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Finding Aid for the Michael J. A. Doran Research Papers, 1975-1978

Mus. Arc. 37

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Collection Overview

Title: Michael J. A. Doran Research Papers, 1975-1978
Collection Number: Mus. Arc. 37
Creator: Doran, Michael John Arthur, 1940-1978
Extent: 4 boxes (50 folders)
Language of Material: Collection material in English and Italian.
Repository: State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Library
Abstract: The collection contains research notes, journal articles, and copies of source materials collected 1975-1978. The focus of the research is music by Alessandro Stradella (1644-1682) and Carlo Ambrogio Lonati (circa 1656-circa 1710-15) and other 17th century Italian composers.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Specified item], Michael J. A. Doran Research Papers, 1975-1978, Music Library, The State University of New York at Buffalo.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Eve Harwood, circa 1980.

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 under the supervision of Carol June Bradley, circa 1980-1981.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Biographical Note

Michael Doran was born to Marion and Arthur Doran in Hamilton Ontario in 1940. He was the oldest of their four children. The family lived in the nearby town of Dundas, Ontario, where Michael attended primary and secondary school, and studied piano privately. He earned an Associate Diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Toronto while an undergraduate at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, where he received his undergraduate degree in English Literature. Upon graduation he won a major scholarship to do graduate work in music history at the University of Chicago. His musical mentor at McMaster was Professor Frank Thorolfson, who had taught at the University of Chicago before moving to McMaster to establish its Bachelor of Music degree program and become its first Music chair.

While completing his master's thesis in musicology at the University of Chicago Michael taught a year at Dickinson College in Carlyle, Pennsylvania, then returned to the Dundas, Ontario area where he was active as a church organist, choral director, and piano teacher for several years. During this time he also served as adjunct music professor at McMaster and as choral director for the music department's newly established choir Schola Cantorum. He received his Master of Music degree from the University of Chicago in 1975. The title of his thesis was The Trio Sonatas of Alessandro Stradella. In 1975 he enrolled in the doctoral program in musicology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. While there he also studied harpsichord and directed a vocal ensemble for early music, the Collegium Musicum, similar to one he had begun at the University of Chicago when in the graduate program there. Michael's research for his doctoral dissertation focused on the life and works of Carlo Ambrogio Lonati (circa 1645-circa 1710-1715). It was a logical extension of his fascination with 17th century Italian music and the research he had done for his Master’s thesis concerning Lonati's colleague, Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682). His research on Lonati resulted in the publication of his biographical entry for Lonati in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 1980. Michael J. A. Doran passed away in March 1978.

Biographical information courtesy of Michael J. A. Doran's wife, Dr. Eve Harwood.


Scope and Content Note

The collection contains research notes, journal articles, and copies of source materials collected 1975-1978. The focus of the research is the music of Alessandro Stradella (1644-1682) and Carlo Ambrogio Lonati (circa 1656-circa 1710-15) and other 17th-century Italian composers. The research was intended to result in a Ph.D. dissertation on Lonati but was never completed. It includes photocopies of Owen Jander's research on Lonati's vocal music, correspondence between Jander, Doran, and the editors of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 1980 edition, regarding Doran's article on Lonati. It also contains photocopies of 17th century music manuscripts and published scores relevant to Stradella and Lonati.

One third of the collection consists of negative and positive photocopies of music manuscripts from Italian libraries. One fifth of the collection consists of positive photocopies of journal articles and selections from monographs. Some of the photoprints from microfilms have faded to the extent that they are no longer legible. Fortunately, the library holds microfilms from which the prints were made.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged in two series:

I. Sources
II. Research

Container List

Box Folder Contents
1 1 Bologna. Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale. Ms. Mart. 6.1 (V.195). Excerpt, circa 1840
3 pages, positive photoprint from microfilm

f. 87-88v. Lonati. La fortuna fa la ruota. Duet.

Available on microfilm in the library: MicFilm MIC_1 M02 L841 f

1 2 London. British Museum. Ms. Harley 1863. Excerpts, undated
28 leaves, faded negative photoprint from microfilm. Some pages illegible.

f. 82-90. Lonati(but possibly Cesti or Cazzati). Nel adirato seno. Aria for voice and basso continuo.
f. 187-190. Lonati. Gite pur l'aria. Aria for voice and basso continuo.
f. 281-290. Lonati? Nel adirato seno. Aria for voice and basso continuo. A different setting from f. 82.
Index to Ms. Harley 1863.

