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Finding Aid for the Leo Smit Score Collection, circa 1940-1998

Mus. Arc. 6.1

State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Library


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Collection Overview

Title: Leo Smit Score Collection, circa 1940-1998
Collection Number: Mus. Arc. 6.1
Creator: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Extent: 18 boxes (185 items)
Language of Material: No textual materials other than song settings are in the collection. Any accompanying notes are in English.
Repository: State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Library
Abstract: The collection consists of 123 scores of compositions by Leo Smit, principally in copies of holographs. There are 21 scores of works by other composers arranged or transcribed by Smit. The remaining 41 scores are works by other composers either inscribed to Smit or marked for performance by Smit.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Specified item], Leo Smit Score Collection, circa 1940-1999, Music Library, The State University of New York at Buffalo.

Acquisition Information

Collection given to the Music Library in 1998 by Leo Smit. Additional items subsequently given by executor of the estate, Nils Vigeland.

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, 2003.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Biographical Note

Leo Smit was born to Russian immigrants on January 12, 1921, in Philadelphia. He received his earliest musical training from his father, Kolman Smit, beginning at age five. Kolman Smit was a professional violinist who performed in the Philadelphia Orchestra (1926-1931) under Leopold Stokowski, the Cincinnati Symphony under Fritz Reiner, and the NBC Symphony under Arturo Toscanini.

After private piano studies with Martha Lantner, Joseph Wissof, and Bert Shefter, Smit traveled to Moscow with his mother in 1929 to study piano for three months with Dmitri Kabalevsky on scholarship at the Moscow Conservatory. Upon his return to Philadelphia, Smit received a scholarship in 1930 to study piano at Curtis Institute of Music with noted piano pedagogue Isabelle Vengerova. He continued his studies on scholarship in New York, studying piano with José Iturbi (1933-35) and composition with Nicolas Nabokov (1935). It was under Nabokov's tutelage that Smit produced his first original composition in 1935, Zvay, a song setting of a Yiddish poem by Mani Loeb for soprano and piano.

Smit began his professional career as a pianist while still in his teens. His first professional engagement was as rehearsal pianist for George Balanchine's American Ballet Company in 1936-37. A year after beginning in this position, Smit met Igor Stravinsky during rehearsals of the composer's ballet, Jeu de Cartes. Smit gave his debut recital as a solo pianist at Carnegie Hall in February 1939. His successful debut was followed by a concert tour of the United States in 1940.

Leo Smit's career as composer, pianist, conductor, and educator spanned seven decades of musical life in the United States. He established close working relationships, and/or friendships, with many of the most prominent musicians of the 20th century, including Igor Stravinsky, Béla Bartók, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Harold Shapero, William Schuman, Alex Haieff, Leopold Stokowski, and Lukas Foss. As a performer, Smit was an enthusiastic and persuasive advocate and interpreter of the music of his time, especially the solo piano music of Aaron Copland. His compositional output totals more than one hundred works, including two operas, three symphonies, more than ninety songs, two ballets, and numerous chamber and piano works.

Smit was also a talented photographer. In addition to the many photographs he took of noted musicians, Smit also used his skill as a photographer to capture images from his travels. Many of his travel pictures reflect his reverence for nature. As part of his innovative approach to programming, Smit would often include displays of his photography in his theme-based concerts.

During his career Leo Smit earned several awards and honors, including Fulbright (piano) and Guggenheim (composition) Fellowships in 1950, a fellowship at the American Academy in Rome for 1950-51, the Boston Symphony Merit Award in 1953 for his Symphony No. 1 (premiered October 16, 1953 by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Charles Munch), the New York Critics Circle Award in 1957 (also for his Symphony No. 1), his selection as an artist for a State Department concert tour of Latin America in 1967-68, and the Buffalo Evening News Man of the Year award in 1969. As an educator, Smit held positions at Sarah Lawrence College (1947-49), UCLA (1957-63), and the State University of New York at Buffalo (1962-84).

Leo Smit died December 12, 1999 in Scripps Hospital, Encinitas, California.


Scope and Content Note

The Leo Smit Score Collection consists of 123 scores of compositions by Leo Smit, principally in copies of holographs. There are 21 scores of works by other composers arranged or transcribed by Smit. The remaining 41 scores are works by other composers either inscribed to Smit or marked for performance by Smit.



Container List

Box Item Contents
1 001 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
ABA : for clarinet (B♭) and piano : 1943
1985

1 manuscript score (10 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

Title page bears 1987 copyright stamp.

1 002 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
ABA : for clarinet (Bb) and piano : 1943
1985

1 manuscript score (10 leaves) ; 28 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

"ABA is the form of the piece"--Inscription on t.p.

1 003 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Academic graffiti (1982)
Academic graffiti : for (histrionic) voice, clarinet, violoncello, piano and percussion : 1962-82
1982

1 manuscript score (19 pages) ; 37 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

Score marked for performance; also marked with changes.

Musical additions on manuscript inserts attached.

"Rental library, Carl Fischer, Inc."--Label on title page.

"1161"--Label on cover.

"For Lukas Foss"--Caption.

Contents: Title -- Henry Adams -- Queen Mary -- G.F. Handel -- Nietzsche -- Xantippe -- Karl Marx -- James Watt -- Kierkegaard -- Kant -- Robert Liston -- Mallarmé.

1 004 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Academic graffiti (1982). Mallarmé
Academic graffiti.
1982

1 manuscript score (pages 17-19) ; 34-36 cm

Holograph (Pencil).

For voice, clarinet, violoncello, piano and percussion.

"9/7/82 Buffalo, N.Y."--Colophon.

1 005 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Alabaster chambers : 1989 : seven threnodies for string orchestra
1989

1 manuscript score (19 pages) ; 28 cm
Alternate title: Seven threnodies for string orchestra

Holograph (Photocopy).

"In memory of a great artist and a beloved friend Jan DeGaetani."

"Alabaster Chambers (1989) is a transformation for string orchestra of some of my choruses and songs, inspired by the stupendous poetic visions of Emily Dickinson"--Composer's note, 1991, inserted.

Duration: circa 15:00.

Contents: I. Reverential : And kiss the hills, for me, just once--Then--I am ready to go! (3:20) -- II. Agitated : Dying! Dying in the night! (1:35) -- III. Lyrical : We speculated fair, upon every subject, but the grave (2:20) -- IV. Intense : Go boldly--for thou paid'st his price (1:50) -- V. Flowing : There--where she--rested--last (2:45) -- VI. Dramatic : Departed to the judgement (2:20) -- VII. Calm : I have no life but this (1:25).

1 006 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Alabaster chambers : (1989) : seven threnodies for string orchestra
1989

1 manuscript score (27 [i.e. 32] pages) ; 28 cm
Alternate title: Seven threnodies for string orchestra

Holograph (Photocopy).

Pages 24, 25 marked with changes.

"In memory of a beloved friend, Jan DeGaetani."

Movements 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, paged continuously; mvt. 3 paged separately, 1-5.

"Five threnodies"--T.p.; "five" changed to "seven."

"Alabaster Chambers (1989) is a transformation for string orchestra of some of my choruses and songs, inspired by the stupendous poetic visions fo Emily Dickinson"--C.f. composer's note in final version of score, 1991.

Contents: I. Reverential : Goodbye to the life I used to live (8/8/89) -- II. Agitated : Dying! Dying in the night! (8/24/89) -- III. Lyrical -- IIII. Intense : Go boldly--for thou paid'st his price (8/24/89) -- V. Moving : There--where she--rested--last (8/28/89) -- VI. Dramatic : Departed--to the judgement (10/24/89) -- VI. Calm : The realm of you.

1 007 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Alabaster chambers : seven threnodies for string orchestra : 1989
1990

1 manuscript score (19 pages) ; 41 cm
Alternate title: Seven threnodies for string orchestra
Alternate title: Alabaster chambers for string orchestra

Holograph (Photocopy).

Score bears Theodore Presser copyright stamp in caption.

Score marked with changes.

Duration: circa 15:00.

"In memory of a great artist and a beloved friend, Jan DeGaetani."

"Alabaster Chambers (1989) is a transformation for string orchestra of some of my choruses and songs, inspired by the stupendous poetic visions of Emily Dickinson"--C.f. composer's note in final version of score, 1991.

Contents: I. Reverential : And kiss the hills, for me, just once--Then--I am ready to go! -- II. Agitated : Dying! Dying in the night! -- III. Lyrical : We speculated fair, upon every subject, but the grave -- IV. Intense : Go boldly--for thou paid'st his price -- V. Flowing : There--where she--rested--last -- VI. Dramatic : Departed to the judgment -- VII. Calm : I have no life but this.

1 008 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Alchemy of love. Act I. Vocal score
The alchemy of love, or, The daemon servant's retribution : a comic opera in three acts.
1960

1 manuscript vocal score (a-b, 94 pages) ; 37 cm
Alternate title: Alchemy of love
Alternate title: Daemon servant's retribution

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Score includes several markings: additions and changes.

Contents: Introduction -- Scene 1: The alchemist's apartment: the hour of dinner -- Scene 2: General fireball's office; later the same evening.

1 009  Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Alchemy of love. Act I. Vocal score
The alchemy of love, or, The daemon servant's retribution : a comic opera in three acts. [Act 1] / libretto by Fred Hoyle
1960

1 manuscript vocal score (a-b, 94 pages) ; 37 cm
Alternate title: Alchemy of love
Alternate title: Daemon servant's retribution

Holograph (Photocopy).

Bears small number of Smit's markings.

Contents: Introduction -- Scene 1: The alchemist's apartment: the hour of dinner -- Scene 2: General fireball's office; later the same evening

2 010 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Alchemy of love. Act II
The alchemy of love : comic opera.
1968

1 manuscript score (148 pages) ; 44 cm

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Cover title.

Score marked for performance.

Pages also numbered 200-347.

"Dec. 21, 1961"--Colophon.

2 011 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Alchemy of love. Act II. Vocal score
The alchemy of love : a space fable in three acts.
1960

1 manuscript vocal score (pages 95-172) ; 37 cm

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Title from insert.

