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Finding Aid for the C. F. Peters Collection of Morton Feldman Manuscripts, 1961-1969

Mus. Arc. 2.4

State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Library


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Collection Overview

Title: C. F. Peters Collection of Morton Feldman Manuscripts, 1961-1969
Collection Number: Mus. Arc. 2.4
Creator: Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Extent: 3 boxes (79 items)
Language of Material: No textual materials are included in the collection.
Repository: State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Library
Abstract: The collection consists of 79 works by Morton Feldman in either score or part formats (72 scores; 7 sets of parts). All but one item are ink manuscripts on vellum. These served as the masters that Feldman submitted to C. F. Peters and Peters published directly from these masters. Almost all of the manuscripts are in Morton Feldman's hand, except for two scores copied by John Cage and three items in the hand of a music copyist.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Specified item], C. F. Peters Collection of Morton Feldman Manuscripts, 1961-1969, Music Library, The State University of New York at Buffalo.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from C. F. Peters, 2003.

Terms of Access

Materials can be examined by qualified researchers in the Music Library during hours of operation during which Music Librarians are present. In order to insure access, researchers are advised to contact the Music Library in advance of visits.

Copyright

Copyright for the materials in the collection does not reside with the Music Library. Therefore, patrons wishing to publish any item, or part of an item from this collection for any purpose, are responsible for securing requisite permissions.

Processing Information

Processed by John Bewley.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Biographical Note

Composer Morton Feldman (1926-1987) was best known for his association with the New York School of experimentalist musicians, including composers John Cage, Christian Wolff, and Earle Brown, and pianist David Tudor. In addition to composing approximately 150 works, Feldman also wrote more than three dozen articles about various aspects of music and art.

Feldman was a member of the music department faculty at the State University of New York at Buffalo 1972-1987. During those years he served as Slee Professor of Music 1972-1973, Edgar Varèse Professor 1975-1987, and Director of the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts, 1976-1980. He was also responsible for creating the June in Buffalo festival of contemporary music in 1975.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of 79 works by Morton Feldman in either score or part formats (72 scores; 7 sets of parts). All but one item are ink manuscripts on vellum. These served as the masters that Feldman submitted to C. F. Peters and Peters published directly from these masters. Almost all of the manuscripts are in Morton Feldman's hand, except for two scores copied by John Cage and three items in the hand of a music copyist. Some items are accompanied by the folders in which they were housed at C. F. Peters. The folders contain brief information about number of copies created and instructions for printing parts. As such, the collection provides a history of the music publishing process rather than anything about the musical genesis of the works. The original manuscripts for the works in the collection, if extant, are housed in the Paul Sacher Stiftung in Basel, Switzerland.


Arrangement

Compositions by Morton Feldman. Arranged in numerical order by C. F. Peters publisher numbers.


Container List

I.     Compositions by Morton Feldman, 1961-1969
Items 1-79

Arranged in numerical order by C. F. Peters publisher numbers.

Box Item Contents
1 01 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Durations, no. 1

Durations I
c1961.

1 ms. score (5 leaves) ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. For flute, violin, violoncello, and piano. At end of score: June 1960. Includes typescript performance instructions (1 leaf ; 28 cm.). "Copyright assigned in 1962 to C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. C.F. Peters publisher's number, 6901, written in pencil bottom of leaf 1.

1 02 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Durations, no. 2

Durations 2
c1961.

1 ms. score (2 leaves) ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. For violoncello and piano. At end of score: 2.2.60. "Copyright assigned in 1962 to C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6902 upon publication by Peters.

1 03 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Durations, no. 3

Durations 3 : for violin, tuba, piano
c1961.

1 ms. score (6 leaves) ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. Notation does not indicate durations. At end of score: 2.16.61. Includes typescript performance instructions (1 leaf ; 28 cm.). "Copyright assigned in 1962 to C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6903 upon publication by Peters.

1 04 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Durations, no. 4

Durations 4
1962.

