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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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Below are listed several attributes you will find for each piece:

Scoring: given by section, without doublings. See link below for a brief guide to orchestral instrumentation shorthand. 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

CWRU holdings (n/n): box and folder in CWRU Special Collections

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Multiple items indicate having 'Ozalid masters'. Ozalid refers to the diazotype photoreproduction process used prior to Xerox copy machines and digital scanners. (Ozalid is an anagram of diazotype).

Klavierstuck

Klavierstuck page 1   Date: 1921
   Scoring: piano
   Hanson number: 1 (piano)
   CWRU holdings: manuscript with pencil markings, and photocopy, 6/8

Untitled orchestral piece

Untitled orchestra piece, p. 1   Date: no date (1927?)
   Scoring: Orchestra 2222 4221 perc hp str
   Hanson: 1a (transcription of Klavierstuck)
   CWRU holdings: 13/7

Untitled string sextet

Untitled sextet page 1   Date: 1921 (cover); "Weihnachten 1932" (end of music)
   Scoring: unspecified, but by clefs and use of double stops, presumably 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 celli‚Äč
   Hanson number: 2a    
   Alternative version of Linfauische Overture
   CWRU 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"
   CWRU holdings: manuscript, 9/16 ; photocopy, 9/17

String Quartet No. 1

score, first page   Date: 1935
   Scoring: 2 violins, viola, cello
   Hanson number: 3
   CWRU 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
   CWRU holdings: Full score: black paper, photocopy: 3/1 ; photocopy: 3/2 ; photocopy, 3/3
   Parts: Violin I and Violin II : 2/14 ; Viola, Cello: 2/15
   

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
   CWRU 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 manuscript?) 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'
   CWRU 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
   CWRU 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
   CWRU 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
   CWRU 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, p.7 and mvt. II missing: 7/8 ; Cello, Ozalid master, published copy: 7/8 ; Cello, published copy, performer notes, 7/6

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, available in DRAM (catalog no. NWCRL 525)
   CWRU holdings: manuscript: 10/3 ; ozalid print, 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'
   CWRU 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'
CWRU 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

Sonnet from the Portuguese

Sonnet from the Portuguese, page 1   Date: 1956
   Scoring: voice and piano
   Text: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
   Hanson number: 12
   CWRU 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
   CWRU 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.
 

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 also as CD reissue, available in DRAM (catalog no. CRL 183)
CWRU 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

Suite for Two Pianos

Suite for 2 pianos, page 1   Date: 1981
   Scoring: 2 pianos
   Transcription of: Suite for Piano.
   Hanson No.: 14a
   CWRU 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; CD reissue, New York : Composers Recordings, 2010, catalog no. CRL 274.
   CWRU 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
   CWRU 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
   CWRU 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

Paraphrase of a Phantasy (Dalbusong)

Paraphrase of a fantasy, Page 1   Date: 1971
   Scoring: 4 percussion
   Hanson number: 17a
   CWRU 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
   CWRU 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
   CWRU 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
   Recordings: Viola seul: works for unaccompanied viola. Peter Minkler, viola. Baton Rouge, La. : Centaur, 2007. Online via Naxos, catalog no. CRC 2854.
   Duration: 8:43
   CWRU 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"
   CWRU 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
   CWRU holdings: copy: 6/18 ; onionskin manuscript: 6/19
   

Dialogue for Clarinet and Piano

Dialogue, page 1   Date: 1974
   Scoring: clarinet, piano
   Hanson number: 22
   Dedication: to Russell Landgrabe
   CWRU 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
   CWRU 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
   CWRU 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
   CWRU holdings: 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

Symphony No. 3

Symphony No. 3 p. 1   Date: 1982
   Scoring: orchestra: 2pic, 2EH, 3 (3rd BC), 2Cb, 4331 timp, 3 hp str
   Hanson number: 26
   CWRU 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
   CWRU 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
   CWRU 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
   CWRU holdings: published copy, 6/22

Concerto for Chamber Orchestra

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

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