Guide to the Amy Cheney Beach (Mrs. H.H.A. Beach) Papers, 1835-1956

Collection number: MC 51
Size: 23 boxes (8.00 cu.ft.)

About Amy Cheney Beach (1867-1944)

Amy Marcy Cheney was born in Henniker, New Hampshire on September 5, 1867. A child prodigy, she began composing music at age four and performing publicly at age seven. At the age of thirteen, she wrote “The Rainy Day” following a visit with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the poem’s author. It was her first published song. The home-tutored pianist first entered Boston’s musical community at the age of eight. Because her parents could not afford to send her abroad, she received further musical training in Boston. In 1883, at age sixteen, she made her professional debut as a pianist. Afterwards, she became a soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

In 1885, the eighteen year-old pianist married Dr. Henry Harris Aubrey Beach, a prominent Boston physician who was 25 years her senior. She changed her professional name to Mrs. H. H. A. Beach and, at the request of her husband, she shifted emphasis from performance to composition. With the exception of an annual recital, presentations of her own works, and occasional solo performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Beach devoted the majority of her time and efforts to writing music. Most of Mrs. Beach’s compositions were published and many were performed by leading artists and ensembles. In 1892, the Boston Handel and Haydn Society premiered her first major work, the Grand Mass, Op. 5. The subsequent acclaim her work received established her as a composer and led to her first commissions. The 1896 Boston Symphony performance of her Gaelic Symphony in E Minor, Op. 32 (recognized as the first symphonic work by an American woman) helped confirmed Mrs. Beach as one of the country’s leading composers.

Throughout her life, Beach wrote more than 150 numbered works ranging from chamber and orchestral works to church music and songs. Her early works show the influences of Wagner and Brahms, but she added her characteristic intensity and passion. In her later years, she moved beyond the late-Romantic style as her works became more chromatic and dissonant. Nevertheless, she retained an intense lyricism throughout her career as a composer.

Following Dr. Beach’s death in 1910, Mrs. Beach embarked on a three year tour of Europe. She resumed her career as a performer and changed her professional name to Amy Beach. However, upon returning to the United States, Beach once again assumed her married name. For the next thirty years she continued to compose and perform. Between tours, Beach resided in New York City and her cottage at Centerville on Cape Cod.

Between 1921 and 1941, Beach was an annual visitor at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire. She wrote most of her later works while at the Colony, including her two famous piano pieces, “The Hermit Thrush at Eve” and “The Hermit Thrush at Morning.” Her annual visits to the Colony enabled her to maintain contacts with family and friends in nearby Henniker and Hillsboro, New Hampshire. Beach also developed friendships with other “Colonists,” such as founder Marion MacDowell, Russian sculptor Bashka Paeff, and playwright Thornton Wilder. In 1928, Beach and Marion MacDowell received honorary Master of Arts degrees from the University of New Hampshire.

Failing health hampered Beach’s activities and travel during her final years. A worsening heart condition limited her concert-going and eventually confined her to her New York apartment. She died of heart failure on December 27, 1944 at the age of 77. In her will, she left the rights to her music to the MacDowell Colony, which continues to receive royalties from her many compositions.

About the Amy Cheney Beach (Mrs. H.H.A. Beach) Papers

The Mrs. H. H. A. Beach Collection consists primarily of personal correspondence, diaries and notebooks, music manuscripts, published scores, clippings, photographs, and ephemera. Major correspondents include: Lillian Buxbaum; Ruth Shaffner; Nan Bagby Stephens; Marion MacDowell; Percy Goetschius; Arthur Foote; George Chadwick; Margaret Deland; John Knowles Paine; and Horatio Parker. Beach’s diaries cover the years from 1926 until her death in 1944. Also included are over 60 manuscript scores, including the entire pencilled score of the “Gaelic” Symphony, and over 250 pieces of published music.

For additional Mrs. Beach manuscript compositions and printed works, visit the Special Collections website at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Permission to publish or perform works by Amy Beach must be obtained directly from the Macdowell Colony.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. Please note that our custodianship of this collection does not imply ownership of copyright, and that Special Collections staff may decline to copy materials where the original is not housed within our collections.

The copyright to Amy Beach's music is owned by the Edward MacDowell Association. Permission to reproduce the songs must be obtained from the Executive Director at the MacDowell Colony (info@macdowellcolony.org).

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder number], [Box number], Amy Cheney Beach (Mrs. H.H.A. Beach) Papers, 1835-1956, MC 51, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Mulitple accessions beginning April 28, 1975; notable donors includ Walter S. Jenkins, David Buxbaum, and the Fuller Public Library in Hillsboro, New Hampshire.

Collection Arrangement

The Beach Collection comprises several accessions, primarily from Walter S. Jenkins, David Buxbaum, and the Fuller Public Library, Hillsboro, New Hampshire. It has been organized to reflect Beach’s own filing systems and to provide researchers with better access.

** Those items marked by “FPL” within the finding aid are the legal property of the Fuller Public Library in Hillsboro, New Hampshire and should be cited as such.

This collection is arranged into seven series, all of which are further divided into subseries. Music manuscripts and published compositions are arranged by opus number, if assigned. Portions of this collection are still being processed.

Collection Contents

Series 1: Correspondence

Subseries A: Letters to Beach, 1880-1943

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1A

Agassiz, Elizabeth C.; Allen, Una L.; Alves, C. Katie; and Aus de Ohe, Adele

Box 1, Folder 2B

Bauer, Harold; Bispham, David; Brackett, Walter M.; Brooks, Phillips; Brown, Abbie Farwell; Burleigh, Harry T.; and Busch, Carl

Box 1, Folder 3C

Carreno, Maria Teresa; Cary, Annie Louise; Chadwick, George W.; Chaminade, Cecile; Clarke, Anna Leininger; Coates, Florence Earle (11 letters); Cooke, Sidney T.; and Cushman, Charlotte

Box 1, Folder 4D

Davis, Walter; Deland, Margaret; and Dole, Nathan Haskell

Box 1, Folder 5E-F

Eames (Story), Emma; Fiedler, Max; Foote, Arthur; Fosdick, Harry Emerson

Box 1, Folder 6G

Gabrilovitch, Ossip; Ganz, Rudolph; Goetschius, Percy; Gould, Elizabeth Porter; and Grandjany, Marcel

Box 1, Folder 7H

Hammer, H.; Hegermann (Lindencrone), Lille; Hillsboro Saving Bank; Holmes, Oliver Wendell; Homer, Louise; Homer, Sidney; Hopekirk, Helen; Hughes, Agnes Lockhart; Hughes, Edwin; and Hyde, Arthur

Box 1, Folder 8J

Jewett, Sarah Orne; Kroeger, Ernest R.; Keller, Helen; and Klempeter, Ana E

Box 1, Folder 9L

Lang, Margaret Ruthven; Lajinska, Ethel; Lhevinne, Joseph; Library of Congress; Lockhart, Agnes Helen; Longfellow, Henry W.; and Lutkin, Peter C

Box 1, Folder 10M-N

MacDowell, Mrs. Edward A. (Marion); Milligan, Harold V.; Nikisch, Amelie; Noble, T. Tertius; Nold, Raymond; and Nordica

Box 1, Folder 11O-P

Ouhe?; Paine, John Knowles; Palmer, Bertha H.; Paris, Walter; Parker, Horatio W.; Patti, Madame (A. Morini); Paur, Emil; Perry, Nora; Powell, Maud; and Pugno, Raoul

Box 1, Folder 12R

Raudenbush, George King; Reese, Elizabeth Phelps; Richardson, Maurier R.; and Robinson, E. A.

Box 1, Folder 13Sa-So

Samaroff, Olga; Scheel, Fritz; Schroeder, H. L.; Sembrich, Marcella; Seward, Olive Risley; Sgambatti, G.; Sockman, Ralph; and Sowerby, Leo

Box 1, Folder 14Sp-St

Spencer, Robert Nelson; Speyer, Leonora; Spofford, Harriet Prescott; Stasny, Carl; Stephens, Nan Bagby; Stock, Frederick A.; Stoessel, Albert; and Stokowski, Leopold

Box 1, Folder 15T-Wh

Taylor, Deems; Urso, Camilla; Walsh, Monica Barry; Waters, Clara E. Clement; Washington, Booker T.; and White, Harriett R

Box 1, Folder 16Wi-Z

Wilder, Thornton; Wynne-Matthison, Edith; Zeisler, Mrs. Sigmund (Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler), and Zerrhan, Carl

Box 1, Folder 17Correspondence concerning literary rights, 1895-1915
Box 1, Folder 18Letters from unknown correspondents

Subseries B: Beach’s Autograph Album, 1880-1901

Box 1, Folder 19Contains autograph sentiments and signatures collected by Beach. The album contains letters and/or autographs from, among others: Booth, Edwin; Darwin, Charles; Foote, Arthur; Holmes, Oliver Wendell; Howe, Julia Ward; Liszt, Franz; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth; Phillips, Wendell; Reinecke, Karl; Thaxter, Celia; and Whittier, John Greenleaf
Box 1, Folder 20Material detached from album, unidentified
Box 1, Folder 21Transcriptions of selected letters from the autograph album