1 ms. score (4 leaves) ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. For violin, violoncello, and vibraphone. "Copyright assigned in 1962 to C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Includes typescript instructions for performance (1 leaf ; 28 cm.), with two copies printed in reverse. Assigned publisher's number 6904 upon publication by Peters.

1 05 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Durations, no. 5

Durations 5
c1962.

1 ms. score (8 leaves) ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. For horn, celesta and piano (1 player), harp, vibraphone, violin, and violoncello. At end of score: 5/10/61. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Includes typescript instructions for performance (1 leaf), with reversed copy. Assigned publisher's number 6905 upon publication by Peters.

1 06 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

Atlantis
c1962.

1 ms. score (19 leaves) ; 17 x 27 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. For chamber orchestra. At end of score: Sept. 28 1959. Includes typescript performance instructions (2 leaves ; 28 cm.) and mockup in reverse print of title for Peters edition. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6906 upon publication by Peters.

1 07 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Intersection, no. 1

Intersection #1
c1962.

1 ms. score (15 leaves) ; 14 x 34 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. Graphic notation. At end of score: Feb. 1951. Includes two typescript copies of performance instructions (2 leaves ; 28-29 cm.), with one extra copy in reverse print. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6907 upon publication by Peters.

1 08 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Intervals

Intervals I
c1962.

1 ms. score (16 leaves) ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). For bass-baritone voice, trombone, vibraphone, chimes, antique cymbals, tenor drum, bass drum, and violoncello; without words. At end of score: Sept. 16, 1961. Includes typescript performance instructions (1 leaf ; 28 cm.). "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6908 upon publication by Peters.

1 09 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

Marginal intersection
c1962.

1 ms. score (11 leaves) ; 14 x 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. For orchestra. Graphic notation. At end of score: July 7, 1951. Includes typescript performance instructions (2 leaves ; 28 cm.). Leaves 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 taped together. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6909 upon publication by Peters.

1 10 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

Out of "Last pieces"
c1962.

1 ms. score (12 leaves) ; 25 x 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). For orchestra. Graphic notation. At end of score: 3/61. Includes typescript performance instructions (leaves I-II ; 31 cm.). "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6910 upon publication by Peters.

1 11 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

Out of "Last pieces"
[1962]

21 ms. parts ; 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum masters). For orchestra. Graphic notation. Assigned publisher's number 6910 upon publication by Peters.

1 12 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Extensions, no. 1

Extensions 1 : for violin and piano
c1962.

1 ms. score (17 leaves) ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. At end of score: Nov. 12, 1951. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6911 upon publication by Peters.

1 13 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Structures, string quartet

Structures : for string quartet / [Morton Feldman].
c1962.

1 ms. score (12 leaves) ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. At end of score: March 1951. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6912 upon publication by Peters.

1 14 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Projection, no. 4

Projection 4 : for violin and piano
c1959.

1 ms. score (III, 8 leaves) ; 22 x 28 cm.

Ms. (Ink, vellum master in the hand of John Cage). Graphic notation. Includes instructions for performance. At end of score: 1-16-51. "Copyright 1959 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of t.p. Assigned publisher's number 6913 upon publication by Peters.

1 15 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Extensions, no. 4

Extensions 4
c1962.

1 ms. score (21 leaves) ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. For 3 pianos. At end of score: late summer, 1952 - April 27, 1953. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., N.Y. 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6914 upon publication by Peters.

1 16 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Intersection, no. 3

Intersection 3 : for piano solo
c1962.

4 ms. leaves of music ; 18 x 28 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Graphic notation. Includes instructions for performance. At end of score: April, 1953. At head of title: For David Tudor. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf t.p. Assigned publisher's number 6915 upon publication by Peters.

1 17 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Pieces, pianos (2)

Two pieces for two pianos
c1962.

1 ms. score (4 leaves) ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. At end of piece 1: Nov. 17, 1954; at end of 2nd piece: Nov. 21, 1954. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6916 upon publication by Peters.

1 18 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Pieces, string quartet

Three pieces for string quartet
c1962.

1 ms. score (19 leaves) ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. At end of score: April 10, 1956. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., N.Y. 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6917 upon publication by Peters.

