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Finding Aid of the Robert Linn papers

Finding aid prepared by Rebecca Hirsch, Mandeep Condle and Ranjanabh Bahukhandi, 2010 September

The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Linn, Robert
Title
Robert Linn papers
Collection no.
0310
Date [inclusive]
1925-1999
Extent
21.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
The Robert Linn papers contains drafts and final copies of music compositions by Robert Linn, along with a few programs for concerts and other events. Linn joined the faculty of the USC School of Music in 1957 and served as the Chairman of the Music Theory and Composition Department from 1973 to 1990. Over the course of his career, Linn published compositions for symphony and wind orchestras and chorus and chamber ensembles.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Robert Linn papers, Collection no. 0310, University Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biographical Note

Robert Linn was born in San Francisco, California in 1925. He joined the faculty of the USC School of Music in 1957 and served as the Chairman of the Music Theory and Composition Department from 1973 to 1990. Over the course of his career, Linn published compositions for symphony and wind orchestras and chorus and chamber ensembles. He also served as the president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association for American Composers and Conductors. Linn passed away in Los Angeles, California in 1999.

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Scope and Content

Collection consists of the drafts and final copies of music compositions by Robert Linn and a small number of miscellaneous programs for concerts and other events.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2010 September
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection contains published materials; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Acquisition

The Robert Linn papers were donated to USC in 2003 by Virginia Linn, Robert Linn's widow.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Programs (documents)
  • Scores
  • Sheet music

Personal Name(s)

  • Linn, Robert -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Composition (Music)--Archival resources
  • Music--Performance--Archival resources
  • Musicians--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

 Overture for Orchestra 

1 1

 Anthem of Wisdom for Chorus and Orchestra 

1 2

 Sinfonia for String Orchestra 

1 3

 Concertino for Oboe, Horn, Percussion and String Orchestra 

1 4

 Quartet for Violin, Clarinet, Cello and Piano 

1 5

 Fantasia for Cello and Strings 

2 1

 Concertino for Violin and Wind Octet 

2 2

 Concertino for Woodwind Quartet and String Orchestra 

2 3

 Flute Concerto 

2 4

 Concerto Gross for Trumpet, Horn, Trombone and Band 

3 1

 Elevations 

3 2

 Variations of a Halsey Stevens' Tune for Clarinet and Cello 

3 3

 Blow the Man Down 

3 4

 Trio for Flute, Clarinet and Piano 

3 5

 Pike's Peak, Duet for Flute 

3 6

 Elementary Band Piece 

3 7

 Farmer in the Dell 

3 8

 Little Brown Jug 

3 9

 Grandfather Clock 

3 10

 Billy Boy 

3 11

 Sonatina for Viola and Piano 

3 12

 Three-Part Invention 

3 13

 Partita for Wind Ensemble 

3 14

 Bedpostludes for Solo Bassoon 

4 1

 Theme for the Master Plan 

4 2

 Antipasto for Violin and Clarinet 

4 3

 Fantasia for Two Violins 

4 4

 String Quartet #1 

4 5

 Five Pieces for Flute and Clarinet 

4 6

 Folie a Deux 

4 7

 String Trio 

4 8

 Residuum fior Bass Clarinet and Piano 

4 9

 Forward, Inward, Afterward for Two Guitars 

4 10

 Tri-Fling for Flute, Cello and Guitar 

4 11

 Serenade for Flute, Clarinet, Cello and Guitar 

4 12

 Three Pieces for Flute, Alto Saxophone and Guitar 

4 13

 Splay 

4 14

 Love Song Cycle 

5 1

 Concerto Grosso for Trumpet, Horn, Trombone and Band 

5 2

 Concerto Grosso for Oboe, Harpsichord and Orchestra 

5 3

 Olympic Anthem 

5 4

 March of the Olympians 

5 5

 Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Winds 

5 6

 Adagio and Allegro for Eleven Instruments (Newer version) 

5 7

 Adagio and Allegro for Eleven Instruments (Older Version) 

5 8

 Trombosis 

5 9

 The Pied Piper of Hamelin 

5 10

 Quintet for Brass Instruments 

6 1

 Three Epigrams for String Quintet 

6 2

 Interventions for Oboe, Violin, Viola and Cello 

6 3

 Suite for Oboe and Strings 

6 4

 Cantata Jovialis 

6 5

 Divertimento for Saxophone Quartet 

6 6

 Love Song Cycle 

6 7

 Hexameron 

6 8

 Program for Antipasto 

7 1

 Program for Ayre & Ground for Cello 

7 2

 Program for Cantana Jovialis 

7 3

 Program for Centennial Anthem/Anthem for Wisdom 

7 4

 Program for Concertino for Violin and Wind Octet 

7 5

 Program for Concertino for Oboe, Horn, Percussion and Strings 

7 6

 Program for Concertino for Piano and Wind Ensemble 

7 7

 Program for Concerto for Flute and Orchestra 

8 8

 Program for Concertino for Oboe, Harpsichord, and Strings 

7 9

 Program for Concerto for Soprano Sax and Wind Ensemble 

7 10

 Program for Concerto Gross for Trumpet, Horn, Trombone and Band 

7 11

 Program for Dithyramb 

7 12

 Program for Divertimento for Oboe, Two Horns and Strings 

7 13

 Program for Duo for Cello and Piano 

7 14

 Program for Diversions for Six Bassoons 

7 15

 Program for Duo for Clarinet and Cello 

7 16

 Program for Elevations 

7 17

 Program for Fanfare for the Prince of Wales 

7 18

 Program for Fanfare for Three Clarinets 

7 19

 Program for Fantasia for Cello and Strings 

7 20

 Program for Fantasia for Two Violins 

7 21

 Program for Forward, Inward, Afterward 

7 22

 Program for Five Preludes 

7 23

 Program for Hexameron 

7 24

 Program for Home from the Sea 

7 25

 Program for Horn Quartet 

7 26

 Program for Interventions for Oboe and Strings 

7 27

 Program for John Burns of Gettysburg 

7 28

 Program for Overture for Orchestra 

7 29

 Program for Partita for Band 

7 30

 Program for Piano Sonata 

7 31

 Program for Piano Sonata #2 

7 32

 Program for Piano Variations 

7 33

 Program for The Pied Piper of Hamelin 

7 34

 Program for Propagula 

7 35

 Program for Prelude and Dance (from Saxophone Quartet) 

