M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives

UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES

Finding Aid for the
LEONARD KASTLE
PAPERS, 1954-1991

UA-902.021

For reference queries contact Grenander Department Reference staff or (518)-437-3935.

Finding Aid Compiled by
Rebecca Hatcher
August 29, 2000







M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives 
University Libraries / University at Albany / State University of New York 
1400 Washington Avenue / Albany, New York 12222 / (518) 437-3935


VOLUME: 8.0 cubic ft.

ACQUISITION: All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by Leonard Kastle, on June 18, 1998.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Biographical Sketch

Biographical Chronology

Scope and Content Note

Series Descriptions

Box and Folder List:


Leonard Kastle Papers
Biographical Sketch

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Leonard Gregory Kastle, American composer, pianist, film writer and director, was born in New York City on February 11, 1929. Following his high school education in Mount Vernon, NY, Kastle began his musical training at the Julliard School of Music, NYC, 1938-40. From 1940-42, he attended the Mannes Music School, where he studied piano with Frank Sheridan and composition with George Szell. From 1942-52, Kastle held a piano scholarship with Paul Wittgenstein. Kastle studied composition at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia from 1944-50, earning a B.A. in 1950. While at the Curtis Institute, he held scholarships in composition with Rosario Scalero, Gian-Carlo Menotti, and Samuel Barber, and a scholarship in piano with Isabelle Vengerova. In addition, Kastle attended Columbia University from 1947-50. He was a student of conducting with Carl Bamberger in NYC from 1950-52.

Kastle's early professional career was spent on Broadway where he was music directory for revivals of Menotti's The Medium (1950) and The Telephone (1950) and for Weill's Lady in the Dark (1951). He was assistant musical director and conductor for NBC television's Opera Theater from 1955-1959, directing one of his own operas, The Swing (one act, televised by NBC on June 11, 1954), as well as works of other composers. Other operas both written and directed by Kastle include Deseret (an opera in three acts based on the life of the Mormon prophet Brigham Young, televised by NBC on January 11, 1961 and revived in 1978); The Pariahs, (opera in three acts about whaling commissioned by the Deerfield Foundation; completed in 1966; with excerpts performed in Albany, NY in 1985); The Passion of Mother Ann: A Sacred Festival Play (opera trilogy about the Shakers, excerpts performed: The Calling of Mother Ann in Albany, NY in 1985, and The Journey of Mother Ann in Potsdam, NY in 1987); and his one-act children's opera, Professor Lookalike and the Children (performed in Albany, NY in 1988).

Kastle has a number of musical and orchestral compositions to his credit. Among his orchestral compositions are From a Whitman Reader (for voice and orchestra), 1954; Poontoosuc (for baritone and orchestra, performed at Tanglewood on July 4, 1976), 1974-75; and Piano Concerto (performed by the composer as a soloist in Albany, NY in 1981). Kastle's vocal works include Three Walt Whitman Songs (for chorus), 1956; Acquainted with the Night (five songs based on poems by Robert Frost), 1957; Three Songs from Moby Dick (for chorus, winner of the Baxter Prize for choral composition), 1963; and Mass (for chorus, organ, and piano, televised by PBS on December 25,1977; revised version performed in Albany, NY on May 30, 1978). Kastle has also composed chamber pieces including Piano Sonata, 1950; Violin Sonata, 1955 (revised version performed in Albany, NY on March 17, 1986); and Piano Suite, 1957. 
In addition to his operatic and musical compositions, Kastle wrote and directed the film, The Honeymoon Killers, which was released by Cinerama in 1970. In 1970, the film was chosen by the Museum of Modern Art for inclusion in its film archives, and in 1971 it received the Black Humor Award in Paris. The Honeymoon Killers was re-released nationally in 1992, when it was also shown at the San Francisco Film Festival, the Festivale Internationale Cinema Giovani in Italy, and the Film Forum in New York City. In 1998, the film was featured at the Midnight Sun Film Festival in Sodankylä, Finland.

Kastle has received a number of prizes, grants and awards including first prize in the Leschetitsky Piano Competition (1948), a Baxter Prize for choral composition (1963), an NEA grant (1974), and two Meet-the-Composer grants (1981 and 1985).

