Raymond Lyon Bowers Papers
00193

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Bowers, Raymond Lyon, 1891-1969
Title
Raymond Lyon Bowers papers
ID
00193
Date [inclusive]
1902-1970
Extent
4.6 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing,Michigan".

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Biographical Note

Raymond Bowers was born on July 24, 1891 in New York City. Throughout school, Raymond's major focus was on music; this probably coming from his parents who often incorporated music into their home life. Instead of going to college, Raymond trained at the old Institute of Musical Art of the city of New York, earning several diplomas, including his teaching certificate. He was married on January 17, 1918 to Adele Bowers, but unfortunately was quickly deployed by the Navy. He served as a convoy signalman during World War I until 1919, when he joined the Wilde Conservatory of Music in Lansing, Michigan. While in Lansing, he and his wife had three children Richard, Francis, and Josephine. He taught at the Conservatory until 1929, when he signed on as a faculty member of Hillsdale College. He taught piano, organ, and music theory at Hillsdale from 1929 until his retirement in 1958. It was also during his teaching at Hillsdale that he earned his masters from New York University. On January 14, 1969, Raymond Bowers died of a heart attack.

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Scope and Contents note

The bulk of the Raymond Lyon Bowers papers consist of his original sheet music. The sheet music covers early compositions in school to later unpublished works. The music is either on loose paper or in composition notebooks. Bowers had numbered all of his sheet music and created a numerical list. This order has been maintained in the collection, with the exception of the materials on his opera, Legends of Alhambra. The materials relating to the opera have been pulled from the sheet music and placed in its own series. Unfortunately a few of Bowers' original compositions were not received with his collection, but these are in the minority.

The Bowers papers also contain some personal materials. There are diaries of Bowers that cover several years as well as some early schoolwork including papers and drawings. Included are some photographs of Bowers, as well as some family members, his grandparents' house in Newport, Rhode Island, and naval training exercises. There are also a number of slides showing a fishing trip, family members, stained glass windows, his 50th wedding anniversary in 1986, and rugs.

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Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into 5 series.

  1. Sheet Music
  2. Legends of Alhambra
  3. Personal
  4. Slides
  5. Photographs

Numerical Listing of Sheet Music

Box 1

PIANO- COPYRIGHT

1 Gallop-A-Trot R.L.B. 10/1921. F Maj 6/8, 48 bars. Copyright November 4, 1922 549316.

2 Playing on the Stairs R.L.B. 1011921. Bb Maj 4/4 16 bars. Eb Maj 4/4 16 bars. Bb Maj 4/4 19 bars. Copyright November 4, 1922 549313. Performed at Hillsdale Woman's Club 2/12/1933.

3 In the Meadow R.L.B. Lansing, MI 10/12122. G Maj 6/8 16 bars. D Maj 6/8 24 bars. G Maj 6/8 22 bars. Copyright November 1922 549314.

PIANO - PERFORMED

4 Prelude in C Major C Maj 4/4 56 bars. Performed in Recital of original compositions by Helen Whiteman, sister of Paul Whiteman. Institute of Musical Art, N.Y.C.

5 Sonata "War, Love and Confusion" R.L.B. 3126/1917. A b Maj 4/4 127 bars. F Maj 4/4 40 bars. F Min 4/4 14 bars. First performed at Institute of Musical Art, Spring, 1917. Hillsdale College 4PM tea for students, Dec 1, 1932. Hillsdale College School Teachers Assn. Monday evening, Dec 19, 1932. Hillsdale College "Debut" first complete piano recital; Apr, 1947.

6 Romance R.L.B. Oct 30, 1939. Db Maj 4/4 60 bars. Performed in __ Recital Feb, 1940. DAR. American Composers Evening, Mar, 1940. Class music 310, May 1, 1952.

7 Romance in E Flat R.L.B. Mar, 1924. For Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Sargeant, Song Without Words. Lansing, MI. Eb Maj 6/8 61 bars. Performed at DAR Composers Evening, Mar, 1940.

PIANO - DATED 8  Nottumo and Passionato - R.L.B. not dated. C Maj 10/8 85 bars. G Maj 11 bars.

Etude in Ten Eights - R.L.B. 1940-1954. C Maj 10/8 86 bars. G Maj 11 bars.

PIANO - DATED

9 Triumphal March No signature or date - R.L.B. Score. C Maj 4/4 52 bars. A Maj 4/4 6 bars. C Maj 4/4 16 bars. A Maj 4/4 16 bars. C Maj 4/4 9 bars.

10 They Shall Live Again R.L.B. (a) Norway. G b Maj 4/4 interchanging with 3/4 37 bars. Db Maj 3/4 20 bars. A Maj 4 bars. Db Maj 12 bars. C Maj 63 bars dramatic. G b Maj 77 bars. (b) Luxemburg. B Maj 1218 11 bars. G Maj 1218 7 bars. B Maj 1218 10 bars (c) Holland. E b Maj 3/4 64 bars. E b Maj 3/4 10 bars cadence. Ab Maj 10 bars. E b Maj 15 bars. Aug 7 - Billie's Birthday, September 14 Josie's Birthday, September 25 Mrs. Frank, November 23 Vivian Lyon Moore's- Birthday.

11 On the Nile R.L.B. 1920. G Min 9/4, 6/4 85 bars.

12 For George Gatti - R.L.B., Feb 12, 1949. F Maj 3/4 20 bars  For Ralph Dreisbach. E b Maj 3/4 25 bars. E Maj(?) 3/4 17 bars. E b Maj 3/4 22 bars.

13 A Waltz for Jackie - R.L.B. Thur 5/26/1955. G Maj 3/4 36 bars. C Min 3/4 32 bars. G Maj 3/4 37 bars

13A Two Piano Piece - R.L.B. Dec 1939. F Maj 3/4 48 bars. B b Maj 3/4 16 bars. D b Maj 3/4 24 bars. 3/4 6 bars for piano A. C Maj 3/4 10 bars for piano B. F Maj 3/4 52 bars.

ORGAN - RELIGIOUS

14 Hosannah To The Lord - R.L.B. Short. Prelude for Organ. "John Coggeshall". G Maj 312 68 bars.

15 Prelude in D Flat Major - R.L.B. 6/3/1947. Composed for Patricia Parker (3/1/2 mins). Db Maj 4/4 29 bars. Fb Min 4/4 2 bars. Db Maj 4/4 9 bars.

16 Academic Procession - R.L.B. 1/31/1951. Field House, Hillsdale 1:30, 3:30, 5:30. 122 bars in pencil, looks as though it has been played. Needs rewriting.

17 Fantasy in A Flat Major - R.L.B. 1/14/1960. Ab Maj 9/8 22 bars (chrommatic, no # or b). A b Maj 9/8 26 bars. E Maj 9/8 19 bars. A b Maj 9/8 9 bars. Performed Post Col. Ch. Sunday Mar 20, 1960.

Box 2, Notebook 1

17A Calm - R.L.B. 5/29/1963 (Spiral Book). J. Clarks 3 112 mins. Ab Maj 4/4 12 bars. G# Min 5 bars. A b Maj 4/4 11 bars. Chromatic 5 bars. A b Maj 4/4 9 bars. Performed Off. Col. Ch. Sun November 3, 1963.

18 Prelude in C Minor - "Storm Clouds" R.L.B. Fri May 5, 1961 (Spiral Book). Suite "A Cruise" I. C Min 8/8 17 bars. D Maj 8/8 16 bars. C Min 8/8 30 bars.

19 Cross Currents - Chop Sea - R.L.B. 10/63. Suite "A Cruise" 1/ "Ruggles" (Spiral Book). E b Maj 4/4 30 bars. C Maj 4/4 13 bars. Eb Maj 4/4 24 bars.

21 Chorale, Variations - RL.B. 10/18/62. "R Stanton" (Spiral Book). B b Maj 2/2 19 bars. G Maj 2/2 19 bars. B Maj 6/4 16 bars. Chromatic 6/4 4 bars. B b Maj 212 23 bars. Performed Col. Ch. Sun January 12, 1963.

22 Canonic Prelude - R.L.8. Sun 3/19/61. "M. West" (Spiral Book). F Maj 4/4 18 bars. A Maj 4/4 & 3/4 11 bars. D Maj 4/4 8 bars. D b Maj 4/4 & 214 4 bars. F Maj 4/4 25 bars.

23 Moderato - R.L.B. 8/16/63 Onset, Mass. "Richard Harrison" (Spiral Book). B b Maj 4/4 22 bars. E b Maj 4/4 13 bars. B b Maj 4/4 30 bars. Performed Col. Ch. Sun April 12, 1964.

24 In Harbour - R.L.B. 8/16/63 Onset, Mass. (Spiral Book). G b Maj 9/4 14 bars. F # Min 9/4 4 bars. G Min 9/4 4 bars. Chromatic 3 bars A b Maj 4/4 4 bars. G b Maj 9/4 8 bars.

PIANO

25 Changing Moods, Round Trip, Non-Stop Flight, Rhapsody in D - R.L.B. 11/28/46. Thanksgiving Day (Spiral Book). D Maj 3/2 15 bars. F Maj 4/4 15 bars. G Maj 3/4 31 bars. E b Maj 2/4 44 bars. Chromaatic 2/4 4 bars. D Maj 2/4 12 bars. G Maj 3/4 19 bars. A b Maj 4/4 8 bars. G Maj 4/4 11 bars. D Maj 312 30 bars.

ORGAN - RELIGIOUS

26 Andante Grazidso - R.L.B. Sun 3/18/62. (Spiral Book). A Maj 3/2 19 bars. E Maj 3/2 24 bars. A Maj 3/2 19 bars. D Maj 3/2 21 bars.

27 B-A-C-H - R.L.B. Sat 4/6/64. (Spiral Book). C Maj 4/4 33 bars

Box 1

Postlude in E Major - R.L.B. July 1932. E Maj 3/4 19 bars. B Maj 3/4 19 bars. Ab Maj 3/4 12 bars. B Maj 3/4 7 bars. E Maj 3/4 27 bars. Performed Postlude Hillsdale Pres. Ch. 9/24/44 & 10/8/44. Sunday 6/12/38, and Col. Ch. Compo Recital 5/21/35 Neil Ringle.

29 Wandering Melody - RL.B. 11/32. G b Maj 6/8 7 bars. B Min 4/4 & 6/8 22 bars. B b Maj 4/4 22 bars. G b Maj 4/4 25 bars. Performed: Chapel, Tues 1/17/33 Col. Ch. Sun 2/5/33. Prelude No.2 Baccalaureate Sunday 6/11/33. Chap. Friday 11/3/33 Blue & Meetings, Etc. Pre. Hillsdale & Pres. Ch. 7/24/44.

30 Music on Words - R.L.B. 10/33. "Pale Hands I Loved"; "Keep the Home Fires Burning"; "My Buddy." Rehashed for Vivian Lyon Moore. D Min 3/4 10 bars. F Maj 4/4 35 bars. They were summoned from the hillside. (?) (?) 3/420 bars. My Buddy, Pale Hands I loved, they were summoned. G Maj 3/4 17 bars. And though your heart is breaking. Performed: Prelude St. Peters 11/12/33; 7/4/37; 11/12/39. Offertory St. Peter's 11/10/40.

31A Lenten Meditation - Jesus Prayed. R.L.B. E Min 4/4 24 bars. G Min 4/4 6 bars. C Min 4/4 8 bars. E Min 4/4 16 bars. St. Matthew XXVI.39 "And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed saying; O my Father, if it be possible. let this cup pass from me, nevertheless, not as I will, but as though wilt."

31B Prelude in Eb Major - R.L.B. about 1942. E b Maj 9/4 16 bars. G Min 9/4 12 bars. E b Maj 9/4 20 bars.

31C Visitation of the Holy Spirit - R.L.B. B Maj 4/4 12 bars. B 10 Min 4/4 3 bars. E Maj 4/417 bars. B Maj 4/4 15 bars. St. Matthew III. 16. 17: "And he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon, and low, a voice from heaven saying, this is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

Box 2, Notebook 2

32 Postlude in E Minor - R.L.B. 7/25/49. E Min 3/4 16 bars. F Min 3/4 19 bars. A Min 3/4 19 bars. E Min 3/4 19 bars. Performed: State pier, Buzzards Bay, MA (Approx. 3 minutes).

33 Postlude in F Major - R.LB. Thur 7/27/49. F Maj 3/2 25 bars. A Min 3/2 31 bars. F Maj 3/2 16 bars. Onset Bay, MA (Approx. 3 1/2 minutes).

34 Postlude in D Major - R.L.B. Sat 7/30/49. D Maj 4/4 65 bars. Onset Bay, MA (Approx. 3 minutes).

35 Prelude in B Flat Major - R.L.B. Sun 7/31/49. B b Maj 4/4 58 bars. Onset Bay, MA (Approx. 4 minutes).

36 Prelude in F Sharp Minor - R.L.B. Tues 8/2/49. F# Min 4/4 69 bars. D Maj 4/4 8 bars. F# Min 4/4 21 bars. Onset Bay, MA.

37 Offertory in E Flat Major - R.LB. Thur 8/4/49. Eb Maj 6/8 17 bars. E Maj 6/8 4 bars. F Min 6/8 4 bars. C Maj 6/8 6 bars. Eb Maj 6/8 17 bars. Onset Bay, MA (Approx. 2 112 minutes).

38 Prelude in E Major - R.L.B. Sat 8/6/49. E Maj 5/4 16 bars. B Maj 5/4 20 bars. E Maj 5/4 24 bars. Onset Bay, MA (Approx. 4 minutes).

39 Offertory in F Minor - R.L.B. Mon 8/8/49. F Min 9/8 20 bars. F Maj 9/8 7 bars. F Min 9/8 9 bars. Onset Bay, MA (Approx. 2 minutes).

40 Postlude in B Major - "Jubilation" R.L.B. Wednesday 8/1/49. B Maj 3/4 26 bars. E Maj 3/4 8 bars. F Maj 3/4 8 bars. E Maj 3/4 18 bars. B Maj 3/4 20 bars. Onset Bay, MA (Approx. 5 minutes).

41 Offertory in D Flat Major - R.LB. Sunday 8/14/49. D b Maj 2/2 8 bars. D b Maj 4/4 45 bars. D b Maj 2/2 6 bars. D b Maj 4/4 7 bars. Onset Bay, MA (Approx. 3 112 minutes).

ORGAN - RELIGIOUS

Not in collection

42 Prelude in D Sharp Minor - R.L.B. Fri 9/9/49. D# Min 3/4 23 bars. B Maj 3/4 20 bars. F Maj 3/4 20 bars. Fb Maj 3/4 31 bars. Started Onset Bay, MA.

43 Offertory in G Major - R.L.B. Fri 11/25/49. G Maj 4/4 34 bars. D Maj 4/4 20 bars. G Maj 4/4 38 bars. Hillsdale, MI (Approx. 4 minutes).