Subseries C: Letters from Beach, 1923-1944

Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1To others: Daniels, Mabel; Flower, Agnes; Jenkins, Walter; Mr. Lunt; Partridge, Roland; Miss Pierce, Rumrill, Barbara W. (FPL), Mrs. Wiegand; and unknown
Box 2, Folder 2To Lillian Buxbaum: 1928-1930
Box 2, Folder 3To Lillian Buxbaum: 1931
Box 2, Folder 4To Lillian Buxbaum: 1932-1933
Box 2, Folder 5To Lillian Buxbaum: 1934
Box 2, Folder 6To Lillian Buxbaum:1935-1936
Box 2, Folder 7To Lillian Buxbaum: 1937
Box 2, Folder 8To Lillian Buxbaum: 1938
Box 2, Folder 9To Lillian Buxbaum: 1939
Box 2, Folder 10To Lillian Buxbaum: 1940
Box 2, Folder 11To Lillian Buxbaum: 1941
Box 2, Folder 12To Lillian Buxbaum: 1942-1943
Box 2, Folder 13To Lillian Buxbaum: 1944
Box 2, Folder 14-18Undated correspondence to Lillian Buxbaum
Box 2, Folder 19Undated postcards to Lillian Buxbaum
Box 2, Folder 20Greeting cards to Lillian Buxbaum (dated and undated)
Box 2, Folder 21To Ruth Shaffner: 1930
Box 2, Folder 22To Ruth Shaffner: 1931
Box 2, Folder 23To Ruth Shaffner: 1932
Box 2, Folder 24To Ruth Shaffner: 1933
Box 2, Folder 25To Ruth Shaffner: 1934
Box 2, Folder 26To Ruth Shaffner: 1935
Box 2, Folder 27To Ruth Shaffner: 1936
Box 2, Folder 28To Ruth Shaffner: 1937-1939
Box 2, Folder 29To Ruth Shaffner: 1940-1941
Box 2, Folder 30To Ruth Shaffner: 1942-1944
Box 2, Folder 31To Ruth Shaffner: Undated letters
Box 2, Folder 32To Ruth Shaffner: Undated letter fragments
Box 2, Folder 33Miscellaneous Beach manuscripts: Mostly undated fragments
Box 2, Folder 34Miscellaneous empty envelopes

Subseries D: Correspondence of Others, 1880-1956

Box 3
Box 3, Folder 1General (not Buxbaum or Shaffner):

Cheney, Clara I. to Cousin Anna; Gericke, Wilhelm to Mr. Ticknor; Langley, Samuel P. to Dr. H. H. A. Beach; Mason, William to Dr. H. H. A. Beach; and Phillip, I. to Mrs. Parkes

Box 3, Folder 2Buxbaum, Lillian, general correspondence, 1927-1956

Writers include: Alcott, William; Alphin, Albert; Corbell, Susan; Furbur, Edward P.; Goodbar, Ruth; Greene, Edith Noyes; Lombard, Myrtle H.; MacDowell, Marion; Manahan, Ethel B.; Shaffner, Ruth; and Tamblyn, Bertha L.

Box 3, Folder 3From Walter S. Jenkins concerning Beach and her papers, 1956-1964
Box 3, Folder 4Shaffner, Ruth, general correspondence, 1936-1950

Writers include: Brigham, Amy J.; Kinscella, Hazel Gertrude; MacDowell, Marion; Rasbach, Oscar; Richardson, Nina Maud; Stephens, Nan Bagby; Tollefson, Carl H; Turner, Nancy Byrd; and Wells, Carolyn

Series 2: Diaries, Notebooks, and Genealogy

Subseries A: Diaries, 1926-1944

Box 3, Folder 5Two diaries, Sept 5, 1926-1931 and 1931-1935
Box 3, Folder 6Two diaries, 1936-1941 and 1941-1944
Box 3, Folder 7-8Walter S. Jenkins’s typed transcriptions of the Beach diaries, 1937-1941 and 1941-1944
Box 3, Folder 9Autograph diary and notes of trip to England, May 14 - June 3, 1936
Box 3, Folder 10Quotes and poems transcribed by Beach
Box 3, Folder 11“Rules for Young Musicians,” by Robert Schumann

Subseries B: Notebooks and journals, 1888-1910

Box 4
Box 4, Folder 1Music reviews, v. II (of the compositions of others), October 1894
Box 4, Folder 2Musical visitors (auditions of singers), 1909-1910
Box 4, Folder 3Journal of performances of Beach’s compositions, 1888-1894, 1894-1898, and 1898-1901

Subseries C: Writings about music, published and unpublished

Box 4, Folder 4Published writings

“Bird Songs.” The Designer (May 1911): 7; “Emotion Versus Intellect in Music.” Reprint from the Music Teachers National Association Proceedings (1931); “The Twenty-fifth Anniversary of a Vision.” Reprint from the Music Teachers National Association Proceedings (1932); and “Emotion vs. Intellect in Music.” Northwest Music Herald (March 1932): 4

Box 4, Folder 5Published writings

“A Plea for Mercy.” Reprint from the Music Teachers National Association Proceedings (1935); “Mrs. H. H. A. Beach Asks MacDowell Colony Aid.” Letter printed in The Musical Courier (April 1941); “How Music Is Made.: Keyboard (>Winter 1942): 11, 38; “The How of Creative Composition.” Etude (>March 1943): 151, 208; “The World Cries out for Harmony.” Etude (>January 1944): 11-12; and “Music After Marriage and Motherhood.” Etude (n.d.)

Box 4, Folder 6Unpublished writings and drafts

Drafts of articles, manuscript review of the works of Rimsky-Korsakoff, and self-analysis of the “Gaelic” Symphony (typed transcription)

Subseries D: Genealogy and biography, 1835-1945(?)

Box 4, Folder 7Moses Marcy and His Descendents, n.p.: Evanston, IL, 1897. Includes Beach’s manucript notes and clippings about the Marcy family
Box 4, Folder 8Transcriptions of Marcy family letters, 1835-1838
Box 4, Folder 9Biographies of Beach, 1917 and 1944/1945(?)
Box 4, Folder 10Genealogy and obituaries of H. H. A. Beach

Series 3: Music manuscripts, primarily Mrs. H.H.A. Beach

Subseries A: Music notebooks

Box 4, Folder 11Blue notebook containing Tyrolean Valse-Fantaisie Op. 116 with an extended introduction, cover inscription: “A. M. Beach, Rothenburg Nov 23, 1911,” 12 leaves
Box 4, Folder 12Music notebook, 1914-1936, 9 leaves plus one laid in. (FPL) Includes dated sketches of:
  • 1. Untitled, laid in
  • 2. ["The Candy Lion"]. Op. 75, No. 1. May 20, 1914
  • 3. “Panama Hymn.” Op. 74. May 27, 1914
  • 4. “Prayer of a Tired Child.” Op. 75, No. 4. June 18, 1914
  • 5. “Tennyson Choric Song.” June 20, 1914
  • 6. “Far Awa’.” Op. 43, No. 4. September 17, 1936
  • 7. “Jesus, Tender Shepherd.” September 21, 1936
Box 4, Folder 13Beach composition lists
Box 5
Box 5, Folder 1Black notebook of music notations. June 6, 1934

36 leaves. Contains dated sketches of the following:

  • 1. “Evening Hymn.” Op. 125, no. 2. Arrangement for solo voices and chorus. And “Shadows of the Evening Hours.” Unassigned, June 6, 1934
  • 2. “We Who Sing Have Walked in Glory.” Opus 140. Arrangement for chorus. June 8, 1934
  • 3. “Evening Song [Hymn].” Op. 125, No. 2. Arrangement for solo voice and piano. June 9, 1934
  • 4. “Praise God.” Arrangement for chorus. June 9, 1934
  • 5. “Improvisation. No. 2.” Op. 148, no. 2. June 12, 1934
  • 6. “Improvisation. No. 1.” Op. 148, no. l. June 16, 1934
  • 7. “Improvisation. No. 3.” Op. 148, no. 3. June 20, 1934
  • 8. “Benedictus” (Ending, omitting “Gloria”). Opus 63B, December ll, 1934
  • 9. “O Lord God of Israel.” Op. 141. Arrangement for solo voices, chorus and organ. June 2, 1935, completed June 4, 1935
  • 10. “This Morning Very Early.” Op. 144. Arrangement for 3 part female chorus. June 7, 1935, completed June 9, 1935
  • 11. “April Dreams.” Song with piano. Lyrics by K. W. Harding. June ll, 1935
  • 12. “The Deep Sea Pearl.” Song. Lyrics by E. M. Thomas. June 13, 1935
  • 13. Unidentified fragment for violin and piano. June 14, 1935
  • 14. “Agnus Dei.” [Possible revision of Op. 63.] Arrangement for solo voices, chorus and organ. New York. February 3, 1936, completed February 4, 1936
  • 15. “Far Awa!” Op. 43, No. 4. Arrangement for organ. September 17, 1936
  • 16. “After.” Op. 68. Arrangement for alto solo and chorus. September 18, 1936, completed September 20, 1936
  • 17. “I Sought the Lord.” Op. 142. For voice and organ. September 10, 1936
  • 18. “Barcarolle.” For violins and piano. June 3, 1937

Subseries B: Manuscript scores, arranged by opus number (includes cross references to manuscript scores found in notebooks)

Box 5, Folder 2“Dreaming.” Op. 15, No. 3. Arrangement for cello and piano. n.d.
Box 5, Folder 3“Chanson d’Amour.” Op. 21, No. 1. With cello obligato in D-Flat. n.d. Also cello obligato in E-Flat. January 22, 1899 (FPL)
Box 5, Folder 4“Alleluia! Christ Is Risen!” Op. 27. Violin obligato. n.d. (FPL)
Box 5, Folder 5“Gaelic Symphony in E Minor.” Op. 32. January, 1894
Box 5, Folder 6“Gaelic Symphony in E Minor.” Op. 32. November 21, 1894
Box 5, Folder 7“Gaelic Symphony in E Minor.” Op. 32. June 13, 1895
Box 5, Folder 83 Musical Illustrations from Symphony in E-Major “Gaelic.” Op. 32. n.d. 2 sets (FPL)
Box 5, Folder 9“Nachts (Night).” Op. 35, No. 1. Song with piano. n.d. (FPL)
Box 5, Folder 10“Nahe des Geliebten (with Thee).” Op. 35, No. 3. 2 copies: a) December 18, 1896 and b) n.d. (FPL)
Box 5, Folder 11“Peace on Earth. Christmas Anthem.” Op. 38. Violin obligato. n.d. (FPL)

