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Michael Sahl Collection of Manuscript Scores,

State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Library

112 Baird Hall
Buffalo, New York 14260-4750
United States
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Sahl, Michael, 1934-

5 boxes

(60 items)

No textual materials are included in the collection.

The collection contains 55 manuscript scores, many of them reproductions by photocopy or ozalid, 1 published score, 3 compact discs containing mp3 audio files of 10 works, 2 audio compact discs, and 1 DVD.

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Collection Details

Processed by Jason Imbesi. Additions processed by John Bewley.

Gift of Michael Sahl, 2009.

Michael Sahl was born on September 2, 1934 in Boston. In 1942, after his family moved to New York, he commenced his formal musical training. In 1947, he began studying with Israel Citkowitz and has cited the composer and critic as particularly instrumental in endowing him with a love for American popular music. As a result, Sahl's increased involvement with and interest in folk, blues, jazz and American popular vocal standards influenced much of his compositional output. He later studied at Amherst College and Princeton University, where his teachers included Roger Sessions and Milton Babbitt. He also worked with Lukas Foss, Luigi Dallapiccola and Aaron Copland.

Sahl's academic training at Princeton centered on 12-note and serial techniques. In 1957-58, he received a Fulbright Fellowship in Europe and spent the following few years overseas attempting to compose in a Modernist style, but eventually realized that his inclination to write tonal melodies was too strong to ignore. In 1963, Sahl returned to the USA and became active in folk-rock music circles. After serving as a Creative Associate at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1965, he became the pianist and music director for Judy Collins. Following his departure from Collins in 1969, Sahl made his reputation as a composer of operas, musical shows, and instrumental works, several of which are written in a musical style dominated by the hybridization of Romanticism, jazz and rock. He became acclaimed as one of the earliest composers to write in a genre-blending style that successfully managed to straddle the boundaries between classical "new music," pop, rock, jazz, and musical theater.

Michael Sahl died March 29, 2018 in New York City after suffering with Binswanger's disease in his final years.

The collection contains 55 manuscript scores, many of them reproductions by photocopy or ozalid, 1 published score, 3 compact discs containing mp3 audio files of 10 works, 2 audio compact discs, and 1 DVD.The collection contains six works written collaboratively with Eric Salzman and eight works on texts by Margaret Yard.

The collection is arranged in three series:
I. Scores
II. Audio files
III. Additional scores and recordings

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], Michael Sahl Score Collection, 1953-2009, Music Library, The State University of New York at Buffalo.

Collection Subjects & Formats

Series I.: Scores,

Arrangement: Arranged in alphabetical order by uniform title.

Size: Item 1-42

Box: 1

Item: 01

An anarchist dream : for 2 keyboards / M. Sahl

Extent: 1 manuscript score (16 pages) ; 44 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: [2002]

Scope and Content

Photocopy of holograph. For one electric and one acoustic keyboard. Caption title.

Box: 1

Item: 02

Baby music

Extent: 1 manuscript score (11 pages) ; 43 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 2007.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of holograph. For soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, bass trombone, drum set, guitar, piano, violin, violoncello and double bass. Caption title. Includes a duplicate of pages 1 with pages 3 on verso. At end: ½0/07.

Box: 1

Item: 03

Blood ferry lecture / music, Michael Sahl ; text, Margaret Yard

Extent: 1 manuscript score ([18] pages) ; 43 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1992.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of holograph. For high voice (spoken and sung) and piano. English words; also printed as typescript text and containing cross-outs and emendations by the composer preceding score. Includes photocopy of typescript text (8 leaves). Contains minor revisions by composer in blue ink. At end: Sketch 7/16/92.

Box: 1

Item: 04

Blues for Margaret : for solo piano / Michael Sahl

Extent: 7 pages of manuscript music ; 43 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1991.

Scope and Content

2 photocopies of holograph; 2nd copy missing caption. At end: 10/24/91.

Box: 1

Item: 05

Cloud city : string quartet / Michael Sahl

Extent: 1 manuscript score (15, 11, 16 leaves) ; 22 x 28 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: c2006.

Scope and Content

Computer-generated holograph. Caption title.

Box: 1

Item: 06

Cloud city walk / Sahl

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


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: c2004.

Scope and Content

Computer-generated holograph. For electric violin, electric guitar, synthesizer and double bass. Cover title. "For the New York Art Ensemble"--Caption.

