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Guide to the George Barati Papers, 1913-1996
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Biographical, 1950-1988

Physical Description: 0.5 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Contains contracts and agreements by State of Hawaii resolutions (1960-1967), Columbia Artists Management Inc. (1957-1963), Hollowood Bowl Assoc. (1963), C.F. Corporations (1963-1964); curriculum vitae; list of recordings and compositions by Maestro Barati; honors & awards; papers relating to his activity within World Brotherhood committee, and at Montalvo Center; and portrait drawings of Barati by Nash Witten, Carte, B.T.E., F., Lubran. Included also are an account of Barati's achievements during his tenure with Honolulu Symphony Orchestra and at Montalvo.


In a general chronological order.
Box-folder 21:1

Curriculum vitae, obituary, chronologies

Box-folder 21:2

Recording and composition lists, review excerpts, catalogs

Box-folder 21:3

Biographical writings, interview script

Box-folder 22:1

Contracts, agreements and commissions, 1957-1972

Box-folder 21:4-7, 22:3, 37:3

Honors, 1950-1988

Box-folder 21:4

Certificates, 1950-1979

Box-folder 21:5

"Degree of Doctor of Music", Jun 1954

Box-folder 21:6

Framed document from Symphony Guild, [1980]

Box-folder 22:3, 37:3

Oversized certificates, 1958-1988

Box-folder 21:7

Ribbons, n.d.

Box-folder 21:8

Papers relating to activity in World Brotherhood, International Executive Committee, 1955-1956

Box-folder 21:9

Papers relating to activity at Montalvo Center, 1969,1975-1976

Box-folder 21:10

Portrait drawings of George Barati, original sketches and copies

Box-folder 37:2

Oversized portrait of Barati, by Maurice Engleman, and a print by unknown artist. Feb 22, 1975


Correspondence, 1913-1994

Physical Description: 3.4 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of professional, business, personal correspondence, and fan mail. A small portion of the correspondence is written in a foreign language; German, Italian, French, Hungarian. Fragile outgoing letters are separated and restricted from use. Photocopied versions interfiled with the general correspondence.

Few of the correspondents represented are (not a complete list):
  • Siegfried Behrend, Jack Benny, The Berkshire Chamber Ensemble, Leonard Bernstain, Martin Bookspan (The Rockefeller Foundation), Ivan Boutnikoff
  • C.F. Peters Corporation
  • Albert Einstein
  • Maurice Feldman, Franco Ferrara, Alfred Frankenstein
  • Michael Hammond, Owsley B. Hammond, Jascha Heifetz, Honolulu Symphony Society
  • Daniel K. Inouye, Jose Iturbi
  • Dexter Keezer, Ernest Kretschmer
  • Wladimir Lakond, Eugene List
  • Daniel G. Mason, Dean McHenry, Darius Milhaud, Yehudi Menuhin, Carlos Moseley, Gilberto Munguia
  • Anais Nin
  • Sirin Pancaroglu, György Pauk, Leonard Pennano
  • Gertrud Roberts, Wallingford Riegger
  • Sesac Inc., Roger Sessions, Michael Schnitzler, Nicolas Slonimsky, Tossy Spivakovksy, Isaac Stern, Leopold Stokowski, Josef Szigeti
  • Alexander Tcherepnin, Theodore Presser Company
  • Laszlo Varga, Eugene Zador, Edith Zimmermann, George Zukerman


Boxes 1-2 are arranged alphabetically by correspondent. There is a full list of correspondents and dates for boxes 1-2. The rest of the correspondence, boxes 3-7, is arranged chronologically.
Box-folder 1:1-63

A-R, 1913-1986

Box-folder 2:1-25

S-Z, 1943-1987

Box-folder 3:1


Box-folder 3:2-12


Box-folder 4:1-8

1959-Jun 1964

Box-folder 5:1-10

Jul 1964-1966

Box-folder 6:1-10


Box-folder 7:1-8


Box-folder 8:1-10


Box-folder 8:11

Outgoing correspondence [restricted], 1973-1985

Box-folder 22:1

Legal size correspondence, 1949-1958, n.d.


Writings, speeches, 1945-1990

Physical Description: ca. 0.2 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Contains typescripts, drafts, outlines, fragments and notes for writings, speeches and lectures. Included are a report, "The contribution of music to world brotherhood", submitted to World Brotherhood Commission held in Brussels, July 1955; a typescript for "Music in Hawaii Today"; articles "Symphony of the Pacific" and "Mathematics and Music" published in Music Journal; a speech "Winward Speech on Own Composition" given April 5, 1967; a manuscript for a lecture "Texture in Music", dated 1954.


