UCLA Repertoire

Summary of Repertoire at UCLA, 1930-1939

There were 3 performances a week, Tuesdays and Fridays at noon, and Sundays at 4 p.m. For 2 semesters of 15 weeks each, this is 90 a year for 9 academic years, about 800 total. At about five pieces each, this would be about 4,000 pieces performed. The repertoire list contains about 400 compositions, by 143 composers. So each composition was played an average of about ten times over the 9 years.

The 10 most frequently-played compositions
  1. Bach, Toccata in F, 59 times
  2. Vierne, Carillon de Westminster, 55 times
  3. Bach, Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, 50 times
  4. Cesar Franck, Finale in B-flat, 49 times
  5. Bach, Fantasie and Fugue in G Minor, 46 times
  6. Guilmant, First Sonata in D Minor, 46 times
  7. Bach, Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, 45 times
  8. Mendelssohn, Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, 42 times
  9. Boellmann, Suite Gothique, 38 times
  10. Liszt, Symphonic Poem: Les Preludes, 38 times
The 10 most frequently-played composers



Individual compositions
1. Bach 938 times 56
2. Wagner 355 times 19
3. Franck 229 times 9
4. Widor 190 times 11
5. Beethoven 162 times 10
6. Vierne 154 times 7
7. Schumann 128 times 8
8. Handel 114 times 8
9. Mendelssohn 102 times 4
10. Tchaikovsky 96 times 7

Source: Udy book. Analysis by Tiffani Schreiner
Prepared by John Schreiner, May 19, 2009