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F. Antonio Di Cecco manuscript scores and notebooks

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The son of Vincenzo Di Cecco (born circa 1860) and Giacinta Tavani Di Cecco (born circa 1859), F. (Falco) Antonio Di Cecco was an Italian American composer and conductor. He was born on August 19, 1888, probably in Fara San Martino, Abruzzo, Italy. His father, Vincenzo, traveled to the U.S. in 1893 on the S.S. Elysia (departed from Naples, Italy), and took temporary residence in Philadelphia, PA. Three years later, Vincenzo, his wife Giacinta, and their sons Antonio, Raffaele (born circa 1882), and Nicola (born circa 1895) embarked on the S.S. Taormina in Le Havre, France, finally reaching New York City in May 1896. The family settled in the Philadelphia area. In the following years, Giacinta gave birth to two daughters: Mary (born circa 1898), and Susie (born circa 1902).

Not much is known about Di Cecco's upbringing and early education, and existing information was gathered from immigration records, a narrow group of newspaper clippings, and the materials in the collection. Di Cecco served in the Italian military between 1915 and 1919. His earliest dated work in the collection, a composition for military band titled "Ricordo d'Albania" (English: "Souvenir of Albania"), was composed in Sarandë (Italian Santiquaranta), Albania, in 1917, the same year in which Italy established its protectorate in the Southern part of that country. The notebooks in the collection show that Di Cecco took formal lessons of orchestration and history of music between the late 1910s and the early 1920s, probably in Bologna, Italy, where he graduated in composition at the Accademia Filarmonica. While living in Bologna, Di Cecco composed a small set of piano preludes ("Trittico (Piccoli Preludi)," 1920), and began to work on a ballet, "Primavera Italica" ("Italian Spring"), with a libretto by Concetto Valente. Another march for military band, simply titled "Marcia militare," was probably also composed in those years. Contemporary press from 1924 suggest that Di Cecco also studied at the "Conservatorio Rossini," perhaps alluding to the institution of that name in Pesaro, Italy. However, Di Cecco's presence in that city is unsupported by any evidence from the collection.

In the following years, Di Cecco was active both in Philadelphia and in Italy. In October 1923, he conducted his own ballet "Primavera Italica" at the Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia. In the fall of 1924, the ballet was again performed in the same theater, along with a movement from Di Cecco's symphony "Sinfonia Idillica." Around the same time, Di Cecco completed another short orchestral work titled "Il Salice" ("The Willow Tree"), and began writing an opera in three acts, titled "Caino" ("Cain"), which he finished in the late 1920s. By 1928, Di Cecco was again in Italy. In that year, he composed the symphonic poem "Festa nuziale" ("Nuptial Celebrations") in Bologna, and an "Inno a San Luigi" ("Hymn to St. Louis") for soprano (or mezzosoprano) and harmonium, with lyrics by don Domenico Ferroni, the parish of Codigoro, Ferrara.

Di Cecco returned to the United States in 1930. The influence of the New Deal cultural climate is evident in his musical output of these years, and particularly in his hymn "Lead Us On, Oh President" (1934), originally including in the lyrics the name of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt himself. In 1939, Di Cecco had a professional copyist preparing separate instrumental parts out of one of his later works, "Philomuse Ouverture," presumably in view of a performance of this piece—although no mention of such performance exists in the collection. Many other works are available in the collection both in full score and separate parts, including "Primavera italica," "Il Salice," and "Marcia militare." As a whole, the collection includes the manuscripts of six orchestral works, two marches, four vocal and choral works, two piano works, one opera, and a ballet, for a total of 16 complete works.

Di Cecco's later years are not documented in the collection. His expense book suggests that he may have temporarily relocated to Los Angeles, California, between 1946 and 1947, although no further evidence is available. F. Antonio Di Cecco died in Philadelphia on January 13 1954, aged 65 years. He was later buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Kennett Square, Chester County, PA, not far from Toughkenamon, the town where his sister Mary and her husband Eugene DiFilippo had owned a general store since 1921. He never married.

Sources: Ancestry.com; Keith Craig, New Garden Township (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2010); Catalog of Copyright Entries. Part 3, Musical Compositions (Washington, D.C: Library of Congress, Copyright Office, 1925), 732; "Cronache d'arte," Il Carroccio: The Italian Review 10, September 1924, 274; "Orchestral Season Opening Next Week," Philadelphia Inquirer, October 5 1924; "Primavera italica: Antonio di Cecco's Compositions and Lucchese as Soloist," Philadelphia Inquirer, October 15 1924.

