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The collection consists of 25 boxes of writings, sketches, analyses, and other personal and unpublished papers, along with some photos and videocassettes from the career of music theorist and educator Allen Forte.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 7Add to your cart.
Barcode 707235.
Folder 1: PartitionsAdd to your cart.
"Related partitions for pitch-sets (linear sets) of the same size and of different sizes."
Folder 2: Relations, functions, mappingsAdd to your cart.
General notes; Babbitt's combinatoriality.
Folder 3: Oxford University Conference on Music Analysis (OXMAC), 1988 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Paper, "New Modes of Linear Analysis" - original and copy
Folder 4: Page proofs from Music Theory in Concept and PracticeAdd to your cart.
Festschrift in honor of Forte's 70th birthday.
Folder 5: Correspondence with Florida State University, 1998Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding Forte's visit.
Folder 6: University of Western Ontario, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding Forte's visit.
Folder 7: Set complexes - additional notesAdd to your cart.
Notes, computer printouts, and graphs.
Folder 8: Time-point functions, circa 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Keller: Schule des Generalbass Spiels, 1956Add to your cart.
Barenreiter Ausgabe 490.
Folder 10: Webern: Op. 9, No. 1Add to your cart.
Manuscripts, examples, research materials related to article "An Octatonic Essay by Webern: No. 1 of the Six Bagatelles for String Quartet, Op. 9," in Music Theory Spectrum Vol. 16, No. 4 (Fall, 1994).
Folder 11: Autobiography, 2008 October 7Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Autobiography, 2008 June 18Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Autobiography, undatedAdd to your cart.
32 pages.
Folder 14: Autobiography, 2008Add to your cart.
Includes "Allen Forte: A Brief History," paper "Cole Porter's Life in Music," mailing from Silliman College (Yale).
Folder 15: "Biography"Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Curriculum vitaeAdd to your cart.
Various  materials, including excerpts from autobiography.
Folder 17: Schoenberg - dates of atonal worksAdd to your cart.
Also includes examples from "Schoenberg as Webern," and "106a - Historical (atonal)."
Folder 18: Correpsondence with D. Berry, 2009 July 7Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Yale University PressAdd to your cart.
Correspondence, contracts, royalty statements.
Folder 20: Neo-Riemannian, 2001Add to your cart.
Article by R.C. Cook.
Folder 21: Music Analysis - 20th anniversary issue, 2001Add to your cart.
Forte's contribution for 20th anniversary issue.
Folder 22: Webern: Op. 6, first movementAdd to your cart.
Photocopies of manuscript.
Folder 23: Schumann: TraumereiAdd to your cart.
Photocopy and analysis.
Folder 24: "From David Berry -  on Allen Forte"Add to your cart.
Assorted correspondence; papers by and about Forte.
Folder 25: AutobiographyAdd to your cart.
Multiple copies of curriculum vita, materials related to Forte's book The Atonal Music of Anton Webern.
Folder 26: Schedule of events - China, 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Biography, 2008 AugustAdd to your cart.
Copy 2 of 2.
Folder 28: Curriculum vitaeAdd to your cart.
Two copies.
Folder 29: Sharland biographyAdd to your cart.
From Forte's autobiography.
Folder 30: Biography, 2010Add to your cart.
With corrections.
Folder 31: Curriculum vitae - 2nd versionAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Forte collection at Florida State UniversityAdd to your cart.
Two copies of brief description.
Folder 33: Signatures of various peopleAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Small, blue memo book and notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Hindemith conference - Yale, 1995 October 20-22Add to your cart.
Forte's paper, "Paul Hindemith's Contribution to Music Theory in the United States," manuscript and other copies.
Folder 36: Ives and Yale, 1998 April 3-5Add to your cart.
Programs, examples, paper "The Musical Language of Two Ives Songs."
Folder 37: Webern book permissions, 1996-1997Add to your cart.

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