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Guide to the Howard B. Waltz Collection, 1930-1999

Processed by: Cassandra M. Volpe, Archivist Date Completed: May, 2000 Encoded by: Eric J. Petersen

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Descriptive Summary

Biography of Howard B. Waltz

Scope and Content

Organization of the Papers

Arrangement of compositions

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Series Description


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Donated by Waltz' niece, Jane Grissmer (copyright holder), Kensington, MD
Title: Howard B. Waltz Collection,
Dates: 1930-1999
Extent: 4 linear ft. (3 boxes)
Location: Housed in American Music Research Center.

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Biography of Howard B. Waltz

Howard Bryant Waltz was born on March 29, 1913, in Arcadia, Indiana, the son of Peter D. Waltz and Ora Bryant. He was the youngest of five children. Mr. Waltz grew up in a small Midwestern town in the twenties that he has said was idyllic and timeless. He began his love for music at an early age. He played trombone, piano and pump-organ in a town band, Methodist church, school chorus and orchestra. His best friend was his first cousin, Ramona Wilson (later Keummich) who also shared his joy of music.

He graduated from DePauw University and University of Wisconsin, Madison with a Masters in Music. He also studied at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago and Ecole des Beaux Arts, Fontainebleau, France. He studied piano with Robert Casadesus and took classes with Nadia Boulanger and Paul Bazelaire.

Mr. Waltz taught at the Pillsbury Academy in Owatonna, Minnesota, from 1937-1938; DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, 1939-1942; University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1942-1975. At the University of Colorado he was an inspired teacher of piano, helped develop the music library, collaborated on the development of the music history department, graduate courses and doctoral programs.

He composed songs, sonatas, orchestrations, and also major scores for the dance department under the leadership of his colleague and friend, Charlotte Irey. He performed a wide range of keyboard and chamber literature. After his cousin, Ramona Keummich moved to Boulder in 1946, the two explored the large and varied repertoire for one piano, four hands. He was also a very active and influential member of the Colorado State Music Teachers Association. He also wrote many music reviews for the CSMTA Newsletter and the Boulder Daily Camera.

Howard Waltz died a beloved teacher, colleague, and mentor, on April 2, 2000, in Boulder, Colorado.

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Scope and Content

Collection consists of awards, articles, clippings of performances 1930-1999, piano pedagogy, sheet music and songbooks, student recital programs 1941-1979, reel-to- reel tapes of performances, and original compositions.

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Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into three series.
Series I. Personal papers: writings, programs, teaching materials, students' programs.
Series II. Recorded tapes and file cards.
Series III. Compositions: original and printed.

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Arrangement of compositions

Arranged by genre.

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Restrictions

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the American Music Research Center.

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Index Terms

Access points related to this collection
Names:
Waltz, Howard
Organizations:
American Music Research Center
Subjects:
Pianists -- United States -- Biography -- Sources
University of Colorado, Boulder. College of Music -- Faculty
Waltz, Howard -- Archives

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Howard B. Waltz Collection, American Music Research Center, University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Series Description

Series I. Personal Papers

Box
1 Fd 1 Articles
Fd 2 Awards
Fd 3 Biographical
Fd 4 Correspondence
Fd 5 Music Library, A Short Historical Sketch of College of Music. 1943-1975. Report for C.U. College of Music AMRC Heritage Conference, Oct. 3, 1998.
Fd 6 Performances 1930-1951
Fd 7 Performances 1952-1964
Fd 8 Performances 1965-1982
Fd 9 Performances 1983-1999
Fd 10 Piano Pedagogy - Art of Playing the Piano by G. Kochevitsky
Fd 11 Piano Pedagogy - Art of Playing the Piano (Pedagogy 235) 1969-1975
Fd 12 Piano Pedagogy - Classical Style
Fd 13 Piano Pedagogy - 18th Century Keyboard (Pedagogy 437)
Fd 14 Retirement Letters
Fd 15 Reviews 1944-1975 (Boulder Daily Camera, CSMTA Newsletter [Colorado State Music Teachers Association]
Fd 16 Sheet Music and Song Books (with Howard Waltz' comments and notations)
Fd 17 Student Compositions: Dennis Riley'sA Musical Notebook for Children,1963.
Fd 18 Student Recitals 1941-1979

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Series II. Recorded Tapes and Card Files