Typescript notes (photocopy, 1 leaf) about the opera inserted.

Bears small number of Smit's markings.

2 012 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Alchemy of love. Act II. Vocal score
The alchemy of love, or, The daemon servant's retribution : a comic opera in three acts.
1960

1 manuscript vocal score (pages 95-172) ; 37 cm
Alternate title: Alchemy of love
Alternate title: Daemon servant's retribution

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Cover title.

Marked with performance indications and changes.

2 013 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Alchemy of love. Act II. Vocal score
The alchemy of love].
1960

1 manuscript vocal score (pages 95-172) ; 37 cm

Caption title.

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Marked with performance indications, changes, and metronome markings.

2 014 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Alchemy of love. Selections
Four alchemy marches : according to Hoyle, Fred : for orchestra
1972

1 manuscript score (a-c, 36 pages) ; 43 cm
Alternate title: Alchemy marches

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

"Four kookaburra marches"--Caption of composer's notes, p. c.

"The music of the Four kookaburra marches is taken from my opera, The laughing kookaburras, a space fable with libretto by Sir Fred Hoyle ..."--Composer's note.

"Feb. 7, 1972"--Colophon.

Contents: The messenger's march [from Act I] -- The jailor's march [from Act III?]-- General fireball's march [from Act I] -- The love march [from Act II].

2 015 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Alone :for female viola-reciter
1988

1 score (4 leaves) ; 28 cm

Computer-notated score.

"For Tina Pelikan"--Caption.

3 016 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Antiphonies. Selections
Antiphonies :for solo violin : 1993
1993

4 pages of manuscript music ; 36 cm

Holograph (Pencil).

Incomplete score.

"For Veronika Macchia."

Duration: circa 6:00.

3 017 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
At the corner of the sky :for chorus of men and boys (or women) with solo flute, oboe, and speaker
1981

1 score (24 pages) ; 36 cm

Includes composer's note.

Includes piano part for rehearsal only.

"Complimentary Reference Copy."

"Poems of North American Indians, edited and translated by Jerome Rothenburg"--C.f. caption, Carl Fischer published score (New York: 1981).

""A" on tape, Counter #000 beginning."

Contents: Vision event I (Sioux) -- Lullaby (Tsimshian) -- Interlude -- Mourning song (Tsimshian) -- Animal song 1: Turkey (Navajo) -- Animal song 2: Deer (Yuma) -- Animal song 3: Coyote (Nez Percé) -- Animal song 4: Wolf (Sioux) -- Vision event 3 (Eskimo) -- Song of an initiate (Huichol).

3 018 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Attacca lo scherzo :for piano solo : 1984
1984

8 pages of manuscript music ; 42 cm

Holograph (pencil and ink).

"1.30.84"--Colophon.

"First draft."

"Commissioned by and dedicated to Yvar Mikhashoff."

3 019 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Birthday pieces
Two birthday pieces for [blank]
1994

1 manuscript score (2 leaves) ; 28 cm

Holograph (photocopy).

"In friendship and with love, from Leo--July 4, 1994, Garth Newel, VA."

Contents: Happy birthday duo for violin and cello (July 4, 1994, Garth Newel, VA.) -- Happy birthday chorale for string quartet (July 4, 1994, Garth Newel, VA.).

3 020 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Caedmon. Vocal score
Caedmon : cantata for 3 solo voices, male chorus and orchestra : 1952/70
1970

1 manuscript vocal score (60 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Pencil).

Includes insert: Acrostic poem to St. Caedmon.

Text mostly in English; opening chorus in Latin.

Acc. originally for orchestra.

"Rome 1952/Malibu 1970"--Colophon.

3 021 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Canon super nomen Bach :[for string quartet : 1985]
1985

4 manuscript parts ; 32 cm

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Caption title.

"2/2/85"--Colophon.

3 022 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Canon super nomen Bach; arranged
Canon super nomen Bach :for saxophone quartet : 1987
1987

1 manuscript score (3 leaves) ; 36 cm

Holograph (photocopy).

Caption title.

Originally for string quartet.

"October 6, 1987"--Colophon.

3 023 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Canticle prelude, no. 5
Canticle prelude 5 :for organ
198-?

4 pages of manuscript music ; 28 cm
Alternate title: Canticle prelude no. 5

Holograph (Photocopy).

3 024 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Capriccio, string orchestra
Capriccio for string orchestra :1958
1958

1 manuscript score (45 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

Composer's note on prefatory page.

"Composed for Aaron Copland, in memory of Peter Ilytch Tchaikovsky"--Composer's note.

"The Capriccio for string orchestra was first performed at the Ojai Festival in 1958, Aaron Copland conducting"--Composer's note.

3 025 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
A choir of starlings : a serenata for four voices and ten instruments
1951

1 score (107 pages) ; 36 cm

For 4 voices (SATB), with 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 horns, 2 violins, viola, violoncello, and double bass.

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

"To Isabel and Laurence Roberts."

Publisher no. from label on cover: 1296.

"Property of Carl Fischer, Inc ..."--Stamp on title page.

Duration: 30:00.

3 026 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Choir of starlings. Vocal score
A choir of starlings : vocal score
1951

1 manuscript vocal score (76 leaves) ; 27-28 cm

Title from folder cover.

Manuscript (Photocopy).

Inserted: Lenten is come : a round for four-part chorus of female, male or mixed voices a cappella / poem by Anthony Hecht ; [music by] Leo Smit. New York: C. Fischer, c1977. Pl. no. N6118. (pages 2-11).

Page 46 photocopied backwards.

3 027 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Choir of starlings. Vocal score. Selections
A choir of starlings
1951

1 manuscript vocal score (76) ; 36 cm

Manuscript (Photocopy).

Mvt. II (pages 21-26) wanting.

Inserted: Photocopy of Lenten is come : a round for four-part chorus of female, male or mixed voices a cappella / poem by Anthony Hecht ; [music by] Leo Smit. New York: C. Fischer, c1977. Pl. no. N6118. (pages 2-11).

3 028 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Choir of starlings. Vocal score. Selections
A choir of starlings : a serenata for four voices and ten instruments
1951

1 manuscript vocal score (76 leaves) ; 33 cm

Manuscript (Vellum masters).

Incomplete: Mvmt VI. (pages 55-62) wanting.

Acc. arr. for piano.

Words by Anthony Hecht.

3 029 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Choir of starlings. Vocal score. Selections
A choir of starlings : a serenata for four voices and ten instruments
1951

1 manuscript vocal score (76 pages) ; 33 cm

Manuscript (Ozalid copy).

Incomplete.

Mvts. II and III (pages 21-38) and mvts. V-VI (pages 49-62) wanting.

Marked with performance indications, changes, and metronome markings.

"To Isabel and Laurence Roberts."

"Return to Boosey & Hawkes hire library."

Acc. arr. for piano.

"Dec. 3, 1951."

Contents: I. Invocation to the muse -- IV. Gigue -- VII. Finale.

4 030 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Christmas tree carols. Vocal score. German & English
Three Christmas tree carols :for mixed chorus with eight instruments
1975

1 vocal score (24 pages) ; 28 cm

"For Christopher and Eliza Foss"--First page of score.

In German and English; words also printed as text.

Based on three pieces from Franz Liszt's Weihnachtsbaum.

Contents: Old Christmas carol = Altes weihnachtslied -- O holy night = O heilige Nacht -- O come, all ye faithful = Adeste Fideles.

4 031 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Christmas tree carols. Vocal score. German & English
Three Christmas tree carols : altes Weihnachtslied : after Franz Liszt : for mixed chorus and an instrumental ensemble
1974

1 manuscript vocal score (ii, 32 pages) ; 36 cm
Alternate title: Altes Weihnachtslied

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Includes markings made by Smit; changes and additions.

"For Christopher and Eliza Foss."

"May 24, 1974"--Colophon.

"Carl Fischer sole selling agent"--Cover.

Words in German & English; also printed as text.

Duration: 12:00.

Contents: Altes Weihnachtslied = Old Christmas carol -- O heilige Nacht! = O holy night -- O come all ye faithful = Adeste Fideles.

4 032 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Christmas tree carols. Old Christmas carol. Vocal score
Altes Weihnachtslied =Old Christmas carol
1974?

1 manuscript vocal score (6 pages) ; 36 cm
Alternate title: Old Christmas carol
Alternate title: Weihnachtsbaum

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Based on Altes Weihnachtsbaum, from Liszt's Weihnachtsbaum.

Includes markings; changes and additions.

4 033 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Cock robin :for soprano, piccolo (or flute) and percussion
1979

1 manuscript score (24 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Ozalid).

"Corrected."

"Commissioned by Laurence Trott through the Piccolo Society"--Title page verso.

Includes markings: changes and additions.

"22. IX.79"--Colophon.

"Rental library Carl Fischer"--Sticker on title page.

"Copied by Nils Vigeland"--Colophon.

Contents: 1. Sparrow -- 2. Fly -- 3. Fish -- 4. Beetle -- 5. Owl -- 6. Parson -- 7. Lark -- 8. Dove -- 9. Kite -- 10. Thrush -- 11. Bull -- 12. Birds.

4 034 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Concerto, piano, orchestra
Concerto for orchestra and piano
1968?

14 manuscript parts ; 32 cm

Manuscript (Ink on vellum).

Caption title.

Solo piano part wanting.

"Master parts"--Envelope.

4 035 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Concerto, piano, orchestra; arranged
Concerto for piano and orchestra :1968
1980

1 manuscript score ([33] pages) ; 36-42 cm

Holograph (Ozalid copy & Photocopy).

"Revised July 17, 1980, Brevard, N.C."--Colophon.

"Jan. 15, 1980, Solana Beach, Calif."--Colophon.

Includes markings: changes and additions.

Contents: Lento improvisato -- Allegro dramatico -- Adagietto espressivo -- Movimento agitato con cadenza -- Fuga alla marcia -- Allegro finale.

