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Box 1-16

Scores

Scope and Content

Most of the scores in the collection are composed by Ralf. The series is arranged by the title of the work.
Box 1, Folder 1

A Day in Santa Barbara: 1st California Suite for Orchestra- transparent parts: violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, harp, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, & percussion

Box 1, Folder 2

A Day in Santa Barbara: 1st California Suite for Orchestra- parts of the orchestra: piano, clarinet, oboe, flute, bassoon, & horn

Box 1, Folder 3

A Day in Santa Barbara: 1st California Suite for Orchestra- piano score

Box 1, Folder 4

A Day in Santa Barbara: 1st California Suite for Orchestra- master score

Box 1, Folder 5

A Day in Santa Barbara: 1st California Suite for Orchestra- transparent master score

Box 1, Folder 6

Alt- Wiener Vignetten Suite for Orchestra- transparent master score

Box 1, Folder 7

Alt- Wiener Vignetten Suite for Orchestra- master score

Box 2, Folder 6

Attar of Life- master ochestra score with narration (3 copies)

Box 2, Folder 5

Attar of Life- piano & voice score

Box 2, Folder 4

Attar of Life- prelude to the poems

Box 2, Folder 3

Attar of Life- master orchestra score without narration

Box 2, Folder 2

Attar of Life- master of the parts

Box 2, Folder 1

Attar of Life- master orchestra score

Box 18, Folder 2

Ballet Phantastique Suite Symphonique- piano score

Box 3, Folder 1

Berceuse for Small Orchestra- master score

Box 3, Folder 2

Berceuse for Small Orchestra- transparent master score

Box 3, Folder 3

Berceuse for Small Orchestra- violin & piano score

Box 3, Folder 4

Berceuse for Small Orchestra- piano & conductor score

Box 3, Folder 5

Berceuse for Small Orchestra- transparent parts: violin, viola, cello, & harp

Box 3, Folder 6

Berceuse for Small Orchestra- parts of the orchestra: bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, & bassoon

Box 3, Folder 7

Berceuse Petite Serenade for Solo Violin & Small Orchestra- master score

Box 3, Folder 8

Berceuse Petite Serenade for Solo Violin & Small Orchestra- transparent master score

Box 3, Folder 9

Berceuse Petite Serenade for Solo Violin & Small Orchestra- violin & piano score

Box 3, Folder 10

Berceuse Petite Serenade for Solo Violin & Small Orchestra- solo violin part

Box 3, Folder 11

Berlin 1964 Suite for Orchestra (2 copies)

Box 3, Folder 12

Berlin 1964 Suite for Orchestra- transparent master score

Box 3, Folder 13

Berlin 1964 Suite for Orchestra- parts of the orchestra: violin I, violin II, viola, cello, & bass

Box 3, Folder 14

Berlin 1964 Suite for Orchestra- parts of the orchestra: flute, oboe, clarinet, & bassoon

Box 4, Folder 1

Berlin 1964 Suite for Orchestra- parts of the orchestra: harp, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, tympani, & percussion

Box 4, Folder 2

Berlin 1964 Suite for Orchestra- transparent parts of the orchestra: violin, viola, cello, bass, horn, & percussion

Box 4, Folder 3

Boulauge [There I Am]

Box 16, Folder 1-2

Brothers Arise Cantata- master score: mezzo soprano, narrator, mixed chorus, & orchestra

Box 16, Folder 3

Brothers Arise Cantata- parts of the orchestra: mezzo soprano, narrator, mixed chorus, & orchestra

Box 4, Folder 4

Bulgarian Rhapsody for Orchestra- master score

Box 4, Folder 5

Bulgarian Rhapsody for Orchestra- parts of the orchestra

Box 18, Folder 3

Chagrin D'Amour Serenata

Box 4, Folder 6

Coliseum March- parts of the orchestra: violin, viola, cello, & bass

Box 4, Folder 7

Coliseum March- parts of the orchestra: flute, piccolo, oboe, clarinet, & bassoon

