John McGann papers, 1977-2012
BCA-038

Summary Information

Repository
Berklee Archives
Creator
McGann, John, 1959-2012
Title
John McGann papers, 1977-2012
ID
BCA-038
Date [inclusive]
1977-2012
Extent
9.0 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], in the John McGann Papers, 1977-2012, BCA-038. Berklee Archives, Stan Getz Library, Berklee College of Music.

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Biographical/Historical note

Multi-instrumentalist, Berklee professor, and internationally known performer John McGann was born on September 12, 1959 and raised in Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey. McGann earned a degree from Berklee College of Music in 1981. He was invited back to the college in 2004 as an Associate Professor in the String Department. He was later promoted to Professor. In addition to teaching courses at Berklee, McGann oversaw ensembles covering many genres, such as bluegrass, Celtic music, and country, and was a member of the American Roots Music Program advisory committee.

As a performer, McGann was a talented musician, playing several instruments including guitar, mandolin, mandola, and octave mandolin. He was a member of Wayfaring Strangers, Rust Farm, and Classical Tangent. McGann was also named the 1986 US National Mandolin Champion at the Walnut Valley Mandolin Championship.

In addition to teaching and performing, McGann was a skilled arranger, transcriber, and composer. He ran a transcription business, the Original Custom Transcription Service, arranged several pieces for performers all over the world, and arranged for the Boston Pops (under his pen name, Sean O'Loughlin). McGann passed away on April 5, 2012. The materials in this collection were donated to Berklee College of Music by his widow, Sharon McGann.

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Scope and Contents note

The personal papers of multi-instrumentalist, Berklee alumnus, and former Berklee faculty member John McGann (1960-2012). In addition teaching students in both the String Department and the American Roots Music Program at Berklee, McGann was a prolific composer and arranger who ran a successful transcription business: The Original Custom Transcription Service. This collection contains much of McGann’s body of work, teaching materials, and biographical materials covering his performance career. Many of the materials in the collection are undated, and there are not many materials to shed light on McGann's personal life. The bulk of the collection, however, is made up of transcriptions, found in series one and two, and arrangements, found in series three and six which provide a rich overview of McGann's work and professional career.

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Arrangement note

Arranged in six series:

Series 1: The Original Custom Transcription Service

This series contains several hundred transcriptions done by McGann as part of his business, the Original Custom Transcription Service. The materials in this series make up the bulk of the collection (6 linear feet). The materials are arranged alphabetically by artist/band.

Series 2: Transcriptions

This series contains transcriptions done by McGann, but outside the realm of the Original Custom Transcription Service. Items in this series include a book of McGann’s transcriptions from 1978 and transcriptions done for Margot Leverett and the Mountain Klezmer Boys. This series is arranged chronologically.

Series 3: Arrangements

This series contains arrangements by McGann, covering artists such as Django Reinhardt and Emil Stern as well as arrangements of Irish music. This series is arranged chronologically.

Series 4: Teaching Materials

This series contains materials created and used by McGann while teaching at Berklee. Items of note include “The Guitar Tablature Reader’s Guide to Standard Notation,” written by McGann in 1990, dossiers submitted to Berklee when applying for a promotion within the college, and lesson materials in Celtic music and bluegrass. This series is arranged chronologically.

Series 5: Personal Materials

This series contains materials that provide more insight into McGann’s personal and professional lives. Items of note include book proposals, birthday cards, materials related to gigs with Wayfaring Strangers, and a thesis paper written about McGann by a student at the University of Limerick. This series is arranged chronologically.

Series 6: Orchestral Scores

This series contains scores orchestrated for the Boston Pops by McGann (under the pen name Sean O’Loughlin) and Patrick Hollenbeck. Also included are arrangements by Paul Weston. These are oversized materials. This series is arranged chronologically.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Berklee Archives 2017/04/03

Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston St
Boston, MA, 02215
617-747-8001

Conditions Governing Access note

This non-circulating collection is open for research use by appointment on site at the Berklee Archives (Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with evening hours available upon request). Advance notice is required to retrieve requested items because these materials are stored offsite. Use of audiovisual materials may require the production of listening or viewing copies. To schedule an appointment or request further information, please email archives@berklee.edu or call 617-747-8001.