4 036 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Concerto, piano, orchestra (sketches)
Piano concerto
between 1968 and 1980

1 manuscript volumes (various pagings) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Pencil).

Includes full and reduced scores.

"Sketches finale; Sketches 1st mvt (piano solo)."

Includes three sketches of the finale.

4 037 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Copernicus : narrative and credo
1973

1 score (iii, 91 pages) ; 26 x 32 cm

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

"Commissioned by the National Academy of Sciences through the Copernicus Society of America, Edward J. Piszek, president, to commemorate the 500th birthday of Nicolaus Copernicus."--Page I.

Words in English or Latin.

For four-part chorus of mixed voices, narrator, and instrumental ensemble.

Duration: circa 25:00.

"Rental Dept. MCA music"--Cover.

"March 19, 1973, Roma"--Colophon.

Contents: Introduction -- The birth -- The uncle (Lucas Watzelrode) -- Cracow student song -- Columbus west -- Italian madrigal -- Sorrow and solitude -- The Teutonic War -- Papal disputation -- The book -- The death -- Laudemus -- Credo.

4 038 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Dance card; arranged
Dance card :for orchestra
198-

1 manuscript score (73 pages) ; 33 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

Originally for piano.

Pages 43-45 blank.

4 039 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Delaunay pochoirs (1980) =Delaunay stencils : troix morceaux pour violoncelle et piano
1980

1 manuscript score (17 pages) + 1 manuscript part ; 36 cm
Alternate title: Delaunay stencils

Holograph (Photocopy).

"À Frances-Marie Uitti et Yvar Mikhashoff."

"Jan. 15, 1980, Solana Beach, Calif."--Colophon.

Contents: Pochoir Russe (Sonia Delaunay) -- Pochoir en jazz (Charles Delaunay) -- Pochoir aux fenêtres (Robert Delaunay).

4 040 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
The dwarf heart :soprano + piano : six songs
1987

1 manuscript score (40 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

"Six songs"--T.p.; "six" changed to "five."

"Dec. 3, 1987"--Colophon.

Includes markings: changes and additions.

Duration: circa 23:00.

Contents: The kiss -- How we danced -- Eighteen days without you (December 15) -- Seven times (from the death baby) -- The ambition bird -- Ringing the bells.

5 041 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Ecstatic pilgrimage. Celestial thrush
The celestial thrush (1988) : a cycle of twelve songs about music and birds : for soprano and piano
1988

1 score (59 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

Cycle 2 from the Ecstatic Pilgrimage.

Duration: circa 21:30.

Contents: I was a phoebe (9/13/88) -- The bird her punctual music brings (10/7/88) -- The earth has many keys (10/6/88) -- The bobolink is gone (9/22/88) -- A train went through a burial gate (10/5/88) -- I cannot dance upon my toes (10/4/88) -- Upon his saddle sprung a bird (10/2/88) -- Better--than music! (10/2/88) -- Bind me--I still can sing (9/28/88) -- Within my garden, rides a bird (9/28/88) -- Heart, not so heavy as mine (9/25/88) -- I shall keep singing! (9/28/88).

5 042 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Ecstatic pilgrimage. Celestial thrush
The celestial thrush :twelve songs about birds and music : for mezzo-soprano (or soprano) and piano
1996

1 score (43 leaves) ; 28 cm

Computer notated score.

Cycle 2 from the Ecstatic Pilgrimage.

Contents: I was a phoebe--nothing more (9/13/88) -- The bird her punctual music brings (10/7/88) -- The earth has many keys (10/6/88) -- The bobolink is gone (9/22/88) -- A train went through a burial gate (10/5/88) -- I cannot dance upon my toes (10/4/88) -- Upon his saddle sprung a bird (10/2/88) -- Better--than music!--For I--who heard it (10/2/88) -- Bind me--I still can sing (9/28/88) -- Within my garden rides a bird (9/28/88) -- Heart, not so heavy as mine (9/25/88) -- I shall keep singing! (9/28/88).

5 043 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Ecstatic pilgrimage. Childe Emilie
Childe Emilie :fourteen songs about memories and fantasies of childhood : for mezzo-soprano (or soprano) and piano
1996

1 score (41 pages) ; 28 cm

Computer notated score.

Cycle 1 from the Ecstatic Pilgrimage.

"For Rosalind Rees."

Contents: I was the slightest in the house (3/8/89) -- Through lane it lay--through bramble (4/1/89) -- It troubled me as once I was (4/2?/89) -- The child's faith is new (3/17/89) -- Softened by time's consummate plush (4/17/89) -- Papa above! (4/14/89) -- We talked as girls do (4/4/89) -- They shut me up in prose (3/19/89) -- I cried at pity--not at pain (3/12/89) -- Let us play yesterday (4/10/89) -- A loss of something ever felt I (3/31/89) -- Good morning--midnight (4/8/89) -- Up life's hill with my little bundle (5/11?/89) -- I'm ceded--I've stopped being theirs (7/15/89).

5 044 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Ecstatic pilgrimage. White diadem
Cycle V :the purple diadem (the poet speaks)
1989

1 score (26 leaves) ; 28 cm
Alternate title: Purple diadem
Alternate title: Poet speaks

Holograph (Photocopy).

Title from preliminary list of contents.

For high voice and piano.

Title later changed to the White diadem, which became Cycle 6 of the Ecstatic pilgrimage.

Contents: I reckon--when I count at all (7/5/89) -- I dwell in possibility (10/2/89) -- This was a poet (7/7/89) -- The poets light but lamps (7/9/89) -- I would not paint a picture (7/11/89) -- The martyr poets--did not tell (7/10/89) -- Shall I take thee--the poet said (7/12/89) -- To pile like thunder to its close (6/30/89) -- Me--come! My dazzled face (4/20/89).

5 045 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Ecstatic pilgrimage. White diadem. I dwell in possibility; arranged
I dwell in possibility :for baritone and guitar
1994

2 leaves of manuscript music ; 28 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

Originally for mezzo-soprano (or soprano) and piano as part of Cycle 6 (White diadem) of Ecstatic pilgrimage.

"1989/94."

5 046 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Ecstatic pilgrimage. White diadem. I reckon, when I count at all; arranged
I reckon--when I count at all :for baritone + guitar
1994

3 leaves of manuscript music ; 28 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

Originally for mezzo-soprano (or soprano) and piano, as part of Cycle 6 (White diadem) of Ecstatic pilgrimage.

"1989/94."

5 047 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Exequy :for string trio
1985

1 score (18 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Ink).

Originally issued as Scena cambiata, for trombone, viola and violoncello, 1980.

"In memory of Igor Stravinsky."

"July 13, 1985"--Colophon.

5 048 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Exequy :for string trio
1985

1 score (21 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

Originally issued as Scena Cambiata for trombone, viola, and violoncello, 1980.

"In memory of Igor Stravinsky."

"July 13, 1985"--Colophon.

Includes markings: changes and additions.

Contents: Recitativo -- Cavata -- Rice[r]car -- Corale -- Cadenza finale.

5 049 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Exequy :for string trio
1985

3 manuscript parts ; 35-38 cm

Holograph (Ink).

Title supplied by cataloger.

Originally issued as Scena cambiata, for trombone, viola and violoncello, 1980.

Parts incomplete; portions of score meant to be read by players from full score.

5 050 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Exequy :for string trio
1985

3 manuscript parts ; 36 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

Originally issued as Scena cambiata for trombone, viola, and violoncello, 1980.

Contents: Recitativo -- Cavata -- Ricercar -- Corale -- Cadenza finale.

5 051 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Pushkin romances. I loved you once
I loved you once
1952

1 manuscript score (2 leaves) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

Caption title.

Words by Alexander Pushkin.

For medium voice and piano.

The first of the composer's Three Pushkin romances.

5 051a Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Pushkin romances
Three Pushkin romances : voice + piano
1952

1 manuscript score ([11] pages) ; 25 cm
Alternate title: Pushkin romances

Manuscript (Photocopy).

Words by Alexander Pushkin.

Contents: I loved you once (July 27, 1952) -- Casual gift (August 18, 1952) -- I've lived to bury my desires (August 19, 1952).

5 051b Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Pushkin romances. I loved you once
 I loved you once
 1952  

1 ms. score (2 leaves) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

Words by Alexander Pushkin.

For medium voice and piano.

The first of the composer’s Three Pushkin romances.

5 052 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Immortality songs
Three immortality songs (1996) :for baritone and guitar
1996

1 manuscript score ([6] pages in various pagings) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Pencil).

"In memory of Jan DeGaetani"--Caption.

"Leucadia, CA, 1996"--Colophon.

Contents: That such have died enable us -- Extol thee--could I? -- I went to heaven.

5 053 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Immortality songs. Extol thee
Extol thee--could I? Then I will
1989

1 manuscript score (2 leaves) ; 28 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

No. 2 of Three immortality songs.

For medium voice and piano.

"7.21.89"--Colophon.

5 054 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
I went to heaven
1989

1 manuscript score (2 pages) ; 28 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

Caption title.

Words by Emily Dickinson.

For medium voice and piano.

"3.13.89"--Colophon.

5 055 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
In woods :1978 : for oboe, harp and percussion (one player)
1978

1 manuscript score (51 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Ozalid).

Photocopy of instrumentation page, with annotations by Jan Williams inserted.

"Composed for Nora Post, Mario Falco and Jan Williams and dedicated to Nils Vigeland"--Insert.

"January 3, 1978 - Pacific Palisades, California"--Colophon.

Duration: circa 23:00.

"Rental Library, Carl Fischer"--Sticker on cover.

Publisher no. 1713 from label on cover.

Contents: Murmurations -- Bird-clocks/Nightsinger -- Oracular -- (Branch) -- Crow omen -- In deep woods.

5 055b Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: In woods
Trio (1977-78) : oboe, harp, percussion
1978

1 manuscript score (29 leaves) ; 37 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

Incomplete.

Contents: Murmurations -- Bird-clocks/Nightsinger -- Oracular -- Branch -- Crow omen.

