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BOX 1-41 Music, 1930s-1960s
Scores, lead sheets, sketches, parts, and lyric sheets, mostly for original compositions and arrangements by Strayhorn and Duke Ellington. Manuscript materials in the hand of either Strayhorn or Ellington are identified wherever possible. Scores and lead sheets by other composers, including Luther Henderson, Louis Bellson, Don Gais, and Willie "The Lion" Smith, are present as well.
Chiefly arranged alphabetically by title.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive
Holograph manuscript score
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 After all
Holograph manuscript scores (2)
Lyric sheet
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 After bird jungle
Scores (2)
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 An afternoon in Paris
Printed score
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 Ain't but the one
Scores (6)
BOX-FOLDER 1/6 Ain't nothin' nothin' baby without you
Piano-vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 1/7 Air-conditioned jungle
Holograph manuscript scores/sketches
BOX-FOLDER 1/8 Alabamy home
Printed piano-vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 1/9 All at once you love her
By Richard Rodgers
Printed piano-vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 1/10 All day long
Holograph manuscript score
BOX-FOLDER 1/11 All of me
Holograph manuscript scores/sketches
BOX-FOLDER 1/12 All roads lead to you
Piano-vocal score (incomplete)
BOX-FOLDER 1/13 All's fair at the World's Fair / Vote
Piano-vocal score (no lyric) for "All's fair at the World's Fair
Parts for "All's fair at the World's Fair" and "Vote" (saxophone 1-5, trumpet 1-3, trombone 1-2, piano, double bass, drums)
BOX-FOLDER 1/14 All too soon
Holograph manuscript score
BOX-FOLDER 1/15 Always you
Holograph manuscript score
BOX-FOLDER 1/16 Amor
Holograph manuscript score
BOX-FOLDER 1/17 And Russia is her name
Holograph manuscript score
BOX-FOLDER 1/18 Any time, any day, anywhere
Holograph manuscript score
BOX-FOLDER 1/19 Apple blossoms in the rain
Holograph manuscript score
BOX-FOLDER 1/20 Argentino
Photocopied manuscript score in the hand of DE
BOX-FOLDER 35/1 Arrivederci, bambina mia!
By Jimmy Makulis
Piano-vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 1/21 Awful sad
Printed score for piano
BOX-FOLDER 1/22 Azure
Printed piano-vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 Baby Clementine
Piano-vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 2/2 Baby - When you ain't there
Lead sheet
BOX-FOLDER 2/3 Back room romp
Lead sheet
BOX-FOLDER 36/1 Bagatelle
Edited by Walter van de Leur
Printed full scores (2)
BOX-FOLDER 2/4 Balcony serenade [?]
Holograph manuscript score
Holograph manuscript sketch of intro
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 Ballad for very sad and very tired lotus eaters
Holograph manuscript score, with sketches for "The gentleman is a (major) dope" and "Buddy Bolden fugue" on verso
BOX-FOLDER 2/6 Battle of swing
Printed score for piano
BOX-FOLDER 2/7 B.B.B. - Blues [?]
Holograph manuscript score, titled "Mauve"
Parts ("Baker", "Jim" (2), "Terry", "Cat", "Harry", "Paul", "Butter", "John", "Britt", "Ray", "Bill", "Procope")
BOX-FOLDER 2/8 Beautiful romance
Printed piano-vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 2/9 Beggar's holiday
Scores (some are holograph manuscript) and sketches
Contents: Boll weavol ballet; Brown penny; Fol-de-rol; A fox will steal your chickens; Git movin'; Git out; The kindly worm; Loose living
BOX-FOLDER 2/10 Beggar's holiday
Scores (some are holograph manuscript) and sketches
Contents: Polly at his side; Rooster man; Sucker for a kiss; They're taking poor MacHeath away [?]; Thirteen boxes of rayon skirts; We don't want the wings of an angel
BOX-FOLDER 2/11 Beggar's holiday
Miscellaneous and unidentified scores (some are holograph manuscript) and sketches
BOX-FOLDER 2/12 Believe in love
By Carl T. Bignon
Lead sheet
BOX-FOLDER 2/13 Bellaface (I've grown accustomed to his face)
Holograph manuscript score
see also The nutcracker suite
BOX-FOLDER 2/14 Best wishes
Printed piano-vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 2/15 Bewitched, bothered, bewildered
Holograph manuscript score, with scores for "Tenderly" on verso
BOX-FOLDER 2/16 Big house blues
Photocopied manuscript score in the hand of DE
BOX-FOLDER 3/1 Billy Strayhorn A/K/A
By David Passmore
Printed score
BOX-FOLDER 3/2 Birmingham break-down
Printed score for piano
BOX-FOLDER 3/3 Black and tan fantasy
Printed score for piano
Parts ("Brown", "Tricky", "Ray", "Carney", "Chauncey", "Otto")
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 Black beauty
Printed score for piano
BOX-FOLDER 3/5 Black butterfly
Holograph manuscript score
Printed piano-vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 3/5 Black cat blues
Printed score for piano
BOX-FOLDER 3/6 The black cat blues
By Andy Cowson
Piano-vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 3/7 The blessed and the damned
Holograph manuscript sketch and list of musical numbers
BOX-FOLDER 3/8 Bli-blip
Holograph manuscript scores (2)
Holograph manuscript sketch, with "Tricky" part for "P. P. and S." on verso
BOX-FOLDER 3/9 Blossom
Holograph manuscript lead sheet
Photocopied holograph manuscript score (incomplete, 1 page only)
see also Sketchbook 3
BOX-FOLDER 3/10 Blow by blow
Holograph manuscript scores/sketches
BOX-FOLDER 3/11 Blue
Holograph manuscript parts (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet, double bass)
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