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Leo Smit Score Collection,

State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Library

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Smit, Leo, 1921-1999

18 boxes

(185 items)

English

The collection consists of 123 scores of compositions by Leo Smit, principally in copies of holographs. There are 21 scores of works by other composers arranged or transcribed by Smit. The remaining 41 scores are works by other composers either inscribed to Smit or marked for performance by Smit.

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Collection Details

Processed by John Bewley, 2003.

Collection given to the Music Library in 1998 by Leo Smit. Additional items subsequently given by executor of the estate, Nils Vigeland.

Leo Smit was born to Russian immigrants on January 12, 1921, in Philadelphia. He received his earliest musical training from his father, Kolman Smit, beginning at age five. Kolman Smit was a professional violinist who performed in the Philadelphia Orchestra (1926-1931) under Leopold Stokowski, the Cincinnati Symphony under Fritz Reiner, and the NBC Symphony under Arturo Toscanini.

After private piano studies with Martha Lantner, Joseph Wissof, and Bert Shefter, Smit traveled to Moscow with his mother in 1929 to study piano for three months with Dmitri Kabalevsky on scholarship at the Moscow Conservatory. Upon his return to Philadelphia, Smit received a scholarship in 1930 to study piano at Curtis Institute of Music with noted piano pedagogue Isabelle Vengerova. He continued his studies on scholarship in New York, studying piano with José Iturbi (1933-35) and composition with Nicolas Nabokov (1935). It was under Nabokov's tutelage that Smit produced his first original composition in 1935, Zvay, a song setting of a Yiddish poem by Mani Loeb for soprano and piano.

Smit began his professional career as a pianist while still in his teens. His first professional engagement was as rehearsal pianist for George Balanchine's American Ballet Company in 1936-37. A year after beginning in this position, Smit met Igor Stravinsky during rehearsals of the composer's ballet, Jeu de Cartes. Smit gave his debut recital as a solo pianist at Carnegie Hall in February 1939. His successful debut was followed by a concert tour of the United States in 1940.

Leo Smit's career as composer, pianist, conductor, and educator spanned seven decades of musical life in the United States. He established close working relationships, and/or friendships, with many of the most prominent musicians of the 20th century, including Igor Stravinsky, Béla Bartók, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Harold Shapero, William Schuman, Alex Haieff, Leopold Stokowski, and Lukas Foss. As a performer, Smit was an enthusiastic and persuasive advocate and interpreter of the music of his time, especially the solo piano music of Aaron Copland. His compositional output totals more than one hundred works, including two operas, three symphonies, more than ninety songs, two ballets, and numerous chamber and piano works.

Smit was also a talented photographer. In addition to the many photographs he took of noted musicians, Smit also used his skill as a photographer to capture images from his travels. Many of his travel pictures reflect his reverence for nature. As part of his innovative approach to programming, Smit would often include displays of his photography in his theme-based concerts.

During his career Leo Smit earned several awards and honors, including Fulbright (piano) and Guggenheim (composition) Fellowships in 1950, a fellowship at the American Academy in Rome for 1950-51, the Boston Symphony Merit Award in 1953 for his Symphony No. 1 (premiered October 16, 1953 by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Charles Munch), the New York Critics Circle Award in 1957 (also for his Symphony No. 1), his selection as an artist for a State Department concert tour of Latin America in 1967-68, and the Buffalo Evening News Man of the Year award in 1969. As an educator, Smit held positions at Sarah Lawrence College (1947-49), UCLA (1957-63), and the State University of New York at Buffalo (1962-84).

Leo Smit died December 12, 1999 in Scripps Hospital, Encinitas, California.

The Leo Smit Score Collection consists of 123 scores of compositions by Leo Smit, principally in copies of holographs. There are 21 scores of works by other composers arranged or transcribed by Smit. The remaining 41 scores are works by other composers either inscribed to Smit or marked for performance by Smit.

The collection is arranged in seven series:
I. Compositions by Leo Smit
II. Arrangements and editions of works by other composers
III. Compositions by other composers marked for performance by Leo Smit
IV. Scores by other composers with inscriptions to Leo Smit
V. Scores autographed by Leo Smit.
VI. Assorted scores received with the collection
VII. Additional scores received after original processing was completed

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Collection Access & Use

Materials can be examined by qualified researchers in the Music Library during hours of operation during which Music Librarians are present. In order to insure access, researchers are advised to contact the Music Library in advance of visits.

Copyright for the materials in the collection does not reside with the Music Library. Therefore, patrons wishing to publish any item, or part of an item from this collection for any purpose, are responsible for securing requisite permissions.

[Specified item], Leo Smit Score Collection, circa 1940-1999, Music Library, The State University of New York at Buffalo.

Collection Subjects & Formats

Series I: Compositions by Leo Smit,

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by title.

Size: Item 1-104

Box: 1

Item: 001

ABA : for clarinet (B♭) and piano : 1943

Extent: 1 manuscript score (10 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1985

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Title page bears 1987 copyright stamp.

Box: 1

Item: 002

ABA : for clarinet (Bb) and piano : 1943

Extent: 1 manuscript score (10 leaves) ; 28 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1985

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

"ABA is the form of the piece"--Inscription on t.p.

Box: 1

Item: 003

Academic graffiti (1982)

Extent: 1 manuscript score (19 pages) ; 37 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1982

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Score marked for performance; also marked with changes.

Musical additions on manuscript inserts attached.

"Rental library, Carl Fischer, Inc."--Label on title page.

"1161"--Label on cover.

"For Lukas Foss"--Caption.

Contents: Title -- Henry Adams -- Queen Mary -- G.F. Handel -- Nietzsche -- Xantippe -- Karl Marx -- James Watt -- Kierkegaard -- Kant -- Robert Liston -- Mallarmé.

Box: 1

Item: 004

Academic graffiti (1982). Mallarmé

Extent: 1 manuscript score (pages 17-19) ; 34-36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1982

Scope and Content

Holograph (Pencil).

For voice, clarinet, violoncello, piano and percussion.

"9/7/82 Buffalo, N.Y."--Colophon.

Box: 1

Item: 005

Alabaster chambers : 1989 : seven threnodies for string orchestra

Extent: 1 manuscript score (19 pages) ; 28 cm

Alternate title: Seven threnodies for string orchestra


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1989

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

"In memory of a great artist and a beloved friend Jan DeGaetani."

"Alabaster Chambers (1989) is a transformation for string orchestra of some of my choruses and songs, inspired by the stupendous poetic visions of Emily Dickinson"--Composer's note, 1991, inserted.

Duration: circa 15:00.

Contents: I. Reverential : And kiss the hills, for me, just once--Then--I am ready to go! (3:20) -- II. Agitated : Dying! Dying in the night! (1:35) -- III. Lyrical : We speculated fair, upon every subject, but the grave (2:20) -- IV. Intense : Go boldly--for thou paid'st his price (1:50) -- V. Flowing : There--where she--rested--last (2:45) -- VI. Dramatic : Departed to the judgement (2:20) -- VII. Calm : I have no life but this (1:25).

Box: 1

Item: 006

Alabaster chambers : (1989) : seven threnodies for string orchestra

Extent: 1 manuscript score (27 [i.e. 32] pages) ; 28 cm

Alternate title: Seven threnodies for string orchestra


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1989

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Pages 24, 25 marked with changes.

"In memory of a beloved friend, Jan DeGaetani."

Movements 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, paged continuously; mvt. 3 paged separately, 1-5.

"Five threnodies"--T.p.; "five" changed to "seven."

"Alabaster Chambers (1989) is a transformation for string orchestra of some of my choruses and songs, inspired by the stupendous poetic visions fo Emily Dickinson"--C.f. composer's note in final version of score, 1991.

Contents: I. Reverential : Goodbye to the life I used to live (8/8/89) -- II. Agitated : Dying! Dying in the night! (8/24/89) -- III. Lyrical -- IIII. Intense : Go boldly--for thou paid'st his price (8/24/89) -- V. Moving : There--where she--rested--last (8/28/89) -- VI. Dramatic : Departed--to the judgement (10/24/89) -- VI. Calm : The realm of you.

Box: 1

Item: 007

Alabaster chambers : seven threnodies for string orchestra : 1989

Extent: 1 manuscript score (19 pages) ; 41 cm

Alternate title: Seven threnodies for string orchestra


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1990

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Score bears Theodore Presser copyright stamp in caption.

Score marked with changes.

Duration: circa 15:00.

"In memory of a great artist and a beloved friend, Jan DeGaetani."

"Alabaster Chambers (1989) is a transformation for string orchestra of some of my choruses and songs, inspired by the stupendous poetic visions of Emily Dickinson"--C.f. composer's note in final version of score, 1991.

Contents: I. Reverential : And kiss the hills, for me, just once--Then--I am ready to go! -- II. Agitated : Dying! Dying in the night! -- III. Lyrical : We speculated fair, upon every subject, but the grave -- IV. Intense : Go boldly--for thou paid'st his price -- V. Flowing : There--where she--rested--last -- VI. Dramatic : Departed to the judgment -- VII. Calm : I have no life but this.

Box: 1

Item: 008

Alchemy of love. Act I. Vocal score

Extent: 1 manuscript vocal score (a-b, 94 pages) ; 37 cm

Alternate title: Alchemy of love


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1960

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Score includes several markings: additions and changes.

Contents: Introduction -- Scene 1: The alchemist's apartment: the hour of dinner -- Scene 2: General fireball's office; later the same evening.

Box: 1

Item: 009 

Alchemy of love. Act I. Vocal score

Extent: 1 manuscript vocal score (a-b, 94 pages) ; 37 cm

Alternate title: Alchemy of love


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1960

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Bears small number of Smit's markings.

