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Author Heyman, Barbara B.

Title Samuel Barber : a thematic catalogue of the complete works / Barbara B. Heyman
Published New York : Oxford University Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 562 pages) : illustrations, music
Contents Preface -- Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Organization of the catalogue -- Abbreviations -- Library sigla -- Earliest works 1917-1923 (H-1 to H-19) -- Works 1924-1929 (H-20 to H-58): studies at Curtis Institute of Music -- Works 1930-1939 (H-59 to H-94): early publications; first residency at the American Academy in Rome, 1935-1937 -- Works 1940-1949 (H-95 to H-117): World War II; Army Air Force; capricorn -- Works 1950-1959 (H-118 to H-129) -- Works 1960-1969 (H-130 to H-139): the Lincoln Center commissions -- Works 1970-1981 (H-140 to H-146): the last years -- Unidentified manuscripts (H-U1 to H-U8) -- Appendix A: register of works by genre -- Appendix B: alphabetical directory of the works of Samuel Barber -- Appendix C: index of first lines of vocal works -- Appendix D: authors and translators of texts set by Barber -- Appendix E: discography -- Appendix F: register of incipit files
Summary Samuel Barber: A Thematic Catalogue of the Complete Works is the first publication to list the entire musical output of Samuel Barber, one of the most beloved and frequently performed American composers. In this exhaustive study, renowned Barber biographer Barbara Heyman chronologically lists and details hundreds of core repertory and the most recently published works, as well as numerous works previously unknown and unpublished. Each entry includes information about first performances, commissions, and the circumstances and inspiration of the composition; the texts of songs; a musical extract containing the opening measures of each work, movement, or major aria; duration, revisions, editions, arrangements, and a select discography of historical and contemporary performances. The descriptions of manuscript sources provide details about the hundreds of holograph manuscripts, sketches, drafts, and significant publisher's proofs with Barber's corrections. Entries are enhanced by Heyman's extensive commentary, which draws from Barber's correspondence, interviews, and diaries. Useful appendices to the catalogue comprise a register of works by genre; an alphabetical directory of works; an index of first lines of vocal works; a listing by nationality of authors and translators of texts set by Barber; and a comprehensive discography. This thematic catalogue is an invaluable guide for musicians, scholars, and students, providing an essential foundation for any serious study of Barber and his music.--Publisher description
Bibliography Discography: pages 512-530
Includes bibliographical references (pages 545-547) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981 -- Thematic catalogs.
Genre/Form Thematic catalogs (Music)
Thematic catalogs.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0199837953 (electronic bk.)
9780199837953 (electronic bk.)