Available as microfilm in the library: MIC_1 M02 A3 Lbm (h.1863)

1 3 Modena. Biblioteca Estense. Ms. Mus. F.639. Complete, circa 1686
3 leaves, faded positive photoprint from microfilm

Lonati. Sonata in A major for violin and basso continuo.

Available on microfilm in the library: MicFilm MIC_1 M02 L841 so

Available in digital format at: Biblioteca Estense Universitaria, Biblioteca digitale - Musicali (Music works)

1 4 Modena. Biblioteca Estense. Ms. Mus. F.1372. Excerpts, undated
37 pages, badly faded positive photoprint from microfilm. Most pages illegible.

f. 1-18v.

Available on microfilm in the library: MicFilm MIC_1 M02 A3 MOe (F.1372)

1 5 Modena. Biblioteca Estense. Ms. Mus. F.1383. Excerpts, undated
12, 19 pages, positive photoprint from microfilm

f. 17-26. Lonati. I teneri lamenti di Filli abbandonata. Cantata for soprano and basso continuo.
f. 27-38v. Lonati. Naviganti al lido. Cantata for two voices and basso continuo.

Available on microfilm in the library: MicFilm MIC_1 M02 L841 ca

1 6 Modena. Biblioteca Estense. Ms. Mus. F.1549. Excerpts, 1686
51 , faded positive photoprint from microfilm

All from: Lonati. I due germani rivali (1686). Opera.
f. 1-14; 24v-26; 46-48; 138-140v; 142-146.

Available on microfilm in the library: MicFilm MIC_1 M02 L841 d

1 7 Modena. Biblioteca Estense. Ms. Mus. G.111. Excerpts, undated
24 pages, badly faded positive photoprint from microfilm. Some pages illegible.

No. 1. Lonati. Al ferio. Aria for alto and basso continuo. No. 14. Lonati. Ni fa piangere. Aria for soprano and basso continuo.
No. 34. Lonati. Annodami abbracciami. Aria for soprano and basso continuo.
No. 40. Lonati. Se non ardo. Aria for soprano and basso continuo.

Available on microfilm in the library under title, Ariette a vocî diverse e duettino con basso continuo: MicFilm MIC_1 M02 L841 ar

1 8 Modena. Biblioteca Estense. Ms. Mus. G.112. Complete, undated
36 pages , faded positive photoprint from microfilm. Some pages illegible.

Lonati. Solca il mar da rie tempeste. Cantata for soprano solo and basso continuo.

Available on microfilm in the library: MicFilm MIC_1 M02 St786 so

Available in digital format at Biblioteca Estense Universitaria, Biblioteca digitale - Musicali (Music works)

1 9 Turin. Biblioteca nazionale. Ms. Giordano 15. Excerpts, undated
3, 12, 17 pages, faded positive photoprint from microfilm. Some pages illegible

f. 79v-87v. Lonati. Trio sonata in D. major for 2 violins and basso continuo.
f. 103-108v. Lonati. Trio sonata in C major for 2 violins and basso continuo.
2 pages incipits for f. 58-108, in Doran's hand. Notes in margin.

Available on microfilm in the library under the title, Sinfonia del Lelio Colista et altri: MicFilm MIC_2 M02 A3 Tn (g.15)

1 10 Scelta di canzonette italiane de piu autori. Dedicate a gli a della musica. Printed at London, by A. Godbid and J. Playford, in Little Britain, 1679. Excerpts, 1679
28 pages, faded negative photoprint from microfilm

p. 37-42. Lonati. Tu partisti idolo amato. Aria for soprano and basso continuo.
p. 81-84. Lonati (but possibly Mannelli or Caproli). Voglio morte e voglio vita. Aria for soprano and basso continuo. p. 102-108. Stradella. Non a mai amor ferir. Duet for 2 sopranos and basso continuo. p. 109-116. Stradella. Care labbra. Duet for 2 sopranos and basso continuo.