Typescripts are arranged alphabetically by their titles, or the first line where no title is provided.
Box-folder 20:5

Typescripts, drafts, 1945-1956, n.d.

Box-folder 20:6

Published articles, 1961-1962, 1966

Box-folder 31:9

Oversize published articles, "The Embodiment of Talent: Leonard Bernstein As I Knew Him", George Barati. Santa Cruz Magazine, 1990

Box-folder 20:7

Concert program and recording plans, 1951-1979, n.d

Box-folder 20:8

Fragments, outlines, notes, [includes tour summaries], 1948-1986

Box-folder 22:7

Oversize typescripts, drafts, notes

Box-folder 20:9

Speeches, typescripts and outlines, 1953-1980

Box-folder 20:10

Lecture, outlines,notes, handouts, 1965-1981


Honolulu Symphony Society papers, 1950-1967

Physical Description: 0.8 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Contains minutes, annual and budget reports, memos, periodicals Key Notes and Tempo, material relating to Childrens Concert Series, as well as miscellany publications.


Arranged chronologically.
Box-folder 19:1-20:2, 22:4

Minutes, annual and budget reports, memos, Children's Symphony Concert program notes:

Box-folder 19:1


Box-folder 19:2


Box-folder 19:3


Box-folder 19:4


Box-folder 19:5-6


Box-folder 20:1


Box-folder 20:2


Box-folder 22:4

Oversized minutes and reports, 1952-1966

Box-folder 22:5

Key Notes, newsletter, 1950

Box-folder 20:3

Tempo, periodical, 1958-1976

Box-folder 20:4

Teachers Manual: The Honolulu Symphony Orchestra Educational Concert Series Season 1966-1967. Burton, Leaon H. (E.d.), The Hawaii Curriculum Center

Box-folder 20:4

Fund drive leaflets


Concert programs, 1941-1996

Physical Description: 3 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

The series contains collections of symphony, chamber orchestra, opera and recital programs featuring George Barati's work as a conductor, a performer, and a composer in the United States and abroad. Included are concert season promotion material for Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, Santa Cruz County Symphony and various music festivals, papers relating to his involvement in Dimitri Mitropoulos International Music Competition in New York and tours conducted in Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia. The programs also exhibit his work as an advocate for arts and music among the children and youth.


Arranged chronologically.
Box-folder 9:1


Box-folder 9:2


Box-folder 9:3-9


Box-folder 10:1-5


Box-folder 11:1-5


Box-folder 12:1-6


Box-folder 13:1-6


Box-folder 14:1-10


Box-folder 15:1-8


Box-folder 22:6

Oversize, 1954-1964, n.d.


Publicity, 1942-1990

Physical Description: 1.3 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

The publicity files consists of newspaper clippings, journal articles, journals and radio scripts reporting Maestro Barati's concert, tour and recording activity around the world. Bulk of the clippings cover the Hawaii period reported in Honolulu Advertiser and Honolulu Star-Bulletin from 1951-1968. However notable also is the world tour press coverage. There exists translations for most of the foreing language releases. Among some interesting spotlights are; the cover story in Symphony, Oct 1951, v.5:9; an article about the role of the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra in the cultural fabric of Hawaii titled "East-West Blend in Honolulu Symphony" by Naomi Pollard, Oct 1951 (p 13-16) and a feature article about "George Barati, Mr. Symphony" by Roger M. Smith, Apr 1953, (p 13-15) both published in Paradise of the Pacific; a report examining the growth and activities of "Honolulu Symphony" in Counterpoint, Jan 1953, v.18:1 (p 17-19); and a story highlighting children concerts (Keiki) in Hawaii titled "Island Hopping" in Newsweek, Mar 18, 1963, (p 63).


