THOMAS F. HECK
President, Insights Consulting
E-mail: insights (at) aya.yale.eduEDUCATION:
My consulting expertise is principally in the field of library and archives administration: planning, prioritization, preservation, and retrieval, with special emphasis on the appropriate use of scanning and digitization to improve access to special collections of various kinds, both private and public. Through the web site of my firm, Insights Consulting, I also represent the offerings of clients who wish to sell private collections.
As an independent scholar, I continue to lecture and to write on a variety of subjects. On a selective basis I also assist individuals and firms with editing and preparing texts for either print or electronic publication. Some of my Web sites for nonprofits interested in creating an appropriate Web presence are found at the PROJECTS page of my Web site.
Librarianship within higher education was my principal occupation during 22 wonderful years at The Ohio State University. I resigned this position in September 2000 in order to complete a large book, and to have more time for research, writing, consulting, and editing.
During my years of regular employment, I managed all aspects of a large (140,000+ volume) department library within a University Library system that comprised nearly 5 million items. It was part of the renowned OhioLINK library consortium. We had a fully integrated on-line catalog and numerous full-text and research databases, all of which were reached using Web-based, networked public access computers. The Music & Dance Library was the most media-intensive of all library locations at OSU, having its own A-V center. An in-house cataloging department complemented its two public service areas.
During the last ten years of my term of library service, I also held a part-time professorship in the musicology area of the School of Music at OSU. I regularly taught the graduate course in Research Methods and Bibliography in Music. I was sometimes involved in thesis guidance, and participated fully on many occasions as a committee member in the graduate examination process.
GRANTS AND AWARDS:
Fellow, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS), 1994-95, while on professional leave from OSU.
Participant in the December 2001 "School for Scanning," a three-day workshop on the latest developments in scanning and digitization in theory and practice, organized by the Northeast Document Conservation Center. Its purpose was to enable managers and planners of digitization projects to make the best choices in today's technological environment.
Representative papers given at scholarly conferences:
Review Editor, Fontes Artis Musicae, the journal of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres, 1988-92.
Guest faculty for the eleventh Aston Magna Academy in Music and the Humanities (Rutgers University, June 1993), on the topic "Schubert's World: Viennese Culture in the Reign of Francis I (1792-1835)." My topic was "Schubert Lieder with Guitar: A Reassessment." A reformulation of this article for a cross-disciplinary monograph on forensic methodology has recently been published (Northwestern Univ. Press, 2002) as "Schubert Lieder with Guitar: Musicological Evidence and Inference."
General Editor (1992-95) of the College Music Society's CMS Reports, a monographic series published occasionally by the Society.
Member of the Graduate Faculty of the Ohio State University (Category P - Doctoral Adviser).
Member of the OSU Fulbright Committee.
Named to the Commission of Scholars for the "Classics in Context" Festival, sponsored by the Greater Louisville Fund forth Arts, 1990. Participated in Teachers Institute and contributed an article to the festival monograph on "Comedy and Tragedy in the Italian Tradition."
Member, Music Library Association's Publications Awards Committee, 1987-89. Chair of the Committee, 1989.
Invited lecturer in the fields of music printing, music history and bibliography, guitar history and literature, Italian comedy, and trends in library research and user education. Recent invitations have been to:
FRENCH: Nearly bilingual in spoken and written French.
(by category, most recent first)
a. books & critical editions of music
A Treatise on Acting, From Memory and by Improvisation (1699) by Andrea Perrucci. Dell'Arte rappresentativa, premeditata ed all'improviso. Bilingual Edition in English and Italian. Edited and Translated by Francesco Cotticelli, Anne Goodrich Heck, and Thomas F. Heck. Lanham & London: Scarecrow Press, 2007. ISBN: 0-8108-6033-3; ISBN-13: 978-0-8108-6033-9. 256 pages. Binding: paperback. Click here for a link to the publisher's Web site.
Commedia dell'Arte in Naples: A Bilingual Edition of the 176
Casamarciano Scenarios. Transcribed by Francesco Cotticelli; Translated
and Edited by Francesco Cotticelli, Anne Goodrich Heck, and Thomas F. Heck.
