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Finding Aid for the Frederick Caldecott Slee Collection of Manuscript Scores, 1890-1954

Mus. Arc. 12.1

State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Library


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Collection Overview

Title: Frederick Caldecott Slee Collection of Manuscript Scores, 1890-1954
Collection Number: Mus. Arc. 12.1
Creator: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Extent: 3 boxes (77 items)
Language of Material: Includes song texts in English,French,German,and Dutch.
Repository: State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Library
Abstract: The collection contains scores and parts of original compositions and arrangements by Frederick Slee. It also includes transcriptions of works by composers such as J.S. Bach, Mozart, and Haydn, as well as a lesson for recorder.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Specified item], Frederick Caldecott Slee Collection of Manuscript Scores, 1890-1954, Music Library, The State University of New York at Buffalo.

Acquisition Information

Gift

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 Jason Imbesi.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Biographical Note

Frederick Caldecott Slee (1870-1954) was a successful corporate lawyer in Buffalo, N.Y. While at Harvard pursuing his law degree, he also studied music theory, composition, and performance. He later furthered his music education by studying under Ernest Schelling and Walter Damrosch in New York City and Nadia Boulanger at the Sorbonne in Paris. An accomplished musician who played viola, violin, piano and cello, Slee formed a string quartet that performed locally in Buffalo. He composed more than three dozen works including several songs, works for string quartet and other chamber ensembles, a choral work, a work for solo organ, and an orchestral work.


Scope and Content Note

The Frederick Caldecott Slee Collection of Manuscript Scores, 1890-1954 contains 77 folders of bound and unbound paper manuscript scores and parts, with many including photostatic reproductions. It also contains transcriptions of works by Alexander von Fielitz, J.S. Bach, Mozart, and Haydn; and a lesson for recorder. There are 41 original works and arrangements, 5 transcriptions and 1 recorder lesson represented in the collection.



Container List

Box Item Contents
1 01 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Air and variations, string quartet

Air and variations / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[1927?]

1 ms. score ([9] p.) + 4 ms. parts ; 35 cm.

Score: holograph in pencil; parts: manuscript in ink with pencil emendations by composer. Title from caption on score. "Theme varie` (stringed quartet)"--original envelope. Parts marked "Last" in red pencil. Score is marked with a cut, an addition on insertion, and tacet markings; it is also marked with additional sketches on t.p. Major sections of the score are marked with the following tempo markings: Allegro -- Poco meno mosso -- Andante -- Allegro vivace -- Moderato (marked to be omitted) -- Tempo di valse -- Allegro scherzando -- Adagio molto. 2nd violin part contain changes on pasted inserts.

1 02 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Air and variations, string quartet

Air and variations / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[1927?]

4 ms. parts ; 35 cm.

Holograph in ink with pencil emendations. Caption title. "Theme varie` (stringed quartet)"--original envelope. "Original"--enclosing piece of score paper. Major sections of the work are inconsistently marked with the following tempo markings: Allegro -- (Poco) meno mosso -- Allegretto -- Allegro -- Moderato -- Allegro scherzando -- Adagio molto. All parts contain changes on pasted inserts.

1 03 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Air and variations, string quartet

Air and variations / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[1927?]

4 ms. parts ; 35 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. Title from caption of 1st violin part. "Theme varie` (stringed quartet)"--original envelope. The 2nd violin part contains a pencil sketch of an interior section of the work in full score format on its outer leaves. Major sections of the work are marked with the following tempo markings: Moderato -- Andante -- Allegro -- Allegro scherzando -- Adagio.

1 04 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Air and variations, string quartet (Sketches)

[Air and variations / Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[1927?]

1 ms. score ([6] p.) ; 20-37 cm.

Holograph (Pencil). Title from cataloger. Score varies from condensed to full format. Separated into three sheets. Page [1] of score is on verso of ms. score of one page of Slee's composition, Reminiscence, dated 1927.

1 05 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Air varie´ : for cello / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[193-?]

1 ms. score (6 p.) + 1 ms. part ([2] p.) ; 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink). For violoncello and piano. Cover title.

1 06 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Air varie´ : for cello / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
1935.

1 ms. score (6 p.) + 1 ms. part ([2] p.) ; 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink). For violoncello and piano. Cover title. "Revised Nov. 10, 1935"--Cover.