44 Prelude for Organ in D Minor - R.L.B. Saturday 12/17/49 "In Winters Grip". D Min 5/4 48 bars (Approx. 3 minutes).

45 Double Melody - R.L.B. No date. B Min 3/2 45 bars (Approx. 2 minutes).

46 Prelude in G Minor - R.L.B. Jan 1950. G Min 3/4. Hillsdale. MI.

47 Prelude in C Major - R.L.B. Fri 11/25/49. C Maj 3/4 29 bars. D Min 3/4 17 bars. C Min 3/4 7 bars. C Maj 3/4 48 bars (Approx. 3 112 minutes).

48 Postlude in A Major - R.L.B. Tues 2/28/50. A Maj 7/4 18 bars. D Min 7/4 22 bars. A Maj 7/4 4 bars. F# Maj 7/4 3 bars. A Maj 7/4 19 bars. Hillsdale. MI (Approx. 3 112 minutes).

Box 1

49 Pastorale - R.L.B. 5/19/52, 4/22/58. G Maj 3/4 20 bars. E Maj 3/4 16 bars. C Maj 3/4 21 bars. G Maj 3/4 15 bars. Copy sent to Bill Wagner, organist of Cold Stone Church, Cleveland, Ohio. Spring 1958. Acknowledged.

Box 2, Notebook 3

50 Offertory - R.L.B. "Odding" 12/31/62. Blue Manuscript Book. G Maj 4/4 11 bars. D Maj 4/4 11 bars. C Maj 4/4 12 bars. C Maj 6/4 6 bars. B Maj 4/4 11 bars. G Maj 4/4 15 bars. Performed: Off. Col. Ch. Easter 4/14/62.

51 A May Day - R.L.B. Sat 11/3/62. "Wilbur" with repeats. Blue Manuscript Book. E Maj 6/8 16 bars. B Maj 6/8 8 bars. E Maj 6/8 8 bars. A Maj 6/8 7 bars. Chromatic 6/8 4 bars. E Maj 6/8 bars. Chromatic 9/8, 6/8 5 bars. E Maj 6/8 2 bars. A Min 6/8 4 bars. Chromatic 6/8 2 bars. E Maj 6/8 4 bars. Performed: College Chapel Sun May 19, 1962. (Approx. 5 minutes).

52 Offertory - Omterlide R.L.B. 5/30/63. "Sission." Blue Manuscript Book. B b Maj 3/4 27 bars. Performed: Off. Col. Ch. Sunday June 12, 1963.

53 Fantasie om E Flat - R.L.B. Man 9/14/64. Blue Manuscript Book. Onset, MA. E b Maj 4/4 26 bars. E Maj 4/4 4 bars. C Maj 4/4 11 bars. F# Maj 4/4 13 bars. C Maj 4/4 6 bars. E b Maj 4/4 10 bars.

54 Offertory - R.L.B. 1960. Blue Manuscript Book. E Maj 4/4 9 bars. B Maj 4/4 8 bars. E Maj 4/4 28 bars.

55 Prelude on Offertory - R.L.B. 10/9/64. Finished same day. Blue Manuscript Book. A b Maj 9/8 11 bars. A Maj 9/8 2 bars. A b Maj 9/8 4 bars. Db Maj 9/8 16 bars. A b Maj 9/8 11 bars.

56 Unnamed - R.L.B. 10/10/64. Blue Manuscript Book. D b Maj 5/4 51 bars.

57 Prelude Crhomatigue - R.LB. 2/18/46. Blue Manuscript Book. G Maj 4/4 18 bars. E Maj 4/4 16 bars. G Maj 4/4 19 bars.

58 Interlude in A - R.L.B. 11/1/64. "All Saints Day." Blue Manuscript Book. A Maj 3/4 16 bars. A Min 3/4 10 bars. A Maj 3/4 9 bars.

Book 2, Notebook 4

ORGAN - RELIGIOUS

59 Prelude - RL.B. 4/48. Green Spiral Book. D Maj 7/4 16 bars. Gb Maj 7/4 7 bars. Changing 4 bars. D Maj 6 bars. G Maj 4 bars. D Maj 10 bars.

60 Communion - R.L.B. Tues 3/3/59. Green Spiral Book. (Approx. 3 1/2 to 4 minutes). Db Maj 3/4 16 bars Ab Maj 3/4 27 bars. Db Maj 3/4 27 bars. Performed: Off. St. Peters, Hillsdale, MI. Sunday 1/30/66. Comm. St. Peters, Hillsdale, MI. Sunday 12/3/67.

61 Dramatic Prelude in E Flat Minor - R.L.R. Fall, 1957. "1918" Green Spiral Book. Eb Min 4/2 10 bars. Eb Maj 4/2 10 bars. Eb Min 4/2 6 bars. Eb Min 9/4 4 bars. Eb Maj 9/4 12 bars (9/4 x 4,3/2 x 4,4/2 x 4). D Maj 3/4 4 bars. Eb Maj 3/4 8 bars. Chromatic 3/4 5 bars. Eb Maj 3/4 15 bars (4/2 x 9, 8/4 x 5). "This melody I composed aboard Standard Oil Company's tanker, 'Standard' captured from Germany during WWI and named 'Jupiter.' I was convoy signalman. This tune was written inside covers of a book while I was on watch atop the pilot house early Fall, 1918."

62 Fanfare - R.L.B. Spring, 1946. Green Spiral Book. Bb Maj 4/4 22 bars. F Maj 4/4 21 bars (16x 4/4, 1x 214, 4x 4/4). Bb Maj 4/4 15 bars. Gb Maj 4/4 30 bars. Bb Maj 4/4 8 bars E" Maj 4/4 7 bars D" Maj 4/4 22 bars B" Maj 4/4 24 bars

63 Dionitv, March in A - R.L.B. Sunday 8/15/54. Onset, MA. Green Spiral Book. A Maj 4/4 20 bars. E Maj 4/4 16 bars. A Maj 4/4 16 bars. D Maj 4/4 32 bars. A Maj 4/4 24 bars.

Box 2, Notebook 4

64 Prelude or Postlude in A Flat - R.L.B. Sunday 8/48. Onset 'Bay, MA. Green Spiral Book. Ab Maj 3/4 10 bars. E Maj 3/4 2 bars. Ab Maj 3/4 4 bars. C Min 3/4 34 bars. Ab Maj 3/4 32 bars.

65 Academic Procession - R.L.B. Hillsdale, MI 9/15/57. G Maj 4/4 20 bars. B Min 4/4 16 bars. G Maj 4/4 16 bars. A Maj 4/4 16 bars. C Maj 4/4 12 bars. G Maj 4/4 20 bars. B Min 4/4 16 bars. G Maj 4/4 19 bars. D b Maj 4/4 12 bars. G Maj 4/4 12 bars. The principal theme's meloqy in G was composed by Vivian Lyon Moore, 9/1957. She having dreamt it. waking and writing it.

Box 2, Notebook 5

66 Meditation in G - R.L.B. 1956. G Maj 4/4 21 bars. B b Maj 4/4 24 bars. G Maj 4/4 16 bars. F Min 4/4 16 bars. G Maj 4/4 12 bars.

67 Unnamed - R.L.B. 3/11/65. A Maj 3/4 13 bars. C Maj 3/4 24 bars. D Maj 3/4 3 bars. A Maj 3/4 24 bars.

68 Allegretto in A Min - Tuesday 5/9/61. "S. Westcott". A Min 6/8 20 bars. A Maj 6/8 19 bars. A Min 6/8 20 bars. F Maj 6/8 14 bars. A Min 6/8 7 bars.

69 Prelude in D - R.L.B. Tuesday 3/16/65. D Min 3/4 26 bars. C Maj 3/4 19 bars. D Min 3/4 26 bars. D Maj 3/4 24 bars.

70 Postlude in E Flat - R.L.B. Saturday 3/20/65. E 10 Maj 6/4 10 bars. Chromatic 6/4 17 bars. E 10 Maj 6/4 16 bars. A Maj 9/4 8 bars. A Min 5/4 8 bars. D Maj 9/4 8 bars. A Min 7 bars (914 x 2, 514 x 5).

Box 2, Notebook 5

ORGAN _ RELIGIOUS

71 Prelude for Easter Even - R.L.B. Monday 3/22/65. Based upon Joseph Bamby's "Paradise," 1866. E b Maj 4/4 29 bars. Chromatic changes 13 bars.

72 Prelude or Postlude in D - R.L.B. Thursday 4/1/65. D Maj 4/4 13 bars. F# Min 4/4 13 bars. D Maj 4/4 44 bars.

73 Unnamed - R.L.B. 3/27/59. E Maj 312 12 bars. D b Maj 312 6 bars. E Maj 3/4 5 bars. C Maj 9/4 20 bars. E Maj 312 11 bars.

74 Determination - R.L.B. Monday 4/6/59. G Min 4/4 39 bars. G Maj 4/4 20 bars. G Min 4/4 37 bars.

75 Hungarian Prelude - R.L.B. Wednesday 1/6/6571. B Maj 212 27 bars AI. Maj 212 15 bars E Maj 212 9 bars B Maj 212 15 bars C Maj 212 4 bars Db Maj 212 9 bars B Maj 212 8 bars

76 Fughetta in D Minor - Wednesday 1/13/65. D Min 4/4 48 bars.

77 Contentment - R.L.B. 5/11/46, finished 1954. A b Maj 3/4 16 bars. E b Maj 3/4 30 bars. A b Maj 3/4 23 bars.

Not in Collection

78 Andante Grazioso R.L.B. 9/40 to 11/57. Db Maj 3/4 22 bars. G Maj 3/4 21 bars. Db Maj 3/4 16 bars. A Maj 3/4 9 bars. D b Maj 3/4 4 bars. Performed: Prelude St. Peter's, Sunday 4/29/67.

Box 2, Notebook 6

79 Prelude in G Flat - R.L.B. 5/51. T. Coggeshall (Approx. 4 112 to 5 minutes). G b Maj 6/4 10 bars. Chromatic 6/4 5 bars. G b Maj 6/4 34 bars. Chromatic 3/4, 6/4 2 bars. G b Maj 6/4 16 bars. In another book as well.

80 St. Andrews Day - R.L.B. Sunday 4/26/64. C Maj 4/4 25 bars. E Maj 4/4 18 bars. Ab Maj 4/4 11 bars. C Maj 4/4 42 bars.

81 Postlude in A Minor - R.L.B. Mon 11/16/64. A Min 514 16 bars. A Maj 9/4 8 bars. A Min 5/4 8 bars. D Maj 9/4 8 bars. A Min 7 bars (9/4 x 2, 514 x 5).

82 Devotion - R.L.B. Wednesday 5/22/63. E b Maj 4/4 15 bars. G Min 4/4 15 bars. E b Maj 4/4 23 bars.

83 Confession - R.L.B. Sunday 5/26/63. A Maj 312 16 bars. C Min 312 12 bars. Chromatic 312 5 bars. A Maj 312 19 bars.

84 Venice - R.L.B. Fri 1/24/63. C Maj 3/2 9 bars. E b Maj 3/2 8 bars. C Maj 3/2 9 bars. A I> Maj 3/2 12 bars. G Maj 3/2 12 bars. C Maj 3/2 22 bars.

85 Procession in G - RL.B. Sunday 10/16/60. G Maj 4/4 26 bars. C Maj 4/4 21 bars. G Maj 4/4 30 bars.

ORGAN - SECULAR

Box 1

86 Prelude to Autumn - R.L.B. Monday 7/10/50. At home of Brother, Edward Hanison Bowers, 241 Boyd Street, Boonton, NJ. E Min 312 36 bars. E Maj 9/4 33 bars. E Min 312 41 bars.

87 Valse Lente in B Major - R.L.B. 6/29/50. Onset Bay, MA. B Maj 3/4 43 bars. G Maj 3/4 34 bars. B Maj 3/4 16 bars. Chromatic 3/4 6 bars. ? Maj 3/4 6 bars. B Maj 3/4 39 bars.

88 Unnamed - R.L.B. 5/49, finished 6/50. A b Maj 4/4 32 bars. B b Maj 4/4 16 bars. A b Maj 4/4 34 bars.

89 Prelude "Dawn" or "Sunrise" - R.L.B. 5/14/54. Jackson, MI. A Maj 6/8 16 bars. C Maj 6/8 18 bars. F Maj 9/8 8 bars. F Maj 6/8 6 bars. A Maj 6/8 4 bars. G Maj 6/8 4 bars. D Maj 9/8 4 bars. A Maj 20 bars (9/8x2, 6/8x8, 9/8x4, 6/8x6).

90 Prelude in G - R.L.B. 8/32 - 1/14/62. G Maj 4/4 30 bars. G Min 4/4 12 bars. G Maj 4/4 23 bars. F # Min 4/4 4 bars. G Maj 4/4 12 bars.

91 Prelude in D Flat - R.L.B. Fall 61. Db Maj 4/4 14 bars. A b Maj 3/4 45 bars. D b Maj 4/4 11 bars. Chromatic 4/4 6 bars. D b Maj 3/4 4 bars. Db Maj 4/4 3 bars.

92 "Hills" - R.L.B. May 58. Rawsonville, VT. D Min 3/4 25 bars. A Min 3/4 18 bars. D Min 3/4 25 bars.

93 Valleys - R.L.B. no date. D Maj 3/4 23 bars. B b Maj 3/4 10 bars. B Min 3/4 9 bars. Chromatic 3/4 11 bars. A Maj 3/4 11 bars. D Maj 3/4 23 bars.

94 Prelude or Postlude in G - R.L.B. Wednesday 2/10/65. G Maj 4/4 9 bars. A b Maj 4/4 4 bars. D Maj 4/4 9 bars. C Min 4/4 4 bars. Chromatic 4/4 9 bars. G Maj 4/4 25 bars.

95 Maestoso - R.L.B. 9/28/57. Postlude or Procession (Bridal?). B b Maj 4/4 18 bars. G Maj 4/4 8 bars. B b Maj 4/4 8 bars. E b Maj 4/4 17 bars. B b Maj 4/4 31 bars.

Box 2, Notebook 7

96 Processional in B Flat - R.L.B. 4/49. B b Maj 4/4 24 bars. D Min 4/4 24 bars. Chromatic 4/4 8 bars. D Min 4/4 8 bars. B b Maj 4/4 47 bars.

97 Postlude in D Minor - R.L.B. Sunday 3/6/60. D Min 4/4 21 bars. C Maj 4/4 30 bars. D Min 4/4 22 bars.

98 Meditation - R.L.B. 1/28/65. Prelude or Offertory. B Maj 6/4 16 bars. G Maj 6/4 6 bars. B b Maj 6/4 3 bars. B Maj 6/4 6 bars. G Min 6/4 6 bars (Bruin chord at end).

Not in Collection

99 End of Summer - R.L.B. Sunday 10/9/60. C Maj 4/4 13 bars. A Maj 4/4 8 bars. C Maj 4/4 34 bars (4/4x31 , 312x1, 4/4x2).

100 Prelude to Autumn - R.L.B. Monday 7/10/50. Boonton, NJ. E Min 312 36 bars. E Maj 9/4 33 bars. E Min 312 41 bars.

Box 2, Notebook 8

101 Prelude in D Flat - R.L.B. Sunday 12/6/59. N. Easton (Approx. 3 112 minutes). Db Maj 9/8 20 bars. F Min 9/8 14 bars. D b Maj 9/8 22 bars. Copy made from this for Merritt Smith, Thursday 1/13/66. Performed: St. Peters, Hillsdale, MI Sunday 1/30/66.

