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Donald Pond Collection

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Abstract

Title:
Donald Pond Collection
Author/Creator:
Pond, Donald
Collection number:
84-59-MENC
Size:
16.50 Linear Feet
Bulk dates:
1937-1983
Inclusive dates:
circa 1910-1987
Collection Area:
Special Collections in Performing Arts
Repository:
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact
Abstract:

Donald Pond (1906-1983) was a music educator, composer, and performer. Born in England, Pond immigrated to New York City at the age of twenty-seven and began working at the Dalton School, the Children's Theatre Arts Workshop, and as a guest lecturer at Teachers College, Columbia University. In 1937, Pond became the Music Director of the Pillsbury Foundation School, which was established with assistance from Leopold Stokowski for the study of young children's spontaneous music-making. After leaving the school in 1945, Pond stayed in the Santa Barbara, CA area and worked as a pianist, a teacher for the Music Academy of the West, and was the host of "Pleasure in Pictures," a music themed radio program. The collection consists of letters, writings, scores, books, articles, photographs, clippings, publications, radio scripts, observation notes, and sound recordings related to Pond's life and work.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

Donald Pond Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Contact the curator for an appointment: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

In his native England, Donald Pond was a cathedral choirboy who studied composition with Gustav Holst and become Director of Music at the School of Dance-Mime at Dartington Hall in Devonshire. After immigrating to New York City at the age of twenty-seven, Pond continued to compose regularly for dance while pursuing at the same time his new interest in the musical creativity of young children at the Dalton Schools and the Children's Theatre Arts Workshop. He became a regular guest lecturer on music in education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

In 1937, he left New York for Santa Barbara, California, to become Music Director of the Pillsbury Foundation School, established with assistance from Leopold Stokowski for the study of young children's spontaneous music-making. Pond remained with the Pillsbury School through 1945, and his writings on the work there are of seminal importance. In the Santa Barbara area, where he spent the rest of his life, Pond performed often as pianist in chamber concerts and recitals, taught music theory and composition at the Music Academy of the West, aired regular radio programs on musical subjects, and taught piano privately.

Except for his early works for full orchestra, Donald Pond typically wrote music for performances by his friends and students, including compositions for various chamber ensembles, solo piano, solo voice, and chorus. Publication was not an object with him, but sharing his art and craft was; frequently his compositions were gifts. Seventy compositions are extant, but many have been lost. Pond's last works were eight choral suites written not as gifts for specific performance but as an apparent summing up, expressing clearly his roots in the British choral tradition, and intended as his musical legacy.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Donald Pond Collection covers the period from ca.1910 to 1987; the bulk dates of the materials date from 1937 to 1983. The collection consists of letters, writings, scores, books, articles, photographs, clippings, publications, radio scripts, observation notes, and sound recordings related to Pond's life and work as a performer, composer, and music educator, including his tenure as Music Director of the Pillsbury Foundation School, his experience as a teacher and lecturer in England, Santa Barbara, CA and New York, NY, and his work on the radio program, "Pleasure in Pictures."

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Gift of papers and music donated by Lois Pond, wife of Donald Pond, was received on December 15, 1983.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Created by Justin Indovina, October 2003. Revised by Lori Fowser, October 2004 and Mary Crauderueff, October 2007.

Processing note:

Processing supported by the Rose Marie Grentzer Fund.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Colleen McKnight, November 2007. Edited by Cassandra N. Berman, November 2009.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Correspondence, 1922-1983, and undated (0.50 Linear Feet)

This series contains letters that were written by and to Pond on a variety of topics from his personal life to teaching/lecture opportunities to essay publishing. It also includes his University of London General Certificate. The series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent, then chronologically by date.

Subseries 1.1: Received Correspondence, 1963-1983, and undated (31 Folders)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Auerbach, Norman; European American Music, 1979series 1.1box 1folder 1
Boswell, Jackie; Temple University, 1980series 1.1box 1folder 2
Cooney, John; Union Fidelity Life Insurance Co., 1982series 1.1box 1folder 3
Dimler, G. Richard; Thought Quarterly Review, 1980, 1980series 1.1box 1folder 4
Dreyer, Susan, 1982-1983series 1.1box 1folder 5
Folstrom, Roger; University of Maryland, 1980 and undatedseries 1.1box 1folder 6
Frolkin, Victor, 1981series 1.1box 1folder 7
Gordon, Carol, 1979series 1.1box 1folder 8
Gordon, Edwin, 1978-1980series 1.1box 1folder 9
Pond to Gordon, undated, TLS, 5pp. Opens with reference to putting a minor third in its place. [1], undated (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 9item 1.0
Gordon to Pond, undated, TLS, 5pp. Continues minor third discussion (pentatonic, Kodly, etc.). [2], undated (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 9item 2.0
Pond to Gordon, undated, TLS, 6pp. Opens with Satie quote. [3], undated (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 9item 3.0
Gordon to Pond, undated, TLS, 6pp. Discusses music of young children. [4], undated (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 9item 4.0
Pond to Gordon, undated, TLS, 7pp. Includes long P.S. about not being able to work with tonal patterns as a composer. (Includes second earlier draft). [5], undated (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 9item 5.0
Gordon to Pond, Temple University letterhead, TLS, 1 pp. , 8/16/1980 (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 9item 6.0
Gordon to Pond, undated, TLS, 3pp. Expresses mixed reactions to correspondence. (This may come before the 8/16/80 letter, which seems to address this one they are stored in the same folder and appeared to have been originally paper-clipped together.) , undated (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 9item 7.0
Unidentified and incomplete draft of a letter referencing a June 11 letter; reverse side seems unrelated to this draft (reads like prose for an article), TL, 1pp., undated (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 9item 8.0
Pond to Gordon, TLS, 6pp. Opens with a Cecil Gray quote about Rameau. [7], 11/25/1980 (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 9item 9.0
Willard Musser to Gordon. Photocopy., 5/4/1978series 1.1box 1folder 9item 10.0
Gordon to Pond. On SUNY Buffalo letterhead. TLS, 1pp. , 5/12/1978 (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 9item 11.0
Willard Musser to Gordon. TLS, 1pp. Photocopy., 9/28/1978series 1.1box 1folder 9item 12.0
Gordon to Pond. On SUNY Buffalo letterhead. TLS, 1pp. , 10/2/1978 (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 9item 13.0
Gordon to Pond. On SUNY Buffalo letterhead. TLS, 1pp. , 10/10/1978 (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 9item 14.0
Gordon to Pond. On SUNY Buffalo letterhead. TLS, 1pp. , 3/6/1979 (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 9item 15.0
Gordon to Pond. On SUNY Buffalo letterhead. TLS, 1pp. , 6/9/1979 (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 9item 16.0
Gordon to Pond. On SUNY Buffalo letterhead. TLS, 1pp., 6/19/1979 (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 9item 17.0
Gordon to Pond. No letterhead. TLS, 1pp., 8/6/1979 (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 9item 18.0
Gordon to Pond. On Temple University letterhead. TLS, 1pp., 9/26/1979 (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 9item 19.0
Gordon to Pond. On Temple University letterhead. TLS, 1pp., 1/7/1980 (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 9item 20.0
Gordon to Pond. On Temple University letterhead. TLS, 1pp., 2/2/1980 (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 9item 21.0
Gordon to Pond. On Temple University letterhead. TLS, 1pp., 4/28/1980 (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 9item 22.0
Gordon to Pond. On Temple University letterhead. TLS, 1pp., 6/18/1980 (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 9item 23.0
Gordon to Pond. On Temple University letterhead. TLS, 1pp., 7/25/1980 (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 9item 24.0
Gordon to Pond. On SUNY Buffalo letterhead. TLS, 1pp., 4/30/1978 (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 9item 25.0
Gordon, Shauna Pickett Bogle, 1979-1981series 1.1box 1folder 10
Johnson, Ronald; CRME (Council for Research in Music Education), 1981series 1.1box 1folder 11
Kaper, Bronislau; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, 1949series 1.1box 1folder 12
Kirk, Russell, 1980series 1.1box 1folder 13
MENC, 1979-1980series 1.1box 1folder 14
Miller, Bob; CEMREL, 1980series 1.1box 1folder 15
Miller, Jo Ann; Basic Books, Inc., 1980series 1.1box 1folder 16
Mills, Paul; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1977series 1.1box 1folder 17
Music Educators Journal, 1979series 1.1box 1folder 18
Nouy, P. Lecomte, 1947series 1.1box 1folder 19
Panichas, George; Modern Age - Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Inc., 1979-1981series 1.1box 1folder 20
Pickett-Gordon, Shauna, 1979-1981series 1.1box 1folder 21
Pillsbury Foundation, 1974-1977series 1.1box 1folder 22
Pond, Anna and Laura, 1979-1983series 1.1box 1folder 23
Pond, Lois, undatedseries 1.1box 1folder 24
Schleuter, Stanley; Kent State University, 1978-1979series 1.1box 1folder 25
Shelley, Shirley, 1979-1983series 1.1box 1folder 26
Shuter-Dyson, Rosamund, 1978series 1.1box 1folder 27
Simmons, John; University of Iowa Press, 1979-1980series 1.1box 1folder 28
Webber-Aronoff, Frances; New York University, 1979series 1.1box 1folder 29
Wilson, Bruce, 1977-1983series 1.1box 1folder 30
Other Letters to Pond, 1936-1968, and undatedseries 1.1box 1folder 31

