Paul Price Percussion Music and Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

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 Music Manuscripts - Consists of orginal manuscripts of unpublished compositions and/or arrangements.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 Annotated Scores and Parts - consists of unpublished and published sheet music annotated by Price and/or members of the Manhattan Percussion Ensemble for performance.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 Of special note are manuscripts, non-commercial recordings, and other forms of unpublished music materials of American 20th-century composers including Lou Harrison, Michael Colgrass, and Henry Cowell, as well as works by Price himself.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],
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[Series 5: Sound Recordings],
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Series 1: Music Manuscripts, ca. 1950-1980Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Adams, B "Three Poems for G. Lorez and Trio" S and P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Arceneaux, Jack "Reflections in Dimension" S, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Arceneaux, Jack "5000 B.C., A Vision: Percussion Ensemble for 7 Players and 2 Voices", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Ardeval, Jose "Suite for 30 percussion instruments" S and P, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
"Suite para 30 instrumentos de percusion, friccion y zillrido. 15 ejecutantes"
Folder 4: Ardevol, Jose "Preludio a 11 para once instrumentos de percussion", 1942Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 5: Bartlett, Harry "Eight Soloistic Etudes for the Advanced Snare Drummer" S, August 1954Add to your cart.
Composed at DePaul University
Folder 7: Bates, Robert "Blue Offering for Flute and Vibraphone" S, 1979Add to your cart.
Started April 23, 1979; Finished May 24, 1979. Dedicated to Susan, with love
Folder 8: Belmar, Harold "Timbrandun" S and P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Belmar, Harold "Quartet 4 Tom-Toms" P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Bergamo, John "Introduction and Merangue" S and P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Bergamo, John "Quartet #1", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Bergamo, John "Interactions for Vibraphone and Percussion", 1963Add to your cart.
"For Paul and Phyllis Price"
Folder 13: Bergamo, John "Tanka for Solo Percussion", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Beyer, Johanna M. "March", 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Brisman, Heskel "Dialogue for Flute and Percussion", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Broadkorp, Wayne "Quartet", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Burnham, E.J. "Reflections", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Canning, Thomas "Symphony No. 1", undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Childs, Barney "Welcome to Whipperginny" S and P, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Colgrass, Michael "Concerto for Timpani and Brass", 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Colgrass, Michael "Impromptu Invention No. 1", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Colgrass, Michael "Impromptu Invention", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Cowell, Henry "Ostinato Pianissimo", 1934Add to your cart.
manuscript arrangement
Folder 3: Cowell, Henry "Pulse", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Cowell, Henry "Return", 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Crane, Robert "Toccata and Fugue", 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Davidson, Harold (arr. Paul Price) "Auto Accident" P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Dietz, N.E. "Fantasy for Percussion Instruments" S and P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: de Castilla, Robert "Tentet for Percussion", January 16, 1958Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Ernst, David "Waves" S and P, 1972Add to your cart.
"To Paul Price and the Manhattan Percussion Ensemble"
Folder 9: Fink, Ron "Sonata Brevis for 2 Percussionists", 1965Add to your cart.
Written in Denton, Texas
Folder 10: Hale, James P. "Introduction to Percussion Ensemble Playing", undatedAdd to your cart.
book draft
Folder 11: Harrison, Lou "Canticle #5", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Harrison, Lou "Suite" [For percussion] (P, FS), undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Full score is handwritten in a spiral notebook and includes performance directions.
Folder 1: Harrison, Lou "Canticle #1", undatedAdd to your cart.
manuscript arrangement and annotated parts
Folder 2: Hart, William S. "Concert Piece for Timpani Duet", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Hartley, Gerald "Timpani Concertante", 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Horwood, Michael S. "Piece Percussionique, No. 3", undatdAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Iadone, Joseph "Arrangements of mid-16th century music", 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Johnston, Ben "Concerto for Percussion", Christmas 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Kamm, Richard "Fast", undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Kelly, Thomas Williams "Die Symphonie - Der Technishen - Das Schlagzeug", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Kelly, Thomas "Snare Drum Duets"/"Snare Solo"/"Burial Song"/"Conclusion Ensemble (Tahitian Song)" S and P, ca. 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Kelly, Thomas "Contemplation" S, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Kelly, Thomas "Hum Drum"/"Go Scene-Roll Off"/"The Crusaders"/"Cross Stroke"/"Cracker Jax", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Kelly, Thomas "Latinette" and "What - Me Worry?", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Knaack, Donald "Music of the Renaissance and Early Baroque Periods" (arr. for Marimba) book draft, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Komorowski, Edward "One, Two, Donki-Do" S, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Larsen, Arved M. "Indian Sortie for Percussion" and "A Fourth for Six" S, September 20, 1964 and February 20, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 9: McPhee, Colin "Kachapi Mas (Golden Zither)" SAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: McPhee, Colin "Lagu Deleim" S and P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: McKenzie, Jack "Suite for Side Man and Four Choirs of Handclappers" P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: McKenzie, Jack "Song for Trombone and Percussion" S and P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: McKenzie, Jack "Cadenza - Timpani" P and "I Scherzo" P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Macbride, David "Ever Inward" with recording and program notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Morgan, Glen E. "Music for Horn and Percussion", 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Price, Paul "S.S.B." S and P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Price, Paul "Study No. 3" S and P, November 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Price, Paul "12 Graded Timpani Solos for Contest", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Price, Paul "Lullabye" P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Price, Paul "Octet" and "Jimmy", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Petit, Pierre "Hors d'Oeuvre" with handwritten notes, ca. 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Rosenberg, Michael and Paul Price "Percussion Quartet" S and "Kettle Drum Tuning Exercise", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Russell, William "Marches", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Russell, William (arr. Paul Price) "Three Cuban Pieces" P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Russell, William (Bill) (arr. Price?) "Three Dance Movements Waltz", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Stephens, Michael "Clusters", 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 27: William Russell (arr. Paul Price) "Fugue for Eight Percussion Instruments", undated (1933)Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Siwe, Tom "For Two in Two Four", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Stevens, Henry K. "African Search", June 19, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Strang, Gerald "Percussion Music for Three Players", ca. 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Tautenhahn, Gunther "By the Dawn's Early Light", 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Theobald, Jim "Three Rhapsodies for Eb Alto Sax and Percussion Quartet" S and P, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Thome, Joel "Poco Concerro: Percussion Sextet", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Thome, Joel "The Rhythm Patrol: Percussion Quartet" and "The Rambler: Snare Drum Duet", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Uber, David "Rhythmic Contours for Solo Tuba and Percussion", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Varese, Edgard "Ionisation" P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Weigel, Eugene "Piece" S and P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Wertman, David "Alchemy", 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Wildermuth, Richard "Bossa Nova for Percussion" S and P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Wildermuth, Richard C. "Quartet" S and P, undatedAdd to your cart.

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