102 Postlude in G - R.L.B. Monday 12/7/59. G Maj 3/4 32 bars. C Maj 3/4 19 bars. G Maj 3/4 56 bars.

103 Rejoice! - R.L.B. 12/23/65 (Midnight). B b Maj 4/4 25 bars. E Maj 4/4 28 bars. B b Maj 4/4 20 bars. B b Maj 3/4 20 bars.

104 Turmoil - R.L.B. Wed 1219/59 F Maj 4/4 33 bars G Maj 4/4 16 bars F Maj 4/4 18 bars 130\ :). 'N ok '000'" %

ORGAN - SECULAR

105 Questions Prelude or Offertory in E - R.L.B. Monday 1/11/60. E Maj 3/4 21 bars. G Maj 3/4 16 bars. E Maj 3/4 18 bars. Chromatic 3/4 4 bars. E Maj 3/4 12 bars.

106 Quest - R.L.B. Monday 1/22/62. B# Maj 3/4 16 bars. Chromatic 3/4 26 bars. B# Maj 3/4 23 bars.

107 Willows - R.L.B. Wednesday 2/66. 3/15/60 completed. B Min 9/8 13 bars. C Maj 9/8 20 bars. B Maj 9/8 4 bars. D# Maj 9/8 2 bars. B Min 9/8 7 bars.

108 Maestoso Lento in B - Prelude or Postlude' R.L.B. 3/3/59. finished 2/66. B Maj 4/4 10 bars. D# Min 4/4 15 bars. B Maj 4/4 10 bars. D Maj 4/4 15 bars. B Maj 4/4 8 bars.

109 Patience - R.L.B. Mon 2/14/66 D Maj 6/8 19 bars. G Min 6/8 20 bars. D Maj 6/8 17 bars. Awaiting to transport patient from U.S. Veterans Hospital. Ann Arbor. MI to Hillsdale! Delbert Wilson.

110 Postlude on "Nicaea" - John B. Dykes. 1861 R.L.B. Thursday 3/4/66. C Min 4/4 20 bars. D Maj 4/4 10 bars. C Maj 4/4 4 bars. G Min 4/4 12 bars. E# Maj 4/4 18 bars.

Not in Collection

111 Melody in G - R.L.B. Fri 11/4/49. G Maj 4/4 19 bars. G Maj 3/4 27 bars. G Maj 4/4 26 bars (last 2 bars in 3/4 time).

112 With Measured Tread - Postlude in E Flat Minor. R.L.B. Sunday 3/13/66. E# Min 4/4 16 bars. F Min 4/4 7 bars. E# Min 4/4 8 bars. C Min 4/4 7 bars. E# Min 4/4 8 bars. E# Maj 4/4 9 bars. E" Min 4/4 4 bars.

113 Marcia Moderato Postlude in F - R.L.B. 1947. F Maj 4/4 26 bars. C Maj 4/4 13 bars. B Maj 4/4 2 bars. E b Maj 4/4 2 bars. C Maj 4/4 8 bars. B Maj & Eb 4/4 4 bars. C Maj 4/4 11 bars. F Maj 414 38 bars.

114 Forsythia Prelude or Offertory in F Sharp Minor - R.L.B. begun 4/20/64, finished 3/24/66. F# Min 9/8 18 bars. ? 9/8 19 bars. F # Min 9/8 8 bars. D Min 9/8 8 bars. F # Min 9/8 4 bars.

Box 2, Notebook 9

115 Offertory - R.L.B. Mon 12/4/67, Jonesville Restaurant. (Approx. 3 minutes). A b Maj 4/4 20 bars (4/4x11, 2I4x1, 4/4x8). F Maj 4/4 19 bars. Ab Maj ·4/4 22 bars (4/4x11 , 214x1, 4/4x7, 6/4x3).

116 Unnamed - R.L.B. Wednesday 3/27/68. Hillsdale, MI. E Min 4/4 16 bars. E Maj 4/4 12 bars. B Min 4/4 7 bars. E Maj 4/4 12 bars. E Min 4/4 20 bars. E Maj 4/4 7 bars. Ab Maj 4/4 4 bars. E Maj 4/4 9 bars. Hillsdale Coll. Fish House. Previous to Kiwanis "Home & Sports Show."

117 Sleepy Hollow - R.L.B. Wednesday 4/17/68. Celia Haskell's, North Adams, MI. F Maj 3/4 10 bars. C Maj 314 4 bars. C Min 314 3 bars. Chromatic 3/4 2 bars. D Maj 3/4 10 bars. Chromatic 314 4 bars. F Maj 3/4 9 bars. D Maj 3/4 6 bars.

118 Drivers' license Bureau - R.L.B. Friday 6/14/68. Hillsdale, MI . B b Maj 3/4 20 bars. A Min 314 10 bars. A Maj 3/4 6 bars. B b Min 3/4 5 bars. Chromatic 3/4 8 bars. G Maj 3/4 10 bars. B b Maj 3/4 23 bars.

ORGAN - SECULAR

119 Breezy Knoll - R.L.B. Thursday 6/20/68. Lebanon, NJ, Residence of Mrs. Charles Leyton. A Maj 3/4 20 bars. D Maj 3/4 5 bars. Chromatic 3/4 6 bars. D b Maj 3/4 6 bars. A b Maj 3/4 5 bars. Chromatic 3/4 4 bars. A Maj 3/4 6 bars.

120 Unnamed - R.L.B. Wednesday 7/3/68. E b Maj 4/4 23 bars. C Maj 4/4 26 bars.

121 Quasi Fughetta - R.L.B. 8/5168. Onset, MA. E Maj 5/4 30 bars.

122 Unnamed - R.L.B. Wed 7/17/68. Onset, MA. F Min 3/4 7 bars. D b Maj 3/4 13 bars. A b Maj 3/4 7 bars. F Maj 3/4 13 bars. F Min 3/4 4 bars.

123 Epiphany - R.L.B. Fri 9/20/68. Garage. Finished in Hillsdale Health Center Sunday 10/20/68. B Maj 4/4 4 bars. Changing keys 4/4 16 bars. B Maj 4/4 4 bars. Chromatic 4/4 8 bars. B Maj 4/4 19 bars "Tune, Morning Star".

Box 2, Notebook 10

124 In a Garden - R.L.B. 10/4/66. Washington, PA. G Maj 4/4 18 bars. E b Maj 4/4 20 bars. G Maj 4/4 16 bars. A b Maj 4/4 9 bars. G Maj 4/4 7 bars.

125 Short Postlude - R.L.B. Wed 5/25/66. Hillsdale, MI. E Min 4/4 21 bars C Maj 4/4 20 bars, ends of E Min chord .

126 Irish Tune - R.L.B. 10/66. E Min 3/4 26 bars. A Maj 3/4 12 bars. E Min 3/4 22 bars.

127 Unnamed - R.L.B. Thursday 10/20/66. D Min 4/4 25 bars. D b Maj 4/4 6 bars. E b Maj 4/4 12 bars. D Min 4/4 28 bars.

128 Unnamed - R.L.B. Thursday 2/23/67. D Min 3/4 21 bars. A Maj 3/4 8 bars. Chromatic 3/4 3 bars. E b Maj 3/4 8 bars. Chromatic 3/4 3 bars. A Maj 3/4 3 bars. Chromatic 3/4 12 bars. D Min 3/4 20 bars.

129 Unnamed - R.L.B. Thur 4/20/67. At Holmes, Jonesville. B Min 3/4 39 bars. B Min 5 bars (6/8x3, 9/8x2). B Maj 3/4 8 bars. B Min 3/4 14 bars.

130 Unnamed - R.L.B. Sat 5/7/67. A Maj 4/4 14 bars. C Maj 4/4 15 bars. A Maj 4/4 23 bars.

131 Forthrightly - R.L.B. 11/22/66. C Min 4/4 17 bars. Chromatic 4/4 13 bars. C Min 4/4 10 bars. B b Maj 6/4 21 bars. C Min 4/4 8 bars. Chromatic 4/4 5 bars. B b Maj 29 bars (4/4x7, 6/4x9, 2/4x1, 6/4x1, 3/4x1, 4/4x4).

132 James Bowman Stewart & Sandra Jean Harris - R.L.B. Thursday 5/25/67. Married in St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Hillsdale, Ml, by Father Wesley Perchbacher. A Maj 4/4 40 bars An example of making music on names or words. B b becomes H. Both bride and groom are from Salem, OH. I was invited to be witness since I was playing organ when they came Thursday, May, 67 for licenses at our court house. I invited Sandra to play the organ, and a family friend, bridesmaid, also tried it. I played a couple of my "things" for her, and she said they were lovely. One was "Hosanna to the Lord."

133 Cloudburst Tocata - R.L.B. Tues 7/18/67. Onset, MA. D Maj 4/4 16 bars. D Min 4/4 13 bars. D Maj 4/4 21 bars.

134 Unnamed - R.L.B. Thur 9/14/67. Savary's, E. Wareham, MA. E Maj (penciled in and unfinished).

Box 1

ORGAN - SECULAR

135 Swaying Willows - R.L.B. 4/7/18. Pelham Park, NY, USNRF Training Station D Maj 4/4 70 bars Still working on sections, but inked in, I imagine he played this piece.

136 A Happy Song - R.L.B. 11/12/32. F Maj 4/4 25 bars (4/4x4, 5/4x 17 , 4/4x4). C Min 9/8 27 bars. F Maj 5/4 21 bars. Performed: Ch. Sun 26, 33. 4 students gave oratorio. Chapel Monday 2/27/33. (Mrs. Pearcy spoke on "The Consumers' League.") Chapel Wednesday 1/12/33. Dorothy O'Hara played "Imprompture in C II Minor."

137 Maestoso ed Agitato by "Arthur Fenner" - R.L.B. no date. F Maj 212 17 bars. D# Maj 212 4 bars. F Maj 212 4 bars. A Min 212 22 bars. D Min 212 22 bars. F Maj 212 35 bars.

138 Springtime Serenade - R.L.B. 3/30. E Maj 4/4 22 bars. C Maj 312 16 bars. E Maj 3/2 5 bars. E Maj 4/4 30 bars. Performed: Prelude, Chapel Min. Thur 1/8/31 Number, Chapel Min 3/32, Prelude, Chapel Min 4/26/32, Prelude No.2, Commencement Monday 6/13/32, Postlude, 2/3 Friday 10/7/32, PreChap Monday 10/10/32, Baccalaureate, Sunday 6/12/38, Compo Rec. Col. Ch. 5/21/35 (Mary Alexander)

139 Happy New Year - R.L.B. 12131/30 - 1/1/31. B Maj 3/4 24 bars. G# Maj 3/4 24 bars. ? 3/4 4 bars. C Maj 3/4 20 bars. B Maj 9/8 16 bars (time changes 12/8, 9/8, 12/8/, 918). B Maj 3/4 30 bars. Performed: Camp. Recital College Chur 5/21/33, Kenneth Balcon. Col Chapel Wednesday 1/7/33.

140 Song on the Waters - RLB. 4/32 A Maj 9/8 18 bars. F # Maj 3/4 19 bars 'Venetian Scene". A Maj 3/4 6 bars Beniamino Galli. D" Maj 3/4 13 bars. A Maj 9/8 8 bars original revised pp 39-44.

141 Rondo Pastorale - R.L.B. 8/32. F Maj 6/8 24 bars. B b Maj 6/8 8 bars. F Maj 6/8 8 bars. D b Maj 6/8 20 bars. F Maj 6/8 4 bars. ? 20 bars Performed: Compo Recital Col. Ch. 5135 by Jean Bechtold.

142 Ripples - R.L.B. 4/29/32. A b Maj 3/4 24 bars. E b Maj 4/4 22 bars. A b Maj 3/4 & 4/4 21 bars.

143 Mystic Ritual - R.L.B. Thursday 2/18/51. 142 bars in pencil, completed but hard to read.

VOICE - RELIGIOUS

Box 2

144 Missa Brevis Mass in Pentameter - R.L.B. 12/54. "John Cogeshall," 1954. C Min 5/424 bars KYRIE, Lord Have Mercy upon us. A b Maj 5/4 9 bars Sanctus Benedictus. Holy, Holy, Holy. E b Maj 5/4 3 bars Lord God of Hosts A b Maj 5/4 3 bars Lord God of Hosts C Maj 5/4 18 bars AGNES DEI. 0 Lamb of God, that takest away E b Maj 5/4 16 bars GLORIA IN EXCELSIS. Glory to God on high B" Maj 5/4 12 bars O Lord the only begotten son, Jesus Christ D Maj 5/4 12 bars Thou that takest away the sins of the world E b Maj 5/414 bars For though only art Holy. (2 copies)

145 Love, O Life - R.L.B. John Greenleaf Whittier. Choir with organ or piano. D Maj 3/4 43 bars. G Maj 4/4 21 bars. A Min 4/4 7 bars. D Maj 3/4 49 bars. 1 master copy, 11 copies voice only.

145 The Lord is My Strength and Song - R.L.B. Exodus XV 2,11. Anthem for mixed voices and Contralto solo and organ. F Maj 4/4 52 bars E Maj 3/4 47 bars Contralto solo F Maj 4/4 62 bars Chorus Anthem for General & Festive use. 2 master copies, 11 voice copies. Performed: Coll. Bapt. Ch. Hillsdale Sun 11/9/30.

146 America For Thee - R.L.B. words & music. National Hymn. E b Maj 4/4 16 bars 3 verses. 58 copies Performed: College Baptist Church, Hillsdale, MI, Sunday 11/9/30, 7:30 p.m.

147 I Call - R.L.B. 10/58. Psalm 119, Verses 145-147, 150 & 151. Hillsdale, MI. Organ and choir. See attached sheet for words. C Min 4/4 18 bars. ? 3/4 3 bars. B b Maj 4/4 18 bars. E b Maj 4/4 5 bars. E ~ Maj 3/4 6 bars.

148 The Lord is Gracious - R.L.B. 10/58. Psalm 145. Hillsdale, MI. Anthem for Organ & Choir. See attached sheet for words. E b Maj 6/8 11 bars. E b Maj 3/4 39 bars. E b Maj 6/8 18 bars. This piece was sent to and returned from H.T. Fitzsimmons Company, Music Publishers, 615 North LaSalle St., Chicago, IL, 10/58.

148B Immortal Love - R.L.B. Music by William Bowen Mowry. John Greenleaf Whittier "Our Master." Choir and organ. B b Maj 3/4 26 bars. B b Min 3/4 16 bars. G b Maj 3/4 10 bars. F Maj 3/4 12 bars. B b Maj 3/4 30 bars.

149 The Earth is the Lords - R.L.B. 12/3/1948. From Psalm 24, According to the Book of Common Prayer. "Providence." Choir organ. See attached sheet for words. G b Maj 5/4 24 bars The earth is the Lord's. Chromatic 5/4 3 bars. A Maj 5/4 41 bars Who shall ascend into the hills. G b Maj 5/4 3 bars. G Maj 5/4 3 bars. E b Min 5/4 8 bars. G b Maj 5/4 11 bars.

