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Igor Stravinsky: A Guide to Primary and Secondary Resources at the Library of Congress

Music Manuscripts

The page describes the Music Division's unique music manuscript holdings: Stravinsky's holograph manuscripts and sketches for his own works, manuscript materials in the Igor Stravinsky and Robert Craft collection, and Stravinsky's personal Antiphonary.

How to Find Holograph Manuscripts by Stravinsky

The Music Division holds over 40 music manuscripts in Stravinsky's hand. The physical manuscripts live in several different places in the Music Division's collections, a reflection of how they were acquired. Search for them using the following information:

Holograph Manuscripts by Stravinsky

The vast majority of the Music Division's Stravinsky manuscripts date from the 1920s and afterward. Some of the most significant manuscripts in Music Division's collections are listed below. The following titles offer a representative sample and link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are included when available. Request and view items that have not been digitized in the Performing Arts Reading Room.

Manuscript Materials in the Igor Stravinsky and Robert Craft Collection

The Music Series of the Igor Stravinsky / Robert Craft collection consists of scores and parts, printed and facsimile, dating from approximately 1912 to 1966. Most are ozalid and photocopy reproductions with holograph annotations by Stravinsky, Robert Craft, or performers. The collection also contains publisher's proofs with holograph corrections by Stravinsky. Search the collecting finding aid using the link below.

Stravinsky's Antiphony Manuscript

Although not a manuscript created by Stravinsky, the Antiphonary: diurnal in the Music Division's collections was gifted to the Music Division by the composer in 1963.