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Robert Hall Elmore PapersUPT 50 E48

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Summary Information

Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1922-1984
Date [inclusive]
1900-1992
Extent
52.0 Cubic feet 52 Cubic ft.

PROVENANCE

Robert Hall Elmore, virtuoso recitalist, church musician, teacher, and composer, had maintained a studio in the family home at 130 Walnut St. in Wayne since the 1920s. Upon his death in September 1985, the contents passed into the ownership of his sister, Rachel Elmore. In 1991 her beneficiary, the National Christian Conference Center, and Elmore’s personal secretary, Thomas E. Halpin, Jr., arranged for his papers to be transferred to the Archives at the University of Pennsylvania. The Conference made a formal gift of the Collection in 1993. Additional items were donated by Mary Canberg, Benjamin Epstein, Richard Grant, Thomas Halpin, Alfred Lunde, Laurel Mackenzie, Robert Plimpton, Beatrice Schlamp, Shawnee Press, Clarence Snyder, Elizabeth Vosberg, and Donald Wetzell.

ARRANGEMENT

The Robert Elmore Collection is organized into two series: Music and Biography. The bulk of the music materials is manuscripts and published copies of Elmore’s compositions, both vocal and instrumental. Vocal compositions are further divided according to sacred or secular texts, each with choral and solo subseries. Instrumental compositions are divided according to performance medium. Compositions are arranged alphabetically by title within each subseries. A following subseries contains student exercises and unidentified pages. The remainder of the music materials include articles written by Elmore, audio recordings, and music of other composers. These items are generally arranged either chronologically or alphabetically by composer.

The biographical materials are comprised largely of performance data and incoming correspondence. Performance data, including publicity, programs, and reviews, are arranged chronologically in several subseries. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by name of sender. Remaining materials, such as appointment books, photos, and financial documents, also follow a general chronological order. Subsequent subseries are of theatre organ materials and miscellaneous personal and family items.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Robert Hall Elmore was born on January 2, 1913, in Ramapatnam, India, where his parents, Dr. Wilber Theodore Elmore and Maud Johnson Elmore, served as missionaries with the American Baptist Convention. In 1915 the family, including an older sister, Rachel, returned to the United States. In 1918 they settled in Lincoln, Nebraska, where young Robert began formal music lessons. In 1925 the family moved to Wayne, Pennsylvania, as Dr. Elmore began teaching at Eastern Baptist Seminary. Through the generosity of a Mrs. Truman Newberry, Robert began studies in organ, piano, and theory with the famed Pietro Yon in New York City.

Still in his teens, Robert Elmore was organist at Central Baptist Church, Wayne, (1925-1933) and also played for the Lincoln, Bryn Mawr Seville and Anthony Wayne theaters. His first large organ recital was on August 17, 1929, in the Auditorium at Ocean Grove, New Jersey, under management of the Puccini Grand Opera Company, with 1500 people in attendance.

In the summer of 1933 Elmore earned three licentiates simultaneously from the Royal Academy of Music of London in organ, concert piano, and pianoforte accompaniment, an unprecedented accomplishment, and became an Associate of the Royal College of Organists. In the fall of 1933 he enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania, studying composition with Harl McDonald. During three college years (1934-1936) he received the Nietsche First Prize for contributing to musical activities at the University. In 1936 he was the first awardee of the Thornton Oakley Medal for Achievement in Creative Art. He graduated in 1937 with a Bachelor of Music degree.

During these years he also studied conducting with H. Alexander Matthews and was organist at Arch Street Methodist Church in Philadelphia. As he had continued organ studies with Yon, he gave a New York recital in Carnegie Hall on December 2, 1936. On April 9, 1937, the Philadelphia Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski gave the first major performance of an Elmore work, his tone poem “Valley Forge-1777.” In 1938 his composition “Three Sonnets” won the Mendelssohn Club national competition, with Eugene Ormandy as one of the judges.

Elmore was on the music faculty of University of Pennsylvania from 1937 to 1950 and became well known as conductor of University choral groups and as organist at Commencements. He also taught at Clarke Conservatory, beginning in 1935, and for many years at what is now Philadelphia College for the Performing Arts. He was the organist-choir director at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on Rittenhouse Square and was official organist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. In the 1940s, often collaborating with Robert B. Reed, who researched texts, he began composing a great variety of pieces. His one-act opera It Began at Breakfast was the first American opera to be televised (February 18, 1941). Under professional management, he appeared in organ recitals throughout the United States.

In 1955 Elmore became organist-choir director at Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he often worked Moravian hymntunes into organ preludes, anthems, and cantatas. The dedication of the Miller organ and the establishment of the annual Estelle Borhek Johnston Memorial Music Festival in 1958 provided opportunity to compose large works such as the Psalm of Redemption, Three Psalms, Reconciliation, Doxology, and Psalm of Thanksgiving. For such outstanding contributions to church music, two honorary degrees were bestowed on Elmore in 1958–an L.H.D. from Moravian College in Bethlehem, and an LL.D. from Alderson-Broaddus College in Phillipi, West Virginia.

During these years Elmore turned down invitations for concert tours and appointments to prestigious positions (most notably, at West Point Chapel and at National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C.) in favor of teaching, performing, and composing in the Philadelphia area. He was also music director for the radio program “The Bible Study Hour” and served as record reviewer for Eternity magazine (1958-1965). The 1958 Mercury recordings “Boardwalk Pipes” and “Bach on the Biggest” were made in Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The physical strain of travel to Bethlehem caused Elmore to resign his church post there in 1968. Within a year he became organist-choir director at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. There, in the autumn of 1970, he planned a series of dedicatory concerts for what was then the world’s largest electronic organ, installed by the Allen Organ Company. He continued teaching privately, giving organ recitals, and composing both for his own church and to fulfil commissions from others. He died suddenly on September 22, 1985.

Throughout his career, Elmore was in demand as a virtuoso recitalist. He was known locally through radio broadcasts and in personal appearances at the Curtis organ in Irvine Auditorium on the University of Pennsylvania campus, at Washington Memorial Chapel at Valley Forge, at the John Wanamaker organ, and at Longwood Gardens, as well as in recitals at many churches. He was an active member of the American Organ Players’ Club and the local American Guild of Organists chapter, and was a frequent recitalist for AGO conventions nationwide. Many of his students and assistants, especially Robert Plimpton, Joel Krott, and Norman Mackenzie, are known as outstanding musicians. Voluminous correspondence in this collection attests to the admiration felt by friends and associates.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Robert Elmore Collection is an unusual collection of items conscientiously preserved by one family over a span of nearly eighty years. It affords valuable primary evidence for at least three areas of research. First, in the narrowest sense of studying only individual items, church musicians can find practical advice and examples of craftsmanship in composition. Second, on a wider level of investigating a specific geographic or chronological period, historians chronicling musical events in southeastern Pennsylvania can find detailed documentation involving the Philadelphia area and Bethlehem, as well as references to Camden, Wilmington, and New York. Third, over a broad span, one can marvel at the acceptance of Robert Elmore within each of three circles of acquaintances that rarely intersected: an upper-middle-class social circle, a conservative evangelical religious circle, and a professional circle of nationally recognized musicians and virtuosi.

The Collection evidences the amalgamation of diverse early influences into an individualistic style, of a shift in taste (as well as content and manner of presentation) of recital programming, and of a change in means for personal communication, such as letter writing or duplication of documents–all of which are applicable to other trends in twentieth-century American society. Persons who unwittingly contributed and preserved the Elmore items are to be credited with affording us an opportunity to see how the past grew into the present.

The Music Series contains approximately 230 Elmore compositions, representing the vast majority but not quite the total output of his works. Of the vocal works, about 100 are sacred and 25 are secular. Sacred choral works are subdivided into (1) cantata-type extended works, often with substantial accompanimental forces, that are divisible into distinct musico-textual sections (e.g., solo, choral, instrumental, narrative, congregational), and (2) anthem-type works that are unified indivisibly around one musico-textual concept. (It is suggested that the researcher also consult the 1982 dissertation on Elmore’s choral works by Alfred Lunde.) Of the instrumental works, 65 are for organ; the remainder are for various ensembles. Over half of the total are published. For titles not represented in the Series, information can be gleaned from programs, correspondence with music publishers, and financial documents, all available within the Collection.

Items may include various stages of the composing process, from drafts to final publications. It was Elmore’s practice to give the first or best fair copy to a dedicatee, so some works are represented only in draft form. Nearly all the paper is in good condition, but of course some of the drafts are not easily legible. All manuscripts are holographs (handwritten by Elmore) unless specified as by a copyist. In early years, Musicians Union copyists were Gabriel Braverman, Vito DeCesare, Arthur Pemberton, and Joseph Skolovsky; Elmore later employed his students as copyists.

Works prior to 1937 (Elmore’s university graduation) are considered student exercises. A few from before that year are treated as adult works because of either performance circumstances or publication. Several folders contain exercises assigned by Pietro Yon. As Elmore often dated manuscripts but seldom wrote titles or page numbers, identification of loose pages is somewhat tentative.

The Music Series continues with essays and reviews written by Elmore. At the end of this Series are works of other composers, most notably Seth Bingham, Wilbur Chenoweth, Ralph Kinder, Harl McDonald, and Pietro Yon. Materials concerning Thornton Oakley and Frank Oglesby, associates from the University of Pennsylvania, are included.

The Biography Series presents a remarkable picture of all periods of Elmore’s lifetime. The great quantity of memorabilia reflects the practice of the Elmore family to save both pertinent information and sentimental items. These items include numerous programs, newspaper articles, letters, and church bulletins from the 1920s to the 1980s, many of which were fastened into annual scrapbooks. In cases where deterioration of adhesives caused papers to become loose, items are organized chronologically into folders. An attempt has been made to preserve the original order and concept.

Naturally, many items focus on the spectacular successes of the young virtuoso, such as the 1933 accreditation in London and the 1936 Carnegie Hall recital. Yet, many programs and newspaper clippings reflect Elmore’s strong lifelong interest in theater and opera, preserving evidence of decades of cultural life and organizations in New York and the Philadelphia area. Church bulletins chronicle services and activities at places of Elmore’s employment as organist. Other items verify his strong support for charitable organizations.

Among the voluminous incoming personal and business correspondence are well-known names as well as effusive compliments from admirers. Of particular interest is correspondence from Harriet Newberry, Seth Bingham, and Pietro Yon. Mrs. Newberry frequently sent congratulatory telegrams and letters to her protg. Seth Bingham, renowned organist and composer of the generation preceding Elmore, grew to be a very close friend. Also significant are the business letters written by Thomas Halpin as Elmore’s secretary from 1978 to 1985. (Friends closest to the family in the 1920s and 1930s were nicknamed as characters in Winnie-the-Pooh stories. Elmore himself was “Pooh Bear.”)

The remaining biographical materials include appointment books, financial documents, and photos. It seems that at the beginning of every year Elmore listed for each day the anniversaries of birthdays, weddings, and funerals of his many friends, often giving their ages. These books list times and places of lessons (“HT PH” meant Holy Trinity Church Parish House) and social engagements, as well as progress on compositions, repertoire scheduled for church services, novels or plays being read by Elmore, and radio broadcasts he planned to hear. Often a list of income and expenses is written on the back pages; also on back pages are poems Elmore composed.

A unique subseries contains materials on theatre organ performance. The 1922 Mills book Organist’s Photo-Play Instruction was a gift from Robert’s parents on his thirteenth birthday. The six cue sheets may be the ones he actually used while working as theatre organist. Concluding portions of the Series contain personal sentimental items, publications containing articles of interest to Elmore, and materials pertaining primarily to other members of the family.

NOTES [r1] – indicates derivation of identical content from one format to another; [r2] – indicates audio recording is also in the Collection; [r3} – indicates cassette is copied from a reel or disc.

Chronological List of Works These works are found in the Collection as complete, dated, or from Elmore’s mature years. The earliest date from the individual Series entry is used. As Elmore frequently composed for his own church and recital events, and for those of friends and students, the date of a first performance usually falls soon after the date of composing or copying; then, a long period may elapse before publication. It has been attempted to list items in order within the given year. The Subseries notations are in brackets, scoring for “Combinations of organ with instruments” is specified.

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
American Guild of Organists.
University of Pennsylvania. Department of Music.
University of Pennsylvania. — General subdivision–Faculty.;
Genre(s)
Love-letters–Women authors.
Occupation(s)
Composers–Pennsylvania–Philadelphia.
Conductors (Music)–Pennsylvania–Philadelphia.
Music teachers–Pennsylvania–Philadelphia.
Organist–Pennsylvania–Philadelphia.
Personal Name(s)
Bingham, Seth, 1882-1972
Chenoweth, Wilber
Elmore, Maud
Elmore, Rachel
Elmore, Wilber Theodore
Halpin, Thomas E.
Jackson, Mabel
Kinder, Ralph
McDonald, Harl, 1899-1955
Newberry, Harriet B.
Newberry, Truman Handy, 1864-1945
Oakley, Thornton, 1881-1953
Oglesby, Frank
Rowley, Nelson B.
Smith, Henry Charles
Snyder, Clarence
Subject(s)
Choral music–Pennsylvania.
Friendship–Pennsylvania.
Motion picture music–Pennsylvania.
Music patronage–Pennsylvania–Philadelphia.
Organ (Musical instrument)–Instruction and study.
Organ music.
Organ with orchestra.
Piano–Instruction and study.
Women physicians–Pennsylvania.
Women–Social networks.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The guidance offered by Theresa Snyder, Assistant Director of the Archives, and the musicological expertise generously shared by Professor Stanley Boorman of New York University have been of immeasurable value during the processing of this Collection. Working with them, plus meeting other persons on the Archives staff and talking with friends of the late Dr. Elmore, has made this effort enjoyable and memorable. I wish the same benefits for all who research these materials.

Inventory

 

Music Series 1900-1992 

Box

Folder

I. Compositions by Robert Elmore 

A. Vocal compositions 

1. Sacred Works 

a. Choral: Cantata-type 

Canticle of Triumph. 

 

 

SATB and organ[r2] master [r1] copy [r1] photocopy (38 pp). Text: Bible and hymnal Comm: Luther Spayde and the choir of Central Methodist College 1963 

1

1

Chorale Fantasia 

 

 

Two SATB choirs, S solo, and two organs[r2] draft, sketch of text, copyist choral master [r1] 2 copies(67 pp) 

1

2

master of full score [r1] 3 copies Text: hymnal 1971 January 20 

1

3

Come to Calvary’s Holy Mountain 

 

 

Two SATB choirs, soli, organ, orchestra, and narrator one page of draft; text sheet; full score (158 pp) 1968 January 16 

1

4

orchestra parts; 2 choral scores 

1

5

oversize conductor’s photocopy of full score; pp. 1-12 of draft. Text: Bible, John Donne, and hymnal. Comm: Houghton College Festival of Church Music and Art. Premiere: Houghton College, Houghton, New York 1968 May 10 

36

1

Come to Calvary’s Holy Mountain, revised as The Holy Mountain 

 

 

incomplete draft; full score; text sheet; copyist choral master [r1] copy (159 pp) 1975 March 12 

2

1

conductor’s photocopy 

2

2

photocopy of score used by organ I. A second organ replaces orchestra, and tune “Hamburg” replaces “Duke Street” Premiere at Tenth Presbyterian Church 1975 May 18 

2

3

The Cross 

 

 

SATB, soli, and organ[r2] master (103 pp) [r1] c; text sheets; parts for 3 trumpets and 3 trombones in Finale 

3

1

draft (64 pp); p. 1 of fair copy. 2 CJ. Fischer 1948 (one copy inscribed “For dearest Kanga with love and gratitude, Bob” with photo titled “Golgotha” inside cover). Text: Bible and hymnal. Dedication: “To my Mother”. A fair copy was donated to the United States Library of Congress 1946 April 29 – 1947 June 2 

3

2

Doxology 

 

 

SATB, T and Bar soli, organ, strings, perc, and narrator incomplete draft, master [r1] organist’s copy (24 pp). Text: Moravian liturgy, Bible, and hymnal Premiere: November 4, 1962, at Central Moravian Church 1962 August 31 

3

3

From These Roots 

 

 

SATB, soli, and organ program, text sheets, incomplete draft; fair copy of The Lord’s My Shepherd (“Crimond”), “Old Hundredth,” and “Lobe den Herren” / “Old Hundredth”; choral score 

3

4

Te Deum Laudamus; draft, fair copy, and photocopy of “Here where the river bends” 

3

5

Three Short Anthems for Lent: draft, fair copy, master [r1] c; 1 copy J. Fischer. 1. The Lord Is Nigh (2 copies), 2. Except a Man Be Born Again, 3. If Any Man Will Come After Me. 1 copy in Journal of Church Music (December 1964): 23 1961 

3

6

Text: Bible, hymnal, and James Wesley Ingles. Premiere: in Convention Hall, Philadelphia, for 250th anniversary of Philadelphia Association of American Baptist 1957 May 30 

2

3

God Is Ascended 

 

 

SATB, soli, and organ[r2] draft dated December 18-February 19; 2 photocopy of copyist (G. Braverman) choral score; full score and 2 copies(33 pp). Text: Bible and hymnal. Comm: Norman Mackenzie and the choir of Sellers Memorial United Methodist Church 1974 May 19 

2

4

The Holy Mountain. [See Come to Calvary’s Holy Mountain] 

 

 

A Hymn for the First Easter 

 

 

Soprano, organ, and narrator[r2] draft; 2 text sheets; copyist glossy white fair copy of organ sections Introduction, Interlude, and Postlude (2 fair copy), and of soprano solo Little Lamb of God Text: Charles Waugaman 1962 

3

7

The Incarnate Word 

 

 

SATB, S and Bar soli, organ, and narrator[r2] A Pageant for Christmastide pp. 1-18 of draft; photocopy of J. Fischer; summary of sources (See also Correspondence–Needham, Ruth, December 30, 1957) incomplete photocopy of copyist (Reed) choral score (pp 1-16 and pp 3-16) 1944 

4

1

O Come, O Come Immanuel 

 

 

fair copy and master, 3 copies choral scores; 2 copies J. Fischer for SATB and Bar solo 1940 

4

2

Come, All Ye Who Weary: A Welsh Christmas Air 

 

 

draft; J. Fischer copies: 2 copies for SATB w. Bar solo; 1 copy1946 for SSAA; 2 copiesopy1949 for low solo; 2 copiesopy1949 for high solo 1944 

4

2

Glory to God in the Highest 

 

 

2 . Fischer for SATB and organ; later parts for 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, and perc 1944 

4

2

Thou Child Divine (Moravian Carol) 

 

 

J. Fischer: 2 copies for SATB; 1 copy for TTBB Dedicated to The Rev. Dr. Frank Salmon, D.D., rector of Church of the Holy Trinity 1943 

4

2

A Christmas Prayer (“Almighty God . . .”) 

