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William E. Brandt
Papers, 1872-1995

William Brandt (Emeritus Professor of Music, Washington State University) donated his papers to Washington State University Libraries in 1987 (MS87-35) and 1990 (MS90-69). He initially processed and organized the collection in 1993-1994. Stephen D. Youngkin reprocessed the papers in February of 2001 under the supervision of Manuscripts Librarian Robert N. Matuozzi, who also edited the finding aid.

Number of containers: 31
Linear feet of shelf space: 16

BIOGRAPHY

William Edward Brandt was born in Butte, Montana, in 1920. Shortly thereafter, his family moved to Spokane, Washington. He began endeavoring to compose music as early as fourteen, teaching himself enough to write rudimentary compositions during the period between high school and his second year of college (1934-1939). Brandt began attending the State College of Washington in 1939, majoring in chemistry, but composing music for the classes in Modern Dance taught by Norma Anderson. Brandt began almost four years of military service in the U.S. Army in 1942. Travel associated with his army enlistment allowed him to attend recitals and concerts around the country, including stops in Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, where he attended concerts and recitals. He worked for three years as a librarian of classified materials at the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, a position that gave Brandt time on weekends to continue his work with composition, with a strong emphasis on counterpoint and form. In Utah, he also met the late well-known illustrator Edward Gorey, with whom he maintained a friendship.

In 1945, Brandt met and married Jane Quire (also from Spokane), who for a brief time had attended the famous Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester in New York. Their son, Roger Frederick, was born in May of 1946. Jane Quire encouraged Brandt to apply to Eastman on a so-called "challenge" basis, which he did successfully with a composition titled "Night." After he was discharged from the Army in 1946, Jane encouraged him to apply for serious study in music at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, New York, which she had attended briefly. He applied to their Graduate School on a "challenge" basis, submitting a work for large orchestra, chorus and vocal soloists based on Robinson Jeffers' poem "Night" as evidence of his abilities. He was admitted and studied orchestration and composition with Bernard Rogers and Howard Hanson from 1946-1950. His successes at Eastman began with a reading of the "Poe Ballet" at the 1947 Symposium, and with other readings at subsequent Eastman Symposia.

During the Eastman years, Brandt's compositional style (as he writes in unpublished biographical notes quoted throughout this synoptic sketch) became more "reasoned and modal" and less rooted in "romantic chromaticism" and "tonality." Though contrapuntal, the writing was less dissonant, featuring compositions more "unified in harmonic and melodic" schemes. The orchestral "King Lear Suite" and the "Third String Quartet," examples of Brandt's Eastman style, were chosen by Howard Hanson to be performed at the American Composers Festival Concerts in Rochester and in Toronto, respectively. Brandt obtained his Master of Music degree in 1948 and his Ph.D. in 1950.

From 1950 to 1956, Brandt sought permanent employment in his field. He and Jane Quire divorced. He taught music in Seattle for a time, giving piano classes under the auspices of the Hopper-Kelly Music Company. During the course of his work, he met soprano Janet Steinke. They were married in 1953 and had two sons, David Evans Brandt (b. 1955) and Douglas Edward Brandt (b. 1960).

Brandt was a member of the musical faculty of Washington State University from 1956 to 1985, when he retired as full professor. From 1958 to 1983, he was also the choirmaster at St. James Episcopal Church in Pullman, Washington. During this period Brandt's secular compositional style became increasingly "chromatic, building on the previous contrapuntal style" and evolved into the twelve-tone serial technique. The variety of choral music he composed for the church, by contrast, was written in a tonally nonfunctional triadic style "in order to effect some sort of compromise between desirable ‘modernity’ and the limitations of the choir, the tastes of the congregation, and the composer's own somewhat conservative ideas about church music. . . ." Brandt published The Way of Music in 1963, and issued a revised edition in 1968. He worked with music faculty at Indiana University to produce a unified course in music theory and history. Brandt was responsible for anthologies covering the Baroque, Classic and Romantic periods. Other authors produced the Medieval and Modern period anthologies as well as accompanying theory and sight-singing texts. Due to a change in the ownership of the publisher, only the anthologies were published. In the 1980s, Brandt wrote another unpublished text for use in his Washington State University Honors courses which dealt with how various arts in the twentieth century reflected their historical contexts. Since retiring in 1985, his musical compositions have been composed in a "looser, not always dodecaphonic style, even plainly tonal when the purpose and the materials seem to require it." Brandt's "Toccata for Piano" was played in South America on a tour sponsored by the U.S. State Department.

ARRANGEMENT AND DESCRIPTION

The William Brandt Papers consist chiefly of music manuscripts. Some of these compositions are fragments. The organizational arrangement has been imposed by the archivist, and consists of two series: Series 1, Music Manuscripts 1934 -1993, includes Subseries 1.1, Non-Oversize Manuscripts, and Subseries 1.2, Oversize Manuscripts, both arranged in alphabetical order by composition title. (In cases where a composition has been produced and/or reproduced in both size formats, those folders of material have all been placed with oversize manuscripts.) Series 2, Correspondence and Reference Material 1946-1995, includes Subseries 2.1 Correspondence, and Subseries 2.2, Reference Material. The correspondence is arranged chronologically by date but has been left in its original internal order. Series 3, Writings and Ephemera 1872-1993, includes programs, publicity, reviews, lectures, talks, published articles, introductions, miscellaneous materials and diplomas and certificates. Series 4, Photographs and Drawings 1942-1993, includes both black and white and color performance stills and personal photographs. Series 5, Phonograph Records, circa 1940s, contains six 78 RPM demonstration recordings.

