Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009

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Ballet suggested by T.S. Eliot's The waste land, "April is the cruellest month..." Commissioned by the Arts Council of Great Britain for the Festival of Britain, 1951. Composed 1951. First performance of ballet Sadlers Wells Theatre, London, 8 May 1951, John Larchberg conductor, choreography by John Cranko. First performance of the orchestral suite Vancouver, British Columbia, 10 June 1957, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Chamber Orchestra, John Avison conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Ballet : Harlequin in April / music by Richard Arnell. 1951. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42696352

Composed 1941. Properly, the composer's first symphony. First performance New York, 15 March 1942, New York Civic Orchestra of the Work Projects Administration, Sir Thomas Beecham conductor. Dedicated to the composer's teacher, John Ireland.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Sinfonia (1941) : quasi variazioni / Richard Arnell. 1941. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42696344

Composed 1941. Dedicated to the British composer Victor Yates.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Fantasia : for orchestra / Richard Arnell. 1941. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42696341

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Composed 1946-47. First performance Bath Assembly, England, 2 June 1951, Boyd Neel Orchestra, Boyd Neel conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Abstract forms : for string orchestra, op. 50 / Richard Arnell. 1947. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42696308

Commissioned by the United States Department of Agriculture for the film by Robert Flaherty. Composed 1941. First performance of Suite Station WNYC, New York, 30 July 1941, National Youth Administration Orchestra, Robert Hufstader conductor. To form a suite, the composer suggests that conductors make their own selection. The first concert perf. was on 2 Jan. 1942 with Dean Dixon at one of his own concerts.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of The land : music for the film / Richard Arnell. 1941. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42696355

Composed 1939. The composer's first orchestral work. First performance Carnegie Hall, New York, 13 January 1941, National Orchestral Association, Leon Barzin conductor. Dedicated "to my friends in England."--Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Overture : the new age / R.A.S. Arnell. 1939. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 50756069

Composed 1939.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of First divertimento : for piano and chamber orchestra / Richard Arnell. 1939. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42696337

Composed 1940, revised 1947 and 1950. First performance Carnegie Hall, New York, 22 April 1946, National Orchestral Association, Leon Barzin conductor, Harold Kohon soloist. The 1st London perf. was on 27 Feb. 1954 by the Royal Philharmonic at the Festival Hall, the composer conductor, Kohon as soloist.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Concerto in one movement : for violin and orchestra / Richard Arnell. 1940. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42696314

Composed 1950. Revised 1954.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Concerto capriccioso / Richard Arnell. 1954. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42696349

Commissioned by Sir Thomas Beecham. Composed 1952. First performance Royal Festival Hall, London, 19 November 1952, Royal Philharmonic Society, Thomas Beecham conductor. Composer's program note in score. This is "the first of 2 'program' works commissioned by Sir Thomas."--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Lord Byron : a symphonic portrait, op. 67 / Richard Arnell. 1952. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42696359

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creatorOf Richard Arnell: Symphony No. 4, op. 52. Autograph manuscript., 1947 British Library
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. String quartet 4, op. 62 / Richard Arnell. University of Michigan
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Quartet no. 3, op. 41 / Richard Arnell. University of Michigan
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Concerto in one movement : for violin and orchestra / Richard Arnell. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Abstract forms : for string orchestra, op. 50 / Richard Arnell. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Four serious pieces : cello and piano (1941) / Richard Arnell. University of Michigan
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Chorale variations for organ on Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott : opus 90 / Richard Arnell. University of Michigan
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Combat zone / words, Louis Coxe ; electronics, Herbert Deutsche ; visuals, Howard Bregstein ; music, Richard Arnell. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Ballet : Harlequin in April / music by Richard Arnell. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Second sonata, organ, op. 21 (1942) / Richard Arnell. University of Michigan
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Song, "The force that through the green fuse" : op. 22 / words by Dylan Thomas ; music by Richard Arnell. University of Michigan
referencedIn Manning, Hugo. Unpossessed garden, 1954. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Gifford's debut / Richard Anthony Sayer Arnell. University of Michigan
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Never seek to tell thy love : op. 29, no. 2 (1943) / words by William Blake ; music by Richard Arnell. University of Michigan
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Andantino, op. 71 / Richard Arnell. University of Michigan
creatorOf BOULT PAPERS: (SERIES II) Vol. xi. General correspondence; 1973-1976.ff. 195. Overall size 296 x 228mm.includes:f. 1 Lucien Needham, Professor of Music, University of Lethbridge, Alberta: Letter to Sir A. C. Boult: 1973: Typewritten, signed.f. 2 ..., 1973-1976 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1171. Eugene Goossens Collection. Vol. i. Accademia–Cockshott; 1929-1962, n.d.ff. 194. 295 x 260mm.includes:f. 1 Sir Aynsley Eugene Goossens, conductor and composer: Sammartino, of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia: Letter to Sir Aynsley Eu..., 1929-1962 British Library
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Fantasia : for orchestra / Richard Arnell. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Vol. IV (ff. 215). A-F.includes:ff. 2-15 John Mervin Addison, composer: Correspondence with E. Chapman of John Mervin Addison: 1950-1959: Partly typewritten copies and signed.ff. 16, 17 Richard Anthony Sayer Arnell, composer: Letters to E. Chapma... British Library
creatorOf Richard Arnell: 'Symphonic Portrait: Lord Byron', op. 66. Autograph manuscript., 1951 British Library
creatorOf Correspondence files: concerts and general; 1954-57 (ff. 167).includes:f. 1 Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky, composer: Royal Philharmonic Society: Chappell and Co; music publishers: Card relative to the press tickets allocation for the Stravinsky conce..., 1954-1957 British Library
creatorOf ROYAL MUSICAL ASSOCIATION PAPERS. Vol. xxviii (ff. 219). [Anonymous] – Ayrton.Gerald Ernest Heal Abraham, musicologist: Letters to Royal Musical Association of Gerald Ernest Heal Abraham: 1953-1970: Mostly signed.Emily Anderson, of the Foreign Office... British Library
creatorOf Richard Arnell: Music Manuscripts. Second Series, supplementing Add MS 59682-59688., 1937-1994 British Library
creatorOf Richard Arnell: 'Concerto Capriccioso' for violin and orchestra, op. 70. Autograph score., 1954 British Library
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Overture : the new age / R.A.S. Arnell. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. The land : music for the film / Richard Arnell. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Chamber cantata : tenor voice, flute, violin, viola and 'cello, (1943) opus 26 / Richard Arnell ; words from "The Phaedo" by Plato ; vocal score. University of Michigan
creatorOf Aitken–Boys, 1941-1999 British Library
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. First piano sonata (1943) / Richard Arnell. University of Michigan
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Sinfonia (1941) : quasi variazioni / Richard Arnell. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. A cantata : soprano solo, chorus and orchestra / words by Stephen Spender ; music by Richard Arnell. University of Michigan
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Concertino for piano or harpsichord and chamber orchestra, op. 51 / Richard Arnell. University of Michigan
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Impromptu, opus 66 / Richard Arnell. University of Michigan
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Concerto capriccioso / Richard Arnell. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Prelude and double fugato : (1940) : for flute and string trio / by R.A.S. Arnell. University of Michigan
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Song, "Red is the womb" : Op. 39 (1945) / Richard Arnell. University of Michigan
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Clarinet pieces, op. 86 / Richard Arnell. University of Michigan
creatorOf Richard Arnell: Symphony No. 5, op. 77. Autograph manuscript., 1957 British Library
creatorOf Richard Arnell: 'Love in Transit', chamber opera, op. 74. Autograph manuscript., 1954 British Library
creatorOf Richard Arnell: 'Harlequin in April', ballet, op. 63. Autograph manuscript., 1951 British Library
creatorOf Correspondence concerning the Ritson-Smith fund; 1957 (ff. 84).includes:f. 1 Myers Foggin, musician and conductor: George Baker, singer; Hon. Secretary of the Philharmonic Society: Miss Margaret Ritson Smith, daughter of David Ritson Smith: David R..., 1957 British Library
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. 3 related pieces : organ / Richard Arnell. University of Michigan
creatorOf Richard Arnell: Various music manuscripts. Autograph., 1955-1973 British Library