150 Credo - R.L.B. Sunday Dec 16, 1946. 3 copies. G Maj to be intoned on tone of G (2 copies). A Maj to be intoned on tone of A (1 copy).

151 Resurrection - R.L.B. 8/58. Guma Kingsland Brown. Chorus of mixed voices with organ. See attached sheet for words. Onset Bay, MA. Looks as though it has been performed. C Maj 4/4 15 bars Soft glows the mom '". A# Maj 4/4 9 bars Hail, day of days .. . B Maj 4/4 6 bars All heaven rings .. . C Maj 4/4 2 bars Son, high over all .. . C Min 4/4 5 bars While Satin shrinks '" F Maj 4/4 21 bars Strike, strike your ...

Credo - ? RL.B. Organ & choir. E# Maj 4/4 40 bars I believe in one God. G Maj 4/4 6 bars Was incarnate by the Holy Ghost A# Maj 4/4 28 bars And was crucified E b Maj 4/4 42 bars Suffered & was buried.

Meditation on Communion Service in E Flat by James H. Rogers. Compiled by RL.B. 1949.

152 The New Baptist Praise Book "327" - Arranged by RL.B. 9/29/31. Ascribed to Robert Schumann. Bp. William W. Howe, 1864. Trio for women's voices. A b Maj 4/4 12 bars. We give thee but thine own, Whate'er the gift may be, All that we have is thine alone, A trust, 0 Lord from thee.

VOICE - SECULAR

153 A Garden of Content - R.L.B. A. Carroll Shaw. Piano and voice. 2 copies. E Maj 3/4 63 bars. Published by A. Carroll Shaw, 30 Harrison Street, Coldwater, MI.

154 Morning Song - Serenade • R.L.B. Paul Wilbert Cotton. Chorus for male voices & piano. 2 copies. See attached sheet for words.. F Maj 4/4 28 bars Now the day dimmers ... C Maj 6/8 35 bars Watch the sun, .. . F Maj 4/4 23 bars Shake from that .. . F Maj 6/8 5 bars.

155 Grand River - E. O. MacRoberts & R.L.B. Male Quartet. No accompaniment. F Maj 3/4 36 bars. Oh. Roll me back where the Grand flows. Through banks of whispering pines. Roll me back to the old grey shack where the Grand River winds, old log barn, sweet flowers, birds, trees. What hours! My dear old home in the sycamores on the Grand River shores.

VOICE - SECULAR

156 O Love That Will Not Let Me Go - R.L.B. 1940. Organ and voice. See attached sheet for words. A Maj 4/4 25 bars D Maj 4/4 9 bars. F Maj 4/4 16 bars (214x12, 4/4x4). A Maj 4/4 28 bars.

157 How Sweet the Moonlight - R.L.B. 3/12- 14/1934. Merchant of Venice. Piano & voice. Shakespeare. See attached sheet for words. G b Maj 4/4 212 6 bars. A Maj 5 bars. Db Maj 22 bars. Gb Maj 5 bars.

158 The Dune - R.L.B. Ogunquit, ME, Q . R. Howard Thompson. Piano & voice. See attached sheet for words. G Min 4/4 17 bars. D Min 4/4 19 bars. G Min 4/4 19 bars.

159 Aboard SS "Standard" - R.L.B. 11/1918. Piano, Soprano, & Tenor. See attached sheet for words. Ab Maj 4/421 bars. E b Maj 17 bars (2/4, 314, 4/4, 6/8). G b Maj 6/8 29 bars. A b Maj 4/4 35 bars (many tune changes).

160 The Temple - F. W. Cotton, R.L.B. Lansing, MI Copyright 1922 Nov 4.549315. See attached sheet for words. G Min 4/4 13 bars. G Maj 4/4 17 bars. Performed: Hillsdale Women's Club Monday. 3/12/33.

The Temple - not dated or signed. Piano & voice, working copy. See attached sheet for words. G Min 4/4 15 bars. G Maj 4/4 17 bars.

Waltz for Piano Duet - not dated or signed. A Flat Maj. A b Maj 3/4 20 bars. E b Maj 3/4 16 bars. Db Maj 48 bars. Ab Maj 16 bars. Eb Maj 15 112 bars, unfinished.

161 The Meadow - R.L.B. 5/15/15. Blanche Elizabeth Wade, 2 copies. See attached sheet for words. A Maj 6/8 71 bars.

Box 2

162 The Voice of the Sea - R.L.B. 12/55. Words by A. Carroll Shaw. Piano & voice. See attached sheet for words. D b Maj 3/4 25 bars. F# Min 3/4 18 bars. B Maj 3/4 18 bars. D b Maj 3/4 5 bars.

163 Exiled Children - Little Sister - Thanksgiving Day, 1938. Voice & piano. Moderato, Paletico. See attached sheet for words. Ab Maj 4/4 17 bars. F Maj 16 bars. Ab Maj 8 bars. F Maj 8 bars. Ab Maj 8 bars. C Maj 10 bars. Ab Maj 8 bars. F Maj 4 bars.

164 The Visitation - R.L.B. Paul Wilbert Cotton. Piano & voice. See attached sheet for words. C Maj 4/4 43 bars.

165 Be My Love - R.L.B. 1918. Shakespeare. See attached sheet for words. D Maj 2/4 30 bars D b Maj 2/4 20 bars. B Maj 2/4, 4/4 7 bars. E Maj 4/4 4 bars. G Maj 3/4 4 bars. B b Maj 3/4 7 bars. ? 3/4 12 bars. D Maj 3/4 20 bars.

166 Just Be Glad - R.L.B. 9/1915. James Whitcomb Riley. Piano & voice. See attached sheet for words. B b Maj 4/4 57 bars. Performed: Hillsdale Women's Club, Monday 2/12/33.

167 Renunciation - R.L.B. June 1916. Lillian Gardner, Pottersville, MA. See attached sheet for words. B b Maj 4/4 77 bars. Performed: Hillsdale Women's Club, Monday 2/12/33.

Love's Guardian Angels - R.L.B. 7/24/16. Lillian Gardner. Bb Maj 3/4 45 bars.

168 Waiting for Her - R.L.B. 7/1917. Words by Frank L. Stanton. Piano & voice. See attached sheet for words. D Maj 2/4 56 bars.

VOICE • SECULAR

169 Sing, Boy! Sing! - R.L.B. 9/1929. Lyrics & music by R.L.B. Piano & voice. To Alexander Eddy. See attached sheet for words. Db Maj 4/4 76 bars. Performed: DAR Hillsdale, 2/22/30, Freshmen, 9/21/30, Col. Bapt. Ch. Sunday, 10/5/30, Women's Club, Hillsdale, Monday 2/27/33.

170 Voice of America - Music R.L.B. 1929. Poem by Berton Bradley, 214 West 13th Street, N.Y.C. See attached sheet for words. B b Maj 4/4 43 bars.

171 Song of Stars - R.L.B. Mrs. Ambrose B. Price. Piano & voice. See attached sheet for words. F Maj 4/4 73 bars. Chorus and 3 verses: 1) Arise & shine let they light shine 2) Arise & shine mid dark'ning skies 3) Arise & shine Thy glory bring.

172 "Alma Mater" - R.L.B. 1917. Adele Bower Hammond. Written at request of high school, Boonton, NJ 1917. See attached sheet for words. F Maj 4/4 31 bars.

173 Have I Good Drink - R.L.B. 10/20/31. Hillsdale, MI. Piano & voice. See attached sheet for words. D Min 4/4 30 bars.

174 Campus Queen - Words & music by R.L.B. Composed expressly for Class 308 in Musical Composition, Hillsdale College May 1935. Piano & voice. E b Maj 4/4 48 bars. O men about the campus, O how the girlies vamp us, One little co-eds smile, it sure did help her style.

175 From Celia - R.L.B. 11/18/67. Celia Haskell, 11/13/67. Piano & voice. See attached sheet for words. F Maj 4/4 22 bars.

176 Cape Cod Chantey - Piano & song. F Maj 4/4 53 bars. Recorded by Ruth Kimball Gardiner. Cape Cod girls they have no combs, Heave a-way, heave a-way, They comb their hair with cod-fish bones. We are bound for Australia. Folk songs of many Peoples. Vol. II, Nat. Board of YWCA of USA. Printed in USA. Florence Hudson Butterford acknowledged quote.

177 The House With Nobody In It - R.l.B. 3/1922. Poem by Joyce Kilmer. Reading with piano accompaniment. 2 copies. See attached sheet for words. G Min 4/4 33 bars. Ab Maj 18 bars. G b Maj 4/4 9 bars. G Min 4/4 13 bars. Performed: Hillsdale Pub. Sch. Teacher's Ass. Monday 12/19/32, 7:30 p.m.

INSTRUMENTAL -

Not in collection

178 Hawaii - R.L.B . Piano & voice. See attached sheet for words. D Maj 4/4 41 bars.

Box 3, Green notebook

179 Love Dream - R.L.B. 1929. Piano, unfinished. Ab Maj 9/8.

180 Concert Fugue in G - R.L.B. 3/29/16 Piano. G Maj 3/4 91 bars.

181 Fugue -. RL.B. 4/5/16 Organ, double subject B b Maj 4/4 68 bars.

182 Piano - R.L.B. 4/12/16. A Maj 3/4 60 bars. G Maj 214 54 bars.

183 Quartet - 2 violins, viola and cello. D Maj 4/4 75 bars. Performed: By string quartet of students, Institute of Musical Art, 120 Claremont Avenue, NYC, (about 1914 or 1915, but it's in book dated 1916). Spring recital of original MSS by students of Form, Counterpoint, Orchestration under Dr. Percy Goetschius.

184 Quassi Chorale - R.L.B. 4/26. B Min 4/4 28 bars, time changes.

185 Concert Fugue - R.L.B. 5/3/15, or 16. Organ. F # Min 3/4 153 bars. Performed: Played by memory, by Kenneth Bacon, College Church, Hillsdale, 1935.

186 Canon in Octave Below - R.L.B. 5/18. Piano. E b Maj 3/4 45 bars.

Canon in 4th Below after 5 beats. Piano. E Maj 4/4. unfinished.

Box 3

INSTRUMENTAL -

187 Waltz for Two Mandolins and Piano - R.L.B. A Maj 3/4 52 bars. E Maj 3/4 32 bars. G Maj 3/4 69 bars. A Maj 3/4 40 bars. D Maj 3/4 32 bars. A Maj 3/4 91 bars. Separate sheets for mandolins 1 and 2. Looks as though it has been performed.

188 Swaying Willows - R.L.B. 1918. Violin & piano. D Maj 4/4 68 bars. Violin part written on separate sheet, would suggest a performance. Performed: Pelham Bay Park Training Camp USNRF, 4/7.

189 Romance and Dawn - R.L.B. 8/1920.  Romance Boonton, NJ. Trio for violin, cello & piano. F Maj 9/8 19 bars. C Maj 3/4 48 bars. F Maj 9/8 21 bars.

Dawn - R.L.B. 8/1920. Onset MA. Trio for violin, 'cello & piano. D Maj 5/4 44 bars.

190 Jig for Violin and Piano - R.L.B. 1915. C Min 6/8 33 bars with repeat. C Min 6/8 33 bars. C Min 6/8 45 bars.

191 Sketches I - undated. Violin, cello & piano. D Maj 4/4 27 bars.

192 Romance - Arranged by R.L.B. 1921. Orchestration for theater orchestra, arranged for Gail S. Granger, Director of Orchestra in Empress Theater, Lansing, MI. Arranged from trio for violin, cello and piano.

Box 4

193 Legend of Alhambra - R.L.B. 12129/33 - 1/5/34. Libretto. 3 manuscript books of opera music, piano accomp., no orchestration. Chaconne 2nd soprano edition 5 copies. Sheet music for: 1. Serenade & departure of Royal Suite, Act II - 34 copies 2. Chorus: departure of Royal Suite - 51 copies 3. Departure of Royal Suite - 56 copies 4. Jacinta's Confession - 34 copies 5. Spirits of Zarahayda & Companions & Jacinta - 27 copies 6. Zorabayda's Baptism - 28 copies 7. Presentation of the Lute - 28 copies 8. Zorahayda's farewell - 32 copies

ADDITIONS TO LIST OF MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS BY RAYMOND LYON BOWERS

Box 1

13B Waltz - RLB February 4, 1955. two pianos, eight hands.

13C Canon in C - RLB 2/4/55. (page 10 & 12).

152A O Salutaris - RLB February 1919.

152B Hence They Have Borne My Lord - RLB December 1, 1918. Voice and organ Words by Robert Herrick (Hesperides).

Box 2

152C Kyrie Eleison - RLB, 1917. performed st. Ignacius Ch. NYC.

Box 4

194 Strathmore - RLB c. -1938.  Highland Suite For Orchestra (78 pages)

194A I Hail Strathmore - pgs 1-12 (copied by hand by Edsel Farnum, Hillsdale College, paid by grant from NRA - National Recovery Adm. 1st violin - 9 copies, 2nd violin - 9 copies, viola - 7 copies, violincello - 6 copies, bass - 5 copies, 1st clarinet 1 copy, Harp - 1 copy. II  Heather on the Brass -pgs 13-39. III  The Woods in Glen Lyon -pgs 30-52. IV Night Revels in Glamis Castle -pgs 53-78.

195 Strathmore RLB c. 1938. piano quintet (45 pages). I  Hail Strathmore - piano, 1st & 2nd violin, viola, cello. II  Heather on the Brass, piano, 1st & 2nd violin, viola. III  The Woods in Glen Lyon, piano, 1st & 2nd violin, viola, cello.

196 Piece in D Major RLB 1942. Orchestrated from student original by Bert Thoms, later his son-in-law. Separate manuscript sheets for: First violin (3), 2nd violin, viola, cello, Lst & 2nd flute, Oboe, B flat clarinet and trumpet, French horn F, Trombone, harmonium, tympani/triangle, and piano.

197 Graduation Song RLB 1911. words by George Cooper, dedicated to classmates, Boonton, N.J. High School. For five violins, piano and voice quartet.

198 Valse Florentine - RLB, 2/16/28. violin, cello, piano. (Probably written for the Florentine Trio, which performed on the 1st radio station in Michigan, WREO Lansing. RLB was staff pianist at the time.)

199 Miscellaneous Compositions 199A  With the stream - piano/violin. 199B  Sonatina - 4/30/1917. 199C  Study in Altered Chords August 1938. 199D  Quasi Chorale, cello, violin. 199E  untitled, piano. 199F  Fugue, 6pgs, pencil, 1923. 199G  I'll Be a Daddy to You, Arr. RLB vc. 199H  Miss Lansing, Arr. RLB, 1927, vc. 199J  Grand River, Arr. RLB, voice.

Box 5

200A Composition Books Institute of Musical Art, dated 1911, 1912, 1917, 1918.

200B Worksheets- A few compositions which have been copied into other books from Institute of Musical Art. No full-length compositions.