Series is devided by medium (articles, radio scripts, newspaper clippings), then arranged chronologically.
Box-folder 16:1-4


Box-folder 16:1-3

1949-1988, n.d

Box-folder 16:4

"American Composer Update", Pan Pipes [only issues that feature Barati], 1952-1996

Box-folder 16:5

Radio scripts (KAIM) for "Perspective" by Robert C. Loveless, 1963-1968

Box-folder 16:6-18:6

Newspaper clippings:

Box-folder 16:6

Translations to foreign press, 1958-1963

Box-folder 16:7

Misc. press translations and statements, 1954-1963, 1969

Box-folder 17:5

Honolulu Auditorium, building project clippings, 1960-1961

Box-folder 17:1-4,6


Box-folder 18:1-6

1964-1990, n.d


Photographs, 1925-[1993]

Physical Description: 1.3 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Contains signed artist potraits and promotional portraits of George Barati, publicity shots of the rehearsals, concerts and tours. The bulk of the photographs cover 1950-1960 Hawaii-period, and are gelatin silver 8"x10' prints. Collection also includes authographed artist shots from pianists Gina Bachauer and Chieko Hara, violinist Henryk Szeryng, soprano Dorothy Maynor, contralto Nan Merriman, composer Igor Stravinsky, and Senator Daniel Inouye.
A complete listing of the photographs [pdf] can be found in "Additional Collection Guides".


Arranged first by size, then chronologically.
Box-folder 33

4x5, 1930-1987

Box-folder 34,36:1-2, 35:10

5x7, and nonstandard size, 1925-1987

Box-folder 35:1-10

8x10, 1945-1987

Box-folder 35:1


Box-folder 35:2


Box-folder 35:3

Signed artist photos

Box-folder 35:4


Box-folder 35:5-8


Box-folder 35:9


Box-folder 35:10

Proof sheets,

Box-folder 37:1

Oversize photos, and Xerox reproductions,

Box-folder 36:3

Scrapbook pages: Barati conducting China String Orchestra,Taipei, 1959

Box-folder 36:4-5

Color & black/white xerox reduction copies


Scores, 1938-1994

Physical Description: 9 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Contains manuscripts, offsets, first drafts, revisions, sketches, and work sheets for individual parts or full scores, as well as published editions. Covers Maestro Barati's complete compositional body of work.


Works are devided first into eight categories; A) Orhestral music, B) Chamber music, C) Solo piano music, D) Other solo works except vocal, E) Vocal music, F) Music for the stage, G) Film music, H) Other (miscellany unidentified and unused sketches). Each category further arranged chronologically.

A. Orchestral Music, 1938-1993

Physical Description: 3.5 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Covers early works (e.g. Fever Dreams written in Budapest, Two Symphonic Movements dedicated to Roger Sessions, and Configurations written for San Francisco Symphony), works written during his appointment in Honolulu (e.g. Polirization for brass and percussions commissioned by and dedicated to Anita and Frank Hecht, and Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra), and later works (e.g. Branches of Time dedicated to Ernest "Bud" Kretschemer).


Arranged chronologically.
Box-folder 23:1

Fever Dreams for orchestra; manuscripts [full score and parts], 1938

Box-folder 23:2

Introduction & Allegro (?); manuscript, sketches, 1940

Box-folder 23:3

Lamento, a piece for orchestra; master sheets, manuscript, facsimile, 1942, 1945

Box-folder 23:4

Two Symphonic Movements for orchestra; drafts and manuscripts [full score], 1943-1944

Box-folder 23:5, 31:5

Scherzo for orchestra; manuscript and facsimile [full score], 1946

Box-folder 23:5

Manuscript [full score], 1946

Box-folder 31:5


Box-folder 23:6, 30:4

Configuration for orchestra;

Box-folder 23:6

Manuscript [full score p.1-32], 1947

Box-folder 30:4

Peer-Southern Concert Music edition

Box-folder 23:7, 30:2

Chamber Concerto for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and string orchestra;

Box-folder 23:7

Manuscript drafts for 2nd Movement and Finale, and C.F. Peters edition, no.6364, 1950, 1952, 1962

Box-folder 30:2

C. F. Peters facsimile edition

Box-folder 23:8, 31:6

Tribute for orchestra;

Box-folder 23:8

Sketches, Sep. 1951, Feb. 1952

Box-folder 31:6

Facsimile, 1952

Box-folder 24:1, 30:3

Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra;

Box-folder 24:1

First draft, revision, piano reduction and full score facsimiles, 1952-1953, 1957

Box-folder 30:3

American Composers Alliance, facsimile edition

Box-folder 24:2

Hawaiian Parody for chamber orchestra; manuscript, Apr. 1957

Box-folder 24:3, 30:6-7, 31:2

The Dragon and the Phoenix for orchestra;

