Finding Aid for the Dorrance Stalvey papers, 1944-2005

Processed by Andrea Moore in 2012 in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Jillian Cuellar, August 20, 2012; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
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UCLA Library Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Dorrance Stalvey papers
Date (inclusive): 1944-2005
Collection number: 1896
Creator: Stalvey, Dorrance
Extent: 12 document boxes (12 linear ft.) 6 record cartons 8 flat boxes
Abstract: Dorrance Stalvey was a composer, educator, and director of the Monday Evening Concerts series in Los Angeles from 1971 until his death in 2005. The collection includes extensive correspondence between Stalvey and other composers/presenters, musical materials including scores, audio recordings and electronic media, and Monday Evening Concerts programs, promotional materials and reviews. Stalvey's work as an educator is documented in syllabi and lecture notes. There are also personal documents of Stalvey's, including diplomas, passport, and letters to his parents.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Provenance/Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Valerie Bernstein in 2011.

Processing Note

Processed by Andrea Moore in 2012 in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Jillian Cuellar.
The processing of this collection was generously supported by Arcadia  funds.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Dorrance Stalvey papers (Collection Number 1896). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography/History

Dorrance Stalvey was a composer, educator, and director of the Monday Evening Concerts series in Los Angeles from 1971 until his death in 2005.
He was a professor at Immaculate Heart College from 1968 to 1980 and had faculty positions at Pomona College (1968-1969) and the University of Southern California (1981-1982).
Stalvey was actively involved in the promotion of contemporary music through the many concerts he produced and presented as the director of Monday Evening Concerts. Stalvey and the series received six ASCAP/CMA Awards for Adventurous Programming, including one awarded posthumously for the 2004-2005 season. He participated in new music seminars and served on numerous advisory panels, including 8 years as a panelist and consultant for the National Endowment for the Arts to encourage the propagation of contemporary music. Among his honors and awards are ASCAP Composer Awards, three NEA Composer Fellowship Grants (two in the mid-1970s and one in the 1990s), a League-ISCM Commendation (1976), and a Prince Ranier de Monaco Composition Award (1961).

Scope and Content

Collection includes scores, recordings, documentation, and other media related to Stalvey's work as a composer, as well as an extensive collection of correspondence covering 1944-2005. It also includes press and programs relating to the Monday Evening Concerts (MEC) series and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) music programs that occurred during the years of Stalvey's directorship. In addition, the collection includes programs and correspondence relating to Stalvey's career as a composer, such as letters of inquiry, grant applications, and programs of performances of his work. Biographical and personal materials include Stalvey's writings on music (others' and his own), appointment books, diplomas, and master's thesis. Stalvey's career as an educator is documented in syllabi, lecture notes, lectures and score samples used in classes.
The controversy over LACMA's decision to eliminate its music programming (circa 2004) is documented in printed emails and news articles. Other items of interest include a laudatory letter from composer and pedagogue Nadia Boulanger, and correspondence between Stalvey and composers Conlon Nancarrow and Ernst Krenek.

Organization and Arrangement

>Collection is arranged in five series:
  1. Chronological, 1944-2005
  2. Biographical, 1944-2005
  3. Pedagogy, 1966-1984
  4. Composition, 1953-2005
  5. Media, 1960-2004

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Stalvey, Dorrance -- Archives
Stalvey, Dorrance -- Correspondence
Composers--United States--Archival resources.
Monday Evening Concerts of Los Angeles

Separated Material

Duplicate copies of bound scores of many of Stalvey's compositions were transferred to the UCLA Music Library.

Related Material

Related materials providing additional information on Monday Evening Concerts can be found in the following collections:
The first offers the complete programs of Stalvey's time as director of Monday Evening Concerts. The second includes concert programs and correspondence of Stalvey's predecessor at Monday Evening Concerts.

Container List

 

Series 1: Chronological 1944-2005

Scope and Content

This series consists primarily of correspondence and press items relating to Stalvey's work in three fields: concert production, composition, and education. Personal correspondence includes letters from Stalvey's first wife, Marilyn Stalvey (Igor Stravinsky's secretary in the 1960s), and correspondence with fellow composers as well as rental agreements from the architect Dion Neutra, Stalvey's longtime landlord. Many years include letters of award or rejection from various foundations. Stalvey’s move to Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) with Monday Evening Concerts (MEC) created friction between him and the MEC board, which is documented in correspondence and press. Of particular interest are letters from the composer and pedagogue Nadia Boulanger, composers Ernst Krenek and Conlon Nancarrow, and philanthropist and new music supporter Betty Freeman.