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Box 1

PIANO- COPYRIGHT

1 Gallop-A-Trot R.L.B. 10/1921. F Maj 6/8, 48 bars. Copyright November 4, 1922 549316.

2 Playing on the Stairs R.L.B. 1011921. Bb Maj 4/4 16 bars. Eb Maj 4/4 16 bars. Bb Maj 4/4 19 bars. Copyright November 4, 1922 549313. Performed at Hillsdale Woman's Club 2/12/1933.

3 In the Meadow R.L.B. Lansing, MI 10/12122. G Maj 6/8 16 bars. D Maj 6/8 24 bars. G Maj 6/8 22 bars. Copyright November 1922 549314.

PIANO - PERFORMED

4 Prelude in C Major C Maj 4/4 56 bars. Performed in Recital of original compositions by Helen Whiteman, sister of Paul Whiteman. Institute of Musical Art, N.Y.C.

5 Sonata "War, Love and Confusion" R.L.B. 3126/1917. A b Maj 4/4 127 bars. F Maj 4/4 40 bars. F Min 4/4 14 bars. First performed at Institute of Musical Art, Spring, 1917. Hillsdale College 4PM tea for students, Dec 1, 1932. Hillsdale College School Teachers Assn. Monday evening, Dec 19, 1932. Hillsdale College "Debut" first complete piano recital; Apr, 1947.

6 Romance R.L.B. Oct 30, 1939. Db Maj 4/4 60 bars. Performed in __ Recital Feb, 1940. DAR. American Composers Evening, Mar, 1940. Class music 310, May 1, 1952.

7 Romance in E Flat R.L.B. Mar, 1924. For Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Sargeant, Song Without Words. Lansing, MI. Eb Maj 6/8 61 bars. Performed at DAR Composers Evening, Mar, 1940.

PIANO - DATED 8  Nottumo and Passionato - R.L.B. not dated. C Maj 10/8 85 bars. G Maj 11 bars.

Etude in Ten Eights - R.L.B. 1940-1954. C Maj 10/8 86 bars. G Maj 11 bars.

PIANO - DATED

9 Triumphal March No signature or date - R.L.B. Score. C Maj 4/4 52 bars. A Maj 4/4 6 bars. C Maj 4/4 16 bars. A Maj 4/4 16 bars. C Maj 4/4 9 bars.

10 They Shall Live Again R.L.B. (a) Norway. G b Maj 4/4 interchanging with 3/4 37 bars. Db Maj 3/4 20 bars. A Maj 4 bars. Db Maj 12 bars. C Maj 63 bars dramatic. G b Maj 77 bars. (b) Luxemburg. B Maj 1218 11 bars. G Maj 1218 7 bars. B Maj 1218 10 bars (c) Holland. E b Maj 3/4 64 bars. E b Maj 3/4 10 bars cadence. Ab Maj 10 bars. E b Maj 15 bars. Aug 7 - Billie's Birthday, September 14 Josie's Birthday, September 25 Mrs. Frank, November 23 Vivian Lyon Moore's- Birthday.

11 On the Nile R.L.B. 1920. G Min 9/4, 6/4 85 bars.

12 For George Gatti - R.L.B., Feb 12, 1949. F Maj 3/4 20 bars  For Ralph Dreisbach. E b Maj 3/4 25 bars. E Maj(?) 3/4 17 bars. E b Maj 3/4 22 bars.

13 A Waltz for Jackie - R.L.B. Thur 5/26/1955. G Maj 3/4 36 bars. C Min 3/4 32 bars. G Maj 3/4 37 bars

13A Two Piano Piece - R.L.B. Dec 1939. F Maj 3/4 48 bars. B b Maj 3/4 16 bars. D b Maj 3/4 24 bars. 3/4 6 bars for piano A. C Maj 3/4 10 bars for piano B. F Maj 3/4 52 bars.

ORGAN - RELIGIOUS

14 Hosannah To The Lord - R.L.B. Short. Prelude for Organ. "John Coggeshall". G Maj 312 68 bars.

15 Prelude in D Flat Major - R.L.B. 6/3/1947. Composed for Patricia Parker (3/1/2 mins). Db Maj 4/4 29 bars. Fb Min 4/4 2 bars. Db Maj 4/4 9 bars.

16 Academic Procession - R.L.B. 1/31/1951. Field House, Hillsdale 1:30, 3:30, 5:30. 122 bars in pencil, looks as though it has been played. Needs rewriting.

17 Fantasy in A Flat Major - R.L.B. 1/14/1960. Ab Maj 9/8 22 bars (chrommatic, no # or b). A b Maj 9/8 26 bars. E Maj 9/8 19 bars. A b Maj 9/8 9 bars. Performed Post Col. Ch. Sunday Mar 20, 1960.

Box 2, Notebook 1

17A Calm - R.L.B. 5/29/1963 (Spiral Book). J. Clarks 3 112 mins. Ab Maj 4/4 12 bars. G# Min 5 bars. A b Maj 4/4 11 bars. Chromatic 5 bars. A b Maj 4/4 9 bars. Performed Off. Col. Ch. Sun November 3, 1963.

18 Prelude in C Minor - "Storm Clouds" R.L.B. Fri May 5, 1961 (Spiral Book). Suite "A Cruise" I. C Min 8/8 17 bars. D Maj 8/8 16 bars. C Min 8/8 30 bars.

19 Cross Currents - Chop Sea - R.L.B. 10/63. Suite "A Cruise" 1/ "Ruggles" (Spiral Book). E b Maj 4/4 30 bars. C Maj 4/4 13 bars. Eb Maj 4/4 24 bars.

21 Chorale, Variations - RL.B. 10/18/62. "R Stanton" (Spiral Book). B b Maj 2/2 19 bars. G Maj 2/2 19 bars. B Maj 6/4 16 bars. Chromatic 6/4 4 bars. B b Maj 212 23 bars. Performed Col. Ch. Sun January 12, 1963.

22 Canonic Prelude - R.L.8. Sun 3/19/61. "M. West" (Spiral Book). F Maj 4/4 18 bars. A Maj 4/4 & 3/4 11 bars. D Maj 4/4 8 bars. D b Maj 4/4 & 214 4 bars. F Maj 4/4 25 bars.

23 Moderato - R.L.B. 8/16/63 Onset, Mass. "Richard Harrison" (Spiral Book). B b Maj 4/4 22 bars. E b Maj 4/4 13 bars. B b Maj 4/4 30 bars. Performed Col. Ch. Sun April 12, 1964.

24 In Harbour - R.L.B. 8/16/63 Onset, Mass. (Spiral Book). G b Maj 9/4 14 bars. F # Min 9/4 4 bars. G Min 9/4 4 bars. Chromatic 3 bars A b Maj 4/4 4 bars. G b Maj 9/4 8 bars.

PIANO

25 Changing Moods, Round Trip, Non-Stop Flight, Rhapsody in D - R.L.B. 11/28/46. Thanksgiving Day (Spiral Book). D Maj 3/2 15 bars. F Maj 4/4 15 bars. G Maj 3/4 31 bars. E b Maj 2/4 44 bars. Chromaatic 2/4 4 bars. D Maj 2/4 12 bars. G Maj 3/4 19 bars. A b Maj 4/4 8 bars. G Maj 4/4 11 bars. D Maj 312 30 bars.

ORGAN - RELIGIOUS

26 Andante Grazidso - R.L.B. Sun 3/18/62. (Spiral Book). A Maj 3/2 19 bars. E Maj 3/2 24 bars. A Maj 3/2 19 bars. D Maj 3/2 21 bars.

27 B-A-C-H - R.L.B. Sat 4/6/64. (Spiral Book). C Maj 4/4 33 bars

Box 1

Postlude in E Major - R.L.B. July 1932. E Maj 3/4 19 bars. B Maj 3/4 19 bars. Ab Maj 3/4 12 bars. B Maj 3/4 7 bars. E Maj 3/4 27 bars. Performed Postlude Hillsdale Pres. Ch. 9/24/44 & 10/8/44. Sunday 6/12/38, and Col. Ch. Compo Recital 5/21/35 Neil Ringle.

29 Wandering Melody - RL.B. 11/32. G b Maj 6/8 7 bars. B Min 4/4 & 6/8 22 bars. B b Maj 4/4 22 bars. G b Maj 4/4 25 bars. Performed: Chapel, Tues 1/17/33 Col. Ch. Sun 2/5/33. Prelude No.2 Baccalaureate Sunday 6/11/33. Chap. Friday 11/3/33 Blue & Meetings, Etc. Pre. Hillsdale & Pres. Ch. 7/24/44.

30 Music on Words - R.L.B. 10/33. "Pale Hands I Loved"; "Keep the Home Fires Burning"; "My Buddy." Rehashed for Vivian Lyon Moore. D Min 3/4 10 bars. F Maj 4/4 35 bars. They were summoned from the hillside. (?) (?) 3/420 bars. My Buddy, Pale Hands I loved, they were summoned. G Maj 3/4 17 bars. And though your heart is breaking. Performed: Prelude St. Peters 11/12/33; 7/4/37; 11/12/39. Offertory St. Peter's 11/10/40.

31A Lenten Meditation - Jesus Prayed. R.L.B. E Min 4/4 24 bars. G Min 4/4 6 bars. C Min 4/4 8 bars. E Min 4/4 16 bars. St. Matthew XXVI.39 "And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed saying; O my Father, if it be possible. let this cup pass from me, nevertheless, not as I will, but as though wilt."

31B Prelude in Eb Major - R.L.B. about 1942. E b Maj 9/4 16 bars. G Min 9/4 12 bars. E b Maj 9/4 20 bars.

31C Visitation of the Holy Spirit - R.L.B. B Maj 4/4 12 bars. B 10 Min 4/4 3 bars. E Maj 4/417 bars. B Maj 4/4 15 bars. St. Matthew III. 16. 17: "And he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon, and low, a voice from heaven saying, this is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

Box 2, Notebook 2

32 Postlude in E Minor - R.L.B. 7/25/49. E Min 3/4 16 bars. F Min 3/4 19 bars. A Min 3/4 19 bars. E Min 3/4 19 bars. Performed: State pier, Buzzards Bay, MA (Approx. 3 minutes).

33 Postlude in F Major - R.LB. Thur 7/27/49. F Maj 3/2 25 bars. A Min 3/2 31 bars. F Maj 3/2 16 bars. Onset Bay, MA (Approx. 3 1/2 minutes).

34 Postlude in D Major - R.L.B. Sat 7/30/49. D Maj 4/4 65 bars. Onset Bay, MA (Approx. 3 minutes).

35 Prelude in B Flat Major - R.L.B. Sun 7/31/49. B b Maj 4/4 58 bars. Onset Bay, MA (Approx. 4 minutes).

36 Prelude in F Sharp Minor - R.L.B. Tues 8/2/49. F# Min 4/4 69 bars. D Maj 4/4 8 bars. F# Min 4/4 21 bars. Onset Bay, MA.

37 Offertory in E Flat Major - R.LB. Thur 8/4/49. Eb Maj 6/8 17 bars. E Maj 6/8 4 bars. F Min 6/8 4 bars. C Maj 6/8 6 bars. Eb Maj 6/8 17 bars. Onset Bay, MA (Approx. 2 112 minutes).

38 Prelude in E Major - R.L.B. Sat 8/6/49. E Maj 5/4 16 bars. B Maj 5/4 20 bars. E Maj 5/4 24 bars. Onset Bay, MA (Approx. 4 minutes).

39 Offertory in F Minor - R.L.B. Mon 8/8/49. F Min 9/8 20 bars. F Maj 9/8 7 bars. F Min 9/8 9 bars. Onset Bay, MA (Approx. 2 minutes).

40 Postlude in B Major - "Jubilation" R.L.B. Wednesday 8/1/49. B Maj 3/4 26 bars. E Maj 3/4 8 bars. F Maj 3/4 8 bars. E Maj 3/4 18 bars. B Maj 3/4 20 bars. Onset Bay, MA (Approx. 5 minutes).

41 Offertory in D Flat Major - R.LB. Sunday 8/14/49. D b Maj 2/2 8 bars. D b Maj 4/4 45 bars. D b Maj 2/2 6 bars. D b Maj 4/4 7 bars. Onset Bay, MA (Approx. 3 112 minutes).

ORGAN - RELIGIOUS

Not in collection

42 Prelude in D Sharp Minor - R.L.B. Fri 9/9/49. D# Min 3/4 23 bars. B Maj 3/4 20 bars. F Maj 3/4 20 bars. Fb Maj 3/4 31 bars. Started Onset Bay, MA.

43 Offertory in G Major - R.L.B. Fri 11/25/49. G Maj 4/4 34 bars. D Maj 4/4 20 bars. G Maj 4/4 38 bars. Hillsdale, MI (Approx. 4 minutes).

44 Prelude for Organ in D Minor - R.L.B. Saturday 12/17/49 "In Winters Grip". D Min 5/4 48 bars (Approx. 3 minutes).

45 Double Melody - R.L.B. No date. B Min 3/2 45 bars (Approx. 2 minutes).

46 Prelude in G Minor - R.L.B. Jan 1950. G Min 3/4. Hillsdale. MI.

47 Prelude in C Major - R.L.B. Fri 11/25/49. C Maj 3/4 29 bars. D Min 3/4 17 bars. C Min 3/4 7 bars. C Maj 3/4 48 bars (Approx. 3 112 minutes).

48 Postlude in A Major - R.L.B. Tues 2/28/50. A Maj 7/4 18 bars. D Min 7/4 22 bars. A Maj 7/4 4 bars. F# Maj 7/4 3 bars. A Maj 7/4 19 bars. Hillsdale. MI (Approx. 3 112 minutes).

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49 Pastorale - R.L.B. 5/19/52, 4/22/58. G Maj 3/4 20 bars. E Maj 3/4 16 bars. C Maj 3/4 21 bars. G Maj 3/4 15 bars. Copy sent to Bill Wagner, organist of Cold Stone Church, Cleveland, Ohio. Spring 1958. Acknowledged.

Box 2, Notebook 3

50 Offertory - R.L.B. "Odding" 12/31/62. Blue Manuscript Book. G Maj 4/4 11 bars. D Maj 4/4 11 bars. C Maj 4/4 12 bars. C Maj 6/4 6 bars. B Maj 4/4 11 bars. G Maj 4/4 15 bars. Performed: Off. Col. Ch. Easter 4/14/62.

51 A May Day - R.L.B. Sat 11/3/62. "Wilbur" with repeats. Blue Manuscript Book. E Maj 6/8 16 bars. B Maj 6/8 8 bars. E Maj 6/8 8 bars. A Maj 6/8 7 bars. Chromatic 6/8 4 bars. E Maj 6/8 bars. Chromatic 9/8, 6/8 5 bars. E Maj 6/8 2 bars. A Min 6/8 4 bars. Chromatic 6/8 2 bars. E Maj 6/8 4 bars. Performed: College Chapel Sun May 19, 1962. (Approx. 5 minutes).

52 Offertory - Omterlide R.L.B. 5/30/63. "Sission." Blue Manuscript Book. B b Maj 3/4 27 bars. Performed: Off. Col. Ch. Sunday June 12, 1963.

53 Fantasie om E Flat - R.L.B. Man 9/14/64. Blue Manuscript Book. Onset, MA. E b Maj 4/4 26 bars. E Maj 4/4 4 bars. C Maj 4/4 11 bars. F# Maj 4/4 13 bars. C Maj 4/4 6 bars. E b Maj 4/4 10 bars.

