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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Original and entire drafts or transcripts of musical compositions or arrangements. Typically having the parts of all the different instruments or voices written on staffs one above another, so that they can be read at a glance.

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Carlos Salzedo collection

Identifier: MP-0013-01

Carlos Salzédo (1885-1961) was a French-born harpist, teacher, and composer, who performed with the Metropolitan Opera and founded Trio de Lutéce as well as the Salzédo Harp Ensemble. The collection consists of his own published compositions, annotated scores and arrangements by other composers, and issues of the Eolian Review, for which he served as editor.

Dates: 1916-1960

David Saperton papers

Identifier: MP-0010-01

David Saperton was an American pianist, composer, and teacher who notably performed and recorded much of the music of his father-in-law, renowned pianist and composer Leopold Godowsky. The papers include Saperton’s music manuscripts, correspondence, and several photographs he collected.

Dates: 1918-1960

Galimir Quartet score collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MP-0011-01

The Galimir Quartet was a string ensemble originally founded by Austrian siblings Felix, Adrienne, Renée, and Marguerite Galimir in 1927, but disbanded when they fled Austria in 1936. Brother Felix (1910-1999) re-established the Galimir Quartet in the United States in 1938 with new players, eventually taking residency at Mannes College of Music. The collection consists of published scores with annotations and markings.

Dates: 1894-1990, undated

Harvey Enders scores

Identifier: MP-0023-01
Abstract Harvey Enders (1892-1947) was an American composer and arranger, mostly of popular and folk songs and vocal pieces in the manner of African-American spirituals. He composed a dramatic song narrative for baritone and orchestra, “Death in Harlem,” based on the poem by Langston Hughes. The collection contains annotated manuscript and printed versions of the score of “Death in Harlem,” and an annotated, autographed typescript of the original poem, as well as several songs and...
Dates: 1920s-1945

Joe Williams annotated scores

Identifier: MP-0020-01

Joe Williams (1918-1999) was a celebrated vocalist known for his collaboration with the Count Basie Orchestra, as well as a successful solo career. The Joe Williams annotated scores collection is comprised of over thirty scores.

Dates: 1964; undated

Julius Rudel papers

Identifier: MP-0014-01

Julius Rudel (1921-2014) was an opera and orchestra conductor who graduated from the Mannes School of Music in 1942. He served as music director for several organizations, most notably as director and principal conductor for New York City Opera from 1957 to 1979. The collection includes annotated conducting scores, notes, a scrapbook of news clippings, programs and playbills, correspondence, biographical material, and photographs.

Dates: circa 1942-2014

Leopold Godowsky score collection

Identifier: MP-0016-01

Virtuoso pianist and composer Leopold Godowsky (1870-1938) was noted for piano compositions and arrangements of exceptional difficulty, especially his 53 Studies on Chopin’s Études. The collection includes manuscripts of his works, sketches, corrected print proofs, and published scores with annotations and inscriptions by Godowsky and others related to him.

Dates: 1886-1983

Leopold Mannes music manuscripts

Identifier: MP-0012-01

Leopold Mannes (1899-1964) was an American musician, educator, inventor, and son of the founders of the Mannes School of Music, David and Clara (Damrosch) Mannes. Leopold Mannes and Leopold Godowsky, Jr. invented Kodachrome color photography. Mannes became president of the Mannes School of Music in 1948. This collection contains music manuscripts of Mannes's compositions, including arrangements of pieces by other composers.

Dates: 1919-1979; Majority of material found within 1919-1929

Menachem Zur collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MP-0002-01

Menachem Zur (born 1942) is an Israeli composer who studied at Mannes College of Music (now, Mannes School of Music), and Columbia University. His compositions are influenced by modernism, post-tonal music, and set theory, as well as traditional Jewish music. The collection includes various chamber music scores by Zur, mostly in photocopy form, as well as a recording of several of his compositions.

Dates: 1972-2005

Peter Pindar Stearns music manuscripts

Identifier: MP-0017-01

This collection consists of music manuscripts created by composer Peter Pindar Stearns (1931-2016), who taught composition at The Mannes School of Music from 1957 to 1989. The manuscripts include both secular and religious works composed during the period from 1948 to 2013 and the collection also contains correspondence related to the publishing of Stearns's compositions and copies of the published works.

Dates: 1948 - 2013