Box: 1

Item: 07

Concerto, violin, instrumental ensemble

Extent: 1 manuscript score (35 pages) ; 22 x 36 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 2001.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of holograph. For solo electric violin, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, bass trombone, drum set, guitar, piano, electric viola, electric violoncello and double bass. Caption title. "(gypsy music)"--Caption, in composer's hand in pencil. "For Mary Rowell"--Caption. At end: 11/8/99, revised ½8/01.

Box: 1

Item: 08

Dancing in the landscapes / Michael Sahl

Extent: 1 manuscript score (11 pages) ; 28 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: [1993]

Scope and Content

Computer-generated holograph. For string quartet. Caption title. Date from composer's Web site. "For the Sirius String Quartet"--Caption.

Box: 1

Item: 09

Doina / Michael Sahl

Extent: 1 manuscript score (36 pages) ; 22 x 36 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1979.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of holograph. For violin, percussion, piano and double bass. Caption title. At end: April 11th, 1979 223 E. 5th Street. Contains minor revisions and other markings by the composer in pencil and ink.

Box: 1

Item: 10

Dumb, mixed solo voices

Extent: 1 manuscript score (5 pages) ; 28 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 2002.

Scope and Content

Computer-generated holograph. For 2 sopranos, mezzo-soprano, 2 contraltos and tenor, unaccompanied. English words. Caption title. At end: Michael Sahl 05/16/02 for Boudewijn Buckinx.

Box: 1

Item: 11

Dumb, sopranos (5), tenor

Extent: 1 manuscript score (4 leaves) ; 28 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 2002.

Scope and Content

Holograph (Ink). For 5 sopranos and tenor, unaccompanied. English words; also printed as typescript text following score. Title from holograph caption. "(Correction)"--Holograph caption, in composer's hand in pencil. Contains revisions in pencil and ink on a pasted insert and using white correction fluid applied directly to manuscript. At end of holograph: Michael Sahl 1/16/02 for Boudewijn Buckinx. Includes two photocopies of pages 1 and one complete photocopy (4 pages) of holograph. Includes manuscript sketch in pencil (1 leaf).

Box: 1

Item: 12

The exiles' café / Michael Sahl

Extent: 1 manuscript score ([44] pages) ; 44 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1984.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of holograph. For clarinet, tenor saxophone, trumpet, percussion, piano, violin and double bass. Contains 88 leaves photocopied onto [44] pages "For the Albright-Knox [i.e. Albright-Knox] Gallery"--Caption. At end: July 7th, 1984 223 E. 5th St. New York.

Box: 1

Item: 13

Exiles' café. Tango; arr

Extent: 5 leaves of manuscript music ; 22 x 28 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1984.

Scope and Content

2 photocopies of holograph. Orig. for clarinet, tenor saxophone, trumpet, percussion, piano, violin and double bass; arr. for piano solo. Caption title. At end: 11/6/84.

Box: 1

Item: 14

Fire song / Michael Sahl

Extent: 1 manuscript score (55 pages) ; 36 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1996.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of holograph. For soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, bass trombone, drum set, guitar, piano, violin, violoncello, and double bass. Caption title. Contains 110 leaves photocopied onto 55 pages At end: 6/19/96.

Box: 1

Item: 15

Grand sonata : for violin & piano / Michael Sahl

Extent: 1 manuscript score (13 pages) ; 44 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1999.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of holograph. Caption title. Contains 26 leaves photocopied onto 13 pages "For Mary Rowell"--Caption.

Box: 1

Item: 16

Heartsplit tundra / [music by] Michael Sahl ; [text by] Margaret Yard

Extent: 1 manuscript score (4 leaves) ; 28 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: [2008]

Scope and Content

Photocopy of holograph. For high voice and piano. English words. Caption title. Contains revisions by the composer using white correction fluid applied directly to manuscript.

Box: 1

Item: 17

Home / [music by] Michael Sahl ; [text by] Margaret Yard

Extent: 1 manuscript score (4 leaves) ; 28 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: [2008]

Scope and Content

Photocopy of holograph. For high voice and piano. English words. Caption title. Contains revisions by the composer using white correction fluid applied directly to manuscript.

Box: 1

Item: 18

In the woods / Michael Sahl

Extent: 1 manuscript score (34 pages) ; 22 x 28 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1984.

Scope and Content

Holograph in pencil. For clarinet, piano, violin and double bass. Caption title. At end: Nov. 1, 1984 223 E 5 St NYC. Contains noticeable erasures and revisions by the composer in pencil.