1 19 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Pieces, pianos (4)

Piece for 4 pianos
c1962.

1 ms. score (1 leaf) ; 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. At end of score: 1957. Includes typescript performance instructions (1 leaf ; 28 cm.). "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6918 upon publication by Peters.

1 20 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

The Straits of Magellan
c1962.

1 ms. score (9 leaves) ; 20 x 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). For flute, horn, trumpet, amplified guitar, harp, piano, and contrabass. Graphic notation. At end of score: 12/61. Includes typescript performance instructions (1 leaf ; 28 cm.). "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., N.Y. 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6919 upon publication by Peters.

1 21 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Pieces, clarinet, strings

Two pieces for clarinet and string quartet
c1962.

1 ms. score (6 leaves) ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. At end of score: April 1961. At head of title: For David Oppenheim. Includes typescript performance instructions (1 leaf ; 28 cm.), with extra copy. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6920 upon publication by Peters.

1 22 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

The swallows of Salangan
c1962.

1 ms. score (4 leaves) ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). For chorus (SSAATB), 4 flutes, alto flute, 5 trumpets, 2 tubas, 2 vibraphones, 2 pianos, and 7 violoncellos; without words. Includes instructions for performance. At end of score: Oct. 1960. Excerpt from Safe Conduct by Boris Pasternak, source of the title of the work, printed on t.p. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6921 upon publication by Peters.

1 23 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

The swallows of Salangan
[1962]

7 ms. parts ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum masters). For chorus (SSAATB), 4 flutes, alto flute, 5 trumpets, 2 tubas, 2 vibraphones, 2 pianos, and 7 violoncellos; without words. Includes instructions for performance (1 leaf ; 28 cm.). Includes excerpt from Safe Conduct by Boris Pasternak, source of the title of the work (1 leaf ; 27 cm.). Parts available only on rental from C.F. Peters. Assigned publisher's number 6921 upon publication by Peters.

1 24 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Swallows of Salangan. Chorus score

The swallows of Salangan / M. Feldman.
[1962]

1 ms. chorus score (leaves 2-3) ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). For chorus (SSAATB), 4 flutes, alto flute, 5 trumpets, 2 tubas, 2 vibraphones, 2 pianos, and 7 violoncellos; without the accompaniment; without words. Assigned publisher's number 6921a upon publication by Peters.

1 25 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Intersection, no. 2

Intersection 2 : for piano solo
c196.

IV, 12 ms. leaves of music ; 15 x 28 cm.

Ms. (Ink, vellum master in hand of John Cage). Graphic notation. Includes instructions for performance. At end of score: New York City, August 1951. "To David Tudor"--Leaf II. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of t.p. Assigned publisher's number 6922 upon publication by Peters.

1 26 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Intermissions, no. 1-2

Two intermissions
c1962.

2 ms. leaves of music ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. For piano. At end of score: 1950. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6923 upon publication by Peters.

1 27 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Pieces, piano (1952)

Piano piece 1952
c1962.

2 ms. leaves of music ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6924 upon publication by Peters.

1 28 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Extensions, no. 3

Extensions 3
c1962.

4 ms. leaves of music ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. For piano. At end of score: 1952. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6925 upon publication by Peters.

1 29 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

Ixion
c1962.

1 ms. score (19 leaves) ; 12 x 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Graphic notation. Caption title. For 3 flutes, clarinet, horn, trumpet, trombone, piano, violoncellos (3 to 7), and double basses (2 to 4). Commissioned by Merce Cunnigham for his dance "Summer Space." At end of score: August, 1958. Includes typescript performance instructions (1 leaf ; 24 cm.). "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6926 upon publication by Peters.

1 30 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

Ixion / M. Feldman.
c1963.

10 ms. parts ; 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum masters). Caption title. For 3 flutes, clarinet, horn, trumpet, trombone, piano, violoncellos (3 to 7), and double basses (2 to 4). "Copyright 1963 by C.F. Peters Corp., New York, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6926 upon publication by Peters.

1 31 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Ixion; arr.

