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Show Music, 1905-1945 (continued)
Manuscripts (continued)
Terzetto (continued)
Robert Russell Bennett manuscript full score in ink, annotations in pencil ; 34 p.
Note: In Bennett's hand on p. 10: "N.B. Bell note might be played by neighboring trombonist if he doesn't charge $15 for doubling."
BOX-FOLDER 31/3 Terzetto #14
Parts
BOX-FOLDER 27/15 There's a hill beyond a hill
Albert Sirmay manuscript piano-vocal score in pencil ; 6 p.
BOX-FOLDER 31/4 There's a hill beyond a hill #8
Parts
BOX-FOLDER 31/5 Vorspiel #1
Parts
BOX-FOLDER 27/5 Walk across
Robert Russell Bennett manuscript full score in ink, annotations in pencil ; 14 p.
BOX-FOLDER 31/6 Walk across - scene change #18
Parts
BOX-FOLDER 27/6 When the spring is in the air
Robert Russell Bennett manuscript full score in ink, annotations in pencil ; p. 1-10, 14-22, 24-41
BOX-FOLDER 27/16 When the spring is in the air
Albert Sirmay manuscript piano-vocal score in pencil ; 6 p.
BOX-FOLDER 31/7 When the spring is in the air #20
Parts
BOX-FOLDER 27/17 Music in the Air selection
Robert Russell Bennett manuscript piano score in ink ; 18 p.
Includes: I've told ev'ry little star; There's a hill beyond a hill; And love was born; In Egern on the Tegern See; I am so eager; When the spring is in the air; The song is you
BOX-FOLDER 32/1-2 Scripts
Two bound typescript scripts, ; act I (56 p.), act II (56 p.)
BOX-FOLDER 32/3 Lyric sheets
Typescript lyric sheets, some with annotations in pencil or ink, multiple copies for some ; [49] p.
Includes:
  • Brook scene ; And love was born
  • Damn good time (bedroom scene)
  • Finale - We belong together
  • I'm alone - office scene (Frieda sings solo)
  • In Egern on the Tegern See
  • Interlude (after school)
  • I've told every little star - office scene (Duet: Karl and Sieglinde)
  • Letter song - office scene (Bruno sings solo)
  • Prologue (little girls sing offstage)
  • We belong together
  • Zoo scene
Included in Prologue (little girls sing offstage):
  • Little star (school scene)
  • Melodies of May
  • There's a hill beyond a hill
  • Interlude
  • When the spring is in the air
  • We belong together
BOX 115 Chorus books
Two printed choral scores ; 48 p. each
BOX 115-116 Character part books
Typescript part books, 2 copies for each character (the 1st copy usually in red and black, the 2nd a carbon) ; 82 books
The Night Boat (1920) lyrics by Anne Caldwell
BOX-FOLDER 33/1 Some fine day
Copyist manuscript piano-vocal score in ink ; 8 p.
Alternate title: A man to match my car
BOX-FOLDER 33/1 Some fine day
Carbon of typescript lyric sheet, annotated ; [2] p.
Alternate title: A man to match my car
BOX-FOLDER 33/2 Some fine day
Copyist manuscript piano score in ink ; [2] p.
Ninety in the Shade (1915)
BOX-FOLDER 33/3 Can't you see I mean you
Copyist manuscript piano-vocal score in ink and pencil, annotations in Kern's hand in pencil; [4] p.
Note: Lyric by M.E. Rourke
Note: later used with rewritten lyric in Very Good Eddie, as "Isn't it great to be married" and in London production of Theodore and Company, with further altered lyric, as "All that I want is somebody to love me"
BOX-FOLDER 33/3 Can't you see I mean you
Printed piano-vocal score ; 5 p.
BOX-FOLDER 33/4 Curtain up act II, opening
Manuscript full score in ink ; [4] p.
I have been around a bit
see Miscellaneous/Unidentified Show Music
BOX-FOLDER 33/5 *Just for to-night, or, Give me love, all your love!
Printed piano-vocal score ; 4 p.
Note: Music by Harry A. Tierney, lyric by Worton David
BOX-FOLDER 33/6 Where's the girl for me?
Copyist manuscript piano-vocal score in ink ; 7 p.
Note: Arranged for piano by Charles N. Miller
Note: Lyric by Harry B. Smith
Note: Right side ragged and frayed
BOX-FOLDER 33/7 Whistling Dan
see also Leave it to Jane ; Whistling Dan
Copyist manuscript piano-vocal score in ink, lyric and title in Kern's hand ; 5 p.
Note: Lyric by Harry B. Smith
In caption: Lone Star
BOX-FOLDER 33/8 Unidentified
Holograph sketch in pencil ; [1] p.
In caption: Marjorie Blyth
BOX-FOLDER 33/8 Unidentified
Manuscript lyric sheet in pencil ; [1] p.
