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Series 2
Manuscript scores by Moore, 1923-1987
Boxes 27-36, OP 9-11 and BV 3

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of manuscript pages written by Moore from 1923-1987. Musical scores for a range of songs, choral works, and small group compositions are present in the series. Many of the titles include drafts of the compositions as well as the published work. Moore’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated Scenes from the Life of a Martyr comprises the largest portion of the series and includes drafts and notes for the piece, scores for specific instruments, full orchestral scores, and vocal scores. Also included are drafts and manuscripts of her pieces Soweto and Afro-American Suite, as well as notebooks of ideas spanning her entire career.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Content
27 1 Afro American Suite, 1969 [1 of 2]
27 2 Afro American Suite, 1969 [2 of 2]
27 3 All Glory Laud and Honor, no date
27 4 Alleluia! Christ, the Lord is Risen!, no date
27 5 Alleluia in the Style of a Negro Spiritual, no date
27 6 Alleluia, mixed voices, 1975
27 7 Awake, O North Wind, no date
27 8 Be Strong! I Will Fill This House With Glory, 1979
27 9 Before Id Be a Slave, 1953
27 10 Benediction, 1974
27 11 Black Man in American Music, no date
27 12 Bound For Canaans Land, 1960
27 13 Celebration, 1982
27 14 Centennial Fanfare and Heritage Procession, 1982
27 15 Change, no date
27 16 A Christmas Alleluia, no date
27 17 Come Along in Jesus Name, 1977
27 18 Come Down Angels, 1978
27 19 Compositions by Moore, list, 1976
27 20 Conversation for Trumpet and Piano, 1978
27 21 Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord, 1953
27 22 Dream Variations, 1975
27 23 Fanfare, 1982
27 24 Fare You Well, 1951
28 1 For My People, 1978-1984
28 2 Fugue in F, 1952
28 3 Fugue in F, no date
28 4 Gloria in Excelsis Deo, 1976
28 5 Glory to God, no date
28 6 Go Down, Moses, no date
28 7 The Grace of God, no date
28 8 Hail Warrior, 1958
28 9 Heres Hoping, no date
28 10 How I Got Over, no date
28 11 I Am in Doubt, 1975
28 12 I Believe This is Jesus, 1977
28 13 I Just Come From the Fountain, 1951
28 14 I Too, 1981
28 15 I Want to Die While You Love Me, 1975
28 16 I Will Trust in the Lord, 1986
28 17 I Would Be True, 1979
28 18 If I Knew, no date
28 19 I'm Going Home, 1978
28 20 Into My Hearts Treasury, 1950
28 21 Is There Anybody Here?, 1950
28 22 Its Me, O Lord, no date
28 23 It Was His Lover and His Lass, no date
28 24 Know That Love Has Chosen You, no date
28 25 The Lamb, 1958
28 26 Let Us Break Bread Together, no date
28 27 Let Us Make Man in Our Image, 1960
28 28 Like the Blues, no date
28 29 A Little Memory of Southside Virginia, 1983
29 1 A Little Spring Soliloquy, no date
29 2 Long Fare You Well, 1960
29 3 Lord, Have Mercy, 1974
29 4 Lord, Make Us More Holy, 1953
29 5 Lord, We Give Thanks to Thee, 1971
29 6 Love, Let the Wind Cry, 1961
29 7 Lyric for True Love, 1975
29 8 Make Us a New Song, 1985
29 9 Many Thousand Gone, 1986
29 10 Mother to Son, 1955
29 11 My True Love Hath Thy Heart, 1978
29 12 Notebook, composition, circa 1930
29 13 Notebook, composition, circa 1950
29 14 Notebook, composition, no date [1 of 15]
29 15 Notebook, composition, no date [2 of 15]
29 16 Notebook, composition, no date [3 of 15]
29 17 Notebook, composition, no date [4 of 15]
30 1 Notebook, composition, no date [5 of 15]
30 2 Notebook, composition, no date [6 of 15]
30 3 Notebook, composition, no date [7 of 15]