Box 4, Folder 8

Coliseum March- parts of the orchestra: saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, bass tuba, timpani, & drums

Box 4, Folder 9

Concerto for Pianoforte and Orchestra- master score

Box 18, Folder 13-24, Box 18, Folder 30

Diverses und Skizzen [Various sketches]

Scope and Content

1. La Violetta
2. [ In the Forest Close to the Front] by Blatner, translated from Russian
3. Christmas Carols sketches
4. Pastorale
5. Brandenburgische Suite
6. Rhapsodie- ufr violine und orchester
7. Wasservasen
8. Wiegenlied
9. Valse Russe- Russisches Trinklied/Sehnsucht nachder Heimat
10. Cornet Von Rilke
11. Zauberspiegel
12. Two Openings
Box 5, Folder 1

Drei Argentinische Episoden for Orchestra- master score

Box 5, Folder 2

Drei Argentinische Episoden for Orchestra- transparent master score

Box 5, Folder 3

Drei Argentinische Episoden for Orchestra- transparent parts of the orchestra: violin, viola, cello, & bass

Box 5, Folder 4

Drei Argentinische Episoden for Orchestra- transparent parts of the orchestra: flute, oboe, clarinet, & basson

Box 5, Folder 5

Drei Argentinische Episoden for Orchestra- transparent parts of the orchestra: horn, trumpet, trombone, tympani, percussion, & harp

Box 5, Folder 6

Drei Argentinische Episoden for Orchestra- piano score

Box 18, Folder 24

Ein Volk Erwacht

Box 5, Folder 7

Erinnerrungen An Altosterreich

Box 18, Folder 4

Es Lebe Der Walzer: Walzer-Intermezzo- piano/conductor score

Box 5, Folder 8

Fama Brandenburgica Suite for Orchestra- master score (2 copies)

Box 5, Folder 9

Fama Brandenburgica Suite for Orchestra- transparent master score

Box 5, Folder 10

Fama Brandenburgica Suite for Orchestra- parts of the orchestra: violin, viola, cello, & bass

Box 5, Folder 11

Fama Brandenburgica Suite for Orchestra- parts of the orchestra: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, & harp

Box 5, Folder 12

Fama Brandenburgica Suite for Orchestra- parts of the orchestra: horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, glockenspiel, tenor drum, & cymbals

Box 5, Folder 13

Fama Brandenburgica Suite for Orchestra- transparent parts of the orchestra: vioiln, viola, cello, & bass

Box 6, Folder 1

Fantasie-Scherzo for Piano Solo and Orchestra- master score

Box 18, Folder 25

Fantasie Uber Eine Hebraische Melodie

Box 15, Folder 1-4

Film Music

Box 6, Folder 2

Full Speed Ahead [Volle Kraft Voraus] Concert Overture- master score (2 copies)

Box 6, Folder 3

Full Speed Ahead [Volle Kraft Voraus] Concert Overture- transparent master score

Box 6, Folder 4

Full Speed Ahead [Volle Kraft Voraus], The Way of A Ship- piano score

Box 6, Folder 5

Full Speed Ahead [Volle Kraft Voraus] Concert Overture- parts of the orchestra: violin, viola, cello, & bass

Box 6, Folder 6

Full Speed Ahead [Volle Kraft Voraus] Concert Overture- parts of the orchestra: flute, oboe, clarinet, & bassoon

Box 6, Folder 7

Full Speed Ahead [Volle Kraft Voraus] Concert Overture- parts of the orchestra: horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, timpani, & percussion

Box 6, Folder 8

Full Speed Ahead [Volle Kraft Voraus] Concert Overture- transparent parts of the orchestra: violin, viola, cello, bass, percussion, & horn

