Collection consists of manuscripts, ozalid masters and
copies, and published sheet music of musical compositions.
Titles include: Orientales for the Piano; Impressions at
Wellesley; Five Tone Poems for Violin, Cello, and Piano;
The Awakening; Anthem; The Sea; Sonata no. 2 for Violin and
Piano; Rhapsodie for Piano and Orchestra; and Saul : an
Frances Marion (Fanny) Ralston was born on Jan. 7, 1875 in
St. Louis, MO; studied at the New England Conservatory with
Arthur Foote, Percy Goetschius, Fannie Payne, Nellie Strong
Stevenson, Richard S. Poppen and Ernest R. Kroeger; also
studied under Adolf Weidig in Chicago and under Carl
Faelten in Boston; gave a recital of her own compositions
at St. Louis in 1896; served as director of the music dept.
at Central College, Lexington, MO for two years and of the
Music School of Rockford College, IL for nine years;
compositions include Sonata Spirituel, Scotch Idyll,
Winter, Impressions at Wellesley, Song without Words, and
Three Little Waltzes; published Reflections of a Musician (c1920); she died on Feb. 5, 1952 in Arcadia, CA.
Copyright has not been assigned to the UCLA Library Special Collections.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from
manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Music
Librarian for Special Collections. Permission for
publication is given on behalf of UCLA Library Special Collections as the
owner of the physical items and is not intended to include
or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must
also be obtained.