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Finding Aid for the Allen Sigel Collection of Scores, 1946-1998

Mus. Arc. 32

State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Library


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Collection Overview

Title: Allen Sigel Collection of Scores, 1946-1998
Collection Number: Mus. Arc. 32
Creator: Sigel, Allen
Extent: 10 boxes (102 folders)
Language of Material: Collection materials include texts in English.
Repository: State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Library
Abstract: The Allen Sigel Collection of Scores, 1946-1998 contains approximately 27 compositions by Allen Sigel. Many of them are present in multiple versions. There are also ten works by other composers in arrangements by Sigel and three of his didactic works for clarinet.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Specified item], Allen Sigel Collection of Scores, 1946-1998, Music Library, The State University of New York at Buffalo.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Allen Sigel, April 2004.

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 Gabrielle Carlo 2012.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Biographical Note

Allen Sigel was born 9 February 1925 in Chicago, Illinois. He spent his youth in Ottumwa, Iowa and began his studies in clarinet at the age of eleven. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Iowa where he studied clarinet with Hymie Voxman and earned a master's degree in 1947 at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.

Allen Sigel served as principal clarinetist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra 1948-1960 (with the exception of the 1950-1951 season) and served on the music faculty at the University at Buffalo beginning in 1953. In 1960 he joined the faculty full time and served until 1992. He also taught in other positions in Iowa, Kentucky, and California. He wrote three books on clarinet instruction, including The Twentieth Century Clarinetist. In 1986 Sigel traveled to China to lecture and perform. He served as music director for the Jewish Center of Buffalo and was an instructor in the Elder Hostel program where he taught a course, Composers of the golden age of American musical theatre.

Allen Sigel died in Williamsville, New York 15 March 2013.


Scope and Content Note

The collection contains 102 folders holding approximately 27 compositions by Allen Sigel, ten works by other composers in arrangements by Sigel, and three of his didactic works for clarinet. Many of the compositions exist in multiple versions and some were reworked altogether and renamed. For example, the melody to his Patriots all, which he submitted as an entry in a competition to select a new national anthem for the United States, is the same as that of his U.B., our University , a candidate to become the alma mater for the University at Buffalo.



Container List

I.    Compositions, 1946-1998
Folder 1-85

Arranged alphabetically by first element of the uniform title. Movements within works are filed in order as presented in the work.

Box Folder Contents
01 001 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Americana suite
Americana suite for woodwind quintet,
1995

3 manuscript scores (76 p. ; 28 cm)and 5 manuscript parts
Arranged for flute, piccolo; oboe, English horn; clarinet, French horn, and bassoon.
Includes 3 holograph (photocopy) scores with minor differences and a complete set of 5 holograph (photocopy) parts.
01 002 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Bartokiana
Bartokiana for violin, B? clarinet, and piano,
1996

4 manuscript scores (9 pages; 28 cm) and 2 manuscript parts
Accompanied with a letter addressed to Allen Sigel from Nancy Braithwaite expressing interest in obtaining a copy of Bartokiana.
Contains 1 holograph (pencil) score and 1 ink score, 1 incomplete holograph (ink) score, 1 spiral-bound photocopied score, holograph (ink) violin part, and photocopy of clarinet part.
01 003 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Casual developments
Casual developments for clarinet and string quartet,
1996

1 manuscript score (15 p.) and 8 manuscript parts
Dedicated to Ken Grant.
Includes 1 holograph (photocopy) score of the 3rd movement, 4 photocopied parts of the 1st movement, and 4 manuscript (ink) parts for the 3rd movement. A tacet is indicated for the 2nd movement for all instruments.

Contents: Cloning--Fantasia (tacet)--At Odds.

01 004 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Dorothy Parker On men
Dorothy Parker on men: poems of Dorothy Parker set to music,
1994

1 manuscript score (9 p.) and 2 manuscript parts
Holograph (ink)
For soprano, oboe, bassoon, and piano.
Accompanied by photocopy of typescript letter form Sigel to Andrew D. Weinberger seeking permission to use Parker's poems.
Includes 1 holograph (ink) score with markings of 2 poems, and 2 manuscript (ink) parts of 2 poems.

Contents: Chant for dark hours--Coda.

01 005 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Eppes klezmer
Eppes klezmer for B?clarinet and piano,
1998

3 manuscript scores (14 pages; 28 cm) and 1 manuscript part
Related to Shtetl echoes, composed in 1995.
Includes 1 holograph (ink) score with corrections, 1 photocopy with additional markings for the piano part, 1 pencil score, and 1 manuscript (ink)part for clarinet with markings and another photocopy without markings.
02 006 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Flapper era dances
Flapper era dances nonet,
undated

3 manuscript scores (14 p.)and 9 manuscript parts
Consists of 1 manuscript (pencil and ink) score with corrections, 2 holograph (photocopy) scores (1 spiral-bound), 9 manuscript (pencil) parts and an additional set of photocopied parts with further markings.

