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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The collection consists of 25 boxes of writings, sketches, analyses, and other personal and unpublished papers, along with some photos and videocassettes from the career of music theorist and educator Allen Forte.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 5Add to your cart.
Barcode 707153.
Folder 1: Course readings, Music 427A, 2003 Fall - 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 2: David Berry, 2009Add to your cart.
Correspondence and excerpts of festschrift for Forte in Gamut.
Folder 3: Music Theory, Yesterday and Today, 2009Add to your cart.
Draft of talk given in Beijing.
Folder 4: Introduction to Schenkerian Analysis - instructor's manualAdd to your cart.
First edition (1982), in small green binder.
Folder 5: Serialism and the SerialistsAdd to your cart.
List of composers, works by Elizabeth Lutyens and Roberto Gerhard, some correspondence
Folder 6: Hanyang University, 2005Add to your cart.
Keynote lecture, schedule, drafts.
Folder 7: Reviews of "Listening to American Popular Song"Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Hauer materials,  Robert Weiss, 1994 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Materials from Internationales Symposium - Konstruktiver Realismus im Zwolftonspiel, Vienna
Folder 9: Music Theory Online - banquet lecture, 2002Add to your cart.
File includes 1998 directory of subscribers for the Society for Music Theory, and several newsletters.
Folder 10: Canada, 2007Add to your cart.
Correspondence with Laurentian and Carleton Universities, with black-and-white printout of group photo.
Folder 11: Scores: Berg, WebernAdd to your cart.
Photocopies in a blue binder.
Folder 12: Sheet music for standard tunesAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Lecture I, Shanghai, 2009 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Pitch-Class Set Analysis Today, 2009 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: The Magical Kaleidoscope: Schoenberg's First Atonal Masterwork, Opus 11, Number 1, 1981 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Published in the Journal of the Arnold Schoenberg Institute. Photocopy.
Folder 16: Material for ChinaAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Pitch-Class Set Analysis Today, 1985Add to your cart.
Music Analysis Volume 4, Numbers 1-2. Photocopy.
Folder 18: Messiaen - transcriptions of bird songs with pitch-class set analysisAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Music Theory, Yesterday and Today, 2009 MarchAdd to your cart.
Revised version for March 2009.
Folder 20: Pitch-class sets - various lists and operationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Sets and Nonsets in Schoenberg's Atonal Music, 1972 Fall-WinterAdd to your cart.
Perspectives of New Music, Fall-Winter 1972, pages 43-64. Photocopy.
Folder 22: Inversion-invariance vectorsAdd to your cart.
12-page computer printout.
Folder 23: London, Ontario, 2007Add to your cart.
Travel arrangements and correspondence. Program from 2005 lecture-recital at Essex Meadows Concert Series included.
Folder 24: Introduction to a Theory of Intervallic Harmony: The Summation VectorsAdd to your cart.
Article, drafts, and research materials.
Folder 25: Yale Summer Program, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Europe, 1999Add to your cart.
Travel arrangements and correspondence.

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