Table Of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Information

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Subject and Genre Headings

Administrative Information

Container List

Series 1: Symphonic Works, 1953, Undated

Series 2: Works for Piano and Organ, 1941, ca. 1956, Undated

Series 3: Chamber Music, 1940-1977, Undated

Series 4: Instrumental Works without an Opus Number, 1916-1964, Undated

Series 5: Vocal and Choral Music, 1914-1968, Undated

Series 6: Music Written as Ralph Sandor, 1940-1950, Undated

Series 7: Sketches and Notebooks, 1919-1954, Undated

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ALEXANDER SEMMLER PAPERS (MSS131) , 1914-1977

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Semmler, Alexander, 1900-1977
Title: Alexander Semmler Papers
Date: 1914-1977
Physical Characteristics: 10.5  cubic ft.
Abstract: The Alexander Semmler Papers contain music written by Alexander Semmler, both published and unpublished, as well as some of his notes and correspondence.
Storage: The materials are located onsite in the department.
Language: English, German, Spanish, Italian
Repository: M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University at Albany, SUNY

Biographical Sketch

Alexander Semmler was born in Dortmund, Germany, on 12 November 1900. He began composing music in adolescence and toured Europe and the United States as a pianist at the age of fifteen. He studied piano with Josef Pembaur and composition with Gustav Jenner, and later studied philosophy and musicology at the universities of Marburg, Berlin, and Munich. He emigrated to the United States as a young man and became an American citizen in 1930. Semmler worked as a pianist with the CBS Symphony and later as a staff conductor and composer at CBS, writing music both under his own name and under the pseudonym Ralph Sandor (or Zandor). He served as the American administrator for the Rudfunk im Amerikanischen Sektor (RIAS) in Berlin from 1951 to 1952. He was later invited to Mexico, where he was instrumental in organizing the Centro de Compositores Mexicanos. From 1955 until 1970, he was the New York music director for TRF Music, Inc. and Picture Scores, Inc. During that same time, he served as program director of the Maverick Concerts in Woodstock, N. Y. Semmler died in Kingston, N. Y., on 24 April 1977.

The information provided above was gleaned from the following sources, in addition to those found in the Alexander Semmler Papers themselves:

"Semmler, Alexander." Contemporary American Composers: A Biographical Dictionary. Ed. E. Ruth Anderson. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1982.
"Henry Cowell: Trio for Violin, 'cello, and Piano (1965); Alexander Semmler: Trio for Violin, 'cello, and Piano, Op. 40 (1964)." (see www.newworldrecords.org/uploads/fileuordz.pdf).

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Scope and Content Information

The collection consists primarily of music written by Alexander Semmler, both in print and in manuscript. Among the compositions are symphonic works, chamber music, and works for various instruments, including piano and voice. There are also sketches for later compositions and notebooks with melodic ideas, both titled and untitled. The papers also include music written by Mr. Semmler under the pseudonym of Ralph Sandor (or Zandor), which is more commercially oriented than those pieces signed in his own name. Much of the music in the collection has never been published.

Also included in the papers are certain items kept with his musical compositions by Alexander Semmler; these miscellanea are noted in the individual series scope notes. Materials are arranged within series either by opus number or alphabetically, if no opus number is present (Series 5 is an exception- please see its scope note for details). Some of the items include emendations tipped in or fastened with tape. Many bear markings or annotations in a hand other than Alexander Semmler's. These were not made by the processing archivist. When these markings included dates, those were included in the folder listing as approximate dates.

It should be noted that while there are multiple copies of most of the items in the Semmler Papers, these copies are often not identical, as many of the manuscripts have corrections or notations by the composer that vary from instance to instance. This is why the archivist elected to retain them. Due to the number of fragile and oversized items in the collection, materials pertaining to the same work may not be housed in the same physical location.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The papers are arranged in seven series:

Series 1 - Symphonic Works, 1953, Undated
Series 2 - Works for Piano and Organ, 1941, 1956, Undated
Series 3 - Chamber Music, 1940-1977, Undated
Series 4 - Instrumental Works Without an Opus Number, 1916-1964, Undated
Series 5 - Vocal and Choral Music, 1914-1968, Undated
Series 6 - Works as Ralph Sandor, 1940-1950, Undated
Series 7 - Sketches and Notebooks, 1919-1954, Undated

Materials arranged within series by opus number. Materials without an opus number arranged alphabetically by folder title.

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Restrictions

Access

Access to this record group is unrestricted.

Copyright

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Performance Rights

Performance of music from the Alexander Semmler Papers is by application only. If a performance is recorded or in some other manner documented, a copy must be provided to the Department of Special Collections and Archives. An invitation to all performances must be provided to Iliana Semmler or her designee.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Brunetti-Pisano, August, 1870-1943
Burnet, Dana, 1888-1962
Castaneda, Daniel Perez, 1901-1980
Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965
Herrmann, Bernard, 1911-1975
Jenner, Gustav, 1865-1920
Knab, Armin, 1881-1951
Lear, Edward, 1812-1888
Machado, Antonio, 1812-1896
Pembaur, Josef, 1875-1950
Semmler, Alexander, 1900-1977

Corporate Bodies

Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc.
Rundfunk im Amerikanischen Sektor (Berlin, Germany)

Subjects

Amateur films--Songs and music
Chamber music
Composers--United States--20th century
Dance music
Incidental music
Jazz
Organ music
Piano music
Radio music
Songs
Symphonies
Tangos
Vocal music

Places

Woodstock (N. Y.)

Genres and Forms

Sheet music

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Alexander Semmler Papers, 1914-1977. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Semmler Papers).

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Dr. Iliana Semmler in January 2003.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Catherine Oliver
Date: Copyright 2011 by the University at Albany, SUNY. All rights reserved.
Revision history:

