Marc Blitzstein Papers, 1918-1989

Container Title
Series: Other Compositions
Walt Whitman's Poems Set to Music by Blitzstein
Box/Folder   34/16
Reel/Frame   58/337-345
Publicity, 1928-1929
“Gods,” 1928 February 15
Box/Folder   94/5
Reel/Frame   58/346-364
Full score, first version, for strings, solo French horn, mezzo-soprano, circa 1928
Box/Folder   94/6
Reel/Frame   58/365-380
Full score, later version, for strings, solo cello, mezzo-soprano
Box/Folder   94/7
Reel/Frame   58/381-410
Instrumental parts for second version
Box/Folder   94/8
Reel/Frame   58/411-418
Piano-vocal scores
Other Poems
Box/Folder   94/9
Reel/Frame   58/419-483
Piano-vocal scores and musical sketches, 1927
e.e. cummings poems set to music by Blitzstein
Box/Folder   34/17
Reel/Frame   58/484-494
Lyrics
Box/Folder   34/18
Reel/Frame   58/495-511
From Marion's Book : correspondence, lyrics, Alice Estey concert program, 1960 August
Box/Folder   34/19
Reel/Frame   58/512-520
Cos Cob song volumes; including Blitzstein's Song, “Jimmie's Got a Goil,” 1935, 1962
Box/Folder   34/20
Reel/Frame   58/521-533
From Marion's Book - Published Version
From Marion's Book, written for Alice Estey, 1960
Box/Folder   94/10
Reel/Frame   58/534-589
Music sketches
Box/Folder   94/11
Reel/Frame   58/590-669
Notes, piano-vocal scores, 1960 August 19
Box/Folder   94/12
Reel/Frame   58/670-692
Piano-vocal scores, 1935-1962
Jacques Offenbach's works
“Tulipatan” (“Tulip Island”)
Box/Folder   34/21
Reel/Frame   58/693-726
Piano-vocal score
Box/Folder   40/6
Reel/Frame   67/29-51
Three Songs: piano-vocal score
Box/Folder   40/7
Reel/Frame   67/1-11
Three Songs: published score
Box/Folder   40/8
Reel/Frame   67/12-28
“Invitation to Bitterness”
Piano works
“Piano Sonata” (1927)
Box/Folder   35/1
Reel/Frame   58/727-750
Score and publicity, 1927 December-1929 March
773A/1
Excerpts recorded from disc
U.S. Mss 35AN/Micro 1049
“Fugue”
Box/Folder   35/2
Reel/Frame   58/751-789
Musical sketches, undated
“Symphony in G# Minor”
Box/Folder   95/1
Reel/Frame   58/790-798
Piano sketch
“Forêt Vierge”
Box/Folder   95/1
Reel/Frame   58/799-802
Piano sketch
“Waterfall”
Box/Folder   95/2
Reel/Frame   58/803-805
Barcarolle for piano, undated
773A/1
Excerpts recorded from disc
U.S. Mss 35AN/Micro 1049
“For Kit's Wedding”
Box/Folder   95/3
Reel/Frame   58/806-807
Piano sketch, 1953
“Innocent Psalm” (“for the Bernstein baby”)
Box/Folder   95/3
Reel/Frame   58/808
Piano sketch, undated
“Prelude in C Minor”
Box/Folder   95/3
Reel/Frame   58/809-810
Piano sketch, undated
“Sonata in F Minor”
Box/Folder   95/3
Reel/Frame   58/811-820
Piano sketch, undated
“Sonatina for Piano”
Box/Folder   95/4
Reel/Frame   58/821-845
First, second, and third workings, undated
“Bourgeois at Play” (Scherzo)
Box/Folder   95/5
Reel/Frame   58/846-860
Piano score, 1930
“Scherzo”
Box/Folder   95/5
Reel/Frame   58/861-865
Piano scores, undated
“Piano Solo”
Box/Folder   95/6
Reel/Frame   58/866-896
Piano score, 1933
Recordings
773A/2
Movements 1-3, recorded from disc
773A/3
Movement 4
U.S. Mss 35AN/Micro 1049
“Piano Percussion Music”
Box/Folder   35/3
Reel/Frame   58/897-898
Publicity, undated
Box/Folder   95/7
Reel/Frame   58/899-935
Piano score and music sketches, 1928-1929
773A/2
Excerpts recorded from disc
U.S. Mss 35AN/Micro 1049
“Andante”
Box/Folder   95/8
Reel/Frame   58/936-942
Piano score, with composition plan, 1919
773A/1
Excerpts recorded from disc
U.S. Mss 35AN/Micro 1049
“Rondo”
Box/Folder   95/8
Reel/Frame   58/943-946
Piano score, with composition plan, 1920
“Persienne”
Box/Folder   95/9
Reel/Frame   58/947-952
Piano score, with composition plan, 1919
773A/1
Excerpts recorded from disc
U.S. Mss 35AN/Micro 1049
“Piano Concerto”
Box/Folder   35/4
Reel/Frame   59/1-71
Musical sketches, 1931
Box/Folder   96/1
Reel/Frame   59/72-158
Orchestra score: photostats
Box/Folder   96/2
Reel/Frame   59/159-244
Conductor's score, 1931
Box/Folder   96/3
Reel/Frame   59/245 + 85 unnumbered frames
Complete bound score with dedication, 1931
Instrumental Parts
Box   112
Reel/Frame   70/1-93
Solo piano, strings
Box   112
Reel/Frame   70/94-183
Woodwinds
Box   112
Reel/Frame   70/184-263
Brass
773A/1
Excerpts recorded from disc
U.S. Mss 35AN/Micro 1049
Orchestral Works
“Romantic Piece for Orchestra”
Note: Dedicated to Eva Goldbeck.