Contents: Tango-maxixe.

02 007 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Flapper era dances
Flapper era dances for saxophone quartet,
1994

2 manuscript scores (27p.), manuscript sketches, and 4 manuscript parts
Arranged for soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone.
Accompanied with a letter containing information about the premiere of flapper era dances, which took place on Monday, October 10 1994.
Also contains tempo and articulation instructions for each part.
Contains 1 holograph (pencil) score of all 4 movements with corrections and 1 spiral-bound holograph (photocopy) score, 4 photocopied parts and a separate folder containing manuscript (pencil) sketches of all 4 movements.

Contents: Tango--Hesitation waltz--Fox-Trot variations--Charleston.

02 008 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Flapper era dances
Flapper era dances for clarinet and string quartet,
undated

1 manuscript score (10, 15, 15 p.) and 5 manuscript parts
Arranged for B?clarinet, violin I and 2, viola, and violoncello.
Charleston is marked movement 3 on manuscript parts and movement 4 on the score.
Contains 1 manuscript (pencil) score of all 3 movements, 1 photocopy of the 3rd movement with additional markings, and 5 manuscript (pencil) parts.

Contents: Tango--Fox-Trot variations--Charleston.

03 009 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Four nations suite
Four nations suite for piano, four hands,
1997

3 manuscript scores (12 p.) and manuscript sketches
Includes 1 spiral-bound holograph (pencil) score with list of corrections, 2 spiral-bound holograph (photocopy) scores with additional markings, and manuscript sketches: variation of the 1st movement, sketch of movements 3 and 4.

Contents: France-homage to Francis Poulenc--Spain-homage to Manuel De Falla--Israel-homage to Ernest Block--Hungary-homage to Béla Bartók.

03 010 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Four nations suite
Four nations suite for piano and saxophone quartet,
undated

3 manuscript scores and 4 manuscript parts
Arranged for piano, soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone.
Consists of 1 manuscript (ink) score of all 4 movements, 1 manuscript (pencil) score of all 4 movements, 1 photocopy of movement 4 with markings for clarinet and violin, and 4 manuscript parts of all 4 movements.

Contents: France-homage to Francis Poulenc--Spain-homage to Manuel De Falla--Israel-homage to Ernest Block--Hungary-homage to Béla Bartók.

03 011 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: From then 'till now
From then 'till now: suite for oboe or soprano saxophone and strings,
1995

1 manuscript score (35 p.)
Accompanied with an analysis of all 4 movements.
The baroque concerto is based on Johann Sebastian Bach's keyboard concerto in C minor BWV 981--an arrangement of Benedetto Marcello's op. 1 no.2.
Includes 1 spiral bound manuscript (ink) score of all 4 movements.

Contents: Baroque concerto--Classical rondo--Romantic serenade--Twentieth century scherzo.

03 012 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Garland for Gershwin
Garland for Gershwin: for C clarinet and piano,
undated

3 manuscript scores (11 p.)
Includes 1 holograph (ink) score with corrections, and 2 holographs (photocopy) with additional markings.

Contents: Overture.

03 013 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Homage to Gershwin
Homage to Gershwin: for B? clarinet and piano,
undated

3 manuscript scores and manuscript sketches (10 p.)
Includes 1 holograph (ink) score of all 3 movements, 2 photocopies of the 3rd movement of the holograph score with additional markings, and 10 pages of manuscript sketches for the 3rd and 1st movements.

Contents: Overture--Blues--Swing finale.

03 014 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Homage to Gershwin
Homage to Gershwin: for B? clarinet and piano,
undated

3 manuscript parts
Accompanied by a cover sheet that dedicates the piece to Tom Ridenour.
Contains 1 holograph (ink) part for B? clarinet for the 1st and 3rd movements, 1 photocopy of the 2nd movement, and 1 manuscript (pencil) cadenza that proceeds the 2nd movement.

Contents: Overture--Blues--Swing finale.

03 015 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Homage to Gershwin
Homage to Gershwin: for B? clarinet and piano,
undated

1 manuscript score (13 p.)
Includes 13 pages of manuscript (pencil) sketches for the 3rd movement.

Contents: Overture--Blues--Swing finale.

