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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Scores and Manuscripts, 1965-2001

Programs, 1964-2000

Correspondence, 1969-2000

Professional Activities, 1963-2000

Miscellaneous Personal Materials, 1947-1998

Audio/Visual Materials, 1973-2000

University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Dr. David Ashley White Papers, 1965-2001



Descriptive Summary

Creator: White, David Ashley
Title: Dr. David Ashley White Papers
Dates: 1965-2001
Abstract: Dr. David Ashley White is currently the Director of the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, where he is also professor of composition and theory. This collection consists of published and manuscript scores, programs, correspondence, audio-visual materials, and other items relating to his career as both a composer and music instructor.
Identification: 1992-001
Quantity: 40 boxes; 18 linear feet
Repository: Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Biographical Note

Dr. David Ashley White is currently the Director of the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, where he is also professor of composition and theory. He was born on December 11, 1944 in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. White began his musical education at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas earning an Associate of Arts in 1966. He then transferred to the University of Houston in 1966 to pursue an undergraduate degree in oboe performance, which he earned in 1970; he finished a Master's degree in Composition at the University of Houston in 1974. He went on to the University of Texas at Austin and received his Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition in 1978. Dr. White has taught at the University of Houston since 1975, first as lecturer and then as instructor. He became Assistant Professor in 1978 and Associate Professor in 1983; he has been a full Professor since 1990. Dr. White was appointed Director in 1999.

David Ashley White's secular and sacred compositions are widely performed and published. Sources for his frequent commissions include Piccolo Spoleto, the Texas Chamber Orchestra, the Mirecourt Trio, the Green Lake Festival, the Concert Chorale of Houston, Del Mar College, the University of Houston, the Houston Harpsichord Society, Houston Masterworks Chorus, the Houston Chamber Choir, and a number of churches and individuals. Since 1980 he has received the ASCAP Award for music composition.

White is currently resident composer for the Houston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO). In 1991 and 1995 he was composer-in-residence at the Mississippi conference on Music and Liturgy, as he was in July 1998 at the Evergreen Church Music Conference in Colorado. White was winner of the 1993 composition contest sponsored by St. Paul United Church of Christ, Chicago ( Cantata Domino for mixed voices, brass, and organ, published by Paraclete Press). He has also won first prizes from the Episcopal diocese of Alabama, the Virginia Bandmasters Association, and the Texas Federation of Music Clubs.

David Ashley White is a prolific composer whose secular publishers are E.C. Schirmer, Southern Music Company and Shawnee Press, and his sacred music publishers include Selah, Paraclete, St. James, Abingdon, Trinitas, Hinshaw, and MorningStar. His hymns are found in a number of books, including The Hymnal 1982 (Episcopal), the recently published supplement to that book, Wonder, Love, and Praise, The United Methodist Hymnal, Japan's Hymnal for the United Church of Christ, and Great Britains' Worship Songs Ancient and Modern. A collection of his hymns, Sing My Soul: David Ashley White Hymnal, was published in 1996 by Selah Publishing Co.

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Scope and Contents

The Dr. David Ashley White Papers consist of forty boxes of materials dating from 1965 to 2001 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1980-1998. The first donation to this collection occurred in 1991, which was processed in 1993. Dr. White has made numerous additions since then and future material is expected. This collection consists of published and manuscript scores, programs, correspondence, audio-visual materials, and other items relating to his career as both a composer and music instructor. The collection has been divided into six series: Scores and Manuscripts, Programs, Correspondence, Professional Activities, Personal Materials and Audio/Visual Materials.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use Restrictions

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Choral Music
Chamber Music
Composition (Music)
Hymns
Hymn Writers
Music -- Manuscripts
University of Houston Curricula
University of Houston Faculty
Subjects (Persons)
White, David Ashley
Kennan, Kent Wheeler, 1913-
Tomatz, David, 1935-
Formats
Scores
Correspondence
Programs
Sound recordings

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dr. David Ashley White Papers, Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.

Acquisition

Donated by Dr. David Ashley White, 1991-present.