Box-folder 24:3

Sketch, C.F. Peters edition, no. 6361, 1960-1961

Box-folder 30:6-7

American Composers Alliance, facsimile edition

Box-folder 31:2

Facsimile edition [full score], 1960

Box-folder 24:4, 31:1


Box-folder 24:4

Sketches, manuscript and a negative copy, Jul. 1962, Jun. 1963

Box-folder 31:1

Facsimile [full score and parts], 1963

Box-folder 24:5, 30:8-9

Polarization for orchestra;

Box-folder 24:5

Manuscript, off set copy, and C.F. Peters editions, 1964-1966

Box-folder 30:8-9

C.F. Peters facsimile edition, 1966

Box-folder 24:6

Baroque Quartet Concerto for flute, oboe, harpsichord, double bass and orchestra; annotated draft, 1966-1967

Box-folder 31:3

Festival Hula, Symphonic Dance; Composers facsimile edition, 1968

Box-folder 24:7, 30:11

Vaudeville for orchestra;

Box-folder 24:7

Annotated drafts, piano reductions for Overture and Allegro giocoso, Jun. 1966

Box-folder 30:11

Pioneer Editions, facsimile, 1968

Box-folder 24:8, 31:4

Piano Concerto;

Box-folder 24:8

Annotated drafts and sketches for Andante, Credo, Presto, 1972

Box-folder 31:4

Facsimile, photocopy, 1972-1973

Box-folder 25:1

Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra; annotated drafts for Allegro and Allegretto, master sheets for piano reduction and full score, 1970-1972

Box-folder 25:2, 30:1

Branches of Time for two pianos and orchestra;

Box-folder 25:2

Corrected offset and master print [full scores], 1980-81

Box-folder 30:1

American Composers Alliance, facsimile edition, 1980-81

Box-folder 25:3, 30:5

Confluence for orchestra;

Box-folder 25:3

Manuscript draft, Jan. 1982

Box-folder 30:5

Alpheus Music Corp. facsimile, photocopy

Box-folder 25:4, 31:7, 32:7

Violin Concerto;

Box-folder 25:4

Sketch, Aug. 1986

Box-folder 31:7

American Composers Alliance, facsimile edition [piano reduction & full score]

Box-folder 32:7

Bound score [full score]

Box-folder 25:4

Harp piece; sketch, n.d.

Box-folder 25:5

Serenata Capricciosa for chamber orchestra; annotated draft, Apr. 1990

Box-folder 25:6, 32:11

Chant of Darkness; annotated draft, Nov. 1992, 1993

Box-folder 25:7

Seachange; sketch, 1993


B. Chamber Music, 1938-1994

Physical Description: 2.5 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Contains manuscripts for works composed for two or more instruments. Some of the compositions included are String Quartet's; a study written in Princeton (1938), No. 1 written in Camp Claiborn, LA (1944), and No.3 commissioned for the opening of the Barati Archive at UCSC (1991). Quartet for flute, oboe, harpsichord, and double bass (1964) demonstrates Barati's use of tone color, "irrational" rhythms, and reduced influence of bar lines. The piece was commissioned by the Indiana University, and dedicated to the members of its Baroque Chamber Players.


Arranged chronologically.
Box-folder 25:8

Fantaisie pour 4 violoncelles; manuscripts [full score and parts], 1938-1939

Box-folder 25:9

String Quartet, study; a draft and manuscript [full score and parts], 1938-1939

Box-folder 25:10

Wedding Song (trio); manuscript, Jun 1942

Box-folder 25:11

Studies; manuscripts, Jun-Jul 1942

Box-folder 25:12

Griginal for flute, clarinet, and cello; manuscript, [1942]

Box-folder 25:13

Lamentoso for cello and piano; manuscript, Sep 1942

Box-folder 25:14

String Quartet No 1.; manuscript [full score], Mar 1944

Box-folder 25:15

Studies for 2 cellos; manuscript for Allegro, Moderato, 1944, 1952

Box-folder 25:16

Cantabile e Ritmico for viola and piano; manuscript, drafts, [1947]

Box-folder 25:17

Two Dances for violin and piano; manuscript, drafts, Jun 1948

Box-folder 25:18

Woodwind Quintet; annotated draft, Jun 1952

Box-folder 25:19

Sonata for Violin and Piano; manuscripts, drafts [violin and full scores], [1956]