03 016 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Homage to Gershwin
Homage to Gershwin: piano solo,
undated

3 manuscript scores (5 p.)
Includes 1 holograph (pencil) score, 1 manuscript (ink) score with corrections, and 1 holograph (photocopy) with further markings.
03 017 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Homage to Gershwin
Homage to Gershwin: for saxophone quartet,
1993

4 manuscript scores
Arranged for soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone.
Accompanied with a description of the piece.
Dedicated to the Amherst Saxophone Quartet.
Includes 1 holograph (ink) score of all 3 movements, 2 holograph (photocopy) scores of the 3rd movement with differences, and 10 pages of manuscript sketches.

Contents: Overture--Blues--Swing finale.

03 018 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Homage to Gershwin
Homage to Gershwin: for saxophone quartet,
1993

5 manuscript parts
Arranged for soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone.
Includes 4 holograph (photocopy) parts of all 3 movements, and 1 holograph (photocopy) of the 1st movement part for alto saxophone.

Contents: Overture--Blues--Swing finale.

04 019 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Homage to Gershwin
Homage to Gershwin: for woodwind quintet,
undated

2 manuscript scores (10 p.) and 5 manuscript parts
Arranged for flute, oboe, B? clarinet, French horn, and bassoon.
Contains 1 manuscript (pencil) score, 1 incomplete manuscript (pencil) score, and 5 manuscript (pencil) parts.
04 020 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Homage to Prokofiev
Homage to Prokofiev for B? clarinet and piano,
1959

4 scores (23 p.) and 4 parts
Includes 2 holograph (photocopy), 1 trimmed and taped to create performance copy for pianist. The performance copy contains additional markings including an optional cut. 1 manuscript copy (ink) with photocopy containing additional manuscript replacement pages. 1 manuscript (ink) part for B? clarinet and 3 photocopies with different markings.
04 021 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: In Gershwin's garden
In Gershwin's garden: trio for clarinet, violoncello, and piano,
1993

3 manuscript scores (24 p.) and 2 manuscript parts
Includes 1 holograph (pencil) score of both movements, 2 holograph (photocopy) scores, and 2 manuscript (ink) parts.

Contents: Overture, cadenza--Swing.

04 022 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Jerusalem 3000
Jerusalem 3000,
1996

2 manuscript scores (32 p.) and 4 manuscript parts
Accompanied with program notes.
Includes Hatikva score.
Includes 1 spiral bound photocopy of holograph score with additional markings; 1 photocopy of the holograph score (not bound) with other markings; ink manuscript parts for violin I and II, viola, and violoncello, heavily marked with bowings. Also included are additional unmarked photocopies of the violin II, viola, and violoncello.

Contents: Ancestors--King David--Exodus--Hava nagilah--Jerusalem city of gold--Hatikva.

04 023 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Jerusalem 3000. Ancestors
Patriarchs,
1996

1 manuscript score
Pencil draft of Ancestors, movement of Jerusalem 3000.

Contents: Ancestors--King David--Exodus--Hava nagilah--Jerusalem city of gold--Hatikva.

04 024 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Jerusalem 3000. King David
Bar kochba,
1996

1 manuscript score
Pencil draft of King David, movement of Jerusalem 3000.

Contents: Ancestors--King David--Exodus--Hava nagilah--Jerusalem city of gold--Hatikva.

04 025 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Jerusalem 3000
Exodus,
1996

1 manuscript score
Pencil draft of Exodus.

Contents: Ancestors--King David--Exodus--Hava nagilah--Jerusalem city of gold--Hatikva

04 026 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Jerusalem 3000
Hava nagilah,
1996

1 manuscript score
Pencil draft of Hava nagilah.

Contents: Ancestors--King David--Exodus--Hava nagilah--Jerusalem city of gold--Hatikva.

04 027 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Jerusalem 3000
Jerusalem city of gold,
1996

1 manuscript score
Pencil draft of Jerusalem city of gold.

Contents: Ancestors--King David--Exodus--Hava nagilah--Jerusalem city of gold--Hatikva.

04 028 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Moods, clarinet, piano
Two moods for B? clarinet and piano,
undated

1 manuscript score (10 p.)
Holograph (Pencil)
Accompanied by 7 photocopied pages from The Twentieth Century Clarinetist: Advanced Studies in Contemporary Music for the Clarinet by Allen Sigel.

Contents: Prologue--Jubilation.

04 029 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Moods, clarinet, piano
Two moods for B? clarinet and piano,
undated

2 manuscript scores (10 p. each) and 2 manuscript parts (3 p. each)
For both score and clarinet part there are holographs (Ink master on blueprint paper) and ozalid reproductions of the holographs.

Contents: Prologue--Jubilation.