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Container List

nam_mss131-1 Series 1: Symphonic Works, 1953, Undated - 1.94  cubic ft.
Arranged by opus number.
This series consists of works written by Alexander Semmler for symphony orchestra. The Symphony No. 3, dedicated to RIAS-Berlin, is the longest of these; the title on the full orchestral score is in English, and the parts and corrections are in German, with musical notations in Italian. The other works are all in English, with musical notations in Italian.
Oversized Folder
1 mss131-1_1 1 nam_mss131-1_1 Opus 18: Sinfonietta (1): To Davidson Taylor (alt. title: Symphony No. 1), Undated - Bound manuscript score
Box Folder
1 mss131-1_2 1-8 nam_mss131-1_2 Opus 18: Sinfonietta (1): To Davidson Taylor (alt. title: Symphony No. 1), Undated - Printed parts: Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute 1 and 2, Oboe 1 and 2, Clarinet 1 and 2, Bassoon, Horn 1 and 2, Trumpet 1 and 2, Trombone, and Drums
Oversized Folder
2 mss131-1_3 2 nam_mss131-1_3 Opus 20: Manhattan Diary: Impressions and Vignettes for Symphony Orchestra, Undated - Manuscript score
mss131-1_4 3 nam_mss131-1_4 Opus 20: Manhattan Diary: Impressions and Vignettes for Symphony Orchestra, Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
Oversized Folder
1 mss131-1_5 2 nam_mss131-1_5 Opus 21: Second Symphony, Undated - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
2 mss131-1_6 1 nam_mss131-1_6 Opus 21: Second Symphony, Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
mss131-1_7 4 nam_mss131-1_7 Opus 22: Horizons: A Symphonic Ode, Undated - Manuscript score
mss131-1_8 5 nam_mss131-1_8 Opus 22: Horizons: A Symphonic Ode, Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
Oversized Folder
3 mss131-1_9 1 nam_mss131-1_9 Opus 23: Symphony No. 3: Dedicated to RIAS-Berlin (alt. title: Dritte Simfonie), 1953 - Manuscript score
Box Folder
1 mss131-1_10 9 nam_mss131-1_10 Opus 23: Symphony No. 3: Dedicated to RIAS-Berlin (alt. title: Dritte Simfonie), Undated - Korrekturen
Typed corrections.
mss131-1_11 10-16 nam_mss131-1_11 Opus 23: Symphony No. 3: Dedicated to RIAS-Berlin (alt. title: Dritte Simfonie), Undated - Printed string parts
Oversized Folder
4 mss131-1_12 1 nam_mss131-1_12 Opus 23: Symphony No. 3: Dedicated to RIAS-Berlin (alt. title: Dritte Simfonie), Undated - Printed non-string parts
nam_mss131-2 Series 2: Works for Piano and Organ, 1941, ca. 1956, Undated - 1.16  cubic ft.
Arranged by opus number.
This series consists of works written by Alexander Semmler for solo piano and organ. Included in this series is a photocopied clipping of a newspaper review of a concert led by Semmler and featuring one of his works. It is housed with the item to which it was originally attached. All items are in English, with musical notations in Italian.
Box Folder
1 mss131-2_1 17 nam_mss131-2_1 Opus 2: Six Miniatures for Piano Solo, 1941 - Printed score
mss131-2_2 18-20 nam_mss131-2_2 Opus 2a: Three Nocturnes for Piano (alt. title: Three Pieces for Piano), Undated - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
5 mss131-2_3 1 nam_mss131-2_3 Opus 2a: Three Nocturnes for Piano (alt. title: Three Pieces for Piano), Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
Box Folder
1 mss131-2_4 21-22 nam_mss131-2_4 Opus 5: First Piano Sonata, Undated - Manuscript score
Folder 22 includes a photocopy of a newspaper clipping originally pinned to that manuscript by Semmler.
Oversized Folder
5 mss131-2_5 2 nam_mss131-2_5 Opus 5: First Piano Sonata, Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
Box Folder
1 mss131-2_6 23 nam_mss131-2_6 Opus 6: Scherzo (for Piano), Undated - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
5 mss131-2_7 3 nam_mss131-2_7 Opus 6: Scherzo (for Piano), Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
Box Folder
1 mss131-2_8 24-27 nam_mss131-2_8 Opus 7: (Twelve) Poems without Words (for Piano), Undated - Manuscript scores; partial manuscript score
Oversized Folder
5 mss131-2_9 4 nam_mss131-2_9 Opus 7: (Twelve) Poems without Words (for Piano), Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
Box Folder
1 mss131-2_10 28-29 nam_mss131-2_10 Opus 9: (Second) Suite for Piano (Hommage a Prokofieff) (: March), Undated - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
5 mss131-2_11 5 nam_mss131-2_11 Opus 9: (Second) Suite for Piano (Hommage a Prokofieff) (: March), Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
Box Folder
1 mss131-2_12 30-33 nam_mss131-2_12 Opus 11: Sonata for Piano (alt. title: Second Piano Sonata), Undated - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
5 mss131-2_13 6 nam_mss131-2_13 Opus 11: Sonata for Piano (alt. title: Second Piano Sonata), Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
Box Folder
1 mss131-2_14 34-35 nam_mss131-2_14 Opus 12: Third Piano Sonata (alt. title: Piano Sonata No. 3), Undated - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
5 mss131-2_15 7 nam_mss131-2_15 Opus 12: Third Piano Sonata (alt. title: Piano Sonata No. 3), Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
Box Folder
1 mss131-2_16 36 nam_mss131-2_16 Opus 20: Manhattan Diary: Moods and Impressions for Piano, Undated - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
5 mss131-2_17 8 nam_mss131-2_17 Opus 20: Manhattan Diary: Moods and Impressions for Piano, Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
Box Folder
1 mss131-2_18 37 nam_mss131-2_18 Opus 27: Four Old Dances in New Style for Harpsichord or Piano, Undated - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
5 mss131-2_19 9 nam_mss131-2_19 Opus 27: Four Old Dances in New Style for Harpsichord or Piano, Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
Box Folder
1 mss131-2_20 38 nam_mss131-2_20 Opus 31: Three Sonatinas for Piano, ca. 1956 - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
5 mss131-2_21 10 nam_mss131-2_21 Opus 31: Three Sonatinas for Piano, Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
Box Folder
1 mss131-2_22 39-41 nam_mss131-2_22 Opus 32: Musical Notebook: For Nikky, ca. 1956, Undated - Manuscript score
