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BOX 1-50 Music, 1930-1995
The Music series consists of two subseries. The first is Music by Charles Mingus, which contains manuscripts and photocopied scores, lead sheets, and parts. Because Mingus eventually stopped using notated parts, many folders contain only brief melodic lead sheets. Also included are arrangements of his compositions by Sy Johnson and Jaki Byard and music for which Mingus wrote the lyrics. This subseries also contains holograph scores for Epitaph, a two-hour jazz work that Mingus composed throughout his life, as well as several arrangements for Mingus Dynasty, a band assembled by Sue Mingus of Mingus’s former colleagues to continue performing his compositions. The most recent additions to this subseries are four holograph scores for Alive and Living in Dukeland, Cumbia and Jazz Fusion, Three or Four Shades of Blue, and Todo Modo. Reference numbers are assigned to some pieces, including his adaptations of works by others. His original works and his arrangements of others' works share one numerical sequence and are listed as “Reference no.” when they are available. The list of Mingus reference numbers is available in Appendix A. The Music by Others subseries contains manuscript scores of music by numerous composers that Mingus owned or may have arranged.
Music by Charles Mingus, 1938-1995, undated
This subseries consists of manuscripts and photocopied scores, lead sheets, and parts, as well as numerous arrangements of his compositions by Sy Johnson and Jaki Byard. The most recent additions to this series are four holograph scores for Alive and Living in Dukeland, Cumbia and Jazz Fusion, Three or Four Shades of Blue, and Todo Modo.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 II B.S., 1976
Photocopy of manuscript lead sheet
BOX-FOLDER 12/6 5:00 Whistle, undated
Holograph bass part
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 12 Alder Place, undated
Holograph score (incomplete); pages 6-9
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 12 Alder Place, undated
Holograph parts
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Abstractions, 1976
Photocopy of copyist lead sheet
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 After Hours, undated
Photocopy of manuscript lead sheet (melody only)
BOX-FOLDER 1/6 Ain't Jivin Blues, undated
Photocopy of manuscript lead sheet (melody only)
BOX-FOLDER 1/7 Alice in Wonderland, undated
Holograph leadsheet (chords only)
BOX-FOLDER 1/8 Alice in Wonderland (INA), undated
Manuscript lead sheet
BOX-FOLDER 1/9 Alice's Wonderland, undated
Holograph and manuscript parts
Note: Prayer Meeting on verso of alto saxophone part; Passover holograph sketch on verso of bass part
BOX-FOLDER 1/10 Alive and Living in Dukeland (no. 29), undated
Holograph score
BOX-FOLDER 1/11 Alive and Living in Dukeland (no. 29), undated
Arranged by Sy Johnson
Photocopy of holograph condensed score
Reference no. 001
BOX-FOLDER 1/12 Alive and Living in Dukeland (no. 29), undated
Arranged by Sy Johnson
Photocopy of holograph full score (incomplete); 1 page
Reference no. 001
BOX-FOLDER 1/13 Alive and Living in Dukeland (no. 29), undated
Arranged by Sy Johnson
Copyist saxophone and trumpet parts with annotations and corrections
Laid in: Manuscript lead sheet for "Blowing Changes (no. 29)" for Mingus and Charles McPherson
Reference no. 001
BOX-FOLDER 1/14 Alive and Living in Dukeland (no. 29), undated
Copyist horn, trombone, tuba, and rhythm section parts with annotations and corrections
Reference no. 001
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 Alive and Living in Dukeland (no. 29), undated
Copyist combo parts (incomplete set; alto and tenor saxophone, piano, bass)
Reference no. 001
BOX-FOLDER 2/2 Alive and Living in Dukeland (no. 29), undated
Photocopies of copyist combo parts (incomplete set; alto and tenor saxophones, piano, bass)
Reference no. 001
BOX-FOLDER 2/3 All the Things You Could Be Right Now if Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother, 1976
Photocopy of manuscript lead sheet
Alone Together, undated
see Notebook
BOX-FOLDER 12/6 Angela, undated
Holograph bass part
BOX-FOLDER 35/1 The Arts of Tatum and Freddie Webster, undated
Holograph conductor score (incomplete); begins at measure 17
Reference no. 158
BOX-FOLDER 2/4 The Arts of Tatum and Freddie Webster, 1975
Photocopy of copyist lead sheet (melody only)
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 The Arts of Tatum and Freddie Webster, undated
Copyist parts with annotations
BOX-FOLDER 2/6 The Arts of Tatum and Freddie Webster, undated
Copyist parts with pasteovers
Laid in: Manuscript trombone part (incomplete); sketch
BOX-FOLDER 2/7 The Arts of Tatum and Freddie Webster, undated
Copyist parts with annotations, corrections, and pasteovers (unfinished?)
BOX-FOLDER 2/8 Atomic Bomb, undated
Manuscript score for trumpet, alto saxophone, and baritone saxophone with annotations
BOX-FOLDER 35/2 B. F. T., undated
Two pages of holograph score sketches
Note: Each page contains different orchestrations
Reference no. 108
BOX-FOLDER 2/9 B. F. T., undated
Copyist parts
Baby, Take a Chance with Me, undated
see also Take a Chance with Me
Manuscript full score
Reference no. 189
BOX-FOLDER 2/10 Baby, Take a Chance with Me, undated
Photocopy of manuscript lead sheet (melody only)
BOX-FOLDER 2/11 Back a Few Years, undated
Alternate title: Tijunana Table Dance
Holograph score for alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones (incomplete); 2 pages
BOX-FOLDER 2/12 Back a Few Years, undated
Alternate title: Tijunana Table Dance
Holograph sketch for piano
BOX-FOLDER 2/13 Back Home Blues, 1976
Photocopy of copyist lead sheet
BOX-FOLDER 2/14 Background for Thought, undated
Copyist parts with annotations
BOX-FOLDER 2/15 Basically Speaking, undated
Photocopy of manuscript lead sheet (melody only)
BOX-FOLDER 2/16 Bemoanable Lady, 1976
Photocopy of manuscript lead sheet
BOX-FOLDER 2/17 Bemoanable Lady, undated
Copyist trumpet 2 and 3 parts
BOX-FOLDER 35/5 Better Get It In Your Soul, undated
Caption title: Better Get Hit In Your Soul
Holograph full score (incomplete); begins on page 3
Reference no. 124
BOX-FOLDER 3/1 Better Get It In Your Soul, undated
Arranged by Sy Johnson
Caption title: Better Get Hit In Your Soul
Manuscript score for voice, piano, and bass
Reference no. 100
BOX-FOLDER 3/2 Better Get It In Your Soul, undated
Caption title: Better Get It In Your Soul
Copyist parts with annotations
BOX-FOLDER 3/3 Better Get It In Your Soul (no. 6), undated
Copyist parts
Reference no. 153
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 Better Get It In Your Soul, 1963 January
Copyist parts (incomplete set)
Note: Newer version
Reference no. 152
BOX-FOLDER 3/5 Better Get It In Your Soul, undated
Copyist parts (incomplete set)
Note: Older version
Reference no. 100
BOX-FOLDER 35/6 Big Jim Whitey's Mule, undated
Holograph full score sketch
Reference no. 130
BOX-FOLDER 3/6 Bill's Song, undated
Music by Paul Jeffrey; lyrics by Charles Mingus
Photocopy of copyist lead sheet
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