The ACA Bulletins 1938-1965

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The ACA Bulletin Magazine was published in 13 volumes, from 1938 through 1965. Articles, composer portraits, and record reviews were published with artistic covers and illustrations, and featured the works and writings of many interesting and important American composers of the twentieth century. A table of contents of the articles is listed below. Contact ACA for reprints, high resolution scans of individual issues or the entire collection. 

Vol  Season   Year  Title            Author

1.1 April          1938    Aims of the Alliance;  ACA activities and list of members
1.2 December 1938    A statement concerning ASCAP; ACA and the federal music project; 

2.1 February 1952 Shocktaking--1952     Marion Bauer
2.1 February 1952 Wallingford Riegger     Elliott Carter
2.1 February 1952 Untaxable Culture       William Billings
2.1 February 1952 American Recording Society Bill Simon
2.1 June 1952 Roger Goeb      Otto Luening

2.2 June 1952 The Composers' Forum    Peggy Glanville-Hicks
2.2 June 1952 Concert Music, U.S.A.      Carl Haverlin
2.2 June 1952 The American Composers Alliance    Henry Cowell
2.2 June 1952 The Abstract Composers (John Cage)    Virgil Thomson
2.2 June 1952 Words for Prepared Discourse     John Cage
2.2 June 1952 The Louisville Idea      Carl Bricken
2.2 June 1952 The Los Angeles Scene     Halsey Stevens
2.2 June 1952 Experiment Set to Music     Robert Ward

2.3 October 1952 Alan Hovhaness Oliver Daniel
2.3 October 1952 Music in the Southwest Harrison Kerr
2.3 October 1952 Music for the Modern Dance Lou Harrison
2.3 October 1952 State of Dissonance Wallingford Riegger
2.3 October 1952 The Los Angeles Scene Halsey Stevens
2.3 October 1952 The Roman Seasons Ulysses Kay
2.3 October 1952 Carillon Crow Normand Lockwood

2.4 Winter 1952-1953 A Laurel Leaf for Stokowski Oliver Daniel
2.4 Winter 1952-1953 Synthetic Languages for the Composer Norman Cazden
2.4 Winter 1952-1953 Talent Union Jay S. Harrison
2.4 Winter 1952-1953 From Baroque to Modern E. Power Biggs
2.4 Winter 1952-1953 Radio in the Southwest Harrison Kerr
2.4 Winter 1952-1953 Antonio Lora's Songs Marion Bauer
2.4 Winter 1952-1953 Music Written for Tape Recording Arthur Berger

3.1 Spring 1953 Arthur Berger    Peggy Glanville-Hicks
3.1 Spring 1953 Alchemy by Stokowski    Oliver Daniel
3.1 Spring 1953 Music in the Making at Cooper Union    Peggy Glanville-Hicks
3.1 Spring 1953 Chicago Commentary    Leon Stein
3.1 Spring 1953 Los Angeles Scene    Halsey Stevens
3.1 Spring 1953 Steeltown Symphony    Irwin Fischer
3.1 Spring 1953 Stimulus for Talent     Ulysses Kay
3.1 Spring 1953 New Recordings      Oliver Daniel
3.1 Spring 1953 Music for the Community Orchestra    Christos Vrionides
3.1 Spring 1953 Of Time and Space      Harry Hewitt

3.2 Summer 1953 Elliott Carter       Abraham Skulsky
3.2 Summer 1953 Illinois Festival--Enormous and Active      Elliott Carter
3.2 Summer 1953 In Texas     Paul A. Pisk
3.2 Summer 1953 Alabama Bound      Johan  Franco
3.2 Summer 1953 Music Guaranteed      Norman Shavin

3.3 Autumn 1953 Otto Luening     Jack Beeson
3.3 Autumn 1953 "Les Six de Jazz"     Peggy Glanville-Hicks
3.3 Autumn 1953 As Europe Takes to Tape     Vladimir A. Ussachevsky
3.3 Autumn 1953 Experiments in Sound       Peter Gradenwitz
3.3 Autumn 1953 A Lot of Night Music       Stowe C. Phelps
3.3 Autumn 1953 Ah, Roma!        Ulysses Kay
3.3 Autumn 1953 The University and Recordings     Harrison Kerr
3.3 Autumn 1953 On Words and Music      Henry Leland Clarke