Box-folder 25:20

Quintet for Oboe and Strings; drafts, Jan 1959, Feb 1960

Box-folder 25:21

String Quartet No. 2; drafts, Nov 1958, Feb 1967

Box-folder 26:1

Quartet for flute, oboe, harpsichord, and double bass; drafts, facsimile, C.F. Peters edition no. 66112, 1964, 1967

Box-folder 26:2

Octet for flute, oboe, double bass, harpsichord, and strings; draft and published edition by Peer International Corp. no. 2128 [full score and parts], 1964, 1967

Box-folder 26:3

Hawaiian Bird-Catching Song (arr.) for clarinet and piano; draft, [1969]

Box-folder 26:4

Lumberjack for trombone and piano; 1st draft and revisions, 1969, 1986, 1992

Box-folder 26:5

Hawaiian Forests for seven instruments (percussions); drafts, offset version, [1971]

Box-folder 26:6

Duo for flute and viola; draft, [1977]

Box-folder 26:7

And the Shadows were Filled with Light for chamber ensemble; manuscript, Dec 1983

Box-folder 26:8

Escapade for cello and piano; draft and manuscript, 1986

Box-folder 26:9

Carefree and Lonesome Blues for treble instrument and piano; manuscript and photocopy [from the film The Ugly Duckling], 1986

Box-folder 26:10

Spring Serenade for flute, viola, and cello; drafts, Feb-Jul 1967

Box-folder 26:11

Just Lookin' Back for a Moment for violin and piano; draft, Dec 1988

Box-folder 26:12

Trio Profundo for viola, cello, bass; 1st version [full score and parts], drafts, 1988

Box-folder 26:13

Trio for clarinet, violin, and cello; drafts, manuscript, 1987-1988

Box-folder 26:14

Serenata Capricciosa for chamber orchestra; drafts, manuscript, 1990

Box-folder 26:15

Dialogue for flute and piano; draft, manuscript, 1989-1990

Box-folder 26:16

Aquinas Suite for three unspecified instruments; drafts, manuscript, 1990-1991

Box-folder 27:1

String Quartet No. 3; sketches, drafts, manuscript, copies [full score and parts], 1986-1991

Box-folder 27:2

Second Edition, an encore for string quartet; sketches, 1991

Box-folder 27:3

Spring Rain for clarinet and piano; drafts, 1993

Box-folder 27:4

Five Winds Celebrating for woodwind quintet; drafts, 1993-1994


C. Solo Piano Music, 1948-1994

Physical Description: 0.5 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Contains manuscript for piano pieces, such as Invitation dedicated to Sandra Schneider, Berkeley, and Anniversary written for Ernest and Jean Kretschmer's 50th anniversary. Included also are student pieces, Doll's Tug o'War written for daughter Lorna's 7th birthday, and Up and Down and Sideways a composition to granddaughter Maiya.


Arranged chronologically.
Box-folder 27:5

Two Piano Pieces; manuscript and drafts, Jun 1948

Box-folder 27:6

Invention; manuscript, Mar 1949

Box-folder 27:7

Musical Chairs; drafts, [1956]

Box-folder 27:8

Rolling Wheels; draft, manuscript copy (incomplete), May 1956

Box-folder 27:9

Doll's Tug o'War; draft, [Mar 1958]

Box-folder 27:10

Night Spectrum; drafts, offset print, [1981]

Box-folder 27:11

B.U.D. Piano Sonata; drafts, manuscript, 1983

Box-folder 27:12

Mosaics; drafts, [1989]

Box-folder 27:13

Mockingbird; drafts, manuscript, corrected photocopy, 1991

Box-folder 27:14

Anniversary; drafts, manuscript, May 1992

Box-folder 27:15

Up and Down and Sideways, for student pianists; manuscript, Aug 1994


D. Other Solo Works, 1944-1994

Physical Description: 0.3 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Contains unaccompanied instrumental works, excluding voice. Included are pieces for cello (an early work Piece for solo cello, and Triple Exposure), for harp ( Prisma dedicated to Virginia Morgan, and Jet D'eau; both also titled as "Piece for Harp Alone"), and for timpani ( Three Inventions dedicated to Charles Dowd).


