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David Tudor papers, 1800-1998, bulk 1940-1996

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Tudor (David) papers
Series I. Scores and realizations, 1800-1995, undated, bulk 1941-1977 47 boxes
A large collection of scores and performance realizations spans Tudor's entire professional life, from his early student and organ work, throughout his career as the premier avant-garde pianist, to his own later electronic compositions. It includes scores and performance instructions by other composers, Tudor's handwritten worksheets and realizations created in the course of preparing for his piano concerts, electronic compositional materials, early transcriptions of scores, and notes.
Arrangement
Arranged in two subseries: Series I.A.Tudor's early years; Series I.B. works by others.
Series I.A. Tudor, early, 1940s-1994, undated 5 box(es)
This subseries contains Tudor's early piano and organ work, and scores for his electronic compositions. His early work consists of handcopied scores for piano and organ music, and notes taken when he was Stefan Wolpe's student. Tudor's electronic compositions are represented with handwritten flow diagrams (i.e., schematics of his tabletop instrument set-ups, which in effect display how the instrument is to be constructed) and lists of inputs/outputs for different performance instantiations, many of which are unidentified. There are also miscellaneous notes for his electronic music.
Arrangement
Arranged topically.
Manuscript copies of scores and early work, undated
box folder
1 1 Piano compositions
Includes Bach, Couperin, Liszt, Wagner, Stravinsky, Wolpe.
1 2 Compositions
Mostly Schönberg.
1 3 Compositions
Includes Beethoven, Bach, Walther.
1 4 "orn[a]mentation"
Includes compositions by Bach and Couperin.
1 5 Compositions and notes
Solo piano music by Bartok, Busoni, Liszt, Hauer and unidentified. Includes transcriptions, performance notes, worksheets, and technical exercises with fingerings.
1 6 Vocal music compositions
1 7-8 Church music
Early work, 1940s
box folder
2 1 Lectures and texts by Wolpe
Tudor handwritten and typed versions of Wolpe lectures and texts.
2 2 "My work with W.[olpe]"
2 3 "My work to 1942"
Notes and musical writings, and 3 pages from Associateship Examination (1942) with record of marks.
2 4 Music notes
Musical form, practice and techniques; transcribed texts by Frescobaldi, Schönberg, Kandinsky and others.
2 5 Music notes
Transcribed texts by Kandinsky, Charles Tournemire, and others.
2 6 Music relating to Sigurd Rascher
2 7 Ferruccio Busoni
List of programs and pianoforte repertory compositions copied by Tudor.
2 8 Notes - registrations
2 9 Notes - circa 1940s
2 10 Notes - tempo, dynamics, touch
2 11-12 Notes - list of piano compositions by others
Electronic work, 1966-1994, undated
box folder
3 1 Activities, 1970
3 2-4 Bandoneon!, 1966
3 5 Channels/inserts, 1987
3 6 Dialects, 1984
3 7 Electronics with talking shrimp, 1986
3 8 Event (title of Merce Cunningham work), 1987-1990
3 9 Forest speech, 1976-1978
3 10 4 Pepsi pieces, 1970
3 11 Free spectral range IV, 1977
3 12 Hedgehog, 1985
3 13 Laser bird, 1973
3 14 Laser rock, 1973
3 15 Likeness to voices/Dialectics, 1982
3 16 Line and cluster, 1986
3 17 Lines and reflections, undated
3 18 Microphone, 1973
See oversize box 167, folder 1, for record cover.
3 19 Monobird, 1972
3 20 Neural network plus, 1992
3 21 Neural synthesis, 1993
3 22 9 lines, reflected, 1987
3 23-24 Phonemes, 1981-1986, 1992-1993
For Cunningham dance "Channels/Inserts."
3 25 Phrases, 1986
3 26 Pulsers, 1976-1978
See also: box 167*, folder 1, for record cover.
3 27 Rainforest, 1968
3 28 Rainforest 3, 1972
3 29 Rainforest IV, 1973
3 30 Rotating loudspeakers, 1977
3 31 Sea tails, 1983
3 32 Sextet for seven (Quartet?), 1985
box folder
3E 1 Soundings: ocean diary, 1994
3E 2 Toneburst, 1975
3E 3 Untitled (Homage to Toshi Ichiyanagi), 1972
3E 4 Video pulsers, 1977
3E 5 Virtual focus, 1990
3E 6 Weatherings, 1979
3E 7 Web for John Cage II, 1988
Performed at the Alternative Museum, 1989
3E 8 Webwork, 1987
For Cunningham dance "Shards."
box folder
4 1-2 Unidentified flow diagrams, undated
4 3 Unidentified worksheets, undated
4 4-15 Unidentified inputs/outputs, undated
4 16-21 Miscellaneous electronic music notes, undated
box folder
*167 1 Record covers, undated
One paper record cover for Tudor's Microphone, 1973 and one cardboard record cover for Tudor's "Pulsers/Untitled," 1984. With a mailing envelope. [Folders 2-4 in this box relate to Series I.B.].
1949-1966
box folder
15 1 Various projects, 1949-1954
Includes 1 letter each from Lionel Nowak of Bennington College (1953), Peggy Glanville-Hicks of Composer's Forum (1954?) and Gino Negri (1954); 12 items.
15 2 Darmstadt, 1956-1961
List of Tudor's performances, lists of students and correspondence with Wolfgang Steinecke, circa 40 items.
15 3 Institute National Belge de Radiodiffusion, 1956
10 letters and contracts.
15 4 Norddeutscher Rundfunk, 1956
6 letters and contracts.
15 5 Südwestfunk, 1956
9 letters and contracts.
15 6 Universal Edition, 1956
9 letters and contracts.
15 7 Westdeutscher Rundfunk, 1956
9 letters and contracts.
15 8 Various projects, 1956
Includes 6 letters from Wolfgang Steinecke (Darmstadt), 7 items with William Glock of the International Music Association and a telegram and letter from Bengt Hambraeus; 46 items.
15 9 Radiotjänst, 1957
15 letters and contracts from Bengt Hambraeus.
15 10 Westdeutscher Rundfunk, 1957
10 letters and contracts.
15 11 Various projects, 1957
Includes 1 letter each from William Glock of the International Music Association, Gunnar Larsson (+ copy) and Lionel Nowak of Bennington College; 20 items.
