Morgan Powell Music Manuscripts

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Materials received from the Music Library, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Materials received from Morgan Powell



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Morgan Powell Music Manuscripts, 1956-2014 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

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Collection Overview

Title: Morgan Powell Music Manuscripts, 1956-2014Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/5/41

Primary Creator: Powell, Morgan (1938-)

Extent: 13.35 cubic feet

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in two series. Series 1 consists of scores and manuscripts acquired in 1995 from the Music Library. Series 2 consists of materials acquired from Morgan Powell in 2014. It is arranged in three subseries: Subseries 1 consists of sheet music, manuscripts, and scores; Subseries 2 consists of personal papers, including press releases, photographs, correspondence, concert programs, newspaper clippings, and posters; Subseries 3 consists of audio-visual and audio materials including recordings and digital photographs of Morgan Powell's collegiate jazz ensembles, the Tone Road Ramblers, the Boneyard Jazz Quintet, the Traditional Jazz Orchestra and other ensembles. Items are arranged in alphabetical order and chronological order thereunder by content received. Series 2, Sub-series 4 is arranged chronologically according to the original order of the materials.

Date Acquired: 10/10/1994. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Compositions-Music, Instrumental music, Jazz, Music, School of, Music Composition

Formats/Genres: Sheet music

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of thirty-six boxes of material. Series 1 consists of original compositions and arrangements for large and small jazz ensemble, small chamber ensemble, chamber ensemble and dancers, and vocal ensemble. Many of the musical works were either composed or arranged for the University of Illinois Jazz Band. Of particular interest are Powell's "Ray's in the Window: Gaman" (1985) and "Red White and Black Blues" (1992) that were composed for the Cleveland Chamber Symphony and "Dreams: Music for Dance" (1983) that was commissioned by One Plus One. Series 2 includes additional original compositions by Morgan Powell including "The Waterclown" (2000) and "The Common Root of All Organisms" (2003). It also includes photographs of Morgan Powell and his ensembles, correspondence, and posters regarding the Traditional Jazz Orchestra, the Boneyard Jazz Quintet, the Tone Road Ramblers, and the North Texas State University jazz ensembles. The audio-visual and audio recordings include dubs of LPs, recordings of concerts with Morgan Powell's ensembles, and recordings of his own original compositions. This collection also includes materials regarding John Garvey, the University of Illinois jazz ensembles, and Medicare 7 8 or 9.

See also record series number 35/3/68.

Biographical Note

Morgan Powell, born in West Texas in 1938, is a composer and jazz trombonist whose works are performed internationally. Powell's primary compositional interests are in the areas of instrumental and vocal music; he explores the rich and complex components of improvisation and the spirit and elements of jazz, together with "New Music" compositional concepts, techniques and notation.

Among the awards Powell has received are three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships; a Fromm Scholarship; two appointments (1972-1973 and 1991-1992) as Associate to the Center for Advanced Study - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC); Grants from the Research Board UIUC (1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2004) an American Music Center Grant (1992); Illinois Arts Council (1987, 1996 Finalist, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2006); numerous Meet the Composer Awards; ASCAP Awards, 1976, yearly to present; two MacDowell Colony, ten Ragdale Foundation, and one UCross Foundation artists residencies; and selection by The International Rostrum of Composers - 1988, Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for "The Waterclown."

Powell's compositions are published by G. Schirmer, Inc., Lingua Press, Smith Publications, Brass Music Limited, Media Press, Brixton Publications and TUBA Manuscript; and are recorded on Crystal Records Company, University Brass Recording Series, Advance, Century, Opus One, GM, TR2, Einstein Records, Chicago Lakeside Jazz, TNC and New World Records. His numerous commissions include Spoleto Festival, USA; Cleveland Chamber Symphony; and Concert Artist Guild.

Powell's primary composition teachers were Samuel Adler, Kenneth Gaburo, Ed Summerlin and Sal Martirano; he has taught at The Stan Kenton Clinics, 1960-1964, North Texas University, 1961-1963, Berklee School of Music, Boston, 1963-1964, and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1966-1994 and was chairman of UIUC composition/theory division 1978-1983.

Subject/Index Terms

Compositions-Music
Instrumental music
Jazz
Music, School of
Music Composition

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals: Materials first received from the Library of the School of Music at the University of Illinois, October 10, 1994. Additional materials received from Morgan Powell March 28, May 9, and June 5, 2014. Audio recordings from Nature's Table were received from Morgan Powell through Jeff Machota on February 13, 2015.

Acquisition Source: Morgan Powell and the School of Music

Acquisition Method: Gift.


Box and Folder Listing


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Series 1: Materials received from the Music Library, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1958-1990Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: All Gone, avec plus d'abandon, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Beatitudes for RAY, Bird Merchant, 1991, 1969Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Carmine Moray: A Nasty Blues Chorus Line, Charts from Gene Hall, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Charts of ArrangementsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Cloudy [for jazz ensemble], 1958Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Duet II, 1982Add to your cart.