Contents: Introduction -- Scene 1: The alchemist's apartment: the hour of dinner -- Scene 2: General fireball's office; later the same evening

Box: 2

Item: 010

Alchemy of love. Act II

Extent: 1 manuscript score (148 pages) ; 44 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1968

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Cover title.

Score marked for performance.

Pages also numbered 200-347.

"Dec. 21, 1961"--Colophon.

Box: 2

Item: 011

Alchemy of love. Act II. Vocal score

Extent: 1 manuscript vocal score (pages 95-172) ; 37 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1960

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Title from insert.

Typescript notes (photocopy, 1 leaf) about the opera inserted.

Bears small number of Smit's markings.

Box: 2

Item: 012

Alchemy of love. Act II. Vocal score

Extent: 1 manuscript vocal score (pages 95-172) ; 37 cm

Alternate title: Alchemy of love


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1960

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Cover title.

Marked with performance indications and changes.

Box: 2

Item: 013

Alchemy of love. Act II. Vocal score

Extent: 1 manuscript vocal score (pages 95-172) ; 37 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1960

Scope and Content

Caption title.

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Marked with performance indications, changes, and metronome markings.

Box: 2

Item: 014

Alchemy of love. Selections

Extent: 1 manuscript score (a-c, 36 pages) ; 43 cm

Alternate title: Alchemy marches


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1972

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

"Four kookaburra marches"--Caption of composer's notes, p. c.

"The music of the Four kookaburra marches is taken from my opera, The laughing kookaburras, a space fable with libretto by Sir Fred Hoyle ..."--Composer's note.

"Feb. 7, 1972"--Colophon.

Contents: The messenger's march [from Act I] -- The jailor's march [from Act III?]-- General fireball's march [from Act I] -- The love march [from Act II].

Box: 2

Item: 015

Alone :for female viola-reciter

Extent: 1 score (4 leaves) ; 28 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1988

Scope and Content

Computer-notated score.

"For Tina Pelikan"--Caption.

Box: 3

Item: 016

Antiphonies. Selections

Extent: 4 pages of manuscript music ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1993

Scope and Content

Holograph (Pencil).

Incomplete score.

"For Veronika Macchia."

Duration: circa 6:00.

Box: 3

Item: 017

At the corner of the sky :for chorus of men and boys (or women) with solo flute, oboe, and speaker

Extent: 1 score (24 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1981

Scope and Content

Includes composer's note.

Includes piano part for rehearsal only.

"Complimentary Reference Copy."

"Poems of North American Indians, edited and translated by Jerome Rothenburg"--C.f. caption, Carl Fischer published score (New York: 1981).

""A" on tape, Counter #000 beginning."

Contents: Vision event I (Sioux) -- Lullaby (Tsimshian) -- Interlude -- Mourning song (Tsimshian) -- Animal song 1: Turkey (Navajo) -- Animal song 2: Deer (Yuma) -- Animal song 3: Coyote (Nez Percé) -- Animal song 4: Wolf (Sioux) -- Vision event 3 (Eskimo) -- Song of an initiate (Huichol).

Box: 3

Item: 018

Attacca lo scherzo :for piano solo : 1984

Extent: 8 pages of manuscript music ; 42 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1984

Scope and Content

Holograph (pencil and ink).

"1.30.84"--Colophon.

"First draft."

"Commissioned by and dedicated to Yvar Mikhashoff."

Box: 3

Item: 019

Birthday pieces

Extent: 1 manuscript score (2 leaves) ; 28 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1994

Scope and Content

Holograph (photocopy).

"In friendship and with love, from Leo--July 4, 1994, Garth Newel, VA."

Contents: Happy birthday duo for violin and cello (July 4, 1994, Garth Newel, VA.) -- Happy birthday chorale for string quartet (July 4, 1994, Garth Newel, VA.).

Box: 3

Item: 020

Caedmon. Vocal score

Extent: 1 manuscript vocal score (60 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1970

Scope and Content

Holograph (Pencil).

Includes insert: Acrostic poem to St. Caedmon.

Text mostly in English; opening chorus in Latin.

Acc. originally for orchestra.

"Rome 1952/Malibu 1970"--Colophon.

Box: 3

Item: 021

Canon super nomen Bach :[for string quartet : 1985]

Extent: 4 manuscript parts ; 32 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1985

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Caption title.

"2/2/85"--Colophon.

Box: 3

Item: 022

Canon super nomen Bach; arranged

Extent: 1 manuscript score (3 leaves) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1987

Scope and Content

Holograph (photocopy).

Caption title.

Originally for string quartet.

"October 6, 1987"--Colophon.

Box: 3

Item: 023

Canticle prelude, no. 5

Extent: 4 pages of manuscript music ; 28 cm

Alternate title: Canticle prelude no. 5


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 198-?

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Box: 3

Item: 024

Capriccio, string orchestra

Extent: 1 manuscript score (45 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1958

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Composer's note on prefatory page.

"Composed for Aaron Copland, in memory of Peter Ilytch Tchaikovsky"--Composer's note.

"The Capriccio for string orchestra was first performed at the Ojai Festival in 1958, Aaron Copland conducting"--Composer's note.

Box: 3

Item: 025

A choir of starlings : a serenata for four voices and ten instruments

Extent: 1 score (107 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1951

Scope and Content

For 4 voices (SATB), with 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 horns, 2 violins, viola, violoncello, and double bass.

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

"To Isabel and Laurence Roberts."

Publisher no. from label on cover: 1296.

"Property of Carl Fischer, Inc ..."--Stamp on title page.

Duration: 30:00.

Box: 3

Item: 026

Choir of starlings. Vocal score

Extent: 1 manuscript vocal score (76 leaves) ; 27-28 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1951

Scope and Content

Title from folder cover.

Manuscript (Photocopy).

Inserted: Lenten is come : a round for four-part chorus of female, male or mixed voices a cappella / poem by Anthony Hecht ; [music by] Leo Smit. New York: C. Fischer, c1977. Pl. no. N6118. (pages 2-11).

Page 46 photocopied backwards.

Box: 3

Item: 027

Choir of starlings. Vocal score. Selections

Extent: 1 manuscript vocal score (76) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1951

Scope and Content

Manuscript (Photocopy).

Mvt. II (pages 21-26) wanting.

Inserted: Photocopy of Lenten is come : a round for four-part chorus of female, male or mixed voices a cappella / poem by Anthony Hecht ; [music by] Leo Smit. New York: C. Fischer, c1977. Pl. no. N6118. (pages 2-11).

Box: 3

Item: 028

Choir of starlings. Vocal score. Selections

Extent: 1 manuscript vocal score (76 leaves) ; 33 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1951

Scope and Content

Manuscript (Vellum masters).

Incomplete: Mvmt VI. (pages 55-62) wanting.

Acc. arr. for piano.

Words by Anthony Hecht.

Box: 3

Item: 029

Choir of starlings. Vocal score. Selections

Extent: 1 manuscript vocal score (76 pages) ; 33 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1951

Scope and Content

Manuscript (Ozalid copy).

Incomplete.

Mvts. II and III (pages 21-38) and mvts. V-VI (pages 49-62) wanting.

Marked with performance indications, changes, and metronome markings.

"To Isabel and Laurence Roberts."

"Return to Boosey & Hawkes hire library."

Acc. arr. for piano.

"Dec. 3, 1951."

Contents: I. Invocation to the muse -- IV. Gigue -- VII. Finale.

Box: 4

Item: 030

Christmas tree carols. Vocal score. German & English

Extent: 1 vocal score (24 pages) ; 28 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1975

Scope and Content

"For Christopher and Eliza Foss"--First page of score.

In German and English; words also printed as text.

Based on three pieces from Franz Liszt's Weihnachtsbaum.

Contents: Old Christmas carol = Altes weihnachtslied -- O holy night = O heilige Nacht -- O come, all ye faithful = Adeste Fideles.

Box: 4

Item: 031

Christmas tree carols. Vocal score. German & English

Extent: 1 manuscript vocal score (ii, 32 pages) ; 36 cm

Alternate title: Altes Weihnachtslied


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1974

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Includes markings made by Smit; changes and additions.

"For Christopher and Eliza Foss."

"May 24, 1974"--Colophon.

"Carl Fischer sole selling agent"--Cover.

Words in German & English; also printed as text.

Duration: 12:00.

Contents: Altes Weihnachtslied = Old Christmas carol -- O heilige Nacht! = O holy night -- O come all ye faithful = Adeste Fideles.

Box: 4

Item: 032

Christmas tree carols. Old Christmas carol. Vocal score

Extent: 1 manuscript vocal score (6 pages) ; 36 cm

Alternate title: Old Christmas carol


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1974?

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Based on Altes Weihnachtsbaum, from Liszt's Weihnachtsbaum.

Includes markings; changes and additions.

Box: 4

Item: 033

Cock robin :for soprano, piccolo (or flute) and percussion

Extent: 1 manuscript score (24 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1979

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid).

"Corrected."

"Commissioned by Laurence Trott through the Piccolo Society"--Title page verso.

Includes markings: changes and additions.

"22. IX.79"--Colophon.

"Rental library Carl Fischer"--Sticker on title page.

"Copied by Nils Vigeland"--Colophon.

Contents: 1. Sparrow -- 2. Fly -- 3. Fish -- 4. Beetle -- 5. Owl -- 6. Parson -- 7. Lark -- 8. Dove -- 9. Kite -- 10. Thrush -- 11. Bull -- 12. Birds.

Box: 4

Item: 034

Concerto, piano, orchestra

Extent: 14 manuscript parts ; 32 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1968?

Scope and Content

Manuscript (Ink on vellum).

Caption title.

Solo piano part wanting.