Subseries 1.2: Sent by Pond, 1948-1959, and undated (2 Folders)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Letters from Pond, 1959 and undatedseries 1.2box 1folder 32
Personal Business Papers (bills, tax file), 1948, 1949series 1.2box 1folder 33

Subseries 1.3: Diploma, 1922 (1 Folder)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
University of London General School Certificate, 1922series 1.3box 1folder 34

Series 2: Writings, 1939-1982, and undated (2.00 Linear Feet)

This series contains typescripts and some manuscripts of Donald Pond's writings. Some of the essays and reviews were published, but contained here are the actual or photocopied typescripts by Pond himself. There are also some of his notes and ideas written in them as he was working on the writings. Also included are newspaper articles, notes and scripts of and about the Radio Talks that Pond did on various musical topics.

Subseries 2.1: Essays, 1949-1981, and undated (0.50 Linear Feet)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Address: The Roots and the Creative Emergence in a Free Environment of the Young Child's Native Musicality (given on February 10, 1979 at MENC Eastern Division Conference, Atlantic City, NJ), 1979series 2.1box 2folder 1
Address: Roots and the Creative Emergence in a Free Environment of the Young Child's Native Musicality (draft and working notes), ca.1979series 2.1box 2folder 2
Essay: Is My Child Musical? (Found in Holographi score of Threnody, (1941), undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 3
Essay: A Composer Explores the Musical World of Early Childhood, undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 4
Essay: A Familiar Fallacy Perpetuated, undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 5
Essay: Music in Early Childhood Education (3 copies), undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 6
Essay: On Music Education, The Right Use of Reason, and the Habit of Good Order (Multiple Copies and Working Notes), undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 7
Essay: On Hearing and Listening (2 copies) -- NOTE: part of compilation "The Innocent Ear," (see Book Manuscripts) which also includes one essay not found in rest of essay collection, undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 8
Essay: On Improvisation and the Young Child (2 copies) -- NOTE: part of compilation "The Innocent Ear," (see Book Manuscripts) which also includes one essay not found in rest of essay collection, undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 9
Essay: On the Sound-Shapes of Early Childhood (and the Childlikeness of Henri Matisse) (2 copies) -- NOTE: part of compilation "The Innocent Ear," (see Book Manuscripts) which also includes one essay not found in rest of essay collection, undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 10
Essay: On Music as an Integral Part of Early Childhood Education, undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 11
Essay: Spontaneous Melodic Invention in Early Childhood (essay draft and working notes), undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 12
Essay: A Composer's Study of Young Children's Innate Musicality (2 copies and working notes), undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 13
Essay: On Searching for Roots in the Musical World of the Young Child (3 copies), undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 14
Essay: On the Discovery of Sound in Early Childhood (3 copies), undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 15
Essay: On Music, Community, and Young Children (4 copies) -- NOTE: part of compilation "The Innocent Ear," (see Book Manuscripts) which also includes one essay not found in rest of essay collection, undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 16
Essay: On Medieval Music, Gothic Gaiety, and Young Children (3 copies) -- NOTE: part of compilation "The Innocent Ear," (see Book Manuscripts) which also includes one essay not found in rest of essay collection, undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 17
Essay: Melody Observed in Early Childhood and How to use it Creatively, undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 18
Essay: Rhythm Observed in Early Childhood and How to use it Creatively, undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 19
Essay: Music: A Humane Discipline in Early Childhood Education, undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 20
Essay: Young Children, Music, and the Solempne (3 copies and working notes. One copy includes publication rejection letter from January 1981), 1981 and undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 21
Essay: On Facts and Fallacies about Rhythm in Early Childhood -- NOTE: part of compilation "The Innocent Ear," (see Book Manuscripts) which also includes one essay not found in rest of essay collection, undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 22
Essay: On Music and the Deracination of Childhood (working notes) -- NOTE: part of compilation "The Innocent Ear," (see Book Manuscripts) which also includes one essay not found in rest of essay collection, undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 23
Essay: On Young Children and the Aims of Music Education (working notes) -- NOTE: part of compilation "The Innocent Ear," (see Book Manuscripts) which also includes one essay not found in rest of essay collection, undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 24
After Minneapolis: Reflections and Jottings (Personal to S.S. [Shirley Shelley] and B.W. [Bruce Wilson], September 1981series 2.1box 2folder 25

Subseries 2.2: Reviews and Other Writings, 1939-1982, and undated (0.50 Linear Feet)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Paper discussing the purpose of Young Childhood Music Studies (original and photocopy), undatedseries 2.2box 3folder 1
Untitled talk on Children's Music, undatedseries 2.2box 3folder 2
Los Angeles School Journal. Includes article on The Pillsbury School, January 23, 1939series 2.2box 3folder 3
The Music of Humanism: A Series of Three Lectures, undatedseries 2.2box 3folder 4
Article: "Music at the End of Its Tether" (multiple copies and working notes). Includes rejection letter from Thought magazine, December 1980series 2.2box 3folder 5
Review: "A Low Dishonest Decade" (2 copies and working notes). Review of Britten and Auden in the Thirties: The Year 1936, undatedseries 2.2box 3folder 6
Review: "Composer Under Communism," Review of Testimony: The Memoirs of Demitri Shostakovich, undatedseries 2.2box 3folder 7
Review: "Bach's Dance-Dominated Music," Review of Bach and the Dance of God, 1982series 2.2box 3folder 8
Review: "The Creative Emptiness of Today," Review and working notes on Music After Modernism, 1981series 2.2box 3folder 9
Paper discussing music and Claude Debussy, undatedseries 2.2box 3folder 10
Modern Age: A Quarterly Review (Review by Donald Pond, page 211), 1981series 2.2box 3folder 11
Book Manuscript on Music History, 1945series 2.2box 3folder 12
Fragments and Working Notes of Donald Pond, undatedseries 2.2box 3folder 13
Other Writing: Scripts, Poems, undatedseries 2.2box 3folder 14

Subseries 2.3: Book Manuscripts, undated (0.50 Linear Feet)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Fragments, Working Notes, and Outlines for "Music is in the World of the Young Child", undatedseries 2.3box 4folder 1
Chapter Outlines, undatedseries 2.3box 4folder 2
Outlines and Drafts (2 folders), undatedseries 2.3box 4folder 3
Book Manuscript, undatedseries 2.3box 4folder 4
Photocopy of Book Manuscript, undatedseries 2.3box 4folder 5
Correspondence with N. Auerbach concerning book publishing, undatedseries 2.3box 4folder 6
Book Notes and Manuscript, and Unaccompanied Music that was sent to N. Auerbach, undatedseries 2.3box 4folder 7
Innocent Ear: Forward and Postscript (working notes), undatedseries 2.3box 4folder 8
Manuscript for The Innocent Ear: Essays on Music Education and Early Childhood, undatedseries 2.3box 4folder 9

