Inventory of the Herman Perlet papers, 1881-1914

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Inventory of the Herman Perlet Papers, 1881-1914

Collection number: ARCHIVES PERLET 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:
Linda S. Barnhart
Date Completed:
ca. 1981
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Herman Perlet Papers
Date (inclusive): 1881-1914
Collection number: ARCHIVES PERLET 1
Creator: Perlet, Herman, 1862-1916
Extent: Number of containers: 10 boxes (151 items)
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

Mrs. Mildred B. Perlet Carey, daughter of Herman and Belle Perlet, and Mrs. Carey's son, Professor Grant S. Carey, both of Sacramento, California. Presented to the Music Library August 21, 1978.

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], Herman Perlet papers, ARCHIVES PERLET 1, The Music Library, University of California, Berkeley.

A CHRONOLOGY

Jan 24, 1862 Perlet born, probably in Erie, PA
1881 "Come Unto Me and I Will Refresh You" (song) published
1891 "I Love Him" (song) published
1892-1893 Music director/conductor for various opera companies
1893 "The Beggar Maid" (song) published
1893 "My Little Star" (Song) published
1894 Two orchestral suites performed in Leipzig, produced by Hartmann
1894 "I Doubt It" (song) published
1894 "I Wonder" (song) published
1894 "Thou Hast a Heart, I Know!" (song) published
1894-1895 The Dragoon's Daughter produced
Oct 8,1894 Fiorella, a tragic opera in four acts, compiled in New York
1895 A Stag Party, or A Hero in Spite of Himself produced
1895 "Darling, I Love You!" (song) published
1895 "I Sat at my Latticed Window" (song) published
1895 "Love, Sweet Love" (song) published
1895 Vocal Gems from The Dragoon's Daughter (piano-vocal selections) published
1896 Perlet marries Belle Thorne (b. 1871)
1896? Miss Philadelphia produced
1896 "The Old Dream" (song) published
1896 "When Baby Boy's Ship Comes In" (song) published
1897 First Mass, Opus 5 published
Mar 1897 The Isle of Gold, or The Star Spangled Dollar produced
1897 "If Only in Thy Heart I Dwell" (song) published
1897 "It Needs But That" (song) published
1897 "Susie Smith from Troy" (song from The Isle of Gold) published
1900 Mam'selle 'Awkins produced
1900 "The Brave Days of Old" (song) published
1900 "You'll Never Know" (song) published
1900 Ma Petite, Opus 6 No.1 for piano published

Abendlied, Opus6 No. 2 for piano published

Valse Fantaisie, Opus 6 No. 3 for piano published
1901 In Crakow for piano published
1901 Moonlight in Venice for piano published
Mar 1902 Specialty Dances A Dream of the Dance Produced
Apr 1902 When Reuben Comes to Town produced
Mar 1905 The Little Devil's Half completed in New York
Sep 1906 Those Primrose Girls produced (copyright date 1903)
1906 The Maiden's Lament for contralto solo and chorus published
Oct-Nov 1906 Painting the Town produced
1907 The Festive Evening, a chorus for male voices published
(early) 1908 Perlet moves to Oakland, California
1908 "If King Were Clown and Clown Were King" (song) published (copyright 1897)
1909 Mine is a Song and Two Kisses (arrangements by Perlet) published
1909 The Three Graces: Suite for Piano published. Includes Dorothy, Julia and Mildred
Oct 1909 The Singing Bandits produced
Dec 1909 Christmas Jinks for the Bohemian Club, San Francisco written
1910 "Sing a Song of Gladness" (chorus for women's voices) published
1910 "Sing a Song of Gladness" (song) published
1910 "Ave Maria" (song) published
1910 "I Ask Not" (song) published
Apr 15, 1910 Serenade for String Orchestra, Opus 9 completed
Jun 20, 1910 Mt. Tamalpais, Symphonic Tone Picture for Grand Orchestra, completed in San Francisco
Nov 1910 Perlet conducts the Seattle Symphony
1911 "Whispers" for piano published
1911 Valse-Fantasie, Opus 15 No. 1 for piano published

Ballade, Opus 15 No. 2 for piano published

Dance Grace, Opus 15 No. 3 for piano published

Staccato Etude, Opus 15 No. 4 for piano published
Apr 18, 1911 Quintette, Opus 13 completed in San Francisco
Jul 1911 Music Teachers' Association of California State Convention--Perlet speaks on chamber music and his Quintette premiered
Sep 20, 1911 Trio in F, Opus 16a completed in San Francisco
Nov 19, 1911 The Maiden's Lament (contralto solo) completed in San Francisco
May 1912 Perlet conducts concert to benefit the widows and children of the bandsmen on theTitanic
Aug 1912 Allein, Reverie for Orchestra completed in San Francisco
Nov 1912 Preliminary concert of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Recreation League,conducted and organized by Perlet
1913 "A Question: Is Love a Dream?" (song) published
Apr 1913 First Official concert of the People's Philharmonic Orchestra (originally the recreationLeague Orchestra), conducted by Perlet
Aug 1913 The Fall of Ug, Eleventh Grove Play of the Bohemian Club, presented
Oct 18, 1913 "Autumn" (song) completed in San Francisco
Dec 24, 1913 Quartette, Opus 20, completed in San Francisco
May 1914 People's Philharmonic Orchestra beings its second season of concerts
Sep 1914 Perlet discusses his new "Third" Sympony
Jan7, 1916 Perlet dies of heart failure in Oakland, California at age 54

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Herman Perlet was born on January 24, 1862, in Erie, Pennysylvania. His parents were James P. Perlet, who worked for the Treasury Department for forty years, and Lydia A. Baker Perlet. He had two brothers, Frank L. Perley, a theather manager and producer, and Morrison W. Perley.
A newspaper article contained in one of the scrapbooks describes the evolution of the name "Perlet," probably because of prominence of Herman and Frank, and because each of the two brothers spelled the name differently. Evidently the family, of French-Huguenot descent, originally wrote the name Per Let. One member of the family used Per Lee. When the family came to the United States, they spelled it Perley to make it American. But when Herman decide to go into the theater, as a courtesy to his parents who were scandalized, he dissassociated himself from them through the form Perlet. When Frank took up the theater as a career, the parents must have adjusted to the horror of the idea, for he kept the name Perley.
Herman's start in music was evidently at an early age, though sources conflict as to his teachers and his progress. He is variously listed as studying with Conrad Kremb, a pupil and intimate friend of Moscheles, or with an unnamed friend and fellow student of Mendelssohn, or with Ambroise Thomas.
It is agreed that Perlet's profesional start was as a concert pianist. One newspaper clipping from a scrapbook states Under the tutelage of Thomas, young Perlet became a concert pianist at the age of 16 years, appearing at the Capitals of Europe and the principal cities of the United States.
Up to this time, the primary area of Perlet's theatrical activity was the northeastern seaboard. In early 1908, however, his doctor suggested that for health reasons he move to the West Coast, and Perlet and his wife Belle Thorne (1871-1937), a famous prima donna whom he had married in 1896, settled in Oakland. One daughter, Mildred, had been born to them. In California, Perlet's musical activity did not slacken. The Singing Bandits, a romanitic operatic comedy, was produced in October 1909, but then Perlet's attention turned to other genres. He continued to publish songs, but also showed more interest in orchestral and chamber music.
An area of personal enthusiasm for Perlet was the Bohemian Club of San Francisco. In 1909 he wrote the Christmas Jinks for that club, and in 1913, he wrote the music for their annual summer Grove Play. The allegorical Grove Play was the highlight of the summer High Jinks, and was held in a desolate redwood grove in Sonoma visited by the club only once a year. The main idea of the High Jinks of the Bohemian Club is that year by year the grim specter of care shall be driven away by this holiday gathering of men of the world... Perlet's contribution to the Eleventh Grove Play, 1913, was the music to T he Fall of Ug, a highly acclaimed success.
In addition to his comopositional talents, Perlet contributed to the cutltural development of the Bay area as a conductor. He directed the Oratorio Society of San Rafael, the San Rafael Choral Society, and the Columbia Boys' Park Band. In November 1912 he founded the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Recreation League, with the purpose of providing low-cost concerts for the general public. This orchestra turned into the People's Philharmonic Orchestra, which played a full season in 1913 and in 1914. A People's Philharmonic Choral Society was also formed by Perlet. Several sources say that it was Sir Arthur Sullivan who persuaded Perlet to give up the piano for a conducting career.
Perlet succeeded Alfred Cellier as the conductor in America of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, and at varoius times conducted most of the major opera companies in the United States: the Strakosch English Opera Company, the Duff Comic Opera, McCaul, Agnes Huntington, Whitney, Lillian Russell, Robin Hood and others.
Even in the early stages of his career, Perlet compsed songs, several of which attained great popularity. Two orchestral suites of his were produced by Hartmann in Leipzig in 1894, and about the same time he began composing in earnest for the stage.
While the extent of his collaborative effort in earlier productions has yet ot be ascertained, his first independent work to be produced probably was The Dragoon's Daughter, a comic opera in three acts presented in 1894-95. Other stage works by Perlet produced during the ensuing years included A Sta g Party (1895), Miss Philadelphia (1896?), The Isle of Gold (1897), Mam'selle 'Awkins (1900), When Reuben Comes to Town (1902), Those Primrose Girls (1906) and Painting the Town (1906). There are other theatrical works in the collection for which no composition or performance dates are known.
Perlet died very unexpectedly on January 7, 1916 at the age of fifty-three from heart failure, at the home of his sister-in-law on Telegraph Avenue in Oakland. A concert in his memory was held in March 1916 to benefit his widow and daughter. His "immense library of music" soon afterwards was placed on the market by his widow.
The Perlet Collection was a gift to the Music Library from the composer's daughter, Mrs. Mildred B. Perlet Carey of Sacramento, and her son, Grant S. Carey. The presentation was made in three stages. In mid-August 1978, Mrs. Carey made a gift of the manuscripts and published works of her father. Three scrapbooks were also loaned to the Library for microfilimning, and were returned to Mrs. Carey in January 1979. That microfilm is availbale, however, the scrapbooks themselves were donated to the Library in August of 1979. Finally, in February 1981 further additions were made to the Perlet Collection, consisting primarily of such other documentary items as photographs, another scrapbook, mounted clippings, programs, and some librettos and scores.
Later, on Wedensday, May 19, 1982, Mildred and Grant Carey presented the Music Library with a collection of photographs of Belle Thorne.