"Master parts"--Envelope.

Box: 4

Item: 035

Concerto, piano, orchestra; arranged

Extent: 1 manuscript score ([33] pages) ; 36-42 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1980

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy & Photocopy).

"Revised July 17, 1980, Brevard, N.C."--Colophon.

"Jan. 15, 1980, Solana Beach, Calif."--Colophon.

Includes markings: changes and additions.

Contents: Lento improvisato -- Allegro dramatico -- Adagietto espressivo -- Movimento agitato con cadenza -- Fuga alla marcia -- Allegro finale.

Box: 4

Item: 036

Concerto, piano, orchestra (sketches)

Extent: 1 manuscript volumes (various pagings) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: between 1968 and 1980

Scope and Content

Holograph (Pencil).

Includes full and reduced scores.

"Sketches finale; Sketches 1st mvt (piano solo)."

Includes three sketches of the finale.

Box: 4

Item: 037

Copernicus : narrative and credo

Extent: 1 score (iii, 91 pages) ; 26 x 32 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1973

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

"Commissioned by the National Academy of Sciences through the Copernicus Society of America, Edward J. Piszek, president, to commemorate the 500th birthday of Nicolaus Copernicus."--Page I.

Words in English or Latin.

For four-part chorus of mixed voices, narrator, and instrumental ensemble.

Duration: circa 25:00.

"Rental Dept. MCA music"--Cover.

"March 19, 1973, Roma"--Colophon.

Contents: Introduction -- The birth -- The uncle (Lucas Watzelrode) -- Cracow student song -- Columbus west -- Italian madrigal -- Sorrow and solitude -- The Teutonic War -- Papal disputation -- The book -- The death -- Laudemus -- Credo.

Box: 4

Item: 038

Dance card; arranged

Extent: 1 manuscript score (73 pages) ; 33 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 198-

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Originally for piano.

Pages 43-45 blank.

Box: 4

Item: 039

Delaunay pochoirs (1980) =Delaunay stencils : troix morceaux pour violoncelle et piano

Extent: 1 manuscript score (17 pages) + 1 manuscript part ; 36 cm

Alternate title: Delaunay stencils


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1980

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

"À Frances-Marie Uitti et Yvar Mikhashoff."

"Jan. 15, 1980, Solana Beach, Calif."--Colophon.

Contents: Pochoir Russe (Sonia Delaunay) -- Pochoir en jazz (Charles Delaunay) -- Pochoir aux fenêtres (Robert Delaunay).

Box: 4

Item: 040

The dwarf heart :soprano + piano : six songs

Extent: 1 manuscript score (40 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1987

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

"Six songs"--T.p.; "six" changed to "five."

"Dec. 3, 1987"--Colophon.

Includes markings: changes and additions.

Duration: circa 23:00.

Contents: The kiss -- How we danced -- Eighteen days without you (December 15) -- Seven times (from the death baby) -- The ambition bird -- Ringing the bells.

Box: 5

Item: 041

Ecstatic pilgrimage. Celestial thrush

Extent: 1 score (59 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1988

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Cycle 2 from the Ecstatic Pilgrimage.

Duration: circa 21:30.

Contents: I was a phoebe (9/13/88) -- The bird her punctual music brings (10/7/88) -- The earth has many keys (10/6/88) -- The bobolink is gone (9/22/88) -- A train went through a burial gate (10/5/88) -- I cannot dance upon my toes (10/4/88) -- Upon his saddle sprung a bird (10/2/88) -- Better--than music! (10/2/88) -- Bind me--I still can sing (9/28/88) -- Within my garden, rides a bird (9/28/88) -- Heart, not so heavy as mine (9/25/88) -- I shall keep singing! (9/28/88).

Box: 5

Item: 042

Ecstatic pilgrimage. Celestial thrush

Extent: 1 score (43 leaves) ; 28 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1996

Scope and Content

Computer notated score.

Cycle 2 from the Ecstatic Pilgrimage.

Contents: I was a phoebe--nothing more (9/13/88) -- The bird her punctual music brings (10/7/88) -- The earth has many keys (10/6/88) -- The bobolink is gone (9/22/88) -- A train went through a burial gate (10/5/88) -- I cannot dance upon my toes (10/4/88) -- Upon his saddle sprung a bird (10/2/88) -- Better--than music!--For I--who heard it (10/2/88) -- Bind me--I still can sing (9/28/88) -- Within my garden rides a bird (9/28/88) -- Heart, not so heavy as mine (9/25/88) -- I shall keep singing! (9/28/88).

Box: 5

Item: 043

Ecstatic pilgrimage. Childe Emilie

Extent: 1 score (41 pages) ; 28 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1996

Scope and Content

Computer notated score.

Cycle 1 from the Ecstatic Pilgrimage.

"For Rosalind Rees."

Contents: I was the slightest in the house (3/8/89) -- Through lane it lay--through bramble (4/1/89) -- It troubled me as once I was (4/2?/89) -- The child's faith is new (3/17/89) -- Softened by time's consummate plush (4/17/89) -- Papa above! (4/14/89) -- We talked as girls do (4/4/89) -- They shut me up in prose (3/19/89) -- I cried at pity--not at pain (3/12/89) -- Let us play yesterday (4/10/89) -- A loss of something ever felt I (3/31/89) -- Good morning--midnight (4/8/89) -- Up life's hill with my little bundle (5/11?/89) -- I'm ceded--I've stopped being theirs (7/15/89).

Box: 5

Item: 044

Ecstatic pilgrimage. White diadem

Extent: 1 score (26 leaves) ; 28 cm

Alternate title: Purple diadem


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1989

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Title from preliminary list of contents.

For high voice and piano.

Title later changed to the White diadem, which became Cycle 6 of the Ecstatic pilgrimage.

Contents: I reckon--when I count at all (7/5/89) -- I dwell in possibility (10/2/89) -- This was a poet (7/7/89) -- The poets light but lamps (7/9/89) -- I would not paint a picture (7/11/89) -- The martyr poets--did not tell (7/10/89) -- Shall I take thee--the poet said (7/12/89) -- To pile like thunder to its close (6/30/89) -- Me--come! My dazzled face (4/20/89).

Box: 5

Item: 045

Ecstatic pilgrimage. White diadem. I dwell in possibility; arranged

Extent: 2 leaves of manuscript music ; 28 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1994

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Originally for mezzo-soprano (or soprano) and piano as part of Cycle 6 (White diadem) of Ecstatic pilgrimage.

"1989/94."

Box: 5

Item: 046

Ecstatic pilgrimage. White diadem. I reckon, when I count at all; arranged

Extent: 3 leaves of manuscript music ; 28 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1994

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Originally for mezzo-soprano (or soprano) and piano, as part of Cycle 6 (White diadem) of Ecstatic pilgrimage.

"1989/94."

Box: 5

Item: 047

Exequy :for string trio

Extent: 1 score (18 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1985

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ink).

Originally issued as Scena cambiata, for trombone, viola and violoncello, 1980.

"In memory of Igor Stravinsky."

"July 13, 1985"--Colophon.

Box: 5

Item: 048

Exequy :for string trio

Extent: 1 score (21 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1985

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Originally issued as Scena Cambiata for trombone, viola, and violoncello, 1980.

"In memory of Igor Stravinsky."

"July 13, 1985"--Colophon.

Includes markings: changes and additions.

Contents: Recitativo -- Cavata -- Rice[r]car -- Corale -- Cadenza finale.

Box: 5

Item: 049

Exequy :for string trio

Extent: 3 manuscript parts ; 35-38 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1985

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ink).

Title supplied by cataloger.

Originally issued as Scena cambiata, for trombone, viola and violoncello, 1980.

Parts incomplete; portions of score meant to be read by players from full score.

Box: 5

Item: 050

Exequy :for string trio

Extent: 3 manuscript parts ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1985

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Originally issued as Scena cambiata for trombone, viola, and violoncello, 1980.

Contents: Recitativo -- Cavata -- Ricercar -- Corale -- Cadenza finale.

Box: 5

Item: 051

Pushkin romances. I loved you once

Extent: 1 manuscript score (2 leaves) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1952

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Caption title.

Words by Alexander Pushkin.

For medium voice and piano.

The first of the composer's Three Pushkin romances.

Box: 5

Item: 051a

Pushkin romances

Extent: 1 manuscript score ([11] pages) ; 25 cm

Alternate title: Pushkin romances


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1952

Scope and Content

Manuscript (Photocopy).

Words by Alexander Pushkin.

Contents: I loved you once (July 27, 1952) -- Casual gift (August 18, 1952) -- I've lived to bury my desires (August 19, 1952).

Box: 5

Item: 051b

Pushkin romances. I loved you once

Extent: 1 ms. score (2 leaves) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date:  1952  

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Words by Alexander Pushkin.

For medium voice and piano.

The first of the composer’s Three Pushkin romances.

Box: 5

Item: 052

Immortality songs

Extent: 1 manuscript score ([6] pages in various pagings) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1996

Scope and Content

Holograph (Pencil).

"In memory of Jan DeGaetani"--Caption.

"Leucadia, CA, 1996"--Colophon.

Contents: That such have died enable us -- Extol thee--could I? -- I went to heaven.

Box: 5

Item: 053

Immortality songs. Extol thee

Extent: 1 manuscript score (2 leaves) ; 28 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1989

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

No. 2 of Three immortality songs.

For medium voice and piano.

"7.21.89"--Colophon.

Box: 5

Item: 054

I went to heaven

Extent: 1 manuscript score (2 pages) ; 28 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1989

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Caption title.

Words by Emily Dickinson.

For medium voice and piano.

"3.13.89"--Colophon.

