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William P. Latham Collection | Music Library

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: William P. Latham CollectionAdd to your cart.
ID: 06/040
Primary Creator: Latham, William P.
Extent: 50.0 Boxes
Subjects: Composition (Music), University of North Texas. College of Music
Languages: English

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of about 50 boxes of Latham's compositions and papers.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library
Access Restrictions: Access to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Music Library. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: Collection is housed in the UNT Music Library. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.
Finding Aid Revision History: Documents added 4/3/2017.

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 2: Works for bandAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Brighton Beach: Concert March for Band, 1954Add to your cart.

Condensed score, one printed copy; poll listings, programs.

Latham: "pub. Clayton F. Summy (later Summy-Birchard) 1954. My first band publication."

Folder 2: Court Festival, full score, 1957 February 1Add to your cart.
Plastic comb-bound, in pencil.
Folder 3: Court Festival, full score, 1957 February 1Add to your cart.
Two photocopies, made in October 1994.
Folder 4: Court Festival, condensed score, research notes, program notes, 1957Add to your cart.
Original manuscript version of condensed score (pencil, with edits in red pencil), one published copy (Summy-Birchard, Evanston, IL), one partial copy of condensed score -- primarily cover and duplicate title pages.
Folder 5: Court Festival, programs, press notices, review, clippingsAdd to your cart.
Includes May, 1999 issue of Instrumentalist magazine (see page 33).
Folder 6: Dilemmae, sketchesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Dilemmae, ozalid master and one unbound copy of condensed score, 1973Add to your cart.
Master copy in pencil
Folder 8: Dilemmae, set of parts, 1974 February 12Add to your cart.
In pencil, copied by G. Garner. Cover letter on West Texas State University letterhead. Postmarked February 12, 1974.
Box 2Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Dilemmae, ozalid masters of band parts; parts list, 1973Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Dilemmae, incomplete set of band parts, 1973Add to your cart.
Missing oboes, bassoons, E-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet; soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones.
Folder 3: Dilemmae, correspondence, programs, press notices, clippings, program notesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Dionysian Festival, ozalid master of full score, 1966 January 26Add to your cart.
"Commissioned by the student body of the University of North Dakota for the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Michael F. Polovitz, director."
Folder 5: Dionysian Festival, ozalid masters of partsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 3Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Dionysian Festival, ozalid copies of partsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Dionysian Festival, full score, 1966Add to your cart.
Plastic comb-bound, 2 copies.
Folder 3: Dionysian Festival, condensed score, 1966Add to your cart.
Pencil, in plastic comb-bound music manuscript notebook.
Folder 4: Dionysian Festival, correspondence, sketches, programs, press notices, clippingsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Dodecaphonic Set, sketches and programs, 1966Add to your cart.
Also includes sheet with comments about R.L. Casey's dissertation, "Serial Compositions in Works for the Wind Band." Envelope notes that Dodecaphonic Set was published by C.L. Barnhouse in 1967.
Folder 6: Dodecaphonic Set, ozalid masters of full score, 1966 July 3Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Dodecaphonic Set, ozalid copy of full score, 1966 July 3Add to your cart.
Plastic comb-bound.
Folder 8: Dodecaphonic Set, copies of condensed score, program notesAdd to your cart.
 
Box 4Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Dodecaphonic SetAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Drones, Airs, and Games for Concert Band, sketches, 1983Add to your cart.
Third movement (Games): "Sources and sketches."
Folder 3: Drones, Airs, and Games for Concert Band, condensed score, 1983Add to your cart.
In pencil.
Folder 4: Drones, Airs, and Games for Concert Band, parts, 1983Add to your cart.

Drones: "Corrected 3/4/1983."

Airs: "Corrected 3/2/1983."

Folder 5: Drones, Airs, and Games for Concert Band, programs, correspondence, program notesAdd to your cart.
 
Box 5Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Escapades, sketchAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Escapades: II. Serenade, published copies of full score and condensed score, 1967Add to your cart.

