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Frederick Caldecott Slee Collection of Manuscript Scores,

State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Library

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Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954

3 boxes

(77 items)

English,

French,

German,

Dutch

The collection contains scores and parts of original compositions and arrangements by Frederick Slee. It also includes transcriptions of works by composers such as J.S. Bach, Mozart, and Haydn, as well as a lesson for recorder.

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Collection Details

Processed by Jason Imbesi.

The collection was given to the library by faculty member, Stephen Manes, who received it from Ansie Baird (Mrs. Brent Baird). Mrs. Baird received the collection from Charles G. Beaudette.

Frederick Caldecott Slee (1870-1954) was a successful corporate lawyer in Buffalo, N.Y. While at Harvard pursuing his law degree, he also studied music theory, composition, and performance. He later furthered his music education by studying under Ernest Schelling and Walter Damrosch in New York City and Nadia Boulanger at the Sorbonne in Paris. An accomplished musician who played viola, violin, piano and cello, Slee formed a string quartet that performed locally in Buffalo. He composed more than three dozen works including several songs, works for string quartet and other chamber ensembles, a choral work, a work for solo organ, and an orchestral work.

The Frederick Caldecott Slee Collection of Manuscript Scores, 1890-1954 contains 77 folders of bound and unbound paper manuscript scores and parts, with many including photostatic reproductions. It also contains transcriptions of works by Alexander von Fielitz, J.S. Bach, Mozart, and Haydn; and a lesson for recorder. There are 41 original works and arrangements, 5 transcriptions and 1 recorder lesson represented in the collection.

The collection is arranged in two series: ;

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Collection Access & Use

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[Specified item], Frederick Caldecott Slee Collection of Manuscript Scores, 1890-1954, Music Library, The State University of New York at Buffalo.

Collection Subjects & Formats

Series I: Original works and arrangements by Frederick Caldecott Slee,

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by title of the composition.

Size: Items 1-71

Box: 1

Item: 01

Air and variations, string quartet

Extent: 1 ms. score ([9] p.) + 4 ms. parts ; 35 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [1927?]

Scope and Content

Score: holograph in pencil; parts: manuscript in ink with pencil emendations by composer. Title from caption on score. "Theme varie` (stringed quartet)"--original envelope. Parts marked "Last" in red pencil. Score is marked with a cut, an addition on insertion, and tacet markings; it is also marked with additional sketches on t.p. Major sections of the score are marked with the following tempo markings: Allegro -- Poco meno mosso -- Andante -- Allegro vivace -- Moderato (marked to be omitted) -- Tempo di valse -- Allegro scherzando -- Adagio molto. 2nd violin part contain changes on pasted inserts.

Box: 1

Item: 02

Air and variations, string quartet

Extent: 4 ms. parts ; 35 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [1927?]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink with pencil emendations. Caption title. "Theme varie` (stringed quartet)"--original envelope. "Original"--enclosing piece of score paper. Major sections of the work are inconsistently marked with the following tempo markings: Allegro -- (Poco) meno mosso -- Allegretto -- Allegro -- Moderato -- Allegro scherzando -- Adagio molto. All parts contain changes on pasted inserts.

Box: 1

Item: 03

Air and variations, string quartet

Extent: 4 ms. parts ; 35 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [1927?]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. Title from caption of 1st violin part. "Theme varie` (stringed quartet)"--original envelope. The 2nd violin part contains a pencil sketch of an interior section of the work in full score format on its outer leaves. Major sections of the work are marked with the following tempo markings: Moderato -- Andante -- Allegro -- Allegro scherzando -- Adagio.

Box: 1

Item: 04

Air and variations, string quartet (Sketches)

Extent: 1 ms. score ([6] p.) ; 20-37 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [1927?]

Scope and Content

Holograph (Pencil). Title from cataloger. Score varies from condensed to full format. Separated into three sheets. Page [1] of score is on verso of ms. score of one page of Slee's composition, Reminiscence, dated 1927.

Box: 1

Item: 05

Air varie´ : for cello / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 1 ms. score (6 p.) + 1 ms. part ([2] p.) ; 32 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [193-?]