The descriptive information in Series 1 is standardized according to the classification of musical compositions employed by Arthur Cohn in Recorded Classical Music: A Critical Guide to Compositions and Performances (Schirmer Books, 1981), xi-xii. An index following the descriptive inventory lists Brandt’s music compositions in opus number order with corresponding folder number.

CONTAINER LIST

BoxFolderDescription
Series 1: Music Manuscripts, 1934-1993
Subseries 1.1: Non-Oversize Manuscripts
 
11TitleAllegro molto e brilliante
Date Composedca. 1943
InstrumentationTwo pianos
GenreSolo instruments
Textual FormatHolograph
 
2TitleAllegro molto for piano
Date ComposedUndated
InstrumentationPiano
GenreSolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph
 
3TitleAmerican Rhapsody ("Let Not the Wind")
Date Composed1941
InstrumentationPiano
GenreSolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph and typescript text
 
4TitleAn Evening's Entertainment at an Elizabethan Manor House
Date Composed1972
InstrumentationViolin, viola, cello, recorders, percussion, tourdian, harpsichord
GenreChorus and orchestra
Textual FormatHolograph and photocopies (complete and parts), script
 
4.1TitleAntiphon (Psalm Response), Psalm 80, Op. 81A
Date Composed1993
Instrumentationorgan
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph
 
5TitleAnthem: "Behold My Servant," Op. 48D
Date Composed1962
InstrumentationOrgan
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph, multiple mimeographed complete copies
 
6TitleAnthem: Psalm 19 & 34, Op. 60D
Date Composed1981
InstrumentationOrgan
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph and multiple complete photocopies
 
7TitleAnthem: Psalm 62, "My Soul in Silence Waits," Op. 60E
Date Composed1980-1981
InstrumentationOrgan
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatMultiple complete photocopies
 
7.1TitleAnthem: Psalm 67
Date Composedundated
InstrumentationOrgan
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph
 
8TitleAnthem: Psalm 119, "Thy Word Shall Be a Lantern To My Feet," Op. 119
Date Composed1979
InstrumentationOrgan
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph and multiple complete photocopies
 
9TitleAnthem: Psalm 119 (121), "I Lift up My Eyes unto the Hills"
Date Composed1961
InstrumentationOrgan
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatMultiple mimeographed complete copies
 
10TitleAnthem: Psalm 145, "I Will Exalt You, O Lord"
Date Composed1979
InstrumentationOrgan
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph and multiple complete photocopies
 
11TitleAnthem: Psalm 146,"Praise the Lord, O My Soul," Op. 60F
Date Composed1981
InstrumentationOrgan
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph and multiple complete photocopies
 
12TitleAnthem sketch for "Ps" setting
Date ComposedUndated
InstrumentationStrings, piano (see Sketches for string/piano trio movements)
GenreChorus with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph
 
.13Title
Arrangements of Medieval, Renaissance and Early Baroque Music: Suite X, Banchetto Musicale; Sonata - Il Pomo d’oro; Chiome d’oro; O rosetta che rosetta; Ohimè dovè il mio ben; Dunque ha potutu in me; Ahi, sciocco mondo; Damigella tutta bella; Faulte d’argent; A guest’ Olmo; Amarilli; Amor che deggio far; Damigella tutto bella; Sinforia - chorus- dance; Orteo - chorus - dance; Canzona La Maggia; Consort Accompaniment to "Amyntes with his Rhyllis Fair; Allemande - Brade; Gavotte; Rosasolis; Balletti; Ballet de la Royne; Bransle de la Royne; Elle Crainct Cela
Date Composedca. 1970s
InstrumentationRecorder, violin, vibraphone, piano, percussion, harpsichord, cello flute, krummhorn
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph and photocopies (complete and parts), program
 
14TitleAsh Wednesday
Date Composedca. 1945
InstrumentationSpeaker and string quartet
GenreVoice and instrumental ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph
 
215Title"The Blind Man’s Song," Op. 6
Date Composed1945
InstrumentationSoprano, piano
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph
 
16TitleBrevities for Piano, Op. 69
Date Composed1982
InstrumentationPiano
GenreSolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph, computer print-out, photocopies (complete and parts)
17-20TitleCantata for Christmas, Op. 46
Date Composed1956
InstrumentationOrchestra
GenreVoice and orchestra
Textual FormatHolograph, printed copies, Ozlid reproductions, multiple complete photocopies
 
321TitleCantata Mistica, Op. 75
Date Composed1986
InstrumentationChamber orchestra
GenreVoice and orchestra
Textual FormatHolograph and multiple complete photocopies
 
22TitleCaprice
Date Composed1944
InstrumentationPiano
GenreSolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph
 
23TitleCaprice No. 2
Date Composed1944
InstrumentationPiano
GenreSolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph
 
