Inventory of the Ivan Langstroth collection, 1910-1968 (bulk 1945-1968)

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Inventory of the Ivan Langstroth Collection, 1910-1968 (bulk 1945-1968)

Collection number: ARCHIVES LANGSTROTH 1

The Music Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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  • 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:
The Music Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ivan Langstroth Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1910-1968 (bulk 1945-1968)
Collection number: ARCHIVES LANGSTROTH 1
Creator: Langstroth, Ivan, 1887-1971
Extent: Number of containers: 7 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

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], Ivan Langstroth collection, ARCHIVES LANGSTROTH 1, The Music Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Biographical Sketch

Ivan Shed Langstroth, American composer, pianist, and teacher, was born in Alameda, California on October 16, 1887. He received his early musical training in San Francisco with Theodore Vogt, then in Berlin at the Hochschule fur Musik. His teachers were Paul Juon and Engelbert Humperdinck in composition and Josef Lhevinne in piano.
After his student days he remained on the continent. In 1915 he was a coach at the Kiel opera, and in 1916 he served as organist at the American Church in Berlin. Between 1917 and 1920 he toured Scandinavia as a concert pianist, then settled in Vienna where he taught composition and theory at the Neue Wiener Konservatorium from 1921 until 1928.
Returning to the United States he taught at Chatham Square Music School in New York, City College, and Brooklyn College. Langstroth died in New York City on April 18, 1971.
Just before his passing, Langstroth gave all of his works to Henriette de Saussure (Blanding) Lehman, his friend and patroness, who lived in Palm Springs, California, with the understanding that they would be deposited with a California institution.
In January, 1974, Benjamin H. Lehman, emeritus Professor of English at Berkeley, who carried out Henriette's trust, presented the Langstroth papers to the Music Library.

List of Contents

 

Part I: Orchestral works.

Box Box 1 , item 1.

Piano concerto no. 1 in c minor. Score and parts.

item 2.

Piano concerto in d minor. Opus 45. Score and parts.

Box Box 2 , item 3.

Symphonic suite, for orchestra. Opus 15. Two full scores.

item 4.

Symphony in C major. Parts only.

item 5.

Toccata and fugue, for chamber orchestra. Score.

Scope and Content Note

Inscription: "7 Sept. 1945, New Hampshire, Bald Peak Colony Club."
 

Part II: Chamber music.

Box Box 2 , item 6.

Adagio, for string trio. Parts, no score.

item 7.

Adagio addolorato and scherzetto, for flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon.

Scope and Content Note

Movements II & III only (mvt. I is lacking). Score and parts.
item 8.

Divertimento, for flute and piano. Score and parts.

item 9.

Duettino, for violin and piano. Scores and parts. Dated: "St. Dunstan, 23 June 1953."

item 10.

Gavotte, for viola (violoncello) and piano. Score and parts.

item 11.

Interlude, for viola and piano. Score and part.

item 12.

Interlude, for violoncello and piano. Score and part.

item 13.

Two miniatures, for flute and piano. Score. Copyright 1945.

Scope and Content Note

One piece is lacking.
item 14.

Two pieces for brass quartet, for 2 trumpets, and tenor & bass trombones. Score and parts.

item 15.

Two pieces for viola and piano. Score and part.

Box Box 3 , item 16.

American Indian String Quartet, Opus 32. Score and parts.

item 17.

Quartet for woodwinds, for flute, oboe, clarinet, & bassoon. Opus 40.

item 18.

Romance, for violin (viola) and piano. Score and parts.

item 19.

Serenade for woodwinds, for flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon. Score and parts.

item 20.

Bi-tonal sonata for clarinet and bassoon. Score.

item 21.

Sonata for two flutes. Scores and parts.

item 22.

Sonata for trumpet and piano. Opus 50. Scores and parts.

Scope and Content Note

Inscription: "New York City, 23 March 1962."
Box Box 4 , item 23.

Sonata, for viola and piano. Opus 64. Score and part.

Scope and Content Note

Inscription: "New York City, 30 May 1968."
item 24.

Concert sonata for violin and piano. Opus 37. Score and part.

Scope and Content Note

Inscription: "New York City, 14 April 1953."
item 25.

Brogyan Suite, for string quartet. Opus 20. Score and part.

Scope and Content Note

Inscription: "Brogyan Castle, November, 1934."
item 26.

Suite for viola solo. Score.

item 27.

Suite for violin solo. Score.

item 28.

Suite for flute (viola) and piano. Score and parts.

Scope and Content Note

Inscription: "New York City, 8 January 1953."
item 29.

Suite for viola and piano. Opus 65. Score and parts.

Scope and Content Note

Inscription: "Athens, 16 September 1968."
item 30.

Toccata for flute solo. Part.

item 31.

String trio. Copyright 1945. Score and parts.

item 32.

