Scope and arrangement
The Louis Horst Collection contains Horst's compositions and arrangements as well as those works he used in accompanying and working with dancers and choreographers. His collaborations with Martha Graham are well represented, including American Provincials, Celebration, Lamentation, Horizons, El Penitente, Primitive Mysteries and other works. His associations with other choreographers include those from the outset of his career with the Denishawn company (including Group dance, and Tillers of the Soil). Some works were those probably used in teaching, such as his Exercises for dance movements.
The collection of published music allows the researcher to see the repertoire of music that Horst preferred. Some works contain musical annotations, and, in a few instances, choreographic notes. (Not all annotations are indicated on the finding aid.)
A number of works by Conrad Horst (Louis's father) are included in the collection.
The Louis Horst collection of music is arranged in two series: