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Series I. Shingandi - Ballet Primitive

University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

David Wendell Guion:

A Preliminary Inventory of an Addition to His Collection in the Manuscript Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center



Creator: Guion, David W. (David Wendell) 1892-1981
Title: David Wendell Guion Addition to His Collection
Dates: 1930-1932
Abstract: This collection contains scores and choreographic notes used to stage the first full ballet performance of David W. Guion's work Shingandi in 1933, by Theodore Kosloff and the Kosloff Ballet Company.
Extent: 2 boxes (.84 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Scope and Contents

This collection contains scores and choreographic notes used to stage the first full ballet performance of David W. Guion's work Shingandi in 1933, by Theodore Kosloff and the Kosloff Ballet Company. It contains an orchestral score, a set of orchestral parts, a piano score, and two-piano parts. The piano score is heavily annotated with choreographic directions by Kosloff.

These materials form an addition to the David Wendell Guion Collection at the Ransom Center, which also includes an original manuscript sketch and two piano parts of Shingandi, dating from approximately 1929.

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Restrictions

Access:

Open for research

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Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchase, 2006 (Reg. no. 15431)

Processed by:

Hope Rider, 2006

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Container List

 

Series I. Shingandi - Ballet Primitive

Box Folder
1 1 Orchestral score, reproduction
2 Orchestra string parts, loose manuscript pages
Orchestra parts, bound reproductions
3 Violin I, 8 copies
4 Violin II, 7 copies
5 Viola, 5 copies
6 Cello, 5 copies
7 Bass, 4 copies
8 Flute I and II, and piccolo
9 Oboe I and II, and English horn
10 Clarinet I and II in B-flat, and bass clarinet
11 Bassoon I and II, and contrabassoon
12 Horn in F, I, II, III, IV
13 Trumpet in B-flat, I, II, III
Box Folder
2 1 Trombone I, II, III, and tuba
2 Timpani and percussion
3 Celeste, xylophone, and harp
4 Piano score, annotated manuscript
5 Two-piano score, piano I and II, reproduction

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