1 07 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Bagatelle, violin, piano

Bagatelle / Caldecott.
[between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. score ([2] p.) + 1 ms. part ([1] p.) ; 35 cm.

Manuscript (Ink). For violin and piano. Caption title. "For Isabelle"--p. [1].

1 08 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Bravery / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[193-?]

1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 32 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. For voice and piano. Caption title. Setting of Robert Frost's poem, Bravado, from the collection, New Hampshire, 1923. Contains changes marked on original score paper and on pasted inserts. Contains musical sketches on front and back covers. "Orig to be changed"--Cover. "Bravery. Bravery Bosh!"--Back cover.

1 09 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Bravery / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[193-?]

1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 32 cm. + 1 ms. part ([2] p.) ; 15 x 23 cm.

Holograph (Ink). For voice and piano. Caption title. Setting of Robert Frost's poem, Bravado, from the collection, New Hampshire, 1923. Two photostatic copies of score inserted.

1 10 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Chorale, string quartet

Chorale / Caldecott.
1944.

1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 32 cm. + 4 ms. parts ; 31 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. For string quartet. Caption title. Score marked "Jan 1939" in the caption and "Apr 1944" in the colophon. Contains revisions in pencil and ink applied directly to manuscript.

1 11 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Cocoon / [music by Frederick Caldecott Slee ; text by] Kathleen Millay.
[193-?]

1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm. + 1 ms. part (1 leaf) ; 21 x 23 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. For voice and piano. Caption title. Setting of Kathleen Millay's poem, Cocoon, from the collection, The Hermit Thrush, 1929. Vocal part contains sketches crossed out on back of leaf.

1 12 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Cocoon / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[193-?]

1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm.

Holograph (Ink). For voice and piano. Caption title. Setting of Millay's poem, Cocoon, from the collection, The Hermit Thrush, 1929. Two photostatic copies inserted.

1 13 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Dialogue : poem from the Russian ; music adapted for soprano, mezzo soprano, violin and viola, from Grieg's orchestral version of a folk-song / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. score (5 p.) ; 35 cm. + 4 ms. parts ; 21-35 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. Complete text in English on typescript piece of paper attached to verso of mezzo part. "Original Title "Glamour," song of the Caucasian mountaineers, translated through the Russian from the original Lesghian by Geo. Kennan."--Mezzo soprano part verso. "Final viola"--Viola part cover. All parts contain changes on pasted inserts. Violin and viola parts contain musical sketches crossed out on back covers; soprano part contains musical sketches crossed out on front and back covers.

1 14 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Dialogue : poem from the Russian ; music adapted for soprano, mezzo soprano, violin and viola, from Grieg's orchestral version of a folk-song / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. score ([5] p.) ; 35 cm. + 2 ms. parts ; 31 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. Score and parts contain changes on pasted inserts. Includes violin and viola parts only. Viola part contains another version of the last page for the part. Score contains 2 versions of p. [4]; the later version attached on top of the original.

1 15 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Eclogue / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

2 ms. scores ([3] p.) ; 35 cm. + 2 ms. parts ([1] leaf) ; 32 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. For violin and piano. Caption title.

1 16 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Facets : various aspects of the same theme / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. score (7 p.) ; 35 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. For piano trio. Caption title. Contains changes on pasted inserts. The original ink title in the caption, Fantasia, is crossed out in pencil.

1 17 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Facets : trio for piano, violin and cello / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. score ([7] p.) ; 33 cm. + 2 ms. parts ; 31 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. Cover title. Two photostatic copies of the score and parts inserted. Cello part contains changes on pasted inserts. "Facettes: Aspects varie´s d'une melodie-Dictionnaire Musical"--Caption.

1 18 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Fantasia, violin

Fantasia for violin alone / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

[2] p. of ms. music ; 35 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil.

1 19 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Fête galante. English & French

Fe^te galante = Garden party / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. Setting of Paul Verlaine's Mandoline from his Fête galante. "English text and setting by Cal de Cott"--p. [1] caption, first photostatic copy. Includes 2 photostatic copies of the score; all 3 scores contain changes on ms. inserts.

1 20 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Gavotte, string quartet

Gavotte / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. score ([3] p.) ; 35 cm. + 4 ms. parts ; 32 cm.