Nobody Home (1915)
BOX-FOLDER 33/9 Buffo dance
see also Buffo dance from Very Good Eddie
Frank Saddler manuscript full score in ink, with some annotations in Kern's hand ; 12 p. + p. 1a, 2a (additional scoring for trumpets and bassoons)
Crossed out title: Girls of yesterday
BOX-FOLDER 33/10 Hyson dance
Frank Saddler manuscript piano score in ink, pencil annotations in Kern's hand ; 5 p.
BOX-FOLDER 33/10 Hyson dance
Copyist manuscript piano score in ink ; [1] p.
BOX-FOLDER 33/11 The magic melody
Copyist manuscript piano-vocal score in ink, pencil notes and annotations in Kern's hand ; 6 p.
Note: Lyric by Schuyler Greene
BOX-FOLDER 33/11 The magic melody
Copyist manuscript piano-vocal score in ink ; [2] p. (incomplete)
On verso: Manuscript piano score in pencil of p. 4-5 above ; [1] p.
BOX-FOLDER 33/11 The magic melody
Printed piano-vocal score ; 7 p.
Note: there is a note in Kern's hand on the copyist manuscript that was also engraved on the printed music: "This song is not a part of the score of 'Nobody Home.'"
Oh, Boy! (1917) lyrics by P.G. Wodehouse
BOX-FOLDER 33/12 Ain't it a grand and glorious feeling
Frank Saddler manuscript full score in ink ; 12 p.
Note: uses Very Good Eddie instrumentation
BOX-FOLDER 33/13 Ain't it a grand and glorious feeling #2
Frank Saddler manuscript piano-vocal score in pencil, no lyric ; [4] p.
BOX-FOLDER 33/14 Be a little sunbeam
Printed piano-vocal score, annotations in Kern's hand in pencil ; 5 p.
BOX-FOLDER 33/15 Finale act I #9
Frank Saddler manuscript piano-vocal score in ink and pencil, pencil annotations in Kern's hand, 14 p.; photocopy of copyist piano-vocal score, 14 p.
BOX-FOLDER 33/16 Flubby dub
Copyist manuscript piano-vocal score in ink, with partial voice part sketched in pencil, no lyric ; 3 p.
BOX-FOLDER 33/17 Letter song #7
Frank Saddler manuscript piano-vocal score in ink, annotations in pencil ; 4 p.
BOX-FOLDER 33/27 A little bit of ribbon
Photocopy of copyist piano-vocal score ; 6 p.
BOX-FOLDER 33/18 Nesting time in Flatbush #13
Frank Saddler manuscript piano-vocal score in pencil, incomplete vocal line, no lyric ; [1] p.
BOX-FOLDER 33/18 Nesting time in Flatbush #13
Copyist manuscript piano-vocal score in ink ; [3] p.
BOX-FOLDER 33/19 Oh, daddy, please
Frank Saddler manuscript short score/sketch in pencil, [1] p.; photocopy of copyist piano-vocal score, 9 p.
Titled: Trio -- Lou Ellen -- Judge -- George -- #12
BOX-FOLDER 33/20 Opening act I
Frank Saddler manuscript piano-vocal score/sketch in pencil, no lyric ; 6 p.
Package of seeds
see Garden of girls
BOX-FOLDER 33/21 Rolled into one
Copyist manuscript piano-vocal score in ink, annotations in pencil ; 5 p.
BOX-FOLDER 33/28 That's the kind of man I'd like to be
Photocopy of copyist piano-vocal score ; 6 p.
BOX-FOLDER 33/22 Why can't they hand it to me
Parts
Note: this song was used in Riviera Girl
BOX-FOLDER 33/23 Lyric sheets
Typescript lyric sheets, some with annotations in pencil ; [25] p.
Includes:
  • Ain't it a grand and glorious feeling #2 (Jim and Girls, act I scene 1)
  • Be a little sunbeam #11 (Jacky and chorus)
  • Finale act I
  • The first day of May (Trio)
  • Flubby dub (Trio: Jacky, Jim and George)
  • I was looking for a pal like you
  • Ku la loo
  • Letter song
  • Nesting time in Flatbush #13 (Duet: Jim and Jacky)
  • Nesting time in Flatbush
  • Nesting time in Flatbush (Additional chorus: Flatbush)
  • Oh, daddy, please (Trio: Lou Ellen, Judge, and George)
  • A package of seeds
  • Ribbons and laces
  • That's the kind of man I'd like to be (George and girls, act I scene 2)
  • Till the clouds roll by
  • Words are not needed
  • You never knew about me
Oh, I Say! (1913) lyrics by Harry B. Smith
BOX-FOLDER 33/24 Katy-did
Holograph piano-vocal score in ink ; 4 p.
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