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ink). For violoncello and piano. Cover title.

Box: 1

Item: 06

Air varie´ : for cello / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 1 ms. score (6 p.) + 1 ms. part ([2] p.) ; 32 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: 1935.

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ink). For violoncello and piano. Cover title. "Revised Nov. 10, 1935"--Cover.

Box: 1

Item: 07

Bagatelle, violin, piano

Extent: 1 ms. score ([2] p.) + 1 ms. part ([1] p.) ; 35 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Manuscript (Ink). For violin and piano. Caption title. "For Isabelle"--p. [1].

Box: 1

Item: 08

Bravery / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 32 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [193-?]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. For voice and piano. Caption title. Setting of Robert Frost's poem, Bravado, from the collection, New Hampshire, 1923. Contains changes marked on original score paper and on pasted inserts. Contains musical sketches on front and back covers. "Orig to be changed"--Cover. "Bravery. Bravery Bosh!"--Back cover.

Box: 1

Item: 09

Bravery / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 32 cm. + 1 ms. part ([2] p.) ; 15 x 23 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [193-?]

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ink). For voice and piano. Caption title. Setting of Robert Frost's poem, Bravado, from the collection, New Hampshire, 1923. Two photostatic copies of score inserted.

Box: 1

Item: 10

Chorale, string quartet

Extent: 1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 32 cm. + 4 ms. parts ; 31 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: 1944.

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. For string quartet. Caption title. Score marked "Jan 1939" in the caption and "Apr 1944" in the colophon. Contains revisions in pencil and ink applied directly to manuscript.

Box: 1

Item: 11

Cocoon / [music by Frederick Caldecott Slee ; text by] Kathleen Millay.

Extent: 1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm. + 1 ms. part (1 leaf) ; 21 x 23 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [193-?]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. For voice and piano. Caption title. Setting of Kathleen Millay's poem, Cocoon, from the collection, The Hermit Thrush, 1929. Vocal part contains sketches crossed out on back of leaf.

Box: 1

Item: 12

Cocoon / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [193-?]

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ink). For voice and piano. Caption title. Setting of Millay's poem, Cocoon, from the collection, The Hermit Thrush, 1929. Two photostatic copies inserted.

Box: 1

Item: 13

Dialogue : poem from the Russian ; music adapted for soprano, mezzo soprano, violin and viola, from Grieg's orchestral version of a folk-song / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 1 ms. score (5 p.) ; 35 cm. + 4 ms. parts ; 21-35 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. Complete text in English on typescript piece of paper attached to verso of mezzo part. "Original Title "Glamour," song of the Caucasian mountaineers, translated through the Russian from the original Lesghian by Geo. Kennan."--Mezzo soprano part verso. "Final viola"--Viola part cover. All parts contain changes on pasted inserts. Violin and viola parts contain musical sketches crossed out on back covers; soprano part contains musical sketches crossed out on front and back covers.

Box: 1

Item: 14

Dialogue : poem from the Russian ; music adapted for soprano, mezzo soprano, violin and viola, from Grieg's orchestral version of a folk-song / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 1 ms. score ([5] p.) ; 35 cm. + 2 ms. parts ; 31 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. Score and parts contain changes on pasted inserts. Includes violin and viola parts only. Viola part contains another version of the last page for the part. Score contains 2 versions of p. [4]; the later version attached on top of the original.

Box: 1

Item: 15

Eclogue / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 2 ms. scores ([3] p.) ; 35 cm. + 2 ms. parts ([1] leaf) ; 32 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. For violin and piano. Caption title.

Box: 1

Item: 16

Facets : various aspects of the same theme / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 1 ms. score (7 p.) ; 35 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. For piano trio. Caption title. Contains changes on pasted inserts. The original ink title in the caption, Fantasia, is crossed out in pencil.

Box: 1

Item: 17

Facets : trio for piano, violin and cello / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 1 ms. score ([7] p.) ; 33 cm. + 2 ms. parts ; 31 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. Cover title. Two photostatic copies of the score and parts inserted. Cello part contains changes on pasted inserts. "Facettes: Aspects varie´s d'une melodie-Dictionnaire Musical"--Caption.