Box: 5

Item: 055

In woods :1978 : for oboe, harp and percussion (one player)

Extent: 1 manuscript score (51 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1978

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid).

Photocopy of instrumentation page, with annotations by Jan Williams inserted.

"Composed for Nora Post, Mario Falco and Jan Williams and dedicated to Nils Vigeland"--Insert.

"January 3, 1978 - Pacific Palisades, California"--Colophon.

Duration: circa 23:00.

"Rental Library, Carl Fischer"--Sticker on cover.

Publisher no. 1713 from label on cover.

Contents: Murmurations -- Bird-clocks/Nightsinger -- Oracular -- (Branch) -- Crow omen -- In deep woods.

Box: 5

Item: 055b

In woods

Extent: 1 manuscript score (29 leaves) ; 37 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1978

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Incomplete.

Contents: Murmurations -- Bird-clocks/Nightsinger -- Oracular -- Branch -- Crow omen.

Box: 5

Item: 056

In woods :1978 : for oboe, harp and percussion (one player)

Extent: 1 manuscript score (50 pages) ; 28-36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1978

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

"Composed for Nora Post, Mario Falcao and Jan Williams and dedicated to Nils Vigeland"--Title page verso.

"January 3, 1978 - Pacific Palisades, CA"--Colophon.

"Rental Library, Carl Fischer, Inc ..."

Includes diagram of stage setup.

Duration: circa 23:00.

Contents: Murmurations -- Bird-clocks/Nightsinger -- Oracular -- (Branch) -- Crow omen -- In deep woods.

Box: 5

Item: 057

The last hour :settings of five Emily Dickinson poems for mixed chorus a cappella

Extent: 1 score (17 pages) ; 28 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1988

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

"In memory of Harriet Greif."

Duration: circa 9:00.

Contents: Tie the strings to my life, my lord (10.12.88) -- Dying in the night (10.14.88) -- If I can stop one heart from breaking (10.16.88) -- If I shouldn't be alive (10.17.88) -- This is my letter to the world (10.17.88).

Box: 5

Item: 058

A light piece =Un pezzo leggiero : for violin and piano

Extent: 1 manuscript score (14 pages) ; 35 cm

Alternate title: Pezzo leggiero


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1948

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

"To L.L.G."

"Composed May 3, 1945, revised June 13, 1948, New York City."

"May 3, 1945, June 13, 1948, New York"--Colophon.

Box: 5

Item: 059

Lizzie in wonderland :four characteristic pieces for harp solo

Extent: 1 manuscript score (7 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1974

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

"Edited, fingered [by] Lucile Laurence"--Caption.

Includes performance markings.

"For Elizabeth Rosenthal."

"Gran Quivira, New Mexico, 3/15/74"--Colophon.

Contents: Prelude: "Who in the world am I?" -- Air: "Good-bye, poor little feet" -- March (Boots for Christmas): Lizzie's right foot, Esq., Hearthrug, Near the fender (with Lizzie's love) -- Jig: "But I can kick a little."

Box: 6

Item: 060

Madrigals for a Roman lady

Extent: 1 score (22 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1965

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Score marked for performance.

"1955/65."

"Carl Fischer Rental Library"--Sticker on title page.

Contents: Kisses -- Elegy on her sparrow -- On her inconstancy -- Love's return.

Box: 6

Item: 061

Magic water : a chamber opera in one act, six scenes

Extent: 1 score (b, 99 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1978

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

"Magic Water is based on N. Hawthorne's short story, Dr. Heidegger's Experiment"--Page b.

Duration: circa 14-15:00.

Includes markings: changes and additions.

"June 15, 1978 Solana Beach, California"--Colophon.

Box: 6

Item: 062

Magic water. Vocal score

Extent: 1 manuscript vocal score (43 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1978

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Synopsis ([4] leaves) inserted.

"Based on Hawthorne's short story, Dr. Heidegger's Experiment"--Insert.

Duration: circa 15:00.

Includes markings: marked for performance, changes and additions to music and text.

"May 21, 1978 Del Mar, California"--Colophon.

Box: 6

Item: 063

Martha through the looking-glass :three pieces for piano solo

Extent: 1 score (3 pages) ; 28 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1974

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

"Words in confidence from the composer to the performer"--Typescript leaf attached.

Duration: circa 5:00.

"Feb., 1974 Los Angeles, California."

Contents: The white knight -- "It's my own invention" -- The upside-down deal box.

Box: 6

Item: 064

Martha through the looking-glass :three pieces for piano solo

Extent: 1 score (3 pages) ; 28 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1982

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

"1175."

Duration: circa 5:00.

Contents: The white knight -- "It's my own invention" -- The upside-down deal box.

Box: 6

Item: 065

Memento '51 :for vibraphone + bass

Extent: 1 score (9 pages) ; 36 cm

Alternate title: Memento 1951


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1995

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

"Commissioned by Naomi and Paul Pascal for their son David and their daughter-in-law Susan and dedicated to all four friends."--Prefatory page.

"6 Jan. 95 Leucadia, circa"--Colophon.

Box: 6

Item: 066

A mountain eulogy :from Peer Gynt : for speaker and chamber orchestra

Extent: 1 score (38 pages) ; 40 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1979

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

"A Mountain Eulogy was commissioned by the State Arena Theatre for Paul Schmidt and Yvar Mikhashoff in memory of Vera Brynner"--Page preceding score.

Publisher no. from label on cover: 1539.

"Carl Fischer Rental Library"--Sticker on title page.

Duration: circa 16:00.

Box: 6

Item: 067

Petals of Amaranth (1995) :ten pieces for viola and piano

Extent: 1 score (24 pages) ; 28 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1995

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

"These pieces are free transcriptions of ten of my Emily Dickinson songs, originally for mezzo-soprano and piano"--Prefatory page.

"March 28, 1995 Leucadia, CA"--Colophon.

Duration: circa 20:00.

Contents: That first day -- Too late, dear? -- Conversation in the grave -- The road of pain -- Ruby-lit heaven -- The death-fly -- Suicide! -- Madness? -- Ascension to the clouds -- The realm of you.

Box: 6

Item: 068

Poems of M. Willieme

Extent: 1 score (17 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1994

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Title from manilla folder.

"Feb. 27, 1994 Leucadia, CA"--Colophon.

Contents: And all the air is still -- Bus tour: Boston in the rain -- In the celestial computer.

Box: 6

Item: 069

Quartet, strings

Extent: 4 parts ; 43 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1983

Scope and Content

Manuscript (Vellum).

Caption title.

Box: 6

Item: 069a

Quartet, strings

Extent: 4 parts ; 43 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1983

Scope and Content

Manuscript (Ozalid reproductions).

Parts extensively marked for performance.

Box: 6

Item: 069b

Quartet, strings

Extent: 1 score (54 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1983

Scope and Content

Manuscript (Photocopy).

Caption title.

Changes to score marked in pencil and black ink.

End of Mvt. II: "11/25/82"; end of Mvt. III: "12.10.83."

Mvt. II (pages 43-54) copied as leaves on narrower paper.

Movements as marked on enclosing folder: 1. Fantasy, 2. Chorale, 3. Retrospective.

Box: 6

Item: 070

Scena cambiata :for trombone, viola and violoncello

Extent: 1 score (17 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1980

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

"Commissioned by Yvar Mikhashoff for Cambiata, Inc., and dedicated to Liisa Van Duyts."

"Feb. 20, 1980/Buffalo, N.Y."--Colophon.

Contents: Recitativo -- Cavata -- Fuga -- Corale -- Cadenza.

Box: 6

Item: 071

Scena cambiata (Sketches)

Extent: 1 score [22] pages ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1980

Scope and Content

Holograph (Pencil).

Box: 6

Item: 072

So well, that I can live without

Extent: 1 score (1 leaf) ; 28 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 198-?

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Words by Emily Dickinson.

For medium voice and piano.

Box: 6

Item: 073

Sonatas, piano

Extent: 1 score (16 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1966

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Includes markings: changes and additions.

"To Francis Thorne."

"To Mr. Leo Smit for corrections, 7/6/66."

"Ok for engraving, 4/14/66."

Box: 6

Item: 074

Sonatas, piano (4 hands)

Extent: 1 score (41 leaves) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1987

Scope and Content

Manuscript (partially ink, part photocopy).

Contains corrections: score prepared by more than one person.

"8-9-87"--Colophon.

Contents: Pastoral -- Scherzo -- Romanza -- Intermezzo -- Fuga finale.

Box: 6

Item: 075

Sonatas, cello

Extent: 1 score (27 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1982

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

"For Roger Lebow."

"For Roger, with affection from Leo 1.8.83"--Crossed out on title page.

"7.14.82 Del Mar, CA"--Colophon.

Duration: circa 20:00.

Score contains markings, including changes, bowings, fingerings, and tempo indications.

Box: 6

Item: 076

Sonatas, cello

Extent: 1 score (18 pages) ; 28 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1982

Scope and Content

Computer-notated music.

"For Roger Lebow"--Caption.

"7/14/82 Del Mar, CA"--Colophon.

Box: 7

Item: 077

Songs and refrains. Selections

Extent: 1 score ([5] pages) ; 36-37 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1961

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

For unison chorus; acc. for electric guitar, or harp/piano.

"August 1961."

Song four is missing.

Contents: Minueto ven admirony (March of the grapes) -- Es tortific dogma texture (The wonderful crocodile) -- Lova, ah lova (My planet) -- A message for you.

Box: 7

Item: 078

 Songs of wonder : for high voice and piano / poems by Beth Frost

Extent: 1 manuscript score ([9] pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date:  1976 

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Includes composer’s note.

"For Lynne Milstein"--T.p.

Duration 4:30.

Contents: Untold wonders -- The horizons of time -- A magic starry night.

