Paul Price Percussion Music and Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

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Music Manuscripts

Annotated Scores and Parts

Unannotated Scores and Parts

Papers

Sound Recordings



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Collection Overview

Title: Paul Price Percussion Music and Papers, 1961-1982Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/5/51

Primary Creator: Price, Paul (1921-1986)

Extent: 17.0 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Organized into 5 series. Each series arranged alphabetically by last name of composer or performer, except for Series 4, which is arranged chronologically, and Series 5, which is arranged by format. Series 1. Music Manuscripts - Consists of orginal manuscripts of unpublished compositions and/or arrangements. Series 2. Annotated Scores and Parts - consists of unpublished and published sheet music annotated by Price and/or members of the Manhattan Percussion Ensemble for performance. Series 3. Unannotated Scores and Parts - Consists of reproduced manuscripts bearing no or very few annotations, retained because of their unavailability in other sources. Series 4. Papers - Personal papers of Paul Price. Series 5. Sound Recordings - including LPs, reel-to-reel tapes, and cassette tapes.

Date Acquired: 08/31/1987

Subjects: Faculty Papers, Manuscripts, Music, Music, School of

Formats/Genres: Sheet music, Sound Recordings

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of percussion sheet music, sound recordings and correspondence documenting Paul Price's career as a percussion music educator, publisher and performer. Of special note are manuscripts, non-commercial recordings, and other forms of unpublished music materials of American 20th-century composers including Lou Harrison, Michael Colgrass, and Henry Cowell, as well as works by Price himself. Among the sound recordings, of special note are performances by the Manhattan Percussion Ensemble with Paul Price as conductor. Also includes correspondence file containing correspondence with 20th-century composers of percussion music. Some of the sheet music files also contain correspondence, performance programs or other additional material documenting a work's performances or publishing history.

Biographical Note

Paul William Price (b. Fitchburg, Mass., 31 July, 1910- d. New York, 1986) was a percussionist, composer, conductor, publisher of percussion music, and music educator during the four decades following the end of World War II. He studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory under George Carey and Fred Noak. In his teaching career he held faculty positions at the University of Illinois from 1949 to 1956; Boston University; Ithaca College; Newark State College and, after 1957, the Manhattan School of Music. Price also conducted the Manhattan Percussion Ensemble and began independently publishing percussion music under the titles "Music for Percussion" and "Paul Price Publications," beginning in the mid-1960s. He was also a composer of percussion music and a writer of books on percussion methodology. Through these activities he was influential in promoting the growth of the percussion ensemble movement in the United States and in stimulating interest in composing for percussion in the latter half of the 20th century.

Subject/Index Terms

Faculty Papers
Manuscripts
Music
Music, School of

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Alternate Extent Statement: 17 cubic feet

Access Restrictions: No restrictions.

