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Marcel Dick

A guide to the works and life of Cleveland composer Marcel Dick, with special reference to the Marcel Dick papers housed in Case Western Reserve University, Kelvin Smith Library Special collections

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Key

Scoring: is given by section, without doublings. But as a rule, Dick's 3rd flute doubles piccolo, whereas the 3rd player in each section plays solely English horn, bass clarinet or contrabassoon.
Hanson number: number in Susan Hanson's worklist in Anne Trenkamp and John G. Suess, Studies in the Schoenbergian movement in Vienna and the United States : essays in honor of Marcel Dick (Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, 1991) pp. 308-310
n/n/ : box and folder in the Marcel Dick papers, CWRU Special Collections
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Klavierstuck

Klavierstuck page 1   Date: 1921
   Scoring: piano
   Hanson number 1
   Hanson 1a: transcription for small orchestra, 1927?
   Case holdings: manuscript with pencil markings, and photocopy, 6/8

Untitled orchestral piece

Untitled orchestra piece, p. 1   Date: no date
   Scoring: Orchestra 2222 4221 perc hp str
   Hanson 1a
   Transcription of Klavierstuck
   Case holdings: 13/7

Untitled string sextet

Untitled sextet page 1   Date: 1921 (cover) ; "Weihnachten 1932" (end of music)
   Scoring unspecified: presumably 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 celli‚Äč by clefs and use of double stops
   Hanson number 2a    
   Alternative version of Linfauische Overture
   Case holdings: manuscript, 13/6

Linfauische Overture

Linfauische Overture, page 1   Date: No date
   Scoring: Orchestra: Pic/fl, 2fl, 2ob eh 2cl bcl 2 bn cbn 4hn 3trp 3trb tba timp 2perc, hp cel strings.
   Hanson number 2 (as "Symphonic Overture in C, 1923")
   Dedication: "Meiner Frau"
   Case holdings: manuscript, 9/16 ; photocopy, 9/17

String Quartet No. 1

score, first page   Date: 1935
   Scoring: 2 violins, viola, cello
   Hanson number 3
   Case holdings: Full score (manuscript, Ozalid master): 1/7 ; photocopy: 1/8 manuscript with subhead "theme and variations": 1/9

String Quartet No. 2

String Quartet 2, first page   Date: 1938
   Scoring: 2 violins, viola, cello
   Hanson number: 4
   Case holdings: Full score: black paper, photocopy: 3/1 ; photocopy: 3/2 ; photocopy, 3/3
   Parts: Violin I, Ozalid master: 2/14 ; Violin II, Ozalid master: 2/14 ; Viola, Ozalid master: 2/15 ; Cello, Ozalid master: 2/15
   Parts (ozalid print?) held at Pennsylvania State University

Symphony No. 1

Symphony no. 1, page 1   Date: 1948
   Scoring: orchestra: 3.3.3.3.-4.3.3.1.,timp, 4 (3?) perc., celesta, harp, strings
   Hanson number: 5
   Case holdings: published score, movements 1-2, with conductor notes 12/1 ; published score, movements 3-4, with conductor notes 12/2; microfilm of movements 3-4 (published or mss??) 12/2

Four Elegies and an Epilogue

Four elegies, page one   Date: 1949
   Scoring: cello
   Hanson number: 6
   Dedication: "For Joy and Mike, February 6, 1949"
   Publication: Philadelphia : Henri Elkan Music Publisher, 196. H. E. 166
   Recording: CACD0517, Lorne Munroe : principal cello from 1964-96. New York, Cala, 1996. Lorne Munroe, cello.(held by CIM)
   Duration: 7'
   Case holdings: published copy, 6/20 ; photocopy, 6/20 ; manuscript, without title, 6/21

Loves Secret

Love's secret, page 1   Date: 1950
   Scoring: voice, piano
   Text: William Blake
   Hanson number: 7
   Case holdings: 2 photocopies, one with performers' marks in pencil, 6/4 ; 2 photocopies, 6/5 ; 2 Ozalid master manuscripts, 6/6 ; 2 manuscripts, one with crossed-out corrections by Dick?, 6/7

