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Michael C. Viens Papers 1967-2002


Compositions, 1972-2002
1 linear foot
Catalog Number: M251.1

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Series Description:
Material documenting Michael Viens' composing career between ca. 1972 and 2002. Includes draft and final versions of Autumnal Triptych,ColorScope, Entretiens, Hummingbirds, In Loving You, Interlude, Kladdenklangen, Les Insectes Dansants, Mongol 482, Pareil-non-Pareil, Perpetuum Mobile, Phases of the Heart, Seasons of Love, StarBlaze, Summer Fare, Thune, Twilight, Ukanos, Voices in the Still, Voli in Primavera and Winter Night. Final versions of these compositions are available in the Bowdoin College Authors Collection.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
General Note:
Finding Aid/Index: Restrictions:None


Poems, 1972-2002
0.5 linear feet
Catalog Number: M251.2

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Series Description:
Includes poetry written by Michael Viens and poems collected by Viens for use in his compositions. Authors of poems collected include: e.e. cummings, Emily Dickinson, Hilda Doolittle, Robert Frost, Roland Labrie, Amy Lowell, Edgar Allen Poe, James Whitcomb Riley, Carl Sandburg, Sara Teasdale, Edward di Valli, and Walt Whitman.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
Restrictions:None.


Correspondence and Agreements, 1979-2001
0.5 linear feet
Catalog Number: M251.3

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Series Description:
Consists primarily of Viens' correspondence with publishing houses and authors seeking permission to use copyrighted materials in his compositions and copyright applications for Viens' compositions. Also includes correspondence with William Thomas McKinley and Maine Composers' Forum director Nick Humez.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
Restrictions:None.


Programs, 1967-2002
0.5 linear feet
Catalog Number: M251.4

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Series Description:
Consists chiefly of printed programs for Michael Viens' musical concerts, ca. 1967-2002, including materials from France, the University of Illinois, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Southern Maine, Bates College, Bowdoin College, and the Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
Arrangement:Arranged chronologically.
Restrictions:None.


Clippings and Ephemera, 1967-2001
0.5 linear feet
Catalog Number: M251.5

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Series Description:
Consists primarily of clippings about Michael Viens, including reviews of his live musical performances and recordings. Also included are miscellaneous clippings collected by Viens concerning the lives of composers and friends, as well as several short biographical sketches of Viens and ephemera relating to his trip to Bratislava, Slovakia.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
Restrictions:None.


Recordings, 1976-1998
1 linear foot
Catalog Number: M251.6

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Series Description:
This series contains audio and video recordings made between 1976 and 1998 of Viens' compositions and concerts. Formats include: cassette, CD, DAT, reel-to-reel, and VHS. Published recordings are available in the Bowdoin College Authors Collection.
Arrangement:Arranged by format, then alphabetically by title.
General Note:
Finding Aid/Index: Restrictions:None


Publications (software), 1982-1984
0.5 linear feet
Catalog Number: M251.7

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Series Description:
Consists of commercial software publications including childrens' learning programs.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically
Restrictions:None.


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