Julia Smith Collection | Music Library

By Katie Buehner and Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Julia Smith CollectionAdd to your cart.
ID: 06/021
Primary Creator: Smith, Julia (1905-1989)
Extent: 67.0 Boxes
Date Acquired: 00/00/1989
Subjects: Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990, Girl Scouts of the United States of America., Parker, Cynthia Ann, 1827?-1864, Smith, Julia, 1905-1989
Languages: English

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of approximately 67 boxes of music books, scores, correspondence, memorabilia, manuscripts, photographs, and recordings relating to the career of composer and University of North Texas alumna, Julia Smith (1905-1989), as well as Smith's handwritten transcriptions of more than a dozen scores by Aaron Copland.

Biographical Note

Julia Smith was born in Denton, TX in 1905 and took her first piano lesson from her mother.  She later studied piano with Harold von Mickwitz of Dallas while she was a student at North Texas State Teachers' College.  She graduated in 1930 with a degree in English and went to New York to study piano performance at the Juilliard School of Music.  Her teacher, Carl Friedberg, encouraged her to pursue composition at the School.  Smith became a composition fellow and spent five more years at Juilliard studying with Rubin Goldmark and Frederick Jacobi. In 1938, Smith married architect Oscar Veilehr.  The following year, Smith's first opera, Cynthia Parker, received its premiere at her alma mater.  The opera was based on the legendary Texas abduction and recapture of its title character.  Cynthia Parker enjoyed a much-publicized premiere.  Smith's next opera, The Stranger of Manzano, was also premiered at NTSTC (1945).  Best known for her six operas and biography of Aaron Copland (1955), Smith spent over fifty years as a composer, pianist, and advocate of American music.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library
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: Gift
Related Materials: See also: the Carl Friedberg Collection.
Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was initially compiled by Katie Buehner, and adapted for this finding aid platform by Maristella Feustle.

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Series 14: Beau Austin; arrangements and manuscripts; Shepherdess and the Chimneysweep; Cock Crow; other composersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 48: Beau Austin; ArrangementsAdd to your cart.
Barcode 675642.
Folder 1: List of musical numbers; partial librettoAdd to your cart.
 
Item 1: Bound librettiAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: LibrettoAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Vocal score (tissues)Add to your cart.
 
Item 2: Songs from Beau AustinAdd to your cart.
Bound.
Folder 4: SketchesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Original poetryAdd to your cart.
 
Item 3: Concerto for Contrabass and Orchestra (Menotti)Add to your cart.
 
Item 4: Gopak (Mussorgsky)Add to your cart.
 
Item 5: Medley from "My Fair Lady" (Loewe)Add to your cart.
 
Item 6: No me toques (Campos-Cortes)Add to your cart.
 
Item 7: Oklahoma medley (Rodgers)Add to your cart.
 
Item 8: Porto Rico Piano Concerto (Kondic)Add to your cart.
 
Item 9: Rome in Summer (Emory)Add to your cart.
 
Item 10: Vagando (Somohano)Add to your cart.
 
Item 11: Whither runneth my sweetheart (Bartlet)Add to your cart.
 
Item 12: UnknownAdd to your cart.
 
Box 49: Various Smith Manuscripts (A - N)Add to your cart.
Barcode 675639.
Item 1: Abide with MeAdd to your cart.
 
Item 2: Allegro RitmicoAdd to your cart.
 
Item 3: AllemandeAdd to your cart.
 
Item 4: American Dance SuiteAdd to your cart.
 
Item 5: American Indian DancesAdd to your cart.
 
Item 6: Anakreon's GrabAdd to your cart.
 
Item 7: Back Alley BonnieAdd to your cart.
 
Item 8: BerceuseAdd to your cart.
 
Item 9: The Black BeetleAdd to your cart.
 
Item 10: Blonde CelesteAdd to your cart.
 
Item 11: La BorinquenaAdd to your cart.
 
Item 12: Calling YouAdd to your cart.
 
Item 13: Capriccieto (Little Caprice)Add to your cart.
 
Item 14: Civilian Army Marching SongAdd to your cart.
 
Item 15: Concerto No. 1 for PianoAdd to your cart.
 
Item 16: ConsolationAdd to your cart.
 
Item 17: The Courtyard of Her HouseAdd to your cart.
 
Item 18: Danza de ConcertAdd to your cart.
 
Item 19: Depression BluesAdd to your cart.
 
Item 20: DisillusionAdd to your cart.
 
Item 21: Dream GirlAdd to your cart.
 
Item 22: Drinking SongAdd to your cart.
 
Item 23: ElegyAdd to your cart.
 
Item 24: Episodic SuiteAdd to your cart.
 
Item 25: Evening WaterfallAdd to your cart.
 
Item 26: Evzone's MarchAdd to your cart.
 
Item 27: Fisherman's ChorusAdd to your cart.
 
Item 28: Five Pieces for Double Bass and PianoAdd to your cart.
 
Item 29: Flying KitesAdd to your cart.
 
Item 30: Folkways SymphonyAdd to your cart.
 
Item 31: Fraternity SongAdd to your cart.
 
Item 32: From the Banks of the "Beautiful Ohio"Add to your cart.
 
Item 33: Fugue in a minorAdd to your cart.
 
Item 34: Fugue in C majorAdd to your cart.
 
Item 35: Fugue in d minorAdd to your cart.
 
Item 36: Gavotte and FugueAdd to your cart.
 
Item 37: Gavotte and MusetteAdd to your cart.
 