5 056 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
In woods :1978 : for oboe, harp and percussion (one player)
1978

1 manuscript score (50 pages) ; 28-36 cm

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

"Composed for Nora Post, Mario Falcao and Jan Williams and dedicated to Nils Vigeland"--Title page verso.

"January 3, 1978 - Pacific Palisades, CA"--Colophon.

"Rental Library, Carl Fischer, Inc ..."

Includes diagram of stage setup.

Duration: circa 23:00.

Contents: Murmurations -- Bird-clocks/Nightsinger -- Oracular -- (Branch) -- Crow omen -- In deep woods.

5 057 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
The last hour :settings of five Emily Dickinson poems for mixed chorus a cappella
1988

1 score (17 pages) ; 28 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

"In memory of Harriet Greif."

Duration: circa 9:00.

Contents: Tie the strings to my life, my lord (10.12.88) -- Dying in the night (10.14.88) -- If I can stop one heart from breaking (10.16.88) -- If I shouldn't be alive (10.17.88) -- This is my letter to the world (10.17.88).

5 058 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
A light piece =Un pezzo leggiero : for violin and piano
1948

1 manuscript score (14 pages) ; 35 cm
Alternate title: Pezzo leggiero

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

"To L.L.G."

"Composed May 3, 1945, revised June 13, 1948, New York City."

"May 3, 1945, June 13, 1948, New York"--Colophon.

5 059 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Lizzie in wonderland :four characteristic pieces for harp solo
1974

1 manuscript score (7 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

"Edited, fingered [by] Lucile Laurence"--Caption.

Includes performance markings.

"For Elizabeth Rosenthal."

"Gran Quivira, New Mexico, 3/15/74"--Colophon.

Contents: Prelude: "Who in the world am I?" -- Air: "Good-bye, poor little feet" -- March (Boots for Christmas): Lizzie's right foot, Esq., Hearthrug, Near the fender (with Lizzie's love) -- Jig: "But I can kick a little."

6 060 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Madrigals for a Roman lady
Four madrigals for a Roman lady :for mixed chorus a cappella
1965

1 score (22 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Score marked for performance.

"1955/65."

"Carl Fischer Rental Library"--Sticker on title page.

Contents: Kisses -- Elegy on her sparrow -- On her inconstancy -- Love's return.

6 061 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Magic water : a chamber opera in one act, six scenes
1978

1 score (b, 99 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

"Magic Water is based on N. Hawthorne's short story, Dr. Heidegger's Experiment"--Page b.

Duration: circa 14-15:00.

Includes markings: changes and additions.

"June 15, 1978 Solana Beach, California"--Colophon.

6 062 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Magic water. Vocal score
Magic water : a chamber opera in one act and six scenes
1978

1 manuscript vocal score (43 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Synopsis ([4] leaves) inserted.

"Based on Hawthorne's short story, Dr. Heidegger's Experiment"--Insert.

Duration: circa 15:00.

Includes markings: marked for performance, changes and additions to music and text.

"May 21, 1978 Del Mar, California"--Colophon.

6 063 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Martha through the looking-glass :three pieces for piano solo
1974

1 score (3 pages) ; 28 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

"Words in confidence from the composer to the performer"--Typescript leaf attached.

Duration: circa 5:00.

"Feb., 1974 Los Angeles, California."

Contents: The white knight -- "It's my own invention" -- The upside-down deal box.

6 064 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Martha through the looking-glass :three pieces for piano solo
1982

1 score (3 pages) ; 28 cm

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

"1175."

Duration: circa 5:00.

Contents: The white knight -- "It's my own invention" -- The upside-down deal box.

6 065 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Memento '51 :for vibraphone + bass
1995

1 score (9 pages) ; 36 cm
Alternate title: Memento 1951

Holograph (Photocopy).

"Commissioned by Naomi and Paul Pascal for their son David and their daughter-in-law Susan and dedicated to all four friends."--Prefatory page.

"6 Jan. 95 Leucadia, circa"--Colophon.

6 066 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
A mountain eulogy :from Peer Gynt : for speaker and chamber orchestra
1979

1 score (38 pages) ; 40 cm

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

"A Mountain Eulogy was commissioned by the State Arena Theatre for Paul Schmidt and Yvar Mikhashoff in memory of Vera Brynner"--Page preceding score.

Publisher no. from label on cover: 1539.

"Carl Fischer Rental Library"--Sticker on title page.

Duration: circa 16:00.

6 067 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Petals of Amaranth (1995) :ten pieces for viola and piano
1995

1 score (24 pages) ; 28 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

"These pieces are free transcriptions of ten of my Emily Dickinson songs, originally for mezzo-soprano and piano"--Prefatory page.

"March 28, 1995 Leucadia, CA"--Colophon.

Duration: circa 20:00.

Contents: That first day -- Too late, dear? -- Conversation in the grave -- The road of pain -- Ruby-lit heaven -- The death-fly -- Suicide! -- Madness? -- Ascension to the clouds -- The realm of you.

6 068 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Poems of M. Willieme
Three poems of M. Willieme :soprano + piano
1994

1 score (17 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

Title from manilla folder.

"Feb. 27, 1994 Leucadia, CA"--Colophon.

Contents: And all the air is still -- Bus tour: Boston in the rain -- In the celestial computer.

6 069 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Quartet, strings
String quartet
1983

4 parts ; 43 cm

Manuscript (Vellum).

Caption title.

6 069a Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Quartet, strings
String quartet
1983

4 parts ; 43 cm

Manuscript (Ozalid reproductions).

Parts extensively marked for performance.

6 069b Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Quartet, strings
Quartet (1938-1983)
1983

1 score (54 pages) ; 36 cm

Manuscript (Photocopy).

Caption title.

Changes to score marked in pencil and black ink.

End of Mvt. II: "11/25/82"; end of Mvt. III: "12.10.83."

Mvt. II (pages 43-54) copied as leaves on narrower paper.

Movements as marked on enclosing folder: 1. Fantasy, 2. Chorale, 3. Retrospective.

6 070 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Scena cambiata :for trombone, viola and violoncello
1980

1 score (17 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

"Commissioned by Yvar Mikhashoff for Cambiata, Inc., and dedicated to Liisa Van Duyts."

"Feb. 20, 1980/Buffalo, N.Y."--Colophon.

Contents: Recitativo -- Cavata -- Fuga -- Corale -- Cadenza.

6 071 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Scena cambiata (Sketches)
Scena cambiata :for viola, cello and trombone : sketches 1980
1980

1 score [22] pages ; 36 cm

Holograph (Pencil).

6 072 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
So well, that I can live without
198-?

1 score (1 leaf) ; 28 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

Words by Emily Dickinson.

For medium voice and piano.

6 073 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Sonatas, piano
Sonata in one movement for piano solo :1951-55
1966

1 score (16 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Includes markings: changes and additions.

"To Francis Thorne."

"To Mr. Leo Smit for corrections, 7/6/66."

"Ok for engraving, 4/14/66."

6 074 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Sonatas, piano (4 hands)
Piano sonata, four hands
1987

1 score (41 leaves) ; 36 cm

Manuscript (partially ink, part photocopy).

Contains corrections: score prepared by more than one person.

"8-9-87"--Colophon.

Contents: Pastoral -- Scherzo -- Romanza -- Intermezzo -- Fuga finale.

6 075 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Sonatas, cello
Sonata for solo cello
1982

1 score (27 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

"For Roger Lebow."

"For Roger, with affection from Leo 1.8.83"--Crossed out on title page.

"7.14.82 Del Mar, CA"--Colophon.

Duration: circa 20:00.

Score contains markings, including changes, bowings, fingerings, and tempo indications.

6 076 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Sonatas, cello
Sonata for solo cello
1982

1 score (18 pages) ; 28 cm

Computer-notated music.

"For Roger Lebow"--Caption.

"7/14/82 Del Mar, CA"--Colophon.

7 077 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Songs and refrains. Selections
Songs and refrains
1961

1 score ([5] pages) ; 36-37 cm

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

For unison chorus; acc. for electric guitar, or harp/piano.

"August 1961."

Song four is missing.

Contents: Minueto ven admirony (March of the grapes) -- Es tortific dogma texture (The wonderful crocodile) -- Lova, ah lova (My planet) -- A message for you.

7 078 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
 Songs of wonder : for high voice and piano / poems by Beth Frost
 1976 

1 manuscript score ([9] pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

Includes composer’s note.

"For Lynne Milstein"--T.p.

Duration 4:30.

Contents: Untold wonders -- The horizons of time -- A magic starry night.

7 079 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Songs of wonder :for high voice and piano
1976

1 score (9 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Includes composer's note.

Includes markings: changes and additions.

"Aug. 29, 1976"--Colophon.

"For Lynne Milstein."

T.p. bears Carl Fischer label.

Contents: Untold wonders -- The horizons of time -- A magic starry night.

7 080 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Songs of wonder; arr.
 The flute of wonder : three pieces for flute and piano
 1983

1 manuscript score (9 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

Originally for voice and piano.

"Dec. 31, 1983"--Colophon.

Duration 4:30.

7 081 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Songs of wonder; arranged
The flute of wonder :three pieces for flute and piano
1983

1 manuscript score (9 pages) ; 37 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

Originally for voice and piano.

Derived from Songs of Wonder score: flute part taped over voice part, words removed with white-out.

"Dec. 31, 1983"--Colophon.

Duration 4:30.

Contents: Untold wonders -- The horizons of time -- A magic starry night.

7 082 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Songs of wonder; arranged
The flute of wonder :three pieces for flute and piano
1983

1 manuscript part ; 37 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

Originally for voice and piano.

"Dec. 31, 1983"--Colophon.

Duration 4:30.

Contents: Untold wonders -- The horizons of time -- A magic starry night.

7 083 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Symphonies, no. 1
Symphony no. 1 in E♭ for orchestra
1955

1 score (155 pages) ; 38 cm

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Includes markings: changes and additions.

"Dedicated to the memory of Serge and Natalie Koussevitzky"--Title page verso.

"Commissioned by the Koussevitzky Music Foundation for the League of Composers' 30th anniversary"--Title page verso.