05 030 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Moods, clarinet, piano
Two moods for B? clarinet and pianoforte: Prologue and jubilation,
undated

1 manuscript part (3 p.)
Subtitle added to first movement: Homage to Ernest Bloch.
Holograph (Ink) with additional photocopy of pages 2-3 with some changes.

Contents: Prologue--Jubilation.

05 031 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Moods, clarinet, piano
Two moods for B? clarinet and pianoforte,
undated

3 manuscript scores (9 p. each)
Ink holograph score with two photocopies each with additional and different markings. Scores may have been intended for use as piano parts.

Contents: Prologue--Jubilation.

05 032 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Nocturne
Nocturne,
1997

1 manuscript score (3 p.)
Dedicated to Emily.
1 holograph (ink) score with markings.
05 033 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Nostalgic suite
Nostalgic suite: for solo clarinet and wind ensemble,
1995

1 manuscript score (77 p.)
Dedicated to clarinetist John Fullam and the University at Buffalo wind ensemble.
1 holograph (photocopy) score marked "original complete." Accompanied by photocopy of last movement (p. 49-77) with additional markings.

Contents: Broadway overture--Blues--Swing variations.

05 034 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Nostalgic suite. Selections
[Nostalgic suite]. Broadway overture; Blues: for solo clarinet and wind ensemble,
1995

1 manuscript score
1 holograph: Broadway overture is a photocopy with some additional markings; Blues is an ink holograph.

Contents: Broadway overture--Blues--Swing variations.

05 035 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Nostalgic suite. Selections
[Nostalgic suite]. Blues; Swing variations: for solo clarinet and wind ensemble,
1995

1 score (55 p.)
Computer-notated score with small number of additional markings.

Contents: Broadway overture--Blues--Swing variations.

05 036 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Nostalgic suite. Broadway overture
[Nostalgic suite]. Broadway overture: "corrected copy" for solo clarinet and wind ensemble,
1995

1 score (27 p.)
Computer-notated score marked "corrected copy" with additional markings and accompanied by printout of the ending measures 258-266 in a differently formatted version.

Contents: Broadway overture--Blues--Swing variations.

05 037 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Nostalgic suite. Broadway overture
[Nostalgic suite]. Broadway overture: for solo clarinet and wind ensemble,
1995

1 score (26 p.)
Computer-notated score with additional markings.

Contents: Broadway overture--Blues--Swing variations.

05 038 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Nostalgic suite. Broadway overture
Nostalgic suite. Broadway overture: for solo clarinet and wind ensemble,
1995

1 score (25 p.)
Computer-notated score with additional markings and changes.

Contents: Broadway overture--Blues--Swing variations.

05 039 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Nostalgic suite. Broadway overture
[Nostalgic suite]. Broadway overture: "partially corrected copy," [1995] for solo clarinet and wind ensemble,
1995

1 score (26 p.)
Computer-notated score with additional markings.

Contents: Broadway overture--Blues--Swing variations.

05 040 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Nostalgic suite. Blues
[Nostalgic suite]. Blues: "partially corrected" [1995] for solo clarinet and wind ensemble,
1995

1 score (17 p.)
Computer-notated score with additional markings.

Contents: Broadway overture--Blues--Swing variations.

05 041 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Nostalgic suite. Blues
[Nostalgic suite]. Blues: for solo clarinet and wind ensemble,
1995

1 score (14 p.)
Computer-notated score with additional markings.

Contents: Broadway overture--Blues--Swing variations.

05 042 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Nostalgic suite. Swing variations
[Nostalgic suite]. Swing variations: "partially corrected" [1995] for solo clarinet and wind ensemble,
1995

1 score (41 p.)
Computer-generated score with additional markings.

Contents: Broadway overture--Blues--Swing variations.

05 043 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Nostalgic suite
Nostalgic suite: clarinet part,
1995

1 manuscript part
1 ink manuscript of all 3 movements.

Contents: Broadway overture--Blues--Swing variations.

05 044 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Nostalgic suite
[Nostalgic suite]. Parts,
1995

31 parts
Computer-notated parts with additional performance markings. Missing oboe 1 part for Swing variations.

Contents: Broadway overture--Blues--Swing variations.

05 045 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Nostalgic suite
[Nostalgic suite]. solo clarinet part,
1995

8 folders
8 computer-generated scores for solo clarinet part. Folders 1-4 contain 4 versions of the 1st movement with corrections. Folders 5 and 6 contain 2 versions of the 2nd movement with corrections, and folders 7 and 8 consist of 2 versions of the 3rd movement with corrections.

Contents: Broadway overture--Blues--Swing variations.

