Inventory of the Frederick Zech collection, 1858-1926

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Inventory of the Frederick Zech Collection, 1858-1926

Collection number: ARCHIVES ZECH 1

The Music Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Contact Information

  • Music Library
  • 240 Morrison Hall
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
  • Phone: (510) 642-2623
  • Fax: (510) 642-8237
  • Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
  • URL: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MUSI/
Processed by:
John A. Emerson
Date Completed:
March 1984
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Frederick Zech Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1858-1926
Collection number: ARCHIVES ZECH 1
Creator: Zech, Frederick, 1858-1926
Extent: Number of containers: 10 boxes
Repository: The Music Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Donor:

Gift from Mrs. Juanita Benson, San Francisco, on February 16, 1984.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Music Library.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frederick Zech collection, ARCHIVES ZECH 1, The Music Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Biographical Notes

Frederick Zech, born in Philadelphia, spent most of his career in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Scope and Content

The collection includes (Boxes 2-10) both scores, and instrumental and voice parts, for a wide variety of compositions. In addition (Box 1) there is found a photograph and biographical sketch of Mr. Zech by Oliver Hyde, a large scrapbook of programs, music reviews, and related articles, and a small scrapbook of newspaper reviews.
Remarks: The correspondence of Frederick has been deposited with the California Historical Society, San Francisco, by Mrs. Benson.

List of Contents

Container List

Box Box 1 , item 1.

One folder containing a studio photograph of Mr. Zech.

item 2.

One large scrapbook with a red cover containing music reviews, programs, and other articles pertaining to Mr. Zech dating November, 1882 -December, 1883; January, 1889; March, 1894; April, 1898-1900; and, a miscellaneous collection of other materials.

item 3.

One small scrapbook (a notebook bearing the title "Compositions") of newspaper reviews dating October, 1902 -February, 1903, and bears the handwritten inscription "Zech Symphony Concerts 1902 San Francisco, Cal."

item 4.

One folder containing four music programs by William F. Zech, Frederick's brother, dating April 21, 1909, December 8, 1914, and May 20, 1924.

item 5.

One folder containing a biographical sketch of Frederick Zech, Jr., by Olive Hyde entitled "An American Composer of the West."

List of Musical compositions in manuscript

 

Part I: Operas.

Box Box 2 , item 6.

La paloma: The Cruise of the Excelsior, in three acts.

Scope and Content Note

Full orchestral score with some drafts and sketches.

Dated: San Francisco, 1896.

468 numbered leaves. Ink.
Box Box 3 , item 7.

Wa-Kin-Yon: The Red Man (The Tale of the Passing).

Scope and Content Note

Grand opera in three acts.

Full orchestra score and sketches and drafts to Act 3.

Libretto by Mary Fairweather-Widemann.

One large volume bound in red leather with 649 numbered pages.

Explicit: "San Francisco, California July 18th, 1914. Fine."

Summary of the plot and a list of characters (second preliminary leaf).

One folder containing the libretto of Act 3 with corrections and additions.
 

Part II: Symphonic Poems.

Box Box 4 , item 8.

Eve of St. Agnes: Symphonic Poem for Grand Orchestra.

Scope and Content Note

On the poem of John Keats.

Two full orchestra scores with 136 numbered pages.

Set of 34 instrumental parts. Ink.

Inscription: "San Francisco. Cal. 1892."

Added date 1903 (p. 70).
item 9.

Lamia: Symphonic Poem for Grand Orchestra.

Scope and Content Note

On the poem of John Keats.

Two full orchestra scores with 170 numbered pages.

Set of 46 instrumental parts. Ink.

Explicit: "Ross Valley, Marin Co., Cal. July, 1899."
Box Box 5 , item 10.

The Raven: Symphonic Poem for Grand Orchestra.

Scope and Content Note

On the poem of Edgar Allan Poe.

Three full orchestra scores with 165 numbered pages.

One partial score of loose leaves.

Set of 48 parts. Ink.

Dated: December, 1892 / 1918.
item 11.

Terrae motus: Symphonic Poem. San Francisco, April 18, 1906, Before, During, and After.

Scope and Content Note

Full orchestra score with 56 numbered leaves.

No date. Ink.
item 12.

The Wreck of the Hesperus: Symphonic Poem for Grand Orchestra.

Scope and Content Note

On the poem of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Two full orchestra scores with 100 numbered pages.

Set of 42 orchestra parts. Ink.