Score: holograph in pencil; parts: manuscript in ink with pencil emendations by composer.

1 21 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Gavotte, string quartet (Sketch)

Gavotte / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. score ([4] p.) ; 31 cm.

Holograph (Pencil). Title supplied by cataloger. Complete sketch with 1st violin on its own stave and the remainder in piano score format.

1 22 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Golden myth / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1940 and 1954]

1 ms. score ([3] p.) ; 31 cm.

Holograph (Ink). Text by Eugene Ginsberg. Contains a revision on a pasted insert. Includes three photostatic copies of score with brown paper covers bound separately.

1 23 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Gulf stream / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. Text by Walter W. Stephen. Cover includes words of song typewritten as text on a pasted insert. Score contains revisions in pencil and on a pasted insert. Two photostatic copies of score inserted.

1 24 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Idylls

Five idylls : for piano / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

[7] p. of ms. music ; 32 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. Score contains revisions in pencil and on a pasted insert in ink. Includes typewritten texts for all five works on inserts located at the beginning of each work. Loose insert containing the titles of the collection and the individual works clipped to the cover.

1 25 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Idylls

Five idylls : for piano / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

[7] p. of ms. music ; 32 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. Contains revisions applied directly on score and on pasted inserts. Contains loose inserts. Includes texts on inserts either handwritten in ink (1st-4th works) or typewritten (5th work) that are located at the beginning of each work. "These exercises in interpretation are printed without indication of tempo and nuances. The pupil will adopt such as seem to him appropriate to the sentiment of the verses. (This draft carries the marks of expression which are to be omitted if the suggestion above is adopted)"--Cover.

2 26 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Last night I stole away alone / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[1943]

1 ms. score ([4] p.) ; 35 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. Caption title. Text by Celia Thaxter. "Revised Aug 1943"--Cover. Contains inserts and revisions in pencil and ink. Loose inserts stored in separate envelope.

2 27 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Last night I stole away alone / [text by] Celia Thaxter ; [music by Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1900 and 1943]

1 ms. score ([4] p.) + 1 ms. part ([2] p.) ; 35 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. Text by Celia Thaxter. "1 copy[,] 1 voice part"--Cover. Contains revisions in pencil and ink directly on manuscript and on inserts.

2 28 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Last night I stole away alone; arr.

Last night I stole away alone : for voice and orchestra / [text by] (Celia Thaxter) ; setting by Slee ; orchestration by Frederick W. Krafft.
[between 1900 and 1943]

1 ms. score ([12] p.) ; 27 x 35 cm. + 23 ms. parts ; 31 cm.

Ms. in ink with pencil emendations by the composer. Orig. for voice and piano. Cover title. Score and parts contain tempo, dynamic, bowing and other markings in blue pencil.

2 29 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Last night I stole away alone / text by Celia Thaxter ; music by Fred'k Caldecott Slee.
[between 1900 and 1943]

1 ms. score ([5] p.) ; 35 cm.

Holograph in ink with pencil emendations. Caption title.

2 30 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Last night I stole away alone / text by Celia Thaxter ; music by Fred'k Caldecott Slee.
[between 1900 and 1943]

1 ms. score ([5] p.) ; 36 cm.

Ms. (Ink). Caption title.

2 31 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Lay of the fascinating midget / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[1898]

[2] p. of ms. music ; 35 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. Caption title. Author of text unknown. "Her Beau August [3], 1898"--Caption. Text set above piano part; no separate vocal line.

2 32 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Litany / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm.

Holograph (Ink). Song for voice and piano. Caption title. Setting of Robert Cameron Rogers's poem, The Rosary. Two photostatic copies of score inserted.

2 33 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Love ye the Lord : (Psalm XXXI) / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1940 and 1947]

1 ms. score ([4] p.) ; 35 cm. + 4 ms. parts ; 31 cm.

Score: holograph in ink and pencil; parts: holograph (Ink). For SATB and organ. Cover title. Text derived from Psalm 31 of The Bible. "1948"--Colophon. "To be revised to 1948"--Cover, alto part. Score and parts contain revisions on pasted inserts. Includes 5 photostatic copies of the score. Each copy contains numerous ms. inserts to make them agree with the original.

