Frank Morana
Music Scores and Compositions, 1969-2008

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Quantity: 4 boxes (1.25 cubic ft.)
Access: Open to research with restrictions on reproduction.
Acquisition: Gift from Frank Morana, September 2012.
Processed By: Abigail L. Fahrenwald Simkovic, Student Assistant, University at Albany, March 2013.

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Biographical Note:

Composer and musician Frank Morana was born in New York City in 1953, and currently lives in Amsterdam, New York, with his wife Elizabeth. Morana holds degrees in both organ performance and composition from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in London. Morana is a fellow at Trinity College, London; the Royal Canadian College of Organists; and the American Guild of Organists. He is an editor for the American Bach Society and for the Organ Historical Society. He has published more than 200 articles and reviews on organs and organ publications. Morana has been a frequent guest conductor and organist for solo, chamber, and orchestral performances at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection contains about 50 written scores of music encompassing Morana’s handwritten original compositions and original arrangements by Morana of other composers’ works. Many of the written scores in this collection are matched with audio or video recordings that may be found in a variety of formats, including cassette tapes, compact disks, and one flash drive. The flash drive in this collection contains 552 audio files and 542 video files of Morana performing his music. The content of the flash drive has been copied onto a DVD for use, and there are copies of the compact disks in the collection for use as well.

Use and Reproduction Note:

There are no limits on the inspection, examination, and study of this collection.  Reproduction limits are as follows:

  • Bound Volumes: 10 percent of the total number of pages from any individual volume may be reproduced.
  • Compact Disks: 10 percent of any individual track. For example, 1.5 minutes may be reproduced from a 15-minute track.
  • Audio Cassettes: 10 percent of each side of the cassette may be reproduced.
  • Flash Drive: The images may be reproduced in full, 10 percent of any text file may be reproduced, and 10 percent of the total playing time of any audio or video file may be reproduced.

The permissions within the collection are as follows:

  • Where the authority of copyright cannot be determined, no permission shall be assumed.
  • Where the authority of copyright is determinable but a location or mailing address for the owner cannot be determined, a concerted effort to locate the copyright owner is required.
  • Where a location or mailing address for the copyright owner is determinable but the owner remains unresponsive to requests for permissions, then no permission shall be assumed.
  • The donor does business under the names WTPD and WTPDevelopment.  All (c) and (p) symbols beside those names signify a 100 percent interest on the part of the donor.
  • Where the year of the entry of the materials into the public domain cannot be determined, due to lack of knowledge as to the year of death of the donor, then it shall be assumed that the donor lived to the age of 70.