Arrangements:

  • “Far Awa’.” Op. 43, No. 4. September 17, 1936. See: Music notebook, 1914-1936, Box 4, Folder 12
  • “Far Awa!” Op. 43, No. 4. Arrangement for organ. September 17, 1936. See: Black notebook, June 6, 1934, Box 5, Folder 1
Box 5, Folder 12“Come, Oh Come!” Op. 48, No. 1. Song with piano. n.d. (FPL)
Box 5, Folder 13“Canzonetta.” Op. 48, No. 4. Song. n.d. (FPL)
Box 5, Folder 14“Transcription for Piano of ‘Standchen’ by Richard Strauss.” Op. 49. n.d. (2 copies) (FPL)
Box 5, Folder 15“Autumn Song.” Op. 56, No. 1. December 18, 1903 (FPL)
Box 5, Folder 16“Go Not Too Far.” Op. 56, No. 3. Song with piano. n.d. (FPL)
Box 5, Folder 17“I Know Not How to Find the Spring.” Op. 56, No. 2. Song with piano. n.d. (FPL)
Box 5, Folder 18“The Sea Fairies. A Cantata.” Op. 59. Harp part. n.d. (FPL)
Box 5, Folder 19“Variations on Balkan Themes.” Op. 60. Arranged for orchestra. Based on 1906 Version for piano solo. n.d. (FPL)

Related:

  • “Benedictus” (Ending, omitting “Gloria”). Opus 63B. December 11, 1934. See: Black notebook, June 6, 1934, Box 5, Folder 1
  • “Agnus Dei.” [Possible revision of Op. 63.] Arrangement for solo voices, chorus and organ. New York. February 3, 1936, completed February 4, 1936. See: Black notebook, June 6, 1934, Box 5, Folder 1
Box 5, Folder 20“After.” Op. 68. For Voice and piano. 2 copies dated November 22, 1907 and November 11, 1908 (FPL)
Box 5, Folder 21“After.” Op. 68. (Transcriptions for cello and violin), n.d.

See also:

  • “After.” Op. 68. Arrangement for alto solo and chorus. September 18, 1936, completed September 20, 1936. See: Black notebook, June 6, 1934, Box 5, Folder 1
Box 5, Folder 22“A Prelude.” Op. 71, No. 1. Song with piano. n.d. (FPL)
Box 5, Folder 23“Sweet Content.” Op. 71, No. 2. Song. December 18, 1909 (FPL)
Box 5, Folder 24“Sweet Content.” Op. 71, No. 2. Song with piano, n.d. (FPL)

See also:

  • “Panama Hymn.” Op. 74. May 27, 1914. See: Music notebook, 1914-1936, Box 4, Folder 9
  • ["The Candy Lion"]. Op. 75, No. 1. May 20, 1914. See: Music notebook, 1914-1936, Box 4, Folder 9
  • “Prayer of a Tired Child.” Op. 75, No. 4. June 18, 1914. See: Music notebook, 1914-1936, Box 4, Folder 12
Box 5, Folder 25“Separation.” Op. 76, No. 1. Song with piano. n.d. (FPL)
Box 5, Folder 26“The Lotos Isles.” Op. 76, No. 2. For piano solo. n.d. (FPL)
Box 5, Folder 27“The Lotos Isles.” Op. 76, no. 2. Song with piano. n.d.
Box 5, Folder 28“Wind o’ the Westland.” Op. 77 No. 2. Song with piano. n.d. 2 Copies. (FPL)
Box 5, Folder 29“Theme and Variations for Flute and String Quartet.” Op. 80. July 20, 1916 (FPL)
Box 5, Folder 30“Prelude and Fugue.” Op. 81. For piano solo. May 29, 1917 (FPL)
Box 5, Folder 31“Te Deum.” Op. 84. For 3 men’s voices and organ. February 26, 1921 (FPL)
Box 5, Folder 32“Quartet for Strings (In one movement).” Op. 89 [formerly Op. 79]. August 9, 1921
Box 5, Folder 33“Quartet for Strings (In one movement).” Op. 89 [formerly Op. 79]. January 22, 1929
Box 5, Folder 34“Pastorale for Cello and Organ.” Op. 90, No. 2. n.d. (FPL)
Box 5, Folder 35“Water-Sprites.” Op. 90, No. 2. n.d.
Box 5, Folder 36“A Hermit Thrush at Eve.” Op. 92, No. 1. July 20, 1921 and “A Hermit Thrush at Morn.” Op. 92 No. 2. [2 copies of No. 2] July 22, 1921 and n.d. (FPL)
Box 6
Box 6, Folder 1“The Moon-Path.” Op. 99, No. 3. n.d. “To Miss Grace Kerns”
Box 6, Folder 2“A Mirage.” Op. 100, No. 1. For soprano, violin, cello, and piano. n.d. (FPL)
Box 6, Folder 3“Stella Viatoris.” Op. 100, No. 2. Song with piano, violin, and cello. n.d. (FPL)
Box 6, Folder 4“Jesus, My Saviour!” Op. 112. Song with piano. n.d. (FPL)
Box 6, Folder 5“Rendezvous.” Op. 120. Song with violin obligato and piano. n.d. (FPL)

See also:

  • “Evening Hymn.” Op. 125, no. 2. Arrangement for solo voices and chorus. And “Shadows of the Evening Hours.” Unassigned, June 6, 1934. See: Black notebook, June 6, 1934, Box 5, Folder 1
  • “Evening Song [Hymn].” Op. 125, No. 2. Arrangement for solo voice and piano. June 9, 1934. See: Black notebook, June 6, 1934, Box 5, Folder 1
Box 6, Folder 6“Lento Espressivo.” Op. 125. [Opus number assigned by Beach]. Violin and piano. n.d.
Box 6, Folder 7“Sea Fever.” Op. 126, No. 1. 4-part song for male voices. n.d. (FPL)
Box 6, Folder 8“Fire and Flame.” Op. 136. Song with piano. July 1932
Box 6, Folder 9“May Flowers.” Op. 137. Song with piano. July 1932. Inscribed: “For dear Lillian [Buxbaum], with Amy’s love” (FPL)

See also:

  • “We Who Sing Have Walked in Glory.” Opus 140. Arrangement for chorus. June 8, 1934. See: Black notebook, June 6, 1934, Box 5, Folder 1
Box 6, Folder 10“I Sought the Lord.” Op. 142. Song with piano. n.d. Inscribed: “To Ruth Shaffner.”

See also:

  • “I Sought the Lord.” Op. 142. For voice and organ. September 10, 1936. See: Black notebook, June 6, 1934, Box 5, Folder 1
Box 6, Folder 1“This Morning Very Early.” Op. 144. 3-part song for female voices. n.d.

See also:

  • “Improvisation. No. 1.” Op. 148, no. l. June 16, 1934. See: Black notebook, June 6, 1934, Box 5, Folder 1
  • “Improvisation. No. 2.” Op. 148, no. 2. June 12, 1934. See: Black notebook, June 6, 1934, Box 5, Folder 1
  • “Improvisation. No. 3.” Op. 148, no. 3. June 20, 1934. See: Black notebook, June 6, 1934, Box 5, Folder 1
Box 6, Folder 12“Cabildo.” Op. 149. Opera in one act. June 1932. 15 page penciled fragment. Accompanied by musical notes and typescript entitled: “Notes on Creole Folk Music,” n.d. (FPL)

Subseries C: Manuscript scores, without assigned opus number

Box 6, Folder 13“A September Forest.” Solo piano. n.d. (FPL)
Box 6, Folder 14“On a Hill.” ("Arrangement of a Negro spiritual"). n.d.

Subseries D: Manuscript fragments and transcriptions (FPL)

Box 6, Folder 15“Du Sieh’st.” (For baritone and piano), n.d.; “Prelude.” (For violin, cello, and piano), June 13, 1931; and Ecstasy. Op. 19, No. 2. [cover only], n.d.
Box 6, Folder 16Unidentified fragment for piano, n.d. and unidentified fragment for solo instrument and piano, n.d.
Box 6, Folder 17Transcriptions of folk songs [in Beach's hand]: “Old Welsh Airs”; “Russian Hymns”; “Osmanic March”; and “Bulgarian Songs”

Subseries E: Manuscript scores of others (FPL)

Box 6, Folder 18Ralston, F. Marion. “Orientales.” (dedicated to Mrs. H. H. A. Beach), September 16, 1919
Box 6, Folder 19Abelardo, Nicanor. “Sonata in C Major.” Op. 3, No. 2, 1921
Box 6, Folder 20Unidentified transcriptions of folk songs, n.d.

Series 4: Published Compositions

Subseries A: Published compositions, by opus number

Includes cross references for scores published or bound as part of a collection.