2 34 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Madrigal, voices (2)

Madrigal for two voices / [text by] Austin Dobson ; [music by Frederick Caldecott Slee].
1941.

1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. Duet for unaccompanied voices (bass-baritone and mezzo-soprano). Caption title. Additional title in caption, Phillis, crossed out in pencil. "Sept. 1941"--Colophon. Contains revisions in pencil.

2 35 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Madrigal, voices (2)

Madrigal for two voices / [text by] Austin Dobson ; [music by Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[1941?]

2 ms. scores ([2] p. each) ; 31 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. Duet for unaccompanied voices (bass-baritone and mezzo-soprano). Caption title. Contains revisions in pencil.

2 36 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Metaphor / [text] after Shakespeare ; [music by Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[1944]

2 ms. scores ([2] p. each) ; 31 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. Text from Shakespeare's Love's labour's lost: Spring (When daisies pied and violets blue), 2nd verse. "Aug. 1944"--Cover of both copies, colophon of one copy; "Aug. 1942"--colophon, other copy. Contains revisions in pencil applied directly to manuscript and in ink on pasted inserts.

2 37 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Monody / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1934 and 1954]

1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. Caption title. Text by Jose´ Garci´a Villa (stated as Jose´ Villa Garci´a in colophon). Contains words of the song typewritten as text on a pasted insert. Contains revisions in pencil applied directly to manuscript and in ink on pasted inserts.

2 38 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Monody / Cal de Cott.
[between 1934 and 1954]

4 scores ([2] p.) ; 31 cm. + 3 parts (1 leaf) ; 28 cm.

Caption title. Text by Jose´ Garci´a Villa (stated as Jose´ Villa Garci´a on scores). "Monody for baryton"--Cover, one copy of score. All copies of the score contain words of the song typewritten as text on a pasted ms. insert. All parts contain revisions on ms. inserts. All parts contain words of song typewritten as text at the end of the music.

2 39 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Music, tenor, string quartet

Music for tenor voice and strings / poem by Eichendorff ; [music by Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. score ([7] p.) ; 35 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. Cover title. "Thine image pure and smiling, song, tenor & string quartet"--Enclosing wrapper. "First draft"--Cover. Incomplete ink score of first 9 measures inserted. Contains revisions in pencil applied directly to manuscript and in pencil and ink on pasted inserts. Loose inserts enclosed in envelope.

2 40 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Music, tenor, string quartet. English & German

Dein Bildniss wunderselig : for tenor voice, 2 vln, viola, cello / of a poem by Eichendorff ; [music by Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. score ([6] p.) ; 35 cm. + 6 ms. parts ; 35 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. Score and parts include text in German and English on typewritten inserts. Two slightly different copies of tenor part included; one copy with caption title: Music for tenor voice, 2 violins, viola + cello, poem by Eichendorff; other copy with caption title: Music for tenor voice and strings on insert over original title, Quintet for tenor voice, 2 Vlns, Vla, Cello. Score and one copy of tenor part contain revisions in ink applied directly to manuscript and on pasted inserts. Loose inserts from score and parts enclosed in envelope.

2 41 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Music, tenor, string quartet. English & German

Music for tenor voice and strings / based on a poem by Eichendorff ; [music by Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

5 ms. parts ; 31 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. Title from caption of 1st violin part. "Quintet for Tenor Voice, 2 vlns, vla, + Cello (Verses by Eichendorff)"--Cover, tenor part. "Thy image"--Tenor part caption title. Tenor part contains revisions in pencil, red pencil and ink applied directly to manuscipt and on a pasted insert. First violin part marked with a cut and includes text in German and English typewritten on pasted inserts.

2 42 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Navarro's danse espagnole / Fred'k Slee.
[1895]

1 ms. score ([10] p.) ; 27 x 35 cm.

Holograph in pencil and red ink. For flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, 2 cornets, trombone, horn, castanets (or bones), 2 violins, viola, and bass. Caption title. Separated into three sheets. Contains a cut and revisions.

2 43 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Pienso en ti

Two Spanish dances by Navarro : (B) "Pienso en ti" / arranged by Frederick Slee. [1895]

1 ms. score ([4] p.) ; 18 x 35 cm.

Holograph (Pencil). For flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, 2 violins, viola, cello and bass. Caption title. Score incomplete. Originally included in folder containing Navarro's danse espagnole.

