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Special Collections: Guide to the Norman Cazden collection

Summary Information:

Collection title: Norman Cazden Collection
Collection number: MS 528
Dates of Collection: 1940s-1970s
Size of collection: 5 boxes

Administrative Information:

Processor: Maida K. Rollins
Access Restrictions: No Restrictions
Preferred Citation: Norman Cazden Collection, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine
Copyright: Contact department for copyright information

For Additional Information:
     Special Collections 
     University of Maine
     5729 Fogler Library
     Orono, Maine 04469-5729
     (207) 581-1686 

Historical/Biographical Information:

Norman Cazden, composer, performer, teacher, theorist, folklorist, and prolific writer, was born in 1914 and died in 1980. Raised in New York City he studied at several colleges, Julliard School of Music, New York City College, and Harvard University. He taught at several universities namely Julliard School of Music, Vassar College, Peabody Conservatory, University of Michigan, University of Illinois, and the University of Maine. He published and composed over 100 compositions for piano and other instruments. He was a nationally known composer and won several prestigious musicology awards. He was interested in psychology and aesthetics as well as composition and performance, integrating historical and theoretical concepts with practice.

Contents:

Collection includes original manuscripts, notes used for class teaching, recordings of all his works, obituary, tribute to him by Stephen Erdely, and an interview on tape with Dr. Sandy Ives about Cazden.

Organization of Collection:

Finding Aid

Box 362

Folder

Box 362 f 1 Personal papers- biography and obituary- Interview w/ Sandy Ives about Cazden
Box 362 f 2 Personal papers- Testimonials of Dr. Jacobs and Diane Roscetti
Box 362 f 3 Professional papers-University of Michigan Course notes-1949-50
Box 362 f 4 Professional papers-University of Illinois Course notes 1950-53
Box 362 f 5 Professional papers- Peabody Conservatory Course notes 1949-50
Box 362 f 6 Professional papers- Original Documentation of Cazdens Musical recordings
Box 362 f 7 Professional papers- Documentations of the physical recordings of Cazden
B ox 362 f 8 Professional papers- Published articles written by Cazden
Box 362 f 9 Professional papers- Music book written by Cazden published in the U.S.S.R
Box 362 f 10 Professional papers- Pre 1976 notes  me290/440- Psychology of Music
Box 362 f 11 Professional papers- Courses Fundementals of Music
Box 362 f 12 Professional papers- Courses Counterpoint
Box 362 f 13 Professional papers-  Mc 300 Intro to Graduate Study in Music 1977 
Box 362 f 14 Professional papers- Courses Harmony Study
Box 362 f 15 Professional papers- Courses Theory-1962-63
Box 362 f 16 Professional papers- Courses Piano Composition & other Conference
Box 362 f 17 Professional papers- Courses 20th Century Music
Box 362 f 18 Professional papers- Courses Psychology of Music

Box 362a

Box 362a f 1 Musical Scores arranged by Cazden- Dances from Woodland
Box 362a f 2 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Twenty-three Studies for Piano
Box 362a f 3 Musical Scores written by Cazden- music for study- 8 Preludes for Piano OPUS 11
Box 362a f 4 Musical Scores written by Cazden-music for study- Good Old Songs for Piano OPUS 64
Box 362a f5 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Clefs, Crabs and Mirrors for Piano OPUS 79
Box 362a f6 Musical Scores written by Cazden-music for study-First Steps for Piano OPUS 80
Box 362a f 7 Musical Scores written by Cazden- music for study-for Woodwinds OPUS 81 & 82
Box 362a f 8 Musical Scores written by Cazden- First Studies for Piano OPUS 100#16
Box 362a f 9 Musical Scores written by Cazden-The new Recreations of Carl Czerny OPUS 599#4
Box 362a f 10 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Sonata for Piano OPUS 12
Box 362a f 11 Musical Scores written by Cazden- On the Death of a Spanish Child- for Symponic Band OPUS 20
Box 362a f 12 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Six definitions for Instrument Ensamble OPUS 25
Box 362a f 13 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Ten Conversations for two clarinets OPUS 34
Box 362a f 14 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Twelve Dance studies for Piano OPUS 37
Box 362a f 15 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Three Directions for Brass Quartet OPUS 39
Box 362a f 16 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Six discussiona for Woodwinds OPUS 40
Box 362a f 17 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Stony Hollow for 2 Pianos OPUS 47
Box 362a f 18 Musical Scores written by Cazden- 542 Dance tunes for Violin and Piano OPUS 50, 56, 57
Box 362a f 19 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Sing, Learn and Play for Piano OPUS 60
Box 362a f 20 Musical Scores written by Cazden- 3 Traditional songs for 4-part Mixed Chorus OPUS 61
Box 362a f 21 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Quintet for Oboe and Strings OPUS 74
Box 362a f 22 Musical Scores written by Cazden-Sixteen short solos for Alto Recorder, Oboe or Flute OPUS 82 
Box 362a f 23 Musical Scores written by Cazden- New Pieces for Piano OPUS 95
Box 362a f 24 Musical Scores written by Cazden- 5 Intonations for Trumpet Quartet OPUS 99
Box 362a f 25 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Six Sennets for Trombone Qartet OPUS 100
Box 362a f 26 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Sonata for Violincello and Piano OPUS 102a
Box 362a f 27 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Sonata for English Horn and Piano OPUS 104
Box 362a f 28 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Sonata for Viola and Piano OPUS 104a
Box 362a f 29 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Sonata for Calrinat and Piano OPUS 104b
Box 362a f 30 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Sonata for Tuba and Piano OPUS 105
Box 362a f 31 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Sonata for Double Bass and Piano OPUS 105a
Box 362a f 32 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Six Preludes and Fuges for Piano OPUS 106
Box 362a f 33 Piano Rehearsal Books used by Cazden