Box 7, Folder 1-10

Haiku Poetry

Scope and Content

During the 1970s, Marilyn Lingle Wilhelm, founder and director of the Wilhelm School in Houston, Texas, had her students write Haiku poems. The poems were later compiled into a book called Haiku Poetry-A Children's Collection Volume I by the Franklin Press. The students' work received international attention when it was added to a traveling exhibit sponsored by the Los Angeles Natural History Museum and the California Museum of Science and Industry. Subsequently, Wilhelm asked Richard Ralf if he could set some of the Haiku poems to music so that they could be sung at the exhibition opening in Los Angeles. Ralf created music for eleven of the Haiku poems which were performed by the children's choir and small orchestra of the Dixie Canyon Elementary School in Sherman Oaks, California. Even President Richard Nixon got involved and served as Honorary Chairman for the event. The subseries includes correspondence, mostly from Wilhelm to Ralf regarding his work with the project, receipts for his work, a certificate of copyright for the music, and newspaper clippings about the ordeal. The titles of the works are The Wind Blows My Hair, Friendly Clouds, Rainy, Rainy Day, Puddle to Puddle, Warm Summer-Sunday, Such a Pretty Day, Buzz-Buzz-Buzz, Sad, Sad Insect, Warm and Sunny Day, Green Body, Black Tail,and Morning Sun.
Box 7, Folder 1

Haiku poetry- correspondence & article clippings

Box 22, Folder 38

Haiku poetry- programs, correspondence, & photographs 1974

Box 7, Folder 2

Haiku poetry created by the children at Wilhelm School- master score (3 copies) 1970-1974

Box 7, Folder 3

Haiku poetry created by the children at Wilhelm School- transparent master score

Box 7, Folder 4

Haiku poetry created by the children at Wilhelm School- piano score

Box 7, Folder 5

Haiku Poetry created by the children at Wilhelm School- parts of the orchestra: violin, viola, cello, & bass

Box 7, Folder 6

Haiku Poetry created by the children at Wilhelm School- parts of the orchestra: flute, oboe, clarinet, & bassoon

Box 7, Folder 7

Haiku poetry created by the children at Wilhelm School- parts of the orchestra: harp, percussion, & choir

Box 7, Folder 8

Haiku poetry created by the children at Wilhelm School- transparent parts of the orchestra: violin, viola, cello, & bass

Box 7, Folder 9

Haiku poetry created by the children at Wilhelm School- transparent parts of the orchestra: flute, oboe, clarinet, & bassoon

Box 7, Folder 10

Haiku Poetry created by the children at Wilhelm School- transparent parts of the orchestra: harp, percussion, & choir

Box 7, Folder 11

In Den Steppen Der Mandschurei

Box 18, Folder 5

Infatuation Valse- intermezzo for piano, violin, cello, & bass

Box 7, Folder 12

Jazz & Waltz sketches

Box 8, Folder 1

Joyous Journey with music from the Marathon Film: Give And Take- conductor score

Box 8, Folder 2

Joyous Journey with music from the Marathon Film: Give And Take- transparent parts of the orchestra: violin, viola, cello, & bass

Box 8, Folder 3

Joyous Journey Suite- parts of the orchestra: violin, viola, cello, & bass

Box 8, Folder 4

Joyous Journey Suite- parts of the orchestra: flute, oboe, clarinet, & bassoon

Box 8, Folder 5

Joyous Journey Suite- parts of the orchestra: saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, & tuba

Box 8, Folder 6

Joyous Journey Suite- parts of the orchestra: percussion, timpani, harp, & piano

Box 8, Folder 7

Joyous Journey Suite- transparent parts of the orchestra: violin, viola, cello, & bass

Box 18, Folder 26

Kanons und Fugen

Box 8, Folder 8

Marathon Cinema Music- conductor score

Box 8, Folder 9

Marathon Cinema Music- parts of the orchestra: violin, viola, cello, & bass

Box 8, Folder 10

Marathon Cinema Music- parts of the orchestra: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, & saxophone

Box 9, Folder 1

Marathon title music: Five Miles West- piano conductor score

Box 9, Folder 2

Marches & Gallops

Box 9, Folder 3

Marches, Gallops, & Paso Dobles (Sold To Jack)