Box List


Volume Box Description Recording
A.1 3 The Height of Folly by Frank Morana. 2006. Printed and collated score. Box 4, CD B.1
A.2 1 Grand Symphonie/ by Frank Morana. 2008. Printed and collated score with “A.2” painted on the cover and Morana’s signature on the penultimate page. Box 4, CD B.2
A.3 3 The Chariot of Polyester by Frank Morana. 2007. Printed and collated score with “A.3” painted on the cover and Morana’s signature on the third-to-final page. Box 4, CD B.3
A.4 3 The Grotto by Frank Morana. 2006. Printed and collated score. Box 4, CD B.4
A.5 3 The Passing Parade by Frank Morana. 2006. Printed and collated score. Box 4, CD B.5
A.6 1 Four Sketches for Orchestra by Frank Morana. 2005. Printed and collated score with Morana’s signature on the penultimate page. Box 4, CD B.6
A.7 1 Introduction to Strings by Frank Morana. 2005. Printed and collated score with Morana’s signature on the final page.  Box 4, CD B.8
A.8 1 Passaggio for Flute, Clarinet, Horn, Two Violas, Cello, and Piano by Frank Morana. 2002. Collated, photocopied, handwritten score. Box 4, Flash Drive.
A.9 1 Collated volume of scores.
  • Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano by Frank Morana. [n.d.]. Photocopy of handwritten score with handwritten notations.
  • Duet for Clarinet and Horn by Frank Morana. 1987. Photocopied, handwritten score with handwritten coversheet and handwritten notations.
  • Duet for Two Violas by Frank Morana. 1987. Photocopied, handwritten score with handwritten coversheet and notations. 
Box 4, CD B.10
A.10 1 Clavierübung I for Piano by Frank Morana [n.d.] and Clavierübung II for Organ by Frank Morana [n.d.]. Collated collection of scores.
  • 25 Lessons Essercizi quasi Sonata by Frank Morana. [n.d.]. Printed score.
  • Triptyqe for Piano by Frank Morana. 2001. Photocopied, handwritten score.
  • Capriccio by Frank Morana. 2000. Photocopied, handwritten score.
  • Twelve Pieces for Piano by Frank Morana. 1991. Photocopied, handwritten score, with handwritten notations.
  • Six Pieces by Frank Morana. 1987. Photocopied, handwritten score with handwritten notations.
  • Manhattan Sonata by Frank Morana. 2005. Photocopied, handwritten score.
  • Kol Nidre by Frank Morana. 2000. Photocopied, handwritten score.
  •  A Kiss from the Infant Jesus by Oliver Messiaen. [n.d.]. Printed score.
  • The New Birth, Six Meditations for Organ by Frank Morana. 2005. Printed score.
Box 4, Cassettes C.1 and C.4, CD B.10
A.11 1 Organ Symphony by Frank Morana. 1988, revised 2002. Photocopied, handwritten score. Box 4, CD B.11
A.12 2 Duexième Symphonie by Frank Morana. 1995. Photocopied, handwritten score. Box 4, CD B.12
A.13 2 Symphony for Organ by Frank Morana. 2003. Photocopied, handwritten score with Morana’s signature on the penultimate page. Box 4, CD B.11
A.14 3 Clavierübung, 24 Preludes for Piano, Organ, or Harpsichord by Frank Morana. 2003. Printed score held in a three-ring binder. Box 4, CDs B.7 and B.14
A.15 2 Psychogenic Fugue, 20 Exercises for Piano, Organ, or Harpsichord by Frank Morana. 2004. Printed and collated scores. Box 4, CD B.6
A.16 2 Solo Instruments by Frank Morana. Collated compilation of photocopied, handwritten scores.
  1. Albumblatt by Frank Morana. 2012.
  2. J.P. Leguay, Prelude X by Frank Morana. 1990.
  3. W. F. Bach Presto Reconstruction by Frank Morana. 1967, revised 1997.
  4. Chaconne by Frank Morana. [n.d.].
  5. Solo per Contrabasso by Frank Morana. 1980.
  6. Sonata for Cello and Piano by Frank Morana. 1988. With handwritten notations.
  7. Solfeggio by Frank Morana. 2002.
Box 4, CD B.13
Recording of Solfeggio only.
