Item is the instructions for Norman Adams' improvisational composition, "6 of one," for performance by Adams (cello); Suzanne Lemieux (oboe); Jeff Reilly (bass clarinet and clarinet); and Paul Cram (tenor saxophone and clarinet). The composition has an approximate tonality of D and textual instructions regarding rhythm, entrances, intervallic relationships of parts, dynamics, range, and timbre.
Item is a manuscript of Edith J. Archibald's song for solo voice and piano in F Major entitled "A Nocturne," including the score and a separate typed sheet with the poem in English and French, also written by Archibald.
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).
Item is a copy of Sandy Moore's "Aikata," written for any combination of instruments for an indefinite length of time. The composition is based on 11 cluster chords and 11 melodic tone rows, which can be performed in retrograde, inversion, or retroinversion. The 11 chords are taken from the given chords for the Sho, a Japanese mouth organ.
File contains Curwen Edition's "An Eriskay Love Lilt (Gradh Geal Mo Chridh)." Melody and text by Mrs. Marjory Kennedy-Fraser, and arranged by Hugh S. Robertson. File also includes a printed page of lyrics by R. MacLeod.
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 a copy of Paul Cram's composition, "B-flat Restaurant," dedicated to Don Palmer and composed for a SOCAN grant in 1993. The music is handwritten in common music notation and features long and frequent solo sections.
Item is two excerpted pages from Barry Guy's score for the "Bird Gong Game," the first page with performance instructions and the first of four sections of the score. The score uses both common music notation and graphic notation. It was written for the Scottish artist and musician, Alan Davie, and based on Davie's painting Bird Gong No. 12. The score is written at concert pitch.
Item is an annotated copy of the score for Georges Bizet's opera "Carmen," used and annotated by Pugh in his activities as a researcher and writer of program notes. The annotations are his analysis of various parts from the opera.
Item is a copy of a handwritten piece called "Chipper," by Don Palmer. The piece is for solo alto recorder with harp, flute, clarinet, Flugal horn, and bass clarinet. The piece is in C Major and has a 3/4 time signature.
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.