Finding Aid for the F. Marion Ralston Collection of Musical Compositions, ca. 1920-1931

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Finding Aid for the F. Marion Ralston Collection of Musical Compositions, ca. 1920-1931

Collection number: 5

UCLA Library, UCLA Library Special Collections



University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • University of California, Los Angeles, Library
  • UCLA Library Special Collections, Room A1713
  • Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Phone: (310) 825-4988
  • Fax: (310) 206-1864
  • Email: speccoll-paging@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www2.library.ucla.edu/specialcollections/performingarts/index.cfm
Processed by:
UCLA Library Special Collections staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: F. Marion Ralston Collection of Musical Compositions,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1920-1931
Collection number: PASC-M 5
Origination: Ralston, F. Marion (Frances Marion), 1875-
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. UCLA Library Special Collections
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Shelf location: Held at SRLF; use MC5320706 for paging purposes.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Use Restriction

Copyright has not been assigned to the UCLA Library Special Collections. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Music Librarian for Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of UCLA Library Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], F. Marion Ralston Collection of Musical Compositions, PASC-M 5, UCLA Library Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

Access Points

Ralson, F. Marion (Frances Marion), 1875- Archives.
Women composers--United States--Archival resources.
Music Manuscripts.

Biography

Frances Marion (Fanny) Ralston was born on Jan. 7, 1875 in St. Louis, MO; studied at the New England Conservatory with Arthur Foote, Percy Goetschius, Fannie Payne, Nellie Strong Stevenson, Richard S. Poppen and Ernest R. Kroeger; also studied under Adolf Weidig in Chicago and under Carl Faelten in Boston; gave a recital of her own compositions at St. Louis in 1896; served as director of the music dept. at Central College, Lexington, MO for two years and of the Music School of Rockford College, IL for nine years; compositions include Sonata Spirituel, Scotch Idyll, Winter, Impressions at Wellesley, Song without Words, and Three Little Waltzes; published Reflections of a Musician (c1920); she died on Feb. 5, 1952 in Arcadia, CA.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of manuscripts, ozalid masters and copies, and published sheet music of musical compositions. Titles include: Orientales for the Piano; Impressions at Wellesley ; Five Tone Poems for Violin, Cello, and Piano; The Awakening; Anthem; The Sea; Sonata no. 2 for Violin and Piano ; Rhapsodie for Piano and Orchestra; and Saul : an Oratorio .

Container List

Box 1

Orientales for the Piano (sheet music) Set of six; first item missing. Published by Clayton F. Summy Co., Chicago, 1920.

Box 1

Impressions at Wellesley: A Set of Piano Pieces (sheet music) Set of six. Published by Clayton F. Summy Co., Chicago, 1920.

Box 1

Bubbles/Dancing Leaves/Morning and the Lark/The Old Mill/White Clouds (sheet music for the piano) Published by Breitkopf Publications, Inc., New York, 1927.

Box 1

Five Tone Poems for Violin, Cello and Piano Manuscript in ink (in bound spiral manuscript book). Full score and parts. Contents: Reverie/Unrest/Dream of Love/Grief/Ecstasy.

Box 1

The Awakening: Quintette (Women's Quartette and Cello) Manuscript in ink; violoncello part. Also, sheet music (published by Schroeder & Gunther); score for women's voices and violoncello.

Box 1

Anthem (24th Psalm). With Gloria. SATB score with piano accompaniment (Ozalid copy).

Box 1

The Sea: Prelude and Fuguetta for Two Pianos Manuscript parts in ink with pencil annotations.

Box 1

Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano Manuscript in ink (in manuscript book). Full score.

Box 1

Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano Manuscript in ink. Part for violin.

Box 1

10  Rhapsodie for Piano and Orchestra Manuscript in ink (in manuscript book). Arranged for two pianos.

Box 1

11  Saul: An Oratorio For men's chorus; with flute, harp and piano or pipe-organ accompaniment (Ozalid master).