Archives & Special Collections
Robert B. Cantrick Original Music Collection

Description and Background | Contents and Inventory

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    Box 1

  1. Handwritten miscellaneous notes with various headings: "music ed," "introductory essay," 1994-1998.
  2. Handwritten miscellaneous notes with various headings: "Iangmix," "talkabout," etc., July- August, 2000.
  3. Handwritten miscellaneous notes dealing with footnotes, bulk dating 1986-1997; print draft of "Non-auditory observing," 1988.
  4. Print draft "Ch. 2 - Philosophy and Music Theory," 1989.
  5. Four files - a, b, c, d: print drafts of "Clarifying Confusion Over the Universe of Discourse of a Comprehensive Music Theory" and "Clarifying Confusion Over the Universe of Discourse of Music Scholarship," 1989-90.
  6. Print draft of "How to Tell the Truth About Music" and handwritten notes re: same, 2000-2003.
  7. Lewin and Martin on semantics - study notes, n.d.
  8. Various bibliographies compiled for course in music education materials, 1953-54.
  9. Printed drafts of "How to Tell the Truth About Music," apparently submitted as article to Music Theory Spectrum; correspondence with editor and readers' comments, 1996.
  10. Drafts of "How to Tell the Truth About Music" re-submitted for possible publication in Music Theory Spectrum, 1999.
  11. Print draft of "How to Tell the Truth About Music," May 2000.
  12. Print draft of "How to Tell the Truth About Music," sent certified mail (receipt included) to M. Guck, editor, Perspectives of New Music, 1998.
  13. Three drafts of "How to Tell the Truth About Music," February and May, 2000.
  14. Three drafts of "How to Tell the Truth About Music" with note re: submission to Journal of Philosophical Logic, January, 2000.
  15. Grey mailing envelope from M. Guck to Robert Cantrick, containing letter acknowledging receipt of "How to Tell the Truth About Music," December, 1996. Further correspondence and readers' comments.
  16. Print draft of "Philosophy and Music Theory."
  17. Various assorted papers and miscellaneous handwritten notes, May-October, 1993 [all labeled "Ch.4" despite file folder indication of "Ch. 3"]; print draft of "Divorced by Debussy, ReŽMarried by Reich," 1993.
  18. Print Draft of "How to Tell the Truth About Music," submitted to Perspectives of New Music. Items not dated, but file folder label indicates December, 1996.
  19. Comments and correspondence re: Robert Cantrick’s work from Catherine Lord, Reuben Abel, John Myhill and Jim Woods, 1984-85.
  20. Two drafts of "How to Construct a Music Theory," August, 1986; correspondence with Joe Ullian, May and November, 1986.
  21. Draft of "How to Construct a Music Theory" with accompanying letter to Peter McCormack, secretary, 10th International Congress in Aesthetics, Oct 1984.
  22. Miscellaneous handwritten notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, publishers catalogs, 1989-2001.
  23. Miscellaneous handwritten notes; paper entitled "Logical Negation and Musical Silence," submitted for the Logic Colloquium with correspondence; another copy of same with heavy pencil edits; 43-page paper entitled "What Sheffer's Stroke Can Do for Music Scholarship and Vice Versa," almost all contents dated ca. 1999.
  24. Miscellaneous handwritten notes relating to "What Sheffer's Stroke Can Do for Music Scholarship and Vice Versa," 1996-1997; printed paper entitled "Why Give Sheffer Another Stroke," March 1993.
  25. Miscellaneous handwritten notes headed "Whatshef Sec. III;" other printed drafts re: "What Sheffer's Stroke Can Do for Music Scholarship and Vice Versa," 1997.
  26. [Original folder unlabeled] - "What Sheffer's Stroke Can Do for Music Scholarship and Vice Versa," related printed material and miscellaneous handwritten notes, 1991; 1996-97.
  27. Print draft of "Music Theory Must Broaden its Ontology," 1990; print draft of "Aesthetics of Music and Music Theory" - title crossed out and amended to read "Musical Theoretical Language is Out of Touch with Reality."


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