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Guide to the Robert Ward Papers, 1910-2012 and undated

Summary

Robert Ward was a composer primarily of operas, instrumental works, and symphonic choral works. He won the 1962 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his opera, The Crucible, which remains his best-known work. Ward served as Chancellor of the North Carolina School of the Arts and as a faculty member at Columbia and Duke Universities. His papers span from his time as a student at the Eastman School of Music in the 1930s to his final years composing in 2012. They include scores, music sketches, libretto drafts, correspondence, scrapbooks, research and information files, writings and speeches by and about Ward, as well as concert programs, newspaper clippings, recordings, photographs, awards, and other materials that document his professional life and work as a composer.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.01344
Title
Robert Ward papers
Date
1910-2012 and undated
Creator
Ward, Robert, 1917-
Extent
135 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
English.

Collection Overview

The Robert Ward Papers have been divided into seven series: Biographical Materials, Correspondence, Operas, Instrumental Works, Vocal Works, Music Sketchbooks and Student Works, and Music by Others. Biographical Materials consists of documents pertaining to Ward’s work as a composer, including newspaper clippings, profiles, the composer’s published writings and interviews, documents from the organizations with which he affiliated, events in his honor, and certificates and awards he received. The Correspondence series primarily consists of professional communications between Robert Ward and several organizations. Ward’s music has been divided into three series based on genre and arranged alphabetically by title of piece within each series: Operas, Instrumental Works, and Vocal Works. Materials for each composition may include both scores and publicity materials such as newspaper clippings, programs, and reviews. Music Sketchbooks and Student Works contains assorted untitled music sketches and sketchbooks by Ward, as well as manuscripts for some of his student works. Music by Others includes a variety of scores and recordings by other composers included in Ward’s papers, the majority of which are recordings.

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Contents of the Collection

1. Biographical Materials, 1939-2010 and undated

Biographical Materials consists of papers pertaining to Robert Ward’s professional life as composer. The series includes collected works lists and classifications compiled by both Ward and others; drafts and proofs of Ward’s autobiography; biographical profiles, newspaper clippings, assorted event photographs, professional headshots of Ward, and conference and concert programs from throughout his career; details of publishing contracts and commissions for new music; and other publications on his music by Ward himself. Includes documents from the various organizations with which Ward affiliated, including: the Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Musical Theater Project, Friends of the American Musical Theatre, Durham Arts Council, Triangle Opera Theater, Opera Company of North Carolina, and cultural trips to Guatemala and Japan as part of the United States Friendship Commission. Contains materials from the celebrations for his 70th, 80th, and 90th birthdays, including programs, newspaper clippings, contracts, photographs, recordings, and music dedicated to Ward. Includes some materials from Ward’s time at Duke Univeristy, such as the concert series Encounters with Music of our Time, the Summer Opera Workshop, and Winterfest. Contains papers and yearbooks from Ward’s time as a student at the Eastman School of Music. Includes recordings of several interviews Ward gave throughout his career. Also includes a variety of certificates and awards received by Ward, including degrees, honorary degrees, a key to the city of Raleigh, North Carolina, State of North Carolina medal, and a golden baton from the American Symphony Orchestra League. Grouped and arranged by content type.

Robert Ward collected works lists and classifications, 1951-1990 and undated
Box 1
Robert Ward Bibliography Guide, undated
Box 1
Robert Ward: A Bio-Bibliography, a book by Kenneth Kreitner, 1988
Box 1
Robert Ward: A Bio-Bibliography, proofs, 1988

Contains edits and markings

Box 1
Robert Ward biographical papers and notes, undated

Notes on pieces by Robert Ward, biographical drafts and press releases

Box 1
Robert Ward autobiography drafts, undated
(3 folders)

Individual chapter manuscripts and drafts with edits and notes

Box 1
Robert Ward autobiography edited draft, 2003
Box 1
Robert Ward autobiography proofs, 2003
Box 1
Robert Ward autobiography draft, 2003
(2 folders)
Box 1
Robert Ward interview transcripts, 1982-2005
Box 1
Certificates and awards, 1918-2007
Box 1
Honorary degree from Peabody Conservatory, 1975

Program, speech notes, press release, newspaper clippings

Box 1
Assorted diplomas, 1934-1992
(2 folders)

Includes John Adams High School diploma, and Eastman School of Music, The Julliard School, University of North Carolina Greensboro Doctor of Fine Arts degrees

Box 12
National Endowment for the Arts honoree, 2011
(2 folders)

Programs, newspaper clippings, magazine articles

Box 1
Pultizer Prize in Music award, 1962

Correspondence, certificate

Box 1
70th Birthday Celebration, 1987
(6 folders)

Addresses, letters, correspondence, newspaper clippings, programs, musical piece dedicated to Ward: "Seventy' by Anthony Kelley

Box 2
70th Birthday Celebration poster, 1987
Box 13
80th Birthday Celebration, 1997-1998
(2 folders)

Newspaper clippings, programs, student letters

Box 2
90th Birthday Celebration, 2007-2008

Newspaper clippings, programs

Box 2
American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1946-2006
(2 folders)

Newspaper clippings, program, letters, photographs of members

Box 2
American Academy of Arts and Letters group photographs, 2006 and undated
Box 13
Biographical newspaper clippings, 1945-1998
(3 folders)

Includes clippsings from the New York Times, Raleigh News & Observer, and Durham Herald-Sun

Box 2
Ceremony and conference programs, 1939-2006
(2 folders)
Box 2
American culture program in Guatemala, 1990

Newspaper clippings, programs, correspondence, memorandums, photographs

Box 3
Czech National Chamber Orchestra trip, 2001

Programs, itinerary, correspondence

Box 3
Japan and United States Frienship Commission, 1983

Correspondence, notes

Box 3
A. J. Fletcher Opera Institute, 2002

Speech

Box 3
The American Music Theatre, 1997-2001

Contracts, budget, support proposal

Box 3
Durham Arts Council production of Carmen, 1985

Newspaper clippings, press release, letter

Box 3
Friends of the American Musical Theatre, 1997-2001 and undated

Correspondence, budget

Box 3
Triangle Opera Theater, 1986-2001 and undated
(2 folders)

Meeting minutes, charter, programs, administrative documents, budgets, by-laws, certificates

Box 3
Opera Company of North Carolina, 2004

Meeting minutes

Box 3
Duke University Department of Music, 1980-1986 and undated
(5 folders)

Encounters with Music of Our Time programs, Summer Opera Workshop, Winterfest, Chamber musical theater proposal, booklets

Box 3
Eastman School of Music Douments, 1938-1939
(3 folders)

