David Borden Scores, 1952-2017.

Collection Number: 14-20-4107

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
David Borden scores, 1952-2017.
Collection Number:
14-20-4107
Creator:
Borden, David
Quantity:
2.8 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Score sheets, CD's, a DVD, posters.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Original manuscript scores, CD's, DVD's and other media.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Professor of Music. David Borden was educated at the Eastman School of Music and Harvard University and was a Fulbright scholar in Berlin, studying at the Hochschule fur Musik. His first composition teachers were jazz musicians Jimmy Giuffre and Jaki Byard. He is the retired founder and Director of the Digital Music Program at Cornell. In 1969 he founded Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Co., the world's first synthesizer ensemble, with the support of Robert Moog. His Continuing Story of Counterpoint, a twelve-part cycle of pieces for synthesizers, acoustic instruments, and voice has been called the "Goldberg Variations of minimalism." He also composed part of the soundtrack for The Exorcist (1973) and other films. His music is available on the Cuneiform, New World Records, Lameduck, and Arbiter labels.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Original manuscript scores including "The Continuing Story of Counterpoint" (9 parts), "Dialogues", "Counterpoint for Flute, Cello, and Harp", 1978, "Enfield in Winter", "C-A-G-E", "I Trill Tunes", "Le Tombeau de Josquin", "CAIRN for JFK", "Trudymusic", "The Force (That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower)", "Heaven - Kept Soul", "Double Portrait", "Variations on a Theme of Philip Glass", "Quartet in Four Movements for Oboe and String Trio", "Twelve Preludes and Fugues".
CD's include "Earth Journeys", Vol. 1-12 and other works. Also, a poster depicting a performance of a composition written for a Moog synthesizer, and silk screens of 2 Mother Mallard Concerts and 1 self portrait.
Also, an unmixed master VTR cassette of David Borden and the Mother Mallard Band, September 16, 1988.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Borden, David, 1938-
Borden, David, 1938-

Subjects:
Synthesizer music.
Composers -- United States -- 20th century.
Composers
Synthesizer music

Places:
United States

Form and Genre Terms:
Scores


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
David Borden scores, #14-20-4107. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Score Sheets
Box 1, 3, 4, 6
Series II. CD's, DVD's and other media
Box 2, 5
Series III. Other material
Box 3, Mapcase Folder 1