Acquisition Source: Percussive Arts Society and Phyllis Price

Acquisition Method: Donation.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Music Manuscripts, ca. 1950-1980],
[Series 2: Annotated Scores and Parts, ca. 1950-1980],
[Series 3: Unannotated Scores and Parts, ca. 1950-1980],
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[Series 5: Sound Recordings],
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Series 2: Annotated Scores and Parts, ca. 1950-1980Add to your cart.
Consists of reproduced manuscripts and published versions of sheet music parts and scores with hand-written annotations by Paul Price and his performance groups. Arranged alphabetically by composer's last name. Note that oversized scores and parts are at end of series.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Ahlstrom, David "Variations for Chamber Ensemble" S and P, May 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Ajiro, Keisuke "Three Short Dances" S and P, Nov. 12, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Bauernschmidt, Robert L. "Mesozoic Fantasy for Percussion Instruments" S and P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Bottje, Will Gay "Variations for Percussion and Tape", 1966Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence from composer
Folder 5: Brisman, Heskel "Concerted Music for Piano and Percussion Ensemble", 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Burt, George "Four Studies", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Camilleri, Charles "Prelude and Dance for Three Percussionists", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Carno, Zita "Sextet for Percussion", 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Chavez, Carlos "Toccata" P, ca. 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Cohn, Arthur "Quotations in Percussion", 1958Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Colgrass, Michael "Chamber Music", 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Colgrass, Michael "Inventions on a Motive", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Colgrass, Michael "Adagio", 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Creston, Paul "Ceremonial, Op. 103", undatedAdd to your cart.
Published version with annotations
Folder 1: Davidson, Harold G. "Hell's Bells", 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 2: DePue, Wallace "Perpetual Motion", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: DePue, Wallace E. (Ed. Thomas McMillan) "Sonata Primitif", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: England, Wilber T. "Introduction and March", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Erb, David "Four for Percussion", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Feldsher, Howard "Originale", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Feldstein, Saul "Bhairva", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Fine, Vivian "Concertino for Piano and Percussion Ensemble", 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Fine, Vivian "Due for Three Timpani and Piano", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Finney, Ross Lee "Three Studies in Fours", 1974Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Fitz, Richard "Duet for Two Snare Drums", 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Flagello, Nicholas "Divertimento for Piano and Percussion", 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Franchetti, Arnold "4 Nocturnes", 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Frazeur, Theodore "Symphony for Percussion Ensemble of Six Players: Four Precipitations", ca. 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Glanville-Hicks, Peggy "Sonata for Piano and Percussion", 1951/1957Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Hamilton, Iain "Dialogues for Flute and Cello with Percussion" S, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Harrison, Lou "Symphony #13", May 14, 1941Add to your cart.
For John and Xenia Cage
Folder 8: Harrison, Lou "Canticle #3", 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Harrison, Lou "The Song of Queztecoatl", February 6, 1941Add to your cart.
Written in San Francisco
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Hoag, Charles "Inventions and Interludes for Clarinet and Marimba", ca. 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Hodkinson, Sidney "Drawings, Set No. 4, for Percussion Trio", June 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Hodkinson, Sydney "Two Structures, Adagio and Rondo, for Percussion Ensemble", December 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Hoffer, Bernard "Fantasia #1 and #2", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Hoffer, Bernard "Sketches", 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Houllif, Murray "Paragons for Solo Marimba and 5 Percussion", 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Houllif, Murray "Under Currents" S and P, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Johnson, Thomas F. "Music for Cello and Percussion", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Kabalin, Fedor "Ritual for Percussion Ensemble" S and P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Kahelac, Misolav "Osm Invenci Pro Bici Nastroje" (1 of 2), 1971 (1962)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Kahelac, Misolav "Osm Invenci Pro Bici Nastroje" (2 of 2), 1971 (1962)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Keagle, Roger "Three Movements for Percussion Ensemble", undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Kitazume, Michio "Relation" P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Klebe, Giselher "Zwei Studien fur Schlaginstrumente, Adagio and Allegro, Opus 48 and Estatico, Opus 30" S, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Klein, Lothar "Incantations for Percussion (after Greek ceremonial rights)" S and P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes manuscript arrangement for player 1
Folder 4: Lenom, Clement "Thirty Lessons in Solfeggio in the Form of Questions and Answers", 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Kupferman, Meyer "Prometheus for Percussion Ensemble" S and P, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Kresky, Jeffrey "Night Music: A Serenade for Three Percussionists" CS, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Kraft, William "There and Variations for Percussion Quartet" S with notes, 1956Add to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Lacerda, Osvaldo "Tres Miniaturas Para Percussao" S and P, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Lanza, Alcides "Interfaces II 1967-1" CS, ca. 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 3: MacGregor, Laurie "Intrusions," draft of "Intrusion of the Hunter" S, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 4: MacBride, David "Inside the Ring" S and program, ca. 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Lowes, Donald "Twelve Inventions for Percussion" S, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Lieberman, Glenn "Ei Qui Tympanum Pulsat: In Memoriam" S Percussion Quartet, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Miller, Edward Jay "Basho Songs: Six Songs by Matsuo Basho set to Music for Soprano Voice and Three Percussionists", April 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Moy, William C.C. "Toccata and Fugue for Piano and Percussion Instruments", February 5, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Moy, William C.C. "Music for Piano, Xylophone, Timpani and Percussion" S and P, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Missal, Joshua (arr. Robert W. Buggert) "Hoe-Down! for PercussioN Ensemble and Piano", 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Miller, Malloy "'Variations' for Roman Totenberg", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Miller, Malloy "Two Rituals for Percussion" S and P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Nobre, Marlos "Variacoes Ritmicas para Piano e Percussao Tipica Brasileira, op. 15", 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Nobre, Marlos "Rhythmetron para percussao", ca. 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Read, Gardner "Los Dios Aztecos (Los Dioses Aztecas)" MS S and P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Raphling, Sam "Timpani Concerto" and "Three Pieces for Snare Drums and Piano", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Ptaszynska, Marta "Jeu Parti," "Scherzo" and "Invention, No. 1", 1970/1967/1969Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Porter, Quincy "A Study of 16th Century Counterpoint" with notes, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Pollock, Robert "Chamber Setting No. 2 for narrator and percussion" with correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Pinilla, Enrique "Quinteto" and "Satze fur Schlaginstrumente und Klauizr", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Pinilla, Enrique "Cinco Piezas Para Percussion", 1977Add to your cart.
