 2 [1945]

Scope and Content

Flute, violin, viola.
Box 4, Folder 7

Sonata for Violin and Piano

Box 5, Folder 8-9

String Quartet No. 1 [1937-1940]

Scope and Content

Full score and parts.
Box 6, Folder 1-2

String Quartet No. 2 [1940s]

Box 4, Folder 8, Box 6, Folder 7

Symphony No. 3

Box 4, Folder 8

Valse Ballet

Scope and Content

Piano.
Box 4, Folder 8

Valse (Rondo)

Scope and Content

Piano.
Box 6, Folder 8, Box 4, Folder 9

Fragments

Box 4, Folder 10

Notes

Scope and Content

Reproductions of Vaughan's notes on Asian music.