Box 9, Folder 4

Mexican Folklore

Box 9, Folder 5

Mysterious Patrol- parts of the orchestra: violin, viola, cello, & bass

Box 9, Folder 7

Nordic Nights Suite for Orchestra

Box 9, Folder 6

Mysterious Patrol- parts of the orchestra: piano/conductor, flute, oboe, piccolo, saxophone, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion, & harp

Box 18, Folder 6

Nachtliche Heerschau-Charakterstuck- piano/conductor score

Box 18, Folder 27

Neu-Bearbeitung Zauberspiegel

Box 9, Folder 8

Overlands and Oceans March (Uber Lander und Meere)- orchestra score

Box 10, Folder 1

Overlands and Oceans March (Uber Lander und Meere)- parts of the orchestra

Box 18, Folder 7

Olympia-Sieger Marsch- piano score

Box 10, Folder 1

Perpetual Motion (Immer in Eile)- complete corrected scores

Box 17, Folder 1

Pictures of Mexico (Bilder Aus Mexico) Suite for Orchestra- master score (3 copies)

Box 17, Folder 2

Pictures of Mexico (Bilder Aus Mexico) Suite for Orchestra- transparent master score

Box 17, Folder 3

Pictures of Mexico (Bilder Aus Mexico) Suite for Orchestra- parts of the orchestra: violin I & violin II

Box 17, Folder 4

Pictures of Mexico (Bilder Aus Mexico) Suite for Orchestra- parts of the orchestra: viola, cello, & bass

Box 17, Folder 5

Pictures of Mexico (Bilder Aus Mexico) Suite for Orchestra- parts of the orchestra: flute, piccolo, oboe, english horn, clarinet, bassoon, & contra bassoon

Box 17, Folder 6

Pictures of Mexico (Bilder Aus Mexico) Suite for Orchestra- parts of the orchestra: horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion, harp, piano, & celeste

Box 17, Folder 7

Pictures of Mexico (Bilder Aus Mexico) Suite for Orchestra- transparent parts of the orchestra

Box 18, Folder 9

Rococo Suite X: Nach Alten Meistern

Box 18, Folder 8

Roehr's Film Illustration: Valse Scene Lugubre/ Prelude Dramatique- piano/conductor score

Box 10, Folder 2

Romantic Suite

Box 10, Folder 3

Rumanian Legend- orchestra score

Box 10, Folder 4

Rumanian Legend- parts of the orchestra

Box 10, Folder 5

Rumanian Legend- transparent parts of the orchestra

Box 11, Folder 1

Salute In Memory To Lena Kenin- orchestra score & parts of the orchestra

Box 11, Folder 2

Sao Paolo Brasilianische Marsch

Box 18, Folder 10

Scenes Indiennes (Bilder Aus Indien) Suite In 4 Satzen- piano/conductor score

Box 18, Folder 11

Simba Exotische Overture

Box 18, Folder 28

Sonate fur Violine u. Klavier

Box 11, Folder 3

Songs sketches

Box 11, Folder 4

South of The Rio Grande Suite for Orchestra

Box 11, Folder 5

Spanische Lustepiel Ouverture- master score

Box 12, Folder 1

Spanische Lustepiel Ouverture- parts of the orchestra

Box 12, Folder 2

Spanische Lustepiel Ouverture- transparent parts of the orchestra

Box 12, Folder 3

Suite in Ancient Style- master score: brass ensemble, harp, & percussion

Box 12, Folder 24

Suite in Ancient Style- parts of the orchestra: brass ensemble, harp, & percussion

