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Max Wald Collection




Northern Kentucky University Special Collections and ArchivesHighland Heights, Kentucky 41099 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Max Wald Collection, M1996-0828, Special Collections and Archives, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights.


4 boxes, 6 folders

Scope and Content

Music written by the composer Max Wald.

Collection Inventory

Songs, Short Pieces and In Praise of Pageantry
"Parting In Autumn", Holograph manuscript. Score for 1st violin, viola and cello. Composed at the Chicago Musical School. Words adapted "from an old Roumanian song."
[box: 1, folder: 1]
"Epitaphs", Holograph manuscript. Original score and a corrected copy
[box: 1, folder: 2]
"A Song Remembered", Holograph manuscript. Parts for 1st and 2nd violin, viola and cello
[box: 1, folder: 3]
"The Cloths of Heaven", Holograph manuscript. Undated but Wald indicates he was living in Paris. From a poem by William Butler Yeats set to music by Max Wald
[box: 1, folder: 4]
"Beyond the Thames", Holograph manuscript orchestral score dated 1936. Lyrics by James Elroy Flecher set to music by Max Wald
[box: 1]
"The Ballad Singer", Holograph manuscript sheet music. Undated. Poem by Thomas Hardy set to music by Max Wald
[box: 1]
"The Bright Season", Photostatic copy of 8 piano pieces by Max Wald "(Music for Young People"). Dated July 1946
[box: 1]
"The Fiddler", Corrected copy of manuscript, dated 1953. Poem by Thomas Hardy set to music by Max Wald
[box: 1]
"Requiescat", Holograph manuscript. Music by Max Wald; words by Arthur Maquarie. Dated 1953
[box: 1]
"Caprices of Marianne", Holograph manuscript score by Max Wald. Undated
[box: 1]
In Praise of Pageantry, 3 pieces; undated but identified as being composed in NewYork (but possible begun at the Chicago Musical School). Original holograph manuscript for orchestral score and individual parts, laid in a large pink folder. 2 bound, photostatic copies of the score
[box: 1]
Mirandolina and Retrospectives
Mirandolina. Holograph manuscript. Small notebook containing notes for the libretto for Mirandolina. Undated, but Wald lists his address as 139 Blvd. St. Germain, Paris
[box: 2]
Mirandolina. Bound holograph manuscript. The entire opera, music and libretto, are conatined within this volume. A note inside indicates that the story was "derived from a play by Goldini."
[box: 2]
Mirandolina. Unbound holograph manuscript of the orchestral score
[box: 2]
Retrospectives. Bound holograph manuscript of the conductor's score
[box: 2]
Retrospectives. Unbound holograph manuscript of the orchestral score
[box: 2]
Madame Margot and Tommy and the Gilded Lily
Madame Margot. Bound photostatic copy of the music and libretto. Undated but correspondence (see Box 5, Folder 6) allows us to fix the year as 1951 or '52
[box: 3]
Madame Margot. Unbound photstatic copy with some holograph pages interleaved. Undated (see note above)
[box: 3]
Madame Margot. 3 unsigned, typed letters to the following: Hollace Arment of Ohio University [Athens, OH] dated 2/24/52; Malcolm Holmes of the New England Conservatory of Music [Boston. MA]; and Walter Herbert of the New Orleans Opera House Association [New Orleans, LA]. All three letters present Madame Margot for production. Wald describes the origin of his work and provides a single, typed copy of the book
[box: 3, folder: 5]
Tommy and the Gilded Lily. Holograph manuscript of music and lyrics, dated May 1953. Original title, Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow, is indicated on the cover
[box: 3]
Tommy and the Gilded Lily. Brown folder containing holograph manuscript for the play in addition to a typed manuscript. Both undated
[box: 3]
Tommy and the Gilded Lily. Photostat copy of the orchestral score in brown envelope
[box: 3]
Tommy and the Gilded Lily. Bound photostatic copy of the orchestral score with lyrics
[box: 3]
Items removed from a book included in the collection, Nouveau Traité D'Instrumentation by F.A. Gevaert (catalog # ). Items include a list of rules for a dormitory, class notes on "Melody in the Orchestra", and diagrams of simple and compound beats
[box: 3, folder: 6]
Catalog for the Dalcroze School of Music in New York for the 1954-1955 school year. Max Wald was on the Board of Trustees
[box: 4]
Cassette tape of the Max Wald Memorial Program, originally broadcast by WNYC on 22 September 1958 and then retaped on 17 September 1992. The program consisted of 8 Short Piano Pieces, two songs and the monologue from his opera, Madame Margot
[box: 4]
Gay Little World. Bound photostat copy of the opera. Undated but Wald listed his address as Chicago, Illinois
[box: 4]
Sonata No. II. For violin and piano. Two copies bound in purple folders. Undated
[box: 4]
The Streets of Spring. Bound holograph manuscript dated 1938
[box: 4]

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