24TitleCarol: "Before the Paling of the Stars," Op. 64B
Date Composed1983
InstrumentationOrgan
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph and multiple complete photocopies
 
25TitleCarol: "Let us Gather Hand in Hand," Op. 64A
Date Composed1981
InstrumentationOrgan
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph and photocopy
 
26TitleChaconne, Op. 3
Date Composed1941
InstrumentationPiano
GenreSolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph
 
27TitleChaconne II
Date ComposedUndated
InstrumentationPiano, trombone
GenreInstrumental unaccompanied
Textual FormatHolograph
 
28-28.4TitleChamber Concerto I, II, III, Op. 76
Date Composed1990
InstrumentationWoodwind quintet, harpsichord, percussion
GenreInstrumental
Textual FormatHolograph and multiple computer print-outs
 
429-31TitleChamber Music, Collected (Piano Quintet [1944], Op. 11, Four Poems [1944], Op. 13, String Quartet No. 1 [1946], Op. 15
Date Composed1943-1946
InstrumentationPiano, string quartet; string quartet; string quartet
GenreString ensemble; speaking voice with accompaniment; string ensemble
Textual FormatOzlid reproductions
 
532TitleChildren's Pentecost Pageant, Op. 70
Date Composed1985
InstrumentationOrgan
GenreChorus with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph and photocopies (complete and parts), program
 
33TitleChorale Preludes
Date Composed1948
InstrumentationSolo instrument
GenrePiano
Textual FormatHolograph
 
34TitleChorales for Passion Sunday, Op. 66C
Date Composed1959
InstrumentationOrgan
GenreChorus and orchestra
Textual FormatHolograph and photocopies (complete and parts), mimeographed complete copy
 
35TitleChristmas Introit, Op. 66D
Date Composed1979
InstrumentationBrass quintet, organ
GenreVoice and instrumental ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph and multiple complete photocopies
 
36TitleChristmas Music
Date Composed1982
InstrumentationBrass and organ
GenreVoice with instrumental ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph, photocopies (complete and parts), program, readings
 
37TitleChristmas Piece
Date Composedca. 1946-1947
InstrumentationOrchestra
GenreChoral works
Textual FormatHolograph
 
38-39TitleA Civil War Requiem, Op. 51, 51A
Date Composed1959
InstrumentationWinds, percussion
GenreVoice and instrumental ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph, Ozlid reproductions, printed copies, microfilm copies, multiple printed vocal scores
 
640TitleCommunion Anthem ("Cipher"), Op. 48B
Date Composed1969
InstrumentationOrgan
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual Format
Holograph and photocopies (complete and parts), published copy, Communion Anthem (Carol Stream, Illinois: Hope Publishing Company, 1974)
 
41-42TitleConcertino for Piano & Chamber Orchestra, Op. 7
Date Composed1941-1942
InstrumentationPiano and chamber orchestra
GenreChamber ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph and Ozlid reproductions
 
43TitleConcerto for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 33
Date Composed 1951
InstrumentationPiano, orchestra
GenrePiano and orchestra
Textual FormatHolograph
 
44-45TitleConcerto for Piano and Small Orchestra, Op. 55
Date Composed1967
InstrumentationPiano and orchestra
GenreSolo instrument and orchestra
Textual FormatHolograph
 
746TitleDance Suite, Op. 4
Date Composed1941
InstrumentationFive winds and percussion
GenreWind ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph
 
47TitleDance: "Unresolved Dissonance"
Date Composed1940
InstrumentationPiano
GenreSolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph
 
48TitleDialogue for Flute & Piano, Op. 74
Date Composed1987
InstrumentationFlute, piano
GenreSolo instruments
Textual FormatHolograph and multiple complete photocopies
 
49TitleDivertimento for String Trio, Op. 31
Date Composed1951
InstrumentationString trio
GenreString ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph
 
50TitleDivertimento for Three Winds
Date Composed1959
InstrumentationFlute, clarinet , bassoon
GenreWind ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph and multiple complete photocopies, Ozlid reproductions
 
51TitleDu Ring an meinen Finger
Date Composedca. 1954
InstrumentationSoprano, piano
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph
 
52TitleE Tenebris
Date Composed1944
InstrumentationPiano
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph
 
53TitleEaster Anthem II: "This is the Day," Op. 48E
Date Composed1970
InstrumentationOrgan
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph and multiple complete photocopies
 
54TitleEaster - Jesus Christ is Risen Today
Date ComposedUndated
InstrumentationOrchestra
GenreVoice and orchestra
Textual FormatHolograph and photocopies (complete and parts)
 
855-56TitleEdgar Allen [sic] Poe, Ballet, Op. 20
Date Composed1946
InstrumentationOrchestra
GenreOrchestral, ballet score
Textual FormatHolograph and Ozlid reproductions
 
57 TitleThe Enchanted Garden, Op. 26
Date Composed1947
InstrumentationOrchestra
GenreOrchestral suite
Textual FormatHolograph and Ozlid reproductions
 
58TitleExsultet for The Great Vigil of Easter (Easter Candle Service), Op. 65
Date Composed1977, revised 1990
InstrumentationOrgan
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph, computer print-out, photocopies (complete and parts)
 