School papers, yearbooks

Box 3
South Carolina television broadcast, 1997

Planning documents, contract negotiations

Box 3
Commission by Oakwood High School Band, 1971-1977

Correspondence, programs, contract

Box 3
Commission of Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, 1991-1992

Correspondence, program, contracts

Box 3
Funeral arrangements for Mary Ward, 2006

Correspondence, programs

Box 3
Pastiche performances, 2001-2002

Correspondence, programs

Box 3
Music catalogues that include Robert Ward's music, 1978-1991
(2 folders)
Box 3
Estonian Ballet, a book, 1984
Box 3
Music is Where you Make it: The Joyful Workings of America's First Youth Orchestra, a book by Jacob Avshalomov, 1979
Box 3
Dancing Without Walls, a book by Lee Harper
Box 3
Ditson Fund of Columbia University, 2007-2008

Meeting minutes, correspondence, proposals

Box 3
Tribute to William Bergsma, undated

Program, biographical information

Box 3
Assorted music publishing contracts, 1975-2005
(3 folders)

Companies include ECS, BMI, and Galaxy

Box 4
Guest appearances as keynote speaker or conductor, 1947-2004
(2 folders)

Newspaper clippings, programs

Box 4
Guest speaker and composer poster, 2003

Chamber Music Society of Wilmington

Box 12
North Carolina School of the Arts Commencement, 1990

Robert Ward's speech, newspaper clipping, program

Box 4
North Carolina School of the Arts brochure, undated

Includes introduction by Robert Ward

Box 4
Speeches and articles by Robert Ward, 1948-1997
(4 folders)

Speeches and published articles by Robert Ward; includes drafts, notes, outlines, and published versions

Box 4
CD liner notes by Robert Ward, undated
Box 4
Scrapbooks, 1948-1956 and undated
(3 folders)

Include newspaper clippings, scrapbook of famous operas, programs, choral score of Hush'd be the Camps Today

Box 4
Scrapbook, BMI Publishing reception for Robert Ward, 1988

Photographs, program

Box 12
Scrapbook, trip to Austria, Hungary, and Germany, 1986-2001 and undated

Photographs, programs, letters

Box 12
Scrapbook, 1934-1943

Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, photographs, letter

Box 12
Letters of recommendation by Robert Ward, 1980-1997
Box 4
Assorted notes by Robert Ward, 1963-1971 and undated

Includes notes on religion, politics, and music lectures

Box 4
Assorted notes by Bernard Stambler and Robert Ward, undated

Bernard Stambler, librettist of several Robert Ward operas

Box 4
Academic publications on Robert Ward's music, 1958-1995 and undated
(3 folders)
Box 5
Biographical profiles of Robert Ward, 1957-2006
(2 folders)

Includes assorted newsletters

Box 5
Assorted writings by others, 1985-2012 and undated

Inlcudes articles on music and religion

Box 5
Musical America Publication, 1935

Includes detailed news of musical life in New York City

Box 12
Rev. Arthur C. Ludlow Sermon from Cleveland, OH, 1908
Box 5
Sarah Johnson press materials, 1991-1997

Sarah Johnson, violinist; correspondence, letters of recommendation, photographs

Box 5
Response journals by Gianna Ward-Vetrano, 2001

Includes topics on music, religion, and politics

Box 5
Stella Sung promotional packet, 2009 and undated

Stella Sung, composer; newspaper clippings, programs, photographh

Box 5
Durham Symphony, 1982-1984

Programs, reviews of Robert Ward's music

Box 5
CD reviews of Robert Ward's music, 1988-1999 and undated
Box 5
Programs featuring multiple pieces by Robert Ward, 1959-2008
(2 folders)

Includes concerts dedicated to Robert Ward and the performance of his music

Box 5
Assorted concert programs with no music by Robert Ward, 1950-2008
(2 folders)
Box 5
Assorted posters, 1984-1989 and undated

Performances of Robert Ward's music

Box 12
Eugene Ormandy autographed photograph, 1950
Box 5
Studio portraits of Robert Ward, 1973 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 5
Assorted event photographs, 1941-1997
(2 folders)

Includes performances of various works by Robert Ward, Ward meeting with various composers and individuals, and some family snapshots

Box 5
Robert Ward conducting portraits, undated
Box 12
NCFMC Hinda Honigman Cup, Concerto for Tenor Saxophone, 1991
Box 83
Greensboro Cultural Center Opening, plaque, 1990

"In Recognition of His Contribution to Our American Culture, Robest Ward"

Box 83
Oakwood High School Band and Band Parents Association, decorative plate, 1977

Dayton, OH; "With Gratitude and Appreciation"

Box 83
American Symphony Orchestra League, miniature obelisk, 1990

"In Recognition of Your Dedicated Support and Commitment to the Quality of Classical Music in America"

Box 83
American Symphony Orchestra League, paperweight, 1989

"Robert Ward, In Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to American Orchestras as a Member of the American Symphony Orchestra League Board of Directors, 1977-1989"

Box 83
American Symphony Orchestra League Gold Baton Award, 1991

Gold-plated baton in glass case

Box 84
Pulitzer prize, paperweight, 1991

"75th Anniversary, The Pulitzer Prizes, Columbia University"

Box 83
Raleigh News & Observer, pin, undated

"Tarheel of the Week"

Box 83
Morrison Award, medal, 1983

"Presented by the Roanoke Island Historical Association Inc. for Achievement in the Performing Arts"

Box 83
Cleveland Arts Prize in Music, medal, 1972
Box 83
Miniature Opera House, 1991

Painted wooden building cut-out, "Central City Opera House"

Box 83
Key to City of Raleigh, North Carolina, undated
Box 83
Key to Metropolitan Dade County, Florida, undated
Box 83
State of North Carolina Award, medal, 1974

"Fine Arts, Achievement is Man's Mark of Greatness"

Box 83
Duke Univeristy Award for Merit, decorative plate, 1987
Box 83
North Carolina School of the Arts Giannini Society award, 1997
Box 83
North Carolina School of the Arts plaque to Chancellor Robert and Mary Ward, 1974

Signed by the Board of Trustees

Box 62
The Contemporary Youth Orchestra, plaque, 1996

"With Sincere Appreciation for Sharing Your Talents"

Box 84
Durham Symphony "Sharing the Music Award," plaque, 1997
Box 84
Durham Arts Council Outstanding Service by an Artist, plaque, 1992
Box 84
National Opera Association Convention Lifetime Achievement Award, plaque, 1998
Box 84
Special citation by the Winston Salem Arts Council, 1974
Box 84

2. Correspondence, 1942-2010 and undated

Correspondence primarily consists of professional communications between Robert Ward and several organizations, including: churches, universities, music festivals, opera companies, and symphonies. Organizations include Galaxy Music Corporation, Duke University, North Carolina School of the Arts, Wake Forest University, Minnesota Opera Company, Ohio Light Opera, Brevard Music Center, Chicago Opera Theater, Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Nashville Symphony. The series does include some personal correspondence between Ward and his family and friends. Arranged chronologically by decade.