15 12 Norddeutscher Rundfunk, 1958
7 letters and contracts
15 13 Radiotjänst and Sveriges Radio, 1958
8 letters and cards from Bengt Hambraeus.
15 14 Westdeutscher Rundfunk, 1958
14 letters and contracts.
15 15 Various projects, 1958
Includes 3 letters from Gunnar Bucht of Fylkingen; letter, contracts and payment receipts from Institut National Belge de Radiodiffusion; 4 letters and contracts from Hessischer Rundfunk; and correspondence between Cage and Wilfred Mellers of Univ. of Birmingham, William Glock and Han Fischli from Kunstgewerbe museum Zürich; circa 50 items.
15 16 Hessischer Rundfunk, 1959
6 letters and contracts.
15 17 Westdeutscher Rundfunk, 1959
10 letters and contracts.
15 18 Various projects, 1959
Includes 5 letters and contracts from Radio Bremen, 1 letter from Bengt Hambraeus, and 4 letters and contracts from Vega, Paris; 26 items.
15 19 Various projects, 1960
Includes 2 letters from and 1 letter to Wolfgang Steinecke, 3 letters and contracts from Westdeutscher Rundfunk, 5 letters and contracts from Universal Edition, 1 letter from Bengt Hambraeus; 32 items.
15 20 Various projects, 1961
Includes 4 letters from the Montreal Festivals Society, 3 letters from Cercle d'Art Contemporain, 5 letters from I Semana de Música de Vanguarda, Rio, 4 letters from Westdeutscher Rundfunk and 1 letter from Heinz-Klaus Metzger of Ring also signed by Bussotti; circa 40 items.
15 21 Various projects, 1962
14 items.
15 22 Anthroposophical Society performance, NY, 1963
2 letters and 2 typed programs.
15 23 Various projects, 1963
Includes 3 letters from the New York Philharmonic and 3 letters from Wergo, Köln; 23 items.
15 24 East-West Festival, San Francisco Tape Music Center, 1964
8 sheets of notes.
15 25 KPFA/San Francisco Tape Music Center, 1964
12 sheets of notes.
15 26 Various projects, 1964
Includes 3 letters from the New York Philharmonic; 7 items.
15 27 Various projects, 1965
Includes 3 letters, a telegram and a contract from WGBH; 11 items.
15 28 SUNY, Buffalo, 1965-1966
Large folder of material generated when Tudor was hired as Creative Associate. Includes medical insurance information, 4 cards and 1 sheet of notes by John Cage, and programs and other printed matter.
Series I.B. Other composers, 1800-1995, undated, bulk 1941-1977 43 boxes
This subseries consists of printed and manuscript scores, sketches, drafts and performance instructions by prominent avant-garde composers in the United States and Europe, organized alphabetically by composer. Tudor's annotations on the scores, along with his worksheets and realizations, show something of the history of the compositions and of Tudor's working relationship with the composers. The range of music, from composers who Tudor knew well and whose music he frequently played to composers who sent unsolicited music he never performed, gives an overview of the major stylistic trends in new music piano repertoire of the 1950s and 1960s. Items of particular interest include Cage's Concert for piano and orchestra, Concerto for prepared piano and chamber orchestra, 4'33", Music of changes, Theatre piece, Variations II, and Winter music; Brown's Folio: December 1952, Four systems, and 25 pages; Bussotti's Pièces de chair II; Feldman's Intersection II and Ixion; Stockhausen's Nr. 7 Klavierstück XI; and Wolff's Duo for pianists I, For pianist, For 6 or 7 players (music for Merce Cunningham), which includes Cage's realizations, and Suite II. Other composers represented by scores include Michael von Biel, Pierre Boulez, Henry Cowell, Albert Fine, Toshi Ichiyanagi,Terry Jennings, Mauricio Kagel, Alvin Lucier, Bo Nilsson, Pauline Oliveros, Stefan Wolpe, and La Monte Young.
Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically with unidentified materials at the end.
box folder
167* 2 Ammann, Benno, 3 pieces for piano, undated
Anderson, Eric, 1964-1966, undated
box folder
5 1 Opus 1966, 1966
5 1 Opus, undated
5 1 Opus 48, 1964
On same sheet as Opus 46. (See Fluxus codex, p. 172.)
Applebaum, Mark, 1991-1995
box folder
5 2 Mt. Moriah: a string quartet in 4 movements, 1992
5 3 S-tog, 1991
5 4 2. Speculate..., 1995
Arma, Paul (aka Imre Weisshaus), 1929-1935
box folder
5 5 Sketches for male choir, 1929
box folder
167* 3 Burlesque for piano, 1930
167* 3 Second sonatina for children, 1935
box folder
5 6 Ashley, Robert, Maneuvers for small hands, 1961
flatfile
1** Austin, Larry, Accidents, 1967
box folder
167* 4 Baker, Lawrence Scott, "Unfinished to be added to keyboard music & extra materials," circa 1968
Baldwin, Bertram, 1961-1962, undated
box folder
5 7 III 58 Piano, undated
box folder
168* 1 Nursery tale with exigesis, 1961-1962
168* 2 Ballif, Claude, 3rd. sonate für klavier (op. 29), undated
box folder
5 8 Bartlett, Martin, Cité libre, 1966
5 9 Beethoven, Ludwig, Tempi, undated
Tudor worksheets.
Behrman, David, 1959-1968, undated
box folder
5 10 Litanies of the glider, 1968
Used for Cunningham's "Walkaround time."
5 11 Wave train, 1966
box folder
168* 3 Canons for piano and percussion, 1959-1960
168* 3 Players with circuits, undated
168* 4 Notations for unidentified piece, undated
box folder
*183 1 Ricercar, undated
roll
1** Ricercar, undated
1 small roll.