05 046 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Nostalgic suite
[Nostalgic suite]. Recording [1995],
1995

1 cassette tape
Cassette recording.
1 cassette tape with complete recording on B-side.

Contents: Broadway overture--Blues--Swing variations.

06 047 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Patriots all
Patriots all: (song version),
June 1992

1 manuscript score (2 p.)
Holograph (Ink)
First line of text: Patriots all, united are we in the cause of sweet liberty. Words by Allen Sigel.
Accompanied by 6 photocopies of the text and a notice from Anthem America about the contest for a new national anthem.
1 holograph (ink) score with markings.
06 048 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Patriots all
Patriots all: [song version],
June 1992

1 manuscript score (2 p.)
Holograph (Pencil)
First line of text: Patriots all united are we in the quest of sweet liberty. Words by Allen Sigel.
1 holograph (pencil) score with markings.
06 049 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Patriots all
Patriots all: [song version],
June 1992

1 sketchbook
Holograph (Ink and pencil)
First line of text: Patriots all united are we in the quest of true liberty. Words by Allen Sigel.
Spiral-bound book also contains sketches for the song and an arrangement of Duke Ellington's Sophisticated lady and Paris blues.
06 050 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Patriots all; arr.
Patriots all: [choral version],
1992

1 manuscript score (2 p.)
Holograph (Ink)
First line of text: Patriots all, united are we, in the cause of sweet liberty. Words by Allen Sigel.
Setting for soprano, alto, tenor, bass voices with piano accompaniment provided for rehearsal only.
06 051 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Patriots all; arr.
Patriots all: [choral version],
1992

1 manuscript score (1 p.)
Holograph (Pencil)
First line of text: Patriots all united are we in the cause of sweet liberty. Words by Allen Sigel.
Setting for unaccompanied soprano, alto, tenor, and bass voices.
06 052 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Patriots all
Patriots all: [piano part],
1992

1 manuscript part (2 p.)
Holograph (Ink)
1 holograph (ink) score with markings.
06 053 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Patriots all; arr.
Patriots all: [choral version with second verse],
1992

1 manuscript score (2 p.)
Reproduction of holograph.
Twenty-eight copies of setting for soprano, alto, tenor, bass voices with piano accompaniment provided for rehearsal with 2nd verse of text written in red between the staves of the piano part.
First line of text: Patriots all, united are we, in the cause of sweet liberty. Words by Allen Sigel.
06 054 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Patriots all; arr.
Patriots all: [choral version],
1992

1 score (4 p.)
Photocopy of printed score with photocopy of 1 page of holograph score attached.
First line of text: Patriots all, united are we, in the cause of sweet liberty. Words by Allen Sigel: this version includes 3 verses.
Setting for soprano, alto, tenor, bass voices with piano accompaniment for rehearsal.
06 055 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Patriots all
Patriots free: [song version],
June 1992

1 manuscript score (2 p.)
Photocopy of holograph with manuscript additions.
First line of text: Let us unite as patriots free in the search for true liberty. Words by Allen Sigel.
Variant version of music and text of Sigel's Patriots all.
06 056 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Poe potpurri
[Poe potpurri [sic] for narrator, trumpet, and saxophone quartet],
undated

1 manuscript score (55 p.)
Accompanied with 4 photocopied leaves of Poe texts marked in preparation for use.
Holograph (Ink) score. The score is in two groups. The pages in the first group run p. 1-23 in one direction and then p. 24-39 return in the opposite direction on the verses, so the verse of p. 23 is p.24, the verse of p. 22 is p. 25 and so on. The second group is paged in normal fashion as p. 40-55

Contents: The haunted palace--A dream within a dream--The masque of the red death.

06 057 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Poe potpurri, voice, trumpet, saxophones (4)
A Poe potpurri [sic] for narrator, trumpet, and saxophone quartet,
undated

1 manuscript score (55 p.)
Holograph (Photocopy) with additional markings, including notes on A dream to score saxophone parts for string quintet.

Contents: The haunted palace--A dream within a dream--The masque of the red death.

06 058 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Poe potpurri, trumpet, saxophones (4). Masque of the red death
Masque of the red death: 1st draft,
undated

2 manuscript scores (12, [5] p.)
Holograph (Pencil)
The 5 page score is marked "extra."
For piccolo, trumpet (at opening), and saxophone quartet with text for narrator written on same pages.
Accompanied by 3 photocopied leaves of the text of the Poe story.
06 059 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Poe potpurri, clarinets (4)
Poe 2 Cl. 4tet,
undated

1 sketchbook
Holograph (Pencil)
Title from card attached to cover.
Also includes sketches for Sigel's Dorothy Parker On men.

