Robert Gray Papers, Music and Instruments

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Personal Papers

Original/Published Music and Sound Recordings

Historical Trombones



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Collection Overview

Title: Robert Gray Papers, Music and Instruments, 1910-2006Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/5/40

Primary Creator: Gray, Robert (1926-)

Extent: 9.0 cubic feet

Arrangement: Alphabetical

Date Acquired: 05/10/2007

Subjects: Brass Instruments, Music, Music, School of, Photographs, Summer Youth Music

Formats/Genres: Papers, Sheet music, Sound Recordings

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of papers, photographs, music, correspondence, teaching notes, research, and music instruments documenting Gray's professional music career as a trombone professor, performer, and church music director between 1940 and 2006. The collection is organized in three series: Series 1, Personal Papers, 1940-2006; Series 2, Music, 1929-1998; and Series 3, Historical Trombones, ca. 1910-1992. Of particular interest are the papers documenting the University Wind Ensemble's 1977 tour of South America and Gray's prototype F attachment that was an attempt to modify the Conn's 8H bass trombone design but was never put into production by the manufacturer.

Biographical Note

Robert Gray was born in Ambridge, PA on June 13, 1926 and graduated from Ohio's Muskingum College c. 1949. He received his Masters degree in trombone performance and PhD in trombone theory/pedagogy from the Eastman School of Music, and taught at Duke University, the University of Arizona, and East Carolina University. Dr. Gray joined the University of Illinois faculty in 1955, and served as professor of trombone and low brass, and director of several student wind and brass ensembles. He was also a member of the Illinois Brass Quintet, Champaign-Urbana Symphony, and the Sinfonia da Camera. He retired in 1991 after serving 36 years on the UIUC faculty. In addition to his teaching and performance responsibilities a the University Gray served on the board of advisors for the International Trombone Association and was its president from 1984-86. For most of his tenure at the University of Illinois he also taught trombone for the Illinois Summer Youth Music Camp (ISYM) from 1957-91. In addition to his teaching and research he served as the music director at Champaign, Illinois' First Presbyterian Church and concertized with his wife, organist Joan Gray, throughout his career.

