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James Bolle Score Collection

Abstract

Title:
James Bolle Score Collection
Author/Creator:
Bolle, James
Collection number:
14-58-Bolle
Size:
17.0 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1950-2011
Inclusive dates:
1950-2011
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:

James Bolle (b.1931) is an American conductor and composer who was instrumental in founding numerous musical organizations, including the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and the New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra. As a composer, his major works include the opera Oleum Canis, five sinfonias, four string quartets, concerti, orchestral works, songs and chamber music. The James Bolle Score Collection includes materials relating to Monadnock Music, press books, and manuscript copies, final score copies, and individual instrumentation from many of Bolles most famous works, including the Christopher Smart Cantata, and four concerto for violin, piano, oboe, and clarinet.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

James Bolle Score Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/26176
Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

James Bolle (b.1931) is an American composer born in Evanston, Illinois. Bole received instrumental training on the violin, viola, and French horn, and studied under students of Nadia Boulanger and Hindemith. As a student, he studied at Harvard, Antioch College, and Northwestern, and was a student of French composer and teacher Darius Milhaud. Bolle was instrumental in founding numerous musical organizations, the first being The Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra at age 15 in 1946.

As a conductor, Bolle founded the New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra, which he directed for 29 years, and Monadnock Music, which he directed for 42 years. He has also appeared as a guest conductor in the United States, Canada, Israel, Hungary, Russia, and Germany. Bolle has been responsible for several premier operatic performances, including: Lullys Armide, Handels Lotamo, Schuberts Die Freunden von Salamanka, and Webers Abu Hassan.

As a composer, Bolles major works include the opera Oleum Canis, after the story of Ambrose Bierce, 5 Sinfonies for ensembles, 4 string quartets, concerti for piano, violin, oboe, and clarinet, several large orchestral and chamber pieces, and a the Christopher Smart Cantata for two sopranos and large ensemble.

James Bolle currently resides in Harrisville, New Hampshire with his wife, Jocelyn, who also served as a founding director of Monadnock Music and was instrumental in forming its education program.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The James Bolle Score Collection covers the period from 1950 to 2011. The collection includes manuscript copies, final score copies, and individual instrumentation for many of Bolles most notable works, including Oleum Canis and the Christopher Smart Cantata, as well as many small and larger ensembles and symphonies for piano, violin, oboe, clarinet, and percussion. Also included in the collection are press books containing clippings and reviews from 1977 to 2006 collected by Bolle, collated into three ring binders, and materials from Monadnock Music, including annual reports, programs, advertising materials, and issues of the Monadnock Music News.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

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Processing Information

Processed by:

Nicole Horstman, March 2014

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Nicole Horstman, April 2014.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Scores, 1950-2011 and undated (11.0 linear feet)