This collection includes sixteen complete and unpublished music works by Di Cecco, along with a small collection of personal notebooks and printed music books. It is arranged in three series. Series I includes Di Cecco's manuscript scores and additional materials relating to his music; Series II consists of five handwritten personal notebooks; and Series III includes a small collection of printed music volumes once part of Di Cecco's personal library.

The manuscripts found in Series I include six orchestral works, two marches, four vocal and choral works, two piano works, one opera, and a ballet, for a total of 16 complete works. These materials have been organized by genre, and a separate subseries was associated to each genre. Within each subseries, the works were arranged alphabetically. In the cases in which both a full score and separate parts for a given work are available, the instrumental parts were organized by instrument, in order to allow researchers to focus on specific aspects of a given voice based on what is found in the orchestral score. In all the other cases, separate instrumental parts were grouped together in the same folder so as to facilitate parallel readings and comparisons between different music lines. For more information on this material, please refer to the descriptive notes associated to each subseries.

A small number of personal notebooks are found in series II. Three of them, written in Italian, are related to Di Cecco's musical education. The first notebook, in oblong format, includes Di Cecco's notes on instrumentation and additional music sketches and examples from the repertoire. The other two include notes on European music history, and feature brief biographic entries for many among the most prominent Western composers. The strict chronological order in which the notes are arranged, as well as the regular temporal distance between the dates associated with each group of notes, suggest that Di Cecco probably wrote these notebooks while he was completing his music studies in Italy (perhaps at the Accademia Filarmonica in Bologna). Comprised in the subseries is also an expense notebook with entries dated from 1923 to 1934 (with an additional group of entries from 1946-1947, listed under the title "LOS ANGELES – 1946"). Lastly, the collection includes a notebook with definitions of English terms arranged in alphabetical order, which was probably created by Di Cecco as a vocabulary.

Series III consists of four rare editions of printed music books which once belonged to Di Cecco. Three consist of piano music and exercises: a three-volume edition of Muzio Clementi's instructional piano pieces Gradus ad Parnassum, edited by Bruno Mugellini (Breitkopf and Härtel, ca. 1900); a book of piano exercises and preludes by Henri Herz (Leipzig: C. F. Peters, undated); and Franz Liszt's St. François de Paule marchants marchant sur les flots (Milan: Carisch, undated), originally part of Liszt's two-piece set for piano Deux légendes. The fourth volume is an Italian version of Théodore Dubois's canonical Treatise on counterpoint and fugue (Milan: G. Ricordi, 1905). The series also includes a folder with copies of the front covers of music volumes originally included in the collection, but deaccessioned because of their poor conditions.

Gift of Ralph Leonard DiFilippo and Aida Stainback DiFilippo, 2018 March.

Aida DiFilippo Stainback (born 1926) and Ralph Leonard DiFilippo (born 1930) are the children of Mary Di Cecco and Eugene DiFilippo, and niece and nephew of F. Antonio Di Cecco.

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Scope and Contents

Subseries A includes Di Cecco's stage works: his opera in three acts "Caino," and his ballet "Primavera Italica." Both works are complete and available in full orchestral score. For "Caino," two vocal scores, respectively with and without lyrics, are also included in the collection—although act II appears to be missing in the version with lyrics. The typescript libretto for the opera, based on poet Carlo Zangarini's tragedy Caino (1901) and featuring a Philadelphia mailing address on the volume cover, can also be found in this subseries. For "Primavera Italica," a complete set of separate instrumental parts is also available in the collection, along with two typescript copies of the ballet's libretto. Copy II of the libretto bears additional annotation and an indication of Concetto Valente as its presumed author.