Indian string trio. Opus 32. Score and parts.

Scope and Content Note

Inscription: "25th July 1949, New York City."
item 33.

String trio. Opus 38. Scores and parts.

Scope and Content Note

Inscription: "29 August 1954. Lac Beauport, Quebec, Canada."
item 34.

13 Variations on a theme by F. Fiorillo, for violin (viola) and piano. Opus 10. Score and parts.

item 35.

Unidentified: The first movement of a piece for string quartet. Score. 4 leaves.

 

Part III: Piano music.

Box Box 4, item 36.

Andante. Movement II of an unidentified piano piece. 3 leaves.

item 37.

Christmas card-1952, for Mrs. E. B. Coleman. 1 leaf.

item 38.

Christmas chimes. Dated: New York City, 1 Dec 1953. 1 leaf.

item 39.

Dance-1945. "To Donald Gray." 5 leaves.

item 40.

"The dripping water faucet."

Scope and Content Note

Inscription: "Wien, 1927."
item 41.

Excerpts from the Daily Sketch Book during Summer Voyage in Greece, 1965. Opus 57.

Scope and Content Note

Inscription: 23 September 1965, Leros Island, Greece."
item 42.

Introduction and Fugue and Greek Dance. Opus 46:1.

Scope and Content Note

For piano, four hands.
item 43.

Greek Dance, No. II, for piano, four hands. Opus 46:2.

item 44.

Interlude, from the Daily Sketch Book. Date: "New York City, 16 March 1962."

item 45.

Little ballet. (Five easy piano pieces for young children).

Scope and Content Note

Inscription: "To Mrs. W. Romeyn Benjamin, New York City, 20 November 1950."
item 46.

Little Christmas Song.

Scope and Content Note

Inscription: "To H.W.S., New York City, 16 December 1960.
item 47.

Little Romance.

Scope and Content Note

Inscription: "For Ted Church. New York City, February, 1951."
item 48.

Two Matinale. Dated July 26 & 29, 1962. 2 leaves.

item 49.

Mood. 1 leaf.

Box Box 5 , item 50.

Two pieces for piano: Interlude & Scherzo.

Scope and Content Note

Inscription: "To Frederica and Warren Smith."
item 51.

Three pieces for piano. Opus 13:1-3.

item 52.

Three pieces for piano.

Scope and Content Note

Inscription: "6 April 1963, New York City."
item 53.

12 Pieces for piano and 3 pieces for young people.

Scope and Content Note

This is an anthology of short piano pieces which bear various dates: 1950, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, & 1967.
item 54.

Preludes I & II. (Prelude no II is here only).

item 55.

Scherzetto.

item 56.

Piano sonata in c minor, Opus 55. Dedicated to Rudolf Serkin. Two versions.

item 57.

Piano sonata in C major, Opus 59.

Scope and Content Note

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item 58.

Sonata romantica, for piano. Opus 25. Copyright 1945.

item 59.

Theme and variations, Opus 67.

 

Part IV: Organ music.

Box Box 5 , item 60.

The Beatnik Suite. Date: 30 June 1968.

item 61.

Canon. Date: New York City, 27th November 1962.

item 62.

Choral prelude. Canon on "God's blessing is upon us." Date: New York City, 8 December 1956.

item 63.

Choral prelude "Ermuntre Dich." Date: New York City, 8 Dec. 1959.

item 64.

Two choral preludes. Copyright 1946.

item 65.

Three choral preludes. Dated: New York City, December, 1958.

item 66.

Christmas chimes. 5 leaves.

item 67.

Fughetta. Dated: New York City, 28 May 1951.

item 68.

Fugue. Dated: St. Dunstan du Lac Beauport, 28 July 1952.

item 69.

How beautiful the morning star," choral prelude.

Scope and Content Note

Dedicated to Frederica Otis Smith.
item 70.

Introduction and Fugue. Dated: New York City, Jan. 20, 1957.

item 71.

Little Christmas Serenade. Dated: New York City, 20 Nov. 1959.

item 72.

London prelude. Dated: 6 October 1960, Lac Beauport.

item 73.

Two melodies: Communion and Offertory. Copyright 1946.

item 74.

"Now sing and be merry," choral melody. Dated: New York City, 13 December 1960. 1 leaf.

item 75.

Prelude. 6 leaves.

item 76.

Prelude. Dated: 23 July 1962.

item 77.

Ramsey prelude. Dated: Lac Beauport, 14 October 1960.

item 78.

"We plough the fields," choral prelude. Dated: New York City, 13 March 1956.

item 79.

Wedding march. 4 leaves.

item 79a.

Toccata, Theme with Variations and Fugue, for organ (20 Jan 1957, New York).

 

Part V: Choral music.

Box Box 5 , item 80.

"Come sweet Death," for choir and SATB. Score, 6 leaves.

item 81.