Organization and Arrangement

The chronological series maintains original order.
Box 1, Folder 1

1954-1965: News Items 1954-1965

Box 1, Folder 2

1955-1959: Correspondence 1955-1959

Box 1, Folder 3

1955-1965: Announcements 1955-1965

Box 1, Folder 4

1955-1965: Programs 1955-1965

Box 1, Folder 5

1960: Correspondence 1960

Box 1, Folder 6

1961: Correspondence 1961

Box 1, Folder 7

1961-1965: Reviews 1961-1965

Box 1, Folder 8

1962-1963: Correspondence: Includes letter from Nadia Boulanger 1962-1963

Box 1, Folder 9

1964: Correspondence 1964

Box 1, Folder 10

1965: Correspondence 1965

Box 1, Folder 11

1966: Correspondence 1966

Box 1, Folder 12

1966-1969: Announcements & Programs 1966-1969

Box 1, Folder 13

1967: Correspondence 1967

Box 1, Folder 14

1968: Correspondence 1968

Box 1, Folder 15

1969: Correspondence 1969

Box 1, Folder 16

1969-1970: Reviews & Programs 1969-1970

Box 1, Folder 17

1970: Announcements & News 1970

Box 1, Folder 18

1970: Correspondence 1970

Box 2, Folder 1

1971: Announcements & News 1971

Box 2, Folder 2

1971: Correspondence 1971

Box 2, Folder 3

1971: Reviews & Programs 1971

Box 2, Folder 4

1972: Correspondence 1972

Box 2, Folder 5

1972: News, Reviews, Programs 1972

Box 2, Folder 6

1973: Correspondence 1973

Box 2, Folder 7

1973: Reviews & Programs 1973

Box 2, Folder 8

1974: Announcements & News 1974

Box 2, Folder 9

1974: Correspondence 1974

Box 2, Folder 10

1974: Reviews & Programs 1974

Box 2, Folder 11

1975: Correspondence 1975

Box 3, Folder 1

1975: Announcements, Reviews, Programs 1975

Box 3, Folder 2

1976: Announcements & News 1976

Box 3, Folder 3

1976: Correspondence 1976

Box 3, Folder 4

1976: Reviews & Programs 1976

Box 3, Folder 5

1977: Announcements, Reviews, Programs 1977

Box 3, Folder 6

1977: Correspondence 1977

Box 3, Folder 7

1978: Announcements, Reviews, Programs 1978

Box 3, Folder 8

1978: Correspondence 1978

Box 3, Folder 9

1979: Correspondence 1979

Box 4, Folder 1

1979: Announcements, Reviews, Programs 1979

Box 4, Folder 2

1980: Announcements, Reviews, Programs 1980

Box 4, Folder 3

1980: Correspondence 1980

Box 4, Folder 4

1981: Announcements & Reviews 1981

Box 4, Folder 5

1981: Correspondence 1981

Box 4, Folder 6

1981: Programs 1981

Box 4, Folder 7

1982: Announcements, Reviews, Programs 1982

Box 4, Folder 8

1982: Correspondence 1982

Box 5, Folder 1

1983: NEA: reports on orchestras 1983

Box 5, Folder 2

1983: Announcements, Programs, Reviews 1983

Box 5, Folder 3

1983: Correspondence 1983

Box 5, Folder 4

1984: Announcements, Programs, Reviews 1984

Box 5, Folder 5

1984: Correspondence 1984

Box 5, Folder 6

1985: Announcements, Programs, Reviews 1985

Box 5, Folder 7

1985: Correspondence 1985

Box 5, Folder 8

1985: High Performance magazine, v. 31 1985

Box 5, Folder 9

1986: Correspondence 1986

Box 6, Folder 1

1987: Announcements, Programs, Reviews 1987

Box 6, Folder 2

1987: Correspondence 1987

Box 6, Folder 3

1987: February 1987 Connoisseur magazine: Betty Freeman article 1987

Box 6, Folder 4

1988: Announcements, Programs, Reviews 1988

Box 6, Folder 5

1988: Correspondence 1988

Box 6, Folder 6

1988: Legal Issues 1988

Box 6, Folder 7

1989: Announcements, Programs, Reviews 1989

Box 6, Folder 8

1989: Correspondence 1989

Box 6, Folder 9

1989: Stalvey Divorce (Dorrance and Marilyn) 1989

Box 6, Folder 10

1990: Announcements, Programs, Reviews 1990

Box 6, Folder 11

1990: Correspondence 1990

Box 7, Folder 1

