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Bauer Compositions, 1912-1953
1 folio box (5 linear in.)
Collection number: MS 0039

Abstract:
Bauer, Marion, 1882-1955; Composer. The collection consists of over 50 published and unpublished compositions in a variety of forms including songs with pianoforte accompaniment, sonatinas, fugues and a symphonic poem. Most of the manuscript scores are not duplicated in the published scores.

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Biographical Note

Marion Eugenie Bauer was born in Walla Walla, Washington on Aug. 15, 1882. She taught at New York University, 1926-1951, and was affiliated with the Juilliard School of Music, 1940-1955. She was a founding member of the American Music Guild, the Society of American Women Composers, and the American Composers Alliance. Initially she wrote songs and music for piano solos, but later she branched out and wrote orchestral and chamber music. She died in South Hadley, Massachusetts Aug. 9, 1955.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection consists of over 50 published and unpublished compositions in a variety of forms including songs with pianoforte accompaniment, sonatinas, fugues and a symphonic poem. Most of the manuscript scores are not duplicated in the published scores.

This collection is organized into two series:


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

Consultation unrestricted; performance requires payment of ASCAP fee.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Marion Bauer Compositions, Mount Holyoke College, Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, MA.

History of the Collection


Additional Information
Contact Information
Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
8 Dwight Hall
50 College St.
South Hadley, MA 01075

Phone: (413) 538-2013
Fax: (413) 538-2370

Email Reference Form: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/lits/library/arch/forms/areq.htm
URL: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/lits/library/arch/
Language
English.

Series Descriptions
1912-1950
17 folders

Holograph scores of songs, chamber music and orchestral pieces, most notable is the symphonic poem "Sun Splendor" (1946). Included are Bauer's compositions to Lewis Caroll's "Alice in Wonderland," and her arrangement of George Handel's "Six Little Fugues." Most of these works are not duplicated in the collection of published works.

1914-1947
1 folder

Published scores of Bauer's songs, chiefly with pianoforte accompaniment.

Contents List
Manuscript Scores
1912-1950
17 folders

A Foreigner Comes to Earth on Boston Common, Op. 49
circa 1953

Box 1: folder 1
How Doth the Little Crocodile,
1928

Box 1: folder 2
Jabberwocky,
circa 1928

Box 1: folder 3
The Lobster Quadrille,
circa 1928

Box 1: folder 4
Pan and Syrinx: A Choreographic Sketch, Op. 28


Box 1: folder 5
Pig and Pepper,
circa 1928

Box 1: folder 6
Prelude and Fugue for Flute and Strings (Flute score is missing)


Box 1: folder 7
Quintet for Woodwinds


Box 1: folder 8
Six Little Fugues by George Frederick Handel, arranged by Bauer


Box 1: folder 9
Sonatina for Oboe and Piano, Op. 32a,
circa 1938

Box 1: folder 10
Songs,
circa 1912-1953

Box 1: folder 11
Sun splendor: symphonic poem for orchestra (Missing),
1946

Box 1: folder 12
String Quartet, Op. 20,
circa 1952

Box 1: folder 13
Symphonic Suite for String Orchestra, Op. 33


Box 1: folder 14
Symphony No.1


Box 1: folder 15
Trio Sonata for Flute, Violincello and Piano, Op. 40


Box 1: folder 16
You Are Old, Father William, Op. 26,
circa 1928

Box 1: folder 17
Published Scores,
1914-1947
1 folder

Published Scores,
1914-1947

Box 1: folder 18

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Subjects
  • Bauer, Marion, 1882-1955.
  • Canons, fugues, etc.
  • Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898. Musical settings.
  • Oboe and piano music.
  • Songs with piano.
  • String quartets.
  • Suites (String orchestra).
  • Symphonies--Scores.

Contributors
  • Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759.

Genre terms
  • Scores.


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