By Katie Buehner and Maristella Feustle
|Title:||Julia Smith Collection (Music), 1920-1989|
|Primary Creator:||Smith, Julia (1905-1989)|
Scope and Contents of the MaterialsThe 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.
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|Related Materials:||See also: the Carl Friedberg Collection in the UNT Music Library.|
|Finding Aid Revision History:||
This finding aid was initially compiled by Katie Buehner, and adapted for this finding aid platform by Maristella Feustle.
Item-level description added in Series 18 on January 22, 2019.
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Manuscript scores most likely transcribed in Julia Smith's hand.
"For the United Nations, for orchestra with speaking voice."
Text from the Preamble to the United Nations Charter. Orchestral score, commisioned by the National Broadcasting Company.
Autograph score in pencil, 34 x 27.5 cm. 15 pages of music, with 2 additional pages of "Themes in Sextette."
Completed at Sneden's Landing (now Palisades), NY, August 16-September 5, 1949.
Prelude and fragments of other movements.
Autograph score in pencil, 34 x 27.5 cm. Six pages of music with blank pages at end.
From the film The Heiress, based on the novel Washington Square by Henry James. Contents:
"A Defeated Katherine"
"The Garden Waltz"
"Fortune Hunting" (based on "Ring-Ching-A-Chin" folk song)
"The Proposal, Part 2"
Autograph score in pencil, 34 x 27.5 cm. 3 pages of music.
"To Darius Milhaud"
I. New England Countryside [from The City]
II. Barley Wagons [from Of Mice and Men]
III. Sunday Traffic [from The City]
IV. Story of Grover's Corners [from Our Town]
V. Threshing Machines [from Of Mice and Men]
Autograph score in pencil and black ink, 34 x 27.5 cm. 29 pages of music.
Completed at Oakland.
For brass and percussion.
Autograph score in pencil, 34 x 27.5 cm. Two pages of music.
Dedicated to Ralph Hawkes
Autograph score in pencil, 34 x 27.5 cm. Six pages of music.
Completed in September of 1940, in Lennox, Massachusetts and New York City.
Copyright 1941 by Boosey & Hawkes.
From The Red Pony, based on stories by John Steinbeck.
I. Morning on the Ranch
II. The Gift
III. "Dream March or (+) Circus Music"
IV. Walk to the Bunkhouse
V. Grandfather's Story
VI. Happy Ending
Autograph score in pencil, 34 x 27.5 cm. 71 pages of music.
"To Leonard Bernstein"
Autograph score in pencil, 34 x 27.5 cm. 4 pages of music.
Copyright 1945 by Boosey & Hawkes.
"CBS Commission." For chamber orchestra. "Written on Hal Roach Studios [illegible] paper."
Autograph score in pencil, 34 x 27.5 cm. Three pages of music.
"Complete piano score by J.S." "Original version for radio orchestra commissioned by the American Broadcasting Co."
Autograph score in pencil, 34 x 27.5 cm. 5 pages of music.
"To Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge."
Manuscript score in pencil and black ink, 34 x 27.5 cm. 26 pages of music.
Completed at Sneden's Landing (now Palisades), NY.
Note likely from Smith: "I copied this between Jan 1-15, '51."
Manuscript in pencil. Includes tone row and several transformations of tone row from Piano Quartet (1950). Row is represented as 11-tone row (Bb-Ab-Gb-Fb-D-B-C#-D#-E#-C-G-Bb), with "A" noted as the missing twelfth tone on same line.
20 x 26.5 cm.