Processed by

Edward F. Lukasek, 2000-2001

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Detailed Description

 
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1-20 Scores and Manuscripts, 1965-2001
The Scores and Manuscripts series dates from 1965-2001, with the bulk of the series dating from 1980-1998. This is the largest series in the collection with nineteen boxes containing hundreds, of Dr. White's original pencil/ink manuscripts. The series has been arranged into eight sub-series based on the type of musical composition: Choral Music, Chamber Music, This Bitterly Beautiful Land, Larger Orchestral Works, Solo Voice with piano and/or Other Instruments, Solo Instruments, Hymn Tunes, and Miscellaneous. Published pieces have been included when available.
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1-11 Choral Music, 1967-2001
There are 181 folders in this sub-series, which have been arranged alphabetically by title. This is the strongest area of the collection containing most of the sacred and secular vocal compositions.
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1 1 Above Love's Door, June 24, 2000
2 Alleluia, June 1997
3 Alleluia, Song of Gladness, October 20, 1998
4 Alleluia! The Paschal Moonlight Almost Past, May 9, 1997
5 All Things Bright and Beautiful, February 8, 1993
6 Amazing Grace, December 27, 1992
7 And His Gifts, March 13, 1982
8 And I Heard the Voice of the Lord, June 1987
9 The Apple Tree, September 27, 1993
10 Arise, My Love, September 27, 1996
11 As Panting Deer, December 14, 1985
12 As the Father Has Loved Me, July 10, 1982
13 Away In a Manger, April 17, 1999
14 Behold, He Came!, 1992
15 Behold Now, Bless the Lord, February 27, 1996
16 Blessed May Thou Be, 1980
17 The Blue Estuaries, June 1998
18 Bread of Heaven, March 16, 1998
19 Bright the Cloud and Bright the Glory, March 21-24, 1995
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2 1 The Call, October 27, 1992
2 Cantate Domino, October 24, 1993
3 Celebrations and Reflections, August 17, 1994
4 Christians, We Have Met to Worship, June 19, 1992
5 Christ Song, July 8, 1989
6 Come Away to the Skies, October 12, 1999
7 Come Down, O Love Divine, January 6, 1999
8 Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove, 1984
9 Come Holy Spirit, Revive Your Church, December 11, 1994
10 Come Home Again, October 10, 1983
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3 1 Come, Pure Hearts, June 5, 1982
2 Come, Pure Hearts: Spiritual Songs From the Frontier, June 5, 1986
3 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing, January 23, 1997
4 Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus, August 26, 1995
5 Come, Ye Sinners, November 30, 1991
6 Comfort, Comfort Ye My People, 1993
7 Consecration, April 15, 1996
8 Creator of the Stars of Night, July 8, 1989
9 The Day of Resurrection!, 1991
10 Earth Has Many a Noble City, August 26, 1995
11 The Earth is the Lord's, October 6, 1991
12 An Easter Alleluia, March 11, 1985
13 The Easter Canticle, February 20, 1987
14 Easter Fanfare, 1991
15 Easter - Wings, October 12, 1979
16 Elegy and Exaltation, undated
17 Erinnyes, August 18, 1976
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4 1 Evening Service, August 1989
2 Evening Star, March 4, 1998
3 The Eyes of All, January 30, 2001
4 A Fanfare and Dance for Spoleto, May 7, 1981
5 Fanfare for a Festive Occasion, undated
6 A Festival Triptych, undated
7 Filled with the Spirits Power, undated
8 For the Beauty of the Earth, July 14, 1990
9 For the Means of Grace and for the Hope of Glory, February 1, 1999
10 Four Elizabethan Images, May 23, 1989
11 Four Impressions, April 22, 1985
12 From the Womb, January 22, 1996
13 Frontier Songs, 1988
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5 1 God and Love Are One, December 12, 1996
2 God So Loved The World, June 2, 1994
3 God The Spirit, April 9, 1988
4 The Great Commission, April 25, 1984
5 Great is the Lord, 1982
6 Hail, King of the Angels, 1986
7 Hear My Cry, Holy One, undated
8 Hilariter, January 1, 1974
9 Hope Is the Harrowing, May 2, 1994
10 How Many Wonders, June 11, 1999
11 How Shallow Former Shadows Seem, June 27-30, 1994
12 I Believe in God, 1994
13 I Belong to God, June 22, 1991
14 I Sought The Lord, June 19, 1992
15 I Will Arise, 1993
16 In Christ There Is No East or West, undated
17 In Dark Clouds Hidden, undated
18 Infant Holy, Infant Lowly, December 25, 1989
19 Is a Murmuring Dove Nearby, July 9-10, 1994
20 It Came Upon The Midnight Clear, June 10, 1997
21 It Is Well With My Soul, June 21, 1990
22 Into A New Unity, May 7, 1975
23 Into the Woods My Master Went, May 16, 1996
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6 1 Journey to the Interior, April 9, 2000
2 Jubilate, July 1997
3 The Kingdom of Love, May 11, 1999
4 King of Glory, King of Peace, October 11, 1982
5 A Lenten Prayer, July 12, 1987
6 Like the Murmur of the Dove's Song, October 11, 1984
7 Lord, Have Mercy Upon Us, undated
8 The Lord is King, December 22, 1988
9 Lord, Make Us Instruments, August 10, 1977
10 The Lord My Shepherd, December 19, 1986
11 Lord's Prayer, for St. Paul's Pieces and Responses, undated
12 Love Came Down at Christmas, October 20, 1998
13 The Love of Christ, October 19, 1996
14 Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, 1993
15 The Maiden's Song, October 24, 1984
16 Mass For A Celebration, undated
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7 1 Miserere Mei, undated
2 Most High, Omnipotent, Good Lord, July 26, 1980
3 Music For Evensong, September 30, 1996
4 My Shepherd Will Supply My Need, August 1, 1995
5 No More a Stranger or a Guest, November 2, 1998
6 O Bread of Life from Heaven, June 1, 1991
7 O Breath of Life, December 31, 1989
8 O God of Love, August 1, 1994
9 O God of Mercy, July 11, 1983
10 O God, Unseen, 1994
11 O Heavenly Word, Eternal Light, May 23, 1995
12 O Jesus, I Have Promised, October 3, 1987
13 O Light of Light, May 28, 1992
14 O Love Divine, 1995
15 O Love of God, undated