Dated: San Francisco, Cal., August, 1903.
 

Part III: Symphonies.

Box Box 6 , item 13.

Symphony no. 2 (c minor). Four movements.

Scope and Content Note

Full orchestra score with 119 numbered pages.

Ink.

Explicits: April-September, 1885, San Francisco, Cal.
item 14.

Symphony no. 3 (f minor). Four movements.

Scope and Content Note

Full orchestra score with 170 numbered pages.

Ink.

Explicit: 1883, San Francisco, Cal., 1229 Bush Str.
item 15.

Symphony no. 4 ("Sinfonia California") (C major). Four movements.

Scope and Content Note

Full orchestra score with 162 numbered pages.

Ink.

Explicits: July-October, 1893, San Francisco.
item 16.

Symphony no. 5 ("Madrone") (b minor). Four movements.

Scope and Content Note

Full orchestra score with 132 numbered pages. Ink.

One folder containing drafts and sketches, about 90 pages. Ink.

Remarks: The date and place have been erased from the score in several places. There are no dates in the drafts.
 

Part IV: Concertos.

Box Box 7 , item 17.

Concerto for piano and orchestra no. 2 (c minor). Three movements.

Scope and Content Note

Full orchestra score with 128 numbered pages.

Ink.

Dated: 1883,San Francisco, Cal., 1229 Bush Str. (Pine Str.).
item 18.

Concerto for piano and orchestra no. 3 (A major). In 3 movements.

Scope and Content Note

Full orchestra score with 146 numbered pages.

Ink.

Dated: San Francisco, Cal., May, 1893.
item 19.

Concerto for piano and orchestra no. 4 (B b minor). In 4 movements.

Scope and Content Note

Full orchestra score with 126 numbered pages.

Ink.

Dated: Ross Valley, Marin, Co., Cal., July 7, 1896.
item 20.

Concerto for violin and orchestra (B b major). Three movements.

Scope and Content Note

Violin principale only with 12 numbered pages.

Ink.

No date or place.

The orchestra score and the parts are lacking.
item 21.

Concerto for violoncello and orchestra (a minor). Three movements.

Scope and Content Note

Reduction for piano and cello.

Piano part, 27 pp. Cello part, 7 pp.

Dated: Shneeberg in Saxony, October, 1907. Also, San Francisco, Cal., 1907.

The full score and the parts are lacking.
 

Part V: Other orchestra works.

Box Box 7 , item 22.

Concert Ouverture für Grosse Orchester (a minor).

Scope and Content Note

Full orchestra score with 47 numbered pages.

Ink.

Dated: May, 1882,Berlin.
item 23.

Introduction and Fugue for Orchestra (e minor).

Scope and Content Note

Full orchestra score with 23 numbered pages.

Set of 28 parts.

Ink.

Dated: July, 1881, Berlin. Reworked April, 1894, San Francisco, Cal.
item 24.

Larghetto für Orchester (G major).

Scope and Content Note

Full orchestra score with 37 numbered pages.

Ink.

Dated: August, 1881.No place.
item 25.

Menuetto für Orchester (C major).

Scope and Content Note

Full orchestra score with 21 numbered pages.

Ink.

Dated: May, 1881.No place.
 

Part VI: Chamber Music.

Box Box 8 , item 26.

Quintet ("Californicum"), for piano, violin 1 and 2, viola and cello. In four movements.

Scope and Content Note

Score with 86 numbered pages.

Set of 4 parts (violin 1 and 2, viola, and cello).

Ink.

Dated: July, 1903, San Francisco, Cal.
item 27.

String Quartet (no. 1) ("Sans Souci"). in four movements.

Scope and Content Note

Score with 43 numbered pages.

Two sets of parts (the second set lacks the cello part).

Ink.

Dated: Ross Valley, Marin Co., Cal. June 22, 1897.
item 28.

String Quartet no. 2. In four movements.

Scope and Content Note

Score with 49 numbered pages.

Set of parts.

Dated: 1902.
item 29.

String Trio ("Sequoia"), for piano, violin, and cello. In 4 movements.

Scope and Content Note

Two scores with numbered 30 and 31 numbered pages.

One violin part only (7 pp.).

Ink.

No place. No date.
item 30.

Sonata, for clarinet and piano (A major).

Scope and Content Note

Score with 25 numbered pages.

No parts.

Ink.

No place. No date.
item 31.