 

 

2 copies J. Fischer for SATB 1944 

4

2

Eastern Sages (Alsatian Air) 

 

 

J. Fischer: 2 copiesopy1944 for SATB; 2 copiesopy1946 for TTBB Text: Bible, hymnal, and traditional carols; in collaboration with Robert B. Reed 1944, 1946 

4

2

Premiere: by Camden Musical Art Society The Incarnation See The Incarnate Word: A Pageant for Christmastide 1943 December 21 

4

2

Moses and the Ten Plagues 

 

 

draft, copyist full score (Halpin) and 2 photocopy (22 pp); texts and program miscellany Text: from Bible by Mrs. R. Clyde Stockdale, for children’s choir at Tenth Presbyterian Church 1980 

2

5

Olivet 

 

 

SATB, Bar solo, harp, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tympany, perc, and organ draft; full score and 2 photocopy (39 pp); master [r1] 2 copies of choral score Text: Bible and hymnal (For last page of draft, see sacred solo Savior, Thy Dying Love) 

4

3

Out of the Depths 

 

 

SATB, S solo, organ, piano, and per copy full score master [r1] 2 copies(69 pp, in 3 vols) 1972 February 9 

4

4

draft dated August 30, 1971; masters [r1] 2 copies of perc part (8 pp) and 2 copies vocal score (12 pp) Text: Bible (Psalm 130) and hymnal Premiere: April 16, 1972; soprano solo written for Nancy Nicks 1971-1972 

4

5

The Prodigal Son (A Sermon in Swing) 

 

 

TTBB, Bar solo, orchestra or piano draft; bound photocopy of copyist full score (1940 program enclosed) 

5

1

pi/oomycote; master [r1] 2 copies(47 pp) 

5

2

copyist full score master; copyist vocal score Text: “God’s Trombones” by James Weldon Johnson Dedication: Robert B. Reed and the Girard Trust Company Glee Club Premiere: May 27, 1940 Score (H. W. Gray, 1940, with piano) is available in Van Pelt Library 1940 

5

3

Psalm of a Pilgrim People 

 

 

SATB, youth choir, Mz solo, narrator, 2 trumpets,[r2] 2 trombones, organ, and perc. Full score marked for performance; 2 photocopy (64 pp) 

6

1

incomplete draft; copyist master [r1] 2 copies each of brs [r1] perc parts 

6

2

set of parts dated May, 16, 1982, by new copyist Text: Bible and hymnal. Comm: Robert Plimpton for 100th anniversary of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church Premiere: December 9, 1973 (anniversary year began January 14, 1973) 1973, 1982 

6

2

Psalm of Redemption 

 

 

SATB; Bar, Mz, and A soli; organ, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, and perc[r2] full score master [r1] copy (69 pp) inscribed “Hold / Accepted 12/58” copyist choral master; 2 copies J. Fischer 1961; photocopy of draft and parts for brass on “La Trobe” Text: Moravian hymnal. Premiere: October 12, 1958, at Central Moravian Church for dedication of Moller organ 1958, 1961 

6

3

Psalm of Thanksgiving 

 

 

SATB (live and recorded choirs), organ, brs, and perc. Draft; full score master [r1] copy (26 pp); copyist parts for 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, perc. Copyist master of choral score Text: Bible and hymnal Premiere: at Central Moravian Church 1959 October 18 

6

4

Reconciliation 

 

 

SATB, S solo, brs, perc, organ, strings, and narrator incomplete draft; full score master [r1] copy (119 pp); choral master (mm 362-425) copyist organ / choral master [r1] copy (56 pp) Text: Bible and hymnal. Dedication: Dr. Walser H. Allen. Premiere: at Central Moravian Church 1963 November 3 

7

1

Sermon in Swing [see The Prodigal Son] 

 

 

The Seven Words from the Cross 

 

 

SATB, S and Mz soli, organ, and narrator. Text sheets; incomplete draft (pp. 5-8); master [r1] 2 copies(56 pp). Text: Bible and hymnal, compiled by Rev. Walser Allen. Premiere: (Good Friday), at Central Moravian Church 1965 April 4 

7

2

Shepherd of Israel 

 

 

SATB, soli, and organ. I. Chorale-prelude on “Hyfrydol”– organ solo. II. Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel (from Ps. 80)–SATB, S solo, organ. III. Sing we merrily unto God (from Psalm 8)–SATB, T solo, unaccompanied IV. O how amiable are Thy dwellings (from Ps. 84)–SATB; S, A, T, soli; organ. Incomplete draft with fragments dated throughout 1965; master [r1] copy (52 pp). Text: Bible and hymnal. Premiere: December 12, 1965, at Old St. David’s Church, Radnor, for 250th anniversary (Last fragment of draft from m. 515 is on back of p. 1 of draft of organ solo O Little Town of Bethlehem) 1965 

7

3

Short Communion Service 

 

 

SATB and organ Kyrie, Gloria tibia, Laus tibia, Sanctus, Agnus Dei, Gloria in Excelsis 2 copies Galaxy 1955 

2

6

Three Psalms 

 

 

SATB, Mz and B soli, organ, brs, bells, and perc[r2]. I. Psalm 22. II. Psalm 23 — incomplete draft; 2 copies choral score; 2 copies Harold Flammer 1963. III. Psalm 24 — incomplete draft; 2d trumpet and 2d trombone parts; 2 copies cong part, plus perc for “Crown Him with Many Crowns” for finale full score and master (103 pp), Premiere: October 23, 1960, at Central Moravian Church 1960, 1963 

8

1

War in Heaven 

 

 

SATB, Bar solo, piano or orchestra text sheet; draft; master full score with piano (45 pp); master full score with orchestra (84 pp) correspondence regarding 1948 National Federation of Music Clubs contest entry 

8

2

Wondrous Child Divine: A Carol Cantata 

 

 

SATB, Bar and A soli, organ, and narrator incomplete draft [1969] 

8

3

Words from the Cross [see The Seven Last Words] 

 

 

b. Choral: Anthem-type 

All Ye Servants of the Lord 

 

 

SATB and organ[r2] [finished October 13, 1943]; 2 copies Galaxy 1944. Text: Psalms 133-134. Dedication: The Rev. Peter C. Van der Hiel and the choir of the Church of St. James, Downingtown, Pa., in honor of the 100th anniversary of the church 1943 – 1944 

2

7

A Babe Lies in the Cradle 

 

 

SATB, S solo, and organ draft, master (6 pp) [r1] 2 copies for TB, S solo, and piano; 1 copy Harold Flammer 1968 

8

4

Beatitudes 

 

 

SATB, Bar and S soli, and organ draft dated March 10, 1950, and inscribed “sent to [Vernon] De Tar March 14, 1950” 1950 

8

4

Bow Down Thine Ear 

 

 

SATB, S and T soli, Fr horn, and organ draft dated February 22, 1982; 2 photocopies; horn part; 1 copy Theodore Presser 1983. Text: Psalm 86. Premiere: June 13, 1982, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Ardmore. Horn part for, and played by, Mason Jones 1982-1983 

2

7

Bread of Heaven 

 

 

ATB and organ incomplete draft; 1 copy Sacred Songs Text: hymnal 1968 

2

7

Carol of the Wind [see Two Christmas Carols] 

 

 

A Child Is Born 

 

 

Chorus and organ 2 copies Harold Flammer 1961 for SATB, 2 copies Harold Flammer 1965 for SAB; 2 copies Baptist Leader, December 1961, with music inside cover page. Text: James Wesley Ingles 1961, 1965 

2

8

A Christmas Prayer [see cantata The Incarnate Word] 

 

 

Come, All Ye Who Weary [see cantata The Incarnate Word] 

 

 

Come, Heavy Souls 

 

 

SATB and organ 1 copy Harold Flammer Text: Thomas Washbourne (1601-1687) 1961 

2

9

Come, Labor On 

 

 

SATB, organ, brass, and perc draft, fair copy, photocopy. Text: Bible and hymnal; also uses “Ora Labora” by T. Tertius Noble. Comm: Carmel Presbyterian Church, Glenside, for May 1982 Centennial Premiere: October 17, 1982 1982 

8

5

Come Now, Ye Shepherds (Tyrolean carol) 

 

 

SATB 1 copy J. Fischer. Dedication: Norman P. Grubb, British Secretary, World Evangelization Crusade. In collaboration with Robert B. Reed 1946 

2

9

Come to Calvary’s Holy Mountain 

 

 

SATB, S solo, and organ 2 copies Harold Flammer 1967 

2

9

Cry of the Nations [see The House of Christmas] 

 

 

Easter Anthem for 1981 

 

 

SATB, soli, brass, perc, and organ draft; p. 5 of a fair copy; photocopy of a fair copy (20 pp); parts for 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, and percopy2 copies vocal parts. Text: “Alleluia, Christ is risen!” and “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today,” by Charles Wesley 

8

6

Easter Bells Are Ringing (French carol) 

 

 

SATB and keyboard 2 copies Galaxy 1945; reprinted as “Sing a Song of Gladness,” 1 copy Galaxy 1964 for SAB. Dedication: Robert C. Kircher, Director of Christ’s Home, Warminster 1945, 1965 

2

9

Eastern Sages [see cantata The Incarnate Word] 

 

 

Except a Man Be Born Again [see cantata From These Roots] 

 

 

The Fire Came Down 

 

 

SSA, A solo, and keyboard draft; 2 copies H. W. Gray Text: Bible 1950 

8

7

Glory to God [see arrangements–Gregor, Christian] 

 

 

Glory to God in the Highest [see cantata The Incarnate Word] 

 

 

God of Ages 

 

 

SATB, S solo, trombone solo, and organ sheet of revisions; master [r1] 2 copies, one stamped September 13, 1965 with editorial revisions and letter from “Fred,” January 27, 1968. 1 copy Harold Flammer 1969Text: hymnal (“O God, Our Help in Ages Past”). (Last 8 mm of draft are on back of draft of organ prelude “St. Agnes”) 1968-1969 

9

1

Hail, Alpha and Omega 

 

 

SATB and organ[r2] draft (on bifolio with The Living Church); 2 copies Sacred Music Text: hymnal 1969 

2

10

Hallowed Be Thy Name [see Three Exhortations] 

 

 

“Halpin” [see We in One Covenant Are Joined] 

 

 

He Who Would Valiant Be 

 

 

SATB and organ incomplete draft 

2

10

Holy Lord, Thanks and Praise Be Ever Thine 

 

 

SATB, brass, perc, and organ draft, 2 photocopy of full score (20 pp); 2 copies choral parts; copyist parts for 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tympany. Text: Bible (book of Isaiah), and Christian Gregor. Dedication: Henry C. Smith 1983 July 23 

9

2

The House of Christmas 

 

 

SATB, A/Bar solo, and keyboard draft, master [r1] c. Text: G. K. Chesterton. Text replaced with “Cry of the Nations” by Eleanor Gifford; see Correspondence–Music Publishers–Mills Music 

9

3

If Any Man Will Come After Me [see cantata From These Roots] 

 

 

I Will Bless the Lord 

 

 

SSA, Mz solo, and piano 1 copy Galaxy Text: Psalm 34 1947 

2

11

In David’s Town 

 

 

SATB and organ 2 copies J. Fischer 1946 for SATB with A solo; 1 . Fischer 1953 for SSA. In collaboration with Robert B. Reed. Dedication: Rt. Rev. Wallace E. Conklin, Bishop of Chicago 1946, 1953 

2

11

Jesus Makes My Heart Rejoice 

 

 

SATB, A solo, and organ draft, fair copy [r1] photocopy, copyist 2 copies vocal parts. Text: hymnal Dedication: Laurel Mackenzie and the choir of Sellers United Methodist Church 1982 April 

9

4

Let Christians All 

 

 

SATB and keyboard 2 . Fischer 1951 

2

11

The Living Christ 

 

 

SATB, soli, and keyboard draft on bifolio with Hail, Alpha and Omega; 2 copies Sacred Music Press; in 2 copies I Believe: A Choral Festival of Faith, Sacred Music Press. Text: Harry Webb Farrington 1967 

2

10

Long Years Ago in Bethlehem [see Two Christmas Carols] 

 

 

The Lord Is Nigh [see cantata From These Roots] 

 

 

Lord Jesus, Think on Me 

 

 

SATB, A solo, and organ draft dated July 6, 1948 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and inscribed “sent to Witmark 9/29/48”. 2 . W. Gray 1949. Text: hymnal (Synesius, ca. 375-430) 1948-1949 

9

5

Lord God of Hosts 

 

 

SATB and organ draft, fair copy, master (2 pp) [r1] 2 copies 

9

5

Lord Is My Shepherd [see Psalm 23 in cantata Three Psalms] 

 

 

Lord of Our Life 

 

 

SATB and organ draft, master, 2 copies Galaxy Text: hymnal. Dedication: Ernest Willoughby and the choir of St. Mark’s, Philadelphia, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the parish 1948 

9

5

The Manger at Bethlehem 

 

 

SATB, A solo, and keyboard 2 copies Galaxy. In collaboration with Robert B. Reed 1947 

2

11

My Soul, Awake 

 

 

SATB draft; 2 copies Sacred Songs. Text: hymnal 1968 

9

6

Now That Daylight Fills the Sky 

 

 

SATB, T solo, and organ incomplete draft dated December 7, 1948; 2 copies Galaxy 1951 Text: 6th-century Latin hymn. Dedication: J. Earl Ness, Jr., and the choir of the First Baptist Church, Philadelphia 1948, 1951 

9

6

O Come, O Come Immanuel [see cantata The Incarnate Word] 

 

 

O God Our Help in Ages Past [see God of Ages] 

 

 

O Lord, Support Us 

 

 

SATB, S solo, and organ draft dated February 24, 1950; 1 copy M. Witmark 1951. Text: John Henry Newman 1950-1951 

9

6

O Lord God of My Salvation [see Three Exhortations] 

 

 

Out of the Depths 

 

 

SSA, Bar/A solo, and organ 1 copy Elkan-Vogel Text: Bible (Psalm 130) 1946 

2

12

Psalm 29 

 

 

Mixed chorus and organ incomplete draft. Comm: by Robert Woodside, Director of Music, for Chautauqua Institute in honor of the 100th anniversary 1974 August 

9

7

Psalm 86 [see Bow Down Thine Ear] 

 

 

Psalm 93 

 

 

SATB and keyboard 2 . W. Gray 1953 

2

12

Renew Thy Church 

 

 

SATB, soli, and organ draft; photocopy of fair copy. Text: Kenneth L. Cober. Comm: for 175th anniversary of the First Baptist Church, Philadelphia 1973 May 

2

12

Revive Thy Church [see Renew Thy Church] 

 

 

See, My Soul 

 

 

SATB and organ draft; 2 copies Sacred Songs. Text: hymnal 1967 

2

12

Sing a Song of Gladness [see Easter Bells Are Ringing] 

 

 

The Snow Lay on the Ground 

 

 

SATB (optional children’s choir) and organ 2 . Fischer. Dedication: Rev. Richard H. Gurley, Rector, St. Martin’s Church, Radnor. In collaboration with Robert B. Reed 1943 

2

13

Te Deum Laudamus 

 

 

SATB and organ draft; photocopy of full score (21 pp); letters. Comm: for 150th anniversary of First Congregational Church, Elyria, Ohio, by Thomas Curtis, director of choir. Another setting of the Te Deum Laudamus text is in cantata From These Roots Two other evident settings are incomplete 1974 November 24 

9

7

Thanks Be Unto God 

 

 

Mixed voices short chorus on II Corinthians 2:14; 1 copy on Bible Club Movement newsletter 1940s 

2

13

They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love 

 

 

SATB, 2 trumpets, and organ draft; 2 copyist fair copy C and trumpet parts; permission data. Text: Peter Scholtes. Dedication: Aldersgate United Methodist Church and Saint Mary Magdalen Roman Catholic Church, 1984 November 6 

9

7

Thou Child Divine [see cantata The Incarnate Word] 

 

 

Thou Hast Kindly Led Us 

 

 

SATB and organ draft; fair copy [r1] photocopy; text sheet; 1 copy Hinshaw 1975; letter (May 2) from Hinshaw Music. Text Bible (Psalm 34), hymnal, and Book of Common Prayer. Comm: the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City, and Princeton Theological Seminary in observance of the nation’s Bicentennial. Premiere: May 4, 1975 at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church 1975 

2

13

Three Exhortations: Triptych for soli, chorus, and organ 

 

 

1. Hallowed Be Thy Name with T solo incomplete draft; 2 sets of master [r1] 1 c; copyist vocal master; 1 copy Witmark 1957 (RE’s copy). Text: Bible. 2. O Lord God of My Salvation with A solo draft; master; photocopy; 2 copies Witmark 1957. Text: Bible (Psalm 88) 3. Who among Us Shall Dwell with the Devouring Fire? with Bar solo incomplete draft; master [r1] 1 c; copyist choral master; 2 1957. Text: Bible (Isaiah 33a;14) and Charles Wesley. Dedication: Clarence Snyder and the New Jersey Oratorio Society, 1956 1956-1957 

9

8

The Three Kings 

 

 

SATB and solo draft dated November 13, 1962; fair copy inscribed “Accepted 3/5/63) 2 . Fischer 1967. Text: anon. old English 1962, 1967 

2

14

Three Short Anthems for Lent [see cantata From These Roots] 

 

 

Tribute to George Washington 

 

 

SATB, organ, and narrator draft; 2 photocopy of fair copy. Text: Bible, hymnal, and George Washington. Comm: Valley Forge Historical Society, for the 200th anniversary of George Washington’s Christmas at Valley Forge. Premiere: December 18, 1977, at Valley Forge Memorial Chapel; performed there again on June 18, 1978 as Bicentennial finale 1977-1978 

2

14

Two Christmas Carols 

 

 

Chorus and organ Carol of the Wind (From Silesia) 2 . Fischer 1942 for SATB; 1 . Fischer 1944 for SSA. Dedication: H. Alexander Matthews. Long Years Ago in Bethlehem (From Tyrol) 2 . Fischer 1942 for SATB; 2 . Fischer 1944 for SSAA Dedication: Alexander McCurdy in collaboration with Robert B. Reed 1942, 1944 

2

14

Venite Adoremus [see The Snow Lay on the Ground] 

 

 

We Give Thee but Thine Own 

 

 

SATB and organ copy of fair copy; 2 copies Sacred Music. Text: hymnal 1965 

2

15

We in One Covenant Are Joined 

 

 

SATB and organ fair copy and photocopy of 1977 hymntune “Halpin”; draft and 1 copy Harold Flammer 1979 of anthem. Text: hymnal. Comm: Hymntune “Halpin” for the fourth anniversary of the Federation of Calvary United Presbyterian and St. Paul Episcopal Churches on May 6, 1977. See also organ prelude Toccatina on “Halpin” 1977, 1979 

2

15

We Praise Thee, O God [see Te Deum Laudamus] 

 

 

What Offering Shall I Bring to Thee? 

