Keyboard Works

List of Special Collections/Publishers (works list table below)

Creative Keyboard Publications – Great Women Composers by Gail Smith, P. O. Box 66, Pacific, MO 63069-0066, ©1996 (out of print) – OCLC WorldCat

Da Capo – Amy Beach: Piano Music, New York : Da Capo Press, ©1982 (out of print) – OCLC WorldCat

Hildegard – Hildegard Publishing Company, P. O. Box 18860, Mount Airy, PA 19119

IMSLP – International Music Score Library Project/Petrucci Library (Free Public Domain sheet music)

LC Schmidt – Library of Congress Music Division, Arthur P. Schmidt Company Archives – Music Manuscripts – Finding Aid PDF

Masters – Ludwig Masters Publications, 6403 West Rogers Circle, Boca Raton, Florida 33487

Mel Bay Beach – The Life and Music of Amy Beach, compiled and edited by Gail Smith, Mel Bay Publications, Inc., #4 Industrial Drive, Pacific, MO, 63069  – OCLC WorldCat

Mel Bay Women– Four Centuries of Women Composers, by Gail Smith, Mel Bay Publications, Inc., #4 Industrial Drive, Pacific, MO, 63069

UNH Beach – University of New Hampshire Library, Amy Cheney Beach (Mrs. H.H.A. Beach) Papers

UNH Block – University of New Hampshire Library, Adrienne Fried Block Papers

UMKC – Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Amy Cheney Beach Collection


