Simon Bucharoff Collection | Music Library
By Maristella Feustle
|Title:||Simon Bucharoff Collection|
|Primary Creator:||Bucharoff, Simon (1881-1955)|
|Arrangement:||Organized into ten series: (1) Scores; (2) Oversized scores; (3) Published works by Simon Bucharoff; (4) Libretti and other writings; (5) Correspondence and papers; (6) Photographs, clippings, and publicity; (7) Works by other authors and composers; (8) Isadore Buchhalter; (9) Realia; and (10) Documentation from the University of Houston.|
|Subjects:||Bucharoff, Simon, 1881-1955|
Browse by Series:
- [Series 1: Scores],
- [Series 2: Oversized scores],
- [Series 3: Published works by Simon Bucharoff],
- [Series 4: Libretti and other writings],
- [Series 5: Correspondence and papers],
- [Series 6: Photographs, clippings, and publicity],
- [Series 7: Works by other authors and composers],
- [Series 8: Isadore Buchhalter],
- [Series 9: Realia],
- [Series 10: Documentation from the University of Houston]
- Series 4: Libretti and other writings
- Box 1
- Folder 1: Addio: Opera in One Act
- Script. Music by Simon Bucharoff, libretto by Sadie A. Frank. Based on the drama "Addio" by Stark Young. Typescript, annotated in ink. In file labeled "compositions to be looked at and destroyed."
- Folder 2: The Dictator's Downfall: Finale from the Opera Jewel: The Indestructible Man
- Two copies of script "for concert, television, or musical short."
- Folder 3: The Dictator's Downfall
- "Concert version. Adaptable for screen musical short." Portfolio also includes two copies of synopsis of the opera Jewel.
- Folder 4: Freedom on the March
- Three copies of single-page synopsis. Six copies of 3-page synopsis (one heavily annotated).One copy of text to "Parable of Nothin' and Somethin'," mentioned in synopsis. Five unbound copies of script, extra title page. Two copies in portfolios. One sheet of handwritten notes.
- Folder 5: The Great Love
- "Musical romance for stage and screen. Adapted from Simon Bucharoff's Opera Addio." Two bound copies of script. One complete looseleaf copy, second partial copy. Extra title and cast pages.
- Folder 6: I Laugh and Laugh
- Two typescript copies. "Musical short for screen and television. For baritone and declamation with orchestra."
- Folder 7: Jewel
- Typescript, heavily edited in ink. 72 pages, some possibly missing.
- Folder 8: Jewel: The Indestructible Man
- 15-page script. "Drama with music adapted from the opera Jewel for screen production."
- Folder 9: Jewel: The Indestructible Man
- 16-page script, 2 copies. "Drama with music adapted from the opera Jewel for screen production."
- Folder 10: Jewel: The Indestructible Man
- 24-page script "for stage, screen, and television."
- Folder 11: Jewel: The Indestructible Man, 1924
- 64-page script. "Mystical and Miracle Opera in a Prologue and Three Acts. Text and music by Simon Bucharoff. Based on German material by Rudolf Lothar and translated into English by Charles Henry Meltzer."
- Folder 12: Jewel: The Indestructible Man, 1924
- 65-page script. "Mystical and Miracle Opera in a Prologue and Three Acts."
- Folder 13: Jewel: The Indestructible Man
- 94-page script. "Music drama," "for stage, screen, and television." Three copies: two in folder (and one incomplete copy), one in adjacent three-ring binder. Two of three copies contain the note on title page: "This libretto was first conceived and sketched in 1924."
- Folder 14: Jewel and related works
- Loose pages from Jewel and derivative works (The Dictator's Downfall, Freedom on the March, etc.).
- Folder 15: The March of Freedom
- See also: Freedom on the March for similar contents. File includes handwritten notes on major historical figures, events, and eras, five copies of synopses entitled both "Freedom on the March" and "The March of Freedom," three copies of foreword to "The March of Freedom," three copies of "Parable of Nothin' and Somethin'" (title mentioned in file as enclosure) seven copies of lyrics to "The March of Freedom," "dedicated to the United Nations."
- Folder 16: Parable of Nothin' and Somethin'
- Variously titled "The Modern Spiritual," "The 1947 Spiritual," and "Modern Version of the 'Sermon on the Mount'." 11 copies.
- Folder 17: The Raising of Sakahra
- 73 pages, 2 copies. "A complete revision of the original Opera score SAKAHRA, music by Simon Bucharoff and libretto by Isabel Buckingham."
- Folder 18: The Raising of Sakahra
- 78 pages. "A complete revision of the original Opera score SAKAHRA, music by Simon Bucharoff and libretto by Isabel Buckingham."
- Folder 19: The Raising of Sakahra
- Synopses and loose pages. 2-page synopsis (two copies), 6-page synopsis, loose papers.
- Box 2
- Barcode 5000361807.
- Folder 1: Rejoicing, I Laugh and Laugh and Laugh!
- Three 2-page copies of lyrics, two extra copies of second page, instrumentation.