Box: 1

Item: 18

Fantasia, violin

Extent: [2] p. of ms. music ; 35 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil.

Box: 1

Item: 19

Fête galante. English & French

Extent: 1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. Setting of Paul Verlaine's Mandoline from his Fête galante. "English text and setting by Cal de Cott"--p. [1] caption, first photostatic copy. Includes 2 photostatic copies of the score; all 3 scores contain changes on ms. inserts.

Box: 1

Item: 20

Gavotte, string quartet

Extent: 1 ms. score ([3] p.) ; 35 cm. + 4 ms. parts ; 32 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Score: holograph in pencil; parts: manuscript in ink with pencil emendations by composer.

Box: 1

Item: 21

Gavotte, string quartet (Sketch)

Extent: 1 ms. score ([4] p.) ; 31 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph (Pencil). Title supplied by cataloger. Complete sketch with 1st violin on its own stave and the remainder in piano score format.

Box: 1

Item: 22

Golden myth / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 1 ms. score ([3] p.) ; 31 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1940 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ink). Text by Eugene Ginsberg. Contains a revision on a pasted insert. Includes three photostatic copies of score with brown paper covers bound separately.

Box: 1

Item: 23

Gulf stream / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. Text by Walter W. Stephen. Cover includes words of song typewritten as text on a pasted insert. Score contains revisions in pencil and on a pasted insert. Two photostatic copies of score inserted.

Box: 1

Item: 24

Idylls

Extent: [7] p. of ms. music ; 32 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. Score contains revisions in pencil and on a pasted insert in ink. Includes typewritten texts for all five works on inserts located at the beginning of each work. Loose insert containing the titles of the collection and the individual works clipped to the cover.

Box: 1

Item: 25

Idylls

Extent: [7] p. of ms. music ; 32 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. Contains revisions applied directly on score and on pasted inserts. Contains loose inserts. Includes texts on inserts either handwritten in ink (1st-4th works) or typewritten (5th work) that are located at the beginning of each work. "These exercises in interpretation are printed without indication of tempo and nuances. The pupil will adopt such as seem to him appropriate to the sentiment of the verses. (This draft carries the marks of expression which are to be omitted if the suggestion above is adopted)"--Cover.

Box: 2

Item: 26

Last night I stole away alone / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 1 ms. score ([4] p.) ; 35 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [1943]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. Caption title. Text by Celia Thaxter. "Revised Aug 1943"--Cover. Contains inserts and revisions in pencil and ink. Loose inserts stored in separate envelope.

Box: 2

Item: 27

Last night I stole away alone / [text by] Celia Thaxter ; [music by Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 1 ms. score ([4] p.) + 1 ms. part ([2] p.) ; 35 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1900 and 1943]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. Text by Celia Thaxter. "1 copy[,] 1 voice part"--Cover. Contains revisions in pencil and ink directly on manuscript and on inserts.

Box: 2

Item: 28

Last night I stole away alone; arr.

Extent: 1 ms. score ([12] p.) ; 27 x 35 cm. + 23 ms. parts ; 31 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1900 and 1943]

Scope and Content

Ms. in ink with pencil emendations by the composer. Orig. for voice and piano. Cover title. Score and parts contain tempo, dynamic, bowing and other markings in blue pencil.

Box: 2

Item: 29

Last night I stole away alone / text by Celia Thaxter ; music by Fred'k Caldecott Slee.

Extent: 1 ms. score ([5] p.) ; 35 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1900 and 1943]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink with pencil emendations. Caption title.

Box: 2

Item: 30

Last night I stole away alone / text by Celia Thaxter ; music by Fred'k Caldecott Slee.

Extent: 1 ms. score ([5] p.) ; 36 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1900 and 1943]

Scope and Content

Ms. (Ink). Caption title.

Box: 2

Item: 31

Lay of the fascinating midget / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: [2] p. of ms. music ; 35 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [1898]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. Caption title. Author of text unknown. "Her Beau August [3], 1898"--Caption. Text set above piano part; no separate vocal line.

Box: 2

Item: 32

Litany / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ink). Song for voice and piano. Caption title. Setting of Robert Cameron Rogers's poem, The Rosary. Two photostatic copies of score inserted.