This series contains original sheet music composed by Bolle from 1950 to 2011. Scores are arranged alphabetically, and each composition is divided into manuscript copies, drafts, final score copies, and individual instrumentation.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Programs and Program Notes, 1975-2009 and undated series 1box 1folder 1
Australia Sketches, undated series 1box 1folder 2
Ballad of the Ladies of Time Past - Manuscript Copy, undated series 1box 1folder 3
Capriccio I - Final Score Copy, 1965-1966 series 1box 1folder 4
Capriccio II - Final Score Copy and Individual Instrumentation (Brass Quintet), 1980 series 1box 1folder 5
Capriccio II - Final Score Copy and Individual Instrumentation (Quintet for Woodwinds), 1980 series 1box 1folder 6
Capriccio III - Final Score Copy, 1967 series 1box 1folder 7
Capriccio III - Individual Instrumentation, 1967 series 1box 1folder 8
Capriccio IV - Final Score Copy, 1968 series 1box 1folder 9
Le Catafalque des Dieux - Manuscript Copy, 1963-1964 series 1box 1folder 10
Le Catafalque des Dieux - Final Score Copy, 1963-1964 series 1box 1folder 11
Le Catafalque des Dieux - Individual Instrumentation (Winds/Brass), 1963-1964 series 1box 1folder 12
Le Catafalque des Dieux - Individual Instrumentation (Strings), 1963-1964 series 1box 1folder 13
Christopher Smart Cantata - Manuscript Copy, 1967 series 1box 1folder 14
Christopher Smart Cantata - Individual Instrumentation, 1967-1968 series 1box 1folder 15
Christopher Smart Cantata - Individual Instrumentation, 1967-1968 series 1box 1folder 16
Christopher Smart Cantata - Individual Instrumentation, 1967-1968 series 1box 1folder 17
Clarinet Concerto - Manuscript Copy, undated series 1box 1folder 18
Clarinet Concerto - Computer Draft, undated series 1box 1folder 19
Clarinet Concerto - Final Score Copy, undated series 1box 1folder 20
Clarinet Concerto - Individual Instrumentation (Strings), undated series 1box 1folder 21
Clarinet concerto - Individual Instrumentation (Winds/Brass), undated series 1box 1folder 22
Death of Paul Dombey - Manuscript Copy, undated series 1box 1folder 23
Dream Pictures for Piano - Final Score Copy, 1980 series 1box 1folder 24
Duets for Violin and Viola - Manuscript Copy, 2000 series 1box 1folder 25
Duets for Violin and Viola - Computer Copy, 2000 series 1box 1folder 26
Duets for Violin and Viola - Final Scope Copy, 2000 series 1box 1folder 27
Eight Pieces for Violin and Viola, 1988 series 1box 1folder 28
Oboe Concerto - Final Score Copy, 1995 series 1box 2folder 1
Oboe Concerto - Individual Instrumentation (Strings), 1995 series 1box 2folder 2
Oboe Concerto - Individual Instrumentation (Winds), 1995 series 1box 2folder 3
Oboe Concerto - Individual Instrumentation (Brass/Perc.), 1995 series 1box 2folder 4
Oleum Canis - Manuscript Copy, 1969 series 1box 2folder 5
Oleum Canis - Performance Notes and Correspondence, undated series 1box 2folder 6
Oil of Dog - Manuscript Copy, 2000 series 1box 2folder 7
Oil of Dog - Computer Draft, 2000 series 1box 2folder 8
Oil of Dog - Final Score Copy, 2000 series 1box 2folder 9
Oil of Dog - Individual Instrumentation, 2000 series 1box 2folder 10
Piano Concert - Final Score Copy, 1999 series 1box 2folder 11
Piano Concert - Individual Instrumentation (Wind/Brass/Perc.), 1999 series 1box 2folder 12
Piano Concert - Individual Instrumentation (Strings), 1999 series 1box 2folder 13
Piano Concerto - Final Score Copy, undated series 1box 2folder 14
Piano Concerto - Individual Instrumentation (Strings), undated series 1box 2folder 15
Piano Concerto - Individual Instrumentation (Wind/Brass/Perc.), undated series 1box 2folder 16
Ritual - Manuscript Copy, undated series 1box 3folder 1
Ritual - Computer Draft, undated series 1box 3folder 2
Ritual - Final Score Copy, undated series 1box 3folder 3
Ritual - Individual Instrumentation (Strings), undated series 1box 3folder 4
Ritual - Individual Instrumentation (Winds/Brass), undated series 1box 3folder 5
S. Boisterous Songs Sketches (incomplete), undated series 1box 3folder 6
Sinfonia E - Manuscript Copy (rejected), undated series 1box 3folder 7
Sinfonia E 2nd Part - Manuscript Copy, 2006 series 1box 3folder 8
Sinfonia E 3rd Part - Manuscript Copy, 2006 series 1box 3folder 9
Slough - Manuscript Copy, 1977 series 1box 3folder 10
Sonate fur Oboe, Horn, Violine, und Cembalo mut Violocell, 1956 series 1box 3folder 11