Herman Perlet's Delightful Studio

Some time ago Herman Perlet, the distinguished teacher of singing and orchestral director, moved his studio from Franklin Dtreet to within two doors on the other side of Sutter Street from its former location, also on Franklin Street. The present Perlet studio is located at 1350 Sutter Street, in the same building in which the well known Bendix Conservatory of Music was situated previous to the earthquake. Mr Perlet occupies the spacious music room which the will be gratefully remebered by those who had the good fortune to attend some of the pupil recitals given in this historic hall. It is one of the largest and prettiest studios in this city and its well polisched, hardwood floor, together with the artistically frescoed ceiling, give it quite a distinguished appearance. Mr. Perlet has left nothing undone to give this spendid studio an homelike appearance, and on the walls may be seen an array of portaits of someof the world's most distinguished artists and composers, all of whom are or were Mr. Perlet's personal friends, as may be easily gathered from the affectionate autographs which each of these pictures bear. It is one of the largest and most interesting collections of autographed portraits of celebrities we have ever seen. Those in Mr. Perlet's studio are only a few of the collection and among them are: Edward German, Frederick Stock, the director of the Thomas orchestra, Reignald de Koven, Davis Bispham, Harry Rowe-Shelly, the famous organist and composer, Gustav Becker, the well known New York pianist, Henry Hadley, leader of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, L. Mancinelli, E. Bevignani, Julian Edwards, Nahan Franko, John asnd Zoe Cheshire, the distinguished harpists, Alice Nielson, Marguerite Sylva, Henry W. Savage, Madison Corey, general business manger for Mr. Savage, and Victor Herbert. Among the real pictorial treasures in Mr. Perlet's studio is a full length colored portrait of Verdi, of which only a very few are in the United States. Mr. Perlet is to be congratualted upon his tasteful arrangement of the studio.
article from the Pacific Coast Musical Review
(Saturday, May 6, 1911, p. 8)

Scope and Content

Collection includes manuscript and published scores of Perlet's songs, light operas and theatrical works, and orchestral and chamber music, as well as librettos, 4 scrapbooks, news articles, programs, brochures, and photographs. Also included is a small collection of photographs of Belle Thorne Perlet.

List of Contents

 

I. VOCAL MUSIC

 

A. Dramatic Works

 

1. Opera, operetta and other theatrical scores

Box Box 1 , item 1.

[Alice in Wonderland]

Scope and Content Note

Miscellanoeus sketches and drafts, including:
 

--Opening Act I. Ink, manuscript, 12 pages in 3 gatherings, unbound. Piano-vocal score. Incomplete.

 

--Opening chorus. Ink, manuscript, 4 pages in 1 gathering, unbound. Piano-vocal score. Incomplete.

 

--Finale Act I. Ink, manuscript, 4 pages in 1 gathering, unbound. Piano-vocal score. Incomplete.

 

--Hatter Song. Ink, manuscript, 1 sheet. Piano-vocal sketch.

 

--Hatter-You've heard people say. Ink, manuscript, 1 sheet. Piano-vocal sketch.

 

--Alice-Tiny-Duett. Ink, manuscript, 1 sheet. Piano-vocal sketch.

item 2.

Bohemian Club. Christmas Jinks, 1909.

Scope and Content Note

Piano score. Pencil, manuscript. 35 pages in unbound folios put in paper folder. Some indications of scoring.
item 3.

[The Dragoon's Daughter]

Scope and Content Note

Full score--incomplete. No cover or title page, and entire first act missing. Begins with Act II, pages numbered at top 1-35. Pages 36-47 (one gathering) missing, but otherwise complete to end of Act II, p. 228. Act III incomplete; collection includes p. 1-59 and p. 149-156, 26 gatherings, each bound with thread. Two sets of lyrics inked in, in English.
 

Overture

 

--Piano sketch. Ink, manuscript. 8 pages.

 

--Orchestral Parts (15): flute, oboe, 1st clarinet in Bb, bassoon, horns in F, cornets in Bb, trombone, drums/timpani/triangle, Violin I (two parts), Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass

 

The Bey of Algiers, see item 151.

item 4.

The Fall of Ug -- The eleventh good play of The Bohemian Club of San Francisco, Calif.

Additional Note

Full score and sketches, including the following:
 

--The World Hymn -- male chorus, also arranged for solo voice. Manuscript. Ink.-- arranged as a contralto solo.

 

--First sketches of the Fall of Ug. Manuscript. Pencil.

 

--Vocal score, incomplete. Manuscript. Ink with blue pencil performance markings.

item 5.

Fiorella -- 4-act opera. Unbound. Full score. Signed: Fine del opera.

 

--New York. Oct. 8/94. Manuscript. Ink.

item 6.

The Grand Vizier. Book by Edgar Smith, music by Herman Perlet. Manuscript. Ink.

item 7.

The Little Bandit -- Opera Buffa in three acts. Book by Edgar Smith, music by Herman.

 

--Manuscript. Ink.

Additional Note

Perlet.

Full score.

Vocal score.
item 8.

My Wife's Mother -- [Opera in two acts]. Manuscript. Ink.

 

-- Vocal score.

item 9.

Philopene -- An operetta in 1 act. Book and music by Herman Perlet. Composed for and sole property of Belle Thorne-Perlet. New York, March, 1905.

 

-- Libretto

 

--Piano-vocal score. Ink, manuscript. 30 pages. Title pages specifies: An operetta in one act. Lists orchestration. Includes Introduction through Finale.

item 10.

Primrose Seminary

 

-Full orchestral score. Ink (some red ink), manuscript. 22 gatherings, unbound. Includes No. 1 (Opening Act I) through No. 22 (The Lovesick Hottentot)

 

-Piano-vocal score. Pencil and ink, manuscript. 24 gatherings, unbound, in heavy paper folder. Includes Overture through Finale Act III. The inside of the front cover lists musical numbers, and includes several that do not appear in the score.

 

-Love's Soliloquy. Full Score. Ink, manuscript. 8 pages.

 

-Up to Date Girl (No. 9). Piano-vocal score (ink, manuscript, 4 pages) and 12 orchestra parts: flute, oboe, clarinets in A, bassoon, cornets in A, trombone, drums, violin I, violin II, viola, cello, bass.

 

-The Lovesick Hottentot (No. 22). Piano-vocal score (ink, manuscript, 4 pages) and 13 orchestra parts: Flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinets in A, bassoon, horns, cornets in A, trombone, drums, violin I, violin II, viola, cello, bass.

Box Box 3 , item 11.

[A Prince for a Day]

Scope and Content Note

Piano-vocal score. Ink, manuscript. 38 unbound gatherings in cardboard cover. 22 songs and orchestral interludes included, usually unnumbered.
item 12.

Vesta

 

Choral scores. Ink, manuscript. Includes parts for: Lucius (4 Pages), Omar (8 pages) and Quintus (8 pages). Also chorus parts for sopranos/altos (12 pages--30 copies) and tenors/basses (3 pages--20 copies). These chorus parts were reproduced by purple ditto, and are stapled individually.

 

TRANSCRIPTION:

item 13.

Martha (Flotow)

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by Herman Perlet. Printed vocal score and ink manuscript interpolated in 26 pages and bound with tape.
 

UNIDENTIFIED FRAGMENTS:

item 14.