Box: 2

Item: 33

Love ye the Lord : (Psalm XXXI) / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 1 ms. score ([4] p.) ; 35 cm. + 4 ms. parts ; 31 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1940 and 1947]

Scope and Content

Score: holograph in ink and pencil; parts: holograph (Ink). For SATB and organ. Cover title. Text derived from Psalm 31 of The Bible. "1948"--Colophon. "To be revised to 1948"--Cover, alto part. Score and parts contain revisions on pasted inserts. Includes 5 photostatic copies of the score. Each copy contains numerous ms. inserts to make them agree with the original.

Box: 2

Item: 34

Madrigal, voices (2)

Extent: 1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: 1941.

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. Duet for unaccompanied voices (bass-baritone and mezzo-soprano). Caption title. Additional title in caption, Phillis, crossed out in pencil. "Sept. 1941"--Colophon. Contains revisions in pencil.

Box: 2

Item: 35

Madrigal, voices (2)

Extent: 2 ms. scores ([2] p. each) ; 31 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [1941?]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. Duet for unaccompanied voices (bass-baritone and mezzo-soprano). Caption title. Contains revisions in pencil.

Box: 2

Item: 36

Metaphor / [text] after Shakespeare ; [music by Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 2 ms. scores ([2] p. each) ; 31 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [1944]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. Text from Shakespeare's Love's labour's lost: Spring (When daisies pied and violets blue), 2nd verse. "Aug. 1944"--Cover of both copies, colophon of one copy; "Aug. 1942"--colophon, other copy. Contains revisions in pencil applied directly to manuscript and in ink on pasted inserts.

Box: 2

Item: 37

Monody / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1934 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. Caption title. Text by Jose´ Garci´a Villa (stated as Jose´ Villa Garci´a in colophon). Contains words of the song typewritten as text on a pasted insert. Contains revisions in pencil applied directly to manuscript and in ink on pasted inserts.

Box: 2

Item: 38

Monody / Cal de Cott.

Extent: 4 scores ([2] p.) ; 31 cm. + 3 parts (1 leaf) ; 28 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1934 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Caption title. Text by Jose´ Garci´a Villa (stated as Jose´ Villa Garci´a on scores). "Monody for baryton"--Cover, one copy of score. All copies of the score contain words of the song typewritten as text on a pasted ms. insert. All parts contain revisions on ms. inserts. All parts contain words of song typewritten as text at the end of the music.

Box: 2

Item: 39

Music, tenor, string quartet

Extent: 1 ms. score ([7] p.) ; 35 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. Cover title. "Thine image pure and smiling, song, tenor & string quartet"--Enclosing wrapper. "First draft"--Cover. Incomplete ink score of first 9 measures inserted. Contains revisions in pencil applied directly to manuscript and in pencil and ink on pasted inserts. Loose inserts enclosed in envelope.

Box: 2

Item: 40

Music, tenor, string quartet. English & German

Extent: 1 ms. score ([6] p.) ; 35 cm. + 6 ms. parts ; 35 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. Score and parts include text in German and English on typewritten inserts. Two slightly different copies of tenor part included; one copy with caption title: Music for tenor voice, 2 violins, viola + cello, poem by Eichendorff; other copy with caption title: Music for tenor voice and strings on insert over original title, Quintet for tenor voice, 2 Vlns, Vla, Cello. Score and one copy of tenor part contain revisions in ink applied directly to manuscript and on pasted inserts. Loose inserts from score and parts enclosed in envelope.

Box: 2

Item: 41

Music, tenor, string quartet. English & German

Extent: 5 ms. parts ; 31 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. Title from caption of 1st violin part. "Quintet for Tenor Voice, 2 vlns, vla, + Cello (Verses by Eichendorff)"--Cover, tenor part. "Thy image"--Tenor part caption title. Tenor part contains revisions in pencil, red pencil and ink applied directly to manuscipt and on a pasted insert. First violin part marked with a cut and includes text in German and English typewritten on pasted inserts.

Box: 2

Item: 42

Navarro's danse espagnole / Fred'k Slee.

