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Richard Brooks Manuscripts | Music Library

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Richard Brooks ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
ID: 06/076
Primary Creator: Brooks, Richard (1942-)
Extent: 15.0 Boxes
Date Acquired: 11/01/2013. More info below under Accruals.
Subjects: Composition (Music)
Languages: English

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of 15 boxes of original compositions and sketches.

Subject/Index Terms

Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library
Accruals: One box, received February 6, 2015.
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.
Acquisition Source: Richard Brooks.
Acquisition Method: Gift.
Related Materials: See also: The Nancy Bogen Papers. For more information please see

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Examples of compositional devicesAdd to your cart.
Includes shifting tonality, pandiatonicism, modulations, polytonality.
Item 2: Divertimento for brass quintet, 1985 November 15Add to your cart.
"Dedicated to David Baldwin and the Summit Hill Brass Quintet."
Item 3: Passacaglia for Rapunzel - piano scoreAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Cassation for Two Celli, 1976 July 11Add to your cart.
Item 5: Ahab's Monologue, from Moby Dick, 1986 August 4Add to your cart.
Piano-vocal score.
Item 6: Bachatelles: A suite for solo percussionist, 1986 October 25Add to your cart.
Dedicated to Anthony Ambrogio.
Item 7: Rapunzel - end of Scene IIIAdd to your cart.
Single page, manuscript in pencil, ending on measure 298.
Item 8: Trio for piano, viola, and oboe, 1970 January 27Add to your cart.
Item 9: Usque Quo Domini? - Psalm 13, Op. 5, 1961Add to your cart.
Item 10: Three Haiku, 1971 January 29Add to your cart.
For SSA, piano (elementary grade)
Item 11: Three Choruses from e.e. cummings, 1970 January 28Add to your cart.
Mixed chorus, piano, brass septet, percussion (2 players)
Item 12: Two SanctiAdd to your cart.
SATB (baritone solo) and organ.
Item 13: Mass in B minor, Op. 4, No. 1Add to your cart.
Item 14: Don Quixote: An opera in one act, 1966 JulyAdd to your cart.
"Sketches for a one act opera never completed (Byrne Fone, librettist); some ideas used later in Rapunzel." Composed at Binghamton.
Item 15: Theme and Variations for pianoforte, Op. 9Add to your cart.
Item 16: Sonata for piano, Op. 11, No. 1Add to your cart.
Item 17: Suite for Woodwind Quintet, 1970 April 15Add to your cart.
1. Preludio; 2. Lamento; 3. Scherzo. "Third movement not completed; later renamed Prelude and Lament." See also: Box 3, Item 36.
Item 18: Trio for violin, cello, and piano, 1981 May 25 - 1982 June 17Add to your cart.
Corrections dated July 7, 1982.
Item 19: "I am he that comes with amorous love" - Walt Whitman, "Children of Adam" section of Leaves of Grass, 1981 March 16Add to your cart.
Male chorus (TTBB) and piano. "Composed especially for the New York City Gay Men's Chorus and dedicated to Richard Slote." In black ink.
Item 20: "I am he that comes with amorous love" - Walt Whitman, "Children of Adam" section of Leaves of Grass, 1981 March 14Add to your cart.
In pencil.
Item 21: "As Adam early in the morning walking forth"Add to your cart.
Item 22: "I am he that comes with amorous love" - Walt Whitman, "Children of Adam" section of Leaves of Grass, 1982 JuneAdd to your cart.
Item 23: Two Settings from Shelley, Op. 12Add to your cart.
"Dedicated to the memory of the great poet."
Item 24: Fantasy - Impromptu for piano, 1982 August 3Add to your cart.
"For Max Lifchitz (sp?)."
Item 25: Rhapsody for violin and piano, 1983 January 22Add to your cart.
"Dedicated to Adele Auriol (sp?) and Bernard Fauchet in gratitude for their friendship and their support of my music."
Item 26: Invention for solo cello, 1980 November 1Add to your cart.
Item 27: Variation on a Vision of Robert Moran - Figure 3, 1979 July 28Add to your cart.
For flute, harp, and string quartet. Hartsdale, New York.
Item 28: Ahab's Monologue from Moby Dick, Act II, Scene I, 1986 August 4Add to your cart.