Contents: Alone--The haunted palace--A dream within a dream.

06 060 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Poe potpurri, clarinets (4)
Alone; The haunted palace; A dream within a dream: for clarinet quartet,
1993

4 manuscript parts
Holograph (Ink)
The haunted palace and A dream within a dream movements are versions of the same movements in Sigel's Poe potpurri for narrator, trumpet, and saxophone quartet.
Each part contains 3 fascicles with separate title pages corresponding to the 3 movements.

Contents: Alone--The haunted palace--A dream within a dream.

07 061 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Poe potpurri, saxophone, strings. Selections.
A dream within a dream; Moving,
1995

1 manuscript score (p. 35-60)
An oboe can be substituted for the soprano saxophone part.
Holograph: Dream within a dream is an ink holograph; Moving is a photocopy of a holograph with additional changes. The movements are marked III and IV respectively.
07 062 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Poe potpurri, voice and piano
Alone; The haunted palace; A dream within a dream: for voice and piano,
1993

1 manuscript score (8, 15, 7 p.)
Holograph (Ink and pencil)
Words by Edgar Allan Poe.
First line of text for Alone: From childhood's hour I have not been as others were; I have not seen as others saw; I could not bring my passions from a common spring.
First line of text for The haunted palace: In the greenest of our valleys by good angels tenanted, once a fair and stately palace-radiant palace- reared its head.
First line of text for A dream within a dream: Take this kiss upon the brow, and in parting from you now, this much let me avow-you are not wrong who deem that my days have been a dream.
Includes an additional photocopy of The haunted palace. The haunted palace and A dream within a dream are versions of the movements with same titles in Sigel's Poe potpurri for narrator, trumpet, and saxophone quartet.

Contents: Alone--The haunted palace--A dream within a dream.

07 063 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Poe potpurri, voice and piano. Selections
Alone; A dream within a dream,
1993

1 manuscript score (7, 7 p.)
Holograph (Pencil)
Words by Edgar Allan Poe.
A dream within a dream is a different version of the movement with the same title in Sigel's Poe potpurri for narrator, trumpet, and saxophone quartet.

Contents: Alone--A dream within a dream.

07 064 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Poe potpurri, voice and piano. Haunted palace
The haunted palace: for voice and piano,
1993

1 score (15 p.)
Computer-notated score.
Words by Edgar Allan Poe.
Version of movement with the same title in Sigel's Poe Potpurri for narrator, trumpet, and saxophone quartet.
07 065 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Poe potpurri. Dream within a dream
A dream within a dream,
undated

1 manuscript score (7 p.)
Holograph (Pencil)
Sketch with instrumentation not noted; scored as solo line with piano accompaniment. Part of his work, Poe potpurri [sic].
07 066 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Poe potpurri, Haunted palace
The haunted palace,
undated

1 manuscript score (14 p.)
Holograph (Pencil) with text written in red pencil.
Sketch for voice (sung), flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon.
07 067 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Prelude and allegro
Prelude and allegro for mixed clarinet quartet,
1994

2 scores (12 p.) and 4 manuscript parts
Arranged for B? clarinet 1, 2, 3, and bass.
1 ink manuscript and 1 computer-generated score, accompanied by a marked photocopy of holograph of the Allegro, which was titled Homage to Prokofiev. Also includes 4 holograph (ink) parts.
07 068 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Quintet, winds
Quintet for wind instruments,
undated

1 manuscript score (17 p.)
Holograph (Ink)
For flute, clarinet, oboe, horn, and bassoon.
07 069 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Serenade and rondo
Serenade and rondo for B? clarinet and orchestra,
undated

1 manuscript score (45 p.)
Holograph (Pencil and ink)
07 070 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Shtetl echoes
Shtetl echoes for saxophone quartet,
October 1995

2 manuscript scores (13 p.)
Holograph (Ink) score and spiral-bound photocopy of holograph with additional markings.
07 071 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Shtetl echoes
Shtetl echoes,
1995

1 manuscript score (15 p.)
Holograph (Pencil) sketch version.
07 072 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Shtetl echoes
Shtetl echoes for saxophone quartet,
1995

1 score (21 p.)
Computer-notated score.
Accompanied with a manuscript note from Sigel to "Steve" about the copying and a photocopy of a typescript (1 leaf) program note.
07 073 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Shtetl echoes
Shtetl echoes for saxophone quartet (parts),
1995

4 parts (5 p. ea.)
Computer-notated parts with additional editorial markings.
08 074 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Sonata, violin, piano
[Sonata for violin and piano],
undated