 

 

Unis/2 part and organ 2 photocopy with letter and editorial markings; 2 copies AMSI 1968 in 2 copies I Sing to Rejoice God AMSI 1968. Text: hymnal 1968 

2

16

Who Among Us Shall Dwell with the Devouring Fire? [see Three Exhortations] 

 

 

Why Standest Thou Afar Off, O Lord? 

 

 

Unis mixed voices and organ 2 copies Galaxy. Text: Bible (Psalm 10) 1954 

2

15

c. Solo 

Arise, My Love 

 

 

Soprano and piano[r2] draft dated April 1, 1949; master [r1] c; 2 copies Composers Press 1951. Text: Bible (from Song of Solomon). Dedication: Margaret Keiser. This work won first place in 1949 contest sponsored by Composers Press. 1949, 1951 

9

9

Be Still and Know 

 

 

Voice and keyboard draft; master [r1] c. Text: Bible (from Psalm 46). Dedication: Arthur Abbott 1954 September 5 

9

9

Blessed Is the Man Whose Hope 

 

 

Voice and keyboard draft dated September 14, 1954; master [r1] 2 copies; memo and invoice for Al Boss copy. Text: Bible (Jeremiah 17:7) 1954 

9

10

Come with Us, O Blessed Jesus 

 

 

Voice and organ draft; photocopy; 1 copy in Five Wedding Songs, AMSI, Text: John Henry Hopkins, Jr. 1969 

2

17

The Crucifix 

 

 

Voice and piano fair copy. Text: Laurence Hope 

2

17

God Is Our Refuge [see Be Still and Know] 

 

 

Immortal Babe 

 

 

Soprano and harp draft; photocopy of fair copy. Text: Joseph Hall, Bishop of Exeter, 1574-1656. Dedication: Virginia and Clarence Snyder 1974 December 

9

10

The Judgment Day 

 

 

Voice and piano draft dated April 10, 1940; fair copy, Text: James Weldon Johnson 1940 

9

11

Little Lamb of God [see cantata A Hymn for the First Easter[r2]] 

 

 

One View, Lord Jesus, of Thy Passion 

 

 

Baritone and organ[r2] draft; master [r1] 3 copies. Text: J. Bossart, 1778, and J. Praetorius, 1767. Dedication: for wedding of James Bucklin and Nancy Nicks 1978 December 2 

9

11

On the First Day of the Week 

 

 

Mezzo-soprano and tenor duet, organ[r2] draft; fair copy [r1] photocopy; 1 copy AMSI 1979. Text: Bible and hymnal. Dedication: “For Carol and John Corbin with love and gratitude”. Premiere: 1974 April 14 

10

1

Plaint 

 

 

Contralto and string quartet draft dated December 21, 1948; fair copy [r1] master, str parts; incomplete fair copy. Text: Bible (Job 10). Dedication: Lucile Miller. Premiere: January 17, 1954, Washington Memorial Chapel 1948, 1954 

10

2

Savior, Thy Dying Love 

 

 

Voice and keyboard draft; in 2 copies(high voice; low voice) Sanctuary Soloist, vol. 2, Fred Bock. Text: hymnal 1986 

10

3

Sleep, Holy Babe 

 

 

High voice and piano[r2] draft; in 1 copy Sanctuary Soloist, Sacred Songs, 1964 in 1 copy Sanctuary Soloist, Fred Bock, 1980. Text: E. Caswall 1964, 1980 

10

3

Thou Hast Kindly Led Us (optional as baritone solo) [see anthems] 

 

 

Why Art Thou Cast Down? 

 

 

Soprano, French horn, and organ incomplete draft; fair copy; November 6, 1978, letter from Clarence Snyder with program from November 5, 1957. Text: Bible 1975, 1978 

10

3

2. Secular Works 

a. Opera 

It Began at Breakfast Opera in one act (sometimes called It Happened at Breakfast ) 

 

 

Libretto: Zara and Edward Rhein. Cast: Zara Rhein, soprano, as Mrs. B., and Edward Rhein, baritone, as Mr. B. Premiere: February 18, 1941, at Matinee Musical Club, in Bellevue-Stratford Ballroom, Philadelphia; second performance March 3, 1941 at Plays and Players Theatre in Philadelphia (Programs in the Biography Series indicate several later performances elsewhere). The opera is noted in Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, ed. Nicholas Slonimsky, s.v. “Elmore, Robert,” as the first American opera to be televised. 1941 

10

3

master pp. 1-66; draft dated January 25, 1941 pp. 35-114 [r1] 4 bifolia [r1] 2 single sheets; draft (9 pp) [r1] master (8 pp) [r1] copy of “new scene” (pp. 43-51) [r1] p. 114 

10

4

RE’s photocopy in books 1-4 

2

18

Edward Rhein’s incomplete photocopy, books 1, 3, and 4 

2

19

Overture:[r2] copyist parts: master [r1] copies of str parts (1 each of 9 vln I, 9 vln 2, 7 vla, 6 vc, 5 cb); 5 loose colletts; harp part; dupl part for cymbals, tam-tam, and triangle; orchestra draft pp. 1-18; fair copy of full score (complete 31 pp) 

10

5

copyist (DeCesare) May 1942: master full score [r1] bound photocopy; wdwd, brass, [r1] perc parts 

2

20

master pp. 1-66; draft dated January 25, 1941 pp. 35-114 [r1] 4 bifolia [r1] 2 single sheets; draft (9 pp) [r1] master (8 pp) [r1] copy of “new scene” (pp. 43-51) [r1] p. 114 

10

4

RE’s photocopy in books 1-4 

2

18

Edward Rhein’s incomplete photocopy, books 1, 3, and 4 

2

19

Whole opera: 

 

 

orchestration draft; fair copy of cover and p. 119 

10

6

master full score (complete 369 pp); correspondence; typed libretto [r1] photocopy; publicity items 

2

21

piece of “Mon Amour” wallpaper 

 OS 1

 

b. Choral 

Arkansaw Traveler 

 

 

TTBB and two pianos 2 mss in Reed’s hand; draft of 2-pi part; drafts in Reed’s and RE’s hands; master 2 copies Oliver Ditson 1942. Text: Robert B. Reed. Premiere: May 26, 1941, Girard Trust Company Glee Club, at Girls High School, Philadelphia 1941-1942 

11

1

Bully Ship 

 

 

SATB and piano draft dated April 2, 1947; incomplete fair copy 1947 

12

1

The Old Man Who Lived in the Wood 

 

 

Children (SA) and piano (New England folk song) draft; 2 copies Harold Flammer 1965. Dedication: Jane Francis and the Upper Merion Elementary School. Premiere: May 1963, by Upper Merion Elementary School Chorus 1963, 1965 

11

1

Song for Today 

 

 

TTBB and piano draft dated January 13-14, 1942; fair copy; master [r1] 2 copies; 2 . Fischer 1942. Text: William Shakespeare, from Julius Caesar 1942 

12

1

Three Sonnets 

 

 

SATB incomplete drafts of sonnets II and III [1935]; fair copy, pseudonym “Martin Jenkins” cover inscribed “1st Choice E[ugene] O]rmandy” (plus signature of other judge). Text: Arthur Davison Ficke, from Beauty in Exile. Premiere: January 18, 1939, Philadelphia, as 1938 winner of contest sponsored by Mendelssohn Club 1935, 1939 

12

1

Tribute to George Washington [see sacred anthems.] 

 

 

V for Victory 

 

 

SATB. For SATB: 3 copies Theodore Presser 1941 (1 marked as instrumentation work copy). SATB parts only in Songs of Freedom, Theodore Presser, 1942. For solo voice: 2 copies Theodore Presser 1942. 1 copy Theodore Presser 1941 reprinted in Etude (February 1942): 110. For TTBB: master; 2 copies Theodore Presser 1942 copyist full score, and parts for perc, E-flat alto horn, 3d vln or vla 1942 

12

3

oversize instrumentation for band by Ross Wyre 

36

2

Vocalise 

 

 

SATB and orchestra full score; copyist (Braverman), all parts (1 each of originally 8 vln 1, 7 vln 2, 6 vla, 5 vc, 4 cb) 1 copy Galaxy 1948 for SATB and piano [r1] 1 photocopy 1949 February 20 

12

4

c. Solo 

April Moment 

 

 

Voice and piano draft dated July 1, 1937. Text: Arthur Davison Ficke 1937 

 12

 

Arise, My Love [see sacred solos] 

 

 

Blue Illusion (“Out of the stillness . . .”) 

 

 

Voice and piano draft; fair copy [r1] master. Text: Eleanor Gifford 

 11

 

A Boy and a Girl 

 

 

Voice and piano fair copy [r1] master 

 11

 

Cloudless Night 

 

 

Low voice and orchestra Piano/vocal: draft; incomplete fair copy; complete fair copy [r1] master; copyist (Skoloverseky) bound fair copy (maroon) [r1] master [r1] bound photocopy (brown). full score dated May 14, 1940; copyist orchestra parts; letter. Text: Eleanor Gifford. Premiere: May 25, 1940, in Irvine Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania 1940 

 12

 

East Lansdowne School Song 

 

 

Voice and piano master dated May 25, 1939 [r1] c. Text: Voetter 1939 

 11

 

Ere the Night Pass 

 

 

Low voice and orchestra. Piano/vocal: 2 master [r1] c; fair copy; orchestra draft; 2 copies copyist fair copy bound full score (blue) [r1] master [r1] bound copy (green); copyist (DeCesare) master of str parts [r1] 1 copy each (of originally 7 vln 1, 6 vln 2, 5 vla, 4 vc, 3 cb); orchestra parts. Text: Eleanor Gifford Premiere: May 11, 1941, in Irvine Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania, cond. [Guglielmo] Sabatini 1941 

 13

 

Poster of Lt. Eleanor Gifford’s recital while stationed in Germany 1947 January 22 

 OS 1

 

From the Heights 

 

 

Voice and piano draft is on back of Concerto in C minor for Organ and Orchestra, II fair copy dated June 10, 1937; 2 copies Galaxy 1938 also fair copy of another early setting of this text (on back is partial draft of piano/organ duet Venite Adoremus). Text: Arthur Davison Ficke. This work was the first Elmore composition to be published. 1937-1938 

 12

 

“Lady Bug” [see Nursery Rhyme] 

 

 

Love Song #1 (I know my vision . . .”) 

 

 

Voice and piano draft dated November 22, 1950; text sheet for three love songs. Text: Beaumont Bruestle 1950 

 12

 

Nursery Rhyme 

 

 

Voice and piano draft dated January 26, 1938; copyist fair copy; 2 copyist (DeCesare, July 1941) masters [r1] c. Text: Arthur Davison Ficke 1938, 1941 

 12

 

P. M. S. I. A. 

 

 

Voice and piano draft; text sheet; 1 copy Elkan-Vogel inscribed by Thornton Oakley. Text: Thornton Oakley (University of Pennsylvania, Class of ’01) 1940 

 11

 

Pennsylvania! Pennsylvania! 

 

 

Voice and piano in 2 copies Bicentennial Songs 1740-1940: University of Pennsylvania, Thornton W. Allen Co. Text: Thornton Oakley (University of Pennsylvania, Class of ’01) 1940 

 11

 

Ranger Ballad (“Ride on, cowboy, into the sun . . .”) 

 

 

Voice and piano master in key of F; fair copy in key of E flat in Reed’s hand. In collaboration with Robert B. Reed (mid-1940s) 

 11

 

Sleep 

 

 

Voice and piano draft (on back of draft of sacred solo The Judgment Day); master a 1940 copyist master [r1] c; 2 masters by copyist DeCesare (July 1941) [r1] copy Text: John Fletcher. Dedication: “For Virginia Kendrick Who was the first to bring this song to life—and whose singing is one of the delights of my artistic life– just as her friendship is one of the treasures of my “everyday” life. Gratefully and affectionately, Bob October–1940″ 1940 

 11

 

Such Is Life (“He put his arm . . .”) 

 

 

Voice and piano master [r1] c. Text: anon. 

 11

 

Those Who Were Awake 

 

 

Voice and piano 2 draft versions dated January 1, 1938, and February 8, 1938 1938 

 13

 

Till I Wake 

 

 

Voice and piano 2 settings: each has 2 drafts and 1 fair copy (total of 6 mss). Text: Laurence Hope 

 13

 

“Who loves the rain . . .” 

 

 

Voice and piano draft [r1] master. Text: Frances Shaw 

 13

 

Yoo-Hoo (“The soldier . . .”) 

 

 

Voice and piano master in Reed’s hand. In collaboration with Robert B. Reed 

 11

 

B. Instrumental compositions 

1. Organ Work 

a. Solo 

Air [see Two Pieces] 

 

 

Alla Marcia (Theme Music from “The Bible Study Hour”) 

 

 

incomplete draft; 2 copies Harold Flammer 1964 

13

3

Autumn Song[r2] 

 

 

incomplete draft dated April 21, 1944; 1 photocopy Galaxy 1945. Dedication: Rachel 1944-1945 

11

4

Christmas Night [see prelude Night of the Star] 

 

 

Donkey Dance: A Characteristic Impression for Organ[r2] 

 

 

draft dated June 14, 1939; master (5 pp) 

13

3

Eighteen Compositions for the Organ 

 

 

a collection compiled by RE; 1 copy Oliver Ditson 1942 

11

4

Fantasy on Nursery Tunes[r2] 

 

 

draft dated September 12, 1955; master (12 pp); 2 copies Harold Flammer 1956. Dedication: Clarence Snyder (first titled Rhapsody on Nursery Tunes) 1955-1956 

13

3

Holiday [see Two Pieces for Organ] 

 

 

Humoresque in the Form of a Gavotte[r2] 

 

 

[before 1942]; 1 photocopy of Galaxy 1946 

11

4

Introduction, Interlude, Postlude [see cantata A Hymn for the First Easter] 

 

 

draft; copyist glossy white fair copy of organ sections Introduction, Interlude, and additional enlarged Postlude, with soprano solo Little Lamb of God 1962 

3

7

Night Song 

 

 

fair copy titled Nocturne (3 pp) [r1] master [r1] c; 1 photocopy J. Fischer. Dedication: Virgil Fox 1940 

13

3

Preludes 

 

 

“Albert” [see Contemporary Chorale Preludes] 

 

 

“Ave Maria” [see Two Choral Preludes] 

 

 

Beneath the Cross of Jesus [see Three Miniatures] 

 

 

Children of the Heavenly Father [see Three Miniatures] 

 

 

Come to Calvary’s Holy Mountain [see Contemporary Chorale Preludes] 

 

 

Come, Ye Disconsolate [see Themes for Organ] 

 

 

“Consolation” [see Themes for Organ] 

 

 

Contemporary Chorale Preludes 

1 photocopy Sacred Music Press. 1. “In vernali tempore” (Now the Spring Has Come Again) incomplete draft; 2. “St. Agnes” (Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee) draft; 3. “Olivet” (My Faith Looks Up to Thee) In 1 copy Lorenz Sacred Organ Journal (September 1967); 4. “Hankey” (I Love to Tell the Story); 5. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen; 6. “Harwell” (Hark! Ten Thousand Harps and Voices); 7. “Albert” (Come to Calvary’s Holy Mountain) incomplete draft 1966 

11

4

“Dominus regit me” [see Three Miniatures] 

 

 

“Evan” [see Themes for Organ] 

 

 

God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen [see Contemporary Chorale Preludes] 

 

 

“Greenwood” [see Themes for Organ] 

 

 

“Halpin” [see We in One Covenant Are Joined] 