Subseries 2.4: Radio Talks, 1942-1952, and undated (0.50 Linear Feet)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Newspaper Clippings about the Radio Program "Pleasures in Pictures", 1950-1951, and undatedseries 2.4box 5folder 1
Notes and Scripts for "Pleasure in Pictures" Radio Talks, 1942series 2.4box 5folder 2
Notes and Scripts for "Pleasure in Pictures" Radio Talks, 1943series 2.4box 5folder 3
Notes and Scripts for "Pleasure in Pictures" Radio Talks, 1944series 2.4box 5folder 4
Notes and Scripts for "Pleasure in Pictures" Radio Talks, 1945series 2.4box 5folder 5
Notes and Scripts for "Pleasure in Pictures" Radio Talks, 1946series 2.4box 5folder 6
Notes and Scripts for "Pleasure in Pictures" Radio Talks, 1947series 2.4box 5folder 7
Notes and Scripts for "Pleasure in Pictures" Radio Talks, 1948series 2.4box 5folder 8
Notes and Scripts for "Pleasure in Pictures" Radio Talks, 1949series 2.4box 5folder 9
Notes and Scripts for "Pleasure in Pictures" Radio Talks, 1950series 2.4box 5folder 10
Notes and Scripts for "Pleasure in Pictures" Radio Talks, 1951series 2.4box 5folder 11
Notes and Scripts for "Pleasure in Pictures" Radio Talks, 1952series 2.4box 5folder 12
Notes and Scripts for "Pleasure in Pictures" Radio Talks -- Alphabetical: A-D, undatedseries 2.4box 5folder 13
Notes and Scripts for "Pleasure in Pictures" Radio Talks -- Alphabetical: F-O, undatedseries 2.4box 5folder 14
Notes and Scripts for "Pleasure in Pictures" Radio Talks -- Alphabetical: R-W, undatedseries 2.4box 5folder 15
Miscellaneous, undatedseries 2.4box 5folder 16

Series 3: Articles by Other Authors, 1971-1982, and undated (7 Folders)

This series contains articles on music, some specifically early childhood music, by people other than Pond.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Article about and Correspondence with Arthur Mahoney, 1971-1972, 1982 series 3box 6folder 1
Early Childhood Music SRIG (Notes and Memos, and Letters) -- Task Group III & Notes, 1980-1981 series 3box 6folder 2
Implications of the Pillsbury Foundation School of Santa Barbara in Perspective (by Bruce Wilson), undated series 3box 6folder 3
Investigating the Musical Capabilities of Young Children (by Shirley Shelley), undated series 3box 6folder 4
A Model of Aesthetic Response in the Visual Arts (by Michael Perlmutter and D.N. Perkins), prepared for CERMEL, Inc, 1980 series 3box 6folder 5
A Survey of Research, Pedagogical Writing, and Instructional Materials in Preschool Music Education: 1965-1982 (by Shirley Shelley), A Progress Report, ca.1982 series 3box 6folder 6
Essays--Includes: The Acquisition of Song: A Developmental Approach (by Howard Gardner, Lyle Davidson, and Patricia McKernon) -- Developing an Observation Instrument for the Evaluation of Musical Behaviors of Young Children in a Group Setting: Issues to Consider (by Dr. Wayne Dvorak), Revised 1982 -- Music Reading Programs Established in Selected Textbooks of the 1940's with Comments on Certain Aspects of Zoltan Kodaly's Methodology (by Samuel Miller)--Abstract, Trends in Research Methods in Preschool Music (by Barbara Alvarez) Presented at MENC, 1981 -- The Young Child's Musical Culture (by Shirley Shelley)--Musical Improvisation Behavior of Young Children (by John Flohr), Presented at MENC, 1981, 1981-1980, and undated series 3box 6folder 7

Series 4: Pillsbury Foundation School, 1937-1944, and undated (1.00 Linear Foot)

This series contains information about the school and its practices. Also included are observation notes of the students at the school and their actions. These notes are original writings of Donald Pond.

Subseries 4.1: Documentation (Pamphlets), 1938-1942, and undated (4 Folders)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Pillsbury Foundation School Information Brochure (1 copy with marks), August 1938series 4.1box 6folder 8
Pillsbury Foundation School Music of Young Children; I. Chant (3 copies), May 1941series 4.1box 6folder 9
Pillsbury Foundation School Music of Young Children; II. General Observations (3 copies) -- Note: two copies do not have covers, November 1942series 4.1box 6folder 10
Notebooks of Quotes, undatedseries 4.1box 6folder 11

Subseries 4.2: Observation Notes, 1937-1944 (1.00 Linear Feet)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Pillsbury Foundation School Observation Notes -- arranged chronological, Spring 1937 - Fall 1944series 4.2box 7folder 1
Back of the box: by Subject. From envelopes, not filed with chronological notes originally -- Subjects included: Chant (1941-1944), Drama (1938-1944), Movement (1938-1944), Music Notation (1940-1944), Parades/ Shows (1938-1944), Song (1938-1944), 1938-1944series 4.2box 7folder 2

Series 5: Pond Scores, 1935-1982, and undated (8.00 Linear Feet)

This series contains music written by Donald Pond. Some of the manuscripts are original while others are photocopies. There are several copies of some of the larger works such as the Christmas Cantata, Celebration of Christmas, and Before the Ending of the Light. Some of those scores are in Box 23 currently with the recordings of Pond's music.

Subseries 5.1: Choral Music: Manuscripts, 1977-1982, and undated (0.50 Linear Feet)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
"The Choral Music of Donald Pond" A Catalog (2 copies), undatedseries 5.1box 8folder 1
Before the Ending of the Light, 1979series 5.1box 8folder 2
Seven Traditional Rhymes (finished and draft), 1982series 5.1box 8folder 3
The Bells of London (from Seven Traditional Rhymes), ca.1982series 5.1box 8folder 4
I Had a Little Nut Tree (from Seven Traditional Rhymes), ca.1982series 5.1box 8folder 5
The Gypsies in the Wood (from Seven Traditional Rhymes), ca.1982series 5.1box 8folder 6
I Saw Three Ships (from Seven Traditional Rhymes), ca.1982series 5.1box 8folder 7
Of Small Felicities: Cycle of 7 simple, 2 part songs, 1982series 5.1box 8folder 8
Three Rounds: In Diem Nativitatis Christi, 1978series 5.1box 8folder 9
Holiday Pastoral, 1977series 5.1box 8folder 10
Songs of Innocence, February 1981series 5.1box 8folder 11
Homage to Herrick, May 27, 1982series 5.1box 8folder 12
Pastoral, 1981series 5.1box 8folder 13
The Sun's Dancing Day, July 1981series 5.1box 8folder 14
Arcady Revisited, 1981series 5.1box 8folder 15
Songs of Early Childhood -- Includes typed introduction page by Pond, ca.1978-1979series 5.1box 8folder 16
Cyridis in Voto, 1977series 5.1box 8folder 17
In Youth is Pleasure for 3 part voices a cappella, 1982series 5.1box 8folder 18

Subseries 5.2: Celebration of Christmas, 1967 (0.50 Linear Feet)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Celebration of Christmas -- Violin Part, 1967series 5.2box 9folder 1
Celebration of Christmas -- Original Manuscript and photocopy of original, 1967series 5.2box 9folder 2
Celebration of Christmas -- Full Score: 2-part Voices, Violin, Piano - bound, 1967series 5.2box 9folder 3
Celebration of Christmas -- 10 copies of 2-part Vocal Score: 2 copies are in folder together, the rest are in the back of the box. One copy includes dedication to Pond's wife (insert), 1967series 5.2box 9folder 4

Subseries 5.3: Christmas Cantata--For Piano (4 hand) and treble voice, 1961, and undated (0.50 Linear Feet)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
"The Choral Music of Donald Pond" A Catalog, undatedseries 5.3box 10folder 1
Christmas Cantata (Photocopy Manuscript), 1961series 5.3box 10folder 2
Christmas Cantata (Bound score), 1961series 5.3box 10folder 3
Christmas Canata (Bound score), 1961series 5.3box 10folder 4
Christmas Cantata (Original Voice score and photocopy), 1961series 5.3box 10folder 5
Christmas Cantata (15 Copies of Vocal Part), 1961series 5.3box 10folder 6

