A Descriptive Catalogue of the Music of Charles Ives

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Yale University Press, 1999 - 752 pages
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This catalogue of the music of Charles Ives contains 728 entries covering all of the prolific composer's works. James Sinclair's book presents information produced by recent Ives scholarship and generous commentary on each of Ives's compositions. It completes the work begun by musicologist John Kirkpatrick in 1955, when Ives's music manuscripts were deposited in the Yale Music Library. Ives's works are arranged alphabetically by title within genres. Whenever possible, each entry includes the main title and any other titles the composer may have used; the forces required; the duration; headings of movements; publication history; citation of the first known performance and first recording; the derivation of the work, listing music on which it may be modeled or from which it may borrow material; the principal literature treating the piece; and commentary on these and other matters. The catalogue also provides musical incipits for all Ives's extant works, seven appendixes (covering his work lists, 'Quality Photo' lists, his songbooks, a chronology of his life, recordings made by Ives, and his private publications and commercial publishers), three concordances, and four extensive indexes (addresses, names, titles, and musical borrowings).
 

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Impressive, comprehensive, exhaustively detailed, and well organized, this catalog is the final result of the numerous efforts to organize the compositions of Charles Ives that first began in earnest ... Read full review

Contents

THE MUSIC OF CHARLESIVES
1
Ivess Worklists
633
Quality Lists of Works Photostated
647
Song Collections
657
Chronology of Significant Events in Ivess Life
664
Sound Recordings Made by Ives
691
Kirkpatricks Temporary Catalogue Numbers to Sinclair Numbers
700
724
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About the author (1999)

Sinclair is the music director of Orchestra New England and executive editor for the Charles Ives Society.

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