 

 

“Hankey” [see Contemporary Chorale Preludes] 

 

 

Hark! Ten Thousand Harps [see Contemporary Chorale Preludes] 

 

 

“Harwell” [see Contemporary Chorale Preludes] 

 

 

Here, O My Lord [see Themes for Organ] 

 

 

“Herzliebster Jesu” [see Sonata for Organ] 

 

 

Humbly We Adore Thee (Benedictine plain chant) 

draft 

11

5

“Hyfrydol” [see cantata Shepherd of Israel, I] 

 

 

I Love to Tell the Story [see Contemporary Chorale Preludes] 

 

 

“In Vernali Tempore” [see Contemporary Chorale Preludes] 

 

 

Jesus, Source of My Salvation [see “Zurich”] 

 

 

Jesus, I Live to Thee [see Themes for Organ] 

 

 

Jesus Makes My Heart Rejoice [see Three Meditative Moments] 

 

 

Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee [see Contemporary Chorale Prelude] 

 

 

Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts [see Themes for Organ] 

 

 

The King of Love My Shepherd Is [see Three Miniatures] 

 

 

“Lancashire” [see Mixture IV] 

 

 

“Langran” [see Themes for Organ] 

 

 

Lead on, O King Eternal [see Mixture IV] 

 

 

The Lord’s My Shepherd [see Themes for Organ] 

 

 

Look Up, My Soul, to Christ Thy Joy [see Three Meditative Moments] 

 

 

Meditation on an Old Covenanter’s Tune: “There Is a Land of Pure Delight” 

draft dated December 2, 1957; 1 copy H. W. Gray 1971 Comm: “Commissioned by David McKinney. Williams on the occasion of the International Congress of Organists, 1957, London, England” 1957, 1971 

11

5

Mixture IV (collection by several composers) 

2 copies Harold Flammer 1970 

13

4

“Lancashire” (Lead on, O King Eternal) draft 

13

4

“Morecambe” (Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart) draft 

13

4

“Morecambe” [see Mixture IV] 

 

 

My Faith Looks Up to Thee [see Contemporary Chorale Preludes] 

 

 

Night of the Star [“On Christmas Night”], based on the “Sussex Carol” 

draft dated October 20-November 22, 1950; photocopy of Galaxy 1952. Premiere: April 24, 1951, in Minneapolis, by RE 1950-1952 

13

4

Now the Spring Has Come Again [see Contemporary Chorale Preludes] 

 

 

O Little Town of Bethlehem 

incomplete draft; master; copyist master [r1] c. Comm: “Commissioned by The Church of the Holy Trinity, Philadelphia, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the writing of the hymn O Little Town, by Philips Brooks and Lewis Redner, Christmas 1968” 1968 

13

4

“Olivet” [see Contemporary Chorale Preludes] 

 

 

“Quebec” [see Themes for Organ] 

 

 

“Round Me Falls the Night” [see “Seelenbrautigam”] 

 

 

“St. Agnes” [see Contemporary Chorale Preludes] 

 

 

“St. Christopher” [see Three Miniatures] 

 

 

“St. Theodulph” [see Two Choral Preludes] 

 

 

“Seelenbrautigam”[r2] 

[1945]; 1 photocopy H.W. Gray 1949 1945, 1949 

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5

Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart [see Mixture IV] 

 

 

Supplication [see Two Choral Preludes] 

 

 

“Sussex Carol” [see Night of the Star] 

 

 

Themes for Organ 

1 photocopy of 2.-5. from Sacred Songs. 1. “Greenwood” (Jesus, I Live to Thee) draft, master, Dedication: Elmer Mack; 2. “Langran” (Here, O My Lord) draft 3. “Evan” (The Lord’s My Shepherd); 4. “Consolation” (Come, Ye Disconsolate) draft; 5. “Quebec” (Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts) draft 1968 

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Three Meditative Moments Based on Moravian Hymns 

master [r1] c; 2 copies Harold Flammer. 1. Jesus Makes My Heart Rejoice draft; 2. What Offering Shall I Bring to Thee? Draft; 3. Look Up, My Soul, to Christ Thy Joy 1958 

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Three Miniatures[r2] 

1 copy Harold Flammer. 1. Beneath the Cross of Jesus (” St. Christopher”); 2. The King of Love My Shepherd Is (” Dominus regit me”) draft;3. Children of the Heavenly Father (Swedish melody) copyist incomplete 1962 

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fair copy Triumph [see Two Choral Preludes] 

 

 

Two Choral Preludes 

photocopy Elkan-Vogel 1942 1. Supplication (on Arcadelt “Ave Maria”) draft dated June 6, 1941; 2. Triumph (on “St. Theodulph”) draft 1941-1942 

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We in One Covenant (Toccatina on the original tune “Halpin”) 1979 

incomplete draft; fair copy [r1] photocopy dated January 2, 1979. Premiere: June 7, 1979, at St. Monica’s Roman Catholic Church, Philadelphia 

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What Offering Shall I Bring to Thee? [see Three Meditative Moments] 

 

 

“Zurich” (1687 tune; Jesus, Source of My Salvation)[r2] 

master [r1] copy dated “Christmastide 1965”. Dedication: Joel Krott 

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Pavane [see Rhythmic Suite] 

 

 

Retrospection [see Suite for Organ] 

 

 

Rhapsody on Nursery Tunes [see Fantasy on Nursery Tunes] 

 

 

Rhumba[r2] 

 

 

incomplete draft; fair copy; copyist (DeCesare) fair copy (9 pp) dated July 1942 [r1] master [r1] c. 2 copies St. Mary’s Press 1954 rejection slips from H. W. Gray 1946 and Gordon V. Thompson 1951. Dedication: Claire Coci 1942-1954 

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Rhythmic Suite[r2] 

 

 

I Rhythms, II Pavane, III Rigadoon, IV Finale. draft dated June-September 1949; fair copy [r1] master [r1] c; 1 copy St. Mary’s Press 1954 letter and fair copy of Pavane arr. for violin and organ by Mary Canberg, 1960 1949-1960 

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Sonata for Organ 

 

 

I Allegro, II Chorale Prelude on “Herzliebster Jesu”, III Toccata[r2].draft; 1 copy Harold Flammer 1980. Dedication: Norman Mackenzie as birthday gift, July 17, 1975. Premiere: December 12, 1976, at Tenth Presbyterian Church. 1975-1980 

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Suite for Organ 

 

 

I Chorale, II Theme and Variations, III Andante (“Retrospection”) additional fair copy [r1] master [r1] c; 1 photocopy J. Fischer 1940. Dedication: Rollo Maitland, IV March. sketches as student exercises (including II as Musette and Minuetto) draft; fair copy; [1931-1933] 1931-1940 

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Suite in Rhythm [see Rhythmic Suite] 

 

 

Triad for Organ [see Two Pieces for Organ] 

 

 

Trio: Canon all’ Ottava [see Two Pieces] 

 

 

Twelve Interludes for Organ 

 

 

drafts of No. 4 and No. 6; 1 copy Elkan-Vogel 1965 

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Two Pieces 

 

 

1 photocopy H. W. Gray 1943. Dedication: Kanga. 1. Air[r2] incomplete draft. 2. Trio: Canon all’ Ottava fair copy [r1] master [r1] c 

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Two Pieces for Organ 

 

 

1. Holiday for Organ photocopy from Sacred Songs 1956, Dedication: David Craighead [see also Holiday: Rhapsody for Two Pianos. 2. Triad for Organ, I Tonic, II Mediant, III Dominant. draft dated 1943, revised April 14, 1944; master [r1] 2 copies 1943-1956 

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b. Combinations of organ with instruments 

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today [see Festival Toccata] 

 

 

Chorale Fantasia [see Until Our Rest Be Won] 

 

 

Concertino for Trumpet and Organ 

 

 

I Andante-Allegro, II Adagio, III Scherzo. draft and instructions to copyist (See also partial draft on We in One Covenant) 

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copyist’s photocopy of draft; copyist fair copy. Premiere: April 20, 1977, at Curtis Institute of Music, by Jeffrey Shuman, trumpet, and Robert Elmore, organ 

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Concerto for Organ, Brass, and Percussion[r2] 

 

 

I Andante molto moderato, II Interlude for organ and solo trombone on “Veni, Creator Spiritus”, III Passacaglia–Andante molto moderato. last sheet (p. 13a and p. 16) of draft dated August 12, 1964 master [r1] c; 1 set parts from H. W. Gray 1969. Dedication: Robert Plimpton. Premiere: November 1, 1964, at Central Moravian Church. Score published H. W. Gray 1964 is in Van Pelt Library. 1964, 1969 

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Concerto in C Minor for Organ and Orchestra [see orchestral works] 

 

 

An Easter Alleluia (on “Llanfair” and “Coronation”) 

 

 

Organ, brass, perc draft; full score; parts for 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, and perc; photocopy with editorial indications; 1 copy Harold Flammer 1986. Dedication: “in memory of my good friend and beloved teacher, Pietro Yon (1886-1943)”. Premiere: April 15, 1979 at Tenth Presbyterian Church 

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Fanfare for Easter (on “Palestrina”/”Victory”) 

 

 

Organ, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, perc drafts dated February 22-29, 1960; full score master [r1] 2 copies, 2 copies Harold Flammer 1961, 3 extra copies of brass and perc parts 1960-1961 

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Fantasy on “Aylesbury” 

 

 

Organ and cello photocopy of fair copy (22 pp); copyist cello part (2 pp); organ registration (1 p). Premiere: April 27, 1969, at First Presbyterian Church, Moorestown, N.J., by Robert Plimpton, organ, and James Holesoverseky, cello 1969 

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Festival Prelude [see Venite Adoremus] 

 

 

Festival Toccata (on “Easter Hymn”) 

 

 

Organ, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones draft (10 pp) dated February 20, 1965; full score master; copyist brass and perc parts, 1 copy Harold Flammer 1972 1965, 1972 

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Invocation (on “Aylesbury”) 

 

 

Organ and strings. master [r1] copy (6 pp). Dedication: Elmer Mack. Premiere: November 4, 1962, at Central Moravian Church 

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The Living Church 

 

 

Organ and strings[r2] draft; str parts; fair copy (5 pp) for str and wdwd behind introductory titles; 

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2

1 copy Westminster Press 1953 of Projectionist Cue Sheet and Utilization Guide, I-III (For filmstrips and reels see audio recordings.) 

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Look Up, My Soul, to Christ Thy Joy 

 

 

Organ and piano incomplete draft; fair copy [r1] photocopy. Comm: Delta Omicron, 1982. Premiere: 1984 for Delta Omicron Foundation 75th anniversary 

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Meditation on Veni Immanuel 

 

 

Organ, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones. master (7 pp) [r1] copy with tam-tam added; 1 . Fischer 1963. Also in The Son of Man , cantata compiled by Howard D. McKinney, text sheet and 1 . Fischer 1963 1963 

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Poem for Carillonic Bells and Organ [see Speranza] 

 

 

master (23 pp) [r1] 2 copies, 1 marked with revisions. Dedication: Marilyn Mason. Premiere: January 17, 1954 

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Rhapsody for Organ and Brass 

 

 

Speranza 

 

 

Organ and carillonic bells draft pp. 1-6 (draft pp. 7, 8, and 8a dated “begun November 8, 1947” are on back of Holiday: Rhapsody for Two Pianos, pp. 19-21); master in Twelve Compositions by American Composers for Organ and Bells, 2 copies Theodore Presser 1949. This composition won first prize in 1947 Schulmerich contest. 1947, 1949 

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Thanksgiving Paean [see Thanksgiving Praise] 

 

 

Thanksgiving Praise 

 

 

Organ, brass, opt per (on We Gather Together, and Come, Ye Thankful People) draft; full score; sheet of Halpin’s suggestions for editor; 1 copy Harold Flammer 1985. Dedication: “To the memory of my Father who died Thanksgiving Eve, 1935” 

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Two Portraits 

 

 

Organ, strings, and perc, I Andante Cantabile and Adagio lamentoso, II Allegro giusto. 1954: incomplete draft; master (131 mm) [r1] 2 copies for organ and string quartet; 1 set str parts; copyist additional set of master [r1] str parts. Premiere: August 4, 1954, at Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge 

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1961: revised master (240 mm) [r1] copy for organ, strings, and perc different copyist set of parts. Dedication: William Whitehead. Premiere: November 5, 1961, at Central Moravian Church 

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Until Our Rest Be Won (Chorale Fantasia) 

 

 

Organ, string quartet, and horn fair copy. Dedication: “in memory of Mrs. Honeycutt”. Premiere: January 10, 1960, at Central Moravian Church 1960 

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Venite Adoremus (Festival Prelude) 

 

 

Organ and piano incomplete draft dated February 12-March 12, 1951 (incomplete draft also on back of p. 4 of draft of vocal secular solo From the Heights and on back of pp. 6-18 of Holiday: Rhapsody for Two Pianos). 1 copy J. Fischer 1951 

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2. Orchestral works 

Concerto in C Minor for Organ and Orchestra 

 

 

I Andante maestoso, II Andante cantabile, III Allegro. incomplete drafts 

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possible preliminary drafts as student exercises 

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2

wdwd parts; str parts (1 each of originally 9 vln 1, 8 vln 2, 7 vla, 6 vc, 5 cb) 

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3

brass parts; 1 (of originally 3) perc parts 

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4

master 

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copyist (Skoloverseky) bound oversize full score dated March 10, 1938. Scoring: 2 fl, picc, 2 ob, Eng hn, 2 clar, bass clar, 2 bsn, contrabsn, 4 horns, 2 trpt, 3 trb, tuba, tymp, perc, harp, organ, 5 str. Pseudonym “F. B. Knapp” is on covers of I and II. Cover II is filed under cantata The Prodigal Son, as on the back is a partial draft of the cantata, as well as a draft fragment of this concerto. 

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Introduction and Allegro for Solo Clarinet in Bb and Orchestra 

 

 

sketch; orch draft dated May 24, 1946; full score dated May 1946. clar pt and sheets of revisions; incomplete master (41 pp) of different versions. Scoring: 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 clar, 2 bsn, 2 horns, 3 trpt, tymp, solo clar, 5 str 1946 

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Legend [see Narrative for Solo Horn and Orchestra] 

 

 

Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Suite for Orchestra 

 

 

I Sleepy Hollow Andante moderato, II Ichabod Crane Andante con moto, III The Party at Van Tassells’ (Barn Dance) Alla Breve, IV The Ride of Ichabod and the Headless Horseman Lento misterioso. drafts; bound full score 

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2

copyist (DeCesare, December 1940) set of str parts master [r1] copy of additional set of str parts (1 each of originally 9 vln 1, 9 vln 2, 6 vla, 6 vc, 6 cb) 

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3

master of full score [r1] bound photocopy inscribed “First performance by Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra, Guglielmo Sabatini, conductor, June 7, 1942.” 

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copyist wdwd, brass, perc parts. Scoring: 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 clar, 2 bsn, 3 horns, 2 trpt, 2 trb, tymp, perc, 7 str (solo vln, vlns 1-2, vla, vc div., cb) 

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Litany for Orchestra 

 

 

draft; master of full score (33 pp); copyist master of str parts copyist all parts (1 each of originally 3 vln 1, 3 vln 2, 2 vla, 1 vc, 1 cb) 

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2 copies of oversize full score dated 1951. Scoring: 1 fl, 1 ob, 2 clar, 1 bsn, 2 horns, 2 trpt, 1 trb, tymp, cymbal, tamtam, harp, 5 str. Premiereiere: April 27, 1952, by National Gallery Orchestra, Washington, D.C. 

