Robert Morgan Music and Audio Recordings, 1962-1974 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

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Collection Overview

Title: Robert Morgan Music and Audio Recordings, 1962-1974Add to your cart.

ID: 26/20/187

Primary Creator: Morgan, Robert (1942-)

Extent: 1.3 cubic feet

Arrangement: Unarranged

Date Acquired: 10/29/2012. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Compositions-Music, Instrumental music, Jazz

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of original music compositions and audio recordings of performances of his early chamber, choral, orchestra, concert, and jazz band works while a student at the University of North Texas and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign created between 1962 and 1974.

Biographical Note

Dr. Robert Morgan was raised in Houston, Texas and received his BA in music in 1963 from the University of North Texas. He completed his Masters of Music degree from the University of North Texas in 1965 and a Ph.D. in music from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1974. In 1976 he joined the faculty of the Houston, Texas' High School for Performing and Visual Arts (HSPV) as the Director of Jazz Studies, a position he held until 1999 when he retired. During his tenure at HSPV he establish the jazz program's national and international reputation, and was inducted into the International Association for Jazz Education Hall of Fame for his accomplishments as one of America's leading jazz educators. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Music from the Berklee College of Music in 1999.

Subject/Index Terms

Compositions-Music
Instrumental music
Jazz

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals: "Home Movies" 8mm film accessioned July 14, 2014.

Acquisition Source: Robert Morgan

Acquisition Method: Gift


Box and Folder Listing


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[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Reel 1: "Home Movies", 1970-1979],
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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: More Than a State of Mind (CS), 1968Add to your cart.
Composer: Morgan, Robert
Folder 2: Canyon Fanfare (P), 1987Add to your cart.
Composer: Morgan, Robert
Folder 3: Haiku (CS), 1972Add to your cart.
Composer: Morgan, Robert
Folder 4: Dedication Prelude for Organ (P), 1968Add to your cart.
Composer: Morgan, Robert
Folder 5: Introduction, Allegro, and Dirge for Brass and Percussion (CS, P), 1968Add to your cart.
Composer: Morgan, Robert
Folder 6: Selections from 'Texas' for Concert Band (CS, P), 1967Add to your cart.
Includes recording of optional sound effects. 78, 33 1/2 rpm.
Composer: Guion, David W. (arr. Robert Morgan)
Folder 7: Four Short Statements on a Row by Webern (FS, P), 1965Add to your cart.
Composer: Morgan, Robert
Folder 8: Take No Thought (FS), 1964Add to your cart.
Composer: Morgan, Robert
Folder 9: Introduction and Allegro for Flute and Piano (FS), 1964Add to your cart.
Composer: Morgan, Robert
Folder 10: Piece for Trumpet and Piano (PS, P), 1962Add to your cart.
Composer: Morgan, Robert
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Jazz Cantata on Black Poets (FS), 1974Add to your cart.
Unbound copy of full score.
Composer: Morgan, Robert
Folder 2: Jazz Cantata on Black Poets (FS), 1974Add to your cart.
Onionskin copy of full score.
Composer: Morgan, Robert
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sinfonietta for Orchestra (FS), 1965Add to your cart.
Bound copy of master's thesis.
Composer: Morgan, Robert
Folder 2: Sinfonietta for Orchestra (P), 1965Add to your cart.
Handwritten complete set of parts.
Composer: Morgan, Robert
Folder 3: Sinfonietta for Orchestra (CS), 1965Add to your cart.
Handwritten, spiral-bound full score.
Composer: Morgan, Robert
Folder 4: Sinfonietta for Orchestra (FS), 1965Add to your cart.
Onionskin copy of master score.
Composer: Morgan, Robert
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Variations on a Chorale Theme (CS), 1969Add to your cart.
Composer: Morgan, Robert
Folder 2: Woodwind Trio #1 (FS), 1963Add to your cart.
Composer: Morgan, Robert
Reel 1: "Home Movies", 1970-1979Add to your cart.
8mm silent acetate motion picture film containing the following: 1. Fourth of July parade in Champaign-Urbana, 1970; 2. Notre Dame Jazz Festival, winter, 1971; 3. National College Jazz Festival at the University of Illinois, late spring, 1971, containing clips of Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Al Cohn, Bill Watrous, and others; 4. A party at Ron Elliston's house, c. summer, 1971; 5. Rudy James Dixieland band park concert, with Morgan Powell and others, c. summer, 1971; 6. Duke Ellington at the University of Illinois, c. 1971 or 1972; 7. Illinois Summer Youth Music, 1979; 8. Fourth of July parade in Champaign-Urbana, 1979.

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[Box 2],
[Box 3],
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