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De Peaux

Collection Information


Richard De Peaux art works relating to music score, “Unisonics,” by C. Curtis-Smith


Sousa Archives and Center for American Music


Curtis-Smith score and two related art works purchased from De Peaux

When acquired



Edition of 23 pages (title page, credit page, 19 pages score, 2 colored serigraphs depicting composer) produced by Richard Joel De Peaux:

Curtis-Smith, C. (Curtis)
Unisonics: for alto saxophone and prepared piano. (S.l., s.n.) c1978.
No. 22 of limited edition of 40 copies.

“The portfolio took eleven months of full time work to completely draw and hand print (serigraphy) the music along with hand-set and hand-inked type on 100% rag Stonehenge, deckled edge paper.” (R. De Peaux, description of edition).

This piece was held in the MPAL Special Collections until March 20, 2015 when it was transferred to the Sousa Archives for preservation purposes.

Access/Finding Aids/Bibliography

See Series 1, Oversize Portfolio Case 2 of Music and Performing Arts Library Small Special Collections, 1911-1981 Finding Aid at the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music.

Catalog record here: Unisonics: for alto saxophone and piano

Description of edition by De Peaux laid in box. Collections File folder (“Richard De Peaux”) includes biographical information on De Peaux, list of public institutions holding “Unisonics”, and correspondence.

Index terms

Curtis-Smith, Curtis; De Peaux, Richard; Unisonics

See also

Recording of work: DISC M785 D58 T42 (Composers Recordings CRI SD388)