959TitleFantasia for Clarinet & Piano, Op. 71
Date Composed1986
InstrumentationClarinet, piano
GenreSolo instruments
Textual FormatHolograph and multiple complete photocopies
 
60TitleFantasie for Clarinet, Cello & Piano, Op. 54
Date Composed1962
InstrumentationClarinet, cello, piano
GenreChamber ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph
 
61TitleJoe Farmer, piano composition dedicated to William Brandt
Date ComposedUndated
InstrumentationPiano
GenreSolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph
 
62TitleFestival Anthem for Easter: "This is the Day the Lord hath Made. . . ," Op. 62
Date Composed1981
InstrumentationBrass, trombone, trumpet, horn, organ
GenreVoice and instrumental ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph and multiple complete photocopies
 
63TitleFestival Mass, Op. 47
Date Composed1958
InstrumentationOrgan
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph
 
64TitleFour Folk Songs: Buckeye Jim, Leatherwing Bag, Come All You Fari & Tender Ladies, The Invitation, Op. 41
Date Composed1953
InstrumentationPiano
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph and Ozlid reproductions
 
65TitleFour Poems for Speaking Voice & String Quartet: Strange Victory, Sea Longing, To Joy, The New Moon
Date Composed1944
InstrumentationString quartet
GenreVoice and instrumental ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph
 
66TitleFour Songs: Joy, Like Barley Bending, The Net, Pierrot, Op. 12
Date Composed1944
InstrumentationPiano
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph and Ozlid reproductions
 
67Title
Four Songs: "Spring Thunder," "Serenade," "Dirge," "The Warbler," (includes Song Sketches: ""Spring Thunder," "Serenade," "Song," "Alone"), Op. 18
Date Composed1945
InstrumentationPiano
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph and Ozlid reproductions
 
68TitleGradual Anthem: "In the Beginning,," Op. 60A
Date Composed1976
InstrumentationOrgan
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph and multiple complete photocopies
 
69TitleHark the Herald Angels Sing
Date Composed1944
InstrumentationPiano
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph and Ozlid reproductions
 
70TitleHelen of Troy
Date Composed1944
InstrumentationPiano
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph
 
71TitleHomage to Bacchus
Date Composed1953
InstrumentationPiano
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph
 
71.1TitleHymm 333, "Now"
Date Composed1992
Instrumentationorgan
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual Formatcomputer print-out
 
72TitleIncidental Music for "Hamlet," Op. 61
Date Composed1979
InstrumentationBrass quintet and recorders
GenreVoice and instrumental ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph and photocopies (complete and parts)
 
1073TitleIncidental Music for "The Lion in Winter," Op. 63
Date Composed1981
InstrumentationHarpsichord, percussion, ww quintet
GenreChamber ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph, computer print-out
 
74Title
Incidental music to "The Lark," "Sherherd’s Dance," "Alleluia," "Court Song," "Benedictus," "Soldier’s Song," "Santus," "Gloria in Excelsis," "Piu Mosso," "Agnus Dei," "Kyrie," Op. 53
Date Composed1960
InstrumentationDouble bass and percussion
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual Format
Holograph, Oz reproductions, vocal scores, Jean Anouilh, The Lark, adapted by Lillian Hellman (New York: Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 1957)
 
75TitleIn the Forest
Date Composed1942
InstrumentationString quartet
GenreChamber ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph
 
76TitleIntermezzo
Date Composed1943-1946
InstrumentationPiano
GenreSolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph
 
77TitleInstrumental Ensemble of Two Easter Hymns
Date ComposedUndated
InstrumentationFlute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, harpsichord, violin, viola, cello, piccolo
GenreVoice and instrumental ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph
 
78TitleKyrie
Date Composed1961
InstrumentationOrgan
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph and multiple mimeographed complete copies
 
79TitleLarghetto Tranquillo
Date Composed1944
InstrumentationString quartet
GenreString ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph
 
80TitleThe Last Invocation, Op. 19
Date Composed1946
InstrumentationVoice alone
GenreChoral works
Textual FormatHolograph
 
81TitleLute Book Lullaby
Date Composed1978
InstrumentationOrgan
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph and photocopy
 
82TitleLute Song: "I Know a Maiden"
Date Composed1977
InstrumentationPiano
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph
 
83TitleLyric Piece for Piano, Op. 39
Date Composed1952
InstrumentationPiano
GenreSolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph and photocopy
 
84TitleMacbeth
Date ComposedUndated
InstrumentationPiano
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph
 
85TitleMagnificat, Op. 58
Date Composed1976
InstrumentationOrgan and recorders
GenreVoice with instrumental ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph, multiple mimeographed complete copies, multiple complete photocopies
 
86TitleMarriage Vows, Op. 66B
Date Composed1979
InstrumentationOrgan
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph
 
87TitleMass of St. James: Rite II, Op. 59
Date Composed1977, 1992
InstrumentationPiano, organ, trumpet, horn, bassoon, flute, violin, clarinet, cello,
GenreChorus and orchestra
Textual FormatHolograph and multiple complete photocopies, computer print-out
 
88TitleThe Meditation of Mary, Op. 36
Date Composed1951
InstrumentationPiano, violin, viola, cello
GenreVoice and instrumental ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph
 
