17 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Lead sheets.

  1. Laurindo Almeida papers, 1912-1995

    approximately 6,500 items ; 84 containers ; 35 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Laurindo Almeida was a Brazilian-American guitarist and composer. Often credited for contributions to the development of jazz samba, Almeida was a prolific composer and arranger of music for both classical Spanish guitar and popular guitar. He was an acclaimed recording artist and became the first person to win Grammy Awards for both classical and jazz performances. The collection contains...

  2. Max Roach papers, 1880-2012

    approximately 98,750 items. 195 containers. 122 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Max Roach was an American jazz drummer, composer, educator, and activist. The collection includes music manuscripts, writings, correspondence, business papers, photographs, programs, sound recordings, and other materials related to his career. It also contains a variety of materials pertaining to vocalist Abbey Lincoln and countless other jazz artists, including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie,...

  3. Les Paul papers, 1904-2000

    5,900 items ; 42 containers ; 21 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Les Paul was a Grammy-winning musician and inventor known for his virtuosic guitar playing, pioneering of multitrack recording, and invention of the solid-body electric guitar. His inventions left an indelible impact on the music industry. In addition to live concerts he performed on the radio and on television, notably with his second wife, singer and guitarist Mary Ford. The Les Paul Papers...

  4. Milton Berle papers, 1906-2002

    approxiamtely 33,000 items ; 287 containers ; 128 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Milton Berle (1908-2002) was an American vaudevillian, comic, actor, lyricist, producer, and author. Nicknamed "Mr. Television," Berle transitioned from a successful career in radio to become host of NBC's Texaco Star Theatre. The collection contains comedic writings, scripts, correspondence, business papers, photographs, music, and other materials that document his life and career in...

  5. Billy Strayhorn music manuscripts and estate papers, 1918-2015

    approximately 17,700 items. 86 containers. 39 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967) was an American jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and lyricist. He is prominently known as the leading arranger for the Duke Ellington Orchestra, a position that he held for nearly three decades. The collection chiefly contains scores, sketches, lead sheets, and parts for original compositions and arrangements by Strayhorn and Ellington, as well as business papers,...

  6. Music from the Bob Hope collection, 1932-1997

    around 17,000 items ; 179 containers ; 47.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    In a career that spanned nearly seventy years, American comedian and entertainer Bob Hope performed in theater, radio, film, and television, and in numerous public appearances, including his tours in support of the U.S. armed forces. Music from the Bob Hope Collection contains manuscript scores, instrumental parts, and lyrics for nearly 500 works used in Hope's films, television programs and...

  7. Anita O'Day papers, 1937-2004

    1,200 items ; 20 containers ; 8.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Anita O'Day was an American jazz vocalist. The collection primarily consists of manuscript scores, lead sheets, parts, and annotated sheet music for arrangements of popular songs and jazz standards performed by O'Day throughout her career. In addition, it contains a small amount of scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, clippings, honors and awards, posters, and publicity materials.

  8. Luther Henderson papers, circa 1930-2003

    approximately 17,250 items ; 134 containers ; 56 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Luther Henderson was an American arranger, orchestrator, conductor, music director, and composer. He worked on over fifty Broadway musicals, including Ain't Misbehavin' and Jelly's Last Jam. He was a frequent arranger and orchestrator for Duke Ellington. The collection contains music manuscripts, correspondence, business and financial papers, photographs, promotional materials, clippings,...

  9. Gerry Mulligan collection, circa 1940-1994

    Approximately 200,000 items ; 160 containers ; 80.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Gerry Mulligan (1927-1996) was an American jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, and bandleader. The collection chiefly consists of scores, sketches, lead sheets, and instrumental parts for original compositions by Mulligan as well as for works by other composers. In many instances, there are multiple versions of Mulligan's best-known works. These music materials include manuscripts, holograph...

  10. Eric Dolphy collection, 1939-1964

    Approximately 250 items ; 6 containers ; 5.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Eric Dolphy was an American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and bass clarinetist. The collection consists of manuscript scores, sketches, parts, and lead sheets for works composed by Dolphy and others.