Arranged chronologically.
Box-folder 27:16

Detache; manuscript, Nov 1944

Box-folder 27:17

Searching for flute; draft, manuscript, 1945

Box-folder 27:18

Prisma for harp, also "Piece for Harp Alove"; draft, offset print, Jun-Dec 1948

Box-folder 27:19

Piece for solo cello; manuscript (3p.), [1948]

Box-folder 27:20

Triple Exposure for unaccompanied cello; drafts, offset print, C.F. Peters no. 6361, 1967

Box-folder 27:21

A Chant to Pele for unaccompanied flute; sketch (p.1), [1983]

Box-folder 27:22

Three Inventions for timpani; drafts, edited drafts, C.F. Peters edition no. 67183, 1983-1985

Box-folder 27:23

Jet D'eau for harp, also "Piece for Harp Alove"; drafts, manuscripts, 1988

Box-folder 27:24

A Bit of Now for clarinet; manuscript, 1994


E. Vocal Music, 1939-1993

Physical Description: 0.2 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Contains both solo, and choir music. The Cloud was first performed at Westminster Festival by Westminster Composition Choir and Westminster String Ensemble in Princeton May 18, 1940. Hawaiian Bird-Catching Song was commissioned by the Department of Education, State of Hawaii in 1969 (later revised in 1993). The poem for this work is based on an ancient Hawiian custom.


Arranged chronologically.
Box-folder 27:25

The Cloud, for choir and string orchestra; drafts, manuscript [full score], printout of vocal parts, 1939-1940

Box-folder 27:26

Children's Songs for voice and piano; manuscripts for 5 songs, 1942

Box-folder 27:27

Farewell for voice and piano [text by Khalil Gibran]; offset print, Oct 1949 - Apr 1950

Box-folder 27:28

Hawaiian Bird-Catching Song for children's chorus [text by Revel Denney]; revised manuscript 1993

Box-folder 27:29

Cities of the Interior fragment for soprano and chamber orchestra; draft, [1976]


F. Music for the Stage, 1947-1991

Physical Description: 1.5 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Contains a ballet The Love of Don Perlimplin, which is based on one-act play by Federico Garcia Lorca. The ballet takes place on Don Perlimplin's and Belisa's wedding night, at night Belisa is visited by five men, each presenting a continent; An Ancient Piece of Silver a radio play; Two-act opera Noelani, which is set in the Kingdom of Hawaii in the 19th century. The story developes around a beautiful girl falling in love, her decision of whom to marry, and the stuggle of society in transition from the primitive and modern.


Arranged chronologically.
Box-folder 28:1-2

The Love of Don Perlimplin ballet; offsets and master sheets [full score and parts] 1947

Box-folder 28:3

An Ancient Piece of Silver, incidental music for chamber orchestra and Narrator; manuscript [full score and parts], 1951

Box-folder 29:1, 32:8-10

Noelani, opera in two acts;

Box-folder 29:1

Drafts, manuscripts, misc. reasearch papers, program note, a script, 1968-1991

Box-folder 32:8

Libretto, manuscripts, drafts, correspondence, 1969

Box-folder 32:9-10

Bound scores [piano reduction], 1971


G. Film Music, 1981, 1983

Physical Description: 0.5 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Contains scores and manuscripts to two films The Ugly Duckling, and Sara Kathryn Arledge's What Do Two Rights Make?


Arranged chronologically.
Box-folder 29:2, 30:10, 32:1-6

The Ugly Duckling suite for orchestra;

Box-folder 29:2

Manuscript and drafts, 1981

Box-folder 30:10

Bound score, annotated

Box-folder 32:1-6

Bound scores

Box-folder 29:3

What Do Two Rights Make?; manuscripts, storyboard, 1983


H. Other, 1943-1991

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains unidentified drafts, studies, and sketches. Included are notebooks of studies written in Princeton in 1943, with correction in one of them by Roger Sessions.


Random arragement.
Box 29:4

Unidentified miscellany, 1943-1991


Recordings, 1948-1996

Physical Description: 8 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Contains recordings of Maestro Barati's compositions, concert performances, interviews, and lectures on cassette tape, reel-to-reel, phonograph and video. Included are world premiers of Concerto for violincello (1964), Three Inventions for solo timpani (1985), and Dialogue for flute and piano (1991), as well as recordings of Barati conducting London Philharmonics, Honolulu Symphony, and Santa Cruz County Symphony.
A complete listing of these recordings [pdf] can be accessed in "Additional Collection Guides".
Access to reels is restricted.