Includes handwritten note. Folder labeled "48."
Item 29: Brass quintetAdd to your cart.
Two photocopies, one annotated in red ink
Item 30: The Wishing Tree - an operetta in 3 acts, 1977 January 10 - February 23Add to your cart.
Libretto by John Richards. "Commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pettengill for the students of Brookside Elementary School, Susquehanna Central School District, Conklin, New York, and dedicated to them."
Item 31: Vicky's Viola Piece, 1985 December 2Add to your cart.
"Dedicated with great affection to Vicky Miro."
Item 32: Last Night I Was the Wind - song cycle for baritone (mezzo soprano) and woodwind quintet, 1975 June 15Add to your cart.
Text by J. Peter Bergman.
Item 33: Piano piece, 1970 March 25Add to your cart.
Item 34: Theme and variations for piano, 1967 January 27Add to your cart.
Item 35: Jubilate Deo - SATB chorus and strings, 1984Add to your cart.
Originally composed in 1965; revised in 1980, 1984.
Item 36: Prelude and Lament for woodwind quintet, 1970 April 15Add to your cart.
See also: Box 3, Item 17.
Item 37: Piece for brass quartet, 1965 January 21Add to your cart.
Item 38: Piece for Violin and Piano, 1970 July 11Add to your cart.
Photocopy, "based on the harmonic progession of 'Die liebe Farbe' from Die Schoene Muellerin of Schubert for a seminar with Norman Lloyd at NYU."
Item 39: Romanza - Vicky's Violin Piece, 1985 December 25Add to your cart.
Photocopy. "Dedicated with deepest affection to my wonderful friend, Vicky Miro." See also: Box 4, Item 12.
Item 40: Hymn to Intellectual Beauty, song cycle for high voice and piano, 1991 July 21Add to your cart.
Brooklyn. Text by Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Item 41: Four Miniatures for Viola and Guitar, 2003 October 18Add to your cart.
Item 42: Into the Maelstrom, 2004 January 30 - March 12Add to your cart.
Brooklyn. First movement of Circular Motions.
Item 43: Aaron's Jubilee - organ solo, 1997 June 21 - August 16Add to your cart.
Item 44: Violin Sonata, 2004 June 24Add to your cart.
Brooklyn.  Violin part.
Item 45: String Quartet No. 2, 2002 January 1 - March 28Add to your cart.
Item 46: Shakesperean Sketches, 2002 October 6 - 2003 June 17Add to your cart.
Brooklyn. For flute, violin, clarinet, cello, and piano.
Item 47: American Elegy, 2002 July 19  - August 3Add to your cart.
Brooklyn. Short score.
Item 48: Sketch - pianoAdd to your cart.
Item 49: Preludes to Paradise Lost - for organ, 2000 February 25Add to your cart.
Item 50: Lost Morning Eyes: A Play in Two Acts by Nancy Bogen, 2005Add to your cart.
Printout of script, and two CDs of Bogen's reading of it. Brooks composed "Ballet Music for two celli as an entr
Access Restriction: Begins Box D
Item 51: Robert and Hal: An Opera in 4 Acts, 2001Add to your cart.
Piano-vocal score, printed copy in plastic comb binding. Several looseleaf pages inserted.
Item 52: Robert and Hal: An Opera in Three Acts - Act IAdd to your cart.
Printed copy of full score. Includes small errata sheet.
Item 53: Robert and Hal: An Opera in Three Acts - Act IIAdd to your cart.
Printed copy of full score.
Item 54: Robert and Hal: An Opera in Three Acts - Act IIIAdd to your cart.
Printed copy of full score.
Item 55: Thematic analysis of Sibelius Symphony No. 2, 1962 May 27Add to your cart.
From Brooks' freshman music history class.
Item 56: Graduate school paper - critique of S.K. Langer, 1974 April 29Add to your cart.
Original folder includes hand-drawn map of New York State with several cities plotted.
Item 57: Program and script for Shakespeare program at SUNY Potsdam, 1964Add to your cart.
Item 58: Theater program for Albee's Zoo Story at SUNY Potsdam, 1963 November 21-23Add to your cart.
Item 59: "Layer Dictation #2", 1978, 2004-2005Add to your cart.
Photocopy of and correspondence regarding Layer Dictation: A New Approach to the Bach Chorales, by Richard Brooks and Gerald Warfield. New York: Longman, Inc. 1978
Item 60: New Music Connoisseur, 2006 Summer/Fall; 2006 Fall/WinterAdd to your cart.
Two issues and a compact disc related to Brooks' receiving the

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