1 manuscript score (27 p.)
Holograph (Ink and Pencil)
The completion of the 3rd movement is in a spiral-bound music manuscript book that also contains a sketch for a woodwind quintet and an arrangement of Beethoven's String quartet in G major op. 18 no. 2, 3rd movement, 1st theme for woodwind quintet.
08 075 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Sonata, violin, piano
Sonata for violin and piano,
undated

1 manuscript part (8 p.)
Holograph (Pencil) violin part.
08 076 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Songs of summer
Songs of summer for mixed chorus and clarinet,
Summer 1992

2 manuscript scores (21 p. each) and 1 manuscript part (4 p.)
Holograph (Ink) and photocopy; holograph part is for clarinet.
For Harriet Simons and the University at Buffalo Choir.
First lines of texts: Pastorale. Caressing breezes glide past; The beach. Seen from the high bridge it sparkles; All life must yield. This cycle, dimly felt in our youth.
Text is unattributed, presumably by Sigel.
Accompanied by photocopied typescript (2 p. ) containing the lyrics.

Contents: Pastorale--The beach--All life must yield.

08 077 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Songs of summer
[Songs of summer. Sketches],
Summer 1992

1 manuscript score (15 p.) and 1 manuscript part (2 p.)
Holograph (Pencil) sketch version of score and clarinet part.
Clarinet part also includes other sketches, including Sigel's work Patriots all of 1992.

Contents: Pastorale--The beach(begins on p. 4 without title)--Summer's end (titled All life must yield in final version).

08 078 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Songs of summer
Songs of summer for chorus and clarinet,
Summer 1992

1 part (5 p.)
Computer-notated part.

Contents: Pastorale--The beach--All life must yield.

08 079 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Swing set
Swing set for saxophone quartet,
undated

2 manuscript scores
Accompanied with a description of the piece.
Arranged for soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone.
Includes 1 spiral-bound holograph (photocopy) of all movements, and 1 holograph (photocopy) of the 2nd movement.

Contents: Overture--Swing finale.

08 080 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: Trio, flute, clarinet, bassoon
Trio [for] flute, clarinet, bassoon,
March 1946

1 manuscript score (14 p.) and 3 manuscript parts
Holograph (Ink)

Contents: Prelude--Finale.

08 081 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: U.B., our university
: Alma mater,
1991

1 manuscript score (2 p.)
Holograph (Ink)
For unaccompanied four-voice chorus (soprano, alto, tenor, bass).
Words by Allen Sigel. First line of text: Learning's clear light shines radiant and bright.
Accompanied by printed lyrics (1 leaf) bearing the title U. B., our university.
08 082 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: U. B., our university
Alma mater, State University of New York at Buffalo,
1991

4 scores (3 p. each)
Computer-notated score for chorus (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) and piano accompaniment.
Words by Allen Sigel. First line of text: Learning's clear light shines radiant and bright.
Scores numbered 1-4; number 4 has the title U. B., our university; number 3 has the first line of text from Sigel's work, Patriots all.
08 083 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: U. B., our university
Alma mater, State University of New York at Buffalo,
1991

2 scores
Computer-notated score for unaccompanied 4-voice chorus.
Words by Allen Sigel. First line of text: Learning's clear light shines radiant and bright.
Accompanied by the printed lyrics (1 leaf) bearing the title U. B., our university. The two scores differ in formatting and contain minor variations in lyrics.
08 084 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: U. B., our university
U. B., our university,
1991

2 leaves of music
Holograph (Ink) and computer-notated.
Single melody line with text. Words by Allen Sigel. First line of text: Learning's clear light shines radiant and bright, in this noble university.
09 085 Sigel, Allen
Uniform title: U. B., our university; arr.
U. B., our university,
1991

1 manuscript score (5 p.)
Holograph (Photocopy)
The work is for chorus and band; this score is only for band.
Words (not included here) by Allen Sigel.
II.    Arrangements of works by other composers, 1972-1991
Folder 86-98

Arranged alphabetically by composer surname and then by uniform title.