Lima
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Harvey/Garrett Phillips "Toccata for Percussion" S and P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Schinstine, William J. "Directional Music for Percussion Ensemble" S and P, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Shechtman, Robert "Digressiosn for Vibes and Marimba (one player)", 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Shumway, Stanley N. "Airs and Cadenzas for Percussion Ensemble and Magnetic Tape", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Roldan, Amadeo "Ritmicas No. 5" P, ca. 1967Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 6: Rudzinski, Zbigniew "Campanella: na Zespol Perkusyjny for percussion ensemble" S and P, ca. 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Russell, William "March Suite" MS, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Russell, Robert "Symphony for Six: A Percussion Sextet, op. 34" S and P, ca. 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Steiner, Gitta "Quartet for Percussion", ca. 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Stewart, Robert "Voiages I, II and III, 6 percussion and piano" S and P, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Stout, Gordon "Ode for Marimba", ca. 1978Add to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sutcliffe, James H. "Two Pictures for Percussion" S and P, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Ung, Chinary "Per for Five Players", 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Walcott, Ronald "Fragments for Percussion Quartet" S (old and new version), 1964/1966Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Washburn, Gary "Percussion Sextet in Three Movements" S and P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: White, Charles L. "A Fanfare for Drums" P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Wuorinen, Charles "Invention for Percussion Quintet" P, 1962Add to your cart.
Box 27: Over-sized scores and partsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Barker, Thomas E. "Instrumentarium for Percussion Ensemble", 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bergamo, John "Introduction and Merenge" and "Interventions for Vibraphone and Percussion", 1962/1963Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Beyer, J.M. "Percussion, Op. 14", 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Cacioppo, George "Moves Upon Silence", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Davidovsky, Mario "Synchronisms, No. 5" S and P, 1969Add to your cart.
Box 28: Over-sized parts and scoresAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Deschenes, Bruno "Murmurs for Five Percussion and Band" S and notes, ca. 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Drew, James "Concerto for Small Percussion Orchestra" S, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Duckworth, William "Silent Signals for Percussion Quartet", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Ernst, David "Four and More" S, April 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Finney, Ross Lee "Three Studies in Fours", May 9, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Fitz, Richard "Chamber Sonata for Percussion Sextet" S and P, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Flagello, Nicholas "Electra/Synopsis" S and P, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Harrison, Lou "Concerto for Violin with Percussion Orchestra" S and P, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Husa, Karel fragments from "Three Dance Sketches for Percussion", ca. 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Kraft, William "Three Miniatures for Percussion and Orchestra", 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Krenek, Ernst "Marginal Sounds" S and P, with notes, 1957Add to your cart.
Box 29: Over-sized scores and partsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Lambro, Phillip "Dance Barbaro" P and S, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Leseman, Frederick "Suite for Two Percussion Choirs", 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Mamlok, Ursula "Variations and Interludes for Foru Percussionists", 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Maryl, Richard "Apollo for Ten Percussion" S, ca. 1976Add to your cart.
Published by the Johnson Corporation
Folder 5: Miller, Malloy "Ncoma Invocation and Dance for Timpani and Band", 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Phillips, Peter "Music for Percussion" S, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Pittard III, Mack W. "Escape from Paoshan for C Trumpet, Piano and Percussion" and "Trilogy for Flute, Bass Clarinet and Vibraphone", 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Read, Gardner "Xiuhtecuhtl: Dios del Fuego (God of Fire)" S, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Riley, Howard "Solo Three for Solo Percussion", 1978Add to your cart.
Box 30: Over-sized Scores and PartsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Ross, Walter "Five Dream Sequences for Piano and Percussion Quartet", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Shapey, Ralph "Evocation for Violin with Percussion and Piano", 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Shechtman, Robert "The Fire of Gehenna A Cantata in Four Movements: written for Tom Siwe and his ensemble", 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Shechtman, Robert "Three Dithyramboi for Percussion Sextet" S written for the Manhattan Percussion Ensemble, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Stern, Robert "Prelude and Dance for Percussion with Mezzo-Soprano Obbligato" S and P, ca. 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Shaffer, Sherwood "Four Quatrains for Percussion", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Thome, Joel "Prisons for Solo Percussion, Piano and Chamber Ensemble", ca. 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Trythall, Richard "Bolero for Four Percussionists", ca. 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Turok, Paul "Capriccio for Violin Solo and Four Percussionists" S, December 15, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Wilkinson, Jane "Triangles for Three Percussionists" S, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Worthen, Ellis C. "Percussionata for Percussion Orchestra", May 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Zukofsky, Paul "13 Poems" S and P, 1962Add to your cart.
Oversize Portfolio Box 1Add to your cart.
Oversize Portfolio Case 1: Fields, Robert A. "Delineations for Percussion Quartet", 1968Add to your cart.

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[Series 1: Music Manuscripts, ca. 1950-1980],
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[Series 3: Unannotated Scores and Parts, ca. 1950-1980],
[Series 4: Papers],
[Series 5: Sound Recordings],
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