"Awarded New York Music Critics Circle Prize as the best orchestral work by an American composer played during the season 1956-57"--Title page verso.

"June 30, 1955"--Colophon.

Duration 25:30.

7 084 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Symphonies, no. 2
Symphony no. 2 in six movements
1965

1 score (80 pages) ; 45 cm

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Includes small number of Smit's markings.

"Commissioned by Norman Rosenthal for his wife Janice"--Title page verso.

"Jan. 12, 1965"--Colophon.

Duration 17:00.

7 085 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Symphony of dances and songs :for orchestra
1981

1 score (146 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

Includes small number of Smit's markings.

Includes composer's notes: 5 leaves inserted.

"Commissioned by the United States International Communication Agency for the joint American-Yugoslav celebration of the centenary (1881-1981) of diplomatic relations."

"9/12/81"--Colophon.

Duration: circa 29:00.

Contents: Psalms -- Potpourri -- Spirituals -- Kolo -- Memorial/Benediction.

7 086 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
There's a certain slant of light
1990

1 score (3 leaves) ; 28 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

Caption title.

Includes small number of Smit's markings.

Words by Emily Dickinson.

"1/22/90"--Colophon.

7 087 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Thinngs all over; arr.
Thinngs [sic] all over : for voice, oboe and piano
1983

1 score (5 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

"Nov. 4, 1983"--Colophon.

7 088 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Thomas Jefferson : a narrative monodrama for baritone and piano
1988

1 score (31 pages) ; 39 cm

Holograph (Pencil).

"12.23.88, Leucadia, CA"--Colophon.

7 089 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Toccata, piano
Toccata for solo piano :1984
1984

1 score (13 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

"Commissioned by, composed for, and dedicated to Yvar Mikhashoff."

"2.5.84"--Colophon.

7 090 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Toccata, piano
Toccata (1984) : piano solo
1984

1 score (13 pages) ; 35 cm

Cover title.

Holograph (Photocopy).

Includes markings: additions, words from Upon my garden, rides a bird, an Emily Dickinson poem written above music.

"2.5.84, Buffalo, NY"--Colophon.

8 091 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
A transient view :five choruses [for] unison, two, three and four equal voices unaccompanied
1967

1 manuscript chorus score (17 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Includes markings: additions, changes, tempo markings.

Composer's notes (5 pages) inserted.

"July - August/1967, Los Angeles, Calif."

"Doubleday & Co., Inc ..."

Duration: 7:20.

Contents: The patron's list (variations) -- The unripe day (canon) -- Saint Valentine (antiphony) -- Monday's journey (solfeggietto) -- That far away country (requiem).

8 092 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Trumpeter swan : a cycle of five songs for soprano and piano
1987

1 score (9 pages) ; 36 cm

Includes composer's note.

"March 22, 1985"--Colophon.

Contents: Trumpeter swan -- Mirror -- Homework blues -- Dreams -- Invention.

8 093 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Trumpeter swan :five songs for a little girl
1985

1 score (13 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

"March 22, 1985"--Colophon.

Contents: Trumpeter swan -- Mirror -- Homework blues -- Dreams -- Invention.

8 094 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Trumpeter swan :five songs for a little girl : voice and piano
1987

1 score (9 pages) ; 36 cm

"This work is a vocal transformation of the composer's piano solo, Five pieces for young people"--Composer's note.

"March 22, 1985"--Colophon.

Contents: Trumpeter swan -- Mirror -- Homework blues -- Dreams -- Invention.

8 095 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Tzadik, instrumental ensemble
Tzadik : maker of miracles : for twelve players (four trios)
1983

1 score (92 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

Originally for piano trio.

Score marked for performance.

Includes composer's note.

Duration: circa 17:00.

"Dec. 1983"--Colophon.

8 096 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Tzadik, saxophones (4)
Tzadik :for saxophone quartet
1983

1 score (34 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

"Commissioned by and dedicated to the Amherst Saxophone Quartet."

Includes composer's note.

Includes markings: changes, additions, tempo markings.

"July 30, 1983, Buffalo, NY"--Colophon.

8 097 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Tzway =Two : 1935 : for voice and piano
1983

1 score (13 pages) ; 36 cm
Alternate title: Two

Holograph (Photocopy).

Words in Yiddish and English.

"Tzway: soprano, piano"--Cover.

Includes composer's note.

"December 1935, New York City"--Colophon.

8 098 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Under a tender moon :for soprano, French horn (F), viola, and harp
1990

1 score (21 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

Score marked for performance.

Poem also printed as text preceding score.

"Commissioned by the New York State Music Teachers Association, 1990."

"September 25, 1990, Buffalo, NY"--Colophon.

8 099 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Variations, piano, orchestra
Variations
1981

11 parts ; 32 cm

Master parts on vellum.

For piano and orchestra.

Caption title.

Piano part wanting.

8 100 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Virginia sampler : a ballet for orchestra
1960

1 score (100 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Holograph pages inserted: pages 32, 34, 35 recomposed in ink.

Includes markings: changes, additions, and performance indications.

"Feb. 25, 1960"--Colophon.

Contents: Introduction -- The town -- The townspeople -- Jig (kid sister) -- Gentlemen's eccosaise -- Waltz and carousel (the lovers) -- The unidentified lady -- March for a beloved general.

8 101 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Virginia sampler; arranged
Virginia sampler : a ballet arranged for two pianos by the composer
1959

1 manuscript score (40 pages) ; 33 cm

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Includes markings: changes and additions.

"1167"--Number on cover.

"March 10, 1959, Los Angeles"--Colophon.

"Rental Library, Carl Fischer, Inc."--Label on cover.

8 102 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Yerma : a ballet from the play by Garcia Lorca
1946

1 score (38 pages) ; 39 cm

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

For piano, bassoon, flute, trumpet (B♭).

Includes markings: changes and additions.

"June, 1946."

"To Valerie Bettis."

"June 12, 1946, New York City, Leo Smit"--Colophon.

8 103 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Yerma : a ballet from the play by Garcia Lorca
1946

1 score (38 pages) ; 39 cm + 3 parts ; 32 cm

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

For bassoon, flute, trumpet(B♭).

Includes indications for expanded instrumentation in score and page following score.

Score includes markings: changes and additions.

Trumpet part includes markings: changes.

"June, 1946."

"To Valerie Bettis."

"First performance: June 25, 1946, New York City"--Title page verso.

"June 12, 1946, New York City, Leo Smit"--Colophon.

8 104 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Yerma
1946

3 parts ; 33 cm

Manuscript (Vellum).

Parts for bassoon, flute, and trumpet (B♭).

Ballet, based on a play by F. García Lorca

II    Arrangements and editions of works by other composers, 1940-1987
Item 105-123

Arranged alphabetically by name of composer of original piece.

Box Item Contents
9 105 Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990
Uniform title: Age of anxiety; arr.
The age of anxiety : symphony no. 2 for piano and orchestra (after W. H. Auden)
New York: G. Schirmer, 1950

1 score (91 pages) ; 31 cm

Orchestra part arranged for second piano by Leo Smit.

Program by composer on t.p. verso.

Two photocopies of pages 87-94 from 1966 rev. version inserted.

Contents: Prologue -- Seven ages -- Seven stages -- Dirge -- Masque -- Epilogue.

9 106  Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990
Uniform title: Age of anxiety; arr.
 The age of anxiety : symphony no. 2 for piano and orchestra (after W.H. Auden)
New York : Amberson Enterprises ; G. Schirmer, 1966

1 score (94 pages) ; 31 cm

Revised version; orchestra part arranged for second piano by Leo Smit

Duration: 30:00

Contents: Prologue -- Seven ages -- Seven stages -- Dirge -- Masque -- Epilogue.

9 107 Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990
Uniform title: West Side story. Selections; arranged
Four movements from West Side story
1968

1 score (20 leaves) ; 32 cm
Alternate title: West Side story

Caption title.

Excerpts from the musical.

"Second proof Feb 20 1968"--Stamp in caption.

"Corrections pg. 4, 5, 7, 16, 17, 20"--Inscription in margin of leaf 2.

Negative print - white text on blue background.

Publisher's no.: Ed. 2765.

Contents: Jets -- Jump -- Cha-cha -- Cool.

9 108 Haieff, Alexei, 1914-1994
 Unidentified work / Haieff ; Smit.
196-?

1 manuscript score (1 leaf) ; 36 cm

Possibly co-composed by Leo Smit.

Manuscript (Photocopy)

For solo instrument and piano.

9 109 Kabalevsky, Dmitry Borisovich, 1904-1987
Uniform title: Concertos, piano, orchestra, no. 2, op. 23; arranged
Concerto no. 2 in G minor, op. 23, for piano and orchestra
New York : Leeds Music Corp. , 1946

1 score (80 pages) ; 30 cm

Reduction for two pianos; edited with special annotations by Leo Smit.

9 110 Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886
Uniform title: Czardas, piano (1884). Csárdás obstiné; arranged
Csárdás obstiné (1884) :for wind quintet
1985

1 manuscript score (19 pages) ; 28 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

Originally for piano.

"Feb. 10, 1985"--Colophon.

"For Sabrina Zolte"--Caption.

Wanting pages 17-18.

Photocopy of original piano version of work (leaves 38-48) inserted.

9 111 Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886
Uniform title: Czardas, piano (1884). Csárdás obstiné; arranged
Csárdás obstiné
1985

5 manuscript parts ; 32 cm

Manuscript (Ink).

Originally for piano; arr. for woodwind quintet.

9 112 MacDowell, Edward, 1860-1908
Uniform title: Piano music. Selections; arranged
Three pieces by Edward MacDowell : arranged for oboe and piano
1983

1 manuscript score (13 pages) ; 29 cm
Alternate title: Pieces by Edward MacDowell

Holograph (Photocopy).

"June 6, 1983"--Colophon.

Contents: The brook, op. 43, no. 1 -- To a wild rose, op. 51, no. 1 -- From Uncle Remus, op. 51, no. 7.