16 Our Help Comes From the Lord, June 13, 1995
17 Our Holy Tribute, This, June 22, 1995
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8 1 O Word, That Goest Forth On High, November 3, 1978
2 The Pelican, October 7, 1983
3 People of Faith, July 2, 1995
4 Phos Hilaron, March 9, 1980
5 Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven, June 2, 1991
6 The Praising Word, 1985
7 Preces and Responses, 1992
8 Promised Land, January 21, 2000
9 Psalm 23, July 25, 1986
10 Psalm 30, May 12, 1984
11 Psalm 51, Have Mercy On Me, O God, February 2, 1980
12 Psalm 67, undated
13 Psalm 70, undated
14 Psalm 103, June 9, 2000
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9 1 Regent Square, undated
2 The Reign of Peace, October 15, 1983
3 Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart, February 22, 1999
4 Remembrances, April 10, 1983
5 Renew Me, O Eternal Light, May 2, 1984
6 Responses for the Church Year, 1978-1983
7 Ring the Broken Pail, October 30, 1987
8 Sanctus, undated
9 Savior, Like A Shepherd Lead Us, June 3, 1997
10 Service Music, undated
11 Set Me As A Seal, January 27, 1997
12 A Setting of the Eucharist: Rite One, Book of Common Prayer (BCP), May 27, 1982
13 The Silence of a Stone, 1982
14 Sing Aloud, undated
15 Sing Praise to the Lord, August 10-11, 1996
16 A Solemn Prayer, August 17, 1988
17 A Song to Sing, undated
18 A Song to the Lamb, August 16, 1983
19 Son of the Father, December 25, 1995
20 So the Day Dawn for Me, June 28, 1997
21 The Spirit of the Lord, March 4, 1982
22 Star in the East, December 7, 1992
23 Stir Up Your Power, November 6, 1982
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10 1 Surely It Is God Who Saves Me, June 7, 1985
2 Sweet Infancy! O Heavenly Fire, April 20, 1984
3 Take My Life, April 15, 1996
4 There's A Wideness In God's Mercy, April 22, 1992/1993
5 The Things, Good Lord, May 18, 1982
6 This Glimpse of Glory, June 1, 1991
7 This Is A Day of New Beginnings, May 10, 1999
8 Three Carols for the Nativity, undated
9 Three Wise Men, September 11, 1983
10 Tide of Angels, March 31, 1998
11 True Anointed One, December 16, 1986
12 Two Canticles, April 19, 1989
13 Two Christmas Images, May 28, 1985
14 Two Fragments From the Song of Solomon, 1997
15 Two Psalm Settings: 67 and 70, 1973
16 The Upward Call, September 8, 1984
17 Vertue, September 28, 1979
18 Vespers, 1975
19 We the Lord's People, May 12, 1984
20 What Star Is This?, September 15, 1997
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11 1 When In Our Music, July 7, 1983
2 When Jesus Died To Save Us, October 3, 1987
3 When Lilacs Lasted In The Dooryard Bloomed undated
4 When, Lord To This Our Western Land, undated
5 Wherefore, O Maker, March 22, 1998
6 Without The Fire, There Is No Burning, March 25, 1992
7 With The Body That Was Broken, undated
8 You Are The Way, March 19, 1981
9 Zechariah's Song, 1990
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11-12 Chamber Music, 1965-1998
There are twenty-two folders in this sub-series, which have been arranged alphabetically by title. This sub-series includes the manuscript for Lament, the earliest musical piece by Dr. White in this collection. The requisite instrumentation is given for each piece.
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11 10 Air and Burlesque for oboe or violin, bassoon or cello, and piano, 1980
11 Ariosa (Reflections on an Original Tune), 1986
12 Canzona for oboe and harpsichord, 1973
13 Divertimento for violin and viola, 1989
14 Dreams within Dreams for flute and percussion, 1981
15 Elegy and Exaltation for violin, cello, and piano, 1982
16 Elegy for oboe and piano, 1965
17 The Elm Is Scattering for oboe and piano, 1970
18 The Elm Is Scattering for violin, cello, and piano, 1985
19 Erinnyes for flute, violin, bassoon and piano, 1976
20 Lament for cello and piano, 1965
21 L'isola di S. Michele Nocturne for oboe and piano, 1990
22 Overtune: A Man's A Man, 1974
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12 1 Peasant Dances, Lullaby, Waltz, Song, March Suite for 10 pianos, undated
2 Psalm 88 for oboe and organ, 1991
3 Quartet for strings, 1974
4 Sonata for clarinet and piano, 1969
5 Suite for violin and piano, 1970
6 Tempest Music, 1980
7 Triptych: Prelude, Capriccio, and Hymn for brass quintet and organ, 1979
8 Version of Ward for oboe, violin and cello, January 1995
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12-14 This Bitterly Beautiful Land, 1986
This sub-series contains a cantata commissioned by the Concert Chorale of Houston as part of the Texas Sesquicentennial Celebration in 1986. A research grant in the spring of 1985 facilitated the composing of this work. This sub-series includes background materials and notes, individual movements, instrumental parts, and both incomplete and complete scores.
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12 9 David Ashley White Explanatory Notes, 1993
10 Background, David Ashley White Family History, undated
11 Texts Considered or Used, undated
12 Text Permissions, undated
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13 1 Prologue, 1986
2 A Letter From Texas, 1986
3 I Hear..., 1986
4 A Good Horse, 1986
5 Mister Maverick, 1986
6 El Dorado, 1986
7 El Dorado page of pencil manuscript when Zubin [Mehta] died, January 1, 1986
8 To Know the Cowboy and the Desert, 1986
9 By What Lost Campfire, 1986
10 Los Inditos and Pray for the Ranger, 1986
11 I Will Arise and Go to Jesus, 1986
12 Oh, My Lovin' Brothuh, 1986
13 One's Feeling, 1986
14 Take Away, 1986
15 Finale, March 2, 1986
16 Incomplete Working Score, 1986
17 Incomplete Working Score, 1986
18 Print Master of Score, 1986
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14 1 Final Score Unbound, 1986
2 Final Score Bound, 1986
3 Instrumental Parts, 1986
4 Program Notes, 1985-1986
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14-15 Larger Orchestral Works, 1966-1998
There are six folders in this sub-series, which have been arranged alphabetically by title. Aside from This Bitterly Beautiful Land, these are the most elaborate of Dr. White's compositions.