Whereon the Pillars

Whereon the Pillars, page 1   Date: 1950
   Scoring:voice, piano
   Text: Thomas Wolfe
   Hanson number: 7a
   Dedication: Marie Simmelink Kraft
   Case holdings: manuscript, pencil corrections by Dick, 6/9 ; Ozalid master, manuscript 6/9 ; 2 photocopies, 6/10 ; 2 photocopies, one with performer markings, 6/11

Sonata for Violin and Cello

Sonata for Violin and Cello, Page 1   Date: 1951
   Scoring: violin, cello
   Hanson number: 8
   Published: Redondo Beach, CA: Composers' Autograph Publications, 1969
   Case holdings: manuscript, no title, 7/5 ; Ozalid master manuscript, 7/7 Parts: Violin, Ozalid master manuscript, incomplete, 7/9 ; Cello, Ozalid master manuscript, 7/9 ; Violin, Ozalid master, published copy,  page 7 and Mvmt. II missing, 7/8 ; Cello, Ozalid master, published copy, 7/8 ; Cello, published copy, performer notes, 7/6
   Score and parts CIM reference, M287.2.D55s

Adagio and Rondo

Adagio and Rondo, page 1   Date: 1951
   Scoring: orchestra (3333 4331 timp 3 perc. cel. harp str.)
   Hanson number: 9
   Published: King of Prussia PA : Theodore Presser
   Duration: 14'18"
   Recording: CRI SD525 (LP).Cleveland Orchestra ; Lorin Maazel, conductor.  New York : Composers Recordings Inc. 1985(?).
   CD re-release 2011: NWCRL 525 Online via DRAM.
   Case holdings: manuscript, 10/3 ; ozalid print, many conductor notes, 11/1

Capriccio for Orchestra

Capriccio, page 1   Date: 1955
   Scoring: orchestra (3333 4331 timp 2 perc harp str)
   Hanson number: 10
   Published: King of Prussia PA: Theodore Presser
   Duration: 15'
   Case holdings: manuscript, 10/1 ; Ozalid master manuscript, 11/2 ; score with conductors notes, 11/2

An Essay

Essay, page 1   Date: 1955
   Scoring: violin, piano
   Hanson number: 11
   Dedication "For my friend Joseph Gingold"
   Publication: Houston : Composers' Autograph Publications, 1969
   Recordings: 
   [S.l.] : Performer's Domain, 2011. Josef Gingold historic recordings.Josef Gingold, violin ; Harold Haiberg, piano PD-1016
   Raymond Sidoti, violin ; Betty Oberacker, piano. Live performance, Kulas Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music 1968. Cleveland Institute of Music, 2005
   Concert recording 2/18/66. Josef Gingold, violin; Walter Robert, piano. Tape (7.5ips) held by Indiana University.
Duration: 14'
Case holdings: Ozalid master manuscript, 5/16 ; photocopy, 5/16 ; published score, 5/15 ; Violin part, Ozalid master manuscript, 5/14 ; Violin part, photocopy, 5/17
Score in CIM Storage

Sonnet from the Portuguese

Sonnet from the Portuguese, page 1   Date: 1956
   Scoring: voice and piano
   Text: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
   Hanson number: 12
   Case holdings: manuscript, 6/3 ; Ozalid master manuscript, 6/1 ; photocopy, 6/1 ; 2 photocopies. 6/2 (one with many performer markings)

Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano

Piano trio, page 1   Date: 1958
   Scoring: Violin, Cello, Piano
   Hanson number: 13
   Case holdings: Ozalid master manuscript, 4/7 ; photocopy, 4/6 ; photocopy, front page signed in pen by Dick to  Joan Eaton for Christmas 1961, 4/5.
   CIM reference: M312.D55
   Ozalid copies held at Peabody Conservatory, Duke University.

Suite for Piano

Suite for Piano, page one   Date: 1959
   Scoring: piano
   Hanson number: 14
   Hanson 14a: transcription for two pianos, 4 hands.
   Movements: I. Prelude (Ostinato) II. Menuet "Da bravi, via ballate!" III. Recitativo IV. Scherzo (Canone a tre) V. Gavotte VI. Arioso VII. Finale (Toccata)
   Published: Redondo Beach, CA: Composers' Autograph Publications, 1969 ; also in Trentcamp and Suess, p. 194-217
   Duration: 14' 30"
   Recordings:
      CRI 183, Cleveland Composers' Guild v. 2, New York : Composers Recordings, 1964? Arthur Loesser, piano (Kulas Music Library, CRI 183, and digitally via DRAM)
       NWCRL 183 (CD reissue of above) New York, N.Y. : New World/CRI, 2010