"Caino: Tragedia lirica in III atti e IV parti," full score, act I, approximately 1926-1929.
Box 6 Folder 1
"Caino: Tragedia lirica in III atti e IV parti," full score, act II, approximately 1926-1929.
Box 6 Folder 2
"Caino: Tragedia lirica in III atti e IV parti," full score, act III, approximately 1926-1929.
Box 6 Folder 3
"Caino: Tragedia lirica in III atti e IV parti," vocal score, act I, possibly 1926 September 15.
Box 1 Folder 1
"Caino: Tragedia lirica in III atti e IV parti," vocal score, act III, undated.
Box 1 Folder 2
"Caino," preliminary vocal score with no lyrics, act I, possibly 1929 May 20.
Box 1 Folder 3
"Caino," preliminary vocal score with no lyrics, act II, undated.
Box 1 Folder 4
"Caino," preliminary vocal score with no lyrics, act III, undated.
Box 1 Folder 5
"Caino," typescript libretto, with an indication of a mailing address in Philadelphia on the original cover, undated.
Box 1 Folder 6
"Primavera Italica: Balletto: Atto unico," full score, undated.
Box 7 Folder 1
"Primavera Italica: Balletto: Atto unico," piano reduction, undated.
Box 1 Folder 7
"Primavera Italica: Balletto: Atto unico," flute parts, undated.
Box 1 Folder 8
"Primavera Italica: Balletto: Atto unico," oboe parts, undated.
Box 1 Folder 9
"Primavera Italica: Balletto: Atto unico," English horn part, undated.
Box 1 Folder 10
"Primavera Italica: Balletto: Atto unico," clarinet parts, undated.
Box 1 Folder 11
"Primavera Italica: Balletto: Atto unico," bassoon parts, undated.
Box 1 Folder 12
"Primavera Italica: Balletto: Atto unico," horn parts, undated.
Box 1 Folder 13
"Primavera Italica: Balletto: Atto unico," trumpet parts, undated.
Box 1 Folder 14
"Primavera Italica: Balletto: Atto unico," trombone parts, undated.
Box 1 Folder 15
"Primavera Italica: Balletto: Atto unico," bass tuba part, undated.
Box 1 Folder 16
"Primavera Italica: Balletto: Atto unico," timpani part, undated.
Box 1 Folder 17
"Primavera Italica: Balletto: Atto unico," bass drums part, undated.
Box 1 Folder 18
"Primavera Italica: Balletto: Atto unico," celesta part, undated.
Box 1 Folder 19
"Primavera Italica: Balletto: Atto unico," harp part, undated.
Box 1 Folder 20
"Primavera Italica: Balletto: Atto unico," choir parts, undated.
Box 1 Folder 21
"Primavera Italica: Balletto: Atto unico," violin parts, undated.
Box 1 Folder 22
"Primavera Italica: Balletto: Atto unico," viola parts, undated.
Box 1 Folder 23
"Primavera Italica: Balletto: Atto unico," cello parts, undated.
Box 1 Folder 24
"Primavera Italica: Balletto: Atto unico," double bass parts, undated.
Box 1 Folder 25
"Primavera Italica," typescript libretto, 1921 September 1.
Box 2 Folder 1
"Primavera Italica," typescript libretto, copy II, with annotations, 1921 September 2.
Box 2 Folder 2
Scope and Contents

Subseries B includes six orchestral works, including a complete symphony ("Sinfonia Idillica"), two orchestral poems ("Festa nuziale" and "Il Salice"), an orchestral overture ("Philomuse Ouverture"), an interlude ("Intermezzo: Rugiada sui prati"), and a set of three short orchestral pieces titled "Piccolo Trittico," the latter also including a "Preludio" to the ballet "Primavera Italica." Most of these works are available in the collection in full score, except for "Intermezzo: Rugiada nei prati" and the first movement of the "Sinfonia idillica." For these latter two works, only separate instrumental parts are present in the collection. For "Philomuse Ouverture," "Piccolo trittico," "Il Salice," and the first and last movements of the "Sinfonia Idillica" separate instrumental parts are also available. The instrumental parts for "Philomuse ouverture" are duplicates from original manuscripts also found in the collection. The number of the available copies of such parts mostly matches that of the actual instruments prescribed for this work, which leads to suppose that Di Cecco had them prepared in view of a public performance of the overture.

