Myron Fink Music, 1961-2008 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

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Collection Overview

Title: Myron Fink Music, 1961-2008Add to your cart.

ID: 26/20/150

Primary Creator: Fink, Myron S. (1932-)

Extent: 7.25 cubic feet

Arrangement: Arranged by date of composition. (Note: arrangement is approximate)

Date Acquired: 01/22/2010. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Manuscripts, Opera

Formats/Genres: Sheet music

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of sheet music manuscripts documenting Myron Fink's career as a composer of opera and other pieces for voice, piano, organ, orchestra and chamber ensemble. Abbreviations used in finding aid: FS - Full Score; S - Score; VS - Vocal score (piano and vocals); P - Parts.

Biographical Note

Born, Chicago, 1932, Myron Fink studied at the Eastman and Juilliard Schools of Music and at the University of Illinois, where he received a Bachelor of Music degree in 1954 and a Master of Music in 1955. He then studied at Staats-Akademie der Musik in Vienna as the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship. His teachers include Felix Borowski, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Bernard Wagenaar, Burrill Phillips and Robert Palmer.

Currently residing in San Diego, California, Myron Fink is active as a composer, pianist, coach-accompanist, teacher and lecturer. He was on faculty of Hunter College of the City University of New York from 1966 to 1991. He has also taught at the Curtis Institute of Music and at the State University of New York College at Purchase. As a pedagogue his areas of interest are composition, analysis, harmony and counterpoint.

Fink is a prolific composer who has written for voice, piano, organ, orchestra, chamber ensemble and a wide variety of instrumental and choral combinations. His greatest interest is in opera and music for the theater. His incidental music to Brecht's Caucasian Chalk Circle has been performed in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and South Africa. Jeremiah, his first full-length opera, was premiered by Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton, New York in 1962 and was the first opera to receive support from the New York State Council on the Arts. A second production was mounted in 1983 by the same company. A second opera, Judith and the Holofernes was given a concert premiere in 1978. Chinchilla, a comic opera was commissioned and premiered by Tri-Cities Opera in 1986. His fourth opera, The Conquistador, was commissioned and premiered by San Diego Opera in 1997.

Other recent works include four Symphonies, a Piano Concerto, a String Quartet, a Rhapsody for Klezmer Ensemble and Orchestra, and Spoon River Portraits, an oratorio for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra based on Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology. His opera for children, Animalopera, was written in 2000 on commission from San Diego Opera. In 2003 Fink completed Edith Wharton: A Self Portrait, an opera based on the life of the famous early 20th century American novelist. Other recent compositions include The Friend of the Family (with libretto by long-time collaborator Donald Moreland), Bloody Ground (with script by Steven L. Denlinger) and Trojan Women.

