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Music, 1913-1954 (continued)
BOX 58-59 Music Notebooks and Composition Exercises
The music notebooks and composition exercises are organized alphabetically by title.
BOX-FOLDER 58/1 501 W. 110th St. N.Y.C., 1921 October 6
GG holograph manuscript sketches; [1, 4] p.
p. 1: unidentified study
p. 3: Kitty’s Kisses
p. 4: Titles of songs used in Oh, Kay
p. 5: Maybe
BOX-FOLDER 58/2 Black notebook
GG holograph manuscript sketches, undated; 11 p.
p. 1: I Was Doing All Right
p. 2: Wake Up, Brother, and Dance; unidentified
p. 3: unidentified; My Honor Was at Stake [Titled: Hot Dogs]
p. 4: I Used to – but I Don’t Anymore; It’s Nice to Know
p. 5: Waltz; Yes, Yes, Oui, Oui
p. 6: Hold On; unidentified
p. 7: Love is Here to Stay; Ask Me Again
p. 8: unidentified; Simple as A.B.C.
p. 9: unidentified; Unforgettable; I Got Rhythm
p. 10: unidentified
p. 11: unidentified
BOX-FOLDER 58/3 Composition exercises, 1923 January 29 and February 1
Two GG holograph manuscripts; [2] p. each
Laid in: IG holograph notes; [1] p.
BOX-FOLDER 58/4 Figured choral, 1921 July 27
GG holograph manuscript short score; [1, 2] p.
Bound Fragments, Sketches, 1929-1931
GG holograph manuscript; [84] p.
Note: Occasional notations in the hand of IG
p. 6: Liza
p. 15: Embraceable You
p. 17: Lady of the Moon; I Wants to Stay Here
p. 20: I Speak English Now
p. 38: My Sunday Fella
p. 43: Oh You Kid
p. 53: That Well-Known Smile
p. 54: Pay Some Attention to Me
p. 58: French Waltz
p. 59: Barbary Coast
p. 60: Embraceable You; But Not for Me
p. 61: Barbary Coast; Embraceable You
p. 62: Treat Me Rough
p. 72: Love is Sweeping the Country
p. 76: Luckiest Man in the World
p. 78: Delishious
BOX-FOLDER 58/5 Geo. M. Gershwin. tunes, 1916-1922
GG holograph manuscript sketches; [40] p.
Note: Some sketches have lyrics in the hand of IG
p. 1-2: Melodies
p. 3-4: Beautiful Bird
p. 5-6: Ain’t Love Grand
p. 7-8: Year After Year [Titled: Moonlight]
p. 8: He’s Gone
p. 9-10: Nobody but You [untitled]
p. 11: We’re Here Because
p. 12: If I Only Had Somebody Like You
p. 13: Isn’t it Wonderful
p. 14: Who’s Winning; unidentified fragment
p. 15: Melody
p. 16: Helen of Troy
p. 17: Yankee Doodle Blues [Titled: American Blues]
p. 18: Foxtrot; unidentified fragment
p. 19: Tune; unidentified fragment
p. 20: Tune
p. 21: When Do We Dance? [untitled]
p. 22: unidentified
p. 23: Somebody Loves Me [Titled: Tune]
p. 24: How About a Boy? [Titled: One Step]; unidentified fragment
p. 25: unidentified; unidentified fragment; A Little Bit
p. 26: My Baby; unidentified fragment; Waltz; Little Jazz Bird
p. 27: unidentified fragments; Rag Tune (A Raggy Rhythm)
p. 28: unidentified fragments
p. 29: Anything for You
p. 30: unidentified fragments
p. 31: Molly on the Shore; unidentified fragment
p. 32: Naughty Baby [untitled]; unidentified fragment
p. 33: Walking Home with Angeline [untitled]
p. 34-35: unidentified fragments
p. 36: unidentified fragment; Maybe [untitled]; unidentified fragment
p. 37-38: unidentified fragments
p. 39: Waltz Hayseed; unidentified fragment; Tune
p. 40: Theme; One Step; unidentified fragment
BOX-FOLDER 58/6 Girl Crazy [notebook], 1930 July
GG holograph manuscript sketches; [48] p.
Laid in: IG holograph/typescript notes; [6] p.
p. 1-6: Bronco Busters
p. 9-12: The Gambler of the West
p. 13: Of Thee
p. 14: Tune; unidentified
p. 15: unidentified fragment; Oh You Kid / Who’s Charming? / I Want a Little More of What I Got Last Night; unidentified fragment
p. 16: unidentified – [Sweet Packard?]
p. 17: How Beautiful [untitled]
p. 18: Finale Mat; unidentified fragment; Some Girls Can Bake a Pie
p. 19: unidentified fragment; Because, Because; Garcon, S’il Vous Plait
p. 20: There’s No Stopping Us Now
p. 21: Posterity Is Just around the Corner; Finale Mat
p. 22: unidentified fragments
p. 23: Love is Sweeping the Country [untitled]
p. 24-25: unidentified fragments
p. 26: The Dimple on My Knee; Because, Because [untitled]
p. 27: Because, Because
p. 28: Jilted; Love Walked In [untitled]
p. 29: unidentified fragments
p. 30: Entrance of Supreme Court Judges
p. 31: Trumpeter Blow Your Golden Horn [Titled: Bless Our President]; unidentified fragment
p. 32: A Kiss for Cinderella [untitled]
p. 33: Who Is the Lucky Girl to Be? [untitled]
p. 34-37: I Was the Most Beautiful Blossom [Titled: Recitative Diana]
p. 38: Posterity Is Just around the Corner
p. 39: Who Cares?
p. 40: Come, Come to Jesus / Dawn of a New Day [untitled]; unidentified fragment
p. 41-42: unidentified fragments
p. 43: unidentified fragment; Union Square
p. 44-50: unidentified fragments
BOX-FOLDER 58/7 Girl Crazy sketches
GG holograph manuscript; [4] p.
p. 1: But Not for Me; Spanish
p. 2: unidentified fragment; I Got Rhythm
p. 3: Summer, Winter, Spring, and Fall; Hot
p. 4: Tune; Tune
BOX-FOLDER 58/8 Harmony exercises
GG holograph manuscript; [2] p.
BOX-FOLDER 58/8 Harmony exercises
GG holograph manuscript; [2] p.
BOX-FOLDER 58/9 Kilenyi notebook, 1919 August
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