Subject/Index Terms

Brass Instruments
Music
Music, School of
Photographs
Summer Youth Music

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: Robert Gray

Acquisition Method: Gift


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Personal Papers, 1940 - 2006],
[Series 2: Original/Published Music and Sound Recordings, 1929 - 1998],
[Series 3: Historical Trombones, ca. 1910 - 1992],
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Series 1: Personal Papers, 1940 - 2006Add to your cart.
Consists of correspondence, newsclippings, music catalogs, teaching and research files, awards, photographs and concert programs. Organized in five sub-series:  Sub-series 1, Student/College Reunion Papers and Early Teaching Records, 1940-2004; Sub-series 2, Professional Corresondence, 1956-2002; Sub-series 3, UI Teaching and Performance Records, 1954-2006; Sub-series 4, Research Files, 1951-1994; and Sub-series 5, First Presbyterian Church Performance Records, 1971-2001.  The documents are arranged alphabetically by subject and then chronological within each subject grouping.
Sub-Series 1: Student/College Reunion Papers and Early Teaching Records, 1940 - 2004Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, programs, 1940-55Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Programs, 1943-45Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "Eastman School of Music, Its First Quarter Century" (book), 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, programs, 1948-57, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Duke University, 1950-55Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Magnificat (Bach) with notes and programs, 1950-99Add to your cart.
Folder 7: East Carolina College, 1951-55Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Programs, clippings, photographs, 1951-64Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Muskingum College, 1952-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 2: University of Arizona, 1952-55Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Darius Milhaud letter, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Bulletin of the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, 1954-55Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Brevard Music Center, 1954-55Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Emory Remington, 1957-80Add to your cart.
Box 24Add to your cart.
Item 1: Great Lakes Choir of 1000 Voices, Oct. 1944Add to your cart.
Item is in Map Cabinet 3, Map Drawer 1, Folder 1
Item 2: 25th & 27th Regiment Choir, Nov. 1944Add to your cart.
Item is in Map Cabinet 3, Map Drawer 1, Folder 1
Item 3: Faculty and Students of Muskingum College, New Concord, OH, Oct. 1945Add to your cart.
Item 4: Faculty and Students of Muskingum College, New Concord, OH, Oct. 1946Add to your cart.
Item 5: Faculty and Students of Muskingum College, New Concord, OH, Oct. 1947Add to your cart.
MapCabinet 3Add to your cart.
MapDrawer 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Great Lakes Choir of 1000 Voices photo; 25th and 27th Regiment Choir photo; Honor al Merito Award, 1944, 1977Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Professional Correspondence, 1956 - 2002Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1956-86Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1956-89Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence from former students, 1964-87Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1966-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1967-97Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, Programs, Clippings, Photographs, 1971-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1977-84Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1980-91Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence on school retirement, 1991-92Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: UI Teaching and Performance Records, 1954 - 2006Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: American Federation of Musicians, Champaign Chapter, 1954-55, 1999-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Biographical file, 1962-95Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Book Review - The Trombone in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, 1983-84Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Employment Contracts, 1955-91Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Former Trombone Students list, 1984-92Add to your cart.
Folder 6: International Trombone Association, Trombone Workshops, 1971-88Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Photographs, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 8: Robert Gray Retirement, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Robert Gray Trombone Award, donors, 1991-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Robert Gray Trombone Award, statements, programs and contracts, 1990-2002Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Trombone Clinics, educational materials, 1995-98Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Trombone Curriculum Book, 1985-86Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Trombone Method Books, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 4: UIUC Alumni Trombone Choir, 1996-97Add to your cart.
Folder 5: UIUC and other venues, performance programs, 1957-90Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Bemidji State University Summer Music Camp, 1959-70Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Bemidji State University Summer Music Camp, 1971-84Add to your cart.
Box 7: Music Catalogs and Illinois Summer Youth Music (ISYM) Camp FilesAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: ASCAP Symphonic Catalog, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 2: C. F. Peters Catalog, 1960-85Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Fleisher Music Collection Catalog, 1955-56Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Library of Congress, SESAC, ISCM Catalogs, 1955-58Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Magnamusic Catalog, 1956-79Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Russian Catalogs, 1956-95Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Scandinavian Catalogs, 1956-87Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Zentralarchiv Suisse Catalogs, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Catalogs, General, Notes and Correspondence, 1965-94Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Musical Instruments Catalogs, 1960-70Add to your cart.
Folder 11: ISYM, 1964-88Add to your cart.
Folder 12: ISYM, 1972-91Add to your cart.
