Allen and Madeleine Forte Memorial Collection | Music Library

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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The collection consists of 25 boxes of writings, sketches, analyses, and other personal and unpublished papers, along with some photos and videocassettes from the career of music theorist and educator Allen Forte.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 6Add to your cart.
Barcode 707156.
Folder 1: Musicae ScientiaeAdd to your cart.
Article with correspondence in French containing Forte's comments
Folder 2: Introduction to a Theory of Intervallic Harmony: The Summation Vectors, 2010 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Revision. Also mentions unpublished Gershwin paper; includes assorted materials such as "Music Theory Yesterday and Today" paper, and "Schoenberg as Webern."
Folder 3: The Structure of Atonal MusicAdd to your cart.
Revisions and additions.
Folder 4: National Endowment for the Humanities, summer seminar, 1980-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Sheffield Messiaen Conference, 2002Add to your cart.
Correspondence, abstract for "Messiaen's Chords."
Folder 6: BrahmsAdd to your cart.
Materials found in folder labeled "Brahms," but having little to do with Brahms. Includes "Sets and Nonsets," and copies of Music Analysis issues. Folder 1 of 2
Folder 7Add to your cart.
See oversize box.
Folder 8: Program for Cole Porter Jubilee at Yale, 2013-2014Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Hascher article, 2009 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
"'In dunklen Traumen': Schubert's Heine-Lieder through the Psychoanalytical Prism," by Xavier Hascher. Offprint inscribed to Forte from Hascher.
Folder 10: Berg: WozzeckAdd to your cart.
Photocopy of piano-vocal score (Universal Editions 7832).
Folder 11: Strauss: ElektraAdd to your cart.
Photocopy of piano-vocal score (Boosey & Hawkes H. 15780).
Folder 12: Three 3.5-inch floppy disksAdd to your cart.
Webern talk handouts; Forte PC set programs; Mod12 programs, etc.
Folder 13: Cambridge University Music Analysis Conference (CUMAC) Roundtable, 1997 AugustAdd to your cart.
Papers (other authors), correspondence, travel arrangements. Folder 1 of 2.
Folder 14: Cambridge University Music Analysis Conference (CUMAC) Roundtable, 1997 AugustAdd to your cart.
Musical examples, correspondence, lecture.
Folder 15: Unary Voice-Leading TransformationsAdd to your cart.
Lecture notes, various "transforms."
Folder 16: Hong Kong, 2000Add to your cart.
Correspondence and travel arrangements for visit to Hong Kong Baptist University.
Folder 17: Linear AnalysisAdd to your cart.
Notes and analyses (including Berg, Schoenberg).
Folder 18: Sarah Jackson exhibit catalog, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence with Dr. Timothy Jackson, 2010Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Permutation classesAdd to your cart.
Computer program printout. "Program to compute distribution of permutations with respect to permutation classes."
Folder 21: Relations between complementsAdd to your cart.
"Mathematical basis of the transposition number I for "complement mapping."
Folder 22: Compact disc of musical examples for Music of Arnold Schoenberg (S137), 2002 summerAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: "The Real Stella" article - sheet music, notes, analyses, works by other authorsAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Similarity relations; transitive tuplesAdd to your cart.
Computer program outputs.
Folder 25: Sloan paper handouts, 1995 November 3Add to your cart.
From presentation by Donald Sloan at Society for Music Theory meeting: "Fuzzy Set Theory, Fuzzy Measures, and Their Application to Resemblance Theories in Music."
Folder 26: Elementary set theoryAdd to your cart.
"Set theory" in the mathematical sense.

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