Contents of binder, 1942-1943

Correspondence between Robert Ward and his mother

Box 6
General correspondence, 1949-2010 and undated
(9 folders)

Correspondence between Robert Ward and several organizations, including some churches, universities, music festivals, opera companies, and symphonies. Organizations include Duke University, North Carolina School of the Arts, Wake Forest University, Minnesota Opera Company, Ohio Light Opera, Brevard Music Center, Chicago Opera Theater, Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Nashville Symphony. Includes some personal correspondence between Ward and his family and friends.

Box 6
Letters regarding Duke faculty appointments, 1983-1984
Box 6
Galaxy Music Corporation, 1957-1994

Robert Ward, executive vice president and managing editor; official correspondence

Box 6
North Carolina School of the Arts, 1967-1998

Includes correspondence from Robert Ward's time as Chancellor of the school

Box 6
Rockefeller Grant, 1976
Box 6
Student letters, 2003

Students from Pittsburgh, PA

Box 6

3. Operas, 1956-2012 and undated

Operas contains a variety of materials related to each of Robert Ward’s nine completed operatic works. All of the compositions include an assortment of newspaper clippings, programs, and reviews from their performances. Clippings, programs, and reviews related to The Crucible are by far the most extensive. Almost all the operas have music sketches, libretto drafts, published libretti, piano-vocal scores, orchestral scores, conductor’s scores, some individual instrumental parts, and both audio and audiovisual recordings. The scores include published versions, edited proofs—many in Ward’s own hand—master sheets, printing masters, and original manuscripts. Several of the operas also include correspondence from Ward regarding revisions and performances, as well as production photographs, academic publications with musical analyses, set drawings, and stage directions. The materials for Roman Fever include a filming script. The series also includes libretto drafts for an incomplete opera entitled Debs. Arranged alphabetically by opera title.

Newspaper clippings and programs from premiere at Charlotte Opera, 1982-1984
(2 folders)

Includes clippings from premiere at Charlotte Opera

Box 7
Correspondence, 1977-1982
Box 7
Photographs from Charlotte Opera production, 1982
Box 7
Glass mug with opera title, 1982
Box 83
Framed cross-stich of opera title, 1982

"Abelard Heloise NC 82"

Box 83
Acts I-III conductor's scores, undated
(3 folders)
Box 38
Acts I-III conductor's scores, undated
(3 folders)
Box 39
Libretto sketches and drafts, undated
(3 folders)
Box 40
Music sketches, undated
(3 folders)
Box 40
Music sketches, undated
Box 45
Piano-vocal scores, 1988 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 40
Piano-vocal score original masters, undated
Box 40
Aria: "Condemn not, oh woeful man", undated

Piano-vocal sheet music

Box 40
Piano-vocal score, manuscript copy, undated

Includes edited libretto

Box 40
Published librettos, revised and unrevised versions, 1982
Box 40
Synopsis, undated
Box 40
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1973-2005

Notable production by Minnesota Opera

Box 7
Academic publication on Claudia Legare, 1983
Box 7
Photographs of productions, undated
Box 7
Music sketches, undated
Box 40
Music sketches, undated
(2 folders)
Box 45
Libretto sketches and drafts, undated
(3 folders)
Box 40
Notes by Robert Ward, undated
Box 53
Libretto masters, undated
Box 42
Published librettos, 1978-1996
Box 42
Revised piano-vocal score masters, 1992
(2 folders)
Box 42
Unrevised piano-vocal score, 1992
Box 42
Piano-vocal scores, 1977-1982 and undated
(6 folders)

Includes production notes and Robert Ward's copy with markings

Box 42
Piano-vocal score masters, 1977
Box 42
Piano-vocal scores with some markings, 1977
(3 folders, 11.5" x 14.5")
Box 43
Piano-vocal score, two-act version blueprint, undated
(9" x 12")
Box 44
Act II partial piano-vocal score blueprint with markings, undated
(8.5" x 14")
Box 44
Piano-vocal score, two-act version with markings, undated
(11.5" x 14.5")
Box 44
Piano-vocal score, three-act version, 1977
(9" x 12")
Box 44
Act III piano-vocal score photocopy with markings, undated
(8.5" x 14.5")
Box 44
Acts I-II piano-vocal score manuscript copies with revisions, undated
(9.5" x 13")
Box 49
Piano-vocal score, 1977
(11.5" x 14.5")
Box 46
Assorted soprano arias, piano-vocal sheet music, undated
Box 42
Arias: "Lament for Aunt Renie, "The South Must Industrialize", undated
(11" x 13.5")

Piano-vocal sheet music

Box 46
Act I printing masters, undated
(2 folders)
Box 41
Acts II-III printing masters, undated
(3 folders)
Box 42
Orchestral parts masters and inserts, 1977 and undated
(6 folders)
Box 42
Orchestral score manuscript, reduced orchestration, incomplete, undated
(2 folders)
Box 40
Acts I-III orchestral scores, reduced orchestration, 1996 and undated
(8 folders)
Box 41
Acts I-III orchestral scores, undated
(4 folders)
Box 41
Act I, chamber orchestra version, undated
(2 folders)
Box 41
Orchestral revision photocopy, undated
(11.5" x 14.5")
Box 45
Act I partial orchestral score with markings, undated
(12" x 19")
Box 47
Acts I-III orchestral scores, original masters, undated
(4 folders, 11" x 17")
Box 46
Acts I-III orchestral scores with markings, 1996 and undated
(6 folders)
Box 53
Act I conductor's scores with markings, undated
(2 folders)
Box 47
Acts II-IV conductor's scores with markings, undated
(3 folders)
Box 48
Acts I-IV conductor's scores with markings, undated
(2 folders)
Box 49
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1961-2008
(8 folders)
Box 7
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1961-2008
(9 folders)
Box 8
Newspaper clippings from first and second performances, 1961-1962
Box 8
Performances in Korea and Japan, 1983-1985
(2 folders)

Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews

Box 8
Performances in Chicago and at Duke University, 1985-1987

Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews

Box 8
Performance at Opera Carolina, 1998

Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews

Box 8
Academic publications on The Crucible, 1971-2005 and undated
(3 folders)

