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Guide to the William Klenz papers, 1944-1963

Abstract

William Klenz was an associate professor in Duke University's Department of Aesthetics, Art, and Music from 1947-1966.

Collection contains sheet music and an unpublished manuscript by William Klenz entitled The Elements of Music Theory, 1960

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Klenz, William.
Title
William Klenz papers 1944-1963
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 430 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Unpublished manuscript of William Klenz entitled The Elements of Music Theory, 1960 donated to the Archives by a former student of Klenz. Collection also includes sheet music and a letter giving background information and a personal characterization of Klenz.

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Contents of the Collection

The Elements of Music Theory, manuscript (3 folders)
Box 1
Only for Me, Mark van Doren and John Duke, undated
Box 2
Psalm 137 (Book of Common Prayer), William Klenz, undated
Box 2
Shrovetide Swallow, Helen Bevington and William Klenz, undated
Box 2
Song of Orphens, Helen Bevington and William Klenz, undated
Box 2
Palmetto Town, William Klenz, 1944
Box 2
Le Pont Mirabeau, 1948
Box 2
O, It Was Out By Donnycarney, John Duke, Northampton, 1953
Box 2
How Goes the Night for J.H., William Klenz, 1957
Box 2
Como, Robert Nathan and William Klenz, 1959
Box 2
Hush, Robert Nathan and William Klenz, 1959
Box 2
The Peddler, Robert Nathan and William Klenz, 1959
Box 2
Meditation at a Stop Light, Mildred Weston and William Klenz, 1960
Box 2
Walk the Silver Night, Helen Bevington and William Klenz, 1960
Box 2
Easter Music in the Duke Chapel, 1963
Box 2
Unknown
Box 2

Historical Note

William Klenz was an associate professor in Duke University's Department of Aesthetics, Art and Music from 1947-1966. He was a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received a B.M. and a B.A. respectively. He was on the staff of Music Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1938-1942. He made numerous public appearances in North Carolina and has appeared as soloist in the in the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra. During World War II Klenz played public recitals and made radio appearances in London and Paris. Upon his return from Europe he studied with Paul Hindemith at Yale. His compositions have been performed at Smith College, Princeton and New York, as well as abroad. Publications include "G.M. Bononcin" Duke University Press, Oct. 1962, and also entries in "Encyclopedia of Music."

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Dept. of Music video and sound recordings, circa 1940-1990. (University Archives, Duke University.)
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Klenz Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The William Klenz papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1987.

Processing Information

Processed by Sherrie Bowser, November 2006

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, November 2006

Updated by Sherrie Bowser, June 2008

Accessions A88-0021, UA2008-0034 are described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.