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Martin F. Heyworth music manuscripts and scores

Ms. Coll. 1425

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Heyworth, Martin F.
Title:
Martin F. Heyworth music manuscripts and scores
Date [inclusive]:
1966-2018
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1425
Extent:
0.75 linear foot (2 boxes)
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection comprises manuscripts and printouts of musical scores authored by Martin F. Heyworth (born 1947), composed between 1966 and 2018 and written primarily for solo piano, instrumental ensemble, organ, woodwinds, and strings. Though some notes written in manuscript throughout offer information relevant to the composition and performance of these works, the collection is almost entirely composed of musical scores.
Cite as:
Martin F. Heyworth music manuscripts and scores, 1966-2018, Ms. Coll. 1425, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Martin F. Heyworth (born 1947) is a medical doctor and composer of solo, chamber, and orchestral music. Having taken piano lessons as a child, Heyworth developed an interest in music composition around the age of 17 that has continued throughout his life. The earliest scores in this collection are for solo piano. However, in the late 1960s and after, Heyworth's repertoire expands to include compositions for instrumental ensembles, organ, woodwinds, and strings. In 2015 he also completed a four-movement orchestral piece entitled Sinfonia, though this piece is not included in this collection.

Heyworth earned his medical degree from Cambridge University and worked in Fargo, North Dakota and San Francisco, California before moving to Philadelphia in 1999 to become the Chief of Staff of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, a position which he held until his retirement from medicine in 2017. Heyworth has been an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania since 2013, and is on the advisory board for the Penn Med Symphony Orchestra. Notably, his works have been performed by the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and the Wistar Quartet. He has a strong interest in 18th Century music, particularly the works of Joseph Haydn, and in 2019, Haydn: The Online Journal of the Haydn Society of North America published his article, "Mozart’s annotations of Haydn symphony themes and their relationship to the 'Linz' Symphony, K. 425" (Volume 9.2).

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises manuscripts and printouts of musical scores authored by Martin F. Heyworth (born 1947). Spanning the period between 1966 and 2018, these scores are written for solo piano, instrumental ensemble, organ, woodwinds, and strings. The exact date of completion for each piece is given in the finding aid when it is available. They are arranged chronologically by date of completion, though some of the early Spiral Script manuscript books feature several pieces written at various times, and some pieces are repeated in different locations. In addition, many scores underwent revision after their given date of completion, which Heyworth individually notes for each piece. Heyworth also writes occasional notes in his manuscripts, detailing the amount of time a piece took to compose, to whom or what a piece is dedicated, or other information relevant to his music's composition and performance. These notes, however, are sparse and workmanlike, ceding center stage to the music itself. The bulk of the material is in the form of manuscript pages and computer printouts, though scores are also contained in several hardcover bound volumes and spiral notebooks.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2019 December 19

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Cory Austin Knudson

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Martin F. Heyworth, 2018.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Scores
Subject(s)
  • Chamber music
  • Composers--United States
  • Music
  • Music--United States

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Minuet in E minor for piano solo (1966) in Spiral Script manuscript book, 1966 June 27.

1 1

Piano Sonata in B major (1966), Bagatelle in F major for piano solo (1967), Aphorism for piano solo (1997; revised 2017) in Spiral Script manuscript book, 1966 July 1, 1967 January 11, 1997 October 21.

1 2

Bagatelle in F major for piano solo (1967) manuscript and printout, Little Minuet in G major for piano solo (1974) manuscript and printout, 1967, 1974.

1 3

Chloris: Cantata after a poem by John Dryden for piano solo and instrumental ensemble (1969-70) in Spiral Script manuscript book, 1970 March 26.

1 4

Summer: Cantata after part of Alexander Pope's  Pastorals for soprano and contralto soloists and instrumental ensemble (1970) in Spiral Script manuscript book, 1970 November.

1 5

Chamber Duet after a verse by Alexander Pope for soprano and contralto soloists and continuo (1970), Minuet in E major for 2 transverse flutes (1970; later annotated as Chanson de Jeunesse), Wedding Music for organ (1971; for South Nutfield, Surrey, England), Capriccio in B minor for piano solo (1971), Trio for 2 oboes and bassoon (1971; based partly on Chamber Duet), Allegro in A major for piano solo (1971), Little Minuet in G major for piano solo (1974) in Spiral Script manuscript book, 1970, 18 September 1970, 1971 February 11, 1971 April 11, 1971 September 12, 1971 November 15, 1974 June 5 .

1 6

Windsor Forest: Cantata after Alexander Pope for soprano solo and piano (1971), 1971 July 10, 1971 July 29.

1 7

Trio for flute, viola, and piano (1972) in Spiral Script manuscript book, 1972 May 4.

1 8

Capriccio in G minor for piano solo (1972), Plymouth Wedding Music for organ (1973) in Spiral Script manuscript book, 1972 December 25, 1972 December 29, 1973 February 22.

1 9

Saint Cecilia Cantata after the "Ode for Music on St. Cecilia's Day" by Alexander Pope for soprano and contralto soloists, chorus, and orchestra (1974) in bound volume, 1974 February 25.

2 1

Cantata: Lycidas after the poem by John Milton for soprano solo and piano solo (1975) in bound volume, 1975 February 17.

2 2

Variations on Joseph est bien marié from the  Messe de Minuit by Marc-Antoine Charpentier for piano solo (1976) in bound volume, 1976 May 15.

2 3

Wedding Music for organ (1977); for Walton West, Pembrokeshire, Wales) manuscript and copy, 1977.

2 4

Ruminations and Intermezzo for 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, and strings (1988) manuscript and printout, 1988 December 26.

1 10

Ruminations and Intermezzo for 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, and strings (1988) manuscript and printout, 1988 December 26.

2 5

Duo Aphoristico for 2 bassoons (1989; revised 1990) manuscript and printout, 1989 August.

1 11

Aphorism for piano solo (1997; revised 2017) printout, 1997.

1 12

Organum for oboe and organ (2003) manuscript and printouts, 2003.

1 13

Capriccio in D major for piano solo (2017) manuscript and printout, 2017 February 17.

1 14

Divertimento a Tre for 2 violas and double-bass (2017) manuscript, spiral-bound score, and printouts, 2017 December 16.

1 15