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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The collection consists of 25 boxes of writings, sketches, analyses, and other personal and unpublished papers, along with some photos and videocassettes from the career of music theorist and educator Allen Forte.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 14Add to your cart.
Barcode 707232.
Folder 1: Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique / Musique (IRCAM), 2003 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Correspondence, travel arrangements, program book.
Folder 2: "Congrats for professorship", 2000Add to your cart.
Correspondence on the occasion of the establishment of the Allen Forte Professorship of Music Theory
Folder 3: Yale Summer Program - MUSI S-138, 2006 July 10-August 11Add to your cart.
Topic: "Four major twentieth-century Austrian composers."
Folder 4: Correspondence, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Madeleine - Brussels, 2006Add to your cart.
Travel arrangements.
Folder 6: Additional correspondence, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Schoenberg course packet - original, circa 2006Add to your cart.
S-137. Includes correspondence.
Folder 8: Salzburg, 2005Add to your cart.
Audio examples on compact disc - 4 discs.
Folder 9: Salzburg, 2005Add to your cart.
Course material. Folder 1 of 2.
Folder 10: Salzburg, 2005Add to your cart.
Course material. Folder 2 of 2.
Folder 11: RugglesAdd to your cart.
Annotated copy of score pages from Carl Ruggles' Evocations III.
Folder 12: Webern: Op. 5, No. 3Add to your cart.
Annotated scores, "worksheets."
Folder 13: Ernst Oster's Letters, 1963-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Travel diariesAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: PassportsAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Assorted miniature scoresAdd to your cart.
Beethoven (Lea Pocket Scores 61,62, 63), Brahms (Op. 56a, Eulenberg edition), Handel (Lea Pocket Scores 54, 86), Haydn (Kalmus Miniature Orchestra Scores No. 24), Mussorgsky (Boris Gudonov, Bessel/Breitkopf & Härtel), Schubert (Symphony 8, Philharmonia No. 2).
Folder 17: Jan Maegaard: Studien zur Entwicklung des dodekaphonen Satzes bei Arnold Schoenberg - I; Notenbeilage, 1972Add to your cart.

Copenhagen: Wilhelm Hansen, Music-Forlag. Two volumes.

Includes annotations and errata sheet.

Folder 18: Tom Johnson: Four-Note Chords in Four Voices; Counting Keys, 2009; 2007Add to your cart.
Score for "Four-Note Chords," piece dedicated to Forte (Paris: Editions 75, 2009); CD insert for Counting Keys (Editions Wandelweiser EWR 0901, 2007).
Folder 19: Chou Wen-Chung: All in the Spring Wind; And the Fallen Petals; Landscapes; Soliloquy of a Bhiksuni; Yü Ko.Add to your cart.
Miniature scores, except for "Soliloquy." Edition Peters 6225, 6226, 6227, 6228.
Folder 20: Shyhji Pan-Chew - Chou Wen-Chung: An Introduction to His Music and ThoughtsAdd to your cart.
Includes photo dated 2009 of Forte and Mrs. Forte with students.
Folder 21: "Miscellaneous personal"Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Letter from David Lewin, 1987 January 27Add to your cart.
Found in a copy of Lewin's Generalized Musical Intervals and Transformations.

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