Festive anthem "The Earth is the Lord's," for tenor solo, mixed choir, and organ. Score and parts.

item 82.

Gaillard "More bliss and joy," for TTBB. 1 leaf.

item 83.

"Jesse James," for baritone solo and mixed chorus. Text by William Rose Benet. Two scores.

item 84.

"Noon," for male chorus. Text by Robinson Jeffers. Date: 2 February 1955, New York City. 2 scores.

item 85.

"O salutaris," for chorus (SSAATB) and organ. Score, 13 leaves.

item 86.

"Robin," for TTBB. Text by Adam de la Halle. 2 leaves.

item 87.

Sanctus & Agnus Dei from the a cappella Mass in E b major, for boy's voices. 13 leaves.

item 88.

Song of spring "In two months now," for mixed chorus a cappella. Text by George Dillon. Score, 4 leaves.

item 89.

"The Song of the bridge," for TTBB. Text by D. B. Steinman. Dated: 9th September 1953. Score, 6 leaves.

item 90.

"To Thee Jehova," for mixed chorus a cappella. Dated: 4 October 1956, Lac Beauport. Score, 4 leaves.

item 91.

Motet no. 5 "Come Jesu come," by J. S. Bach.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged for male chorus. Score, 18 leaves.
item 92.

Motet no. 7 "No peace I'll thee give," by J. S. Bach.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged for male chorus. Score, 11 pp. Dated: New York City, 2 May 1951.
 

Part VI: Songs for voice and piano.

Box Box 5 , item 93.

"The Butterfly." 2 leaves.

item 94.

"Dawn." Published by W. Hansen & Co., Copenhagen.

item 95.

"Enter ye at the strait gate," for soprano and organ. 5 leaves.

item 96.

Christmas card, 1969. "Hail Hussein, King of Jordan." 1 leaf.

item 97.

Hold over "The heavens are gray." 3 leaves.

item 98.

Madonna song "Chide not, I have no prayer." Opus 13:4.

Scope and Content Note

Three copies arranged for different voice ranges.
item 99.

Song of freedom "O land of my fathers."

Scope and Content Note

Dedicated to Ronald Reagan. Dated: 31 March 1967, New York City.
Box Box 6 , item 100.

"Ohio, Fair gem." 3 leaves.

item 101.

Parting "From the beginning." 4 leaves. Copyright 1949.

item 102.

Prayer for a little child. Dated New York City, 15 December 1951.

item 103.

Song of hope (1967) "We want Ronald Reagan." Dated: 31 March 1967, New York City.

item 104.

Song of spring. Dated New York City, 19 February 1969.

item 105.

Spring song. Dated: New York City, 9 February 1964.

Scope and Content Note

"Dedicated to Her Majesty Queen Frederica of the Hellenes." Text by Henriette de Saussure Blanding.
item 106.

"Victory, Angel of victory. Come to King Hussein." Dated: Christmas 1970.

Scope and Content Note

Inscription: "With a million good wishes from his Majesty's American Admirer and Friend. Ivan Langstroth."
item 107.

Sunset "Calmness of light in the West." Dated: New York City, 19 January 1965.

item 108.

Wanderers Nachtlied. Dated: New York City, 15 November 1962.

item 109.

"Were I a bird." Dated: New York City, 3 January 1968.

item 110.

Schweizerlied "Um'm Bergli bin i gesasse." 1 leaf.

item 111.

"To a grove of silver birches." 4 leaves.

 

Part VII: Christmas music.

Box Box 6, item 112-127.

Motets, canons, chorals, carols, etc.

Scope and Content Note

Dedicated to Henriette de Saussure (Blanding) Lehman
item 128-137.

Carols, motets, legends, etc.

Scope and Content Note

Dedicated to Frederica Otis Smith "Aunt Fredda."
item 138-141.

Motets dedicated to Alfred S. Holmes.

item 142.

"Come all ye worthy gentlemen." 1 leaf.

item 143.

"I sing of a maiden that matchless is." 3 settings.

 

Part VIII: Published choral music.

Box Box 6, item 144.

Angels are singing. Skidmore Music Co. 1955, 1958.

item 145.

God be merciful unto us. H. W. Gray, 1961.

item 146.

Love at Christmas time. H. W. Gray, 1955.

item 147.

Ring, ring, ring ye bells. Skidmore Music Co., 1967.

item 148.

Sing out the news. Skidmore Music Co., 1970 (2 copies).

 

Part IX: Correspondence:

Box Box 7 , item 149.

About 310 letters and postcards from Ivan Shed Langstroth to Henriette Lehman dating from 1952-1970.

item 150.

Six (6) letters from Langstroth to Mrs. Edith B. Coleman.

 

Part X: Miscellaneous.

Box Box 7 , item 151.

20 color slides.

item 152.

Photograph of Langstroth (1910); two translations, published reviews, program.