1189Title
Miscellaneous Piano Pieces: Nocturne (Abendstück), Impromptu, Bagatelle, Serenade, Deux Prelude, Romanza, Suite Petit, Valse, Opus 1-7
Date Composed1934-1938
InstrumentationPiano
GenreSolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph
 
90Title(Monteverdi): "Il Ballo delle Ninfe d’Istria," canzonett and madrigals
Date ComposedUndated
InstrumentationViolin, cello, harpsichord
GenreChorus and instrumental ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph, photocopies (complete and parts), program
 
91TitleMovement for String Quartet
Date Composed1944-1945
InstrumentationString quartet
GenreString ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph
 
92TitleMovement for String Quartet
Date Composed1949
InstrumentationString quartet
GenreString ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph
 
93TitleMovement for Violin and Piano
Date Composed1945
InstrumentationViolin, piano
GenreSolo instruments
Textual FormatHolograph
 
94TitleMusic for the Decalogue, Op. 56
Date Composed1967
InstrumentationOrchestra
GenreVoice and orchestra
Textual FormatHolograph, Ozlid reproductions, photocopies (complete and parts), reader’s score
 
95TitleMusic for the Dedication of an Altar, Op. 73
Date Composed1987
InstrumentationOrgan
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph and multiple complete photocopies
 
96Title
Music of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: Hac in anni janua; Kalenda maya; Mayenzeit; A l’entrada el tens clar; Robins m’aime; Tout me greif-Robins m’aime-Portare; Summer is icumen in; Douce dame, Gram piant agl’occhi; Tosto che l’alba; O Rosa bella; Adieu m’amour; Dit le Bourguignon; Je suis tant bien; Elle a bien ce ris gracieux; J’ay fait pour vous cent mille pas; Two bourrée; Chiare, fresch’e dolci acque; Pavane and Galliarde; Three Balletti; De petit po’; Preambulium; Ballet du Roy; Sonata di Pomo d’oro; A la bataglia; Bien doy servir; Gentil Robyn; programs
Date Composed13th-15th century (presented for programs of February, 1975 and January, 1976)
InstrumentationGuitar, krummhorn/viol drone, recorders, finger cymbals, percussion, harpsichord
GenreVoice and instrumental ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph and photocopies (complete and parts)
 
1297TitleNamarie: Threnody of Galadriel, Op. 68
Date Composed1984
InstrumentationClarinet, piano, chamber orchestra
GenreChorus and instrumental ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph and photocopies (complete and parts), program
 
98TitleNon Nobis, Dominie
.Date Composed1961
InstrumentationPiano
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatMimeographed complete copy
 
99TitleOverture: The Highland Mountains, Op. 21
Date Composed1946
InstrumentationOrchestra
GenreOrchestral
Textual FormatHolograph
 
100TitleA Palm Sunday Processional
Date Composed1975
InstrumentationOrgan
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph
 
101TitlePiano Piece
Date Composed1946
InstrumentationPiano
GenreSolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph and Ozlid reproductions
 
102TitlePiano Pieces
Date Composed1945
InstrumentationPiano
GenreSolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph
 
103TitlePoem
Date Composed1943
InstrumentationPiano
GenreSolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph
 
104TitlePrelude for Horn and Strings
Date Composed1948
InstrumentationHorn, strings
GenreOrchestral
Textual FormatHolograph
 
105TitlePrelude for Small Orchestra
Date Composed1953
InstrumentationOrchestra
GenreOrchestral
Textual FormatHolograph
 
106TitlePuer Natus in Bethlehem, Op. 66A
Date Composed1977
InstrumentationOrgan
GenreVoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatPhotocopy
 
107TitleQuintet for Piano & String Quartet, Op. 11
Date Composed1943
Instrumentationpiano and strings
Genrechamber ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph and Ozlid reproductions
 
108TitleReveries
Date Composed1934-1938
Instrumentationpiano
Genresolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph
 
109TitleRhapsody
Date Composed1943
Instrumentationpiano
Genresolo instrument
Textual FormatHolography and Ozlid reproductions
 
110Title Rondo in G for String Quartet
Date Composed1946-1947
Instrumentationstring quartet
Genrestring ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph
 
111TitleScherzo
Date Composed1948
Instrumentationstring quartet
Genrechamber ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph
 
112TitleScherzo for Small Orchestra
Date Composed1948
Instrumentationorchestra
Genreorchestral
Textual FormatHolograph
 
113TitleThe Ship of Death: A Song Cycle
Date Composed1953
Instrumentationpiano
Genrevoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph
 
114TitleSketch, for orchestra
Date Composed1944
Instrumentationpiano and orchestra
Genreorchestral
Textual FormatHolograph
 
115TitleSketch: "Christmas Piece"
Date Composed1964
Instrumentationorgan
Genrevoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph
 
116TitleSketch: "Let Freedom Ring!"
Date Composed1964
Instrumentationaccordion
Genrevoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph
 
117TitleSketch: "Steely Stars and Moon of Brass"
Date Composed1945
Instrumentationstring quartet
Genrevoice and instrumental ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph
 
118TitleSketch: "Trio No. 1"
Date Composed1942
Instrumentationviola, cello, piano
Genrechamber ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph
 