Item 38: GigueAdd to your cart.
 
Item 39: Glory to the Green and WhiteAdd to your cart.
 
Item 40: Holiday CounterpointAdd to your cart.
 
Item 41: Hunting SongAdd to your cart.
 
Item 42: Hymn of FreedomAdd to your cart.
 
Item 43: I Ask for a Moment's IndulgenceAdd to your cart.
 
Item 44: I Wandered Lonely as a CloudAdd to your cart.
 
Item 45: I Will Sing the SongAdd to your cart.
 
Item 46: In a Little While You'll See MeAdd to your cart.
 
Item 47: In the Apple BoughsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 48: In the HeatherAdd to your cart.
 
Item 49: Indian Ceremonial DancesAdd to your cart.
 
Item 50: The Indian SerenadeAdd to your cart.
 
Item 51: Just YouAdd to your cart.
 
Item 52: Keep Old Glory FlyingAdd to your cart.
 
Item 53: Lake SongAdd to your cart.
 
Item 54: A LamentAdd to your cart.
 
Item 55: Love is Walking within My HeartAdd to your cart.
 
Item 56: Lullaby for a CockroachAdd to your cart.
 
Item 57: Melodies in 12 Tone TechniqueAdd to your cart.
 
Item 58: Memoris [sic] de San JuanAdd to your cart.
 
Item 59: Mexican DancesAdd to your cart.
 
Item 60: Mother, I Shall Weave a Chain of PearlsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 61: Music and Art Have Told MeAdd to your cart.
 
Item 62: My Song and My LoveAdd to your cart.
 
Item 63: Nature's ManifestationsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 64: A Night of LoveAdd to your cart.
 
Item 65: Nursery Rhyme for the Tender-HeartedAdd to your cart.
 
Box 50: Various Smith Manuscripts (O - Z); Shepherdess and the ChimneysweepAdd to your cart.
Barcode 675650.
Item 1: Ode to the AlamoAdd to your cart.
 
Item 2: Our HeritageAdd to your cart.
 
Item 3: Out of the SkyAdd to your cart.
 
Item 4: OvertureAdd to your cart.
 
Item 5: Pale Rose LeavesAdd to your cart.
 
Item 6: Passacaglia for Violin and PianoAdd to your cart.
 
Item 7: PastoraleAdd to your cart.
 
Item 8: PavaneAdd to your cart.
 
Item 9: Prairie KaleidoscopeAdd to your cart.
 
Item 10: Prelude (for piano)Add to your cart.
 
Item 11: Prelude and FugueAdd to your cart.
 
Item 12: Psalm 3Add to your cart.
 
Item 13: Remember the AlamoAdd to your cart.
 
Item 14: Rise! O, Flag of FreedomAdd to your cart.
 
Item 15: Sails Aloft OvertureAdd to your cart.
 
Item 16: San Jacinto OvertureAdd to your cart.
 
Item 17: Scenas InfantisAdd to your cart.
 
Item 18: Serenade (for piano)Add to your cart.
 
Item 19: She's My BabyAdd to your cart.
 
Item 20: Sleep ThouAdd to your cart.
 
Item 21: Sonata in E major for violin and pianoAdd to your cart.
 
Item 22: Sonatina/e for flute and pianoAdd to your cart.
 
Item 23: Sonatina for pianoAdd to your cart.
 
Item 24: Song CycleAdd to your cart.
 
Item 25: A Song for TexasAdd to your cart.
 
Item 26: Song of SorrowAdd to your cart.
 
Item 27: The Spirit of TexasAdd to your cart.
 
Item 28: Suite for Double Bass and PianoAdd to your cart.
 
Item 29: Suite for Piano: Five MoodsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 30: Suite for violin and PianoAdd to your cart.
 
Item 31: Suite for Wind OctetAdd to your cart.
 
Item 32: The SwanAdd to your cart.
 
Item 33: TexasAdd to your cart.
 
Item 34: Ten Little IndiansAdd to your cart.
 
Item 35: That Ole Pole Cat PolkaAdd to your cart.
 
Item 36: There is a Medlar TreeAdd to your cart.
 
Item 37: This Kiss Means EverythingAdd to your cart.
 
Item 38: Theree Pieces for pianoAdd to your cart.
 
Item 39: Three Songs from SapphoAdd to your cart.
 
Item 40: The Tower and the StarAdd to your cart.
 
Item 41: To Part is to Die a LittleAdd to your cart.
 
Item 42: Two Nursery Rhymes for the Tender HeartedAdd to your cart.
 
Item 43: A ValentineAdd to your cart.
 
Item 44: La Virgen y las FierasAdd to your cart.
 
Item 45: Wanted; A Dream HouseAdd to your cart.
 
Item 46: When I Go HomeAdd to your cart.
 
Item 47: When Love is GoneAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Orchestral score (tissues)Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: LibrettiAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Chimes and Vibraphone partsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: PicturesAdd to your cart.
 
Box 51: Cock Crow; Music by other composersAdd to your cart.
Barcode 675645.
Folder 1: Vocal scoreAdd to your cart.
Bound.
Folder 2: LibrettiAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: The Tender Land (Copland) - autographed by composerAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Various Copland worksAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Various Copland worksAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Various Copland worksAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Various Elizabeth Gould worksAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Various manuscripts by other composersAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Various printed music by other composersAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Unidentified music (vocal)Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Unidentified music (piano)Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Unidentified musicAdd to your cart.
 

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