Bekaert, Jacques, 1968-1971
box folder
5 12 Quiet space, 1968-1971
5 13 Summer music, 1970
box folder
168* 5 Berg, Gunnar, Gaffky's assortiment 1-10, 1959
Biel, Michael von, 1960-1965
box folder
5 14 Book for 3, 1961
5 15 For two pianos # I, II and III, 1960 or 1961
5 16 Für Klavier nr. 2, 1964 or 1965
5 17 Für Klavier nr. 5, 1965
5 18 Two-piano piece I, 1960 or 1961
box folder
169* 1 For 2 pianos II, 1961
169* 2 Septenary, 1964
box folder
5 19 Boelzner, Gordon, Intimate music - for piano, undated
box folder
169* 3 Boucourechliev, André, Unidentified, 1959
Boulez, Pierre, 1946-1961
box folder
5 20 2ème sonate, 1946-1948
5 21 Structures, 1955
5 22 Troisième sonate pour piano, 1958
box folder
169* 4 2ème sonate pour piano, 1950
169* 5 Troisième sonate pour piano - formant 2-trope, 1961
169* 6 Braun, Peter Michael, Mutationen für klavier, 1959
box folder
5 23 Brecht, George, Various works, 1959-1963
Includes Candle-piece for radios, 1959; Card-piece for voice, 1959; Eight piano transcriptions, 1963, and many "events."
box folder
6 1 Brooks, M. Steven, Dimorphism (1), 1973
Brown, Earle, 1952-1959, undated
box folder
6 2 Folio: November 1952 (Synergy), 1952
6 3 Hodography #1, 1959
6 4 Music for cello and piano, 1957
6 5 Pentathis, 1958
box folder
170* 1 Folio: December 1952, 1952
Includes realizations which were most likely used for the 1974 recording of December 1952 that appears on the album Times five. See also Cage score WBAI.
170* 2 For David Tudor, 1952-1953
Four scores bound together, all titled "For David Tudor" but with different dates: May 28, 1953; March 1953; April 1953; Nov. 1952.
170* 2 For Merce, 1953
170* 3 Four more, 1956
170* 4 Four systems, scores , 1954
Two different manuscript scores by Brown, both dated Jan 20, 1954. One ink and pencil on cardboard, the other ink and pencil on paper. The paper version includes directions which begin, "may be played in any sequence..." Both are dedicated to Tudor for his birthday. Included is one photographic copy of the paper score. 3 items.
170* 5 Four systems, realizations, 1954
Tudor's realization and working notes for Four Systems. For more information, see research file in repository for inventory notes by Gale Cohen with annotations by Tudor.
box folder
171* 1-2 Indices, 1954
box folder
172* 1 Music for cello and piano, 1955
172* 2 Music for "Trio for 5 dancers", 1953
Based on floor plan of dance by Carolyn Brown.
172* 2 Music for violin, cello and piano, 1952
172* 3 Perspectives, 1952
172* 4 Three pieces for piano, undated
box folder
173* 1-3 25 pages, 1953
173* 4 "Folio," 1953
David Magnus speculates this one-page-score was composed for "Folio," but was excluded in the final edition. 3 sheets dated 3/53.
box folder
6 6 Buel, Charles, Thirteen fragments for piano, 1967
box folder
169* 7 Busoni, Ferruccio, Indianische fantasie für klavier und orchester (op. 44), 1915
Bussotti, Sylvano, 1959-1961, undated
box folder
174* 1 Couple pour flauto et piano, 1959
174* 1 Coeur pour batteur, 1959
174* 2 Five pieces for David Tudor (extraits de pièces de chair II), 1959
174* 3 Pièces de chair II, 1959
174* 4 Pour clavier (après Pièces de chair II), 1961
174* 4 Couple pour flute et piano sette fogli), undated
174* 4 per tre sul piano (from sette fogli), undated
174* 4 Small pieces of ephemera, undated
box folder
6 7 Byrd, Joseph Hunter, Sonata for piano keyboard, undated
Cage, John, 1936-1993, undated
box folder
6 8 Cartridge music, 1960
6 9-13 Concert for piano and orchestra, 1957-1958
Selections from Concert for piano and orchestra (folder 12 only): 1957-1958

circa 10 pages missing. See box 7 and box 175*-183* for related materials. Used for Cunningham's "Antic Meet" and Cage's "Indeterminacy" lecture and recording. The piano part for this piece may be presented by itself as Solo for piano.
box folder
7 1-8 Concert for piano and orchestra, 1957-1958
7 9 Five stone wind, 1988
7 10 For M.C. and D.T., 1953
4' 33", 1952-1993
box folder
7 11a [Second version], dedicated to Irwin Kremen, 1953
Photostat.
7 11b [Third version], dedicated to Irwin Kremen, 195?
Date on piece in question. Composers Facsimile Edition.
box
7B David Tudor, first reconstruction of the original [first version] 1952 4'33" score by John Cage, circa 1989
box folder
7 11c David Tudor, second reconstruction of the original [first version] 1952 4'33" score by John Cage, circa 1989
7 11d John Cage, 4'33" [second version], dedicated to Irwin Kremen [1953], Henmar Press, 1993
7 11e David Tudor timing and measurement notes, undated
7 11e Letter from Irwin Kremen to David Tudor, 1982
Photocopy.
7 12 Haiku, 1958
Found by Tudor in a cookbook and premiered in the Los Angeles Festival, September 1987.
7 13 Music for amplified toy pianos, 1960
7 14 Music for carillon, 1952-1958
Two separate scores for 3 octave and 2 octave versions (1952/1958).
7 15 Music for carillon (2 octaves) no. 2, 1958
7 15 Music for carillon (2 octaves) no. 3, 1961
7 16-20 Music of changes, 1951
See also oversize.
7 21 Piano music #3, 1953
7 22 Roaratorio, 1983
7 23 Seven haiku, 1952-1957
7 worksheets for a performance at the Nonagon Gallery, NYC, Nov. 17, 1957.
7 24 Solo for voice I, 1958
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8 1 Solo for voice 2, 1960
8 2 Telephones and birds, 1977
8 3-4 Theater piece, 1960
8 5 Two pastorales, 1951
8 6 Variations I, 1958
8 7 Variations II, 1961
James Pritchett speculates there are at least three different realizations within the file.
8 8 Variations III, 1963
8 8 Variations V, 1965
8 9 Water music, 1952
See also oversize for score.
8 10 WBAI, 1960
Included are two sheets of timings which may be a realization by Cage of Brown's Folio: December 1952 performed with Tudor as accompaniment for Cunningham's dance "Hands birds" (1960).