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14 5 Concertino for trumpet and string orchestra, 1973
6 The Elm Is Scattering for oboe and orchestra, 1972
7 Homages, 1981
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15 1 Hymn To Aten, 1978
2 The Ruins of Missolonghi for small orchestra, 1980
3 Songs of Immortality I, 1966
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15-16 Solo Voice with piano and/or Other Instruments, 1972-2000
There are nine folders in this sub-series, which have been arranged alphabetically by title. The voice type and instrumentation are given with each piece.
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15 4 Gathering the Lost Garden for mezzo-soprano, clarinets (b-flats and bass) and piano, 1990
5 Lamentations for soprano, cello and piano, undated
6 Long Live Fair Eleana for soprano and piano, May 23, 1989
7 Of Sunday Natures for mezzo-soprano, oboe, autoharp and antique cymbal, October 5, 1975
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16 1 The Peace of Wild Things songs for soprano and piano, 1973,1979
2 Songs from Queen's Road for soprano, clarinet, and piano, 1972
3 Songs from Queen's Road for soprano, flute, and piano, 1978
4 Three Byron Songs for baritone and piano, 1973
5 Three Elizabethan Images for high voice/piano, 1979
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16-17 Solo Instruments, 1969-1999
There are nine folders in this sub-series. Solo Instruments included are flute, organ, and piano. The pieces have been arranged first by instrument and then alphabetically.
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16 6 Flashbacks for solo flutes, 1980
7 Aria Organ Solo, November 2, 1997
8 Brewer's Trumpet for organ solo, 1992
9 Night Cries for organ, 1979
10 Reflections On a Tune organ solo, June 1986
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17 1 Five Glimpses for piano, 1972,1983
2 Four Brief Pieces for piano, 1966
3 Phantasy and Toccata for piano, 1985
4 Songs for Lorca for piano, 1969
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18-20 Hymn Tunes, 1970-2000
There are 115 folders in this sub-series, which have been arranged alphabetically by title. David Ashley White is considered by many to be one of the most prolific hymn composers of modern times. Many of these hymns have been selected for publication by Selah Publishers. The researcher may also wish to look at the Correspondence Series for additional information on Selah Publishers. Published hymns have been included with their appropriate title. Proofs for Dr. White's Hymnary are included at the end of this sub-series.
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18 1 Alan, 1989
2 All Souls; Biltmore, undated
3 Alphege, undated
4 Anglican Chant, 1982
5 Ashley, 1983
6 Austin, undated
7 Azzolina, 1983
8 Beach Spring, undated
9 Bennett, undated
10 Bering Memorial, undated
11 Bishop Powell, 1987
12 Bonelli, 1983
13 Bonhoeffer, 1983
14 Bradford, 1983
15 Breneman, 1982
16 Brewer, 1990
17 Christ Church Cathedral, undated
18 Christopher, 1983
19 Clinton, 1982
20 Cumberland, undated
21 Daniel, 1983
22 Darr, 1982
23 Delta, 1982
24 Denson, 1992
25 Elizabeth Rose, undated
26 Eucharist, undated
27 Exalted Name, 1984
28 Expectation, 1986
29 Fesperman, 1982
30 Fesperman New, 1983
31 Festive Day, 1983
32 Fifth Day, 1981
33 The First Song of Isaiah, 1983
34 Gloria, undated
35 Grinnell, 1982
36 Hammerling, 1981
37 Heal Me, Hands of Jesus, undated
38 Herbert, 1982
39 Holy Trinity, The American Cathedral, undated
40 Homage, 1983
41 Hope of Peace, 1982
42 Janet, undated
43 John's Christmas Carol, 1991
44 Jonathan, 1983
45 Josephine, 1982
46 Joyful Day, 1982
47 Julian, 1989
48 Justin, 1983
49 Keiser, 1992
50 Kennan, 1982
51 Kennan New, undated
52 Kingdom of Love, 1982
53 Kirckman, 1982
54 A Labor Hymn, 1983
55 Living String, undated
56 Lowry New, 1981
57 Lynn, undated
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19 1 Majesty, undated
2 Margaret, 1982
3 Marsh, 1982
4 Maryville College, undated
5 McGehee, 1983
6 Memorial, 1989
7 Messner, 1982
8 Morning Star, undated
9 Mt. Calm, 1980
10 Mystical Body, 1982
11 Nashua, undated
12 Old Plum Grove, undated
13 Owens, 1982
14 Palmer Church, 1981
15 Plate, 1981
16 Plum Groves, 1999
17 The Praising Word, undated
18 Proffitt, undated
19 Psalm 30, 1984
20 Reunion, 1989
21 Rhoads, 1982
22 River Potomac, 1982
23 Robert, 1982
24 Robert Arthur, undated
25 Rochester, 1983
26 Rubric for Good Friday, 1982
27 Rushing Wind, 1983
28 St. Andrew by the Sea, undated
29 St. Bartholomew the Great, undated
30 St. Francis, 1983
31 St. John's Kingston, undated
32 St. Mark's Chapel, undated
33 St. Paul's, 1991
34 St. Paul's Choir, undated
35 Sheridan, 1981
36 Simms, undated
37 Simpson, undated
38 Skillman, 1987
39 Song of the Redeemed, 1983
40 Song to the Lamb, 1983
41 Southwark Cathedral, undated
42 Sumter, 1970
43 Sumter, revised, undated
44 Taylor, undated
45 The Third Song of Isaiah, 1983
46 Timbergrove, undated
47 Tucker, 1992
48 Walker, 1981
49 Ward, 1982
50 Wedding Prayer, 1983
51 Wildridge, August 26, 1996
52 Winston, 1992
53 Wordsworth, 1992
54 Zechariah IV, 1984
55 Zechariah's Song, 1981
56 Three Hymn Settings - Not Published, May 12, 1984
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20 1 Proofs for David Ashley White Hymnary, 1996
2 Miscellaneous Hymns and Verses, undated
3 A Philosophy for Hymnal Revision, undated
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19-20 Miscellaneous, undated
There are three folders in this sub-series containing unidentified scores, musical notebooks, and manuscript fragments. These scores, while unidentified, most certainly relate to the compositions found in the preceding folders.
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19 57 Unidentified scores, undated
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20 4 Three Music Writing Books, undated
5 Unidentified Manuscripts, undated
6 Manuscript Fragments, undated

