Jump to Content
Part I: Dramatic and Orchestral Works.
Great Age, Behold Us, cantata for chorus and large orchestra.
Full score, Ozalid
Original transparencies of score
The Love of Don Perlimplin, chamber opera.
Transparencies and full scores
Includes Vocal score inscribed to Edgar Jones
Sweeney Agonistes, chamber opera.
Three Orchestra Pieces: Dithyramb, Paean, Furioso.
Ozalid copies of different versions
Part II: Songs and choruses.
A Drunken man's praise of sobriety "Come, swish around."
A Gallant's song "When the maiden leaves off teasing."
In memory on Anton Webern "Last as first, for women's voices and brass (2 trumpets, horn, tenor, and bass trombone).
Lament from Esther "Plenrons et gemissons," for soprano and piano.
Two madrigals. 1) The Ecstatic, and 2) Spring omnipotent goddess, for S,S,MS,A,T,B.
Que le Seigneur est bon, for soprano and piano.
Some one came knocking, for soprano and piano.
There is a way of life, motet for four-part women's chorus (a cappella).
Part III: Chamber music and piano music.
Rondo, for piano (1937).
Sonatina, for two clarinets (B flat). April, 1946. Two scores.
String quartet (1961). Score and parts (and a score inscribed to Seymour Shifrin).
Trio, for violin, cello, and piano. Berkeley, 1967.
Part IV: Papers
Article: Athematic structure. Berkeley, no date.
Lecture: Beethoven - 200 years later. No place or date.
Lecture: Alban Berg's Wozzeck. San Francisco Opera performances, West Coast Premiere. No place or date.
Lecture: Claude Debussy. No place or date.
Notes: Andre Gedalge - subject and answer.
Article: The formal structure of Opus 6, no. 1 of Anton Webern.
Lecture: The Music of Anton Webern (1883-1945).Spring, 1957, no place.
Lecture: Music since 1945. University of Oregon, Eugene, July 10, 1969.
Paper: Webern as Teacher. No place or date.
Program and text of the cantata Great Age, Behold Us. Berkeley, April 19-20, 1968.
Statement by the composer concerning his chamber opera Sweeney Agonistes.
Libretto: A penny for your life. No place or date.
Reviews of his chamber opera The Love of Don Perlimplin. San Francisco Chronicle, May 11, 1958, p. 32 and May 18, 1958.
Correspondence. The Love of Don Perlimplin (6)
Class lecture notes: 20th century music, Berkeley, Fall quarter, 1964.
Class lecture notes: two (2) notebooks, Berkeley, no date.
Class lecture notes: miscellaneous collection.
Ph. D. thesis: On Musical Dynamics.
Two (2) notebooks with red covers containing sketches of Three Orchestra Pieces, mvt. 3 "Furioso."
Notes (from Edgar Jones' copy of the score)
Correspondence (14): Le Mal Court
Correspondence (3): Great Age Behold Us
Correspondence (3) and photographs (6) - Anton Webern
Correspondence (10) and photograph (1):
Letter from Ingolf Dahl (1)
Letters from Hans Moldenhauer (2)
Letter from Dave & Peggy Holden (1)
Letter from BBC (Brian Trowell) (1)
Letter from Roger Sessions (1)
Condolence letters (4) to Ann Elston: David Lewis, Jean & Bill Woods, Lowell Creitz of Pro Arte Qt. (incl. picture) and Lisl & Roger Sessions.
Miscellaneous concert programs and newspaper clippings
Miscellaneous newspaper clippings-includes concert reviews and obituaries.
Photographs of Arnold Elston (7)
Part V: Concert Tapes (9)
Love of Don Perlimplin - June 12, 1958 - 2 tapes
Sweeney Agonistes - May 2, 1957
Great Age Behold Us - Sat., April 20, 1962
Paean - Feb. 8 and 9, no year
Piano Trio and Cantata: Great Age Behold Us (no performance date)
Piano Trio (Mesta) - no performance date
Piano Trio - Franaro (?) Trio, S.F. Chamber Music Society Concert - n.d.
Elston Quartet - n.d.
Seymour Shifrin - Str. Qt. no. 4 - Fine Arts Qt., Oct. 1967, Berkeley
S. Schifrin (sic)