TitleOpusScoringDateOriginal Publication and Other InformationWhere to acquire or purchase
Moderato-Piano-Unpublished. Signed Amy M. Cheney.UMKC – Box 2, folder 9 (MS)
Cadenza to Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.3, op.37, 1st movement3Piano1888A. P. Schmidt, 1888LC Schmidt – Box 25 (MS); UNH Beach – Box 6, folder 31 & Box 9, folder 17; UNH Block – Box 1, folder 6
Valse-caprice4Piano1889A. P. Schmidt, 1889IMSLP (score & MS); Masters; Hildegard; LC Schmidt – Box 29 (MS); UNH Beach – Box 6, folder 31 & Box 9, folder 17; UNH Block – Box 1, folder 7
Ballad(e)6Piano1894A. P. Schmidt, 1894IMSLP (score & MS); Masters; Hildegard; Dover; LC Schmidt – Box 24 (MS); UNH Beach – Box 6, folder 32 & Box 9, folder 17
Four Sketches: (1) In Autumn, (2) Phantoms, (3) Dreaming & (4) Fireflies15/1-4Piano1892A. P. Schmidt, 1892. Dreaming arranged for violoncello and piano – see chamber works.IMSLP; Masters; Hildegard (1-3 & 4); Dover; LC Schmidt – Box 25 (Dreaming MS); UNH Beach – Box 6, folder 42 (In Autumn & Phantoms), Box 6, folders 43 – 44 (Dreaming), Box 6, folder 45 (Fireflies) & Box 9, folder 17; UNH Block – Box 2, folder 6 (Dreaming)
Bal masque22Piano1894A. P. Schmidt, 1894. Arranged for orchestra – see orchestral works.IMSLP (score & MS); LC Schmidt – Box 24 (MS); UNH Beach – Box 6, folder 52 and Box 9, folder 17; UNH Block – Box 2, folder 13
Children’s Carnival25Piano1894A. P. Schmidt, 1894IMSLP; Hildegard; Mel Bay Women; LC Schmidt – Box 25 (MS); UNH Beach – Box 9, folder 17; UNH Block – Box 2, folder 15
Trois morceaux caractéristiques: (1) Barcarolle, (2) Minuet italien & (3) Danse des fleurs28/1-3Piano1894A. P. Schmidt, 1894. In 1937, Barcarolle was revised as well as arranged for violin and piano – see chamber works.IMSLP; Masters; Hildegard (Barcarolle); Mel Bay Women; Dover; LC Schmidt – Box 24 (Barcarolle MS), Box 25 (Danse des fleurs MS) & Box 26 (Minuet italien MS); UMKC – Box 4, folder 3 (Minuet italien); UNH Beach – Box 7, folder 8 (Barcarolle – 1937 Revised version, Minuet italien & Danse des fleurs) and Box 9, folder 17 (complete copies); UNH Block – Box 3, folder 2
Children’s Album: (1) Minuet, (2) Gavotte, (3) Waltz, (4) March & (5) Polka36/1-5Piano1897A. P. Schmidt, 1897IMSLP; Masters; Hildegard; LC Schmidt – Box 26 (March & Minuet MS), Box 27 (Polka MS) & Box 29 (Waltz MS); UNH Beach – Box 9, folder 17; UNH Block – Box 3, folder 12
Summer Dreams47Piano – 4 hands1901A. P. Schmidt, 1901IMSLP; Masters; LC Schmidt – Box 28 (MS); UNH Block – Box 4, folder 10
Serenade (Transcription of R. Strauss’ Ständchen)-Piano1902A. P. Schmidt, 1902LC Schmidt – Box 30 (MS); UNH Beach – Box 5, folder 14 (MS – 2 copies) & Box 9, folder 10; UNH Block – Box 9, folder 11
Scottish Legend, Gavotte fantastique54/1-2Piano1903A. P. Schmidt, 1903IMSLP (score & Scottish Legend MS); Masters; Hildegard; Dover; LC Schmidt – Box 27 (Scottish Legend MS); UMKC – Box 4, folder 16 (Scottish Legend); UNH Block – Box 5, folder 2 (complete copies)
Variations on Balkan Themes60piano1904A. P. Schmidt, 1906. Revised by Beach and also published by A. P. Schmidt, 1936. Arranged for orchestra by Beach in 1906, but unpublished. Arranged for two pianos and published by A. P. Schmidt, 1937. Two-piano version revised in 1942. In 2009, Hector Valdivia created an orchestrated version and orchestrated Beach’s two-piano version.IMSLP (1906 score & MS); Masters (1906 version); Hildegard (1906 version); Women Composers Vol. 8 (Valdivia orchestrated & 2-piano versions); LC Schmidt – Box 29 (Two-piano MS); UMKC – Box 2, folder 23 (1904 MS); UNH Beach – Box 5, folder 19 (Beach 1906 orchestration MS) and Box 7, folder 54 (Beach 1936 revised solo piano version); UNH Block – Box 5, folders 8 & 9
Eskimos: Four Characteristic Pieces: (1) Arctic Night, (2) The Returning Hunter, (3) Exiles and (4) With Dog Teams64/1-4Piano1907A. P. Schmidt, 1907. (Revised by Beach in 1943, but apparently not published.)IMSLP; Mel Bay Beach (The Returning Hunter); UMKC – Box 3, folder 15; UNH Block – Box 5, folder 14
Les rêves de Columbine: Suite française, (1) La Fée de la fontaine, (2) Le prince gracieux, (3) Valse amoureuse (4) Sous les étoiles and (5) Danse d’Arlequin65/1-5Piano1907A. P. Schmidt, 1907IMSLP; Hildegard; Mel Bay Women; LC Schmidt – Box 27 (MS); UNH Block – Box 5, folder 15