3.4 Winter 1953-1954 By Weight and Volume    Virgil Thomson
3.4 Winter 1953-1954 Henry Cowell      Edwin Gerschefski
3.4 Winter 1953-1954 Cowell: Peck's Bad Boy of Music     Jay S. Harrison
3.4 Winter 1953-1954 A Laurel Leaf for the Green Bay Symphonette     Oliver Daniel
3.4 Winter 1953-1954 Nicolai Berezowsky       Robert Ward

4.1        1954    Peggy Glanville-Hicks    Antheil, George
4.1        1954    Return of Ulysses    Harmon, Carter    
4.1        1954    Southern Exposure    Lockwood, Norman            
4.1        1954    The Children's Hour    Avshalomov, Jacob    
4.1        1954    Charles Ives    Downes, Olin    
4.1        1954    The Roman Festival    Thomson, Virgil
     
4.2        1954    Halsey Stevens    Pisk, Paul A.        
4.2        1954    New Recordings    Daniel, Oliver            
4.2        1954    Unities and Diversities    Mills, Charles
         
4.3        1955    Charles Ives--Yankee Rebel    Grunfeld, Frederic    
4.3        1955    American Concert Music and the Record Industry--a personal view    Hall, David
4.3        1955    Uses of Antiphonal Distribution and Polyphony of Tempi in Composing   Brant, Henry
4.3        1955    Information Department    Daniel, Oliver        
4.3        1955    A Catalogue of Works by American Composers on L P Records
         
4.4        1955    Robert Ward    Stambler, Bernard            
4.4        1955    Incidental Music in the Theatre    Ringo, James        
4.4        1955    Fresh Relationships in Music    Clarke, Henry Leland            
4.4        1955    Music in Brussels    Hively, Wells            
4.4        1955    "Music Through the Night"    Jones, Lee            
4.4        1955    Information Department    Daniel, Oliver
          
5.1        1955    Olin Downs (1886-1955)    Glanville-Hicks, Peggy            
5.1        1955    The New Festival    Daniel, Oliver            
5.1        1955    Modern Music in Texas    Pisk, Paul A.        
5.1        1955    Introducing Composers Recordings, Inc    Clafin, Avery
5.1        1955    Music Festivals Al Fresco    Daniel, Oliver        
5.1        1955    Record Companies & The American Composer    Hall, David        
5.1        1955    Music in the Mountains    Truax, Carol        
5.1        1955    Southern Regional Composers' Forum    Franco, Johan  
    
5.2        1955    About Ben Weber    O'Hara, Frank    
5.2        1955    I Hear Ya Talkin'    Kay, Ulysses            
5.2        1955    The Critick Criticiz'd    Morton, Lawrence            
5.2        1955    A "Don't Buy American" Art    Lang, Paul Henry            
5.2        1955    Collaborations in Music    Ringo, James        
5.2        1955    An American Composer in Spain    Hively, Wells 
           
5.3        1956    The Music of Jacob Avshalomov    Bergsma, William 
5.3        1956    Scandinavian Music in the U.S.A.    Hall, David        
5.3        1956    Music in the Southwest    Franco, Johan    
5.3        1956    Festival at Mississippi Southern College    Grant, Parks        
5.3        1956    I Married a Musician    Issacs, Edith J.R.         
5.3        1956    The Louisville-Rockefeller Works in the Contemporary American Scene    Hagan, R.H.
5.3        1956    Riegger's Modesty Fails to Conceal his Greatness    Elwell, Herbert        