Sonata, for clarinet and piano no. 1 (Bb major).

Scope and Content Note

Score with 22 numbered pages.

Clarinet part (7 pp.).

Ink.

Dated: May, 1897. No place.
item 32.

Sonata, for flute and piano (Bb major). In 3 movements.

Scope and Content Note

Score with 24 numbered pages.

Draft score with 30 numbered pages.

Part (13 pp.).

Ink.

Dated: 1 906. The name of the place is erased, but it seems to read "1018 N. Commerce Str., Stockton, Cal."
item 33.

Sonata (no. 1), for violin and piano. In 4 movements.

Scope and Content Note

Score in 56 numbered pages.

Violin part (12 pp.).

Violin part (4 pp.) for the Finale only. The music is different the other violin part.

Ink.

Dated: San Francisco, May, 1895.
item 34.

Sonata no. 2, for violin and piano. In three movements.

Scope and Content Note

Two scores, each with 26 numbered pages.

Violin part, 3 copies.

Ink.

Dedication: "To Misses Florence and Olive Hyde."

Dated: September, 1898. No place.
Box Box 9 , item 35.

Sonata no. 3, for violin and piano ("Hesperus"). In four movements.

Scope and Content Note

Score in 25 numbered pages.

Part (8 pp.).

Ink.

Dated: June, 1899.

Remarks: The name of the composer, date and place have been erased from the score, but are retained on the part.
item 36.

Sonata for violoncello and piano. In four movements.

Scope and Content Note

Score with 25 numbered pages.

No cello part.

Ink.

Dedication: "To L. Van Der Mehden, Jr."

Dated: April, 1897, Ross Valley, Marin Co., Cal.
item 37.

Wedding March, for violin, violoncello, and piano.

Scope and Content Note

Score (version 1) for violin, cello, and piano (2 pp.).

Score (version 2) for viola, cello, and piano (1 leaf).

Violin part (1 leaf); cello part (1 leaf).

Dated: June 14, 1911.
item 38.

Polish Dance (G major), for violin and piano.

Scope and Content Note

Score with 4 numbered pages.

Part (1 leaf). Ink.

No date.No place.
item 39.

Polish Dance (D major), for violin 1-2, viola, violoncello, and bass.

Scope and Content Note

Set of 6 parts (6 leaves). Ink.

No score.

No date. No place.
item 40.

Sul G (G major), for violin and piano.

Scope and Content Note

Score with 2 numbered pages.

Violin part (also contains other pieces) (2 leaves).

Ink.

Dated: August, 1898; published 1907.
 

Part VII: Works for piano.

Box Box 9 , item 41.

Theme, eleven variations, and presto (A major), for 2 pianos.

Scope and Content Note

Score with 18 numbered pages.

Ink.

Dated: San Francisco, Cal., July, 1895.
item 42.

A collection of five pieces for piano.

Scope and Content Note

Ink.

Remarks: Item 1 forms part of the published Sieben Charakterstucke, op. 42, published 1907.
 

1. Valse gracieuse. Dated March, 1895.

 

2. Polish Dance. Dated April 2, 1895.

 

3. Etude. Dated: April, 1895.

 

4. Barcarolle. Dated April, 1895.

 

5. Berceuse. Dated: April 27, 1895.

item 43.

Four Pieces for Piano-Forte, opus 38.

Scope and Content Note

Two copies of each score.

Ink.

Remarks: Item 2 was published separately in 1898.

Inscription: San Francisco, Cal., 1229 Bush Str.
 

1. Wldeinsamkeit. Dated: March, 1895.

 

2. Slumber Song. Dated: March, 1895.

item 44.

Two Pieces for Piano-Forte, opus 3.

Scope and Content Note

Ink.

Dedication: To Mrs. G. H. Einselen.

Place: 1229 Bush Str., San Francisco. No date.
 

1. Romanze.

 

2. Menuet.

item 45.

Four pieces for piano.

Scope and Content Note

Ink.

Dedication: To Miss F. E. Breckenridge.

Score: 14 pages.

Remarks: Included in the folder is an arrangement of item 1 for violin 1-3, cello, and piano.

No place. No date.
 

1. Twilight. Published as op. 42:2.

 

2. Menuet gracieuse. Labeled op. 40:2.

 

3. Cradle Song. Labeled op. 42

 

4. Impromptu. Label op. 38:4.

item 46.

Humoreske.

