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Contemporary Composers Collection, 1981-2002 | Music Special Collections

By Jessica Mirasol

Collection Overview

Title: Contemporary Composers Collection, 1981-2002View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1981-2002, undated

ID: 00.1/DCR PC 1

Primary Creator: Old Dominion University Libraries Diehn Composers Room

Other Creators: Anderson, Allen (Allen L.), Caldwell, James (1957-), Davis, Douglas, Diemer, Emma Lou, Fornuto, Donato D., Gottschalk, Arthur (1952-), Healey, Derek (1936-), Jex, David, Kasparov, Andrey (1966-), Klein, Joseph (1962-), Lieuwen, Peter, Macbride, David, Newmark, Jonathan, Snyder, Randall, Sochinski, James Richard (1947-), Vanneschi, Luca

Extent: 6.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Materials are arranged in alphabetical order by composer's last name.

Date Acquired: 05/00/2011. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Composers, Music--United States--20th century

Languages: English, Italian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection is made up of unpublished new music scores and recordings. The collection promotes new music through performance and actively pursues donations.

Portions of the Contemporary Composers Collection have been digitized and are available in the Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Collections.

Subject/Index Terms

Composers
Music--United States--20th century

Administrative Information

Repository: Music Special Collections

Accruals: Additions to this collection are made on an ongoing basis by several donors.

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.

Acquisition Source: Composers

Acquisition Method: New music composers are contacted and encouraged to donate copies of their unpublished materials only.

Related Materials: New Music Performance Collection of the Old Dominion University Libraries Diehn Composers Room

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Item [insert number and title], Contemporary Composers Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries.

Processing Information: This collection was processed by Jessica Mirasol in 2011.

Finding Aid Revision History: Continual processing occurrs as donations are made.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Item:

[Item 1: Anderson, Allen: Cloud Collar, 1997],
[Item 2: Caldwell, James: Concerto for Wind Ensemble, undated],
[Item 3: Current, Brian: This Isn't Silence, 1998, 2001],
[Item 4: Davis, Douglas: Skylark of Many Hearts, 1998],
[Item 5: Diemer, Emma Lou: La Rag, 1981],
[Item 6: Fornuto, Donato D.: Concerto for Piano and Concert Band, undated],
[Item 7: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Concerto for Wind & Percussion Orchestra, 2002],
[Item 8: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Christmas Colors for Symphony Band, 1989],
[Item 9: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Leyenda, 1988],
[Item 10: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Ut Queant Lexis, 1999],
[Item 11: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Triad, 1991],
[Item 12: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Tricolor Concert March, 1992],
[Item 13: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Roulades, undated],
[Item 14: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Overture: Measure for Measure, undated],
[Item 15: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: RAR, 2002],
[Item 16: Healey, Derek: One Midsummer's Morning, 1997],
[Item 17: Jex, David: Three Songs from Life, 1988],
[Item 18: Kasparov, Andrey: Sonata No. 1 "In Tre Canti Ostinati", 1988],
[Item 19: Kasparov, Andrey: Three Prayers for String Quartet, 1993],
[Item 20: Kasparov, Andrey: Nocturne, 1998],
[Item 21: Kasparov, Andrey: Variations on a Theme by Mark Schultz, 2001],
[Item 22: Kasparov, Andrey: Peristroika, 1999],
[Item 23: Klein, Joseph: March Transforms, 1986, 1993],
[Item 24: Lacaze, Sophie: Ave Maris Stella, undated],
[Item 25: Lacaze, Sophie: Het Lam Gods, undated],
[Item 26: Lacaze, Sophie: Preludes pour Piano, undated],
[Item 27: Lacaze, Sophie: Tarentella, undated],
[Item 28: Lieuwen, Peter: Sea Space, 1991],
[Item 29: Macbride, David: Teeth, undated],
[Item 30: Newmark, Jonathan: String Trio, 1997],
[Item 31: Newmark, Jonathan: Introduction and Scherzo (2001), 2001],
[Item 32: Newmark, Jonathan: Duo Sonatina, 1995],
[Item 33: Smith, Kile: Three Dances, 1998],
[Item 34: Snyder, Randall: The Voyages of Ibn Battuta, 1989],
[Item 35: Sochinski, James: Ostinato Dance, undated],
[Item 36: Townsend, Perry: The Jester Sings, 1995],
[Item 37: Vanneschi, Luca: Three Angels, undated],
[All]

Item 17: Jex, David: Three Songs from Life, 1988View associated digital content.

David Jex is a native of Toledo, Ohio. After beginning his musical studies as a jazz trumpet player he attended The University of Toledo where he studied composition with Paul Schoenfield and trumpet with Bernard Sanchez. After receiving his Bachelor of Music degree he earned a Masters in Music degree in composition and theory at Bowling Green State University. He was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 1978 from The Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western University, studying composition with Donald Erb.

From 1978 to 1983 Jex was an Assistant Professor at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania ,where he was also a member of The Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts. Since 1983 he has taught at The University of Toledo, where he is now a Professor of Music, teaching courses in composition, theory and jazz. He is also a professional trumpet player and a member of the UT Faculty Jazz Combo.

Dr. Jex's compositions have been premiered, commissioned and performed nationally by major artists, including The Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, The Detroit Chamber Winds, and Professor Lynn Klock and the Ancora Chamber Ensemble of The University of Massachusetts. Awards he has received include First place in the 1985 National Composer's Competition sponsored by Louisiana State University, an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in 1992, first place in the 1994 Chautauqua Chamber Singers Choral Composition Contest and consecutive special awards since 1987 from A.S.C.A.P. Many of Professor Jex's compositions for brass are available from Encore Music Publishers. His portfolio of works is diverse, and varies from solo and duo sonatas to an opera, an oratorio, a concerto and band and symphonic works.

Source: http://www153.pair.com/bensav/Compositeurs/Jex.D.html


Browse by Item:

[Item 1: Anderson, Allen: Cloud Collar, 1997],
[Item 2: Caldwell, James: Concerto for Wind Ensemble, undated],
[Item 3: Current, Brian: This Isn't Silence, 1998, 2001],
[Item 4: Davis, Douglas: Skylark of Many Hearts, 1998],
[Item 5: Diemer, Emma Lou: La Rag, 1981],
[Item 6: Fornuto, Donato D.: Concerto for Piano and Concert Band, undated],
[Item 7: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Concerto for Wind & Percussion Orchestra, 2002],
[Item 8: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Christmas Colors for Symphony Band, 1989],
[Item 9: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Leyenda, 1988],
[Item 10: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Ut Queant Lexis, 1999],
[Item 11: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Triad, 1991],
[Item 12: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Tricolor Concert March, 1992],
[Item 13: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Roulades, undated],
[Item 14: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Overture: Measure for Measure, undated],
[Item 15: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: RAR, 2002],
[Item 16: Healey, Derek: One Midsummer's Morning, 1997],
[Item 17: Jex, David: Three Songs from Life, 1988],
[Item 18: Kasparov, Andrey: Sonata No. 1 "In Tre Canti Ostinati", 1988],
[Item 19: Kasparov, Andrey: Three Prayers for String Quartet, 1993],
[Item 20: Kasparov, Andrey: Nocturne, 1998],
[Item 21: Kasparov, Andrey: Variations on a Theme by Mark Schultz, 2001],
[Item 22: Kasparov, Andrey: Peristroika, 1999],
[Item 23: Klein, Joseph: March Transforms, 1986, 1993],
[Item 24: Lacaze, Sophie: Ave Maris Stella, undated],
[Item 25: Lacaze, Sophie: Het Lam Gods, undated],
[Item 26: Lacaze, Sophie: Preludes pour Piano, undated],
[Item 27: Lacaze, Sophie: Tarentella, undated],
[Item 28: Lieuwen, Peter: Sea Space, 1991],
[Item 29: Macbride, David: Teeth, undated],
[Item 30: Newmark, Jonathan: String Trio, 1997],
[Item 31: Newmark, Jonathan: Introduction and Scherzo (2001), 2001],
[Item 32: Newmark, Jonathan: Duo Sonatina, 1995],
[Item 33: Smith, Kile: Three Dances, 1998],
[Item 34: Snyder, Randall: The Voyages of Ibn Battuta, 1989],
[Item 35: Sochinski, James: Ostinato Dance, undated],
[Item 36: Townsend, Perry: The Jester Sings, 1995],
[Item 37: Vanneschi, Luca: Three Angels, undated],
[All]

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