Columbia University - Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Scope and Content The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, books and periodicals. There are two letters from Aleksandr Glazunov and one each from Aleksandr Grechaninov and Nikolaĭ Metner. The manuscripts deal with both cultural affairs and the Russian Revolution. Among the cultural topics are essays on music, Isadora Duncan, Maksim Gorḱiĭ and literary affairs. There are articles about general aspects of the Revolution and about such individuals as Lenin, Stalin, Chicherin, Dzerzhinskiĭ and Kamenev. Many of the articles are memoiristic in nature, particularly those about life in Moscow and in the provinces during the Revolution, Dzerzhinskiĭ and Kamenev. There are clippings of articles written by Sabaneev and a number of books and periodicals either written by Sabaneev or containing articles by him.
To H. Buxton Forman, bibliographer and publisher : 2 letters : -- 1 autograph letter signed : 28 Aug 1881 : (S'ANA 0706) : from Villa Novello, Genoa : reads in full, "Since writing I thought I could answer your first query if not the others. My brother in law Charles Cowden-Clarke was born December 15th 1787 at the village of Enfield, Middlesex, near London." With the stamped, postmarked, printed Villa Novello envelope. -- 1 autograph letter signed : 29 Aug 1881 : (S'ANA 0707) : from Villa Novello (printed stationery) : begins, "Your letter of 26 Aug.t I send on to my sister Mary Cowden-Clarke ." With the stamped, postmarked, printed Villa Novello envelope.
Scope and Content The Catholic choirmasters correspondence course consists of college-accredited lessons in sacred music and liturgy edited by Clifford A. Bennett and published by the Gregorian Institute of America, Toledo, Ohio, 1942-1945. The lessons may have been sent one by one, but have been gathered into a binder designed for them. Some lessons are missing. The course covers liturgy, liturgical aesthetics, Latin pronunciation, children's and boys' choirs, male choir training, polyphony, Gregorian chant, rhythm and chironomy, modality (Gregorian modes), Psalmody, and the Divine Office, and includes vocal supplements, exercises, review questions, and other educational apparatus.