2 44 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Navarro's danse espagnole

Navaro's [i.e. Navarro's] danse espagnole / Slee.
[1895]

1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 27 x 35 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. For flute, clarinet, cornet, trombone, percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello and bass. Caption title. Score incomplete. Separated into two sheets. Contains revisions.

2 45 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Navarro's danse espagnole / Slee.
[1895]

9 ms. parts ; 18-36 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil, except viola part: Ms. (Ink) with pencil emendations by the composer. For flute, oboe, horn, 2 violins, viola, and violoncello. Caption title. Includes one additional copy of 1st and 2nd violin parts. All parts contain revisions applied directly to manuscript; oboe part also contains revisions on pasted inserts. Verso of one copy of 1st violin part contains sketches.

2 46 Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937
Uniform title: Chants populaire.Chanson franc¸aise; arr.

The night light : Limousin folk-song / harmonised by Ravel ; adapted by Cal de Cott.
[between 1910 and 1954]

1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm. + 1 ms. vocal part (1 leaf) ; 23 cm.

Holograph (Ink). Caption title. Text by Robert Frost. Cover contains words of the song typewritten as text on a pasted insert.

2 47 Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937
Uniform title: Chants populaires.Chanson franc¸aise; arr.

The night light : Limousin folk-song / harmonised by Ravel ; adapted by Cal de Cott.
[between 1910 and 1954]

1 ms. score (1 leaf) ; 31 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. Caption title. Text by Robert Frost. Contains a revision and words of the song typewritten as text on pasted inserts.

2 48 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Pastoral / [text by] Franc¸ois Coppe´e ; [music by Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[betweeen 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 30 cm.

Holograph (Ink). Cover title. "To Chaminade"--Cover, one photostatic copy. Cover of all copies of score contain words of song typewritten as text on a pasted insert. All copies of score contain revisions on pasted manuscript inserts. "Ritournelle"--Title visible on cover beneath the pasted insert with song text ; Ritournelle is the title of the song by Chaminade based on the same text. Two photostatic copies of score inserted.

2 49 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Pastoral

Ritournelle / [text by Franc¸ois Coppe´e ; music by Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[betweeen 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 26 cm.

Caption title. Work later revised and title changed to "Pastoral".

2 50 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Phantoms / [Frederick Caldecott Slee]. [between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. Song for voice and piano. Caption title. Author of text unknown. Two photostatic copies of score inserted.

2 51 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Phantoms / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm.

Score consists of a photostatic copy for p. [1] and ink ms. for p. [2]. Song for voice and piano. Caption title. Author of text unknown. Includes one photostatic copy of this revised score.

2 52 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Trio, piano, strings, A major

Piano trio in A / [Frederick Caldecott Slee]. 1939.

1 ms. score ([4] p.) ; 35 cm. + 2 ms. parts ; 31 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. Cover title. "Nov. 1939"--Cover. "6/39"--p. [4], score. Cello part contains a revision on a pasted insert.

2 53 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Poet / [Frederick Caldecott Slee]. 1949.

1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. Caption title. Text by Gustav Davidson. "Revised April 1949"--Cover.

2 54 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Prelude and fugue, string quartet

Prelude and fugue / [Frederick Caldecott Slee]. [between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. score (24 p.) ; 36 cm.+ 4 ms. parts ; 33 cm.

Ms. (Ink) with emendations by composer in pencil and ink. Caption title. Violin and viola parts are marked with additions on insertions and all parts contain tacet markings.

3 55 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Quartet, strings, C major

Quartette in C / [Frederick Caldecott Slee]. [between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. score (41 [i.e. 37] p.) ; 35 cm. + 4 ms. parts ; 32-34 cm.

Ms. (Ink) with emendations by composer in pencil and ink. Spine title. Score and parts contain revisions on pasted inserts. The parts and first two pages of the score are in one hand, the rest of the score is in another hand. "Revised Aug"--p. [1], score. Second movement excised from 2nd violin, viola, and violoncello parts. Second movement in score re-written to include additional vocal line with setting of text "Thy image pure and smiling," an English translation of the poem by J. Eichendorff, Dein bildness wunderselig; two pages of the movement within the score (p. 19-20) have been excised. Second movement later treated as a separate work by the composer, Music for tenor voice and strings.