                                                        Case holdings: Ozalid master manuscript, 7/4 ; photocopy, 7/2 ; photocopy with performer fingerings, 7/3 ; photocopy with red pencil edits by Dick and performer fingerings, 7/1 ; Published copy, 7/2
Kulas library: Trentcamp and Suess. ML197.S778 1990
CIM library storage and reference, M24.D55 

Suite for Two Pianos

Suite for 2 pianos, page 1   Date: 1981
   Scoring: 2 pianos
   Transcription of: Suite for Piano.
   Hanson No.: 14a
   Case holdings: Ozalid master, 5/1; copies 5/2, 5/3

Symphony for Strings

Symphony for strings, page one   Date: 1962
   Scoring: 2 string orchestras
   Hanson number: 15 Hanson title: Symphony No. 2
   Published: Theodore Presser.
   Duration: 19'30" (recording) 20' (score)
   Recordings: CRI SD 274.(LP) New York : Composers Recordings, 1972.  London Sinfonietta ; David Atherton, conductor
   NWCRL 274 (CD reissue of above). New York : Composers Recordings, 2010. Digitally via DRAM.
   Case holdings: full score, photocopy, 9/6 ; full score, photocopy, inscribed by Dick on front page: "This is for Linda from Marcel", 9/7 Score, untitled, 13/5. Parts: published copies. Orchestra 1, Violin 2 , Viola, 9/1 ; bass (2 copies) , 9/4 ; Orchestra 2, Violin 1, Violin 2, 9/2 ; viola (2 copies), 9/3 ; bass 9/5

Third String Quartet

String quartet 3, page 1   Date: 1964
   Scoring: 2 violins, viola, cello
   Hanson number: 16
   Case holdings: score, Ozalid master manuscript, 3/6 ; photocopy, hardbound, 3/4 ; Ozalid copy, 3/5
   Parts: onionskin manuscript, Violin 1, violin 2, 3/7 ; viola, cello, 3/8

Dalbusong

Dalbusong, page 1   Date: 1965
   Scoring: oboe, clarinet, horn, trumpet, violin, cello, percussion and speech chorus
   Hanson number: 17
   Case holdings: Full score, copy, 11/4, 11/6; Percussion part, copy, 11/5; Ozalid masters: Score, 12/4; Speech chorus, percussion, 12/5; violin, cello, 12/6; clarinet, oboe, 12/7; trumpet, horn, 12/8
   Also score in CIM Reference, M1531.D55p

Paraphrase of a Phantasy (Dalbusong)

Paraphrase of a fantasy, Page 1   Date: 1971
   Scoring: 4 percussion
   Hanson number: 17a
   Case holdings: Score, Ozalid master, 12/3

Variations, Interludes, and Cadenzas

Variations, interludes Vl. 1   Date: 1967
   Scoring: small orchestra (1111 1110 harp, 3? perc, strings)
   Hanson number: 18
   Case holdings: Ozalid masters: Violin 1, Violin 2 parts, 9/8 ; Viola, cello, 9/9; bass, flute, 9/10; clarinet, oboe, 9/11; bassoon, trumpet  9/12; horn, trombone, 9/13; harp, xylophone, 9/14; tympani, percussion, 9/15 (no score held)

Seven for Three

   Date: 1968
   Scoring: violin, viola, cello
   Hanson number: 19
   Case holdings: Violin part, Ozalid master and copy, 5/4; viola part, Ozalid master and copy, 5/5; cello part, Ozalid master and copy, 5/6; full score, Ozalid master and copy, 5/7

Three for One

Three for one, page 1   Date: 1981
   Scoring: viola
   Hanson number: 19a
   "An off-shoot of the string trio "Seven for three", 1968" -- Title page

   Recording: CRC 2854. Viola seul: works for unaccompanied viola. Peter Minkler, viola. Baton Rouge, La. : Centaur, 2007. Online via Naxos. 
   Same performance via YouTube: Movement 1. Movement 2. Movement 3.

