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Collection Number: 05041

Collection Title: Thomas N. Rice Papers, 1950s-2000

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 400 items)
Abstract Thomas Nelson Rice (1933-2000) of Virginia composed more than 60 works, some by commission, including concertos, orchestral compositions, and chamber music. The collection consists of manuscript scores and published music, including sketches, fair copies, and part sheets; audio materials, which are chiefly recordings of Rice's compositions; and other papers, including performance programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, and a small amount of correspondence and of Rice family history materials.
Creator Rice, Thomas N.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Use of audio or visual materials may require production of listening or viewing copies.
This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Thomas N. Rice Papers #5041, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mary Kidwell in November 2000 and January 2001 (Acc. 98793, 98820) and from Dan Patterson in July and October 2005 (Acc. 100146, 100238).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Composer Thomas Nelson Rice was born 3 February 1933 in Washington, D.C. He received a B.A. from Catholic University and an M.A. in music from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Rice composed more than 60 works, some by commission, including concertos, orchestral compositions, and chamber music. Most of Rice's works were created while he lived in Virginia, where he also was music director for the Virginia Beach School System until his retirement in 1988. Rice died in 2000.

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The collection of composer Thomas N. Rice of Virginia consists of manuscript scores and published music, including sketches, fair copies, and part sheets, for concertos, orchestral compositions, and chamber music; audio materials, which are chiefly recordings of Rice's compositions; and other papers, including performance programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, and a small amount of correspondence and of Rice family history materials.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s.

About 250 items.

Manuscript scores and published music, including sketches, fair copies, and part sheets, for concertos, orchestras, and chamber music. A list of the composer's works is filed in box 3.

Oversize Box OB-5041/1

Opus +1 Piano Sonata #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/1

Opus -1 A Sonatina for Piano Forte #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/1

Opus +3 Seven Hymns #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/1

Opus -3 Piano Miniatures #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/1

Opus +6 Passacaglia #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/1

Opus -6 Sonatina #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/1

Opus +8 Love Lyrics #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/1

Opus -8 Christina Rossetti Song #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/1

Opus -9 Suite # One for Recorders #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/1

Opus +10 Contata Psalms #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/1

Opus -10 Two Elegies #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/1

Opus +11 Sonata for Violin and Piano #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/1

Opus -12 Nocturne for Strings and Scherzo for Stings AKA Two Pieces for String Orchestra #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/1

Opus -12a Nocturne for a String Orchestra #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/1

Opus +12 Lamentations #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/1

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Opus +13 Prelude and Fugue (for Piano Duo) #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/2

Opus +14 Jubilation #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/2

Opus +15 Whatever Passes Along the Paths of the Sea #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/2

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Opus +16 Image Out of Context #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/3

Opus -17 Old Folks at the Home #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/3

Opus +17 Variations for Band #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/3

Opus +18 Concerto for Piano and Strings #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/3

Opus -19 Fully Clothed in Armor, etc. #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/3

Opus +20 Sonata for Viola and Piano #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/3

Opus -20 Four Pieces for Cello and Piano #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/3

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Opus +21 Two Monets - Poems by Oscar Wilde #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/4

Opus +22 Three Songs - Poems by Oscar Wilde #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/4

Opus -22 Suite for Small Orchestra #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/4

Opus -23 Three Preludes for Double Bass #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/4

Opus +24 Variations on Nursery Rhymes #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/4

Opus -24 Twelve Easy Piano Pieces #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/4

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Opus -23 Three Preludes for Double Bass #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/5

Opus +24 Variations on Nursery Rhymes #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/5

Opus +25 Symphony for Oboe and Strings #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/5

Opus -25 First Suite for Band #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/5

Opus -26 Suite for Trumpet and Piano #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/5

Opus +27 Concerto for Soprano and Trumpet #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/5

Opus -27 Karen's Songs #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/5

Opus +28 12 Easy Piano Pieces and Piano Preludes #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/5

Opus +28b Happenings #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/5

Opus -28 Serenade and Toccata #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/5

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Opus +29 Ballet - The Lotus Tree #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/6

Opus +29a Ballet - David #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/6

Opus +30 Brass Quintet #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/6

Opus -30 Canzone de Sonare #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/6

Opus +31 The Nativity #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/6

Opus +31a Peace Three #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/6

Opus +31 Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/6

Opus -31 Overture 1970 #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/6

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Opus -31 Overture 1970 #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/7