1990: Salabert Correspondence and Contracts: 1975-1990 1990

Box 7, Folder 2

1991: Announcements, Reviews, Programs 1991

Box 7, Folder 3

1991: Correspondence 1991

Box 7, Folder 4

1992: Announcements, Reviews, Programs 1992

Box 7, Folder 5

1992: Correspondence 1992

Box 7, Folder 6

1993: Announcements, Reviews, Programs 1993

Box 7, Folder 7

1993: Correspondence 1993

Box 7, Folder 8

1994: Announcements, Reviews, Programs 1994

Box 7, Folder 9

1994: Correspondence 1994

Box 7, Folder 10

1995: Announcements, Reviews, Programs 1995

Box 7, Folder 11

1995: Correspondence 1995

Box 7, Folder 12

1996: Announcements, Reviews, Programs 1996

Box 7, Folder 13

1996: Correspondence 1996

Box 7, Folder 14

1997: Trip to Netherlands 1997

Box 8, Folder 1

1997: Announcements, Reviews, Programs 1997

Box 8, Folder 2

1997: Correspondence 1997

Box 8, Folder 3

1998: Correspondence 1998

Box 8, Folder 4

1999: Correspondence & Press 1999

Box 8, Folder 5

2000: Correspondence, Programs, Press 2000

Box 8, Folder 6

2001: Correspondence & Programs 2001

Box 8, Folder 7

2002: Programs & Press 2002

Box 8, Folder 8

2002: Correspondence 2002

Box 8, Folder 9

2002: Programs & Press 2002

Box 8, Folder 10

2003: Correspondence 2003

Box 8, Folder 11

2004-2005: Programs & Press 2004

Box 8, Folder 12

2005: Programs, Press, Memorial 2005

 

Series 2: Biographical 1944-2005

Scope and Content

This series includes documentation of Stalvey's life from childhood through his student and young professional years, a series of appointment books, and his personal writings and writings on music. Stalvey’s CV and worklists (lists of compositions) provide a thorough overview of his career. Files containing memorial documents, which include tributes from many Los Angeles new music luminaries, illustrate his impact on the Los Angeles music scene.

Organization and Arrangement

The biographical series is in chronological order, which begins again at the appointment books.
Box 8, Folder 13

Childhood & Youth 1940-1961

Box 26, Folder 3

Diplomas and Awards 1953-1961

Box 8, Folder 14

Master's Thesis: Bound & Typed 1955

Box 8, Folder 15

Master's Thesis: Handwritten 1955

Box 8, Folder 16

Writings: Stalvey on Music 1962-1992

Box 9, Folder 1

Writings: Stalvey Program Notes circa 1970-1991

Box 9, Folder 2

Travel to France 1976

Box 9, Folder 3

Oral History transcript 1983

Box 9, Folder 4

CV, Worklist, Performance List circa 1989-2002

Box 9, Folder 5

Memorials 2005

Box 9, Folder 10

LACMA vs. Dorrance Stalvey 2005

Box 9, Folder 6

Appointment Books: 1982-1983 1982-1983

Box 9, Folder 7

Appointment Books: 1984 1984

Box 9, Folder 8

Appointment Books: 1985 1985

Box 9, Folder 9

Appointment Books: 1986 1986

Box 10, Folder 1

Appointment Books: 1987 1987

Box 10, Folder 2

Appointment Books: 1988 1988

Box 10, Folder 3

Appointment Books: 1989 1989

Box 10, Folder 4

Appointment Books: 1990-1996 1990-1996

Box 10, Folder 5

Appointment Books: 2002-2003 2002-2003

Box 10, Folder 6

Address Books circa 1980s

Box 10, Folder 7

Monday Evening Concerts: repertoire binder 1971-1981

Box 10, Folder 8

Monday Evening Concerts: Photographs circa 1970-1990

 

Series 3: Pedagogy 1966-1984

Scope and Content

This series consists primarily of lectures, syllabi, and lecture notes for courses Stalvey taught at Immaculate Heart College (IHC). It also includes his drafts and proposals for the complete music curriculum at IHC, as well as promotional materials from the College.

