Scope and arrangement
The majority of the collection consists of works by Schuman which were recorded between 1939 and 1992.
Also included in the collection are works by other composers such as: J.S. Bach; Samuel Barber; Ludwig van Beethoven; Johannes Brahms; Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco; Chou-When Chung; Aaron Copland; Paul Creston; Roy Harris; David Lieberman; Olivier Messiaen; Walter Piston; Quincy Porter; Sergei Rachmaninoff; Joaquin Rodrigo; Gunther Schuller; Donald Sosin and Heitor Villa-Lobos.
Some of the performers represented in this collection are: Boston Symphony Orchestra; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Brooklyn College Conservatory Orchestra; Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Eastman School Orchestra; Gregg Smith Singers; Houston Symphony Orchestra; Juilliard String Quartet; Lydian String Quartet; New England Conservatory Jordan Winds; New York Philharmonic; Minnesota Symphony Orchestra; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; St. Louis Symphony Orchestra; St. Olaf Choir; Sarah Lawrence College Chorus; and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
Some of the conductors represented in this collection are: Leonard Bernstein; Michael Charry; Antal Dorati; Carl Maria Giulini; Dorothy Klotzman; William C. Harwood; Samuel Krachmainick; Serge Koussevitzky; Rafael Kubelik; Brock mcElheran; Neville Mariner; Zubin Mehta; Jorge Mester; Pierre Monteux; Charles Munch; Eugene Ormandy; William Powers; William Schuman and Leonard Slatkin.
The William Schuman collection sound recordings are arranged in four series:
This series includes works by Schuman in addition to works conducted by him, tributes to him, and interviews with him. Many items are not dated.
The series consists of works by, or attributed to composers other than Schuman. Most items are not dated.
The series consists of recordings unidentifiable due to a lack of documentation.
The series consists of miscellaneous items, not included in other series. Most items are not dated.