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Howard Slenk Collection

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Howard Slenk Collection, 1965-1993 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Title: Howard Slenk Collection, 1965-1993

ID: COLL/233

Primary Creator: Slenk, Howard (1931-)

Extent: 3.2 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Professor of music at Calvin College. The collection includes Oratorio Society constitution, minutes, correspondence, television releases, source work, program notes, sing-along activities, photographs, press clippings, rehearsal plans, dissertation materials, and oratorio notes for the Messiah, St. Paul, Requiem, King David, Creation, St. John's Passion, The Crucifixion, St. Matthew's Passion, and Easter Oratorio.

Biographical Note

Howard J. Slenk was born in Holland, Michigan in 1931. He attended Calvin College went on to earn his Ph.D. from Ohio University. Slenk taught at Trinity Christian College, but perhaps is best known for his service at Calvin College as professor of music for 28 years.

From 1967-1995 Slenk taught organ and music theory as well as directing Calvin's choirs and conducting the Oratorio Society. Slenk also served as the organist and music director for Woodland CRC in Grand Rapids. Slenk wrote A Well-Appointed Church Music in 1960. Slenk, (now emeritus professor of music) has received the honor of a scholarship named after him. The Howard J. Slenk Music Scholarship is awarded to Calvin College students with a music focused career path such as choral conducting, organist, or musicology.


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[Series 1: Oratorio Notes, 1980-1993],
[Series 2: Tapes of Past Performances],
[Series 3: Dissertation Notes and Materials],
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Series 1: Oratorio Notes --- 1980-1993
Box 1
Folder 1: Personnel records, articles, program notes
Folder 2: Oratorio Society --- 1980-1981
Folder 3: Oratorio Society constitution --- 1981
Folder 4: Messiah, correspondence, society minutes --- 1981
Folder 5: Source communications, television broadcasts of Messiah --- 1981
Folder 6: Messiah, correspondence, release for Messiah telecast --- 1982
Folder 7: "Messiah Sing-In," sing-along --- 1982
Folder 8: Mendelssohn's St. Paul, correspondence, notes, society minutes --- 1982
Folder 9: Source work on Messiah --- 1983
Folder 10: Mendelssohn's St. Paul, correspondence, notes, society minutes --- 1983
Folder 11: Messiah, correspondence, notes, society minutes --- 1983
Box 2
Folder 1: Source communications, telecasts, activities, and correspondence --- 1983
Folder 2: Sing-along activities --- 1983
Folder 3: H. Slenk directing Oratorio, photographs --- 1984
Folder 4: Brahms' Requiem, notes, correspondence --- 1984
Folder 5: Bach-Handel anniversary concer, notes, correspondence, and minutes --- April 19 and 20, 1985
Folder 6: Messiah, notes, correspondence, society minutes --- 1984
Folder 7: Messiah, correspondence, notes, minutes --- 1985
Folder 8: Honeggar's King David, notes, correspondence --- 1985
Folder 9: Messiah, society minutes, notes --- December 1986
Folder 10: Messiah, December, society minutes, notes, correspondence --- 1987
Folder 11: Creation, society minutes, orchestra schedule --- April 1987
Folder 12: Elijah, society minutes, rehearsal plan, correspondence --- April 1988
Box 3
Folder 1: Messiah, society minutes, correspondence, reactions --- 1988
Folder 2: St. John, rehearsal plans, society minutes --- 1988
Folder 3: Messiah, society minutes, press clippings, correspondence --- December 8 and 9, 1989
Folder 4: The Crucifixion, society minutes, correspondence, press report
Folder 5: Messiah, society minutes, correspondence, press report --- November 30 and December 1, 1990
Folder 6: St. Paul, society minutes, correspondence, rehearsal plans, program --- March 21 and 22, 1991
Folder 7: Messiah, society minutes, correspondence --- December 2, 3, and 4, 1991
Folder 8: Messiah, society minutes, correspondence --- December 4 and 5, 1992
Folder 9: St. Matthew's Passion, Bach bibliography, society minutes, press report --- April 3, 1992
Folder 10: Easter Oratorio, rehearsal schedule, correspondence --- April 10, 1993
Folder 11: A Well-Appointed Church Music --- 1960

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