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Arnold Arnstein collection of musical scores

Title
Arnold Arnstein collection of musical scores, ca. 1950-1989.
Author
Arnstein, Arnold.
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Box 1Notated musicSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-60 Box 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Box 2Notated musicSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-60 Box 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Box 3Notated musicSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-60 Box 3Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Box 4Notated musicSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-60 Box 4Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Box 5Notated musicSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-60 Box 5Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Box 6Notated musicSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-60 Box 6Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Box 7Notated musicSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-60 Box 7Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Box 8Notated musicSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-60 Box 8Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Box 9Notated musicSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-60 Box 9Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Box 10Notated musicSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-60 Box 10Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Box 11Notated musicSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-60 Box 11Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Box 12Notated musicSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-60 Box 12Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Box 13Notated musicSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-60 Box 13Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Box 14Notated musicSupervised useIn transitJPB 91-60 Box 14Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Box 15Notated musicSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-60 Box 15Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Box 16Notated musicSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-60 Box 16Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Box 17Notated musicSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-60 Box 17Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Box 18Notated musicSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-60 Box 18Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Box 19Notated musicSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-60 Box 19Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Box 20Notated musicSupervised useIn transitJPB 91-60 Box 20Performing Arts Research Collections - Music

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Additional Authors
Strouse, Charles.
Description
10 linear feet (40 boxes)
Subjects
Note
  • Consists of copyists' manuscripts in ink.
Biography (note)
  • Arnold Arnstein was a leading music copyist based in New York City.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in reposity and on the Internet.
Call Number
JPB 91-60
Author
Arnstein, Arnold.
Title
Arnold Arnstein collection of musical scores, ca. 1950-1989.
Summary
The Arnold Arnstein Collection contains music that was found in Arnold Arnstein's office when he died in 1989. Virtually all of it is undated. The composers represented in the collection are a cross section of contemporary composers of the 1950s through the 1980s as well as several pre-twentieth century composers. There are a number of composers associated with film or television (Alfredo Antonini, Sol Kaplan, Samuel Matlovsky, and Marc Wilkinson), and also several associated with the Broadway stage musical and popular song (Don Pippin, Charles Strouse, Alec Wilder, and Meredith Willson). Among the material devoted to Charles Strouse are many lead sheets for his songs to unproduced or little-known musicals, including several for Let's Go Steady, the earlier version of Bye Bye Birdie. There are also more unusual and obscure works of Strouse, including his piano concerto as well as Voices, a musical setting of two case studies by Sigmund Freud. There are less well-known or obscure composers as well, such as René Guirma, a diplomat who, in 1971, composed an extensive service in African ritual style for St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. In summary, the Arnold Arnstein Collection represents a sample of the music that passed through the offices of one of the leading music copyists in New York City.
Biography
Arnold Arnstein was a leading music copyist based in New York City. In 1925 he began to work for Paramount Publix Corporation as a music copyist. By 1932 he was able to set up his own office on west 72nd Street in New York City which he used until his death. Over the course of fifty-seven years, he was the copyist for Gian Carlo Menotti, Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Virgil Thomson, Charles Strouse, and many other leading as well as less well-known composers. From the mid-1960s until his death, Arnstein taught classes in the preparation and copying of music manuscript at The Juilliard School of Music. Arnstein died on December 2, 1989.
Indexes
Finding aid available in reposity and on the Internet.
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Added Author
Strouse, Charles.
Research Call Number
JPB 91-60
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