Score is divided into two parts, consisting of four volumes each. Folder 40 contains a revised and augmented score of Part 1, Volume 1.
Oversized Folder
5 mss131-2_23 11-13 nam_mss131-2_23 Opus 32: Musical Notebook: For Nikky: Part One, Volumes 1 to 4, Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
Score is divided into two parts, consisting of four volumes each. Folder 12 contains a revised and augmented score of Part 1, Volume 1.
Box Folder
1 mss131-2_24 42 nam_mss131-2_24 Opus 38: The Challenge: Fantasy for Organ, Undated - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
5 mss131-2_25 14 nam_mss131-2_25 Opus 38: The Challenge: Fantasy for Organ, Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
Box Folder
1 mss131-2_26 43 nam_mss131-2_26 Opus 41: Five Preludes and Fugues for Piano, Undated - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
5 mss131-2_27 15 nam_mss131-2_27 Opus 41: Five Preludes and Fugues for Piano, Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
Box Folder
1 mss131-2_28 44 nam_mss131-2_28 Opus 42: Eight Two-Part Inventions for Piano, Undated - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
5 mss131-2_29 16 nam_mss131-2_29 Opus 42: Eight Two-Part Inventions for Piano, Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
Box Folder
1 mss131-2_30 45 nam_mss131-2_30 Opus 46: Fleeting Moments: Three Pieces for Piano, Undated - Manuscript score
Materials marked "Opus 48".
Oversized Folder
5 mss131-2_31 17 nam_mss131-2_31 Opus 46: Fleeting Moments: Three Pieces for Piano, Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
Materials marked "Opus 48".
nam_mss131-3 Series 3: Chamber Music, 1940-1977, Undated - 2.98  cubic ft.
Arranged by opus number.
This series consists of works written by Alexander Semmler for string or chamber orchestra and other chamber ensembles, both with and without piano accompaniment. Also included in this series is a program from a memorial concert given for Semmler, which was stored with the materials. Some items have attached descriptions of their genesis and performance history, possibly intended originally as program notes. These descriptions, all typewritten, may or may not be Semmler's work. Please note that the notations for the Opus 15 and the Opus 16 items are in German. This fact, coupled with the items' original housing in a RIAS folder, would suggest that they were created during Semmler's time with RIAS, although this is not a certainty.
Box Folder
2 mss131-3_1 1 nam_mss131-3_1 Program for Alexander Semmler memorial concert, 1977
mss131-3_2 2 nam_mss131-3_2 Opus 1: Pastoral Suite for Strings (or String Orchestra), 1940 - Manuscript score
mss131-3_3 3 nam_mss131-3_3 Opus 1: Pastoral Suite for Strings (or String Orchestra), 1942 - Printed score
mss131-3_4 4 nam_mss131-3_4 Opus 1: Pastoral Suite for Strings (or String Orchestra), 1942 - Printed 1st violin parts
mss131-3_5 5 nam_mss131-3_5 Opus 1: Pastoral Suite for Strings (or String Orchestra), 1942 - Printed 2nd violin parts
mss131-3_6 6 nam_mss131-3_6 Opus 1: Pastoral Suite for Strings (or String Orchestra), 1942 - Printed viola parts
mss131-3_7 7 nam_mss131-3_7 Opus 1: Pastoral Suite for Strings (or String Orchestra), 1942 - Printed violincello parts
mss131-3_8 8 nam_mss131-3_8 Opus 1: Pastoral Suite for Strings (or String Orchestra), 1942 - Printed bass parts
mss131-3_9 9 nam_mss131-3_9 Opus 3: Serenade for String Orchestra, 1945 - Printed score
Oversized Folder
6 mss131-3_10 1 nam_mss131-3_10 Opus 4: Quintet for Wind Instruments (Woodwind Quintet), Undated - Manuscript full score
mss131-3_11 2 nam_mss131-3_11 Opus 4: Quintet for Wind Instruments (Woodwind Quintet), Undated - Onionskin manuscript full score and parts
mss131-3_12 3 nam_mss131-3_12 Opus 4: Quintet for Wind Instruments (Woodwind Quintet), Undated - Onionskin manuscript parts
Box Folder
2 mss131-3_13 10 nam_mss131-3_13 Opus 8: Aria and Scherzo for Flute and String Orchestra, 1949 - Manuscript score
mss131-3_14 11 nam_mss131-3_14 Opus 8: Aria and Scherzo for Flute and String Orchestra, Undated - Manuscript flute part
Oversized Folder
6 mss131-3_15 4 nam_mss131-3_15 Opus 8: Aria and Scherzo for Flute and String Orchestra, Undated - Manuscript piano score and flute part
mss131-3_16 5 nam_mss131-3_16 Opus 8: Aria and Scherzo for Flute and String Orchestra, Undated - Manuscript string parts
mss131-3_17 6 nam_mss131-3_17 Opus 8: Aria and Scherzo for Flute and String Orchestra, Undated - Onionskin manuscript score and parts
mss131-3_18 7 nam_mss131-3_18 Opus 8: Aria and Scherzo for Flute and String Orchestra, Undated - Onionskin manuscript piano arrangement
Box Folder
2 mss131-3_19 12-13 nam_mss131-3_19 Opus 10: String Quartet No. 1, Undated - Manuscript 1st and 2nd violin parts
mss131-3_20 14-15 nam_mss131-3_20 Opus 10: String Quartet No. 1, Undated - Manuscript viola and cello parts
Oversized Folder
6 mss131-3_21 8 nam_mss131-3_21 Opus 10: String Quartet No. 1, Undated - Manuscript full score
mss131-3_22 9 nam_mss131-3_22 Opus 10: String Quartet No. 1, Undated - Onionskin manuscript full score
mss131-3_23 10 nam_mss131-3_23 Opus 10: String Quartet No. 1, Undated - Onionskin manuscript parts
Box Folder
2 mss131-3_24 16-20 nam_mss131-3_24 Opus 13: Rhapsodie Elegiaque for Cello and Chamber Orchestra, Undated - Manuscript string parts
mss131-3_25 21 nam_mss131-3_25 Opus 13: Rhapsodie Elegiaque for Cello and Chamber Orchestra, Undated - Manuscript woodwind parts
mss131-3_26 22 nam_mss131-3_26 Opus 13: Rhapsodie Elegiaque for Cello and Chamber Orchestra, Undated - Manuscript horn part
mss131-3_27 23 nam_mss131-3_27 Opus 13: Rhapsodie Elegiaque for Cello and Chamber Orchestra, Undated - Manuscript piano part
Oversized Folder
7 mss131-3_28 1 nam_mss131-3_28 Opus 13: Rhapsodie Elegiaque for Cello and Chamber Orchestra, Undated - Manuscript full score
mss131-3_29 2 nam_mss131-3_29 Opus 13: Rhapsodie Elegiaque for Cello and Chamber Orchestra, Undated - Manuscript piano score
mss131-3_30 3 nam_mss131-3_30 Opus 13: Rhapsodie Elegiaque for Cello and Chamber Orchestra, Undated - Manuscript cello part