Subseries 5.4: Dramatic Works with Music; Choral Music Photocopied manuscripts, undated (0.50 Linear Feet)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
"The Choral Music of Donald Pond" A Catalog, undatedseries 5.4box 11folder 1
In Youth is Pleasure for 3 part voices a cappella (4 copies), undatedseries 5.4box 11folder 2
Of Small Felicities: Cycle of 7 simple, 2 part songs (4 copies), undatedseries 5.4box 11folder 3
Seven Traditional Rhymes (4 copies), undatedseries 5.4box 11folder 4
Before the Ending of the Light (1 copy), undatedseries 5.4box 11folder 5
Three Rounds: In Diem Nativitatis Christi (4 copies), undatedseries 5.4box 11folder 6
Homage to Herrick (4 copies), undatedseries 5.4box 11folder 7
Morning Glory (1 copy), undatedseries 5.4box 11folder 8
Holiday Pastoral (1 copy), undatedseries 5.4box 11folder 9
"The Magic Flower" (Original Manuscript, 1 copy) -- Includes introduction page from Pond, undatedseries 5.4box 11folder 10
"The Book of Job" (Working Script with notes), undatedseries 5.4box 11folder 11

Subseries 5.5: Orchestral Music, 1939-1957, and undated (1.00 Linear Foot)

Contains orchestral music, manuscripts of other composers, "Musical Sketches", and larger chamber music scores.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Concert Champêtre for Orchestra (Original Manuscript) -- "To Rico LeBrun", 1945series 5.5box 12folder 1
Serenade in F (Original Manuscript, photocopy, and Working Notes), 1954series 5.5box 12folder 2
Serenade in F (Spiral Bound Score), 1954series 5.5box 12folder 3
Threnody (Original Manuscript Bound) -- Quote on first page: "...do you realize what it means to the small folk drawn into the patterns of fate" - T.S. Eliot, 1941series 5.5box 12folder 4
Symphonic Variations (Original Manuscript Bound), 1941series 5.5box 12folder 5
Fugal Prelude (Original Manuscript Bound) -- Enclosed is a draft of the first 3 pages, 1941series 5.5box 12folder 6
Various Works and Exercises by other composers--Contents: Gentle Castigation (Original Exercises: 1957)--Holiday Round for voices spoken (Original Manuscript by Tobie Lurie)--Prologue (Original Manuscript by Phillip Lambro). Includes letter to "Maestro" -- Portrait (Original Manuscript by Phillip Lambro), 1957 and undatedseries 5.5box 13folder 1
Musical Sketches (Folder and Envelope of "Musical Sketches" and Working Notes), undatedseries 5.5box 13folder 2
Musical Sketches (late-Treble choral), undatedseries 5.5box 13folder 3
Music for Strings (Original Bound Manuscript), 1939series 5.5box 13folder 4
Chamber Music for Pablo Picasso (Original Bound Manuscript), 1946series 5.5box 13folder 5
In Youth is Pleasure for Orchestra, undatedseries 5.5box 13folder 6

Subseries 5.6: Chamber Music, 1943-1955, and undated (1.00 Linear Foot)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Suite on the name Bach (Original Working Manuscript), 1943series 5.6box 14folder 1
Suite on the name Bach (Bound Original Score), 1943series 5.6box 14folder 2
Suite on the name Bach (Photocopied Score), 1943series 5.6box 14folder 3
Chamber Concerto for solo trumpet and eight instruments (Bound original Score) -- First performance at Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, November 13, 1951series 5.6box 14folder 4
Chamber Concerto (Photocopied Score), ca.1951series 5.6box 14folder 5
Chamber Concerto (Original Parts) - incomplete, ca.1951series 5.6box 14folder 6
Concert Champêtre for 2 Violins, Viola and Cello (Original Manuscript) -- 3 copies - manuscript paper draft, onion skin final original and photocopy of onion skin, 1947series 5.6box 14folder 7
[Sonata for Viola and Piano] (Incomplete Original Manuscript), November 6, 1944series 5.6box 14folder 8
[Suite for Violin and Piano based on 5 folk songs] (Original Manuscript), 1947series 5.6box 14folder 9
Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano (Working Score), 1948series 5.6box 15folder 1
Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano (2 Bound Piano Scores), ca.1948series 5.6box 15folder 2
Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano (2 Violin Parts), ca.1948series 5.6box 15folder 3
Second Sonata for Viola and Piano (3 Bound Piano Scores), undatedseries 5.6box 15folder 4
Second Sonata for Viola and Piano (3 Viola Parts), 2 bound (1 original), 1 spiral bound, undatedseries 5.6box 15folder 5
Seven Diversions for Cello and Piano (2 Piano Scores), 1 spiral bound, 1 photocopy, undatedseries 5.6box 15folder 6
Seven Diversions for Cello and Piano (3 Cello Parts), 1 spiral binding, 1 onion skin, 1 photocopy of onion skin, undatedseries 5.6box 15folder 7
Canti Carnascialeschi (Score), onion skin paper and photocopy, 1955series 5.6box 16folder 1
[Fragment of Four line Chamber Music], undatedseries 5.6box 16folder 2

Subseries 5.7: Vocal Music, 1935-1979, and undated (1.00 Linear Foot)

Contains vocal music and larger scores of choral and dramatic music

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
For Our Lady of Walsingham (Manuscript Photocopy), ca.1958series 5.7box 16folder 3
For Our Lady of Walsingham (Original Vocal Part), ca.1958series 5.7box 16folder 4
For Our Lady of Walsingham (Original and Photocopy: Flute), ca.1958series 5.7box 16folder 5
For Our Lady of Walsingham (Original and Photocopy: Viola), ca.1958series 5.7box 16folder 6
For Our Lady of Walsingham (Original and Photocopy: Violin), ca.1958series 5.7box 16folder 7
For Our Lady of Walsingham (Original and Photocopy: Oboe), ca.1958series 5.7box 16folder 8
For Our Lady of Walsingham (Original and Photocopy: Cello), ca.1958series 5.7box 16folder 9
For Our Lady of Walsingham (Original Manuscript) -- total time: 30.16. "Ex-Voto" [an offering], 1958series 5.7box 16folder 10
For Our Lady of Walsingham (2 Bound Scores). Spiral Bound. 1 includes original first page, ca.1958series 5.7box 16folder 11
The Scent of the Plum Tree (Original Manuscript) -- "All that is good in this music I dedicate to the memory of Gustav Holst", 1935series 5.7box 17folder 1
A Book of Hours (Original Manuscript on onion skin paper), 1958series 5.7box 17folder 2
A Book of Hours (Manuscript Copy), ca.1958series 5.7box 17folder 3
A Book of Hours (2 Bound Scores) Spiral Binding. For soprano voice, ca.1958series 5.7box 17folder 4
Of Our Lord's Nativity (Original Manuscript) -- In Memoriam Adolph Koldofsky, ca.1955-1960series 5.7box 17folder 5
Of Our Lord's Nativity (Manuscript photocopy), ca.1955-1960series 5.7box 17folder 6
"God's Angry Man!" (Musical Score), 1979series 5.7box 17folder 7
Maytime Divertimento for Soprano Voice and small orchestra (Original Manuscript), 1956series 5.7box 18folder 1
Maytime Divertimento for Soprano Voice and small orchestra (Manuscript Photocopy), ca.1956series 5.7box 18folder 2
[Seven French Songs for sop. and string orchestra] (original manuscript), ca.1955-1960series 5.7box 18folder 3
[Seven French Songs for sop. and string orchestra] (photocopy), ca.1955-1960series 5.7box 18folder 4
A Greeting (Photocopy Manuscript) -- To Alys, undatedseries 5.7box 18folder 5
Loveliest of Trees (Photocopy Manuscript), undatedseries 5.7box 18folder 6