Lanham & London: Scarecrow Press, 2001. ISBN 20-8108-4116-9. 1,168
This book was honored in early 2001 with the Weiss-Brown Award, to subsidize the publication of a scholarly book or books on European civilization before 1700 in the areas of music, theater, cultural studies, or French or Italian literature. The award is administered by the Newberry Library.
Click here for a link to the publisher's Web site.
Picturing Performance: The Iconography of the Performing Arts in Concept and Practice. Rochester, NY: Univ. of Rochester Press, 1999. 288 pp. ISBN 1-58046-044-5. Click here for a description of the book with excerpts from published reviews.
Mauro Giuliani: Virtuoso Guitarist and Composer. Columbus: Editions Orphée, 1995. 304 pp. ISBN 0-936186-87-9. Sold out in July 1997; reissued in paperback (11/97). Sold out again. A revised and updated edition is in the works for 2012.
The 'Music Information Explosion' and its Implications for College Teachers and Students. Edited and with contributions by Thomas F. Heck. Missoula: College Music Society, 1992. ix, 72 pp. (CMS Reports 9) Includes "Anything Goes? Issues in the Bibliographic Quality Control of Music Theses and Dissertations," co-authored with S. Ferguson and T. Cherubini. See also my contribution "The Bibliographic Spectrum: A Chart of Options Available for Documenting One's Literature Review in a Term Paper, Thesis, or Dissertation." Click here for more information, as presented on the CMS Web site, and to order a copy.
Commedia dell'Arte: A Guide to the Primary and Secondary Literature. New York: Garland, 1988. xiv, 450 pp. (Garland Humanities Reference Series) Reprinted by iUniverse, by arrangement with The Authors Guild, 2000- . ISBN: 0-595-00452-0. 468 pp. Click here for a link to this slightly revised reprint paperback edition, in full and legible 8.5 x 11" format for the first time. List price $34.94.
Schubert, Franz. Sixteen Songs with Guitar Accompaniment: A Selection of Lieder Published in Guitar Transcription During the Composer's Lifetime. Newly edited for performance, with historical notes, by Thomas F. Heck. New York & London: Tecla Editions, 1980. xi, 54 pp.
Giuliani, Mauro. Oeuvres
choisies pour guitare. Edited by Thomas F. Heck. Paris: Heugel & Cie., 1973. 105 pp. (Le Pupitre, 46.) Urtext edition with trilingual preface
and list of sources.
b. other monographs and music editions
Jazz Goes Classic: Jazz Favorites for Classic Guitar. Mel Bay and Warner Bros. Publications, 2002. ISBN 0-7866-6647-1. Ten of the seventeen arrangements in this anthology, including: All the Things You Are, April in Paris, Blue Moon, Days of Wine and Roses, Embraceable You, A Foggy Day, It Had To Be You, Someone to Watch Over Me, Summertime, and When I Fall in Love.
21 Duets for Violin and Guitar: Selections from the Suzuki Method, Books 1, 2 and 3. Edited by Thomas F. Heck. Princeton: Summy-Birchard, 1989.
Guitar Music in the Archive of the Guitar Foundation of America and Cooperating Collections: A Computerized Catalog. Columbus, OH: Guitar Foundation of America, 1981. v, 88 pp.
A Survey of Guitar Curricula in Colleges in the U.S. and Canada. Commissioned by the Guitar Committee of ASTA (American String Teachers Association). Cleveland: ASTA, 1975. 43 pp.
"The birth of the classic guitar and its cultivation in Vienna, reflected in the career and compositions of Mauro Giuliani (d.1829)." Ph.D. diss., Yale University, 1970. 529 pp. Published on demand (order no. 71-16249) by University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI.
c. articles and encyclopedia entries
Schubert Lieder with Guitar: Musicological Evidence and Inference," in Evidence and Inference in History and Law: Interdisciplinary Dialogues (Evanston: Northwestern Univ. Press, 2002). Click here to read more at the publisher's Web site.
