THE MODERN AMERICAN MUSIC of

Resources

These links can assist in locating copies of musical works, either for band or orchestra, as well as important research libraries and collections.

 

 

 

 

Sheet Music Archives
       
Ferde Grofé Collection at the Library of Congress      
Main repository of the personal items of Ferde Grofé, including scores, manuscripts, and arrangements.
(Finding Aid - 1994) (Finding Aid - 2012 New Version)
     
       
Chatfield Brass Band and Lending Library      
A massive lending library of sheet music for Band, with numerous titles by Grofé available.      
       
Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music      
Perhaps the nation's largest lending library of orchestral music, with many orchestra scores by Grofé available.      
       
Paul Whiteman Archive at Williams College, MA      
Mr. Whiteman's amazing gift to musical researchers, performers, and students, continues to preserve over 4000 manuscripts including many by Grofé      
       
Ferde Grofe Collection at Southern Methodist University      
Consists of scores composed or arranged.      
       
Ray Avery Collection at the Center for Popular Music      
Consists of scores composed or arranged, scrapbooks, and audio.      
       
Sheet Music In Print for Sale or Rent
       
JW Pepper Sheet Music      
One of the nation's largest and oldest distributors of printed sheet music.      
       
Luck's Music Library      
Several Orchestral works available for rent including Malaguena and Three Shades of Blue.      
       
       
       
Historical Research Resources
       
The Ferde Grofé Audio Collection at Florida State University      
The Ferde Grofé Audio Collection contains 144 reel-to-reel audio recordings and 47 cassette tape recordings.  Many of these recordings are live performances that range from 1936-1968 as well as recorded interviews. (Collection Index)      
       
Ferde Grofé Master's Thesis by James Farrington      
For the Florida State University School of Music.      
       
Ferde Grofé Papers at the University of Wyoming      
Contains radio scripts, press clippings from the 30s to the 60s and more.      
       
Ferde Grofé on the National Jukebox at the Library of Congress      
Recordings featuring Ferde Grofé performing are available in the National Jukebox      
       
       
Publisher, Licensing and Imprint Resources
       
Alfred Publishing      
Copyright Administrator of most in and out of print band and orchestra works by Ferde Grofé Main resource for photocopy and licensing requests for out of print works. (List of imprints)      
       
ASCAP ACE Search      
A search-able database that contains information on compositions in the ASCAP repertory.