Subseries 5.8: Piano Music, 1943-1976 (1.00 Linear Foot)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Fugal Sonata (Original Bound Manuscript, Photocopy) -- To Florence Fernald, 1943series 5.8box 18folder 7
Fugal Sonata (Spiral Bound), ca.1943series 5.8box 18folder 8
Five Piano Pieces (Original Manuscript), ca.1945series 5.8box 18folder 9
Five Piano Pieces (Bound, Photocopy), 1945series 5.8box 18folder 10
Suite for Shauna: 12 Movements (Manuscript) -- To Shauna, Affectionately, 1960series 5.8box 19folder 1
Suite for Shauna: 12 Movements (Spiral Bound), ca.1960series 5.8box 19folder 2
Suite for Shauna: 12 Movements (Spiral Bound and photocopy), ca.1960series 5.8box 19folder 3
Suite for Audrey: Prelude-Canon-Rondo (Photocopy), 1972series 5.8box 19folder 4
Au Petit Bonheur: Five Bagatelles for Piano (Photocopy) -- For Anna, 1973series 5.8box 19folder 5
Contemplaciones Sobre La Tema Espanola (Spiral Bound, Photocopy) -- For Cathleen, 1973series 5.8box 19folder 6
Lucis ante terminum: Suite for the Piano (Spiral Bound, Photocopy) -- For Cathleen, 1973series 5.8box 19folder 7
Wolcum Yole!: Suite for the Piano (Spiral Bound, Photocopy) -- For Audrey, 1973series 5.8box 19folder 8
Spring, Sweet Spring: Suite for the Piano (Spiral Bound, Photocopy) -- For Nancy, 1974series 5.8box 19folder 9
Sonatina Serena (Photocopy) -- For Cathy, 1974series 5.8box 19folder 10
A Suite of Sonatas on Khanta Zagun (Photocopy), 1974series 5.8box 19folder 11
A Suite of Sonatas on the Boar's Head Carol (Photocopy) -- For Audrey, 1974series 5.8box 19folder 12
Greensleeves: Rondo for the Piano (2 Bound, Photocopy) -- For Bonnie, 1974series 5.8box 19folder 13
Praeludium (Original Manuscript) -- For Martin Goppelt, 1976series 5.8box 19folder 14
The Holly and the Ivy: Rondo for the Piano (Spiral Bound, Photocopy), Santa Barbara -- For Lee, November 25, 1974series 5.8box 19folder 15
Sonatina Gioconda for the Piano (Spiral Bound, Photocopy). Santa Barbara -- For Cathy, February 11, 1975series 5.8box 19folder 16
Dance Variations for Piano (Spiral Bound, Photocopy), April 23, 1975. For LindaDance Variations for Piano (Spiral Bound, Photocopy) -- For Linda, April 23, 1975series 5.8box 19folder 17
Sonatina Graziosa for Piano (Spiral Bound, Photocopy), 1975series 5.8box 20folder 1
The Twelve Days of Christmas: Rondo Variations for the Piano (Photocopy), Santa Barbara. -- For Audrey, Christmas 1975, July 24, 1975series 5.8box 20folder 2
Rondos Mediterraneous for the Piano (Original Manuscript, Bound, Photocopy), 1975series 5.8box 20folder 3
Gipseis Round: Variations for the Piano (Bound, Photocopy), Santa Barbara -- For Lee, October 9, 1975series 5.8box 20folder 4
Five Carol Preludes for the Piano [#1] (2 Bound, Photocopy), Santa Barbara -- For Cathy, November 15, 1975series 5.8box 20folder 5
Three Dances in 3/4 Time for the Piano (3 Bound), Santa Barbara -- For Margaret, December 31, 1975series 5.8box 20folder 6
For Yonge Fresshe Folkes: Dance Suite for the Piano (Original Manuscript, Photocopy), Santa Barbara, April 15, 1976series 5.8box 20folder 7
Five Carol Preludes for the Piano [#2] (Bound, Photocopy), Santa Barbara -- For Lee Failing, November 6, 1976series 5.8box 20folder 8
Sonata for the Piano (Original Manuscript, Bound, Photocopy), Santa Barbara -- For Asik Khajetoorians, August 20, 1976series 5.8box 20folder 9
Original Untitled Piano Manuscript, 1967series 5.8box 20folder 10

Subseries 5.9: Oversized Full Orchestral and Vocal Scores, 1938-1954, and undated (2.00 Linear Feet)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Serenade in F (Full Score), 1954series 5.9box 21folder 1
Nigra Sum (Excerpt of Full Score), undatedseries 5.9box 21folder 2
Concert Music (Bound Original Full Score), 1938series 5.9box 21folder 3
Epilogue to a Harlequinade (Bound Original Full Score), undatedseries 5.9box 21folder 4
Of This World's Joy (Bound Original Full Score), undatedseries 5.9box 21folder 5
Of This World's Joy (Bound Photocopied Full Score), undatedseries 5.9box 21folder 6
Symphony No. 1 (Bound Original Full Score) -- In Festo Corpus Christi, 1940series 5.9box 22folder 1
In Youth Is Pleasure for Orchestra (Bound Original Full Score), undatedseries 5.9box 22folder 2
In Youth Is Pleasure for Orchestra (Bound Photocopied Full Score), undatedseries 5.9box 22folder 3

Series 6: Performances, 1936-1987, and undated (0.25 Linear Feet)

This series contains letters, programs, and newspaper clippings concerning performances of Pond's music.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
The Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, College of the City of New York, Lewisohn Stadium, Stadium Concerts Review Program Vol. XIX, No. 3 -- "Parade" arr. by Pond performed July 3, July 1-4, 1936 series 6box 23folder 1
Programs and Newspaper Clippings for performances of Sonata #1 for Violin and Piano, 1948-1950, and undated series 6box 23folder 2
Postcard with program on it from the Modern Institute of Art, also program from performance (2 copies), February 20, 1949 series 6box 23folder 2item 1.0
Program from The Music Society of Santa Barbara, April 25, 1948 series 6box 23folder 2item 2.0
Articles, 1950 and undated series 6box 23folder 2item 3.0
Newspaper Clippings for performances of Sonata #2 for Violin and Piano, performed by Pond and Jascha Veissi, 1951 series 6box 23folder 3
The Vancouver Woman's Musical Club Program -- Biber Sonatas; Figured Bass Realized by Donald Pond, January 28, 1948 series 6box 23folder 4
Newspaper Clipping for performance of Fugal Sonata, undated series 6box 23folder 5
Programs and Newspaper Clippings for performances of Sonata for Viola and Piano, 1944 and undated series 6box 23folder 6
Articles, undated series 6box 23folder 6item 1.0
Program from the Friends of the Musical Arts and Santa Barbara Museum of Art: "An Hour of Music", April 2, 1944 series 6box 23folder 6item 2.0
Program from "Evenings on the Roof: Four Programs, Autumn Season of 7 Chamber Concerts at the KFWB Concert Hall," Forth Program, November 13, [no year given] series 6box 23folder 6item 3.0
Newspaper Clipping for performance of Trio for Dancers, undated series 6box 23folder 7
Letters, Programs, and Newspaper Clippings about performance of In Youth is Pleasure, 1948 and undated series 6box 23folder 8
Articles, undated series 6box 23folder 8item 1.0
Correspondence and Program from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, 1947-1948. 3 programs, Massey Hall Season 1947-1948, January 6 & 7, 1948 series 6box 23folder 8item 2.0
Programs and Newspaper Clippings for performance of Concerto for Trumpet and Chamber Orchestra, 1951 and undated series 6box 23folder 9
Articles, 1951 and undated series 6box 23folder 9item 1.0
Programs from the Music Society of Santa Barbara: Four Evenings of Rare Music at the Lobero, November 1951 series 6box 23folder 9item 2.0
Letter, Programs, and Newspaper Clippings for performances of Suite on the Name Bach, 1943, 1945 series 6box 23folder 10
Articles, 1943 and undated series 6box 23folder 10item 1.0
Correspondence and programs from Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1943, 1945 series 6box 23folder 10item 2.0
Contract for the music of the play "God's Angry Man," between Richard E. D. Nelson and Pond, October 1979 series 6box 23folder 11
Music Society of Santa Barbara Presents Eleanor Murtaugh, Soprano, Program, Lobero Theatre (Loveliest of Trees) -- Signed "To Donald with Love, Eleanor", May 27, 1947 series 6box 23folder 12
Program and Newspaper Clipping for performance of Music for My People, 1941 and undated series 6box 23folder 13
Article, undated series 6box 23folder 13item 1.0
Program from the Music Section, Santa Barbara Women's Club Presents Composer's Forum of Santa Barbara, May 20, 1941 series 6box 23folder 13item 2.0
Under California Skies Summer Festival Series Program (Peasant Harleguinade from Dance Suite), September 3, 1938. series 6box 23folder 14
Program and Newspaper Clippings for performance of Serenade in F, 1955 series 6box 23folder 15
Articles, 1955 and undated series 6box 23folder 15item 1.0
Program from Santa Barbara Symphony, May 9, 1955 series 6box 23folder 15item 2.0
Poem entitled The Phoenix Tree, undated series 6box 23folder 16
Letters, Programs, and Newspaper Clippings concerning Adolph Koldofsky -- Contents: two letters, April 15 and 17, 1951 about his performance at funeral, 1951 series 6box 23folder 17
Program and Newspaper Clippings concerning the memory of Roderick White, 1945 series 6box 23folder 18
Includes program from Santa Barbara Museum of Art where both Pond and White were performers, February 18, 1945 series 6box 23folder 18item 1.0
Article, 1945 series 6box 23folder 18item 2.0
Program for funeral of White, April 15, 1945 series 6box 23folder 18item 3.0
Recital Programs of Donald Pond playing the piano, 1945 series 6box 23folder 19
Program for: Friends of the Musical Arts present Music in Memory of Buell Hammett, January 14, 1945 series 6box 23folder 19item 1.0
Program for: Montecito Country Club Second Benefit Concert, December 15, [no year given] series 6box 23folder 19item 2.0
Letters, Programs, and Maps of performances at Dartington Hall Estate - Dartington Hall School of Dance-Mime -- Contents: Programs from performances which Pond wrote, composed, or played in, notes from Pond, and edited Programs, 1931-1934, and undated series 6box 23folder 20
Letters and Newspaper Clippings concerning Henry Eichheim, 1944 and undated series 6box 23folder 21
Articles, 1944 and undated series 6box 23folder 21item 1.0
Two pages of eulogy written by Pond for Eichheim, undated series 6box 23folder 21item 2.0
Letters, Programs, and Newspaper Clippings concerning performances at Old Spanish Days, 1949-1953 series 6box 23folder 22
Articles, 1952-1953 series 6box 23folder 22item 1.0
Agreement between Old Spanish Days Company and Josephina Niggli, 1953 series 6box 23folder 22item 2.0
Programs for Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara, 1953 series 6box 23folder 22item 3.0
Programs for "Rosita", 1950 series 6box 23folder 22item 4.0
Programs and Postcards for "Serenata", 1953 series 6box 23folder 22item 5.0
Correspondence, 1949-1950, 1953 series 6box 23folder 22item 6.0
Letters, Programs, and Newspaper Clippings concerning Francis Poulenc, 1950, 1952, and undated series 6box 23folder 23
Articles, 1952 series 6box 23folder 23item 1.0
"Works published by Francis Poulenc," Brochure with cost per manuscript, undated series 6box 23folder 23item 2.0
Correspondence with Author Paffrath, Salabert Inc, 1950 series 6box 23folder 23item 3.0
Letters, Programs, and Newspaper Clippings for performances with the Music Academy of the West, 1951-1956, and undated series 6box 23folder 24
Articles, 1953 and undated series 6box 23folder 24item 1.0
Correspondence with Music Academy of the West, 1952 series 6box 23folder 24item 2.0
Registries, posters, and flyers for Music Academy of the west, 1951,1952-1956, and undated series 6box 23folder 24item 3.0
Newspaper Clipping about the Pillsbury Foundation School - half of article, undated series 6box 23folder 25
Magazine Article concerning Henri Matisse, undated series 6box 23folder 26
Newspaper Clippings about Donald Pond Lectures, 1946 and undated series 6box 23folder 27
Newspaper Clippings about various performances and critiques written by Pond, 1942-1950, and undated series 6box 23folder 28
Letters, Programs, and Newspaper Clippings about the University of Washington Creative Arts Symposium, 1958 and undated series 6box 23folder 29
Correspondence, undated series 6box 23folder 29item 1.0
Brochures for National Creative Arts Symposium, 1958 series 6box 23folder 29item 2.0
Articles, undated series 6box 23folder 29item 3.0
Newspaper Clippings about Alcoholism, The Tidings, 1950 series 6box 23folder 30
Paper on producing Outdoor Theatre, from an article by Samuel Selden, April 1952 series 6box 23folder 31
Variety of Music Programs of performances by Pond or his music, 1945, 1952, 1984-1987 series 6box 23folder 32
Various Newspaper and Magazine Articles, undated series 6box 23folder 33
"Extracts from recent press notices", ca.1920s-ca.1930s series 6box 23folder 34

Series 7: Recordings, 1975-1987, and undated (0.50 Linear Feet)

This series contains LP and reel-to-reel recordings of Donald Pond's music. Recordings are unboxed items located on the same shelves as the boxed Pond Collection; cassettes are boxed.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
LP Recording: "In Youth is Pleasure" - Toronto Symphony Orchestra - 4 LPs: 2 sets of recording. Also, another LP with Part 1 and Part 3 of performance (Unboxed items, located on shelf with collection), undated series 7box 27folder 1
LP Recording: "Lark Ascending: Vaughn Williams" (note: "Lark Ascending" Donald Pond and Roderick White) - 2 LPs (Unboxed items, located on shelf with collection), undated series 7box 27folder 2
LP Recording: "Delius Brigg Fair: An English Rhapsody." Incldues a recording LP, LP with Part 2 and 4 of "In Youth is Pleasure," and LP of "The Columbia History of Music" by Eat and I. Vol. 1 and Part V (Unboxed items, located on shelf with collection), undated series 7box 27folder 3
Cassette Tape: Brian Ganz, pianist, Reading/Performance at The Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, MD -- Includes: Fugal Sonata, Five Piano Pieces, Lucis ante terminum, Three Dances in 3/4 time, Wolcum Yole, Greensleeves, Five Carol Preludes, Suite for Shauna, Spring: the Sweet Spring, May 31, 1984 series 7box 27folder 4
Cassette Tape: Music of Donald Pond, performed by Randall Sheets, Christmas Eve, 1984 series 7box 27folder 5
Cassette Tape: Chamber Music. Includes works of other composers, as well as Pond's Seven Diversions for Cello and Piano (D. Milan, Cello), March 3, 1985 series 7box 27folder 6
Cassette Tape: Piano Music of Donald Pond. Concert at Columbia, MD. Recorded by George Wheelock -- For full listing of performers and pieces, see Small Reel: Piano Music of Donald Pond. Concert at Columbia, MD, June 22, 1985 series 7box 27folder 7
Cassette Tape: Piano Music of Donald Pond. Tawes Recital hall, University of Maryland. Includes: Wolcum Yole!, Three Dances in 3/4 Time, Greensleeves, Five Carol Preludes, Suite for Shauna, Five Piano Pieces, Spring, the Sweet Spring. -- Includes names of pianists, June 15, 1986 series 7box 27folder 8
Cassette Tape: "In Youth is Pleasure," Pond, performed by Vocal Offering, University of Maryland, March 27, 1987 series 7box 27folder 9
Cassette Tape: "In Youth is Pleasure," Pond, Sir Arthur MacMillan, Toronto Symphony. Recorded from original records #78, undated series 7box 27folder 10
Cassette Tape: " In Youth is Pleasure," Pond, undated series 7box 27folder 11
Cassette Tape: PFS Revisited - "History; Music and Voice" - beeped, undated series 7box 27folder 12
Cassette Tape: "How Many Miles to Babylon?," Pond, undated series 7box 27folder 13
Fugal Sonata: 1. Tempo Commodo, May 31, 1984 series 7box 27folder 13item 1.0
Five Piano Pieces: 1. Poro languido, May 31, 1984 series 7box 27folder 13item 2.0
Lucis Ante Terminum: 1. Playing with intervals, 2. Ground, 3. Variations (Numbers 4 and 5 omitted), May 31, 1984 series 7box 27folder 13item 3.0
Three Dances in 3/4 Time (complete), May 31, 1984 series 7box 27folder 13item 4.0
Comments on Features of Donald Pond's repertoire by Judith Kierstead (recorded in mono by a separate microphone), May 31, 1984 series 7box 27folder 13item 5.0
Wolcum Yole!: 1. There song hit ys "nowell," 3. She lulled a little child, 4. with myrthe the solos they made good cheer, May 31, 1984 series 7box 27folder 13item 6.0
Greensleeves, May 31, 1984 series 7box 27folder 13item 7.0
Small Reel: Piano Music of Donald Pond (comments included). Reel 1 of 2. Introductory comments by Judith Kierstead. Brian Ganz, pianist, Reading/Performance at The Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, MD -- same concert as Cassette Tape and Large Reel (Unboxed items, located on shelf with collection), May 31, 1984 series 7box 27folder 14
Five Carol Preludes (1975): 2. Nowell sing us, but all and some, 3. Guillo, pran ton tambourin, May 31, 1984 series 7box 27folder 14item 1.0
Five Carol Preludes (1976): 1. God rest you merry, 3. The First Nowell, 5. Chantons, bargies, nouè, nouè, May 31, 1984 series 7box 27folder 14item 2.0
Comments by Bruce Wilson (recorded in mono by a separate microphone), May 31, 1984 series 7box 27folder 14item 3.0
Suite for Shauna: 2. Fair Maids all in a row, 6. Sally with a Tambourine, 7. The Moon Doth Shine, May 31, 1984 series 7box 27folder 14item 4.0
Spring, the Sweet Spring: 1. Fanfare, 2. Rhondo, 3. Canon, 4. Ground, 5. Variations, 6. Phondo, May 31, 1984 series 7box 27folder 14item 5.0
Concluding remarks by Judith Kierstead, May 31, 1984 series 7box 27folder 14item 6.0
Small Reel: Piano Music of Donald Pond (comments included). Reel 2 of 2. Introductory comments by Judith Kierstead. Brian Ganz, piano Reading/Performance at The Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, MD -- same concert as Cassette Tape and Large Reel (Unboxed items, located on shelf with collection), May 31, 1984 series 7box 27folder 15
Small Reel: Pond. "Seven Diversions for Cello and Piano." Deborah Milan, cello, Judith Kierstead, piano. Columbia, MD. Pesantemente, Gaiamente, Llanto, Allegramente, Ariosa, Grazroso e Sognante, Vivace -- same concert as Cassette Tape: Chamber Music (Unboxed items, located on shelf with collection), March 3, 1985 series 7box 27folder 16
Small Reel: Judith Kierstead: Donald Pond - Piano. Masterclass. Reel 1 of 3 (Unboxed items, located on shelf with collection), May 10, 1985 series 7box 27folder 17
Small Reel: Judith Kierstead: Donald Pond - Piano. Masterclass. Reel 2 of 3 (Unboxed items, located on shelf with collection), May 10, 1985 series 7box 27folder 18
Small Reel: Judith Kierstead: Donald Pond - Piano. Masterclass. Reel 3 of 3 (Unboxed items, located on shelf with collection), May 10, 1985 series 7box 27folder 19
Spring, the Sweet Spring--Judith Kierstead, piano, June 22, 1985 series 7box 27folder 19item 1.0
Three Dances in 3/4 time--Ann Matteson, piano, June 22, 1985 series 7box 27folder 19item 2.0
Lucis Ante Teminum--Randall Sheets, piano, June 22, 1985 series 7box 27folder 19item 3.0
Wolcum Yole! "And all the bells on Earth did sing, She Lulled a little child, With Myrthe the solos they made good cheer"--Sheila Johns, Piano, June 22, 1985 series 7box 27folder 19item 4.0
Greensleeves--Esther Doan, piano, June 22, 1985 series 7box 27folder 19item 5.0
Small Reel: Piano Music of Donald Pond. Concert at Columbia, MD. Recorded by George Wheelock. Part 1 of 2 -- same concert as Cassette Tape (Unboxed items, located on shelf with collection), June 22, 1985 series 7box 27folder 20
Two selections from Five Carol Preludes: God rest you Merry, In Dulci Jubilo--Shirley Stroheker, piano, June 22, 1985 series 7box 27folder 20item 1.0
Four selections from Suite for Shauna: Fair Maids all in a row, Over the hills and far away, One I love, Two I love, Sally with a Tambourine--Robin Sheets, piano, June 22, 1985 series 7box 27folder 20item 2.0
Sonatina Grazioso--Brian Ganz, piano, June 22, 1985 series 7box 27folder 20item 3.0
Small Reel: Piano Music of Donald Pond. Concert at Columbia, MD. Recorded by George Wheelock. Part 2 of 2. [item listing is correct order of pieces played; program lists a different order] -- same concert as Cassette Tape (Unboxed items, located on shelf with collection), June 22, 1985 series 7box 27folder 21
Small Reel: Choral Music of Donald Pond. A Performance and Choral Reading, Music Library, University of Maryland. This tape has the conclusion of the program (Unboxed items, located on shelf with collection), March 27, 1987 series 7box 27folder 22
Large Reel: Piano Music of Donald Pond. Brian Ganz, pianist, Reading/Performance at The Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, MD -- same concert as Cassette Tape and Small Reels (Unboxed items, located on shelf with collection), May 31, 1984 series 7box 27folder 23
Large Reel: Piano Music of Donald Pond. Tawes Recital Hall, University of Maryland -- same concert as Cassette Tape (Unboxed items, located on shelf with collection), June 15, 1986 series 7box 27folder 24
Large Reel: Choral Music of Donald Pond, A Performance and Choral Reading, Music Library, University of Maryland. This reel has the conclusion of the program -- same concert as Small Reel (Unboxed items, located on shelf with collection), March 27, 1987 series 7box 27folder 25

Series 8: Photographs, ca.1910s-1987, and undated (1.00 Linear Foot)

This series contains photographs of Donald and Lois Pond, some of the family, and slides of the Pillsbury Foundation School children with instruments.

Subseries 8.1: Photographs of Donald, Lois, and family, ca.1910s-1987, and undated (6 Folders)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Photos collected for University of Maryland "evening of Choral Music", 1987series 8.1box 24folder 1
Professional Photographs of Donald Pond, undatedseries 8.1box 24folder 2
Three Photographs of Lois Pond, undatedseries 8.1box 24folder 3
Ten Various Photographs from Pond's childhood, undatedseries 8.1box 24folder 4
Various Photographs of people (few marked, most of Donald and Lois), undatedseries 8.1box 24folder 5
Religious Photographs and Cards, undatedseries 8.1box 24folder 6

Subseries 8.2: Slides of School Children, ca.1978 (1 Folder)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Color Slides of students playing instruments, ca.1978series 8.2box 24folder 7

Series 9: Donald Pond Library of Books and Scores, 1880-1981, and undated (3.00 Linear Feet)

This series contains Donald Pond's collection of published books and scores. Many of the books and scores contain markings and marginalia. An alphabetical listing by author of the books and scores is available as an appendix to the paper findig aid.