Box: 7

Item: 079

Songs of wonder :for high voice and piano

Extent: 1 score (9 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1976

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Includes composer's note.

Includes markings: changes and additions.

"Aug. 29, 1976"--Colophon.

"For Lynne Milstein."

T.p. bears Carl Fischer label.

Contents: Untold wonders -- The horizons of time -- A magic starry night.

Box: 7

Item: 080

Songs of wonder; arr.

Extent: 1 manuscript score (9 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date:  1983

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Originally for voice and piano.

"Dec. 31, 1983"--Colophon.

Duration 4:30.

Box: 7

Item: 081

Songs of wonder; arranged

Extent: 1 manuscript score (9 pages) ; 37 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1983

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Originally for voice and piano.

Derived from Songs of Wonder score: flute part taped over voice part, words removed with white-out.

"Dec. 31, 1983"--Colophon.

Duration 4:30.

Contents: Untold wonders -- The horizons of time -- A magic starry night.

Box: 7

Item: 082

Songs of wonder; arranged

Extent: 1 manuscript part ; 37 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1983

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Originally for voice and piano.

"Dec. 31, 1983"--Colophon.

Duration 4:30.

Contents: Untold wonders -- The horizons of time -- A magic starry night.

Box: 7

Item: 083

Symphonies, no. 1

Extent: 1 score (155 pages) ; 38 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1955

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Includes markings: changes and additions.

"Dedicated to the memory of Serge and Natalie Koussevitzky"--Title page verso.

"Commissioned by the Koussevitzky Music Foundation for the League of Composers' 30th anniversary"--Title page verso.

"Awarded New York Music Critics Circle Prize as the best orchestral work by an American composer played during the season 1956-57"--Title page verso.

"June 30, 1955"--Colophon.

Duration 25:30.

Box: 7

Item: 084

Symphonies, no. 2

Extent: 1 score (80 pages) ; 45 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1965

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Includes small number of Smit's markings.

"Commissioned by Norman Rosenthal for his wife Janice"--Title page verso.

"Jan. 12, 1965"--Colophon.

Duration 17:00.

Box: 7

Item: 085

Symphony of dances and songs :for orchestra

Extent: 1 score (146 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1981

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Includes small number of Smit's markings.

Includes composer's notes: 5 leaves inserted.

"Commissioned by the United States International Communication Agency for the joint American-Yugoslav celebration of the centenary (1881-1981) of diplomatic relations."

"9/12/81"--Colophon.

Duration: circa 29:00.

Contents: Psalms -- Potpourri -- Spirituals -- Kolo -- Memorial/Benediction.

Box: 7

Item: 086

There's a certain slant of light

Extent: 1 score (3 leaves) ; 28 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1990

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Caption title.

Includes small number of Smit's markings.

Words by Emily Dickinson.

"1/22/90"--Colophon.

Box: 7

Item: 087

Thinngs all over; arr.

Extent: 1 score (5 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1983

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

"Nov. 4, 1983"--Colophon.

Box: 7

Item: 088

Thomas Jefferson : a narrative monodrama for baritone and piano

Extent: 1 score (31 pages) ; 39 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1988

Scope and Content

Holograph (Pencil).

"12.23.88, Leucadia, CA"--Colophon.

Box: 7

Item: 089

Toccata, piano

Extent: 1 score (13 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1984

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

"Commissioned by, composed for, and dedicated to Yvar Mikhashoff."

"2.5.84"--Colophon.

Box: 7

Item: 090

Toccata, piano

Extent: 1 score (13 pages) ; 35 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1984

Scope and Content

Cover title.

Holograph (Photocopy).

Includes markings: additions, words from Upon my garden, rides a bird, an Emily Dickinson poem written above music.

"2.5.84, Buffalo, NY"--Colophon.

Box: 8

Item: 091

A transient view :five choruses [for] unison, two, three and four equal voices unaccompanied

Extent: 1 manuscript chorus score (17 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1967

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Includes markings: additions, changes, tempo markings.

Composer's notes (5 pages) inserted.

"July - August/1967, Los Angeles, Calif."

"Doubleday & Co., Inc ..."

Duration: 7:20.

Contents: The patron's list (variations) -- The unripe day (canon) -- Saint Valentine (antiphony) -- Monday's journey (solfeggietto) -- That far away country (requiem).

Box: 8

Item: 092

Trumpeter swan : a cycle of five songs for soprano and piano

Extent: 1 score (9 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1987

Scope and Content

Includes composer's note.

"March 22, 1985"--Colophon.

Contents: Trumpeter swan -- Mirror -- Homework blues -- Dreams -- Invention.

Box: 8

Item: 093

Trumpeter swan :five songs for a little girl

Extent: 1 score (13 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1985

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

"March 22, 1985"--Colophon.

Contents: Trumpeter swan -- Mirror -- Homework blues -- Dreams -- Invention.

Box: 8

Item: 094

Trumpeter swan :five songs for a little girl : voice and piano

Extent: 1 score (9 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1987

Scope and Content

"This work is a vocal transformation of the composer's piano solo, Five pieces for young people"--Composer's note.

"March 22, 1985"--Colophon.

Contents: Trumpeter swan -- Mirror -- Homework blues -- Dreams -- Invention.

Box: 8

Item: 095

Tzadik, instrumental ensemble

Extent: 1 score (92 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1983

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Originally for piano trio.

Score marked for performance.

Includes composer's note.

Duration: circa 17:00.

"Dec. 1983"--Colophon.

Box: 8

Item: 096

Tzadik, saxophones (4)

Extent: 1 score (34 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1983

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

"Commissioned by and dedicated to the Amherst Saxophone Quartet."

Includes composer's note.

Includes markings: changes, additions, tempo markings.

"July 30, 1983, Buffalo, NY"--Colophon.

Box: 8

Item: 097

Tzway =Two : 1935 : for voice and piano

Extent: 1 score (13 pages) ; 36 cm

Alternate title: Two


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1983

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Words in Yiddish and English.

"Tzway: soprano, piano"--Cover.

Includes composer's note.

"December 1935, New York City"--Colophon.

Box: 8

Item: 098

Under a tender moon :for soprano, French horn (F), viola, and harp

Extent: 1 score (21 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1990

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Score marked for performance.

Poem also printed as text preceding score.

"Commissioned by the New York State Music Teachers Association, 1990."

"September 25, 1990, Buffalo, NY"--Colophon.

Box: 8

Item: 099

Variations, piano, orchestra

Extent: 11 parts ; 32 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1981

Scope and Content

Master parts on vellum.

For piano and orchestra.

Caption title.

Piano part wanting.

Box: 8

Item: 100

Virginia sampler : a ballet for orchestra

Extent: 1 score (100 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1960

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Holograph pages inserted: pages 32, 34, 35 recomposed in ink.

Includes markings: changes, additions, and performance indications.

"Feb. 25, 1960"--Colophon.

Contents: Introduction -- The town -- The townspeople -- Jig (kid sister) -- Gentlemen's eccosaise -- Waltz and carousel (the lovers) -- The unidentified lady -- March for a beloved general.

Box: 8

Item: 101

Virginia sampler; arranged

Extent: 1 manuscript score (40 pages) ; 33 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1959

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Includes markings: changes and additions.

"1167"--Number on cover.

"March 10, 1959, Los Angeles"--Colophon.

"Rental Library, Carl Fischer, Inc."--Label on cover.

Box: 8

Item: 102

Yerma : a ballet from the play by Garcia Lorca

Extent: 1 score (38 pages) ; 39 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1946

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

For piano, bassoon, flute, trumpet (B♭).

Includes markings: changes and additions.

"June, 1946."

"To Valerie Bettis."

"June 12, 1946, New York City, Leo Smit"--Colophon.

Box: 8

Item: 103

Yerma : a ballet from the play by Garcia Lorca

Extent: 1 score (38 pages) ; 39 cm + 3 parts ; 32 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1946

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

For bassoon, flute, trumpet(B♭).

Includes indications for expanded instrumentation in score and page following score.

Score includes markings: changes and additions.

Trumpet part includes markings: changes.

"June, 1946."

"To Valerie Bettis."

"First performance: June 25, 1946, New York City"--Title page verso.

"June 12, 1946, New York City, Leo Smit"--Colophon.

Box: 8

Item: 104

Yerma

Extent: 3 parts ; 33 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1946

Scope and Content

Manuscript (Vellum).

Parts for bassoon, flute, and trumpet (B♭).

Ballet, based on a play by F. García Lorca

Series II: Arrangements and editions of works by other composers,

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by name of composer of original piece.

Size: Item 105-123

Box: 9

Item: 105

Age of anxiety; arr.

Extent: 1 score (91 pages) ; 31 cm


Person: Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990

Scope and Content

Program by composer on t.p. verso.

Two photocopies of pages 87-94 from 1966 rev. version inserted.

Contents: Prologue -- Seven ages -- Seven stages -- Dirge -- Masque -- Epilogue.

Box: 9

Item: 106

Age of anxiety; arr.

Extent: 1 score (94 pages) ; 31 cm


Person:  Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990

Scope and Content

Duration: 30:00

Contents: Prologue -- Seven ages -- Seven stages -- Dirge -- Masque -- Epilogue.

Box: 9

Item: 107

West Side story. Selections; arranged

Extent: 1 score (20 leaves) ; 32 cm

Alternate title: West Side story


Person: Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990


Date: 1968

Scope and Content

Caption title.

Excerpts from the musical.

"Second proof Feb 20 1968"--Stamp in caption.

"Corrections pg. 4, 5, 7, 16, 17, 20"--Inscription in margin of leaf 2.

Negative print - white text on blue background.

Publisher's no.: Ed. 2765.