From 1978 to 1989 Kastle was a visiting professor of humanities and fine arts at the University at Albany, SUNY where he taught composition.  After retiring from the University, Kastle continued to teach classes as an adjunct faculty member. He died in May 2011 at the age of 82. 
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Information about Kastle's career was taken from biographical entries found in the following sources: 
 



Leonard Kastle Papers
Biographical Chronology

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1938-40  Studied at Juilliard School

1940-42  Studied at Mannes Music School. Held scholarship in composition with George Szell.

1942-52  Held piano scholarship with Paul Wittgenstein.

1944-50  Attended Curtis Institute of Music (received B.A. in 1950). Held scholarships in piano with Isabelle Vengerova and in composition with Rosario Scalero, Gian-Carlo Menotti and Samuel Barber.

1947-50  Attended Columbia University.

1948   Received first prize in Leschetitsky Piano Competition

1950   Music Director of Broadway revival of Menotti's The Medium and The Telephone.

1950-52  Studied conducting with Carl Bamberger.

1954   From a Whitman Reader for voice and orchestra premiered by the Oklahoma Symphony.

1955   Violin Sonata premiered at the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy.

1955-59  Assistant Musical Director and Conductor for the NBC Television Opera Theater.

1956   Premiere of opera The Swing on NBC's Opera Theater with Kastle as director.Three Walt Whitman Songs for chorus performed by Tanglewood Chorus

1957   Acquainted with the Night, premiered on CBS Television program, "Camera Three."

1959   Received commission from Wallace Scudder Foundation to write opera, Deseret.

1961   Deseret premiered on NBC TV's Opera Theater.

1961-66  Composed opera The Pariahs under a Deerfield Foundation grant.

1963   Received the Baxter Prize for choral composition, Three Songs from Moby Dick.

1969-70  Wrote screenplay for and directed production of the film The Honeymoon Killers, which was released in 1970 by Cinerama.

1971-76  Wrote screenplays for Wedding at Cana, Aloha and Change of Heart (all unproduced).

1974-75  Wrote Pontoosuc for baritone and orchestra which received its world premiere at Tanglewood in 1976.

1977-78  Mass received world premiere on Public Television.

1978-89  Visiting Professor of Humanities and Fine Arts, State University of New York at Albany.

1979   Wrote screenplay for The Teddy Bear (unproduced).Premiere of chamber song cycle, The Weeping Pleiades.

1980-81  Completed The Birdwatchers, a play with music.

1981   Piano Concerto premiered by the Albany Symphony Orchestra with Kastle as soloist.

1985   Premiere of The Calling of Mother Ann in Hancock Shaker Village.

1986   Performances of Shaker Dances for flute, horn, violin, cello, and harpsichord by Capital Chamber Artists in Albany, NY and in Castleton, VT. Romanza H. B., commissioned by Castleton State College, performed at the Fine Arts Center, Castleton State College, VT; and at Page Hall, Albany, NY.

1986-87  Performance of The Calling of Mother Ann and world premiere of The Journey of Mother Ann.

1988   Premiere of children's opera, Professor Lookalike and the Children in Albany, NY, funded by a NYS Arts Council Arts-in-Education grant.

1991   Wrote screenplay for Shakespeare's Dog (unproduced).

1992   Wrote screenplay for Weatherman (unproduced).


Leonard Kastle Papers
Scope & Content Note

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This collection documents the creation of a selection of Leonard Kastle's works, including orchestral and vocal compositions, operas and screenplays, written between 1954 and 1991. The collection is composed primarily of scores from these musical works, including both hand-written drafts and more finalized versions produced and corrected during the printing process.

Scores of Kastle's orchestral compositions may be found in the series From a Whitman Reader (1954) and Piano Concerto (1981). The piano reduction from Kastle's vocal composition is located in the series Acquainted with the Night (1957). Kastle's operas scores may be found in the series Deseret (1959-61), The Pariahs (1961-66) and The Passion of Mother Ann (1983-87). Kastle's screenplays, both produced and unproduced, may be found in the series The Honeymoon Killers (1969-70), Wedding at Cana (1971-76), Change of Heart (1971-75) and Shakespeare's Dog (1991).


Leonard Kastle Papers
Series Descriptions

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Series I: Orchestral Compositions, 1954-81, 1.3 cubic ft.

Sub-Series 1: From a Whitman Reader, 1954, 0.3 cubic ft. Arranged by type.