Songs in Dialog (Oboe) - Manuscript Copy, 2008 series 1box 3folder 12
String Quartet No. 1 - Computer Draft, 1993 series 1box 3folder 13
String Quartet No. 1 - Individual Instrumentation, 1993 series 1box 3folder 14
String Quartet No. 2 - Manuscript Copy, undated series 1box 3folder 15
String Quartet No. 2 - Final Score Copy, undated series 1box 3folder 16
String Quartet No. 2 - Individual Instrumentation, undated series 1box 3folder 17
String Quartet No. 2 - Manuscript Copy, 1952 series 1box 3folder 18
String Quartet No. 3 - Manuscript Copy, undated series 1box 3folder 19
String Quartet No. 3 - Final Score Copy, undated series 1box 3folder 20
Three Songs with W.W. (Philip Levine) - Manuscript Copy, undated series 1box 3folder 21
Three Songs with W.W. (Philip Levine) - Final Score Copy, undated series 1box 3folder 22
Three Songs with W.W. (Philip Levine) - Individual Instrumentation, undated series 1box 3folder 23
Trio - Final Score Copy, undated series 1box 3folder 24
What the Waves Were Always Saying - Manuscript Copy, 1999 series 1box 3folder 25
What the Waves Were Always Saying - Stage Copy, 1999 series 1box 3folder 26
What the Waves Were Always Saying - Final Score Copy, 1999 series 1box 3folder 27
What the Waves Were Always Saying - Final Score Copy, 1999 series 1box 3folder 28
What the Waves Were Always Saying - Individual Instrumentation (Winds/Brass/Perc.), 1999 series 1box 3folder 29
What the Waves Were Always Saying - Individual Instrumentation (Strings), 1999 series 1box 3folder 30
Wind Serenade - Manuscript Copy, undated series 1box 4folder 1
Miscellaneous Sketches, 2011 series 1box 4folder 2
Miscellaneous Sketches (mostly incomplete), 1971-1996 series 1box 4folder 3
Miscellaneous Sketches - Projected Symphony A-G, 1980 series 1box 4folder 4
Miscellaneous Sketches (some incomplete) - became song Then and Now, 1992-1993 series 1box 4folder 5
Miscellaneous Manuscript Copy, 1950 series 1box 4folder 6
Three notebooks of miscellaneous sketches, 2010 series 1box 4folder 7
Untitled - Manuscript Copy, undated series 1box 4folder 8
Christopher Smart Cantata - Manuscript Copy, 1967-1969 series 1box 5folder 1
Christopher Smart Cantata - Manuscript Copy, 1967-1969 series 1box 5folder 2
Christopher Smart Cantata - Manuscript Copy, 1967-1969 series 1box 5folder 3
Cycle: Then and Now - Manuscript Copy, undated series 1box 5folder 4
Imitation of Horace: Ode 9 lib. 1Vides et Alta - Manuscript Copy, undated series 1box 6folder 1
Oboe Concerto - Manuscript Copy, 1995 series 1box 6folder 2
Oleum Canis - Manuscript Copy, undated series 1box 6folder 3
Oleum Canis - Individual Instrumentation (Strings), undated series 1box 6folder 4
Oleum Canis - Individual Instrumentation (Winds/Brass), undated series 1box 6folder 5
Oleum Canis - Final Score Copy (Act I Scene I), undated series 1box 7folder 1
Oleum Canis - Final Score Copy (Act I Scene I), undated series 1box 7folder 2
Oleum Canis - Final Score Copy (Act I Scene I), undated series 1box 7folder 3
Oleum Canis - Final Score Copy (Act II Scene I), undated series 1box 7folder 4
Oleum Canis - Final Score Copy (Act II Scene I), undated series 1box 7folder 5
Oleum Canis - Final Score Copy (Act II Scene II), undated series 1box 7folder 6
Oleum Canis - Final Score Copy (Act II Scene II), undated series 1box 7folder 7
Oleum Canis - Final Score Copy (Act II Scene II), undated series 1box 7folder 8
Oleum Canis - Final Score Copy (Act II Scene II), undated series 1box 7folder 9
Oleum Canis - Final Score Copy (Act II Scene II), undated series 1box 7folder 10
Oleum Canis - Final Score Copy (Act II Scene II), undated series 1box 7folder 11
Overture for Small Orchestra - Manuscript Copy, 1950 series 1box 8folder 1
Percussion Concerto - Manuscript Copy, 1960 series 1box 8folder 2
Percussion Concerto - Final Score Copy, 1960 series 1box 8folder 3
Piano Concert - Final Score Copy, 1999 series 1box 8folder 4
Serenade for Clarinet Solo, 2 Horns, and Strings - Final Score Copy, 1952 series 1box 8folder 5
Serenade for Clarinet Solo, 2 Horns, and Strings - Individual Instrumentation, 1952 series 1box 8folder 6
String Quartet No. 2 - Final Score Copy, 1952 series 1box 8folder 7
String Quartet No. 2 - Individual Instrumentation, 1952 series 1box 8folder 8
A Tale of Three Cities - Manuscript Copy, undated series 1box 8folder 9
Tampon Rag - Manuscript Copy, undated series 1box 8folder 10