3 56 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Reminiscence : organ / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

2 ms. scores ([3] p.) ; 31 cm.

Cover title. Positive copy includes title, Adagio from Suite in F, on pasted insert.

3 57 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Reminiscence; arr.

Reminiscence / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 34 cm. + 1 ms. part (1 leaf) ; 32 cm.

Holograph (Ink). Originally for organ; arr. for violin and piano. Caption title.

3 58 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Romance, piano, violin, G major

Romance in G : piano & violin / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
1943.

1 ms. score ([3] p.) ; 34 cm. + 1 ms. part (1 leaf) ; 35 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. Cover title. "May 1943"--Colophon. "First draft" [i.e. second draft]--Cover. Score and violin part contain revisions applied directly to manuscript and on pasted inserts. Score contains a performance instruction from composer in pencil on p. [2]: "Homer: To be played with left hand so right can turn".

3 59 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Romance, piano, violin, G major

Romance in G : violin & piano / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
1940.

1 ms. score ([3] p.) ; 34 cm. + 1 ms. part (1 leaf) ; 31 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. Cover title. "Jan 1940"--Colophon. "Second draft" [i.e. first draft]--Cover. Score contains a revision on a pasted insert.

3 60 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Romance, piano, violin, G major

Romance in G : for violin and piano / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
1946.

1 ms. score ([3] p.) ; 35 cm. + 1 ms. part ([2] p.) ; 32 cm.

Ms. (Ink). Cover title. "July 1946"--Cover.

3 61 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Sarabande, string quartet

Sarabande / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
1943.

1 ms. score ([4] p.) ; 32 cm. + 4 ms. parts ; 29-31 cm.

Ms. in ink with pencil emendations by the composer. For string quartet. Caption title. Score and parts contain numerous revisions applied directly to manuscript and on pasted inserts. Loose inserts in envelope. "Nov. 1943"--Colophon. "April 1941[,] Dec. 1943"--Viola part.

3 62. Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Sarabande, string quartet

Sarabande / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
1944.

1 ms. score ([4] p.) ; 33 cm. + 4 ms. parts ; 29-31 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. Caption title. Score and parts contain revisions applied directly to manuscript and on pasted inserts. "Feb. 1944"--Cover, score.

3 63 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Scherzo, string quartet

Scherzo / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. score ([1] p. of music, [11] p.) ; 25 cm. + 4 ms. parts ; 28-35 cm.

Holograph (Pencil). For string quartet. Caption title. Contains additional sketches on p. [1] verso. Viola part marked with a cut and a tacet marking.

3 64 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
The sea / [Frederick Caldecott Slee]. [between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. score ([3] p.) ; 32 cm.

Holograph (Pencil). Song for voice and piano. Cover title. The poem, setting of Triolet, by Theodore Gianakoulis. Music based on Larghetto movement from C. Franck's String Quartet in D major. Newsprint copy of song text pasted in caption. Contains a revision on a pasted insert.

3 65 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
The sea / Franck-Slee.
[between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm.

Holograph (Ink). Song for voice and piano. Caption title. The poem, setting of Triolet, by Theodore Gianakoulis. Music based on Larghetto movement from C. Franck's String Quartet in D major. Two photostatic copies of score inserted.

3 66 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Sun of the sleepless / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[betweeen 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm.

Holograph (Ink). Caption title. Text by Lord Byron. Cover contains words of song typewritten as text on a pasted insert. Scores contain a revision on a manuscript insert. Two photostatic copies of score inserted.

3 67 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Variations on a hymn tune / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. score ([3] p.) ; 37 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. For solo viola. Caption title. Contains numerous revisions applied directly to manuscript and on pasted inserts. Contains additional sketches on front and back cover.

3 68 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954

Variations on a hymn tune / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. score ([3] p.) ; 32 cm.

Holograph in ink and pencil. For solo viola. Cover title. Score is marked with cuts and contains numerous revisions applied directly to manuscript and on pasted inserts.

3 69 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Uniform title: Variations on a hymn tune

Variations for viola solo on a hymn tune / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm.

Holograph (Ink). Cover title. Contains minor revisions in ink.

3 70 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
Variations on an old Dutch melody: (1626) / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].
1943.