13119-120TitleSinfonietta No. 2, Op. 27
Date Composed1948
InstrumentationOrchestra
GenreOrchestral
Textual FormatHolograph and Ozlid reproductions
 
121TitleSinfonietta No. 3, Op. 45
Date Composed1955
InstrumentationOrchestra
GenreOrchestral
Textual FormatHolograph
 
122TitleThe Slaughter of the Innocents and Rachel’s Lamentation
Date Composed1953
Instrumentationpiano
Genrevoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph
 
123TitleSonata for Flute & Piano, Op. 37
Date Composed1951
Instrumentationflute and piano
Genrechamber ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph and Ozlid reproductions
 
123.1TitleSonata for Harpsichord
Date Composed1991
Instrumentationharpsichord
Genresolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph and multiple complete computer print-outs
 
14124TitleSonata for Piano, Op. 44
Date Composed1954
Instrumentationpiano
Genresolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph
 
125TitleSonata in B-Flat Minor, Op. 1
Date Composed1939
Instrumentationpiano
Genresolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph
 
126TitleSonata No. 2 for Piano, No. 39
Date Composed1953
Instrumentationpiano
Genresolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph
 
127-128TitleSonatas I & II for Clarinet & Piano, Op. 49, A, B
Date Composed1959
Instrumentationclarinet and piano
Genrechamber ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph, Ozlid reproductions, multiple complete photocopies
 
129TitleSonatas for Violin & Piano
Date Composed1945
Instrumentationviolin and piano
Genrechamber ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph
 
130TitleSong: "Eyes Look into the Well," Op. 35
Date Composed1950
Instrumentationpiano
Genrevoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph
 
15130.1-130.5TitleSongs of the Golden Wood, Op. 79
 
Date Composed1992
Instrumentationorchestra
Genrechorus and orchestra
Textual FormatHolograph, multiple complete photocopies, computer print-outs
 
131TitleSongs (Riches, Pierrot, Joy, Pierrot’s Song, Jabberwocky, Like Barley Bending), Op. 24
Date Composed1944
Instrumentationsoprano, piano
Genrevoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph
 
131.1TitleSquare Dance
Date Composed1940
Instrumentationpiano
Genresolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph
 
16132TitleString Quartet No. 1, Op. 15
Date Composed1945
Instrumentationstring quartet
Genrestring ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph and Ozlid reproductions
 
133TitleString Quartet No. 2, Op. 23
Date Composed1947
Instrumentationstring quartet
Genrestring ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph
 
134TitleString Quartet No. 3, Op. 28
Date Composed1948
Instrumentationstring quartet
Genrestring ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph and photocopies (complete and parts)
 
17135TitleString Quartet No. 4, Op. 42
Date Composed1954
Instrumentationstring quartet
Genrestring ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph and photocopies (parts)
 
136TitleSuite for Piano
Date Composed1942
Instrumentationpiano
Genresolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph
 
137TitleSuite for Piano: "Filigree," "Lonesome," "Grotesque," "Gaiety"
Date Composed1946
Instrumentationpiano
Genresolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph
 
138-141TitleSuite for Small Orchestra
Date Composed1950
Instrumentationorchestra
Genreorchestral suite
Textual FormatHolograph and Ozlid reproductions
 
18142TitleSuite for Small Orchestra No. 2
Date Composed1964
Instrumentationorchestra
Genreorchestral
Textual FormatHolograph
 
143TitleSuite in the Ancient Style
Date Composed1941
Instrumentationflute and piano
Genrechamber ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph
 
144TitleTheme & Variations
Date Composed1943
Instrumentationpiano
Genresolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph
 
145TitleTheme & Variations
Date Composed1948
Instrumentationstring quartet
Genrestring ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph
 
146TitleTheme for Music for WSU Foreign Films
Date Composed1963
Instrumentationwoodwind quintet
Genrewind ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph
 
147TitleThere’s No Business Like Show Business
Date Composed1955
Instrumentationjazz band
Genrevoice and jazz band
Textual FormatHolograph and sheet music
 
148TitleThirteen Choruses from "The Meditation of Simeon," Op. 34
Date Composed1950
Instrumentationvoice alone
Genrechoral works
Textual FormatHolograph
 
149TitleThree Preludes
Date Composed1945
Instrumentationviolin, piano
Genrechamber ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph
 
150TitleThree Religious Songs: "Show Me the Way," "O Lord, How Joyous to Sing the Lord’s Praises," "Bend Me to Thy Will"
Date Composed1957
Instrumentationorgan or piano
Genrevoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph
 
151TitleThree Songs: "Dew," "Rome," "The Return," "Spring," Op. 2
Date Composed1941
Instrumentationsoprano, piano
Genrevoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph and Ozlid reproductions
 
152TitleThree Songs: "Song for April," "Troth," "Conversation Piece"
Date Composed1955
Instrumentationsoprano, piano
Genrevoice with accompaniment
Textual Format Holograph
 
152.1TitleToccata for Harpsichord
Date Composed1992
Instrumentationharpsichord
Genresolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph, multiple complete photocopies, computer print-out
 