A.17 2 Solo Instruments Continued by Frank Morana. Collated compilation of both printed and photocopied, handwritten scores.
  1. Tafelmusik by Frank Morana. 2006.
  2. Chorale Four Trombones by Frank Morana. 1969.
  3. Out of the Depths by Frank Morana. 2000.
  4. Passacaglia by F. J. Mranawets [Frank Morana]. 2004.
  5. Passacaille en Rondeux by Frank Morana. [n.d.].
Box 4, CD B.13
A.18 2 Printed and collated collection of musical arrangements of other composers work by Frank Morana with a copy of the collection’s deed of gift attached to the back cover.
  1. Das Marienleben by Paul Hindemith, arranged by Frank Morana. [n.d.].
  2. Prelude to Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner, arranged by Frank Morana. [n.d.].
  3. Sicut Cervus Figurirte by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, arranged by Frank Morana. 1985.
  4. Prélude by César Franck, arranged by Frank Morana. [n.d.].
  5. Scratchband by John Adams, arranged by Frank Morana. [n.d.].
  6. Contrapunctus von Die Kunst der Fuge by Johann Sebastian Bach, arranged by Frank Morana. 1997.
  7. Sinfonia Anderes Praeludium zu der Fughetta in G-dur by Johann Sebastian Bach, arranged by Frank Morana. [n.d.].
Box 4, CDs B.10 and B.13
A.19 2 Passacaille en Rondeux by Frank Morana. [n.d.]. Photocopied handwritten score with handwritten fuga added at the end of the score. 
A.20 2
  1. Streetcorner Serenade by Frank Morana. 1988. Collated, photocopied handwritten score.
  2. Streetcorner Serenade Addenda by Frank Morana. [1990]. Printed score with a December 9, 1990 Merkin Concert Hall program attached.  Located on the back cover of A.20.
Box Format Item Description Score
4 Cassette C.1 “Triptyque,” Frank Morana. Box 1, A.10
4 Cassette C.2 “Capriccio,” Frank Morana.  Box 1, A.10
4 Cassette C.3 “Dirge and Toccata,” Frank Morana. Box 1, A.10 and A.11
4 Cassette C.4 “Kol Nidre & Cortege & Litanie,” Frank Morana. Box 1, A.10
4 Cassette C.5 “La Nativité,” Frank Morana.
4 Cassette C.6 “Couperin,” Frank Morana.
4 Cassette C.7 “Brandenburg 4” and “Brandenburg 5,” ensemble.
4 Cassette C.8 “Konzert D-moll,” ensemble.
4 CD B.1 “The Height of Folly,” Frank Morana.  Box 3, A.1
4 CD B.2 “Grand Symphonie,” Frank Morana. Box 1, A.2
4 CD B.3 “The Chariot of Polyester,” Frank Morana.  Box 3, A.3
4 CD B.4 “The Grotto,” Frank Morana. Box 3, A.4
4 CD B.5 “The Passing Parade,” Frank Morana.  Box 3, A.5
4 CD B.6 “Four Sketches” and “Psychogenic Fugue,” Frank Morana. Box 1, A.6, Box 2, A.15
4 CD B.7 “Clavierübung,” Frank Morana [2003]. Box 3, A.14
4 CD B.8 “Introduction to Strings,” Frank Morana. Box 1, A.7
4 CD B.9 “An Evening of Music,” Frank Morana. Box 1, A.8 and A.9
4 CD B.10 “Bach Sinfonia,” “25 Lessons,” “Three Exercises,” “Out of the Depths,” “A Kiss,” and “The New Birth,” Frank Morana. Box 1, A.10, Box 2, A.17 and A.18
4 CD B.11 “Organ Symphony,” Frank Morana [1988].
4 CD B.12 “Deuxième Symphonie,” Frank Morana. Box 2, A.12
4 CD B.13 “Tafelmusik,” “Chorale,” “Musette,” “Prélude,” and “Solfeggio,” Frank Morana. Box 2, A.16, A.17, and A.18
4 CD B.14 “Clavierübung,” Frank Morana. Box 3, A.14
4 CD B.15 “Souls at Play,” Elizabeth Morana and Frank Morana.
4 CD B.16 “The Music of Pierre Cochereau,” Frank Morana.
4 Flash Drive “Biopic”
  1. Two photographs of Frank Morana: .gif and .jpg.
  2. Bio.txt.
4 Flash Drive “Mr Bach Piano Music”
  1. “Audio”
    1. “Three Piece Groups,” 150 .mp3 files.
    2. “Unequalized Singles,” 402 .mp3 files.
  2. “Video”
    1. “Three Piece Groups,” 140 .wmv files.
    2. “Unequalized Singles,” 402 .wmv files.
Box 1, A.8
4 Flash Drive “Six Concerts avec plusiers Instruments,” 6 .wav files.
Last Updated: September 24, 2013