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Ellington usually composed for his own big band, but in 1965 he wrote The Golden Broom and the Green Apple for the New York Philharmonic and his jazz combo. The library has extensive sketches in Ellington's hand; a complete PDF is available. Misc. Ms. 404.
A page from Hindemith's Horn Concerto appears in our exhibit honoring Willie Ruff, a student of Hindemith who taught at Yale from 1971 to 2017. The Concerto manuscript is part of MSS 47, the Paul Hindemith Collection.
2nd movement, "In the Barn," second manuscript score, p. 1 (f3456). The movement quotes "The Battle Cry of Freedom," 'Money Musk," "Sailor's Hornpipe" ("College Hornpipe"), "Turkey in the Straw", "The White Cockade"; Ives: Four Ragtime Dances, No. 1 (and with it, HAPPY DAY).
Movement 2, In the Barn, second manuscript score, p. 11. This movement was originally composed between 1902 and 1907; it was recomposed and assembled with the other two ca. 1914-1917, and revised in 1919. The premiere took place on March 18, 1924, performed by Jerome Goldstein (violin) and Rex Tillson (piano) at Aeolian Hall, New York City. (Sinclair) The reviews were mostly favorable. (Grove Music Online)
This extremely detailed descriptive bibliography also serves in part as the finding aid to the Music Manuscripts in the Charles Ives Papers, MSS 14. It also provides a wealth of useful background information about each piece.
Finding aid to the Archival Collection. The AXA Company was a successor company that held the archives of the Ives and Myrick Agency. As such these papers shine a light on Ives career as an insurance executive.
The finding aid and online recordings of an artificial collection of rare and unpublished recordings featuring music by Charles Ives, created as part of a project funded by the Grammy Museum in 2017 to digitize and preserve these recordings. The majority are from the period 1937-1956, though the full extent of these recordings date from 1924-2006.They include the first concert performance of Ives's Piano Sonata, No. 2: Concord, performed by John Kirkpatrick at New York's Town Hall in 1939. It was this performance that brought Ives's music to wide public notice and acclaim.The recordings also include symphonies, orchestral sets, and other music for strings.
(Scroll down.) Robert Shaw's papers are best known for his copiously annotated scores, but they also contain many other interesting items, such as this letter from Coretta Scott King. MSS 86, the Robert Shaw Papers.