Extent: 1 ms. score ([10] p.) ; 27 x 35 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [1895]

Scope and Content

Holograph in pencil and red ink. For flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, 2 cornets, trombone, horn, castanets (or bones), 2 violins, viola, and bass. Caption title. Separated into three sheets. Contains a cut and revisions.

Box: 2

Item: 43

Pienso en ti

Extent: 1 ms. score ([4] p.) ; 18 x 35 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [1895]

Scope and Content

Holograph (Pencil). For flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, 2 violins, viola, cello and bass. Caption title. Score incomplete. Originally included in folder containing Navarro's danse espagnole.

Box: 2

Item: 44

Navarro's danse espagnole

Extent: 1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 27 x 35 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [1895]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. For flute, clarinet, cornet, trombone, percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello and bass. Caption title. Score incomplete. Separated into two sheets. Contains revisions.

Box: 2

Item: 45

Navarro's danse espagnole / Slee.

Extent: 9 ms. parts ; 18-36 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [1895]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil, except viola part: Ms. (Ink) with pencil emendations by the composer. For flute, oboe, horn, 2 violins, viola, and violoncello. Caption title. Includes one additional copy of 1st and 2nd violin parts. All parts contain revisions applied directly to manuscript; oboe part also contains revisions on pasted inserts. Verso of one copy of 1st violin part contains sketches.

Box: 2

Item: 46

Chants populaire.Chanson franc¸aise; arr.

Extent: 1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm. + 1 ms. vocal part (1 leaf) ; 23 cm.


Person: Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937


Date: [between 1910 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ink). Caption title. Text by Robert Frost. Cover contains words of the song typewritten as text on a pasted insert.

Box: 2

Item: 47

Chants populaires.Chanson franc¸aise; arr.

Extent: 1 ms. score (1 leaf) ; 31 cm.


Person: Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937


Date: [between 1910 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. Caption title. Text by Robert Frost. Contains a revision and words of the song typewritten as text on pasted inserts.

Box: 2

Item: 48

Pastoral / [text by] Franc¸ois Coppe´e ; [music by Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 30 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [betweeen 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ink). Cover title. "To Chaminade"--Cover, one photostatic copy. Cover of all copies of score contain words of song typewritten as text on a pasted insert. All copies of score contain revisions on pasted manuscript inserts. "Ritournelle"--Title visible on cover beneath the pasted insert with song text ; Ritournelle is the title of the song by Chaminade based on the same text. Two photostatic copies of score inserted.

Box: 2

Item: 49

Pastoral

Extent: 1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 26 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [betweeen 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Caption title. Work later revised and title changed to "Pastoral".

Box: 2

Item: 50

Phantoms / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. Song for voice and piano. Caption title. Author of text unknown. Two photostatic copies of score inserted.

Box: 2

Item: 51

Phantoms / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Score consists of a photostatic copy for p. [1] and ink ms. for p. [2]. Song for voice and piano. Caption title. Author of text unknown. Includes one photostatic copy of this revised score.

Box: 2

Item: 52

Trio, piano, strings, A major

Extent: 1 ms. score ([4] p.) ; 35 cm. + 2 ms. parts ; 31 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: 1939.

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. Cover title. "Nov. 1939"--Cover. "6/39"--p. [4], score. Cello part contains a revision on a pasted insert.

Box: 2

Item: 53

Poet / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: 1949.

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. Caption title. Text by Gustav Davidson. "Revised April 1949"--Cover.

Box: 2

Item: 54

Prelude and fugue, string quartet

Extent: 1 ms. score (24 p.) ; 36 cm.+ 4 ms. parts ; 33 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Ms. (Ink) with emendations by composer in pencil and ink. Caption title. Violin and viola parts are marked with additions on insertions and all parts contain tacet markings.