8 11 Winter music, 1957
Used for Cunningham's "Aeon." See also oversize for score.
box folder
9 1-4 Winter music, 1957
9 1-4 Unidentified organ piece, 1983
box folder
175* 1-2 Atlas eclipticalis, 1961
175* 3 A book of music for 2 pianos, 1944
box folder
176* 1-2 Concert for piano and orchestra, 1957-1958
box folder
177* 1-3 Concerto for prepared piano and chamber orchestra, 1950-1951
box folder
178* 1 Electronic music for piano, 1965
178* 1 Fontana mix, 1958
178* 1 For Paul Taylor and Anita Dencks, 1957
178* 2 HPSCHD, 1967-1968
178* 3 Music for carillon nos. 2 and 3 (graph), 1954
178* 3 Music for carillon no. 4, 1966
178* 4 Music for piano 1-20, 1953
178* 4 Music for piano 21-36, 1955
box folder
179* 1-2 Music of changes, 1951
179* 3-4 Music walk, 1959-1969
Includes Italian publication "La musica moderna" (1969) with recording of Music walk.
box folder
180* 1 Six melodies for violin and keyboard, 1950
180* 2-3 34' 46.76" for a pianist, 1954
roll
5A**-7** 34' 46.76" for a pianist, 1954
4 small rolls of graph paper with pencil annotations. Each roll is marked: Piano I, Roll 1; Piano I, Roll 2; Piano I, Roll 4; End of Piano I, Roll 6. Apparently Roll 3 and Roll 5 are missing. See also Box 180*, f. 2 for preparatory material, sketches, and graph marking tool.
box folder
181* 1 31' 57.5864" for a pianist, 1954
roll
2**-4** 31'57.5864" for a pianist, 1954
In 3 small rolls.
box folder
181* 2 Three dances for two prepared pianos, 1945
box folder
182* 1 Variations VI, 1966
182* 2 Water music, 1952
182* 3 Winter music, 1957
182* 4 Unidentified, undated
182* 4 Schoenberg counterpoint exercises, 1936
box folder
183* 2 Untitled composition in the "The ten thousand things" series, 1953-1956
This is an unfinished piece for magnetic tape which was to have used sound sources similar to those used in Williams mix. It is a part of the series referred to by Cage as "The ten thousand things," which includes 34'46.76" for a pianist and 31'57.9864" for a pianist. Additional material for this piece may be found at the New York Public Library.
box folder
9 5 Calonne, Jacques, Quadrangles, 1959
Cardew, Cornelius, 1955-1961, undated
box folder
184* 1 February pieces for piano and Octet '61 for Jasper Johns, 1961
184* 1 Klavierstück, 1960
184* 1 Piano piece February 1959, 1959
See also February piece I in February pieces.
184* 1 Piano sonata no. 2, 1955-1956
184* 1 Piano sonata no. 3, 1958
184* 1 Unidentified, 1957
See also Cardew's Study for Pianists: Instructions for Book I and II, October 1958, in FF.1**.
flatfile
1** Study for Pianists: Instructions for Book I & II, 1958 October
Includes worksheets, notes.
box folder
9 6 Carisi, John, Allegro for piano, undated
9 7 Cerha, Friedrich, Klavierstücke, 1958
Chiari, Giuseppe, 1964-1965
box folder
9 8 La Strada, 1964
see also Fluxkit, Getty Research Institute, Special Collections accn. no. 890164.
9 9 Various text pieces, 1964-1965
box folder
184* 2 Coppola, Carmen, Phantom cavalry, 1948
box folder
9 10 Corner, Philip, Untitled, undated
Cowell, Henry, 1922-1925, 1949-1950, undated
box folder
9 11 Aeolian harp, 1923
9 12 Antinomy for piano, 1922
9 13 The banshee, 1925
9 14 Mosaic quartet, undated
9 15 Six ings, 1922
box folder
184* 2 Four declamations with return, 1949
184* 2 Hymn and fuguing tune no. 9, 1950
box folder
183* 3 Cross, Lowell, Musica Instrumentalis, 1969
box folder
9 16 Czerny, Carl, The school of velocity (op. 299), 1893
box folder
184* 2 De Jong, Conrad, Etenraku (the upper cloud music), 1971
box folder
9 17 Di Domenica, Robert, Sonatina for piano, 1958
Dinwiddie, John, 1968-1971
box folder
9 18 Pinole, 1968
box folder
184* 2 Paper clip, 1971
Driscoll, John, 1977, undated
box folder
9 19 Bamboo, 1977
9 19 Listening out loud, undated
box folder
184* 3 Englert, Giuseppe Giorgio, Palaestra 64 pro organo, 1959-1964
Evangelisti, Franco, 1955-1956, undated
box folder
9 20 4!, undated
box folder
184* 3 Proiezioni sonore, 1955-1956
box folder
185* 1 Fabiansson, Erik, Toccata for piano, undated
box folder
9 21 Feinberg, Samuel, Concerto (op. 20), 1935
Feldman, Morton, 1948-1970, undated
box folder
9 22 Durations, 1960
9 23 Illusions for piano, 1950
9 24 Intermission #3, 1951
9 24 Intermission #4, undated
9 24 Intermission #5, 1952
9 25 Intersection + , circa 1952
Tudor realization and chart.
9 26 Intersection #2(?), 1951
Tudor's realization on staff paper, working notes(?) in small notebook, and annotated envelope.
9 26B Intersection #3 for David Tudor, 1953
Feldman's manuscript score, 1 sheet, ink and pencil on paper, April 1953. Tudor's transcription of score, 2 sheets, ink on paper. Tudor's realization, pencil on staff paper.