Ixion
c1963.

1 ms. score (5 leaves) ; 23 x 29 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). For two pianos; originally for 10 unspecified instruments. Caption title. "Copyright 1963 by C.F. Peters Corp., New York, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. "Peters #6926A"--Bottom of leaf 1.

1 32 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

Journey to the end of the night
c1963.

1 ms. score (12 leaves) ; 39 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. For high voice, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, and bassoon.At end of score: 1947. "Copyright 1963 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6927 upon publication by Peters.

1 33 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

Journey to the end of the night
c1963.

4 ms. parts ; 32 cm.

Ms. (Ink, vellum masters, copyist's hand). For soprano, flute, bassoon, clarinet, and bass clarinet; instrumental parts only included. Title from caption of flute part. "Copyright 1963 by C.F. Peters Corp., New York, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6927a upon publication by Peters.

1 34 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Intermission, no. 6

Intermission 6 : for one or two pianos
c1963.

1 ms. leaf of music ; 30 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. Chance composition. At end of score: 1953. Includes two typescript copies of performance instructions (1 leaf ea. ; 28 cm.). "Copyright 1963 by C.F. Peters Corp., 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6928 upon publication by Peters.

1 35 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

Eleven instruments
c1962.

1 ms. score (21 leaves) ; 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. At end of score: Dec. 1953. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corp., 373 Park Ave. So., N.Y. 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6929 upon publication by Peters.

1 36 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Pieces, winds, strings

Two pieces for six instruments
c1964.

1 ms. score (9 leaves) ; 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. For flute, alto flute, horn, trumpet, violin, and violoncello. At end of score: Sept. 23, 1956. "Copyright 1964 by C.F. Peters Corp., 373 Park Ave. So., N.Y. 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6930 upon publication by Peters.

1 37 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Pieces, piano (1956a)

Piano piece 1956 A
c1961.

2 ms. leaves of music ; 35 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. At head of title: For Cynthia. "Copyright 1961 by C.F. Peters Corp., 373 Park Ave. South, New York, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6931 upon publication by Peters.

1 38 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Pieces, piano (1956b)

Piano piece 1956 B
c1962.

2 ms. leaves of music ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6932 upon publication by Peters.

1 39 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Structures, orchestra

Structures : for orchestra
c1962.

1 ms. score (15 leaves) ; 39 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. At end of score: 1960-1962. Typed title pasted over ms. title in caption. Includes typescript explanatory note by the composer (1 leaf ; 28 cm.). "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Avenue South, New York, N.Y."--Label pasted on bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6934 upon publication by Peters.

1 40 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Structures, orchestra

Structures : for orchestra
[1962]

30 ms. parts ; 32 cm.

Ms. (Ink, vellum masters, copyist's hand). Title from caption of 1st flute part. Includes typescript explanatory note by the composer (1 leaf ; 28 cm.). Assigned publisher's number 6934 upon publication by Peters.

1 41 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Intermission, no. 5

Intermission 5
c1962.

3 ms. leaves of music ; 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. For piano. At end of score: 1952. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corp., 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6935 upon publication by Peters.

1 42 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Songs to e.e. cummings

4 songs to e.e. cummings : voice, cello, piano
c1962.

1 ms. score (4 leaves) ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. At end of score: 1951. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6936 upon publication by Peters.

1 43 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Pieces, piano (1954)

Three pieces for piano
c1962.

4 ms. leaves of music ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. At end of each mvt., respectively: 3-12-54 -- Feb. '54 -- Oct. '54. "Copyright 1962 by C. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6937 upon publication by Peters.

1 44 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

Two instruments : horn and cello
c1962.

2 ms. leaves of music ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master; t.p. in copyist's hand). At end of score: 5.18.58. Includes typescript performance instructions (1 leaf ; 28 cm.); additional performance instructions on t.p. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6938 upon publication by Peters.

1 45 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

Two pianos
c1962.

2 ms. leaves of music ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. The two pianists play from identical parts; time values are left to the discretion of the performers. At end of score: 12-5-57. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6939 upon publication by Peters.

