29 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Music--Manuscripts--United States.

  1. Ernest Bloch collection, 1888-1981

    around 18,840 items. 63 boxes. 30 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Ernest Bloch was a Swiss-born composer, violinist, conductor, and photographer. The collection, which documents his life and work, includes manuscripts (music and lecture material), correspondence, business and financial papers, photographs, programs, promotional material, clippings, writings about Ernest Bloch, personal papers, and printed matter.

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  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.

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  3. Charles Hambitzer music manuscripts, circa 1910-1918

    200 items. 2 containers. 2 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Charles Hambitzer (1878 or 1881-1918) was an American pianist, teacher, and composer. His best known piano student was the teenage George Gershwin. Hambitzer's compositions include orchestral tone poems, incidental music for plays, two operettas, and a variety of shorter pieces.

  4. Billy Byers collection, 1964-1980

    1,167 items. 35 containers. 7 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Billy Byers was a composer, arranger, orchestrator, and musician (trombonist). The collection primarily contains full scores in Byers' hand. It represents a sampling of Byers' work as a composer, arranger, and orchestrator. The material shows the diverse styles, musical forces, and variety of performing venues in which he worked. The scores include works for recordings, live performances, television, and film; for small combos, big bands, and orchestras; and for singers of various styles, including pop, jazz, rock, rhythm and blues, and disco.

  5. Ella Fitzgerald collection, 1956-1992

    23,500 items. 285 containers. 176 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) was a popular and highly-respected American jazz and pop vocalist and recording artist. The Ella Fitzgerald Collection chiefly consists of musical arrangements made for her by more than fifty arrangers and orchestrators. Arrangers whose works are found in this collection include Buddy Bregman, Benny Carter, Frank DeVol, Russ Garcia, Billy May, Marty Paich, Nelson Riddle, and Gerald Wilson. The arrangements consist of a combination of full scores and parts, and are often accompanied by piano-conductor short scores, reduced scores, lead sheets, and lyric sheets. Music is found in the form of manuscripts, printed music, photocopies, and ozalids, often in multiple or different versions. In addition, the collection contains repertoire and program lists and other miscellaneous material, including a minimal amount of correspondence and photographs.

  6. Morton Gould papers, 1920-1996

    approximately 19,000 items. 150 containers. 65.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    American composer, conductor, arranger, and pianist. The collection contains music, including holograph and copyist manuscripts, printed scores, orchestral parts, lyric sheets, and sketches of Gould's compositions and arrangements; correspondence; business papers; writings; photographs; scrapbooks; programs and promotional materials related to his career; and financial and legal documents.

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  7. 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.

  8. 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 and parts. Approximately fifty arrangers are represented in the collection, including Billy May, Andy Gibson, George Siravo, and Conn Humphries.

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  9. 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 the arrangements are by other arrangers and are identified as such.

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  10. Louise Talma papers, 1861-1998

    approximately 38,000 items. 160 containers. 81.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Louise Talma was an American composer, pianist, and teacher. She was a student of Nadia Boulanger and a long-time resident of Fontainebleau and the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire. The collection consists of music manuscripts, harmony and teaching materials, correspondence, photographs, business papers, clippings, programs, publicity materials, writings, awards and other materials related to her career and her family's history.

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