Iverniana70Two pianos1910Unpublished and lost. Later revised by Beach as op. 104.Lost
“The Lotos Isles”76/2Piano-UnpublishedUNH Beach – Box 5, folder 26 (MS)
Prelude and Fugue81Piano1917G. Schirmer, 1918IMSLP; Masters; UNH Beach – Box 5, folder 30 (MS) & Box 8, folder 8; UNH Block – Box 7, folder 1
From Blackbird Hills83Piano1922A. P. Schmidt, 1922. Beach also orchestrated – see orchestral works.IMSLP; Masters; Dover; UNH Beach – Box 8, folder 9; UNH Block – Box 7, folder 1
Fantasia fugata87Piano1923Theodore Presser, 1923IMSLP (not PD in US); Da Capo; UNH Beach – Box 8, folder 13 (2 copies); UNH Block – Box 7, folder 2
The Fair Hills of Eiré, O!91Piano1922A. P. Schmidt, 1922. Revised by Beach for organ in 1943 as Prelude on an Old Folk Tune.IMSLP; Masters; UNH Beach – Box 8, folder 15; UNH Block – Box 7, folder 6
Hermit Thrush at Eve, Hermit Thrush at Morn92/1-2Piano1921A. P. Schmidt, 1922IMSLP (scores & MSS); Masters; Hildegard; Dover; LC Schmidt – Box 25 (MSS); UMKC – Box 3, folders 21 & 22 (Hermit Thrush at Eve and Hermit Thrush at Morn respectively); UNH Beach – Box 5, folder 36 (MSS, 2 copies of Morn); UNH Block – Box 7, folder 7
From Grandmother’s Garden: (1) Morning Glories, (2) Heartsease, (3) Mignonette, (4) Rosemary and Rue and (5) Honeysuckle97/1-5Piano1922Theodore Presser, 1922Masters; Hildegard; Dover; UMKC – Box 3, folder 20 (complete copies); UNH Beach – Box 8, folders 19 – 22 (Morning Glories, Heartsease, Mignonette & Rosemary and Rue respectively); UNH Block – Box 7, folder 10 (complete copies)
Piano Compositions (1924): Farewell Summer, Dancing Leaves102/1-2Piano1924Oliver Ditson, 1924IMSLP; Masters; UNH Beach – Box 8, folder 28 (Farewell Summer – 2 copies) & Box 8, folder 29 (Dancing Leaves – 2 copies); UNH Block – Box 7, folder 15
Suite for Two Pianos Founded upon Old Irish Melodies104Two pianos1924John Church, 1924IMSLP; Hildegard; UNH Block – Box 8, folders 1 & 2
Old Chapel by Moonlight106Piano1924John Church, 1924Creative Keyboard Publications; UNH Block – Box 8, folder 3
Nocturne107Piano1924John Church, 1924IMSLP (not PD in US); Da Capo; UNH Block – Box 8, folder 3
A Cradle Song of the Lonely Mother108Piano1924John Church, 1924IMSLP; Masters; UNH Beach – Box 8, folder 31 (2 copies); UNH Block – Box 8, folder 3
From Olden Times: Gavotte111Piano-A. P. Schmidt, N.D.Unknown
By the Still Waters114Piano1925Art Publication Society, 1925IMSLP (not PD in US); UNH Beach – Box 8, folder 34 (2 copies); UNH Block – Box 8, folder 4
Tyrolean Valse-fantaisie116Piano1911Oliver Ditson, 1926IMSLP (not PD in US); Da Capo; UNH Beach – Box 8, folder 37; UNH Block – Box 8, folder 4
From Six to Twelve: (1) Sliding on the Ice, (2) The First May Flowers, (3) Canoeing, (4) Secrets of the Attic, (5) A Camp-fire Ceremonial and (6) Boy Scouts March119Piano1927Oliver Ditson, 1927Mel Bay Beach; UNH Beach – Box 8, folder 40 (The First May Flowers copy); UNH Block – Box 8, folder 5 (complete copies)
A Bit of Cairo-Piano1928Theodore Presser, 1928IMSLP (not PD in US); UNH Beach – Box 9, folder 11 (2 copies); UNH Block – Box 9, folder 12
A September Forest-Piano1930UnpublishedUNH Beach – Box 6, folder 13 (MS); UNH Block – Box 9, folder 11 (MS copy)
Three Pianoforte Pieces: (1) Scherzino: A Peterborough Chipmunk, (2) Young Birches and (3) A Humming Bird128/1-3Piano1932Theodore Presser, 1932IMSLP (not PD in US); Da Capo; UMKC – Box 4, folder 26; UNH Block – Box 8, folder 10
Out of the Depths130Piano1932Schmidt, 1932. Based on Psalm 130.IMSLP (not PD in US); LC Schmidt – Box 27 (MS); UNH Beach – Box 8, folder 49; UNH Block – Box 8, folder 10
Five Improvisations148Piano1934Composers Press, 1938IMSLP (not PD in US); Hildegard; UMKC – Box 3, folder 19; UNH Beach – Box 5, folder 1, nos. 5-7 (improvisation nos. 1-3 MSS) and Box 9, folder 5; UNH Block – Box 9, folder 3
“Far Awa’”43/4Organ1936Unpublished. Arranged by Beach for organ on September 17, 1936.UNH Beach – Box 5, folder 1, no. 15 and Box 5, folder 11
“Far Awa’”43/4Piano1936Unpublished. Arranged by Beach for piano on September 17, 1936.UNH Beach – Box 4, folder 12 and Box 5, folder 11
Prelude on an Old Folk Tune-Organ1943H. W. Gray, 1943IMSLP (not PD in US); UNH Beach – Box 8, folder 16; UNH Block – Box 7, folder 6