Folder 13: ISYM, 1990-91Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: International Trombone Workshop, 1973-78Add to your cart.
Folder 2: International Trombone Workshop, 1979-80Add to your cart.
Folder 3: International Trombone Workshop, 1981-82Add to your cart.
Folder 4: International Trombone Workshop, 1983-84Add to your cart.
Folder 5: International Trombone Workshop, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 6: International Trombone Workshop, 1986-87Add to your cart.
Folder 7: International Trombone Workshop, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 8: International Trombone Workshop, 1991-92, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 9: UIUC Wind Ensemble, personnel, clippings, 1960-80Add to your cart.
Folder 10: UIUC Wind Ensemble, Vaclav Nelhybel - guest conductor and composer, 1960-70, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 11: UIUC Wind Ensemble, National Wind Ensemble Conference, 1974Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: UIUC Wind Ensemble, Programs (1 of 3), 1959-88Add to your cart.
Folder 2: UIUC Wind Ensemble, Programs (2 of 3), 1959-88Add to your cart.
Folder 3: UIUC Wind Ensemble, Programs (3 of 3), 1959-88Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Wind Ensemble South American Tour, Passports and Faculty IDAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Wind Ensemble South American Tour, auditions and programs, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Wind Ensemble South American Tour, Chile, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Wind Ensemble South American Tour, Ecuador, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Wind Ensemble South American Tour, Guatemala, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Wind Ensemble South American Tour, Guatemala photographs, 1977Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Wind Ensemble South American Tour, Joan Gray Journal, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Wind Ensemble South American Tour, Panama, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Wind Ensemble South American Tour, Panama photographs, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Wind Ensemble South American Tour, Paraguay, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Wind Ensemble South American Tour, Paraguay award, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Wind Ensemble South American Tour, Uruguay, 1977Add to your cart.
Box 23Add to your cart.
Item 1: Photo: Champaign-Urbana Symphony, Krannert Center, March 1974Add to your cart.
Item 2: Photo: UIUC brass quintet performance photo with R. Gray, M. Ewald, K. Machala, M. Moore, and R. Sasaki, March 1991Add to your cart.
Item 3: Photo: Concordia Band photo - Concordia, MO, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Box 24Add to your cart.
Item 6: Award: Honor al Merito, Guatemala, 1977Add to your cart.
Item is in Map Cabinet 3, Map Drawer 1, Folder 1
Sub-Series 4: Research Files, 1951 - 1994Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Trombone Literature Catalog, A-F, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Trombone Literature Catalog, G-K, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Trombone Literature Catalog, L-P, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Trombone Literature Catalog, R-Z, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Research Material, Trombones, 1951-94Add to your cart.
Box 11: Chamber Music Index Cards - Part 1 of 2, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 12: Chamber Music Index Cards - Part 2 of 2, undatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: First Presbyterian Church Performance Records, 1972 - 2001Add to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: First Presbyterian Church, Choir Records, 1972-90Add to your cart.
Folder 2: First Presbyterian Church Correspondence, 1973-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 3: First Presbyterian Church music arranged by Theodor Duda, 1977-82Add to your cart.
Folder 4: First Presbyterian Church Christmas Music and notes, 1983-94Add to your cart.
Folder 5: First Presbyterian Church "A Woman and A Coin," piece commissioned for Malcolm Nygren's retirement, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 6: First Presbyterian Church Gray retirement programs and correspondence, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 7: First Presbyterian Church Trombonists, 1997-2001Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Brass and Organ, music and notes, 1980'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Trombone and Organ Programs and Correspondence, 1992-97Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Trombone and Organ Recital Programs, 1980-2001Add to your cart.
Series 2: Original/Published Music and Sound Recordings, 1929 - 1998Add to your cart.
Consists of original and published music for solo trombone and brass/wind ensembles, and sound recordings of ISYM and UI wind ensemble performances directed by Gray.  Organized in three subseries: Sub-series 1, Sound Recordings, 1978-1998; Sub-series 2, Original Music, 1929-1977;  and Sub-series 3, Published Music, 1933-1990.  The material is arranged alphabetically within each sub-series and then chronologically.  The abbreviations following each title identify the format of the music (FS) full score, (CS) condensced score, (PS) piano score, and (P) parts.
Sub-Series 1: Sound Recordings, 1978 - 1998Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Notes to audio recordings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: 7" REEL, John Boda: Sonatina for Baritone Horn and Synth, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Item 1: "1978 ISYM W.E.", 1978Add to your cart.
Item 2: "10-19-95 Side A Telemann", 1995Add to your cart.
Item 3: "10-24-96 Tape II", 1996Add to your cart.
Item 4: "10-25-95 Side A: Joseph I", 1995Add to your cart.
Item 5: "1982 Illinois Summer Youth Music", 1982Add to your cart.
Item 6: "1986 Illinois Summer Youth Music", 1986Add to your cart.
Item 7: "3/8/96 Joan & Robert Gray 1st L", 1996Add to your cart.
Item 8: "4-5-98 Recital", 1998Add to your cart.
Item 9: "Classic Solos", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 10: "Faculty Brass Recital", 1988Add to your cart.
Item 11: "Faculty Recital / Robert Weiss, Donald Beattie", 1984Add to your cart.
Item 12: "ISYM Senior Orchestra Wind Ensemble 6/22/1991", 1991Add to your cart.
Item 13: "Lacrimae Lacrimae" (DAT), undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 14: "Music for Trombone and Organ I", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 15: "Music for Trombone and Organ II", 1996Add to your cart.
