Donald Erb papers

Erb, Donald, 1927-2008


6 boxes.
analog stereo.
33 1/3 rpm.
Arranged into five series: 1. Writings on orchestral works, alphabetical. 2. Writings on other works, chronological (1950-2014). 3. Personal papers. 4. Scores and parts. 5. LP, Music for instruments & electronic sounds.
Writings on the works, personal papers, scores and parts, and one vinyl LP of the works of Donald Erb -- Includes writings on orchestral works in alphabetical order, and writings on other works in chronological order. Writings include concert reviews, newspaper clippings, journal articles, concert programs, letters to Erb, and awards. Personal papers include articles and drafts of other writings by Erb, and theses, dissertations, and papers written by others about Erb. Scores and parts of various works by Erb are also included, and an LP.
Writings on orchestral works, alphabetical: Box 1, Series 1. Autumnmusic ; Chamber concerto ; Christmasmusic ; Concerto for brass ; Concerto for clarinet ; Concerto for contrabassoon ; Concerto for keyboards ; Concerto for orchestra ; Concerto for solo percussionist ; Concerto for trombone (1) ; Concerto for trombone (2) ; Concerto for trumpet ; Concerto for violin ; Concerto for violoncello ; The dreamtime ; Elegy ; Evensong ; Klangfarbenfunk I ; Music for a festive occasion ; New England's prospects ; Prismatic variations ; Ritual observances ; The seventh trumpet ; Solstice ; Sonneries -- Box 2, Series 1. Symphony of overtures ; The treasures of the snow.
Writings on other works, chronological: Box 2, Series 2. 1950-1985 -- Box 3, Series 2. 1986-2014.
Personal papers: Box 4, Series 3. Articles on Erb/Interviews -- Bibliography -- Bios -- Curricula vitae -- Discography -- Encyclopedia Britannica -- Fanfare article / James North -- Global current series : McBride lectures -- Henry Ford copies -- Honors -- List of works -- Orchestral performances -- Papers about works -- Positions held -- Program notes -- Yale oral history -- Dissertation : Donald Erb's concerto for brass and orchestra / Gary Douglas -- Dissertation : Performing the trumpet works of Donald Erb / David Spencer -- Dissertation : The solo concertos for multiple percussion and orchestra by Donald Erb and Robert Suderburg / Reginald Klopfenstein -- Thesis : An analysis of the wind and jazz ensemble music of Donald Erb / William Michael Parkinson -- Thesis : Theoretical and stylistic analyses of eight compositions for solo trumpet and percussion / Christine Dolce.
Scores and parts: Box 5, Series 4. Concert piece I ; Solo parts to concertos (Clarinet ; Contrabassoon ; Trombone) ; The Devil's quickstep ; Hexagon ; Views of space and time -- Box 6, Series 4. Three songs ; Reconnaissance. [Original 4-movement, 1967 version] ; Reconnaissance. Movement IV : [added for the 5-movement version on the LP, approximately 1969].
Contents of the LP, Music for instruments & electronic sounds: Box 6, Series 5. Reconnaissance : [5-movement version, approximately 1969] (Instrumental ensemble ; Donald Erb, conductor) -- In no strange land (Stuart Dempster, trombone ; Bertram Turetzky, double bass).
Donald Erb was a composer and educator who enjoyed a long career at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Born January 17, 1927, Youngstown, Ohio; died August 12, 2008, Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
Contains score and parts for the original version of Reconnaissance in 4 movements, composed in 1967; contains an additional score and parts for the newly composed 4th movement, added to the 5-movement version of the work in approximately 1969. The 5-movement version is heard on the LP.

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