mss131-3_31 4 nam_mss131-3_31 Opus 13: Rhapsodie Elegiaque for Cello and Chamber Orchestra, Undated - Onionskin manuscript full score
mss131-3_32 5 nam_mss131-3_32 Opus 13: Rhapsodie Elegiaque for Cello and Chamber Orchestra, Undated - Onionskin manuscript piano score and parts
mss131-3_33 6 nam_mss131-3_33 Opus 14a: 1) Suite for Flute and Oboe; 2) Diversion for Flute and Oboe, Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
mss131-3_34 7 nam_mss131-3_34 Opus 14b: 1) Diversion for Four Clarinets in B-flat; Diversion for Four Horns, Undated - Manuscript score
mss131-3_35 8 nam_mss131-3_35 Opus 14b: 1) Diversion for Four Clarinets in B-flat; Diversion for Four Horns, Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
mss131-3_36 9 nam_mss131-3_36 Opus 15: Sonata for Violin and Piano, ca. 1951-1952 - Manuscript score and typed notes
Notations in German.
mss131-3_37 10 nam_mss131-3_37 Opus 15: Sonata for Violin and Piano, ca. 1951-1952 - Manuscript piano score, manuscript violin part, and typed notes
Notations in German. Notes copies of those housed with manuscript score.
mss131-3_38 11 nam_mss131-3_38 Opus 15: Sonata for Violin and Piano, ca. 1951-1952 - Onionskin manuscript score and parts
Notations in German.
Box Folder
2 mss131-3_39 24 nam_mss131-3_39 Opus 16: Sonata for Two Solo Violins, ca. 1951-1952 - Manuscript score
Notations in German.
mss131-3_40 25 nam_mss131-3_40 Opus 16: Sonata for Two Solo Violins, ca. 1951-1952 - Manuscript Violine 1 part
Notations in German.
mss131-3_41 26 nam_mss131-3_41 Opus 16: Sonata for Two Solo Violins, ca. 1951-1952 - Manuscript Violine 2 part
Notations in German.
Oversized Folder
8 mss131-3_42 1 nam_mss131-3_42 Opus 16: Sonata for Two Solo Violins, ca. 1951-1952 - Onionskin manuscript score and parts
Notations in German.
Box Folder
2 mss131-3_43 27-28 nam_mss131-3_43 Opus 17: Concertino for Solo Flute and Solo Oboe with Strings/String Orchestra/String Quartet, 1956 - Manuscript piano reduction
Oversized Folder
8 mss131-3_44 2 nam_mss131-3_44 Opus 17: Concertino for Solo Flute and Solo Oboe with Strings/String Orchestra/String Quartet, 1956 - Manuscript full score
Marked 'Opus 18.'
mss131-3_45 3 nam_mss131-3_45 Opus 17: Concertino for Solo Flute and Solo Oboe with Strings/String Orchestra/String Quartet, 1956 - Onionskin manuscript full score
Marked 'Opus 18.'
mss131-3_46 4 nam_mss131-3_46 Opus 17: Concertino for Solo Flute and Solo Oboe with Strings/String Orchestra/String Quartet, 1956 - Onionskin manuscript piano score, flute part, and oboe part
Marked 'Opus 18.'
Box Folder
2 mss131-3_47 29 nam_mss131-3_47 Opus 17: Concertino for Solo Flute and Solo Oboe with Strings/String Orchestra/String Quartet, Undated - Manuscript flute part
mss131-3_48 30 nam_mss131-3_48 Opus 17: Concertino for Solo Flute and Solo Oboe with Strings/String Orchestra/String Quartet, Undated - Manuscript oboe part
mss131-3_49 31 nam_mss131-3_49 Opus 19: Four Pieces for Violin Solo, Undated - Partial manuscript score
Nos. 1 and 4 only.
Oversized Folder
8 mss131-3_50 5 nam_mss131-3_50 Opus 19: Four Pieces for Violin Solo, Undated - Onionskin manuscript score and parts
mss131-3_51 6 nam_mss131-3_51 Opus 20: Three Pieces from Manhattan Diary Arranged for Woodwind Quartet, Undated - Onionskin manuscript score and parts
Box Folder
2 mss131-3_52 32 nam_mss131-3_52 Opus 28: Suite for Cello and Piano, Undated - Manuscript piano score
mss131-3_53 33 nam_mss131-3_53 Opus 28: Suite for Cello and Piano, Undated - Manuscript cello part
Oversized Folder
8 mss131-3_54 7 nam_mss131-3_54 Opus 28: Suite for Cello and Piano, Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
mss131-3_55 8 nam_mss131-3_55 Opus 28: Suite for Cello and Piano, Undated - Partial onionskin manuscript score
"Serenade" only.
Box Folder
2 mss131-3_56 34 nam_mss131-3_56 Opus 33: Ode for Violin and Piano, 1964 - Manuscript piano score
Oversized Folder
8 mss131-3_57 9 nam_mss131-3_57 Opus 33: Ode for Violin and Piano, 1964 - Onionskin manuscript piano score and violin part
Box Folder
2 mss131-3_58 35 nam_mss131-3_58 Opus 33: Ode for Violin and Piano, Undated - Manuscript violin part
mss131-3_59 36 nam_mss131-3_59 Opus 34: Rhapsody for Flute and Piano, Undated - Manuscript piano score
mss131-3_60 37 nam_mss131-3_60 Opus 34: Rhapsody for Flute and Piano, Undated - Manuscript flute part and typed program notes
Oversized Folder
8 mss131-3_61 10 nam_mss131-3_61 Opus 34: Rhapsody for Flute and Piano, Undated - Onionskin manuscript piano score and flute part
Box Folder
2 mss131-3_62 39-39 nam_mss131-3_62 Opus 35: Sonata for Clarinet or Viola and Piano, 1962 - Manuscript piano score
Oversized Folder
8 mss131-3_63 11 nam_mss131-3_63 Opus 35: Sonata for Clarinet or Viola and Piano, 1962 - Onionskin manuscript score and parts
Box Folder
2 mss131-3_64 40 nam_mss131-3_64 Opus 35: Sonata for Clarinet or Viola and Piano, Undated - Manuscript clarinet part
mss131-3_65 41 nam_mss131-3_65 Opus 35: Sonata for Clarinet or Viola and Piano, Undated - Manuscript viola part
mss131-3_66 42 nam_mss131-3_66 Opus 36: Diversions for Viola and Bassoon, 1962 - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
9 mss131-3_67 1 nam_mss131-3_67 Opus 36: Diversions for Viola and Bassoon, 1962 - Onionskin manuscript score
Box Folder
2 mss131-3_68 43-44 nam_mss131-3_68 Opus 37: Fantasy for Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Cello, 1963 - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
9 mss131-3_69 2 nam_mss131-3_69 Opus 37: Fantasy for Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Cello, 1963 - Onionskin manuscript score and parts
Box Folder
2 mss131-3_70 45 nam_mss131-3_70 Opus 37: Fantasy for Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Undated - Manuscript parts
Oversized Folder
9 mss131-3_71 3 nam_mss131-3_71 Opus 39: Prelude and Scherzo for Violin, Viola, and Cello, 1964 - Manuscript score
mss131-3_72 4 nam_mss131-3_72 Opus 39: Prelude and Scherzo for Violin, Viola, and Cello, 1964 - Onionskin manuscript score and parts
Box Folder