7 36

 Program for Quartet for Saxophones 

7 37

 Program for Quintet for Brass Instruments 

7 38

 Program for Residuum for Bass Clarinet and Piano 

7 39

 Program for Saxiprage Blue for Baritone Saxophone and Piano 

7 40

 Program for Serenade for Flute, Cello, Clarinet, and Guitar 

7 41

 Program for Seven Canons for Solo Clarinet 

7 42

 Program for Splay for Four Guitars 

7 43

 Program for Toccatina for Organ 

7 44

 Program for Three Pieces for Flute, Alto Saxophone, and Guitar 

7 45

 Program for Trombosis Twelve Trombones 

7 46

 Program for Trompe L'oeil for Trombone and Piano 

7 47

 Program for Twelve 

7 48

 Program for Vino for Violin and Piano 

7 49

 Program for Three Madrigals 

7 50

 Program for Woodwind Quintet 

7 51

 Program for Twelve 

7 52

 Program for Piano Concerto #2 

7 53

 Program for Propagula 

7 54

 Biographical Materials (4 folders) 

7 55

 Programs - 1988 

7 56

 Scrapbook (2 folders) 

7 57

 Saxifrage Blue for Baritone Saxophone and Piano 

8 1

 Diversions for Six Bassoons 

8 2

 Due for Cello and Piano 

8 3

 Little Suite for Violin and Cello 

8 4

 Prelude and Dance (from Sax Quartet) 

8 5

 Fanfares for Three Clarinets 

8 6

 Dithyramb 

8 7

 Woodwind Quintet 

8 8

 Piano Concerto #2 

8 8

 Concertino for Piano and Wind Ensemble 

8 10

 Variegations for Clarinet and Piano 

8 11

 Vino for Violin and Piano 

8 12

 Due for Clarinet and Cello 

8 13

 Quartet for Horns 

8 14

 Sax Quartet (First Version) 

8 15

 Three Contemporary Saxophone Quartets 

8 16

 Three Madrigals 

9 1

 Three German Folk Songs for Chorus and Piano 

9 2

 "When I Grow Up" - Five Children's Song 

9 3

 Caprice/Suite for Solo Vision 

9 4

 Miniatures for Solo Oboe 

9 5

 Anthem of Wisdom 

9 6

 Toccatina for Organ 

9 7

 Piano Sonata #2 

9 8

 Piano Sonata #1 

9 9

 Cantana Jovialis 

9 10

 Songs of William Blake 

9 11

 Home from the Sea 

9 12

 Roulade for Two Oboes 

9 13

 Seven Canons for Solo Clarinet 

9 14

 Five Preludes for Piano 

9 15

 Lude for Piano 

9 16

 Albumen for the Young: A Dozen Easy Piano Pieces 

9 17

 Piano Variations 

9 18

 8tudes for Piano 

9 19

 Duo for Soprano Saxophone and Vibraphone 

9 20

 Quintet for Brass Instruments 

9 21

 Trompe L'oeil for Trombone and Piano 

9 22

 Propagula 

10 1

 Concerto Grosso for Oboe, Harpsichord, and String Orchestra 

10 2

 String Orchestra 

10 3

 Symphony#1 in One Movement 

10 4

 Concerto Grosso for Trumpet, Horn, Trombone and Band 

10 5

 Programs - 1965 - 1966 

11 1

 Programs - Misc. 

11 2

 Programs - Misc. 

12 1

 The Pied Piper of Hamelin 

13 1

 Partita for Wind Ensemble 

13 3

 Ayre and Ground for Solo Cello 

13 3

 Fantasia for Cello and Strings 

14 1

 Blow Down the Man 

14 2

 Class compositions: "Modern Harmony" and "Motion Picture Music" 

14 3

 Concertino for Woodwind Quartet and Strings 

14 4

 Concertino for Piano and Wind Ensemble (#1) 

15 1

 Concerto Gross for Oboe, Harpischord and Strings 

15 2

 Flute Concerto 

16 1

 Adagio & Allegro (Older Version) 

16 2

 Centennial Anthem/Anthem of Wisdom 

16 3

 Elevations 

16 4

 Concerto Grosso for Trumpet, Horn, Trombone and Band 

16 5

 Dithyramb 

16 6

 Hexameron 

17 1

 Sonata for Clarinet and Piano 

18 1

 The Story Tellers of the Canterbury Tales 

18 2

 Anthem of Wisdom 

18 3

 John Burns of Gettysburg 

18 4

 Fanfares for Three Clarinets 

18 5

 Twelve 

19 1

 Symphony #1 in One Movement 

20 1

 Concerto Grosso for Oboe, Harpsichord and Strings 

20 3

 Piano Concerto #2 

20 4

 Seven Canons for Solo Clarinet 

21 1

 Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Wind Ensemble 

21 2

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