The materials, spanning the years 1952 to 1998, consist of holographs, copyists' manuscripts, and published scores and the composer’s sketches and notebooks.
Consists of holograph, manuscript, and published scores of nearly all of the composer's musical compositions written between 1952 and 1998 as well as sketches and notebooks related to specific works.
Organized into 10 series: Operas; Orchestral Works; Chamber Works; Solo Keyboard Works; Songs; Choral Works; Arrangements; Student Compositions; Transcriptions; Psalms and Acclamations.
Open to researchers under library restrictions. All access to these materials is strictly controlled.
The status and copyright on the materials are governed by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S.C.).
The materials are a gift of William Ferris and John Vorrasi; the first shipment was sent to the Music Library in September 1999.
William Ferris Manuscript Scores, Northwestern University Music Library.