Includes the piano reduction, masters of parts, and orchestral score of From a Whitman Reader. Written by Kastle and published by Ricordi, the piece premiered in 1954.

Sub-Series 2: Piano Concerto, 1981, 1.0 cubic ft. Arranged sequentially.

Contains tissues of the piano-orchestra score of Piano Concerto. This piece was written by Kastle with a grant from the American Music Center and premiered by the Albany Symphony Orchestra in 1981.

Series II: Vocal Compositions, 1957, 1 folder.

Sub-Series 1: Acquainted with the Night, 1957; 1 folder.

Includes the piano reduction of Acquainted with the Night, a cycle of five songs based on poems by Robert Frost ("Acquainted with the Night," "Nothing Gold Can Stay," "Prayer in Spring," "Fire and Ice," and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"). The piece premiered in 1957 on the CBS program "Camera Three," and was published by Ricordi.

Series III: Operas, 1959-87, 5.9 cubic ft.

Sub-Series 1: Deseret, 1959-61, 2.3 cubic ft. Arranged chronologically by act.

Contains Kastle's original piano-voice score, masters of parts, tissues of vocal score, and orchestral score. Deseret was commissioned by the Wallace Scudder Foundation in1959, and given its premiere in 1961 on NBC's "Opera Theater."

Sub-Series 2: The Pariahs, 1961-66, 3.3 cubic ft. Arranged chronologically.

Includes the original libretto, original piano-voice score, blues of piano-vocal score, blues of parts and tissues of orchestral score of the opera The Pariahs. The blues of parts for all instruments from the prologue and Act I, scene 1, are missing, as are the parts of specific individual instruments from other scenes. In addition, p. 53 is missing from the tissues of the orchestral score, Act I, scene 1. The Pariahs was written between 1961 and 1966 with funding from the Deerfield Foundation. A dramatic reading of the libretto was given at the Melville Historical Society in Pittsfield, MA, and excerpts from the opera were performed in Albany on the university in 1985.

Sub-Series 3: The Passion of Mother Ann, 1983-87, 0.3 cubic ft. Arranged chronologically by act.

Includes the piano-voice score of both the Prologue (The Calling of Mother Ann) and Part I (The Journey of Mother Ann), as well as the orchestral score of Part I. The Calling of Mother Ann was first performed in the Round Barn at Hancock Shaker Village in 1985, and both The Calling of Mother Ann and The Journey of Mother Ann were performed in 1986-87 on the SUNY campus in Albany and at the Crane School of Music, SUNY College in Potsdam, NY .

Series IV: Screenplays, 0.8 cubic ft.

Sub-Series 1: The Honeymoon Killers, 1969-70, 0.2 cubic ft. Arranged sequentially.

Contains the screenplay of The Honeymoon Killers, written and directed by Kastle in 1969-70, and released to critical acclaim by Cinerama in 1970.

Sub-Series 2: Wedding at Cana, 1971-76, 0.17 cubic ft. Arranged sequentially.

Kastle's original screenplay for Wedding at Cana, an unproduced film written between 1971 and 1976.

Sub-Series 3: Change of Heart, 1971-75, 0.2 cubic ft. Arranged sequentially.

Kastle's preliminary notes and by two drafts of the screenplay for the unproduced film, Change of Heart. The drafts are dated July 24, 1975 and November 24, 1975.

Sub-Series 4: Shakespeare's Dog, 1991, 0.2 cubic ft. Arranged sequentially.

The screenplay for Shakespeare's Dog, an unproduced film which was completed in 1991.

Series V: Autobiographical, 0.2 cubic ft.


Leonard Kastle Papers
Box and Folder List

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Series I: Orchestral Compositions

Sub-Series 1: From a Whitman Reader, 1954

Box 1

Piano Reduction
Master of Parts
Orchestral Score
(Box also contains Acquainted with the Night)

Sub-Series 2: Piano Concerto, 1981

Box 1

Tissues of Piano-Orchestra Score, p.1-50
Tissues of Piano-Orchestra Score, p. 51-100
Tissues of Piano-Orchestra Score, p. 101-51
Tissues of Piano-Orchestra Score, p. 151-200
Tissues of Piano-Orchestra Score, p. 201-35