Contents: Jets -- Jump -- Cha-cha -- Cool.

Box: 9

Item: 108

 Unidentified work / Haieff ; Smit.

Extent: 1 manuscript score (1 leaf) ; 36 cm


Person: Haieff, Alexei, 1914-1994


Date: 196-?

Scope and Content

Manuscript (Photocopy)

For solo instrument and piano.

Box: 9

Item: 109

Concertos, piano, orchestra, no. 2, op. 23; arranged

Extent: 1 score (80 pages) ; 30 cm


Person: Kabalevsky, Dmitry Borisovich, 1904-1987

Box: 9

Item: 110

Czardas, piano (1884). Csárdás obstiné; arranged

Extent: 1 manuscript score (19 pages) ; 28 cm


Person: Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886


Date: 1985

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Originally for piano.

"Feb. 10, 1985"--Colophon.

"For Sabrina Zolte"--Caption.

Wanting pages 17-18.

Photocopy of original piano version of work (leaves 38-48) inserted.

Box: 9

Item: 111

Czardas, piano (1884). Csárdás obstiné; arranged

Extent: 5 manuscript parts ; 32 cm


Person: Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886


Date: 1985

Scope and Content

Manuscript (Ink).

Originally for piano; arr. for woodwind quintet.

Box: 9

Item: 112

Piano music. Selections; arranged

Extent: 1 manuscript score (13 pages) ; 29 cm

Alternate title: Pieces by Edward MacDowell


Person: MacDowell, Edward, 1860-1908


Date: 1983

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

"June 6, 1983"--Colophon.

Contents: The brook, op. 43, no. 1 -- To a wild rose, op. 51, no. 1 -- From Uncle Remus, op. 51, no. 7.

Box: 9

Item: 113

Präludien und Fugen, piano, op. 35. Nr. 5; arranged

Extent: 1 manuscript score (13, 4, 16 pages) ; 24-26 x 36 cm

Alternate title: Title on envelope: Prelude & fugue no. 5 in f minor, transcription for small ensemble


Person: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847


Date: 1974

Scope and Content

Holograph (Pencil).

Originally for piano; arr. for two instrumentations. Praeludium: for 2 oboes, English horn, bassoon, 4 horns, 2 violins, 2 violas, violoncello; Fuga: for 2 violins, 2 violas, violoncello.

Includes two versions of the praeludium: the first (13 pages) for winds and strings; the second (4 pages) for string quintet, incomplete.

"7/22, 23/74."

Box: 9

Item: 114

Big foot ham; arranged

Extent: 1 manuscript score (17 pages) + 4 parts ; 35 cm


Person: Morton, Jelly Roll, -1941


Date: 1984

Scope and Content

Originally for piano.

Holograph (Photocopy); Vellum ink masters of parts.

Duration: circa 15:00.

At end: May 31, 1984.

Box: 10

Item: 115

Songs. Selections; arranged

Extent: 1 manuscript score (102 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Porter, Cole, 1891-1964


Date: 1987

Scope and Content

"Commissioned by the Eastman School of Music."

Contents: At long last love -- Find me a primitive man -- Cherry pies ought to be you -- Fresh as a daisy -- Goodbye, little dream, goodbye -- Where, oh where -- You don't remind me -- Ridin' high.

Box: 10

Item: 116

Songs. Selections; arranged

Extent: 1 manuscript score (5, 13 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Porter, Cole, 1891-1964


Date: 1987

Scope and Content

For oboe, percussion, and strings; vocal part not indicated.

Contains only two songs.

"8.87"--End of Cherry pies.

Contents: Cherry pies [ought to be you] -- [Find me] a primitive man.

Box: 10

Item: 117

Songs. Selections; arranged

Extent: 5 manuscript parts ; 28 cm

Alternate title: Red, hot and Cole


Person: Porter, Cole, 1891-1964


Date: 1987

Scope and Content

Title from envelope.

Song no. 3 (Cherry pies ought to be you) wanting.

String parts only (Smit arranged the songs for oboe/English horn, string orchestra, and percussion).

Contents: At long last love -- Find me a primitive man -- Fresh as a daisy -- Goodbye, little dream, goodbye -- Where, oh where -- You don't remind me -- Ridin' high.

Box: 10

Item: 118

Songs. Selections; arranged

Extent: 1 manuscript score (48 leaves) ; 28 cm


Person: Porter, Cole, 1891-1964


Date: 1974?

Scope and Content

For flute or alto flute, oboe or English horn, clarinet, horn, and bassoon.

"Rental library, Carl Fischer, Inc."

"9/13/74, Bflo., N.Y."--Colophon.

Contents: At long last love -- Find me a primitive man -- Use your imagination -- Ridin' high.

Box: 10

Item: 119

Songs. Selections; arranged

Extent: 1 manuscript score (3, 4, 6 pages) ; 25 x 36 cm


Person: Porter, Cole, 1891-1964


Date: 1974?

Scope and Content

For flute or alto flute, oboe or English horn, clarinet, horn, and bassoon.

"8/28/74"--At end of 2nd song; "8/29/74"--at end of 3rd song.

Additional 4 leaves of sketches inserted.

Contents: At long last love -- Find me a primitive man -- Use your imagination -- Ridin' high.

Box: 10

Item: 120

Songs. Selections; arranged

Extent: 1 manuscript score (various pagings) ; 25 x 35 cm


Person: Porter, Cole, 1891-1964


Date: 1974

Scope and Content

Title from envelope.

Contents: At long last love -- Find me a primitive man (8/24/74) -- Use your imagination (8/13/74) -- Ridin' high (8/14/74) -- It's bad for me -- Do I love you? -- You don't remind me [incomplete?] -- You're sensational (8/15/74) -- Goodbye, little dream, goodbye (8/14/74).

Box: 10

Item: 121

Romances, oboe, piano, op. 94; arranged

Extent: 1 manuscript score (25 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856


Date: 1977

Scope and Content

Holograph (Pencil).

Originally for oboe (or violin) and piano; accompaniment arranged for orchestra.

Box: 10

Item: 122

Jeu de cartes. Danse finale; arranged

Extent: 1 score (10 pages) ; 35 cm

Alternate title: Triumph of the hearts


Person: Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971


Date: 1950

Scope and Content

Originally for orchestra; arranged for piano.

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

"January 17, 1950, Elmsford, NY"--End of score.

Box: 10

Item: 123

Vesna svi︠a︡shchennai︠a︡. Velikai︠a︡ svi︠a︡shchennai︠a︡ pli︠a︡ska; arranged

Extent: [10] pages of music ; 32 cm


Person: Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971


Date: 194-?

Scope and Content

Holograph (Pencil).

Series III: Compositions by other composers marked for performance by Leo Smit,

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by composer's name

Size: Item 124-132

Box: 11

Item: 124

Sonatas, pianos (2), percussion

Extent: 2 scores (96 pages) + 1 part (24 pages) ; 31 cm


Person: Bartók, Béla, 1881-1945


Date: 1942

Scope and Content

For 2 pianos, 3 timpani, xylophone, side drum with snares, side drum without snares, cymbal suspended, pair of cymbals, bass drum, triangle, tam-tam.

"This work exists in two versions--the first, as in the present score, Sonata for two pianos and percussion; the second, with an orchestral accompaniment, entitled Concerto for two pianos with orchestra. The piano parts in the orchestral version differ in some instances from the version without orchestra. These passages are printed in small type [underneath the corresponding parts in the version without orchestra]"--Page [3].

Duration: circa 24:30.

Pl. nos.: B. & H. 8675, B. & H. 8816.

Score marked with performance indications by Leo Smit. Markings reflect preparation of the piece by Smit with the composer.

Box: 11

Item: 125

Fantasien, piano, mixed voices, orchestra, op. 80, C minor

Extent: Solo piano part (pages 1-3); orchestral score (pages 4-56)


Person: Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827

Scope and Content

Program from Oct. 1978 Brockport Keyboard Festival inserted.

Box: 11

Item: 126

Piano music. Selections

Extent: 1 score (103 pages) ; 31 cm.


Person: Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827


Date: 197-?

Scope and Content

Includes thematic index.

Contents: Seven bagatelles, op. 33 --Two preludes, op. 39 --Two rondos, op. 51 --Phantasy, op. 77 --Polonaise, op. 89 --Eleven new bagatelles, op. 119 --Six bagatelles, op. 126 --Rondo a capriccio, op. 129 --Andante --Praeludium --Rondo.

Box: 11

Item: 127

Elegy, violoncello, piano, op. 24

Extent: 1 score (8 pages) + 1 part (1 leaf) ; 31 cm


Person: Fauré, Gabriel, 1845-1924

Box: 11

Item: 128

 Histoires naturelles / paroles de Jules Renard

Extent: 1 score (23 pages) ; 32 cm


Person: Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937

Box: 11

Item: 129

 Snake / [text by] Theodore Roethke

Extent: 1 score (5 pages) ; 30 cm


Person: Rorem, Ned, 1923-

Box: 11

Item: 130

Ragtime; arranged

Extent: 1 score (12 pages) ; 31 cm


Person: Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971


Date: 1920

Scope and Content

Caption title.

Marked for performance by Leo Smit.

Photocopy (Schott Pl. no. 30929) of Hindemith's Ragtime, from his piano suite "1922", inserted.

Box: 11

Item: 131

Sonatas, piano, op. 37, G major

Extent: 51 pages of music ; 34 cm


Person: Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893

Box: 11

Item: 132

Concertos, piano, orchestra, no. 2, op. 32, E♭ major; arranged

Extent: 1 score (39 pages) ; 34 cm.


Person: Weber, Carl Maria von, 1786-1826


Date: between 1903 and 1941

Scope and Content

Marked for performance by Leo Smit.

