Dennis Eberhard Music and Papers, 1967-2005

By Jan Carmichael, Travis McDade, Brandy Parris and Scott Schwartz

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Collection Overview

Title: Dennis Eberhard Music and Papers, 1967-2005

ID: 26/20/139

Primary Creator: Eberhard, Dennis (1943-2005)

Extent: 5.0 cubic feet

Arrangement: Music is arranged chronologically within each compositional genre and physical format.  Papers are arranged alphabetically by subject and content.

Date Acquired: 07/31/2006. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Compositions-Music, Computer Music, Electronic Music, Music, School of, Music Composition

Formats/Genres: Motion Pictures/Videotapes, Papers, Sound Recordings

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists correspondence, publicity packets, news clippings, audio-visual recordings, scripts, and original full scores (FS), condensed scores (CS) and parts (P) for compositions created by Eberhard throughout his professional music career.  The music and papers are organized in two series: Series 1: Original Music, 1967-2005 and Series 2: Personal Papers, 1968-2005.  The original music is organized in four sub-series: Sub-series 1, Orchestral Works, 1978-2002; Sub-series 2, Chamber Music, 1969-2004; Subseries 3, Choral Works, 1983-1989; and Sub-series 4, Works for Band, 1967-1973.  Of particular significance is Eberhard's original composition and motion picture documentary, The Shadow of the Swan, surrounding the 2002 debut performance of this work for orchestra in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Biographical Note

Dennis Eberhard (1943-2005) studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Kent State University, University of Warsaw in Poland as well as at the Experimental Music Studio of the University of Illinois from 1969 to 1972.?  Composing both concert music and music for film and theater, Mr. Eberhard also worked with John Cage and Lejaren Hiller, participating in the realization of their compositions Music Circus and HPSCHD. He studied composition with Marie Martin, Frederick Coulter, Paul Martin Zonn, Salvatore Martirano, and Wlodzimierz Kotonski, and electronics, computer techniques, and programming with Gordon Mumma and Herbert Br?¼n. He taught at the University of Illinois, Western Illinois University, the University of Nebraska, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and Cleveland State University, while lecturing widely on his own music at such institutions as the Cleveland Institute of Music, Cornell University, Penn State, the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, the University of New Mexico, and the S?£o Paulo State University in Brazil.

Subject/Index Terms

Compositions-Music
Computer Music
Electronic Music
Music, School of
Music Composition

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals: "Janus" (1979) and "Paraphrases" (1968) donated by Phillip  Musser, August 2007

Acquisition Source: Susan Lokar

Acquisition Method: Bequest to the University's School of Music Library.