Leonard Kastle Papers
Box and Folder List

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Series II: Vocal Compositions

Sub-Series I: Acquainted with the Night, 1957

Box 1

Piano Reduction
(Box also contains From a Whitman Reader)


Leonard Kastle Papers
Box and Folder List

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Series III: Operas, 1959-91

Sub-Series 1: Deseret, 1959-61

Box 1

Original Piano-Voice Manuscripts, Act I
Original Piano-Voice Manuscripts, Act II
Original Piano-Voice Manuscripts, Act III

Box 2

Masters of Parts, Act I, Harp
Masters of Parts, Act I, Violin 1
Masters of Parts, Act I, Violin 2
Masters of Parts, Act I, Viola
Masters of Parts, Act I, Cello
Masters of Parts, Act I, Cello
Masters of Parts, Act I, Bass
Masters of Parts, Act I, Flute 1
Masters of Parts, Act I, Flute 2
Masters of Parts, Act I, Oboe 1
Masters of Parts, Act I, Oboe 2
Masters of Parts, Act I, Clarinet 1
Masters of Parts, Act I, Clarinet 2
Masters of Parts, Act I, Bassoon 1
Masters of Parts, Act I, Bassoon 2
Masters of Parts, Act I, Contra Bassoon
Masters of Parts, Act I, Horns 1 & 3
Masters of Parts, Act I, Horns 2 & 4
Masters of Parts, Act I, Trumpet 1
Masters of Parts, Act I, Trumpet 2
Masters of Parts, Act I, Trombone 1
Masters of Parts, Act I, Trombone 2
Masters of Parts, Act I, Trombone 3
Masters of Parts, Act I, Tuba
Masters of Parts, Act I, Percussion
Masters of Parts, Act II, Harp
Masters of Parts, Act II, Violin 1
Masters of Parts, Act II, Violin 2
Masters of Parts, Act II, Viola
Masters of Parts, Act II, Cello
Masters of Parts, Act II, Bass
Masters of Parts, Act II, Flute 1
Masters of Parts, Act II, Flute 2
Masters of Parts, Act II, Oboe1
Masters of Parts, Act II, Oboe 2
Masters of Parts, Act II, Clarinet 1
Masters of Parts, Act II, Clarinet 2

Box 3

Masters of Parts, Act II, Bassoon 1
Masters of Parts, Act II, Bassoon 2
Masters of Parts, Act II, Contra Bassoon
Masters of Parts, Act II, Horns 1 & 3
Masters of Parts, Act II, Horns 2 & 4
Masters of Parts, Act II, Trumpet 1
Masters of Parts, Act II, Trumpet 2
Masters of Parts, Act II, Trombone 1
Masters of Parts, Act II, Trombone 2
Masters of Parts, Act II, Trombone 3
Masters of Parts, Act II, Tuba
Masters of Parts, Act II, Timpani, Percussion
Masters of Parts, Act III, Harp
Masters of Parts, Act III, Violin 1
Masters of Parts, Act III, Violin 2
Masters of Parts, Act III, Viola
Masters of Parts, Act III, Cello
Masters of Parts, Act III, Bass
Masters of Parts, Act III, Flute 1
Masters of Parts, Act III, Flute 2
Masters of Parts, Act III, Oboe 1
Masters of Parts, Act III, Oboe 2
Masters of Parts, Act III, Clarinet 1
Masters of Parts, Act III, Clarinet 2
Masters of Parts, Act III, Bassoon 1
Masters of Parts, Act III, Bassoon 2
Masters of Parts, Act III, Contra Bassoon
Masters of Parts, Act III, Horns 1 & 3
Masters of Parts, Act III, Horns 2 & 4
Masters of Parts, Act III, Trumpet 1
Masters of Parts, Act III, Trumpet 2
Masters of Parts, Act III, Trombone 1
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Sub-Series 2: The Pariahs, 1961-66

Box 1

Original Libretto, Prologue
Original Libretto, Act I
Original Libretto, Act II
Original Libretto, Act III & Epilogue

