The Ward M. Canaday Center

for Special Collections

The University of Toledo

Finding Aid

Elizabeth Gould Hochman Collection, 1945-1992

MSS-108

Size: Approximately 3 linear feet

Provenance: Received from Elizabeth G. Herrera on March 10, 1995.

Access: open

 

Collection Summary: The bulk of the collection consists of scores, with programs; posters; and other printed material making up the rest. The scores were written for brass, string, and woodwind instruments.

 

Subjects: Music, Art, Drama, and Theatre, Women

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

 

Completed by: Jennifer Kahn Mandell, June, 1996 and Laura Micham, 1998; last updated: June 2014; revised and updated by Tamara Jones, June 2016

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Biographical Sketch

 

Born Elizabeth Davies on March 8, 1904, Elizabeth Gould Hochman was involved with music throughout her life, first as a performer and later as a composer. She began composing when she was 45 years old, prompted by displeasure with the experimental compositions prevalent in the 1950's that she characterized as formulaic.

 

Gould Hochman received her Bachelor of Arts degree in music from the University of Michigan in 1926. She married twice, first to local attorney George Gould and later to author/playwright Eugene J. Hochman.

 

During the course of her composing career, Gould Hochman produced an eclectic body of works, ranging from student pieces for the piano to fully orchestrated comic opera. She won numerous international music competitions, and taught music for many years.

 

Elizabeth Gould Hochman died in Toledo in February, 1995. 

 

 

Scope and Content Note

 

The collection consists almost entirely of sheet music and published scores all composed by Gould Hochman from ca. 1951 to 1991. The materials are primarily arranged chronologically according to publication date of each piece of music. The collection also contains some promotional material in the form of posters and programs.  These items date from portions of the 1950s-1970s, with some items from the 1990s as well.

 

Folder List

Box

Folder

Item

1

1

Programs, Posters, Promotional Materials, 1959, 1967-1968, 1971, 1990, 1992

1

2

Encore, n.d.

1

3

One Crowded Hour of Glorious Strife, n.d.

1

4

Theme and Variations for Eight Hands at One Piano, 1945

1

5

Four Preludes, 1950

1

6

Toccata, 1951

1

7

Sonata (for violin), 1952

1

8

Sonata (for viola and piano), 1952

1

9

Rhythm for Two Pianos, 1955

1

10

Prologue to “Oh, But Men Are Naïve!,” 1955

1

11

The Music of the Spheres, 1956

1

12

Sonata, 1957

1

13

Two Movements for Clarinet, Trumpet, and Strings, 1958

2

1

Sonata for Cello and Piano, 1959

2

2

Concerto for Trumpet and Strings, 1959; Andante for Trumpet and Strings, 1959

2

3

Music for Two Pianos, 8 Hands, n.d.

2

4

String Quartet #2, 1960 (folder 1)

2

5

String Quartet #2, 1960 (folder 2)

2

6

Piano Sonata No. 2, 1961

2

7

Adventures of a Young Pianist, 1962

2

8

Sonatina #1, 1962

2

9

Six Affinities, 1962

2

10

Sonata for Viola & Piano, 1962

2

11

The Acrobatic Winds, 1963

2

12

Disciplines (for woodwind trio), 1963

2

13

The Drum of Morning and the Flute of Night, 1964

3

1

The Drum of Morning and the Flute of Night, 1964 (spiral-bound copy)

3

2

The Drum of Morning and the Flute of Night, 1964 (photocopy)

3

3

The Drum of Morning and the Flute of Night, 1964 (lyrics only)

3

4

The Kitty-Cat Bird, 1964

3

5

Music for Viola and Piano, 1964

3

6

Fantasy and Fugue, 1965

3

7

Fifteen for Cello and Piano, 1965

3

8

Music for Trio, 1966

3

9

Ray and the Gospel Singer, 1966 (music for flute, oboe, percussion, trombone, double bass, and cello)

3

10

Ray and the Gospel Singer, 1966 (music for violin, bassoon, bass clarinet, clarinet, and electric guitar)

3

11

Ray and the Gospel Singer, 1966 (piano score and script; 2 copies of each)

4

1

Notes for a Southern Road Map, 1968

4

2

Apology for Husbands, 1968

4

3

Music for Flutes, 1968

4

4

For Martha and Paul (Viola and Cello Duo), 1968

4

5

Andante, 1968

4

6

Christmas, 1969

4

7

Halleluia, 1969

4

8

Celebration Fantasy (for organ), 1970

4

9

Transformation, 1970

4

10

Piano Pieces for the Young, 1970

4

11

(F)railleries Song Cycle, 1971

4

12

Fiddle Songs for the Euterpeans, 1971

4

13

Reflections at Dawn, 1971

4

14

Sonatina #2, 1971

4

15

Rhythm, 1971

4

16

Duet #5, 1972

4

17

Ten Miniatures for Piano, 1972

4

18

Figments, 1972

5

1

Four Preludes, 1973

5

2

Triadic Suite, 1974

5

3

Hymn of the Ascension, 1975

5

4

Six Words, 1976

5

5

Free Forms for Four Flutes, 1976

5

6

Three Stylistic Effects, 1976 (revision), 1992

5

7

Subtraction #1, 1976

5

8

For Ta, 1977

5

9

9 Preludes, 1978

5

10

Fantasy and Passacagila, 1981

5

11

Anniversary Greeting, 1981

5

12

The Barber’s Song, 1981

5

13

Prelude “Reflector,” 1982

5

14

One From One Leaves Two, 1982

5

15

A Traditional Indonesian Feast, 1982

5

16

Fanfare, 1985

6

1*

Quotations, 1985

6

2*

Quotations, 1985 (2 spiral-bound copies)

6

3*

Quotations, 1985-1986 (handwritten draft)

6

4*

Quotations Premiere Publicity, 1986 (2 oversize flyers)

5

17

Episodes in the Life of a Couple, 1986

5

18

The Red Blouse, 1988

5

19

Nameless Duets I & II, 1991

5

20

Christmas Sings, ca. 1991 (2 copies)

5

21

Winds in the Woods for Woodwind Quintet, 1991

5

22

Madrigals for Woodwinds, n.d.

* = Located in oversize map case 11, drawer A