Daisy: Opera in Two Acts

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Description:

This is the original conductor's score for the opera "Daisy" including the vocal parts as well as instrumental lines for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horns, trumpets, bass trombone, timpani and percussion, harp and piano, violin, viola, cello, and string bass. The introductory pages at the start of the score include acknowledgements and synopsis by Professor Kenneth L. Ballenger, the cast of characters and scene list (5 scenes). There is an index to the scenes for each act following their title pages (before page 1 for Act I and before page 262 for Act II).

Creator(s): Smith, Julia, 1905-1989
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: September 15, 1973
Partner(s):
UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
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Creator (Composer):
Smith, Julia, 1905-1989

Music by Julia Smith

Date(s):
  • Creation: September 15, 1973
Coverage:
Place
United States
From 1973 to 1975
Description:

This is the original conductor's score for the opera "Daisy" including the vocal parts as well as instrumental lines for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horns, trumpets, bass trombone, timpani and percussion, harp and piano, violin, viola, cello, and string bass. The introductory pages at the start of the score include acknowledgements and synopsis by Professor Kenneth L. Ballenger, the cast of characters and scene list (5 scenes). There is an index to the scenes for each act following their title pages (before page 1 for Act I and before page 262 for Act II).

Note:

Typed statement on title pages for the first and second acts: "This opera authorized by Girl Scouts of the United States of America in celebration of the Sixtieth Anniversary of its Founding by JULIETTE GORDON LOW in 1912. Commissioned by the Opera Guild of Greater Miami and the Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida, Inc."

Handwritten note on the front cover of the score: "THE WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCES OF 'DAISY', presented by THE FLORIDA FAMILY OPERA, took place on Nov. 3 & 4, 1973, DADE COUNTY AUDITORIUM, MIAMI. A third performance by the same Company was given on Nov. 11, 1973 at FORT MYERS EXHIBITION HALL, sponsored by the Fine Arts Committee of EDISON COMMUNITY COLLEGE."

"Copyright, Libretto and Music, by Julia Smith, 1972."

Score has handwritten notes throughout the music and notes in blue at the bottom of the pages with the dates of completion for each individual section. On the final page (562): "Completed Sept. 15, 1973, Stockbridge, Mass." with an additional note in blue: "Score & Parts Revised Jan. 2, Oct. 28, '74, Apr. 23, '75."

Some pages are irregular sizes since pieces have been spliced together.

Physical Description:

1 score (iv, 562 p.) ; 54 x 38 cm.

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Keyword(s): Girl Scouts of America | music | conductors | voices | instruments
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Added Title: Conductor's Score: In Two Volumes
Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Identifier:
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc11083
Resource Type: Musical Score/Notation
Format: Image
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Access: Use restricted to UNT Community