Box 2

Original Piano-Voice Score, Prologue
Original Piano-Voice Score, Act I, scene 1
Original Piano-Voice Score, Act I, scene 2
Original Piano-Voice Score, Act I, scene 3
Original Piano-Voice Score, Act I, scene 4
Original Piano-Voice Score, Act II, scene 1
Original Piano-Voice Score, Act II, scene 2
Original Piano-Voice Score, Act II, scene 3
Original Piano-Voice Score, Act II, scene 4
Original Piano-Voice Score, Act III, scene 1
Original Piano-Voice Score, Act III, scene 2
Original Piano-Voice Score, Act III, scene 3
Original Piano-Voice Score, Epilogue

Box 3

Blues of Piano-Vocal Score, Prologue
Blues of Piano-Vocal Score, Act I, scene 1
Blues of Piano-Vocal Score, Act I, scene 2
Blues of Piano-Vocal Score, Act I, scene 3
Blues of Piano-Vocal Score, Act I, scene 4
Blues of Piano-Vocal Score, Act II, scene 1
Blues of Piano-Vocal Score, Act II, scene 2
Blues of Piano-Vocal Score, Act II, scene 3
Blues of Piano-Vocal Score, Act II, scene 4

Box 4

Blues of Piano-Vocal Score, Act III, scene 1
Blues of Piano-Vocal Score, Act III, scene 2
Blues of Piano-Vocal Score, Act III, scene 3
Blues of Piano-Vocal Score, Act III, scene 4
Blues of Piano-Vocal Score, Epilogue
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 2, Vocal
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 2, Harps
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 2,Viola
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 2, Cello
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 2, Bass
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 2, Oboe
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 2, Clarinet
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 2, Bassoon
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 2, Horns 1 & 3
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 2, Horns 2 & 4
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 2, Trumpets
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 2, Trombones & Tuba
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 2, Percussion

Box 5

Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 3, Vocal
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 3, Harps
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 3,Viola
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 3, Cello
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 3, Bass
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 3, Oboe
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 3, English Horn
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 3, Clarinet
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 3, Bassoon
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 3, Horns 1 & 2
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 3, Horns 3 & 4
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 3, Trumpets
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 3, Trombones 1 & 2
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 3, Trombone 3 & Tuba
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 3, Percussion
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 4, Viola
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 4, Cello
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 4, Contra Bass
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 4, Oboes
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 4, Bass Clarinet
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 4, Bassoon
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 4, Horns 1 & 3
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 4, Horns 2 & 4
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 4, Trumpets 1-4
Blues of Parts, Act I, scene 4, Trombone & Tuba

Box 6

Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 1, Harp
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 1, Violin 2
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 1, Viola
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 1, Cello
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 1, Bass
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 1, Flute
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 1, Oboe & English Horn
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 1, Clarinet & Bass Clarinet
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 1, Bassoon & Contra Bassoon
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 1, Horns 1-4
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 1, Trumpets
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 1, Trombone & Tuba
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 1, Percussion
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 2, Harp
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 2, Violin 2
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 2, Viola
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 2, Cello
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 2, Bass
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 2, Flutes & Piccolo
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 2, Oboes
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 2, English Horn
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 2, Clarinet & Bass Clarinet
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 2, Bassoons 1 & 2
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 2, Bassoon 3 Contra Bassoon
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 2, Horns 1 & 2
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 2, Horns 3 & 4
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 2, Trumpets
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 2, Trombones 1 & 2
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 2, Trombone 3 & Tuba
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 2, Percussion

Box 7

Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 3, Piano & Voice
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 3, Violin 2
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 3, Viola
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 3, Cello
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 3, Bass
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 3, Flute
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 3, Oboes
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 3, Clarinets
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 3, Bassoons
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 3, Horns 1 & 2
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 3, Horns 3 & 4
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 3, Trumpets
Blues of Parts, Act II, scene 3, Trombones
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 1, Harps
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 1, Violin 2
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 1, Cello
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 1, Bass
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 1, Flutes 1 & 2, Piccolo
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 1, Oboes 1-3
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 1, English Horn
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 1, Clarinets 1-3, Bass Clarinet
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 1, Bassoons 1 & 2
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 1, Bassoon 3 & Contra Bassoon
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 1, Horns 1 & 2
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 1, Horns 3 & 4
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 1, Trumpets
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 1, Trombones 1 & 2
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 1, Trombone 3 & Tuba
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 1, Percussion