Includes published articles, doctoral dissertations, and a master's thesis

Box 8
Inspiration and writing process, undated

Includes photocopies of 17th century letters

Box 8
Production photographs, 1985-1999 and undated
(8 folders)

Includes productions by the Washington Opera, Japanese production in Osaka, and South Korean production in Seoul

Box 9
Posters, 2012 and undated
Box 12
Posterboards, poster, 1983-1985

Korean and Japanese productions

Box 13
T-shirt, undated

Signed by the Kansas State Uuniversity Opera Theatre cast and crew

Box 83
Piano-vocal score, 1962
Box 33
German piano-vocal scores, 1963
(4 folders)

Includes Robert Ward's copy with markings

Box 33
Korean piano-vocal scores with markings, 1963
(2 folders)
Box 33
Acts I-IV orchestral score with markings, 1963
(2 folders)
Box 33
Acts II, III, IV orchestral scores, reduced orchestra, undated
(2 folders)
Box 33
Arias: "It's a Good Time is Springtime," "I am John Proctor", undated

Piano-vocal sheet music

Box 33
Aria masters: "John, I Knew You'd Come Back to Me", undated

Piano-vocal sheet music

Box 33
Act II string parts, undated
Box 33
Published libretto by Bernard Stambler, 1961
Box 33
Libretto sketches and drafts, undated
(2 folders)
Box 33
Stage directions, undated
Box 33
Enlarged piano-vocal score with markings, undated
Box 34
Set drawings, undated
Box 34
Music sketches, undated
(3 folders)
Box 34
Corrected engraved proof of piano-vocal score, undated
Box 35
Acts I-II conductor's score, manucript copy with markings, undated
(2 folders)
Box 35
Act I conductor's score, reduced orchestra, undated
Box 35
Acts II-III conductor's scores, reduced orchestra, undated
(2 folders)
Box 36
Acts III-IV conductor's scores, manuscript copy with markings, undated
(2 folders)
Box 36
Act IV conductor's score, reduced orchestra, undated
Box 37
Acts I-IV conductor's scores, no markings, undated
(2 folders)
Box 37
Microfilm of orchestral score, reduced version, undated
Box 26
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 2002-2005
Box 9
Music sketches, undated
(3 folders)
Box 53
Music sketches and libretto drafts, undated
(2 folders)
Box 53
Richard's Connell's story, masters and original, undated
Box 53
Published libretto, 2005
Box 53
First draft of libretto, Mary Ward, undated
Box 53
Libretto proofs, drafts, and rewrites, 2002-2005 and undated
(4 folders)
Box 53
Piano-vocal score corrected proofs, 2004 and undated
(3 folders)
Box 53
Orchestral score corrected proofs, undated
(2 folders)
Box 53
Proofing notes, undated
Box 53
Piano-vocal score, unedited printing masters, 2005
(2 folders)
Box 54
Piano-vocal scores, 2005
(3 folders)

Includes Robert Ward's copy with markings

Box 54
Acts I-II orchestral scores with markings, 2005
Box 54
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1956-1986
Box 9
North Carolina School of the Arts production photograph, undated
Box 12
Music sketches, undated
(2 folders)
Box 52
Libretto drafts, undated
Box 54
Published libretto, 1959
Box 54
Piano-vocal score with markings, undated
(11.5" x 14.5")
Box 52
Piano-vocal scores with markings, 1961
(3 folders)
Box 54
Arias: "Ballad, from Pantaloon," "Come Close, My Beloved, Come Close", 1957 and undated
(2 folders)

Piano-vocal sheet music

Box 54
Act I orchestral score with markings, undated
(12.5" x 17")
Box 52
Orchestral score, incomplete masters, undated
Box 52
Acts I-III Pantaloon conductor's scores with markings, undated
(2 folders)
Box 50
Acts II-III orchestral scores with markings, undated
(2 folders, 12.5" x 17")
Box 51
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1964-1990
Box 9
Autographed photograph of Mary Jennings, 1964
Box 9
Poster, 1964
Box 12
Original orchestral score, undated
(2 folders, 12" x 18")
Box 57
Piano-vocal scores with markings, undated
(3 folders, 11.5" x 14.5")
Box 58
Arias: "Hail, Hail, Hail the Bride," "Vamos Muchacho", undated
(2 folders, 11" x 17")

Orchestral score, piano-vocal sheet music and printing mock-up

Box 59
Duet: "I Ride Along", undated
(11.5" x 14.5")

Piano-vocal sheet music

Box 59
Acts I-II conductor's scores with markings, undated
Box 59
Libretto drafts, undated
(6 folders)

Includes original version, revisions, and some music sketches

Box 60
Music sketches, undated
Box 60
Three excerpts from Act I, piano-vocal score, undated
Box 60
Duets: "I Ride Along," "I'm Making a Play for You", undated
(2 folders)

Orchestral scores with markings

Box 60
Paste-up masters for strings and flute for concert duet, undated
Box 60
Sampler miniature score, undated
Box 60
Orchestral score sampler, undated
Box 60
Orchestral parts, includes masters, undated
(9 folders)

Missing harp part

Box 60
Orchestral score, original master sheets (also includes Lady Kate, revised full score), undated
(2 folders)

Music from both operas mixed together

Box 61
Piano-vocal score master sheets, original version, undated
Box 62
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1993-1997
Box 9
Production photograph, 1994
Box 9
Revised full score (also includes The Lady from Colorado, orchestral score master sheets), undated
(2 folders)

Music from both operas mixed together

Box 61
Aria: "I Hail this Land", undated

Music sketches, orchestral score

Box 62
Assorted orchestral parts, incomplete, undated
Box 62
Music sketches, undated
Box 62
Libretto drafts and notes, undated
(2 folders)
Box 63
Revision notes, undated
Box 63
Piano-vocal scores with revisions, 1992
(2 folders)

Includes Robert Ward's copy with markings

Box 63
Acts I-II orchestral score, manuscript copies with revisions, undated
(3 folders)
Box 63
Aria: "I Hail This Land", undated

Piano-vocal scores, master sheets, choral scores, and orchestral scores with revisions

Box 63
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, magazine articles, 1982
Box 9
Correspondence, 1982 and undated

Letters include newspaper clippings and magazine articles

Box 9
The Greater Miami Opera: From Shoestring to Showpiece, a book by Robert Herman, 1985
Box 9
Production slides and set scene sketches, 1981-1983
Box 9
Posterboard, 1982

Miami production

Box 13
Music sketches, undated
(3 folders)
Box 54
Libretto drafts, undated
(4 folders)