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20-24 Programs, 1964-2000
There are five boxes in this series consisting of various programs of performances of David Ashley White's works. Dr. White's works have been performed extensively throughout North America and Europe. The programs are arranged chronologically. Venues with large numbers of performances have been foldered separately, placed in chronological order, and are found at the end of the series.
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20 7 Programs, 1964-1972
8 Programs, 1973
9 Programs, 1974
10 Programs, 1975-1977
11 Programs, 1978
12 Programs, 1979
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21 1 Programs, 1980
2 Programs, 1981
3 Programs, 1982
4 Programs, 1983
5 Programs, 1984
6 Programs, 1985
7 Programs, 1986
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22 1 Programs, 1987
2 Programs, 1988
3 Programs, 1989
4 Programs, 1990
5 Programs, 1991
6 Programs, 1992
7 Programs, 1993
8 Programs, 1994
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23 1 Programs, 1995
2 Programs, 1996
3 Programs, 1997
4 Programs, 1998
5 Programs, January-June 1999
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23a 1 Programs, July-December 1999
2 Programs, January-June 2000
3 Programs, July-December 2000
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24 1 Programs, undated
2 St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Houston, 1989-1993
3 St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Houston, 1994-2000
4 St. Paul's Westminster Abbey Trip, July 1989
5 St. Paul's Westminster Abbey Trip Photos, July 1989
6 St. Paul's - Rochester, Michigan, 1989-2000
7 Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, Houston, 1989-2000
8 Christ Church Cathedral, Houston, 1989-2000
9 The Houston Chamber Choir, 1996-1999
10 American Guild of Organists (AGO) - Misc., 1985-2000
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40 1 Oversize Program Notices and Flyers, 1993-1994