54 Offertory - R.L.B. 1960. Blue Manuscript Book. E Maj 4/4 9 bars. B Maj 4/4 8 bars. E Maj 4/4 28 bars.

55 Prelude on Offertory - R.L.B. 10/9/64. Finished same day. Blue Manuscript Book. A b Maj 9/8 11 bars. A Maj 9/8 2 bars. A b Maj 9/8 4 bars. Db Maj 9/8 16 bars. A b Maj 9/8 11 bars.

56 Unnamed - R.L.B. 10/10/64. Blue Manuscript Book. D b Maj 5/4 51 bars.

57 Prelude Crhomatigue - R.LB. 2/18/46. Blue Manuscript Book. G Maj 4/4 18 bars. E Maj 4/4 16 bars. G Maj 4/4 19 bars.

58 Interlude in A - R.L.B. 11/1/64. "All Saints Day." Blue Manuscript Book. A Maj 3/4 16 bars. A Min 3/4 10 bars. A Maj 3/4 9 bars.

Book 2, Notebook 4

ORGAN - RELIGIOUS

59 Prelude - RL.B. 4/48. Green Spiral Book. D Maj 7/4 16 bars. Gb Maj 7/4 7 bars. Changing 4 bars. D Maj 6 bars. G Maj 4 bars. D Maj 10 bars.

60 Communion - R.L.B. Tues 3/3/59. Green Spiral Book. (Approx. 3 1/2 to 4 minutes). Db Maj 3/4 16 bars Ab Maj 3/4 27 bars. Db Maj 3/4 27 bars. Performed: Off. St. Peters, Hillsdale, MI. Sunday 1/30/66. Comm. St. Peters, Hillsdale, MI. Sunday 12/3/67.

61 Dramatic Prelude in E Flat Minor - R.L.R. Fall, 1957. "1918" Green Spiral Book. Eb Min 4/2 10 bars. Eb Maj 4/2 10 bars. Eb Min 4/2 6 bars. Eb Min 9/4 4 bars. Eb Maj 9/4 12 bars (9/4 x 4,3/2 x 4,4/2 x 4). D Maj 3/4 4 bars. Eb Maj 3/4 8 bars. Chromatic 3/4 5 bars. Eb Maj 3/4 15 bars (4/2 x 9, 8/4 x 5). "This melody I composed aboard Standard Oil Company's tanker, 'Standard' captured from Germany during WWI and named 'Jupiter.' I was convoy signalman. This tune was written inside covers of a book while I was on watch atop the pilot house early Fall, 1918."

62 Fanfare - R.L.B. Spring, 1946. Green Spiral Book. Bb Maj 4/4 22 bars. F Maj 4/4 21 bars (16x 4/4, 1x 214, 4x 4/4). Bb Maj 4/4 15 bars. Gb Maj 4/4 30 bars. Bb Maj 4/4 8 bars E" Maj 4/4 7 bars D" Maj 4/4 22 bars B" Maj 4/4 24 bars

63 Dionitv, March in A - R.L.B. Sunday 8/15/54. Onset, MA. Green Spiral Book. A Maj 4/4 20 bars. E Maj 4/4 16 bars. A Maj 4/4 16 bars. D Maj 4/4 32 bars. A Maj 4/4 24 bars.

Box 2, Notebook 4

64 Prelude or Postlude in A Flat - R.L.B. Sunday 8/48. Onset 'Bay, MA. Green Spiral Book. Ab Maj 3/4 10 bars. E Maj 3/4 2 bars. Ab Maj 3/4 4 bars. C Min 3/4 34 bars. Ab Maj 3/4 32 bars.

65 Academic Procession - R.L.B. Hillsdale, MI 9/15/57. G Maj 4/4 20 bars. B Min 4/4 16 bars. G Maj 4/4 16 bars. A Maj 4/4 16 bars. C Maj 4/4 12 bars. G Maj 4/4 20 bars. B Min 4/4 16 bars. G Maj 4/4 19 bars. D b Maj 4/4 12 bars. G Maj 4/4 12 bars. The principal theme's meloqy in G was composed by Vivian Lyon Moore, 9/1957. She having dreamt it. waking and writing it.

Box 2, Notebook 5

66 Meditation in G - R.L.B. 1956. G Maj 4/4 21 bars. B b Maj 4/4 24 bars. G Maj 4/4 16 bars. F Min 4/4 16 bars. G Maj 4/4 12 bars.

67 Unnamed - R.L.B. 3/11/65. A Maj 3/4 13 bars. C Maj 3/4 24 bars. D Maj 3/4 3 bars. A Maj 3/4 24 bars.

68 Allegretto in A Min - Tuesday 5/9/61. "S. Westcott". A Min 6/8 20 bars. A Maj 6/8 19 bars. A Min 6/8 20 bars. F Maj 6/8 14 bars. A Min 6/8 7 bars.

69 Prelude in D - R.L.B. Tuesday 3/16/65. D Min 3/4 26 bars. C Maj 3/4 19 bars. D Min 3/4 26 bars. D Maj 3/4 24 bars.

70 Postlude in E Flat - R.L.B. Saturday 3/20/65. E 10 Maj 6/4 10 bars. Chromatic 6/4 17 bars. E 10 Maj 6/4 16 bars. A Maj 9/4 8 bars. A Min 5/4 8 bars. D Maj 9/4 8 bars. A Min 7 bars (914 x 2, 514 x 5).

Box 2, Notebook 5

ORGAN _ RELIGIOUS

71 Prelude for Easter Even - R.L.B. Monday 3/22/65. Based upon Joseph Bamby's "Paradise," 1866. E b Maj 4/4 29 bars. Chromatic changes 13 bars.

72 Prelude or Postlude in D - R.L.B. Thursday 4/1/65. D Maj 4/4 13 bars. F# Min 4/4 13 bars. D Maj 4/4 44 bars.

73 Unnamed - R.L.B. 3/27/59. E Maj 312 12 bars. D b Maj 312 6 bars. E Maj 3/4 5 bars. C Maj 9/4 20 bars. E Maj 312 11 bars.

74 Determination - R.L.B. Monday 4/6/59. G Min 4/4 39 bars. G Maj 4/4 20 bars. G Min 4/4 37 bars.

75 Hungarian Prelude - R.L.B. Wednesday 1/6/6571. B Maj 212 27 bars AI. Maj 212 15 bars E Maj 212 9 bars B Maj 212 15 bars C Maj 212 4 bars Db Maj 212 9 bars B Maj 212 8 bars

76 Fughetta in D Minor - Wednesday 1/13/65. D Min 4/4 48 bars.

77 Contentment - R.L.B. 5/11/46, finished 1954. A b Maj 3/4 16 bars. E b Maj 3/4 30 bars. A b Maj 3/4 23 bars.

Not in Collection

78 Andante Grazioso R.L.B. 9/40 to 11/57. Db Maj 3/4 22 bars. G Maj 3/4 21 bars. Db Maj 3/4 16 bars. A Maj 3/4 9 bars. D b Maj 3/4 4 bars. Performed: Prelude St. Peter's, Sunday 4/29/67.

Box 2, Notebook 6

79 Prelude in G Flat - R.L.B. 5/51. T. Coggeshall (Approx. 4 112 to 5 minutes). G b Maj 6/4 10 bars. Chromatic 6/4 5 bars. G b Maj 6/4 34 bars. Chromatic 3/4, 6/4 2 bars. G b Maj 6/4 16 bars. In another book as well.

80 St. Andrews Day - R.L.B. Sunday 4/26/64. C Maj 4/4 25 bars. E Maj 4/4 18 bars. Ab Maj 4/4 11 bars. C Maj 4/4 42 bars.

81 Postlude in A Minor - R.L.B. Mon 11/16/64. A Min 514 16 bars. A Maj 9/4 8 bars. A Min 5/4 8 bars. D Maj 9/4 8 bars. A Min 7 bars (9/4 x 2, 514 x 5).

82 Devotion - R.L.B. Wednesday 5/22/63. E b Maj 4/4 15 bars. G Min 4/4 15 bars. E b Maj 4/4 23 bars.

83 Confession - R.L.B. Sunday 5/26/63. A Maj 312 16 bars. C Min 312 12 bars. Chromatic 312 5 bars. A Maj 312 19 bars.

84 Venice - R.L.B. Fri 1/24/63. C Maj 3/2 9 bars. E b Maj 3/2 8 bars. C Maj 3/2 9 bars. A I> Maj 3/2 12 bars. G Maj 3/2 12 bars. C Maj 3/2 22 bars.

85 Procession in G - RL.B. Sunday 10/16/60. G Maj 4/4 26 bars. C Maj 4/4 21 bars. G Maj 4/4 30 bars.

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86 Prelude to Autumn - R.L.B. Monday 7/10/50. At home of Brother, Edward Hanison Bowers, 241 Boyd Street, Boonton, NJ. E Min 312 36 bars. E Maj 9/4 33 bars. E Min 312 41 bars.

87 Valse Lente in B Major - R.L.B. 6/29/50. Onset Bay, MA. B Maj 3/4 43 bars. G Maj 3/4 34 bars. B Maj 3/4 16 bars. Chromatic 3/4 6 bars. ? Maj 3/4 6 bars. B Maj 3/4 39 bars.

88 Unnamed - R.L.B. 5/49, finished 6/50. A b Maj 4/4 32 bars. B b Maj 4/4 16 bars. A b Maj 4/4 34 bars.

89 Prelude "Dawn" or "Sunrise" - R.L.B. 5/14/54. Jackson, MI. A Maj 6/8 16 bars. C Maj 6/8 18 bars. F Maj 9/8 8 bars. F Maj 6/8 6 bars. A Maj 6/8 4 bars. G Maj 6/8 4 bars. D Maj 9/8 4 bars. A Maj 20 bars (9/8x2, 6/8x8, 9/8x4, 6/8x6).

90 Prelude in G - R.L.B. 8/32 - 1/14/62. G Maj 4/4 30 bars. G Min 4/4 12 bars. G Maj 4/4 23 bars. F # Min 4/4 4 bars. G Maj 4/4 12 bars.

91 Prelude in D Flat - R.L.B. Fall 61. Db Maj 4/4 14 bars. A b Maj 3/4 45 bars. D b Maj 4/4 11 bars. Chromatic 4/4 6 bars. D b Maj 3/4 4 bars. Db Maj 4/4 3 bars.

92 "Hills" - R.L.B. May 58. Rawsonville, VT. D Min 3/4 25 bars. A Min 3/4 18 bars. D Min 3/4 25 bars.

93 Valleys - R.L.B. no date. D Maj 3/4 23 bars. B b Maj 3/4 10 bars. B Min 3/4 9 bars. Chromatic 3/4 11 bars. A Maj 3/4 11 bars. D Maj 3/4 23 bars.

94 Prelude or Postlude in G - R.L.B. Wednesday 2/10/65. G Maj 4/4 9 bars. A b Maj 4/4 4 bars. D Maj 4/4 9 bars. C Min 4/4 4 bars. Chromatic 4/4 9 bars. G Maj 4/4 25 bars.

95 Maestoso - R.L.B. 9/28/57. Postlude or Procession (Bridal?). B b Maj 4/4 18 bars. G Maj 4/4 8 bars. B b Maj 4/4 8 bars. E b Maj 4/4 17 bars. B b Maj 4/4 31 bars.

Box 2, Notebook 7

96 Processional in B Flat - R.L.B. 4/49. B b Maj 4/4 24 bars. D Min 4/4 24 bars. Chromatic 4/4 8 bars. D Min 4/4 8 bars. B b Maj 4/4 47 bars.

97 Postlude in D Minor - R.L.B. Sunday 3/6/60. D Min 4/4 21 bars. C Maj 4/4 30 bars. D Min 4/4 22 bars.

98 Meditation - R.L.B. 1/28/65. Prelude or Offertory. B Maj 6/4 16 bars. G Maj 6/4 6 bars. B b Maj 6/4 3 bars. B Maj 6/4 6 bars. G Min 6/4 6 bars (Bruin chord at end).

Not in Collection

99 End of Summer - R.L.B. Sunday 10/9/60. C Maj 4/4 13 bars. A Maj 4/4 8 bars. C Maj 4/4 34 bars (4/4x31 , 312x1, 4/4x2).

100 Prelude to Autumn - R.L.B. Monday 7/10/50. Boonton, NJ. E Min 312 36 bars. E Maj 9/4 33 bars. E Min 312 41 bars.

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101 Prelude in D Flat - R.L.B. Sunday 12/6/59. N. Easton (Approx. 3 112 minutes). Db Maj 9/8 20 bars. F Min 9/8 14 bars. D b Maj 9/8 22 bars. Copy made from this for Merritt Smith, Thursday 1/13/66. Performed: St. Peters, Hillsdale, MI Sunday 1/30/66.

102 Postlude in G - R.L.B. Monday 12/7/59. G Maj 3/4 32 bars. C Maj 3/4 19 bars. G Maj 3/4 56 bars.

103 Rejoice! - R.L.B. 12/23/65 (Midnight). B b Maj 4/4 25 bars. E Maj 4/4 28 bars. B b Maj 4/4 20 bars. B b Maj 3/4 20 bars.

104 Turmoil - R.L.B. Wed 1219/59 F Maj 4/4 33 bars G Maj 4/4 16 bars F Maj 4/4 18 bars 130\ :). 'N ok '000'" %

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105 Questions Prelude or Offertory in E - R.L.B. Monday 1/11/60. E Maj 3/4 21 bars. G Maj 3/4 16 bars. E Maj 3/4 18 bars. Chromatic 3/4 4 bars. E Maj 3/4 12 bars.

106 Quest - R.L.B. Monday 1/22/62. B# Maj 3/4 16 bars. Chromatic 3/4 26 bars. B# Maj 3/4 23 bars.

107 Willows - R.L.B. Wednesday 2/66. 3/15/60 completed. B Min 9/8 13 bars. C Maj 9/8 20 bars. B Maj 9/8 4 bars. D# Maj 9/8 2 bars. B Min 9/8 7 bars.

108 Maestoso Lento in B - Prelude or Postlude' R.L.B. 3/3/59. finished 2/66. B Maj 4/4 10 bars. D# Min 4/4 15 bars. B Maj 4/4 10 bars. D Maj 4/4 15 bars. B Maj 4/4 8 bars.

109 Patience - R.L.B. Mon 2/14/66 D Maj 6/8 19 bars. G Min 6/8 20 bars. D Maj 6/8 17 bars. Awaiting to transport patient from U.S. Veterans Hospital. Ann Arbor. MI to Hillsdale! Delbert Wilson.

110 Postlude on "Nicaea" - John B. Dykes. 1861 R.L.B. Thursday 3/4/66. C Min 4/4 20 bars. D Maj 4/4 10 bars. C Maj 4/4 4 bars. G Min 4/4 12 bars. E# Maj 4/4 18 bars.