Existence and Location of Copies note

Copies of a number of the transcriptions found in Series One, The Original Custom Transcription Service, can be found in the American Roots Music Program.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Arrangement (music)
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Celtic music
  • Country music
  • Fiddle tunes
  • Folk music
  • Folk songs
  • Music--Instruction and study
  • Popular music -- United States -- 20th century

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Collection Inventory

The Original Custom Transcription Service, Undated 

Scope and Contents note

This series contains several hundred transcriptions done by McGann as part of his business, the Original Custom Transcription Service. The materials in this series make up the bulk of the collection (6 linear feet). The materials are arranged alphabetically by artist/band.

Box Folder

Atkins, Chet, Undated 

1 1

Aerosmith, Undated 

1 2

Acoustic Alchemy, Undated 

1 3

Accept, Undated 

1 4

Ackerman, Will, Undated 

1 5

ACDC, Undated 

1 6

Anger, Darol, Undated 

1 7

Andress, Tuck, Undated 

1 8

Alden, Howard, Undated 

1 9

Asmussen, Svend, Undated 

1 10

Association, Undated 

1 11

Allman Brothers, Undated 

1 12

A, Undated 

1 13

Cajun, Undated 

1 14

Barenburg, Russ, Undated 

1 15

Benson, George, Undated 

1 16

Blackfoot, Undated 

1 17

Black Sabbath, Undated 

1 18

Blake, Norman/Blind Blake, Undated 

1 19

Block, Rory, Undated 

1 20

Bloom, Luka, Undated 

1 21

Bloomfield, Mike (Butterfield), Undated 

1 22

Bonfa, wis/C Barbosa-Lima, Undated 

1 23

Boston, Undated 

1 24

Bonzouki, Undated 

1 25

BR5-49, Undated 

1 26

Bread, Undated 

1 27

Breau, Lenny, Undated 

1 28

Bad Company, Undated 

1 29

Badfinger, Undated 

1 30

Baker, Duck, Undated 

1 31

Barrueco, Manuel, Undated 

1 32

Bas, Jesus, Undated 

1 33

Beamer, Keola, Undated 

1 34

Beatles, Undated 

1 35

Beck, Jeff, Undated 

1 36

Becker, Jason, Undated 

1 37

Berlin, Jeff, Undated 

1 38

Broonzy Big Bill, Undated 

1 39

Bruce, Jack, Undated 

1 40

Buckingham, Lindsey, Undated 

1 41

Buffet, Jimmy, Undated 

1 42

Bromberg, Undated 

1 43

Brown, Kacy, Undated 

1 44

Browne, Jackson, Undated 

1 45

Big Country, Undated 

1 46

B, Undated 

1 37

B, Undated 

1 48

Bush, Sam, Undated 

1 49

Brown, Gatemouth, Undated 

1 50

Burell, Kenny, Undated 

1 51

Burton, James, Undated 

1 52

Burns, Jethro, Undated 

1 53

Byrd, Charlie/The Byrds, Undated 

1 54

C, Undated 

1 55

C, Undated 

1 56

Cooder, Ry, Undated 

1 57

Cooper, Alice, Undated 

1 58

Crary, Dan, Undated 

1 59

Croce, Jim, Undated 

1 60

Crusaders, Undated 

2 1

Cruz, Edgar, Undated 

2 2

Degrassi, Alex, Undated 

2 3

Dawgnet 1-15 98-2/99, Undated 

2 4

Carlton, Larry, Undated 

2 5

Castillo, Blas, Undated 

2 6

Castleberry, Troy, Undated 

2 7

Christian Music, Undated 

2 8

Charlie, Little & Nightcats, Undated 

2 9

Chicago, Undated 

2 10

Clapton, Undated 

2 11

Clark, Roy, Undated 

2 12

Cockburn, Bruce, Undated 

2 13

Collins, Judy, Undated 

2 14

Coltrane, Undated 

2 15

Daniels, Eddie, Undated 

2 16

Drake, Nick, Undated 

2 17

Douglas, Jerry, Undated 

2 18

Donahue, Pat/Jerry, Undated 

2 19

Doobie Brothers, Undated 

2 20

The Doors, Undated 

2 21

D'agostino, Undated 

2 22

Davis, Rev Gary/ Davis, Miles, Undated 

2 23

Dale, Dick, Undated 

2 24

Danzig, Undated 

2 25

Deep Purple, Undated 

2 26

Denver, John, Undated 

2 27

Dire Straits, Undated 

2 28

Dokken, Undated 

2 29

E, Undated 

2 30

Eagles,

2 31

Edwards, Jonathan, Undated 

2 32

Ellis, Herb, Undated 

2 33

ELP, Undated 

2 34

Emmanuel, Tommy, Undated 

2 35

Emmet, Rik/Triumph, Undated 

2 36

Evans, Dave, Undated 

2 37

D, Undated 

2 38

D, Undated 

2 39

Dylan, Undated 

2 40

Dunlap, Bruce, Undated 

2 41

Frisell, Bill, Undated 

2 42

F, Undated 

2 43

Fiddle, anon ?, Undated 

2 44

Fogelberg, Dan, Undated 

2 45

Fonseca, S., Undated 

2 46

Fure, Tret, Undated 

2 47

Frawcey, Brian,

2 48

Frawcey, Undated 

2 49

Frigo, Johnny, Undated 

2 50

Fegey, Dick, Undated 

2 51

Fabulous Thunderbirds, Undated 

2 52

Fahey, John, Undated 

2 53

Farlow, Tal, Undated 

2 54

Feliciano, Jose, Undated 

2 55

Finger, Peter, Undated 

2 56

Fireballs, Undated 

2 57

G, Undated 

2 58

Fleetwood Mac, Undated 

2 59

Green, Peter, Undated 

2 60

Eaglin, Snooks, Undated 

2 61

Grapelli, Undated 

2 62

Greene, Ted/Peter, Undated 

3 1

Greir, David, Undated 

3 2

Grossman, S., Undated 

3 3

Hollies/Buddy Holly, Undated 

3 4

Holdsworth, A., Undated 

3 5

Garland, Hank, Undated 

3 6

Gatton, Danny, Undated 

3 7

Gerhard, Ed, Undated 

3 8

Gilbert,Vance, Undated 

3 9

Gill, Vince, Undated 

3 10

Glaser, Matt, Undated 

3 11

Goodman, Benny, Undated 

3 12

Gordon, Dexter, Undated 

3 13

Gospel, Undated 

3 14

Goodman, Steve, Undated 

3 15

Grand Funk Railroad, Undated 

3 16

Greene, Grant, Undated 

3 17

Getz, Stan, Undated 

3 18

Grateful Dead, Undated 

3 19

Grisman, Undated 

3 20

Hughes, Vernon, Undated 

3 21

Humble Pie, Undated 

3 22

Hurt, Mississippi John, Undated 

3 23

Husker Du, Undated 

3 24

Howe, Steve, Undated 

3 25

H, Undated 

3 26

Isley Brothers, Undated 

3 27

Italian Rock, Undated 

3 28

I, Undated 

3 29

Jane's Addiction, Undated 

3 30

Jansch, Bert, Undated 

3 33

James, Colin/Steve/John/Elmore, Undated 

3 32

Johnson, Eric/Jesse/JJ/Wayne, Undated 

3 33

Johnston, Randy, Undated 

3 34

Juber, Lawrence, Undated 

3 35

Judas Preist, Undated 

3 36

Jones, Freddy/Brad/Rickie Lee/Nic, Undated 

3 37

Misc. Hawaiian/Slack Key, Undated 

3 38

Hahn, Larry, Undated 

3 39

Hall, Jim, Undated 

3 40

Hamilton, Scott, Undated 

3 41

Hanson, Mark, Undated 

3 42

Hawkins, Coleman, Undated 

3 43

Heart, Undated 

3 44

Hect, Daniel, Undated 

3 45

Hedges, Undated 

3 46

Henderson, Scott, Undated 

3 47

Hendrix, J, Undated 

3 48

Henley, Don, Undated 

3 49

Heywood, Undated 

3 50

King, Albert/Freddie/BB, Undated 

3 51

Kiss, Undated 

3 52

Klugh, Earl, Undated 

3 53

Kotani, Ozzie, Undated 

3 54

Krall, Diana (Russell Malone), Undated 

3 55

Kwan, Leonard, Undated 

3 56

K, Undated 

3 57

J, Undated 

3 58

Kahumoku, Moses, Undated 

3 59

Kamakahi, Dennis, Undated 

3 60

Kaufman, Steve, Undated 

3 61

Kaukonen, Jorma, Undated 

3 62

Keagay, Phil, Undated 

3 63

Kessel, Barney, Undated 

3 64

Jewell, M.D., Undated 

4 1

Kottke, Undated 

4 2

L, Undated 

4 3

Lindström, Bo, Undated 

4 4

Loggins, Kenny, Undated 

4 5

Long, Tom, Undated 

4 6

Lovin' Spoonful, Undated 

4 7

Los Indos..., Undated 

4 8

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Undated 

4 9

Lafaro, Scott, Undated 

4 10

Liebert, Ottomar, Undated 

4 11

Laibman, Dave, Undated 

4 12

Larkin, Patty, Undated 

4 13

Led Zeppelin, Undated 

4 14

Lang, Peter, Undated 

4 15

Lee, Alvin/Albert/Woody, Undated 

4 16

Legg, Adrian, Undated 

4 17

Lightfoot, Gordon, Undated 

4 18

Mack, Lonnie, Undated 

4 19

Malmsteen, Yngwie, Undated 

4 20

Mann, Woody, Undated 

4 21

Manring, Undated 

4 22

Martino, Pat, Undated 

4 23

Matthews, Dave, Undated 

4 24

McLaughlin, Dave/Billy/John, Undated 

4 25

McLean, Don, Undated 

4 26

McTell, Ralph, Undated 

4 27

Mo, Keb, Undated 

4 28

McDonough, Dick, Undated 

4 29

McReynolds, Jesse, Undated 

4 30

Marillion, Undated 

4 31

Metheny, Undated 

4 32

Mey (Nicholas Thomas), Undated 

4 33

Mitchell, Joni, Undated 

4 34

Miller, Marcus/Joe/Steve, Undated 

4 35

Molly Hatchet, Undated 

4 36

Montgomery, Wes, Undated 

4 37

Moore, Tiny/Jethro/Oscar/Gary, Undated 

4 38

Monroe, Bill, Undated 

4 39

Mottola, Tony, Undated 

4 40

Moulton, Scott, Undated 

4 41

M, Undated 

4 42

M, Undated 

4 43

Nelson, Oliver, Undated 

4 44

N, Undated 

4 45

Ochs, Phil, Undated 

4 46

O, Undated 

4 47

O'Connor, Mark, Undated 

4 48

O, Undated 

4 49

Pearl Django, Etc., Undated 

4 50

Pearl Django, Undated 

4 51

Pass, Joe, Undated 

5 1

Pass, Joe (2), Undated 

5 2

Parker, Charlie, Undated 

5 3

Pastorius, Jaco, Undated 

5 4

Pavement, Undated 

5 5

Patton, Charlie, Undated 

5 6

Peacock, Gary, Undated 

5 7

NHOP, Undated 

5 8

Pearl Jam, Undated 

5 9

Peter, Paul, and Mary, Undated 

5 10

Phelps, Kelly Joe, Undated 

5 11

Phish, Undated 

5 12

Pink Floyd, Undated 

5 13

Ponty, Jean-Luc, Undated 

5 14

Powell, Bud, Undated 

5 15

Presley, Elvis, Undated 

5 16

Prince, Undated 

5 17

Proctor, Chris, Undated 

5 18

Pure Prairie League, Undated 

5 19

P, Undated 

5 20

Racer X, Undated 

12 1

Rankin, Kenny, Undated 

12 3

Raitt, Bonnie, Undated 

12 2

Redbone, Leon, Undated 

12 4

Redbone, Undated 

12 5

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Undated 

12 6

Reed, Jerry, & Preston Garry, Undated 

12 7

Reid, Harvey, Undated 

12 8

Reischman, John, Undated 

12 9

Remler, Emily, Undated 

12 11

REM, Undated 

12 10

Renbourn, John, Undated 

12 12

Revere, Paul, Undated 

12 13

Reinhardt, Django, Undated 

12 14

Rice, Tony & Wyatt, Undated 

12 15

Ritenour, Lee, Undated 

12 16

Rivery, Johnny, Undated 

12 17

Robinward, Duke, Undated 

12 18

Roditi, Undated 

12 19

Rolling Stones/Keith, Undated 

12 20

Rollins, Sonny, Undated 

12 21

Ronson, Mick, Undated 

12 22

Rovescio, Undated 

12 23

Rush, Tom, Undated 

12 24

Rush, Undated 

12 25

Ruskin, Rick, Undated 

12 26

R, Undated 

12 27

S, Undated 

5 21

Smith, Johnny, Undated 

5 22

S, Undated 

5 23

S, Undated 

5 24

Scorpions/M. Schenker, Undated 

5 25

Seals, Dan, Undated 

5 26

Simpson, Martin, Undated 

5 27

Sizemore, Hershel, Undated 

5 28

Smashing Pumpkins, Undated 

5 29

Spence, Joseph, Undated 

5 30

Sutton, Brian, Undated 

5 31

Schoenberg, E., Undated 

5 32

Stills, Steven, Undated 

5 33

Stray Cats, Undated 

5 34

Soundgarden, Undated 

5 35

Steely Dan, Undated 

5 36

Stewart, Rod, Undated 

5 37

Sade, Undated 

5 38

Schneider, Doc, Undated 

5 39

Sanborn, David, Undated 

5 40

Santana, Undated 

5 41

Scruggs, Undated 

5 42

Simon and Garfunkel, Undated 

5 43

Taylor, Undated 

5 44

Taylor, Undated 

5 45

Taylor, James, Undated 

5 46

Thai, Undated 

5 47

Thompson, Richard, Undated 

5 48

Towner, Ralph, Undated 

5 49

Travis, Merle, Undated 

5 50

Tres, Undated 

5 51

U2, Undated 

5 52

U, Undated 

5 53

Van Ronk, Dave/Von Bergyk, Ton, Undated 

5 54

Van Duser, Guy, Undated 

5 55

Van Halen, Undated 

5 56

Van Meter, Sally, Undated 

5 57

Vaughn, Stevie Ray/Jimmie, Undated 

5 58

Ventures, Undated 

6 1

V, Undated 

6 2

Vignola, Frank, Undated 

6 3

Venutti, Joe, Undated 

6 4

Vincent, Gene and His Blue Caps, Undated 

6 5

Volkaert, Redd, Undated 

6 6

Walsh, Joe, Undated 

6 7

Watson, Doc/Merle, Undated 

6 8

Wakefield, Frank, Undated 

6 9

Wilcox, David, Undated 

6 10

Wishbone Ash, Undated 

6 11

Winter, Johnny/Edgar, Undated 

6 12

Who/Townsend, Undated 

6 13

Woods, Phil, Undated 

6 14

Wedding Charts, Undated 

6 15

White, Clarence, Undated 

6 16

Williams, Claude, Undated 

6 17

Winters, Stephanie, Undated 

6 18

W, Undated 

6 19

Y, Undated 

6 20

Z, Undated 

6 21

Zappa, Undated 

6 22

Miscellaneous, Undated 

6 23

Notes on the Music, Undated 

6 24

Manouche, Undated 

6 25

Miscellaneous, Undated 

6 26

Frenchys and Thais, Undated 

6 27

McGann Lessons/Arr., Undated 

6 28

Miscellaneous, Undated 

6 29

V Viator, Undated 

6 30

B Frawley 2, Undated 

6 31

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Transcriptions, 1978-2009, Undated 

Scope and Contents note

This series contains transcriptions done by McGann, but outside the realm of the Original Custom Transcription Service. Items in this series include a book of McGann’s transcriptions from 1978 and transcriptions done for Margot Leverett and the Mountain Klezmer Boys. This series is arranged chronologically.

Box Folder

Classical Pieces & Jazz Transcriptions, 1596-1979 

12 28

Book of Transcriptions, 1978 

7 1

John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderly, Steve Morse, Tadd Dameron, Allan Holdsworth, Dolphy, Jeff Berlin, Wes Montgomery, Harold Land, 1979-1987, Undated 

7 2

Django Reinhardt, Fats Navarro, Herbie Hancock, Pepper Adams, Cannonball Adderly, Bill Monrow, Dolphy's Naima, Andy Statman, McCoy Tyner, 1980-1999, Undated 

7 3

Steve Morse and Alan Holdsworth Transcriptions, 1983-1984 

7 4

Bluegrass Songs, 1983-1992 

7 5

Transcriptions of Mark O'Connor Compositions, 1983-2004 

7 6

Jazz Solos, 1998-2003 

7 7

Tone Poems III by Auldrige, Brozman, and Grisman, Mike Auldrige edits and commentary, 2000 

7 8

Django Reinhardt Transcriptions, 2003, Undated 

7 9

Durango Charts, 2007 

7 10

Durango Reinhardt Album, 2007 

7 11

Durango Reinhardt Recording, 2007 

7 12

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, 2009 

7 13

Transcriptions and Arrangements, 2009, Undated 

7 14

Violin Transcriptions, Undated 

7 15

Paddy O'Brien's Sets, Undated 

7 16

Alto Clef Guide, Undated 

7 17

Handwritten Transcriptions, Undated 

7 18

Frevo Rasgado, Undated 

7 19

Carlevaro Study #2, Undated 

7 20

Rhythm Changes, Paddy Cronin Tunes, Wayfaring 03, Chip and Carrie, Steel Stuff, Traditional US Chord Charts, Clefs, Undated 

7 21

Transposing Instruments, Transcriptions, Undated 

7 22

Quintet '80, The David Grisman Quintet, Undated 

7 23

Jim Kelly, Undated 

7 24

Miscellaneous Transcriptions, Undated 

7 25

Miscellaneous Transcriptions, Undated 

7 26

Aebersold, Undated 

12 29

Clefs/Transpositions, Undated 

12 30

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Arrangements, 1989-2011, Undated 

Scope and Contents note

This series contains arrangements by McGann, covering artists such as Django Reinhardt and Emil Stern as well as arrangements of Irish music. This series is arranged chronologically.

Box Folder

McGann Arrangements, 1989-1993, Undated 

7 27

Arrangements and Lesson Versions, 1992, Undated 

7 28

Arrangements, 1996-1997, Undated 

7 29

String Arrangements and Tunes on the Road, 1999-2000 

7 30

Journey to Copedant, 2005-2006 

7 31

Irish Music Arrangements, 2006 

7 32

Maeve Gilchrist/Billy, 2007 

7 33

As Swam Two Birds Score, 2009 

7 34

Maeve Gilchrist, Westford, Massachusetts, 2010 June 10 

7 35

J.S. Bach Project, 2010 

12 31

Couperin; La Diligente, 2010 

12 32

Couperin-Le Carillion de Cithére; John McGann, 2010 

12 33

Le Turbulent; 18 order; John McGann Arrangement, 2010 

12 34

Le Rappel des Oiseaux: Pièces de Clavecin Suite en mi, 2010 

12 35

La Muse-Plantine- Couperin, 2010 

12 36

Scarlatti K435, 2010 

12 37

Scarlatti K466, 2010 

12 38

J.S. Bach Sinfonia #6 BWV 792, 2010 

12 39

J.S. Bach Sinfonia #11, 2010 

12 40

J.S. Bach Sinfonia #12, 2010 

12 41

Emil Stern, Charles Chaplin, Django Reinhardt Arrangements, 2011 

7 36

Violin Arrangements, Undated 

7 37

Arrangements for Live Performances, Undated 

7 38

Blue Moon of Kentucky, Undated 

7 39

Scarlatti L479, Undated 

7 40

McGann Arrangements, Undated 

7 41

"Roll With My Baby," "One Mint Julep," "Transeurop Express", Undated 

7 42

Irish Music Arrangements, Undated 

7 43

Arrangements and Set Lists, Undated 

7 44

McGann Arrangements, Undated 

7 45

McGann Arrangements, Undated 

7 46

McGann Arrangements, Undated 

7 47

Dante's Prayer, Undated 

7 48

Dante's Prayer Part 3, Undated 

7 49

Prelude, Chorale, Watchung, For JRZ, Fenway Funk, Undated 

12 42

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Teaching Materials, 1990-2012, Undated 

Scope and Contents note

This series contains materials created and used by McGann while teaching at Berklee. Items of note include “The Guitar Tablature Reader’s Guide to Standard Notation,” written by McGann in 1990, dossiers submitted to Berklee when applying for a promotion within the college, and lesson materials in Celtic music and bluegrass. This series is arranged chronologically.

Box Folder

Hindemith 8 pieces in 1st Position; Viola, 1456 

12 43

Six Suites à Violoncello Solo; Sr. Joh. Seb. Bach., 1717-1723 

12 44

Motzart Quintett IX (clarinet); Worksheets for Clarinet, 1789; 1936; 1999 

12 45

Brahms Clarinet Trio: Opus 114, 1891-1892 

12 46

Hindemith Viola Sonata OP. 25 #1, Solo, 1895-1963 

12 47

Hindemith Viola Sonata Solo Op.11 #5, 1919 

12 48

Sonata Viola/Piano OP.11 #4; Hindemith, 1922 

12 49

Classical and Jazz Sheet Music, 1923-1978 

12 50

Hindemith Quartet #4;1st VLN, VIOLA; Part 3, 1924 

12 51

Teaching Material; Berg Adagio Trio, 1925 

12 52

Hindemith: Eight Pieces for Flute Solo, 1927 

12 53

Heifetz Encores, 1933 

12 54

Hindemith Clarinet Sonata, 1939 

12 55

Hindemith Harp Sonata, 1939 

12 56

Sonata Horn & Piano, 1939 

12 57

Hindemith, Sonata for English Horn & Piano, 1941 

12 58

Everybody's Favorite Clarinet Solos/Fingering Chart examples, 1941 

12 59

Hindemith Sonatine 2 flutes, 1952 

12 60

Hindemith Sonata for Four Horns, 1952 

12 61

Villa-Lobos 12 Etudes, 1953 

12 62

Hindemith Viola 1, 1957-1958 

12 63

Hindemith Viola 2, 1957-1958 

12 64

Hindemith, Octet Bassoon: 1, 1957-1958 

12 65

Hindemith, Octet Cello: 1, 1957-1958 

12 66

Hindemith, Octet Horn: 1, 1957-1958 

12 67

Hindemith, Octet Bass: 1, 1957-1958 

12 68

Hindemith, Octet Violin, 1957-1958 

12 69

Hindemith Octet- Clarinet, 1957-1958 

12 70

Lydian Chromatic Concept, 1959 

12 71

Poulenc; Basson/Clarinet Sonata, 1963 

12 72

Hindemith, 1st Piano Sonata, 1964 

12 73

Hindemith, 2nd Piano Sonata, 1964 

12 74

Hindemith, 3rd Piano Sonata, 1964 

12 75

Konzert G-Dur; Vivaldi/Behrend, 1971 

12 76

Guitar Tab Worksheet, Country Boy/ Country Tech, 1971, 1986 

12 77

Bach Guitar Arrangements, 1974 

12 78

Drucker Album of Classical Press- Bach, Corelli, 1976 

12 79

Great Clarinet Classics, 1984 

12 80

Nancarrow- Sonatina (piano), 1986 

12 81

Weber Concerto #1 (Bb clarinet), 1988 

12 82

Clarinet Lament, Duke Ellington, David Berger, 1988 

12 83

The Guitar Tablature Reader's Guide to Standard Notation, 1990 

7 50

Stropes Edition, Ltd.; Guitar Tab Transcriptions, 1998 

12 84

Chart for Boehm System Clarients, 1998 

12 85

Bach Inventions, 2003 

12 86

Mandolin Method in the Style of Tiny Moore, 2004 

7 51

Faculty Appointment, 2004-2005 

7 52

Berklee Labs/Ensembles, 2005 

7 53

The African Waltz Exam (Bertram Lehmann), 2005 

7 54

Afro-Cuban Groove, 2005 

7 55

Berklee Teachers on Teaching, August Watters, 2006 

8 1

Clair de lune, Claude Debussy, 2006 

12 87

3rd Annual String Department Faculty Concert, 2007 September 18 

8 2

Mandolin Workshop with David Surette, 2008 March 8-9 

8 3

Music Minus One- Old Lesson Stuff, Berklee Harmony, 2008 

8 4

5 Week Bluegrass, 2008 

8 5

String Department Concert, 2008 

8 6

A Lesson from Jimmy Wyble, 2008 

13 1

Promotion Dossier, Part One- Application for Promotion Materials, John McGann, Associate Professor, String Department, 2009 

8 7

Part Two, Promotion Dossier- Supportive Materials, 2009 

8 8

5 Week Ensemble, 2009 

8 9

Five Levels of Improvisation, 2010 February 10 

13 2

Charts for David Friend Recital Hall, 2011 March 10 

8 10

Django Reinhardt/Gypsy Jazz Ensemble, Spring, 2012 

8 11

Berklee Extras, Undated 

8 12

ENGB-223-001 Celtic Music, Undated 

8 13

Brazilian Grooves, Undated 

8 14

Tonal Organization for Improvisation: Minor II V Strategies, Undated 

8 15

Celtic Ensemble, Undated 

8 16

Celtic Ensemble, Undated 

8 17

Django Guitar Lab, Undated 

8 18

Jazz Pedagogy, Undated 

8 19

Lesson Stuff- Arrangements, Undated 

8 20

Bleugrass Guitar Lab, Undated 

8 21

Sheet Music, Undated 

13 3

Sheet Music: Classical Guitar (Ponce Albeniz), Undated 

13 4

Sheet Music: Medallon Antiguo (The Old Medallion), Undated 

13 5

Jazz from the Internet, Undated 

13 6

Guitar Students: Cycle Sets, Undated 

13 7

Music for Scale Reading Excerpts, Undated 

13 8

Biography- Ian le Prévost, Undated 

13 9

Klein Kammermusik fur funf Bläser, Oboe, Undated 

13 10

Hindemith Nobilissima Visione, Undated 

13 11

Milhaud- Caprice (Bb clarinet), Undated 

13 12

Opus 7, Fantaisie, Undated 

13 13

Barrios No. 3,4, & 6; Studies, Undated 

13 14

Klein Kammermusik; Clarinet, Undated 

13 15

J.S. Bach Fantasia in G Major, Undated 

13 16

Bach Sinfonia #9, Undated 

13 17

Hindemith, Klein Kammermusik für fünf Bläser; Horn, Undated 

13 18

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Personal Materials, 1977-2008, Undated 

Scope and Contents note

This series contains materials that provide more insight into McGann’s personal and professional lives. Items of note include book proposals, birthday cards, materials related to gigs with Wayfaring Strangers, and a thesis paper written about McGann by a student at the University of Limerick. This series is arranged chronologically.