"Festa nuziale," "Bologna MCMXXVIII," complete full score, 1928.
Box 7 Folder 2
"Festa nuziale," complete full score, additional manuscript copy, undated.
Box 7 Folder 3
"Intermezzo: Rugiada sui prati," instrumental parts, undated.
Box 2 Folder 3
"Philomuse Ouverture," complete full score, 1939 June.
Box 8 Folder 1
"Philomuse Ouverture," flute parts, manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 4
"Philomuse Ouverture," flute parts, duplicates from manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 5
"Philomuse Ouverture," oboe parts, manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 6
"Philomuse Ouverture," oboe parts, duplicates from manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 7
"Philomuse Ouverture," English horn part, manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 8
"Philomuse Ouverture," English horn part, duplicate from manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 9
"Philomuse Ouverture," clarinet parts, manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 10
"Philomuse Ouverture," clarinet parts, duplicates from manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 11
"Philomuse Ouverture," bassoon parts, manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 12
"Philomuse Ouverture," bassoon parts, duplicates from manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 13
"Philomuse Ouverture," horn parts, manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 14
"Philomuse Ouverture," horn parts, duplicates from manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 15
"Philomuse Ouverture," trumpet parts, manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 16
"Philomuse Ouverture," trumpet parts, duplicates from manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 17
"Philomuse Ouverture," trombone and tuba parts, manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 18
"Philomuse Ouverture," trombone and tuba parts, duplicates from manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 19
"Philomuse Ouverture," timpani part, manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 20
"Philomuse Ouverture," timpani part, duplicate from manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 21
"Philomuse Ouverture," percussions part, manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 22
"Philomuse Ouverture," percussions part, duplicate from manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 23
"Philomuse Ouverture," celesta part, manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 24
"Philomuse Ouverture," celesta part, duplicate from manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 25
"Philomuse Ouverture," harp part, manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 26
"Philomuse Ouverture," harp part, duplicate from manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 27
"Philomuse Ouverture," violin parts, manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 28
"Philomuse Ouverture," violin I part, duplicates from manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 29
"Philomuse Ouverture," violin II part, duplicates from manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 30
"Philomuse Ouverture," viola part, manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 31
"Philomuse Ouverture," viola part, duplicates from manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 2 Folder 32
"Philomuse Ouverture," cello part, manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 3 Folder 1
"Philomuse Ouverture," cello part, duplicates from manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 3 Folder 2
"Philomuse Ouverture," double bass part, manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 3 Folder 3
"Philomuse Ouverture," double bass part, duplicates from manuscript, circa 1939.
Box 3 Folder 4
"Piccolo trittico," complete full score, undated.
Box 7 Folder 4
"Piccolo trittico," flute parts, undated.
Box 3 Folder 5
"Piccolo trittico," oboe parts, undated.
Box 3 Folder 6
"Piccolo trittico," English horn part, undated.
Box 3 Folder 7
"Piccolo trittico," clarinet parts, undated.
Box 3 Folder 8
"Piccolo trittico," bassoon parts, undated.
Box 3 Folder 9
"Piccolo trittico," horn parts, undated.
Box 3 Folder 10
"Piccolo trittico," trumpet parts, undated.
Box 3 Folder 11
"Piccolo trittico," trombone parts, undated.
Box 3 Folder 12
"Piccolo trittico," bass tuba part, undated.
Box 3 Folder 13
"Piccolo trittico," timpani part, undated.
Box 3 Folder 14
"Piccolo trittico," drum set part, undated.
Box 3 Folder 15
"Piccolo trittico," celesta part, undated.
Box 3 Folder 16
"Piccolo trittico," harp part, undated.
Box 3 Folder 17
"Piccolo trittico," violin parts, undated.
Box 3 Folder 18
"Piccolo trittico," viola parts, undated.
Box 3 Folder 19
"Piccolo trittico," cello parts, undated.
Box 3 Folder 20
"Piccolo trittico," double bass parts, undated.
Box 3 Folder 21
"Salice (The Willow Tree)," "Philadelphia, Pa, August 1924," complete full score, 1924 August.
Box 7 Folder 5
"Il Salice," flute parts, circa 1924.
Box 3 Folder 22
"Il Salice," oboe parts, circa 1924.
Box 3 Folder 23
"Il Salice," English horn part, circa 1924.
Box 3 Folder 24
"Il Salice," clarinet parts, circa 1924.
Box 3 Folder 25
"Il Salice," bassoon parts, circa 1924.
Box 3 Folder 26
"Il Salice," horn parts, circa 1924.
Box 3 Folder 27
"Il Salice," bass tuba part, circa 1924.
Box 3 Folder 28
"Il Salice," timpani part, circa 1924.
Box 3 Folder 29
"Il Salice," celesta part, circa 1924.
Box 3 Folder 30
"Il Salice," harp part, circa 1924.
Box 3 Folder 31
"Il Salice," violin part, circa 1924.
Box 3 Folder 32
"Il Salice," also titled in the score "Il Salice Piangente," viola parts, circa 1924.
Box 3 Folder 33
"Il Salice," also titled in the score "Il Salice Piangente," cello parts, circa 1924.
Box 3 Folder 34
"Il Salice," also titled in the score "Il Salice Piangente," double bass parts, circa 1924.
Box 3 Folder 35
"Sinfonia Idillica," movement I, instrumental parts, with cover made out of playbill of October 1923 performance of "Sinfonia Italica" at the Metropolican Opera House, Philadelphia, circa 1931.
Box 3 Folder 36
"Sinfonia Idillica," movements II-IV, full score, probably 1931 October 7.
Box 7 Folder 6
"Sinfonia Idillica," movement IV, "Rondo," flute parts, circa 1931.
Box 4 Folder 1
"Sinfonia Idillica," movement IV, "Rondo," oboe parts, circa 1931.
Box 4 Folder 2
"Sinfonia Idillica," movement IV, "Rondo," English horn part, circa 1931.
Box 4 Folder 3
"Sinfonia Idillica," movement IV, "Rondo," clarinet parts, circa 1931.
Box 4 Folder 4
"Sinfonia Idillica," movement IV, "Rondo," bassoon parts, circa 1931.
Box 4 Folder 5
"Sinfonia Idillica," movement IV, "Rondo," horn parts, circa 1931.
Box 4 Folder 6
"Sinfonia Idillica," movement IV, "Rondo," trumpet parts, circa 1931.
Box 4 Folder 7
"Sinfonia Idillica," movement IV, "Rondo," trombone parts, circa 1931.
Box 4 Folder 8
"Sinfonia Idillica," movement IV, "Rondo," bass tuba part, circa 1931.
Box 4 Folder 9
"Sinfonia Idillica," movement IV, "Rondo," timpani and percussions parts, circa 1931.
Box 4 Folder 10
"Sinfonia Idillica," movement IV, "Rondo," celesta part, circa 1931.
Box 4 Folder 11
"Sinfonia Idillica," movement IV, "Rondo," harp part, circa 1931.
Box 4 Folder 12
"Sinfonia Idillica," movement IV, "Rondo," violin parts, circa 1931.
Box 4 Folder 13
"Sinfonia Idillica," movement IV, "Rondo," viola parts, circa 1931.
Box 4 Folder 14
"Sinfonia Idillica," movement IV, "Rondo," cello parts, circa 1931.
Box 4 Folder 15
"Sinfonia Idillica," movement IV, "Rondo," double bass parts, circa 1931.
Box 4 Folder 16
Scope and Contents