Box: 1

Item: 19

Instrumental music. Selections

Extent: 1 manuscript score (15, 15, 11 pages) ; 36 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 2007.

Scope and Content

2 photocopies of holograph. All works for soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, bass trombone, drum set, guitar, piano, violin, violoncello and double bass. Cover title. Although bound together with a collective title on the cover, these works are listed separately in the composer's own list of works. Contains 82 leaves photocopied onto 41 pages Contains minor emendations by the composer in pencil. At end: 8/25/07 (1st work); 9/7/07 (2nd work); 11/27/07 (3rd work). Old strollers -- In the dark -- Apatrides.

Box: 1

Item: 20

Jungles / Sahl

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


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1990.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of holograph. For electric violin, electric guitar, drum set, piano and double bass. Caption title. Contains 80 leaves photocopied onto 40 pages At end: Dec. 17, 1990; bottom of pages 3: 12/1/90; bottom of pages 24: ½9/90.

Box: 1

Item: 21

Katrina : voices of the lost / [music by] Michael Sahl ; [text by] Margaret Yard

Extent: 1 manuscript score ([36] pages) ; 44 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 2006.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of holograph. Cantata for SATBar, percussion, piano and synthesizer. English words. Caption title. Contains 70 leaves photocopied onto [36] pages At end: 04/13/06. Contains revisions and other markings by the composer in pencil.

Box: 2

Item: 22

Lord of my love / Michael Sahl ; [text by] Wm. Shakespeare

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


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1956.

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink on vellum. For high voice and piano. English words. Received with another song, That time of the year, in folder marked "Shakespeare songs". "Nov. 13, 1956"--Caption.

Box: 2

Item: 23

Millay songs / [music by] Michael Sahl ; [text by] Edna Millay

Extent: 1 manuscript score (5 leaves) ; 36 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: [1956]

Scope and Content

Holograph in pencil on vellum. For soprano and piano. English words. Title from enclosing manila folder. Thou art not lovelier than lilacs -- I being born a woman and distressed.

Box: 2

Item: 24

Milltown gypsy ball; arr

Extent: 1 manuscript score (32 pages) ; 22 x 28 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1986.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of holograph. Orig. for violin solo and winds; arr. for two string quartets (1st violin of quartet A is solo violin), drum set and double bass. Caption title. "Commissioned by Mary Rowell and the Vermont Youth Orchestra"--Caption. "Arranged for String Fever"--Caption. At end: July 19, 1986 Lake Eaton Campground New York. Contains minor emendations by the composer in pencil and ink.

Box: 2

Item: 25

A mitzvah for the dead : concerto for violin + tape / [Michael Sahl]

Extent: 11 pages of manuscript music ; 33 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: [1966]

Scope and Content

Reverse photoreproduction of holograph. Title from enclosing envelope. "Masters"--Enclosing envelope. Fourth movement entitled "Var's [i.e. variations] on Last Rose of Summer."

Box: 2

Item: 26

Old strollers / [Michael Sahl]

Extent: 1 manuscript score (15 pages) ; 44 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 2007.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of holograph. For soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, bass trombone, drum set, guitar, piano, violin, violoncello and double bass. Caption title. Contains 30 leaves photocopied onto 15 pages At end: 8/25/07.

Box: 2

Item: 27

Prothalamium / [music by] Michael Sahl ; [text by] Aaron Kramer

Extent: 1 manuscript score (4 leaves) ; 28 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1953.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of holograph. For baritone and piano. English words. Caption title.

Box: 2

Item: 28

Quartets, strings (1957)

Extent: 1 manuscript score (61 pages) ; 33 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1957.

Scope and Content

Ozalid copy of holograph. "To Mara"--T.pages At end: January 8, 1957.

Box: 2

Item: 29

Quartets, strings (2000)

Extent: 1 manuscript score (22 pages) ; 22 x 28 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 2000.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of holograph. Caption title. At end: 5/23/00.

Box: 2

Item: 30

Screen song / [music by] Michael Sahl ; [text by] Margaret Yard

Extent: 1 manuscript score (12 pages) ; 28 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: [2008]

Scope and Content

Photocopy of holograph. For high voice and piano. English words. Caption title. Contains pencil markings by the composer.

Box: 2

Item: 31

Serenades, piano

Extent: 19 pages of manuscript music ; 44 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1994.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of holograph. At end: 7/1/94.