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
"Dialogues"
1959-1962
Box 1 Folder 2
"Enfield in Winter"
1978
Box 1 Folder 3
"Counterpoint For Flute, Cello and Harp"
1978
Box 1 Folder 4
"The Continuing Story of Counterpoint" - Part I
1976
Box 1 Folder 5
"The Continuing Story of Counterpoint" - Part II
1982
Box 1 Folder 6
"The Continuing Story of Counterpoint" - Part III
1976
Box 1 Folder 7
"The Continuing Story of Counterpoint" - Part IV [unfinished]
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 8
"The Continuing Story of Counterpoint" - Part V
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 9
"The Continuing Story of Counterpoint" - Part VI, orchestral version
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 10
"The Continuing Story of Counterpoint" - Part VI, piano version
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 11
"The Continuing Story of Counterpoint" - Part VII
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 12
"The Continuing Story of Counterpoint" - Part VIII
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 13
"The Continuing Story of Counterpoint" - Part IX
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 14
"C-A-G-E" - Part I, II, III
1973-1975
Box 1 Folder 15
"I Trill Tunes" - for 1 or 2 keyboard instruments
1984
3 copies
Box 3 Folder 2
"Le Tombeau de Josquin"
1962-1963
Box 3 Folder 3
"CAIRN for JFK"
1964-1965
Box 3 Folder 4
"Trudymusic"
1967-1968
Box 4
"The Force (That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower)" - bound score sheets
n.d.
Box 4 Folder 1
"Heaven - Kept Soul" - Score
2004
Box 4 Folder 2
"Heaven - Kept Soul" - Piano
2004
Box 4 Folder 3
"Heaven - Kept Soul" - USB 88-Key, MIDI Controller, Keyboard 1
2004
Box 4 Folder 4
"Heaven - Kept Soul" - USB 88-Key, MIDI Controller, Keyboard 2
2004
Box 4 Folder 5
"Double Portrait" (for 2 piano) - Score
1987
Box 4 Folder 6
"Double Portrait" (for 2 pianos) - Piano 1
1987
Box 4 Folder 7
"Double Portrait" (for 2 pianos) - Piano 2
1987
Box 4 Folder 8
"Variations on a Theme of Philip Glass" - Score
2011-2014
Box 4 Folder 9
"Variations on a Theme of Philip Glass" - Keyboard 1
2011-2014
Box 4 Folder 10
"Variations on a Theme of Philip Glass" - Keyboard 2
2011-2014
Box 4 Folder 11
"Variations on a Theme of Philip Glass" - Keyboard 3
2011-2014
Box 4 Folder 12
"Quartet in Four Movements for Oboe and String Trio"
2014
Box 4 Folder 13
"Quartet in Four Movements for Oboe and String Trio" - Oboe
2014
Box 4 Folder 14
"Quartet in Four Movements for Oboe and String Trio" - Violin
2014
Box 4 Folder 15
"Quartet in Four Movements for Oboe and String Trio" - Viola
2014
Box 4 Folder 16
"Quartet in Four Movements for Oboe and String Trio" - Violoncello
2014
Box 6 Folder 1
Heaven-kept Soul - Piano solo and 2 88-key MIDI controller keyboards attached via USB to laptops running Reason 7 or higher
2004
Box 6 Folder 2
Twelve Preludes and Fugues - for two pianos, piano 1
2017
Box 6 Folder 3
Twelve Preludes and Fugues - for two pianos, piano 2
2017
Box 6 Folder 4
12 Preludes and Fugues - for two pianos, volume one
2016
Box 6 Folder 5
12 Preludes and Fugues - for two pianos, volume two
2016
Box 2 CD-2370
"Earth Journeys, variations on Happy Birthday", Volume 1
n.d.
Box 2 CD-2371
"Earth Journeys, variations on Happy Birthday", Volume 2
n.d.
Box 2 CD-2372
"Earth Journeys, variations on Happy Birthday", Volume 3
n.d.
Box 2 CD-2373
"Earth Journeys, variations on Happy Birthday", Volume 4
n.d.
Box 2 CD-2374
"Earth Journeys, variations on Happy Birthday", Volume 5
n.d.
Box 2 CD-2375
"Earth Journeys, variations on Happy Birthday", Volume 6
n.d.
Box 2 CD-2376
"Earth Journeys, variations on Happy Birthday", Volume 7
n.d.
Box 2 CD-2377
"Earth Journeys, variations on Happy Birthday", Volume 8
n.d.
Box 2 CD-2378
"Earth Journeys, variations on Happy Birthday", Volume 9
n.d.
Box 2 CD-2379
"Earth Journeys, variations on Happy Birthday", Volume 10
n.d.
Box 2 CD-2380
"Earth Journeys, variations on Happy Birthday", Volume 11
n.d.
Box 2 CD-2846
"Earth Journeys, variations on Happy Birthday", Volume 12
n.d.
Box 2 CD-2381
"Heaven-Kept Soul"
n.d.
Box 2 HD-3
Flash drive, "Heaven-Kept Soul"
n.d.
Box 5 DVD-1692
Variations on a Theme of Philip Glass
2011-2014
Box 5 CD-2801
"David Borden and Edward Murry play Gershwin"
n.d.
Box 5 CD-2802
"A Tribute to Duke Ellington"
1999
Box 5 CD-2803
"Night and Day"
n.d.
Box 5 CD-2804
"As Time Goes By"
1997
Box 5 CD-2805
"The Continuing Story of Counterpoint", parts 1-4, 8
n.d.
Box 5 CD-2806
"Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece, co. 1970-1973"
1999
Box 5 CD-2807
"Mother Mallard, Like a Duck to Water"
2001
Box 5 CD-2808
"Variations on a Theme of Philip Glass"
2011-2014
Box 5 CD-2809
"Music for Amplified Keyboard Instruments"
2014
Box 5 CD-2810
"Cayuga Night Music"
1993, 2002
Box 5 CD-2811
"Borden on Borden"
n.d.
V-10949
David Borden and the Mother Mallard Band, unmixed master
1988-09-16
VTR cassette
Box 3 Folder 1
Silk screens of a self portrait and 2 Mother Mallard concert posters
1969-1971
Mapcase Folder 1
Poster depicting a performance of a composition written for a Moog synthesizer
1975