2 mss131-3_73 46 nam_mss131-3_73 Opus 39: Prelude and Scherzo for Violin, Viola, and Cello, Undated - Manuscript parts
mss131-3_74 47-49 nam_mss131-3_74 Opus 40: Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano, 1964 - Manuscript full score
Oversized Folder
9 mss131-3_75 5 nam_mss131-3_75 Opus 40: Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano, 1964 - Onionskin manuscript score and parts
Box Folder
2 mss131-3_76 50 nam_mss131-3_76 Opus 40: Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano, Undated - Manuscript violin and cello parts
mss131-3_77 51 nam_mss131-3_77 Opus 43: Theme and Variations for Four Bassoons, Undated - Manuscript score and photocopy
Oversized Folder
9 mss131-3_78 6 nam_mss131-3_78 Opus 43: Theme and Variations for Four Bassoons, Undated - Onionskin manuscript score and parts
Box Folder
2 mss131-3_79 52 nam_mss131-3_79 Opus 44: Elegy HC for String Quartet (in memory of Henry Cowell), Undated - Manuscript score and typed reflections
Oversized Folder
9 mss131-3_80 7 nam_mss131-3_80 Opus 44: Elegy HC for String Quartet (in memory of Henry Cowell), Undated - Onionskin manuscript score and parts
Box Folder
2 mss131-3_81 53 nam_mss131-3_81 Opus 45: Meditation and Capriccio for Flute and Piano (also arranged for Oboe or Clarinet and Piano), 1964 - Manuscript full score
Oversized Folder
9 mss131-3_82 8 nam_mss131-3_82 Opus 45: Meditation and Capriccio for Flute and Piano (also arranged for Oboe or Clarinet and Piano), 1964 - Onionskin manuscript full score and parts
Box Folder
2 mss131-3_83 54-55 nam_mss131-3_83 Opus 45: Meditation and Capriccio for Flute and Piano (also arranged for Oboe or Clarinet and Piano), Undated - Manuscript flute part
mss131-3_84 56 nam_mss131-3_84 Opus 45: Meditation and Capriccio for Flute and Piano (also arranged for Oboe or Clarinet and Piano), Undated - Manuscript clarinet part
Oversized Folder
9 mss131-3_85 9 nam_mss131-3_85 Opus 47: Quintet for Bassoon and String Quartet, Undated - Onionskin manuscript score and parts
nam_mss131-4 Series 4: Instrumental Works without an Opus Number, 1916-1964, Undated - 1.49  cubic ft.
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
This series consists of those instrumental works written by Alexander Semmler under his own name that were never assigned an opus number by him. Included in this series is a collection of instrumental works that seems to date from Semmler's youth; this was entitled "Alexander Semmler: Early Instrumental Pieces" by the archivist. These materials are all in German, with Italian notations. Another work in this series is Semmler's "Entre dos Luces", for violin and string orchestra, which is in Spanish with Italian notations. All other materials in this series are in English with Italian notations. Also included in this series are the "Calendar Sketches," music written for sale to home-movie makers to accompany their films. The compositions are accompanied by a typescript describing the purpose of the music and suggesting uses for each piece. It is unclear whether this was written by Semmler.
Oversized Folder
10 mss131-4_1 1 nam_mss131-4_1 [Alexander Semmler: Early Instrumental Pieces], 1916 - Manuscript score
In German.
mss131-4_2 2 nam_mss131-4_2 Along the Sawkill, 1959 - Manuscript full score
Box Folder
3 mss131-4_3 1 nam_mss131-4_3 Buddy Taylor's Concerto, 1948 - Manuscript score
Written especially for a dramatized radio version of Dana Burnet's "The Grand March of the United States." Dedicated to the "Fellowship Series," U. S. Armed Forces Radio Service, April 12, 1948.
mss131-4_4 2 nam_mss131-4_4 [Calendar Sketches], Undated - Typescript description and suggestions
mss131-4_5 3-6 nam_mss131-4_5 [Calendar Sketches], 1956 - Pieces 1-14: Manuscript score
mss131-4_6 7 nam_mss131-4_6 Commercial Music for Celesta and Piano, 1964 - "Brisk Movement, Industrial, etc.": Typed index and manuscript score
mss131-4_7 8 nam_mss131-4_7 Commercial Music for Celesta and Piano, 1964 - "Dramatic Character Pieces" and "Lyrical Pieces": Typed index and manuscript score
mss131-4_8 9 nam_mss131-4_8 Commercial Music for Celesta and Piano, 1964 - Ink sketches with titles
mss131-4_9 10 nam_mss131-4_9 Commercial Music for Celesta and Piano, Undated - Pencil sketches with titles
mss131-4_10 11 nam_mss131-4_10 Commercial Music for Celesta and Piano, Undated - Pencil sketches without titles
Oversized Folder
10 mss131-4_11 3 nam_mss131-4_11 Concert Waltz for Piano, Undated - Manuscript score
Box Folder
3 mss131-4_12 12 nam_mss131-4_12 Duets for Strings in the First Position: Playable for Two Violins or Violin and Viola or Violin and Cello, 1964 - Manuscript full score
Oversized Folder
10 mss131-4_13 4 nam_mss131-4_13 Duets for Strings in the First Position: Playable for Two Violins or Violin and Viola or Violin and Cello, 1964 - Onionskin manuscript score
Box Folder
3 mss131-4_14 13 nam_mss131-4_14 Entre dos Luces: Fantasia para Violino y Orquesta de Cuerdas, 1954 - Manuscript score
"Al distinguido director y violinista, Maestro Daniel Perez Castaneda, con profundos sentimentos de respeto y de amistad." In Spanish.
Oversized Folder
10 mss131-4_15 5 nam_mss131-4_15 Entre dos Luces: Fantasia para Violino y Orquesta de Cuerdas, 1954 - Onionskin manuscript score and parts
"Al distinguido director y violinista, Maestro Daniel Perez Castaneda, con profundos sentimentos de respeto y de amistad." In Spanish.
mss131-4_16 6 nam_mss131-4_16 [Four Orchestral Pieces], 1960 - Manuscript full score
mss131-4_17 7 nam_mss131-4_17 Idyl for Piano, 1938 - Manuscript score
Box Folder
3 mss131-4_18 14 nam_mss131-4_18 Improvisation for Guitar: To Jeanne and Jacob Andonian, 1957 - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
10 mss131-4_19 8 nam_mss131-4_19 Improvisation for Guitar: To Jeanne and Jacob Andonian, 1957 - Onionskin manuscript score
Box Folder
3 mss131-4_20 15 nam_mss131-4_20 Improvisations for Piano, Undated - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
10 mss131-4_21 9 nam_mss131-4_21 Improvisations for Piano, Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
mss131-4_22 10 nam_mss131-4_22 Minuet, Undated - Manuscript score