"Giuliani, Mauro," in Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Personenteil: allgemeine enzyklopädie der Musik / begründet von Friedrich Blume. Kassel & New York: Bärenreiter; Stuttgart: Metzler, 1999- . My entry was completed and accepted in 2002.
"The Insane Asylum: A Commedia dell'Arte Scenario," translated by Francesco Cotticelli, Anne Goodrich Heck, and Thomas F. Heck, in Types of Drama: Plays and Contexts, 8th edition, edited by Sylvan Barnet, Wm. Burto, Lesley Ferris, and Gerald Rabkin (New York: Longman, 2001), pp. 459-466. Click here for a link to this popular 1,560-page anthology on the publisher's Web site. It lists for $68..
"Guitar-Related Research in the Age of the Internet: Current Options, Current Trends," Soundboard, 25/1 (1998): 61-68.
"The Illustration of Music Periodicals, c.1880-1914: A Question of Halftones and 'Whole'-tones." Fontes artis musicae, 44/4 (Dec. 1997): 307-330.
Eleven new entries
for the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians II, submitted
in 1997-99, published in 2000:
|Barrueco, Manuel||Fisk, Eliot|
|Morel, Jorge||Parkening, Christopher|
|Pujol Villarubi, Emilio||Ragossnig, Konrad|
|Santos, Turibio||Tanenbaum, David|
|Torres, Antonio||Verdery, Benjamin|
"The Uses of Music in Commedia performance," Theatre Symposium: A Journal of the Southeastern Theatre Conference, 1 (1993):7-12.
Contributions to The 'Music Information Explosion' and its Implications for College Teachers and Students, cited in section a. above.
"The Operatic Christopher Columbus: Three Hundred Years of Musical Mythology," Annali d'italianistica, 10 (1992): 236-278.
"Toward a Bibliography of Operas on Columbus: A Quincentennial Checklist," Notes, 49/2 (Dec. 1992): 474-497.
"The Musical Iconography of the Commedia dell'arte: An Overview." In The Commedia dell'arte from the Renaissance to Dario Fo. Edited by Christopher Cairns. Lewiston: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1989. Pp. 227-243 + illustrations. (The Italian Origins of European Theatre, 6)
"Japanese Musical Term Retrieval in RILM On-line: A Status Report and Comparison to The Music Index and Zeitschriftendienst Musik." Fontes Artis Musicae, 36/1 (1989): 31-37. Co-authored with Reiko Yoshimura, Japanese cataloger at OSU Libraries at the time.
"Music on Demand: Facsimile Technology at the Service of Interlibrary Loan and Beyond." Fontes Artis Musicae, 33/1 (1986): 77-79.
Ten entries in The
New Grove Dictionary of American Music. New York: Macmillan,
1986. (Those entries marked * have been updated for the New Grove II,
|Artzt, Alice||Bickford, Vahdah Olcott|
|Bobri, Vladimir||Isbin, Sharon *|
|Krick, George C.||Leisner, David *|
|Papas, Sophocles||Romeros family *|
|Starobin, David *||Van, Jeffery *|
"Flowcharts as a Tool in Bibliographic Instruction." CLUE: Comments on Library User Education, no. 11 (Sep. 1984): 1-4. [A publication of the OSU Libraries.]
"Images of Guitars and Guitarists," an Iconographic History of the Guitar. Gendai Guitar, nos. 215-16-17 (Tokyo, Feb-Apr 1984). Three-part article in Japanese.
"Computerized Bibliographic Retrieval in Music: A State-of-the-Art Critique." Proceedings of the International Conference on Computers and the Humanities. North Carolina State University, June 6-8,1983. Rockville, MD: Computer Science Press, 1983.
Twelve entries in The
New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. New York: Macmillan,
1980. (All entries marked * have been updated by me for the New Grove
II. I have recommended those marked + to younger scholars in the field.)
|Aguado, Dionysio *||Carulli, Ferdinando +|
|Giuliani, Mauro *||Legnani, Luigi +|
|Matiegka, Wenzel +||Porro, Pierre Jean *|
|Regondi, Giulio *||Sikhra, Andrei +|
|Tarrega, Francisco *||Wolf, Alois|
|Zani de Ferranti, Marco Aurelio||"Guitar" bibliography *|
"Schubert Lieder with Guitar -- Permissible?" Soundboard, the Quarterly of the Guitar Foundation of America, III/4(Nov 1976) through IV/2 (May 1977).
