Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Title
Bowdoin College Music Press, 1965-2004, undated
ID
5.3
Date
1965-2004
Extent
3.0 linear feet.
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Bowdoin College Music Press, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine


Biographical/Historical Note

The Bowdoin College Music Press was co-founded by Bowdoin music professors Robert Beckwith and Elliott Schwartz in the 1960s and was administered by the Music Department. It published works commissioned by the College, works by members of the faculty, and works of prize winners in the Bowdoin College Contemporary Music Competition. Music by Elliott Schwartz, Ross Lee Finney, William Bolcom, David Burge, and others is included. Due to changes in music publishing and marketing - and the difficulty of carrying on business operations - the Music Press officially closed for business as of June 30, 2003; the closure process was completed in 2004.


Scope and Content

Records of the Bowdoin College Music Press, as well as publications, manuscripts, and recordings. Business records, the artistic history of the Music Press, published pieces, manuscripts of two of the pieces, and recordings of three works by Elliott Schwartz are included.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.


Collection Inventory

5.3.1: Records, 1965-2004   0.3 linear feet.

Series Description:

This series contains an artistic and business history of the Bowdoin College Music Press, as well as catalogues, and information regarding composers, contracts, and copyright.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

Artistic history of the Bowdoin College Music Press by Elliott Schwartz, n.d. 

1 2

Business history of the Bowdoin College Music Press by Delmar Small, 2004 

1 3

Catalogues, 1983-1984, 1995-1996 

1 4

Composers - summary of information, 2003-2004 

1 5-26

Contracts, copyrights, and final disposition for each piece; organized alphabetically by composer, 1965-1977, 2003-2004 

1 27

Financial summary, 1998 Jul - 2004 Jun 

1 28

Inventory of contracts and copyright claims, n.d. 

1 29

Undeliverable original quitclaim assignments of copyright, 2003 


5.3.2: Publications and Manuscripts, 1965-1977   2.2 linear feet.

Series Description:

This series contains printed copies of works published by the Bowdoin College Music Press. There are also manuscripts of two of the published works.

Arrangement:

Organized in two subseries, then arranged alphabetically by composer.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

5.3.2.1: Manuscripts 

Ovsz-Box
1

Albright, William: Danse Macabre, 1972 

1

Finney, Ross Lee: Divertissement, 1965 

5.3.2.2: Publications 

Ovsz-Box
1

Albright, William: Danse Macabre, 1972 

Box Folder
1 30

Bolcom, William: Duets for Quintet, 1971 

Ovsz-Box
1

Bolcom, William: Whisper Moon, 1973 

1

Burge, David: Aeolian Music, 1970 

1

Diemente, Edward: Mirrors V, 1975 

Box Folder
1 31

Duckworth, William: Seven Shades of Blue, 1974 

1 32

Finney, Ross Lee: Divertissement, 1965 

1 33

Heiss, John: Quartet (1971), 1972 

1 34

Kupferman, Meyer: Infinities Thirteen, 1965 

Ovsz-Box
1

Levin, Gregory: Love's Bloom, 1977 

1

London, Edwin: Enter Madmen, 1971 

Box Folder
1 35

Luti, Viincent F.: Mixed Quintet, 1970 

1 36

MacInnis, Donald: Variations for Cello and Two-Channel Tape, 1974 

Ovsz-Box
1

Moryl, Richard: Improvisations, 1970 

Box Folder
1 37

Oliveros, Pauline: Aeolian Partitions, 1970 

Ovsz-Box
1

Pleskow, Raoul: Three Movements for Quintet, 1973 

Box Folder
1 38

Rogers, John E.: Rotational Arrays, 1971 

1 39

Schwartz, Elliott: Music for Napoleon and Beethoven, 1971 

1 40

Schwartz, Elliott: Music for Prince Albert, 1971 

1 41

Schwartz, Elliott: Soliloquies, 1965 

1 42

Schwartz, Elliott: Telly, 1973 

1 43

Subotnick, Morton: Serenade No. 3, 1965 

Ovsz-Box
1

Widdoes, Lawrence: From a Time of Snow, 1972 


5.3.3: Recordings, 1969-1970, undated   0.5 linear feet.

Series Description:

This series contains reel to reel tapes of three pieces by Elliott Schwartz, a master CD from each tape, and two CD copies of each piece.

Arrangement:

Organized in two subseries, then arranged alphabetically by material type, then by title.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

5.3.3.1: CDs of works by Elliott Schwartz 

Box Folder
1 44

Music for Napoleon and Beethoven, piano tape, master and copies, n.d. 

1 45

Music for Napoleon and Beethoven, trumpet tape, master and copies, n.d. 

1 46

Music for Prince Albert, tape A, master and copies, n.d. 

1 47

Music for Prince Albert, tape B, master and copies, n.d. 

1 48

Telly, tape, master and copies, n.d. 

5.3.3.2: Reel to Reel of works by Elliott Schwartz 

Box Folder
1 49

Music for Napoleon and Beethoven, piano tape, 7", 7-1/2 ips, 2-track stereo, 1970 

1 50

Music for Napoleon and Beethoven, trumpet tape, 7", 7-1/2 ips, 2-track stereo, 1970 

1 51

Music for Prince Albert, tape A, 5", 7-1/2 ips, 2-track stereo, n.d. 

1 52

Music for Prince Albert, tape B, 7", 1969 

1 53

Telly, 7", 7-1/2 ips, 2-track stereo, n.d.