Box Folder Contents
09 086 Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897
Uniform title: Quartets, piano, strings, no. 1, op. 25, G minor. Rondo alla zingarese; arr.
Quartet for piano, oboe, clarinet, and violoncello, op. 25. Rondo alla zingarese,
undated

1 manuscript score (15 p.) and 3 parts
The score is a pencil holograph. The piano and violoncello lines in the score are photocopies from a printed score taped onto the holograph. The clarinet part is an ink holograph; the oboe part is a photocopy of a holograph, the violoncello part is a photocopy of a printed part with some changes on manuscript paper taped onto the part. Also includes photocopy of a printed violin part.
09 087 Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897
Uniform title: Ungarische Tänze. Selections; arr.
Hungarian dances 1, 3, 4, 5,
undated

1 manuscript score (23 p.) and 5 manuscript parts
Holograph (Pencil)
Originally for piano; arranged for woodwind quintet. Each dance is a separate fascicle in score and parts.
09 088 Confrey, Zez, 1895-1971
Uniform title: Dizzy fingers; arr.
Dizzy fingers (1923),
undated

1 manuscript score (11 p.) and 5 manuscript parts
Holograph (Pencil)
Arranged for woodwind quintet.
09 089 Confrey, Zez, 1895-1971
Uniform title: Dizzy fingers; arr.
Dizzy fingers (1923),
undated

1 manuscript score (8 p.)
Holograph (Pencil)
Incomplete draft.
09 090 Devienne, François, 1759-1803
Uniform title: Deuxième sonate pour clarinette si? et piano-forte
Sonatas, clarinet, continuo, no. 2, op. 28,
1972

1 score
Clarinet part annotated by Allen Sigel, including an additional leaf (ink holograph) containing a composed cadenza.
09 091 Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Uniform title: Paris blues; arr.
Paris Blues (1961),
undated

1 manuscript score (11 p.) and 5 manuscript parts
Holograph (Pencil)
Arranged for woodwind quintet.
09 092 Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Uniform title: Selections; arr.
A Duke Ellington triptych,
undated

1 manuscript score and 5 manuscript parts
Holograph (Pencil)
Arranged for woodwind quintet by Allen Sigel.
There are duplicate manuscript parts for the flute in Caravan, and flute and clarinet in Sophisticated lady.

Contents: Caravan--Sophisticated lady--Take the A train.

09 093 Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759
Uniform title: Fugues, organ, HMV 609, A minor; arr.
Fugue number 5 in A minor for soprano voice, clarinet, and piano,
undated

1 manuscript score (7 p.) and 2 manuscript parts
Holograph (Pencil)
Originally for organ; arranged by Allen Sigel. The voice part was remarked to be for oboe.
09 094 Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791
Uniform title: Variationen über Unser dummer Pöbel meint; arr.
Variations on a theme of Gluck, K. 455,
1986

1 part (9 p.)
Computer-notated score.
Originally for piano; arranged for clarinet and piano by Allen Sigel. Part marked for performance by Sigel.
Published 1986 by Shall-u-mo Publications, Rochester, New York.
09 095 Porter, Cole, 1891-1964
Uniform title: Songs. Selections; arr.
Cole Porter Medley,
undated

2 manuscript scores and 2 manuscript parts
Pencil holograph score and ink holograph parts.
Songs arranged by Allen Sigel for violin, clarinet, and piano.
The pencil holograph score includes attached photocopied pages; the pages of the photocopy of the score are numbered 1-33. Accompanied by photocopy of the original version of I love you.

Contents: It's de-lovely--So in love--My heart belongs to daddy--I love you--You're the top.

09 096 Porter, Cole, 1891-1964
Cole Porter research folder,
undated

1 folder
Contains manuscript list of recorded Porter songs, 22 leaves of printed Porter lyrics, and photocopies of Porter songs: Always true to you in my fashion, In the still of the night, Just one of those things.
10 097 Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828
Uniform title: Impromptus, piano, no. 4, D.935; arr.
Impromptu number 4 in F minor, op. 142,
undated

1 manuscript score (12 p.) and 1 manuscript part (5 p.)
Photocopy of holograph score; pencil holograph part.
Originally for piano; arranged for clarinet and piano.
10 098 Turpin, Tom, 1873-1922
Uniform title: Buffalo rag; arr.
Buffalo rag (1904),
undated

1 manuscript score (6 p.) and 5 manuscript parts
Holograph (Pencil)
Arranged for woodwind quintet.
Box Folder Contents
10 099 Sigel, Allen
Clarinet articulation,
1987

1 book (76 p.)
Published by Roncorp, Inc., Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Musical studies with accompanying text.
10 100 Sigel, Allen
Clarinet masterwork etudes: mastering the masterworks,
1980

1 book (32 p.)
Photocopy of typescript and musical studies based on eleven masterworks of the repertoire for clarinet.
Title on cover: Clarinet master class.
10 101 Sigel, Allen
Twentieth century clarinetist,
1965

1 folder
Combination of mimeographed typescript text and musical etudes written in ink on vellum masters.
10 102 Sigel, Allen
Twentieth century clarinetist,
1965

1 volume
Spiral-bound volume with 14 preliminary pages of mimeographed text and charts, 49 pages of ozalid reproductions of musical etudes, and 12 pages of mimeographed text following the etudes.

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