Opus +32 Concerto for Violin(s) #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/7

Opus +34 String Quartet #2 #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/7

Opus +36 Sonata for Two Violins and Piano #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/7

Opus -36 Study #1 for Clarinet and Synthesizer #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/7

Opus -38 Clarinet Sextet #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/7

Opus -39 Genesis #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/7

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Opus +40 Ballet - The Green Knight #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/8

Opus +43 Sonata for Clarinet and Piano #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/8

Opus -43 Four Poems by Stephen Grunwald #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/8

Opus -44 Songs for Baritone and Piano #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/8

Opus -44a Reveille #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/8

Opus +45 Two Dance Movements #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/8

Opus -45 Dance Suite for Brass Quintet #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/8

Opus +46 Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/8

Opus -48 Diversons of the Re-Echo Club #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/8

Opus +49 Three Pieces for Three Harps #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/8

Opus -49 Fantasy for Clarinet and Casio VL Tone #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/8

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Opus +50 Tempest! #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/9

Opus -50 Suite for Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/9

Opus +51 Nocturne - Violin, Viola, Cello #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/9

Opus -51 Three Piano Pieces #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/9

Opus +52 Sonata for Flute and Harp #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/9

Opus -52 A Thing for Tuba and Tympani #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/9

Opus +53 Nocturnes #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/9

Opus +53 Music for Brass #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/9

Opus +53 Symphony - for Oboe and String Orchestra #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/9

Opus -53 Nocturne for Flute and Piano #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/9

Box 1

Opus +54 Suite for Small Orchestra #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." Box 1

Opus -54 A Musician's Prayer #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." Box 1

Opus +55 Fantasy for Harpsichord #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." Box 1

Opus -55 A Brass Quartet #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." Box 1

Opus +56 The Nova Trio #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." Box 1

Opus -56 A Terse Sonatina and Pregue for String Orchestra #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." Box 1

Opus -57 Processional March #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." Box 1

Opus -58 Foot Thumper #2 #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." Box 1

Opus 59b Growing Old and Other Bad Habits #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." Box 1

Opus 60a-f Piano Preludes #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." Box 1

Opus -60 Poems of Stephen Crane #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." Box 1

Opus 69 Purple Cow #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." Box 1

Oversize Box OB-5041/10

Opus -3 Piano Miniatures #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/10

Opus +5 Chamber Concerto for Cello #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/10

Opus -7 Introduction and Allegro for Band #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/10

Opus -12b Theme and Variations for Brass, Organ, Percussion #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/10

Opus -15 Whatever Passes Along the Paths of the Sea #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/10

Opus +23 Sextet #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/10

Miscellaneous compositions #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OB-5041/10

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Miscellaneous compositions #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." Box 2-3

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List of compositions #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." Box 2-3

Oversize Paper OP-5041/1

Opus +47 Toccata Overture #05041, Series: "1. Manuscript Scores and Published Music, 1950s-1990s." OP-5041/1

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58 items.
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Recordings, 1979-1994 #05041, Series: "2. Audio-Visual Materials, 1956-1994 and undated." C-5041/1-42

Chiefly compositions by Thomas N. Rice; also included are two interviews.

Audiodisc D-5041/1-2

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Recordings, 1956, 1960, and undated #05041, Series: "2. Audio-Visual Materials, 1956-1994 and undated." D-5041/1-2

Chiefly compositions by Thomas N. Rice, including a performance of Quartet, 1960, by the University of North Carolina String Quartet.

Audiotape T-5041/1-13

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Recordings, 1960-1969 and undated #05041, Series: "2. Audio-Visual Materials, 1956-1994 and undated." T-5041/1-13

Chiefly compositions by Thomas N. Rice.

Videotape VT-5041/1

Dance performance of Psalms of David by Thomas N. Rice and The Soldier's Tale by Igor Stravinsky, 1993 #05041, Series: "2. Audio-Visual Materials, 1956-1994 and undated." VT-5041/1

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About 100 items.
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Other papers #05041, Series: "3. Other Papers, 1950s-2000." Box 3

Performance programs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, family history materials, poetry, sabbatical requests, jokes, and photographs.

Image Folder P-5041/1

Photographs, 1960s-1980s #05041, Series: "3. Other Papers, 1950s-2000." P-5041/1

Black and white photographs of Thomas N. Rice.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Nancy Kaiser, February 2008

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, February 2008

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