mss131-4_23 11 nam_mss131-4_23 Mount Overlook, 1959 - Manuscript full score
Box Folder
3 mss131-4_24 16 nam_mss131-4_24 Music for Recorder, 1952 - Dance for Sopranino Recorder and Piano: Manuscript score and recorder part
mss131-4_25 17 nam_mss131-4_25 Music for Recorder, 1952 - Lullaby for Sopranino Recorder and Piano: Manuscript score and recorder part
mss131-4_26 18 nam_mss131-4_26 Music for Recorder, Undated - Autumn Pastoral: Onionskin manuscript score and manuscript parts
mss131-4_27 19 nam_mss131-4_27 Music for Recorder, Undated - [Pencil Sketches for Recorder]: Manuscript sketches
mss131-4_28 20 nam_mss131-4_28 Nocturne for Flute, Viola, and Harp, Undated - Manuscript flute part
mss131-4_29 21 nam_mss131-4_29 Nocturne for Flute, Viola, and Harp, Undated - Manuscript viola part
mss131-4_30 22 nam_mss131-4_30 Nocturne for Flute, Viola, and Harp, Undated - Manuscript sketches
Oversized Folder
10 mss131-4_31 12 nam_mss131-4_31 Nocturne for Flute, Viola, and Harp, Undated - Manuscript full score
mss131-4_32 13 nam_mss131-4_32 Nocturne for Flute, Viola, and Harp, Undated - Onionskin manuscript score, flute part, and viola part
mss131-4_33 14 nam_mss131-4_33 Nocturne for Orchestra and Piano, Undated - Manuscript full score
Box Folder
3 mss131-4_34 23 nam_mss131-4_34 Pastoral(e) for Solo Oboe and Strings, Undated - Manuscript piano/oboe score
mss131-4_35 24 nam_mss131-4_35 Pastoral(e) for Solo Oboe and Strings, Undated - Manuscript oboe part
Oversized Folder
11 mss131-4_36 1 nam_mss131-4_36 Pastoral(e) for Solo Oboe and Strings, Undated - Manuscript full score
mss131-4_37 2 nam_mss131-4_37 Pastoral(e) for Solo Oboe and Strings, Undated - Onionskin manuscript piano/oboe score
mss131-4_38 3 nam_mss131-4_38 [Piano Pieces], Undated - Bound manuscript score
Box Folder
3 mss131-4_39 25 nam_mss131-4_39 Prairie Sunset for Harp Solo, Undated - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
11 mss131-4_40 4 nam_mss131-4_40 Prairie Sunset for Harp Solo, Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
mss131-4_41 5 nam_mss131-4_41 Rush Hour, Undated - Manuscript full score
mss131-4_42 6 nam_mss131-4_42 Six Easy Pieces for Piano, Undated - Manuscript score
Box Folder
3 mss131-4_43 26 nam_mss131-4_43 Solemn Epilogue [for Concert Band], Undated - Manuscript piano reduction
mss131-4_44 27 nam_mss131-4_44 Solemn Epilogue [for Concert Band], Undated - Manuscript woodwind parts
mss131-4_45 28 nam_mss131-4_45 Solemn Epilogue [for Concert Band], Undated - Manuscript brass parts
mss131-4_46 29 nam_mss131-4_46 Solemn Epilogue [for Concert Band], Undated - Manuscript percussion parts
Oversized Folder
11 mss131-4_47 7 nam_mss131-4_47 Solemn Epilogue [for Concert Band], Undated - Manuscript full score
Box Folder
3 mss131-4_48 30 nam_mss131-4_48 Sonatina for Flute and Harp, 1958 - Manuscript full score
Oversized Folder
11 mss131-4_49 8 nam_mss131-4_49 Space Cadets March, Undated - Manuscript full score
Box Folder
3 mss131-4_50 31 nam_mss131-4_50 Thirty Easy Duets for Alto Recorder, Undated - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
11 mss131-4_51 9 nam_mss131-4_51 Thirty Easy Duets for Alto Recorder, Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
mss131-4_52 10 nam_mss131-4_52 Tonal Canvases 1959: Musical Impressions of an Art Exhibit, ca. 1959 - Manuscript full score
mss131-4_53 11 nam_mss131-4_53 Twilight Melody, 1959 - Manuscript full score
mss131-4_54 12 nam_mss131-4_54 Two American Indian Scenes, Undated - Manuscript full score
Box Folder
3 mss131-4_55 32 nam_mss131-4_55 Voodeko: A 20th Century Primitive Dance for Concert Band, Undated - Manuscript piano reduction
Oversized Folder
11 mss131-4_56 13 nam_mss131-4_56 Voodeko: A 20th Century Primitive Dance for Concert Band, Undated - Manuscript full score
mss131-4_57 14 nam_mss131-4_57 Voodeko: A 20th Century Primitive Dance for Concert Band, Undated - Onionskin manuscript piano reduction
nam_mss131-5 Series 5: Vocal and Choral Music, 1914-1968, Undated - 0.82  cubic ft.
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
This series consists of the vocal and choral works written by Alexander Semmler under his own name. The arrangement of this series is alphabetical except in the case of those works to which Semmler assigned opus numbers; they are arranged under 'O' in numerical order. Please note that the items in Oversized Folder 1 are all in German. All other items are in English, except for some song lyrics in Spanish. Where there is no notation to the contrary, both words and music are presumed to be by Semmler. In all other cases, the lyricist's name is listed first.
Oversized Folder
12 mss131-5_1 1 nam_mss131-5_1 [Alexander Semmler: Early Songs, Sketches, and Miscellanea], 1914-1919 - Manuscript scores, sketches, and drafts; printed music by August Brunetti-Pisano and Armin Knab; correspondence
All material in German.
Box Folder
3 mss131-5_2 33 nam_mss131-5_2 The Challenge, Undated - Manuscript score; manuscript and typed lists of timings
See also Opus 38 materials (in Series 2).
Oversized Folder
12 mss131-5_3 2 nam_mss131-5_3 The Challenge, Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
See also Opus 38 materials (in Series 2).
Box Folder
3 mss131-5_4 34 nam_mss131-5_4 Christmas Day in the Morning: For Unaccompanied Mixed Chorus (J. Shotwell/Semmler), 1957 - Printed score
mss131-5_5 35 nam_mss131-5_5 Four Madrigals (The Seasons): Arranged for Mixed Voices (SATB), 1965 - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
12 mss131-5_6 3 nam_mss131-5_6 Four Madrigals (The Seasons): Arranged for Mixed Voices (SATB) and for Male Voices (TTBB), 1965 - Onionskin manuscript score
Box Folder
3 mss131-5_7 36 nam_mss131-5_7 Four Madrigals (The Seasons): Arranged for Male Voices (TTBB), Undated - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
12 mss131-5_8 4 nam_mss131-5_8 Full of Wonder: A Musical Christmas Play (Lund and Semmler/Semmler), 1954 - Bound manuscript score
mss131-5_9 5 nam_mss131-5_9 Full of Wonder: A Musical Christmas Play (Lund and Semmler/Semmler), 1954 - Onionskin manuscript score