Box: 2

Item: 32

Sonatas, piano (1972)

Extent: 20 pages of manuscript music ; 28 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1972.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of holograph. Caption title. Includes duplicate copy (20 pages photocopied onto [10] pages ; 22 x 28 cm.) of holograph. At end: November 2, 1972, 82 E 3 St New York N.Y.

Box: 2

Item: 33

Songs (1957)

Extent: 1 manuscript score (17 leaves) ; 44 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1957.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of manuscript For soprano and piano. English words. Cover title. "December, 1957"--Cover. The windhover -- Carrion comfort -- To R.B.

Box: 2

Item: 34

Songs (1990)

Extent: 1 manuscript score (18 pages) ; 28 x 44 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: [1990]

Scope and Content

Photocopy of holograph. For high voice and piano. English words. Title from bottom of pages 1. Contains 36 leaves photocopied onto 18 pages The old ones -- Last day years end.

Box: 2

Item: 35

Songs (1990)

Extent: 1 manuscript score (9, 15 leaves) ; 28 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1990.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of holograph. For high voice and piano. English words. Includes photocopy of typescript text ([3] leaves). Cover title. "Master"--Enclosing envelope. "2 songs revised"--Enclosing envelope. Contains revisions using a pasted insert and white correction fluid applied directly to manuscript. Os velhos = The old ones -- Last day year's end.

Box: 2

Item: 36

Storms / Michael Sahl

Extent: 1 manuscript score (55 pages) ; 28 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1985.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of holograph. For saxophone quartet (soprano, alto, tenor and baritone) and string quartet. Caption title. "For the Amherst Saxophone Quartet, 1985"--Caption. At end: 6/13/85, 223 E 5 St NYC.

Box: 2

Item: 37

Strangers in the land of Beulah : based on the old hymn, written for Ma Prem Alimo / Michael Sahl

Extent: 1 manuscript score (14 pages) ; 28 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1982.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of holograph. For high voice and piano. English words. Caption title. At end: ½9/82, 223 E. 5 St NYC.

Box: 2

Item: 38

Symphonies, instrumental ensemble

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


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1983.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of holograph. For clarinet, tenor saxophone, flugelhorn, bass trombone, electric guitar, drum set, piano, electric violin, and double bass. Caption title. At end: March 22, 1983, 223 E 5 St. NYC. "Symphony 1983 score 8 ½ x 11 submaster"--Enclosing envelope.

Box: 2

Item: 39

Symphonies (1988)

Extent: 1 manuscript score (97 pages) ; 23 x 36 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1988.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of holograph. At end: 10/14/87, 223 E 5 St NY. Original title, Symphony 1987, visible in caption beneath label containing revised title.

Box: 2

Item: 40

That time of year / Michael Sahl ; [text by] Wm. Shakespeare

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


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1956.

Scope and Content

Holograph in ink on vellum. For high voice and piano. English words. Received with another song, Lord of my love, in folder marked "Shakespeare songs". "Nov. 11, 1956"--Caption.

Box: 2

Item: 41

Volcano pie / Michael Sahl

Extent: 1 manuscript score (24 pages) ; 44 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 2006.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of holograph. For soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, bass trombone, electric guitar, drum set, piano, electric violin, electric violoncello and electric bass. Caption title. Contains 48 leaves photocopied onto 24 pages At end: 11/14/06.

Box: 2

Item: 42

A walk : for 2 keyboards / [Michael Sahl]

Extent: 1 manuscript score (12 pages) ; 41 cm.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: [2000]

Scope and Content

Photocopy of holograph. For one electric and one acoustic keyboard. Contains crossouts and revisions in pencil.

Series II.: Audio files,

Size: Item 43

Box: 2

Item: 43

Selections

Extent: 3 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: [2009]

Scope and Content

MP3 files. The 1st-5th, 10th works for instrumental ensemble; the 6th for piano, guitar, percussion, violin and double bass; the 7th for string quartet; the 8th for violin and piano; the 9th a cantata for SATBar, piano, percussion and synthesizer. The 9th work sung in English. Title supplied by cataloger. Text of the 9th work by Margaret Yard. Unknown performers. Recording dates and locations unknown. Compact discs.

[Disc 1]. Fire song ; Baby music ; Old strollers ; In the dark ; Apatrides ; Jungles -- [Disc 2]. Quartet 2000 ; Grand sonata for violin and piano -- [Disc 3]. Katrina : voices of the lost ; Volcano pie.