Box/Folder   35/5
Reel/Frame   59/246-310
Music tablet with music sketches
Box/Folder   98/1
Reel/Frame   59/311-355
Piano reduction score, 1930 March
Box/Folder   98/2
Reel/Frame   59/356-499
Orchestral score, 1930 March
773A/4
Excerpts recorded from disc
U.S. Mss 35AN/Micro 1049
“Marche Vainqueur”
Box/Folder   98/3
Reel/Frame   59/500-546
Orchestra score; viola, bass, harp parts, 1920
“Sarabande”
Box/Folder   98/4
Reel/Frame   59/547-570
Music sketches, piano score, orchestra score, 1926 May
“Variations for Orchestra”
Box/Folder   98/5
Reel/Frame   59/570-595
Piano score
Box/Folder   98/6
Reel/Frame   59/596-675
Orchestra score, 1934 December
Box/Folder   98/7
Reel   59
Orchestra score, 1934
Physical Description: 90 unnumbered frames 
Box/Folder   98/8
Reel/Frame   59/677-706
Violin, violincello, contrabass parts
Box   112
Reel/Frame   70/264-272
Viola
Box   112
Reel/Frame   70/273-336
Woodwinds parts
Box   112
Reel/Frame   70/337-402
Brass, percussion
Instrumental Works
“Pavane” from Children's Dances
Box/Folder   95/10
Reel/Frame   59/707-716
Orchestral score
“Round” from Children's Dances
Box/Folder   95/11
Reel/Frame   59/717-720
Piano score
“Pavane” from Children's Dances
Box/Folder   95/12
Reel/Frame   59/721-751
Instrumental parts
“King Richard II Suite”
Box/Folder   97/1
Reel/Frame   59/752-764
Cello-piano score, march-piano score, circa 1922
“Fire Dance”
Box/Folder   97/2
Reel/Frame   59/765-772
Piano-violin score, violin part
“Discourse for Clarinet, Cello, Piano”
Box/Folder   97/3
Reel/Frame   59/773-810
Musical sketches, composition plan, chord structures, 1933
“For EmJo's 'Bitter Fantasy' ”
Box/Folder   97/4
Reel/Frame   59/811-815
Score for string quartet, 1923 March
“For String Orchestra”
Box/Folder   97/4
Reel/Frame   59/816-817
Score, undated
“Serenade for String Quartet” (dedicated to Eva Goldbeck)
Box/Folder   97/5
Reel/Frame   59/818-846
Score for violins, viola, violincello, circa 1932
Box/Folder   97/6
Reel/Frame   60/1-74
Scores, circa 1932
Vocal Works and Songs by Blitzstein
“Quiet Girl”
Box/Folder   34/22
Reel/Frame   60/75-80
Correspondence, notes, lyrics, undated
Box/Folder   97/7
Reel/Frame   60/81-85
Music sketches; piano-vocal score
Untitled
Box/Folder   97/8
Reel/Frame   60/86-108
Vocal with piano reduction of orchestra parts; sketches
“The Dream Is Mine”
Box/Folder   97/9
Reel/Frame   60/109-114
Piano-vocal score
“Leave Me Alone”
Box/Folder   97/9
Reel/Frame   60/115-116
Piano-vocal score
“Let's Be Blue”
Note: See also scrapbook volumes 1, 2, 10.