Inserted: 1st movement cadenza from "C. M. v. Weber's Clavierconcerte mit Orchesterbegleitung ... bearbeitet und Herrn Ernst Ferdinand Menzel ... hochachtungsvoll gewidmet von Hans von Bülow." Bartholf Senff pl. no. 904.905.

Series IV: Scores by other composers with inscriptions to Leo Smit,

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by composer name

Size: Item 133-142

Box: 12

Item: 133

New American preludes

Extent: 1 score (15 pages) ; 35 cm

Alternate title: New American preludes


Person: Allanbrook, Douglas.


Date: 1990

Scope and Content

For piano.

Cover title.

Reproduction of manuscript (copyist: Christina T. Davidson).

Contents: Casually -- Dry & rhythmic: somewhat off-hand -- Slow & heartfelt -- Flowing -- Perky and then passionate.

Box: 12

Item: 134

Night pieces

Extent: 1 score (38 pages) ; 28 cm

Alternate title: Night pieces


Person: Allanbrook, Douglas.


Date: 198-?

Scope and Content

For piano.

Cover title.

Reproduction of copyist's manuscript

Contents: Night garden -- Night sky -- Night alarms -- Night birds -- Night patrol.

Box: 12

Item: 135

Anniversaries. Selections

Extent: 1 score (38 unnumbered pages) ; 28 cm

Alternate title: Anniversaries


Person: Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990


Date: 1989?

Scope and Content

Caption title.

Compiled by Leo Smit.

Marked for performance by Leo Smit.

Includes three copies of "For Leo Smit": 2 photocopies of the composer's holograph score and 1 photocopy of the score as published by Jalni Publications, 1989. This latter score bears an inscription from the composer to Leo Smit.

Included: 2 photocopies of an inscription from the composer to Leo Smit and 1 photocopy of a handwritten note from Bernstein to Smit.

Contents: For Aaron Copland -- For Johnny Mehegan -- For Lukas Foss -- For David Diamond -- For William Schuman -- For Paul Bowles -- In memoriam: Alfred Eisner -- For my sister, Shirley -- In memoriam: Nathalie Koussevitzky -- For Elizabeth B. Ehrman -- For Felicia Montealegre -- For Sergei Koussevitzky -- For Helen Coates -- For Elizabeth Rudolf -- For Sandy Gellhorn -- For Susanna Kyle -- For Leo Smit -- For my daughter, Nina.

Box: 12

Item: 136

Tender land. Promise of living. Vocal score

Extent: 1 vocal score (19 pages) ; 27 cm


Person:  Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990

Box: 12

Item: 136a

Tender land. Vocal score

Extent: 1 vocal score (203 pages) ; 31 cm


Person: Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990

Box: 12

Item: 137

Sonatas, violin, piano

Extent: 1 score (33 pages) and 1 part ; 30 cm


Person:  Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990

Box: 12

Item: 138

Scherzo, piano, 4 hands

Extent: 1 score (15 pages) ; 31 cm


Person:  Del Tredici, David

Box: 12

Item: 139

Appello : for piano

Extent: 1 score (17 pages) ; 31 cm


Person:  Kolb, Barbara

Box: 12

Item: 140

Echoes from Austria, for piano

Extent: 1 score (12 pages) ; 31 cm


Person: Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991

Box: 12

Item: 141

Heure des adieux

Extent: 1 score (2 leaves) ; 35 cm

Alternate title: Heure des adieux


Person: Kubik, Gail, 1914-1984


Date: 1968

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

For piano.

Caption title.

"To the memory of Pope John XXIII."

"12 Juin, 1963, Paris"--Colophon.

Box: 12

Item: 142

Happy birthday Mister La Sol

Extent: 1 score (3 leaves) ; 28 cm

Alternate title: Happy birthday Mister La Sol


Person: Shapero, Harold, 1920-2013


Date: 1987

Scope and Content

For piano.

Title from inscription in caption.

Includes 4 photocopies of holograph of score dated December 15, 1987 at end of score.

Series V: Scores autographed by Leo Smit,

Size: Item 143

Box: 12

Item: 143

Concertos. Selections

Extent: 1 score (Facsims. of holographs)


Person: Vivaldi, Antonio, 1678-1741

Series VI: Additional scores received with the collection,

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by composer name

Size: Item 144-147

Box: 12

Item: 144

Songs. Selections

Extent: 1 folder ; 28 cm


Person: Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990


Date: 1991

Scope and Content

For voice and piano.

Contents: I hate music. I: My mother says that babies come in bottles ; II: Jupiter has seven moons -- III: I hate music -- Silhouette -- Piccola serenata -- Somewhere -- I am easily assimilated : from Candide -- I feel pretty -- Tonight -- What a terrible movie : [from Trouble in Tahiti] -- Make our garden grow : from Candide.

Box: 13

Item: 145

Billy the Kid. Selections; arranged

Extent: 2 manuscript scores (63 pages) ; 38 cm


Person: Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990


Date: 1938

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Excerpts from ballet originally for orchestra, arr. for 2 pianos.

Caption title.

Duration: circa 34:00.

Score marked with orchestration.

Both scores marked by Leo Smit for performance.

At end: Finis July-Sept. 1938 Paris, New York, Peterboro, N.H.

Contents: Introduction. The open prairie -- Scene Ia. Street in a frontier town -- Billy's variation -- Scene IIa. The card game -- Scene IIb. The battle -- Scene IIc. Macabre dance -- Scene IId. Billy in prison -- Scene IIIc. Capture and death of Billy -- Scene IIId. Pieta -- Coda.

Box: 13

Item: 146

Songs. Selections

Extent: 10 scores ; 28-36 cm


Person: Porter, Cole, 1891-1964


Date: 1974

Scope and Content

Accompanied by typescript (1 leaf) list of Porter songs, captioned "Manuscripts, ozilids given to Mr. Leo Smith [sic], May 17, 1974."

Contents: You don't remind me -- Pick me up and lay me down -- What a fair things is a woman -- The perfume of love -- Why should I trust you? -- The ragtime pipes of Pan -- Slow sinks the sun -- We're on the road to Athens -- Midsummer night -- Mysteriously.

Box: 13

Item: 147

Songs. Selections

Extent: 16 scores ; 28-37 cm


Person: Raksin, David.


Date: 1989

Scope and Content

Date from postage on envelope.

Contents: The bad and the beautiful : theme of the M-G-M film / words by Dory Langdon -- How shall we begin? : from the Paramount picture Too late blues : publication version / lyric by Jay Livingston, Ray Evans -- I wish : from If the shoe fits, musical / words by June Carroll -- If you remember me / words, Ben Perry -- Lonely rider : from the Paramount picture Will Penny / words by Robert Wells -- Love has many faces / lyric by Mack David -- Mirror, mirror, mirror : theme from A Big hand for the little lady / lyric by Johnny Mercer -- My business man : [from] If the shoe fits / words by June Carroll -- Slowly : from the 20th Century Fox production Fallen angel / lyric by Kermit Goell -- Some days seem so beautiful : from the film Glass houses / lyric, Arthur Hamilton -- Sometimes I wonder what I'm doing here -- Sylvia : as sung by Paul Anka in the Paramount picture Sylvia / words by Paul Francis Webster -- Tell me that you love me -- That's loneliness : theme of the Paramount film Too late blues : original title as used in film: A song after sundown / lyric by Jay Livingston, Ray Evans.

Series VII: Additional scores received after original processing was completed,

Arrangement: Arranged in order of receipt, then arranged within batches by either composer name or by title, with Smit's compositions first.

Size: Item 149-185

These scores were received as gifts after the original processing and item cataloging was completed. They consist of scores of Smit's compositions as well as scores by other composers, either marked by him for performance or inscribed by the composers to Smit.

Box: 13

Item: 148

Love is a sickness

Extent: 1 manuscript score (Ozalid copy)


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: [1947]

Box: 14

Item: 149

Alchemy of love. Act I. Vocal score

Extent: 1 manuscript vocal score (a-b, 94 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1968

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Score includes several markings: additions and changes to text.

Box: 14

Item: 150

Alchemy of love. Act III. Vocal score

Extent: 1 manuscript vocal score (pages 173-307) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1960

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

At end of score: Oct. 20, 1960, Los Angeles.

Box: 14

Item: 151

Caedmon. Vocal score

Extent: 1 manuscript vocal score (60 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1972

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Inscribed by Smit to Menise Smith.

Text mostly in English; opening chorus in Latin.

Acc. originally for orchestra.

Box: 14

Item: 152

Capriccio, string orchestra

Extent: 1 manuscript score (41 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1958

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Composer's typescript note affixed to verso of front cover page.

Contains performance markings.

At end of score: February 27, 1958, West Hollywood.

Box: 14

Item: 153

Ecstatic pilgrimage. Beyond circumference. After great pain, a formal feeling comes; arr.

Extent: 1 manuscript score (7 leaves) ; 31 x 38 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1990?

Scope and Content

Holograph (Pencil)

Text by Emily Dickinson.

Originally for voice and piano; accompaniment arranged for instrumental ensemble.

Possibly incomplete.

Box: 14

Item: 154

Ecstatic pilgrimage. Childe Emilie. I cried at pity, not at pain; arr.

Extent: 1 manuscript score (9 leaves) ; 31 x 38 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1990

Scope and Content

Holograph (Pencil)

Text by Emily Dickinson.

Originally for voice and piano; accompaniment arranged for instrumental ensemble.

Box: 15

Item: 155

Ecstatic pilgrimage. Childe Emilie. Let us play yesterday; arr.

Extent: 1 manuscript score (13 leaves) ; 31 x 38 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1990?

Scope and Content

Holograph (Pencil)

Text by Emily Dickinson.

