School of Music Audio Department Sound Recordings

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

University of Illinois Ensembles

Faculty Recitals and Lectures

Student Recitals

Festival of Contemporary Arts

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra

Convocations, Symposia, Forums, and Guest Recitals

Special Requests and Donations

Card Catalogs

Transcription Discs

DAT Sound Recordings

F1 Audio and Betamax Video Recordings

CD-R and DVD Sound Recordings

Rex Anderson Master Recordings



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By 2013 LIS584 class, R. Grennan, Z. Boerger, M. Reagan, H. Jellen, E. Schneider, N. Vallier, and S. Schwartz

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Collection Overview

Title: School of Music Audio Department Sound Recordings, 1945-2009Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/5/64

Primary Creator: School of Music Audio Department

Other Creators: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. School of Music

Extent: 313.25 cubic feet

Arrangement:

Organized in thirteen series: Series 1, University of Illinois Ensembles; Series 2, Faculty Recitals; Series 3, Student Recitals; Series 4, Festival of Contemporary Arts, 1953-1978; Series 5, Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra; Series 6, Convocations, Symposia, Forums and Guest Recitals; Series 7, Special Requests and Donations; Series 8, Card Catalogs; Series 9, Transcription Discs; Series 10: DAT Sound Recordings; Series 11: F1 Audio and Betamax Video Recordings; Series 12: CD-R and DVD Sound Recordings, 1951-2009; and Series 13: Rex Anderson Master Recordings, 1977-1991.

Recordings in series 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 8 are arranged by call numbers as originally assigned by the Music and Performing Arts Library, which begin with a MO number or Music Archive Tape number. All items included within these series that do not have identifying numbers are arranged chronologically at the end of the series. Recordings in Series 4, Series 7, Series 9, Series 10, and Series 11 are arranged chronologically, with the exception of the end of Series 7, which contains items arranged by call number beginning with the letter "R". Series 9 in particular, has been arranged chronologically rather than by record label number because several of the original label numbers duplicate, many are missing, many appear out of order, and the record labels changed in early 1949 from a four digit label (ex. 5000/5001) to a single digit label (ex. 1/2). Series 12 is arranged by item number as originally assigned by the School of Music Audio Department, and is largely, though not consistently, chronological by recording creation. Some cases include duplicate recordings of concerts, each assigned a unique item number despite sharing the same archival number. Some recordings dated prior to 2000 are noted as remastered copies, reel-to-reel transfers, and DAT to CD-R transfers. Series 13 is arranged alphabetically by the performer's surname, enabling users to browse the collection by musician.

Note: Cards in Series 8 include all extant cards from the Music and Performing Arts Library that correspond to the recordings; cards marked "Withdrawn" indicate tapes that were deaccessioned based on their being duplicates or on other appraisal decisions.

Date Acquired: 03/07/2013. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Compositions-Music, Computer Music, Contemporary Arts Festival, Electronic Music, Faculty, Instrumental music, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Music, School of, Music Composition, Smith Music Hall, Speakers, Visiting, Student Performance, Symphony Orchestra

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of original 1/4"-inch reel to reel, 12'' inch transcription discs, 10'' inch audio recordings, and CD-R and DVD audio recordings of performances by university ensembles, faculty, students, and guest performers between 1945 and 2009. The audio tapes were recorded either as mono or stereo on 2- and 4-track acetate and polyester tape, while the transcription discs were recorded on acetate discs. In addition to the recordings of University of Illinois ensemble performances and faculty/student recitals, this collection includes recordings of performances associated with the University's Festival of Contemporary Arts, Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, SPICMACAY, Enescu Ensemble, and lectures, concerts, music forums and symposia given by visiting performers and scholars. Of particular note are recordings of performances and lectures by Harry Partch, John Cage, Aaron Copland, Paul Hindemith, Igor Stravinsky, Soulima Stravinsky, Georges Enesco, Gabor Magyar, John Garvey, Barbara Ann Garvey, Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears, Ben Johnston, Frederic Rzewski, Béla Bartók, Herbert Brün, Max Roach, Gunther Schuller, Roger Reynolds, Harrison Birtwhistle, George Crumb, Michael Colgrass, Salvatore Martirano, Carl Dahlhaus, Joel Chadabe, Lucas Foss, Kenneth Gaburo, Stuart Dempster, George Rochberg, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Cornelius Cardew, LeJaren Hiller, Charles Hamm, Morton Feldman, Iannis Xenakis, Stephan Wolpe, David Tudor, Milton Babbit, David Rosenboom, Pauline Oliveros, Malcolm Goldstein, the Walden String Quartet, the New Music Choral Ensemble, Sudhir Phadke, Jane Boxall, Jon Faddis, Jean-Michel Goury, Ian Hobson, Jonathan Keeble, James F. Keene, Sherban Lupu, Chip McNeill, Gustavo Romero, Penelope Walcott, Glenn Wilson, Laurien Laufman, Karen Buranskas, Victor Gorodinsky, Dmitry Feofanov, the Astor Piazzolla Quintet, and Moussa Bolokada Conde.