Not in Collection

111 Melody in G - R.L.B. Fri 11/4/49. G Maj 4/4 19 bars. G Maj 3/4 27 bars. G Maj 4/4 26 bars (last 2 bars in 3/4 time).

112 With Measured Tread - Postlude in E Flat Minor. R.L.B. Sunday 3/13/66. E# Min 4/4 16 bars. F Min 4/4 7 bars. E# Min 4/4 8 bars. C Min 4/4 7 bars. E# Min 4/4 8 bars. E# Maj 4/4 9 bars. E" Min 4/4 4 bars.

113 Marcia Moderato Postlude in F - R.L.B. 1947. F Maj 4/4 26 bars. C Maj 4/4 13 bars. B Maj 4/4 2 bars. E b Maj 4/4 2 bars. C Maj 4/4 8 bars. B Maj & Eb 4/4 4 bars. C Maj 4/4 11 bars. F Maj 414 38 bars.

114 Forsythia Prelude or Offertory in F Sharp Minor - R.L.B. begun 4/20/64, finished 3/24/66. F# Min 9/8 18 bars. ? 9/8 19 bars. F # Min 9/8 8 bars. D Min 9/8 8 bars. F # Min 9/8 4 bars.

Box 2, Notebook 9

115 Offertory - R.L.B. Mon 12/4/67, Jonesville Restaurant. (Approx. 3 minutes). A b Maj 4/4 20 bars (4/4x11, 2I4x1, 4/4x8). F Maj 4/4 19 bars. Ab Maj ·4/4 22 bars (4/4x11 , 214x1, 4/4x7, 6/4x3).

116 Unnamed - R.L.B. Wednesday 3/27/68. Hillsdale, MI. E Min 4/4 16 bars. E Maj 4/4 12 bars. B Min 4/4 7 bars. E Maj 4/4 12 bars. E Min 4/4 20 bars. E Maj 4/4 7 bars. Ab Maj 4/4 4 bars. E Maj 4/4 9 bars. Hillsdale Coll. Fish House. Previous to Kiwanis "Home & Sports Show."

117 Sleepy Hollow - R.L.B. Wednesday 4/17/68. Celia Haskell's, North Adams, MI. F Maj 3/4 10 bars. C Maj 314 4 bars. C Min 314 3 bars. Chromatic 3/4 2 bars. D Maj 3/4 10 bars. Chromatic 314 4 bars. F Maj 3/4 9 bars. D Maj 3/4 6 bars.

118 Drivers' license Bureau - R.L.B. Friday 6/14/68. Hillsdale, MI . B b Maj 3/4 20 bars. A Min 314 10 bars. A Maj 3/4 6 bars. B b Min 3/4 5 bars. Chromatic 3/4 8 bars. G Maj 3/4 10 bars. B b Maj 3/4 23 bars.

ORGAN - SECULAR

119 Breezy Knoll - R.L.B. Thursday 6/20/68. Lebanon, NJ, Residence of Mrs. Charles Leyton. A Maj 3/4 20 bars. D Maj 3/4 5 bars. Chromatic 3/4 6 bars. D b Maj 3/4 6 bars. A b Maj 3/4 5 bars. Chromatic 3/4 4 bars. A Maj 3/4 6 bars.

120 Unnamed - R.L.B. Wednesday 7/3/68. E b Maj 4/4 23 bars. C Maj 4/4 26 bars.

121 Quasi Fughetta - R.L.B. 8/5168. Onset, MA. E Maj 5/4 30 bars.

122 Unnamed - R.L.B. Wed 7/17/68. Onset, MA. F Min 3/4 7 bars. D b Maj 3/4 13 bars. A b Maj 3/4 7 bars. F Maj 3/4 13 bars. F Min 3/4 4 bars.

123 Epiphany - R.L.B. Fri 9/20/68. Garage. Finished in Hillsdale Health Center Sunday 10/20/68. B Maj 4/4 4 bars. Changing keys 4/4 16 bars. B Maj 4/4 4 bars. Chromatic 4/4 8 bars. B Maj 4/4 19 bars "Tune, Morning Star".

Box 2, Notebook 10

124 In a Garden - R.L.B. 10/4/66. Washington, PA. G Maj 4/4 18 bars. E b Maj 4/4 20 bars. G Maj 4/4 16 bars. A b Maj 4/4 9 bars. G Maj 4/4 7 bars.

125 Short Postlude - R.L.B. Wed 5/25/66. Hillsdale, MI. E Min 4/4 21 bars C Maj 4/4 20 bars, ends of E Min chord .

126 Irish Tune - R.L.B. 10/66. E Min 3/4 26 bars. A Maj 3/4 12 bars. E Min 3/4 22 bars.

127 Unnamed - R.L.B. Thursday 10/20/66. D Min 4/4 25 bars. D b Maj 4/4 6 bars. E b Maj 4/4 12 bars. D Min 4/4 28 bars.

128 Unnamed - R.L.B. Thursday 2/23/67. D Min 3/4 21 bars. A Maj 3/4 8 bars. Chromatic 3/4 3 bars. E b Maj 3/4 8 bars. Chromatic 3/4 3 bars. A Maj 3/4 3 bars. Chromatic 3/4 12 bars. D Min 3/4 20 bars.

129 Unnamed - R.L.B. Thur 4/20/67. At Holmes, Jonesville. B Min 3/4 39 bars. B Min 5 bars (6/8x3, 9/8x2). B Maj 3/4 8 bars. B Min 3/4 14 bars.

130 Unnamed - R.L.B. Sat 5/7/67. A Maj 4/4 14 bars. C Maj 4/4 15 bars. A Maj 4/4 23 bars.

131 Forthrightly - R.L.B. 11/22/66. C Min 4/4 17 bars. Chromatic 4/4 13 bars. C Min 4/4 10 bars. B b Maj 6/4 21 bars. C Min 4/4 8 bars. Chromatic 4/4 5 bars. B b Maj 29 bars (4/4x7, 6/4x9, 2/4x1, 6/4x1, 3/4x1, 4/4x4).

132 James Bowman Stewart & Sandra Jean Harris - R.L.B. Thursday 5/25/67. Married in St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Hillsdale, Ml, by Father Wesley Perchbacher. A Maj 4/4 40 bars An example of making music on names or words. B b becomes H. Both bride and groom are from Salem, OH. I was invited to be witness since I was playing organ when they came Thursday, May, 67 for licenses at our court house. I invited Sandra to play the organ, and a family friend, bridesmaid, also tried it. I played a couple of my "things" for her, and she said they were lovely. One was "Hosanna to the Lord."

133 Cloudburst Tocata - R.L.B. Tues 7/18/67. Onset, MA. D Maj 4/4 16 bars. D Min 4/4 13 bars. D Maj 4/4 21 bars.

134 Unnamed - R.L.B. Thur 9/14/67. Savary's, E. Wareham, MA. E Maj (penciled in and unfinished).

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ORGAN - SECULAR

135 Swaying Willows - R.L.B. 4/7/18. Pelham Park, NY, USNRF Training Station D Maj 4/4 70 bars Still working on sections, but inked in, I imagine he played this piece.

136 A Happy Song - R.L.B. 11/12/32. F Maj 4/4 25 bars (4/4x4, 5/4x 17 , 4/4x4). C Min 9/8 27 bars. F Maj 5/4 21 bars. Performed: Ch. Sun 26, 33. 4 students gave oratorio. Chapel Monday 2/27/33. (Mrs. Pearcy spoke on "The Consumers' League.") Chapel Wednesday 1/12/33. Dorothy O'Hara played "Imprompture in C II Minor."

137 Maestoso ed Agitato by "Arthur Fenner" - R.L.B. no date. F Maj 212 17 bars. D# Maj 212 4 bars. F Maj 212 4 bars. A Min 212 22 bars. D Min 212 22 bars. F Maj 212 35 bars.

138 Springtime Serenade - R.L.B. 3/30. E Maj 4/4 22 bars. C Maj 312 16 bars. E Maj 3/2 5 bars. E Maj 4/4 30 bars. Performed: Prelude, Chapel Min. Thur 1/8/31 Number, Chapel Min 3/32, Prelude, Chapel Min 4/26/32, Prelude No.2, Commencement Monday 6/13/32, Postlude, 2/3 Friday 10/7/32, PreChap Monday 10/10/32, Baccalaureate, Sunday 6/12/38, Compo Rec. Col. Ch. 5/21/35 (Mary Alexander)

139 Happy New Year - R.L.B. 12131/30 - 1/1/31. B Maj 3/4 24 bars. G# Maj 3/4 24 bars. ? 3/4 4 bars. C Maj 3/4 20 bars. B Maj 9/8 16 bars (time changes 12/8, 9/8, 12/8/, 918). B Maj 3/4 30 bars. Performed: Camp. Recital College Chur 5/21/33, Kenneth Balcon. Col Chapel Wednesday 1/7/33.

140 Song on the Waters - RLB. 4/32 A Maj 9/8 18 bars. F # Maj 3/4 19 bars 'Venetian Scene". A Maj 3/4 6 bars Beniamino Galli. D" Maj 3/4 13 bars. A Maj 9/8 8 bars original revised pp 39-44.

141 Rondo Pastorale - R.L.B. 8/32. F Maj 6/8 24 bars. B b Maj 6/8 8 bars. F Maj 6/8 8 bars. D b Maj 6/8 20 bars. F Maj 6/8 4 bars. ? 20 bars Performed: Compo Recital Col. Ch. 5135 by Jean Bechtold.

142 Ripples - R.L.B. 4/29/32. A b Maj 3/4 24 bars. E b Maj 4/4 22 bars. A b Maj 3/4 & 4/4 21 bars.

143 Mystic Ritual - R.L.B. Thursday 2/18/51. 142 bars in pencil, completed but hard to read.

VOICE - RELIGIOUS

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144 Missa Brevis Mass in Pentameter - R.L.B. 12/54. "John Cogeshall," 1954. C Min 5/424 bars KYRIE, Lord Have Mercy upon us. A b Maj 5/4 9 bars Sanctus Benedictus. Holy, Holy, Holy. E b Maj 5/4 3 bars Lord God of Hosts A b Maj 5/4 3 bars Lord God of Hosts C Maj 5/4 18 bars AGNES DEI. 0 Lamb of God, that takest away E b Maj 5/4 16 bars GLORIA IN EXCELSIS. Glory to God on high B" Maj 5/4 12 bars O Lord the only begotten son, Jesus Christ D Maj 5/4 12 bars Thou that takest away the sins of the world E b Maj 5/414 bars For though only art Holy. (2 copies)

145 Love, O Life - R.L.B. John Greenleaf Whittier. Choir with organ or piano. D Maj 3/4 43 bars. G Maj 4/4 21 bars. A Min 4/4 7 bars. D Maj 3/4 49 bars. 1 master copy, 11 copies voice only.

145 The Lord is My Strength and Song - R.L.B. Exodus XV 2,11. Anthem for mixed voices and Contralto solo and organ. F Maj 4/4 52 bars E Maj 3/4 47 bars Contralto solo F Maj 4/4 62 bars Chorus Anthem for General & Festive use. 2 master copies, 11 voice copies. Performed: Coll. Bapt. Ch. Hillsdale Sun 11/9/30.

146 America For Thee - R.L.B. words & music. National Hymn. E b Maj 4/4 16 bars 3 verses. 58 copies Performed: College Baptist Church, Hillsdale, MI, Sunday 11/9/30, 7:30 p.m.

147 I Call - R.L.B. 10/58. Psalm 119, Verses 145-147, 150 & 151. Hillsdale, MI. Organ and choir. See attached sheet for words. C Min 4/4 18 bars. ? 3/4 3 bars. B b Maj 4/4 18 bars. E b Maj 4/4 5 bars. E ~ Maj 3/4 6 bars.

148 The Lord is Gracious - R.L.B. 10/58. Psalm 145. Hillsdale, MI. Anthem for Organ & Choir. See attached sheet for words. E b Maj 6/8 11 bars. E b Maj 3/4 39 bars. E b Maj 6/8 18 bars. This piece was sent to and returned from H.T. Fitzsimmons Company, Music Publishers, 615 North LaSalle St., Chicago, IL, 10/58.

148B Immortal Love - R.L.B. Music by William Bowen Mowry. John Greenleaf Whittier "Our Master." Choir and organ. B b Maj 3/4 26 bars. B b Min 3/4 16 bars. G b Maj 3/4 10 bars. F Maj 3/4 12 bars. B b Maj 3/4 30 bars.

149 The Earth is the Lords - R.L.B. 12/3/1948. From Psalm 24, According to the Book of Common Prayer. "Providence." Choir organ. See attached sheet for words. G b Maj 5/4 24 bars The earth is the Lord's. Chromatic 5/4 3 bars. A Maj 5/4 41 bars Who shall ascend into the hills. G b Maj 5/4 3 bars. G Maj 5/4 3 bars. E b Min 5/4 8 bars. G b Maj 5/4 11 bars.

150 Credo - R.L.B. Sunday Dec 16, 1946. 3 copies. G Maj to be intoned on tone of G (2 copies). A Maj to be intoned on tone of A (1 copy).

151 Resurrection - R.L.B. 8/58. Guma Kingsland Brown. Chorus of mixed voices with organ. See attached sheet for words. Onset Bay, MA. Looks as though it has been performed. C Maj 4/4 15 bars Soft glows the mom '". A# Maj 4/4 9 bars Hail, day of days .. . B Maj 4/4 6 bars All heaven rings .. . C Maj 4/4 2 bars Son, high over all .. . C Min 4/4 5 bars While Satin shrinks '" F Maj 4/4 21 bars Strike, strike your ...

Credo - ? RL.B. Organ & choir. E# Maj 4/4 40 bars I believe in one God. G Maj 4/4 6 bars Was incarnate by the Holy Ghost A# Maj 4/4 28 bars And was crucified E b Maj 4/4 42 bars Suffered & was buried.

Meditation on Communion Service in E Flat by James H. Rogers. Compiled by RL.B. 1949.

152 The New Baptist Praise Book "327" - Arranged by RL.B. 9/29/31. Ascribed to Robert Schumann. Bp. William W. Howe, 1864. Trio for women's voices. A b Maj 4/4 12 bars. We give thee but thine own, Whate'er the gift may be, All that we have is thine alone, A trust, 0 Lord from thee.

VOICE - SECULAR

153 A Garden of Content - R.L.B. A. Carroll Shaw. Piano and voice. 2 copies. E Maj 3/4 63 bars. Published by A. Carroll Shaw, 30 Harrison Street, Coldwater, MI.

154 Morning Song - Serenade • R.L.B. Paul Wilbert Cotton. Chorus for male voices & piano. 2 copies. See attached sheet for words.. F Maj 4/4 28 bars Now the day dimmers ... C Maj 6/8 35 bars Watch the sun, .. . F Maj 4/4 23 bars Shake from that .. . F Maj 6/8 5 bars.

155 Grand River - E. O. MacRoberts & R.L.B. Male Quartet. No accompaniment. F Maj 3/4 36 bars. Oh. Roll me back where the Grand flows. Through banks of whispering pines. Roll me back to the old grey shack where the Grand River winds, old log barn, sweet flowers, birds, trees. What hours! My dear old home in the sycamores on the Grand River shores.