Box 6, Folder 21With Violets. Op. 1, No. 1. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c.1885, 2 copies (FPL)
Box 6, Folder 22With Violets. Op. 1, No. 1. (Song). Boston: Arthur P.Schmidt, c.1913
Box 6, Folder 23The Four Brothers. Op. 1, No. 2. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c.1887 (FPL)
Box 6, Folder 24The Four Brothers. Op. 1, No. 2. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c.1915
Box 6, Folder 25Jeune Fille et Jeune Fleur. Op. 1, No. 3. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c.1887 (FPL)
Box 6, Folder 26Jeune Fille et Jeune Fleur. Op. 1, No. 3. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c.1915
Box 6, Folder 27Ariette. Op. 1, No. 4. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c.1886. See also: Song Album, No. 1, Box 9, Folder 14
Box 6, Folder 28Twilight. Op. 2, No. 1. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c.1887, 2 copies (FPL)
Box 6, Folder 29When Far from Her. Op. 2, No. 2. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c.1889 (FPL) and c.1917. See also: “Beach, Songs, Volume One,” Box 9, Folder 18
Box 6, Folder 30Empress of Night. Op. 2, No. 3. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c.1891 (FPL)
Box 6, Folder 31Empress of Night. Op. 2, No. 3. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c.1891, 2 copies. See also: Song Album, No. 1, Box 9, Folder 14

Cadenza to Beethoven’s C Minor Concerto, Opus 37. Op. 3. (Piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c.1888. See: “Beach, Piano Music,” Box 9, Folder 17

Valse-Caprice. Op. 4. (Piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c.1889. See: “Beach, Piano Music,” Box 9, folder 17

Box 6, Folder 32Graduale from Mass in E-Flat. Op. 5. (Tenor solo). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c.1891, 2 Copies. (FPL) See also: “Beach, Songs, Volume One,” Box 9, Folder 18

Ballad in D Flat. Op. 6. (Piano). Boston: Arthur P.Schmidt, c.1894. See: “Beach, Piano Music,” Box 9, Folder 17

Box 6, Folder 33O Praise the Lord, All Ye Nations. Op. 7. (Mixed voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c.1891], c.1919
Box 6, Folder 34Nunc Dimittis. Op. 8, No. 1. (Mixed voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c.1891
Box 6, Folder 35Peace I Leave With You. Op. 8, No. 2. (Mixed voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c.1891
Box 6, Folder 36The Little Brown Bee. Op. 9. (Women’s voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c.1891
Box 6, Folder 37Dark Is the Night. Op. 11, No. 1. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c.1889, 2 Copies (FPL) See also: Song Album, No. 1, Box 9, Folder 14
Box 6, Folder 38The Western Wind. Op. 11, No. 2. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c.1889, 2 Copies (FPL) See also: Song Album, No. 1, Box 9, Folder 14
Box 6, Folder 39The Blackbird. Op. 11, No. 3. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c.1889 (FPL) See also: Song Album, No. 1, Box 9, Folder 14

Wilt Though Be My Dearie? Op. 12, No. 1. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c.1889 (FPL) See: Song Album, No. 1, Box 9, Folder 14

Ye Banks and Braes of Bonnie Doon. Op. 12, No. 2. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c.1889 (FPL) See: Song Album, No. 1, Box 9, Folder 14

Box 6, Folder 40My Luve Is Like a Red Rose. Op. 12, No. 3. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c.1889 (FPL) See also: “Beach, Songs, Volume Two,” Box 9, Folder 19
Box 6, Folder 41Hymn of Trust. Op. 13. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c.1901, 2 Copies (FPL) See also: Song Album, No. 1, Box 9, Folder 14
Box 6, Folder 42Hymn of Trust. Op. 13. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c.1901 2 copies of another printing

The Summer Wind. Op. 14, No. 1. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c.1891. See: Song Album, No. 1, Box 9, Folder 14

The Secret (Le Secret). Op. 14, No. 2. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c.1891. See: Song Album, No. 1, Box 9, Folder 14 and “Beach, Songs, Volume Three,” Box 10, Folder 1

Sweetheart, Sigh No More! Op. 14, No. 3. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c.1891. See: Song Album, No. 1, Box 9, Folder 20 and “Beach, Songs, Volume Three,” Box 10, Folder 1

The Thrush. Op. 14, No. 4. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1891. See: Song Album, No. 1, Box 9, Folder 14

In Autumn. Op. 15, No. 1. (Piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1892. See: “Beach, Piano Music,” Box 9, Folder 17

Phantoms. Op. 15, No. 2. (Piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1892. See: “Beach, Piano Music,” Box 9, Folder 17

Box 6, Folder 43Dreaming. Op. 15, No. 3. (Piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1892 (FPL) See also: “Beach, Piano Music,” Box 9, Folder 17
Box 6, Folder 44Dreaming. Op. 15, No. 3. (Piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1892] c1920
Box 6, Folder 45Fireflies. Op. 15, No. 4. (Piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1892 (FPL) See also: “Beach, Piano Music,” Box 9, Folder 17

Eilende Wolken, Segler der Lufte (Wand’ring Clouds Sail Through the Air). Op. 18. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1892. See: “Beach, Songs, Volume Two,” Box 9, Folder 19

Box 6, Folder 46For Me the Jasmine Buds Unfold. Op. 19, No. 1. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1892. See also: “Beach, Songs, Volume One,” Box 9, Folder 18
Box 6, Folder 47Ecstasy. Op. 19, No. 2. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1894 and c1921. See also: Song Album, No. 1, Box 9, Folder 14 and “Beach, Songs, Volume Two,” Box 9, Folder 19
Box 6, Folder 48Ecstasy. Op. 19, No. 2. (Song with violin obligato). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1893] c1923
Box 6, Folder 49Ecstasy. Op. 19, No. 2. (Men’s voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1926
Box 6, Folder 50Golden Gates. Op. 19, No. 3. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1892, 2 copies (FPL) and See also: “Beach, Songs, Volume Two,” Box 9, Folder 19
Box 6, Folder 51Villanelle (Across the World). Op. 20. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1894, 2 copies. See also: “Beach, Songs, Volume Two,” Box 9, Folder 19
Box 6, Folder 52A Song of Love (Chanson d’Amour). Op. 21, No. 1. (Song). E-Flat. Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1893 and c1921. See also: “Beach, Songs, Volume One,” Box 9, folder 18

Extase (Exaltation). Op. 21, No. 2. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1893. See: “Beach, Songs, Volume One,” Box 9, Folder 18

My Sweetheart and I (Elle et Moi). Op. 21, No. 3. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1893. See: “Beach, Songs, Volume One,” Box 9, Folder 18

Bal Masque. Op. 22. (Piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1894. See: “Beach, Piano Music,” Box 9, folder 17

Box 6, Folder 53Romance. Op. 23. (Violin and piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1893. With separate violin part, c1921
Box 7
Box 7, Folder 1Promenade. Op. 25, No. 1. (Piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1894. See also: “Beach, Piano Music,” Box 9, Folder 17
Box 7, Folder 2Columbine. Op. 25, No. 2. (Piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1894. See: “Beach, Piano Music,” Box 9, Folder 17

Pantalon. Op. 25, No. 3. (Piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1894. See: “Beach, Piano Music,” Box 9, Folder 17

Pierrot and Pierrette. Op. 25, No. 4. (Piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1894. See: “Beach, Piano Music,” Box 9, Folder 17

Box 7, Folder 3Secrets. Op. 25, No. 5. (Piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1894. See: “Beach, Piano Music,” Box 9, Folder 17

Harlequin. Op. 25, No. 6. (Piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1894. See: “Beach, Piano Music,” Box 9, Folder 17

My Star. Op. 26, No. 1. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1894. See: “Beach, Piano Music,” Box 9, Folder 19

Box 7, Folder 4Just for This. Op. 26, No. 2. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1894. See: “Beach, Piano Music,” Box 9, Folder 19

Spring. Op. 26, No. 3. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1894. See: “Beach, Piano Music,” Box 9, Folder 19

Box 7, Folder 5Wouldn’t That Be Queer? Op. 26, No. 4. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1894. See also: “Beach, Songs, Volume One,” Box 9, Folder 18
Box 7, Folder 6Wouldn’t That Be Queer? Op. 26, No. 4. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1922
Box 7, Folder 7Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Op.27. (Mixed voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1895] c1923
Box 7, Folder 8Barcarolle. Op. 28, No. 1. (Piano). Revised edition. Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1894] c1937. See also: “Beach, Piano Music,” Box 9, Folder 17

Menuet Italien. Op. 28, No. 2. (Piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1894. See also: “Beach, Piano Music,” Box 9, Folder 17

Danse des Fleurs. Op. 28, No. 3. (Piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1894. See also: “Beach, Piano Music,” Box 9, Folder 17

Box 7, Folder 9Within Thy Heart. Op. 29, No. 1. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1895. See also: “Beach, Piano Music,” Box 9, Folder 19

The Wandering Knight. Op. 29, No. 2. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1895. See also: “Beach, Piano Music,” Box 9, Folder 19

Sleep, Little Darling. Op. 29, No. 3. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1895. See also: “Beach, Piano Music,” Box 9, Folder 19

Haste, O Beloved! Op. 29, No. 4. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1895. See also: “Beach, Piano Music,” Box 9, Folder 19

Box 7, Folder 10The Rose of Avontown. Op. 30. (Women’s voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1896
Box 7, Folder 11Three Flower Songs. Op. 31: The Clover, No. 1; The Yellow Daisy, No. 2; and The Bluebell, No. 3. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1894] c1924
Box 7, Folder 12Night (Nachts). Op. 35, No. 1. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1897. See also: “Beach, Songs, Volume One,” Box 9, Folder 18

Alone! (Allein!). Op. 35, No. 2. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1897. See also: “Beach, Songs, Volume One,” Box 9, Folder 18

Box 7, Folder 13With Thee (Nahe des Gelieben). Op. 35, No. 3. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1897. See also: “Beach, Songs, Volume One,” Box 9, Folder 18

Forget-Me-Not. Op. 35, No. 4. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1897. See also: “Beach, Songs, Volume One,” Box 9, Folder 18

Box 7, Folder 14Minuet. Op. 36, No. 1. (Piano) Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1897. See also: “Beach, Songs, Volume One,” Box 9, Folder 17
Box 7, Folder 15Gavotte. Op. 36, No. 2. (Piano) Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1897] c1925. See also: “Beach, Songs, Volume One,” Box 9, Folder 17

Waltz. Op. 36, No. 3. (Piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1897. See also: “Beach, Songs, Volume One,” Box 9, Folder 17

March. Op. 36, No. 4. (Piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1897. See also: “Beach, Songs, Volume One,” Box 9, Folder 17

Polka. Op. 36, No. 5. (Piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1897. See also: “Beach, Songs, Volume One,” Box 9, Folder 17