Biographical Note

The School of Music purchased its first recording equipment in 1948 (University of Illinois, 1948).  Since then, the School of Music Audio Department has provided recording services for student, faculty, and guest performers at University venues including Smith Music Hall, the Krannert Center for Performing Arts, and the Music Building Recording Studios (University of Illinois School of Music, 2013).  Past Directors of the Audio Department include Jim Campbell, Carl Volkers (ca. 1950s-1976), Jeff Whimsatt (1976-78), and Rex Anderson (1978-2010). Following Anderson's retirement in 2010, audio engineers Frank Horger and Bill Demkov jointly managed the recordings until Demkov left the position in 2015. Horger then solely oversaw the recordings until 2020, when the management of the recordings was transferred to Graham Duncan. Duncan worked for the Audio Department as a part-time employee from 2002-2005 and 2007-2021, at which point he was appointed the full-time assistant audio director.

The Festival of Contemporary Arts, first organized in 1948, included as part of its programming dance, theater, landscape architecture, music and an Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture. The Festival's music events included a variety of concerts, lectures, and workshops that were produced by University faculty and student ensembles, and guest composers and performers.  The styles of new music performance incorporated into these festivals encompassed everything from contemporary orchestral, jazz, opera, and choral music to new forms of performance art.  Initially held annually, the five- to six-week festival of performing and studio arts became a biennial event after 1953. Budgetary concerns led to the effective end of the festival after 1971, however, a related Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts was held in 1978.

Subject/Index Terms

Compositions-Music
Computer Music
Contemporary Arts Festival
Electronic Music
Faculty
Instrumental music
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Music, School of
Music Composition
Smith Music Hall
Speakers, Visiting
Student Performance
Symphony Orchestra

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals: Originally obtained from the Music and Performing Arts Library on March 7, 2013. A second set of recordings, Series 9, was found within the Music and Performing Arts library in 2014 and were transferred to the Sousa Archives on August 9, 2015 and December 7, 2015. Additional reel-to-reel recordings of the 1970 and 1971 performances of the University of Illinois Opera Group and 1971 performances of the John Wustman studio were transferred to the Sousa Archives from the Library's Audio Preservation Unit on August 18, 2016. Recordings of the University wind band and men's glee club tapes were transferred from the the University Press Building on September 26, 2017, and a third additional reel-to-reel tapes from the Music and Performing Arts Library was transferred to the Center on May 1, 2018. CD-R and DVD sound recordings were transferred to the Sousa Archives from the School of Music Audio Department's room in Smith Music Hall on October 26, 2023. Additional CD-Rs and 1/4" reel-to-reel tapes were transferred to the Sousa Archives from the Music Building on November 14, 2023.

Acquisition Source: School of Music Audio Department

Appraisal Information: Several items within all series were deaccessioned due to decay, lack of information on the object, and duplication elsewhere within the collection or at other archives. Several discs in series 9 were deaccessioned due to acetate breakdown, but a description of the record number and works performed have been retained within the collection record.

Related Materials: Festival of Contemporary Arts Programs Announcements, 1948- (record series: 12/1/806) For more information please see http://archives.library.illinois.edu/archon/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=5243.

Related Publications: For further information about other Lejaren Hiller sound recordings and personal papers please visit the University at Buffalo's Lejaren Hiller Papers which can be accessed using the following URL [https://research.lib.buffalo.edu/hiller].


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: University of Illinois Ensembles, 1950-92],
[Series 2: Faculty Recitals and Lectures, 1949-1992],
[Series 3: Student Recitals, 1955, 1963-1992],
[Series 4: Festival of Contemporary Arts, 1953-1978],
[Series 5: Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, 1960-1985],
[Series 6: Convocations, Symposia, Forums, and Guest Recitals, 1952-1986],
[Series 7: Special Requests and Donations, 1950-1988],
[Series 8: Card Catalogs, 1945-1992],
[Series 9: Transcription Discs, 1948-1951],
[Series 10: DAT Sound Recordings, 1979-2001],
[Series 11: F1 Audio and Betamax Video Recordings, 1984-1991],
[Series 12: CD-R and DVD Sound Recordings, 1951-2009],
[Series 13: Rex Anderson Master Recordings, 1977-1991],
[All]