Subject/Index Terms

Manuscripts
Opera

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals: none

Access Restrictions: no restrictions

Acquisition Source: Myron Fink

Acquisition Method: donation


Box and Folder Listing


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[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 12: Over-sized box],
[Box 17: Over-sized box],
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[Box 4],
[Box 13: Over-sized box],
[Box 5],
[Box 6],
[Box 7],
[Box 8],
[Box 14: Over-sized box],
[Box 9],
[Box 10],
[Box 11],
[Box 15: Over-sized box],
[Box 16: Over-sized box],
[Box 18],
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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Fifteen Songs to Texts by Witter Bynner, S, ca. 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Jeremiah FS, ca. 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Jeremiah FS, ca. 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Jeremiah FS, ca. 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Jeremiah VS (1 of 2), ca. 1961Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Jeremiah VS (2 of 2), ca. 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Jeremiah FS - Act I, Scene 2, ca. 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Jeremiah, Act III, P, ca. 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The Boor (with Bonnie Fink) VS, ca. 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Sextet for Piano and Five Winds S and P, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Quartet for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano S and P, 1979Add to your cart.
Box 12: Over-sized boxAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Judith and Holofernes, Act I, FS, 1969Add to your cart.
with Donald W. Moreland
Folder 2: Judith and Holofernes, Act II, FS, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Judith and Holofernes, Act III, FS, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Scherzo for Orchestra, FS, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Symphony # 2, FS, 1989Add to your cart.
Box 17: Over-sized boxAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Judith and the Holofernes, FS, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Judith and the Holofernes, FS, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Judith and the Holofernes, FS, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Chinchilla, FS, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Chinchilla, FS, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Chinchilla, FS, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Spoon River Portraits, FS (pp. 1-54), ca. 1998Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sinfonia for Piano, S, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Anne Rutledge, S, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Trio for Viola, Cello and Piano S and P, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 4: String Quartet #1 S, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 5: String Quartet, No. 2, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Three Movements for Brass Quartet, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Judith VSAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Judith VSAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Chinchilla Paree Extension Cuts, ca. 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Chinchilla VS (1 of 4), 1981Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Chinchilla VS, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Chinchilla VS, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Chinchilla VS, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Passacaglia for Organ, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Two Epitaphs from Spoon River Anthology: Rebecca Wasson and Lois Spears, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Twelve Expressions for Piano, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Four Sketches for Guitar, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Ceremonial Fanfare P, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 9: The Island of Tomorrow P, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra P, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 11: The Island of Tomorrow VS, 1986Add to your cart.
Box 13: Over-sized boxAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Chinchilla Suite, FS, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, FS, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 3: A Suite of Antiques, FS an P, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Concerto for Organ, Bass and Timpani, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Woodwind Quintet: Divertimento, FS and P, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Symphony, Number 1, S, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Rhapsody for Viola and Wind Quintet, S, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 9: The Conquistador (libretto by Donald Moreland), Act I, FS, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 10: The Conquistador (libretto by Donald Moreland), Act II, FS, 1993Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sonata for Basset Horn or Viola and Piano S and P, 1984 (1986)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Symphony No. 1, P, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Symphony No. 1, P, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Suite for Violin and Piano, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 5: String Quartet, No. 3, S, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Symphony, No. 2, P, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Symphony, No. 2, P, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Sinfonia for Octet, S and P, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Piano Part, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Fantasia Super Adeste Fidelis S, 1991Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Chamber Music, Songs for Tenor Voice and Piano, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Canto/Sonata for Flute and Piano, 1975/1992Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The Conquistador VS, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The Conquistador VS, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 5: The Conquistador VS, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Divertimento for Trumpet, Horn and Trombone, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Piano Quartet, P, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Psalm 23, Psalm 173, Prayer of St. Francis, VS, 1983-1995Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sonata Number Two for Viola and Piano, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Sextet for two Violins, Two Violas and Two Cellos, S, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Sonata for Viola and Piano, P, 1990 (1996)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Six Miniatures, S, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Spoon River Portraits VS, ca. 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Spoon River Portraits VS, ca. 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Sonata for Violin and Piano, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Elegy for Viola and Piano, 1991Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Spoon River Portraits, VS (3 of 3), ca. 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Klezmer Rhapsody: "A Bintel Lieder," S, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 3: String Quartet, No. 4, S, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 4: String Quartet, No. 4, P, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Animal Opera, VS, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Kaddish Choral, S, 2000Add to your cart.
Box 14: Over-sized boxAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: The Conquistador, Act III, FS, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Symphony # 3, FS, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Spoon River Portraits (p. 55-end), FS, ca. 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Symphony, Number 4, FS, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Edith Wharton, Act I, FS, ca. 2002Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Psalms 23, 46, 80 and Christmas Anthem, VS, 1997/1989/2001/1962Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Sonata for Cello and Piano and Cantillation for Solo Cello, 1974/2001Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Quintet for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass, P, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Quintet for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass, S, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Edith Wharton (1 of 4), VS, 2002Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Edith Wharton, VS, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Edith Wharton, VS, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Edith Wharton, VS, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Suite for Oragn, S, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "The Friend of the Family" VS (1 of 5): Libretto from Dostoyevsky by Don Moreland, ca. 2005Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The Friend of the Family, VS, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: The Friend of the Family, VS, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: The Friend of the Family, VS, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: The Friend of the Family, VS, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 15: Over-sized boxAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Edith Wharton, Act II, FS, ca. 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Edith Wharton, Act III, FS, ca. 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 3: A Bendl Fun Perelakh, FS, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Symphony # 5, FS, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Friend of the Family, Act I, FS, libretto by Don Moreland, 2005Add to your cart.
Box 16: Over-sized boxAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Friend of the Family, Act III, FS, libretto by Don Moreland, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Friend of the Family, Act III, FS, libretto by Don Moreland, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Bloody Ground (libretto by Steven Dunlinger), Act I, FS, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Bloody Ground (libretto by Steven Dunlinger), Act II, FS, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Bloody Ground (libretto by Steven Dunlinger), Act III, FS, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Bloody Ground (libretto by Steven Dunlinger), Act I, VS, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Bloody Ground (libretto by Steven Dunlinger), Act II, VS, 2007Add to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bloody Ground (libretto by Steven Dunlinger), Act III, VS, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 2: The Trojan Women (libretto by Marianne McDonald), FS, 2008Add to your cart.

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