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Music for Autumn 

 

 

orch draft dated November 24, 1945, before revision of ending dated January 4 and January 9, 1945 [6]; copyist master of full score and bound photocopy. Scoring: 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 clar, 2 bsn, 3 horns, 1 trpt, tymp, cymbal, 4 str 

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Narrative for Solo Horn and Orchestra 

 

 

p. 1 of sketch; orch draft dated June 9, 1942 (was first titled “Legend”) copyist (DeCesare, June 1942) master of full score [r1] bound photocopy inscribed “first performance by the Trenton Symphony Orchestra, Gugielmo Sabatini, conductor, William Sabatini, soloist, January 12, 1943,” marked for revisions, with 1958 correspondence and receipt inside cover. solo horn master [r1] 2 copies; copyist str master; bass clar and 3d fl parts. Scoring: 1 fl, 2d fl/picc, 3d fl ad lib, 2 ob, 2 clar, bass clar ad lib, 2 bsn, 3 horns, solo horn, 3 trpt, 2 trb, tymp, cymbal, triangle, tamtam, 5 str. Dedication: William Sabatini, solo horn of Trenton Symphony Orchestra 1942-1943, 1958 

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Three Colors: Suite for String Orch[r2] 

 

 

I Green, I Blue, III Orange. draft; full score; copyist (DeCesare, January 1941) master of full score and master of parts [r1] 1 set of parts (1 each of originally 7 vln 1, 6 vln 2, 5 vla, 4 vc, 2 cb). 2 copies Associated Music Publishers 1942 (but only 1 set of parts). Premiereiere: May 18, 1941, by NBC Radio String Symphony Orchestra, cond. Frank Black, over station WEAF 

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Valley Forge-1777–A Tone Poem for Full Orchestra 

 

 

draft; orch draft; full score (58 pp) dated August 22, 1935 

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full score (51 pp) inscribed “First performance by Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski, conductor, April 9-10, 1937” [r1] master 

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2

copyist (Skoloverseky) full score and parts (1 each of originally 8 vln 1, 8 vln 2, 7 vla, 6 vc, 5 cb). Scoring: picc, 3 fl, 2 ob, Eng horn, 2 clar in A, bass clar, 2 bsn, contrabsn, 4 horns, 3 trpt, 3 trb, tuba, perc, harp, 5 str 

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[Untitled full score] 

 

 

incomplete draft (pp. 1-4); master of FSC (40 pp) 

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3. Other 

a. Small ensemble 

O Bethlehem 

 

 

String quartet and harp full score; copyist all parts 

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Quartet in C#-, No. 2 

 

 

draft (9 pp); fair copy (16 pp) [r1] master; copyist parts 1942 December 19 

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Prelude 

 

 

Brass quartet copyist parts 

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Trio for Violin, Violoncello, and Piano 

 

 

I Andante doloroso, II Allegro molto, III Lento triste. draft (11 pp) dated September 2 through November 27, 1950. fair copy; vln and vc parts 

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b. Keyboard 

Danny Boy 

 

 

Piano. draft arr. for Flora McCurdy (Mrs. Alexander). 3 letters of correspondence 1975 May – June 

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[for Eunice Eaton] 

 

 

Piano. draft 1950 August 10 

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Holiday: Rhapsody for Two Pianos 

 

 

draft [1938]; master [r1] photocopy of a fair copy (16 pp); copyist (Pemberton) fair copy rejection slip from G. Schirmer 1948. Dedication: Harold Triggs (On back of pp. 6-18 of fair copy is incomplete draft of Venite Adoremus; on back of pp. 19-21 is incomplete draft of Speranza.) [see also Holiday for Organ in Two Pieces for Organ] 1938, 1948 

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Introduction and Fugue 

 

 

Harpsichord. master [r1] copy (5 pp) 

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Look Up, My Soul, to Christ Thy Joy [See combinations of organ with instruments] 

 

 

Swing Rhapsody [see Holiday: Rhapsody for Two Pianos] 

 

 

Two Psalms for Piano[r2] 

 

 

I Psalm 69:1-3 Andante doloroso, II Psalm 149:3 Allegro vigoroso. draft dated September 23, 1943; master (5 pp) [r1] c; copyist master (9 pp) [r1] c. Dedication: Eunice Eaton. Premiereiere: December 7, 1945 1943, 1945 

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Venite Adoremus [see combinations of organ with instruments] 

 

 

[untitled] 

 

 

2 pianos. Largo and Allegro giusto. draft; master plus pages of revisions (19 pp) 

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c. Accompaniments for congregational hymns 

The Blessed Christ Is Risen Today 

 

 

2 trprts and 2 trbs parts 

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Diadem (All Hail the Power) 

 

 

Brass quintet incomplete draft; fair copy; 1 verse and Amen 

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Easter Hymn (Jesus Christ Is Risen Today) 

 

 

Organ, 2 trparts, 2 trbs, and perc draft; 2 sets of parts [r1] photocopy of trparts I and II Trinity Hymnal (1961) 198 1 verse 

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Ein feste Burg (A Mighty Fortress) 

 

 

Organ and brass quintet incomplete draft; fair copy; 2 verses and Amen 

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4

Sagina (And Can It Be) 

 

 

Brass quintet. draft; fair copy [r1] photocopy; 1 verse 

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4

Jesus Makes My Heart Rejoice 

 

 

Organ, 3 trparts, and 3 trbs. incomplete draft; brass parts; 2 verses 

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Joy to the World 

 

 

2 trparts, 2 trbs, and perc. draft; parts; Trinity Hymnal (1961) 149 

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Onward Christian Soldiers (St. Gertrude) 

 

 

Descant for 2 trparts draft [r1] photocopy for copyist, inscribed [to follow] “last chord of Lancashire”; copyist (Halpin) worksheets and parts; introduction and 3 verses 

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Processional hymn Creation (The Spacious Firmament) 

 

 

Brass and viola. parts for 2 trparts, trb, vla verse 3 with interlude of The Heavens are Telling (from Beethoven) 

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Rhuddlan (Judge Eternal) 

 

 

Organ and Brass. draft; Trinity Hymnal (1961) 620 2 verses 

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The Strife Is O’er (Palestrina/Victory) 

 

 

2 trparts, 2 trbs, and perc. draft; parts; Trinity Hymnal (1961) 201 1 verse 

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Wachet auf 

 

 

4 trparts, 2 fl, and tymp. draft; parts; Trinity Hymnal (1961) 231 1 verse 

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With All Thy Hosts 

 

 

SATB, 2 trparts, 2 trbs, tymp, and organ. draft; fair copy; copyist master [r1] 2 sets of brass and choral parts tune of “Vom Himmel hoch” 1 verse 

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St. Anne (O God Our Help in Ages Past) 

 

 

Organ, strings, and brass. incomplete draft; full score [r1] 2 photocopy; copyist master [r1] parts. Trinity Hymnal (1961) 26; 7 verses for Tenth Presbyterian Church 150th anniversary 

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My Faith Looks Up to Thee 

 

 

Descant. draft; fair copy; July 28, 1976 rejection letter 

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C. Other 

1. Arrangements of works by other composers 

Antes, John. Sing and Rejoice 

 

 

For SATB, organ, strings, brass, perc master of full score (19 pp) [r1] photocopy; brass parts; photocopy (7 pp) of vocal score 

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Butler, Eugene. An Easter Alleluia 

 

 

Beacon Hill Music, perc part 1972 

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Di Lazzaro. “Campane” (tango) 

 

 

3 mss: 2 SATB, partially transposed, and one 3-voice with piano 

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Faure, Gabriel. In Paradisum (from Requiem ) 

 

 

fair copy 

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Gregor, Christian. Glory to God 

 

 

vocal score as draft for arr; 2 copies choral score; choral master (2 pp). trpt pt; copyist trb and tymp master [r1] all parts; 2 copies Harold Flammer 1980. Premiereiere: October 12, 1958, at Central Moravian Church for the dedication of the Moller organ 1958, 1980 

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________. Good Friday 

 

 

master of choral score 

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Hallstrom. O Dearest Jesus 

 

 

Arr. for SATB, solo, organ, and strings. master (13 pp) [r1] 2 copies; copyist str master 

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Handel, G. F. Aria (Larghetto from Concerto Grosso No. 12) 

 

 

Arr. for organ, brass, and strings. master (9 pp) [r1] 2 copies; copyist str master [r1] all parts (1 each of originally 3 vln 1, 3 vln 2, 2 vla, 2 vc) 

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Kern, Jerome 

 

 

Three Songs from Music in the Air, master for vocal pt (9 pp); I Bring My Song to You, 2 fair copy vocal score; The Whistling Boy, 4 fair copy vocal score 

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Moussorgsky, M. Pictures at an Exhibition 

 

 

Piano score G. Schirmer, 1950. Arr. for organ and perc; organ registration marked in piano score copyist (mixed fair copy and photocopy) 3 perc parts; miscellaneous memos. Premiereiere: December 6, 1970 in dedicatory series for Allen organ[r2] 1950.197 

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Schubert, Franz. Litany 

 

 

fair copy 

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Sorensen. O Blest Bethany 

 

 

Arr. for SATB, strings, celesta, organ. pp. 5-16 of draft; full score master (19 pp) dated September 26, 1962 [r1] 1 c 

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Widor, Charles. Toccata (from Symphony V).[r2] 

 

 

fair copy [r1] photocopy of brs and perc parts 

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2. Student works 

Early exercises–a 

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Early exercises–b 

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Early exercises–c 

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Early exercises–d 

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Early exercises–e 

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For Mrs. Newberry: Three Selections (1928, with revisions); The Manger Song 

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Advanced exercises 

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Alice-Mag-George 

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Songs 

 

 

The Dog-Catchers, fair copy; For Kanga on her Birthday with an immense amount of love from Pooh, fair copy dated April 22, 1933; text by Frederick Locker-Lampson; Georgia, fair copy; I Have Seen Beauty . . ., draft; incomplete full score for voice and orchestra; Les Silhouettes, fair copy; To a Golden-Haired Girl in a Louisiana Town, 3 fair copy [ca. 1936-37]; text by Paul Laurence Dunbar 

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Mass in E minor 

 

 

various mss; fair copy for SATB [1930] 

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Sing to the Lord 

 

 

various mss; incomplete fair copy for SATB and keyboard 

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Instrumental pieces 

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Scherzo, Largo, and Toccata movements for organ 

 

 

various mss 

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Sonata Prima for Organ 

 

 

various mss; master (21 pp) [r1] fair copy [1932 April] 

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Sonata Seconda for Organ 

 

 

various mss; fair copy (21 pp) 

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String Quartet in C-sharp minor, No. 1 

 

 

draft (partial draft also on back of a fair copy of student song To a Golden-Haired Girl), fair copy (loose in 10 bifolia); parts [1934-1936] 

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bound fair copy [r1] master [r1] c. Won prize at University of Pennsylvania; pseudonym “Francis Vale”. Performed June 7, 1939 at Philadelphia Art Alliance; slow movement broadcast June 28, 1939, over radio WIP [see also Suite for Organ and orchestral works Concerto in C minor and Valley Forge-1777] 1939 

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3. Miscellaneous 

Texted incomplete works 

 

 

Te Deum Laudamus: incomplete drafts of two settings for SATB: undated, and August 24, 1950, plus text sheet and letter regarding a contest; Gloria in Excelsis: draft; incomplete fair copy (21 pp) for SATB, soli, organ, brass, and perc 

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Texted fragments 

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Fragments in keyboard scoring: unidentified pages, and identifiable hymntunes 

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Untitled draft in full score 

 

 

I Andante mosso pp. 1-50, II Andante pp. 51-87, III Largo maestoso pp. 88-112 plus unnumbered pp; appears incomplete 1944 June 15 

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Unidentified fragments scored for instruments 

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Unidentified fragments in undesignated scoring 

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II. Articles 

A. Essays 

“Adventure in Writing Film Music.” Crescendo: 4-5, 10-11. 1954 February 

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“Art for the Lord’s Sake.” The American Organist 43: 22, 28, 30. 2 copies. 1960 June 

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“The Choir Went First.” Tenth–an Evangelical Journal: (1972 October): 2-7. Reprint Journal of Church Music 16 (1974 October): 9-12, 14. 1972, 1974 

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6

“A Choirmaster’s Spiritual Duties.” Music Journal 16: 8, 73. 1958 November-December 

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6

“Christian Classics in Music.” Eternity: 14-15. 2 copies. 1954 November 

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“A Good Church Organist Is a Rarity.” Music Journal 26: 27. 1968 February 

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Letter responding to reader, in Journal of Church Music: 12. 1969 February 

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“Make a Joyful Noise.” Eternity: 18-19, 40. 2 copies of pages. 18-19. 1954 July 

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“Music–The True Handmaid of Religion.” The News Sheet: 5-6. 1952 October-November 

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“The Place of Music in Christian Life.” Christianity Today (1964 January 31): 8-9. 1 c [r1] photocopy; letter and photocopy from editor. Reprint in unidentified publication, pages. 179-82, inscribedibed “Response, Easter 1964 Mar 29th”. 1964 

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“The Place of Music in Church.” The Church News: 14. 1940 December 

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“A Plea for a Serious Approach to Fundamentals of Technic.” Etude: 523, 562. 1941 August 

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“The Plight of the Church Musician.” Eternity: 15-16. 1965-1969 

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“Transferring the Student from the Piano to the Organ.” Etude: 739, 778 1942 November 

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“Tribute to Pietro Yon by Friend and Pupil.” Diapason: 7. 1944 February 1 

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[untitled]. Baptist Leader: 10. 1959 April 

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[untitled]. Crescendo. Reprint in Diapason. 1944 May 1 

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B. Reviews 

Reviews of recordings for Eternity Magazine 1958 December – 1965 January 

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Journal of Church Music (1974 June): 12-13; (1975 September): 25; (1976 April): 45; (1977 September): 44-45 (2 copies). 1974 – 1977 

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Christianity Today: 32-33 (2 copies). 1964 October 23 

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III. Lectures and speeches 

“Debussy” for Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association 1940 December 

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“Music in Modern Life” 

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“On the Advantages of Score Reading” 

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Panel Discussion on Hymns; Ministry of Music 

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Seminar, 3 pages 1957 June 26-27 

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untitled, 5 pages n.d. 

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untitled [Holy Trinity Episcopal Church], 4 pages [r1] photocopy n.d. 

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miscellaneous notes on small fragments of scrap paper 

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University of Pennsylvania class: Music 13; Orchestration quiz 

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University of Pennsylvania class: Music 5 1945 

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University of Pennsylvania class: Music 50 1948 

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IV. Audio Recordings 

A. Robert Elmore 

1. Solo organ programs 

WISL, Shamokin, Pa.: 1a–Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor; Allegro and Gigue from Concerto in E Flat. 1b–Bach: Prelude on “Christ lag in Todesbanden”; Reger: Fantasy on “Ein feste Burg”. 1c–Elmore: Prelude on “Seelenbrautigam”; Humoresquein the Form of a Gavotte Liszt: Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H [phonograph, 7 copies on cassette] 

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Organ Hymn Preludes (from reels 1-3) [reel tape] before 1951 September 

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Organ Hymn Preludes–Classical (reel 4, partially recorded at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church) [reel tape] before 1952 

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Hymn Improvisations; Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor at Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr and at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church [cassette tape] 1951 – 1953 

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Preliminary checking for Boardwalk Pipes; 5a and 5b [phonograph disc, copy on cassette] 

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Boardwalk Pipes–Mercury MG 50109 pre-production copy [phonograph disc, copy on cassette] 

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Boardwalk Pipes (copied from commercial Mercury disc) Elmore: Fantasy on Nursery Tunes; arr. from Kreisler [cassette tape] 1958 

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Bach on the Biggest: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor; Chorale preludes on Wachet Auf and In Dulci Jubilo–Mercury preliminary disc [phonograph disc, copy on cassette] 1958 

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Organ recital No. 2, Calvary Radio Ministry [reel tape] 

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Franck: Grande Piece Symphonique; Bossi: Alla Marcia, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Bingham: Passacaglia, July 1952, at Eastern Baptist Seminary. Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen [reel tape, copy on cassette] 

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Messiah’s Lutheran Church, South Williamsport, Pa., for AGO Chapter [reel tape] 1957 November 19 

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Sacred Classics, CM, Bethlehem, Pa., Franck: Chorale in A Minor; Brahms: two settings of Passion Chorale. Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring; I Call to Thee; In Dulci Jubilo. Elmore: Three Miniatures ; Boellmann: Toccata [phonograph, copy on cassette] early 1960s 

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Methodist Church, Lancaster, Pa., excerpts from recitals [reel tape] 1960 January and 1967 November 

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Aircheck: Jongen: Symphonie Concertante with Philadelphia Orchestra, cond. Eugene Ormandy, and intermission interview [reel tape, copy on cassette] 1973 May 14 

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Washington Memorial Chapel at Valley Forge, Pa., 2 copies. Elmore: Suite in Rhythm; Franck: Piece Héroiqùe; Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor [phonograph disc] 

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Cathedral Church of St. John, Wilmington, Del., Canterbury label, 2 copies. Brahms: Fugue in A-flat Minor, Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, Chorale Prelude and Fugue on “O Traurigkeit,” Prelude and Fugue in G Minor [phonograph disc] 

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Vierne: Symphony No. 6, Wayne Presbyterian Church [reel tape, copy on cassette] 1979 May 20 

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Irvine Auditorium–master reels 18a and 18b. Bach: three chorale preludes, and Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor. Guilmant: Pastorale and Final from Sonata I. Kramer: Eklog Lemare: Concertstück in the Form of a Polonaise; Yon: Concert Study. Elmore: Fantasy on Nursery Tunes; Donkey Dance; Finale from Sonata [reel tape, copy on cassette] 1981 April 7 

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Irvine Auditorium–small reel, letter from Benjamin Epstein [reel tape, copy on cassette] 1981 April 7 

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Recital, Tenth Presbyterian Church. Mendelssohn: Allegro from Sonata I; Bach: two chorales. Reubke: Sonata on the 94th Psalm. Elmore: Donkey Dance; Toccata from Sonata for Organ; Stars and Stripes Forever. Yon: Echo, and Concert Study on the Chromatic Scale [cassette tape] 1984 March 25 

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2. Ensembles involving Elmore as conductor or performer 

Augustine Haughton, soprano; RE, piano–Strauss and Puccini [phonograph disc, copy on cassette] 

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Audiodisc [Augustine Haughton, soprano; RE, piano] Elmore: Arise, My Love; Verdi: Ave Maria No. 1; German and French art songs [phonograph disc, copy on cassette] 1930s 

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Elmore: The Incarnate Word, tape X64 [cassette tape] 

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Elmore: The Incarnate Word, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, (Old Time Music No. 19 copies 13 and 107) [cassette tape] ca. 1950 

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Robert Elmore Organ Hymn Preludes [reel 1] 1951 September 9 – 1952 July 16 

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Robert Elmore Organ Hymn Preludes [reel 2] 1951 September 9 – 1952 July 16 

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Robert Elmore Organ Preludes – Hymns, 1952 July 16 – 1953 June 10 [side 1]; Robert Elmore Organ Preludes – Classic, Before 1952 [side 2] pre-1952 – 1953 

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Duplicates from Original masters 1953 November 2 

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Elmore: The Incarnate Word [reel tape] 1953 December 13 

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Elmore: The Incarnate Word, Tenth Presbyterian Church. Side B: Carol and John Corbin–Hits from Messiah [cassette tape] 1982 December 19 

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Elmore: Three Psalms, November 5, 1961, CM; Three Miniatures, May 1963; Air, and Autumn Song, 1951; Stars and Stripes; Messiaen: Dieu Parmi Nous [cassette tape] 1951, 1961, 1963 

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The Living Church filmstrips; 28a–28c 

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Choir Themes, and letter from Donald Wetzell [reel tape] 1961 June 22 

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29

The Bible Study Hour, Program No. C-5 [reel tape] 

