Inventory of the Edward Lawton collection, 1938-1965

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Inventory of the Edward Lawton Collection, 1938-1965

Collection number: ARCHIVES LAWTON 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:
The Music Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Edward Lawton Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1938-1965
Collection number: ARCHIVES LAWTON 1
Creator: Lawton, Edward B.
Extent: Number of containers: 2 boxes (6 folders)
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:

Mrs. Helena Lawton, Berkeley.

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], Edward Lawton collection, ARCHIVES LAWTON 1, The Music Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Biographical Sketch

Lawton, Edward Bosworth, Jr. was born in Newport, Rhode Island, August 30, 1911. He died in Berkeley, February 21, 1967.

Scope and Content

Collection includes biographical material; faculty correspondence at Berkeley, 1938-1941; programs of choral concerts conducted by Mr. Lawton between 1939 and 1965; and his choral compositions and music for voice.

List of Contents

Box 1. , Folder 1-2:

Bio-bibliographical information from the Department of Music files, 150 leaves.

Folder 3:

Materials pertaining to the death of Professor Lawton.

Folder 4:

Faculty correspondence at Berkeley from 1938-41, 50 leaves.

Box 2. , Folder 5:

About 105 programs of the University of California University Chorus and the University of California Repertory Chorus conducted by Professor Lawton dating from 1939-65. Also some reviews of these concerts.

Folder 6:

Choral compositions and music for voice.

 

1. Alleluya: Ave Maria. 1 leaf. Also 80 copies in the Departmental Chorus Library.

 

2. Audi coelum (1610) of Claudio Monteverdi. Edited from the original edition, 1963. 26 pp. Dedicated to Enrique Jord  (March 24, 1963).

 

3. Casey Jones, pub. E.C. Schirmer, 1940, 21 pp.

 

4. Catches, for three, four, and five voices. Selected and edited by Edward Lawton. Pub.Music Press, Inc., 1947, 15 pp.

 

5. Christmas Story: Overture,4 leaves. Also 106 copies in the Chorus Library.

 

6. From the Book of Proverbs, 7 leaves. Dated: Berkeley, 6-11 October, 1953. Also 112 copies in the Chorus Library.

 

7. He's o'er the hills. Scottish folk tune arr., 6 leaves. Dated: Berkeley, Feb 8, 1950.

 

8. Hey Johnnie Cope.Scottish folksong arr., 14 pp.

 

9. Jesse James, 15 pp. Also 92 copies in the Chorus Library.

 

10. Kyrie: Rex Virginum, 3 leaves. English, 13th century, transcribed by Edward Lawton. Also 221 copies in the Chorus Library.

 

11. Lully, lullay, 7 pp. Dated: Berkeley, October 2, 1940. A Kentucky mountain carol arr. Also 129 copies in the Chorus Library.

 

13. Medieval Triptych, for voice, violin, viola and cello. Score and parts. Dedicated to Mary Groom Jones. Dated: 1945, 1947, 1949. Score, 11 pp.

 

14. Oh, Susannah, 2 pp. Arranged. Dated: February, 1941. Also 85 copies in the Chorus Library.

 

15. Psalm CL "Praise the Lord",4 pp. Dated: Berkeley, 1956. Inscription; "To Manus Bansurcu. A commission of the Composers' Forum, by the Treble Clef Choir of the Ripon Christian High School, Ripon, California, Thomas Heck, Director."

 

16. Songs of Innocence, 15 leaves. Also 119 copies in the Chorus Library.

 

17. A Sonnet of Donne "At the round earth's imagin'd;" 5 leaves. Dated: Berkeley, May 8, 1955. For: Robert Commanday and the University of California Glee Club.

 

18. A Sonnet of Enzo Re, 4 pages. Dated: Berkeley, 8-23 Jan., 1954. Also 82 copies in the Chorus Library.

 

18 Variations on Precious Promises,14 pp. Dated: Berkeley, June-September, 1953. Also 33 copies in the Chorus Library.

 

19. Psalm 149, 9 leaves. "Commissioned through the Composers' Forum by the Church Divinity School of the Pacific Summer Class of 1957." Inscribed to David [Boyden]. Mimeograph copy.