O Mistress Mine. Op. 37, No. 1. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1897. See also: “Beach, Songs, Volume One,” Box 9, Folder 18

Box 7, Folder 16Take O Take Those Lips Away. Op. 37, No. 2. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1897. [proof copy] (FPL) See also: “Beach, Songs, Volume One,” Box 9, Folder 18

Fairy Lullaby. Op. 37, No. 3. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1897. See also: “Beach, Songs, Volume One,” Box 9, Folder 18

Box 7, Folder 17Fairy Lullaby. Op. 37, No. 3. (Women’s voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1897] c1935
Box 7, Folder 18Over Hill, Over Dale. Op. 39, No. 1. (Women’s voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1897] c1925
Box 7, Folder 19Come unto These Yellow Sands. Op. 39, No. 2. (Women’s voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1897
Box 7, Folder 20Through the House Give Glimmering Light. Op. 39, No. 3. (Women’s voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1897] c1925
Box 7, Folder 21Mazurka. Op. 40, No. 3. (Violin and piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1898] c1926

Anita. Op. 41, No. 1. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1898. See: “Beach, Songs, Volume One,” Box 9, Folder 18 and “Beach, Songs, Volume Two,” Box 9, Folder 19

Thy Beauty. Op. 41, No. 2. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1898. See: “Beach, Songs, Volume Two,” Box 9, Folder 19

Forgotten. Op. 41, No. 3. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1898. See: “Beach, Songs, Volume Two,” Box 9, Folder 19

Box 7, Folder 22A Song of Welcome. Op. 42. (Mixed voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1898] c1926

Dearie. Op. 43, No. 1. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1899. See: “Beach, Songs, Volume Two,” Box 9, Folder 19 Scottish Cradle Song. Op. 43, No. 2. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1899. See: “Beach, Songs, Volume Two,” Box 9, Folder 19 O Were My Love Yon Lilac Fair! Op. 43, No. 3. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1899. See: “Beach, Songs, Volume Two,” Box 9, Folder 19

Box 7, Folder 23Far Awa’. Op. 43, No. 4. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1899. 2 copies. See: “Beach, Songs, Volume Two,” Box 9, Folder 18
Box 7, Folder 24Far Awa’. Op. 43, No. 4. (Vocal Duet). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1899] c1918
Box 7, Folder 25Far Awa’. Op. 43, No. 4. (Women’s voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1899] c1918

My Lassie. Op. 43, No. 5. Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1899. See: “Beach, Songs, Volume Two,” Box 9, Folder 18

Box 7, Folder 26The Year’s at the Spring. Op. 44, No. 1. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1900. See also: “Beach, Songs, Volume Three,” Box 10, Folder 1
Box 7, Folder 27The Year’s at Spring. Op 44, No. 1. (Duet). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1900. (FPL)
Box 7, Folder 28The Year’s at the Spring. Op. 44, No. 1. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1900] c1928
Box 7, Folder 29The Year’s at the Spring. Op. 44, No. 1. (Mixed voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1900] c1928
Box 7, Folder 30The Year’s at the Spring. Op. 44, No. 1. (Women’s voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1900] c1937
Box 7, Folder 31Ah, Love, But a Day! Op. 44, No. 2. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1900 (FPL) See also: “Beach, Songs, Volume Three,” Box 10, Folder 1
Box 7, Folder 32Ah, Love, But a Day! Op. 44, No. 2. (Song, with violin obligato). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1900] c1920
Box 7, Folder 33Ah, Love, But a Day! Op. 44, No. 2. (Women’s voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1900] c1927

I Send My Heart Up to Thee! Op. 44, No. 3. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1900. See also: “Beach, Songs, Volume Three,” Box 10, Folder 1

Box 7, Folder 34I Send My Heart Up to Thee! Op. 44, No. 3. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1900] c1928

Come, Ah Come! Op. 48, No. 1. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1902. See: “Beach, Songs, Volume Three,” Box 10, Folder 1

Good Morning. Op. 48, No. 2. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1902. See: “Beach, Songs, Volume Three,” Box 10, Folder 1

Good Night. Op. 48, No. 3. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1902. See: “Beach, Songs, Volume Three,” Box 10, Folder 1

Canzonetta. Op. 48, No. 4. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1902. See: “Beach, Songs, Volume Three,” Box 10, Folder 1

Box 7, Folder 35A Song of Liberty. Op. 49. (Women’s voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1902] c1917
Box 7, Folder 36A Song of Liberty. Op. 49. (Men’s voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1902] c1917
Box 7, Folder 37A Song of Liberty. Op. 49. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1902] c1918, 2 copies
Box 7, Folder 38A Song of Liberty. Op. 49. (Mixed voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1902] c1930

Silent Love (Ich Sagte Nicht). Op. 51, No. 1. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1903. See: “Beach, Songs, Volume Three,” Box 10, Folder 1

We Three (Wir Drei). Op. 51, No.2. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1903. See: “Beach, Songs, Volume Three,” Box 10, Folder 1

Box 7, Folder 39June (Juni). Op. 51, No. 3. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1903. 1 copy each of 2 printings. See: “Beach, Songs, Volume Three,” Box 10, Folder 1
Box 7, Folder 40June. Op. 51, No. 3. (Women’s voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1903] c1917

For My Love (Je Demande a l’Oiseau). Op. 51, No. 4. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1903. See: “Beach, Songs, Volume Three,” Box 10, Folder 1

Box 7, Folder 41A Hymn of Freedom. Op. 52. (Men’s voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1903] c1917
Box 7, Folder 42A Hymn of Freedom. Op. 52. (Women’s voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1903] c1917
Box 7, Folder 43A Hymn of Freedom. Op. 52. (Mixed voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1903] c1931
Box 7, Folder 44O Lord, Our God, Arise [formerly: A Hymn of Freedom]. Op. 52. (Mixed voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1903] c1944
Box 7, Folder 45Jephthah’s Daughter (La Figlia di Jephte). Op. 53. (Soprano and piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1903. See also: “Beach, Songs, Volume Three,” Box 10, Folder 1
Box 7, Folder 46Invocation for the Violin. Op. 55. (Violin and piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1904
Box 7, Folder 47Go Not Too Far. Op. 56, No. 2. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1904

Shena Van. Op. 56, No. 4. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1904. Published in: Lyric Fancies, Box 9, Folder 16