Available on microfilm in the library: MicFilm M72019 A3 P626 s

1 11 Transcription in Doran's hand, of Lonati's Tu partisti idolo amato, pages 37-42 from Scelta di canzonette italiane de piu autori undated
3 pages manuscript music
1 12 Select preludes and vollentarys for the violin, being made and contrived for the improvement of the hand with variety of compositions by all the greatest masters in Europe. London, printed for J. Walsh... and J. Hare at the Golden Viol in St. Paul's Churchyard. Complete, circa 1705
41 pages, faded positive photoprint from microfilm

Includes works by Lonati, Cosma, A. Corelli, Torelli, Purcell and others.

Available in digital format in International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)

1 13 Select preludes and volluntarys for the flute, being made and contriv'd for ye improvement of ye hand with variety of compositions by all the eminent masters in Europe. London, printed for J. Walsh and Randall and J. Hare. Complete, 1708
18 pages, faded positive photoprint from microfilm

Available on microfilm in the library: MIC-1 M317 A3 se

1 14 Armonie di Pindo: Cantate da camera a voce sola di diversa eccellenti autori nuovamente raccolte, e date in luce da Federico Vigoni e dal medemo consacrate al grano merito del M. R. Padre D. Claudio Antonio Strada. Milano. Complete, 1712
181 pages reproduced 4 pages to 1 leaf, faded positive photoprint from microfilm

Available on microfilm in the library: MicFilm | MIC-1 M715 A3 V68 ar

1 15 Cialli, Rinaldo. Ariberto e Flavio, regi de Longobardi, |dramma per musica; da rappresentarsi nel ristaurato famoso Teatro Vendramino di San Salvatore, l'anno MDCLXXXV . Venice: Francesco Nicolini, 1684
69 pages printed 2 per leaf, badly faded positive photoprint from microfilm. Some pages illegible.
Libretto to opera by Carlo Ambrogio Lonati.

Available on microfilm in the library: MicFilm MIC_1 ML1498

1 16 D'Averara, Pietro. L'Aiace. Dramma per musica. Da rappresentarsi nil Regio Teatro di Milano l'anno 1694. In Milano, Carlo Federico Gagliard. Seconda Impressione. Excerpts, 1697
14 leaves, Photocopy

Incomplete libretto. Includes only introductory pages and no text.

Available on microfilm in the library: MicFilm MIC_1 ML1496

Available in digital format at Museo internazionale e biblioteca della musica di bologna

Box Folder Contents
2 17 Photocopies of dictionary articles on Alessandro Stradella with accompanying notes and translations, undated
1 folder

Authors include Fétis, Sartori, Schmidl, Grove, Pirrotta, and Michel.

2 18 Notes on Alessandro Stradella and the topic of rhythm in Baroque music, quoted from dictionaries, monographs and journals, undated
13 leaves
2 19 Bourdelot, Pierre and Pierre Bonnet. Histoire de la musique et ses effets (Paris, 1715): pages 41-45 and 59-67. 1966, 1969
12 leaves , photocopies

A discussion of Stradella's music.

2 20 Richard, P. “Stradella et les Contarini”, in Le Ménestral , 1865-1866
37 leaves, photocopies

Article about Stradella issued in parts from November 18 1865 through April 1 1866. Missing issue of December 31 1865.

2 21 Gatti, Guido M. “Current Chronicle” in Musical Quarterly 36: pages 124-130. A review of Stradella's oratorio San Giovanni Battista, 1950
4 leaves, photocopies
2 22 Altmann, Wilhelm. Kammermusik-Katalog: ein Verzeichnis von seit 1841 veröffentlichten Kammermusikwerken, sechste bis August 1944 ergänzte Auflage (Hofheim am Taunus, 1944): pages 74-75, 170-71, and 242-43, 1944
3 leaves , photocopies

Lists of works by Stradella.