Latham: "Serenade was published separately by Shawnee Press in 1967. In 1972, the other movements of the suite were published on a rental basis."

3 copies of miniature condensed score, 3 regular size.

3 copies of full score.

All from Shawnee Press, Copyright 1967, Delaware Water Gap, PA.

Folder 3: Escapades, ozalid copies of partsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Escapades, ozalid copies of parts, continuedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Escapades, Programs, correspondence, concert poster, 1965-1970Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Fusion, master ozalid copies of band parts, 1975Add to your cart.
Composed 1975, copyright 1976.
Box 6Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Fusion, correspondence, programs, press notices, 1975Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Fusion: analytical paper, "The Problem of Fusion", 1978Add to your cart.
"First read at Festival of Contemporary Music, Cameron University, Lawton, OK, 3/2/1978." Full title: "The Problem of Fusion: and how a new band work was created."
Folder 3: Fusion, "specimen copies reduced - plates"Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Honors Day, published condensed score, sketch, programs, press notices, 1959Add to your cart.

Published by Summy-Birchard, Chicago, IL, 1960.

Original title: "Day of Honor."

Folder 5: Honors Day, master copies of parts, 1959Add to your cart.

Published by Summy-Birchard, Chicago, IL, 1960.

Original title: "Day of Honor."

Note on envelope: "Full score lost."

Folder 6: March Five, sketches and programs, 1969Add to your cart.
Written in 1969, published by C.L. Barnhouse in 1970.
Folder 7: March Five for Concert Band, full score, 1969Add to your cart.
Plastic comb-bound ozalid copy.
Folder 8: March Five, ozalid masters of parts, 1969Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: March Five, parts, two sets of copiesAdd to your cart.
 
Box 7Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: March Five, published score and parts for band; minature scores, 1970Add to your cart.

Two copies of miniature score.

Published by C.L. Barnhouse, Oskaloosa, IA.

Folder 2: March 6, condensed scoreAdd to your cart.

First draft in pencil, final draft in pencil, photocopy of final draft.

"Commissioned by the Texas Junior College Honor Band."

Folder 3: March 6, copies of parts, complete setAdd to your cart.
Inventory sheet attached.
Folder 4: March 6, copies of parts, additional setAdd to your cart.
"Xerox," on  heavy manila paper.
Box 8Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: March 6, published version, 1979Add to your cart.
Shawnee Press, Delaware Water Gap, PA
Folder 2: March 6, correspondence, programs, sketchAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Passacaglia and Fugue, sketches, program notesAdd to your cart.
Commissioned for the centennial of Louisiana State University.
Folder 4: Passacaglia and Fugue for Band: ozalid masters of full score, 1959 May 28Add to your cart.
"Written for the LSU Band in honor of the centennial celebration of the university."
Folder 5: Passacaglia and Fugue for Band: ozalid copies of full score, plastic comb-bound, 1959 May 28Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Passacaglia and Fugue, published version, 1966Add to your cart.
Shawnee Press, Inc., Delaware Water Gap, PA.
Folder 7: Passacaglia and Fugue, additional published version (score and parts), and third copy of score, 1966Add to your cart.
Shawnee Press, Inc., Delaware Water Gap, PA.
Box 9Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Passacaglia and Fugue, correspondence, programs, press release, review in The InstrumentalistAdd to your cart.
Includes premiere program, May 17, 1960, LSU Concert Band.
Folder 2: Il Pasticcio: Overture for Band, full score, ozalid masters and unbound copy, programs, research and program notes, 1955Add to your cart.
Published by Summy-Birchard (Chicago), circa 1955.
Folder 3: Plymounth: Variations, sketches, ozalid masters of score and parts, 1962 June 30Add to your cart.
Earlier title: "Variations on a Theme Not By Haydn in A-Flat," "composed especially for bands in classes Q through X."
Folder 4: Plymouth: Variations on an Original Theme for Concert Band, full score, comb-bound ozalid copy, 1962 June 30Add to your cart.
Copy of ozalid. Same score as item 3, with new title written in blue pencil.
Folder 5: Plymouth, published copies, full and condensed score, programs, press noticeAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Prayers in Space, sketches, correspondenceAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Prayers in Space, published copies, 1971Add to your cart.