9 27 Piano Piece, 1956
9 27 Piano (4 hands), 1958
9 27 Piano (three hands), 1957
9 27 Piece for 4 pianos, 1957
9 28 Projection 4, 1959
9 29 The Straits of Magellan, 1961
9 30 Sheet of graphic notation, undated
box folder
186* 1 Atlantis, 1959
186* 1 Composition for 14 instruments, 1953
186* 2 De Kooning, 1963
186* 2 Extensions for violin and piano, 1951
186* 3 Extensions #2, 1951
186* 3 Extensions #3, 1952
186* 3 Extensions #4 for three pianos, 1953
186* 4 Intermission #6, 1953
186* 4 Ixion, 1960
186* 4 Journey to the end of night, 1948
186* 4 Last pieces, 1959
186* 5 Nature pieces for piano, 1951
186* 5 ...Out of "last pieces," 1961
186* 6 Piano piece, 1952
186* 6 Piano piece 1956A, 1956
186* 6 Piano piece 1956B, 1956
186* 6 Piece for cello and piano, 1960
box folder
187* 1 The swallows of Salangan, 1960
187* 1 Three instruments, 1961
187* 1 Three pieces, 1954
187* 2 Two intermissions, 1951
187* 2 Two pianos, 1957
187* 2 Two pieces for two pianos, 1954
187* 3 Vertical thoughts nos. 1-5, 1963
187* 4 The viola in my life, 1970
187* 4 The viola in my life (III), 1970
187* 5 Triadic memoriesand unidentified, 1953
Two scores, one of which is dated 1953. Perhaps score for music for film about Jackson Pollack.
box folder
185* 1 Ferrari, Luc, Visage I, 1956
box folder
9 31 Ferrell-Hero, Barbara, Music graph painting, 1970
Finck, Mildred, 1957-1960, undated
box folder
185* 2 Aktes I, 1957
185* 2 Aktes II, undated
185* 2 Country thought, 1960
185* 2 Kiníchos (63), undated
185* 2 Kiníchos (64), undated
185* 2 Tonopose metavolí, 1958
Fine, Albert M., 1964-1966
box folder
9 32 Fantasia, 1966
box folder
185* 3 Fear no forks, 1965
185* 3 Portfolio of copied scores and drawings, 1965
185* 3 "Peblum" for solo guitar, 1965
185* 3 Simple song for Eric, 1965
185* 3 "Solo for" clarinet in Bb, 1965
185* 3 Sonatinina for flute & piano, 1964
185* 3 Song for Christopher, 1965
185* 3 Song for George Brecht, 1965
185* 3 Sumphonic sketch for piano, 1965
185* 3 Three movements for piano, 1965
185* 3 Two free part invention, 1964
185* 4 Gilpin, George Jr., Memories of a vine covered privy, 1933
Piano arrangement dated 1933.
185* 5 Gladdys, Gylmer, Elixir 8, 1952-1961
Gnazzo, Anthony, 1966-1969
box folder
9 33 "...but don't step on my blue suede bandoneon," a contest for two (or more, if there were) , 1966
9 33 Divisi est in 3 parts, 1969
9 33 Long distances, 1967
9 33 Theme (and other things), 1969
9 34 Grosskopf, Erhard, Drei stücke für Klavier, 1978
9 35 Halffter, Ernesto, Marche joyeuse, 1925
Hambraeus, Bengt, 1955-1966
box folder
188* 1 Cercles, 1955
188* 1 Konstellationer I-III, 1958
188* 1 Movimenti per organo, 1966
Harrison, Lou, 1947-1952, 1964, undated
box folder
188* 2 Fugue, 1947-1952
188* 2 Serenade for guitar, undated
188* 2 Wesak sonata, 1964
Hauer, Josef Matthias, 1952, undated
box folder
188* 3 Kitchen performance, undated
Includes many photocopied scores for a performance with Kubera.
188* 4 Praeludium für celesta, undated
188* 4 Zwölftonspiel, 1952
Used for Cunningham's "Labyrinthian dances."
188* 4 Unidentified, 1952
Three scores, one of which is dated 1952.
188* 4 Heller, Stephen, Impromptu etude, 1800s
Hidalgo, Juan, 1959-1961
box folder
10 1 A letter for David Tudor, 1961
10 1 Aulaga no. 1, 1959
10 1 Wuppertal two pianos, 1959
Higgins, Dick, 1960-1961
See the Dick Higgins papers, Getty Research Institute, Special Collections accn. no. 870613) for related materials.
box folder
10 2 Constellations and contributions, 1961
10 2 Design plays, 1960
10 2 In the context of shoes..., 1960
10 2 The musical wig, 1961
10 2 Six concretions, 1961
10 2 Structure, 1961
10 2 Three landscapes decorated with witches, 1960
10 2 What the theater can be, 1961
Hobbs, Christopher, 1966-1968, undated
box folder
188* 5 Composition, February 10 1968 1968
188* 5 Music for Harpsichord, 1968
188* 5 One note 1966, 1966
188* 5 Second piece for organ, 1968
188* 5 Shortly before midnight, 1968
188* 5 Song, 1968
188* 5 Voicepiece, 1967
188* 5 Untitled, undated
Hoffman, Richard, 1888-1893, undated
box folder
10 3 Transcription of Wagner's Parsifal, Song of the flower maidens (op. 130), undated
box folder
188* 6 La Naïde reverie, 1893
188* 6 Wedding music, 1888
Hovhaness, Alan, 1946-1957
box folder
188* 7 Artinis, 1946
188* 7 Do you remember the last silence (opus 152 no.3), 1957
188* 7 Tumburu, 1952
Hunt, Jerry, 1964
box folder
188* 8 Helix 2, 1964
188* 8 Helix 3, 1964
188* 8 Helix 4, 1964
188* 8 Helix 5, 1964
188* 8 Stable w/continuous plane, 1964
Ichiyanagi, Toshi, 1959-1967, undated
box folder
10 4 Activities for Orchestra, 1967
For Merce Cunningham dance "Scramble."
