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PITTSBURGH MUSIC - ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

 

ROLAND LEICH (1911-1995)

 

Contents

  • Original manuscripts - 4 songs
  • Photocopies of manuscripts, including "The Town of Pittsburgh" - 10 songs
  • One piece of printed sheet music titled "XX Century" - with Roland Leich's signature
  • Songs on texts by Emily Dickinson and Sara Henderson Hay - photocopied from original manuscripts and spiral bound - 49 pages
  • Correspondence from Roland Leich to Peggy Ross Mehl and Henry Spinelli, Aug. 16, 1977

Time period  c. 1945 - 1977

Subject

    Composer and music theorist who taught at Carnegie Institute of Technology/Carnegie Mellon University from 1946-1976.

Location

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FINDING LIST

Correspondence

From Roland Leich to Peggy Ross Mehl and Henry Spinelli, Aug. 16, 1977

Compositions

Original manuscripts

  • Mon L'Aime Toi, Chére (I do love you, dear)
    - Mixed voices and piano
  • Luke Havergal (Edwin Arlington Robinson)
    - Mixed chorus and piano
  • Color, Caste, Denomination (Emily Dickinson)
    - Mixed chorus and piano
  • The Pessimist (Sara Henderson Hay)
    - Mixed voices and piano

Photocopies of manuscripts

  • Concert Piece for Oboe and Strings
    - Oboe part - 3 copies. Piano reduction - 2 copies.
  • Pickpocket Songs (Edna Becker)
    - Voice and piano.
  • The Town of Pittsburgh
    - Baritone solo, chorus and orchestra. Piano vocal score - 2 copies.
  • Midsummer, 1976 (Sara Henderson Hay)
    - Mezzo-soprano and string orchestra. Score - 2 copies. Piano vocal score - 2 copies.
  • The Shepherd’s Star
    - SAB with piano. Piano vocal score - 2 copies.
  • Two Christmas Choruses
    - Mixed voices with strings and piano. Score - 2 copies.
  • Variations on Brightest and Best (Morning Star)
    - Mixed chorus and string orchestra. Score - 2 copies. Piano vocal score - 1 copy.
  • Fantasia on "Hark the Herald Angels Sing"
    - Mixed voices with brasses, timpani and strings. Score - 2 copies. Piano vocal score - 2 copies.
  • The Oxen (Thomas Hardy)
    - SAB with orchestra. Score - 2 copies. Piano vocal score - 2 copies.
  • The Pessimist (Sara Henderson Hay)
    - Mixed voices and piano
  • Songs on texts by Emily Dickinson and Sara Henderson Hay
    - Photocopied from original manuscripts and spiral bound - 49 pages.

Printed music

  • XX Century (Robert Hillyer)
    - SATB with piano
    - Signed "To Jacob A. Evanson, with deep appreciation - Roland Leich, August 1963"