Box
2 Bibliographical and Pedagogical Card Files; Harmonic Analysis Tags (Chord Indicators)
Reel-to-Reel Tapes
Tape 1 Bach -- Solo cello suite No. 2 D minor (Casals)
Tape 1 Bach -- Solo cello suite No. 3 C major (Casals)
Tape 2 Couperin, Francois (1668-1733)
Tape 2 Les Langueurs Tendres (5-10-7)
Tape 2 Soeur Monique (12-24-3)
Tape 2 La Commere (6-11-5)
Tape 2 La Superbe (12-23-4)
Tape 2 Le Reveil-matin (4-8-3)
Tape 2 Le Rossignol en Amour (10-20-1)
Tape 2 Les Fauvetes Plaintives (10-20-3)
Tape 2 Les Petits Moulins-a-Vent (12-23-5)
Tape 3 Le Carillon de Cythere (10-20-6)
Tape 3 Les Tricoteuses (14-28-1)
Tape 3 L'arlequin (14-28-2)
Tape 3 Rameau, Jean Philippe (1683-1764)
Tape 3 Prelude (side 1, band 1)
Tape 3 Les Tendres Plaintes (side 2, last band)
Tape 3 Les Soupirs (side 3, band 2)
Tape 3 La Joyeuse (side 3, band 3)
Tape 3 Les Cyclopes (side 3, land band)
Tape 3 La Rappel des Oiseaux (side 2, band 6)
Tape 3 Rigaudon 1 and 2 (side 2, band 8)
Tape 3 Tambourin (side 2, band 9)
Tape 3 La Dauphine, first half only (side 6, band 4)
Tape 4 Scarlatti, Domenico (1685-1757)
Tape 4 Sonata, L. 104 (Valenti Vol. 2; side 1, band 6)
Tape 4 Sonata, L. 23 (Valenti side 2, band 3)
Tape 4 Sonata, L. 422 (Valenti side 1, band 1)
Tape 4 Sonata, L. 465 (Kirkpatrick, side 2)
Tape 4 Sonata, L 407 (Kirkpatrick side 3)
Tape 4 Sonata, L. 452 (Kirkpatrick side 3)
Tape 4 Sonata, L. 215 (Kirkpatrick side 3)
Tape 4 Sonata, L. 457 (Kirkpatrick side 3)
Tape 4 Sonata, L. 232 (Kirkpatrick side 4)
Tape 4 Sonata, L. 486 (Kirkpatrick side 4)
Tape 5 Sonata, L. 124 (Kirkpatrick, side 4)
Tape 5 Sonata, L. 238 (Kirkpatrick side 4)
Tape 5 Sonata, L. 428 (Kirkpatrick side 4)
Tape 5 Sonata, L. 27 (Kirkpatrick side 4)
Tape 5 Sonata, L. 281 (Kirkpatrick side 4)
Tape 5 Sonata, L. 359 (Kirkpatrick side 5)
Tape 5 Sonata, L. 454 (Kirkpatrick side 5)
Tape 5 Sonata, L. 286 (Kirkpatrick side 6)
Tape 5 Sonata, L. 304 (Kirkpatrick side 7)
Tape 5 Sonata, L. 206 (Kirkpatrick side 7)
Tape 5 Sonata, L. 164 (Kirkpatrick side 7)
Tape 6 Sonata, L. 14 (Kirkpatrick, side 7)
Tape 6 Sonata, L. 14 (Valenti, side 2, Band 1)
Tape 6 Seixas, Carlos (1704-1742)
Tape 6 Sonata in A minor (Blumental LL 769, side 2)
Tape 6 Toccata in E minor (Blumental, side 2)
Tape 6 Sonata in B flat major (Blumental, side 2)
Tape 6 Soler, Patre Antonio (1729-1783)
Tape 6 Sonata in C sharp minor (Blumental, side 1)
Tape 6 Sonata in D major (Blumental, side 1)

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Series III. Compositions

Box
3 Chorus
Env 1 O Bone Jesus (1951)
Dance
Env 2 Angelique (n.d.)
Env 3 Appointed to Destruction (1951)
Env 4 At the Hawk's Well (Yeat's Play) (c.1965)
Env 5 Hour of Lead (1949)
Env 6 Le Mari Cruel et Jaloux (1953)
Env 7 Little Women (1952)
Env 8 Only Jealousy of Emer (Yeat's Play) (c.1965)
Env 9 Piece for Dancing (1947)
Env 10 Radio (1950)
Env 11 Scarlett Letter (1947)
Env 12 Vast and Hostile Were the Plains (1948)
Env 13 Woman With the Broom (1946)
Orchestra
Env 14 General Lavine
Env 15 Largo
Env 16 Nightfall
Env 17 Sarabande
Shakespeare Festival
Env 18 Much Ado About Nothing
Songs
Env 19 Anthem (Psalm 107), Response (Psalm 31), Anthem (Psalm 33)
Env 20 Green Lake (1938)
Env 21 Hymn (1938)
Env 22 Hymns I, II, III, IV (1935-36)
Env 23 I Hear an Army
Env 24 In Two Months Now
Env 25 My Lady In Blue
Env 26 Phyllis (A Love Song) (1985)
Env 27 Summer Weather (1938)
Env 28 Tagore - Two Settings (1937). Minstrel's Song; When I Go Alone At Night
Env 29 White Blossom (1938)
Sonata/Suite
Env 30 Sonata in G# Minor for Piano (1936)
Env 31 Sonata for Cello and Piano (1937)
Env 32 Suite for Violin and Piano (1936)
Untitled / Miscellaneous
Env 33 Complaint (1930)
Env 34 2 Part Invention (1936)
Env 35 3 Voice Invention (n.d.)
Env 36 Untitled Pieces/Teaching Techniques

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