10 4 Distance, 1967
10 5 Duet for piano and string instrument, 1961
10 6 Kaiki for Koto, 1960
10 6 Music for piano #2, 1959
10 6 Music for piano #3, 1960
10 7 Music for piano #4, 1960
10 8 Music for piano #5, 1960
10 8 Music for piano #6, 1961
10 8 Sapporo, 1962
box folder
189* 1 Appearance, 1961
189* 2 Concert music for strings, 1960
189* 2 Music for electric metronom, undated
189* 3 Music for piano #1, 1959
189* 3 Music for piano #7, undated
Jennings, Terry, 1958-1963, undated
box folder
10 9 Piano piece, 1960 November
10 9 Piano piece, 1960 June
10 9 Piece for strings, 1960
10 9 Piece for violins, violas and sopranino saxaphone, 1963
10 9 Song, 1960
box folder
189* 4b Constants IVa, undated
189* 4b Flux and form, #2, 7, 8-9, 10, 16, undated
189* 4a Piano piece, 1958
189* 4a Piano piece, 1960
Johnson, Dennis L., 1959
box folder
189* 5 Unidentified, 1959
flatfile
2** Untitled, 1959
Johnston, Ben, 1965, undated
box folder
10 10 4 do-it-yourself pieces, undated
box folder
189* 6 Sonata for microtonal piano, 1965
Jones, Joe, 1961-1962, undated
box folder
10 11 Duet, 1961
10 11 Five pieces, 1961
10 11 Solo, 1961
10 11 Solo for multi-attack instrument, 1962
10 11 Trio, 1961
box folder
189* 7 Mechanical score I, undated
Kagel, Mauricio, 1956-1967
box folder
10 12 Improvisation ajoutée, 1961-1962
10 13 Metapiece (mimetics) für Klavier, 1961
10 14 Pas de cinq, 1967
box folder
191* 1 Improvisation ajoutée, 1962
191* 2 Pandorasbox, 1962
box folder
192* 1 Phantasie für orgel mit obbligati, 1967
192* 2 Proposiciónes, 1956
192* 3-4 Transición II, 1958-1959
flatfile
2** Alle rechte vorbahalten, 1966
box folder
10 15 Kalve, Martin, All happy workers babies & dogs, 1981
box folder
190* 1 Karkoff, Maurice, Pianosonat no. 1 (op.19), 1956
box folder
10 16 Kasemets, Udo, Calceolaria, 1966
box folder
190* 2 Kayn, Roland, Quanten für klavier, 1958
box folder
10 17 Kemler, Alan, Designs I, undated
box folder
190* 3 King, Alvin, Thirteen acts for adult and consenting piano, undated
Kosugi, Takehisa, 1963, 1991
box folder
10 18 Events, 1963
10 18 Micro 1, 1991
10 19 Krenek, Ernst, 12 short piano pieces, 1939
Krumm, Philip, 1961-1962
box folder
10 20 Formations, 1961-1962
10 21 Three geometric transformations, 1961-1962
box folder
190* 4 Electrical graph #1, 1961
190* 5 Kupferman, David, Identity, 1963
190* 6 Labunski, Wiktor, Patterns for piano solo, 1952
190* 7 Leedy, Doug, Usable music I, 1967
Lerman, Richard, 1979, 1991-1992
box folder
10 22 Accretion disk, event horizon, sigularity, 1979
10 22 Changing states 3: Duo version, 1992
10 22 Ten anniversary piece, 1991
10 23 Levine, Bruce, Piano piece, 1971
box folder
190* 8 Ligeti, György, Trois bagatelles, 1961-1962
box folder
10 24 Liszt, Franz, Etüde nr. 5, Irrlichter/Feux follets, undated
10 25 Lombardi, Daniele, To gather together, 1971
Lucier, Alvin, 1962-1971, undated
box folder
11 1 Action music for piano, book I, 1962
11 1 Chambers, undated
11 1 Organ music for David Tudor, 1966
11 1 Gentle fire, 1971
11 2 Vespers, 1968
Lunetta, Stanley, 1967, undated
box folder
190* 8 Piano music, 1967
flatfile
3** A piece for bandoneon and strings, undated
Mac Low, Jackson, 1960-1961
box folder
11 3 A piece for Sari Dienes, 1960
11 3 Asymmetries, 1960-1961
11 3 "Earl E.T. Smith, the palm bitch (er) feanancier,...", 1961
11 3 First asymmetry for Iris, 1960
Marchetti, Walter, 1959-1961
box folder
11 4 La candara, 1959
11 4 Jable, 1959
11 4 Newspaper, 1961
11 4 ...per una cerimonia, 1960
11 4 Piano music, 1959
11 4 Piano music 2, 1961
Matsudaira, Yoriaki, 1931, undated
box folder
193* 1 Coaction I for 'celle and piano, undated
193* 1 Coaction II for 'celle and piano, undated
193* 1 Instruction for piano, 1931
Mestres i Quadreny, Josep, 1960-1961, undated
box folder
11 5 Interpolaciones, 1960
box folder
193* 2 Cop de poma, 1961
193* 2 Tres canons en homenatje a Galileu, undated
193* 3 Miroglio, Francis, Soleils, circa 1964
box folder
11 6 Mizelle, Dary John, Photo oscillations, 1968
box folder
193* 3 Moore, Frank L., Sweet dance, 1955
flatfile
4** Moran, Robert, Der Augenblick momentaner Illumination, 1963
Mumma, Gordon, 1966, 1976
box folder
11 7 Commodious means, 1966
11 7 Telepos II, 1976
11 8 Nancarrow, Colon, Studies for player piano, undated
Nilsson, Bo, 1956, undated
box folder
193* 4 Bewegungen, 1956
193* 4 Quantitäten, undated
193* 4 Schlagfiguren, undated
box folder
194* 1 Quanten, undated
Oliveros, Pauline, 1960-1971, undated
box folder
11 9 AOK, undated
11 9 The bath, 1966
11 9 Circuitry, 1967
11 9 The c(s) for once, 1966
11 9 Duo for accordian and bandoneon with possible mynah bird obligato, 1963
11 9 Festival house, 1968
11 9 George Washington slept here too, 1965
11 9 In memorium Nikola Tesla, cosmic engineer, 1969
11 9 Sonic meditations, 1971
11 9 Sound patters, 1964
11 9 Untitled, 1968
11 9 Unidentified, undated
box folder
195* 1 Sound patterns for mixed chorus, 1961
195* 1 Trio for accordion, trumpet and string bass, 1960
box folder
11 10 Ornstein, Leo, Danse sauvage, 1915
11 11 Orton, Richard, Pièce de résistance, 1969
Otte, Hans, 1960-1963
box folder
194* 2 Tropismen, undated
box folder
195* 2 Interplay, 1963
195* 2 Tropismen für klavier, 1960
box folder
11 12 Pablo, Luis de, Libro para el pianista (op. 11, no. IV), undated
Patterson, Ben, 1960, undated
box folder
11 13 Methods and processes, undated
11 14 Paper piece, 1960
box folder
195* 3 Ants, 1960
Phetteplace, 1966-1967
box folder
196* 1-3 Displacements, 1967
196* 4 Impersonation, 1966
Pimenta, Emanuel Dimas de Melo, 1990-1993
box folder
11 15 Gravitational sounds, 1990
11 15 Microcosmos, 1992
11 15 Various pieces, 1992-1993
Includes Ware, Specular, Pulsar, Array, Mantra, Drag, Limits and Writings one.