Box and Folder Listing


Series 1: Original MusicAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Orchestral WorksAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Janus Music (FS): Original vellum and copy, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Janus Music (P): Original vellums, 1978Add to your cart.
Original Vellums
Folder 3: Janus Music (FS), 1979Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Ephrata (FS): Unbound copy, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Night Tides (FS): Original Vellums, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Voix Celestes (FS): Bound copy, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Voix Celestes (FS), (P): Vellum and copy, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Elegies (FS), (P): Original Vellum, 1985Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Lucifer Rising (FS), (P): Original Vellum, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 2: The Bells of Elsinore (FS): Unbound copy (corrected), 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 3: To the End of Dreamtime (FS): Original Vellum, 1988-89Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: To the End of Dreamtime (FS): Printed Copy and Performance Notes  (Chamber version in Box 14, Folder 10), 1988-89Add to your cart.
Folder 2: The Bird of Four Hundred Voices (PS): Bound copy (Chamber version in Box 14, Folder 10), 1992Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The Bird of Four Hundred Voices (FS): Unbound Sibelius and Study Score (Chamber version in Box 14, Folder 10), 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 2: The Bird of Four Hundred Voices: Original Vellums          (Chamber version in Box 14, Folder 10), 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 3: For the Musicians of the Queen (P): Original Vellums and Copy, 1994Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: To Catch the Light (FS): Original Vellum, 1995-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 2: To Catch the Light (FS), Original Vellum, 1995-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 3: To Catch the Light (FS - revised): Bound copy, 2001-04Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: To Catch the Light (FS): Unbound copy(A), 1995-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 2: To Catch the Light (FS): Unbound copy(B), 1995-2001Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Crooked River Oracle (FS): Unbound copy, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Crooked River Oracle (FS): Unbound copy, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Prometheus Wept (FS), (P): Original Score, Photocopy, Printed Copy, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Prometheus Wept (FS): 3 bound copies, 1998Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Shadow of the Swan (FS): Printed Copy, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Shadow of the Swan (P): Printed Copy (A), 2002Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Shadow of the Swan (P): Printed Copy (B), 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Shadow of the Swan (P): Printed Copy (C), 2002Add to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: To Catch the Light (P): Original Vellum (A), 1995-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 2: To Catch the Light (P): Original Vellum (B), 1995-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 3: To the End of Dreamtime (P): Mixed Original Vellum and Photocopy (A), 1988-89Add to your cart.
Folder 4: To the End of Dreamtime (P): Mixed Original Vellum and Photocopy (B), 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Night Tides (P): Unbound copy, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Night Tides (P): Unbound copy, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Marginals (FS): Bound score, 1976Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: To Catch the Light (P): Original Vellum (C), 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 2: To Catch the Light (P): Original Vellum (D), 1995Add to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The Bells of Elsinore (FS): Printed Copy, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Berceuse (FS): Photocopy, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 3: For the Musicians of the Queen (FS), 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 4: To Catch the Light (FS): Unbound copy, 1995Add to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Janus Music (FS), Original Vellum, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Janus Music (FS), Bound score, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 4: For the Musicians of the Queen (FS), Original Vellum, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Crooked River Oracle (FS): Original vellum1, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Unidentified fragment of score: Original vellum, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Chamber MusicAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Paraphrases (FS), 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Parody (FS): Bound Copy, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Veillees (FS): Bound Score, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Returning: Original Vellum, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Encontros (CS, (P): Original Vellum, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 6: On Celestial Wings (P), (PS): Pasteup and Photocopy, 1997Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Awakening (PS): Original Vellum, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: (Tape): Mariner (FS): Bound copy, 1969-70Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Visions of the Moon (P): Original Vellum, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Epodie (FS), (P): Original Vellum, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Epodie (FS): Bound copy, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Especially for Solo Harp (P): Bound copy, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Encontros (FS): Bound copy, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 10: The Bird of Four Hundred Voices: Unbound Violin Score (Orchestral version in Box 4, Folder 2 and Box 5, Folders 1,2), 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Phantom Dancer, 1998Add to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Visions of the Moon (FS): Photocopy with Revisions, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Ephrata (FS): Bound copy, 1980-81Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Night Tides (FS): Bound copy, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Endgame (FS): Bound copy, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Suite for Solo Cello: Printed Copy, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Suite for Solo Cello (P), 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Amazing Gracie: Printed Copy, 2004Add to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Visions of the Moon (FS), Original vellum, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Visions of the Moon (FS), Bound copy, 1978Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Choral WorksAdd to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: De Profundis (P): Original Vellums, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 2: De Profundis (FS): Photocopy, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 3: O Sing a New Song (P): Mixed Original Vellum and Photocopy, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 4: O Sing a New Song (FS): Mixed Original Vellum and Photocopy, 1989Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Let the Heavens Be Glad (FS): Original Vellum and Photocopy, 1986Add to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 12: O Sing a New Song (FS): Bound copy, 1989Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Works for BandAdd to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Anamorphoses (FS): Bound score, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Morpos (FS): Bound score, 1973Add to your cart.
Series 2: Personal PapersAdd to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Posters for Russian performance of Shadow of the Swan, 2002Add to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Personal Papers, 1972-91Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Photographs, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Professional Papers, 1979-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Press Clippings: Original Periodicals, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Press Clippings: Originals, 1975-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Press Clippings: Photocopies, 1975-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Programs, 1977-89Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Publicity Packet, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Video Script: Shadow of the Swan, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Alice Giles, 1985-90Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Halida Donova, 1998-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Arvo Part: Credo: Photocopy, 1968Add to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Recordings: 3 CDs, circa 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Shadow of the Swan: A Composer's Story: DVD, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 3: I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Book, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Under the Rainbow: Book, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Poetry for Grieving Children: Book, 1990-92Add to your cart.

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