1 46 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Projection, no. 2

Projection 2
c1962.

1 ms. score (9 leaves) ; 17 x 28 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. For flute, trumpet, violin, violoncello, and piano. Graphic notation. At end of score: Jan. 3, 1951. Includes typescript performance instructions (1 leaf ; 28 cm.). "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6940 upon publication by Peters.

1 47 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

Last pieces
c1962.

4 ms. leaves of music ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). For piano. Caption title. At end of each movement, respectively: 3.25.59, 3.29.59, 3.30.59, 4.3.59. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Cover folder for Peters publication inserted. Assigned publisher's number 6941 upon publication by Peters.

1 48 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Pieces, piano (1955)

Piano piece 1955
c1962.

1 ms. leaf of music ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. At end of score: Jan. 4, 1955. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6942 upon publication by Peters.

1 49 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

Piano (three hands)
c1962.

1 ms. score (2 leaves) ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. At end of score: 12/1/57. At head of title: To Lulla. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corp., 373 Park Ave. So., N.Y. 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6943 upon publication by Peters.

1 50 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Pieces, violin, piano

Piece for violin and piano
c1962.

1 ms. score (2 leaves) ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. At end of score: 12.17.50. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6944 upon publication by Peters.

1 51 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Projection, no. 1

Projection 1 : for solo cello
c1962.

4 ms. leaves of music ; 17 x 28 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Graphic notation. Includes instructions for performance. At end of score: 1950. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y." Assigned publisher's number P6945 upon publication by Peters.

1 52 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

Piano four hands
c1962.

1 ms. leaf of music ; 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. At end of score: 4.10.58. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corp., 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6946 upon publication by Peters.

1 53 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

Piano four hands
c1962.

2 ms. leaves of music ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. At end of score: 4.10.58. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corp., 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6946 upon publication by Peters.

1 54 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

For Franz Kline
c1962.

1 ms. score (4 leaves) ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. Vocalise for soprano, with horn, piano, chimes, violin, and violoncello. At end of score: May 26, 1962. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6948 upon publication by Peters.

1 55 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

The O'Hara songs
c1962.

1 ms. score (8 leaves) ; 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. For baritone voice, violin, and violoncello; words by Frank O'Hara. At end of score: 12/62. "Copyright 1962 by C.F. Peters Corp., 373 Park Ave. So., N.Y. 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6949 upon publication by Peters.

1 56 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Pieces, piano (1963)

Piano piece (to Philip Guston)
c1963.

2 ms. leaves of music ; 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. At end of score: 3.3.63. "Copyright 1963 by C.F. Peters Corp., 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6950 upon publication by Peters.

1 57 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

De Kooning : 1963
c1963.

1 ms. score (7 leaves) ; 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. For horn, percussion, piano, violin, and violoncello. Score prepared for reproduction by publisher Peters, with ms. annotations concerning reduction ratio for printing; leaf 1 mounted on cardboard backing. Includes typescript performance instructions (1 leaf ; 28 cm.). "Copyright 1963 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York, N.Y."--Label pasted on bottom of leaf 1. "Edition Peters 6951"--Label pasted on bottom of leaf 1.

1 58 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Vertical thoughts, no. 1

Vertical thoughts 1 : for two pianos
c1963.

1 ms. score (2 leaves) ; 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. At end of score: 4.9.63. Includes typescript performance instructions (1 leaf ; 28 cm.), with additional copy in reverse print. "Copyright 1963 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6952 upon publication by Peters.

1 59 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Vertical thoughts, no. 2

Vertical thoughts 2 : for violin and piano
c1963.

1 ms. score (2 leaves) ; 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. At end of score: 4.25.63. Includes typescript performance instructions (1 leaf ; 28 cm.). "Copyright 1963 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6953 upon publication by Peters.

1 60 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Vertical thoughts, no. 3

Vertical thoughts 3
c1963.