Series 13: Rex Anderson Master Recordings, 1977-1991Add to your cart.
Consists of reel-to-reel sound recordings, organized by the alphabetical order of the performer or ensemble. Each case holds a 7'' or 10" reel-to-reel tape, recorded by Rex Anderson or Mark J. Proulx, and mastered from cassette decks or DAT tapes. The recordings capture faculty and student concerts from the School of Music, as well as guest performances. The Sousa Archives acquired this series, along with the CD-R and DVD sound recordings in series 12, from the School of Music Audio Department. Some cases also hold recording notes.
Box 345Add to your cart.
Item 1: Cathedral Brass, undatedAdd to your cart.
Tape # 1: Cathedral Brass.
Item 2: Dimitry Feofanov's DMA Qualifying Piano Recital, 01/31/1988Add to your cart.
Tape # 2: DMA Qualifying Piano Recital; Dimitry Feofanov; “Sonata in B flat Major, D. 960” by Franz Schubert, “Partita in E Minor, BMV 830” by J.S. Bach, “Prelude in F Major” by Sergey Teneyev, “Andantino Semplice” by Sergey Taneyev (completed and edited by Vissarion Shebalin), “Sonata No. 4, Op. 6“ by Samuel Feinberg. 7 1/2 ips. Case also contains performance program.
Item 3: Dimitry Feofanov's DMA Qualifying Piano Recital, 01/31/1988Add to your cart.
Tape # 3: DMA Qualifying Piano Recital; Dimitry Feofanov; “Sonata in B flat Major, D. 960” by Franz Schubert, “Partita in E Minor, BMV 830” by J.S. Bach, “Prelude in F Major” by Sergey Teneyev, “Andantino Semplice” by Sergey Taneyev (completed and edited by Vissarion Shebalin), “Sonata No. 4, Op. 6“ by Samuel Feinberg. 15 ips. Reel 1 of 2. Case also contains performance program and recording notes.
Item 4: Dimitry Feofanov's DMA Qualifying Piano Recital, 01/31/1988Add to your cart.
Tape # 4: DMA Qualifying Piano Recital; Dimitry Feofanov; “Sonata in B flat Major, D. 960” by Franz Schubert, “Partita in E Minor, BMV 830” by J.S. Bach, “Prelude in F Major” by Sergey Teneyev, “Andantino Semplice” by Sergey Taneyev (completed and edited by Vissarion Shebalin), “Sonata No. 4, Op. 6“ by Samuel Feinberg. 15 ips. Reel 2 of 2. Case also contains performance program and recording notes.
Item 5: Victor Gorodinsky Session, 07/1988Add to your cart.
Tape #5: Session, Victor Gorodinsky; Reel 1 of 2.
Item 6: Victor Gorodinsky Session, 07/1988Add to your cart.
Tape #6: Session, Victor Gorodinsky; Reel 2 of 2. Case also contains handwritten notes.
Item 7: Jay Kaufman: Classical Guitar Masters, 04/21/1990Add to your cart.
Tape #7: Recital; Jay Kaufman (guitar). Reel 1 of 2. Handwritten notes on the case lid.
Item 8: Jay Kaufman: Classical Guitar Masters, 04/21/1990Add to your cart.
Tape #8: Recital; Jay Kaufman (guitar). Reel 2 of 2.
Item 9: Laurien Laufman and Karen Buranskas, undatedAdd to your cart.
Tape # 9: Laurien Laufman (cello) and Karen Buranskas (cello); Reel 1 of 2.
Item 10: Laurien Laufman and Karen Buranskas, undatedAdd to your cart.
Tape # 10: Laurien Laufman (cello) and Karen Buranskas (cello); Reel 2 of 2.
Item 11: Kazimierz Machala, undatedAdd to your cart.
Tape # 11: Kazimierz Machala, updated.
Item 12: St. John's Catholic Chapel Choir, 04/1990Add to your cart.
Tape # 12: Concert; St. John's Catholic Chapel Choir. Reel 1 of 2.
Item 13: St. John's Catholic Chapel Choir, 04/1990Add to your cart.
Tape # 13: St. John's Catholic Chapel Choir. Reel 2 of 2.
Item 14: St. John's Catholic Chapel Choir, 04/25/1991Add to your cart.
Tape # 14: St. John's Catholic Chapel Choir. Reel 1 of 2.
Item 15: St. John's Catholic Chapel Choir, 04/25/1991Add to your cart.
Tape # 15: St. John's Catholic Chapel Choir. Reel 2 of 2.
Item 16: Ray Sasaki, Trumpet, 12/1991Add to your cart.
Tape # 16: Ray Sasaki (trumpet). Reel 1 of 2.
Item 17: Ray Sasaki, Trumpet, 12/1991Add to your cart.
Tape # 17: Ray Sasaki (trumpet). Reel 2 of 2.