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Bulgarian Melodies, 1977 

8 22

Original Compositions, 1983-1994 

8 23

Proposal for Sam Bush Mandolin Folio, circa 1984 

8 24

Tunings, 1988-1997 

8 25

Notebook, 1992-2009 

8 26

Miscellaneous, 1993-2010 

8 27

Boston College Irish Studies Program, 1996-1999 

8 28

Tunes for Irish CD, 1997 

8 29

Wayfaring Line, 2004 

8 30

Solo Gig, 2004 April 

8 31

Wayfaring Strangers, Utah, 2005 

8 32

The 20th American Mandolin and Guitar Concert Series, 2005 June 21-25 

8 33

Gladly's Gig Set List, 2005 

13 19

Clarinet Lesson Notes, 2006 

8 34

Casey May, 2006 

8 35

Darol Anger's Republic of Strings, Belmont Public Schools, 2008 October 03 

8 36

Irish Materials, Undated 

8 37

Birthday Cards, Undated 

8 38

Dublin Tourist Map, Undated 

8 39

University of Limerick Final Year Project, Alan Jordan, "John McGann: A Celtic Creator of Celtic Music", Undated 

8 40

Proposal for Book on Tony Rice's Guitar Style, Undated 

8 41

Interview with Charlie Banacos, Undated 

8 42

Wayfaring Strangers, Undated 

8 43

8 String Tab, Undated 

8 44

C6 Chords/Mode Chart, Undated 

8 45

Legal Pad Paper, Undated 

8 46

Mandolin Quartet, Undated 

8 47

Miscellaneous Loose Materials, Undated 

8 48

Ossian USA, Undated 

13 20

Mail, Undated 

13 21

CD; Works of John McGann, Undated 

13 22

Birthday CD from the Egers, Undated 

13 23

Letters Written to John McGann, Undated 

13 24

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Orchestral Scores, 2005-2011, Undated 

Scope and Contents note

This series contains scores orchestrated for the Boston Pops by McGann (under the pen name Sean O’Loughlin) and Patrick Hollenbeck. Also included are arrangements by Paul Weston. These are oversized materials. This series is arranged chronologically.

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"Lord Franklin," arranged by Sean O'Loughlin, Undated 

8 49

"I Am a Youth," arranged for the Boston Pops by Sean O'Loughlin, Undated 

8 50

"I Am a Youth," arranged for the Boston Pops by Sean O'Loughlin, Undated 

8 51

"I Courted a Sailor," arranged by Sean O'Loughlin,, Undated 

8 52

Coltrane Solos, 1957, 1959 

13 25

"Wayfarin' Stranger," Wayfaring Strangers, arranged by Paul Weston, 2005 June 03 

9 1

"Wayfarin' Stranger," Wayfaring Strangers, arranged by Paul Weston,, 2005 June 03 

9 2

"Cluck Old Hen," orchestrated by Pat Hollenbeck, 2005 June 05 

9 3

"Cluck Old Hen," orchestrated by Pat Hollenbeck, 2005 June 05 

9 4

"Lazy John," Wayfaring Strangers, arranged for the Boston Pops by Patrick Hollenbeck, 2005 

9 5

"Lazy John," Wayfaring Strangers, arranged for the Boston Pops by Patrick Hollenbeck, 2005 

9 6

"Don't Put Off 'Till Tomorrow," orchestrated by Patrick Hollenbeck, 2005 

10 1

"Don't Put Off 'Till Tomorrow," orchestrated by Patrick Hollenbeck, 2005 

10 2

"Skinner's Special," book of J. Scott Skinner compositions, gift from Holland Raper, 2011 May 

10 3

"Lord Franklin," arranged by Sean O'Loughlin, Undated 

10 4

John Coltrane Tenor Sax Solos, Undated 

10 5

"This Train," Wayfaring Strangers, arranged by Patrick Hollenbeck, Undated 

11 1

"This Train," Wayfaring Strangers, arranged by Patrick Hollenbeck, Undated 

11 2

"The Blacksmith," arranged by Sean O'Loughlin, Undated 

11 3

"I am a Youth," arranged by Sean O'Loughlin, Undated 

11 4

"I Courted a Sailor," arranged by Sean O'Loughlin, Undated 

11 5

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