Box 8

Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 2 & 3, Harps 1 & 2
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 2 & 3, Violin 2
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 2 & 3, Viola
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 2 & 3, Cello
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 2 & 3, Bass
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 2 & 3, Flute & Piccolo
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 2 & 3, Oboes
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 2 & 3, English Horn
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 2 & 3, Clarinets 1-3, Bass Clarinet
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 2 & 3, Bassoons 1 & 2
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 2 & 3, Bassoon 3 & Contra Bassoon
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 2 & 3, Horns 1 & 2
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 2 & 3, Horns 3 & 4
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 2 & 3, Trumpets
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 2 & 3, Trombones 1 & 2
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 2 & 3, Trombone 3 & Tuba
Blues of Parts, Act III, scene 2 & 3, Percussion

Box 9

Tissues of Orchestral Score, Prologue, p. 1-48
Tissues of Orchestral Score, Act I, scene 1, p. 49-107
Tissues of Orchestral Score, Act I, scene 2, p. 107-53
Tissues of Orchestral Score, Act I, scene 3, p. 154-99
Tissues of Orchestral Score, Act I, scene 4, p. 200-306
Tissues of Orchestral Score, Act II, scene 1, p. 307-95
Tissues of Orchestral Score, Act II, scene 2, p. 396-443
Tissues of Orchestral Score, Act II, scene 3, p. 444-525
Tissues of Orchestral Score, Act III, scene 1, p. 526-72
Tissues of Orchestral Score, Act III, scene 2, p. 573-636
Tissues of Orchestral Score, Act III, scene 3 & Epilogue, p. 637-752

Sub-Series 3: The Passion of Mother Ann, 1983-87

Box 1

Piano-Voice Score, Prologue: The Calling of Mother Ann
Piano-Voice Score, Part I: The Journey of Mother Ann
Orchestral Score, Part I: The Journey of Mother Ann


Leonard Kastle Papers
Box and Folder List

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Series IV: Screenplays, 1969-91

Sub-Series 1: The Honeymoon Killers, 1969-70

Box 1

Manuscript, p. 1-144
Manuscript, p. 145-311

Sub-Series 2: Wedding at Cana, 1971-76

Box 1

Manuscript, p. 1-100
Manuscript, p. 101-220

Sub-Series 3: Change of Heart, 1971-75

Box 1

Notes
Draft, Version 1 (July 24, 1975)
Draft, Version 2 (November 24, 1975), p. 1-175
Draft, Version 2 (November 24, 1975), p. 176-348

Sub-Series 4: Shakespeare's Dog, 1991

Box 1

Manuscript, p. 1-56
Manuscript, p. 57-125
Manuscript, p. 126-95


Leonard Kastle Papers
Box and Folder List

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Series V: Autobiographical

Box 1
Folder

1. Articles about Leonard Kastle
2. The Autographs of Three Masters (Beethoven, Shubert, Brahms) The Harrow Replicas, Number One (London: Chiswick Press, 1942) with inscription on end paper by Paul Wittgenstein on the occassion of Kastle's first piano recital, February 1944, and a further inscription on the title page "who showed it to me".
3. Class Photograph--William Wilson Jr. School, [undated]
With inscription "My 4 loves", and four figures identified, photo has two photo credits, one Don Haas, Mt. Vernon, N.Y., and the second Billy Landau, MO. 8-0415.
4. Commencement Programs & Diploma, 1945, 1948
From A. B. Davis High School, Mt. Vernon, N.Y., 1945, and Curtis Institute of Music, 1948.
5. Correspondence--Professional and Personal, 1959-1960, 1996
Includes a December 1959 letter in Cyrilic with a translation by UNESCO from the Union of Soviet Composers praising Kastle's opera Deseret; a draft letter from Kastle to "Dear Folks" discussing the Union of Composers letter and his hopes for a Soviet performance, as well as the possible premier of Deseret at the Empire State Music Festival; a June 1960 letter from Paul Wittgenstein to Kastle offering him advice and congratulation on his Concerto; and a July 29, 1996 letter from the San Francisco Opera accompanying the return of the score for The Pariahs.
6. Miscellaneous
Commemorative service program for Otto Petrovich Peterson, March 24, 1946, and a poem "Contrasts" by Peterson, undated; program for Fourth Annual Symposium, International Federation of Music Students, Julliard Chapter, Banquet, Great Hall, Hart House, Toronto, March 11, 1950; cover of Book of Psalms.


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