Box Folder
3 mss131-5_10 37 nam_mss131-5_10 The Hills (I. Semmler/A. Semmler), Undated - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
12 mss131-5_11 6 nam_mss131-5_11 The Hills (I. Semmler/A. Semmler), Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
Box Folder
3 mss131-5_12 38 nam_mss131-5_12 "I knew it all along…", Undated - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
12 mss131-5_13 7 nam_mss131-5_13 Lullaby (H. Shotwell): Arranged for Solo and for Mixed Voices by A. Semmler, Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
Box Folder
3 mss131-5_14 39 nam_mss131-5_14 Opus 24: Chamber Music (Divertimento) for Mixed Voices (Four Parts) and Harp (or Piano), 1954 - Manuscript score
"Divertimento" written on one score in pencil.
Oversized Folder
12 mss131-5_15 8 nam_mss131-5_15 Opus 24: Chamber Music (Divertimento) for Mixed Voices (Four Parts) and Harp (or Piano), 1954 - Onionskin manuscript score
Box Folder
3 mss131-5_16 40 nam_mss131-5_16 Opus 24: Chamber Music (Divertimento) for Mixed Voices (Four Parts) and Harp (or Piano), Undated - Manuscript bass part
Sections 2 and 3 only.
mss131-5_17 41 nam_mss131-5_17 Opus 30: [Seven Songs for Medium Voice]: La Desierta Plaza (Machado/Semmler); Renacimiento (Machado/Semmler), 1954 - Manuscript score
Lyrics in Spanish and English.
Oversized Folder
12 mss131-5_18 9 nam_mss131-5_18 Opus 30: [Seven Songs for Medium Voice]: La Desierta Plaza (Machado/Semmler); Renacimiento (Machado/Semmler); Respice (J. Shotwell/Semmler); Time is a Cunning Thief (J. Shotwell/Semmler); Viewpoint Cocktail; The Chicken (Morganstern/Semmler); Nightfall (S, ca. 1954-1955 - Onionskin manuscript score
Lyrics in Spanish and English.
Box Folder
3 mss131-5_19 42 nam_mss131-5_19 Opus 30: [Seven Songs for Medium Voice]: Respice (J. Shotwell/Semmler); Time is a Cunning Thief (J. Shotwell/Semmler), Undated - Manuscript score
mss131-5_20 43 nam_mss131-5_20 Opus 30: [Seven Songs for Medium Voice]: Viewpoint Cocktail; The Chicken (Morganstern/Semmler), 1955 - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
12 mss131-5_21 10 nam_mss131-5_21 The Owl and the Pussy-Cat: For Chorus of Mixed Voices (SATB) with Piano Accompaniment (Lear/Semmler), 1950 - Onionskin manuscript score
Arranged for solo and for mixed voices.
Box Folder
3 mss131-5_22 44 nam_mss131-5_22 The Owl and the Pussy-Cat: For Chorus of Mixed Voices (SATB) with Piano Accompaniment (Lear/Semmler), 1967 - Printed score
mss131-5_23 45 nam_mss131-5_23 Prelude and Hymn: A Voice-Instrumental for Mixed Chorus a capella, 1964 - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
12 mss131-5_24 11 nam_mss131-5_24 Prelude and Hymn: A Voice-Instrumental for Mixed Chorus a capella, 1964 - Onionskin manuscript score
Box Folder
3 mss131-5_25 46 nam_mss131-5_25 Sinfonia Abstracta for Male Voices, 1968 - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
12 mss131-5_26 12 nam_mss131-5_26 Sinfonia Abstracta for Male Voices, 1968 - Onionskin manuscript score
Box Folder
3 mss131-5_27 47 nam_mss131-5_27 Sing Along!, 1958 - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
12 mss131-5_28 13 nam_mss131-5_28 "There's a city by the river…", Undated - Manuscript score
Box Folder
3 mss131-5_29 48 nam_mss131-5_29 Three Christmas Songs for Mixed Voices a capella (E. Semmler/A. Semmler), Undated - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
12 mss131-5_30 14 nam_mss131-5_30 Three Christmas Songs for Mixed Voices a capella (E. Semmler/A. Semmler), Undated - Onionskin manuscript score
Box Folder
3 mss131-5_31 49 nam_mss131-5_31 Vee Double U (Volkswagen Theme), 1967 - Manuscript score
Oversized Folder
12 mss131-5_32 15 nam_mss131-5_32 Vee Double U (Volkswagen Theme), 1967 - Onionskin manuscript score
Box Folder
3 mss131-5_33 50 nam_mss131-5_33 "We are players all upon the stage of chance…", Undated - Manuscript score; pencil sketches on back
nam_mss131-6 Series 6: Music Written as Ralph Sandor, 1940-1950, Undated - 0.2  cubic ft.
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
This series includes music written by Alexander Semmler under the name Ralph Sandor (or Zandor). Much of it is more commercially oriented than his other works. This series includes both instrumental and vocal music. As with the vocal music written by Semmler under his own name, when there is a lyricist's name given, it is listed first.
Oversized Folder
12 mss131-6_1 16 nam_mss131-6_1 Entre dos Luces (Twilight): Tango, 1950 - Onionskin manuscript score
Box Folder
3 mss131-6_2 51 nam_mss131-6_2 Incidental Music: Piano or Organ, 1941 - Printed score
mss131-6_3 52 nam_mss131-6_3 Incidental Music: Piano or Organ, Book II, 1944 - Printed score
mss131-6_4 53-54 nam_mss131-6_4 Light Orchestral Music, Undated - Manuscript string parts
mss131-6_5 55 nam_mss131-6_5 Light Orchestral Music, Undated - Manuscript woodwind parts
mss131-6_6 56 nam_mss131-6_6 Light Orchestral Music, Undated - Manuscript brass parts
mss131-6_7 57 nam_mss131-6_7 Light Orchestral Music, Undated - Manuscript percussion parts
mss131-6_8 58 nam_mss131-6_8 Light Orchestral Music, Undated - Manuscript harp part
mss131-6_9 59 nam_mss131-6_9 Light Orchestral Music, Undated - Manuscript piano part
mss131-6_10 60 nam_mss131-6_10 Pop Music, Undated - Manuscript scores and sketches for instrumental and vocal works (lyrics for vocal works by Sandor and by Alice Blackburn)
mss131-6_11 61 nam_mss131-6_11 Tangos by Sandor, Undated - Manuscript score
mss131-6_12 62 nam_mss131-6_12 [Three Pieces by Ralph Sandor: "Oh You Gypsy!" (Blackburn/Sandor); Maracaibo; "Out of the Gray" (Ball/Sandor)], 1940 - Manuscript score; printed score
mss131-6_13 63 nam_mss131-6_13 [Violin and Piano Music], 1941 - Manuscript score
nam_mss131-7 Series 7: Sketches and Notebooks, 1919-1954, Undated - 3.63  cubic ft.