Organization and Arrangement

The pedagogy series is in alphabetical order by topic.
Box 11, Folder 1

19th Century Orchestra Literature circa 1967

Box 11, Folder 2

20th Century Music Literature 1966-1968

Box 11, Folder 3

Beginning Clarinet 1961

Box 11, Folder 4

Classical Music Literature circa 1966-1968

Box 11, Folder 5

Counterpoint 1971

Box 11, Folder 6

Electronic Music 1971-1972

Box 11, Folder 7

Harmonic Analysis: Exams 1975-1976

Box 11, Folder 8

Harmonic Analysis: Notes & Scores 1975-1976

Box 11, Folder 9

Music Literature for Non-Majors: Introduction to Contemporary Music circa late 1960s

Box 11, Folder 10

Music Literature for Non-Majors: 19th and 20th Century, Lectures 1-7 1960

Box 11, Folder 11

Music Literature for Non-Majors: Syllabi, Lectures, Notes 1960-1967

Box 11, Folder 12

Orchestration circa 1960s

Box 11, Folder 13

Structural Analysis circa late 1960s

Box 11, Folder 14

Curriculum Proposals: Complete 1970-1978

Box 11, Folder 15

Curriculum Proposals: Drafts circa 1970s

Box 11, Folder 16

Immaculate Heart College Promotional 1970s and 1980s

 

Series 4: Composition 1953-2005

Scope and Content

This series includes Stalvey’s sketches and maps for works in progress, notes on errata for scores and recordings, and scores and instructions for the large multimedia pieces he made in the early 1970s. His compositions are in various media and forms: chamber, solo, vocal, orchestral, electronic, music-theater, multi-media, and dance, with performances of his works in over 20 countries. He was working on his first opera, Kursk, when he passed away and, although unfinished, there are plans for the performance.
Many of the scores have corresponding materials in the Media series, which may consist of archival performance recordings, tape parts for electroacoustic pieces, source material, interviews about the work, or wholly electronic works.
Contents of the score files vary; they may include pencil manuscripts, copyist vellum manuscripts, sketches, bound or printed scores, bound or printed parts, partial scores, drafts, and notes on the pieces.

Organization and Arrangement

The composition series is in chronological order in Box 13-18. Box 12 has its own chronological order.
Box 12, Folder 1