Box 7, Folder 48Shena Van. Op. 56, No. 4. (Women’s voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1904] c1917
Box 7, Folder 49Shena Van. Op. 56, No. 4. (Men’s voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1904] c1917
Box 7, Folder 50Shena Van. Op. 56, No. 4. (Mixed voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1904] c1917
Box 7, Folder 51Only a Song. Op. 57, No. 1. (Women’s voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1904] c1932
Box 7, Folder 52One Summer Day. Op. 57, No. 2. (Women’s voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1904
Box 7, Folder 53The Sea-Fairies, A Cantata. Op. 59. (Women’s voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1904
Box 7, Folder 54Variations on Balkan Themes. Op. 60. (Piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1906] c1936, Revised edition (FPL)
Box 7, Folder 55When Soul is Joined to Soul. Op. 62. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1905
Box 7, Folder 56Te Deum. Op. 63A. (Mixed voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1905] c1945
Box 7, Folder 57Jubilate Deo. Op. 63C. (Mixed voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1906] c1932
Box 7, Folder 58Magnificat. Op. 63D. (Mixed voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, [c1906] c1934, 2 copies
Box 8
Box 8, Folder 1After. Op. 68. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1909 (FPL) 2nd copy
Box 8, Folder 2Baby. Op. 69, No. 1. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1908, 2 copies
Box 8, Folder 3A Prelude. Op. 71. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1910
Box 8, Folder 4Der Totenkranz. Op. 73, No. 2. (Song). Boston: G. Shirmer, c1914 (FPL)
Box 8, Folder 5All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name. Op. 74. (Mixed voices). [The sacred version with alternate lyrics of Panama Hymn], New York: G. Schirmer, [c1915] c1943
Box 8, Folder 6Thou Knowest Lord. Op. 76. (Mixed voices). New York: G Schirmer, [c1915] c1943
Box 8, Folder 7Cantate Domino. Op 78, No. 3. (Mixed voices). New York: G. Schirmer, [c1916] c1944
Box 8, Folder 8Prelude and Fugue. Op. 81. (Piano). New York: G. Schirmer, c1918
Box 8, Folder 9From Blackbird Hills. Op. 83. (Piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1922
Box 8, Folder 10Te Deum in F. Op. 84. (Mixed voices). Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, c1922
Box 8, Folder 11In the Twilight. Op. 85. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1922
Box 8, Folder 12May Eve. Op. 86. (Mixed voices). Composed for A Book of Choruses, Silver Burdett Company, c1949, excerpt from the book
Box 8, Folder 13Fantasia Fugata. Op. 87. (Piano). Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, c1923, 2 copies (FPL)
Box 8, Folder 14Spirit Divine. Op. 88. (Duet). Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, c1922
Box 8, Folder 15The Faire Hills of Eire, O! Op. 91. (Piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1922
Box 8, Folder 16The Faire Hills of Eire, O. Op. 91. (Organ). New York: H. W. Gray, c1943
Box 8, Folder 17A Hermit Thrush at Morn. Op. 92, No. 2. (Piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1922
Box 8, Folder 18Message. Op. 93. (Song). Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, c1922
Box 8, Folder 19Morning Glories. Op. 97, No. 1. (Piano). Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, c1922
Box 8, Folder 20Heartsease. Op. 97, No. 2. (Piano). Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, c1922
Box 8, Folder 21Mignonette. Op. 97, No. 3. (Piano). Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, c1922
Box 8, Folder 22Rosemary and Rue. Op. 97, No. 4. (Piano). Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, c1922
Box 8, Folder 23When Mama Sings. Op. 99, No. 1. (Song). Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, c1923, 2nd copy
Box 8, Folder 24Little Brown-eyed Laddie. Op. 99, No. 2. (Song). Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, c1923
Box 8, Folder 25The Moon-Path. Op. 99, No. 3. (Song). Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, c1923
Box 8, Folder 26A Mirage. Op. 100, No. 1. (Song, with violin, cello, and piano). Boston: Oliver Ditson, c1924, 2 copies. (FPL) 3rd copy signed by May Goodbar
Box 8, Folder 27Stella Viatoris. Op. 100, No. 2. (Song, with violin obligato). Boston: Oliver Ditson, c1924, 2 copies (FPL)
Box 8, Folder 28Farewell, Summer. Op. 102, No. 1. (Piano). Boston: Oliver Ditson, c1924, 2 Copies (FPL)
Box 8, Folder 29Dancing Leaves. Op. 102, No. 2. (Piano). Boston: Oliver Ditson, c1924, 2 Copies (FPL)
Box 8, Folder 30Let This Mind Be In You. Op. 105. (Mixed voices). Bryn Mawr, PA: John Church, c1924, 2 Copies
Box 8, Folder 31Cradle Song of the Lonely Mother. Op. 108. (Piano). Boston: Oliver Ditson, c1924, 2 Copies (FPL)
Box 8, Folder 32Jesus, My Saviour. Op. 112. (Song). Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, c1925, 2 Copies (FPL)
Box 8, Folder 33Mine Be the Lips. Op. 113. (Song). Boston: Oliver Ditson, c1926
Box 8, Folder 34By the Still Waters. Op. 114. (Piano). St. Louis: Art Publication Society, c1925, 2 Copies (FPL)
Box 8, Folder 35Around the Manger. Op. 115. (Song). Boston: Oliver Ditson, c1925, 2 Copies (FPL)
Box 8, Folder 36Around the Manger. Op. 115. (Song). Boston: Oliver Ditson, c1925, Copy inscribed “For Lillian [Buxbaum]”
Box 8, Folder 37Tyrolean Valse-Fantaisie. Op. 116. (Piano). Boston: Oliver Ditson, c1926, 3 copies (FPL)
Box 8, Folder 38The Singer. Op. 117, No. 1. (Song). New York: John Church, c1925
Box 8, Folder 39The Host. Op. 117, No. 2. (Song). New York: John Church, c1925
Box 8, Folder 40The First Mayflowers. Op. 119, No. 2. (Piano, solo only). Boston: Oliver Ditson, c1927
Box 8, Folder 41Rendezvous. Op. 120. (Song, with violin obligato). Boston: Oliver Ditson, c1928 (FPL)
Box 8, Folder 42Benedicte, Omnia Opera Domini. Op. 121. (Mixed voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1928
Box 8, Folder 43Communion Responses. Op. 122. (Mixed voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1928
Box 8, Folder 44Agnes Dei (O Lamb of God). Op. 122. (Mixed voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1928
Box 8, Folder 45The Canticle of the Sun. Op. 123. (Mixed voices and soli). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1928
Box 8, Folder 46Evening Hymn. Op. 125, No. 2. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1934
Box 8, Folder 47Evening Hymn. Op. 125, No. 2. (Mixed voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1936
Box 8, Folder 48When the Last Sea Is Sailed. Op. 127. (Men’s voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1931
Box 8, Folder 49Out of the Depths. Op. 130. (Piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1932
Box 8, Folder 50Dark Garden. Op. 131. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1932
Box 8, Folder 51Christ in the Universe. Op. 132. (Soli, mixed voices, and organ). New York: H. W. Gray, c1931
Box 8, Folder 52Fire and Flame. Op. 136. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1933
Box 8, Folder 53May Flowers. Op. 137. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1933
Box 8, Folder 54Hearken Unto Me. Op. 139. (Soli, mixed voices, and organ). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1934
Box 8, Folder 55O Lord God of Israel. Op. 141. (Mixed voices), c1936; Mechanically reproduced from manuscript score
Box 8, Folder 56I Sought the Lord. Op. 142. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1937
Box 9
Box 9, Folder 1I Shall Be Brave. Op. 143. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1932
Box 9, Folder 2The Morning Very Early. Op. 144. (Women’s voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1937
Box 9, Folder 3Lord of All Being. Op. 146. (Mixed voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1938
Box 9, Folder 4I Will Give Thanks. Op. 147. (Mixed voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1939
Box 9, Folder 5Five Improvisations. Op. 148, Nos. 1-5. (Piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1938
Box 9, Folder 6Trio. Op. 150. (Violin, cello, and piano). New York: The Composers Press, c1939
Box 9, Folder 7Pastorale for Woodwind Quintet. Op. 151. (Flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon). New York: The Composers Press, c1942
Box 9, Folder 8Though I Take the Wings of Morning. Op. 152. (Song). New York: The Composers Press, c1941`

Subseries B: Published Compositions, without assigned opus number

Box 9, Folder 9The Rainy Day. (Song). Boston: Oliver Ditson,1883 (FPL)
Box 9, Folder 10Serenade of Richard Strauss. (Transcription for piano). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1902
Box 9, Folder 11A Bit of Cairo. (Piano). Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, c1928, 2 copies (FPL)
Box 9, Folder 12On A Hill, Negro Lullaby. (Song). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1929, 2 copies
Box 9, Folder 13Pax Nobiscum. (Men’s voices). Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1943
Box 9, Folder 14The Ballad of the P.E.O. (female chorus). Text by R.C. Mitchell. c1945

Subseries C: Collections of compositions (published and bound)

Box 9, Folder 15Song Album, No. 1.: A Cyclus of 14 Selected Songs. Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1891.

Contains: Ariette; Dark is the Night; The Western Wind; The Blackbird; Empress of Night; The Secret; Sweetheart, Sigh No More; The Summer Wind; Hymn of Trust; The Thrush; Wilt Though Be My Dearie?; Ye Banks and Braes of Bonnie Doon; Just for This; and Ecstasy

Box 9, Folder 162nd copy of above
Box 9, Folder 17Lyric Fancies: A Selection of Songs by American Composers. Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, c1919

Contains: Shena Van

Box 9, Folder 18“Beach, Piano Pieces,” n.d. Bound sheet music.

Contains [from index in Beach's hand]: Cadenza; Valse-Caprice; Ballad; Four Sketches (In Autumn, Dreaming, Phantoms, and Fire-Flies); Three Compositions (Barcarolle, Menuet Italien, and Danse des Fleurs); Bal Masque; Children’s Carnival (Promenade, Columbine, Pantalon, Pierrot and Pierrette, Secrets, and Harlequin); and Children’s Album (Minuet, Gavotte, Waltz, March, and Polka)

Box 9, Folder 19“Beach Songs, Volume One,” n.d. Bound sheet music.

Contains [from index in Beach's hand]: When Far From Her; For Me the Jasmine Buds Unfold; Wouldn’t That Be Queer?; Chanson d’Amour; Extase; Elle et Moi; Nachts; Allein; Nahe des Geliebten; Forget-Me-Not; O Mistress Mine; Take, Oh Take Those Lips Away; Fairy Lullaby; Anita; Oh Were My Love You Like Fair; Far Awa!; My Lassie; and Graduale from Mass in E flat)

Box 9, Folder 20“Beach Songs, Volume Two,” n.d. Bound sheet music.

Contains [from index in Beach's hand]: My Luve Is Like a Red, Red Rose; Ecstasy; Golden Gates; My Star; Just For This!; Spring; Villanelle; Within Thy Heart; The Wandering Knight; Sleep, Little Darling; Haste, O Beloved!; Anita; Thy Beauty; Forgotten; Dearie;Scottish Cradle-Song; Oh Were My Love You Like Fair; and Aria “Eilende Wolken”

Box 10
Box 10, Folder 1“Beach Songs, Volume Three,” n.d. Bound sheet music.

Contains [from index in Beach's hand]: The Year’s at the Spring; Ah, Love, But a Day; I Send My Heart Up To Thee; Come, Ah Come!; Good Morning; Good Night; Canzonetta; Ich Sagte Nicht; Wir Drei; Juni; Je Demande a’ l’Oiseau; Jephthah’s Daughter; Sweetheart, Sigh No More; Le Secret; and Mia Bella

Subseries D: Published compositions of others

Unprocessed

Series 5: Scrapbooks, Programs, and Reviews

Subseries A: Scrapbooks

Box 10, Folder 2Symphonies de Beethoven. Op. 21 [No. I] and Op. 36 [No. II]. Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, n.d. Beach’s bound copies
Box 10, Folder 3Symphonies de Beethoven. Op. 55 [No. III] and Op. 60 [No. IV]. Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, n.d. Beach’s bound copies
Box 10, Folder 4Symphonies de Beethoven. Op. 67 [No. V and Op. 68 [No. VI]. Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, n.d. Beach’s bound copies
Box 10, Folder 5Symphonies de Beethoven. Op. 92 [No. VII and Op. 93 [No. VIII]. Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, n.d. Beach’s bound copies
Box 10, Folder 6Symphonies de Beethoven. Op. 125 [No. IX]. Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, n.d. Beach’s bound copies
Box 10, Folder 7MacDowell, Edward. 12 Etudes. Op. 39. (Piano). Mainz: B. Shott’s Sohne, c1890
Box 10, Folder 8Royce, Edward. Theme and Variations. (Piano). New York: G. Schirmer, c1917
Box 10, Folder 9Souther, Louise. Nocturne. (Piano). Boston: Charles W. Homeyer, c1930. “Dedicated and played by Mrs. H. H. A. Beach.” This copy inscribed to Lilliam Buxbaum from Beach.
Box 10, Folder 10Steinert, Alexander. Impromptu. (Piano). Boston: Boston Music Company, c1918
Box 10, Folder 11Rothenburger Festspiel-Gesänge, text von Ad. Horber. November, 1911 (1900?); Michele Novaro, “Inno de Mamela,” Venice, April 1912
Box 11
Box 11, Item 1Scrapbook, 1888-1905; Contains programs and reviews
Box 12
Box 12, Item 1Scrapbook, 1883-1908; Contains newspaper and magazine clippings, programs, and reviews of Beach’s concerts
Box 13
Box 13, Item 1Scrapbook, 1886-1916, mostly 1907-1916; Contains programs, newspaper clippings, and reviews (FPL)
Box 14
Box 14, Item 1Scrapbook, 1915-1917; Primarily clippings from newspapers and magazines, along with programs and photographs (FPL)
Box 15
Box 15, Item 1Scrapbook, 1939-1943, majority of material for 1942; Newspaper clippings, programs, and reviews