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. First divertimento for piano and chamber orchestra, opus 5 / Richard Arnell. Library of Congress
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Festival flourish : brass band, ceremonial trumpets and organ / Richard Arnell. University of Michigan
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. String quartet 5, op. 99 / Richard Arnell. University of Michigan
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Reach with your whiter hands : op. 29, no. 1 / (Robert Herrick) ; [music by] Richard Arnell. University of Michigan
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Andantino, op. 71 / Richard Arnell. University of Michigan
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Thoughts ; [Second thoughts] : piano, four hands : RA 79 / Richard Arnell. University of Michigan
creatorOf 1918-65.ff. ii + 656 + 45* + 45**. 236 x 190mm.includes:f. 14, 15v, 19v Arthur Hinton, composer: Signed as present at general meetings of the Royal Philharmonic Society: 1913, 1918-19.ff. 14, 15, 23, 26v, 35v, 53v, 58v Howard Ellis Carr, composer..., 1918-1965 British Library
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Second divertimento for chamber orchestra, opus 7 / R.A.S. Arnell. Library of Congress
referencedIn National Orchestral Association collection of rehearsal and concert recordings [sound recording], 1938-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Richard Arnell: Music Manuscripts., 1947-1973 British Library
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Baroque prelude and fantasia : op. 34 (1944) / Richard Arnell. University of Michigan
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Sonata da camera : violin, viola da gamba & harpsichord, opus 54 / Richard Arnell. University of Michigan
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. A cantata / words by Stephen Spender ; music by Richard Arnell ; arranged especially for organ, soprano, chorus. University of Michigan
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Adagio, op. 105 / Richard Arnell. University of Michigan
referencedIn George Balanchine archive, 1924-1989 (inclusive), 1961-1983 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. The force that through the green fuse / Richard Arnell ; words by Dylan Thomas (1911-1953). University of Michigan
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. John Anthony Gifford : Jan. 1960 : op. 88 / from Tony Arnell. University of Michigan
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Cassation for wood-wind quintet, op. 45 / Richard Arnell. University of Michigan
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. First divertimento : for piano and chamber orchestra / Richard Arnell. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Tom's alman. University of Sheffield, Sheffield University
creatorOf Correspondence concerning membership, etc.; 1951-59 (ff. 188).includes:f. 1 Sir William Turner Walton, OM; composer: Alan J. Kirby, OBE; conductor; Secretary, Royal Philharmonic Society: Letter to Sir William Turner Walton from Alan J. Kirby: 1951:..., 1951-1959 British Library
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. The summer is coming : duet for soprano, mezzo-soprano, piano (or orchestra) / words, Bryan Guinness ; music, Richard Arnell. University of Michigan
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Second sonata, violin and piano, opus 55 / Richard Arnell. University of Michigan
creatorOf Arnell, Richard, 1917-2009. Lord Byron : a symphonic portrait, op. 67 / Richard Arnell. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 77. CHAGRIN COLLECTION. Vol. lxxvi. Composers’ Guild correspondence and European Broadcasting Union material; 1947-71.ff. 254.1. ff. 1-236. Correspondence relating to the Composers’ Guild; 1947, 1949-68, 1970-72.2. ff. 237-54. Lists of member..., 1947-1972 British Library
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correspondedWith Balanchine, George. person
associatedWith Beecham, Thomas, Sir, 1879-1961. person
associatedWith Blake, William, 1757-1827 person
associatedWith Bregstein, Howard. person
associatedWith Coxe, Louis Osborne, 1918-1993. person
associatedWith Deutsch, Herbert. person
associatedWith Gifford, Norman, person
associatedWith Guinness, Bryan. person
associatedWith Herrick, Robert, 1591-1674 person
associatedWith Luther, Martin, 1483-1546. person
associatedWith Manning, Hugo. person
associatedWith National Orchestral Association (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Plato person
associatedWith Salvation Army corporateBody
associatedWith Spender, Stephen, 1909-1996 person
associatedWith Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953 person
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Piccolo music
Suites (Piano with chamber orchestra)--Scores
Piano music
Sonatas (Violin and piano)--Scores
Violoncello and piano music--Scores and parts
Concertos (Harpsichord with chamber orchestra)--Scores
Band music--Scores
Violoncello and piano music--Scores
Suites (Piano with chamber orchestra)--Scores and parts
Overtures--Scores and parts
Cantatas, Secular--Vocal scores with piano
String quartets--Parts
Wind quintets (Bassoon, clarinet, flute, horn, oboe)--Parts
Vocal duets with piano
Suites (String orchestra)--Scores and parts
Organ music
Mixed media (Music)
Symphonies--Scores and parts
Piano with chamber orchestra--Scores and parts
Clarinet and piano music--Scores and parts
Piano music (4 hands)
Concertos (Violin)--Scores and parts
Music--Manuscripts
Trios (Piano, flute, violin)--Scores
Variations (Organ)
Solo cantatas, Secular (High voice)--Vocal scores with piano
Orchestral music--Scores and parts
Variations (Orchestra)--Scores and parts
Songs (High voice) with piano--Scores and parts
Sonatas (Organ)
Cantatas, Secular--Vocal scores with organ
Songs (High voice) with piano
Sonatas (Violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord)--Parts
Chorales--Instrumental settings
Quartets (Flute, violin, viola, violoncello)--Parts
Concertos (Piano with chamber orchestra)--Scores
Flute and piano music, Arranged--Scores and parts
Motion picture music--Scores and parts
Violin with orchestra--Scores and parts
String quartets--Scores and parts
Ballet--Scores and parts
Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
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Birth 1917-09-15

Death 2009-04-10

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