[Untitled]

Scope and Content Note

Piano-vocal score. Ink, manuscript. Incomplete: Title page and beginning pages missing, and end missing. Begins with p. 5 and concludes with Opening to Act III. 144 pages, bound with tape.
item 15.

[Untitled]

Scope and Content Note

Possibly The Singing Bandits?
 

--No. 3. Ariette-Lucia. Piano-vocal score. Ink, manuscript. 8 pages, bound with tape.

 

--No. 3. Ariette-Lucia. Set of orchestra parts (11): flute, clarinets in A, horns in F, cornets in A, trombone, timpani/triangle/tambourine, violin I, violin II, viola, cello, bass. Ink, manuscript. Enclosed within cardboard folder, which lists musical numbers from the work on the inside front cover.

item 16.

[Unidentified] Overture.

Scope and Content Note

Piano-vocal score. Ink, manuscript. 4 leaves, with remnants of large tape binding. First page titled Overture, and inside leaf titled Opening Act III. No further identification.
item 17.

[Unidentified]

Scope and Content Note

Sketches and fragments, including
 

--Finale Act III. Incomplete sketch in piano score. Ink, manuscript. 3 leaves.

 

--Incomplete orchestration. Ink, manuscript. 8 pages in two gatherings, mainly blank.

 

--Finale. Full Score. Incomplete. Ink, manuscript. 4 pages in 1 gathering.

item 18.

[Unidentifried]

Scope and Content Note

Coronaton Quartet. Piano-vocal score and sketches. Ink, manuscript. Incomplete. 10 pages, unbound.
item 19.

[Unidentified]

Scope and Content Note

Duett and Dance. Sketch (ink, manuscript, 4 pages) and orchestra parts (12): flute, oboe, clarinetsin Bb, bassoon, horns in F, cornets in Bb, drums/triangle, violin I, violin II, viola, cello, bass. Part in ink, manuscript, in paper folder.
item 20.

[Unidentified]

Scope and Content Note

A topical duett. No. 14. Sketch (Ink, manuscript, 4 pages) and 10 orchestra parts (ink, manuscript, in paper folder): Flute, clarinets in A, horns in F, cornets in A, drums, violin I, violin II, viola, cello, bass.
item 21.

[Unidentified]

Scope and Content Note

Color Duett. Piano-vocal score (ink, manuscript, 8 pages) and 12 orchestra parts (ink, manuscript, in paper folder): flute, oboe, clarinets in A, bassoon, horns in F, cornets in A, timpani, violin I, violin II, viola, cello, bass.
item 22.

[Unidentified]

Scope and Content Note

Duett. No. 9. Set of orchestral parts (10), in ink, manuscript: flute, oboe, clarinets in A, bassoon, horns in F, violin I, violin II, viola, cello, bass. Many pencilled changes.
item 23.

[Unidentified]

Scope and Content Note

Opening Act III. Set of 11 orchestral parts, in pencil and ink, manuscript: flute, clarinets in A, horns in F, cornet in A, trombone, drums, violin I, violin II, viola, cello, bass.
item 24.

[Unidentified]

Scope and Content Note

Duett. Fillmore-Mrs. Heighte-Encore No. 14. Piano-vocal score (ink, manuscript, 4 pages unbound) with words underneath the vocal line, and set of 7 orchestral parts, ink, manuscript, unbound: flute, clarinet in A, violin I, violin II, viola, cello, bass.
item 25.

[Unidentified]

Scope and Content Note

Pastoral. (Probably associated with some sort of staged function because of the indication "Curtain" contained within.) Piano score. Ink, manuscript. 8 pages in one gathering.
item 26.

[Unidentified]

Scope and Content Note

Czardas. (Perhaps from Prince for a Day?) Piano-vocal score. Ink, manuscript. 12 pages in one gathering. Text underlies the vocal line.
item 27.

[Unidentified]

Scope and Content Note

Wouldn't be a lady if I could. Set of 13 orchestra parts, in ink, manuscript, unbound: flute, oboe, clarinet in Bb, bassoon, horns in F, cornets in Bb, trombone, drums, violin I, violin II, viola, cello, bass.
item 28.

[Unidentified]

Scope and Content Note

Echo song. No. 14-Act III. Full score. Ink, manuscript. 8 pages unbound within paper cover. No parts.
item 29.

[Unidentified]

Scope and Content Note

Gavotte. No. 20a-Act III. Full score. Ink, manuscript. 8 Pages in 1 gathering, unbound.
 

Miscellaneous parts, unidentified, including

item 30a.

--Piano-vocal score, with some words indicated. Ink, manuscript. 8 pages in 1 gathering, unbound.

item 30b.

--Sketch, No.1, with some pencilled comments. Ink and pencil, manuscript. 8 pages in 1gathering, unbound.

item 30c.

--No. 1. Piano-vocal score, with words written beneath the vocal line. Ink, manuscript. Incomplete. 12 pages in one gathering.

item 30d.

--No. 9. Valse. Flute, clarinet and Violin I parts only. Ink, manuscript. 3 unbound sheets.

item 30e.

--No. 10. Ah-Beppo. (Possibly The Singing Bandits?) Piano/vocal score. Ink, manuscript. 4 pages in one gathering, unbound. Words written in beneath vocal line.

 

2. Librettos and Lyrics

Box Box 3 , item 31.

The Grans Vizier

Scope and Content Note

An Operatic Burletta, in Two Acts. Book by Edgar Smith. Music by Herman Perlet.
 

--Libretto No. 2. Carbon copy of typescript, bound with brass clips. 63 pages.

item 32.

Lady Bess

Scope and Content Note

A musical comedy drama in two acts by Herman Perlet.
 

--Libretto in two parts: No.1 Act 1 (purpe ditto, bound with brass clips. 28 pages) and No. 1 Act 2 (purple ditto, bound with brass clips. 31 pages)

item 33.

Louise (The Tomboy)

Scope and Content Note

A comedy with music
 

--Libretto in two parts: No.1 Act 1 (purple ditto, bound with brass clips. 30 pages) and No.1 Act 2 (purple ditto, bound with brass clips. 36 pages).

 

--Libretto in two parts: No. 2 Act 1 (carbon copy of typescript, bound with brass clips, with some pages of purple ditto. 30 pages) and No. 2 Act 2 (purple ditto, bound with brass clips. 36 pages).

 

--Lyrics for Louise. Lined, bound notebook. Ink, handwritten. Includes some musical incipits. 8 leaves included which are not bound in.

item 34.

The Mystical Island of Myth

Scope and Content Note

An operetta in one act for female charcters, originally written for the Ladies Auxiliary of California Commandry No. 1, K.T.
 

--Libretto No. 1. Purple ditto, bound with brass clips. 35 pages. Includes prefatory material.

 

--Libretto, unnumbered. Purple ditto, bound with brass clips. Incomplete: 27 pages. Many inked and pencilled changes.

 

--Libretto, unnumbered. Carbon copy of typescript, bound with brass clips. Incomplete: 29 pages. Many inked and pecilled changes.

item 35.

Philopene

 

--Part of the Count de Caux. Purple ditto, bound with brass clips. On the letterhead of Monsieur Noe J. LaVigne, dated January 24, 190?. 14 pages.

 

--Part of the Count de Caux. Blue ink typescript. 8 pages, bound with brass clips.

Box Box 4 , item 36.

On the Connecticut

Scope and Content Note

A Melodrama in Four Acts
 

--Libretto. Incomplete--Act I only. Purple ditto, bound with brass clips. 35 pages.

item 37.

Painting the Town Evil Eye

 

--Lyrics. Bound notebook, handwritten in pencil with some musical incipits. 72 pages.

 

--Lyrics. Unbound typed carbon copies. Folder marked in pencil: Painting the Town original lyrics. 11 leaves.

item 38.

Primrose Seminary

Scope and Content Note

A muscial comedy in three acts
 

--Libretto in three parts:

 

No. 1 Act 1 (purple ditto, underlined in red with many pencilled changes. 35 pages. Title page indicates (handwritten): Copyright 1903 by the author.) No. 1 Act 2 (purple ditto, underlined in red with many pencilled changes. 32 pages.)

 

No. 1 Act 3 (purple ditto, underlined with red ink, with many pencilled changes. 21 pages.)

 

--Libretto in three parts. Incorporates some of the pencilled revisions from above. Carbon copy of typescript, bound with brass clips.

 

No. 2 Act 1 (many pencilled changes. 33 pages.)

 

No. 2 Act 2 (many pencilled changes. 31 pages.)

 

No.2 Act 3 (many pencilled changes. 20 pages.)

 

--Fragments form libretto. 7 leaves of purple ditto.

 

--Lyrics. 52 unbound leaves of purple ditto, carbon copies of typescript and pencil notes.

item 39.

A Prince for a Day

Scope and Content Note

Musical comedy in three acts
 

--Libretto in three parts:

 

No. 1 Act 1 (typescript, bound with brass clips. 42 pages)

 

No. 1 Act 2 (typescript, bound with brass clips, pp. 43-77)

 

No. 1 Act 3 (typescript, bound with brass clips, pp. 78-97).

