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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The collection consists of 25 boxes of writings, sketches, analyses, and other personal and unpublished papers, along with some photos and videocassettes from the career of music theorist and educator Allen Forte.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

Browse by Box:

Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Harvard, 2007-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 2 of 2.
Folder 2: Koerner Center, 2006-2007Add to your cart.
Research funding from the Koerner Center for Emeritus Faculty, Yale University.
Folder 3: Society for Music Theory, New England Conference of Music Theorists, American Musicological Society, 2005-2007Add to your cart.
AMS Newsletters, materials related to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Folder 4: Correspondence with M. Andreatta, 2004-2008Add to your cart.
Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique / Musique (IRCAM).
Folder 5: Messiaen, 2007Add to your cart.
Correspondence related to publication of "Messiaen's Mysterious Birds" in book Messiaen Studies.
Folder 6: Marymount CollegeAdd to your cart.
Script, program for lecture-recital on Messiaen given by Allen and Madeleine Forte.
Folder 7: Messiaen's ChordsAdd to your cart.
Correspondence; M. Simundza article, "Messiaen's Rhythmical Organization and Classical Indian Theory of Rhythm," IRASM 19, 1988.
Folder 8: Inversion-invariance vectorsAdd to your cart.
Vectors, older computer program outputs. Folder 1 of 3.
Folder 9: Inversion-invariance vectorsAdd to your cart.
Computer program outputs. Folder 2 of 3.
Folder 10: Inversion-invariance vectorsAdd to your cart.
Computer program outputs. Folder 3 of 3.
Folder 11: GeneraAdd to your cart.
Pitch-class set genera, lists, Snobol program outputs, difference quotient, examples, supergenera. With lead sheet for "How High the Moon."
Folder 12: Serialism, 2003-2006Add to your cart.
Includes articles, correspondence, newspaper article, list of serialists.
Folder 13: Music 316bAdd to your cart.
Includes class notes, handouts, a score packet, and English translation of the introduction to Schenker's Der Freie Satz.
Folder 14Add to your cart.
See oversize box.
Folder 15: Schoenberg mediaAdd to your cart.
Two CDs. One labeled for "S137" musical examples (see also: Box 6, Item 22); second item unlabeled.
Folder 16: CD-ROM discs of photosAdd to your cart.
Eight discs.
Folder 17: Autobiographical materialAdd to your cart.
Curriculum vitae, correspondence, writings.
Folder 18: Multnomah High School; Lincoln High SchoolAdd to your cart.
Alumni newsletters, correspondence.
Folder 19: CD-ROM discs of photosAdd to your cart.
Six discs.

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