- Folder 2: Sakahra
- Nine copies of 2-page synopsis; "argument" synopsis in English with different ending (labeled "Sakahra," but may be for The Raising of Sakahra); synopsis in German, "Notizen für Sakahra" (four pages, missing page 3); three copies of instrumentation list.
- Folder 3: Sakahra: Grand Opera in Three Acts
- Libretto in English by Isabel Buckingham. Annotations, corrections in Bucharoff's hand. "Copyrighted March 31 1927 by Simon Bucharoff. Exclusive rights owned by Simon Bucharoff. Premiere, Nov. 8 1924. Frankfort [sic], Germany.
- Folder 4: Notes for Sakahra
- One page, typed, in English. Impressions of local cultures, practices, and scenes in North Africa.
- Folder 5: "Sakahra. (French Text.)"
- "Opera in quatre actes. Livret de Isabel Buckingham. Traduction française de A.G.H. Spiers. Musique de Simon Buchhalter [crossed out, "Bucharoff" written above]." "Copyrighted by Isabel Buckingham." 5-page "argument" (synopsis) in English enclosed.
- Folder 6: Regie-Buch - Sakahra
- German text, apparently of "Argument" enclosed in Folder 23, and libretto.
- Folder 7: Sakahra (Textliche Inhaltsangabe)
- "Grosse Oper in Vier Akten." Libretto in German. Translator not identified.
- Folder 8: Sakahra
- Page 59, last page of libretto; Sakahra's character apparently named Tabara here. See also: Series 4, Box 2, Folder 27.
- Folder 9: Salute to a Free World, 1945
- "Symphonic poem for orchestra and mixed chorus." "Dedicated to the memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt." 4 pages of text, 7 copies.
- Folder 10: Sammy Lad, My Sammy!, 1943
- One page of lyrics, 2 copies.
- Folder 11: Die Seele Israels, 1924 February
- "Oper in Drei Aufzügen, mit Einem Vorspiel." "Deutscher Text von Rudolf Lothar." "Deutsch Vollentet und ins Englishen übertragen von Charles Henry Meltzer." "Musik von Simon Bucharoff."
- Folder 12: The Soul of Israel, 1924 February
- Two copies of English translation of libretto. Original German text by Rudolf Lothar, "completed and revised in German and adapted in English by Charles Henry Meltzer." Music by Simon Bucharoff.
- Folder 13: The Southern Nightingale
- "Musical romance for stage and screen." "This romance is based upon the opera A Lover's Knot by Simon Bucharoff, originally produced by the Chicago Opera Company under Cleofonte Campanini."
- Folder 14: The Voice Speaks
- Two title pages on first copy. First title page: "Musical short in color for screen and television." "For baritone or declamation with orchestra." Second title page: "Television musical short, in color, or as cartoon." "For baritone and orchestra." See also: "O Ye Peoples and Nations." Second, partial (unfinished?) copy in blue portfolio.
- Folder 15: "Brief description of The Wanderer's Song."
- One page, manuscript.
- Folder 16: The Wastrel: Comic-Opera in Three Acts
- Music by Simon Bucharoff, libretto by Sadie A. Frank. "Adapted for screen production." 10 typescript pages, synopsis.
- Folder 17: The Wastrel: Opera in 3 Acts
- Music by Simon Bucharoff, libretto by Sadie A. Frank. "This libretto is adapted from Philip Massinger's drama entitled A New Way to Pay Old Debts." 70 pages, 2 copies.
- Folder 18: The Wastrel: Opera in 3 Acts
- Music by Simon Bucharoff, libretto by Sadie A. Frank. "This libretto is adapted from Philip Massinger's drama entitled A New Way to Pay Old Debts." 73 pages.
- Folder 19: You Are My Sunrise
- One page of lyrics. Lyrics by Elizabeth McCabe Gilmore.
- Folder 20: Beyond the Border, 1949
- Non-musical work. "A practical application of ontology - The true state of man's being!" 37 pages, three typescript copies. Differing tables of contents between copies and description of "chapters to follow" indicate a work in progress.
- Folder 21: The Miracle Piano Book
- Cover page only, manuscript. Likely an early title of The Modern Pianist's Textbook.
- Folder 22: The Modern Pianist's Text Book, 1931
"A complete, concise, practical and indispensable manual for the modern pianist. Teacher and student."
Published by the Allegro Musical Art League of America, Inc.
Bound copy monogramed to L.L. Buchhalter.
- Folder 23: Single page of manuscript, likely for Modern Pianist's Textbook
- Folder 24: What Future Awaits the American Composer of Opera and Symphony?
- 6-page article with accompanying cover letter to Mr. Richard Drake Saunders, editor-in-chief of the Bureau of Musical Research, Inc., dated May 19, 1947.
- Folder 25: "The Wisdomites" - Introduction
- Single page from larger work.
- Folder 26: The Wisdomites
- 366 pages. An allegorical play intended as moral and metaphysical instruction.
- Folder 27: Various handwritten lyrics
- One item on reverse of page 58 of a Sakahra libretto (see also: Series 4, Box 2, Folder 8), in which Sakahra's "rightful name" is Tabara.