 

--Libretto in three parts:

 

No. 2 Act 1 (carbon copy of typescript, bound with brass clips. 42 pages)

 

No. 2 Act 2 (Carbon copy of typescript, bound with brass clips. pp. 43-77)

 

No. 2 Act 3 (carbon copy of typescript, bound with brass clips, pp.78-97).

 

--Lyrics. One part bound with brass clips. Carbon copy of typescript, with changes made in ink. No. 2. 36 pages.

 

--Lyrics Princess Lola. One part, bound with brass clips. Purple ditto, with pencilled changes, including some musical incipits. 29 pages.

item 40.

Vesta

Scope and Content Note

A Music-Drama in one act
 

--Libretto No. 1, in one part bound with brass clips. Purple ditto, with underlining in red. 22 pages.

 

--Libretto No. 2, in one part bound with brass clips. Carbon copy of typescript, underlined in red. 22 pages.

item 41.

When Reuben Comes to Town

Scope and Content Note

A musical comedy in two acts
 

--Libretto in two parts: No. 2 Act 1 (carbon copy of typescript, bound with brass clips, with some changes indicated in ink and pencil. 36 pages) and No. 2 Act 2 (carbon copy of typescript, with some changes indicated in ink and pencil, bound with brass clips. 33 pages).

 

--Libretto in one part. Purple ditto, stapled with heavier stock as covers. 42 pages plus 39 pages bound together. Opening appears to be very different from above copy.

 

PLAY:

item 42.

[The Girl with the Yellow Feather]

Scope and Content Note

A story in four acts by Herman Perlet
 

--Script in four parts:

 

No. 1 Act 1 (purple ditto, bound with brass clips. 27 pages)

 

No. 1 Act 2 (purple ditto, bound with brass clips. 17 pages)

 

No. 1 Act 3 (purple ditto, bound with brass clips. 22 pages)

 

No. 1 Act 4 (purple ditto, bound with brass clips. 14 pages plus [5] pages).

 

--Script in four parts:

 

No. 2 Act 1 (carbon copy of typescript, bound with brass clips. 27 pages)

 

No. 2 Act 2 (carbon copy of typescript, bound with brass clips. 17 pages)

 

No. 2 Act 3 (carbon copy of typescript, bound with brass clips. 22 pages)

 

No. 2 Act 4 (carbon copy of typescript, bound with brass clips. 14 pages plus [5] pages).

 

UNIDENTIFIED LIBRETTOS:

item 43.

[Untitled]

Scope and Content Note

A Spectacular-Operatic Comedy in two acts
 

--Libretto in two parts:

 

No. 1 Act 1 (purple ditto, bound with brass clips. 38 pages),

 

No. 1 Act 2 (purple ditto, bound with brass clips. 36 pages).

 

--Libretto in two parts:

 

No. 2 Act 1 (carbon copy of typescript, bound with brass clips. 38 pages)

 

No. 2 Act 2 (carbon copy of typescript, bound with brass clips. 36 pages).

 

--Libretto in three parts:

 

No. 2 Act 1 (carbon copy of typescript, with underlining in red, bound with brass clips. 35 pages)

 

No. 2 Act 2 (carbon copy of typescript, with underlining in red, bound with brass clips. Pp. 36-79)

 

No. 2 Act 3 (carbon copy of typescript, with underlining in red and some inked changes, and bound with brass clips. Pp. 80-98).

 

--Sketchbook of lyrics. Ink and Pencil, handwritten, bound. 48 pages.

 

--Sketch of lyric and musical theme. One folded leaf.

item 44.

[Untitled] "Doolittle"

Scope and Content Note

Prologue. A Comedy Drama with music by Herman Perlet
 

--Libretto in one part, bound with brass clips. Purple ditto. No. 1. 20 pages.

 

--Libretto No. 2 in one part, bound with brass clips. Carbon copy of typescript. 18 pages.

 

--Unbound copies of ditto pages and notes. 21 pages of purple ditto; 5 pages of handwritten, pencilled notes.

item 45.

[Untitled]

Scope and Content Note

A Comedy Drama with music by Herman Perlet (May be related to above Prologue.)
 

--Libretto in two parts:

 

No. 1 Act 1 (purple ditto, bound with brass clips. 34 pages)

 

No. 1 Act 2 (purple ditto, bound with brass clips. 30 pages).

 

--Libretto in two parts:

 

No. 2 Act 1 (carbon copy of typescript, bound with brass clips. 34 pages)

 

No. 2 Act 2 (carbon copy of typescript, bound with brass clips. 30 pages).

 

--Sheet (1), purple ditto, with note regarding Soliloquy, page three.

item 46.

[Untitled]

Scope and Content Note

Scenario comedy in three acts.
 

--Scenario, bound with brass clips, in purple ditto. 16 pages. Includes one handwritten page not bound in, and one clipping at end not bound in.

item 47.

[Untitled]

Scope and Content Note

A Vaudville in one act
 

--Scenario in one part, bound with brass clips, in purple ditto with some inked underlining and changes. 20 pages.

item 48.

[Untitled]

Scope and Content Note

Scenario--an operetta in Germany-Black Forest
 

--Scenario of Act 1 in one part, bound with brass clips, in purple ditto. 8 pages. First page is a list of charcters, handwritten in ink.

 

QUESTIONABLE LIBRETTOS (may not involve Perlet):

Box Box 5 , item 49.

The Call

Scope and Content Note

A. L. Price. "Founded on the story 'The Child Crusaders,' by Mary Catherine Crowley." An operetta in two scenes and a tableau.
 

--Typescript. 7 unbound pages.

item 50.

A Picnic for Two

Scope and Content Note

Howard E. Jacott
 

--Typescript. Carbon copy, with some pencilled changes. Incomplete? 8 pages.

item 

item 51.

The Wedding Day

 

--Scenario. Typescript. 5 pages.

 

ADAPTATION:

item 52.

Martha

Scope and Content Note

Kitchen scene
 

--Libretto in one part, bound with brass clips, in purple ditto with pencilled changes. Incomplete? 6 pages.

 

--Libretto in one part, bound with brass clips, in purple ditto with some inked changes. 8 pages.

 

LYRICS:

item 53.

--Romance. Unbound leaves in marked folder. Includes handwritten, purple ditto and typed leaves, and copies of programs.

item 54.

--Comic. Uncound leaves in marked folder. Includes handwritten, purple ditto and typed leaves, and copies of programs and newspaper clippings.

item 55.

--Miscellany. 67 leaves of unbound and unidentified lyrics. Includes handwritten, purple ditto and typed leaves, plus some handwritten sketches and notes.

 

B. Choral Works

Box Box 5, item 56.

First Mass, Opus 5

 

--Piano-vocal score. Published Boston: Oliver Ditson Co., 1897. 71 pages. Note at bottom of first printed page of score: Orchestral parts may be had of the publishers.

 

--Piano-vocal score. An identical copy, except with back page missing. No marks or changes.

item 57.

Second Mass. Kyrie

 

--Draft, manuscript, in ink and pencil. 4 pages. Brief notations of text; no indication of instrumentation.

item 58.

The Festive Evening

Scope and Content Note

Chorus for Male Voices (four-part)
 

--Piano-vocal score. Published by The William Maxwell Co., New York, 1907. Poem by Jas. G. Percival. 5 pages.

 

--Piano-vocal score. An identical copy.

item 59.

The Maiden's Lament

Scope and Content Note

Contralto solo and mixed chorus with piano or orchestra accompaniment.
 

--Piano-vocal score. Published New York: M. Witmark and Sons, 1906. Poem by Schiller. Dedicated to Mrs. Paul Steindorff. 13 pages. (See "Solo arias and songs for voice and orchestra" for another arrangement.)

item 60.

Sing a Song of Gladness (Madrigal)

Scope and Content Note

Chorus for Women's Voices (Four-part)
 

--Piano-vocal score. Published New York: The William Maxwell Music Co., 1910. 11 pages. Dedicated to Mrs. Julian Edwards. (See "Songs for voice and keyboard" for another arrangement.)

 

--Piano-vocal score. Four identical copies, making a total of 5 copies.

 

ARRANGEMENTS:

item 61.

Mine is a Song

Scope and Content Note

Composed by S. L. Mariani. English translation and vocal arrangement by Herman Perlet. Chorus for Women's Voices (Three-part) "as sung by the 20th Century Muscial Club, San Francisco, Calif."
 

--Piano-vocal score. Published New York: The William Maxwell Co., 1909. 6 pages. Both Spanish and English texts printed.

 

--Piano-vocal score. An identical copy, with no marks or changes.

item 62.

Two Kisses

Scope and Content Note

Composed by F. Linau. English translation and vocal arrangement by Herman Pelet. Chorus for Women's Voices (Three-part) "as sung by the 20th Century Musical Club, San Francisco, Calif."
 