Series 2: Press Books, 1977-1999 (3.0 linear feet)

This series contains original sheet music composed by Bolle from 1950 to 2011. Scores are arranged alphabetically, and each composition is divided into manuscript copies, drafts, final score copies, and individual instrumentation.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Press Books, 1977-1989 series 2box 9folder 1
Press Book, 1977-1980 series 2box 9folder 1item 1.0
Press Book, 1981 series 2box 9folder 1item 2.0
Press Book, 1982 series 2box 9folder 1item 3.0
Press Book, 1983 series 2box 9folder 1item 4.0
Press Book, 1984-1985 series 2box 9folder 1item 5.0
Press Book, 1986 series 2box 9folder 1item 6.0
Press Book, 1987 series 2box 9folder 1item 7.0
Press Book, 1988 series 2box 9folder 1item 8.0
Press Book, 1989 series 2box 9folder 1item 9.0
Press Books, 1990-1998 series 2box 10folder 1
Press Book, 1990 series 2box 10folder 1item 1.0
Press Book, 1991 series 2box 10folder 1item 2.0
Press Book, 1992-1993 series 2box 10folder 1item 3.0
Press Book, 1994 series 2box 10folder 1item 4.0
Press Book, 1995 series 2box 10folder 1item 5.0
Press Book, 1996 series 2box 10folder 1item 6.0
Press Book, 1997 series 2box 10folder 1item 7.0
Press Book, 1998 series 2box 10folder 1item 8.0
Press Books, 1999-2006 series 2box 11folder 1
Press Book, 1999 series 2box 11folder 1item 1.0
Press Book, 2000 series 2box 11folder 1item 2.0
Press Book, 2001 series 2box 11folder 1item 3.0
Press Book, 2002-2003 series 2box 11folder 1item 4.0
Press Book, 2004 series 2box 11folder 1item 5.0
Press Book, 2005 series 2box 11folder 1item 6.0
Press Book, 2006 series 2box 11folder 1item 7.0

Series 3: Monadnock Music, 1966-2009 and undated (1.50 linear feet)

This series consists of items related to the operations and performances of Monadnock Music, founded in 1966 and directed by James Bolle from 1966 to 2007. Items include annual reports, programs, issues of the publication Monadnock Music News, and advertising materials for the summer concert series.

Subseries 3.1: Annual Reports, 1969-2007 (1 folder)

This subseries includes copies of Monadnock Musics annual reports from 1969 to 2007 which include a summarization of the operations and budget of the current season as well as a plan for the following season. Items in this subseries are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Annual Reports, 1969-2007series 3.1box 12folder 1

Subseries 3.2: Programs, 1966-2009 and undated (30 folders)

This subseries includes programs of the performances of Monadnock Music during its annual summer concert series. Items in this subseries are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Programs, 1966-1975series 3.2box 12folder 2
Programs, 1976series 3.2box 12folder 3
Programs, 1977series 3.2box 12folder 4
Programs, 1983series 3.2box 12folder 5
Programs, 1984series 3.2box 12folder 6
Programs, 1985series 3.2box 12folder 7
Programs, 1986series 3.2box 12folder 8
Programs, 1987series 3.2box 12folder 9
Programs, 1988series 3.2box 12folder 10
Programs, 1989series 3.2box 12folder 11
Programs, 1990series 3.2box 12folder 12
Programs, 1991series 3.2box 12folder 13
Programs, 1992series 3.2box 12folder 14
Programs, 1993series 3.2box 12folder 15
Programs, 1994series 3.2box 12folder 16
Programs, 1995series 3.2box 12folder 17
Programs, 1996series 3.2box 12folder 18
Programs, 1997series 3.2box 12folder 19
Programs, 1998series 3.2box 12folder 20
Programs, 1999series 3.2box 12folder 21
Programs, 2000series 3.2box 12folder 22
Programs, 2001series 3.2box 12folder 23
Programs, 2002series 3.2box 12folder 24
Programs, 2003series 3.2box 12folder 25
Programs, 2004series 3.2box 12folder 26
Programs, 2005series 3.2box 12folder 27
Programs, 2006series 3.2box 12folder 28
Programs, 2007series 3.2box 12folder 29
Programs, 2009series 3.2box 12folder 30
Programs, undatedseries 3.2box 12folder 31

Subseries 3.3: Monadnock Music News, 1979-1998 (1 folder)

This subseries contains issues of Monadnock Music News, from Volume 1, Number 1 through Volume 21, Number 4. Items in this subseries are arranged chronologically by issue number.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Monadnock Music News, Vol. 1 No. 1-Vol. 21 No. 4, 1979-1998series 3.3box 12folder 32

Subseries 3.4: Advertising, 1969-2004 (2 folders)

This subseries includes summer concert series brochures and one folder containing three photocopied clippings from 1969.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Advertising: Summer Concert Schedules, 1969-2004series 3.4box 12folder 33
Advertising: Clippings, 1969series 3.4box 12folder 34

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