Item 16: "Music for Trombone and Organ II MASTER", 1996Add to your cart.
Item 17: "ORG/TBN Better Perf's - I", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 18: "ORG/TBN Better Perf's - II", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 19: "PR-MRU", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 20: "R & J Gray Recital 10-30-94", 1994Add to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Item 1: "R.Gray / J.Gray 'A' ", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: "S. YIYATT = Meulemaab" (sic), undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Senior Orchestra Wind Ens. 1987, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 4: "Skidmarks", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: "SRO Wind Ensemble ISYM 1983", 1983Add to your cart.
Item 6: "Banhert:Tableaux for Trombone and Piano - Tom Vincent, tbn", 1995Add to your cart.
Item 7: "Tape I - 4-6-95", 1995Add to your cart.
Item 8: "Tape II - 3-27-95", 1995Add to your cart.
Item 9: "Tape III - 4-26-95", 1995Add to your cart.
Item 10: "TBN + ORG  Berlios", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 11: "Tear Open the Heavens", 1993Add to your cart.
Item 12: "Trombone / IBC2 Concert 42", 1984Add to your cart.
Item 13: "Trombone / Wind Ensemble", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 14: "Trombone and Organ MASTER", 1995Add to your cart.
Item 15: "U. S. Marine Band - First Symphony - Knox", 1996Add to your cart.
Item 16: "Walter C. Pelz: Our Soul...", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 17: "Wind Ens / Senior Orchestra 1989", 1989Add to your cart.
Item 18: "Wind Ensemble / Lincolnshire Posey / Three?", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 19: "Wyatt = Otterloo 4-26-95", 1995Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Original Music, 1929 - 1977Add to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bowman: Trio (FS, P), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Fitelberg: Capriccio (CS), 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Hovhannes: Mysterious Horse Before the Gate (P), 1964, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Looser: Konzertante Musik (FS), 1951, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 5: McCulloh: Chamber Concerto (FS), 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 6: McCulloh: Toccata (FS), 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Persichetti: Serenade #6 (FS, P), 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Starer: Concertino (PS, P), 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Tomasi: Eitre Ou Ne Pas Etre (PS, P), 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Udow: Barn Burner (PS), 1977Add to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Goeb: Quintet for Trombone and Strings (FS, P), 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Hartley: Concertino for Chamber Ensemble (FS), 1950-52Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Hartley: Sonata da Camera for Trombone and Four Winds (FS, P), 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Hartley: Suite for Five Winds (FS, P), 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Kohan: Flight of Fancy (P), 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Premru: Concerto for Trombone and Woodwinds (FS, P), 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Sheiukman: Divertimento for Clarinet, Trumpet, and Harp (FS), 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Wyatt: Threesome (FS), 1977Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Published Music, 1933 - 1990Add to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bach, J. S.: Magnificat (PS), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Bach (McCulloh): Three Arias from the Magnificat - J. S. Bach (McCulloh) (P), untitledAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Barber: Untitled (PS, P), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Corelli (Marstellar - Gray): Sonata Op.5 #8 - Corelli (Marstellar - Gray) (PS, P), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Gouinguene: Concerto for Trombone - Gouinguene (PS, P), 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Grainger: The Sussex Mummer's Christmas Carol - Grainger (PS), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Handel: Sonata Op.1, #15 - Handel (PS), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Huybrechts: Concertstuk - Huybrechts (PS, P), 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Remington (Hunsberger): Remington Warm Up Exercises (P), 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Remington: Warm Up Exercises (P), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Sibelius: Romance (PS, P), c 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Sporny: Warm Up Exercises (P), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Unidentified: Warm Up Exercises (P), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Wagenseil (Janetzky): Concerto for Trombone (PS, P), c 1963Add to your cart.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bach (Beversdorf): Haste, Ye Shepherds (PS, P), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Beeson: Music for Two Earnest Instruments - Beeson (PS, P), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Duncan: Divertimento for Trombone and String Quartet - Duncan (FS, P), 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Handel (Beversdorf): Air from Celestial Seats Descending from Hercules - Handel (Beversdorf) (PS, P), undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 21Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Huybrechts: Andante for Trombone Quartet, Suite for 3 Bassoons, Suite voor 4 Saxophones (FS), 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Wolfe: Konzert fur flote, Klarinette, Fagott, Trumbete, B. Horn, Posaune, Geige, Cello, Klavier (FS), 1933-34Add to your cart.
Series 3: Historical Trombones, ca. 1910 - 1992Add to your cart.
Box 22Add to your cart.
Item 1: Original F Attachment Valve Portion from Conn 8H, ca. 1951Add to your cart.
See also Item 1 (shelved in original case).
Item 1: C. G. Conn 8H Tenor Trombone, 1951Add to your cart.
Note: Contains prototype f-attachment bell portion. See also Box 22 Item 1.
Accession number: 2007.120540.02
Item 2: C. G. Conn 36H tenor trombone, 1992Add to your cart.
Accession number: 2007.120540.03
Item 3: Holton Beaufort Model tenor trombone, ca. 1910Add to your cart.
Note: Bell Flare has been lathed off.
Accession number: 2007.120540.01

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