--Piano-vocal score. Published New York: The William Maxwell Co., 1909. 7 pages. Both Spanish and English texts printed.

 

C. Solo Arias and Songs for Voice and Orchcstra

Box Box 5, item 63.

Ave Maria

Scope and Content Note

Set of 10 orchestral parts: flute, clarinets in Bb, cornets in Bb, trombone, timpani, solo violin, violin I, cello, bass, organ (including vocal line). Ink, manuscript.
item 64.

I Love Him. Valse de Concert

Scope and Content Note

Set of 15 orchestra parts: flute, oboe, clarinet I in Bb, clarinet II (ad lib) in Bb, bassoon, horns in F, cornets in Bb, trombone, drums/timani/triangle, violin I (solo part), violin I, violin II, viola, cello, bass. Parts in paper folder. Sketch also included. Ink, mauscript.
item 65.

The Maiden's Lament, Opus 17

Scope and Content Note

Contralto solo, chorus and orchestra. Poem by Schiller. "With orchestral, or piano accompaniment."
 

--Piano-vocal score. Ink, manuscript, bound with thread. 18 pages.

 

--Full orchestral score. Voice lines included but no words. Ink, manuscript. Dedicated "To Mrs. Paul Steindorff." Listed as Opus 17. At end: San Francisco, Calif. November 19, 1911. 36 pages.

 

--Set of 31 orchestra parts: piccolo, flute I, flute II, oboe I, oboe II, clarinet I in A, clarinet II in A, bassoon I, bassoon II, horn I in F, horn II in F, horn III in F, horn IV, in F, cornet I in Bb, cornet II in Bb, trombone I, trombone II, bass trombone, tuba, harp, violin I (1st stand), violin II (2 parts), viola (2 parts), cello (2 parts), bass (2 parts). Ink,manuscript.

item 66.

May and July

Scope and Content Note

Set of 13 orchestra parts: flute, oboe, clarinets in Bb, bassoon, horns, cornets in Bb, trombone, timpani, violin I, violin II, viola, cello, bass. Ink, manuscript.
item 67.

If Only in thy Heart I Dwell. Romanza

Scope and Content Note

Set of 13 orchetra parts: flute, oboe, clarinets in A, bassoon, horns in F, cornets in A, trombone, timpani, violin I, violin II, viola, cello, bass. Ink, manuscript.
item 68.

Romanza

 

--Short score. Ink, manuscript. 2 leaves.

 

--Set of 12 orchestra parts: flute, oboe, clarinets in Bb, bassoon, horns in F, violin I (2 parts), violin II, viola (2 parts, one in a different hand on different paper), cello, bass. Ink, with some pencilled marking of the parts. Manuscript.

item 69.

Rosalie

Scope and Content Note

Set of 13 orchestra parts: flute, oboe, clarinet in A, bassoon, horns in F, cornets in A, trombone, drums, violin I, violin II, viola, cello, bass. Ink, manuscript.
item 70.

Rowena. Morceau Characteristique.

 

--Full score. Ink, manuscript. 11 pages.

 

--Set of 23 orchestra parts: flute, piccolo, oboes, clarinet in A, clarinet II in A, bassoons, horns in F (1-2), horns in F (3-4), cornets in A, bass trombone, violin I (4 parts), violin II (3 parts), viola (2 parts), cello (2 parts), bass (2 parts). Published Cincinnati: The John Church Co. No date. Dedicated to Mrs. E. P. Heald.

item 71.

St. Anthony's Sermons

Scope and Content Note

Song for Bass Voice with Orchestra
 

--Full score. Ink, manuscript. Unbound. 4 leaves. Dated at end: San Francisco, 7.24.10.

 

--Set of 25 orchestra parts: flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoon I, bassoon II, horns 1-2, horns 3-4 (ad lib), cornets 1-2 in Bb, trombone 1-2 ad lib, trombone 3, timpani violin I (4 parts), violin II (3 parts), viola (3 parts), cello (2 parts), bass (2 parts). Ink, manuscript.

item 72.

Sweetheart I Love None But You

Scope and Content Note

Set of 13 orchestra parts: flute, oboe, clairnets in Bb, bassoon, horns in F, cornets in Bb, trombone, timpani, violin I, violin II, viola, cello, bass. Ink, manuscript.
item 73.

The "Te He He" Girl

Scope and Content Note

Words and music by Herman Perlet
 

--Piano-vocal score. Ink, manuscript. Unbound. 4 pages.

 

--Set of 11 orchestra parts: flute, clarinet in Bb, horns in F ad lib, cornets in Bb, trombone, drums, violin I, violin II, viola, cello, bass. Ink, manuscript.

item 74.

Thou Hast a Heart

 

Set of 10 orchestra parts: flute, oboe, clarinet I in Bb, horns in F, violin I (2 parts), violin II, viola, cello, bass. Ink, manuscript.

item 75.

Valse Ariette from "The B??"

 

Set of 13 orchestra parts: flute, oboe, clarinets in A, bassoon, horns in F, cornets in A, trombone, timpani, violin I (second copy in another hand), 1st violin, cello, bass. Ink, manuscript.

 

QUESTIONABLE SONGS:

item 76.

If the Girl That You Love, Loves You. Valse

Scope and Content Note

Gustav Kerker.
 

--Set of 16 orchestra parts: flute, clarinets in Bb, horns in F, cornets in Bb, trombone, violin I (3 parts), violin II (2 parts), viola (2 parts), cello (2 parts), bass (2 parts). Ink, manuscript.

item 77.

Love's Dilemma

Scope and Content Note

J. H. Richardson
 

--Set of 13 orchestra parts: flute, oboe, clarinets in A, bassoon, horns in F, cornets, trombone, timpani, violin I, violin II, viola, cello, bass. Ink, manuscript.

 

UNIDENTIFIED:

item 78.

[Untitled]

Scope and Content Note

Tempo di Polka
 

Set of 13 orchestra parts: flute, oboe, clarinet in Bb, bassoon, horns in F, cornets in Bb, trombone, drums/triangle/duck call, violin I, violin II, viola, cello, bass. Ink, manuscript.

 

D. Songs for Voice and Keyboard

Box Box 6 , item 79.

Autumn

Scope and Content Note

Rufus Steele-Herman Perlet
 

--Piano-vocal score. Ink, manuscript. Unbound, 4 pages. Words under vocal line.

 

--Piano-vocal score. Ink, manuscript. Unbound, 4 pages. No words. At end: San Francisco. October 18, 1913. "Written to order for Miss Thero."

item 80.

Ave Maria (Stand I Before Thee)

 

--Piano-vocal score. Published New York: M. Witmark and Sons, 1910. 3 pages. Text given in Latin and English on the first page and throughout. Dedicated to Genevieve Pyne.

item 81.

The Beggar Maid

 

--Piano-vocal score. Published Boston: Oliver Ditson Co., 1893. 5 pages. Poetry by Alfred Tennyson. Dedicated to and sung by Miss Theresa Vaughgn.

 

--Piano-vocal score. A second identical copy.

item 82.

The Brave Days of Old

 

--Piano-vocal score. Published New York: Edward Schuberth and Co., 1900. 7 pages. Words by Chas. N. Douglass. Dedicated to Mr. H. Lempriere Pringle.

item 83.

Come Unto Me and I Will Refresh You

 

--Piano-vocal score. Published Tornoto: A. and S. Nordheimer, copyright 1881 by P. Lawson. 5 pages. Dedicated to Mme. Adelina Motte.

item 84.

Darling, I Love You!

 

--Piano-vocal score. Published New York: N. Weinstein, 1895. 5 pages. Part of the series: Herman Perlet's Favorite Songs. Words by Shorn Cliffe.

item 85.

I Ask Not. Sacred Song

 

--Piano-vocal score. Published New York: M. Witmark and Sons, 1910. 3 pages. Dedicated to Mrs. Agnes M. Jones.

 

--Piano-vocal score. A second identical copy.

item 86.

I Doubt It

 

--Piano-vocal score. Published Boston: Oliver Ditson Co., 1894. 5 pages. dedicated "to Belle."

item 87.

If King Were Clown and Clown Were King

 

--Piano-vocal score. published New York: Herbert H. Taylor, 1908. Copyright 1897 by Howley Haviland and Co. 7 pages. Part of the Taylor series: Elite Edition-Standard Vocal Compositions. Words by Edgar Smith.

 

--Piano-vocal score. Ink, manuscript. 8 pages in 1 gathering, unbound. Poetry by Edgar Smith.

item 88.

If Only in Thy Heart I Dwell

 

--Piano-vocal score. Published Cincinnati: The John Church Co., 1897. 5 pages. Words by Edgar Smith.

item 89.

I Love Him, Cantabile Waltz

 

--Piano-vocal score. Published New York: G. Shirmer, 1891. 7 pages. Poetry by M. G. Hall. Written for and sung by Miss Elsie Warren.

item 90.