   Duration: 8:43
   Case holdings: copies, 6/14, 6/15; Ozalid master, 6/16, 6/17

Rhapsody for Flute, Cello and Harp

Rhapsody, page 1   Date: 1970
   Scoring: Flute, cello, harp
   Hanson number: 20
   Dedication: "For Alice and the Chalifoux, Sharp, Fuchs Trio"
   Case holdings: full score, Ozalid master, 4/2; flute, cello parts (Ozalid master) 4/3; harp part, Ozalid master, 4/4

Sonata for piano

Sonata for piano, page 1   Date: 1973
   Scoring: piano
   Hanson number: 21
   Dedication: For Nancy Voigt
   Case holdings: copy, 6/18; onionskin manuscript, 6/19
   CIM circulating: M23.D55s

Dialogue for Clarinet and Piano

Dialogue, page 1   Date: 1974
   Scoring: clarinet, piano
   Hanson number: 22
   Dedication: to Russell Landgrabe
   Case holdings: clarinet part, Ozalid master and print, 5/8, copies, 5/10, Ozalid master, 5/12, print, 5/13; full score, copy, 5/9, 5/13; Ozalid master, 5/11

Music for Organ

Music for Organ, page 1   Subtitle: Choral variations, passacaglia and fugue
   Date: 1976
   Scoring: organ
   Hanson number: 23
   Dedicatee: Karel Paukert
   Case holdings: copies 6/12, 6/13; Ozalid master, 6/13

An Irrelevant Manifesto

1st page, score

   Date: 1980
   Scoring: flute, oboe, trumpet in C, percussion, harp, cello
   Hanson number: 24
   Case holdings: full score (manuscript), full score (photocopy): 1/1 Full score (partial?) (photocopy): 1/6 Full score, manuscript (partial?) Ozalid master 1/5
   Parts (manuscript on onionskin): flute: 1/2, oboe: 1/3, trumpet: 1/3 percussion : 1/4, harp: 1/4, cello: 1/2

Fourth String Quartet

String Quartet 4, page 1   Date: 1981
   Scoring: 2 violins, viola, cello
   Hanson number: 25
   Case holdings: Score at CIM
   full score, Ozalid print: 2/9 ; published copy: 2/8 ; photocopy: 2/11
   parts: Violin I, photocopy, performer notes: 2/5 ; Ozalid master: 2/12 ; Violin II, photocopy, performer   notes: 2/7 ; Ozalid master: 2/12  ; Viola, photocopy, performer notes: 2/6 ; Ozalid master: 2/13 ; Cello,  photocopy, performer notes: 2/4 ; Ozalid master: 2/13
   Sketches: 2/10
   Full score at CIM oversize, M452.D55 no.4

Symphony No. 3

Symphony No. 3 p. 1   Date: 1982
   Scoring: orchestra: 2pic2EH3(3rd BC)2Cb 4331 timp3 hp str
   Hanson number: 26
   Case holdings: full score, Ozalid master, 7/10; full score (Movement 1: manuscript; Movements 2-4, Ozalid master) 8/1; full score, published, 8/2

Quintet in One Movement

   Date: 1984
   Scoring: flute, clarinet, trumpet, cello, piano
   Hanson number: 27
   Case holdings: full score:  Ozalid master prepared by Eric Benson, Shaker Heights: 1/10 ; manuscript: 1/13 ; photocopy, with fingerings: 2/1 ; photocopy: 2/2 ; 
   Parts: flute, Ozalid master: 1/10 ; published, with performer marks, 2/3; clarinet, Ozalid master: 1/11 ;  published: 2/3 ; trumpet, Ozalid master: 1/11 ; cello, Ozalid master: 1/12 ; published, with performer notes: 2/3

Folio of Eight Japanese Miniatures

8 Japanese, score p. 1   Date: 1984
   Scoring: soprano, flute, harpsichord
   Hanson number: 28
   Case holdings: full score (photocopy and Ozalid master) 4/8; full score and flute part (published copy) 4/9; full score (published) and flute part (Ozalid master) 4/10

Musings of the Black Moon

Musings of the Black Moon, page one   Date: 1987
   Scoring: double bass
   Hanson number: 29
   Published:
   Case holdings: published copy, 6/22

Concerto for Chamber Orchestra

Concerto for Chamber Orchestra, p. 1   Date: 1981
   Scoring: 1111 1110 2perc hp strings
   Hanson number 18
   Case holdings: full score, Ozalid master, 8/3. full score, copies, 8/4, 8/5, 8/6.

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