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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The collection consists of 25 boxes of writings, sketches, analyses, and other personal and unpublished papers, along with some photos and videocassettes from the career of music theorist and educator Allen Forte.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 13Add to your cart.
Barcode 707229.
Folder 1: Shanghai, 2009Add to your cart.
Includes group photo, book of Theses for the 1st National Symposium for Musical Analytics, various photocopied items, symposium program, and Chinese translation of Forte's The Harmonic Organization of the Rite of Spring.
Folder 2: Course packet, MU814b, 2000 SpringAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Text and examples for "Motivic and Linear Design in Debussy's La Terrasse des audiences du clair de lune", 1989 JuneAdd to your cart.
Analyse Musical Vol. 16, pages 10-17.
Folder 4: Debussy: Prelude a "L'apres-midi d'un faune"Add to your cart.
Copies of score, analysis (possibly by a student)
Folder 5: Examples of pitch-class set 7-34 in DebussyAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Debussy: JeauxAdd to your cart.
Photocopy of score for piano, 4 hands.
Folder 7: Pitch-class sets by Forte numberAdd to your cart.
Multiple copies.
Folder 8: Debussy: Chronological list of published worksAdd to your cart.
"Marked for octatonic content."
Folder 9: Debussy: NocturnesAdd to your cart.
Photocopy of score for piano, 4 hands.
Folder 10: "122 originals"Add to your cart.
Photocopied pages of piano vocal score to Pelleas et Melisande (likely Debussy).
Folder 11: Music 814b - course packet materialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: The American Popular BalladAdd to your cart.
Various photocopied pages, along with articles "Exploring Transpositional Combination beyond the Mod12-Universe," by Christoph Niedhofer, and "Harmonic Relations: American Popular Harmonies and Their European Kin," by Forte.
Folder 13: Two issues of Music AnalysisAdd to your cart.
Vol. 4, No. 1-2.; Vol. 17, No. 2.
Access Restriction: 1985 March-July; 1998 July
Folder 14: CPAS Newsletter, Volume 5, No. 2, 2005 MarchAdd to your cart.
University of Tokyo Center for Pacific and Asian Studies. In Japanese and English.
Folder 15: Ex tempore, Volume 12, No. 1, 2004 Spring-SummerAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Music Analysis Vol. 17, No. 2, 1998 JulyAdd to your cart.
5 copies. Issue theme was "Pitch-Class Set Genera: A Symposium."
Folder 17: Programs and article off-printsAdd to your cart.
Programs from Johns Hopkins (Petrarch and the Arts, Forte lecture-recital on Liszt's Tre Sonneti de Petrarca) and Yale. Includes contact info for a local jazz ensemble.
Folder 18: The Musical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 3, 1992 FallAdd to your cart.
2 copies. Includes "The Diatonic Looking Glass, or an Ivesian Metamorphosis" by Forte.
Folder 19: Various articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Forte festschrift in Gamut Vol. 2, No. 1, 2009Add to your cart.
Plastic comb-bound copy.
Folder 21: Yale Summer Programs, Austria, 2002Add to your cart.
Course materials - Music of Schoenberg's Middle Period.
Folder 22: Correspondence from David Lewin, 1995 March 22Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Music Theory Yesterday and Today, 2009Add to your cart.
For Symposium on Music Theory in Beijing.
Folder 24: Schoenberg, Sech Klavierstucke, Op. 19, No. 4: Another Perspective, 2010 MarchAdd to your cart.
"March 2010 version."
Folder 25: Introduction to a Theory of Intervallic Harmony: The Summation Vectors, 2010Add to your cart.
Copies 1-6.
Folder 26: Introduction to a Theory of Intervallic Harmony: The Summation Vectors, 2010Add to your cart.
Copies 7-11.
Folder 27: Messiaen's Mysterious Birds, 2010 MarchAdd to your cart.
"March 2010 version."
Folder 28: Marion Eastman - stenography certificate, 1919Add to your cart.
Family document, in monogrammed brown suede case.
Folder 29: Photocopies of ads and photos from S. HydeAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Glossy scan of Harold Arlen manuscript of "Over the Rainbow"Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Princeton University Press - reviews and publicityAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Reviews of The American Popular Ballad of the Golden EraAdd to your cart.

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