Subseries B: Concert/performance programs (arranged by year)

Box 16
Box 16, Folder 11883 — program for first public performance
Box 16, Folder 21884 — includes programs for first recitals
Box 16, Folder 31885
Box 16, Folder 41886-1887
Box 16, Folder 51889
Box 16, Folder 61891
Box 16, Folder 71892 — includes premier of the Mass in E-flat, Op. 5
Box 16, Folder 81894 — includes premier of Romanza (Romance), Op. 23
Box 16, Folder 91895
Box 16, Folder 101896 — includes premier of “Gaelic” symphony, Op. 32
Box 16, Folder 111897
Box 16, Folder 121898
Box 16, Folder 131901
Box 16, Folder 141902
Box 16, Folder 151906
Box 16, Folder 161907
Box 16, Folder 171908-1909
Box 16, Folder 181912
Box 16, Folder 191913
Box 16, Folder 201917
Box 16, Folder 211924
Box 16, Folder 221930-1931
Box 16, Folder 231933-1934
Box 16, Folder 241935
Box 16, Folder 251937-1938
Box 16, Folder 261939-1940
Box 16, Folder 271941-1942
Box 16, Folder 28undated

Series 6: Photographs

(See gallery)

Subseries A: Amy Beach

  • Numbers 1-7: Beach as a child
  • Numbers 8-16: Beach as a young woman
  • Numbers 17-65: Beach as an adult
Box 17
Box 17, Folder 1Sepia, 2×4, n.d. Photographer: W.G.C. Kimball, Concord, N.H.
Box 17, Folder 2Stereoscopic photograph, 7×3, n.d. Inscribed “Little Amy from Aunt Lizzie.” Photographer: M.M. Griswold, Boston
Box 17, Folder 3Sepia, 2×4, n.d. Photographer: E. Adams’ Photographic Studio, Chelsea, MA
Box 17, Folder 4Sepia, 6×4, n.d. Photographer: Thors, Larkin Street, San Francisco
Box 17, Folder 5Sepia, 6×4, n.d. Photographer: Balch, Rembrandt Portraits, Washington St., Boston (2 versions of same shot)
Box 17, Folder 6Sepia, 6×4, n.d. Photographer: Thors, Larkin Street, San Francisco
Box 17, Folder 7B&W, 2×4, n.d. Same session as above, but full length view
Box 17, Folder 8Sepia, 6×4, n.d. Side profile. Photographer: Homert Co., Temple Place, Boston (2 copies)
Box 17, Folder 9Sepia, 6×4, n.d. As above, but half profile (3 copies)
Box 17, Folder 10B&W, 4×5, n.d. Dressed in costume. Photographer unknown
Box 17, Folder 11Sepia, 6×4, n.d.. Photographer: Metcalf, Washington St., Boston
Box 17, Folder 12Sepia, 6×4, n.d. Photographic copy of an artist’s portrait. Photographer: H.G. Smith, Boston
Box 17, Folder 13Sepia, 5×7, n.d. Wearing pearls around her neck. Photographer: Elmer Chickering, Boston
Box 17, Folder 14Sepia, 5×7, n.d. As above, but different view. Photographer: A. Marshall, Arlington St., Boston
Box 17, Folder 15B&W, 8×10 print, Aug 12, 1886. Standing with Dr. H.H.A. Beach. Photographer unknown. Also 3×5 tintype
Box 17, Folder 16Ca. 1890. Seated with Dr. H.H.A. Beach. Photographer unknown. (Negative only)
Box 17, Folder 17Sepia, 5×7, ca. 1900. Portrait in profile. Photographer: Apeda, New York
Box 17, Folder 18Sepia (a) and b&w (b), 5×7, ca. 1900. Portrait, frontal. Photographer: Apeda, New York. Matted
Box 17, Folder 19Sepia, 3×5, ca. 1900. As above, but signed by Beach
Box 17, Folder 20Sepia, 3×5, ca. 1912. Amy Beach with two other, unidentified, women friends. Postcard. Photographer unknown.
Box 17, Folder 21As above, but different pose
Box 17, Folder 22As above, but different pose
Box 17, Folder 23Sepia, 4×6, February 14, 1913. Marcella Craft & Amy Beach. Photographer: H. Wiedenmann, Munich
Box 17, Folder 24Sepia, 2×3, July 13, 1914. Inscribed: “To Mrs. Beach / with the compliments of the “artist,” who regrets that he failed to do the subject justice / RusserPatty, Munich, July 13, ’14”
Box 17, Folder 25Sepia, 2×3, July 13, 1914. Amy Beach is at far right. Photographer: RusserPatty
Box 17, Folder 26Sepia (a) and b&w (b), 8×10, glossy, August 1, 1915. Composers whose works were played at the American Composers’ Day Concert, Festival Hall, Panama Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco. Photographer unknown.
Box 17, Folder 27Sepia (a) and b&w (b), 8×10, glossy, ca. 1920. Publicity portrait, frontal. Photographer: Rayhuff-Richter. 4 b&w prints
Box 17, Folder 28-34As above, but matte. Each folder contains 3 sepia prints
Box 17, Folder 35Sepia, 4×5. Oval copy of above
Box 17, Folder 36As above, but used as portrait for The National Cyclopedia of American Biography, published by James T. White & Co., New York. Matted.
Box 17, Folder 37Two sepia prints, 4×6, ca. 1927. Photographer unknown. One inscribed “Mrs. H.H.A. Beach / For the University of New Hampshire / Compliments of Harold Webster Cate.”
Box 17, Folder 38Sepia, 8×10, 1934. Seated holding a book. Photographer: Bachrach.
Box 17, Folder 39As above, but 7×9 mounted, and inscribed by Beach “For dear Bashka, in deep admiration and / sincere affection. Amy M. Beach, 1934.” (Negative available)
Box 17, Folder 40Sepia, 4×6, ca. 1935. Photographer unknown. Owned by Ruth Shaffner, the photograph has the following written underneath the portrait: “It is the other side of her profile I have, – R.S.” Some staining.
Box 17, Folder 41B&W, 3×5, ca. 1935. Amy Beach with Ruth Shaffner, an unknown woman, and Mabel Pierce at Centerville, MA (?) Photographer unknown.
Box 17, Folder 42Sepia, 3×5, 1930s. Amy Beach with cousins “Aunt Fannie” (far left) and Mabel Pierce (right) at Centerville, MA with another, unknown woman. Photographer unknown.
Box 17, Folder 43Sepia, 3×5, 1930s. Amy Beach with cousins Mabel Pierce (left) and “Aunt Fannie” (right) at Centerville, MA. Photographer unknown.
Box 17, Folder 44Sepia, 3×5, 1930s. Amy Beach at Centerville, MA. Photographer unknown.
Box 17, Folder 45Sepia, 3×5, 1930s. Amy Beach and Eugenie Dengel, violinist, at Centerville, MA. Photographer unknown.
Box 17, Folder 46Sepia, 3×4, 1930s. Amy Beach at MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH. Photographer: Walter Jenkins.
Box 17, Folder 47Sepia, 3×4, 1930s. Amy Beach and Nancy Byrd Turner in front of The Eaves at MacDowell Colony. Photographer: Walter Jenkins.
Box 17, Folder 48Sepia, 3×4, 1930s. Amy Beach on stone wall in front of The Eaves at MacDowell Colony. Photographer: Walter Jenkins.
Box 17, Folder 49As above, but B&W, 8×10.
Box 17, Folder 50Sepia, 3×4, 1930s. Ruth Shaffner, singer, and Amy Beach at Long Pond, Centerville, MA. Photographer unknown.
Box 17, Folder 51As above, but different view.
Box 17, Folder 52Sepia, 3×4, 1930s. Amy Beach at Centerville, MA. Photographer unknown.
Box 17, Folder 53Sepia, 3×4, 1930s. David McKay Williams, organist at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, NYC, Amy Beach, and Ruth Shaffner. Photographer unknown.
Box 17, Folder 54Sepia, 3×4, 1930s. Amy Beach at Watson Studio, MacDowell Colony. Photographer: Walter Jenkins?
Box 17, Folder 55Sepia, 2×3, 1930s. Amy Beach while visiting friends in New Jersey.Photographer unknown.
Box 17, Folder 56Sepia, 4×6, 1938. Amy Beach at Centerville, MA. Inscribed by Beach: “For darling Virginia with Aunt Amy’s love Christmas, 1938.” Photographer: Bachrach.
Box 17, Folder 57Sepia, 4×6, 1938. Mabel Pierce, Harriet Oldfield, Amy Beach, and Lillian Buxbaum at Centerville, MA. Photographer: Bachrach. 3 prints.
Box 17, Folder 58As above. 4 sepia prints.
Box 17, Folder 59Sepia, 4×6, 1938. Fannie Lord, Eugenie Limberg, Harriet Oldfield, Amy Beach, Mabel Pierce, and Lilliam Buxbaum at Centerville, MA. Photographer: Bachrach.
Box 17, Folder 60Sepia, 8×10, late 1930s. Amy Beach with the Junior and Juvenile Beach Clubs, Hillsborough, N.H. Photographer unknown.
Box 17, Folder 61As above, but B&W
Box 17, Folder 62Sepia, 8×10, 1940. Amy Beach with members of the Tollefson chamber group, Neighborhood Music School, Brooklyn, New York. Inscribed on back: “For Mrs. H.H.A. Beach: A little souvenir of your visit to the Brooklyn Chamber Music Society, March 19th, 1940 and left an indelible impression of personal charm and fine musicianship. You friends, Carl and Augusta Tollefson.” Photograph: Vang Studio.
Box 17, Folder 63Sepia, 5 1/2×8 1/2, Amy Beach on steps of Centerville, MA cottage built for her by Dr. Beach
Box 17, Folder 64 8 x 11 1/2, Amy sitting in a chair outside, includes 2 negatives
Box 17, Folder 652 negatives - Amy Beach in 2 different poses with the corresponding photos in Oversize Box 2 6 &7