9 113 Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847
Uniform title: Präludien und Fugen, piano, op. 35. Nr. 5; arranged
Praeludium et fuga no. 5 in fa minore for 2 vlns, 2 vlas and vc
1974

1 manuscript score (13, 4, 16 pages) ; 24-26 x 36 cm
Alternate title: Title on envelope: Prelude & fugue no. 5 in f minor, transcription for small ensemble

Holograph (Pencil).

Originally for piano; arr. for two instrumentations. Praeludium: for 2 oboes, English horn, bassoon, 4 horns, 2 violins, 2 violas, violoncello; Fuga: for 2 violins, 2 violas, violoncello.

Includes two versions of the praeludium: the first (13 pages) for winds and strings; the second (4 pages) for string quintet, incomplete.

"7/22, 23/74."

9 114 Morton, Jelly Roll, -1941
Uniform title: Big foot ham; arranged
Big foot ham :1923
1984

1 manuscript score (17 pages) + 4 parts ; 35 cm

Originally for piano.

Holograph (Photocopy); Vellum ink masters of parts.

Duration: circa 15:00.

At end: May 31, 1984.

10 115 Porter, Cole, 1891-1964
Uniform title: Songs. Selections; arranged
Red, hot and Cole :8 songs
1987

1 manuscript score (102 pages) ; 36 cm

"Commissioned by the Eastman School of Music."

Contents: At long last love -- Find me a primitive man -- Cherry pies ought to be you -- Fresh as a daisy -- Goodbye, little dream, goodbye -- Where, oh where -- You don't remind me -- Ridin' high.

10 116 Porter, Cole, 1891-1964
Uniform title: Songs. Selections; arranged
Red, hot and Cole :8 songs
1987

1 manuscript score (5, 13 pages) ; 36 cm

For oboe, percussion, and strings; vocal part not indicated.

Contains only two songs.

"8.87"--End of Cherry pies.

Contents: Cherry pies [ought to be you] -- [Find me] a primitive man.

10 117 Porter, Cole, 1891-1964
Uniform title: Songs. Selections; arranged
Red, hot & Cole
1987

5 manuscript parts ; 28 cm
Alternate title: Red, hot and Cole

Title from envelope.

Song no. 3 (Cherry pies ought to be you) wanting.

String parts only (Smit arranged the songs for oboe/English horn, string orchestra, and percussion).

Contents: At long last love -- Find me a primitive man -- Fresh as a daisy -- Goodbye, little dream, goodbye -- Where, oh where -- You don't remind me -- Ridin' high.

10 118 Porter, Cole, 1891-1964
Uniform title: Songs. Selections; arranged
Love songs without words :for woodwind quintet
1974?

1 manuscript score (48 leaves) ; 28 cm

For flute or alto flute, oboe or English horn, clarinet, horn, and bassoon.

"Rental library, Carl Fischer, Inc."

"9/13/74, Bflo., N.Y."--Colophon.

Contents: At long last love -- Find me a primitive man -- Use your imagination -- Ridin' high.

10 119 Porter, Cole, 1891-1964
Uniform title: Songs. Selections; arranged
At long last love ;Find me a primitive man ; Use your imagination ; Ridin' high
1974?

1 manuscript score (3, 4, 6 pages) ; 25 x 36 cm

For flute or alto flute, oboe or English horn, clarinet, horn, and bassoon.

"8/28/74"--At end of 2nd song; "8/29/74"--at end of 3rd song.

Additional 4 leaves of sketches inserted.

Contents: At long last love -- Find me a primitive man -- Use your imagination -- Ridin' high.

10 120 Porter, Cole, 1891-1964
Uniform title: Songs. Selections; arranged
Cole Porter songs : arranged for small ensemble
1974

1 manuscript score (various pagings) ; 25 x 35 cm

Title from envelope.

Contents: At long last love -- Find me a primitive man (8/24/74) -- Use your imagination (8/13/74) -- Ridin' high (8/14/74) -- It's bad for me -- Do I love you? -- You don't remind me [incomplete?] -- You're sensational (8/15/74) -- Goodbye, little dream, goodbye (8/14/74).

10 121 Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856
Uniform title: Romances, oboe, piano, op. 94; arranged
Three romances, op. 94 : for oboe solo and orchestra
1977

1 manuscript score (25 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Pencil).

Originally for oboe (or violin) and piano; accompaniment arranged for orchestra.

10 122 Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971
Uniform title: Jeu de cartes. Danse finale; arranged
Finale : the triumph of the hearts : from Jeu de cartes (1936)
1950

1 score (10 pages) ; 35 cm
Alternate title: Triumph of the hearts
Alternate title: Finale from Jeu de cartes

Originally for orchestra; arranged for piano.

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

"January 17, 1950, Elmsford, NY"--End of score.

10 123 Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971
Uniform title: Vesna svi︠a︡shchennai︠a︡. Velikai︠a︡ svi︠a︡shchennai︠a︡ pli︠a︡ska; arranged
Danse sacrale : from Le sacre du printemps
194-?

[10] pages of music ; 32 cm

Holograph (Pencil).

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11 124 Bartók, Béla, 1881-1945
Uniform title: Sonatas, pianos (2), percussion
Sonata for two pianos and percussion
1942

2 scores (96 pages) + 1 part (24 pages) ; 31 cm

For 2 pianos, 3 timpani, xylophone, side drum with snares, side drum without snares, cymbal suspended, pair of cymbals, bass drum, triangle, tam-tam.

"This work exists in two versions--the first, as in the present score, Sonata for two pianos and percussion; the second, with an orchestral accompaniment, entitled Concerto for two pianos with orchestra. The piano parts in the orchestral version differ in some instances from the version without orchestra. These passages are printed in small type [underneath the corresponding parts in the version without orchestra]"--Page [3].

Duration: circa 24:30.

Pl. nos.: B. & H. 8675, B. & H. 8816.

Score marked with performance indications by Leo Smit. Markings reflect preparation of the piece by Smit with the composer.

11 125 Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
Uniform title: Fantasien, piano, mixed voices, orchestra, op. 80, C minor
Chor-Fantasie für Klavier, Chor und Orchester, op. 80
 Wiesbaden : Breitkopf & Härtel, [19--]

Solo piano part (pages 1-3); orchestral score (pages 4-56)

Part prepared for performance by Leo Smit; includes additional photocopied inserts and markings.

Program from Oct. 1978 Brockport Keyboard Festival inserted.

11 126 Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
Uniform title: Piano music. Selections
Various piano works : including bagatelles complete, rondo a cappriccio, various preludes and phantasy
197-?

1 score (103 pages) ; 31 cm.

Includes thematic index.

Contents: Seven bagatelles, op. 33 --Two preludes, op. 39 --Two rondos, op. 51 --Phantasy, op. 77 --Polonaise, op. 89 --Eleven new bagatelles, op. 119 --Six bagatelles, op. 126 --Rondo a capriccio, op. 129 --Andante --Praeludium --Rondo.

11 127 Fauré, Gabriel, 1845-1924
Uniform title: Elegy, violoncello, piano, op. 24
Elegy, for cello and piano, opus 24 / [edited by] Leonard Rose
New York : International Music Co., 1977

1 score (8 pages) + 1 part (1 leaf) ; 31 cm

Marked for performance by Leo Smit.

11 128 Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937
 Histoires naturelles / paroles de Jules Renard
Paris : A. Durand ; Philadelphia, Pa. : Elkan Vogel, [1956], 1907  

1 score (23 pages) ; 32 cm

Vocal part marked for performance

11 129 Rorem, Ned, 1923-
 Snake / [text by] Theodore Roethke
New York : Henmar Press: Sole selling agents, C.F. Peters, 1963  

1 score (5 pages) ; 30 cm

For medium voice and piano.

Marked for performance by Leo Smit.

11 130 Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971
Uniform title: Ragtime; arranged
Rag-time : for eleven instruments
1920

1 score (12 pages) ; 31 cm

Caption title.

Marked for performance by Leo Smit.

Photocopy (Schott Pl. no. 30929) of Hindemith's Ragtime, from his piano suite "1922", inserted.

11 131 Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893
Uniform title: Sonatas, piano, op. 37, G major
 Sonate pour piano seul, op. 37
Moscou : P. Jurgenson, [1879]

51 pages of music ; 34 cm

Marked for performance by Leo Smit

11 132 Weber, Carl Maria von, 1786-1826
Uniform title: Concertos, piano, orchestra, no. 2, op. 32, E♭ major; arranged
Conzert, Es dur, für Pianoforte und Orchester, op. 32
between 1903 and 1941

1 score (39 pages) ; 34 cm.

Marked for performance by Leo Smit.

Inserted: 1st movement cadenza from "C. M. v. Weber's Clavierconcerte mit Orchesterbegleitung ... bearbeitet und Herrn Ernst Ferdinand Menzel ... hochachtungsvoll gewidmet von Hans von Bülow." Bartholf Senff pl. no. 904.905.

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12 133 Allanbrook, Douglas.
Uniform title: New American preludes
Five new American preludes : to the great American jazz singer Peggy Lee
1990

1 score (15 pages) ; 35 cm
Alternate title: New American preludes
Alternate title: American preludes

For piano.

Cover title.

Reproduction of manuscript (copyist: Christina T. Davidson).

Contents: Casually -- Dry & rhythmic: somewhat off-hand -- Slow & heartfelt -- Flowing -- Perky and then passionate.

12 134 Allanbrook, Douglas.
Uniform title: Night pieces
Five night pieces : for piano
198-?

1 score (38 pages) ; 28 cm
Alternate title: Night pieces

For piano.

Cover title.

Reproduction of copyist's manuscript

Contents: Night garden -- Night sky -- Night alarms -- Night birds -- Night patrol.

12 135 Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990
Uniform title: Anniversaries. Selections
16 [i.e. 18] anniversaries
1989?

1 score (38 unnumbered pages) ; 28 cm
Alternate title: Anniversaries

Caption title.

Compiled by Leo Smit.

Marked for performance by Leo Smit.