Subseries C consists of two works for military band, "Marcia militare" (circa 1920), and "Ricordo d'Albania" (1917), both of which are available in full score. For "Marcia militare," a complete set of separate instrumental parts is also available.

"Marcia militare: Strumentazione per Grande Banda," complete full score, probably 1920 April 4.
Box 7 Folder 7
"Marcia militare," flute parts, circa 1920.
Box 4 Folder 17
"Marcia militare," oboe parts, circa 1920.
Box 4 Folder 18
"Marcia militare," English horn part, circa 1920.
Box 4 Folder 19
"Marcia militare," clarinet parts, circa 1920.
Box 4 Folder 20
"Marcia militare," bassoon parts, circa 1920.
Box 4 Folder 21
"Marcia militare," horn I part, circa 1920.
Box 4 Folder 22
"Marcia militare," violin II part, circa 1920.
Box 4 Folder 23
"Ricordo d'Albania: Valzer: Istrumentazione per Grande Banda," "Santiquaranta, 20 aprile 1917," complete full score, 1917 April 20.
Box 7 Folder 8
Scope and Contents

Subseries D gathers four vocal and choral works. Three of them are for solo voice: a "Canzone" for mezzosoprano and piano, a "Serenata" for soprano and orchestra, and a sacred "Inno a San Luigi" (1928) for soprano (or mezzosoprano) and harmonium. "Serenata" is available both in full score and as separate instrumental parts. The last work in the subseries is the hymn "Lead Us On, Oh President," a choral work completed in 1934 and including a direct reference to U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt. Two full scores of this hymn are included in the subseries, along with separate vocal parts.