2 23 Notes on Stradella's contemporaries, including Lonati, Mannelli, and Colista, copied from dictionary articles, in Doran's hand, undated
2 manuscript leaves
2 24 Miscellaneous notes and journal articles about Queen Christina of Sweden, undated
1 folder
2 25 Miscellaneous notes and journal articles about the Great Britain Public Records Office, 16874,88, undated
22 leaves
2 26 Miscellaneous notes and journal articles about Sir Christopher Wren and Whitehall Palace, London, undated
1 folder
2 27 Miscellaneous notes about 17th century sonatas, in Doran's hand, undated
5 leaves
2 28 Bononcini, Giovanni Maria. Musico Prattico (Bologna), pages 24-25 and 40 1673
2 leaves, photocopies
2 29 Brenzoni, R. “Giuseppe Torelli, musicista veronese” in Note d'archivio per la storia musicale 13: 22-37, 1936
8 leaves, photocopies
2 30 Smith, Helen Margaret. F. M. Veracini's "Il trionfo della prattica musicale" 1963
12 leaves, badly faded negative photoprint from microfilm. Almost completely illegible.

Ph.D. thesis, Indiana University, 1963: pages 122-131 and 220-243. A partial translation and commentary on Veracini's treatise.

Available on microfilm in the library: MicFilm MIC_1 ML118

2 31 Miscellaneous notes and journal articles about Lonati, Maggi, and Muratori, undated
1 folder
2 32 Black ring binder containing miscellaneous notes about Lonati and his contemporaries, in Doran's hand, undated
1 binder
3 33 Miscellaneous bibliographical notes about Lonati and related topics, in Doran's hand. undated
1 folder

Includes manuscript transcription of Benedetto Ferrari's Premo, premoil giogo dell' Alpi (1633).

3 34 Owen Jander's research on Lonati's vocal music. Includes notes about telephone conversations between Jander and Doran, in Doran's hand, and written correspondence, undated
1 folder
3 35 Notes on Lonati's duet La fortuna fa la ruotain: Bologna. Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Ms. Mart. 6.1 (V.195): 57-58v. undated
6 leaves
3 36 Miscellaneous notes, mostly about the opera L'Aiace by Lonati, Paolo Magni and Francesco Ballarotti, undated
1 folder
3 37 Notes about Lonati's cantata I teneri lamenti di Filli abbandonata, undated
1 folder

Bassani, Giovanni Battista. L'Amante placata. Cantata for voice and basso continuo. Notes, in pencil, in Doran's hand.
Transcription of I teneri lamenti di filli abbandonata from Modena. Biblioteca Estense, Ms. Mus. F.1383: 17-26.

3 38 Notes on sources for Lonati, in Doran's hand, undated
1 folder
3 39 Notes on sources for Lonati, in Doran's hand, including excerpts from printed library catalogues, undated
1 folder
3 40 Bound notebook with notes about Lonati, undated
1 notebook

Includes biography, notes on works and sources, problems and questions, bibliography, and notes on Lonati's contemporaries.

3 41 Miscellaneous notes and transcriptions, all incomplete, on Lonati, undated
1 folder
3 42 Carlo Ambrogio Lonati: life and works, 1975
17 manuscript leaves

Ms, in Doran's hand. Draft of the paper for the Fall, 1975 doctoral seminar in music history at SUNY-Buffalo, under the direction of David Fuller.

3 43 Carlo Ambrogio Lonati: life and works, December 15, 1975
39 pages

Two photocopies.

3 44 Carlo Ambrogio Lonati: life and works, December 15, 1975
1 folder

Typescript with additional notes in Doran's hand.

3 45 Carlo Ambrogio Lonati: life and works, February 1976
38 pages

Typescript. Revised version, February 1976. Notes in margin in Doran's hand.
Accompanied by “Un musicista salodiano del Sec. XVII, Carlo Pallavicini” in Note d'Archivio, XVIII (1941).

1 46 Miscellaneous notes on Lonati including biographical outline, 1975-1977
1 folder
4 47 Correspondence from Michael J. A. Doran to the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana about sources for Lonati's works, November 1977
4 leaves
4 48 Correspondence about Lonati article for New Grove Dictionary of Music, 6th edition, 1976
1 folder
4 49 Correspondence about Lonati article for New Grove Dictionary of Music, 6th edition, 1977-1978
1 folder
4 50 St. Edmund's MSS, etc., undated
1 envelope (2 folders)

Search Terms

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

Contributors

Jander, Owen

Subjects

Lonati, Carlo Ambrogio
Music--Italy--17th century
Stradella, Alessandro, 1639-1682

Genres

papers (document genres)
scores