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BOX 1-94, 126, 128-133 Music, 1940s-2002
Scores, sketches, lead sheets, parts, and source materials. Many titles are accompanied by lyric sheets, correspondence, notes, programs, scripts, and other related materials. All projects are musical theater productions or concert works unless indicated otherwise. Musical works with substantial documentation have corresponding subject files.
General Projects
Musical theater productions, concerts, films, recording sessions, individual pieces, and miscellaneous projects.
Arranged alphabetically by title of project.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1-2, 52/1 Ain't misbehavin', 1978, 1988
Scores, sketches, lyric sheets, correspondence, and source materials
BOX-FOLDER 52/2 Ain't misbehavin' suite: for chamber orchestra, undated
BOX-FOLDER 126/1 The all night strut, 1976
Scores, program, and clippings
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Benton and Bowles Inc. [advertisements], 1968-1969
Scores, sketches, parts, lyric sheets, and notes
For Avis Radio and Ambush Perfume
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Billy Taylor's 80th birthday celebration [concert], 2002
Parts for "I wish I knew how it would feel to be free"
BOX-FOLDER 1/5-6, 2/1-2 Black and blue, 1989
Scores and sketches
BOX-FOLDER 52/3 Black, brown, and beige, undated
Score for "The Lord is my shepherd"
BOX-FOLDER 126/2 Blow that trumpet, brother, brother!, undated
Scores and script
BOX-FOLDER 126/3 Bricktop in Paris, 1980
Scores and script
BOX-FOLDER 2/3 Campbell's Soup [advertisement], 1990
Scores, sketches, and correspondence
BOX-FOLDER 2/4-5, 52/4 Classic Ellington [concert/recording], 1999, 2000
Scores, correspondence, notes, and source materials
Includes scores for the Far East suite
BOX-FOLDER 52/5 Come Sunday [recording session], 1994
Scores, sketches, parts, and correspondence
BOX-FOLDER 3/1 Conquering Thursday, 1969
Score for "Prologue"
BOX-FOLDER 3/2-5 The crystal tree, 1981
Scores and sketches
BOX-FOLDER 4/1-2 The crystal tree, 1981
Bass and drum parts
BOX-FOLDER 4/3 Do re mi, 1960
Scores for "I know about love" and "Listen baby"
BOX-FOLDER 5/1-2 Ellington suite, 1991
Scores, sketches, and source materials
BOX-FOLDER 5/3-5 Ellington's New York [concert], 1993
Scores, sketches, correspondence, notes, and source materials
Far East suite [recording project], 1999
see Classic Ellington
BOX-FOLDER 5/6 The first, 1981
Scores for "Ebbets field" and "There are days"
BOX-FOLDER 5/7 Happy New Year, 1980
List of musical numbers
BOX-FOLDER 52/6-7 Hey, foxy mama, 1987
Scores, sketches, lead sheets, lyric sheets, and notes
BOX-FOLDER 5/8 Hey, foxy mama, 1987
Lead sheets
BOX 6-7 Jelly's last jam, 1992
Piano-conductor score
Working title: Mr. Jelly Lord
BOX 8-16, 53, 54/1-5 Jelly's last jam, 1992
Scores, sketches, lead sheets, lyric sheets, and notes
Materials arranged chronologically, 1989-1992
BOX-FOLDER 17/1-5 Jelly's last jam, 1992
BOX-FOLDER 17/6 Laura, undated
Lead sheets
Music and lyrics by Stephen Citron
BOX-FOLDER 54/6 The mayor of Harlem, undated
Scores, sketches, lyric sheets, and script excerpts
BOX-FOLDER 54/7 Miscellany, 1956-1994
Instrumental works
Titles: Brass quintet; A Christmas theme; Ditty a' la Dizzy; Frolic Sam; It's rumor; Story cues
BOX-FOLDER 17/7 Miscellany, 1956-1994
Score excerpts, sketches and fragments, script excerpts, and notes
Chiefly unidentified materials
BOX-FOLDER 126/4 Miscellany, 1956-1994
Sketch book
On cover: Early '40s
BOX 18-20, 54/8 MLK suite, 1992
Scores and sketches
BOX 21-22 MLK suite, 1992
BOX-FOLDER 23/1 My Broadway, 1998
Scores for "Mean to me" and "Not while I'm around"
BOX-FOLDER 23/2-5, 54/9 Olds FLA '87 [Oldsmobile promotional event], 1987
Scores, script, and source materials
BOX-FOLDER 23/6 Olds for '60 [Oldsmobile promotional event], 1959-1960
BOX-FOLDER 23/7-9, 54/10 Olds for '87 [Oldsmobile promotional event], 1986
Scores, sketches, script, correspondence, program, and notes
BOX 24 Olds for '88 [Oldsmobile promotional event], 1987
Scores, script, notes, program, and source materials
BOX-FOLDER 25/1-3 Olds for '89 [Oldsmobile promotional event], 1988
Scores, vocal parts, and source materials
BOX-FOLDER 25/4-5, 26, 27/1-2 One more song, 1987
Music and lyrics by Stephen Citron
BOX 27/3-4, 28/1-3 One more song, 1987
Scores of miscellaneous songs
BOX-FOLDER 28/4-5, 29/1-3 One more song, 1987
Lead sheets
BOX-FOLDER 29/4-6 One more song, 1987
BOX-FOLDER 30/1-2 Play on!, 1997
BOX-FOLDER 30/3-4, 31/1-4 Play on!, 1997
Rehearsal scores
BOX-FOLDER 31/5 Play on!, 1997
Sketches and source materials
BOX 32 Polly, 2000
Rehearsal scores
Stage collaboration with Polly Bergen
BOX 33 Polly, 2000
Scores, sketches, lyric sheets, and script excerpts
BOX-FOLDER 34/1 Porgy and Bess suite (brass quintet), 1989
BOX-FOLDER 34/2 Porgy and Bess suite (brass quintet, orchestra), undated
BOX-FOLDER 34/3-8 Porgy and Bess suite (brass quintet, orchestra), undated
BOX 35 Reverend Jenkins' Almost All Colored Orphanage Band, 1987
Scores, lead sheets, lyric sheets, notes, and source materials
BOX-FOLDER 36/1-2 Riviera on the rocks, 1959
Scores and lead sheets
BOX-FOLDER 36/3-4 Saturday laughter, 1998-1999
Scores, lead sheets, and plot outline
Other title: Zuma's journey; Renaissance man
BOX-FOLDER 36/5 Siren song, undated
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