Box 12, Folder 5

Suite in Classical Style- master score: special orchestra

Box 12, Folder 6

Suite in Classical Style- parts of the orchestra: special orchestra

Box 12, Folder 7

Suite in Classical Style- transparent parts of the orchestra: special orchestra

Box 18, Folder 29

Streich-Quartett in F

Box 13, Folder 1, Box 16, Folder 4

Symphonic Songs- master score

Box 13, Folder 2

Symphonic Songs- parts of the orchestra

Box 13, Folder 3

The Astronauts March

Box 13, Folder 4

The Silver Flute Serenade- parts of the orchestra: flute & violin

Box 13, Folder 5

The Way of A Ship - Tempest And Arrival In New York

Box 13, Folder 6

Three American Burlesques- piano and orchestra

Box 18, Folder 12

Tonmeister Mosaiken

Box 14, Folder 3

Tonmeister Mosaiken Valse Pathetique for Orchestra- parts of the orchestra

Box 14, Folder 1

Two Dances

Box 14, Folder 5

Uralter

Box 14, Folder 2

Valse Pathetique for Orchestra- master score

Box 14, Folder 4

Vier Lyricsche Stuecke for Orchestra

Box 14, Folder 6

Zwei Satze Aus Suite [Ballet Transcendenta]

Box 14, Folder 7

Zwei Serbische Taenze for Orchestra

Box 18, Folder 1

1001 Nacht Suite de Ballet Orientale- piano/conductor score

Box 19-21

Audio Recordings

Scope and Content

The series includes records and audio tapes, mostly of Ralf's works.
Box 19

A Day in Santa Barbara, Reveries At The Fireplace, The Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin (2 copies)

Scope and Content

A Day In Santa Barbara: 1st California Suite For Orchestra
1. Sunrise And Daybreak
2. In The Mission Garden
3. La Fiesta Time
4. Moonlight On The Montecito Beach
Reveries At The Fireplace - Lyric Suite For Orchestra
1. On A Spring Morning...
2 When We Fell In Love
3. After A Summer Night...
4. When We Said Good-Bye!
The Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin
Box 19

A Day in Santa Barbara: 1st California Suite for Orchestra by Richard Ralf

Scope and Content

1. Sunrise And Daybreak
2. In The Mission Garden
3. La Fiesta Time
4. Moonlight On The Montecito Beach
Box 19

A Day in Santa Barbara: 1st California Suite for Orchestra Elegy

Scope and Content

California Suite For Orchestra By Richard Ralf
1. Sunrise And Daybreak
2. In The Mission Garden
3. La Fiesta Time
4. Moonlight On The Montecito Beach
Box 21

A Day in Santa Barbara: 1st California Suite for Orchestra

Box 21

Argentine Episodes

Box 19

1. Berceuse 2. Petite Serenade

Box 19

Compositions for Orchestra- Side II 1. Bulgarian Rhapsodie 2. Old Russian Reminiscens (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. Bulgarien Rhapsodie
2. Old Russian Reminiscens by Boulanger-Ralf
Box 19

Dreams at the Fireplace - Lyric Suite by Richard Ralf

Box 20

Elegie

Box 20

French Impressions Suite (3 Parts) 1957 June 26

Scope and Content

1. At A Cloister Ruine
2. In A Old Rococo Chateau
3. The Old Host Road
Box 21

Microgroove

Box 21

Overture to a Spanish Comedy

Box 21

Picture of Mexico - Suite for Orchestra by Richard Ralf (2 copies)

Scope and Content

1. To The Virgin of Guadalupe
2. Sounds From Village At Twilight
3. Music Everywhere, Marachies, Bands and Hurdy Gurdies
4. Sunset At Acapulco
5. Fiesta Night
Box 20

Psalm No. 8 by Richard Ralf and sung by Alfred Toigo 1955 July 14

Box 21

Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, French Impressions Suite

Scope and Content

Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin
French Impressions Suite
1. At A Cloister Ruine
2. In A Old Rococo Chateau
3. The Old Host Road
Box 20

Rumanian Legend/Jewish Lullaby/Fantasie

Box 19

Silvery Night/Bulgarian Rhapsodies

Box 21

South of The Rio Grande - Suite for Orchestra by Richard Ralf

Scope and Content

1. Adelita
2. Cancione Amoroso
3. Musica A La Plaza
4. Danza
Box 21

The Give And Take- composed and conducted by Richard Ralf, performed with members of the Volkswagenwerk Symphony Orchestra from the Marathow TV Newsreel Production (2 copies)

Box 20

Umschritte von RIAS Berlin for Mr. Richard Ralf

Box 20

Umspielung Take 1-10

Box 20

Umspielung: von Rias

 