I Sat at my Latticed Window

 

--Piano-vocal score. Published Boston: Oliver Ditson Co., 1895. 7 pages. Words by Miss Mae Duryea. Composed for and dedicated to Miss Lillian Russell.

item 91.

It Needs But That. Romanza

 

--Piano-vocal score. Published New York: N. Weinstein, 1897. 7 pages. Back cover advertisement features list of songs by Herman Perlet with thematic references. Words by Shorn Cliffe. Dedicated to Mr. Robert A. Keiser.

 

--Piano-vocal score. A second identical copy.

item 92.

I Wonder. Romanza

 

--Piano-vocal score. Published New York: N. Weinstein, 1894. 7 pages. Part of the series: Favorite Songs by Herman Perlet. Poetry by Paul Barnes.

item 93.

Love, Sweet Love. Waltz Song

 

--Piano-vocal score. Published New York: N. Weinstein, 1895. 7 pages. Part of the series: Herman Perlet's Favorite Songs. Portrait on cover.Words by Shorn Cliffe.

item 94.

My Little Star, or, Twinkling, blinking, always winking, little star

 

--Piano-vocal score. Published New York: N. Weinstein and Co., 1893. 5 pages. Words by Shorn Clife. "Sung with immense success by Richard Harlow in '1492.'"

item 95.

The Old Dream

 

--Piano-vocal score. Published Cincinnati: The John Church Co., 1896. Incomplete: 2 pages. Words by Samuel Minturn Peck. Dedicated to Miss Gertrude May Stein.

item 96.

A Question: Is Love A Dream?

 

--Piano-vocal score. Published New York: The William Maxwell Music Co., 1913. 6 pages.

 

--Piano-vocal score. A second identical copy.

item 97.

Sing a Song of Gladness. Madrigal

 

--Piano-vocal score. Published New York: The William Maxwell Music Co., 1910. 7 pages. Dedicated to Mrs. Julian Edwards.

 

--Piano-vocal score. Ink, manuscript. 6 pages, unbound. Incomplete. One vocal line with words underneath, plus piano part.

item 98.

Spring

 

--Piano-vocal score. Ink, manuscript. Incomplete: 1 sheet. Some pencil chnges. Words by Rufus Steele?

item 99.

Susie Smith from Troy

 

--Piano-vocal score. Published New York: Howley Haviland and Co., 1897. 5 pages. From: The Isle of Gold, a musical comedy in three acts. Book by C. A. Byrne. Other Songs from Isle of Gold listed on cover. Words by Henry Norman.

item 100.

Thou Hast a Heart, I Know!

 

--Piano-vocal score. Published New York: N. Weinstein, 1894. 7 pages. Part of the series: Favorite Songs by Herman Perlet. Back cover advertisement lists seven songs by Perlet with incipits. Words by Matt C. Woodward.

 

--Piano-vocal score. A second identical copy. No marks or changes.

 

--Piano-vocal score. A third identical copy, except incomplete Missing last page.

 

--Fragment of another edition. Page (numbered #5) perhaps from a Weinstein edition.

item 101.

Waltz Song

 

--Piano-vocal score. Ink, manuscript. 12 pages. Includes words under the vocal line.

 

--Sketch. Ink and Pencil, manuscript. 4 pages. Unbound.

item 102.

When Baby Boy's Ship Comes In

 

--Piano-vocal score. Published New York: N. Weinstein, 1896. 5 pages. Poetry by Edgar Smith. Back cover advertisement lists seven songs thematically by Perlet.

item 103.

You'll Never Know

 

--Piano-vocal score. Published New York: Edward Schubert and Co., 1900. 6 pages. Words by Chas. N. Douglass. Dedicated to Miss Alice Neilsen.

 

COLLECTIONS:

item 104.

Vocal Gems from The Dragoon's Daughter

Scope and Content Note

A Comic Opera in Three Acts. Libretto by I. W. Norcross, Jr. "As originally produced by 'The Louise Beaudet Opera Bouffe Co.,' at the Castle Square Theatre, Boston, Mass., January 7, 1895..."
 

--Piano-vocal score. Published Boston: Bates and Bendix Publishers, 1895. 20 pages. Contents: Letter Song, It is Too Bad, Duet: Oh Tell My Love, Prize Song: The Kings. Dragoon, Scandal Song, I am the Smartest Lad.

 

UNIDENTIFIED:

item 105.

[Untitled] [Mildred and May?]

 

--Piano-vocal score. Ink, manuscript. 8 pages. Lyrics by Clyde F. Mohler. Text underneath vocal line.

 

II. INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

 

A. Orchestral Music

Box Box 6 , item 106.

Allein. Reverie fur Orchester

 

--Full score. Ink, with pencilled additions, in manuscript. 11 pages, bound with thread. At end: San Francisco, Calif., August 1912.

item 107.

La Soiree des Enfants

 

--Set of 13 orchestra parts: flute, oboe, clarinet in Bb, bassoon, horns in F, cornets in Bb, trombone, drums/bells/triangle, violin I, violin II, viola, cello, bass. Ink, manuscript, collected in paper folder; cover mentions Entr'acte with a list of the instrumentation.

 

--Sketch in short score form. Ink, with pencilled changes. Manuscript, 2 leaves.

item 108.

Mt. Tamalpais. Symphonic Tone Picture for Grand Orchestra

 

--Full Score. Ink, manuscript, bound with cardboard covers. 69 pages. Dated at end of the score: San Francisco, Calif., June 20, 1910. "To my good friend Frederick Stock Esq. this work is respectfully dedicated." Pasted inside the front cover is a "Strophe (Accompanying the Tone Picture-Tamalpais)" by Allan Dunn. Also pasted inside the front cover is an indicaton of the first performance: August 9, 1910 at Van Ness Theater, San Francisco, at the Annual Concert of the Bohemian Club.

 

--Set of 36 orchestra parts: flute I/II, piccolo, Oboe I/II and english horn, clarinets I/II, bassoon I, bassoon II, horns I/II, horns III/IV, cornets I/II, trombone I, trombone II, trombone III, tuba, timpani, bass drum/cymbals/triangle, harp, solo violin, violin I (5 parts), violin II (5 parts), viola (3 parts), cello (3 parts), bass (3 parts). Ink, manuscript.

item 

item 109.

Parmelia. Galop Fantastic for Orchestra

 

--Set of 14 orchestra parts: piccolo, oboe, clarinet I in Bb, bassoon, horns in F, cornets in Bb, trombone, drums, violin I (2 Parts), violin II, viola, cello, bass. Ink, but well-marked with pencil. Manuscript.

item 110.

Regrets, Opus 10

 

--Full score. Ink, manuscript. 16 manuscript. 16 pages in one gathering, unbound.

item 111.

Serenade for String Orchestra, Opus 9

 

--Full score. Ink, manuscript, 6 leaves. Dated at end: April 15, 1910. Dedicated "To Mildred."

 

--Full Score. Ink, manuscript, 6 leaves, but incomplete (da capo not fully written out).

 

--Set of 20 orchestra parts: violin I (6 parts), violin II (4 parts), viola (4 parts), cello (3 parts), bass (3 parts). Ink, manuscript.

item 112.

Suite de Ballet, Opus 6

 

--Short score. Ink, manuscript. 11 leaves. Opus 6 is pencilled in.

 

--Set of 40 orchestra parts: piccolo, flute I, oboe I, oboe II, clarinet I, clarinet II, bassoon I, bassoon II, horns I/II, horn III/IV, cornets in Bb, trombone I/II, trombone III, tuba, timpani, bass drum/cymbals/triangle, harp, violin I (6 parts), violin II (5 parts), viola (4 parts), cello (4 parts), bass (4 parts). Ink, manuscript.

item 113.

Tone der Liebe. Meditation

Scope and Content Note

Possibly an arrangement?? The name Hermann Fliege is also indicated within this composition.
 

--Full score. Ink, manuscript. 8 leaves, unbound.

 

--Set of 15 orchestra parts: flute II, oboe I, oboe II, horn I in F, horn II in F, horn III in F, horn IV in F, cornet I in Bb, cornet II in Bb, trombone I, trombine II, trombone III, violin I (2 parts), violin II. Ink, manuscript. The name Herman Perlet is at the foot of every page.

 

--Set of 25 orchestra parts: flute I, oboe I/II, clarinet I in Bb, clarinet II in Bb, bassoon I/II, trombone I, trombone II, trombone III, timpani, violin I (4 parts), violin II (3 parts), viola (3 parts), cello (3 parts), bass (3 parts). Published Berlin: Herman Erler, n.d. At the top is indicated: H. Fliege, Op. 155.

 

UNIDENTIFIED

item 114.

[Untitled]

 

--Full score-symphonic work. Incomplete after bar 172. Ink, manuscript. Unbound, but in paper folder. 54 pages in six gatherings. Undated and unsigned.

 

LIST OF WORKS

item 115.