"Giuliani, Mauro," in Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart- Supplement. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1976.
"Stalking the Oldest
9/3 (1975): 64-71, in Japanese.
Click here to see the English version.
"Horetzky e il Giulianiad." il 'Fronimo', no. 12 (1975): 23-26.
"Giuliani in Italia," a three-part study of the composer's activity in his homeland before and after his thirteen-year residency in Vienna. Published in Italian in il 'Fronimo', nos. 9-10-11 (1974-75): 16-22, 19-28, and 13-19 respectively.
"Lute Music: Tablatures, Textures and Transcriptions." Journal of the Lute Society of America, VII (1974): 19-30. A version of this article also appeared in Italian in il 'Fronimo', no.9 (1974): 8-18.
"Mauro Giuliani (27 July 1781 - 8 May 1829): Birth and Death Dates Confirmed." Guitar Review, no. 37 (1972): 14-15. Published in Polish in Poradnik Muzyczny, 11 (Warszawa, 1971).
"The Role of Italy in the Early History of the Guitar: A Sidelight on the House of Ricordi." Guitar Review, no. 34 (1971):1-6.
"Ricordi Plate Numbers in the Earlier 19th Century: A Chronological Survey." Current Musicology, X (1970): 117-124.
BOOKS: Una Roman D'Elia. The Poetics of Titian’s Religious Paintings. Cambridge, U.K.; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005; and Jonathan Unglaub. Poussin and the Poetics of Painting: Pictorial Narrative and the Legacy of Tasso. Cambridge, U.K.; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. In Annali d'Italianistica 25 (2007).
BOOK: M. A. Katritzky. The Art of Commedia: A Study in the Commedia dell'Arte 1560-1620. (Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft). Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2006. In Music & Letters, Vol. 88/4 (2007): 652-653.
BOOK: Robert Henke. Performance and Literature in the Commedia dell'Arte. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. In Annali d'Italianistica 23 (2005): .
BOOK: Rosand, David. Drawing Acts: Studies in Graphic Expression and Representation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. In Annali d'Italianistica 22 (2004): 433-435.
MUSIC EDITION: Sanz, Gaspar. The Complete Guitar Works: A Transcription and Translation of the Complete Music and Text in Sanz' Instruccion de musica sobre la guitarra espanola (Zaragoza, 1674/5 & 1697). Transcribed and Edited for Classical Guitar by Robert Strizich. Saint-Nicolas, Quebec: Les Editions Doberman-Yppan, 1999. In Notes 60/1 (Sep 2003): 275-277.
BOOKS: Viaggiatori inglesi tra sette e ottocento. Saggi di Daniele Niedda, Margaret Rose, Mirella Billi, Maurizio Ascari. A cura di Vincenzo De Caprio. Roma: Istituto Nazionale di Studi Romani, 1999. 90 p. (Effetto Roma - Il viaggio. II ser.)
MUSIC EDITION: Sor, Fernando. The New Complete Works for Guitar. Re-engraved in Eleven Volumes. Edited by Brian Jeffery. London: Tecla Editions, 2001. In Notes 59/2 (Dec 2002): 435-438.
BOOKS: Viaggiatori inglesi tra sette e ottocento. Saggi di Daniele Niedda, Margaret Rose, Mirella Billi, Maurizio Ascari. A cura di Vincenzo De Caprio. Roma: Istituto Nazionale di Studi Romani, 1999. 90 p. (Effetto Roma - Il viaggio. II serie, n. 2), and The Journey Home. Eleven Italian-American Narratives and an Utterance of Joy. Transcribed and written by Ross Talarico. West Lafayette, IN: Bordighera, 2002. 60 p. ISBN 1-884419-34-8. In Annali d'italianistica, vol. 21 (2003).
