Scope and arrangement
The collection consists primarily of Ivan Langstroth’s scores and sketches. Bound and unbound sketches are the single largest component of the scores, followed by completed orchestral and chamber music. The scores also contain music for piano, organ, chorus, voice and accompaniment, and Christmas music with various orchestrations. The collection contains a small set of personal papers that include concert programs, clippings, correspondence and resumes.
The Ivan Langstroth scores are arranged in three series:
- 1925-1970 and undated29 boxes
This series contains the bulk of the collection and is arranged by orchestration: orchestral, chamber, piano, organ, choral, songs for solo voice and accompaniment, and Christmas music (in various orchestrations, but usually vocal). Sketches and orphan score pages are at the end of the series. The largest component of the scores is Langstroth’s sketches, which come in bound, dated notebooks and in loose, undated sheets. Orchestral and chamber music represent the largest portions of the finished compositions. Most of the finished scores are reproductions of originals, though there are many ink or pencil originals as well. The works often come in multiple versions, some labeled “earlier” or “wrong” version, or in variant orchestrations. All orchestrations are arranged alphabetically, with the exception of the Christmas Music, which is arranged chronologically. See also Oversized Scores in Series III.
- 1963 -1963 and undated1 box
This series contains press clippings, a small set of correspondence, programs, teaching material, and other personal papers including resumes, reference letters and a photograph of unidentified individuals.
- 6 boxes
This series contains music for orchestra, chamber groups, piano, organ, songs and chorus, and Christmas music. Its largest components are two piano concerti with full scores and parts, the Symphonic Suite For Orchestra, Op. 15, also with full score and parts, and the piano music.