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25-29 Correspondence, 1969-2000
This series consists of five boxes and has been divided into five sub-series: Publishers, Selah Publishing, Individuals, Miscellaneous Letters, and Kent Kennan. The box of Selah Publishing materials (box 25, folder 22) contains relevant catalogs of Dr. White's music.
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25 1-19 Publishers, 1978-2000
There are nineteen folders in this sub-series arranged alphabetically by publisher, then chronologically within each folder.
1 Alfred Publishing, 1990-1997
2 Augsburg Fortress Publishing, 1983-1998
3 Canterbury Press, 1990-1991
4 Choristers Guild, 1988-1992
5 Church Hymnal Corporation, 1978-1995
6 Concordia Publishing House, 1996-1998
7 Hindshaw Music Inc., 1988-1995
8 Hope Publishing Co., 1989-1995
9 Kevin Mayhew, 1993-1995
10 Lawson - Gould, 1992-1998
11 MMB Music Co., 1990
12 Morning Star, 1988-1995
13 Oregon Catholic Press, 1994-1998
14 Paraclete Press, 1985-2000
15 Randall M. Egan, 1989-1997
16 St. James Music Press, 1995-1998
17 Swawnee Press, 1988-1995
18 Theodore Presser Co., 1985-1991
19 Miscellaneous Publishers A - Z, 1989-2000
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25-26 Selah Publishing, 1984-2000
There are nine folders in this sub-series containing correspondence, catalogs, various hymns and hymn proofs.
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25 20 Letters, 1984-1995
21 Letters, 1996-2000
22 Catalogs, 1993-1999
23 Various Hymns of David Ashley White, Miscellaneous
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26 1 New Songs of Rejoicing Hymnal, 1994
2 First set of Proofs for David Ashley White Hymnary, 1996
3 Second set of Proofs for David Ashley White Hymnary, 1996
4 Various Hymn Proofs, 1994
5 Various Proofs, 1994-1995
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26-27 Individuals, 1978-2000
There are twelve folders in this sub-series arranged alphabetically by last name. Correspondents include David Tomatz, former Director of the School of Music; James Pickering, former President of UH; and Christoper Theofanidas, one of Dr. White's many students.
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26 6 John Bennett, 1984-1991
7 Emily Croom, 1994
8 Carl Daw, Jr., 1985-1996
9 Joseph Horovitz, 1992-1993
10 Richard Leach, 1993-2000
11 Philip H. Mayor, 1978-1985
12 Elena Nikolaidi, undated
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27 1 James H. Pickering, 1982-1992
2 James Pipkin, 1992-1996
3 Christopher Theofanidas, (See Audio Cassettes box 37, items 6-11) 1988-1998,
4 David Tomatz, 1986-1999
5 Margaret R. Tucker, 1983-1998
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27-28 Miscellaneous Letters, 1969-2000
There are nine folders in this sub-series consisting of cards and letters from various churches, universities, and individuals. Items are arranged chronologically except for non-dated material found in box 28, folder 3.
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27 6 Letters - Churches, 1984-2000
7 Letters - Universities, 1980-1999
8 Letters - Miscellaneous, 1980-2000
9 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1984-1994
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28 1 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1995-1996
2 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1997-2000
3 Miscellaneous Correspondence, undated
4 CD at St. Paul's, Houston, 1995-1996
5 Plymouth Music Series of Minnesota, 1993-1997
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28-29 Kent Kennan, 1984-1998
There are two boxes containing sixteen folders in this sub-series. The folders are arranged chronologically and include manuscripts and published scores as well as books by Kent Kennan used by David Ashley White.
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28 6 Correspondence, 1984-1987
7 Correspondence, 1988-1989
8 Correspondence, 1990-1991
9 Correspondence, 1992-1993
10 Correspondence, 1994-1995
11 Correspondence, 1996-1998
12 Correspondence, undated
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29 1 Letters: White to Kennan, 1994-1997
2 Letters to Kennan, 1986-1997
3 Miscellaneous, 1991-1998
4 Book: The Technique of Orchestration 2nd ed., 1970
5 Book: The Technique of Orchestration 4th ed., 1990
6 Music Score: Retrospectives, undated
7 Manuscript of Scherzo, Aria, and Fugato, 1949
8 Published Score of Scherzo, Aria, and Fugato, 1949
9 Photocopied Score of Threnody, 1992
10 Music Score: Ca..., Diagramme pour Orchestre by Eugene Kurtz, Inscribed to Kent Kennan, copyright 1974, September 15, 1978

