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The collection consists of 25 boxes of writings, sketches, analyses, and other personal and unpublished papers, along with some photos and videocassettes from the career of music theorist and educator Allen Forte.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 11Add to your cart.
Barcode 707230.
Folder 1: "Biographical misc."Add to your cart.
Folder 3 of 3.
Access Restriction: Personal recollections, correspondence, photocopy of C.P.E. Bach work.
Folder 2: The Marriage of Note and Word in Two Songs by the GershwinsAdd to your cart.
Includes page from "Reflections Upon the Gershwin-Berg Connection," 1998.
Folder 3: Subsets - master - pasted-up reductionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Verdi - scala enigmaticaAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: S138 - course syllabus, course announcementAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Europe - Salzburg, Paris, 2005Add to your cart.
Correspondence, course syllabus (S138)
Folder 7: Salzburg - S138Add to your cart.
Course syllabus.
Folder 8: Letter to Helene BergAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Whittall review of LewinAdd to your cart.
Review of David Lewin's Musical Form and Transformation: Four Analytic Essays, by Arnold Whittall, in Musical Times Vol. 11, No. 93.
Folder 10: Theory and Analysis of Atonal Music, 1991 SpringAdd to your cart.
Syllabus and lesson plan outlines.
Folder 11: Theoretical StudiesAdd to your cart.
"902 - Atonal course," class materials
Folder 12: Fusako Hamao, 1995Add to your cart.
Paper and cover letter.
Folder 13: Maurice Ravel - school fugueAdd to your cart.
Score, likely generated from notation program.
Folder 14: Drawings of composers in the Andre Mayer CollectionAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Graphs sent by Dr. Timothy Jackson - BeethovenAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Analytical Approaches to Webern's Atonal Music Since 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Tristan article, Musicae Scientiae, 1998Add to your cart.
"A Schenkerian Reading of an Excerpt from Tristan und Isolde,"  Musicae Scientiae special issue, pages 15-26
Folder 18: Berg: WozzeckAdd to your cart.
Scores, analyses, and sketches.
Folder 19: Berg: Op. 6, No. 2; Op. 4, No. 3; String QuartetAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Berg: Op. 7Add to your cart.
Various materials, including scores and analyses.
Folder 21: New "BIPS"Add to your cart.
Computer- generated printout of Forte pitch-class sets.
Folder 22: Royalty statement for Introduction to Schenkerian Analysis, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Contract and royalty statements for The American Popular BalladAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Berg: Altenburg lieder, No. 2Add to your cart.
Photocopy of annotated score and analysis.
Folder 25: Ken Todd: I Got, You Got, We Got, 2000 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Lead sheet.
Folder 26: Christopher Hasty - TrioAdd to your cart.
Score, photocopy of manuscript.
Folder 27: "Old correspondence", 1973-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Schoenberg File #4Add to your cart.
Scores and analyses. Folder 1 of 3.
Folder 29: Schoenberg File #4Add to your cart.
Gurrelieder, score. Folder 2 of 3.
Folder 30: Schoenberg File #4Add to your cart.
Pelleas und Melisande, score. Folder 3 of 3.
Folder 31: Introduction to a Theory of Intervallic Harmony: The Summation VectorsAdd to your cart.
"Not final version."
Folder 32: Schoenberg as WebernAdd to your cart.
"Lecture version."
Folder 33: Unidentified tune arrangementAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Introduction to a Theory of Intervallic Harmony: The Summation Vectors, 2009Add to your cart.
Missing examples noted.
Folder 35: Berg: WozzeckAdd to your cart.
Excerpt and analyses.
Folder 36: Introduction to a Theory of Intervallic Harmony: The Summation VectorsAdd to your cart.
"Estonia version." Reading copy, second copy.
Folder 37: Shanghai, keynote address, 2009 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: French-language travel guide for ShanghaiAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: "My involvement with atonal music"Add to your cart.
"For Shanghai," "introductory"
Folder 40: Excerpt of "Pitch-Class Set Analysis Today"Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Combinational properties of tetrachordsAdd to your cart.
Explained as distinct from "combinatorial."
Folder 42: Pitch-class set and summation vectorsAdd to your cart.
"Not an article."
Folder 43: Lecture I, Shanghai: "The Historical Background of Pitch-Class Set Theory", 2009 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Lecture and notes.
Folder 44: Inversion-invariance vectorsAdd to your cart.
Computer printout.
Folder 45: Material for Shanghai - Pitch-class set theory, 2009Add to your cart.
Printouts of pitch-class sets by Forte number, notes, list of selected articles by Forte
Folder 46: Ordered and unordered setsAdd to your cart.
Lecture notes, material for Shanghai.
Folder 47: A. Magino paperAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: Begin the BeguineAdd to your cart.
Photocopy of sheet music.
Folder 49: Babbitt songsAdd to your cart.
Scores, arrangements, analyses, correspondence.
Folder 50: Berry, Jackson, Forte correspondence, 2012Add to your cart.
Folder 51: M. Braun article, Mozart, 2013 AugustAdd to your cart.
Folder 52: Adamowicz, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 53: CPAS Newsletter, Volume 5, No. 1, 2004 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
University of Tokyo Center for Pacific and Asian Studies. In Japanese and English.

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