box folder
195* 4 Pleskow, Raoul, Dedication to Stefan Wolpe, 1961
Pollock, Joe, 1946, undated
box folder
11 16 Sonate, undated
box folder
195* 5 Unidentified, 1946
Pousseur, Henri, 1956-1967, undated
box folder
11 17 Agregats, conduit, cassation, undated
11 18 Caractéres Ia, Ib, 1962
11 19 Exercises de piano: impromptu, undated
11 19 Exercises de piano: variations I, 1956
box folder
195* 6 Miroir de votre Faust (charactères II), 1967
195* 6 Exercices de piano, variations II, undated
box folder
11 20 Racot, Gilles, Hic & nunc, undated
Ravel, Maurice, 1911-1913, 1925, 1962
box folder
11 21 Gaspard de la nuit - Ondine, 1962
box folder
197* 1 L'enfant et les sortilèges, 1925
197* 2 Prélude pour le piano, 1913
197* 2 Valses nobles et sentimentales, 1911
Reich, Steve, 1966-1967
box folder
197* 3 My name is, 1967
197* 3 Piano phase, 1967
197* 3 Reed phase, 1966
Riley, Terry, 1960, undated
box folder
11 22 In C, undated
Includes typed letter on the reverse, signed "Warner," from Warner Jepson.
box folder
197* 4 Envelope, 1960
197* 5 String quartet, 1960
Rose, Griffith, 1962, undated
box folder
11 23 For David Tudor #1-9, undated
11 23 Second ennead of piano pieces, 1962
11 23 A square for any solo instrument, 1962
box folder
197* 6 Rosenthal, Moriz, Studie über den Walzer, op. 64, no. 1, von F. Chopin, 1884
197* 7 Roslavets, Nikolai, Trois études pour piano, 1914
Rothstein (?), Murray, 1946-1947
box folder
197* 8 Op. 1, no. 1, 1946
197* 8 Op. 1, no. 2, 1947
197* 8 Op. 1, no. 4, 1947
197* 8 Variations for piano, 1947
197* 9 Rush, Loren, Mandala music, undated
Rzewski, Frederic, 1964-1969, undated
box folder
12 1 Composition for two players, 1964
12 2 Les moutons de panurge, 1969
12 2 Selfportrait, 1964
12 2 Speculum Dianae, 1964
12 2 Study for piano, undated
Sahl, Michael, 1960-1967, undated
box folder
12 3 Piano action 1-9, 1963
12 3 Piece for piano and cat, 1960-1961
12 3 A piece for David, undated
12 3 Sweet music, 1965
12 3 Theatre organ piece, 1964
12 4 3 people, undated
box folder
198* 1 Fantasy music for organ, 1966-1967
198* 1 Repeats, undated
Satie, Erik, 1911-1920, undated
box folder
12 5 Carrelage phonique, undated
12 5 Le fils des étoiles, undated
12 5 Ogives, undated
12 5 Tapisserie en fer forgé, undated
12 5 Vexations, undated
box folder
198* 2 Poudre d'or, undated
198* 2 Sarabandes, 1911
198* 2 Trois nocturnes pour le piano, 1919
198* 2 4ème nocturne, 1920
198* 2 5th nocturne, 1920
box folder
12 6 Schiemer, Gary, Body sonata, 1974
flatfile
4** Schnebel, Dieter, Abfälle nr. 2: visible music, 1960-1962
Schoenberg, Arnold, 1925, 1932
box folder
12 7 Klavierstück, 1932
Hand copied by Tudor.
box folder
198* 3 Suite for klavier, 1925
198* 4 Schwertsik, Kurt, Klavierstück, undated
198* 5 Seeger, Ruth Crawford, Four preludes for piano, 1928
Shapey, 1946-1954
box folder
199* 1 Essay for piano, 1948
199* 2 Piano quintet, 1947
199* 3 Piece in the form of sonate-variations for piano, 1954
199* 4 Sonate nr. 1, 1946
box folder
198* 6 Shifrin, Seymour, Composition for piano, 1950
Simons, Netty, 1950-1953
box folder
12 8 Early ballad, 1950
12 8 Four little pieces for piano, 1953
12 8 Unidentified, 1952 November
box folder
198* 7 The sea darkens, 1976
box folder
12 9 Sommaruga, Renzo, 2 pianoforti e 2 voci, 1958
12 10 Sørensen, William Louis, Various works, 1969, 1974-1976
flatfile
5** Stiebler, Ernst-Albrecht, Klavierstück, undated
Stockhausen, Karlheinz, 1951-1963
box folder
12 11 Nr. 2 Klavierstücke I-IV, 1954
See oversize for parts V-VIII
12 12 Originale, 1961
12 13 Plus-minus, 1963
12 14 Zeitmaße, 1957
box folder
200* 1 Kontakte, 1960
200* 2 Kreuzspiel, 1951
200* 3 Plus minus, 1963
box folder
201* 1-5 Nr. 4 Klavierstück V-VIII, 1954-1955
2 photocopied versions, 1 folder of handwritten and typed performance notes, 1 published version (in 2 folders)
box folder
202* 1 Nr. 7 Klavierstück XI, 1956
See also oversize flat file folder 5 for instructions
202* 2 Nr. 11 Refrain, 1956
flatfile
5** Elecktronishce studie I, 1953
5** Nr. 7 Klavierstuck XI: instructions, 1956
5** Nr. 7 Klavierstuck XI: instructions, London: Universal Edition, 1957
box folder
12 15 Sutcliffe, Alan, Piano game, 1961
Tagliapietra, Gino, 1956-1958
box folder
12 16 40 studi di perfezionamento, vol. I (nos. 1-20), 1956
12 16 40 studi di perfezionamento, vol. II (nos. 21-40), 1958
box folder
203* 1 Takahashi, Yuki, Ekstasis, 1962
Takemitsu, Toru, 1952-1962
box folder
12 17 Corona for pianists, 1962
12 18 Landscape 1, 1952-1960
Timmens, James, 1946-1947
box folder
203* 2 Piano sonata no. I, 1946
203* 2 Two studies for two pianos, 1947
box folder
12 19 Tone, Yasunao, (Deosidy) piano music #4, 1962
Tremblay, Gilles, 1955-1958
box folder
203* 3 Pièce pour piano (phases), 1955-1956
203* 3 Pièce pour piano (réseaux), 1958
Tzeng, Shing-Kwei, 1982-1984
box folder
203* 4 Piano pieces, 1984
203* 4 Wandern in Musse, 1982
box folder
208* 1 Watt, Jay, Music for a dance, 1952
Weber, Ben, 1940-1948
box folder
208* 2 Piano suite (op. 8), 1940-1941
208* 2 Piano pieces (op. 23), 1946-1947
208* 3 Piano suite (op. 27), 1948
box folder
12 20 Webern, Anton, Op. 27, undated
12 21 Wilding-White, Ray, 5 indeterminate pieces in classic forms, undated
12 22 Williams, Rom, Antihistamine, undated
Wolff, Christian, 1951-1982, undated
box folder
12 23 Accompaniments, 1972
12 24 Duet I, 1960
12 25 Duet II, 1961
12 26 Duet III, 1966
12 27 Duo for pianists I, 1957
12 28 Duo for pianists II, 1958
12 29 Duo for violins, circa 1963
box folder
13 1 Edges, 1968
13 2 For magnetic tape, 1952
13 3 For 1, 2 or 3 people, 1964
13 4 For pianist, 1959
13 5 For piano I, 1952
Used for Cunningham's "Untitled solo."