Includes three copies of "For Leo Smit": 2 photocopies of the composer's holograph score and 1 photocopy of the score as published by Jalni Publications, 1989. This latter score bears an inscription from the composer to Leo Smit.

Included: 2 photocopies of an inscription from the composer to Leo Smit and 1 photocopy of a handwritten note from Bernstein to Smit.

Contents: For Aaron Copland -- For Johnny Mehegan -- For Lukas Foss -- For David Diamond -- For William Schuman -- For Paul Bowles -- In memoriam: Alfred Eisner -- For my sister, Shirley -- In memoriam: Nathalie Koussevitzky -- For Elizabeth B. Ehrman -- For Felicia Montealegre -- For Sergei Koussevitzky -- For Helen Coates -- For Elizabeth Rudolf -- For Sandy Gellhorn -- For Susanna Kyle -- For Leo Smit -- For my daughter, Nina.

12 136  Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990
Uniform title: Tender land. Promise of living. Vocal score
 The promise of living : quintet from "The tender land," : arranged for mixed chorus with piano duet accompaniment
[New York] : Boosey & Hawkes, 1954  

1 vocal score (19 pages) ; 27 cm

Bears inscription from the composer to Leo Smit

12 136a Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990
Uniform title: Tender land. Vocal score
The tender land: opera in three acts
[New York] : Boosey & Hawkes, 1956

1 vocal score (203 pages) ; 31 cm

Title page bears inscription from Aaron Copland to Leo Smit, April 1956

12 137  Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990
Uniform title: Sonatas, violin, piano
Sonata for violin and piano
London : Boosey & Hawkes, 1944

1 score (33 pages) and 1 part ; 30 cm

Inscription from the composer to Leo Smit (1981) on t.p.

12 138  Del Tredici, David
Uniform title: Scherzo, piano, 4 hands
 Scherzo for piano, four hands
[United States] : Boosey and Hawkes, 1975  

1 score (15 pages) ; 31 cm

Bears inscription from the composer to Leo Smit

12 139  Kolb, Barbara
Appello : for piano
[New York] : Boosey & Hawkes, [1978]  

1 score (17 pages) ; 31 cm

 Bears inscription from the composer to Leo Smit

12 140 Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991
     Echoes from Austria, for piano New York : Rongwen Music, [1959]  

1 score (12 pages) ; 31 cm

 Bears inscription from the composer to Leo Smit

12 141 Kubik, Gail, 1914-1984
Uniform title: Heure des adieux
L'heure des adieux, ou Mieux, d'au-revoir
1968

1 score (2 leaves) ; 35 cm
Alternate title: Heure des adieux
Alternate title: Mieux, d'au-revoir

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

For piano.

Caption title.

"To the memory of Pope John XXIII."

"12 Juin, 1963, Paris"--Colophon.

12 142 Shapero, Harold, 1920-2013
Uniform title: Happy birthday Mister La Sol
Happy birthday Mr. La Sol : to Leo Smit
1987

1 score (3 leaves) ; 28 cm
Alternate title: Happy birthday Mister La Sol

For piano.

Title from inscription in caption.

Includes 4 photocopies of holograph of score dated December 15, 1987 at end of score.

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12 143 Vivaldi, Antonio, 1678-1741
Uniform title: Concertos. Selections
 Quattro concerti : autografi della Sächsische Landesbibliothek di Dresda
Siena : Accademia musicale chigiana, 1949

1 score (Facsims. of holographs)

Bears inscription by Leo Smit

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12 144 Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990
Uniform title: Songs. Selections
Lenny memorial :5.29.91, Los Angeles
1991

1 folder ; 28 cm

For voice and piano.

Contents: I hate music. I: My mother says that babies come in bottles ; II: Jupiter has seven moons -- III: I hate music -- Silhouette -- Piccola serenata -- Somewhere -- I am easily assimilated : from Candide -- I feel pretty -- Tonight -- What a terrible movie : [from Trouble in Tahiti] -- Make our garden grow : from Candide.

13 145 Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990
Uniform title: Billy the Kid. Selections; arranged
Billy the Kid
1938

2 manuscript scores (63 pages) ; 38 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

Excerpts from ballet originally for orchestra, arr. for 2 pianos.

Caption title.

Duration: circa 34:00.

Score marked with orchestration.

Both scores marked by Leo Smit for performance.

At end: Finis July-Sept. 1938 Paris, New York, Peterboro, N.H.

Contents: Introduction. The open prairie -- Scene Ia. Street in a frontier town -- Billy's variation -- Scene IIa. The card game -- Scene IIb. The battle -- Scene IIc. Macabre dance -- Scene IId. Billy in prison -- Scene IIIc. Capture and death of Billy -- Scene IIId. Pieta -- Coda.

13 146 Porter, Cole, 1891-1964
Uniform title: Songs. Selections
Ten songs
1974

10 scores ; 28-36 cm

Accompanied by typescript (1 leaf) list of Porter songs, captioned "Manuscripts, ozilids given to Mr. Leo Smith [sic], May 17, 1974."

Contents: You don't remind me -- Pick me up and lay me down -- What a fair things is a woman -- The perfume of love -- Why should I trust you? -- The ragtime pipes of Pan -- Slow sinks the sun -- We're on the road to Athens -- Midsummer night -- Mysteriously.

13 147 Raksin, David.
Uniform title: Songs. Selections
Sixteen songs
1989

16 scores ; 28-37 cm

Date from postage on envelope.

Contents: The bad and the beautiful : theme of the M-G-M film / words by Dory Langdon -- How shall we begin? : from the Paramount picture Too late blues : publication version / lyric by Jay Livingston, Ray Evans -- I wish : from If the shoe fits, musical / words by June Carroll -- If you remember me / words, Ben Perry -- Lonely rider : from the Paramount picture Will Penny / words by Robert Wells -- Love has many faces / lyric by Mack David -- Mirror, mirror, mirror : theme from A Big hand for the little lady / lyric by Johnny Mercer -- My business man : [from] If the shoe fits / words by June Carroll -- Slowly : from the 20th Century Fox production Fallen angel / lyric by Kermit Goell -- Some days seem so beautiful : from the film Glass houses / lyric, Arthur Hamilton -- Sometimes I wonder what I'm doing here -- Sylvia : as sung by Paul Anka in the Paramount picture Sylvia / words by Paul Francis Webster -- Tell me that you love me -- That's loneliness : theme of the Paramount film Too late blues : original title as used in film: A song after sundown / lyric by Jay Livingston, Ray Evans.

VII    Additional scores received after original processing was completed, circa 1900-2016
Item 149-185

These scores were received as gifts after the original processing and item cataloging was completed. They consist of scores of Smit's compositions as well as scores by other composers, either marked by him for performance or inscribed by the composers to Smit.

Arranged in order of receipt, then arranged within batches by either composer name or by title, with Smit's compositions first.

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13 148 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Love is a sickness
[1947]

1 manuscript score (Ozalid copy)

Gift of Sarah Whittaker Peters (Leo Smit was Sarah's piano teacher at Sarah Lawrence College in the 1950s). "Dedicated to Art and Sally". Score faded to extent that it is no longer fully legible.

14 149 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Alchemy of love. Act I. Vocal score
The alchemy of love : a comic opera in three acts. Act I / libretto by Fred Hoyle
1968

1 manuscript vocal score (a-b, 94 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Score includes several markings: additions and changes to text.

14 150 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Alchemy of love. Act III. Vocal score
The alchemy of love, or, The daemon servant's retribution : a comic opera in three acts. Act III / libretto by Fred Hoyle ; music by Leo Smit
1960

1 manuscript vocal score (pages 173-307) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

At end of score: Oct. 20, 1960, Los Angeles.

14 151 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Caedmon. Vocal score
Caedmon, according to the Venerable Bede : a cantata for 3 solo voices, male chorus and orchestra : 1952-72 / words by Anthony Hecht
1972

1 manuscript vocal score (60 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Inscribed by Smit to Menise Smith.

Text mostly in English; opening chorus in Latin.

Acc. originally for orchestra.

14 152 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Capriccio, string orchestra
Capriccio for string orchestra
1958

1 manuscript score (41 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Composer's typescript note affixed to verso of front cover page.

Contains performance markings.

At end of score: February 27, 1958, West Hollywood.

14 153 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Ecstatic pilgrimage. Beyond circumference. After great pain, a formal feeling comes; arr.
After great pain, a formal feeling comes
1990?

1 manuscript score (7 leaves) ; 31 x 38 cm

Holograph (Pencil)

Text by Emily Dickinson.

Originally for voice and piano; accompaniment arranged for instrumental ensemble.

Possibly incomplete.

14 154 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Ecstatic pilgrimage. Childe Emilie. I cried at pity, not at pain; arr.
I cried at pity, not at pain
1990

1 manuscript score (9 leaves) ; 31 x 38 cm

Holograph (Pencil)

Text by Emily Dickinson.

Originally for voice and piano; accompaniment arranged for instrumental ensemble.

15 155 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Ecstatic pilgrimage. Childe Emilie. Let us play yesterday; arr.
Let us play yesterday
1990?

1 manuscript score (13 leaves) ; 31 x 38 cm

Holograph (Pencil)

Text by Emily Dickinson.

Originally for voice and piano; accompaniment arranged for instrumental ensemble.

15 156 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Ecstatic pilgrimage. Childe Emilie. Up life's hill; arr.
Up life's hill
1990

1 manuscript score (1 leaf) ; 31 x 38 cm

Holograph (Pencil)

Text by Emily Dickinson.

Originally for voice and piano; accompaniment arranged for instrumental ensemble.

15 157 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Ecstatic pilgrimage. Childe Emilie. We talked as girls do; arr.
We talked as girls do
1990

1 manuscript score (6 leaves) ; 31 x 38 cm

Holograph (Pencil)

Text by Emily Dickinson.

Originally for voice and piano; accompaniment arranged for instrumental ensemble.

15 158 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: If I can stop one heart from breaking
If I can stop one heart from breaking / words by Emily Dickinson
1993

1 leaf of music ; 28 cm

Photocopy of Hymn 292 from Singing the living tradition, a Unitarian hymnal.