One miniature condensed score, one full set of score and parts, one full score with correction noted, one condensed score.

Shawnee Press, Inc. Delaware Water Gap, PA.

Folder 8: Prayers in Space, ozalid masters of partsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 10Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Prayers in Space, copies of parts, 1971Add to your cart.
"Ca. 2 complete sets."
Folder 2: Prayers in Space, programs and clippingsAdd to your cart.
Latham: "See correspondence in publisher file."
Folder 3: Prolegomena, sketches, 1974Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Prolegomena, full score, masters, 1974 November 30Add to your cart.

"Commissioned by Ashland College Symphonic Band, Ashland, Ohio."

"1. Ozalid and 2. Xerox." Includes program notes added on February 3, 1975.

Folder 5: Prolegomena, full score, copy, 1974 November 30Add to your cart.
Copy in plastic comb binding.
Folder 6: Prolegomena, correspondence, programs, press notices, program notes (extra copies)Add to your cart.
 
Box 11Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Proud Heritage, correspondence; two 3.5-inch floppy disks with Finale filesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Proud Heritage for concert band, condensed score, printed copy, press notices, listings, magazine articleAdd to your cart.
Composed in 1955. Published by Summy-Birchard in 1956. Program notes on front of envelope.
Folder 3: Proud Heritage, transcribed for orchestra, full score, 1965Add to your cart.

"Ozalid masters + one unbound Xerox copy."

Program notes on front of envelope.

Title page: "This transcription was made especially for performance by the State College of Iowa High School Orchestra at the graduation of my daughter, Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Folder 4: Proud Heritage, transcribed for orchestra, parts, 1965Add to your cart.
Ozalid and Xerox copies.
Folder 5: Proud Heritage, transcribed for brass choir (brass and percussion), score, 1966Add to your cart.
Masters, and two ozalid copies. Program notes on front of envelope.
Folder 6: Proud Heritage, transcribed for brass choir, "old manuscript parts"Add to your cart.
Manuscript, in pencil.
Folder 7: Proud Heritage, "Finale copy - master - full score + extra title page"Add to your cart.
1977 program notes included after title page.
Folder 8: Proud Heritage, transcribed for brass choir, score and parts printed from FinaleAdd to your cart.
Corrections listed on note appended to score.
Folder 9: Proud Heritage, extra copies of second pages to partsAdd to your cart.
Printed from Finale.
Box 12Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Proud Heritage, programs, 1957-1990Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Quiet Tune, for chamber band, 1956 August 26Add to your cart.

Contents: score (masters and two ozalid copies); condensed score (masters, 3 ozalid copies, 12 printed copies); parts (masters).

Missing parts: English horn, trumpets 2 and 3, trombone 3, tuba, timpani and cymbals.

Published by Summy-Birchard in 1961.

File includes listing of "massed band music" for 1962 Chicagoland Music Festival, newspaper clipping.

Folder 3: Revolution 1975, sketches, program notes, speech at premiereAdd to your cart.
Premiered November 8, 1975, in Dickinson, ND.
Folder 4: Revolution 1975, partsAdd to your cart.
"Corrected 12/11/87." Ozalid and photocopies.
Folder 5: Revolution 1975, correspondence, programs, clippings, posterAdd to your cart.
 