Scope and Content Note

Labeled op. 40:2.

Two copies of the score (3 pp.).

Ink.

Dated: August, 1898.
item 47.

Polish Dance (a minor).

Scope and Content Note

Labeled op. 36:3.

Two copies of the score (3 pp.).

Ink.

Dated: March 1, 1891.
item 48.

Polish Dance (E major).

Scope and Content Note

Labeled op. 36:2.

Two copies of the score (3 pp.).

Ink.

No date.No place.
item 49.

Polish Dance (f minor).

Scope and Content Note

Score (3 pp.). Two copies.

Ink.

Dated: August, 1898.
item 50.

Polish Dance (c sharp minor).

Scope and Content Note

Two copies of the score (3 pp.).

Labeled: opus 36:4.

Ink.

Dated: 1908. No place.
item 51.

Prelude (b flat minor).

Scope and Content Note

Two copies of the score (3 pp.).

Labeled: opus 40:1.

Place: San Francisco, Cal., 1229 Bush Str. No date.
item 52.

Rising Moon.

Scope and Content Note

Two copies of the score (3 pp.).

Ink.

Dedication: To Dr. Harry L. Tevis.

Dated: December, 1908. San Francisco (printed on paper).
item 53.

Valse Allemange.

Scope and Content Note

Score (2 pp.).

Ink.

Dated: June, 1909. No place.
item 54.

Thema und Variationen (Theme and 8 variations).

Scope and Content Note

Score with 10 numbered pages.

Ink.

No place. No date.
item 55.

Theme and 10 variations.

Scope and Content Note

Score with 7 numbered pages.

Ink.

Dated: October, 1890. No place.
 

Part VIII: Choral Works.

Box Box 9 , item 56.

The Absent Sailor, Grand Concert Aria for Mezzo Soprano and Grand Orchestra.

Scope and Content Note

Full orchestra score with 19 numbered pages.

Words by Alfred A. Wheeler.

Ink.

Dated: 1883. No place.
item 57.

Drei Lieder für Maennerchor.

Scope and Content Note

Choral score with 12 numbered pages.

Words by Korner.

Ink.

Dated: September, 1881. No place.
item 58.

Zwei Lieder für Gemischen Chor.

Scope and Content Note

Choral score with 11 numbered pages.

Ink.

Dated: September, 1881.
item 59.

Lobet den Herrn, for mixed voices and piano.

Scope and Content Note

Score with 28 numbered pages.

Ink.

Dated: November, 1881. No place.
item 60.

Benedictus qui venit in nomini Domini, for mixed chorus.

Scope and Content Note

Score, The pp. are numbered 338-47.

Ink.

Remarks: The "Benedictus" is followed by a Fugue for organ (F Major).

The name of the composer, the date, and the place are lacking.
 

Part IX: Songs for voice and piano.

Box Box 10 , item 61.

A collection of 19 songs.

Scope and Content Note

Score with 40 numbered pages.

Ink with added expression marks in pencil. Texts in German.

No place. No date. The name of the composer is lacking.
item 62.

A collection of 6 songs (opus 35: 1-6).

Scope and Content Note

Score with 11 numbered pages.

Ink. Texts in German.

No place. No date.
item 63.

A collection of 5 songs.

Scope and Content Note

Score with 9 numbered pages.

Ink. Texts in German.

No place. No date.The name of the composer is lacking.
item 64.

A collection of 4 songs.

Scope and Content Note

Score with 8 numbered pages.

Ink. Texts in German.

No place. No date.
item 65.

A collection of 4 songs. Arranged for male chorus.

Scope and Content Note

Score with 8 numbered pages.

Ink. Texts in German.

Inscription: Dem Arion von San Francisco gewidmet. Vier Lieder fur Mannerchor.

Dated: December, 1901,San Francisco, Cal.
item 66.

Four Songs for one female voice.

Scope and Content Note

Score with 11 numbered pages.

Ink. Texts in German.

Dated: 1880.No place.
item 67.

A collection of 3 songs.

Scope and Content Note

Score with 7 numbered pages.

Ink. Texts in German.

Words by Oskar Schonfelder.

Dated: Schneeberg, (Germany), 30 Jan. 1881.
item 68.

Abenlied (Nocturno), opus 39:3.

Scope and Content Note

Score (4 pp.).

Arranged for string orchestra.

Ink.

No place. No date.
item 69.

Auf!

Scope and Content Note

Score (2 pp.).