Originally for voice and piano; accompaniment arranged for instrumental ensemble.

Box: 15

Item: 156

Ecstatic pilgrimage. Childe Emilie. Up life's hill; arr.

Extent: 1 manuscript score (1 leaf) ; 31 x 38 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1990

Scope and Content

Holograph (Pencil)

Text by Emily Dickinson.

Originally for voice and piano; accompaniment arranged for instrumental ensemble.

Box: 15

Item: 157

Ecstatic pilgrimage. Childe Emilie. We talked as girls do; arr.

Extent: 1 manuscript score (6 leaves) ; 31 x 38 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1990

Scope and Content

Holograph (Pencil)

Text by Emily Dickinson.

Originally for voice and piano; accompaniment arranged for instrumental ensemble.

Box: 15

Item: 158

If I can stop one heart from breaking

Extent: 1 leaf of music ; 28 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1993

Scope and Content

Photocopy of Hymn 292 from Singing the living tradition, a Unitarian hymnal.

Box: 15

Item: 159

Motets

Extent: 2 manuscript scores (6 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1955

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid)

At end of score: May 1955, N.Y.C.

Translated from German folk lyrics by Sylvia Wright; one copy has an alternative translation added in pencil.

Content: Wake up, my love -- Oh Katharine, dearest -- Venus, you and your son -- Oh Mother, tell me how to die.

Box: 15

Item: 160

Quartet, strings

Extent: 1 manuscript score (54 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1983

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy)

Marked with changes.

Label on verso of front cover: Commissioned by and dedicated to the Camenae Quartet.

At end of score: 12.10.83.

Box: 15

Item: 161

Sequence

Extent: 1 manuscript score (9, 5, 9 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1965

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ozalid copy)

Contents: In a dark time -- In evening air -- Sequel.

Box: 15

Item: 162

Sequence. In a dark time; arr.

Extent: 1 manuscript score (13 pages) ; 25 x 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1965

Scope and Content

Holograph (Pencil)

Text by Theodore Roethke not entered on score.

Originally for voice and piano; accompaniment arranged for instrumental ensemble: flute, clarinet, horn, trumpet; trombone, harp, violin, violoncello.

Box: 15

Item: 163

Symphony of dances and songs for orchestra

Extent: 1 score (149 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1981

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Marked for performance.

Box: 15

Item: 164

Thinngs all over

Extent: 1 score (5 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1983

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

Text by Carla Rodman.

Inscribed by Smit to Jan DeGaetani.

Marked with changes, including the ending.

"Nov. 4, 1983"--Colophon.

Box: 15

Item: 165

Thinngs all over; arr.

Extent: 1 score (5 pages) ; 35 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1983

Scope and Content

Holograph (Photocopy).

"Nov. 4, 1983"--Colophon.

Inscribed by Smit to "Jan and Phil".

Box: 15

Item: 166

Virginia sampler; arr.

Extent: 1 manuscript score (40 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1977

Scope and Content

Manuscript (Ozalid copy).

"March 10, 1959, Los Angeles"--Colophon.

"Rental Library, Carl Fischer, Inc."--Label on cover.

Box: 16

Item: 167

Yerma : a ballet from the play by Garcia Lorca

Extent: 1 score (38 pages) ; 38 cm + 3 parts ; 32 cm


Person: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999


Date: 1946

Scope and Content

Score: Holograph (Ozalid copy).

Parts for bassoon, flute, trumpet(B♭), all marked for performance.

"June 12, 1946, New York City, Leo Smit"--Colophon.

Box: 16

Item: 168

Second hurricane. Selections; arr.

Extent: 1 manuscript score (13 pages) ; 35 cm


Person: Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990


Date: 1968

Scope and Content

Holograph (Pencil)

Duration: 12 min.

At end of score: 6/18/68, Los Angeles

Contents: Overture -- Gyp's song -- Two willow hill -- Introduction and Jeff's song -- Fat's song -- Finale.

Box: 16

Item: 169

Romances, oboe, piano, op. 94; arranged

Extent: 1 score (62 pages) ; 31 cm


Person: Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856


Date: 2016

Scope and Content

Originally for oboe (or violin) and piano; accompaniment arranged for chamber orchestra by Leo Smit.

Score prepared from the manuscript for premiere performance by Dr. Robert Howe, May 21, 2017.

Box: 16

Item: 170

Romances, oboe, piano, op. 94; arranged

Extent: 31 parts ; 31 cm


Person: Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856


Date: 2016

Scope and Content

Originally for oboe (or violin) and piano; accompaniment arranged for chamber orchestra by Leo Smit.

Complete set of bound parts, including multiple string parts, prepared from the manuscript for premiere performance by Dr. Robert Howe, May 21, 2017.

Box: 16

Item: 171

Romances, oboe, piano, op. 94; arranged

Extent: 1 score (62 pages) and 14 parts ; 28 cm


Person: Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856


Date: 2016

Scope and Content

Originally for oboe (or violin) and piano; accompaniment arranged for chamber orchestra by Leo Smit.

Complete set of unbound score and parts, prepared from the manuscript for premiere performance by Dr. Robert Howe, May 21, 2017.

Box: 17

Item: 172

Greeting prelude; arranged

Extent: 1 manuscript score (2 pages) ; 30 cm


Person: Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971


Date: 1962

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ink)

Box: 17

Item: 173

Wohltemperierte Klavier, 2. T.

Extent: 1 score (133 pages) ; 32 cm


Person: Bach, Johann Sebastian


Date: undated

Scope and Content

Typescript notes (2 leaves) by Leo Smit inserted.

Score bears some markings.

Box: 17

Item: 174

33 variations en forme d'études

Extent: 1 score (32-63 pages) ; 33 cm


Person: Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827


Date: undated

Scope and Content

Bears performance markings and notes by Leo Smit on the versos of both covers. The notes consist of quotations from different texts to be read during performances of the work.

Box: 17

Item: 175

Partita, piano

Extent: 1 manuscript score (10 pages) ; 36 cm


Person: Berger, Arthur, 1912-2003


Date: 1947

Scope and Content

Manuscript (Ozalid copy)

At end of score: N.Y. Oct. 1947

Inscribed to Leo Smit.

Contents: Intonazione -- Aria -- Capriccio -- Intermezzo -- Serenade.

Box: 17

Item: 176

Fantasy, piano

Extent: 1 score (45 pages) ; 31 cm


Person: Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990


Date: 1957

Scope and Content

Marked by Leo Smit for performance.

Bears inscription from Copland to Leo Smit.

Box: 17

Item: 177

Quartets, piano, strings

Extent: 1 score (36 pages) and 3 parts ; 31 cm


Person: Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990


Date: 1952

Scope and Content

Score and parts bear performance markings.

Box: 17

Item: 178

Symphonies, no. 3

Extent: 1 score (155 pages) ; 27 cm


Person: Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990


Date: 1947

Scope and Content

Bears inscription from Copland to Leo Smit.

Box: 17

Item: 179

Variations, piano

Extent: 1 score (16 pages) ; 28 cm


Person: Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990


Date: 1932

Scope and Content

Bears inscription from Copland to Leo Smit.

Marked for performance by Leo Smit.

Box: 17

Item: 180

Concertos, piano, orchestra, no. 1; arranged

Extent: 1 score (65 pages) ; 31 cm


Person: Haieff, Alexei, 1914-1994


Date: 1954

Scope and Content

Bears inscription from Haieff to Leo Smit.

Box: 17

Item: 181

Piano music. Selections

Extent: 1 score (24 pages) ; 31 cm


Person: Johnson, Pete, 1904-1967


Date: 1941

Scope and Content

Bears inscription from Johnson to Leo Smit.

Contents: Blues on the downbeat -- Cherry red -- Holler stomp -- Kaycee on my mind -- Roll 'em Pete.

Box: 18

Item: 182

Contrastes et developpements : pour piano

Extent: 1 score (18 pages) ; 33 cm


Person: Nabokov, Nicolas, 1903-1978


Date: 1938

Scope and Content

Bears inscription from Nabokov to Leo Smit.

Marked by Leo Smit for performance.

Box: 18

Item: 183

Laura. Laura; arranged

Extent: 1 score (5 pages) ; 32 cm


Person: Raksin, David


Date: 1945

Scope and Content

Bears inscription from Raksin to Leo Smit.

Box: 18

Item: 184

Selections

Extent: 1 bound volume ; 33 cm


Person: Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971


Date: 1924-1929

Scope and Content

Contents: Sonate pour piano (1925) -- Sérénade en la en quatre mouvements pour piano (1926) -- Concerto pour piano suivi d'orchestre d'harmonie, réduction pour deux pianos (1924) -- Capriccio pour piano et orchestre en 3 parties, réduction pour deux pianos à 4 mains (1929) -- Apollon musagète : ballet en deux tableaux, réduction pour piano à 2 mains(1928).

Box: 18

Item: 185

Collection of twelve compositions by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky and Igor Stravinsky compiled by Leo Smit

Extent: 12 scores


Person: Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893


Date: undated

Scope and Content

Held together by notebook rings.

Contents: Wiegenlied in Sturm ; O pain, O pleasure (op. 6 no. 3) ; Humoresque ; Album leaves, op. 19 no. 3 ; op. 51, no. 4 ; In the village, op. 40 no. 7 ; Winter evening, op. 54 no. 7 ; Serenade, op. 63 no. 6 ; Peasant plays the accordion, op. 39 no. 12 ; Evening reverie, op. 19 no. 1 ; Scherzo humoristique, op. 19 no. 2 ; None but the lonely heart, op. 6 no. 6 ; Danse russe, op. 40 no. 10 / Tchaikovsky -- Danse russe, from Petrushka, for two pianos ; Divertimento for violin and piano / Igor Stravinsky.