Box 13Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Silver Anniversary: Suite for Band, sketches, 1961Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Silver Anniversary, full score, ozalid masters, 1961 March 1Add to your cart.
Cedar Falls, IA. "Composed especially fr the Ouachita Parish H.S. Band of Monroe, LA. Co mmissioned by director Tom Wafer in honor of the band's 25th anniversary.
Folder 3: Silver Anniversary, original manuscript condensed score, manuscript partsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Silver Anniversary, three published condensed scores, programs, press release, clippings, reviewsAdd to your cart.
Published by Summy-Birchard, 1962. One copy of condensed score has corrections in pencil.
Folder 5: Suite Summertime: sketches; I. March, manuscript scoreAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Suite Summertime: sketches and manuscript score for II. IntermezzoAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Suite Summertime: sketches and manuscript score for III. On a RollAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Suite Summertime: original printed copy of full score, edited, 1995Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Suite Summertime, full score, corrected copy masters, 1995Add to your cart.
"Commissioned by the Lake Texoma Band Camp, Dr. Roger W. Warner, director, in celebration of its tenth season."
Box 14Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Suite Summertime, full scoreAdd to your cart.
Plastic comb-bound.
Folder 2: Suite Summertime, parts, master copiesAdd to your cart.
Two small, folded packets of notes also in file.
Folder 3: Suite Summertime, set of parts with listsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Suite Summertime, set of partsAdd to your cart.

Duplicated, with pages taped together for performance.

Piccolo through bass clarinet.

Box 15Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Suite Summertime, set of parts, continuedAdd to your cart.
Continued from previous box, duplicate parts taped together for performance. Alto saxophone through percussion.
Folder 2: Suite Summertime, set of partsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Suite Summertime, program and extra pages from partsAdd to your cart.
Program stuck to first page of parts by degrading rubber band.
Folder 4: Suite Summertime, programs, commission agreement, errata sheetsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 16Add to your cart.
Seven additional published copies of Swingin' Reel, continued from previous box.
Folder 1: Swingin' Reel, original manuscript ful score and copy, manuscript condensed score, 8 printed copiesAdd to your cart.
Original title: "Rockin' Reel." Published by Summy-Birchard in 1957.
Folder 2: Swingin' Reel, six published sets of parts, 1957Add to your cart.
Summy Publishing Company. See Box 17 for two additional copies.
Box 17Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Swingin'  Reel, two published sets of parts, 1957Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Three by Four, full score, original manuscript, ozalid masters; one additional copy, 1963 June 20Add to your cart.
Subtitled "Unceremonial March.
Folder 3: Three by Four: March for Band, full score, 1963 June 20Add to your cart.
Ozalid copy of manuscript in plastic-comb binding.
Folder 4: Three by Four, manuscript parts, ozalid masters, 1963Add to your cart.
In pencil. Subtitled "Unceremonial March."
Folder 5: Three by Four, original manuscript of condensed score; sketches, programs, clippings, press release, reviewsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Three by Four, seventeen published copies of condensed score, 1964Add to your cart.
Published by Summy-Birchard.
Folder 7: Three Chorale Preludes for Band, full score, manuscript ozalid master; one ozalid copy, 1956 AprilAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Three Chorale Preludes for Band, full score, two copies, 1956 AprilAdd to your cart.
Both plastic comb-bound. Ozalid copies.
Folder 9: Three Chorale Preludes for Band, full score, photocopyAdd to your cart.
 
Box 18Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Three Chorale Preludes, correspondence, program notes, programs, listing in band directors' guide, photocopy and published copy of condensed scoreAdd to your cart.
Published by Summy-Birchard, 1956.
Folder 2: Three Chorale Preludes: "A Full Score and Conductor's Analysis of Three Chorale Preludes by William P. Latham," master's thesis by C. Hurst, 1998Add to your cart.
Master of music, California State University at Sacramento. Includes cover letter, score, thesis, photo, and other papers.
Folder 3: Two Fanfares for Band, sketches, condensed score, parts, ozalid masters of parts, 1967Add to your cart.
"For the Denton High School Band, commissioned by Caroll McMath, director."
Folder 4: Y2K: The "New Millennium" March, full master score; one score marked "obsolete: uncorrected", 1999Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Y2K: The "New Millennium" March, parts, 1999Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Y2K: The "New Millennium" March, correspondence and parts listAdd to your cart.
 
Box 19: Oversized itemsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Dilemmae, ozalid master of full scoreAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Dilemmae, photocopy and ozalid copy of full scoreAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Dilemmae, full score, copyAdd to your cart.
Plastic comb-bound.
Folder 4: Drones, Airs, and Games, master ozalid of full score, program notes, 1983 February 23Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Drones, Airs, and Games, ozalid copy of full score, 1983 February 23Add to your cart.