Correspondence

Scope and Content

Most of the letters are in German.
Box 22, Folder 1

Apollo Verlag 1960-1961

Box 22, Folder 2

Auf grosser Fahrt 1936 January 27

Box 22, Folder 3

Der Bayerische Rundfunk 1963

Box 22, Folder 4

Karlsruhe Film 1935 December 11

Box 22, Folder 5

Reede, Julius 1964

Box 22, Folder 6

SFB- Sender Freies Berlin 1960-1965

Box 22, Folder 7

Shaindlin, Jack 1962

Box 22, Folder 8

Symphonic Songs- includes programs and article clippings, 1969

Box 22, Folder 9

Union- Verlag Heinz Boninghausen 1960-1962

Box 22, Folder 10

Walter, Fried 1965

Box 22, Folder 11

Miscellaneous letters undated

Physical Description: 3 letters
Box 22, Folder 12-13

Photographs circa 1933-1955

Scope and Content

The series includes photographs of Richard Ralf conducting, writing music, and performing at the Capitol Theater in Berlin. There are also head shots of Ralf and photos of him seated with a woman [wife?].
 

Printed Materials

Scope and Content

The series includes article clippings, biographical information about Ralf, The Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, programs, and reviews of Ralf's work. Most of the materials are in German.
 

Article Clippings circa 1930s-1972

Box 22, Folder 14

Capitol-Vorfuhrung in Front Der Film 1932 September 17

Box 22, Folder 15

Der Mann, den sein Gewissen trieb Der Film 1932 November 19

Box 22, Folder 16

Der Tonfilmkomponist hat das Wort: Gemeinschaftsarbeit von Kunst und Technik Lich-Bild Buhne 1934 May 7

Box 22, Folder 17

German newspaper articles about Ralf circa 1930s

Box 22, Folder 18

Kleines Abenteur ein Spiel um Johann Staub im Fersehsender Deutsche Theater-Zeitung 3 1941 August

Box 22, Folder 19

Liebesparade- advertisment circa 1930

Box 22, Folder 20

San Diego Symphony 1970-1972

Box 22, Folder 21

Tonfilmsteurern ist eine Kunst Beiblatt zum Film-Kurier undated

Box 22, Folder 22-23

Biographical information about Ralf circa 1955

 

Books

Box 22, Folder 24

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians by Nicolas Slonimsky

Box 22, Folder 25

Film List- Schmidt-Boelke's Musikaufstellung zu dem Prometheus Film: Der lebende Leichnam undated

Box 22, Folder 26

Film List- Tonfilm-Abrechung fur die Zeit vom 1.4 bis 1935 September 30

Box 22, Folder 27

Hofmeisters Orchester Bibliothek- Leipzig publisher's catalog

Box 22, Folder 28

Manuscript- Kleiner Katechismus der Freimaurerei Erster Teil: Lehrlingsgrad

Box 22, Folder 29

Price List- Bavaria Musikstudio 1970

Box 22, Folder 30

Press Comments- Pressestimmen uber Ein Volk erwacht Sinfonisher Prolog von Richard Ralf circa 1938

 

Programs 1940-1945

Box 22, Folder 31

Gaupropagandaamt u. NS Gemeinschaft Kraft durch Freudte Beschwingte Musik with Ralf's Fantasie Appassionata 1942 January 4

Box 22, Folder 32

Sinfonie Konzert for Stadtisches Orchester Neustrelitz 1945 November 7

Box 22, Folder 33

Sonder-Konzert at Kursaal Bad Bruckenau with Richard Ralf's Capriccio Appassionato 1940 August 8

Box 22, Folder 34

Symphonie-Orchester Graunke 1945

 

Reviews 1936-1942

Box 22, Folder 35

Die Grosschiffahrtsstrasse Rhein-Main-Donau 1936

Box 22, Folder 36

Fantasie Appassionata 1942 January 5

Box 22, Folder 37

Review of Sonderkonzert des staatlichen Kurorchesters Bad Bruckenau of Wurzburger General Anzeiger article 1940 August 13