Box 362b

Series 1: Cazden Compsitions and Performances

Cassette 1 Side A: Tape 1/OPUS 12; Side B: Tape 2/OPUS 33
Cassette 2 Side A: Tape 3/OPUS 36 (ca.15 min); Side B: Tape 4/OPUS43 (ca.13 min)
Cassette 3 Side A: Tape 5/OPUS 47 (ca. 4 min); Side B: Tape 6/OPUS 47
Cassette 4 Side A: Tape 7/OPUS 47a (ca.3 min); Side B: Tape 8/ OPUS 61 (ca. 14 min)
Cassette 5 Side A: Tape 9/OPUS 61 [Not dubbed, original Reel has Sticky tape Syndrome. See: Cassette 4 for OPUS 61]; Side B: Tape 10/OPUS 62
Cassette 6 Side A: Tape 11/OPUS 69 (ca. 4min); Side B: Tape 12/ OPUS 88 (ca. 14 min)
Cassette 7 Side A: Tape 13/OPUS 97 (ca. 21 min. 30 sec.); Side B: Tape 14/OPUS 97
Cassette 8 Side A: Tape 15/OPUS 98-II(ca. 9 min.); Side B: Tape 16/OPUS 98-II (ca.5 min.)
Cassette 9 Side A: Tape 17/OPUS 101 (ca. 5 min.); Side B: Tape 18/OPUS 101 [ Blank Reel- Not Dubbed]
Cassette10 Side A: Tape 19/OPUS 102 (ca. 9 min.); Side B: Tape 20/OPUS 102 (ca. 10min.)
Cassette11 Side A: Tape 21/OPUS 102a (ca.9 min.); Side B: Tape 22/OPUS 104 (ca. 9 min.)
Cassette12 Side A: Tape 23/ Four favors for Violin and Piano (ca.10 min.); Side B: Tape 24/ Overture for the Tempest (OPUS 83#1)performed by the Lexington (Mass.) High School Orchestra, conducted by Elfterios
Cassette13 Side A: Tape 25/ #1 The Cordwood Cutter#4 The Old Tobacco Box (ca.7 min.); Side B: Tape 26/ [same continued]
Cassette14 Side A: Tape 27/ Class lecture and piano recital on modern dance music; Side B: [same continued...]
Cassette15 Side A: Tape 27/ Class lecture and piano recital on modern dance music [continued from Cassette 14]; Side B: [same continued...]
Cassette16 Side A: Tape 28 Performance by Hazel Weeks & Norman Cazden, May 28, 1964Beethoven sonata #8; Bach Sonata #2; Schumann Sonata #1; Side B: [same continued...]

Series 2: Electronic Music / Just Intonation Tapes

Cassette 17 Side A: Tape 29/ The Motorola Scalatron [demonstration tape sent by George Secor]; Side B: Tape 30/ “Afternoon’s Purple” John Downey: Cry [side1]/ Prisms[side2]. Supplied by the composer. Electronic compositions on Putney]
Cassette 18 Side A: Tape 31/ Electronic Music: Dubs form broadcast discussion program “Soundtrack” Saation WBCN-FM, March 13, 1966. Participants: /Gordon Mumma, Norman Cazden, Leo Snyder.  The Items were played as illustrations, from LP discs and from tapes. Includes pieces by Robert Ashley, Gordon Mumma, Hayim El Dabh, John Cage, and Milton Babbitt; Side B: [same continued]
Cassette 19 Side A: 32/ Electronic music from the Coopertive Studio, Ann Arbor, Michigan, recieved April 19,1966 from Gordon Mumma. Works by Gordon Mumma; Side B: [same continued...]
Cassette 20 Side A: Tape 33/ Mc 290 The Psychology of Music/ The Theory and Practice of Just Intonation/ Tape #1(reel”7); Side B: [same continued...]
Cassette 21 Side A: Tape 34/ Mc 290 The psychology of Music / The Theory and Practice of Just  Intonation/ Tape #2 (5” reel) Side B: [same continued...]