Includes first and second drafts

Box 54
Published libretto, 1982
Box 54
Summary of planned revisions, undated
Box 54
Libretto sketches with edits, undated
(2 folders)
Box 56
Piano-vocal scores, 1992-2000
(4 folders)
Box 56
Aria: "Oh Cosmos, with your Myriad Stars", undated
(2 folders)

Orchestral score, photocopied masters; piano-vocal sheet music

Box 56
Notes by Robert Ward, undated
Box 56
Acts I-III conductor's scores with markings, undated
(3 folders)
Box 55
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1994-2001
(2 folders)
Box 9
Correspondence, 1993-2002
Box 9
Triangle Opera Theater production, 1990-1993

Budget information, correspondence

Box 9
Production photographs, undated
Box 9
Academic writings on Roman Fever, "Operas from the American Music Theater Project", undated
Box 56
Shooting script, television production, undated
Box 56
Published libretto and drafts, 1987-1993
(4 folders)
Box 56
Music sketches, undated
Box 56
Original uncorrected manuscript, undated
Box 57
Orchestral score master sheets, undated
(2 folders)
Box 56
Orchestral score, 1993

Includes Robert Ward's copy with markings

Box 56
Piano-vocal scores with markings, 1993 and undated
(4 folders)

Contain markings

Box 56
Libretto drafts, 2007-2008
Box 63

4. Instrumental Works, 1942-2010 and undated

Instrumental Works is comprised of Robert Ward’s compositions for orchestra, wind ensemble, concert band, and a variety of chamber ensembles. Most of the pieces include newspaper clippings, programs, and reviews from performances, including premieres. Almost all pieces include music sketches, piano reductions, full scores, orchestral scores, conductor’s scores, and complete sets of parts. Many pieces also have recordings, when noted. The scores include published versions, edited proofs—many in Ward’s own hand—master sheets, printing masters, and original manuscripts. Arranged alphabetically by title of piece.

Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, letter, 1945-1972
Box 9
Orchestral score, 1953
Box 63
Orchestral score with some markings, undated
(11.5" x 14")
Box 68
Original manuscript, undated
Box 68
Orchestral score master sheets, undated
Box 68
Newspaper clippings, programs, correspondence, 1965-1985
Box 9
Full score and two complete sets of parts, 1973

One set is missing Horn IV part

Box 63
Music sketches, undated
Box 68
Newspaper clipping, programs, reviews, letter, 1988-2007
Box 9
Music sketches, master sheets, full score with cello and violin versions, 1991 and undated
Box 63
Full score, 1991
Box 63
Orchestral score and string parts master sheets, undated
(2 folders)
Box 64
Orchestral score and flute part with markings, undated
(11.5" x 14.5")
Box 68
Newspaper clipping, programs, 1955-2008
Box 9
Complete score and parts for viola and cello versions, 1960
Box 64
Score for Two Pieces for the Piano; includes "Dancing," "Slumber Song," and "Song", 1953 and undated
Box 64
Two Pieces for the Piano, score, undated
(11.5" x 14.5")
Box 68
Program, 2002
Box 9
Orginal manuscript and sketches, undated
Box 64
Full score and complete parts, 2001
Box 64
Program, 2007
Box 9
Orchestral score, 2007
Box 64
Orchestral scores with some markings and program notes, 2007
(11" x 14.5")
Box 68
Program, poster, 1996
Box 9
Full scores, 1996
(2 folders)

Includes Robert Ward's copy with markings

Box 64
Music sketches and original manuscript, undated
Box 68
Programs, 1992-1997
Box 9
Music sketches, undated
Box 64
Original manuscript, undated
Box 64
Orchestral scores, 1990-1991
(2 folders)

Includes Robert Ward's copy with markings

Box 64
Programs, 1980-2002
Box 9
Music sketches, original manuscript, full score with markings, 1980 and undated
Box 64
Program, 2008
Box 9
Orchestral score, 2008
Box 64
Newspaper clipping, program, 1948
Box 9
Music sketches, undated
Box 64
Music sketches, undated
Box 68
Orchestral score, undated
(11.5" x 15")
Box 68
Newspaper, programs, 1973-1998
Box 9
Orchestral scores with markings, 1993
Box 64
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, photograph, program notes, 1968-2009
Box 9
Two-piano and orchestral scores, 1970
(3 folders)
Box 64
Two-piano score, undated
(10" x 13")
Box 69
Conductor's scores with markings, undated
(2 folders)
Box 69
Music sketches, undated
Box 70
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1983-2003
Box 10
Music sketches, undated
Box 64
Manuscript photocopy of saxophone part, undated
Box 64
Piano scores, includes first version and revised version, 1989 and undated
(4 folders)

Includes saxophone part and Robert Ward's copy with markings

Box 64
Orchestral score, Movement II, undated
Box 64
Concert band arrangement, 1993

Includes program notes

Box 64
Orchestral score master sheets and proofs, undated
Box 70
Conductor's scores with markings, undated
Box 70
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1991-1998
Box 10
Music sketches, undated
Box 64
Original masters of orchestral score and violin part, undated
(2 folders)
Box 64
Piano score and violin part, 1993

Includes Robert Ward's copy with markings

Box 64
Orchestral scores, 1993
(2 folders)

Includes Robert Ward's copies with final revisions

Box 65
Orchestral score original manuscript and master sheets, undated
(2 folders)
Box 70

Dialogue on the Tides of Time, 1987 and undated

First movement of "Dialogues" composition; occasionally titled and performed separately from full work.

Newspaper clipping, programs, 1987
Box 10
Music sketches, undated
Box 65
Piano score and complete parts, undated
Box 65
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1982-2009
Box 10
Music sketches, undated
Box 65
Orchestral score, 1986
Box 65
Piano score and soloist parts, 1986
Box 65
Orchestral and piano scores, revised version, 2002
Box 65
Piano score and soloist parts manuscript photocopy with markings, undated
Box 65
Conductor's scores, undated
Box 71
Piano scores, undated
(11" x 14")
Box 71
Origjnal manuscript, music sketches, program notes, undated
Box 71

Dialogues for Violin, Cello, and Piano, 1984-2003 and undated

Chamber version of Dialogues: A Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano with Orchestra.

Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1984-2003
Box 10
Full score and parts, chamber version, undated
Box 65
Master sheets xerox and original mock-ups, undated
Box 65
First revision of piano part, undated
Box 65
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1967-2003
Box 10
Orchestral scores, 1966
Box 65
Music sketches, undated
Box 71
Orchestral score master sheets, undated
Box 71
Conductor's score, undated
Box 72
Newspaper clipping, programs, 1997-2001
Box 10
Music sketches, undated
Box 65
Full score and parts, 1997
(2 folders)

Includes Robert Ward's copy and edited parts

Box 65
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1961-2005
Box 10
Orchestral score, 1957
Box 65
Music sketches, manuscript copy, orchestral score master sheets, undated
Box 72
Conductor's score, orchestral score master sheets, original manuscript, undated
Box 72
Newspaper, program, 1988
Box 10
Music sketches, undated
Box 65
Full score, complete parts, and original version master proofs, 1987
Box 65
Programs, letter, 1968-1991
Box 10
Full score and complete parts, 1957
Box 65
Music sketches and full score master sheets, undated
Box 72
Newspaper clippings, programs, program notes, 1986
Box 10
Music sketches, undated
Box 65
Original unrevised orchestral score with markings, undated
(2 folders)

Includes unrevised orchestral score with markings

Box 65
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, correspondence, 1966-1995
Box 10
Orchestral score with markings, 1976
Box 65
Music sketches, undated
Box 72
Conductor's score, undated
Box 72
Newspaper clippings, programs, 1967-1977
Box 10
Condensed score for concert band, 1969
Box 65
Music sketches and full score master sheets, undated
Box 72
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1989-1990
Box 10
Music sketches, undated
Box 65
Orchestral score, 1989
(2 folders)

Includes Robert Ward's copy with markings

Box 65
Program, letter, 1985-1994
Box 10
Music sketches, undated
Box 66
Full scores and incomplete parts with some markings, 1981
(3 folders)

Missing Mvt. I harp/piano part

Box 66
Conductor's score with markings, undated
Box 73
Newspaper clippings, programs, 1962-1969
Box 10
Music sketches, undated
Box 66
Orchestral score, 1969
Box 66
Orchestral score master sheets, undated
Box 73
Conductor's score with revisions, undated
Box 73
Newspaper clippings, programs, 1983-1996

Original title: Music for a Celebration

Box 10
Music sketches, undated
Box 66
Orchestral score, 1975
Box 66
Conductor's score with revisions, undated
Box 74
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1949-1999
Box 10
Program sketches, visual sketches, performance photographs, slides, 2008 and undated
Box 10
Music sketches, undated
Box 66
Full score, master copy, undated
Box 66
Piano reductions with markings, 1951
Box 66
Full score, manuscript and concert band copies, undated
Box 66
Conductor's score, undated
Box 74
Full score master sheets, undated
Box 74
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1946-2007
(2 folders)
Box 10
Music sketches, undated
Box 66
Orchestral score, 1949
Box 66
Orchestral miniature score, 1949
Box 66
Concert band full score and complete parts with some markings, 1958
(2 folders)
Box 66
Orchestral score master sheets, undated
Box 74
Conductor's score with revisions, undated
Box 74
Newspaper clippings, programs, 1947-1987
Box 10
Score for Lamentation, 1948
Box 66
Full score, 1984
Box 66
Music sketches and master sheets, undated
Box 74

Music for Celebration, 1963 and undated

Retitled Invocation and Toccata by composer; Alternate title: Music for a Great Occasion.

Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1963
Box 10
Orchestral score with revisions, undated
(11" x 17")
Box 74
Full score with markings, master sheets, undated
Box 74
Newspaper clippings, programs, press release, 1963-1972
Box 10
Music sketches, undated
Box 66
Concert band bull score, 1962
Box 66
Condensed score master sheets, ful score with revisions, undated
Box 75
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1949-1951
Box 10
Orchestral score with revisions, undated
Box 75
Program, 1997
Box 10
Music sketches, undated
Box 66
Full score and complete parts, 1998
Box 66
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1967-2002
Box 10
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1967-2002
Box 11
Orchestral score and complete parts, 1964
(2 folders)
Box 66
Concert band full score, 1960
Box 66
Music sketches, undated
Box 76
Master sheets for concert band version, undated
Box 76
Conductor's score for concert band version, 1957
Box 76
Music sketches, original manuscript, orchestral score master sheets, undated
Box 75
Program notes, undated
Box 11
Full score, 1977
Box 66
Music sketches, undated
Box 75
Conductor's score, undated
Box 75
Programs, 2006-2008
Box 11
Music sketches, undated
Box 66
Full score and complete parts with some markings, 2006
(2 folders)
Box 66
Original unrevised score and parts, 2006
Box 66
Original manuscript and photocopy, undated
Box 75
Programs, 1991
Box 11
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1986-2007
Box 11
Music sketches, undated
Box 66
Full score and complete parts, 1986
Box 66
Newspaper clipping, program, 1991
Box 11
Music sketches, undated
Box 66
Full score and complete parts, 1991
(2 folders)

Includes Robert Ward's copy with markings

Box 66
Orchestral score and manuscript copy, undated
(11" x 14")
Box 75
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, choreography synopsis, 1992-1993
Box 11
Sketches, 1989

Includes music sketches, choreography, and libretto drafts

Box 67
Orchestral scores with markings, 1989-1991 and undated
(4 folders)

Includes Robert Ward's copy with markings and separate score for Part V, "Wild Night of Remorse"

Box 67
Orchestral score master sheets, undated
Box 67
Original manuscripts and copies, undated
Box 85
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1991-1997
Box 11
Full score and incomplete parts, 1991

Missing flute part

Box 67
Music sketches and original manuscript, undated
Box 67
Orchestral score with revisions, undated
Box 75
Original manuscript, conductor's score, orchestral score master sheets, undated
Box 75
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1950-1980
Box 11
Full score and violin part with master sheets, 1996
(2 folders)
Box 67
Music sketches, undated
Box 75
Full score with revisions, undated
(11" x 14")
Box 75
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1991-1995
Box 11
Music sketches and revisions, undated
Box 67
Full score and violin part, 1992
Box 67
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, letter, 1980-1988
Box 11
Music sketches, undated
Box 67
Orchestral scores, 1988 and undated
Box 67
Revised orchestral score, undated
Box 67
Orchestral score master sheets, undated
Box 77
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1966-1986
Box 10
Full score and complete parts with some markings, 1966
Box 65
Musick sketches, original manuscript, full score, undated
Box 74
Music sketches, undated

Based on music from Claudia Legare; Sketches for "Industrialize and Rise," and general revisions

Box 67
Orchestral score with markings, undated
(2 folders)
Box 67
Program, 1988
Box 11
Program, 2004
Box 11
Program, 1989
Box 11
Orchestral score and program notes, 1989
Box 67

Symphony No. 1, 1942-1958 and undated

Alternate title: First Symphony

Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1947-1958
Box 11
Orchestral score, 1942
Box 67
Music sketches, undated
Box 77
Conductor's score with markings, undated
Box 77
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1947-1983
Box 11
Miniature orchestral score, 1952
Box 67
Orchestral scores with markings, 1952