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30-33 Professional Activities, 1963-2000
There are over three boxes in this series which has been divided into four sub-series: University of Houston Moores School of Music, Legal, Conferences and Papers, and Clippings and Articles.
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30-31 University of Houston Moores School of Music, 1981-2000
There are eighteen folders in this sub-series covering Dr. White's work at the University of Houston and The Moores School of Music. Materials include correspondence, awards, promotion and tenure materials, articles, student programs, and class schedules.
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30 1-4 Correspondence
1 Moores School of Music, 1983-2000
2 Congratulatory Notes on Directorship of Moores School of Music, 1999
3 Cards and Letters from David Ashley White Students, 1990s
4 KUHF, 1988-2000
5-12 Awards, Promotion and Tenure
5 Curricula Vitae, 1990-1998
6 Faculty Report (tenure), 1998
7 Supplemental Materials (tenure), 1998
8 Personal Music Catalogs, 1984-1990
9 Evaluations and Honors, 1982-1999
10 HFAC Teaching Award, 1996
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40 2 Mayoral Resolutions and oversize awards, 1989,1991,1993
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30 11 Faculty Development Leave Committee, 1983
12 UH Limited Grant-in-aid Program, 1985,1988
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31 1-3 Interview and Articles
1 Interview Cassette and Transcript, November 23, 1992
2 UH - News about David Ashley White, 1981-2000
3 Moores School of Music - Upscale Weekly, 1993-1998
4-6 Students
4 Student Programs, 1986-1996
5 Student Programs, 1997-1998
6 Class Schedules, 1991-1998
7-12 Legal, 1972-2000
There are six folders in this sub-series dealing primarily with the legal aspects of music publishing. Included are materials related to Dr. White's membership in the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), contracts, and copyright permissions. This sub-series is arranged chronologically.
7 ASCAP - Award Applications, 1990-1999
8 ASCAP - Award Notifications, 1985-2000
9 ASCAP - Award UH Congratulations, 1992-1999
10 Contracts, 1978-1998
11 Permissions, 1972-1999
12 Donation to UH Special Collections, 1993-1996
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31-32 Conferences and Papers, 1963-2000
There are fifteen folders in this sub-series containing a variety of papers Dr. White has presented during his professional career. It is arranged alphabetically by organization name, title of the paper, or geographic location, as appropriate.
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31 13 AGO Presentation at Temple Emanuel, November 6, 1989
14 American Anglican Tradition vs British, undated
15 American Festival for the Arts, 1995
16 Association of Anglican Musicians, 1984-2000
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40 3 Diocese of Texas Convention music (oversize), February 7, 1992
4 Diocese of Texas Convention music (oversize), February 7, 1992
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32 1 England Conference, June 21-30, 1997
2 Evergreen Conference, 1998
3 Handel and His Place in English Music, March 18, 1963
4 The Hymn Society, 1994-1996
5 Master of Operetta article, March 1974
6 Mississippi Conference, 1991
7 Mississippi Conference, 1995,1998
8 Mississippi Conference Talk on Setting a Text, 1991
9 Pre-concert talk - Harpsichord Society, undated
10 Programs Notes by David Ashley White, 1979-1996
11 Texas Choral Directors Association, July 26-29, 2000
12 Worship Journeys, 1997
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32-33 Clippings and Articles, 1976-2000
There are eight folders in this sub-series containing reviews of performances and compositions taken from local and national newspapers and professional journals.
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32 13 Chorister Guild Letters, November 1985
14 Houston Chronicle, 1976-2000
15 Houston Post, 1981-1992
16 The Hymn: A Journal of Congregational Song, July 1991-April 1999
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33 1 The Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians, 1994-2000
2 Pan Pipe Articles, 1979-1996
3 Worship Arts, September/October 1997
4 Miscellaneous Reviews, 1970s-1990s