1 ms. score (4 leaves) ; 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). For soprano, flute, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, piano, celesta, percussion, violin, violoncello, and double bass; words by the composer. Caption title. At end of score: 6/63. Includes typescript performance instructions (1 leaf ; 28 cm.). "Copyright 1963 by C.F. Peters Corp., 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6954 upon publication by Peters.

1 61 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Vertical thoughts, no. 4

Vertical thoughts 4 : for piano
c1963.

1 ms. leaf of music ; 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. At end of score: 7/7/63. "Copyright 1963 by C.F. Peters Corp., 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6955 upon publication by Peters.

1 62 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Vertical thoughts, no. 5

Vertical thoughts 5
c1963.

1 ms. score (3 leaves) ; 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). For soprano, violin, tuba, percussion, celeste. Caption title. Text: Life is a passing shadow, by the composer. At end of score: 8/12/63. "Copyright 1963 by C.F. Peters Corp., 373 Park Ave. So., N.Y. 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6956 upon publication by Peters.

1 63 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

Rabbi Akiba
c1963.

1 ms. score (14 leaves) ; 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. For soprano, flute, English horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, celesta, violoncello, and double bass; without words. At end of score: Nov. 1963. Includes typescript performance instructions (1 leaf ; 28 cm.), with pencil X through the text. "Copyright 1963 by C.F. Peters Corp., 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6957 upon publication by Peters.

1 64 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Chorus and instruments, no. 1

Chorus and instruments
c1963.

1 ms. score (15 leaves) ; 36 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). For chorus (SATB), horn, percussion (1 performer), celesta, violin, violoncello, and double bass; no words or syllables indicated. Caption title. At end of score: Nov. 1963. Includes typescript performance instructions (1 leaf ; 28 cm.). "Copyright 1963 by C.F. Peters Corp., 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y. "--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6958 upon publication by Peters.

1 65 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

Christian Wolff in Cambridge : 1963
c1963.

1 ms. score (1 leaf) ; 38 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. For chorus, mixed voices, without text or syllables. Score prepared for reproduction by publisher Peters, with ms. annotations concerning reduction ratio for printing; leaf 1 mounted on cardboard backing. "Copyright 1963 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. South, New York, N.Y."--Label pasted on bottom of leaf 1. "Edition Peters 6959"--Label pasted on bottom of leaf 1.

1 66 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

Christian Wolff in Cambridge
c1963.

1 ms. score (1 leaf) ; 34 cm.

Holograph (Ozalid copy). Caption title. For chorus, mixed voices, without text or syllables. At end of score: 12/19/63. "Copyright 1963 by C.F. Peters Corp., 373 Park Ave. South, New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6959 by Peter's upon publication.

1 67 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Intersection, no. 4

Intersection 4
c1964.

3 ms. leaves of music ; 18 x 28 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. For violoncello. Graphic notation. At end of score: Nov. 22, 1953. Includes typescript performance instructions (1 leaf ; 18 x 22 cm.). "Copyright 1964 by C.F. Peters Corp., 373 Park Ave. So., N.Y. 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6960 upon publication by Peters.

1 68 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Projection, no. 3

Projection 3
c1964.

1 ms. score (3 leaves) ; 18 x 28 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. For 2 pianos. Graphic notation. At end of score: Jan. 5, 1951. Includes typescript performance instructions (1 leaf ; 17 x 22 cm.). "Copyright 1964 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. So., N.Y. 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6961 upon publication by Peters.

1 69 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Projection, no. 5

Projection 5
c1964.

1 ms. score (4 leaves) ; 18 x 27 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. For 3 flutes, trumpet, 3 violoncellos, and 2 pianos. Graphic notation. At end of score: 1951. Includes typescript performance instructions (1 leaf ; 18 x 22 cm.). "Copyright 1964 by C.F. Peters Corp., 373 Park Ave. So., N.Y. 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6962 upon publication by Peters.

1 70 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

Numbers
c1965.

1 ms. score (8 leaves) ; 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. For flute, horn, trombone, tuba, percussion, piano, celesta, violin, violoncello, and double bass. At end of score: Dec. 10, 1964. Includes typescript performance instructions (1 leaf ; 28 cm.). "Copyright 1965 by C.F. Peters Corp., 373 Park Ave. So., N.Y. 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6964 upon publication by Peters.