153TitleToccata for Piano, Op. 57
Date Composed1974
Instrumentationpiano
Genresolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph, photocopy, computer print-out
 
153.1TitleTrilogy
Date Composed1941
Instrumentationpiano
Genresolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph
 
154TitleTrio for Flute, Violin & Piano, Op. 9
Date Composed1942
Instrumentationflute, violin, piano
Genrechamber ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph and Ozlid reproductions
 
155TitleTrio in a Minor
Date Composed1941
Instrumentationviola, cello, piano
Genrechamber ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph
 
19156TitleTrio No. 1
Date Composed1942
Instrumentationcello
Genresolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph
 
157TitleTrio No. 2, Opus 17
Date Composed1946
Instrumentationviolin, viola, cello
Genrechamber ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph
 
158TitleTrio No. 2 for Viola, Violin, Piano, Op. 14
Date Composed1945-1946
Instrumentationviola, violin, piano
Genrechamber ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph and Ozlid reproductions
 
159TitleTrio No. 4, Op. 22
Date Composed1946
Instrumentationcello, piano
Genrechamber ensemble
Textual FormatHolograph
 
160TitleTwo Grimaces for Modern Dance
Date Composed1941
Instrumentationpiano
Genresolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph
 
161TitleTwo Sketches
Date Composed1952
Instrumentationpiano, orchestra
Genreorchestral
Textual FormatHolograph
 
162TitleTwo Songs: "Melody," "Alone," "Untitled"
Date Composed1952
Instrumentationsoprano, piano
Genrevoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph
 
163TitleTwo Songs and a Chorus: "Mystery," "Baby Moon"
Date Composed1955
Instrumentationpiano
Genrechorus with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph
 
164TitleThe Wall Soldier’s Lament, Op. 38
Date Composed1951
Instrumentationpiano
Genrevoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph
 
165TitleWedding Song, Op. 72
Date Composed1986
Instrumentationpiano
Genrevoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph and photocopies (complete and parts)
 
166TitleWhere or When
Date Composed1954
Instrumentationpiano
Genrevoice with accompaniment
Textual FormatHolograph
 
167Titleuntitled
Date Composedundated
Instrumentationpiano
Genresolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph
 
 
Subseries 1.2: Oversize Manuscripts
 
20168-174TitleBeaumarchais: Chamber Opera, Op. 40
Date Composed1958
Instrumentationorchestra
Genreopera
Textual FormatHolograph, typescript script, vocal scores
 
21175-180TitleCanzona Prismatica, Op. 67
Date Composed1982
Instrumentationwind ensemble
Genrewind symphony
Textual FormatHolograph
 
22181-183TitleKing Lear Suite, Op. 29
Date Composed1949
Instrumentationorchestra
Genreorchestral
Textual FormatHolograph and Ozlid reproductions
 
184-185TitleNight: Symphonic Poem, Op. 16
Date Composed1946
Instrumentationorchestra
Genrevoice and orchestra
Textual FormatHolograph and Ozlid reproductions
 
23-24186-196TitleNo Neutral Ground, Op. 52
Date Composed1959
Instrumentationorchestra
Genrechamber opera
Textual FormatHolograph, multiple complete photocopies, Ozlid reproductions, vocal and performance scores
 
24197TitlePiano Concerto (unfinished score)
Date Composedundated
Instrumentationpiano
Genresolo instrument
Textual FormatHolograph
 
25198-200TitleSinfonietta No. 1, Op. 5
Date Composed1939
Instrumentationorchestra
Genreorchestral
Textual FormatHolograph and Ozlid reproductions
 
26-27201-207TitleSymphony No. 1, Op. 30
Date Composed1950
Instrumentationorchestra
Genreorchestral
Textual FormatHolograph and Ozlid reproductions
 
Series 2: Correspondence and Reference Material, 1946-1995

Subseries 2.1: Correspondence

 
282081946-1981, undatedLetters received from "Notable" people.

In connection with The Way of Music; readers’ reviews

 
2091947, 1951, undatedLetters received from Edward Gorey, "Les Scaphandreuers" par Stephen Cimier and Edward Gorey, sketches (color photocopies).
 
2101949, 1956, undated
Letters received from Cal (Englbart) Rogers; "A Comparison of Two Novels," Month’s Best, The Creative Writing magazine of the University of Washington, March 1950; poem.
211-2121950-1995, undatedLetters received, miscellaneous
 
213-2141951-1992
Letters received concerning publications, performances, positions, commissions, etc.; advertisement for The Way of Music, report of sales for The Way of Music (1966), Report on sabbatical leave, first semester, 1976-1977, Comments on Proposed Revision of The Way of Music, program notes & text for St. James performance of Cantata Mistica, flyer, newspaper clipping (1982).
 
2151956-1992, undatedLetters received, fan mail
 
216-2171962-1965Letters received in connection with The Way of Music; readers’ reviews.
 
2181963-1983
Moldenhauer correspondence, includes photo of sculpture, program (1983), announcement, "Hans Moldenhauer, Pionier der Musikwissenschaft" (1960), newspaper clippings (1979, 1985).
 