Box/Folder   97/9
Reel/Frame   60/117
Vocal score
“Expatriate”
Box/Folder   97/9
Reel/Frame   60/118-124
Piano-vocal sketches
“A Glee for Jamie”
Box/Folder   97/9
Reel/Frame   60/125-128
Piano-vocal sketches
“Where Love Is Life”
Box/Folder   97/10
Reel/Frame   60/129-134
Piano-vocal score
“Song” / based on a Rupert Brooke poem
Box/Folder   97/10
Reel/Frame   60/135-136
Piano-vocal score
“From Far, from Eve and Morning” / from A.E. Housman
Box/Folder   97/10
Reel/Frame   60/137-140
Piano-vocal score
“Into My Heart an Air” / from A.E. Housman
Box/Folder   97/10
Reel/Frame   60/141-148
Piano-vocal score
“Into the Streets May First” / lyrics by Alfred Hayes
Box/Folder   97/10
Reel/Frame   60/149-151
Piano-vocal score
“Search Thou My Heart” / lyrics by Paul Laurence Dunbar (Circular Canon for 4 Voices)
Box/Folder   97/10
Reel/Frame   60/152-156
Piano-vocal score
“War Department Manual, Volume 7, Part 3” / music by Blitzstein
Box/Folder   97/11
Reel/Frame   60/157-160
Piano-vocal score
“Ballad of Sevastopol”
Box/Folder   39/14
Reel/Frame   66/750-762
Notes and lyrics, 1941-1942
Box/Folder   97/11
Reel/Frame   60/161-170
Vocal score; music sketches, 1941-1942
“War Song” / lyrics by Dorothy Parker
Box/Folder   97/11
Reel/Frame   60/171-172
Score
Gauley Bridge songs
Box/Folder   97/12
Reel/Frame   60/173-198
Piano-vocal score for baritone, chorus, piano
“What's the Matter With Me?”
Box/Folder   97/12
Reel/Frame   60/199-202
Piano-vocal score
“Smoking Glasses”
Box/Folder   97/12
Reel/Frame   60/203-205
Piano-vocal score
“Chez Eitingon”
Box/Folder   97/13
Reel/Frame   60/206-210
Piano-vocal score, 1946
“The Way You Are”
Box/Folder   97/13
Reel/Frame   60/211-218
Piano-vocal score; musical sketch, 1935
“Maric and Colic”
Box/Folder   97/13
Reel/Frame   60/219-222
Piano-vocal score
“A Word Out of the Sea”
Box/Folder   97/13
Reel/Frame   60/223-245
Orchestra vocal score
“Displaced”
Box/Folder   97/14
Reel/Frame   60/246-251
Piano-vocal score
“Modest Maid”
Box/Folder   97/15
Reel/Frame   60/252-260
Piano-vocal score and negative photostats
Canons and Fugues
Box/Folder   95/12
Reel/Frame   60/260-286
Writing tablet: canons; double choir; miscellaneous by Blitzstein; Madrigal of Monteverdi; Harmonic progressions of Bach, Palestrina, Ravel, Chopin
“Fugue Motives”
Box/Folder   9513
Reel/Frame   60/287-322
Piano scores, undated
Box/Folder   95/14
Reel/Frame   60/323-388
Canons; choral variations, choral preludes
Transcriptions by Blitzstein
“Lento Molto” / by Aaron Copland
Box/Folder   99/1
Reel/Frame   60/389-392
Piano transcription, 1933
“Vocalise” Op. 34, No. 14 / by Serge Rachmaninoff
Box/Folder   99/2
Reel/Frame   60/393-400
Transcription for string quartet, undated
“Dance Andalouse” / by MacDowell
Box/Folder   99/2
Reel/Frame   60/401-411
Transcription for woodwinds, undated
“Tod und Verklarung” / by R. Strauss
Box/Folder   99/2
Reel/Frame   60/412-432
Piano transcription, undated
“Impressions de Voyage en Crimee” / by Modeste Moussorgsky
Box/Folder   99/3
Reel/Frame   60/433-443
Transcription for string orchestra
“Troika en Traineaux” / by Peter I. Tschaikowsky
Box/Folder   99/4
Reel/Frame   60/444-470
Orchestra score with individual parts: trumpet, horn, bassoon, strings, piano, 1927
“Collines d'Anacapri” / by Claude Debussy
Box/Folder   99/5
Reel/Frame   60/470-496
Orchestra score with individual parts: strings, bassoon, horn, 1927
“Incantation” or ________ / by Nicolai Medtner
Box/Folder   99/6
Reel/Frame   60/497-538
Orchestra score, 1925 October
Miscellaneous Music
Box/Folder   99/7
Reel/Frame   60/539-574
Unidentified vocal music
Box/Folder   99/8
Reel/Frame   60/575-582
Unidentified orchestral music
Box/Folder   99/9
Reel/Frame   60/583-605
Unidentified piano music
Box/Folder   99/10-11
Reel/Frame   60/606-693
Unidentified music