Includes Robert Ward's copy with markings

Box 80
Music sketches, undated
Box 77
Master sheets for Serenade for Orchestra, undated

Material from student work, Serenade for Orchestra was re-purposed as part of Symphony No. 2

Box 77

Symphony No. 3, 1950-1999 and undated

Alternate title: Third Symphony

Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1950-1999
Box 11
Orchestral score, 1958
Box 80
Music sketches, undated
Box 76
Orchestral score master sheets, undated
Box 76
Conductor's score, undated
Box 76
Orchestral scores with revisions, undated
(13" x 13.5")
Box 77

Symphony No. 4, 1958-1984 and undated

Alternate title: Fourth Symphony

Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1958-1984
Box 11
Orchestral score with markings, 1977-1980
(2 folders)
Box 80
Music sketches, undated
Box 77
Orchestral score master sheets, undated
Box 77
Orchestral score, unrevised, undated
(3 folders, 12.5" x 17.5")

Includes unrevised scores, first revision of Mvt. III, and final revised version

Box 78
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, text, program, notes, 1967-2002
Box 11
Music sketches, undated
Box 80
Libretto drafts and program notes, undated
Box 80
Piano-vocal scores with edits, 1979
(2 folders)
Box 80
"A Psalm of Life" choral score and "Hymn to the Night" piano-vocal score, 1979
Box 80
"Hymn to the Night," conductor's score, undated
Box 78
Piano-vocal score with revisions, undated
(10.5" x 12.5")
Box 78
Conductor's score, undated
Box 78
Conductor's score photocopy, undated
Box 79

Symphony No. 6, 1988-1991 and undated

Alternate title: Sixth Symphony

Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1988-1991
Box 11
Music sketches, undated
Box 80
Orchestral scores, undated
Box 80

Symphony No. 7, 2003-2004 and undated

Alternate title: Seventh Symphony

Programs, program notes, 2004
Box 11
Music sketches, undated
Box 80
Orchestral scores and program notes, 2003
Box 80
Original manuscript and photocopies, undated
(2 folders)
Box 79
Music sketches, undated
Box 79
Program, 1998
Box 11
Music sketches, undated
Box 80
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1997-2010
Box 11
Orchestral scores with revision notes and markings, undated
(2 folders)
Box 80
Orchestral score master sheets and narrator text, undated
Box 79
Conductor's score, undated
Box 79

5. Vocal Works, 1943-2008 and undated

Vocal Works is comprised of Robert Ward’s pieces for solo voice, choir, spoken narrator, and chorus with larger ensemble combinations. Some works include newspaper clippings, programs, and reviews from performances. Many of the pieces include music sketches, drafts of texts, some correspondence, piano-vocal scores, full scores, orchestral scores, conductor’s scores, complete sets of parts, and recordings when noted. The scores include published versions, edited proofs—many in Ward’s own hand—master sheets, printing masters, and original manuscripts. Arranged alphabetically by title of piece.

Piano-vocal scores and sheet music, 1993-2003

Baritone piano-vocal score, tenor and mezzo piano-vocal score edited proofs; includes arias from Abelard and Heloise, Claudia Legare, The Crucible, He Who Gets Slapped (Pantaloon), The Lady from Colorado, Lady Kate, Minutes Till Midnight

Box 80
Music sketches, undated
Box 80
Full score, piano-vocal score, choral score, 2001 and undated
Box 80
Music sketches, choral score, 1979 and undated
Box 80
Printing masters, undated
Box 86
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1960-2000
Box 11
Music sketches, undated
Box 80
Organ part, original manuscript of Mvt. II, undated
Box 80
Piano-vocal scores with some markings, 1960
(2 folders)
Box 80
Piano-vocal score manuscript copy with markings, piano-vocal score master sheets, undated
Box 86
Choral score of Mvt., "Would Ye Be Glad and Wise", 1960
Box 80
Full score, 1960
Box 80
Full score, manuscript copy, undated
(12.5" x 17")
Box 86
Conductor's scores with some markings, 1960
Box 86
Newspaper clippings, programs, 1944-2005

"Sorrow of Mydath," "Anna Miranda," "Rain Has Fallen All the Day," "As I Watched the Ploughman Ploughing," "Vanished"

Box 11
Piano scores, edited copies, incomplete master sheets, music sketches, 1952 and undated

Includes high and low voice versions of all songs

Box 80
Incomplete master sheets, proofs, photocopies, undated
Box 86
Programs, 1996
Box 11
Music sketches, undated
Box 81
Piano-vocal scores, high and low voice versions, 1995 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 81
Music sketches, text drafts, correspondence, piano-vocal score, 2012
Box 81
Newspaper clippings, programs, 1946-1951
Box 11
Choral scores, 1943-2001
Box 81
Orchestral score arrangement, choral score, undated
(11.5" x 15")
Box 86
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1989
Box 11
Images of God Correspondence, 1988

Correspondence regarding first perforamnce at Duke Chapel

Box 6
Text and program drafts, undated
(2 folders)
Box 81
Music sketches, undated
Box 81
Incomplete copy of original manuscript, undated
Box 81
Piano-vocal scores of individual movements, incomplete, 1990

"In His Last Days Jesus Came to Jerusalem," "Let Us Heed the Voice Within," "Consider Well God's Ways"

Box 81
Master sheets, undated
(2 folders)
Box 81
Full scores, 1989-1990
(3 folders)

Includes original photocopy

Box 81
Program, program notes, 2008
Box 11
Music sketches and text drafts, undated
Box 81
Piano-vocal score and full score, 2008
(2 folders)
Box 81
Full score and piano reduction, original manuscripts, undated
Box 87
Program, 2007
Box 11
Full score and complete parts, piano-vocal score, 2008
Box 81
Program, 1965
Box 11
Music sketches and text drafts, letter, 1964 and undated
Box 81
Full score, piano reduction with edits, undated
Box 87
Newspaper clipping, programs, program notes, 1994-2001
Box 11
Music sketches and original manuscript, undated
Box 81
Piano-vocal scores, 1994
(2 folders)

