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 Music Manuscripts - Consists of orginal manuscripts of unpublished compositions and/or arrangements.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 Annotated Scores and Parts - consists of unpublished and published sheet music annotated by Price and/or members of the Manhattan Percussion Ensemble for performance.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 Of special note are manuscripts, non-commercial recordings, and other forms of unpublished music materials of American 20th-century composers including Lou Harrison, Michael Colgrass, and Henry Cowell, as well as works by Price himself.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],
[Series 3: Unannotated Scores and Parts, ca. 1950-1980],
[Series 4: Papers],
[Series 5: Sound Recordings],
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Series 3: Unannotated Scores and Parts, ca. 1950-1980Add to your cart.
Consists of unannotated scores and parts, in either published or reproduced manuscript form, retained because they document Paul Price's activities as a music editor and collector. Arranged alphabetically by composer's last name. Note that oversized scores and parts are at end of series.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Ahlstrom, David "Theme and Eleven Variations for String Quartet, Flute and Marimba" S and P, May 1952 (revised Summer 1960)Add to your cart.
Dedicated to Glenn Robinson. Originally written in Cincinnati, Ohio; revised in Rochester, New York.
Folder 2: Ahlstrom, David "Toccatas and Passacaglias for Percussion and Speaking Voice based on the Poem 'To the Dark Tower' by Garrett Chitwood'" S and P, Winter of 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Composed in Johnson, Vermont
Folder 3: Alexander, Josef "Gitanjali: Song Offerings for Soprano Harpsichord and Percussion" P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Amato, Bruno "Quintets for Trombones and Percussion" S and P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Barker, Thomas E. "Dyad: Prelude", 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Barker, Thomas E. "Instrumentarium" P, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Bartlett, Harry "Zoo Parade" S and P, December 1956Add to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Benson, Warren "Streams", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Benson, Warren "Trio for Percussion", ca. 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Bergamo, John "Five Miniatures for Percussion Quartet" / "Four Pieces for Timpani" / "Exhibition Solo No. 1", 1960/1962/undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Beyer, J.M. (et.al.) "Percussion Pieces - IV", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Brooks, M. Steven "Beating Off" with correspondence, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Camilleri, Charles "Fantasia Concertante for Solo Percussion", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Canning, Thomas "Symphony No. 1, Classical", 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Clark, Robert Keys "Patterns for Percussion" with annotations and correspondence, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Combs, J.C. "Shakes, Rattles and Rolls", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Connor, Philip "Enough of Too Much" with correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Dana, Ramon "6 Pe-Tesp" S and P, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 12: DePue, Wallace E. "Toccatina for Solo Percussion and Piano", undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Elster, Martin "Disguises" / "Flamident" / "Song and a Dance" / "Three Time Phases", ca. 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Floyd, John M. "Mobile for Percussion Ensemble", 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Frackenpohl, Arthur Roland "Duo for Woodwind and Drum Set", 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Gibb, Stan "Klangspiel", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Gibb, Stan "Second Start", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Giron, Arsenio "Cuartillo", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Glanville-Hicks, P. "Musica Antiqua, No. 1" and "Pre-Colombia Prelude and Presto", 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Glaser, Werner Wolf "Tale for Garytone Saxophone and Percussion for Linda Bangs", 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Gordon, Louis "Movements for Two Pianos and Three Percussion", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Grady, Jerry Wayne "Timbrestream for Percussion and Alto-Flute-Piccolo", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Green, Ray "Three Inventories of Casey Jones", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Harrison, Lou "Recording Piece", 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Harrison, Lou "Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra", undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Hedwall, Paul "Passacaglia for Percussion", January 7, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Heim, Norman "Concertante for Clarinet and Percussion", 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Horst, Thomas "Essere nei guai asta solo for vibraharp", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Hodkinson, Sydney "Drawings, Set No. 1, for Percussion Quartet", 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Hodkinson, Sydney "Drawings, Set No. 3, for B-flat Soprano Clarinet and Drums", April 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Houllif, Murray "J.P. Quarte" S and P, 1976-1977Add to your cart.
includes programs
Folder 7: Houllif, Murray "Chamber Piece for Percussion Octet" / "Duet for Trumpet and Percussion" / "Three Movements for Multi-Percussionist and Percussion Quartet" / "Octaphonics for 8 Mallet Players" / "The Piece" / "For a Percussionist" / unidentified, ca. 1974/1975Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Howard, Bertrand "Imbrications for Solo Percussion", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Jacobsky, G. "No. 1 - Short Composition for Trio", 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Jarlkov, Ib "Skitser/Sketches", December 1965Add to your cart.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Kohan, Alan "Flight of Fancy" S and P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Kolb, Barbara "New York - Le Havre - from Percussion Quartet" S, ca. 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Kraft, William "Suite for Weatherkings" dedicated to Remo Belli, S and P, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Kupferman, Meyer "Sound Phantoms #5 for Percussion Orchestar" S and P, 1980Add to your cart.
Published General Music Publishing, Company
Folder 5: Kurek, Michael "Somna: A Fantasy for Marimba", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Lacerda, Osvaldo "Suite for Xylophone and Piano" / "Ponto de Iemanja", 1968/1974Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Lacerda, Osvaldo "Losango Caque No. 1" / "Hiroshima, Meu Amor", 1970/1968Add to your cart.
