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Music (continued)
Music Notebooks and Composition Exercises (continued)
Red tune book (continued)
On cover: 1922 September 26
Note: Some sketches have IG holograph lyric fragments
Laid in: IG typescript notes; [2] p.
p. 1: Unidentified fragments
p. 2: Unidentified fragments; Blues
p. 3: One step; Tune
p. 4: Let’s be lonesome together [untitled]
p. 5: Hang on to me
p. 6: Unidentified fragment; Naughty baby
p. 7: Unidentified
p. 8: Unidentified fragments
p. 9: Unidentified fragment; Play me a lowdown tune
p. 10: Virginia; The sunshine trail
p. 11-16: Unidentified fragments
p. 17: Slow foxtrot; Unidentified fragment
p. 18: Unidentified fragment; Paris
p. 19: Where is she?; The matrimonial handicap; Aarons
p. 20: Weather man; Unidentified fragments
p. 21: Unidentified fragments; The half of it, dearie, blues
p. 22-23: Unidentified fragments
p. 24: Toddle; Unidentified fragment
p. 25: Love is in the air [Titled: Theme]; Unidentified fragment; Flower boat; Unidentified fragment
p. 26: Unidentified fragments; Ukulele Lorelei; Unidentified fragments
p. 27-28: Unidentified fragments
p. 29: When Toby is out of town; What is it about you makes me; Unidentified fragment
p. 30: Unidentified fragment; Leave it to love
p. 31: Unidentified fragment; Opening cho.
BOX-FOLDER 59/4 T.B. Harms 62 W. 45th St., N.Y.C. [notebook]
Manuscript chiefly in the hand of GG; 23 p.
Note: Theory and composition exercises
On p. 1: 1922 December 22
BOX-FOLDER 59/5 Themes [notebook, 1924-1925]
GG holograph manuscript; [1, 17] p.
Laid in: IG typescript notes; [3] p.
p. 1: Southern soil; [Rhapsody in blue?]; Rhapsody in blue [Titled: Piano theme against this]
p. 2: [Prelude III?]; Unidentified fragments; Rhapsody in blue [untitled]
p. 3: Unidentified fragments; Harlem serenade; [Prelude or Sleepless nights?]
p. 4: [Prelude or Sleepless nights?]
p. 5-9: Concerto in F [untitled]
p. 10: [The half of it, dearie, blues?]
p. 11: Concerto in F [untitled]
p. 13: [An American in Paris?]; Strike up the band (1927) [untitled]; Unidentified fragment
p. 15: Unidentified fragment
p. 16: Rhapsody in blue [untitled]
p. 17: Piano pieces
BOX-FOLDER 59/6 Tune book [1933-1937]
GG holograph manuscript; [96] p.
Note: Title annotations in the hands of IG and Kay Swift
Laid in: IG typescript notes; 10 p.
p. 1: Stand up and fight; Unidentified fragments
p. 2: Chicadee; Unidentified fragment
p. 3: Special love; Unidentified fragments
p. 4: First lady and first gent; Unidentified fragments
p. 5: Unidentified fragment; Comes the revolution; Unidentified fragments
p. 6: Mine [Titled: Love is O.K.]
p. 7: Finale material; Verse to 3-note waltz
p. 8-10: Unidentified fragments
p. 11: Revolution in blue
p. 12: Good old revolutions; March; Unidentified fragment
p. 13: Waltz; March for a ballet; Unidentified fragment
p. 14: Unidentified fragment; Love walked in; Mary
p. 15: Unidentified fragments
p. 16: Blues; Crown; Melody for Crown
p. 17: Crown development; Crown-Robbins fight
p. 18-19: Unidentified compositional studies
p. 20-21: Unidentified fragments
p. 22: Unidentified fragment; Spiritual
p. 23: Cuban G.T.; Chromatic melody; Porgy
p. 25: Serena
p. 26: I got plenty o’ nuthin’ [Titled: Porgy]
p. 27-28: Unidentified fragments
p. 29: Choral effect
p. 30: Tune
p. 31: Unidentified fragment; I used to but I don’t anymore; Jingle
p. 32: It’s nice to know [Titled: Tune for show]
p. 33: [Cockeyed strain for ballet?]; Unidentified fragment; Ballet
p. 34: G.T. waltz; Unidentified fragment
p. 35: Southern style; Every evenin’
p. 36: Operetta
p. 37: Chromatic tune; What’s the big idea
p. 38: Atmospheric tune; Unidentified fragment
p. 39: Wake up, brother, and dance; Unidentified fragment
p. 40: Unidentified fragment; Conversational verse; Unidentified fragment
p. 41: Tune; King of swing
p. 42: Canon starts here; King of swing
p. 43: Nostalgic; Unidentified fragment
p. 44: Unidentified fragment; Good verse; Cho. Hot; Unidentified fragment
p. 45: Hold on!; Unidentified fragments
p. 46: Instru; Prelude type
p. 47: Unidentified fragment; Unidentified
p. 48: The more I see you
p. 49: I sigh I cry
p. 50: I’m a naughty name; Bored; Unidentified fragment
p. 51: What can we lose; Unidentified fragments
p. 52: Who’d ever thought; Unidentified fragment; Violin piece
p. 53: Slowly; Ballet; I’ve got beginner’s luck
p. 54: Strong afterbeats; One word title
p. 55: Unidentified fragment; In the nick of time; Verse
p. 56: Prelude
p. 57: Say the word; Unidentified fragment; Western
p. 58: By Strauss; Unidentified fragments
p. 59: Pay some attention to me; Smooth one step
p. 60: I’ll get you yet; Just another rhumba [Titled: Cuban rhythm and A certain Spanish lady]; Listen to reason
p. 61: Melancholy; Mel; G.T.
p. 62: They can’t take that away from me; Unidentified fragments
p. 63: Siren; Waltz
p. 64-65: Unidentified fragments
p. 66: Unidentified fragment; They all laughed
p. 67: Unidentified fragment; My honor was at stake
p. 68: Unidentified fragment; Slap that bass; I do the right thing but at the wrong time
p. 69: Unidentified fragments
p. 70: They can’t take that away from me; I’ve got beginner’s luck
p. 71: Try; Unidentified fragment; I’m myself again; Rhythm
p. 72: Unidentified fragments
p. 73: Unidentified fragment; Stiff upper lip
p. 74: Try; Verse
p. 75: Nice work if you can get it; Unidentified fragments
p. 76: Unidentified fragment; You’re so unforgettable
p. 77: I can’t be bothered now
p. 78: Romantic theme for song?
p. 79: Try; Unidentified fragment
p. 80: Unidentified fragment
p. 81: Southern tune; Sleepless night
p. 95: List of titles for a projected suite
p. 96: Tune; Unidentified fragment; Ballet?
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