15 159 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Motets
Four motets for two flues, voice and violin
1955

2 manuscript scores (6 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Ozalid)

At end of score: May 1955, N.Y.C.

Translated from German folk lyrics by Sylvia Wright; one copy has an alternative translation added in pencil.

Content: Wake up, my love -- Oh Katharine, dearest -- Venus, you and your son -- Oh Mother, tell me how to die.

15 160 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Quartet, strings
Quartet for strings (1938/83)
1983

1 manuscript score (54 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Photocopy)

Marked with changes.

Label on verso of front cover: Commissioned by and dedicated to the Camenae Quartet.

At end of score: 12.10.83.

15 161 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Sequence
Sequence : three songs for voice and piano (1959/65) / poems by Theodore Roethke
1965

1 manuscript score (9, 5, 9 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Ozalid copy)

Contents: In a dark time -- In evening air -- Sequel.

15 162 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Sequence. In a dark time; arr.
Sequence. I. In a dark time
1965

1 manuscript score (13 pages) ; 25 x 36 cm

Holograph (Pencil)

Text by Theodore Roethke not entered on score.

Originally for voice and piano; accompaniment arranged for instrumental ensemble: flute, clarinet, horn, trumpet; trombone, harp, violin, violoncello.

15 163 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Symphony of dances and songs for orchestra
1981

1 score (149 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

Marked for performance.

15 164 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Thinngs all over
Thinngs all over : for soprano and piano
1983

1 score (5 pages) ; 36 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

Text by Carla Rodman.

Inscribed by Smit to Jan DeGaetani.

Marked with changes, including the ending.

"Nov. 4, 1983"--Colophon.

15 165 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Thinngs all over; arr.
Thinngs all over : for voice, oboe and piano
1983

1 score (5 pages) ; 35 cm

Holograph (Photocopy).

"Nov. 4, 1983"--Colophon.

Inscribed by Smit to "Jan and Phil".

15 166 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Uniform title: Virginia sampler; arr.
Virginia sampler : a ballet arranged for two pianos by the composer
1977

1 manuscript score (40 pages) ; 36 cm

Manuscript (Ozalid copy).

"March 10, 1959, Los Angeles"--Colophon.

"Rental Library, Carl Fischer, Inc."--Label on cover.

16 167 Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Yerma : a ballet from the play by Garcia Lorca
1946

1 score (38 pages) ; 38 cm + 3 parts ; 32 cm

Score: Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Parts for bassoon, flute, trumpet(B♭), all marked for performance.

"June 12, 1946, New York City, Leo Smit"--Colophon.

16 168 Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990
Uniform title: Second hurricane. Selections; arr.
Piano partita from The Second hurricane, arranged for piano solo by Leo Smit
1968

1 manuscript score (13 pages) ; 35 cm

Holograph (Pencil)

Duration: 12 min.

At end of score: 6/18/68, Los Angeles

Contents: Overture -- Gyp's song -- Two willow hill -- Introduction and Jeff's song -- Fat's song -- Finale.

16 169 Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856
Uniform title: Romances, oboe, piano, op. 94; arranged
Three romances, op. 94 : for solo oboe and chamber orchestra / arranged by Leo Smit
2016

1 score (62 pages) ; 31 cm

Originally for oboe (or violin) and piano; accompaniment arranged for chamber orchestra by Leo Smit.

Score prepared from the manuscript for premiere performance by Dr. Robert Howe, May 21, 2017.

16 170 Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856
Uniform title: Romances, oboe, piano, op. 94; arranged
Three romances, op. 94 / arr. Leo Smit
2016

31 parts ; 31 cm

Originally for oboe (or violin) and piano; accompaniment arranged for chamber orchestra by Leo Smit.

Complete set of bound parts, including multiple string parts, prepared from the manuscript for premiere performance by Dr. Robert Howe, May 21, 2017.

16 171 Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856
Uniform title: Romances, oboe, piano, op. 94; arranged
Three romances, op. 94 : for solo oboe and chamber orchestra / arranged by Leo Smit
2016

1 score (62 pages) and 14 parts ; 28 cm

Originally for oboe (or violin) and piano; accompaniment arranged for chamber orchestra by Leo Smit.

Complete set of unbound score and parts, prepared from the manuscript for premiere performance by Dr. Robert Howe, May 21, 2017.

17 172 Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971
Uniform title: Greeting prelude; arranged
Greeting prelude (1955) / arranged for solo piano by Leo Smit
1962

1 manuscript score (2 pages) ; 30 cm

Holograph (Ink)

17 173 Bach, Johann Sebastian
Uniform title: Wohltemperierte Klavier, 2. T.
Das wohltemperierte Klavier 2. Teil (1744)
Leipzig: Steingräber Verlag, undated

1 score (133 pages) ; 32 cm

Typescript notes (2 leaves) by Leo Smit inserted.

Score bears some markings.

17 174 Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
Uniform title: 33 variations en forme d'études
33 variations on a waltz by Diabelli : for piano solo op. 120
New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, undated

1 score (32-63 pages) ; 33 cm

Bears performance markings and notes by Leo Smit on the versos of both covers. The notes consist of quotations from different texts to be read during performances of the work.

17 175 Berger, Arthur, 1912-2003
Uniform title: Partita, piano
Partita
1947

1 manuscript score (10 pages) ; 36 cm

Manuscript (Ozalid copy)

At end of score: N.Y. Oct. 1947

Inscribed to Leo Smit.

Contents: Intonazione -- Aria -- Capriccio -- Intermezzo -- Serenade.

17 176 Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990
Uniform title: Fantasy, piano
Piano fantasy
New York: Boosey and Hawkes, 1957

1 score (45 pages) ; 31 cm

Marked by Leo Smit for performance.

Bears inscription from Copland to Leo Smit.

17 177 Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990
Uniform title: Quartets, piano, strings
Quartet for piano and strings
New York: Boosey and Hawkes, 1952

1 score (36 pages) and 3 parts ; 31 cm

Score and parts bear performance markings.

17 178 Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990
Uniform title: Symphonies, no. 3
Third symphony
New York: Boosey and Hawkes, 1947

1 score (155 pages) ; 27 cm

Bears inscription from Copland to Leo Smit.

17 179 Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990
Uniform title: Variations, piano
Piano variations
New York: Cos Cob Press, reissued under the auspices of Arrow Music Press, 1932

1 score (16 pages) ; 28 cm

Bears inscription from Copland to Leo Smit.

Marked for performance by Leo Smit.

17 180 Haieff, Alexei, 1914-1994
Uniform title: Concertos, piano, orchestra, no. 1; arranged
Concerto for piano and orchestra : reduction for two pianos
New York: Boosey and Hawkes, 1954

1 score (65 pages) ; 31 cm

Bears inscription from Haieff to Leo Smit.

17 181 Johnson, Pete, 1904-1967
Uniform title: Piano music. Selections
5 boogie woogie piano solos
New York: Leeds Music, 1941

1 score (24 pages) ; 31 cm

Bears inscription from Johnson to Leo Smit.

Contents: Blues on the downbeat -- Cherry red -- Holler stomp -- Kaycee on my mind -- Roll 'em Pete.

18 182 Nabokov, Nicolas, 1903-1978
Contrastes et developpements : pour piano
Berlin: Edition russe de musique , 1938

1 score (18 pages) ; 33 cm

Bears inscription from Nabokov to Leo Smit.

Marked by Leo Smit for performance.

18 183 Raksin, David
Uniform title: Laura. Laura; arranged
Laura : theme melody form the 20th Century-Fox picture "Laura" : a composition for piano
New York: Robbins Music Corporation, 1945

1 score (5 pages) ; 32 cm

Bears inscription from Raksin to Leo Smit.

18 184 Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971
Uniform title: Selections
Bound volume of five compositions by Igor Stravinsky
1924-1929

1 bound volume ; 33 cm

Contents: Sonate pour piano (1925) -- Sérénade en la en quatre mouvements pour piano (1926) -- Concerto pour piano suivi d'orchestre d'harmonie, réduction pour deux pianos (1924) -- Capriccio pour piano et orchestre en 3 parties, réduction pour deux pianos à 4 mains (1929) -- Apollon musagète : ballet en deux tableaux, réduction pour piano à 2 mains(1928).

18 185 Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893
Collection of twelve compositions by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky and Igor Stravinsky compiled by Leo Smit
undated

12 scores

Held together by notebook rings.

Contents: Wiegenlied in Sturm ; O pain, O pleasure (op. 6 no. 3) ; Humoresque ; Album leaves, op. 19 no. 3 ; op. 51, no. 4 ; In the village, op. 40 no. 7 ; Winter evening, op. 54 no. 7 ; Serenade, op. 63 no. 6 ; Peasant plays the accordion, op. 39 no. 12 ; Evening reverie, op. 19 no. 1 ; Scherzo humoristique, op. 19 no. 2 ; None but the lonely heart, op. 6 no. 6 ; Danse russe, op. 40 no. 10 / Tchaikovsky -- Danse russe, from Petrushka, for two pianos ; Divertimento for violin and piano / Igor Stravinsky.


Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Library's online catalog.

Subjects

Composers--New York (State)--Buffalo
Music--Manuscripts
Smit, Leo, 1921-1999

Genres

Scores

Associated Material

Additional Guides

All scores by Leo Smit (Series I) in the collection are cataloged in WorldCat and are available in BISON , the online catalog for the University at Buffalo Libraries, by performing a "Title begins with" search under "Leo Smit Score Collection".


Related Resources

Related Resources in the Music Library

A small collection of personal documents, writings by Smit, correspondence (chiefly photocopies of letters from Aaron Copland to Smit), clippings, programs, and lecture materials.

A collection of photographs of and by Leo Smit, with digital images online.

An online exhibit commemorating the life and career of Leo Smit. It contains many images of Smit as well as photographs taken by him. A list of Smit's compositions, compiled by the composer, is also included.

Related Resources Outside the Music Library

Finding aid for the collection at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Music Division. The Leo Smit collection contains scores, correspondence, and research materials.