Handwritten, pencil, listing of Perlet's orchestral compositions on inside cover of paper folder. Includes:

 

Regrets-Meditation

 

Mt. Tamalpais

 

Maiden's Lament

 

Tarantella

 

Serenade

 

Ungarischer Fantasie (to Mr. Vagas for Memorial Recital)

 

Suite de Ballet

 

Polka Caprice for Military Band

 

Overture to The Dragoon's Daughter

 

La Soiree des Enfants

 

Lola (Danse Espagnole)

 

Tchaikovsky Andante aus dem Streich Quartette Opus 11

 

Rowena

 

Adele Gavotte-Pen and Pencil Club March

 

Polka Fantastique (Dance of Sea Maidens)

 

Parmelia-Galop Fantastic

 

Polka Caprice

 

B. Chamber Music

Box Box 7 , item 116.

Little Quartette

Scope and Content Note

Violin, Viola, Cello, Harp
 

--Full score. Incomplete: one leaf only, and becomes sketch instead of score by end. Ink, manuscript.

item 117.

Quartette, Opus 20

Scope and Content Note

Two violins, viola, cello
 

--Full score. Ink, manuscript. 20 leaves. Many pasted-over deletions and pencilled-in corrections. Dated at end: San Francisco, Calif., December 24, 1913. Bound with thread. On inside title page: No. 1.

 

--Set of 4 parts: violin I (14 leaves with 2 unbound inserts), violin II (11 leaves with 1 unbound insert), Viola (13 leaves with 1 unbound insert), cello (12 leaves with 1 unbound insert). Parts all include pencilled changes. Ink, manuscript.

item 118.

Quintette, Opus 13

Scope and Content Note

Two violins, viola, cello, piano
 

--Full score. Ink, manuscript, but includes many corrections and changes in pencil, blue crayon and in paste-overs. 125 pages, bound with thread with cardboard covers. Dedicated "To my dear friend Julian Edwards, Esq." Dated at end: San Francisco, Calif., April 18, 1911. Inside the front cover is pasted a program, with the inked notation: First Performance. (June 6, 1911, at the First Annual Convention of the Music Teachers' Association of California, San Francisco, Century Club Hall.)

 

--Set of 2 parts. Incomplete. Ink, maunscript, with some pencilled changes. Bound with thread. Violin I: 16 leaves, and dated at end June 6, 1911 with Perlet's signature. Cello: 16 leaves, with fingerings pencilled in.

item 119.

Sextette

 

--Full score. Ink, manuscript. 12 pages in 2 gatherings, unbound. In pencil on cover: Brass parts not finished--also changes to be made in ??? parts."

 

--Set of 13 parts: flute, oboe, clarinetI/II, bassoon, horns in F, cornets in Bb, trombone, timpani, violin I, violin II, viola, cello, bass. Ink, manuscript, but wellmarked in blue and regular pencil.

item 120.

Trio in F, Ops 16a

Scope and Content Note

Violin, Cello and Piano
 

--Full score. Ink, manuscript. 32 pages, bound with thread. Dated at end: San Francisco, Calif., September 20, 1911. Dedicated "To Herbert L. Jones."

 

--Set of 2 parts: violin (5 leaves, ink, bound with tape) and cello (4 leavs, ink, bound with tape).

item 121.

Trio

Scope and Content Note

Violin, Cello, Piano
 

--Set of 2 parts: violin (25 pages, ink, manuscript), and cello (23 pages, ink, manuscript). Incomplete--no score.

 

UNIDENTIFIED

item 122.

[Untitled]

Scope and Content Note

Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano
 

--Full score. Ink, manuscript. 8 pages in 1 gathering. Incomplete. No title page nor mention of Perlet's name. Some revisions on the inside pages.

 

C. Works for Piano

Box Box 8 , item 123.

Abendlied, Opus 6 No. 2

Scope and Content Note

Published New York: M. Witmark and Sons, 1900. 9 pages. Dedicated to Gustav L. Becker.
item 124.

Ballade, Opus 15 No. 2

Scope and Content Note

Published New York: M. Witmark and Sons, 1911. 7 pages. Dedicated to Dr, Louis Lisser. Back cover advertisement lists thematically nine of Perlet's "Instructive Piano Compositions."
 

--Another identical copy.

 

--Author's and Composer's Proof Copy. Dated 1911. Dedication "To Louis H. Eaton, Esq." No other marks or changes.

 

--Copyright copy. 1911. No dedication.

item 125.

Dance Grace (Left hand alone), Opus 15 No. 3

Scope and Content Note

Published New York: M. Witmark and Sons, 1911. 7 pages. Dedicated to Arthur Fickenscher. Esq. Inside the front cover is an advertisement for Perlet's "In the Swing" from "Six Salon Sketches," including 21 bars of music.
 

--Another identical copy.

 

--Author's and Composer's Proof Copy. Dated 1911. No marks or changes.

item 126.

Dorothy

Scope and Content Note

Published New York: M. Witmark and Sons, 1909. 11 pages. Decorative borders.
 

--Another identical copy, missing the outer leaves. Incomple

 

--Copyright copy. No marks or changes.

 

--Copyright copy. No marks or changes.

item 127.

In Crakow. A Polish Dance

Scope and Content Note

Published New York: M. Witmark and Sons, 1901. 7 pages. Dedicated "To Nellie."
 

--Total of 5 additional identical copies. No marks or change

item 128.

Julia

Scope and Content Note

Published New York: M. Witmark and Sons, 1909. 7 pages. Decorative borders.
 

--Another identical copy. Incomplete: missing outer leaves.

 

--Copyright copy. No marks or changes.

item 129.

Ma Petite. Valse brillante, Opus 6 No. 1

Scope and Content Note

Published New York: M. Witmark and Sons, 1900. 7 pages. Dedicated to Carlo De Chiara.
 

--Another identical copy.

item 130.

Mildred

Scope and Content Note

Published New York: M. Witmark and Sons, 1909. Copyright copy. 7 pages.
 

--Another identical copy of the copyright copy.

item 131.

Moonlight in Venice

Scope and Content Note

Published New York: M. Witmark and Sons, 1901. 6 pages. Dedicated to Mrs. William Weis. Incomplete.
 

--Reprinting from same plates in slightly smaller size. 9 pages--complete. 1901.

item 132.

Rowena. Characteristic Morceau.

Scope and Content Note

Published Cincinnati: The John Church Co., 1895. 5 pages. Dedicated "To Mrs. E. P. Heald, San Francisco, Calif."
item 133.

Staccato Etude, Opus 15 No. 4

Scope and Content Note

Published New York: M. Witmark and Sons, 1911. 13 pages. Dedicated to Georg Kruger Esq.
 

--Author's and Composer's Proof. No marks or changes.

 

--Copyright copy. No marks or changes.

item 134.

Valse

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript, ink. 4 pages in one gathering.
item 135.

Valse Chromatique

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript, ink. 8 pages, unbound.
item 136.

Valse Fantaisie, Opus 6, No. 3

Scope and Content Note

Published New York: M. Witmark and Sons, 1900. 13 pages. Dedicated "To my friend John Porter Lawrence."
 

--Another identical copy, reprinted from the same plates, with a slightly different title page.

item 137.

Valse-Fantasie, Opus 15, No. 1

Scope and Content Note

Published New York: M. Witmark and Sons, 1911. 13 pages. Part of the series "Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow-Suite for Piano." Dedicated to Wallace A. Sabin, Esq. Back cover advertisement gives thematic list of nine of Perlet's "Instructi Piano Compositions."
item 138.

Whisper

Scope and Content Note

Published New York: M. Witmark and Sons, 1911. 6 pages. Dedicated to Mildred. Part of series: Six Salon Sketches for the Pianoforte. First page lists the six sketches Whispers, Expectations, In the Swing, Joyeux, Spinning Song, In Solitude.
 

UNIDENTIFIED:

item 139.

[Untitled]

Scope and Content Note

Fragment: pp. 3-7 of printed piano solo. Possibly published by Joseph W. Stern and Co., New York (#6155), derived from plate number at foot of each page.
 

LIST OF WORKS:

item 140.

Herman Perlet: A Descriptive Catalog of His Compositions. New York: M. Witmark and Sons, n.d. 17 pages. Substantial thematic references with brief commentary and analysis of the following works: Mildred, Dorothy, In Crakow, Julia, Ma Petite, Rippling Rivulet, In the Swing, Joyeux, Spinnign Song, Expectations, Moonlight in Venice, Whispers, In Solitude, Valse Fantasie, Abendlied, Ave Maria (vocal), I Ask Not (vocal).

 

Thematic Quotations from Six Salon Sketches for the Pianoforte by Herman Perlet. New York: M. Witmark and Sons, n.d. 6 pages. Thematic refernces with brief commentary and analysis of these six peices: In the Swing, Joyeux, Spinning Song, Expectations, Whispers, In Solitude.

 

III. OTHER WORKS

 

A. Unidentified Sketches and Notes

Box Box 8 , item 141a.

Large grouping of pencil and ink skecthes all unidentified.