Jazz Charts unknown

Box 12, Folder 2

Tools & Maps circa 1960-1990

Box 12, Folder 3

Multimedia Lectures 1967-1970

Box 12, Folder 4

Visual Materials 1968-1970

Box 12, Folder 5

Let's Make A Tape 1970

Box 12, Folder 6

Whatever Happened To Me? 1970

Box 12, Folder 7

In Time And Not: Announcements & Reviews 1970-1972

Box 12, Folder 8

In Time And Not: Scores & Production Notes 1970-1972

Box 12, Folder 9

Rabbit Season 1974

Box 12, Folder 10

Corrections & Errata circa 1980-1995

Box 13, Folder 1

Motif and Improvisations 1953-1954

Box 13, Folder 2

Music for Jazz Group and Orchestra 1955

Box 13, Folder 3

Two Pieces for Wind Band and Percussion 1957

Box 13, Folder 4

Five Little Pieces 1957, revised 1977

Box 13, Folder 5

Classical Retrospective, Brief Passage, Five Little Pieces 1957-1986

Box 14, Folder 1

Song, for soprano and piano 1958

Box 14, Folder 2

String Trio 1959-1961

Box 14, Folder 3

Trio for Four 1960, revised 1978

Box 14, Folder 4

A Day Past (Music for Children) 1960, revised 1976

Box 14, Folder 5

Duo Pour Les Jeunes 1960

Box 14, Folder 6

Movements and Interludes 1964

Box 15, Folder 1

Duet to the Young 1964-1965

Box 15, Folder 2

Changes, Lullaby 1966

Box 15, Folder 3

Celebration - Sequent 1, Prime, Principium 1967-1977

Box 25, Folder 1

Celebration - Sequent 1 1973-1977

Box 15, Folder 4

Points, Lines, Circles 1968

Box 15, Folder 5

PLC-Abstract, PLC - Abstract-Plus, PLC - Fraction 1968-1982

Box 15, Folder 6

Conflicts 1970

Box 15, Folder 7

Togethers I 1970

Box 15, Folder 8

Togethers II 1970

Box 15, Folder 9

Togethers III 1970

Box 16, Folder 1

Celebration - Sequent II 1976

Box 16, Folder 2

Agathlon 1978

Box 16, Folder 3

Three Pairs and Seven 1979

Box 16, Folder 4

Happy Birthday 1980

Box 16, Folder 5

Celebration - Sequent IV 1980

Box 16, Folder 6

Mixed Gallery arranged 1980

Box 17, Folder 1

Jazz, ca. '53 1982

Box 17, Folder 2

Nancarrow Suite 1983

Box 25, Folder 2

Ex Ferus 1984

Box 17, Folder 3

Pound Songs 1985-1986

Box 17, Folder 4

Dualities 1987

Box 17, Folder 5

String Quartet 1989

Box 17, Folder 6

Exordium/Genesis/Dawn 1990

Box 18, Folder 1

Prevue 1999

Box 18, Folder 2

Requiem for a Dancer 1991, revised 2001

Box 18, Folder 3

Stream 2002

Box 18, Folder 4

Kursk: Pencil ms: Beginning- Act I, sc. 3 2005

Box 18, Folder 5

Kursk: Pencil ms: Act I, sc. 4- end 2005

Box 18, Folder 6

Kursk: Sketches 2005

Box 18, Folder 7

Fragments & Sketches (general) unknown

Box 26, Folder 1

Sketches and Precompositional Materials, 1/2 various

Box 26, Folder 2

Sketches and Precompositional Material, 2/2 various

 

Series 5: Media 1960s-2004

Restrictions on Access

Audio materials in this collection require advance notice for use. Use of audio material requires production of listening copies.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Formats include 5" reel, 10" reel (1/4" and 1" tape), cassettes, CDs, VHS, slides, and 16mm film, including promotional recordings, accompanying tracks to electroacoustic works, and source materials for electronic pieces.

Scope and Content

The media series includes archival recordings of performances of Stalvey's work or concerts organized by Stalvey, sound source recordings, electronic works, and tape or accompaniment parts for Stalvey's electroacoustic pieces. It includes film and slides for projection with multimedia pieces, and rehearsal footage of works Stalvey wrote for the Erick Hawkins Dance Company.

Organization and Arrangement

Series is arranged alphabetically by title or contents. Many items contain multiple titles and are arranged by first title listed.
Box 19, Folder 1

Abstract- Plus 1982

Scope and Content

Includes performance recording and accompanying tape part (master).
Cassette includes PLC-Extract.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Formats include 7" reel and cassette.
Box 19, Folder 2

Agathlon undated, 1978 September 11, 1979 October 28, 1991 April 4

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Formats include: 10" open reel, 7" open reel, VHS, cassette, and CD formats

Scope and Content

Contains performance and rehearsal tapes for Agathlon, written for the Erick Hawkins Dance Company and also performed as a concert work.
Gerhard Samuel, conductor Monday Evening Concerts ensemble Erick Hawkins Dance Company
Two of the items also contain the following titles: Togethers II and The Rabbit
Box 19, Folder 3

Arrangements and Orchestrations various

Scope and Content

cassette of big band and other arrangements.
Box 19, Folder 4

Bells-Water-Bells unknown

Scope and Content

Electronic piece. 7" reel.
Box 19, Folder 5

Celebration - Principium 1980

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Formats include 7" reel, 10" reel, and cassette.

Scope and Content

Performance recording of Celebration - Principium. Also includes Celebration - Sequent IV.
Box 19, Folder 6

Celebration - Sequent I 1973

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Formats include 7" reel (2), 10" reel (master), and cassette.

Scope and Content

Recordings from various performances of Celebration - Sequent 1.
Box 20, Folder 1

Celebration - Sequent II December 1, 1976

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes 7" reels (2) and 10" reels (2, one marked master). 7 1/2 ips.

Scope and Content

Multiple recordings of the same evening's performances of the piece Celebration - Sequent II along with Dorrance Stalvey interviews. Conductor is Gerhard Samuel. The piece was performed twice the same evening.
Box 22, Folder 2

Changes 1966

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

10" reel. 7 1/2 ips.

Scope and Content

Recording of multiple performances of the solo piano piece, Changes.
Box 20, Folder 2

Composer's Portrait Concert March 24, 1980

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

7" reel. 7 1/2 ips.

