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Guide to the Bowdoin College Music Press Records, 1965-2004

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Title:
Bowdoin College Music Press: records
Creator:
Bowdoin College
ID:
A05.03
Date [inclusive]:
1965-2004
Extent:
3 Linear Feet
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

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

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 and rights were conveyed back to the composers.

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.

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.

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

box 1 folder 1

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

box 1 folder 2

Catalogues, 1983-1984, 1995-1996

box 1 folder 3

Composers - summary of information, 2003-2004

box 1 folder 4

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

box 1 folder 5-26

Financial summary, 1998 Jul - 2004 Jun

box 1 folder 27

Inventory of contracts and copyright claims, n.d.

box 1 folder 28

Undeliverable original quitclaim assignments of copyright, 2003

box 1 folder 29

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.

Albright, William: Danse Macabre, 1972

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Finney, Ross Lee: Divertissement, 1965

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Albright, William: Danse Macabre, 1972

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Bolcom, William: Duets for Quintet, 1971

box 1 folder 30

Bolcom, William: Whisper Moon, 1973

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Burge, David: Aeolian Music, 1970

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Diemente, Edward: Mirrors V, 1975

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Duckworth, William: Seven Shades of Blue, 1974

box 1 folder 31

Finney, Ross Lee: Divertissement, 1965

box 1 folder 32

Heiss, John: Quartet (1971), 1972

box 1 folder 33

Kupferman, Meyer: Infinities Thirteen, 1965

box 1 folder 34

Levin, Gregory: Love's Bloom, 1977

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London, Edwin: Enter Madmen, 1971

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Luti, Viincent F.: Mixed Quintet, 1970

box 1 folder 35

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

box 1 folder 36

Moryl, Richard: Improvisations, 1970

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Oliveros, Pauline: Aeolian Partitions, 1970

box 1 folder 37

Pleskow, Raoul: Three Movements for Quintet, 1973

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Rogers, John E.: Rotational Arrays, 1971

box 1 folder 38

Schwartz, Elliott: Music for Napoleon and Beethoven, 1971

box 1 folder 39

Schwartz, Elliott: Music for Prince Albert, 1971

box 1 folder 40

Schwartz, Elliott: Soliloquies, 1965

box 1 folder 41

Schwartz, Elliott: Telly, 1973

box 1 folder 42

Subotnick, Morton: Serenade No. 3, 1965

box 1 folder 43

Widdoes, Lawrence: From a Time of Snow, 1972

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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.

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

box 1 folder 44

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

box 1 folder 45

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

box 1 folder 46

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

box 1 folder 47

Telly, tape, master and copies, n.d.

box 1 folder 48

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

box 1 folder 49

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

box 1 folder 50

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

box 1 folder 51

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

box 1 folder 52

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

box 1 folder 53
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