Subseries B: Others

Box 18
Box 18, Folder 1Dr. Henry Harris Aubrey Beach, 3 photos, 1 handcolored and in a Bachrach case
Box 18, Folder 2 3 exterior views of Dr. H.H. & Amy Beach's Boston, MA home
Box 18, Folder 33 exterior views of Amy Beach's summer home in Centerville, MA
Box 18, Folder 4H. H. A. Beach, 3 different
Box 18, Folder 5Clara Imogone Cheney (Amy's mother), 3 different
Box 18, Folder 6Charles A. Cheney (Amy's father?), 2 different
Box 18, Folder 7Aunt Francis (Frannie) 3 different with Cousin Mable Pierce in 1
Box 18, Folder 8Cousin Ethel Clement, 2 as a child
Box 18, Folder 9Amy Beach Wood, 2 as a child (Amy's Niece?)
Box 18, Folder 10Adelina Patti, singer, 2 different
Box 18, Folder 11Eleanor Roosevelt with message "Dear Mrs. Beach with Appreciation & Good Wishes Eleanor Roosevelt"
Box 18, Folder 12Moses Cheney
Box 18, Folder 13Lyman Clement
Box 18, Folder 14Anna Essipoff, singer standing by piano
Box 18, Folder 15C.M.N. Gilroy
Box 18, Folder 16Edward MacDowell
Box 18, Folder 17John Boyle O'Reilly
Box 18, Folder 18Maurice Rosenthal
Box 18, Folder 19Myron W. Whitney
Box 18, Folder 20Nellie B. Whitney
Box 18, Folder 21unidentified woman (Clara Imogone Cheney?)
Box 18, Folder 22unidentified woman
Box 18, Folder 23unidentified woman
Box 18, Folder 24unidentified woman
Box 18, Folder 25unidentified woman
Box 18, Folder 26unidentified man
Box 18, Folder 27unidentified man
Box 18, Folder 28unidentified man
Box 18, Folder 29unidentified farm, (Henniker, NH?)
Box 18, Folder 30unidentified house, West Henniker, NH
Box 18, Folder 31a yacht named "Clara"
Box 18, Folder 32Brass printing plate: image of Amy Beach performing on an outside stage
Box 18, Folder 33Misc. negatives (used in a book or an article?)

Series 7: Additional Materials: Newspaper Articles, Notes, Reviews, Miscellaneous, 1814-1985

Box 19
Box 19, Folder 1Opus 3: Newspaper Articles and other notes
Box 19, Folder 2Opus 5: Newspaper Articles and other notes
Box 19, Folder 3Opus 17: Newspaper Articles and other notes
Box 19, Folder 4Opus 32: Newspaper Articles and other notes
Box 19, Folder 5Opus 32: Newspaper Articles and other notes
Box 19, Folder 6Opus 34: Newspaper Articles and other notes
Box 19, Folder 7Opus 42: Newspaper Articles and other notes
Box 19, Folder 8Opus 44: Newspaper Articles and other notes
Box 19, Folder 9Opus 45: Newspaper Articles and other notes
Box 19, Folder 10Opus 47: Newspaper Articles and other notes
Box 19, Folder 11Opus 48: Newspaper Articles and other notes
Box 19, Folder 12Opus 59: Newspaper Articles and other notes
Box 19, Folder 13Opus 63: Newspaper Articles and other notes
Box 19, Folder 14Opus 64: Newspaper Articles and other notes
Box 19, Folder 15Opus 65: Newspaper Articles and other notes
Box 19, Folder 16Opus 67: Newspaper Articles and other notes
Box 19, Folder 17Opus 80: Newspaper Articles and other notes
Box 19, Folder 18Opus 92: Newspaper Articles and other notes
Box 19, Folder 19Opus 123: Newspaper Articles and other notes
Box 19, Folder 20Opus 146: Newspaper Articles and other notes
Box 19, Folder 21Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1814-1883
Box 19, Folder 22Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1884
Box 19, Folder 23Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1886
Box 19, Folder 24Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1887-1889
Box 19, Folder 25Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1889-1890
Box 19, Folder 26Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1891
Box 19, Folder 27Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1892
Box 19, Folder 28Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1893
Box 19, Folder 29Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1894
Box 19, Folder 30Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1895
Box 19, Folder 31Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1896
Box 19, Folder 32Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1897
Box 19, Folder 33Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1898
Box 19, Folder 34Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1899
Box 19, Folder 35Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1900
Box 19, Folder 36Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1901
Box 19, Folder 37Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1902
Box 19, Folder 38Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1903
Box 19, Folder 39Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1905
Box 19, Folder 40Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1906
Box 19, Folder 41Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1907
Box 19, Folder 42Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1908
Box 19, Folder 43Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1909
Box 19, Folder 44Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1910
Box 19, Folder 45Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1911
Box 19, Folder 46Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1913
Box 19, Folder 47Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1917
Box 19, Folder 48Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1923
Box 19, Folder 49Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1936
Box 19, Folder 50Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1937
Box 19, Folder 51Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1941
Box 19, Folder 52Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1942
Box 19, Folder 53Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1943
Box 19, Folder 44Newspaper Articles and other notes, 1944
Box 19, Folder 40Newspaper Articles and other notes, undated
Box 20
Box 20, Folder 1Newspaper articles of concerts Amy Beach performed but were not her music, undated
Box 20, Folder 2Newspaper articles of concerts of Amy Beach works performed by others, 1893-1894
Box 20, Folder 3Articles of Celebrations of Amy Beach works, 1967-1985
Box 20, Folder 4Listing of Beach Compositions published by Arthur P. Schmidt, circa 1925
Box 20, Folder 5Listing of Archived recorded performances at the Library of Congress, undated
Box 20, Folder 6Listing of Beach materials at the New England Conservitory, 1984
Box 20, Folder 7Unidentified writings
Box 20, Folder 8Certificates to Amy Beach from Library of Congress and State of Massachusetts
Box 20, Folder 9Calling Cards rom Teresa Carreno, Sidney Homer and Giovanni Sgambati
Box 20, Folder 10Performance listings for others
Box 20, Folder 11Unidentified small water color painting of a house
Box 20, Folder 12Pictures of Amy Beach’s Birthplace in Henniker, NH, 1988
Box 20, Folder 13Unidentified pictures of houses
Box 21
Miscellaneous Items:

6 cassettes of others playing Amy Beach’s music, CD of concert by Nashua, NH Symphony Orchestra , Travel Itinerary for Amy Beach’s European trip, 1927; a copy of “Sketches” by H.H.A. Beach, 1889; Amy Beach’s Prayer book, 2 reels of film

Series 8: Oversize Materials

Oversize Box 1
Oversize Box 1, Folder 1Amy Marcy Cheney genealogy chart
Oversize Box 1, Folder 2University of New Hampshire Master of Arts Diploma
Oversize Box 1, Folder 3White velvet Collar and Navy Cape
Oversize Box 1, Folder 3Red Sash from Germany – Fur dir beruhmte Kunstlerin, Frau Amy Beachoon der Familie Kleist Str. 1
Oversize Box 2
Oversize Box 2, Folder 1Photocopy of “Gaelic Symphony in E Minor.” Op. 32, Jan. 1894 – Nov 1894
Oversize Box 2, Folder 2Photocopy of “Gaelic Symphony in E Minor.” Op. 32, Nov. 1894 – June 1985
Oversize Box 2, Folder 3Photocopy of “Gaelic Symphony in E Minor.” Op. 32, June 1895 – Feb. 1896
Oversize Box 2, Folder 4A Certificate for Amy Beach which appears to be from a Norwegian Cruise, July 1913
Oversize Box 2, Folder 51924 membersip certificate to Amy Beach from the American Societ of Composers, Authors and Publishers,
Oversize Box 2, Folder 6An albumen cabinet card of Adelina Patti by J.M. Mora
Oversize Box 2, Folder 7An Apeda studio photo of Amy Beach,circa 1920
Oversize Box 2, Folder 8A photo by Chidnoff with Amy, looking to the right
Oversize Box 2, Folder 9A photo by Rahuff-Richter with Amy, inscribed to Miss Agnes Ryan, with affection and admiration from her friend, Amy M. Beach, Oct. 1933
Oversize Box 2, Folder 10A Del-Sarto photo by Bachrach with Amy seated
Oversize Box 2, Folder 11A Del-Sarto photo by Bachrach with Amy looking forward
Oversize Box 2, Folder 12Same as #11
Oversize Box 2, Folder 13A Del-Sarto photo by Bachrach with Amy looking left
Oversize Box 2, Folder 14A Del-Sarto photo by Bachrach with Amy seated looking forward
Oversize Box 2, Folder 15Same as #14
Oversize Box 2, Folder 1612 X 18 Photo of H.H.A. Beach
Oversize Box 2, Folder 17Photo of Ernestine Schmann-heink, signed in Boston MA., Nov 28, 1910
Oversize Box 2, Folder 18photo of an unidentified hose, barn and buildings
Oversize Box 2, Folder 19A printed picture of “Musical Hall of Fame” from The Etude, Dec 1911

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