Plastic comb-bound.

"Commissioned by Floyd M. Gunn, Jr. High School Band of Arlington, TX, Barbara Prentice, director."

Folder 6: Drones, Airs, and Games, "Xerox master" of full score, 1996 November 18Add to your cart.
Date of copies.
Box 20: Oversized itemsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Fusion, sketches and program notesAdd to your cart.
Includes extensive sketches with row transformations.
Folder 2: Fusion for Concert Band, full score, Xerox masterAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Fusion for Concert Band, full score, Xerox sub-masterAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: March 6, master ozalid of full score, 1978Add to your cart.
"Corrected 12/17/1978."
Folder 5: March 6, partsAdd to your cart.
Set of single copies; set of multiple copies, piccolo through contrabass clarinet. Single-copy set includes note: "1 copy [of] each part, corrections (?)"
Folder 6: March 6, partsAdd to your cart.
Alto-saxophone through remainder. Includes list of corrections to ozalids dated December 17, 1978.
Box 21: Oversized itemsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 1: March 6, ozalid copy of full score, with corrections, 1978Add to your cart.
Corrections in blue pencil. Prepared for plastic comb-binding, but not bound.
Folder 2: Prayers in Space: A Fantasy for Concert Band, ozalid master of full score, 1971 January 27Add to your cart.
For the Richardson (TX) High School Golden Eagle Band, Robert Blanton, director. Includes composer's note, dated January 27.
Folder 3: Prayers in Space: A Fantasty for Concert Band, three ozalid copies of full score, 1971 January 27Add to your cart.
All plastic comb-bound.
Folder 4: Proud Heritage, partsAdd to your cart.
Pages printed from Finale, two per 11 x 17-inch page.
Folder 5: Revolution 1975, full score, master ozalid in pencilAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Revolution 1975, full score, ozalid copyAdd to your cart.
Note on title page indicates corrections on pages 54-55.
Folder 7: Revolution 1975, full score, ozalid copy in plastic comb bindingAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Revolution 1975, full score, "master" photocopyAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Revolution 1975, full score, two additional photocopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Suite Summertime, full score, original, 1995Add to your cart.
 
Box 22: Oversized itemsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Suite Summertime, full score, "XC master"Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Suite Summertime, full score, two plastic comb-bound copiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Y2K: The "New Millennium" March, master copies of title page for score, sketches, condensed score, master of full score., 1999Add to your cart.
Condensed score dated "circa 10/01/99."
Folder 4: Y2K: The "New Millennium March," full score, two plastic comb-bound copiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Y2K: The "New Millennium March," parts, 1999Add to your cart.
Printed from Finale, two pages per 11 x 17-inch sheet of paper.
Box 23: Very oversized itemsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Escapades for Concert Band, full score, two ozalid copies, 1965 April 3Add to your cart.
Alternate title: M.A.I.B. Suite. "Commissioned by the Mid-American Intercollegiate Band for its fifth annual festival concert, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA, April 3, 1965."
Folder 2: Fusion for Concert Band, full score,  ozalid manuscript mastersAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Fusion for Concert Band, full score, ozalid print master, 1976Add to your cart.
Commissioned by Loyola University, New Orleans, LA. Joseph Hebert, director of bands.
Folder 4: Fusion for Concert Band, full score, ozalid copy, 1976Add to your cart.
Unbound, marked "corrected."
Folder 5: Fusion for Concert Band, full score, ozalid copy, 1975Add to your cart.
Plastic comb-bound. Date supplied in ink on title page.
Folder 6: Fusion for Concert Band, full score, ozalid copy, 1976Add to your cart.
Not bound.
Folder 7: Fusion for Concert Band, parts, ozalid mastersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 24: Very oversized itemsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Prolegomena, ozalid masters of partsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Revolution 1975, ozalid masters of partsAdd to your cart.
 

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