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Elmore: A Hymn for the First Easter [reel tape, copy on cassette] 1962 October 10 

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Robert Elmore Recital Lansdale Methodist Church 1966 March 27  

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Recital at the Moravian Church, Lancaster, PA 1967 November 19  

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Christmas Eve Service, Tenth Presbyterian Church [reel tape] 1969 December 24 

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Christmas Eve Service, Tenth Presbyterian Church [reel tape] 1969 December 24 

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Dedicatory series for Allen organ, Tenth Presbyterian Church Elmore: Concerto for Organ, Brass, and Percussion; Psalm of Redemption [cassette tape] 1970 November 1 

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Dedicatory series for Allen organ, Tenth Presbyterian Church. Bach: Cantata 61 on “Nun komm”, Moussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition [cassette tape] 1970 December 6 

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Easter Music, Tenth Presbyterian Church. Elmore: On the First Day of the Week; Widor: Toccata [cassette tape] 

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Music for Two Choirs and Two Organs, choirs of Tenth Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of Moorestown, N. J. Elmore: Chorale Fantasia 1971 May 2 

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“Man of Sorrows” by Ruth Richardson; duet by John and Carol Corbin [reel tape] 1972 March 19 

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Tenth Presbyterian Church Elmore: Psalm of Redemption; Concerto for Organ, Brass, and Percussion [cassette tape] 1973 May 20 

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The Cross, Tenth Presbyterian Church [cassette tape] 1978 March 19 

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Spring Music Festival, Tenth Presbyterian Church (Old Time Music No. 93 copy 33) Elmore: Concerto for Organ, Brass, and Percussion (Norman Mackenzie, organ); Elmore: Psalm of Redemption; Messiaen: excerpts from Ascension Suite [cassette tape] 1978 May 7 

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Spring Music Festival Tenth Church reel one 1978 May 7 

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Spring Music Festival Tenth Church reel two 1978 May 7 

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Nancy Nicks-James Bucklin wedding, Tenth Presbyterian Church. Elmore: One View, Lord Jesus. Elmore: Liebestod, arr. from Wagner, Tristan und Isolde [cassette tape] 1978 December 2 

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150th anniversary of Tenth Presbyterian Church, Elmore: Three Psalms; Psalm of a Pilgrim People [cassette tape] 1979 December 9 

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Ray McAfee Sings Religious Classics (Old Time Music No. 92 copy 10) [cassette tape] 

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James Bucklin: Glory to God in the Highest [cassette tape] 1983 December 24 

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James Bucklin: God So Loved the World [cassette tape] 1982 January 31 

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Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology–Music, Elmore: All Ye Servants of the Lord; Gigout: Grand Chorus and Dialog (with Westminster Brass); Vivaldi: Concerto in C for 2 Trumpets Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor [cassette tape] 1984 

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Interviews by Alfred Lunde (with Thomas Halpin); 47a-47c [cassette tape] 1982 March 16-19 

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First Baptist n.d. 

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Robert Elmore at Carnegie Hall Pittsburgh, PA n.d. 

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Unlabeled Audio Reel n.d. 

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3. Other persons performing Elmore compositions 

Carnegie Hall Recording Co.; Overture to It Happened [Began] at Breakfast National Orchestra rehearsal broadcast, conductor Leon Barzin for WNYC [phonograph disc, copy on cassette] 1945 March 16 

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N.B.C. String Symphony Orchestra, conductor Frank Black. RCA reference recording for WEAF. Three Colors: Suite for String Orchestra 49a–I Green, III Orange; 49b–II Blue [phonograph disc, copy on cassette] 1941 May 18 

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Broadcaster Soundcraft–Three Colors [phonograph disc, copy on cassette] 

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no identification; string ensemble [Green from Three Colors] [phonograph disc, copy on cassette] 

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Two Psalms, Eunice Eaton, piano; Paraclete Music Disc [phonograph disc, copy on cassette] 

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Music for the Organ, Ernest White on Moller at Church of St. Mary the Virgin, New York City. Elmore: Pavanne [phonograph disc] 

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Discuriosities BCL 7201, Edward Linzel on Moller at Church of St. Mary the Virgin, New York City. Elmore: Rhythmic Suite, and Rhumba [phonograph disc] 

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Richard Purvis at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Elmore: Pavanne [phonograph disc] 

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Sound Selecting Series No. 1, Sacred Music Press. Elmore: Hail, Alpha and Omega [phonograph disc, copy on cassette] 

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Central Methodist College Choir. Elmore: Canticle of Triumph [phonograph disc, copy on cassette] 1963-1964 

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The Sanctuary Soloist, Sacred Songs MP.150. Elmore: Sleep, Holy Babe [phonograph disc, copy on cassette] 

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The Incarnate Word, at First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia; Alexander McCurdy, organist; letter from Robert Haas [reel tape] 1957 December 15 

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Choral-Prelude on “Zurich,” Joel Krott at First United Methodist Church, Moorestown, N. J., [reel tape] 1971 February 21 

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God Is Ascended, directed by Norman Mackenzie [reel tape] 

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Psalm of a Pilgrim People, directed by Robert Plimpton, for 100th anniversary year of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church (beginning January 14, 1973); taped performance December 9, 1973 [reel tape] 1973 

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Aircheck: Concerto for Organ, Brass, and Percussion; Norman Mackenzie with the Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor William Smith [reel tape, copy on cassette] 

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Fantasy on Nursery Tunes, Richard Grant in Portland, Maine, City Hall; photocopy of letter [cassette tape] 1992 Summer 

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Copies (from discs): Overture to It Began at Breakfast (48); piano pieces (89); Augustine Haughton and RE (21); Suite in Three Colors (49-51); Bach on the Biggest (8). [cassette tape] 

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Copies (from discs): Arise, My Love (22); Two Psalms for piano (52); Boardwalk Pipes (5-6); Suite for Three Colors (49); Hail, Alpha and Omega (56); “Seelenbrautigam” (1c) [cassette tape] 

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Copies (from discs): soprano songs (22); Humoresque in the Form of a Gavotte (1c); Canticle of Triumph (57); Sleep, Holy Babe (58) [cassette tape] 

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B. Commercial Recordings by Others 

1. Discs 

Dr. Culbertson Talks Man to Man with pastors: Moody Bible Institute. 68a (set of two discs) and 68b [phonograph disc] 

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Respighi: The Fountains of Rome; 69a and 69b [phonograph disc] 

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The Living Word, Westminster Press, 2 copies [phonograph disc] 1952 

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Rachmaninoff: Glory to the Trinity; Choral Art Society of Philadelphia, H. Alexander Matthews, director [phonograph disc] 

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Aria–Lento from Suite No. 3, in D Major (Bach-Stokowski) [phonograph disc] 

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Eine feste Burg (Bach-Stokowski), and Russian Christmas Music [phonograph disc] 

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Coronation of King George V; 80a – No. 1-2 and 80b – No. 15-16 [phonograph disc] 

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Martens-Yon: Gesu Bambino; Granier: Hosanna [phonograph disc] 

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Latvian Singers: The Lonely Heart–Etude for No. 51; A City Called Heaven; three textsheets [phonograph disc] 

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Mendelssohn: I Waited for the Lord, and O Come, Everyone that Thirsteth [phonograph disc] 

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Ravel-Garban: Kaddisch; Bloch: Abodah [phonograph disc] 

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Harl McDonald: Cakewalk; Menotti: Overture to Amelia [phonograph disc] 

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Harl McDonald: Legend of the Arkansas Traveler Novacek: Moto Perpetuo [phonograph disc] 

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Harl McDonald: Rhumba, and Dance of the Workers [phonograph disc] 

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Harl McDonald: San Juan Capistrano [phonograph disc] 

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Harl McDonald: Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra [phonograph disc] 

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Harl McDonald: My Country at War (Symphonic Suite) [phonograph disc] 

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Harl McDonald: Songs of Conquest [phonograph disc] 

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Harl McDonald: Suite from Childhood for Harp and Orchestra [phonograph disc] 

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Harl McDonald: Symphony No. 1 (“The Santa Fe Trail”) [phonograph disc] 

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John Christopher Smith (1712-1795): Miniature Suite, freely transcribed by Harl McDonald. William Boyce (1710-1799): Overture to the Power of Music [phonograph disc] 

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2. Aeolian Duo-Art pipe organ rolls 

Drigo: Les Millions d’Arlequin–Serenade 

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Cadman: From the Land of the Sky-Blue Water 

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Gounod: Cavatina from Faust 

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Beethoven: Minuet in G Played by Archer Gibson 

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Rimsky-Korsakoff: Romance in A-Flat. Transcribed and played for the Aeolian Company by Archer Gibson 

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Corelli: Christmas-Pastorale. Transcribed and played for the Aeolian Company by Archer Gibson 

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Grieg: Solvejg’s Song. Played by Archer Gibson 

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Bach: Passion Chorale–Herzlich thut mich verlangen. Played by E. Harold Geer 

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Chenoweth: (1) In a Patio (Spanish Serenade)–Copyrighted 1930 Bendix Publ. Co. (2) Harvest Festival–Copyrighted 1924 Carl Fischer. Played by Wilbur Chenoweth 1924, 1930 

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Chopin: Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2. Played by Archer Gibson 

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Rolls have been transferred through Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors Association. (Further information may be obtained from Archives staff.) 

 

 

C. Noncommercial Recordings by Others 

Audio Devices [unidentified piano music] – 89a-89b [phonograph disc, copy on cassette] 

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“Symphonic Suite” by James Bucklin [phonograph disc] 

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John Knowles Paine (1839-1906) Mass in D–91a-91b [cassette tape] 

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Henry C. Smith, . . . with . . . Minnesota Orchestra, Hovhaness Symphony No. 29 [cassette tape] 

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Various Carousel Organs American and Swiss [cassette tape] 

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Various Musical Mechanical Instruments [cassette tape] 

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Alan Hofsommer Family Concert [cassette tape] 1977 June 19 

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Davis and Ertelt organ recital, and letter [cassette tape] 1978 September 10 

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National Presbyterian Halloween [organ] [see Incoming Correspondence–Radatz, Ronald] [cassette tape] 1980 

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Crucifixion [reel tape] 1959 March 15 

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Richard Yardumian Mass “Come Creator Spirit” and letter [reel tape] 

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Albert Dallas Smith, Jr., clarinet [reel tape] 

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H. Hindal Tokyo Crusade, Osaka Crusade [reel tape] 

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Norman Grubb Bible study [reel tape] 

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102

Dr. Donald Grey Barnhouse Studies in Romans 103a–R8 47-48 and 103b- R849-50 [reel tape] 

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The Living Church voice track 104a—No. 1; 104b—No. 2; 104c–pt. 1 of No. 3; 104d–pt. 2 of No. 3 [reel tape] 1953 August 27 

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The Living Church narration edited. 105a–filmstrip No. 3 and 105b–part No. 2 [reel tape] 1953 October 12 

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Fun with Music with Uncle Don [reel tape] 1964 June 

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106

Adventures in Music with Uncle Don [reel tape] 1965 August 

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107

Gospel Temple, Convention; 108a-108d [reel tape] 1967 September 

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108

Elliott wedding [reel tape] 1978 June 24 

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109

The Winter Is Past [reel tape] 1970 

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110

Harold Hill, Holiday Inn No. 4 [reel tape] 1971 October 31 

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111

C-44, Shuman, $4, 2624 [reel tape] 

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Unidentified: 1800 ft. Mylar [reel tape] 

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Unidentified: “For Elmore” [reel tape] 

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Unidentified: “to Robert P. Bryan” [reel tape] 

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115

Unidentified: Audiotape “II” [reel tape] 

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116

Unidentified: Sermon by British speaker at Full Gospel meeting; [reek tape discarded, cassette tape][r1] 

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Unidentified: white tape with music contents [cassette tape] 

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Funeral Service for RE, Tenth Presbyterian Church, 119a and 119b [cassette tape] 1985 September 26 

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119

unidentified letter from “Dick M.,” separated from a reel 

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V. Other items 

A. Writings about Elmore compositions 

Review of It Began at Breakfast in Musical Courier: 8 1941 March 1 

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Articles 1940-1969 

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Articles 1970-1979 

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Dissertations by Alfred Lunde and Stephen Lange 

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Advertisements in publicity of J. Fischer 

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Advertisements in publicity of other publishers 

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B. Musical materials by others 

Angelelli, Carlo. See Yon, Pietro 

 

 

Bach, J. S. Prelude and Fugue in A Minor. G. Schirmer, n.d. The Liturgical Year. Oliver Ditson n.d. 

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Ballantine, Edward. Variations on “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” Arthur P. Schmidt 1924 

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Beatty, Erl. Love. Ms. 1938 

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Bigelow, Arthur. Carillonic Bells: Their History and Music. Schulmerich Electronics. 2 copies 1949 

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Bingham, Seth. Vocal works: Benedictus es, Domine. H. W. Gray 1938 

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Bingham, Seth. Vocal works: Canticle of the Sun, Op. 52. 3 pp of Those Who Forgive. H. W. Gray 1949 

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Bingham, Seth. Vocal works: The Christmas Man. J. Fischer 1949 

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Bingham, Seth. Vocal works: Four Marian Litanies (Op. 58). St. Mary’s Press 1955 

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Bingham, Seth. Vocal works: Hymntunes: Thou Father of Us All; Lord God of Hosts; Psalm 148 

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Bingham, Seth. Vocal works: The Lord’s Prayer. Carl Fischer 1941 

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Bingham, Seth. Vocal works: Love Came Down at Christmas. H. W. Gray 1980 

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Bingham, Seth. Vocal works: Motet on “Tippy-Tippy-Tin.” Ms. 

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Bingham, Seth. Vocal works: O Come and Mourn. Galaxy 1945 

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Bingham, Seth. Vocal works: O Man, Rejoice. Edwin B. Morris 1948 

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Bingham, Seth. Vocal works: Wilderness Stone. H. W. Gray 1937 

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Bingham, Seth. List of works 

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Bingham, Seth. Perfect Through Suffering. Inc draft, and Henmar Press (Peters 66348) 1971 

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Bingham, Seth. Worship the Lord. Ms. 1960 August 7 

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________. Organ works: (See also Buxtehude, Dietrich) 

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________. Festal Song (Rise Up, O Men of God). Ms. 

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________. The Good Shepherd. Galaxy 1966 

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________. Passacaglia, Op. 40. J. Fischer 1939 

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________. Seven Preludes or Postludes on Lowell Mason Hymns. H. W. Gray 1945 

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________. Ut Queant Laxis. Henmar Press (Peters 6289) 1962 

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Bonnet, Joseph. Variations de Concert. Alphonse Leduc 1908 

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Bossi, M. Enrico. Concerto in A minor, Op. 100. C. F. Peters 1900 

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2

Brahms, Johannes. Organ Works, vol. 2. Edward B. Marks 1948 

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Brahms, Johannes. Samtliche Orgelwerke. Breitkopf and Hartel (Nr. 6062) n.d. 

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Brown/Davis. Draw Near to God. Ms. 1984 

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Bucklin, James. Glory to God in the Highest. Ms. [r2] 1983 August 25 

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2

Bucklin, James. Twenty-third Psalm. Ms. 

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2

Bucklin, James. What a Friend We Have in Jesus. Ms. 

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2

Buxtehude, Dietrich. Six Chorale Preludes, ed. Seth Bingham. J. Fischer 1945 

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Chenoweth, Wilbur. Bourrée and Musette for Organ. G. Schirmer 1937 

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Chenoweth, Wilbur. Carillon Christmas Carols. SATB. Boston Music 1930 

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Chenoweth, Wilbur. Dreams. Carl Fischer 1929 

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Chenoweth, Wilbur. Hear Our Prayer. Boston Music 1931 

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Chenoweth, Wilbur. The Harvest Festival. Carl Fischer [r2] 1924 

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Chenoweth, Wilbur. The Hidden Waterfall. Bendix 1929 

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Chenoweth, Wilbur. In a Patio: Spanish Serenade. Bendix [r2] 1930 

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Chenoweth, Wilbur. La Joie de Vivre. Carl Fischer 1929 

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Chenoweth, Wilbur. March Triumphant. Carl Fischer, 1933 

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Chenoweth, Wilbur. Valse Charmante. Carl Fischer 1924 

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Chenoweth, Wilbur. Waltz-Caprice. Carl Fischer 1924 

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Compositions for the Organ, by Alex. Guilmant and Camille Saint-Saens G. Schirmer 

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Dello Joio, Casimiro. Notturno Napoletano. Edward Schuberth. Letter; dedicated “to Robert Elmore Distinguish[ed] artist Organist.” 1947 

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Donath, Jeno. Hail Mary. Theodore Presser 1955 

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Foss, Lukas. Echoi for Four Soloists. Carl Fischer 1964 

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________. Time Cycle. Carl Fischer 1962 

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Handel, G. F. Orgel-Konzert No. 5. Breitkopf and Hartel 2 copies 1905 

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Horner, Burnharm W. Organ Pedal Technique. Part 2. H. W. Gray 

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3

Hymntunes for the use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. Revised and enlarged. London: Moravian Publication Office, 1887. Given to RE, from CM Choir at dedication of Moller organ 1958 October 12 

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3

Kihlken, Henry. My Sheep Do Surely Hear My Voice. Celebrations Unlimited 1978 

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Kinder, Ralph. Arietta. J. Fischer 1923 

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Kinder, Ralph. Berceuse No. 2, and Processional March. Theodore Presser 2 copies 1911 

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Kinder, Ralph. Caprice and Meditation. G. Schirmer 1910 

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Kinder, Ralph. Concert Overture in G. J. Fischer 1922 

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Kinder, Ralph. Exultemus. J. Fischer 1916 

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Kinder, Ralph. Grand Choeur in A. G. Schirmer 1909 

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Kinder, Ralph. In Moonlight. J. Fischer 1913 

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Kinder, Ralph. In Springtime. J. Fischer 1913 

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Kinder, Ralph. Jubilate Amen. J. Fischer 1914 

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Kinder, Ralph. Souvenir. J. Fischer 1920 

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Kinder, Ralph. A Summer Morning. J. Fischer 1922 

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Kinder, Ralph. The Thrush. Theodore Presser 1926 

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Kohlmann, C. Cupid (text by Charles Bancroft, inscr.). Theodore Presser 1946 

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Kramer, A. Walter. Minnelied. J. Fischer 1938 

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Kramer, A. Walter. Eclogue. H. W. Gray (Arthur Schmidt, 1920) [r2] 1962 

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Krott, Joel. Postlude on “Service.” “For Robert Elmore.” Ms 

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4

Levenson, Boris. Beneath Thy Cross I Stand. Carl Fischer 1940 

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Levenson, Boris. The Bells Toll. M. Baron 1943 

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Levenson, Boris. The Greedy Mousie. M. Witmark 1940 

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Levenson, Boris. Hear My Prayer. Sam Fox 1943 

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Levenson, Boris. Hospodi Pomilui. H. W. Gray 1938 

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1

Levenson, Boris. How Beautiful Upon the Mountains. Carl Fischer 1940 

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Levenson, Boris. I Name Thy Hallowed Name. Sam Fox 1943 

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Levenson, Boris. The Lord Is Thy Keeper. Theodore Presser 1933 

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Levenson, Boris. Springtime’s Reawakening. Oliver Ditson 1938 

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1

Liszt, Franz. Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H. J. Schuberth [r2] n.d. 

