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Club Filarmónico Tucsonense records, 1890-1899Club Filarmónico Tucsonense records

MS 385

Collection Summary

Creator: Club Filarmónico Tucsonense
Collection Name:Club Filarmónico Tucsonense records,
Inclusive Dates: 1890 -1899
Physical Description:1.25 linear ft.
Abstract:Sheet music, both original and previously published, playbooks, music books, music industry publications, poster, and articles and two photographs associated with the Club Filarmónico Tucsonese, led by Fred Ronstadt.
Collection Number:MS 385
Language: Materials in English and Spanish.
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733

Biographical Note

Fred Ronstadt was born in Magdalena, Sonora, Mexico in 1868 and in 1882 was sent to Tucson to work as an apprentice in the Dalton and Vasquez Wagon Shop. He began musical training from an early age and once in Tucson became associated with several musicians and music lovers who helped him to continue his musical studies. In 1889, Ronstadt and several friends formed a group, began music lessons and became the Club Filarmónico Tucsonense. They made their debut in 1890 at Carillo's Gardens. Band membership was diverse, with members representing several prominent businesses in the community. In addition to weekly concerts, the band played several civic functions and even toured Southern California in 1896. Ronstadt quit the Club Filarmónico Tucsonense shortly after 1898 and, the Club disbanded shortly thereafter.

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of materials contained within the collection are the sheet music used by the Club Filarmónico Tucsonense, including original arrangements and compositions by Fred Ronstadt, the principal organizer such as Mi Sueno, Feliz Año Nuevo, and Manúelita . Materials from the Club's time include periodicals, articles, poster and playbooks for Alto, Baritone, Bass, Bugle, Clarinet, Drum, Piccolo and Saxophone. Materials for a 1982 Arizona Daily Star Article about the Club Filarmónico Tucsonense, including two photographs and a transcript of an interview between Ed Ronstadt and Fred Ronstadt, are also contained in the collection.





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Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Ronstadt, Edward F., 1916-
Ronstadt, Federico José María

Band music, Arranged -- Scores and parts
Band musicians -- Arizona -- Tucson -- 19th century
Dance music, Arranged -- Scores and parts
Dance musicians -- Arizona -- Tucson -- 19th century
Mexican Americans -- Social life and customs -- Arizona -- Tucson
Music -- Arizona -- Tucson -- Societies, etc. -- History -- Sources
Orchestral music, Arranged -- Scores and parts
Orchestral musicians -- Arizona -- Tucson -- 19th century

Administrative Information

Credit Line

Club Filarmónico Tucsonense records (MS 385). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Container List

11 Ejercicias de Armonia by F. Ronstadt
12 Original Arrangements and Compositions by F. Ronstadt
13 Original Arrangements and Compositions by F. Ronstadt
14 Publicity Poster for Elena Marin
15 Sheet Music: El Anillo de Hierro
16 Sheet music: Assorted Titles
17 Metodo de Solfeo y de Canto por Camis
21 Sheet Music: Assorted Titles
22 Sheet Music: Los Presagios
23 Playbooks by The International Band Book for Alto, Baritone, Bass and Bugle
24 Playbooks by The International Band Book for Clarinet and Drum
25 Playbooks by The International Band Book for Piccolo and Saxophone
26 Sheet music: Assorted titles
27 Musical Arrangement / Composition Instruction Books
28 Brainard's Musical World and Town Talk trade publications
29 El Frontero Article, November 1, 1896
210 News clippings from AZ Daily Star, two photographs, and transcript of interview between Ed and Fred Ronstadt