Finding aid of the Howard Brubeck Papers

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Finding aid of the Howard Brubeck Papers

Collection number: MSS 43

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University of the Pacific Library

Stockton, California
Processed by:
Processed by Shan Sutton and Vue Thao
Date Completed:
2004
Encoded by:
Michael Wurtz
© 2007 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Howard Brubeck papers
Dates: 1948-1987
Collection number: MSS 43
Creator: Brubeck, Howard, 1916-1993
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Dept. of Special Collections
Stockton, California 95211
Abstract: The collection consists primarily of musical scores by Howard Brubeck. Several files of documents are also in the collection, including letters from Howard Brubeck to Dave and Iola Brubeck concerning various projects in 1961 and 1962.
Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Preferred Citation

Howard Brubeck papers. MSS 43. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library.

Biography / Administrative History

Howard Brubeck was a noted composer of classical and jazz works. He was the older brother of Dave Brubeck, one of the most well known musicians of the 20th century. Howard was born in Concord, California on July 11, 1916. He graduated from San Francisco State College in 1938, and went on to study composition at Mills College with Darius Milhaud, Domenico Brescia, and Margaret Pall. Howard received a master's degree from Mills College in 1941. He held a variety of academic positions throughout the 1950s, including assistant to Professor Milhaud at Mills College, Head of the Composition Department at San Diego State College, and Chairman of the Music Department at Palomar College. Howard continued to write a broad range of compositions throughout his adult life, including the California Suite and Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony Orchestra. He was also the official transcriber of Dave Brubeck's works. Howard Brubeck died in Escondido, California on February 16, 1993.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists primarily of musical scores by Howard Brubeck. Compositions include California Suite, Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony Orchestra, Centenary Overture, and Symphonic Movement. Several files of documents are also in the collection, including letters from Howard Brubeck to Dave and Iola Brubeck concerning various projects in 1961 and 1962.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into two series: I. Miscellaneous Documents and Audio Tapes; II. Musical Scores.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Brubeck, Dave
Brubeck family
Composers - United States
Jazz music - United States
Classical music |- United States


Container List

 

Series I: Miscellaneous Documents and Audio Tapes

 

Box 1

 

1.1: Clippings, 1948-1987

 

1.2: Correspondence, 1961-1962

 

1.3: Biographical Material, no date

 

1.4: Concert Program for California Suite by San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, no date

 

1.5: Publication: Modern Music, no date

 

1.6: Notes on Dialogues, no date

 

1.7: Reel-to-Reel Audio Tapes:

Scope and Content Note

Overture to The Devil's Disciple, San Diego Symphony conducted by Robert Shaw, Composed by Howard R. Brubeck. August 10, 1954. Summer Song, Theme in Gb, Northern California Honors Orchestra, Oakland, January 18, 1959. Coriolan Overture, Op. 62 (Beethoven); Concerto Grosse, Op. 6, No. 4 (Corelli); Centennial Overture (Howard Brubeck); Symphony No. 4 in G Major (Dvorak). Civic Youth Orchestra, Lawrence K. Christianson directing, Hoover Auditorium, June 4, 1960. Centenary Overture (Howard Brubeck); No. 2, 1st movement (Brahms), San Diego Civic Youth Orchestra, June 2, 1963. Three Madrigals for Woodwind Quintet (Howard Brubeck),Composers Forum, San Francisco, ca.1949
 

Series II: Musical Scores

 

Box 2

 

2.1: California Suite For Orchestra, no date

 

2.2: California Suite: Master for Score and String Parts, no date

 

2.3: California Suite: Bass Drum, no date

 

2.4: California Suite: 1st Bassoon, no date

 

2.5: California Suite: 2nd Bassoon, no date

 

2.6: California Suite: Contra Bass, no date

 

2.7: California Suite: Cello, no date

 

2.8: California Suite: 1st Clarinet in Bb, no date

 

2.9: California Suite: 2nd Clarinet in Bb, no date

 

2.10: California Suite: Cymbals, no date

 

2.11: California Suite: 1st Flute, no date

 

2.12: California Suite: 2nd Flute, no date

 

2.13: California Suite: 1st Horn in F, no date

 

2.14: California Suite: 2nd Horn in F, no date

 

2.15: California Suite: 3rd Horn in F, no date

 

2.16: California Suite: 4th Horn in F, no date

 

2.17: California Suite: 1st Oboe, no date

 

2.18: California Suite: 2nd Oboe, no date

 

2.19: California Suite: Timpani, no date

 

2.20: California Suite: 1st Trombone, no date

 

2.21: California Suite: 2nd Trombone, no date

 

2.22: California Suite: 1st Trumpet in Bb, no date

 

2.23: California Suite: 2nd Trumpet in Bb, no date

 

2.24: California Suite: Tuba, no date

 

2.25: California Suite: Viola, no date

 

2.26: California Suite: 1st Violin, no date

 

