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Title
Seven Rhythm studies for Crises
Additional title: Studies, player piano. Selections
Additional title: Crises (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Names
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)
Nancarrow, Conlon, 1912-1997 (Composer)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1960 (Questionable)
Table of Contents
Study no. 1 (0:00-2:36) -- Study no. 2 (2:43-4:52) -- Study no. 3 [original version] (4:56-9:10) -- Study no. 4 [original version] (9:14-14:22) -- Study no. 5 (14:26-16:35) -- Study no. 6 (16:41-19:30) -- Study no. 7 (19:36-26:51)
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LT-7-A 2411
Topics
Modern dance music
Player piano music
Genres
Music
Notes
Content: Title provided by cataloger based on handwritten note inside the original container and audition. Additional notes about the studies, including their numbers, provided by the Merce Cunningham Trust.
Content: Handwritten note on the original container: "A (7 1/2 ips) 7 Rhythm Studies ; half track mono ; [illegible] ; Conlon Nancarrow ; Crises: #1, #2, #4, #5, #6".
Content: Contains music selections used for Merce Cunningham's Crises (1960). The original study nos. 3 and 4 were never commercially recorded; study no. 7 was edited in a variety of ways for Crises.
Numbering: Donor's inventory number: R013.
Content: Accompanying insert is an envelope printed with the Cunningham Dance Foundation address, typed to Merce Cunningham, with handwritten notes on the back: "[illegible]/4/80 ; Nancarrow Studies tape ; (#1) - 2'25 (#2) 2'35 - 4'45 (?) (#3) 4'50 - 9'00 / (#4) 9:07 - 14'13 (#5) 14'20 - 16'28 (#6) 16'35 - 19'23 (#7) 19'30 - ; 7 1/2 - 3'45, 3'45 [circled] ; 2'10 + 4'10 = 6'20 [circled]".
Venue: Date is based on collection context; the recording location is unidentified.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (29 minutes) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, half track, mono ; 7 in.
Sound quality is poor as there is a low hum, recording interference and "hiss" throughout the recording; at times the recording volume of the piano is low.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 881253925
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20217490
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 535d10d0-b3fc-0133-d15c-3c07547a230f
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1960: Created
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Seven Rhythm studies for Crises" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1960. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/55f1bc40-b3fc-0133-2ba8-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Seven Rhythm studies for Crises" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 13, 2024. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/55f1bc40-b3fc-0133-2ba8-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1960). Seven Rhythm studies for Crises Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/55f1bc40-b3fc-0133-2ba8-3c07547a230f

Wikipedia Citation

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Seven Rhythm studies for Crises