Subseries 9.1: Books with Markings and Marginalia, 1880-1981 (1.75 Linear Feet)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Comaraswamy, A. Christian and oriental philosophy of art. New York: Dover Pub -- Markings on pp. 9; 11; 16; 17; 103, 1956series 9.1box 25folder 1
Craft, R. Stravinsky: Chronicle of friendship. New York: Alfred Knopf -- Inscribed by Rudolph Gilbert, 1972series 9.1box 25folder 2
Einstein, A. Mozart: His character, his work. London: Oxford Press -- Music handwritten on back cover, 1945series 9.1box 25folder 3
Geiringer, K. Haydn: A creative life in music. New York: W. W. Norton & Co -- Marking on p. 247, 1946series 9.1box 25folder 4
Hindemith, P. A composer's world: Horizons and limitations. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press -- Markings on pp. 91; 120; 121; 216; 217; 219, 1952series 9.1box 25folder 5
Mellers, W. Bach and the dance of God. New York: Oxford University Press -- Markings on pp. 6; 7; 9; 81-84; 184-186; 210; 221; 258-260, 1981series 9.1box 25folder 6
Mellers, W. Francois Couperin and the French classical tradition. New York: Roy Publishers -- Marking on p. 29, 1951series 9.1box 25folder 7
Myers, R. H. Modern music: Its aims and tendencies. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, & Co -- Inscription by F. M. Gilbert; Markings on pp. 2; 5-7; 14-16; 49; 66; 67; 69; 80, ca.1940series 9.1box 25folder 8
Pattison, B. Music and poetry of the English renaissance. London: Methuen & Co, 1948series 9.1box 25folder 9
Ritter, F. ed. Music and musicians: Essays and criticisms by Robert Schumann, second series. London: William Reeves -- Inscription: "Margaret G. Morpheed, July 1887", 1880series 9.1box 25folder 10
Sachs, C. The rise of music in the ancient world east and west. New York: W.W. Norton & Co -- Marking on p. 311, 1943series 9.1box 25folder 11
Stevens, D. trans. The letters of Claudio Monteverdi. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press -- Inscribed by Denis Stevens, 1980series 9.1box 25folder 12
Turner, W. J. Orpheus or the music of the future. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co -- Markings on pp. 60-61, 1929series 9.1box 25folder 13
Volkov, S. ed. Testimony: The memoirs of Dmitri Shostakovich. New York: Harper & Row, Pub -- Markings on pp. 7; 8; 20-25; 28; 31; 33; 38; 40; 42; 43; 60; 75; 94; 108; 119; 123; 125; 130; 135; 136; 140; 141; 148; 155; 159; 160; 166; 167; 181; 183; 187; 194-205; 218; 232; 234; 236; 240; 242; 243; 268 -- The article, The Sickness of Soviet Society, found at page 9, and kept there, 1979series 9.1box 25folder 14
Anderson, W. Teaching Asian musics in elementary and secondary schools: An introduction to the musics of India and Indonesia. Dallas, TX: Taylor Pub -- Inscribed by the author, 1975series 9.1box 26folder 1
Fremantle, A., ed. The papal encyclicals in their historical context. New York: G P Putnams -- Handwritten note placed in-between pp. 108-109, 1956series 9.1box 26folder 2
Gray, C. A Survey of contemporary music. London: Oxford Press -- Markings/Notes on pp. 60-1; 74; 204; 206, 1927series 9.1box 26folder 3
Heyman, K. R. The relation of ultramodern to archaic music. Boston, MA: Small, Maynard & Co -- Inscription by author and Rudolph Silbert, 1921series 9.1box 26folder 4
Horgan, P. Encounters with Stravinsky. Canada: Doubleday -- Markings on pp. 283-289, 1972series 9.1box 26folder 5
Hutchings, A. Delius. London: MacMillan & Co -- Markings on pp. 185-190, 1948series 9.1box 26folder 6
Jeffrey, B. ed. Chanson Verse of the Early Renaissance. London: Artes Graficas Soler -- Inscription by Philip D. Walker, 1971series 9.1box 26folder 7
Leichtentritt, H. Music, history, and ideas. London: Oxford Press -- Marking on p. 72, 1944series 9.1box 26folder 8
Lipman, S. Music after modernism. New York: Basic Books Inc -- Markings on pp. 14; 15; 109; 112; 126; 127; 129; 223; 243; 246, 1979series 9.1box 26folder 9
Mitchell, D. Britten and Auden in the thirties: The year 1936. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press -- Markings on pp. 19; 22-26; 105; 133-135; 139; 140, 1981series 9.1box 26folder 10
Myers, R. H. Contemporary composers: Erik Satie. London: Dennis Dobson -- Markings on pp. 35; 36; 36-43; 45; 47; 49; 126; 141, 1948series 9.1box 26folder 11
Redfield, J. Music: A science and an art. New York: Tudor Pub -- Inscription by a George, 1935series 9.1box 26folder 12
Schrade, L. Monteverdi: Creator of modern music. New York: Norton & Co -- Markings on pp. 18; 137; 148; 224; 238; 299; 310, 1950series 9.1box 26folder 13
Schweitzer, A. J.S. Bach, volume I. London: Breitkopf & Hartel -- Markings on pp. 3; 5; 11; 13; 15; 17-20; 26-31; 40, 1911series 9.1box 26folder 14
Sonneck, O. G., ed. The Musical Quarterly. New York: G. Schirmer Inc -- Markings on pp. 268; 274; 288-302, July 1933series 9.1box 26folder 15
Tansman, A. Igor Stravinsky: The man and his music. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons -- Markings on pp. 10; 21; 23; 32; 266; 267; 282; 283, 1949series 9.1box 26folder 16
Tovey, D. F. Beethoven. London: Oxford Press -- Markings on pp. 8; 13; 15; 40; 43; 45; 46; 57-60; 63; 82; 84; 87; 88; 99; 106; 110; 118; 125; 133; 134, 1945series 9.1box 26folder 17
White, E. W. Stravinsky's sacrifice to Apollo. London: Hogarth Press -- Signed by Adolph Koldophy, 1930series 9.1box 26folder 18

Subseries 9.2: Music with Markings, undated (0.50 Linear Feet)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Bach, J. S. Cantata No. 56 -- Choral, undatedseries 9.2box 26folder 1
Bach, J. S. Christmas Cantata -- Choral, undatedseries 9.2box 26folder 2
Bach, J. S. Concerto No. 1 -- Orchestral, undatedseries 9.2box 26folder 3
Bartok, Bela. Violin Concerto -- Orchestral, undatedseries 9.2box 26folder 4
Bartok, Bela. 3rd String Quartet -- Chamber, undatedseries 9.2box 26folder 5
Bartok, Bela . Concerto for Orchestra -- Orchestral, undatedseries 9.2box 26folder 6
Beethoven, Ludwig . String Quartet 16 -- Chamber, undatedseries 9.2box 26folder 7
Beethoven, Ludwig . String Quartet 14 -- Chamber, undatedseries 9.2box 26folder 8
Brahms, Johannes . Symphony No. 4 -- Orchestral, undatedseries 9.2box 26folder 9
Brahms, Johannes . Symphony No. 3 -- Orchestral, undatedseries 9.2box 26folder 10
De Falla, Manuel . El Retablo de Maese Pedro -- Orchestral, undatedseries 9.2box 26folder 11
Haydn, Franz Joseph . Symphony No. 1 -- Orchestral, undatedseries 9.2box 26folder 12
Haydn, Franz Joseph. Symphony No. 2 "London" -- Orchestral, undatedseries 9.2box 26folder 13
Kodaly, Zoltan. Galanta Dances -- Orchestral, undatedseries 9.2box 26folder 14
Mozart, W. A. Symphony No. 39 -- Orchestral, undatedseries 9.2box 26folder 15
Mozart, W. A. Symphony No. 38 "Prague" -- Orchestral, undatedseries 9.2box 26folder 16
Mozart, W. A. String Quartet in G Major -- Chamber, undatedseries 9.2box 26folder 17
Purcell, Henry . Three-part Fantasia No. 1 -- Chamber, undatedseries 9.2box 26folder 18
Strauss, Richard. Don Juan -- Orchestral, undatedseries 9.2box 26folder 19
Stravinsky, Igor. Symphony in Three Movements -- Orchestral, undatedseries 9.2box 26folder 20
Stravinsky, Igor. Symphonie de Psaumes -- Choral/Orch, undatedseries 9.2box 26folder 21
Stravinsky, Igor . Le Sacre du Printemps -- Orchestral, undatedseries 9.2box 26folder 22
Unknown . Damaged Partial Score of Unknown Title, undatedseries 9.2box 26folder 23

Subseries 9.3: Books without Markings or Marginalia, 1925-1978, and undated (0.25 Linear Feet)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Craven, J. L., ed. Revue de la Pensee Francaise. New York: Elite Publishing, 1943series 9.3box 26folder 1
Lacome, P. Echos d'Espagne. Paris: Durand, Schoenewerk & Co, undatedseries 9.3box 26folder 2
MENC. Music is basic! In education and life -- Conference Booklet from the 26th National Biennial Meeting where Donald Pond spoke for the first time, April 12-16, 1978series 9.3box 26folder 3
Vesper, R. C. Rhythmic Sketches, volume one. Los Angeles, CA: Harry Neville, 1925series 9.3box 26folder 4
Vesper, R. C. Rhythmic Sketches, volume two. Los Angeles, CA: Harry Neville, 1929series 9.3box 26folder 5
"Occupations of the Month" from the Da Costa Book of Hours -- Calendar, only pictures left, 1966series 9.3box 26folder 6

Related Material

This collection is part of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Historical Center.

More information about Donald Pond can be found in the Pillsbury Foundation School Archives also available in the NAfME Historical Center, and in a master's thesis by Judith Kiersead titled The Pillsbury Foundation School and Beyond, located in the University of Maryland Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library. [Call Number: LD3231.M70m Kierstead, J.K.]

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