"Canzone," complete score for mezzosoprano and piano, undated.
Box 4 Folder 24
"Inno a San Luigi: versi di Don Domenico Ferroni: musica di F. A. Di Cecco: Codigoro XX-VI-MCMXXVIII," complete score for voice and harmonium, 1928 June 20.
Box 4 Folder 25
Hymn "Lead us on, oh President," complete full score, with annotated typescript lyrics, 1934 April 20.
Box 8 Folder 2
Hymn "Lead us on, oh President," complete full score, additional manuscript copy, circa 1934.
Box 8 Folder 3
Hymn "Lead us on, oh President," tenor I vocal part, circa 1934.
Box 4 Folder 26
Hymn "Lead us on, oh President," tenor II vocal part, circa 1934.
Box 4 Folder 27
Hymn "Lead us on, oh President," baritone vocal part, circa 1934.
Box 4 Folder 28
"Serenata," complete full score, undated.
Box 7 Folder 9
"Serenata," flute parts, undated.
Box 4 Folder 29
"Serenata," oboe parts, undated.
Box 4 Folder 30
"Serenata," English horn part, undated.
Box 4 Folder 31
"Serenata," clarinet parts, undated.
Box 4 Folder 32
"Serenata," bassoon parts, undated.
Box 4 Folder 33
"Serenata," horn parts, undated.
Box 4 Folder 34
"Serenata," trumpet parts, undated.
Box 4 Folder 35
"Serenata," trombone parts, undated.
Box 4 Folder 36
"Serenata," bass tuba part, undated.
Box 4 Folder 37
"Serenata," timpani part, undated.
Box 4 Folder 38
"Serenata," celesta part, undated.
Box 4 Folder 39
"Serenata," harp part, undated.
Box 4 Folder 40
"Serenata," violin parts, undated.
Box 4 Folder 41
"Serenata," viola parts, undated.
Box 4 Folder 42
"Serenata," cello parts, undated.
Box 4 Folder 43
"Serenata," double bass part, undated.
Box 4 Folder 44
Scope and Contents

Subseries E includes two piano works. The first is a character piece titled "Poemetto: armonia di un tramonto autunnale" (English "Little poem: harmony of an autumnal sunset"), and is available in two manuscript scores. The second is a set of three piano preludes titled "Trittico (piccoli preludi)" (1920), also including additional sketches in the score. These preludes probably served as a preliminary sketches for the orchestral set "Piccolo trittico," the title of which is also penciled in the free endpaper in the volume. In fact, the music of each of the three piano preludes introduces the corresponding piece in the orchestral set.

"Poemetto: Armonia di un tramonto autunnale," with indication of a mailing address in Bologna, Italy, on the front cover, undated.
Box 4 Folder 45
"Poemetto: Armonia di un tramonto autunnale," additional manuscript score , undated.
Box 4 Folder 46
"Trittico (piccoli preludi)," "Bologna, MCMXX," with indication of a mailing address in Philadelphia on the front cover, and additional annotations and music sketches, 1920.
Box 4 Folder 47
Scope and Contents

Subseries F consists of additional sketches for orchestral and piano works, for a total of four pages of music. A manuscript copy of Prelude Op. 28 No. 18 by Fryderyk Chopin is also included.

Incomplete sketch of orchestral work, two manuscript copies, undated.
Box 7 Folder 10
Incomplete sketches of piano and vocal works, undated.
Box 4 Folder 48
Manuscript copy of Prelude Op. 28 No. 18 by Fryderyk Chopin, undated.
Box 4 Folder 48

Music notebook, with notes on orchestration, technical and sonic characteristics of several music instruments, and additional music examples and sketches, undated.
Box 4 Folder 49
Notebook with notes on history of music, 19th century, 1919-1920.
Box 5 Folder 1
Notebook with notes on history of music, 14th to 18th century, 1920-1921.
Box 5 Folder 1
Expense notebook, 1923-1947.
Box 5 Folder 2
English vocabulary notebook, undated.
Box 5 Folder 3

Muzio Clementi, Gradus ad Parnassum, edited by Bruno Mugellini, volume I, Leipzig: Breitkopf and Härtel, circa 1900.
Box 5 Folder 4
Muzio Clementi, Gradus ad Parnassum, edited by Bruno Mugellini, volume II, Leipzig: Breitkopf and Härtel, circa 1900.
Box 5 Folder 5
Muzio Clementi, Gradus ad Parnassum, edited by Bruno Mugellini, volume III, Leipzig: Breitkopf and Härtel, circa 1900.
Box 5 Folder 6
Exercises et Préludes pour Piano dans tous les tons majeurs et mineurs par Henri Herz, Op. 21, Leipzig: C. F. Peters, undated.
Box 5 Folder 7
Franz Liszt, Légende de St. François de Paul marchant sur les flots, Milan: Carisch, undated.
Box 5 Folder 8
Théodore Dubois, Trattato di contrappunto e fuga, Milan: G. Ricordi, 1905.
Box 5 Folder 9
Copy of front covers of additional printed music volumes originally included in the collection, 1898, undated.
Box 5 Folder 10

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