13 6 For 6 or 7 players (music for Merce Cunningham), 1959
13 7 Groundspace or large groundspace, 1969
13 8 One, undated
13 9 Prose collection, 1968-1969
13 10 Stones, undated
13 11 Suite II, 1962
13 12 Tilbury 2, 1969
13 12 Tilbury 3, 1969
13 12 Trio II, 1961
13 12 Unidentified score, 1982
13 12 Unidentified worksheets, undated
box folder
204* 1-2 Burdocks, 1970-1971
Original and photocopy.
204* 3 Duo for violinist and pianist, 1961
204* 4 For piano II, 1953
204* 5 For piano with preparations, 1957
204* 6 For prepared piano, 1951
204* 7 Suite I, 1954
204* 7 Sonata, undated
Wolpe, Stefan, 1910-1959, undated
box folder
13 13 Displaced spaces, shocks, negations..., 1946-1948
13 14 The good spirit of a great cause, 1942
The title reads Encouragements for piano, first piece. The good spirit of a great cause. Encouragements for piano was a larger piece, of which The good spirit of a right cause and Battle piece were both part. Battle piece was later made the first piece of Encouragements.
13 14 Form for piano, 1959
13 15 Interlude no. I, undated
13 16 Music for any instruments, 1948
13 17 Stehende musik, 1925
13 18 Third piece: battles, hopes, difficulties; new battles, new hopes, no difficulties, undated
13 19 Two studies for piano pt. 2, 1948
13 20 Variations, 1946
13 21 Wolpe's copy of Debussy's Preludes, 1910
13 22 Wolpe's copy of Schoenberg's Concerto for violin and orchestra, 1939
box folder
205* 1-2 Battle piece, 1943-1947
Part of Encouragements for piano. See also projects series for 1990 Tudor edited version.
205* 3 Enactments, 1950-1953
box folder
206* 1 For flute and piano in two parts no. 1, undated
206* 2 Four studies on basic rows (op. 23), 1935-1936
Includes "Studies on tritones" and "Passacaglia."
206* 3 Music for a dancer, 1950
box folder
207* 1 Sonate für hoboe und klavier, 1938-1941
207* 2 Toccata for piano, 1941
207* 2 Two pieces for piano 2 hds., 1941
207* 3 Two studies (part two) for piano, 1948
207* 3 Waltz for Merle, 1952
207* 4 Unidentified, 1950
Partial score for unidentified piece, "Third part" and "last part" written in ink, with date, Spring 1950. Damaged and conserved.
box folder
13 23 Woodruff, Julian, Subjects of the sun, 1967
Young, La Monte, 1958-1961
box folder
14 1 Compositions 1960, 1960
14 2 Compositions 1961, 1961
14 3 Death chant, 1961
14 3 Piano piece for Terry Riley, 1960
14 3 Piano piece for David Tudor #1, #2, #3, 1960
14 4 Poem for chairs, tables, benches, etc. (or other sound sources), 1960
14 5 String trio, 1958
14 6 Study I for piano, 1959
14 6 Study II for piano, 1959
14 7 Study III for piano, 1959
14 8 Vision, 1959
14 9 Variably titled piece (to Henry Flynt), 1960
The title for each performance is determined by the number of bangs in that particular performance.
Yuasa, George, 1959-1961
box folder
208* 4-5 Projection esemplastic for piano - 1, 1961
208* 4-5 Projection topologie for piano, 1959
box folder
14 10 Zimmermann, Walter, Selbstvergessen, 1975-1985
Unidentified, undated
box folder
14 11-17 Scores, undated
See also FF.6**.
14 18-20 Performance instructions, undated
See also FF.6**.
14 21 Realizations, undated
See also FF.6**.
14 22-37 Work sheets, undated
See also FF.6**.
flatfile
6** Unidentified, undated
box folder
209A* 1 Unidentified, undated
Circa 30 sheets by different hands. See also FF.6**.
209A* 2 Unidentified, "Columns," and "Chart," undated
4 sheets of typed performance instructions with the title, "Columns", with circa 20 sheets of a folded score which has annotations in German. Also, 2 small bound scores circa 3" high by 15" long, one of which has title "Chart."
209A* 3 Unidentified, part 1 of 2, undated
27 photocopied sheets of a score, begins at bar 53. Annotated. Damaged, treated and conserved. See box 209B for second half.
box folder
209B* 1 Unidentified, part 2 of 2, undated
38 sheets of photocopied score, with annotations in ink and pencil. Left margin damaged. Treated and conserved. Continuation of item in box 209A, folder 3.
box folder
208* 6-7 Unidentified, undated
box folder
14 38 Lists of compositions, undated


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