Includes copy of song texts and program notes

Box 81
Master sheets, original key, 1994
Box 81
Music sketches, full scores with some markings, master sheets, undated
Box 87
Music sketches and drafts, undated
(2 folders)
Box 81
Full scores with markings and complete parts, undated
Box 81
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, 1951-2004
Box 11
Master's Thesis on Sacred Songs for Panthesists, 1963
Box 11
Music sketches, undated
Box 87
Piano-vocal scores with some markings, 1966-1996
Box 81
Orchestral score, 1995
Box 81
Piano-vocal score printing masters, incomplete piano-vocal scores, orchestral score manuscript copies, undated
Box 87
Program, 1997
Box 11
Program, letter, 1992-1994
Box 11
Music sketches, undated
Box 82
Choruses, piano-vocal scores, 1993
Box 82
Orchestral score, 1993
Box 82
Orchestral score original manuscript, undated
Box 87
Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, poster, 1968-1986
Box 11
Libretto and drafts of program notes, undated
Box 82
Music sketches, undated
Box 82
Music and libretto sketches, undated
Box 88
Piano-vocal score, 1966
Box 82
Choral scores, individual movements, 1965

"It was a Great Design," "Ballad of Boston Bay," "Epitaphs," "Sweet Freedom's Song"

Box 82
Full score manuscript copy, 1966
Box 88
Conductor's scores with some markings, 1966 and undated
Box 88
Programs, 2004-2007
Box 11
Choral scores, 1957
Box 82
Original manuscripts and copies, undated

"I Know a Quiet Vale," "Daphne," "My Soul is Like a Garden Close"

Box 82
Programs, 1957-1991

Poems of T.S. Eliot: "The Song of the Jellicles," "Mr. Mistoffelees," "Of the Awefull Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles"

Box 11
Music sketches and piano scores, "Of the Awefull Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles", 1991 and undated
Box 82
Music sketches, proofs, manuscript copies with edits, undated
Box 87
Program, undated
Box 11
Programs, 1957-1974
Box 11
Choral scores and original master sheets, 1957
Box 82
Programs, 1950-1951
Box 11
Choral scores, undated
Box 82
Music sketches and master sheets, undated
(11" x 13.5")
Box 88

6. Music Sketchbooks and Student Works, undated

Music Sketchbooks and Student Works contains assorted untitled music sketches and sketchbooks by Robert Ward, some of which may be related to later published works. Also includes score and parts to Ward’s withdrawn work, his 1st String Quartet (not to be confused with his First String Quartet from 1966), and libretto drafts to a work entitled The Tragic Muse. Also contains various contrapuntal exercises from Ward’s time at the Eastman School of Music, as well as orchestrations of works by J.S. Bach and Claude Debussy. Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

1st String Quartet (withdrawn work), full score and incomplete parts, undated
Box 85
Assorted student works and music exercises, undated
Box 82
Assorted untitled sketches, undated
Box 82
Early sketches, prior to Eastman School of Music attendance, undated
Box 85
Manuscript copies of assorted songs, undated

Includes "By the Numbers," "Calvary Song," "Final March," "Pay Day"; also includes songs by several other composers

Box 86
Music sketchbooks, undated
(3 folders)
Box 82
Orchestrations of works by J.S. Bach and Claude Debussy, undated
Box 85
Piece titled "Energetically", undated
Box 85
Song, "Just as You Were", undated

Music sketches, full score manuscripts, individual parts

Box 86
The Tragic Muse, libretto sketches, undated
Box 82
Untitled sketch, undated

Includes text: "Bill S., U.S. Education Commission"

Box 85

7. Music By Others, 1910-2007 and undated

Music by Others includes a variety of scores and recordings by other composers included in Robert Ward’s papers. Majority of items are recordings rather than scores. Composers include Hugh Aitken, Samuel Barber, Belá Bartók, Leslie Bassett, William Bergsma, Leonard Bernstein, David Brackett, Margaret Brouwer, Christopher Coleman, Gaetano Donizetti, Scott Eyerely, Ernesto Ferreri, Daniel Foley, Kenneth Frazelle, Barbara Gallagher, Gordon Goodwin, Paul Hindemith, Charles Ives, Hunter Johnson, Aaron Jay Kernis, James Legg, Joseph Leniado-Chira, Scott Lindroth, Henry Mollicone, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Russell Peck, Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Rachmaninoff, J. Mark Scearce, Jack Stamp, Stella Sung, Toru Takemitsu, Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wargo, Donald Waxman, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Yehudi Wyner. Scores arranged alphabetically by title of piece.

Assorted choral music, 1987-2006
Box 82
America's Going to the Dickens! By Peter Stambler, 1983-1996
Box 82
Bellarocca by James Legg, 1997
Box 82
Breath of Life by J. Todd Frazier, 2006-2007

Includes some correspondence with Robert Ward

Box 82
Camerata Quintet by Gordon Goodwin, undated
Box 82
A Cantata of Celebrations by Donald Waxman, 2005
Box 82
Epiphany by Jonathan Stahlke, 1983
Box 82
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughan Williams, undated
Box 85
Fourteen Two Twenty-Two by Bruce D. Reinoso, 1990
Box 82
The House of Seven Gables by Scott Eyerly, 1991
Box 82
Jungle City by David Good, 1986
Box 82
Manhattan Overture by James Legg, 1988
Box 82
Préludes by Claude Debussy, 1910
Box 85
Relations to Rio by Scott Lindroth, undated
Box 85
Rosa de Fuego, Rhapsody for piano by Hugh Aitken, undated
Box 85
Sonatine by Béla Bartók, 1919
Box 85
Songs of Innocence and of Experience by Ernesto Ferreri, 1995
Box 82
Wedding Day by David Good, 1986
Box 82
Young Gil Blas by Ernesto Ferreri, 1993

Includes some correspondence with Robert Ward

Box 82
 

Historical Note

Robert Ward was a composer primarily of operas, instrumental works, and symphonic choral works. Born in 1917, Ward began composing as a student. He attended the Eastman School of Music and The Juilliard School in the 1930s and early 1940s before joining the United States Army during World War II. During the war he served as a band director, and was stationed in the Pacific. Following the war, Ward taught at Juilliard and Columbia, and continued composing and conducting. His second opera, The Crucible, based on Arthur Miller's play, premiered in 1961 and became his best-known work. He won the Pulitzer Prize in Music for the opera in 1962. Ward eventually left New York and served as Chancellor of the North Carolina School of the Arts from 1967-1975. He joined Duke University as the Mary Duke Biddle Professor of Music in 1979, retiring as Professor Emeritus in 1987. He continued to live and compose in Durham, North Carolina until his death in 2013.


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Provenance

The Robert Ward Papers was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1998, 2001, 2003, 2010, 2012 and 2013.

Processing Information

Initially processed by Don Sechler, Arístides Llaneza, Eric Hanson, and other Rubenstein Library staff.

Processed in full by Paul Sommerfeld, March 2017.

Accessions included in this finding aid: 1998-0196, 1998-0564, 2001-0105, 2003-0139, 2010-0123, 2010-0177, 2013-0014