Folder 8: La Rosa, Michael "Life Cycle Suite for Mallet Quintet" S and P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: La Rosa, Michael "Visions of the Apocalypse" S and P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Meyer, Ramon "Sketches in Sound for Percussion - 6 Performers", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Mayer, William "Music for Percussion" S and P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Maroney, Denman F. "If you Feel the Way I do, Why Don't You Say So?" for Bells and Chimes S, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Mais, Chester L. "Short Suite for Percussion Quartet", Fall-Winter 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Mais, Chester L. "Some Music for King George for Solo Marimba", Summer 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Levitan, Daniel "Music for Seven Percussionists" S, 1979Add to your cart.
with correspondence
Box 21Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Lieberman, Glenn "Spinning Song for Three Percussionists" S, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Miller, Donald "Ten Trios for Beginning Percussionists", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Noak, Fred "Caprices and Duets", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Myers, Robert "Toccata - Movements for Percussion", 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Myers, Robert "Percussion Piece" S, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Myers, Robert "Five Pieces for Clarinet and Percussion", November 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Moran, Robert "Electric Boogie and Bombardments No. 2", 1962-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Musser, Clair Omar and William Moersch "Music of the International Marimba Symphony Orchestra", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Missal, J. "Two Impressions for Percussion Ensemble and Piano", 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Noak, Fred W. "Percussion Orchestra Pieces" - Humoresque, Three Chicks and a Worm, Stalagmites and Stalagtites, Rondo for Timpani Solo, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: O'Connor Morris, George Allan "Suite for Percussion Quartet" and "Fanfare", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Otto Ferenc "Aria es Scherzo" and "Pasztoral" with programs, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Penner, Bruce "So Cruel, So Silent", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Penner, Bruce "Twilight Music", undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 22Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Reilly, Edward R. (Ed.) "Renaissance March Rhythms", 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Raphling, Sam "Malet Concerto", 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Raphling, Sam "Concerto for Trombone and Percussion" S and P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Raphling, Sam "Toccata for Piano and Percussion and Concerto for Piano and Percussion", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Ramey, Philip "Four Bagatelles for Percussion", 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Perry, Julia "Homunculus, C.F. for 10 Percussionists", 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Sergey, Thomas "Surface Tension for Two Percussionists", 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Sebesky, Gerald "Concepts for Percussion" S, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Schwartz, Elliott "Aria No. 3 for Viola and Woodblocks", 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Smith, Stuart "James Balfouri" and "Glas", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Steinberg, P. "Envelopes", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Rogers, John E. "Isorhythms for Percussion and Keyboard Instruments" S and P, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Santoro, Claudio "Diagramus Ciclicos in Two" Piano Part, 1966/1967Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Saperstein, David "Antiphonies for Percussion" S and P, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Sapieyevski, Jerzy "Music Number 17", 1969Add to your cart.
Box 23Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Schoette, Elmer "Sonatina for Three Percussionists and One Pianist" S and P, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Stern, Robert "Playground" S, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Stewart, Robert "Hydra III: Percussion, Piano and Brass Ensemble", ca. 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Stratton, David "Kapow!" P and S, udnatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Stravinsky (arr. Martin Elster) "Three Pieces for String Quartet" arranged for Hartt Percussion Ensemble, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Swift, Richard "Demains, II, op. 30 for solo percussion", February 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Takoro, Thomas "Three Anarchists for Three Percussionists", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Tanenbaum, Elias "Images II for Percussion and Tape", November 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Thome, Diane "Three Oriental Songs" S, October-December 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Tower, Joan "Percussion Quartet", February 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Uber, David "Caprice No. 1 for Piano and Percussion", 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Valandingham, Larry D. "Rhapsody for Marimba" and "Tom Tom Trio, No. 1", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Vincent, Paul and David Vincent "Psalm of the Cloak of Man" S and P, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Vincent, David W. "Toper (Timmy's Tune)" S and P, 1980Add to your cart.
Box 24Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Vincent, John "Suite for Percussion Ensemble" S and P, February 1, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Whitaker, Howard "Music for Vibraphone", 1972-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Wilding-White, Raymond "For Mallets (2 Players)", 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Wilding-White, Raymond "Three Psalms for Baritone and Percussion: #43-13-93" S and P, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Won, Yong Sook "The Moon, in the Pond, In My Glass", ca. 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Youhass, William "Variations for Percussion Quartet" S and P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 26: Over-sized scores and partsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Ahlstrom, David; James Drew and Tom Constanten "Suite Number Two" "Metal Concert" and "A Giraffe of Wyne (and Thou)", 1970-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Cacioppo, George "Bestiary, No. 1, Einzong", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Kabelac, Miloslav "Eight Ricercari" S, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Levitan, Daniel "Concerto for Marimba with Percussion Orchestra" S and P, ca. 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Lombardo, Robert "Three Short Pieces for Four Timpani", 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Mais, Chester L. "Symphony for Percussion Ensemble", Summer 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Parchman, Gen. "Percussion Pieces" S and P, ca. 1960sAdd to your cart.
Concerto, Sonate and Symphony
Folder 8: Ptaszynska, Marta "Synchrony for Percussion Trio", 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Read, Gardner "Haiku Sessions" S, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Rovics, Howard "Concerto for Trumpet and Percussion" S and P, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Simons, Netty "Design Groups for Percussion for 1-5 Players", 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Saperstein, David "Percussion Trio" S and P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Taylor-Perkins, Coleridge "Sonatina for Percussion, Movements 1-3" S, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Thomas, Ronald "Situations of the Craft (Piano and Percussion)", 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Thome, Diane "Los Nombres (tape/piano/percussion)" S, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Washburn, Gary "Sonatina for Solo Percussion" and "Twosome", 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Whitaker, Howard "Diversions for Two Vibes and Piano for Dennis Plies", 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Willis, Richard "Passaggi for Brass Quintet, Piano and Percussion", ca. 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Winiarz, John "Rahamiwami" S, 1982Add to your cart.

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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],
[Series 4: Papers],
[Series 5: Sound Recordings],
[All]

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