Arranged in two subseries, the first consisting of manuscript sketches and the second of notebooks. The sketches are arranged alphabetically by folder title; the notebooks are arranged first alphabetically by title and then chronologically. When a folder bore more than one title, the archivist chose the spine title to represent the whole, with any other titles given after a semicolon. Titles that Semmler crossed out were not included in the folder title. Photocopies of Semmler's original folders were included in each folder. Included in this series is "Queen Mystery Cue #12", a piece by Bernard Herrmann originally written for the CBS radio drama "Ellery Queen."
This series includes manuscript sketches and notebooks.
nam_mss131-7.1 Subseries 7.1: Sketches, 1919-1954, Undated
Oversized Folder
13 mss131-7.1_1 1 nam_mss131-7.1_1 Bassoon Quintet (Sketches); [Instrumental and Vocal Sketches], 1939, 1943-1944, Undated - Manuscript sketches
In German and English.
mss131-7.1_2 2 nam_mss131-7.1_2 Chamber Music: Mixed Voices and Harp or Piano (Opus 24); Lullaby; [Sketches], Undated - Manuscript sketches
Includes 'Along the Sawkill' and 'Mount Overlook' (see Series 4).
mss131-7.1_3 3 nam_mss131-7.1_3 Complete Pieces, 1944, Undated - Manuscript sketches; typewritten lyrics
Includes vocal and instrumental pieces.
Oversized Folder
14 mss131-7.1_4 1 nam_mss131-7.1_4 Concertino for Piano and Orchestra (Sketches); [Radio Cues], 1939, Undated - Manuscript sketches
Includes "Queen Mystery- Cue # 12", by Bernard Herrmann.
mss131-7.1_5 2 nam_mss131-7.1_5 Counterpointal Sketches; Melodic Writing (Single Lines), 1940, 1942, 1952, Undated - Manuscript sketches
Includes vocal and instrumental pieces.
mss131-7.1_6 3 nam_mss131-7.1_6 Cue Sketches: CBS Recording, Dec 47, 1947 - Manuscript sketches
mss131-7.1_7 4 nam_mss131-7.1_7 Don Quixote, Undated - Manuscript sketches
Oversized Folder
15 mss131-7.1_8 1 nam_mss131-7.1_8 [Early Instrumental and Vocal Sketches; Dance Music Sketches], 1919, 1921, 1927, Undated - Manuscript sketches
In German and English.
mss131-7.1_9 2 nam_mss131-7.1_9 Farmer in the Dell: A Caprice for Piano and String Orchestra (Sandor), Undated - Manuscript sketches
mss131-7.1_10 3 nam_mss131-7.1_10 For the Sound-track, 1946 - Manuscript sketches
mss131-7.1_11 4 nam_mss131-7.1_11 Foundation Play (Wood/Semmler), Undated - Manuscript sketches
mss131-7.1_12 5 nam_mss131-7.1_12 Light Industrials (Harry Glass Recording 59); [Indian Rhapsody], Undated - Manuscript sketches
Oversized Folder
16 mss131-7.1_13 1 nam_mss131-7.1_13 Manhattan Diary, Orchestra Sketches, Undated - Manuscript sketches
mss131-7.1_14 2 nam_mss131-7.1_14 Mary Brown, Undated - Manuscript sketches; manuscript and typed lyrics, scenario, and script pages
mss131-7.1_15 3 nam_mss131-7.1_15 Miscellaneous Commercial Pieces (Material), Undated - Manuscript sketches
mss131-7.1_16 4 nam_mss131-7.1_16 Mood Sketches, 1946, Undated - Manuscript sketches
mss131-7.1_17 5 nam_mss131-7.1_17 [My Country [,] 'Tis America (Ralph Sandor); Twelve Tone Rows and Untitled Sketches], 1940, Undated - Manuscript sketches
mss131-7.1_18 6 nam_mss131-7.1_18 Odes to Darkness; Current Sketches, Undated - Manuscript sketches
mss131-7.1_19 7 nam_mss131-7.1_19 Patriotic Songs, Undated - Manuscript sketches
mss131-7.1_20 8 nam_mss131-7.1_20 Progressive Jazz, Undated - Manuscript sketches
Oversized Folder
17 mss131-7.1_21 1 nam_mss131-7.1_21 Recordings Musicana U. S. A., Undated - Manuscript sketches
Includes Music to a Tragedy (after Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher").
mss131-7.1_22 2 nam_mss131-7.1_22 Rias Symphony, Undated - Manuscript sketches
mss131-7.1_23 3 nam_mss131-7.1_23 Serious Sketches; Nocturne (Manhattan); Old Dances in New Style; [Sketches], 1929, 1931, 1941, 1944 - Manuscript sketches
Oversized Folder
18 mss131-7.1_24 1 nam_mss131-7.1_24 Sight-Singing, Undated - Manuscript sketches
mss131-7.1_25 2 nam_mss131-7.1_25 Sketches in Progress; H. C. Quartet, Undated - Manuscript sketches
mss131-7.1_26 3 nam_mss131-7.1_26 String Quartet Sketches; Symphony 1st Movement; [Artistic and Commercial Sketches], 1939, 1946, 1954 - Manuscript sketches
mss131-7.1_27 4 nam_mss131-7.1_27 Suite for Orchestra etc., 1933, 1938, 1946 - Manuscript sketches
Oversized Folder
19 mss131-7.1_28 1 nam_mss131-7.1_28 Symphony No. 2 (Sinfonietta No. 2); Horizons, Undated - Manuscript sketches
mss131-7.1_29 2 nam_mss131-7.1_29 Theme and Variations: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, 1946 - Manuscript sketches
mss131-7.1_30 3 nam_mss131-7.1_30 Theme and Variations for Orchestra; [Vocal Music], 1938, 1941, Undated - Manuscript sketches
mss131-7.1_31 4 nam_mss131-7.1_31 ["To Charly;" On the High Seas; Pixies], Undated - Manuscript sketches
mss131-7.1_32 5 nam_mss131-7.1_32 Various Sketches: Fugues, Inventions, etc., 1943, 1944, Undated - Manuscript sketches
Includes setting by Semmler of Baudelaire's "Le guignon."
mss131-7.1_33 6 nam_mss131-7.1_33 Violin Concerto, 1948 - Manuscript sketches
mss131-7.1_34 7 nam_mss131-7.1_34 [Vocal Sketches and Notes], Undated - Manuscript sketches
In German, English, and nonsense syllables.
nam_mss131-7.2 Subseries 7.2: Notebooks, 1937-1950, Undated
Box Folder
4 mss131-7.2_1 1 nam_mss131-7.2_1 Loose sketches, notes, and miscellanea, Undated
mss131-7.2_2 2 nam_mss131-7.2_2 Classical Themes; Yankee Doodle [et al.], Undated
mss131-7.2_3 3 nam_mss131-7.2_3 Duet Cl. And Fl. [et al.]; Piano Prelude [et al.], 1941, Undated
mss131-7.2_4 4 nam_mss131-7.2_4 Madrigals; Original Themes, Undated
mss131-7.2_5 5 nam_mss131-7.2_5 Prelude and Hymn; Valse; Primitive Dance from Dance Suite, Undated
mss131-7.2_6 6 nam_mss131-7.2_6 Rhythmic Studies; Valentino Sketches: Cl., Bssn., Fl. Solos, Undated
mss131-7.2_7 7 nam_mss131-7.2_7 Sinfonietta, beg.; War Commercials etc., Undated
mss131-7.2_8 8 nam_mss131-7.2_8 Untitled notebooks, 1937-1938
mss131-7.2_9 9 nam_mss131-7.2_9 Untitled notebooks, 1938
mss131-7.2_10 10 nam_mss131-7.2_10 Untitled notebooks, 1938-1939
mss131-7.2_11 11 nam_mss131-7.2_11 Untitled notebooks, 1939
mss131-7.2_12 12 nam_mss131-7.2_12 Untitled notebooks, 1941, 1946
mss131-7.2_13 13 nam_mss131-7.2_13 Untitled notebooks, 1946, 1950
Box Folder
5 mss131-7.2_14 1-13 nam_mss131-7.2_14 Untitled, undated notebooks, Undated

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