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4

MacFarlane, Will. Christ, Our Passover. John Church Co. Mss. of trb and perc pts 1906 

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Matthews, H. Alexander. Easter Morn. Oliver Ditson 2 copies 1948 

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Matthews, H. Alexander. The Wilderness. Elkan-Vogel 1949 

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McDonald, Harl. Bataan. Elkan-Vogel 1942 

26

4

McDonald, Harl. Legend of the Arkansas Traveler. Elkan-Vogel [r2] 1945 

26

4

McDonald, Harl. Mexican Rhapsody. Theodore Presser 1928 

26

4

McDonald, Harl. Poeme Hebraique. Theodore Presser 1932 

26

4

McDonald, Harl. The River. Theodore Presser, in Etude (October 1927) 927 

26

4

McDonald, Harl. A Tone Portrait. Breitkopf Publications 1925 

26

4

McDonald, Harl. Symphony No. 1 (“The Santa Fe Trail”). Bound photocpy of copyist ms. [r2] 

27

1

Means, Claude. Walk Thou with Us. Galaxy 1944 

27

1

Monnikendam. Concerto for Organ, Two Trumpets, and Two Trombones. photocopy (Danemus-Amsterdam) of trpt and trb pts 1956 

11

21

Moussorgsky, M. Coronation Scene from Boris Goudonoff, arr. two pianos, four hands. G. Schirmer 3 copies 1928 

11

21

Nordio, Cesare. Musette. Umberto Pizzi 1932 

11

21

Oakley, Thornton. Texts of vocal works: PMSIA. Music by Robert Elmore. Elkan-Vogel 1940 

11

21

Oakley, Thornton. Texts of vocal works: Pennsylvania! Pennsylvania! Music by Robert Elmore. The Thornton W. Allen Co. 1940 

11

21

Oakley, Thornton. Texts of vocal works: My Wondrous Land. Music by Guy Marriner. Elkan-Vogel 1937 

11

21

Oglesby, Frank. Various mss 

26

6

Pagella, D. G. Prima sonata, Op. 55. Marcello Capra n.d 

26

5

Pagella, D. G. Seconda Sonata. A. Coppenrath 1909 

26

5

Pagella, D. G. Sonata Terza (ed. Pietro Yon). J. Fischer 1922 

26

5

Perilhou. The Virgin at the Manger. Copyist pts for string quartet, and related mss. (Programmed by Augustine Haughton, soprano, and RE, piano) 1935 

26

5

Plimpton, Robert. Prelude for Brass, Organ, and Percussion. To Newell Robinson. Mst 

26

5

Polifrone, Jon. Letter, publicity, and sample choral works: Canticles for Christmas. Harold Flammer 1969 

27

2

Polifrone, Jon. Missa Brevis I. Ms 

27

2

Polifrone, Jon. Popular and Successful Anthems. H. W. Gray Collection n.d 

27

2

Read, Gardner. Symphony No. 1, Op. 30. Affiliated Music 1939 

11

22

Reed, Robert B. Consume, O Lord, with Goodness (Bach, arr.). 

27

2

Reed, Robert B. Oliver Ditson 1940 

27

2

Reed, Robert B. I Hear America Singing. Ms 

27

2

Reed, Robert B. The Little Town. Ms 

27

2

Reed, Robert B. Trumpet Song (Purcell, arr.). G. Schirmer 1941 

27

2

Robert Elmore Band I, II, IV: Johann Sebastian Bach’s Compositionen fur die Orgel [bound publication] n.d. 

 OS 5

 

Rowley, Alec. Come, Heavy Souls. Summy 1957 

27

4

Skilton, Charles. American Indian Fantasie. J. Fischer 1926 

11

22

Smith, William R. The Silent Town. Phc of ms. 1945 April 

11

22

Smith, William R. Scherzo. Elkan-Vogel 1948 

11

22

Soule, Edmund. Letter, mss., list of works 

27

3

Sowerby, Leo. Cantata: Forsaken of Man. H. W. Gray, 2 copies 1940 

27

3

Stumpf, D. J. Jubilate Deo. Ms 

27

3

Swinnen, Firmin. Chinoiserie. J. Fischer 1921 

11

23

Swinnen, Firmin. Longwood Sketches: Suite in Four Parts. 2 cc I, 3 cc II, 1 cc III-IV. Theodore Presser 1927 

11

23

Swinnen, Firmin. The Theater Organist. Vols. 1-5. J. Fischer 1921 

11

23

Swinnen, Firmin. Twelve Contemporary Pieces. G. Schirmer 1920 

11

23

Weaver, Powell. Spirit of God. Galaxy 1945 

27

4

West, George Allen. O God, the Heathen Are Come. Heidelberg Press n.d 

27

4

Wilson, R. Jacque. Fugue. Ms. 1939 

11

22

Wilson, R. Jacque. Passacaglia. Ms. 1940 

11

22

Yardumian, Richard. Two Chorale Preludes. 1979 February 

27

4

Yon, Pietro. Vocal solos: I Miss You. Oliver Ditson 1943 

11

24

Yon, Pietro. Vocal solos: O Faithful Cross. J. Fischer 1927 

11

24

Yon, Pietro. Piano works: Danza Tripolina. J. Fischer 1916 

11

24

Yon, Pietro. Piano works: Five Tone-Pictures, Nos. 2-5. J. Fischer 1918 

11

24

Yon, Pietro. Piano works: Gianduia. J. Fischer 2 copies 1916 

11

24

Yon, Pietro. Piano works: Jesu Bambino. J. Fischer 1916 

11

24

Yon, Pietro. Piano works: Nena. J. Fischer 1916 

11

24

Yon, Pietro. Organ works: Hymn (Tarenghi, transcr. Yon). G. Schirmer 1924 

11

24

Yon, Pietro. Organ works: Principles of Organ Playing. Typewritten notes for pp. 1-33 (2 copies pp. 4-8) 

11

24

Yon, Pietro. Organ works: The Modern Organ. Typewritten notes (5 pp) 

11

24

Yon, Pietro. Organ works: Theme and Variations by Carlo Angelelli, ed. Pietro Yon. G. Schirmer 1919 

11

24

(See also Pagello, D. G.) 

 

 

Miscellaneous 

Proposed libretti. See also Incoming Correspondence–Ingles, James Wesley 

27

5

Hymntunes, incomplete, and unidentified works–letter size. Excerpts (in RE hand) from Treasury of Mexican Fol kways 

27

6

Hymntunes, incomplete, and unidentified works–legal size 

11

25

Hymntunes and incomplete works–larger size 

26

7

Dear Christians One and All Rejoice. 1 vs mst (2 pp); copyist choral mst [r1] 2 copies 

26

7

All Glory be to Thee, Most High. 4 vss., marked I and II; mst, inc mst [r1] 2 copeis 

26

7

 

Biography Series 1904-1990 

Box

Folder

I. Scrapbooks 

 1925-1929 

32

1

 1929-1932 

32

2

Zillah, Cara correspondence 1932-1938 

54

1

European Trip 1933 

54

2

 1936-1938 

32

3

 1925-1935 

37

1

 1936-1937 

37

2

 1938 

37

3

 1939 

38

1

 1940 

38

2

 1942 

39

1

 1943 

39

2

 1944 

39

3

 1945 

40

1

 1946-1947 

 OS 2

 

 1947-1948 

 OS 4

 

 1948-1949 

40

2

 1951 

 OS 4

 

 1956 

40

3

 1957 

41

1

Pictorial Etude of Dr. Robert Elmore’s Final Season at the Central Church as Photographed in 1967-68 by John E. Concevitch, Central Moravian Church – Bethlehem, Pa. 1968 September 

 OS 3

 

 1971-1976 

41

2

 1975-1976 

41

3

 1976-1977 

42

1

 1977-1978 

42

2

 1979 

42

3

II. Documentation of Performances 

A. Publicity, programs, and reviews of Elmore performances 

Legal-size items 

32

4

Undated items 

27

7

Undated organ registrations and specifications 

27

8

 1923-1927 

27

9

 1928 

27

10

 1929 

27

11

 1930 

27

12

 1931 

27

13

 1932 

27

14

 1933 

27

15

 1934 

27

16

 1935 

27

17

 1936 

27

18

Carnegie Hall recital 1936 

27

19

 1937 

27

20

Kilgen recitals for WFIL 1937 December – 1939 January 

27

21

 1938 

27

22

 1939 

27

23

 1940 

27

24

 1941 

27

25

Western tour 1941 

27

26

Holy Trinity schedules 1940-1941, 1945 

27

27

 1942 

27

28

 1943 

27

29

 1944 

27

30

 1945-1946 

27

31

 1947-1948 

27

32

 1949 

27

33

 1950-1951 

27

34

 1952 

27

35

 1953 

27

36

 1954 

27

37

 1955 

27

38

Alfred Church Music Institute 1955 

27

39

 1956 

28

1

 1957 

28

2

 1958 

28

3

 1959 

28

4

 1960 

28

5

 1961 

28

6

 1962 

28

7

Jongen Concertante with National Symphony 1962 

28

8

 1963 

28

9

 1964 January-May 

28

10

 1964 June-December 

28

11

 1965-1966 

28

12

 1967 

28

13

 1968-1969 

28

14

 1970 

28

15

Allen organ at Tenth Presbyterian 1970 

28

16

 1971 

28

17

 1972 

28

18

 1973 

28

19

 1974-1975 

28

20

 1976 

28

21

 1977 

28

22

 1978 

28

23

 1979 

28

24

 1980 

28

25

 1981 

28

26

Philadelphia Institute of Ministerial Music 1981 

28

27

 1982-1984 

28

28

Miscellaneous documentation 

28

29

B. Programs of events by other performers 

1. Performances of Elmore compositions 

Legal-size items 

32

5

 1938-1949 

29

1

 1950-1951 

29

2

 1952 

29

3

 1953 

29

4

 1954 

29

5

 1955 

29

6

 1956-1957 

29

7

 1958 

29

8

 1959 

29

9

 1960 

29

10

 1961 

29

11

 1963 

29

12

 1964 

29

13

 1965-1969 

29

14

 1970 

29

15

 1972 

29

16

 1973-1976 

29

17

 1977-1978 

29

18

 1979-1984 

29

19

2. Performances of music by other composers 

 1922-1932 

29

20

 1937-1938 

29

21

 1939-1942 

29

22

 1944-1946 

29

23

 1950-1953 

29

24

 1954 

29

25

 1955-1956 

29

26

 1959-1961 

29

27

 1962 

29

28

 1963-1969 

29

29

 1970-1973 

29

30

 1975-1978 

29

31

 1979-1980 

29

32

3. Theater and drama 

 Undated items 

29

33

 1923 and 1925 

29

34

 1926 

29

35

 1927 

29

36

 1928 

29

37

 1929 

29

38

 1930-1934 

29

39

C. Series of church bulletins 

Central Baptist 

29

40

Arch Street Methodist 1935 April-July 

29

41

Holy Trinity 1939 October – 1940 June 

29

42

Holy Trinity 1940 October – 1942 May, 1942 Christmas 

29

43

Holy Trinity 1943 

29

44

Holy Trinity 1944 

29

45

Holy Trinity 1945 September – 1946 June 

29

46

Holy Trinity 1948-1952 

29

47

Holy Trinity 1954-1955 

32

6

Central Moravian 1957-1963 

32

7

Central Moravian 1964-1968 

32

8

Tenth Presbyterian 1970 

32

9

Tenth Presbyterian 1971-1974 

32

10

Tenth Presbyterian 1975-1982 

32

11

III. Correspondence 

A. Incoming correspondence 

43

1

American . . 

43

2

American Guild of Organists 

43

3

Anderson, Bee; Anderson, Margaret 

43

4

B., May 

43

5

Ba 

43

6

Bancroft 

43

7

Be 

43

8

Bi-Bo 

43

9

The Bible Club Movement 

43

10

Bingham, Seth 

43

11

Bitgood, Roberta–See Calvary Presbyterian Church 

 

 

Borkow, Albert–See Recording Companies 

 

 

Bory, Lucrezia–See Hale, Zillah. See also Photos–Publicity–Others 

 

 

Br-Bu 

43

12

Bronkhorst, Charles 

43

13

Brown, Sarle–See The Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary 

 

 

Byer, Bertha 

43

14

Ca 

43

15

Canberg, Mary and Mabel 

43

16

Ce-Cl 

43

17

Christ . . 

43

18

Churches–A-D 

43

19

Churches–Central Moravian 

43

20

Churches–Central Moravian–Allen, Walser 

43

21

Churches– Central Moravian–Haupert family; Honeycutt, Jess; Mack, Elmer 

43

22

Churches–Central Moravian–Maurer, Joseph 

43

23

Churches–Central Moravian–Moravian . . . ; Myers, Dick and Ruth 

43

24

Churches–Central Moravian–Schlamp, Beatrice 

43

25

Churches–E-F 

43

26

Churches–G-R 

43

27

Churches–Holy Trinity Episcopal 

43

28

Churches–S-W 

43

29

Churches–Tenth Presbyterian 

43

30

Churches–Tenth Presbyterian–Dimond, Frances 

43

31

Co-Cu 

43

32

Cricket–See Bolivian Indian Mission 

 

 

Da-De 

43

33

Dane, Dorothy–See Bancroft 

 

 

Davis, Esther; Davis, Shirley 

43

34

Di-Dy 

43

35

Diapason–See American Guild of Organists 

 

 

E-Ei 

43

36

The Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary 

43

37

Eaton, Eunice and Jack 

43

38

El-Ew 

43

39

Elmore, Wilber T. and Maud 

43

40

Elmore, Rachel 

43

41

Elmore family relatives 

43

42

The Evangelical Foundation–The Bible Study Hour 

43

43

The Evangelical Foundation–Eternity Magazine 

43

44

Ewart–See Anderson, Bee 

 

 

44

1

44

2

Gaebelein, Frank–See The Stony Brook School, and Christianity Today 

 

 

Gifford, Eleanor 

44

3

Greenslit, Frank 

44

4

Grubb, Norman 

44

5

Ha 

44

6

Hale, Zillah B 

44

7

Halpin, Thomas, secretary–General 

44

8

Halpin, Thomas, secretary–Music Publishers 

44

9

Halpin, Thomas, secretary–for “On the First Day” and “We in One Covenant” 

44

10

Haupert–See Churches–Central Moravian 

 

 

He-Hy 

44

11

Honeycutt, Jess–See Churches–Central Moravian 

 

 

Houghton College–See Finney, Charles 

 

 

44

12

44

13

Jackson, Mabel “Kanga,” Dr 

44

14

44

15

Keiser, Margaret; Kendrick, Virginia 

44

16

44

17

Lunde, Alfred 

44

18

Ma 

44

19

Matthews, H. Alexander; McCurdy, Alexander 

44

20

Mc 

44

21

McConnell, Miriam–See Raddin 

 

 

Me-My 

44

22

Michener, Helen 

44

23

Music Publishers–A-F 

44

24

Music Publishers–Galaxy Music Corporation 

44

25

Music Publishers–Galaxy Music Corporation–Kramer, A. Walter 

44

26

Music Publishers–Go-Ha 

44

27

Music Publishers–Hi-Hw 

44

28

Music Publishers–J 

44

29

Music Publishers–L-T 

44

30

Music Publishers–See also Halpin, Thomas, secretary–Music Publishers; 

 

 

Music Publishers– see also Rowley, Nelson B 

 

 

44

31

Needham, Ruth 

44

32

Newberry, Truman and Harriet B 

44

33

Nugent, Wilhelmina 

44

34

44

35

Organ Companies 

44

36

P-Pj 

45

1

Philadelphia . . 

