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April 2018

          2017 interview with Betty Meyers who is currently Associate Director of Music at First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland.  She is also active as            a chamber music performer and was an accompanist for Mr. Shaw on numerous occasions. 

          2017 interview with Phyllis Speirs, voice teacher, coach, conductor and teacher at Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland OH was interviewed              in Cleveland by Suzanne Shull in June 2017.


March 2018

2017 interview with Nola Frink about his working relationships, family life, and end of life

2017 Interview - Robert (Bob) Woods with Suzanne Shull.  As founder and CEO of Telarc International, Woods and was responsible for many of the Grammy winning recordings made by Robert Shaw with the ASO and ASO choruses.  He has digitally archived ASO performances under Shaw's direction.

1992 interview with Florence Kopleff by Howard Dyck

June 2017

  Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Letters

  1959 Robert Shaw Chorale at University of Michigan

  Cleveland Composers' Guild, Vol I recording liner notes (Re-released 2010, album available on iTunes)

May 2017

  1967 Meadow Brook Recording Cover

  1968 Robert Shaw Conducts Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus

  1972 Robert Shaw Conducts at Blossom Music Center

  1966 Cleveland Press photo and news article on Robert Shaw's preparing the Chorus for Bernstein's Chichester Psalms 

  1967 Meadow Brook Music Festival Program

  1969 Blossom Music Festival Program

            Britten Gloriana Edited 1993

            Britten Lift Boy Edited 1993

            Britten Wedding Anthem Edited 1993

            Britten Chorale Edited 1993

            Britten War Requiem Edited ASO 1981, ASO 1988 (recorded), ASO 1993 (Carnegie Hall)

            Dvorak Stabat Mater ASO Telarc Recording November 1998

            Beethoven Symphony #9, 4th Movement (date unknown)

            Berlioz L'enfance du Christ Edited for ASO Chamber Chorus 1995

            Berlioz Requiem Edited 1982, 1992, reprinted 1995

            Bernstein Missa Brevis Edited for France workshop 1992

            Borodin Polovetsian Dances 1978 edition for ASOC performance and recording

            Brahms Requiem the English transliteration Shaw was working on just before he died. Performance and recording with Craig Jessup and                       Mormon Tabernacle Choir, November 1998.

March/April 2017

           1990 Christmas with Robert Shaw program:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Morehouse Glee Club, Young Singers of Callanwolde

            Bach Mass in B minor marked score

            Bach St. John Passion marked score

             Bartok Cantata Profana, English translation by Robert Shaw

             John Adams, Harmonium

             Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem, Edited by RS for Nov. 18-20, 1989, reviewed for ASOC  in 1992, reviewed for ASOC and Cinn. May Festival Nov. 20, 1996

            Felix Mendelssohn, Elijah 1994      

             Bernstein Chichester Psalms Program, Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus 1966


              Interview with Sue Sigmon Williams, Member of Atlanta Shaw choruses, ASO board member, teacher, lecturer on Shaw's attributes and            contributions to the City of Atlanta

              Interview with Dr. T. J. Anderson (composer in residence) and Bradley Currey (ASO Board President and Shaw's "complaint department)  regarding their experience with Robert Shaw, conducted by Suzanne Shull on March 1, 2017 in Atlanta.

February 2017

            Link to the national office of the American Choral Directors Association where many of Shaw's marked scores are housed.  Go to Marked                       Scores for access information.

            Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah, complete score edited by Shaw

January 2017

            Audio with transcript of interview with Nola Frink

            Audio with transcript of interview with Craig Jessop

November/December 2016

             Music and Worship in the Liberal Church (sermon)

             Premises for establishing the music program at First Unitarian Church in Cleveland

              Documents from the early days of the Collegiate Choral.  These were in a scrapbook found by collector Bob Hopper, a summer resident at the Chautauqua Institution.  After seeing the film Robert Shaw — Man of Many Voices, Mr. Hopper was moved to contribute this collection to the website project.

              Audio with transcript of interview with Norman Mackenzie

              Audio and transcript of interview with Caroline Shaw