Box: 3

Item: 55

Quartet, strings, C major

Extent: 1 ms. score (41 [i.e. 37] p.) ; 35 cm. + 4 ms. parts ; 32-34 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Ms. (Ink) with emendations by composer in pencil and ink. Spine title. Score and parts contain revisions on pasted inserts. The parts and first two pages of the score are in one hand, the rest of the score is in another hand. "Revised Aug"--p. [1], score. Second movement excised from 2nd violin, viola, and violoncello parts. Second movement in score re-written to include additional vocal line with setting of text "Thy image pure and smiling," an English translation of the poem by J. Eichendorff, Dein bildness wunderselig; two pages of the movement within the score (p. 19-20) have been excised. Second movement later treated as a separate work by the composer, Music for tenor voice and strings.

Box: 3

Item: 56

Reminiscence : organ / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 2 ms. scores ([3] p.) ; 31 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Cover title. Positive copy includes title, Adagio from Suite in F, on pasted insert.

Box: 3

Item: 57

Reminiscence; arr.

Extent: 1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 34 cm. + 1 ms. part (1 leaf) ; 32 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ink). Originally for organ; arr. for violin and piano. Caption title.

Box: 3

Item: 58

Romance, piano, violin, G major

Extent: 1 ms. score ([3] p.) ; 34 cm. + 1 ms. part (1 leaf) ; 35 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: 1943.

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. Cover title. "May 1943"--Colophon. "First draft" [i.e. second draft]--Cover. Score and violin part contain revisions applied directly to manuscript and on pasted inserts. Score contains a performance instruction from composer in pencil on p. [2]: "Homer: To be played with left hand so right can turn".

Box: 3

Item: 59

Romance, piano, violin, G major

Extent: 1 ms. score ([3] p.) ; 34 cm. + 1 ms. part (1 leaf) ; 31 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: 1940.

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. Cover title. "Jan 1940"--Colophon. "Second draft" [i.e. first draft]--Cover. Score contains a revision on a pasted insert.

Box: 3

Item: 60

Romance, piano, violin, G major

Extent: 1 ms. score ([3] p.) ; 35 cm. + 1 ms. part ([2] p.) ; 32 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: 1946.

Scope and Content

Ms. (Ink). Cover title. "July 1946"--Cover.

Box: 3

Item: 61

Sarabande, string quartet

Extent: 1 ms. score ([4] p.) ; 32 cm. + 4 ms. parts ; 29-31 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: 1943.

Scope and Content

Ms. in ink with pencil emendations by the composer. For string quartet. Caption title. Score and parts contain numerous revisions applied directly to manuscript and on pasted inserts. Loose inserts in envelope. "Nov. 1943"--Colophon. "April 1941[,] Dec. 1943"--Viola part.

Box: 3

Item: 62.

Sarabande, string quartet

Extent: 1 ms. score ([4] p.) ; 33 cm. + 4 ms. parts ; 29-31 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: 1944.

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. Caption title. Score and parts contain revisions applied directly to manuscript and on pasted inserts. "Feb. 1944"--Cover, score.

Box: 3

Item: 63

Scherzo, string quartet

Extent: 1 ms. score ([1] p. of music, [11] p.) ; 25 cm. + 4 ms. parts ; 28-35 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph (Pencil). For string quartet. Caption title. Contains additional sketches on p. [1] verso. Viola part marked with a cut and a tacet marking.

Box: 3

Item: 64

The sea / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 1 ms. score ([3] p.) ; 32 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph (Pencil). Song for voice and piano. Cover title. The poem, setting of Triolet, by Theodore Gianakoulis. Music based on Larghetto movement from C. Franck's String Quartet in D major. Newsprint copy of song text pasted in caption. Contains a revision on a pasted insert.

Box: 3

Item: 65

The sea / Franck-Slee.

Extent: 1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ink). Song for voice and piano. Caption title. The poem, setting of Triolet, by Theodore Gianakoulis. Music based on Larghetto movement from C. Franck's String Quartet in D major. Two photostatic copies of score inserted.

Box: 3

Item: 66

Sun of the sleepless / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [betweeen 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ink). Caption title. Text by Lord Byron. Cover contains words of song typewritten as text on a pasted insert. Scores contain a revision on a manuscript insert. Two photostatic copies of score inserted.

Box: 3

Item: 67

Variations on a hymn tune / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 1 ms. score ([3] p.) ; 37 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. For solo viola. Caption title. Contains numerous revisions applied directly to manuscript and on pasted inserts. Contains additional sketches on front and back cover.