45

2

The Philadelphia Baptist Association–See American Baptist Convention 

 

 

Plimpton, Robert 

45

3

Confidential 

45

4

Po-Pu 

45

5

Porter, Nona 

45

6

Providence-Barrington Bible College–See Barrington College 

 

 

Q-Re 

45

7

Radio Broadcasts 

45

8

Recording Companies 

45

9

Reed, Robert B 

45

10

Rh-Ru 

45

11

Rowley, Nelson B 

45

12

Sa-Se 

45

13

Sh-Sq 

45

14

Smith, Henry Charles 

45

15

Snyder, Clarence 

45

16

Sta-Sto 

45

17

Str-Sz 

45

18

45

19

Telegrams 

45

20

45

21

University of Pennsylvania 

45

22

45

23

Wa 

45

24

Washington Memorial Chapel–See Valley Forge Historical Society 

 

 

We 

45

25

Wh-Wi 

45

26

Wheaton College–See Wright, Gladys 

 

 

White, Ernest–See Music Publishers–Saint Mary’s Press 

 

 

Williams, Rosanna 

45

27

Wo-Wy 

45

28

Y-Z 

45

29

Yon, Pietro 

45

30

Illegible and unidentified 

45

31

B. Outgoing correspondence 

A-El 

45

32

Bingham, Seth 

45

33

Ev-W 

45

34

Hale, Zillah: Jackson, Mabel 

45

35

C. Third-party correspondence 

Elmore, Rachel; Jackson, Mabel 

45

36

Elmore, Wilber T. and Maud; others 

45

37

 1904-1905 

45

38

IV. Appointment Books 

 1920 

 46

 

 1926 

 46

 

 1931 

 46

 

 1937-1964 

 46

 

 1965 

 47

 

 1967-1985 

 47

 

additional small books 1965 

 47

 

additional small books 1970-1971 

 47

 

additional small books 1977 

 47

 

V. Financial Documents 

Account book 1963 

48

1

Bills and invoice 1954 

48

2

Bills and invoices 1964 

48

3

Bills and invoices 1969 

48

4

Bills and invoices—England 1933 

48

5

Bills and invoices—Hospital 1984 

48

6

Bills—Utilities 1954, 1964, 1969, 1982 

48

7

Checks—cancelled 1941, 1968-1969 

48

8

Checks–Stub book 1970-1971 

48

9

Income receipts 1954, 1964, 1969-1970 

48

10

Insurance 

48

11

Investments 1985 

48

12

Promissory note 1966 

48

13

Receipts–Charitable donations 1938-1939, 1954, 1964 

48

14

Receipts–Membership dues 1929, 1933, 1954, 1964 

48

15

Receipts–Miscellaneous 1925, 1927, 1950 

48

16

Record book of income 1954 

48

17

Record book of income 1967 

48

18

Royalty agreements 1940-1982 

48

19

Royalty statements 1938-1949 

48

20

Royalty statements 1950-1955, 1958 

48

21

Royalty statements 1963-1965, 1968-1970, 1972, 1976-1981 

48

22

Royalty statements 1985-1990 

48

23

VI. Photos 

A. Publicity 

Pietro Yon 

49

1

Robert Elmore with Pietro Yon 

49

2

Robert Elmore 1923-1927 

49

3

Robert Elmore at Yon studio organ, age 14 

52

1

Robert Elmore–eight poses by Rembrandt Studios 1930s 

49

4

Robert Elmore 1930s 

49

5

Robert Elmore–from two angles at the piano late 1930s 

49

6

Robert Elmore–at St. Stephen’s Church before 1938 November 

49

7

Robert Elmore–for WFIL 1940s 

49

8

Robert Elmore–by Louis Mosier, Los Angele 1941 November 

49

9

Robert Elmore–at Setauket, Long Island 1945 

49

10

Robert Elmore–studio in Wayne 1945 

49

11

Robert Elmore 1956 January 12, 1960s 

49

12

Robert Elmore 1973; 1977 

49

13

Robert Elmore 1983 

49

14

Robert Elmore with others 

49

15

Others 

49

16

B. Informal 

Childhood, with parents 

49

17

 1930s-1940s 

49

18

 1950s 

49

19

 1960s-1980s 

49

20

Unidentified 

49

21

C. Other 

Scenes in California Autumn 1941 

49

22

Related to Holy Trinity Church 

49

23

Related to Central Moravian Church 

49

24

Related to Tenth Presbyterian Church 

49

25

Other organs and auditoriums 

49

26

VII. Theatre Organ Materials 

Music and publicity items 

49

27

Theatre Organ Series, 2 vols 

49

28

VIII. Memorabilia 

A. Robert Elmore 

1. Personal items 

Student notes 

50

1

Student notebooks 

50

2

Student French books 

50

3

Europe –mementos 1933 

50

4

Europe—postcards 1933 

50

5

Europe –bon voyage letters 1933 

50

6

Europe –letters of introduction 1933 

50

7

Europe –London examinations 1933 

50

8

Materials concerning Pietro Yon 

50

9

Pasted-picture book 

50

10

University of Pennsylvania class notes 1935-1937 

50

11

University of Pennsylvania “Psychology Experiment” 1936-1937 

50

12

Medals: University of Pennsylvania Bicentennial–Honorable mention 1940 

50

13

Medals: Mendelssohn Club–First place 1938 

50

13

Military draft papers 1942 

50

14

Religious notes 

50

15

LL.D. diploma 1958 

50

16

L.H.D. diploma 1958 

50

17

Elmore studio Rodgers specifications 1966 

50

18

Miscellaneous 

50

19

Certificates 

52

2

Publicity posters 

52

3

Art 

52

4

Decorated box cover 

52

5

2. Articles and publications 

On church music–Moravian 

50

20

On church music–from American Guild of Organists; from Concordia Publishing House 

50

21

On church music–from Eternity 

50

22

On church music–from Journal of Church Music, and Hymn Society of America 

50

23

On church music–from National Church Music Fellowship 

50

24

On church music–from other sources 

51

1

[see also Incoming Correspondence–Needham, Ruth 

 51

 

On opera stars and other musicians 

51

2

On art and literature 

51

3

Church publications–Fountain Street Baptist bulletins 

51

4

Church publications–Holy Trinity 

51

5

Church publications–Central Moravian 

51

6

Church publications–Tenth Presbyterian newsletters 

51

7

Church publications–Tenth Presbyterian annual reports 

51

8

On his students 

51

9

On various topics–single articles 

51

10

On various topics–whole publications–A 1942-1962 

51

11

On various topics–whole publications–A 1963-1982 

51

12

On various topics–whole publications–B-F 1963-1982 

51

13

On various topics–whole publications–H 1963-1982 

51

14

On various topics–whole publications–M-P 1963-1982 

51

15

On various topics–whole publications–Saturday Review 1952-1962 

51

16

On various topics–whole publications 1964-1968 

51

17

On various topics–whole publications–Su-V 1964-1968 

51

18

On various topics–whole publications–W 1964-1968 

51

19

Oversize publications including articles on Elmore 

52

6

Other oversize publications 

52

7

Two academic hoods 

 53

 

B. Elmore family 

Papers saved by parents–See also third-party correspondence 1904-1905 

51

20

Rachel’s diary 1929 

51

21

IX. Information provided by Thomas E. Halpin, Jr., secretary 

Funeral notice and papers concerning decease 

51

22

Letters of condolence 

51

23

Lists compiled by Halpin 

51

24

Miscellaneous papers saved by Halpin 

51

25

Tribute by David Spicer in Diapason (March 1986): 17 

52

7

 

Chronological List of Works 

Box

Folder

Retrospection (from student Suite) [Organ solo] [1931-1933] 

14

3

Quartet No. 1 [String quartet] [1934-1936] 

23

3

Three Sonnets [Vocal secular choral] 1935 

12

1

Valley Forge-1777 [Orchestra] 1935 

19

1-4

From the Heights [Vocal secular solo] 1937 

12

5

Concerto in C Minor [Organ and orchestra] 1937 

16

1-4

Concerto in C Minor [Organ and orchestra] 1937 

25

2

Concerto in C Minor [Organ and orchestra] 1937 

36

3

Nursery Rhyme [Vocal secular solo] 1938 

12

5

Holiday (Swing Rhapsody) [Two pianos] 1938 

20

2

Donkey Dance [Organ solo] 1939 

13

3

The Judgment Day [Vocal sacred solo] 1940 

9

11

Cloudless Night [Vocal secular solo] 1940 

12

6

The Prodigal Son [Vocal sacred cantata] 1940 

5

1-3

P.M.S.I.A. [Vocal secular solo] 1940 

11

2

Pennsylvania! Pennsylvania! [Vocal secular solo] 1940 

11

2

Sleep [Vocal secular solo] 1940 

11

3

Night Song [Organ solo] 1940 

13

3

Legend of Sleepy Hollow [Orchestra] 1940 

17

2

Three Colors [String orchestra] 1941 

18

3

It Began at Breakfast [Opera] 1941 

2

18-21

It Began at Breakfast [Opera] 1941 

10

4-6

Ere the Night Pass [Vocal secular solo] 1941 

13

1

Arkansaw Traveler [Vocal secular choral] 1941 

11

1

V for Victory [Vocal secular choral] 1941 

12

3

V for Victory [Vocal secular choral] 1941 

36

2

Humoresque in the Form of a Gavotte [Organ solo] [before 1942] 

11

4

Two Choral Preludes [Organ solo] 1941-1942 

11

5

Two Christmas Carols [Vocal sacred anthem] 1942 

2

14

Song for Today [Vocal secular choral] 1942 

12

1

Narrative [Horn and orchestra] 1942 

18

2

Rhumba [Organ solo] 1942 

14

1

Quartet No. 2 [String quartet] 1942 

19

5

The Incarnate Word [Vocal sacred cantata] 1943 

4

1-2

Two Psalms [Piano] 1943 

20

3

All Ye Servants of the Lord [Vocal sacred anthem] 1943 

2

7

The Snow Lay on the Ground [Vocal sacred anthem] 1943 

2

13

Two Pieces [Organ solo] 1943 

14

3

Triad for Organ [Organ solo] 1944 

14

4

Autumn Song [Organ solo] 1944 

11

4

Easter Bells Are Ringing [Vocal sacred anthem] 1945 

2

9

Seelenbräutigam [Organ solo] 1945 

11

5

Music for Autumn [Orchestra] 1946 

18

1

Introduction and Allegro [Clarinet and orchestra] 1946 

17

1

Come Now, Ye Shepherds [Vocal sacred anthem] 1946 

2

9

In David’s Town [Vocal sacred anthem] 1946 

2

11

Out of the Depths [Vocal sacred anthem] 1946 

2

12

The Cross [Vocal sacred cantata] 1947 

3

1-2

I Will Bless the Lord [Vocal sacred anthem] 1947 

2

11

The Manger at Bethlehem [Vocal sacred anthem] 1947 

2

11

Speranza [Organ and bells] 1947 

11

10

Vocalise [Vocal secular choral] 1948 

12

4

Lord Jesus, Think on Me [Vocal sacred anthem] 1948 

9

5

Lord of Our Life [Vocal sacred anthem] 1948 

9

5

War in Heaven [Vocal sacred cantata] 1948 

8

2

Now That Daylight Fills the Sky [Vocal sacred anthem] 1948 

9

6

Plaint [Vocal sacred solo] 1948 

10

2

Arise, My Love [Vocal sacred solo] 1949 

9

9

Rhythmic Suite [Organ solo] 1949 

14

2

The Fire Came Down [Vocal sacred anthem] 1950 

8

7

O Lord, Support Us [Vocal sacred anthem] 1950 

9

6

Night of the Star [Organ solo] 1950 

13

4

Trio [Violin, cello, and piano] 1950 

20

1

Venite Adoremus [Organ and piano] 1951 

11

10

Let Christians All [Vocal sacred anthem] 1951 

2

11

Litany [Orchestra] 1951 

36

4

Psalm 93 [Vocal sacred anthem] 1953 

2

12

The Living Church [Organ/strings soundtrack] 1953 

15

2

Rhapsody for Organ and Brass [Organ and brass] 1954 

15

4

Two Portraits (revised 1961) [Organ and strings] 1954 

15

6-7

Why Standest Thou Afar Off, O Lord? [Vocal sacred anthem] 1954 

2

15

Be Still and Know [Vocal sacred solo] 1954 

9

9

Blessed Is the Man Whose Hope [Vocal sacred solo] 1954 

9

10

Short Communion Service [Vocal sacred cantata] 1955 

2

6

Fantasy on Nursery Tunes [Organ solo] 1955 

13

3

Three Exhortations [Vocal sacred anthem] 1956 

9

8

Holiday for Organ [See also Holiday: Rhapsody for Two Pianos] [Organ solo] 1956 

14

4

From These Roots [Vocal sacred cantata] 1957 

3

4-6

Why Are Thou Cast Down? [Vocal sacred solo] 1957 

10

3

Meditation on an Old Covenanter’s Tune [Organ solo] 1957 

11

5

Psalm of Redemption [Vocal sacred cantata] 1958 

6

3

Glory to God (arr. from C. Gregor) [Arrangement] 1958 

11

14

Three Meditative Moments [Organ solo] 1958 

13

6

Psalm of Thanksgiving [Vocal sacred cantata] 1959 

6

4

Until Our Rest Be Won [Organ, string quartet, and horn] 1960 

15

4

Fanfare for Easter [Organ, brass, and percussion] 1960 

14

7

Three Psalms [Vocal sacred cantata] 1960 

8

1

Come, Heavy Souls [Vocal sacred anthem] 1961 

2

9

A Child Is Born [Vocal sacred anthem] 1961 

2

8

A Hymn for the First Easter [Vocal sacred cantata] 1962 

3

7

Doxology [Vocal sacred cantata] 1962 

3

3

Three Miniatures [Organ solo] 1962 

11

5

Invocation [Organ and strings] 1962 

15

1

The Three Kings [Vocal sacred anthem] 1962 

2

14

Canticle of Triumph [Vocal sacred cantata] 1963 

1

1

Meditation on Veni Immanuel [Organ and brass] 1963 

15

3

Reconciliation [Vocal sacred cantata] 1963 

7

1

The Old Man Who Lived in the Wood [Vocal secular choral] 1963 

11

1

Sleep, Holy Babe [Vocal sacred solo] 1964 

10

3

Concerto for Organ, Brass, and Percussion 1964 

14

5

Festival Toccata [Organ, brass, and percussion] 1965 

15

1

The Seven Words from the Cross [Vocal sacred cantata] 1965 

7

2

Shepherd of Israel [Vocal sacred cantata] 1965 

7

3

God of Ages [Vocal sacred anthem] 1965 

9

1

We Give Thee but Thine Own [Vocal sacred anthem] 1965 

2

15

“Zurich” [Organ solo] 1965 

13

4

Twelve Interludes for Organ [Organ solo] 1965 

14

3

Contemporary Chorale Preludes [Organ solo] 1966 

11

4

Come to Calvary’s Holy Mountain [Vocal sacred anthem] 1967 

2

9

The Living Christ [Vocal sacred anthem] 1967 

2

10

See, My Soul [Vocal sacred anthem] 1967 

2

12

Come to Calvary’s Holy Mountain [Vocal sacred cantata] 1968 

1

4-5

Come to Calvary’s Holy Mountain [Vocal sacred cantata] 1968 

36

1

A Babe Lies in the Cradle [Vocal sacred anthem] 1968 

8

4

Bread of Heaven [Vocal sacred anthem] 1968 

2

7

My Soul, Awake [Vocal sacred anthem] 1968 

9

6

What Offering Shall I Bring to Thee? [Vocal sacred anthem] 1968 

2

16

O Little Town of Bethlehem [Organ solo] 1968 

13

4

Themes for Organ [Organ solo] 1968 

13

5

Fantasy on “Aylesbury” [Organ and cello] 1969 

11

9

Wondrous Child Divine [Vocal sacred cantata] 1969 

8

3

Hail, Alpha and Omega [Vocal sacred anthem] 1969 

2

10

Come with Us, O Blessed Jesus [Vocal sacred solo] 1969 

2

17

Chorale Fantasia [Vocal sacred cantata] 1971 

1

2-3

Out of the Depths [Vocal sacred cantata] 1972 

4

4-5

Renew Thy Church [Vocal sacred anthem] 1973 

2

12

Psalm of a Pilgrim People [Vocal sacred cantata] 1973 

6

1-2

God Is Ascended [Vocal sacred cantata] 1974 

2

4

On the First Day of the Week [Vocal sacred solo] 1974 

10

1

Psalm 29 [Vocal sacred anthem] 1974 

9

7

Te Deum Laudamus [Vocal sacred anthem] 1974 

9

7

Immortal Babe [Vocal sacred solo] 1974 

9

10

The Holy Mountain [Vocal sacred cantata] 1975 

2

1-3

Thou Hast Kindly Led Us [Vocal sacred anthem] 1975 

2

13

Sonata for Organ [Organ solo] 1975 

11

6

Concertino for Trumpet and Organ [Trumpet and organ] 1977 

11

7

We in One Covenant Are Joined [Vocal sacred anthem] 1977 

2

15

Tribute to George Washington [Vocal sacred anthem] 1977 

2

14

One View, Lord Jesus, of Thy Passion [Vocal sacred solo] 1978 

9

11

We in One Covenant (Toccatina) [Organ solo] 1979 

13

6

An Easter Alleluia [Organ, brass, and percussion] 1979 

14

6

Moses and the Ten Plagues [Vocal sacred cantata] 1980 

2

5

Easter Anthem [Vocal sacred anthem] 1981 

8

6

Bow Down Thine Ear [Vocal sacred anthem] 1982 

2

7

Jesus Makes My Heart Rejoice [Vocal sacred anthem] 1982 

9

4

Come, Labor On [Vocal sacred anthem] 1982 

8

5

Holy Lord, Thanks and Praise Be Ever Thine [Vocal sacred anthem] 1983 

9

2

Look Up, My Soul [Organ and piano] 1983 

15

3

Olivet [Vocal sacred cantata] [1983-85] 

4

3

They’ll Know We Are Christians [Vocal sacred anthem] 1984 

9

7

Thanksgiving Praise [Organ, brass, opt. perc] 1985 

15

5

Savior, Thy Dying Love [Vocal sacred solo] 1986 

10

3