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Allen and Madeleine Forte Memorial Collection | Music Library

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Allen and Madeleine Forte Memorial CollectionAdd to your cart.
ID: 06/080
Primary Creator: Forte, Allen
Extent: 25.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Files are presented in the order in which they were found. Where a particularly large file needed to be housed in separate folders, they are numbered (e.g., "folder 1 of 2; 2 of 2"). It is common to find sub-folders "nested" in other folders, or multiple folders in a file. That system of organization has been maintained.
Date Acquired: 06/11/2014. More info below under Accruals.
Subjects: musical analysis, music theory, Schenkerian analysis
Languages: English

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of 25 boxes of writings, sketches, analyses, and other personal and unpublished papers, along with some photos and videocassettes from the career of music theorist and educator Allen Forte. An additional donation in the summer of 2015 added two boxes of sound and video recordings from Madeleine Forte, as well as Allen Forte's doctoral cap, gown, and hood for the honorary doctorate he received from Eastman School of Music in 1978.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library

4 additional boxes received from Madeleine Forte on June 26, 2015.

1 additional box received from Madeleine Forte on March 8, 2016.

1 additional box received from Madeleine Forte on June 8, 2016.

2 additional boxes received from Madeleine Forte on January 3, 2017.

10 additional boxes received from Madeleine Forte on January 10, 2017.

1 additional box received from Madeleine Forte on February 1, 2017.

3 additional boxes received from Madeleine Forte on February 28, 2017.

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: Allen and Madeleine Forte
Acquisition Method: Gift.
Related Materials: See also: The Allen Forte Papers at Yale University.

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 3Add to your cart.
Barcode 707154.
Folder 1: Song scoresAdd to your cart.
Folder 1 of 2.
Folder 2: Song scoresAdd to your cart.
Folder 2 of 2.
Folder 3: Pitch-Class Set Theory, 2009 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
For lecture in Shanghai. Includes 2007 article in Music Analysis Vol. 26, Nos. 1-2, "Alban Berg's Piano Sonata, Op. 1: A Landmark in Early Twentieth-Century Music."
Folder 4: Sets and Nonsets in Schoenberg's Atonal MusicAdd to your cart.
Empty folder.
Folder 5: "Introduction to a Theory of Intervallic Harmony" - "organization check"Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "Motivic Design and Structural Levels in the First Movement of Brahms's String Quartet in C Minor", 1983 FallAdd to your cart.
The Musical Quarterly, Volume 69, No. 4., pages 471-502. Photocopy of article.
Folder 7: Pitch-Class Set Genera (Lecture Iia)Add to your cart.
Attached Post-It Note reads "most difficult."
Folder 8: Schoenberg as Webern: The Three Pieces for Chamber Orchestra, III (1910)Add to your cart.
Photocopy of article (journal title not given), pages 41-75.
Folder 9: "Not related to China trip"Add to your cart.
Mathematical manipulations of pitch-class sets, with a photocopy of Schoenberg's Sonnett 217 von Petrarca.
Folder 10: ChopinAdd to your cart.
Four published copies of Chopin works: The Four Ballades / The Four Scherzi; The Fifteen Waltzes / The Three Impromptus; Fantaiseie-Impromptu (Lea Pocket Scores); Miscellaneous Compositions (Vol. 36, Joseffy), Book VII, Etudes (Schirmer)
Folder 11: Berg-Gershwin, 1997-1999Add to your cart.
Correspondence, sketches, and analyses, with article offprints by Claude Palisca and Leonard Meyer;  Contains print of "photograph of Alban Berg sent to George Gershwin with dedication and passage from Wozzeck."
Folder 12: MemorabiliaAdd to your cart.
Contains photo prints, copies of "Stella" article and "Harmonic Relations: American Popular Harmonies (1925-1950) and their European Kin," Contemporary Music Review Vol. 19, Part 1, pages 5-36; a "Shortschrift" for Forte and  Claude Palisca (1987), and correspondence from Benjamin Boretz (1972).
Folder 13: Rite of SpringAdd to your cart.
Sketches for Sacrificial Dance
Folder 14: Orpheus Institut, 2004 FallAdd to your cart.
Contract, presentation materials, and old drafts
Folder 15: American Popular Ballad SeminarAdd to your cart.
Song lists, articles, advertisements, and other materials.
Folder 16: Schoenberg as Webern: The Three Pieces for Chamber Orchestra, III (1910)Add to your cart.
"Final version." Includes correspondence, two 3.5-inch floppy disks, and earlier drafts.
Folder 17: Messiaen articleAdd to your cart.
Multiple drafts and related materials for article "Olivier Messiaen as a Serialist." Folder 1 of 2.
Folder 18: Messiaen articleAdd to your cart.
Folder 2 of 2.
Folder 19: Schoenberg's harmony; Schoenberg pitch-class set generaAdd to your cart.

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