1 71 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Pieces, piano (1964)

Piano piece (1964)
c1965.

2 ms. leaves of music ; 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. "Copyright 1965 by C.F. Peters Corp., 373 Park Ave. So., N.Y. 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6965 upon publication by Peters.

1 72 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

Four instruments : violin, cello, chimes and piano
c1965.

1 ms. score (6 leaves) ; 30-32 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). At end of score: May 12, 1965. Includes typescript performance instructions on t.p. "Copyright 1965 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. South, New York, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6966 upon publication by Peters.

1 73 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Pieces, pianos (3)

Two pieces for three pianos
c1966.

1 ms. score (5 leaves) ; 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. At end of piece 1: 12/65 ; at end of piece 2: 6/66. "Copyright 1966 by C.F. Peters Corp., 373 Park Ave. So., New York 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6967 upon publication by Peters.

1 74 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Uniform title: Chorus and instruments, no. 2

Chorus and instruments II : 1967
c1967.

1 ms. score (2 leaves) ; 39 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. For mixed chorus (SATB), chimes, and tuba. "The chorus sings a consistent open hum throughout on the vowel 'u'" Score prepared for reproduction by publisher Peters, with ms. annotations concerning reduction ratio for printing; leaves 1-2 mounted on cardboard backing. At head of title: "Dedicated to the Brandeis University Choral Union, Alvin Lucier, director." "Copyright 1967 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. South, New York, N.Y."--Label pasted on bottom of leaf 1. "Edition Peters 6968"--Label pasted on bottom of leaf 1.

1 75 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

First principles
c1967.

1 ms. score (17 leaves) ; 38 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Caption title. For 2 violins, 3 violoncellos, 2 contrabasses, 2 flute, 2 tubas, trombone, horn, harp, 4 pianos, 2 percussions. At end of score: 1966/1967 (Oct.). Includes typescript performance instructions (1 leaf ; 28 cm.) inside wrapper marked "Old, do not use." "Copyright 1967 by C.F. Peters Corp., 373 Park Ave. So., N.Y. 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6969 upon publication by Peters.

1 76 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

First principles
c1967.

7 ms. parts ; 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum masters). Caption title. For 2 violins, 3 violoncellos, 2 contrabasses, 2 flute, 2 tubas, trombone, horn, harp, 4 pianos, 2 percussions. Parts are condensed scores for instrumental groups: movement one has three groups, movement 2 has four groups. Includes two typescript copies of performance instructions (1 leaf ea. ; 28 cm.). "Copyright 1967 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. South, N.Y. 16, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6969 upon publication by Peters.

1 77 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

False relationships and the extended ending : cello, violin, trombone, 3 pianos, chimes
c1968.

1 ms. score (15 leaves) ; 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Includes typescript performance instructions on t.p. (1 leaf ; 28 cm.). "Copyright 1968 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. South, New York, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6970 upon publication by Peters.

1 78 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

False relationships and the extended ending : cello, violin, trombone, 3 pianos, chimes
c1968.

2 ms. parts ; 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum masters). Caption title. Parts are condensed scores for instrumental groups: Group 1: violin, trombone, piano; Group 2: cello, 2 pianos, chimes. Includes typescript performance instructions (1 leaf ; 28 cm.) attached to each parts group. "Copyright 1968 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. South, New York, N.Y."--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6970a upon publication by Peters.

1 79 Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

Between categories : piano, chimes, violin, violoncello (2 of each instrument)
c1969.

1 ms. score (9 leaves) ; 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink, vellum master). Includes instructions for performance on t.p. At end of score: Feb. 9, 1969. "Copyright 1969 by C.F. Peters Corporation, 373 Park Ave. South, New York, N.Y. "--Bottom of leaf 1. Assigned publisher's number 6971 upon publication by Peters.


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C. F. Peters Corporation

Subjects

Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987--Manuscripts
Music--Manuscripts
Music--Scores and parts

Genres

Scores

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