Scope and Content

Los Angeles Philharmonic and UCLA presentation of Dorrance Stalvey's music. Program enclosed.
Box 20, Folder 3

Ex Ferus 1982

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Formats include 7" reel, 10" reel, and cassette.
Box 20, Folder 4

Exordium/Genesis/Dawn 1990

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

cassette, 90 min.

Scope and Content

Performance of the piece Exordium/Genesis/Dawn by the New York New Music Ensemble.
Box 20, Folder 5

Fanfare and Celebration 1980

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Cassette, 60 min.

Scope and Content

Performance by the Monday Evening Concerts ensemble, Joel Thome, conductor.
Also contains Agathlon performance, MEC ensemble, Karl Kohn, conductor.
Box 20, Folder 6

First Tape Piece 1969

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

7" reel, 2 tracks. Recording at 7 1/2 ips and 15 ips.

Scope and Content

Recording of an early electronic work.
Box 20, Folder 7

Fitan 1971

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

10" reel, 1/2 track stereo, 15 ips.

Scope and Content

Two-channel tape piece.
Box 20, Folder 8

Happy Birthday unknown

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Cassette, 45 min.

Scope and Content

Dorrance Stalvey arrangement of Happy Birthday, performed by the Monday Evening Concerts ensemble and performed for Nicholas Slonimsky's birthday.
Box 20, Folder 9

In Time And Not 1970

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

10" reel (5 copies, including one marked master).

Scope and Content

Soundtrack to a mixed media performance written, designed, and directed by Stalvey.
One includes Togethers II.
Box 21, Folder 1

Interviews 3/3/1971

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

10" reel. 7 1/2 ips.

Scope and Content

Contains a Dorrance Stalvey interview on KUSC, with Harold Budd and Roger Kellaway.
Box 21, Folder 2

Let's Make A Tape 1970

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

7" reel. 7 1/2 ips.

Scope and Content

Tape part for a children's show at the Hollywood Bowl. Marked Tape 1, no known tape 2 in this collection.
Box 24, Folder 2

Miscellaneous 1969

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

10" reel, 1/4" and 1" tape.

Scope and Content

Recordings from 1969, small ensemble. Primarily labeled "Tone."
Box 21, Folder 3

Miscellaneous Arrangements 1950s

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

10" reel. 7 1/2 ips.

Scope and Content

Dorrance Stalvey arrangements, primarily of standards and primarily for big band. Includes "Fools Rush In" and "Pennies From Heaven."
Box 21, Folder 4

Miscellaneous Compositions, 1/2 1968

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

10" reel. 7 1/2 ips.

Scope and Content

Includes Togethers III and PLC-Extract (3 performances from 1968). Various performers and locations.
Box 21, Folder 5

Miscellaneous Compositions, 2/2 1950s and 1960s

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

10" reel. 7 1/2 ips.

Scope and Content

Multiple chamber works:
Five Little Pieces String Trio (2 performances) Duets for Children (2 performances) Points-Lines-Circles
Box 21, Folder 6

Miscellaneous Tape Pieces 1969-1970

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

10" reel. 7 1/2 ips and 15 ips.

Scope and Content

Multiple electronic works by Dorrance Stalvey:
First Piece Bells-Water-Bells December 17, 1969 Let's Make A Tape (includes contents of tapes 1 & 2)
Box 23, Folder 4

Modified material from radio and tapes unknown

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

10" reel.

Scope and Content

Reverberated tapes, material for Movements and Interludes, mixtures and reverberations.
Box 24, Folder 4

Monday Evening Concert 1990

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

7" reel.

Scope and Content

Partly unwound reel of concert performance by the Arditti Quartet, January 29, 1990. Program enclosed.
Box 21, Folder 7

Movements and Interludes 1964

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

7" reel (2), 10" reel and cassette.

Scope and Content

Both formats include a performance recording of the chamber piece Movements & Interludes. Cassette includes performance recording of String Trio as well.
Box 21, Folder 8

Mozart Quintet 1955

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

10" reel. 7 1/2 ips.

Scope and Content

Dorrance Stalvey, clarinet. Mozart, Quintet in A Major, K. 581, and Gen Parchman, Trio for clarinet, violin, and cello. Both performances from spring 1955, and thus likely part of Stalvey's master's program in clarinet performance.
Box 21, Folder 9

Nancarrow Suite 1983

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Cassette (3).