Series 3: Teaching Tapes

reels 35-84 were not copied to listening Cassettes in August, 1999

Tape 35 McH1/ Tape#1/ HAM #9 to 9h
Tape 36 McH1/ Tape #2/ HAM#19i to #28h

Box 362c

Series 3: Teaching Tapes reels 35-84 were not copied to listening  Cassettes in August 1999

Tape 37 McH1/ Tape #3/ HAM #28i to #41
Tape 38 McH1/ Tape #4/ HAM #42 to #65
Tape 39 McH1/ Tape #5/ HAM #55 to #65
Tape 40 McH1/ Tape #6/ HAM #66 to #75
Tape 41 Cazden Reel 622/ Monteverdi
Tape 42 Cazden Reel 630/ The Ancestors of the pianoforte
Tape 43 French ars Antiqua/ Central Middle Ages
Tape 44 History of Music in Sound, vol. 2
Tape 45 Music of the Middle Ages, vol.2/ Troubadour and Trouvere Songs
Tape 46  Music of the Early Renaissance
Tape 47  English Virginal Music
Tape 48 14th and Early 15th Century English Polyphony
Tape 49 William Byrd, virginal Music
Tape 50 [Baroque Music] Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Bach, Corelli, ect.
Tape 51 Examination for McH1 ( History of Music)Univ. of Maine,21 Nov., 1977
Tape 52 Miscellaneous musical examples, 16 Dec., 1974
Tape 53 In Seculum
Tape 54 In Seculum: Hocket, Motet
Tape 55  First Delphic Hymn, Chant
Tape 56 Organum
Tape 57 Dances 13th -14th Century
Tape 58 Chant (Gallican, Mozarabic, Byzantine, Hebaric)
Tape 59  Machaut/ Anonymous
Tape 60  Dunstable and His Contemporaries
Tape 61 Troubadours/ Trouveres
Tape 62 saetas-alegrias
Tape 63 Robin and Marion /Play of Daniel
Tape 64 Monteverdi-Zefiro Torna
Tape 65 Moulins:Chace/ Firenze: 
Tape 66 CacciaSchubert: Lieder...
Tape 67 Bach: B minor Mass
Tape 68  Ravel Sonata (II)
Tape 69 To Anacreon in Heaven
Tape 70 Cazden Reel 70/ Russian composers[Mossolov, Meytuss]
Tape 71 Cazden Reel 28/ Varese, Gabrielli
Tape 72 Cazden Reel 508/ “ New sound for Woodwinds” [accompanies book of same title  by Bruno Bartolozzi]
Tape 73 Cazden Reel 517/ Piano Music fo Henry Cowell
Tape 74 Cazden Reel 520/ Josquin des Prez 
Tape 75 Cazden Reel 524/ A Guided Tour: Class demonstration dubs of selections from various countries as examples of problems in systematic criteria.
Tape 76 Cazden Reel 530/ The Renaissance Band (New York Pro Musica directed by    NoahGreenberg)
Tape 77 Penobscot- Passamaquoddy [ two songs excerpted form other surces including Wesleyan University collection]
Tape 78 Cimbalom and Voice
Tape 79 Lumberman’s Alphabet
Tape 80 Pi-Li, Pi-Li
Tape 81 Gamelan Slendro, Gamelan Pelog
Tape 82 Gerkina
Tape 83 Gaika Medley
Tape 84 Eastern Woodland Series #1[ Wesleyan Archives] [Empty box]

Box 362d

Box 362d f 1 Musical Scores written by Cazden- 3 realistic dances for Piano-OPUS 19a
Box 362d f 2 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Quartet for Violin, Clarinet, viola Violincello- OPUS 23
Box 362d f 3 Musical Scores written by Cazden- 3 messages for trumpet and piano-OPUS 29
Box 362d f 4 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Quintet for 2 violins, viola, and 2violincelli- OPUS 32
Box 362d f 5 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Sonata for Horn and Piano- OPUS 33
Box 362d f 6 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Sonata for Flute and piano/harpsichord OPUS 36
Box 362d f 7 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Suite for violin and piano OPUS 43
Box 362d f 8 Musical Scores written by Cazden- 4 presentations for violin and piano OPUS 45
Box 362d f 9 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Songs from the Catskills for Symphonic wind ensembles OPUS 54
Box 362df10 Musical Scores written by Cazden- The Claricin of Freedom OPUS 70
Box 362df11 Musical Scores arranged by Cazden- 3 lyrical Duets by Robert Schumann transcribed for violin, 2nd violin and Pianoforte OPUS 82
Box 362df12 Musical Scores written by Cazden- 4 favors for string Orchestra OPUS 87
Box 362df13 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Elizabethan Suite#2 for String Quartet OPUS 92
Box 362df14 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Elizabethan Suite #3 for Recorders OPUS 93
Box 362df15 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Quintet for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon OPUS 96
Box 362df16 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Trio for violin, violincello & piano OPUS 97
Box 362df17 Musical Scores written by Cazden- Intonation #6 for Rcorder Quartet[saat] OPUS 99a 
Box 362df18 Musical Scores written by Cazden-First studies for Piano OPUS 100
Box 362df19 Musical Scores arranged by Cazden- New recreations fo Carl Czerny for Piano OPUS 599a

Finding Aids for selected manuscript collections in the Special Collections Department at Fogler Library are accessible online in URSUS, in a browsable Guide to Manuscript Collections. Please contact Special Collections at spc@umit.maine.edu or (207) 581-1686 for further information.

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