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BOX 1-18  BOX 22-45 Show Music
Series I -- Show Music -- has been divided into Rodgers' manuscripts and the full scores; each of these sections has been organized alphabetically by show title and by song title within each show. In the instances when a Broadway musical either was revised, subsequently filmed, or a film musical was re-made, the materials for subsequent productions have been interfiled with the materials for the earlier production. When there are collections of sketches for a show, they are at the end of the materials for that show. Where a collection of sketches contains material from more than one show, the sketches are listed with the show which appears most often; cross-references have been provided for other shows appearing within these sketches. The full scores contain many examples of show material that was deleted or replaced with new orchestrations.
Note: The show I Picked a Daisy (ca. 1960), lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, was unproduced. The collaboration between Rodgers and Lerner was terminated, Lerner subsequently completed the show with Burton Lane and it became On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.
The Show Music has been divided into Rodgers' manuscripts and the full scores; each of these sections has been organized alphabetically by show title and then by song title within each show.
BOX 1-18 Manuscripts
Allegro (1947) lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Allegro
Holograph sketch in pencil ; 3 p.
Includes: [3] p. of unidentified holograph sketches, one dated "July 1, '43"
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Allegro
Holograph piano-vocal score in pencil ; [8] p.
Laid in: typed lyric sheet ; [2] p.
But the days on a planet
see: [Sketches for Allegro : no. 3]
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 Come home
Holograph sketch in pencil ; [1] p.
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 Come home
Holograph piano-vocal score in pencil ; 5 p.
Laid in: typed lyric sheet ; [1] p.
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 A fellow needs a girl
Holograph piano-vocal score in pencil ; [3] p.
Laid in: typed lyric sheet ; [1] p.
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Finale act one
Holograph piano-vocal score in pencil ; 13 p.
Laid in: typed lyric sheet ; [6] p.
Includes:
  • "What a lovely day for the wedding!"
  • "I have let the time run on"
  • "It may be a good idea for Joe"
  • "To have & to hold"
  • "Wish them well"
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 The gentleman is a dope
Holograph piano-vocal score in pencil ; [7] p.
Laid in: typed lyric sheet ; [1] p.
Good idea for Joe
see: [Sketches for Allegro : no. 3]
Grandma
see: [Sketches for Allegro : no. 3]
I have let the time run on
see: [Sketches for Allegro : no. 3]
BOX-FOLDER 1/6 I know it can happen again
Holograph piano-vocal score in pencil ; [2] p.
Laid in: typed lyric sheet ; [1] p.
BOX-FOLDER 1/7 It's a darn nice campus
Holograph piano-vocal score in pencil ; [2] p.
Laid in: typed lyric sheet ; [1] p.
BOX-FOLDER 1/8 Money isn't everything
Holograph piano-vocal score in pencil ; 8 p.
Laid in: typed lyric sheet ; [3] p.
BOX-FOLDER 1/9 One foot, other foot
Holograph piano-vocal score in pencil ; 6 p.
Laid in: typed lyric sheet ; [3] p.
Opening act I
see: [Sketches for Allegro : no. 3]
BOX-FOLDER 1/10 Opening sequence
Holograph piano-vocal score in pencil ; 6 p.
Laid in: typed lyric sheet ; [2] p.
BOX-FOLDER 1/11 Poor Joe!
Holograph piano-vocal score in pencil ; [1] p.
Laid in: typed lyric sheet ; [1] p.
Possibly I'm cynical
see: [Sketches for Allegro : no. 3]
BOX-FOLDER 1/12 Sitting on the porch in the moonlight
Holograph piano-vocal score in pencil ; [2] p.
Laid in: typed lyric sheet ; [1] p.
BOX-FOLDER 1/13 So far
Holograph piano-vocal score in pencil ; [4] p.
To have and to hold
see: [Sketches for Allegro : no. 3]
Two more [loves]
see: [Sketches for Allegro : no. 1]
BOX-FOLDER 1/14 Two short years
Holograph sketch in pencil ; [1] p.
BOX-FOLDER 1/14 Two short years
Holograph piano-vocal score in pencil ; [2] p.
Laid in: typed lyric sheet ; [1] p.
What a lovely day for a wedding
see: [Sketches for Allegro : no. 3]
BOX-FOLDER 1/15 The Wildcats are on a rampage
Holograph piano-vocal score in pencil ; [3] p.
Laid in: typed lyric sheet [1] p.
Uniform title: Wildcats
BOX-FOLDER 1/16 Will you marry me?
Holograph piano-vocal score in pencil ; [3] p.
Laid in: typed lyric sheet ; [1] p.
BOX-FOLDER 1/17 Wish them well : finale act I
Holograph piano-vocal score in pencil ; [3] p.
BOX-FOLDER 1/18 Yatata!
Holograph piano-vocal score in pencil ; 9 p.
Laid in: typed lyric sheet ; [3] p.
Uniform title: Yatata, yatata, yatata
BOX-FOLDER 1/19 You are never away
Holograph piano-vocal score in pencil ; 6 p.
Laid in: typed lyric sheet ; [1] p.
BOX-FOLDER 1/20 You never had it so good
Holograph piano-vocal score in pencil ; [3] p.
Laid in: typed lyric sheet ; [1] p.
BOX-FOLDER 1/21 [Sketches for Allegro : no. 1]
Holograph sketches in pencil ; [4] p.
Includes:
  • Yatata, yatata, [yatata]
  • Two more loves
  • [The gentleman is a dope] : She doesn't belong to me
BOX-FOLDER 1/21 [Sketches for Allegro : no. 2]
Holograph sketches in pencil ; [2] p.
Includes:
  • Money isn't everything
  • Poor Joe
BOX-FOLDER 1/21 [Sketches for Allegro : no 3]
Holograph sketches in pencil ; 9 p. + [6] p. (variously paginated)
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