Ink.

No place. No date.
item 70.

The Brook and the Wave.

Scope and Content Note

Score (2 copies) with 6 numbered pages.

Text by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Ink.

No place. No date.
item 71.

Dreams.

Scope and Content Note

Score (1 leaf).

Pencil draft.

No place. No date. The name of the composer is lacking.
item 72.

Du bist so still, so sinnig.

Scope and Content Note

Score (2 copies) with 7 numbered pages.

Ink.

No place. No date.
item 73.

Erwachen.

Scope and Content Note

Score (1 leaf).

Ink.

No place. No date. The name of the composer is lacking.
item 74.

Es wird nicht immer (?).

Scope and Content Note

Score with 5 numbered pages.

Ink.

No place. No date. The name of the composer is lacking.
item 75.

Fruhling.

Scope and Content Note

Score with 2 numbered pages.

Ink.

No place. No date. The name of the composer is lacking.
item 76.

Mein Herz ist wie die dunkle Nacht.

Scope and Content Note

Score with 5 numbered pages.

Text by Emanuel Geibel. 1815-84.

Ink.

Dedicated: Fraulein Schonfelder (later Mr. Zech's wife).

Dated: September, 1880.No place.
item 77.

Mondenlied.

Scope and Content Note

Score (1 leaf).

Ink.

No place. No date. The name of the composer is lacking.
item 78.

Neues Leben.

Scope and Content Note

Score with 3 numbered pages.

Ink.

No place. No date. The name of the composer is lacking.
item 79.

The Night is Still.

Scope and Content Note

Score with 3 numbered pages.

Draft in ink.

Remarks: Added to page 3 is a song entitled "Bacchus" (incomplete).

No place. No date. The name of the composer is lacking.
item 80.

Nun knospt es (incomplete).

Scope and Content Note

Score with 2 numbered pages.

Ink.

No place. No date. The name of the composer is lacking.
item 81.

A Prayer.

Scope and Content Note

Score (1 leaf).

Ink.

No place. No date. The name of the composer is lacking.
item 82.

Rise of the Moon.

Scope and Content Note

Score (1 leaf).

Ink.

English and German texts.

No place. No date.The name of the composer is lacking.
item 83.

Sage es doch!

Scope and Content Note

Score with 4 numbered pages.

Ink.

No place. No date. The name of the composer is lacking.
item 84.

A Song of April.

Scope and Content Note

Score (1 leaf).

Ink.

No place. No date. The name of the composer is lacking.
item 85.

Wirf ab die Sorgen.

Scope and Content Note

Score (1 leaf).

Ink.

No place. No date. The name of the composer is lacking.
item 86.

Cradle Song.

Scope and Content Note

Score (1 leaf).

Ink.

Text by J. B. Aldrich.

Dated: December, 1900.No place.
item 87.

Requiem "Come heart of mine."

Scope and Content Note

Score (1 leaf).

Ink. Draft.

No place. No date.
item 88.

A collection of 5 songs.

Scope and Content Note

Score (7 pages).

Draft in ink and pencil.

No place. No date.The name of the composer is lacking.
 

Part X: Sketches and drafts of musical compositions.

Box Box 10 , item 89.

One (1) folder containing 12 separate leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Several inscriptions bear notice:
 

1. "String Quartette 'Shady Hill'"--no music, only the title page.

 

2. A leaf bearing the inscription "End of Act II."

 

3. A leaf with the song text "Leichte Wolken zieh'n."

 

4. A leaf beginning "Introduction to first movement b. minor."

 

5. A piece for piano (untitled) which may not be by Mr. Zech.

 

Part XI: Musical exercises in counterpoint and fugue.

Box Box 10 , item 90.

One (1) folder containing 7 pieces with 13 leaves.

 

1. Fugue dated 15 October 1881.

 

2. Rudiments of counterpoint with exercises dated October 1881.

 

3. Two pages with fugue subjects dated November, 1880.

 

4. Fugue subjects, development sections, etc. (no date).

 

5. A complete fugue in G major (no date).

 

6. A piece titled "Orgelpunkt--Organpoint." Complete (no date).

 

7. A piece titled "Canon." Incomplete (no date).

 

Part XII: Miscellaneous.

Box Box 10 , item 91.

One (1) folder containing the libretto of the Vineyard in 3 acts by Mary Fairweather.

Scope and Content Note

78 numbered leaves. No date.