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Achtamar

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...

Hovhaness, Alan

Andante

Item is a piano score, originally dedicated to Rudolf Firkusny, but this dedications has been crossed out with blue pencil crayon.

Barati, George

Bachianas Brasilieras no. 3 : [conductor's score]

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.

Villa-Lobos, Heitor

Charter agreement between Charles T. White and T.S. Drisko

  • MS-4-248, SF Box 49, Folder 7
  • Item
  • 1887

Item is a charter party between T. S. Drisko and Charles T. White. The charter details the terms of a shipment of cargo from Apple River, Nova Scotia to New York, New York. The charter was brokered by James L. Sullivan.

White, Charles T.

Concerto para piano e orquestra : terceiro e quarto Fa horns

Item is one of two copies of the third and fourth French Horn parts for Heitor Villa Lobos' first piano concerto, dedicated to Ellen Ballon. The parts were copied by Henrique Martins. This part was used by the third French horn players.

Villa-Lobos, Heitor

Concerto para piano e orquestra : terceiro e quarto Fa horns

Item is one of two copies of the third and fourth French Horn parts for Heitor Villa Lobos' first piano concerto, dedicated to Ellen Ballon. The parts were copied by Henrique Martins. This part was used by the fourth French horn players.

Villa-Lobos, Heitor

Csárdás no. 2

Item is a copy of Joseffy's composition, dedicated to his friend Moriz Rosenthal, and inscribed to Ellen Ballon. File includes a copy of handwritten piano scale exercises, presumably by Joseffy for Ballon.

Joseffy, Rafael

Dark hills

Item contains a composition for piano inspired by Edwin Arlington Robinson's poem "The Dark Hills."

Remick Warren, Elinor

Discussion for peace and progress

  • MS-11-7, OS Box 4, Folder 57
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  • 1953

Item is an audio disc recording of a "discussion for peace and progress" moderated by Ben Grauer at a Dalhousie University meeting in New York, New York in 1953.

Grauer, Benjamin Franklin, 1908-1977

Etude de concert, Op. 1, no. 1

Item is an autographed copy of Rafael Joseffy's edition of Paul de Schlözer's etude. It was published by G. Schirmer of New York as part of a "Studies for Concert Use for Piano Solo" series.

Joseffy, Rafael

If love were all : [sheet music]

Item is the sheet music for a song in E-flat Major for solo voice and piano by William Axt. The words are from a poem of the same name by Martha Lois Wells. It is stamped and signed with the name "Marry Thomas."

In the rushes, Op. 12, no. 3

Item contains the third piece in Rubin Goldmark's composition "In the Forest: Four Piano Compositions." This piece is dedicated to Paolo Gallico.

Goldmark, Rubin

Konzert etüde, op. 22 no. 1

Item is the original score inscribed to Ellen Ballon by Alberto Jonas. Ballon was one of Jonás' students in New York from c. 1916 until 1925.

Jonàs, Alberto

Letter from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to William Dummer Northend

  • MS-2-60, SF Box 18, Folder 19
  • Item
  • 1875

Item is one handwritten letter (1875) from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to William Dummer Northend in Salem, Massachusetts regarding the possibility of finding subscribers in Boston and Cambridge for an unnamed cause.

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882

Letter from William Somerset Maugham to Ellen Ballon

Item is a note from William "Willie" Somerset Maugham written to Ellen Ballon on the reverse side of an advertisement for three recitals in New York (April 4, 11, 25, 1945) performed by Ellen Ballon and recorded by the radio station WNYC.

Somerset Maugham, William

Novellette : etude in seconds : op. 22, no. 1

File contains the manuscript for Alberto Jonàs' "Novelette" for piano, which he wrote for Ellen Ballon. Ballon was one of his students in New York from c. 1916 until 1925.

Jonàs, Alberto

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