VOICE - SECULAR

156 O Love That Will Not Let Me Go - R.L.B. 1940. Organ and voice. See attached sheet for words. A Maj 4/4 25 bars D Maj 4/4 9 bars. F Maj 4/4 16 bars (214x12, 4/4x4). A Maj 4/4 28 bars.

157 How Sweet the Moonlight - R.L.B. 3/12- 14/1934. Merchant of Venice. Piano & voice. Shakespeare. See attached sheet for words. G b Maj 4/4 212 6 bars. A Maj 5 bars. Db Maj 22 bars. Gb Maj 5 bars.

158 The Dune - R.L.B. Ogunquit, ME, Q . R. Howard Thompson. Piano & voice. See attached sheet for words. G Min 4/4 17 bars. D Min 4/4 19 bars. G Min 4/4 19 bars.

159 Aboard SS "Standard" - R.L.B. 11/1918. Piano, Soprano, & Tenor. See attached sheet for words. Ab Maj 4/421 bars. E b Maj 17 bars (2/4, 314, 4/4, 6/8). G b Maj 6/8 29 bars. A b Maj 4/4 35 bars (many tune changes).

160 The Temple - F. W. Cotton, R.L.B. Lansing, MI Copyright 1922 Nov 4.549315. See attached sheet for words. G Min 4/4 13 bars. G Maj 4/4 17 bars. Performed: Hillsdale Women's Club Monday. 3/12/33.

The Temple - not dated or signed. Piano & voice, working copy. See attached sheet for words. G Min 4/4 15 bars. G Maj 4/4 17 bars.

Waltz for Piano Duet - not dated or signed. A Flat Maj. A b Maj 3/4 20 bars. E b Maj 3/4 16 bars. Db Maj 48 bars. Ab Maj 16 bars. Eb Maj 15 112 bars, unfinished.

161 The Meadow - R.L.B. 5/15/15. Blanche Elizabeth Wade, 2 copies. See attached sheet for words. A Maj 6/8 71 bars.

Box 2

162 The Voice of the Sea - R.L.B. 12/55. Words by A. Carroll Shaw. Piano & voice. See attached sheet for words. D b Maj 3/4 25 bars. F# Min 3/4 18 bars. B Maj 3/4 18 bars. D b Maj 3/4 5 bars.

163 Exiled Children - Little Sister - Thanksgiving Day, 1938. Voice & piano. Moderato, Paletico. See attached sheet for words. Ab Maj 4/4 17 bars. F Maj 16 bars. Ab Maj 8 bars. F Maj 8 bars. Ab Maj 8 bars. C Maj 10 bars. Ab Maj 8 bars. F Maj 4 bars.

164 The Visitation - R.L.B. Paul Wilbert Cotton. Piano & voice. See attached sheet for words. C Maj 4/4 43 bars.

165 Be My Love - R.L.B. 1918. Shakespeare. See attached sheet for words. D Maj 2/4 30 bars D b Maj 2/4 20 bars. B Maj 2/4, 4/4 7 bars. E Maj 4/4 4 bars. G Maj 3/4 4 bars. B b Maj 3/4 7 bars. ? 3/4 12 bars. D Maj 3/4 20 bars.

166 Just Be Glad - R.L.B. 9/1915. James Whitcomb Riley. Piano & voice. See attached sheet for words. B b Maj 4/4 57 bars. Performed: Hillsdale Women's Club, Monday 2/12/33.

167 Renunciation - R.L.B. June 1916. Lillian Gardner, Pottersville, MA. See attached sheet for words. B b Maj 4/4 77 bars. Performed: Hillsdale Women's Club, Monday 2/12/33.

Love's Guardian Angels - R.L.B. 7/24/16. Lillian Gardner. Bb Maj 3/4 45 bars.

168 Waiting for Her - R.L.B. 7/1917. Words by Frank L. Stanton. Piano & voice. See attached sheet for words. D Maj 2/4 56 bars.

VOICE • SECULAR

169 Sing, Boy! Sing! - R.L.B. 9/1929. Lyrics & music by R.L.B. Piano & voice. To Alexander Eddy. See attached sheet for words. Db Maj 4/4 76 bars. Performed: DAR Hillsdale, 2/22/30, Freshmen, 9/21/30, Col. Bapt. Ch. Sunday, 10/5/30, Women's Club, Hillsdale, Monday 2/27/33.

170 Voice of America - Music R.L.B. 1929. Poem by Berton Bradley, 214 West 13th Street, N.Y.C. See attached sheet for words. B b Maj 4/4 43 bars.

171 Song of Stars - R.L.B. Mrs. Ambrose B. Price. Piano & voice. See attached sheet for words. F Maj 4/4 73 bars. Chorus and 3 verses: 1) Arise & shine let they light shine 2) Arise & shine mid dark'ning skies 3) Arise & shine Thy glory bring.

172 "Alma Mater" - R.L.B. 1917. Adele Bower Hammond. Written at request of high school, Boonton, NJ 1917. See attached sheet for words. F Maj 4/4 31 bars.

173 Have I Good Drink - R.L.B. 10/20/31. Hillsdale, MI. Piano & voice. See attached sheet for words. D Min 4/4 30 bars.

174 Campus Queen - Words & music by R.L.B. Composed expressly for Class 308 in Musical Composition, Hillsdale College May 1935. Piano & voice. E b Maj 4/4 48 bars. O men about the campus, O how the girlies vamp us, One little co-eds smile, it sure did help her style.

175 From Celia - R.L.B. 11/18/67. Celia Haskell, 11/13/67. Piano & voice. See attached sheet for words. F Maj 4/4 22 bars.

176 Cape Cod Chantey - Piano & song. F Maj 4/4 53 bars. Recorded by Ruth Kimball Gardiner. Cape Cod girls they have no combs, Heave a-way, heave a-way, They comb their hair with cod-fish bones. We are bound for Australia. Folk songs of many Peoples. Vol. II, Nat. Board of YWCA of USA. Printed in USA. Florence Hudson Butterford acknowledged quote.

177 The House With Nobody In It - R.l.B. 3/1922. Poem by Joyce Kilmer. Reading with piano accompaniment. 2 copies. See attached sheet for words. G Min 4/4 33 bars. Ab Maj 18 bars. G b Maj 4/4 9 bars. G Min 4/4 13 bars. Performed: Hillsdale Pub. Sch. Teacher's Ass. Monday 12/19/32, 7:30 p.m.

INSTRUMENTAL -

Not in collection

178 Hawaii - R.L.B . Piano & voice. See attached sheet for words. D Maj 4/4 41 bars.

Box 3, Green notebook

179 Love Dream - R.L.B. 1929. Piano, unfinished. Ab Maj 9/8.

180 Concert Fugue in G - R.L.B. 3/29/16 Piano. G Maj 3/4 91 bars.

181 Fugue -. RL.B. 4/5/16 Organ, double subject B b Maj 4/4 68 bars.

182 Piano - R.L.B. 4/12/16. A Maj 3/4 60 bars. G Maj 214 54 bars.

183 Quartet - 2 violins, viola and cello. D Maj 4/4 75 bars. Performed: By string quartet of students, Institute of Musical Art, 120 Claremont Avenue, NYC, (about 1914 or 1915, but it's in book dated 1916). Spring recital of original MSS by students of Form, Counterpoint, Orchestration under Dr. Percy Goetschius.

184 Quassi Chorale - R.L.B. 4/26. B Min 4/4 28 bars, time changes.

185 Concert Fugue - R.L.B. 5/3/15, or 16. Organ. F # Min 3/4 153 bars. Performed: Played by memory, by Kenneth Bacon, College Church, Hillsdale, 1935.

186 Canon in Octave Below - R.L.B. 5/18. Piano. E b Maj 3/4 45 bars.

Canon in 4th Below after 5 beats. Piano. E Maj 4/4. unfinished.

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INSTRUMENTAL -

187 Waltz for Two Mandolins and Piano - R.L.B. A Maj 3/4 52 bars. E Maj 3/4 32 bars. G Maj 3/4 69 bars. A Maj 3/4 40 bars. D Maj 3/4 32 bars. A Maj 3/4 91 bars. Separate sheets for mandolins 1 and 2. Looks as though it has been performed.

188 Swaying Willows - R.L.B. 1918. Violin & piano. D Maj 4/4 68 bars. Violin part written on separate sheet, would suggest a performance. Performed: Pelham Bay Park Training Camp USNRF, 4/7.

189 Romance and Dawn - R.L.B. 8/1920.  Romance Boonton, NJ. Trio for violin, cello & piano. F Maj 9/8 19 bars. C Maj 3/4 48 bars. F Maj 9/8 21 bars.

Dawn - R.L.B. 8/1920. Onset MA. Trio for violin, 'cello & piano. D Maj 5/4 44 bars.

190 Jig for Violin and Piano - R.L.B. 1915. C Min 6/8 33 bars with repeat. C Min 6/8 33 bars. C Min 6/8 45 bars.

191 Sketches I - undated. Violin, cello & piano. D Maj 4/4 27 bars.

192 Romance - Arranged by R.L.B. 1921. Orchestration for theater orchestra, arranged for Gail S. Granger, Director of Orchestra in Empress Theater, Lansing, MI. Arranged from trio for violin, cello and piano.

Box 4

193 Legend of Alhambra - R.L.B. 12129/33 - 1/5/34. Libretto. 3 manuscript books of opera music, piano accomp., no orchestration. Chaconne 2nd soprano edition 5 copies. Sheet music for: 1. Serenade & departure of Royal Suite, Act II - 34 copies 2. Chorus: departure of Royal Suite - 51 copies 3. Departure of Royal Suite - 56 copies 4. Jacinta's Confession - 34 copies 5. Spirits of Zarahayda & Companions & Jacinta - 27 copies 6. Zorabayda's Baptism - 28 copies 7. Presentation of the Lute - 28 copies 8. Zorahayda's farewell - 32 copies

ADDITIONS TO LIST OF MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS BY RAYMOND LYON BOWERS

Box 1

13B Waltz - RLB February 4, 1955. two pianos, eight hands.

13C Canon in C - RLB 2/4/55. (page 10 & 12).

152A O Salutaris - RLB February 1919.

152B Hence They Have Borne My Lord - RLB December 1, 1918. Voice and organ Words by Robert Herrick (Hesperides).

Box 2

152C Kyrie Eleison - RLB, 1917. performed st. Ignacius Ch. NYC.

Box 4

194 Strathmore - RLB c. -1938.  Highland Suite For Orchestra (78 pages)

194A I Hail Strathmore - pgs 1-12 (copied by hand by Edsel Farnum, Hillsdale College, paid by grant from NRA - National Recovery Adm. 1st violin - 9 copies, 2nd violin - 9 copies, viola - 7 copies, violincello - 6 copies, bass - 5 copies, 1st clarinet 1 copy, Harp - 1 copy. II  Heather on the Brass -pgs 13-39. III  The Woods in Glen Lyon -pgs 30-52. IV Night Revels in Glamis Castle -pgs 53-78.

195 Strathmore RLB c. 1938. piano quintet (45 pages). I  Hail Strathmore - piano, 1st & 2nd violin, viola, cello. II  Heather on the Brass, piano, 1st & 2nd violin, viola. III  The Woods in Glen Lyon, piano, 1st & 2nd violin, viola, cello.

196 Piece in D Major RLB 1942. Orchestrated from student original by Bert Thoms, later his son-in-law. Separate manuscript sheets for: First violin (3), 2nd violin, viola, cello, Lst & 2nd flute, Oboe, B flat clarinet and trumpet, French horn F, Trombone, harmonium, tympani/triangle, and piano.

197 Graduation Song RLB 1911. words by George Cooper, dedicated to classmates, Boonton, N.J. High School. For five violins, piano and voice quartet.

198 Valse Florentine - RLB, 2/16/28. violin, cello, piano. (Probably written for the Florentine Trio, which performed on the 1st radio station in Michigan, WREO Lansing. RLB was staff pianist at the time.)

199 Miscellaneous Compositions 199A  With the stream - piano/violin. 199B  Sonatina - 4/30/1917. 199C  Study in Altered Chords August 1938. 199D  Quasi Chorale, cello, violin. 199E  untitled, piano. 199F  Fugue, 6pgs, pencil, 1923. 199G  I'll Be a Daddy to You, Arr. RLB vc. 199H  Miss Lansing, Arr. RLB, 1927, vc. 199J  Grand River, Arr. RLB, voice.

Box 5

200A Composition Books Institute of Musical Art, dated 1911, 1912, 1917, 1918.

200B Worksheets- A few compositions which have been copied into other books from Institute of Musical Art. No full-length compositions.

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Sheet Music 1911-1968 

Scope and Contents note

Box Folder

See Organization of the Papers section for Numerical Listing. 

1-5

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Legends of Alhambra 1933-1934, 1951 

Box Folder

Manuscript book with opera music 

4 11-13

Libretto 

4 14

Libretto - typed versions 

4 15
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Scenes from the Opera 

4
Box Folder

Serenade and Departure of Royal Suite, Act II 

4 16

Chorus: Departure of Royal Suite 

4 17

Departure of Royal Suite 

4 18

Jacinta's Confession 

4 19

Spirits of Zarahayda & Companions & Jacinta 

4 20

Zorahayda's Baptism 

4 21

Presentation of the Lute 

4 22

Zorahayda's Farewell 

4 23

Assorted Sheet Music 

4 24

Chaconne: Second Soprano Edition 

4 25

Farinelli's Song: "Morning Serenade" Act II, Scene 2 

4 26

Jacinta's Ballad 

4 27

Costumes and Scenery 

4 28

Handwritten Notes 

4 29

Printed Materials 

4 30

Tales of the Alhambra by Washington Irving, c. 1951 

4 31

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Personal 1902-1970 

Box Folder

Bowers name in print, 1938, 1967 

6 1

Copyrights 

6 2

Correspondence, 1920-1967, n.d. 

6 3

Correspondence to Victor Kramer. 1917-1919, 1970 

6 4

Correspondence - Condolence letters to Josephine Bowers Thoms regarding the death of Raymond Lyon Bowers, 1969 

6 5
Box

Diaries 

6
Box Folder

 1910 

6 6

 1930-1934 

6 7

 1936-1938 

6 8

 1939-1942 

6 9

 1945-1946 

6 10

 1960 

6 11

 1961 

6 12

 1967 

6 13

 1968 

6 14

 1969 

6 15
Box Folder

Hillsdale College, 1930-1948 

6 16

Lists of Compositions 

6 17

Lists of Musical Compositions 

6 18

Miscellaneous Writings 

6 19

Music Programs 

6 20

Obituaries, Personal documents 

6 21

Personal History, Genealogy 

6 22

Schooling, Artwork and Assignments 

6 23

Schooling, Report Cards, 1902-1911 

6 24

Shaw, A. Carrell 

6 25

Wilde Conservatory of Music, 1919, n.d. 

6 26

Wilde Conservatory of Music, 1920-1924, n.d. 

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Slides 

Box Folder

Slides of fishing trip, 50th wedding anniversary, and rugs 

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Photographs 

Drawer
Photographs

People. Bowers, Raymond Lyon. (2 folders) 

People. Groups. 

Rhode Island, Newport. 

U.S. Navy. Training exercises. 

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