2.27: California Suite: 2nd Violin, no date

 

2.28: California Suite: For Orchestra, no date

 

Box 3

 

3.1: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony: Master Score, no date

 

3.2: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony: Bass, no date

 

3.3: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony: Bass, no date

 

3.4: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony: 1st Bassoon, no date

 

3.5: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony: Cello, no date

 

3.6: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony: Cello, no date

 

3.7: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony: 2nd Clarinet, no date

 

3.8: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony: 1st Flute, no date

 

3.9: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony: 1st Horn, no date

 

3.10: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony: 1st Oboe, no date

 

3.11: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony: Percussion, no date

 

Box 4

 

4.1: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony: 1st Trombone, no date

 

4.2: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony: 1st Trumpet, no date

 

4.3: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony: Tuba, no date

 

4.4: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony: Viola, no date

 

4.5: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony: Viola, no date

 

4.6: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony: 1st Violin, no date

 

4.7: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony: Violin I, no date

 

4.8: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony: 2nd Violin, no date

 

4.9: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony: Violin II, no date

 

Box 5

 

5.1: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony: II Andante-Ballad, no date

 

5.2: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony: Full Score (3 copies), no date

 

5.3: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony: For Jazz Combo and Orchestra, no date

 

5.4: Brandenburg Gate (3 copies), no date

 

5.5: Overture to The Devil’s Disciple: Master Score, no date

 

5.6: The Gardens of Versailles: All Instruments, no date

 

5.7: The Gardens of Versailles (no date):

Scope and Content Note

Bassoon I Clarinet I, II in Bb Flute I, II Horn I, II in F Oboe I, II Percussion Timpani Trombone I, II Trumpet I, II
 

5.8: Centenary Overture: Master Score, no date

 

5.9: Centenary Overture:

Scope and Content Note

Bass Bassoon I, II Cello Clarinet I, II in Bb Flute I, II Horns in F Oboe I, II Percussion Timpani Trombone Trumpets in Bb Viola Violin I, II
 

Box 6

 

6.1: Symphonic Movement (no date):

Scope and Content Note

Bass Bassoon I, II Cello Clarinet I in Bb Clarinet II Flute I French Horn I-IV in F Oboe I, II Percussion Piccolo-Flute II Timpani Trumpet I-III in Bb Trombone I-III Tuba Viola Violin I, II
 

6.2: Symphonic Movement: Bass, no date

 

6.3: Symphonic Movement: Bassoon I, no date

 

6.4: Symphonic Movement: Bassoon II, no date

 

6.5: Symphonic Movement: Cello, no date

 

6.6: Symphonic Movement: Clarinet I, no date

 

6.7: Symphonic Movement: Clarinet II, no date

 

6.8: Symphonic Movement: Flute I, II, no date

 

6.9: Symphonic Movement: Horn I, no date

 

6.10: Symphonic Movement: Oboe I, no date

 

6.11: Symphonic Movement: Oboe II, no date

 

6.12: Symphonic Movement: Percussion, no date

 

6.13: Symphonic Movement: Picolo- Flute II, no date

 

6.14: Symphonic Movement: Timpani, no date

 

6.15: Symphonic Movement: Trombone I, no date

 

6.16: Symphonic Movement: Trumpet I, no date

 

6.17: Symphonic Movement: Tuba, no date

 

6.18: Symphonic Movement: Viola I, no date

 

6.19: Symphonic Movement: Violin I, no date

 

6.20: Symphonic Movement: Violin II, no date

 

6.21: Elizabethan Suite: (no date)

Scope and Content Note

Voices Cello Clarinet Flute Organ Piano Violin
 

Box 7

 

7.1: Daphne, no date

 

7.2: Notes on Daphne, no date

 

7.3: Gb Theme, no date

 

7.4: Tamale, no date

 

7.5: Alleluia (Thesis): Mills College, 1941. Corbata for Soprano Solo, Mixed Chorus and Orchestra, 1941

 

7.6: Color Counterpoint, no date

 

7.7: A Christmas Carol: Playbook (2 copies), no date

 

7.8: Three Sketches for Piano, no dateent: Flute I, II, no date

 

7.9: Five Short Pieces for Piano, no date

 

7.10: Ginger Keeps Busy, no date

 

7.11: Evening, no date

 

7.12: There’ll Always Be A Christmas Tree, no date

 

7.13: Saturday Kisses, no date

 

7.14: The Dolly in the Window, no date

 

7.15: Dark River, no date

 

7.16: Serendipity, no date

 

7.17: Halfway to Heaven, no date

 

7.18: Wind (He’s Boss), no date

 

7.19: Prelude for Two Violins and Piano: 1st and 2nd Violins, no date

 

7.20: Three Preludes, no date

 

7.21: No title, April 21, 1964

 

7.22: Six Pieces for Woodwind Quintet, 1978