Material is first separated by format, then arranged alphabetically by a composition title, general concert performaces follow a chronological order designated by a concert or a recording date. Interviews and lectures are added to the end of each format.
Box 38-43

Cassette tapes, 1969-1996

Box 45-50

Reel-to-Reel, 1948-1980

Box 51, 31:8

Phonographs, 1950's

Box 51

String Quartet by Barati. Performed by California String Quartet, 1952

Box 51

Violin Concerto by Bartok. Tossy Spivakosky soloist, Barati conducting Honolulu Symphony. 1950-1959

Box 31:8

Color Xerox copies of record covers

Box 44,49

Audio-Video tapes, 1980


Posters [oversize], 1950-1984

Physical Description: 2 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Contains concert posters featuring (i.e.) George Barati conducting the Barati Chamber Orchestra (1950), the Honolulu Symphony, Portland Junior Symphony (1975), Santa Cruz County Symphony (1976-1985), and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Included also are three oversize congratulatory cards. The sizes range from 14"x22" to 21"x31".


Approximate arrangement by size.
Box-folder 37:4

Concert Posters:

Box-folder 37:4

"The Barati Chamber Orchestra, July 27, 1950

Box-folder 37:4

"Hear George Barati as featured artist conduct the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra in the World Premiere," Jan 15

Box-folder 37:4

"Excerpts from Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, Honolulu Symphony Orchestra Mar 19

Box-folder 37:4

"Portland Junior Symphony Feb 22, 1975

Box-folder 37:4

Feb 22, 1975

Box-folder 37:4

Apr 26, 1975

Box-folder 37:4

New Music Works Presents "Solaris Winds", Lou Harrison's ballet suite "Solstice" with premiers by George Barati, Santa Cruz, Jan 20

Box-folder 37:4

"Dei 7. Us-Armee veranstaltet ein grosses konzert, gastdirigent George Barati", July 10, 1959

Box-folder 37:4

Barati Conducts and International Season of Sparkling Variety- The Santa Cruz County Symphony", 1976-1977

Box-folder 37:4

The Aquinas College Music Department Presents a world premiere of George Barati's 'The Ugly Duckling', Mar 4

Box-folder 37:4

Profile Performance to Honor Santa Cruz County Arts Commissions 1988 Artist of the Year, George Barati, May 19, 1988

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New Music Works Presents 'Quartet Constructions', World premiser George Barati's Indiana Triptych, Santa Cruz, Jan 22

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Orquesta Sinfonica de Mallorca. Maestro Director: George Barati, Teatro Principal, Apr 29, 1958

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George Barati conducts The Santa Cruz County Symphony- 20th Anniversary Season, Nov 5-6, 1977, Jan 20-22, 1978

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Santa Cruz County Symphony, 1984-85 Season, 1984-85

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Posters of newspaper clippings

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The Honolulu Symphony, 1964


[signed "for George, in fond memory of 1964, Russell Cadeo"
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Philharmonia Orchestra, Conductor George Barati- Soloist Andre Navarra, Apr 12

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"The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra 156th Regular Concert"

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Concert posters, guest conductor tours in Asia

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Oversize congratulatory cards:

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"Congratulations to Our Great Maestro with all Good Wishes and Appreciation, the Sisters at St. Theresa's"

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Congratulations with multiple signatures, n.d.

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"Congratulations Maestro George from your many fans and friends, May 19, 1988


Miscellany, 1938-1988

Physical Description: 0.2 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Includes signed scores to George Barati and other published material.


Divided into scores and other.
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Mason, Daniel Mason, Brittany Love Song, a cello and piano transcript [manuscript signed] May 12, 1943

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Cowell, Henry. Symphony no.12. Associated Music Publishers, [signed] 1960

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Hoag, Charles. Trio Basso: Cadenzas & Inventions , [signed] 1988

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Hovhaness, Alan. Symphony no. 15 "Silver Pilgrimage". C. F. Peters No.6647. 1963. [signed] Mar 3, 1963

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Kay, Ulysses. Serenade for orchestra. Associated Music Publishers, 1955. [signed] Jun 23, 1960

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Beethoven, Ludwig van. Symphony no. 9. op.125. Edition Cranz no. 2024. [fragile]

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Jack Benny. Promotional brochure [signed]

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Goethe: Bicentennial Convocation and Music Festival 1949. Goethe Bicentennial Foundation, Chicago. [brochure] 1949

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Pan-Pacific: French Indo-China. Pan-Pacific Union, Honolulu. Oct - Dec, 1938