By Maristella Feustle
|Title:||Leon Breeden Collection, 1940-2010|
|Primary Creator:||Breeden, Leon (1921-2010)|
Scope and Contents of the MaterialsThe collection consists of Leon Breeden's extensive, and often self-selected archival materials from his entire career, during which time the One O'Clock Lab Band and the UNT Jazz Studies program rose to international prominence. Also present are personal recordings and writing, compositions, memorabilia, photos, and materials from his time at Texas Christian University, in New York City, and at Grand Prairie High School.
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|Acquisition Source:||Leon Breeden|
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Introductory note: "Dallas, Texas is located in the uppermost part of the state and is a center for commercial enterprises of all kinds. It is one of Texas' largest cities and has the 'Big City' atmosphere, especially to the people of the many small cities and towns surrounding it. The name 'Big D' has been used for many years as a friendly nickname for the city; therefore the name of this march uses that nickname because it is part of the color of Texas' cities. This march is dedicated to the prosperous people of prosperous city. Dallas, Texas."
Autograph score in pencil, 20 pages.
"No. 4 in 'The Texas Series'." Inside cover lists series of marches:
1. Cowtown, U.S.A. (Ft. Worth)
2. The Largest of the Largest (Houston)
3. Over the Rio Grande (El Paso)
4. Big D (Dallas)
5. Lone Star Capitol (Austin)Physical Description: 18 x 12 in.
Autograph score in black ink, bound in hardcover. Begun October 11, 1942, completed October 18, 1942. 36 pages.Physical Description: 14 x 11 in.
March for concert band. Autograph score in pencil. 27 pages, spiral bound.
Note on inside cover: "Cowtown, U.S.A. was premiered on the National Broadcasting Company network August 6, 1948."
"I was never able to find the time to complete the four remaining planned marches when my work at TCU became extremely complex!"
"Note: The sweeping woodwinds relates to the strong winds that often sweep down 7th Street in downtown Fort Worth! I recall almost being blown over several times as I turned the corner of 7th and Throckmorton and/or Main Streets!"Physical Description: 12 x 18 in.
Sketch in pencil, parts for solo cornet, horns. Also several out-of-order pages, no instrument identified, on National Broadcasting Company holograph paper. Found inside "Easter Parade" (Item 9).
Arranged by Leon Breeden for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Thor Johnson, Director.
Autograph score in pencil, 45 pages of music, followed by page "trying new stamp pad." Medley includes "Bicycle Built for Two," "In the Good Old Summertime," "Shine on Harvest Moon," "East Side, West Side," "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," "Give My Regards to Broadway."Physical Description: 10.5 x 13.5 in.
Condensed score and clarinet 1 part found in second copy of "Small Symphony" (Item 7).Physical Description: 9.25 x 12 in.
Copy of manuscript, 65 pages. 2 copies. Violin 1 and clarinet 1 parts enclosed in 2nd copy. Parts: "Composed at Fort Bliss, Texas - 1943 and dedicated to my wife."
Also found enclosed: Condensed score and Clarinet 1 for "Indian Fantasy" by Breeden. (See Item 6.)Physical Description: 15 x 11.25 in.
Arranged by Leon Breeden for the Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler, Director.
Autograph score in pencil, 30 pages of music. Original sheet music for "The Cry of the Wild Goose" by Terry Gilkyson (American Music, Inc., 1949) enclosed.Physical Description: 10.5 x 13.5 in.
Originally by Irving Berlin. Arranged by Leon Breeden for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Autograph score in pencil, 22 pages.
Found inside: Sketch and parts for Cowtown, U.S.A. (See Item 4.)Physical Description: 10.5 x 13.5 in.
Arrangement, in envelope labeled "TCU Band Library." Autograph parts in ink and pencil. Parts for violins 1, 2, cello 1, 2, flutes 1, 2, oboe, saxophones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, trumpet 3, 4, trombones 1, 2, 3, horns (2 copies), piano, bass, drums, timpani, harp.Physical description: 9.5 x 12.25 in.
Autograph score in ink. 26 pages, bound. First trumpet part in pencil enclosed in back.
Introductory note: "This arrangement was written in 1939 during my first year of college at Texas Wesleyan College at Fort Worth, Texas. It was performed by Don Gillis and the 'Musical Variety' Orchestra about one month after it was written."Physical Description: 11 x 13.5 in.
Orchestration by Leon Breeden. Autograph score in pencil, spiral bound. 69 pages.Physical Description: 21 x 13.5 in.
Orchestrated by Leon Breeden. Copy of manuscript, 68 pages.Physical description: 20 x 13 in.
"Dedicated to Leon Breeden and Reunion '87." Program notes included. For 5 saxophones, 5 trumpets, 5 trombones, piano, guitar, bass, drums
"Commisioned by the Repertory Dance Theatre, University of Utah, under a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation."
Full score, ozalid copy.
Ozalid copies of scores to compositions by Alf Clausen. Barcode 714798.