30 4 Notebook, composition, no date [8 of 15]
30 5 Notebook, composition, no date [9 of 15]
30 6 Notebook, composition, no date [10 of 15]
30 7 Notebook, composition, no date [11 of 15]
31 1 Notebook, composition, no date [12 of 15]
31 2 Notebook, composition, no date [13 of 15]
31 3 Notebook, composition, no date [14 of 15]
31 4 Notebook, composition, no date [15 of 15]
31 5 Notebook, Fisk composition, 1923
31 6 Notes and fragments, no date [1 of 9]
31 7 Notes and fragments, no date [2 of 9]
32 1 Notes and fragments, no date [3 of 9]
32 2 Notes and fragments, no date [4 of 9]
32 3 Notes and fragments, no date [5 of 9]
32 4 Notes and fragments, no date [6 of 9]
32 5 Notes and fragments, no date [7 of 9]
33 1 Notes and fragments, no date [8 of 9]
OP9 - Notes and fragments, no date [9 of 9]
33 2 O Come Let Us Sing Unto the Lord, 1976
33 3 O Holy Lord, 1974
33 4 O Spirit, That Dost Prefer Before All Temples, 1966
33 5 Oh, That Bleeding Lamb, 1977
33 6 Oh the Morning Stars Sang Together, no date
33 7 On Imagination, 1981
33 8 Organ variation on Nettleton, 1976
33 9 Our Lord, Who Did the Ox Command to Kneel, no date
33 10 Plenty Good Room, 1980
33 11 Rededication, no date
33 12 Remember Me, no date
33 13 Remember Thy Creator in the Day of Thy Youth, 1980
33 14 Ring Game II, 1979
33 15 Rise Up, Shepherd and Follow, no date
33 16 Romance for Two Pianos, 1952
33 17 Romance in B-Flat, no date
OP10 - Romantic Young Clown, 1952
33 18 Scenes from the Life of a Martyr, choral parts, no date
33 19 Scenes from the Life of a Martyr, full score, 1978
BV3 - Scenes from the Life of a Martyr, full score, draft no date
33 20 Scenes from the Life of a Martyr, full score draft, no date
33 21 Scenes from the Life of a Martyr, libretto, no date
34 1 Scenes from the Life of a Martyr, movement drafts, no date [1 of 2]
34 2 Scenes from the Life of a Martyr, movement drafts, no date [2 of 2]
34 3 Scenes from the Life of a Martyr, vocal score, 1978
34 4 Scenes from the Life of a Martyr, working papers, no date [1 of 4]
34 5 Scenes from the Life of a Martyr, working papers, no date [2 of 4]
34 6 Scenes from the Life of a Martyr, working papers, no date [3 of 4]
34 7 Scenes from the Life of a Martyr, working papers, no date [4 of 4]
34 8 Scherzo I, 1976
34 9 Scherzo III, 1976
34 10 Second Spring, 1968
34 11 Set Down, 1951
35 1 Sing a Ho That I Had the Wings of a Dove, no date
35 2 Sojourner Speaks, 1984
35 3 Somebodys Knocking At Your Door, no date
35 4 Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, no date
35 5 Soweto, circa 1987 [1 of 4]
35 6 Soweto, circa 1987 [2 of 4]
OP11 - Soweto, circa 1987 [3 of 4]
35 7 Soweto, circa 1987 [4 of 4]
35 8 A Street in Bronzeville, the Old Marrieds, 1984
35 9 Striving After God, 1958
35 10 String Quartet, no date
35 11 String Trio, no date
35 12 Tambourines to Glory, 1973
35 13 Teach Me to Hear Mermaids Singing, 1953
35 14 There is a Fountain, organ variations, 1974-1984
35 15 This Man Was a Good Man, 1980
35 16 Thou Hast Made Us For Thyself, 1952
35 17 Three Pieces for Flute and Piano, 1958
36 1 Three Songs, 1978
36 2 A Time for Remembering, 1976
36 3 Truce, 1983
36 4 Twas on One Sunday Morning, 1983
36 5 Two Easter Pieces, 1976
36 6 Walk Through the Streets of the City, 1966
36 7 Watch and Pray, [incomplete], 1975
36 8 We Shall Walk Through the Valley, 1977
36 9 When Susanna Jones Wears Red, 1975
36 10 While You Love Me, 1975
36 11 Who Shall Separate Us From the Love of Christ, 1953
36 12 You Do Not Know, 1981
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