Series III.: Additional scores and recordings,

Arrangement: Arranged in alphabetical order by title.

Size: Item 44-60

Box: 3

Item: 44

Boxes : a radio opera

Extent: 1 manuscript score (140 pages)

Book by Michael Sahl and Eric Salzman; libretto by Eric Salzman.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1981

Scope and Content

Piano vocal score.

Box: 3

Item: 45

Civilization and its discontents : a music theater comedy by Michael Sahl and Eric Salzman

Extent: 1 score (110 pages)

Published by G. Schirmer.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1975

Scope and Content

Vocal score.

Box: 3

Item: 46

Conjuror : by Eric Salzman and Michael Sahl

Extent: 1 manuscript score (139 pages)


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1974

Scope and Content

Music theater piece in vocal score.

Box: 3

Item: 47

Dinner and delusion

Extent: 1 computer generated score (165 pages)

Libretto by Nancy Manocherian.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 2008

Box: 3

Item: 48

Dream beach

Extent: 1 manuscript score (131 pages)

Text by Howard Pflanzer.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1987

Box: 3

Item: 49

Junkyard

Extent: 1 manuscript score (156 pages)

Book by Manuel Mandel and Michael Sahl; lyrics by Manuel Mandel.


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1992

Box: 4

Item: 50

Noah : music theater in 2 acts / words and music by Michael Sahl and Eric Salzman

Extent: 1 manuscript score (183 pages)


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1977

Box: 4

Item: 51

Passion of Simple Simon : opera in 3 acts [by] Eric Salzman, Michael Sahl

Extent: 1 manuscript score (139 pages)


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1978

Box: 4

Item: 52

Stauf : a moral entertainment by Eric Salzman and Michael Sahl

Extent: 1 manuscript score (145 pages)


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: circa 1987

Box: 5

Item: 53

Blood Ferry: text by Margaret Yard, music by Michael Sahl

Extent: 1 manuscript score (31 pages)

Holograph (Photocopy).


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1992

Box: 5

Item: 54

John Grace Ranter: an opera in 2 acts. Book by Michael Sahl and Margaret Yard; Lyrics by Margaret Yard, music by Michael Sahl

Extent: 1 manuscript score (113 pages)

Holograph (Photocopy).


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1996

Scope and Content

Accompanied by 2 CDs containing audio recordings of the work and a printed libretto.

Box: 5

Item: 55

Katrina: voices of the lost. Text by Margaret Yard, music by Michael Sahl

Extent: 1 manuscript score (70 pages)

Holograph (Photocopy).


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 2006

Scope and Content

Accompanied by printed libretto.

Box: 5

Item: 56

Legacy '10. Text by Margaret Yard, music by Michael Sahl

Extent: 1 manuscript score (44 pages pages)

Holograph (Photocopy).


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 2010

Box: 5

Item: 57

Sally Ann: opera in two acts. Text by Margaret Yard, music by Michael Sahl

Extent: 1 manuscript score (44 pages)

Holograph (Photocopy).


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 2005

Box: 5

Item: 58

Michael Sahl [selections] with book and lyrics by Margaret Yard

Extent: 1 audio compact disc


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1994

Scope and Content

A walk for two -- An anarchist dream for electric and acoustic pianos (Denman Maroney and Klaus Mueller) -- Sally Ann's Home Sweet Home (Shelly Watson, Julie Bratvoid, Carolyn Gronlund, Gary Lindemann).

Box: 5

Item: 59

New York Art Ensemble, Mary Rowell, conductor

Extent: 1 audio compact disc


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 1994

Scope and Content

Text by Margaret Yard, music by Michael Sahl.

Sonya Headlam, soprano; Alteouise De Vaughan, alto; Clinton Ingram, tenor; Steve Butler, bass.

Baby music (5:57) -- Volcano pie (8:28) -- Katrina: Voice of the lost (30:20)

Box: 5

Item: 60

Love in the face of death: cabaret for singer and piano

Extent: 1 DVD


Person: Sahl, Michael, 1934-


Date: 2012

Scope and Content

Book and lyric by Margaret Yard, music by Michael Sahl.

Minda Larsen, mezzo-soprano; Michael Sahl, piano.

Printed libretto inserted.

Performed April 3, 2012, Zinc Lounge, New York City.