Scope and arrangement
This collection contains material related to Gustav Otto Hornberger's music composition. Materials include manuscripts of his scores, some reproductions, and a small number of published scores. Five manuscripts contain the name G. de Coquerelle or Gaston de Coquerelle as composer. The collection also contains a small amount of professional material primarily documenting Hornberger's concert schedule. There is no correspondence or personal materials.
The Gustav Otto Hornberger scores are arranged in four series:
- 1899 - 1944
This series contains primarily manuscripts of scores composed by Hornberger. Most of the scores are in pen, but several are in pencil. It is unknown if most are in Hornberger's hand, but it appears likely. There are also a few manuscripts written by copyists. Most contain an opus number. A few of the manuscripts include programs from performances of the piece. Scores include the orchestra scores and parts for Echos from Tyrol. Waltz for Orchestra (Op. 21), and Finlandia (Op. 91).
- 1903 - 1935
This series contains a composition notebook, several professional publicity photographs, and numerous loose scrapbook pages. The scrapbook pages are of interest as they primarily contain programs from Hornberger's concert performances. These detail the variety of performance options open to a musician of Hornberger's caliber. There is also a small amount of information about Hornberger's teaching opportunities.
- 1897 - 1944
This series contains published scores composed by Hornberger.
- 1905 - 1940
This series contains a bound scrapbook of Hornberger's published materials and two photographs. The scrapbook contains several published compositions that are not included elsewhere in the collection. The photographs document Hornberger's work with the New York Symphony Orchestra and the Aeonian Symphony Orchestra.