Subseries 2.2: Reference Material
 
29219-2211981-ca. 1990s
Previous compilations of notes on this collection: biographical periods of works in this catalogue, an alphabetical index, chronological catalog, large box catalog, chronological works list including both numbered and unnumbered compositions, container lists, index of compositions by opus number, index of compositions by performance, and index of compositions by performance medium. Also, photocopies from Arthur Cohn, Recorded Classical Music: A Critical Guide to Compositions and Performances (1981), xi-xii.
 
Series 3: Writings and Ephemera, 1872-1993
 
222-2301930-1995, undatedPrograms and publicity; handwritten notes, printed programs, newspaper clippings, bulletins, announcements
 
30231-233Same as folders 222-230.
 
234-2351872-1990
Miscellaneous materials; Music to be Performed at the World’s Peace Jubilee and International Musical Festival, in Boston, 1872, Metropolitan Opera House, Grand Opera Season 1910-1911 (program), Veterans Administration notice of expiration of entitlement (1950), schedule of events (1968), entry form for The International Who’s Who, announcement, class evaluation (1983), In Memoriam: Peter DeLone (1984), The Nutcrackers (program) 1989-1990, Washington State Composers (brochure), instructions for assembling my first telescope, song, Auditorium Theatre (program), Patriotic Lectures; diplomas, certificates, State College of Washington, Phi Kappa Phi, Washington State University Certificate of Service, letter of recognition from Samuel H. Smith, President, WSU, to Dr. William E. Brandt, upon his retirement.
 
236-2411949-1985, undated
Lectures, talks, skits, published articles, introductions; Music Literature Outline: The Development of Concerto Form from J.S. Bach to Mozart; Beethoven: The Spiritual Bridge; Music Now: A Dying Fall; Three American Composers; Musorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Music for Czar and Commissar - Elderhostel Course; A Prologue Illustrated Address; Twin Trends in 20th Century Painting and Music; The Arts in Turmoil Conference; Music in Germany under the Weimar Republic, 1920-1933; Introduction to Nadas recital as "The Invited Address"; April Fool’s Day - Introduction; Otto Stumpf-Fassbender is the Name & Musicology is my Game!; Introduction for Nicolas Slonimsky; A Collage of Modern Music; Ussachevksy; Music to be Performed at the World’s Peace Jubilee and Music Festival in Boston, June, 1872; Beethoven’s Russian Enigma; Some Speculation about Beethoven’s Use of Integrative Devices in Large Compositions; Criticisms of the Beethoven Symphonies from Thayer-Forbers; Third Relationships; Metternick; Researchers of Note; Honors Address Examples (cassette tape), Common Courtesy III (cassette tape)
 
31242-245
A Short History of Russia & Its Music for Elderhostel; Music in Soviet Russia; Music for Csar and Commissar - Notes; Stop and Go: Soviet Art Music Since Stalin; The Soviet Gig: Pop Music in the USSR; Russky Jazzsky
 
2461964-1987Programs, notes, reviews; printed materials, program notes for Istvan Nadas' Recital, periodical and newspaper clippings, Review of Washington-Idaho Symphony Concert, book reviews
 
2471983WSU Anton von Webern Centennial -- Proposal, introduction, news release, memoranda, biographical sketch, chronology, miscellaneous materials
 
248undatedNotes, essays, clarifications, "Progress in the High Arts," six-page handwritten ms.
 
249undatedMiscellaneous notes, sketches, C.M. von Weber Concerto, Moldenhauer notes, Notes: Incantation
 
 
250undatedFor SANE: The Art of Peace, handwritten and typed outlines
 
 
Series 4: Photographs and Drawings, 1942-1993
 
2511942-1993
Black & white and color stills of WSU classes, campus performances, the "Quarter Century Club," on set of Neutral Ground, military photos, including Dugway Proving Ground and Camp Sibert, Alabama, and publication photos. Also sketch.
 
 
Series 5: Phonograph Records, ca. 1940s
 
252ca. 1940s.Six 78 RPM production disks. Trio String Quartet #2; Two Pieces for Bassoon and Piano


William Brandt Papers

Cage 584

Index of Compositions in Opus Number Order

Note: William Brandt did not always assign unique opus numbers to specific compositions, nor did he assign all compositions an opus number. Thus, to the group of compositions titled "Miscellaneous Piano Pieces" from the period 1934-1938, Brandt assigned opus numbers 1-7, though these are not listed here. Brandt also assigned individual opus numbers 1 through 7 to a later group of (seven) different compositions, which are listed in this index. "Miscellaneous Piano Pieces" may be found in Folder 89.

OpusFolder
1125
215
326
446
5 198-200
615
741-42
9154
1129-31, 107
1266
1329-31
14158
1529-31, 132
16184-185
17157
18167
1980
2055-56
2199
22159
23133
24131
2657
27119-120
28134
29181-183
30201-207
3149
3343
34148
35120
3688
37123
38164
3983
40168-174
4164
42135
44124
45121
4617-20
4763
48B40
48D5
48E53
49A127
49B128
5138
51A39
5374
5460
5544-45
5694
57153
5885
5987
60A68
60D6
60E7
60F11
6172
6262
6373
64A25
64B24
6558
66A106
66B86
66C34
66D35
67175-180
6897
6916
7032
7159
72165
7395
7448
7521
7628
79130.1-130.5