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33 5-16 Miscellaneous Personal Materials, 1947-1998
There are thirteen folders in this series containing various personal items including photographs, materials from Dr. White's education, poetry, and musical scores composed by other individuals.
5 Photographs, Miscellaneous
6 Del Mar College Diploma (A.A.), 1966
7 UH Undergraduate Studies, 1966-1968
8 Miscellaneous Classroom Handouts, undated
9 Poetry of J. Pittman McGehee, undated
10 Thunder Games and Lightning and other poems C.E. Cooper, 1987
11 Be Thou My Vision for Oboe, Obligato, undated
12 Concerto for Oboe and Strings Corelli-Barbirolli, 1947
13 Fantasy On A Moravian Hymn Robert Starer, 1990
14 Three Songs: Upon A Bridge; I Remember, I Remember; and O That `Twere Possible music by Randy Harper, 1998
15 Variations on an Original Chorale by Paavo Jam, undated
16 Vocalise Trio by Sergei Rachmaninoff arranged by Harold Suggs, undated

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34-39 Audio/Visual Materials, 1973-2000
There are seventy-eight items in this series including audio cassettes, record albums, and a video. Contents of these items include various performances of Dr. White's compositions and lectures by or interviews with Dr. White. Some items are arranged alphabetically and some by topic.
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34-38 Audio Cassettes
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34 1 Amarillo Canticles, undated
2 And Then The Bread, undated
3 Elegy and Exaltation, undated
4 Eliz Images, undated
5 Hymns, undated
6 Into the Woods, undated
7 I will Arise, undated
8 Lord My Shepherd, undated
9 O God of Love: DAW White, undated
10 O Light of Light, August 30, 1992
11 O Light: St. Paul's, February 21, 1993
12 The Lord My Shepherd, undated
13 Pelican, undated
14 Ring the Broken Pail, undated
15 Songs of the Queen's Road, March 14, 1997
16 Star In The East, undated
17 This Glimpse of Glory, undated
18 White: When In Our Music (Palmer), undated
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35 1 White - Triptych, 1979
2 White: Excerpts (Master Tape), undated
3 Choral Music Sampler, 1988
4 Excerpts (February 1990.), February 1990
5 A Collage of Song- Harriet McCleary, Soprano, February 14, 1995
6 Recital Tape A, 1973
7 White: Organ Music, undated
8 Palmer Church: Organ, July 10, 1987
9 Night Cries - Organ, undated
10 Pipe Dreams - AGO Highlights, 1988
11 Phantasy and Toccata - Timothy Hester, piano, 1997
12 KUHF Interview, February 17, 1992
13 Radio Interview, 1995
14 David Ashley White KUHF, February 27, 1996
15 Dr. David Ashley White Recording, October 25, 1999
16 CD Tape A and B, May 1996
17 CD Take #1 - 53, January 27-28, 1995
18 CD Take #1 - 22, January 28, 1995
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36 1 Ass't Songs, June 9, 1980
2 St. Paul's UMC O Lord, Forgive, January 7, 1980
3 St. Paul's Choir - Evensong, July 16, 1989
4 Evensong in Westminster Abbey, 1989
5 Evensong, June 30, 1991
6 Palm Sunday, 1991
7 Palm Sunday, 1993
8 Easter - 1st Service, 1994
9 Palmer Memorial Church, undated
10 Civic Chorus, Spring, 1980
11 University of Alaska, March 3, 1991
12 American Choral Directors Assoc., March 13-16 1991
13 ACDA National Convention, 1993
14 Closing Service- AAM, June 27, 1986
15 David White - HMC, undated
16 White Evensong - A+B, undated
17 DMC Closing Service, 1985
18 Hymn Presentation - Oberlin, OH, July 1996
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37 1 Interfaith AIDS Memorial Service, November 8, 1992
2 Christ Church Cathedral Choir - San Antonio, 1996
3 John's Christmas Carol - Master, January 5, 1992
4 In Memory of Betty Deming, undated
5 Kennan - Threnody, October 2, 1992
6 Music of Chris Theofanidas, undated
7 Theofanidas, undated
8 Chris Theofanidas, undated
9 Etenraku - Chris Theofanidas, 1996
10 Recent Music of Chris Theofanidas, undated
11 I Saw A New Heaven - Chris Theofanidas, 1995
12 P.H. Mayor - Synthesizers, undated
13 Ndizi Tatu - Eric McIntyre, undated
14 Three Eliz. Images (Randy), undated
15 Chris Popelka (student), undated
16 John Bennett - The Struck Leviathan, 1977
17 Christmas Day and Introit by John Bennett, undated
18 Beyond the Compass Rose by John Bennett, September 30, 1983
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38 1 Singing New Songs of Rejoicing, 1994
2 Cimoarosa Quartet, undated
3 David White - HMC, undated
4 Anthems for Treble Voices from Paraclete Press, 1996
5 Music, June 9, 1991
6 Music Only, March 1, 1992
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7 UH Composers Forum, May 7, 1996
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39 1-2 Record Albums
1 David Ashley White/Henry Cowell Mirecourt Trio, TR Records, 1983-1984
2 Outstanding Contemporary Composers of Texas, undated

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