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Talkin' to Texans and Other Americans: Music Oral History Project Perspectives: The Founding of the Texas Chapter of the Music Library Association

Description: This narrative centers on the start of the Texas chapter of the Music Library Association. The author gives the history and events that led up to the creation of the chapter, highlighting individuals that played a large role. This document played a part in a presentation given on behalf of the Oral History Committee at the national meeting of the Music Library Association in Dallas, Texas in 2012.
Date: 2012
Creator: Arnold, Donna M.

Abstract for the AMS Southwest Chapter’s April 11, 2015 Spring Conference

Description: This is an abstract for a presentation that was given at the American Musicological Society Southwest Chapter's Spring Conference on April 11th, 2015. The presentation was given alongside a poster display. This abstract highlights Serge Jaroff's Don Cossack Choir, which was founded at a Turkish concentration camp in 1921, and went on to perform around the world. This abstract gives details on the history of the choir and the type of concerts that Jaroff gave. In addition, it explains the lack of scholarly attention that Jaroff and his choir have received.
Date: April 11, 2015
Creator: Arnold, Donna M.

Serge Jaroff and His Don Cossack Choir: Two Rare Scores at the University of North Texas Music Library

Description: This narrative gives details on Serge Jaroff's Don Cossack Choir, which first began in a Turkish concentration camp in 1921. The author highlights the how the choir's music has personally affected her, while also giving details about the history of the choir and how the group went on to tour around the world. This document also gives the information that the University of North Texas Music Library maintains two rare Jaroff scores.
Date: 2015
Creator: Arnold, Donna M.

Evolving, Not Extinct: Music Reference in the 21st Century

Description: This is a personal narrative about the impact of ever-evolving technology used in libraries, particularly music libraries. The author - a librarian - highlights the strengths of using different types of technologies in libraries and also problems that they could cause. The author urges caution when considering the adaptation of particular technologies.
Date: April 7, 2015
Creator: Arnold, Donna M.

Music USA: Transcript of Program Featuring Bing Crosby

Description: Transcript of Willis Conover's interview with Bing Crosby, with scripts for Bing Crosby's introductions to musical selections. Text in the interview places it after Music USA #1422, the Irving Berlin tribute program (November 1958).
Date: 1958?

Louis Armstrong interview transcript, fifth hour

Description: A transcript of the fifth hour of Willis Conover's interview with Louis Armstrong on July 13, 1956, with corrections made in blue ink by Conover.
Date: 1956
Creator: Voice of America (organization)

[Leon Breeden's Admission Record to Columbia University's Teachers College]

Description: Admission record of Harold Leon Breeden from Columbia University's Teachers College. The record includes courses taken by Breeden, grades he received in those courses, the period of his candidacy for a Master of Arts degree in the field of Music and Music Education.
Date: February 1950
Creator: Columbia University. Teachers College.

Cendrillon

Description: Libretto of the 1759 pastiche-style comic opera "Cendrillon," by Louis Anseaume. The songs were contributed by the singer-composer Jean-Louis Laruette and Egidio Duni, which they likely adapted from fashionable tunes. "Cendrillon" (Cinderella in English) premiered in Paris at Foire St-Germain on February 21, 1759. The opera underwent two revisions before the definitive version of 1764. Anseaume adapted the plot the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. This copy includes (from pp.54-63) notated melodies of airs and recitatives.
Date: 1759
Creator: Anseaume, M. (Louis), 1721-1784.

Le tonnelier

Description: Libretto of the comic opera "Le tonnelier" (The cooper) by Nicolas-Médard Audinot in collaboration with Antoine-François Quétant. The music of this one-act opera is a pasticcio of works by Gossec and other contemporaneous composers. Typical of the genre, the opera contains a variety of musical forms (airs, romance, vaudeville, and recitatives) and the dialogues are interspersed with additional airs, possibly using popular tunes. This copy includes (on pp. 52 and 54-56) notated melodies of airs.
Date: 1765
Creator: Audinot, Nicolas Médard, 1732-1801. & Quétant, Antoine-François, 1733-1823.

Orfeo ed Euridice

Description: This is the libretto of "Orfeo ed Euridice" by Ranieri de Calzabigi, published in vol 2 of "Raccolta di melodrammi serj scritti nel secolo XVIII." The original volume contains works by Apostolo Zeno, Giuseppe Parini, Marco Coltellini, Castone Rezzonico della Torre, Ranieri de Calsabigi, and F. Saverio de Rogati. On the back of the t.p. appears a quote in Virgil's "Georg.," iv, 465: "Te dulcis conjux, te solo in littore mecum, te veniente die, te discedente canebam." The libretto includes a prologue and list of characters.
Date: 1822
Creator: Calzabigi, Ranieri de, 1714-1795.

Rutzvanscad, il giovine

Description: This is a copy of Cattuffio Panchianio's "Rutzvanscad, il Giovine," a parody of Greek tragedy. The library's copy is bound with the libretto of Giovanni Battista Casti's "Prima la musica e poi le parole." Clarification notes relating to terms and characters of the tragedy appear on the back of p.79 together with a list of printing errors.
Date: 1724
Creator: Valaresso, Zaccaria, 1686-1769.

Prima la musica e poi le parole

Description: This is a copy of Giovanni Battista Casti's libretto for the comic opera "Prima la musica e poi le parole". On the back of the t.p. appears a list of characters and names Antonio Salieri as the composer of the music. The one-act opera was commissioned by Emperor Joseph II. Members of the Burgtheater's Italian troupe premiered it at the Schönbrunn Palace on February 7, 1786. The library's copy is bound with the libretto of Zaccaria Valaresso's "Rutzvanscad, il giovine."
Date: 1786
Creator: Casti, Giovanni Battista, 1724-1803.

Proserpine, tragedie en musique

Description: This is a copy of the libretto of "Proserpine," a tragedy in five acts by Phillipe Quinault. The tragedy was set to music by Jean Baptiste Lully, superintendent chamber composer of the court of Louis XIV, and performed in the King's presence at Saint Germain-en-Laye on February, [3] 1680. The month and year of the opera premiere are indicated on the t.p., but the day of performance was left out with a blank space. The library's copy shows errors in pagination. The number of p. 25 was scribbled with ink and rendered illegible. A second p.66 should read p. 67, and the last page of the libretto, numbered 70, should be p. 68. The libretto contains an engraving of one of the stage settings by J. Le Pautre, after a design by J. Berain. The item contains a prologue and list of characters.
Date: 1688
Creator: Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688.

Music USA playlists, June-December 1973

Description: A partial set of playlists for individual Music USA programs 6731 through 6941, broadcast in 1973. There are 157 pages in this document.
Date: 1973
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA playlists, 1969-1970

Description: A partial set of playlists for individual Music USA programs 5117 through 5845, broadcast in 1969 and 1970. There are 376 pages in this document.
Date: unknown
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA playlists, 1975

Description: A partial set of playlists for individual Music USA programs 7319 through 7669, broadcast in 1975. There are 81 pages in this document.
Date: 1975
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA playlists, 1977

Description: A partial set of playlists for individual Music USA programs 8038 through 8128, broadcast in 1977, along with a list of broadcast dates for programs from June through December of that year. There are 24 pages in this document.
Date: 1977
Creator: Conover, Willis