5.4        1956    Richard Donovan    Frankenstein, Alfred    
5.4        1956    Even with No Fifth Symphonies for Sale    Claflin, Avery            
5.4        1956    The Right to Compose    Goldberg, Albert            
5.4        1956    An Open Letter to Albert Goldberg    Kohs, Ellis B.            
5.4        1956    Report of ACA-Sponsored Concerts    Truax, Carol            
5.4        1956    Seventh Annual Regional Composers' Forum    Franco, Johan  
         
6.1    Autumn    1956    Thoughts From the Workbench    Kohs, Ellis B.    
6.1    Autumn    1956    Summer Blue Plate Specials    Truax, Carol            
6.1    Autumn    1956    On the Notation of Harmonics for the Double Bass    Sankey, Stuart        
6.1    Autumn    1956    Problems on Writing an Opera and Some Afterthoughts    Laufer, Beatrice            
6.1    Autumn    1956    Lament    from the New Yorker    
6.1    Autumn    1956    Jokes, Portraits and Collages    Ringo, James    
    
6.2        1957    George Antheil on Tom Scott    
6.2        1957    Some Notes on Tom Scott's Music    Ringo, Jame        
6.2        1957    Does Cotemporary Music Really Profit From Performances by Community Orchestras?     Foss, Lukas
6.2        1957    A Prospectus for Musicians    Harrison, Lou    
6.2        1957    Discovering the Orchestra Conductor    Riegger, Wallingford        
6.2        1957    Contemporary Music in Louisiana    Grant, Parks and Poteet, Ewing  
 
6.3        1957    Quincy Porter    Boatwright, Howard 
6.3        1957    Summers in Aspen (1951-1957)    Jones, Charles            
6.3        1957    Problems of Our Time in Music: "The Great Performance"    Goeb, Roger        
6.3        1957    Ecstatics and Alchemists    Lang, Paul Henry        
6.3        1957    In Memoriam: Erich Itor Kahn (Retrospect and Prospect)    Newlin, Dika    
        
6.4        1957    Normand Lockwood and Choral Music    Lynn, George         
6.4        1957    A Note on Several Facets of Normand Lockwood's Music    McDowell, John            
6.4        1957    Some Reflections on Opera: Rolf Liebermann, Man of the Theatre    Glanville-Hicks, Peggy       
6.4        1957    Problems of Our Time in Music: A Plea    Goeb, Roger    

7.1    Fall    1957    Ulysses Kay    Slonimsky, Nicolas    
7.1    Fall    1957    Problems of Our Time in Music: "Dissonance"    Goeb, Roger        
7.1    Fall    1957    On Percussion    Farberman, Harold
    
7.2        1958    Hugo Weisgall    Rochberg, George            
7.2        1958    The Lure of the Orient    Ringo, James        
7.2        1958    Toward a Musical Home-Rule    Bacon, Ernest            
7.2        1958    The Harpsichord on the Contemporary Scene: Roots for a Tradition    Lincoln, Stoddard  
 
7.3        1958    A Word On Adolph Weiss    Cowell, Henry
7.3        1958    A Composer Reports from Washington    Parris, Robert        
7.3        1958    American Song: An Introduction    Hill, Dona Jean        
7.3        1958    Music of the Future: An Open Letter to Audiences    Heath, Andrew    

7.4        1958    The Music of Miram Gideon    Perle, George
7.4        1958    The Music of John Verrall    Beale, James            
7.4        1958    A Criterion of a Modern Libretto    Forte, Allen            
7.4        1958    The Libretto Problem    Machlis, Joseph 

8.1        1958    The Music of Vivian Fine    Riegger, Wallingford
8.1        1958    Music for an American Dance    Humphrey, Doris        
8.1        1958    Robert McBride: Practical Music Maker    McKelvey, Nat        
8.1        1958    The Composer and the Carillon    Franco, Johan            
8.1        1958    A Laurel Leaf for Thor Johnson    Gauntlett, Helen

8.2        1959    The Writings of Norman Cazden: Composer and Musicologist   Haufrecht, Herbert
8.2        1959    Harrison Kerr: Composer and Educator    Ringer, Alexander            
8.2        1959    Some Views of Subsidy    Masonson, Norman 
         
