5 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Big band music.

  1. Billy May arrangements, 1939-1995

    approximately 200 items ; 16 containers ; 13.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Billy May (1916-2004) was an American arranger, composer, musician, and bandleader. The collection chiefly consists of holograph or photocopied manuscript scores, parts, lead sheets, and manuscript sketches. Additional materials include printed scores, part changes, film cues, and a handful of counterpoint exercises.

  2. Joe Haymes big band arrangements, 1920-1960

    495 items ; 13 containers ; 6 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Joe Haymes was an American arranger, pianist, composer, and bandleader. The collection consists mostly of manuscript scores, parts, lead sheets, piano-vocal scores, and sketches for works composed or arranged by Haymes. Also included are a small amount of clippings, photographs, correspondence, and a discography.

  3. Tommy Newsom arrangements, 1947-1999

    approximately 400 items ; 64 containers ; 28.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Tommy Newsom (1929-2007) was a saxophonist, arranger, bandleader, and composer. The collection contains musical arrangements that he wrote for dance band, symphonic orchestra, and small ensemble. The arrangements include manuscripts, printed copies, and photocopies for both full scores and orchestral parts. Most of the music dates from his thirty-year stint with the Tonight Show band. A few of...

  4. Charlie Barnet collection of big band arrangements, 1939-1949

    approximately 650 items ; 37 containers ; 18 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Charlie Barnet (1913-1991) was an American bandleader, jazz saxophonist, composer, and arranger. The collection contains musical arrangements for approximately 650 songs and instrumental numbers used by Barnet and his band. The majority of these arrangements are represented by full scores, though thirty-seven are represented by parts only, and an additional thirty-one include both a full score...

  5. Music of Machito and his Afro-Cubans, 1930s-1980s

    approximately 1,600 items . 23 containers. 8 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Latin jazz musician and band leader Machito, formally known as Francisco "Frank" Raúl Gutiérrez Grillo, (circa 1908-1984) was active on the New York City jazz scene with his innovative band the Afro-Cubans from 1940 to the early 1980s, forming an influential legacy that includes salsa music and Afro-Cuban jazz. The collection contains approximately 150 manuscript and published compositions and...