BOOKS: Unger, Melvin P. Handbook to Bach's Sacred Cantata Texts: An Interlinear Translation with Reference Guide to Biblical Quotations and Allusions. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1996; and Meyer, Ulrich. Biblical Quotation and Allusion in the Cantata Libretti of Johann Sebastian Bach. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1997. (Studies in Liturgical Musicology, 5). In Fontes Artis Musicae, 46 (1999): 190-193.
BOOK: Delia Gambelli. Arlecchino a Parigi: Lo scenario di Domenico Biancolelli. Edizione critica, introduzioni e note. Rome: Bulzoni Editore, 1997. (La commedia dell'arte: Storia, Testi e Documenti, 3.) In Theatre journal 50/4 (Dec 1998): 545-46.
BOOK: Philip D. Crabtree and Donald H. Foster. Sourcebook for Research in Music. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993. In Fontes Artis Musicae, 41/4 (1994): 392-94.
BOOK: Leopoldo Gamberini. La vita musicale europea del 1800: archivio musicale genovese. Genova: Università di Genova -- Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia [Leo S. Olschki], 1978-1989. 11 vols. In Fontes Artis Musicae, 38/4 (1991): 337-338.
BOOK: Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria di Torino, I: Raccolta Mauro Foa - Raccolta Renzo Giordano. A cura di Isabella Fragala Data [e di] Annarita Colturato. Introduzione di Alberto Basso. (Cataloghi di fondi musicali italiani, 7) In Fontes Artis Musicae, 37/2 (1990): 203-204.
PERIODICAL: Le fonti musicali in Italia: studi e ricerche. Periodico d'informazione sulla ricerca musicologica in Italia, edito a cura della Società Italiana di Musicologia e del CIDIM (Comitato Nazionale Italiano Musica / UNESCO). Roma: Le fonti musicali in Italia, Anno I - (1987 - ). In Fontes Artis Musicae, 37/2 (1990): 202-203.
BOOK: Musiques, signes, images. Liber amicorum Francois Lesure. Geneve: Minkoff, 1988. In Fontes Artis Musicae, 36/3 (1989): 241-242 (in French).
BOOK: Richard S. Hill - Tributes from Friends. Compiled and edited by Carol June Bradley and James B. Coover. Detroit: Information Coordinators, 1987. In Fontes Artis Musicae, 36/3 (1989):240-241.
BOOK: Imogen Fellinger. Periodica musicalia(1789-1830)... Regensburg: Bosse, 1986. In Fontes Artis Musicae 5/3 (1988): 207-208.
BOOK: Charles H. Parsons. Opera Composers and their Works: A-D. Lewistown, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1986. In Fontes Artis Musicae, 34/1 (1987): 69-70.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Werner Schwarz' Guitar Bibliography: An International Listing of Theoretical Literature on Classical Guitar from the Beginning to the Present. München: K.G. Saur, 1984. In Fontes Artis Musicae, 32/3 (1985): 180-181.
MUSIC EDITION: Valentine Bakfark, Opera omnia,3: einzelne Werke. Edited by Istvan Homolya & Daniel Benkö. Budapest: Editio Musica, 1981. In Notes, 41/2 (Dec 1984): 371-372.
BOOK: Siegmund Levarie and Ernst Levy. Musical Morphology: A Discourse and a Dictionary. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1983. In Fontes Artis Musicae, 31/3 (1984): 192-193.
DISCOGRAPHY: American Music Recordings: A Discography of 20th-Century U.S. Composers. Edited by Carol J. Oja. Brooklyn: I.S.A.M., 1982. In Fontes Artis Musicae, 31/2 (1984): 132.
BOOK: Anna Laura Bellina, Bruno Brizi, Maria Grazia Pensa. I Libretti Vivaldiani: recensione e collazione dei testimoni a stampa. Firenze: Leo S. Olschki, 1982. In Fontes Artis Musicae, 31/2 (1984): 137.
BOOK: Quellenforschung in der Musikwissenschaft, in Verbindung mit Wolfgang Rehm und Martin Ruhnke. Edited by Georg Feder. Wolfenbüttel: Herzog August Bibliothek, 1982. In Fontes Artis Musicae, 30/3 (1983): 168.
BOOK: D. W. Krummel, Jean Geil, Doris J. Dyen, and Deane L. Root. Resources of American Music History: A Directory of Source Materials from Colonial Times to World War II. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1981. In Fontes Artis Musicae, 29 (1982): 198-199.
BOOK: Werner Neumann. Bilddokumente zur Lebensgeschichte Johann Sebastian Bachs. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1979. In Fontes Artis Musicae, 28 (1981): 331.
BOOK: Franz Berwald: die Dokumente seines Lebens. Edited by Erling Lomnas. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1979. In Fontes Artis Musicae, 28 (1981): 330.
BOOKS: James Tyler. The Early Guitar: A History and a Handbook. London: Oxford University Press, 1980; and Jozef Powrozniak. Gitarren-Lexikon. Berlin: Verlag Neue Musik, 1979. In Notes, 37 (Mar 1981): 588-589.
BOOKS: David Lyons. Lute, Vihuela, Guitar to 1800: A Bibliography. Detroit: Information Coordinators,1980. (Detroit studies in music bibliography, 40); and Konrad Ragossnig. Handbuch der Laute und Gitarre. Mainz: Schott, 1978. In Notes, 36 (Sep 1979): 107-08.
BOOK: Rosemary Hilmar. Der Musikverlag Artaria & Comp.: Geschichte und Probleme der Druckproduktion. Tutzing: Schneider, 1977. (Publikationen des Instituts für Oesterreichische Musikdokumentation, 6) In Notes, 35 (Sep 1978): 78.
BOOK: Alexander Weinmann. Der Alt-Wiener Musikverlag im Spiegel der "Wiener Zeitung." Tutzing: Schneider, 1976. In Notes, 34 (1978): 617.
BOOK: Arthur Wenk. Claude Debussy and the Poets. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1976. In Notes, 33 (1977): 829-830.
FACSIMILE CATALOG: Handbuch der musikalischen Litteratur, by Carl Friedrich Whistling and Friedrich Hofmeister. Reprint of the 1817 edition and the ten supplements, 1818-1827, with anew introduction by Neil Ratliff. New York: Garland Publishing, 1975. In Notes, 33 (1976): 294.
RECORDS: Musik für Laute, I (England) and II (Italien), performed by Konrad Ragossnig. Archiv Produktion 2533 157 and 2533 173. In Journal of the Lute Society of America, VIII (1975): 100-102.
BOOK: Harvey Turnbull. The Guitar from the Renaissance to the Present Day. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1974. In Journal of the American Musicological Society, XXVIII (1975): 142-143.
BOOK: Wolfgang Matthäus. Musikverlag Johann André 1772-1800. Tutzing: Schneider, 1973. In Notes, 30 (Sep 1974): 62-63.
MUSIC EDITIONS: Collective review of recent editions and transcriptions for classic guitar, in Notes, 30 (June 1974): 874-76. Under consideration: the Schininà editions of J.S. Bach's Partita II (BWV 1004) and Sonata III (BWV 1005), and the Duarte/Poulton transcription of Dowland's Varietie of Lute Lessons (1610).
BOOK: Bruno Tonazzi. Liuto, vihuela, chitarra, e strumenti similari nelle loro intavolature, con cenni sulle loro letterature. Ancona: Berben, 1971. In Journal of the Lute Society of America, VI (1973): 63-65.
MUSIC EDITION: Luis de Milan. El Maestro. Translated, transcribed and edited by Charles Jacobs. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1971. In Journal of the American Musicological Society, XXV (Fall 1972): 487-490.
BOOK: Alexander Weinmann. Wiener Musikverlag "am Rande": ein lückenfüllender Beitrag zur Geschichte des Alt-Wiener Musikverlages. Wien: Universal Edition, 1970. (Beiträge zur Geschichte des Alt-Wiener Musikverlages, Reihe II, 13) In Notes, 28 (June1972): 705-07.
BOOKS: Alexander Bellow. Illustrated History of the Guitar. New York: Macmillan, 1970; and Frederick Grunfeld. Art and Times of the Guitar. New York: Franco Colombo, 1970. In Journal of the American Musicological Society, XXIV (1971): 310-313.