8.3        1959    The Music of Herman Berlinski    Kayden, Mildred 
8.3        1959    Johan Franco: The Music and the Man    Hoskins, William            
8.3        1959    Impressions of the Soviet Musical Scene    Kay, Ulysses        
8.3        1959    How to Become a Famous Composer    Johnson, Lockrem 

8.4        1959    Herbert Haufrecht: The Composer and the Man    Cazden, Norman    
8.4        1959    Lockrem Johnson: Conservative Rebel    Freed, Arnold        
8.4        1959    Laurel Leaf, 1959    Ward, Robert    
8.4        1959    Laurel Leaf, 1959 for Martha Graham    Terry, Walter        
8.4        1959    Laurel Leaf, 1959 for Howard Mitchell    Nelson, Chris        
8.4        1959    Fear and the Creative Process    Colgrass, Michael
        
9.1        1959    John J. Becker    Riegger, Wallingford
9.1        1959    Paul A. Pisk    Kennan, Kent        
9.1        1959    They Hated Contemporary Music in Fort Wayne    Buketoff, Igor        
9.1        1959    Delinquent Composers and Juveniles    Haufrecht, Herbert
            
9.2        1960    Lou Harrison    Yates, Paul    
9.2        1960    Erich Itor Kahn    Smith, Russell    
9.2        1960    The Newest "New Festival" 

9.3        1960    Henry Leland Clarke    Verrall, John    
9.3        1960    For a Department of Fine Arts    Riegger, Wallingford        
9.3        1960    Wallingford Riegger    Becker, John J.        
9.3        1960    A Note on Wallingford Riegger    Cowell, Henry        
9.3        1960    The Music of Wallingford Riegger    Goldman, Richard Franko 
       
9.4        1961    Chou Wen-Chung    Slonimsky, Nicolas    
9.4        1961    William Flanagan    Albee, Edward and Rorem, Ned
 
10.1        1961    Edwin Gerschefski    McRae, Donald    
10.1        1961    Daniel Pinkham    Smith, Warren Storey  
         
10.2    May    1962    A Revision of the U.S. Copyright Law    Goeb, Roge    
10.2    May    1962    Ives's Concord Sonata    Frakenstein, Alfred      
     
10.3    September    1962    Gordon Binkerd    Hagan, Dorothy Veinus    
10.3    September    1962    The Music of George Perle    Weinberg, Henry        
10.3    September    1962    Duodecuple Notation    Bailey, Marshall     
       
10.4    December    1962    Dika Newlin    Wolff, Konrad        
10.4    December    1962    The Music of Hall Overton    Cohen, David        
10.4    December    1962    Odon Alonso: Today's Music Today    Custer, Arthur
     
11.1    June    1963    American Orchestras and American Music    Johnson, Thomas        
11.1    June    1963    A Composer's Credo    Stein, Leon        
11.1    June    1963    Ussachevsky's Film Music    Whittenberg, Charles        
11.1    June    1963    How to Succeed in Composing Without Really Succeeding    Flanagan, William        
11.1    June    1963    When the Chips are Down Composer Can't Bank on Getting a Loan    Buchwald, Art

11.2,3,4    December    1963    A Quarter-Century Reflection    Copland, Aaron    
11.2,3,4    December    1963    The American Composers Alliance Who? What? How?    Ward, Robert        
11.2,3,4    December    1963    Letter to the Editor    Morton, Lawrence            
11.2,3,4    December    1963    25 Years of ACA-Highlights and Recollections    Newlin, Dika            
11.2,3,4    December    1963    Some Younger Members of ACA    Wuorinen, Charles        
11.2,3,4    December    1963    Notes From my Diary    Luening, Otto        
11.2,3,4    December    1963    CRI: A Sonic Showcase for the American Composer    Hall, David  
     
12.1    Spring    1964    Composers on Main Street    Strongin, Theodore        
12.1    Spring    1964    George Perle's "Serial, Composition and Atonality"    Weinberg, Henry
  
13.1        1965    The Music of Mark Brunswick    Gideon, Miriam