Item 18: The Sounds of Russia: Old and New, 1982-1985Add to your cart.
Tape # 18: The Sounds of Russia: Old and New; University of Illinois Russian Folk Orchestra; "Peter the Great March," "Ozhidaniya Waltz," "Kolybelnaya Akatuya," "Pu Snegu Olen Bezhit," "Charming Eyes," "Mazurka No. 4 (Andreyeu): Warfield Solos," "Goluboy Wagon," "Yekhal Ya Iz Berlina," "Sviatogorsky Monastery," "Memories Waltz," "Evening in the Country," "Vsled Za Buynymi Vetrami," "Posredi Palat Kamennykh," "Mazurka (Belyaeo)," "Bulgarian Melodies," "Hudeviter Velmy V Poli," "Rostov-Gorod, Rostov Don," "Divirgilio Solos," "Lullaby (Lyadov)," "Crimean Shetches." A 1985 compilation of masters recorded 1982-1985. Case also contains recording notes.
Box 346Add to your cart.
Item 1: Chris Vallillo, 09/1986Add to your cart.
Tape #1: Chris Vallillo; "Western Illinois Rag," "Autumn," "Silhouette Against the Stars," "Goodby Christine," "Mickey Mantle," "Running' the River," "Goodby Independant Trucker," "Treasures of the Heart," "Rollin' Rock Reel," "Rollin' Down the Highway". Reel 1 of 2. Case also contains recording notes.
Item 2: Chris Vallillo, 09/1986Add to your cart.
Tape #2: Chris Vallillo; "Western Illinois Rag," "Autumn," "Silhouette Against the Stars," "Goodby Christine," "Mickey Mantle," "Running' the River," "Goodby Independant Trucker," "Treasures of the Heart," "Rollin' Rock Reel," "Rollin' Down the Highway". Reel 2 of 2. Case also contains recording notes.
Item 3: Ying Yeh, undatedAdd to your cart.
Tape # 3: Ying Yeh. Reel 1 of 2. Case also contains recording notes.
Item 4: Ying Yeh, undatedAdd to your cart.
Tape # 4: Ying Yeh. Reel 2 of 2. Case also contains recording notes.
Box 347Add to your cart.
Item 1: Best of Garv, 05/20/1991Add to your cart.
Tape # 1: Best of Garv.
Item 2: Withered Chrysanthemums and Other Favorites, 1977-1981Add to your cart.
Tape # 2: Withered Chrysanthemums and Other Favorites; University of Illinois Russian Folk Orchestra; "Belorussian polka," "Quail," "Lesnoy bal," "Ne slyshno," "Bubentsy," "Gryozy," "Proshchoy moy tabor," "Ekh, dorogi," "Akh, ty sterd'tse," "Moldavian girl," "Somneniye," "Brightly shines the moon," "Withered chrysanthemums," "Pod dugoy," "Gai-da troika," "Along the Volga," "Gori, gori," "Along the Peterskaya road," "Long road." A compilation of recordings from masters recorded 1977-1981. Reel 1 of 2. Case also contains recording notes.
Item 3: Withered Chrysanthemums and Other Favorites, 1977-1981Add to your cart.
Tape # 3: Withered Chrysanthemums and Other Favorites; University of Illinois Russian Folk Orchestra; "Belorussian polka," "Quail," "Lesnoy bal," "Ne slyshno," "Bubentsy," "Gryozy," "Proshchoy moy tabor," "Ekh, dorogi," "Akh, ty sterd'tse," "Moldavian girl," "Somneniye," "Brightly shines the moon," "Withered chrysanthemums," "Pod dugoy," "Gai-da troika," "Along the Volga," "Gori, gori," "Along the Peterskaya road," "Long road." A compilation of recordings from masters recorded 1977-1981. Reel 2 of 2.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: University of Illinois Ensembles, 1950-92],
[Series 2: Faculty Recitals and Lectures, 1949-1992],
[Series 3: Student Recitals, 1955, 1963-1992],
[Series 4: Festival of Contemporary Arts, 1953-1978],
[Series 5: Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, 1960-1985],
[Series 6: Convocations, Symposia, Forums, and Guest Recitals, 1952-1986],
[Series 7: Special Requests and Donations, 1950-1988],
[Series 8: Card Catalogs, 1945-1992],
[Series 9: Transcription Discs, 1948-1951],
[Series 10: DAT Sound Recordings, 1979-2001],
[Series 11: F1 Audio and Betamax Video Recordings, 1984-1991],
[Series 12: CD-R and DVD Sound Recordings, 1951-2009],
[Series 13: Rex Anderson Master Recordings, 1977-1991],
[All]

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