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Finding Aid for the Levin (Alvin Irving) Collection of music manuscripts , 1950-1997
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Dramatic Works

 

My Ivory Tower

Box 1, Folder 1

My Ivory Tower. Act 1. Manuscript full score, pencil masters.

Box 1, Folder 2

My Ivory Tower. Act 2. Manuscript full score, pencil masters.

Box 1, Folder 3

My Ivory Tower. Cantata: Song of Praise. Manuscript full score, pencil masters.

Box 1, Folder 4

My Ivory Tower. Act 3, Part 1. Manuscript full score, pencil masters.

Box 1, Folder 5

My Ivory Tower. Act 3, Part 2. Manuscript full score, pencil masters.

Box 2, Folder 1

My Ivory Tower. Act 1. Full score, photocopy of ms. masters.

Scope and Content Note

My Ivory Tower, a Modern Greek Epic Drama in Three Acts, for Narrator, Orchestra and Chorus (1995-1998). Full score, spiral bound, with introductory essay ("General Comments and Program Notes"). Subtitle also given as "a Multimedia Extravaganza in Three Acts". Subtitle of Act Two: Bacchanalian Orgy. Also: Cantata: Song of Praise, for Chorus, Organ and Orchestra, to be performed between Acts Two and Three. 6 spiral bound volumes.
Box 2, Folder 2

My Ivory Tower. Act 2, Part 1. Full score, photocopy of ms. masters.

Box 2, Folder 3

My Ivory Tower. Act 2, Part 2. Full score, photocopy of ms. masters.

Box 2, Folder 4

My Ivory Tower. Cantata: Song of Praise. Full score, photocopy of ms. masters.

Box 2, Folder 5

My Ivory Tower. Act 3, Part 1. Full score, photocopy of ms. masters.

Box 2, Folder 6

My Ivory Tower. Act 3, Part 2. Full score, photocopy of ms. masters.

Box 5, Folder 2

My Ivory Tower. Sketches. Ms., pencil.

Box 11, Folder 1

My Ivory Tower. Part 1. Sketches. Ms., pencil.

Box 11, Folder 2

My Ivory Tower. Ballet, Part 2. Sketches. Ms., pencil.

Box 12, Folder 1

My Ivory Tower. Act 3, Part 1. Sketches. Ms., pencil.

Box 12, Folder 2

My Ivory Tower. Act 3, Part 2. Sketches. Ms., pencil.

Box 12, Folder 3

My Ivory Tower. Song of Praise. Sketches. Ms., pencil.

Box 12, Folder 4

My Ivory Tower (published text). By Alvin Irving Levin. Los Angeles: House-Warven, 1950.

Scope and Content Note

Publisher's edition. Copy no. 997 of 1000.
 

Happy Land

Box 8, Folder 1

Happy Land (Musical). Full score. Photocopy of ms., 2 spiral bound volumes.

Box 9, Folder 1

Happy Land. Piano vocal score. Ms., pencil.

 

A Tale of Two Planets

Box 9, Folder 2

A Tale of Two Planets (Musical). Act One, Part 1. Photocopy of ms. full score.

Box 10, Folder 1

A Tale of Two Planets. Act One, Part 2. Photocopy of ms. full score.

Box 10, Folder 2

A Tale of Two Planets. Act Two, Part 1. Photocopy of ms. full score.

Box 10, Folder 3

A Tale of Two Planets. Act Two, Part 2. Photocopy of ms. full score.

 

Choral Works

 

The Song of Hiawatha

Box 4, Folder 1

The Song of Hiawatha (1993-1994). Photocopy of ms., spiral bound.

Scope and Content Note

"Symphonic Fantasy Ballet in Five Movements for Orchestra and Chorus."
Box 13, Folder 5

The Song of Hiawatha (1993-94), symphonic fantasy ballet in five movements. Full score. Ms., pencil.

Scope and Content Note

For orchestra and chorus.
 

Beat! Beat! Drums!

Box 4, Folder 3

Beat! Beat! Drums! Tone Poem for male chorus and brass (1984). Full score, ink, spiral bound.

Box 7, Folder 1

Beat! Beat! Drums! (Drum Taps, text by Walt Whitman). Full score. Ms., pencil.

 

Hymn to the United Nations

Box 7, Folder 2

Hymn to the United Nations (1991). Full score. Ms., pencil.

Scope and Content Note

For chorus and orchestra.
Box 7, Folder 3

Hymn to the United Nations (1991). Full score. Photocopy of the above, spiral bound.

Scope and Content Note

For chorus and orchestra.
 

Confirmation Cantata

Box 13, Folder 4

Confirmation Cantata (1959). Ms., pencil.

 

Symphonic Music

 

Introspection

Box 3, Folder 1

Introspection, for Symphony Orchestra (1997). Ms. full score, pencil masters.

Box 3, Folder 2

Introspection, for Symphony Orchestra (1997). Spiral bound photocopy of the above.

Box 3, Folder 3

Introspection, for Symphony Orchestra (1997). Ms. short score (sketches), pencil.

 

Violin Concerto

Box 3, Folder 4

Concerto in A Minor, for Violin and Orchestra (1997). Ms. full score, pencil masters.

Box 3, Folder 5

Concerto in A Minor, for Violin and Orchestra (1997). Spiral bound photocopy of the above.

Scope and Content Note

"To Itzhak Perlman."
Box 3, Folder 6

Concerto in A Minor, for Violin and Orchestra (1997). Final sketches. Ms., pencil.

 

Song of the Earth

Box 4, Folder 2

Song of the Earth: a psychological tone poem. Full score, ink, bound.

Box 13, Folder 3

Song of the Earth, a psychological tone poem (1950). Short score. Ms., pencil.

 

North Hollywood: Metamorphosis

Box 4, Folder 4

North Hollywood: Metamorphosis; a symphonic suite for orchestra (1996). Photocopy of ms., spiral bound.

Box 5, Folder 1

North Hollywood: Metamorphosis; a symphonic suite for orchestra (1996). Draft of full score, pencil.

 

Symphony for Strings

Box 6, Folder 1

Symphony for Strings (1965). Sketches. Ms., pencil.

Box 6, Folder 2

Symphony for Strings (1965). Full score. Ozalid, spiral bound.

 

Chamber Music and Songs

Box 13, Folder 1

We are not alone. Music, research, files, clippings.

Box 13, Folder 2

Venu Te Deum, for violin and piano (1951). Score and part. Ms., ink.