Box: 3

Item: 68

Variations on a hymn tune / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 1 ms. score ([3] p.) ; 32 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink and pencil. For solo viola. Cover title. Score is marked with cuts and contains numerous revisions applied directly to manuscript and on pasted inserts.

Box: 3

Item: 69

Variations on a hymn tune

Extent: 1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ink). Cover title. Contains minor revisions in ink.

Box: 3

Item: 70

Variations on an old Dutch melody: (1626) / [Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: 1 ms. score ([7] p.) ; 35 cm. + 4 ms. parts ; 34 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: 1943.

Scope and Content

Ms. (Ink) with emendations by the composer in pencil and ink. For string quartet. Caption title. "Sept 1943"--Cover. "Adrianas Valerius Published in 1626, at Harlem. 'Nederlandtsche Gedenckclanck.' It is not known how many, if any, of the tunes he printed were composed by Valerius. At least some of them - there were nineteen in all - were folk tunes. The copies herewith are photographs from the original book furnished by the Library of Congress"--Inside cover, typewritten on pasted insert. Tune popularly known as: We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing. Score and parts contain revisions applied directly to manuscript and on pasted inserts. Includes a negative photostatic copy of Valerius' work as published in his Neder-Landtsche gedenck-clanck on a loose insert. Loose inserts in envelope. An alternative to the sixth variation in the composer's hand is included on a separate sheet of manuscript paper placed with the score; the verso contains an ink version of a viola part to another Slee work, Reminiscence. Typewritten English translation of text pasted inside back cover.

Box: 3

Item: 71

[Untitled musical sketch / Frederick Caldecott Slee].

Extent: [2] p. of ms. music ; 25 cm.


Person: Slee, Frederick Caldecott, 1870-1954


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ink). Title provided by cataloger. Sketches in piano format, intended instrumentation unknown.

Series II.: Transcriptions and recorder lesson,

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by name of the original composer.

Size: Items 72-77

Box: 3

Item: 72

Sonaten und Partiten, violin, BWV 1001-1006.Sonata, no. 3.Largo.

Extent: 1 ms. part ([2] p.) ; 32 cm.


Person: Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

First half of transcription (Choisnel): Holograph (Ink) with dynamic markings in pencil by Slee; Second half of transcription (Slee): Holograph (Pencil). Caption title. Transcription by Choisnel and Slee of the Largo movement from Johann Sebastian Bach's third sonata for solo violin, BWV 1005.

Box: 3

Item: 73

Lieder, op. 26.Auf dunklen Wogen weil' ich allein

Extent: 1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 34 cm.


Person: Fielitz, Alexander von, 1860-1930


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ink). Cover title. Includes English translation of text on cover.

Box: 3

Item: 74

Trios, piano, strings, H. XV, 28, E major

Extent: 1 ms. part ([7] p.) ; 32 cm.


Person: Haydn, Joseph, 1732-1809


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph in pencil and ink. Caption title. Transcription by Slee of violin part from Haydn's piano trio, H. XV, 28. Contains various performance instructions and markings.

Box: 3

Item: 75

Trios, piano, strings, H. XV, 24, D major

Extent: 1 ms. part ([4] p.) ; 32 cm.


Person: Haydn, Joseph, 1732-1809


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph in pencil and ink. Caption title. Transcription by Slee of violin part from Haydn's piano trio, H. XV, 24. Contains various performance instructions and markings.

Box: 3

Item: 76

Trios, piano, strings, K. 502, B? major

Extent: 1 ms. part ([9] p.) ; 32 cm.


Person: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Holograph in pencil and ink. Caption title. Transcription by Slee of violin part from Mozart's piano trio, K. 502. Contains various performance instructions and markings.

Box: 3

Item: 77

Recorder lesson.

Extent: [3] p. of ms. music ; 35 cm.


Date: [between 1890 and 1954]

Scope and Content

Ms. (Ink). Title provided by cataloger. Not in Slee's hand; included with his manuscript collection. Contains recorder care and performance instructions, a short list of recommended repertoire for the instrument, and six tunes for practice.