[a. Transparency Copy]

[b. Ozalid Copies 14" by 22"]

Folder 2: Fine Tuning for trumpet and clarinet, 1981Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Dickel Seven, Dreams: Music for Dance, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Duet II, 1982Add to your cart.

[c. Ozalid Copy 12" by 17"]

[d. Ozalid Copy 11" by 17"]

Folder 3: Duet III, 1984Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Duet VAdd to your cart.
[for bass trombone, flute, trumpet, clarinet]
Folder 2: Elegy for Winds, 1961-62Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Fulminating Fomentation of Fermenting Fermati, for TRR, 1992-1993Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Five Pieces for String Quartet, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Greetings Dawn", 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 3: A Jazz Service, 1970Add to your cart.
[Jazz Church Service Music]
Folder 4: Lament for Olton, 1980Add to your cart.
[for jazz ensemble]
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Inacabado, for trombone unaccompanied, 1974Add to your cart.

Interlude I: Duet for Trombone (bass) and flutes

Interlude II: flute, clarinet, trumpet, cello, and piano

Introduction and Allegro for trumpet, horn, and trombone (1960)

LKP (1963)

Folder 2: Loneliness, 1969Add to your cart.
[for violin, harp, trombone, tuba and chorus]
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Music for Brass Quintet and Percussion, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Music for Brass Quintet and Percussion, 1971Add to your cart.
"Darkness II" [Version 1]
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Music for Brass Quintet and Percussion, 1970Add to your cart.
[Version 2]
Folder 2: Music for Jazz Ensemble: Three Pieces for Jazz EnsembleAdd to your cart.

[b. Piece 2: Naej]

[c. Piece 3: Odomtn]

Folder 3: Music for Voices and Instruments, 1968Add to your cart.
[i. Ozalid Copy]
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Midnight Realities for solo tuba, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Music for Brass Quintet no. 2, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Music for Jazz Ensemble: Three Pieces for Jazz Ensemble, 1967Add to your cart.
[a. Piece 1: Sirhmrej]
Folder 4: Music for Jazz Ensemble: Part IIAdd to your cart.

[a. Sirhmrej]

[b. Odomtn]

[c. Naej]

Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Music for Jazz Band and Orchestra, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Music for Voices and Instruments, 1968Add to your cart.

[b. Transparency Copy - version 2, 11" x 17"]

[without instructions or comments]

Folder 3: Music for Jazz Ensemble: Three Pieces for Jazz EnsembleAdd to your cart.
[Sirhmrej score]
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Music for Voices and Instruments, 1968Add to your cart.

[a. Transparency copy - version 1, 17" x 12.5" with 8 pages of instructions and comments]

[g. Ozalid copy of version 1 (12 copies)]

[h. Ozalid copy of version 2, 25" by 17.5",  pasted on cardboard]

Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Music for Voices and Instruments, 1968Add to your cart.

[c. Ozalid Copy of version 2 with instructions and comments (3 copies)]

[d. Ozalid copy of version 2 without instructions]

[e. Ozalid copy of version 2 with instructions]

Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Music for Voices and Instruments, 1966Add to your cart.
[f.  Photocopy of version 2 without instructions (4 copies)]
Folder 2: Old Man for voices and instruments, 1968Add to your cart.
[1. Scores]
Folder 3: Ray's in the Window: GAMAN, 1985Add to your cart.
[1. Scores]
Folder 4: Ray's in the Window: GAMAN, 1985Add to your cart.
[2: Parts]
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Ray's in the Window: GAMAN, 1985Add to your cart.
[2. Parts]
Folder 2: Red White and Black Blues, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Steppin' on the Gas, 1987Add to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Bass Solo", 1961Add to your cart.
[for trumpet, alto-tenor-baritone saxophones, trombone, bass, and piano]
Folder 2: My Child, 1961-62Add to your cart.
[for trumpet, clarinet, flute, alto sax, oboe, trombone, bass, and piano]
Folder 3: Old Man for voices and instruments, 1968Add to your cart.

[2. Parts]

[3. Definitions and comments on 3 pages]

Folder 4: Piece for violin and piano, Piece for Woodwind Trio, 1959, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Short piece for Tuba and Euphonium, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Structure for Improvisation, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Suite for Three, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Suite ChangesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Untitled, for jazz band, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Warm up for jazz quintet, 1981Add to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Music for Voices and Instruments, 1968Add to your cart.
[e. Ozalid copy of version 2 with instructions and comments]
Folder 2: Theme and variations for trombone and piano, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Three Poems by Paul Zelanski, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Windows, for brass quintet, 1977-1985Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 5: The Young-old Faces, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Zelanski Medley, 1972Add to your cart.

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