Fonds contains correspondence, musical scores (piano and orchestral), photographs, a sketch, harmony notebooks, fliers, programs, newspaper clippings, academic journals, a press book, scrapbooks, and letters of composers. The musical scores include several first edition copies and autograph manuscripts. All personal correspondence is incoming correspondence; no outgoing correspondence is included in this fonds.
Item is a piano arrangement of one of the folk songs from "Huits Chants Populaires pour Orchestre" by Anatoly Lyadov (also spelled Liadov), which was originally written in 1905. The score is dated August 15, 1916 at San Sebastien and accompanied by a note from Scribner's publishing house that the score is an original manuscript of the composer's arrangement for pianoforte solo. However, Liadov died August 28, 1914. The publisher's note also indicates that it was previously part of the collection of Serge Diaghileff (Diaghilev).
File contains the piccolo and oboe parts for Heitor Villa-Lobos' first piano concerto, dedicated to Ellen Ballon. The piccolo part was copied by Henrique Martins and the oboe parts were copied by Fran Averede.
Item also includes a memo, performance information, and a note regarding the composition's publication by Max Eschig. The score was copied by Henrique Martins and is dedicated to Arminda Neves d'Almeida (Mindinha).
Item is an autograph manuscript of Heitor Villa-Lobos's reduction for two pianos of his Piano Concerto No. 3, completed in New York in 1956. The composition was commissioned by the Brazilian pianist Arnaldo Estrella.
File contains a loose leaf press book prepared by Andrew Schulhof, Ellen Ballon's personal representative in New York, New York. The press book contains multiple biographical compositions of Ellen Ballon for various types of press releases.
Item is a copy of a manuscript composition by Alan Hovhaness, inscribed to Ellen Ballon. The composition is based on an Armenian folktale and is comprised of two movements, each of which imitates Armenian instruments (tmpoog for the first movement and the kanoon and oud in the second movement).
File is a manuscript with three numbered pieces by Alfred La Liberté: "Pensée Tendre" (D-flat Major), dedicated to Katherine Sneed; "Prière (Choral)" (D Major), dedicated to Marcel Dupré; and "Dance-Song" (b minor).
Item is a copy of an autograph version of Heitor Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brasileiras No. 3, including performance notes. The score was reproduced and bound by Independent Music Publishers of New York City.
Item is a vocal score with the melody and lyrics for "La Paimpolaise" by the French singer-songwriter Théodore Botrel (1868-1925). The score and lyrics were handwritten by L. Coyteux Preouèl(?) in Ottawa on April 29, 1908.
Series contains musical scores collected and used by Ellen Ballon. The scores include several first editions of popular works by Mozart and Chopin, and various autograph manuscript scores, including Heitor Villa-Lobos' first piano concerto, which was written for Ellen Ballon. All of the works are for piano or piano and orchestra.