Scope and Content Note

Some in gatherings, some single sheets. 81 separate pieces in brown paper folder.
 

B. Music in Collection not Written by Perlet

Box Box 8 , item 141b.

La Fanfella (by J. H. Brenner)

 

--First mandolin part. Ink, manuscript, 1 sheet.

item 142.

Serenata (by Moritz Moszkowski)

 

--Set of 17 orchestra parts: flute/piccolo, oboes, clarinets in A, bassoons, horns I/II in D, horns III/IV in D, trumpets in D, cornets in A, trombone I/II, bass trombone (euphonium), bells, harp, violin I/conductor, violin II, viola, cello, bass. Published London: Hawkes and Son. Parts in paper folder.

item 143.

Si Tu Savais (If Thou Couldst Know) (by M. W. Balfe)

 

--Piano-vocal score. Published New York: G. Schirmer, 1869. 6 pages: Incomplete. Part of the series: Romances Francaises. Pencilled sigantuer at the top: Mrs. Herman Perlet.

item 144.

Tasso: Lamento e Trionfo (by Franz Liszt)

 

--Set of 43 orchestra parts: flute I, flute II, piccolo, oboe I, oboe II, clarinet I in Bb, clairnet II in Bb, bass clarinet in Bb, bassoon I, bassoon II, horn I in Bb basso, horn II in Bb basso, horn III in C, horn IV in C, tromba I in C, tromba II in C, tromba III in C, tromba IV in C, trombone I, trombone II, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, triangle, miltary drum, bass drum, cymbals, harp, violin I (3 parts), violin II (3 parts), viola (3 parts), cello (3 parts), bass (3 parts). Printed, but publisher not identified. Some bowings in the string parts. No score. Parts collected in paper folder.

item 145.

[Unidentified]

 

Song: by W. W. Carnuth?

 

Piano-vocal score. Ink, manuscript. 4 pages in one gathering. Text in French underlies the vocal line.

 

IV. ARCHIVAL PAPERS

 

A. Scrapbooks

Box Box 8 , item 146.

Materials relating to The Fall of Ug

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook has title page: Bohemian Grove and the Play of 1913. Hard-cover, bound, 64 pages. Includes: telegrams, newspaper articles, photographs of people and the production, reviews; also program of the follow-up concert on August 21 and its reviews.
item 147.

Mark Twain's Scrapbook

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook the earliest of the three; includes information from 1893?-1902. Bound, 46 pages. Includes: newspaper clippings of these major events--the club the Wheelmen, the Strakosch Opera Company, Paul Jones, 1492, Jacinta, The Dragoon's Daughter, A Stag Party, Miss Philadeplphia, The Isle of Gold, When Reuben Comes to Town; programs from 1894 which included compositions of Perlet's; programs of The Dragoon's Daughter and When Reuben Comes to Town.
item 148.

Scrapbook

Scope and Content Note

Bound, with many inserts. 68 pages. Information from 1902-1912, but some earlier pieces. Includes: clippings and letters on the formation of the Baton Club; clippings and handbills for When Reuben Comes to Town, Those Primrose Girls, Painting the Town, Tom Jones, Singing Bandits, The Triumph of Love; programs from the Oratorio Society of San Rafael (conducted by Perlet); remininscences of Julian Edwards; programs and reviews from the Seattle Symphony Orchestra; information from the Music Teachers' Assciation Convention; clippings on the musicians' benefit for the bandsmen on the Titanic; miscelleaneous membership cards; some brief correspondence.
item 149.

Large Scrapbook

Scope and Content Note

Bound 166 pages. Information from 1912 to death. Includes: clippings and publicityon the founding of the People's Philharmonic Orchestra; programs from the concerts of the Orchestra (complete); reviews and clippings on The Fall of Ug; the founding of the People's Choral Society; obituaries.
 

B. Other Materials

Box Box 9 , item 150a.

Official documents

 

--Royalty agreement between the William Maxwell Company and Herman Perlet, Septmeber 27, 1913 for The Jester's Song and from The Fall of Ug.

 

--Election to memebership in "The Lambs" (New York), January 23, 1900.

 

--Tribute by the Columbia Park Boys' Club, in memoriam of Herman Perlet. San Francisco, California, January 22, 1916, to extend his death and to express their appreciation of his work.

item 150b.

Photographs (Portraits)

 

--Perlet seated at a table/desk. Undated, mounted on heavy carboard.

 

--Perlet standing, in profile. Undated, unmounted.

 

--Perlet standing, full face. San Francisco, California, 1911. Mounted in paper folder inscribed: "For the dearest wife in all the world from her devoted husband." Incipits of his compositons surround the portait. On cover: W.E. Dassonville, San Francisco.

item 150c.

Materials Written by Perlet

 

--Copy of the periodical The Music Student:A Monthly Periodical for the Amateur as well as the Professional Student of Music. Volume 2, No. 2, February 1916. Includes an article by Perlet: "Melody in Chamber Music," p. 56-58. Editor's note mentions that this was his last article and the loss to the musical world because of his death.

 

--Chamber Music. Paper delivered before the State Music Teacher's Convention. July 6, 1911, San Francisco, California, by Herman Perlet. Purple ditto, enclosed in paper folder and bound with thread. Cover hadnwritten in ink, and preliminary paragraph on the inside cover handwritten in pencil. 9 pages.

 

--Handwritten note on the back of Music Teachers' Association of California envelope to "Mrs. Ashley" from "B. Miller." Pencil.

 

--Bill from Hotel Gordon, Washington D.C. to H. Perlet, December 2, 1906. On verso, a handwritten note in pencil, perhaps regarding the charachters or scenes for an operetta.

 

--Handwritten sheets (2), probably words to a song for the Baron and D'Algernon.

item 150d.

News Articles

Scope and Content Note

Pasted in three large sheets.
 

--"Herman Perlet." Regarding his new residence in San San Francisco.

 

--"Bohemian Club Music." Review of Mr. Perlet's Mt. Tamalpais in the Pacific Coast Musical Review by Alfred Metzger and Wallace A. Sabin.

 

--"Musicians hear many sorts of American music. Cadman talks of art of Indian; Perlet presents a new Quintet." The Bulletin: San Francisco, July 11, 1911. Describes California Music Teachers' Convention.

 

--"Herman Perlet and the Steinway." Picture with the Herman Perlet String Quintette. Pacific Coast Music Review. July 8, 1911?

 

--Portrait of Mr. Perlet, clipped out. Possibly an advertisement?

item 150e.

Brochures

 

--Folder, with portrait of Perlet on inside cover. Announcement of his opening of a new vocal studio, San Francisco, California.

 

--Brochure (pink) from California Conservatory of Music, San Francisco. Announcing his position as head of the Operatic and Orchestral Department. Gives Press Comments and brief biography. No date.

 

--General advertisement and request for funds: "The People's Philharmonic Orchestra. The People's Choral Union. Herman Perlet, Conductor." No date.

item 150f.

Programs

 

--Program for the Eleventh Biennial Convention of General Federation of Women's Clubs. San Francisco, California. June 24th to July 5th, inclusive. Concert on June 24th, 1912 was conducted by Perlet and included some of his music.

 

--Program. In Memoriam Herman Perlet 1862-1916. Grand Orchestral Concert under the auspices of the Musicians Club. Friday, March 17th, 1916, San Francisco, California. (Two copies).

 

--Nec-Natama (Comreadeship). A Forest Play. (Text by J. Wilson Shiels, Music by Uda Waldrop). The 37th annual Midsummer High Jinks of the Bohemian Club of San 150f. Francisco and the 12th Grove Play. August 8, 1914. Printed booklet of 59 pages.

 

--Midsummer Music of Bohemia. Annual Concert. (Under the direction of Herman Perlet). San Francisco, August 9, 1910. Included two works by Perlet. (Two copies).

 

--The Fall of Ug. A Masque of Fear. By Rufus Steele. Music by Herman Perlet. Being the Eleventh Grove Play of the Bohemian Club of San Francisco as Performed by Members of the Club, at Thirty Sixth Mid-Summer High Jinks in the Bohemian Grove, Sonoma County, California, on the Ninth Night of August, 1913.

Scope and Content Note

These programs are hardcover booklets containing the cast list, foreword, argument, full text and synopsis of the music. 50 pages.

Two inscribed copies:
 

(1) "For my daughter Mildred as a keepsake from Papa." Signed by the librettist, painter of the frontisepiece, and many actors and singers from the production.

 

(2) "To my dear mother with all the affection of her devoted son. Herman." August 9, 1913.

 

--The Mid-Summer Music of Bohemia. A concert, given by he Bohemian Club in the Tivoli Opera House, San Francisco, on the afternoon of Thursday, August 21st, 1913. Performed by the People's Philharmonic Orchestra and by a chorus of Members of the Club with the following soloists..." Paperbound, 20 pages.

Box Box 10 , item 151.

The Bey of Algiers.

Scope and Content Note

Libretto and full orchestra score.