1 ms. score ([7] p.) ; 35 cm. + 4 ms. parts ; 34 cm.

Ms. (Ink) with emendations by the composer in pencil and ink. For string quartet. Caption title. "Sept 1943"--Cover. "Adrianas Valerius Published in 1626, at Harlem. 'Nederlandtsche Gedenckclanck.' It is not known how many, if any, of the tunes he printed were composed by Valerius. At least some of them - there were nineteen in all - were folk tunes. The copies herewith are photographs from the original book furnished by the Library of Congress"--Inside cover, typewritten on pasted insert. Tune popularly known as: We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing. Score and parts contain revisions applied directly to manuscript and on pasted inserts. Includes a negative photostatic copy of Valerius' work as published in his Neder-Landtsche gedenck-clanck on a loose insert. Loose inserts in envelope. An alternative to the sixth variation in the composer's hand is included on a separate sheet of manuscript paper placed with the score; the verso contains an ink version of a viola part to another Slee work, Reminiscence. Typewritten English translation of text pasted inside back cover.

3 71 Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954
[Untitled musical sketch / Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

[2] p. of ms. music ; 25 cm.

Holograph (Ink). Title provided by cataloger. Sketches in piano format, intended instrumentation unknown.

II.    Transcriptions and recorder lesson, 1890-1954
Items 72-77

Arranged alphabetically by name of the original composer.

Box Item Contents
3 72 Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750
Uniform title: Sonaten und Partiten, violin, BWV 1001-1006.Sonata, no. 3.Largo.

Largo : de la 5'' sonate pour violin seul / J.S. Bach ; trans. par Gaston Choisnel [and Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. part ([2] p.) ; 32 cm.

First half of transcription (Choisnel): Holograph (Ink) with dynamic markings in pencil by Slee; Second half of transcription (Slee): Holograph (Pencil). Caption title. Transcription by Choisnel and Slee of the Largo movement from Johann Sebastian Bach's third sonata for solo violin, BWV 1005.

3 73 Fielitz, Alexander von, 1860-1930
Uniform title: Lieder, op. 26.Auf dunklen Wogen weil' ich allein

Six songs by Alexander von Fielitz, op. 26 : 6 "Auf dunklen Wogen weil 'ich allein" / [transcribed by Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 34 cm.

Holograph (Ink). Cover title. Includes English translation of text on cover.

3 74 Haydn, Joseph, 1732-1809
Uniform title: Trios, piano, strings, H. XV, 28, E major

Uniform title: J. Haydn trio #4 / [music by Joseph Hadyn ; transcribed by Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. part ([7] p.) ; 32 cm.

Holograph in pencil and ink. Caption title. Transcription by Slee of violin part from Haydn's piano trio, H. XV, 28. Contains various performance instructions and markings.

3 75 Haydn, Joseph, 1732-1809
Uniform title: Trios, piano, strings, H. XV, 24, D major

J. Haydn trio #6 / [music by] J. Haydn ; [transcribed by Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. part ([4] p.) ; 32 cm.

Holograph in pencil and ink. Caption title. Transcription by Slee of violin part from Haydn's piano trio, H. XV, 24. Contains various performance instructions and markings.

3 76 Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791
Uniform title: Trios, piano, strings, K. 502, B? major

Mozart trio #2 / [music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ; transcribed by Frederick Caldecott Slee].
[between 1890 and 1954]

1 ms. part ([9] p.) ; 32 cm.

Holograph in pencil and ink. Caption title. Transcription by Slee of violin part from Mozart's piano trio, K. 502. Contains various performance instructions and markings.

3 77 Recorder lesson.
[between 1890 and 1954]

[3] p. of ms. music ; 35 cm.

Ms. (Ink). Title provided by cataloger. Not in Slee's hand; included with his manuscript collection. Contains recorder care and performance instructions, a short list of recommended repertoire for the instrument, and six tunes for practice.


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Documents pertaining to the lives of Frederick Caldecott Slee and his wife, Alice, including music-related writings by Frederick Slee, correspondence, clippings about the Slees, documents concerning the Slee Bequest to the University of Buffalo, and concert programs. The collection contains eighteen photographs of friends and family. Includes a typewritten daily log of a sailing trip taken in 1914, by Frederick C. Slee and his friends, George T. Moseley and Louis Wright Simpson.