Scope and Content

Includes two copies of a performance by the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, William Kraft, conductor. Some include Piece for Wind Band and Percussion, by USC Wind Orchestra, Robert Wojciak, conductor. Other Stalvey arrangements.
Box 24, Folder 5

Piece for Wind Band and Percussion 1957

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

7" reel.

Scope and Content

Performance of Piece for Wind Band and Percussion by the USC Wind Ensemble.
Box 21, Folder 10

Piano Collection 1986

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Cassette. 60 min.

Scope and Content

Piano works by Dorrance Stalvey, collected into a suite. Delores Stevens, piano.
Five Little Pieces Classical Retrospective Brief Passage Jazz: ca '53
Box 21, Folder 11

PLC- Abstract 1968-1972

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Formats include cassette and 7" reel.

Scope and Content

Performances of PLC-Abstract for bass or bass with tape. One 7" reel is marked "alternate version." One performance by Stefano Scodanibbio.
Some include PLC- Extract.
Box 21, Folder 12

PLC- Extract 1968-1970

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

7" reel. 7 1/2 ips.

Scope and Content

Multiple performance recordings of PLC- Extract, for clarinet (or clarinet with tape).
Box 21, Folder 13

Points-Lines-Circles 1968

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

7" reel (2) and 10" reel. 7 1/2 ips.

Scope and Content

Performance recordings of this chamber work. Includes an alternate version. 7" reel includes Fitan as well.
Box 21, Folder 14

Pound Songs 1985

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Cassette (2).

Scope and Content

Performance recordings of Pound Songs for soprano and ensemble. Syracuse Society for New Music, Neva Pilgrim, soprano. Monday Evening Concerts program.
Box 22, Folder 1

Procession and Light Dance 1970

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Cassette

Scope and Content

Multiple 2-channel tape pieces
Box 22, Folder 3

Rabbit Season 1974

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

10" reels (2), 7" reel, 16mm film.

Scope and Content

Source material for soundtrack, music track, complete soundtrack.
Box 22, Folder 4

Requiem for a Dancer 1991, revised 2001

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

CD

Scope and Content

Musical contents not indicated.
Box 24, Folder 3

Sketches, Ex Ferus unknown

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

7" reel.

Scope and Content

Preliminary version of Ex Ferus. Tape marked faulty.
Box 21

Slides 1971

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Folder (3) of slides

Scope and Content

Images of composers, scores, and paintings, presumably used as projections during Monday Evening Concerts.
Box 22, Folder 5

Source materials c. 1970s and 1980s

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

10" reel (5)

Scope and Content

Source material for tape parts for Togethers I, Togethers II, Togethers III. Miscellaneous source materials. Water and percussion sounds.
Box 22, Folder 6

Stalvey interview 4/8/1990

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

VHS tape, Sony, 90 min.

Scope and Content

Dorrance Stalvey interview, and LACMA 25th anniversary video.
Box 22, Folder 7

Stalvey master CD 11/8/01

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

CD

Scope and Content

Musical contents not indicated; disc marked "For duplication."
Box 22, Folder 8

String Quartet 1989

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

CD and cassette.

Scope and Content

Two performances by the Parisii Quartet.
Box 23, Folder 1

Three Pairs and Seven 1978

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Formats include 7" reel (6), 10" reel (2 with 1/4", 1 with 1"), cassette, and CD.

Scope and Content

Versions include trombone and piano, tape part only, processed piano part, tape part encoded master, unprocessed piano part.
Box 23, Folder 2

Togethers I 1970

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

CD

Scope and Content

Togethers I.
Box 23, Folder 3

Togethers II 1970

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

CD (2), 16mm film (b&w).

Scope and Content

Togethers II, and percussion tape part.
Box 23, Folder 4

Togethers III 1970

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

7" reel, 10" reel, CD (2), cassette.

Scope and Content

Performance and tape parts for Togethers III. Togethers II and Points-Lines-Circles also included. Monday Evening Concerts performance, October 19, 1970.
Box 24, Folder 1

Togethers series 1970

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

10" reel (3), cassette (2).

Scope and Content

Includes tape parts for the series, also Three Pairs and Seven.
Box 22, Folder 9

Unlabeled reel unknown

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

10" reel.

Scope and Content

Contents unknown, possibly blank.
Box 24, Folder 2

Whatever Happened To Me? 1970

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

10" reel.

Scope and Content

Full track mix for multimedia piece, 7 1/2 ips.