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Guide to the Leo Sowerby music manuscripts 1911/1995

Overview of the Collection

Title:

Leo Sowerby music manuscripts

Dates:

1911-1995

Dates:

1911-1967

Collector:

Sowerby, Leo, 1895-1968

Size:

52.00

Repository:

Music Library

Deering Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL, 60208
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/music
Email: musiclibrary@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3434

Biographical Information

Leo Sowerby was an American composer and church musician.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by Ronald Stalford and the Leo Sowerby Foundation beginning in 1993.

Arrangement of Materials

Arranged in four series: 1. Music manuscripts (alphabetical) ; 2. Sketches (alphabetical) ; 3. Sketchbooks ; 4. Miscellaneous materials.

Scope and Contents

Chiefly music manuscripts of original compositions.

INVENTORY

Music manuscripts

1911-1964, n.d.

Folder 1

American rhapsody

1931

Folder 2

Arioso for organ

1942

Folder 3

Ballad for 2 pianos and orchestra

1922

Folder 4

The canticle of the sun

1943-1944

Folder 5

Christmas introit

n.d.

Folder 6

Concerto for harp with small orchestra

1916-1919

Folder 7

Concerto for organ and orchestra

1936-1937

Folder 8

Concerto for violin and orchestra

1925

Folder 9

Concerto for violoncello and orchestra

1929-1934

Folder 10

Concerto in miniature

1932

Folder 11

Fanfares

1955

Folder 12

Fantaisie [en] ut majeur pour deux violons, alto, violoncelle, et pianoforte

1911

Folder 13

Fantasy sonata

1944

Folder 14

Homage to England's country folk

1916

Folder 15

Monotony : a symphony for metronome and jazz orchestra

1925

Folder 16

Monotony : a symphony for metronome and jazz orchestra

1925

Folder 17

El oficio de la Santa Communion

1940; rev. 1954

Folder 18

Passacaglia, interlude, and fugue

1931-1932

Folder 19

Passacaglia, interlude, and fugue

1931

Folder 20

Poem for viola and orchestra

1942

Folder 21

Prayer of the singer

1932

Folder 22

Psalm 142

1964

Folder 23

Psalm symphony (Untitled oratorio)

1923-1924

Folder 24

Psalm symphony (Untitled oratorio)

1923-1924

Folder 25

Quintet for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon

1916

Folder 26

Rhapsody for chamber orchestra

1922

Folder 27

A set of three

1959

Folder 28

Sonata for organ

1914-1917

Folder 29

Sonata for piano

1948; rev. 1963

Folder 30

Song for America

1942

Folder 31

Songs of resignation

1948

Folder 32

Spring overture

1934

Folder 33

String quartet [no. 5] in G minor

1935

Folder 34

Symphony [no. 1] for orchestra

1920-1921

Folder 35

Symphony no. 2 in B minor

1927-1928

Folder 36

Symphony no. 3 in F-sharp minor

1939-1940

Folder 37

Synconata

1924

Folder 38

Three beach sketches

n.d.

Folder 39

Toccata

1939

Folder 40

Tramping tune

1917

Folder 41

Trio [no. 1 en] ut-dieze mineur pour violon, violoncelle, et pianoforte

1911

Folder 42

Trio [no. 3] for violin, violoncello, and pianoforte

1952-1953

Folder 43

A triptych of diversions. Sonatina

1962

Folder 44

A triptych of diversions. Fugue

1962

Folder 45

A triptych of diversions. Variations on a diverted tune

1962

Sketches

1923-1967

Folder 46

Dialogue for piano and organ

1967

Folder 47

Passacaglia for pianoforte

1942

Folder 48

String quartet

1923

Folder 49

Suite for 4 hands

1959

Sketchbooks

1966

Folder 50

Manuscript paper (Everybody's favorite series no. 117)

1966

Folder 50

Turn thou us, O good Lord

1966

Folder 50

All my heart this night rejoices

1966

Folder 50

Benedictus es, Domine

1966

Folder 50

Processional for the reception of a bishop

1966

Folder 50

Psalm 70

1966

Folder 50

Psalm 124

1966

Folder 50

Psalm 133

1966

Folder 50

Death is the subtle suitor

1966

Folder 50

"Unto me?" I do not know you

1966

Folder 50

I never saw a Moor

1966

Folder 50

Because I could not stop for Death

1966

Folder 50

I meant to find her

1966

Folder 50

La Corona

1966

Miscellaneous materials

1993-1995, n.d.

Folder 51

Metronome 3-D animation for Monotony

n.d.

Folder 52

The compositions of Leo Sowerby

1993

Folder 53

Materials regarding the centennial of Sowerby's birth

1995