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BOX 1 Music, 1865-1931
This series consists chiefly of manuscript and printed scores, the majority of which are songs from Broadway musicals and other American popular music. Freedley composed four of these works and autographed the piano-vocal score for "If You But Smile." The manuscripts for George and Ira Gershwin’s works are notable for their annotations, and the lyrics for the song "I Love a Simple Way," from the musical A Dangerous Maid (1921), are written in Ira Gershwin’s hand. Also present are Ray Henderson’s piano and piano-vocal scores for three songs from the musical comedy Hold Everything! (1928), which ran for 409 performances. Several additional items are inscribed to Freedley, including the piano-vocal scores for John H. Densmore’s "Love Lightly" (1916) and Herbert Johnson’s "Mr. Jacqemont" (1916), as well as an unidentified vocal score titled "Finale." This series also contains compositions by Joseph Alger, Jas A. Brennan, Hoagy Carmichael, Vernon Duke, Virginia Gabriel, Ray Henderson, Burton Lane, Jimmy McHugh, and Lee S. Roberts, along with unidentified holograph scores and sketches.
Arranged alphabetically by composer and title therein
Alger, Joseph
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 The Man I Married Is a Bathroom, undated
Piano-vocal score
Brennan, Jas A. (?)
BOX-FOLDER 1/22 The Rose of the Mountain Trail, circa 1914
Parts (strings, clarinet, cornet, trombone, and drums)
Carmichael, Hoagy
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 In My Wildest Dreams, undated
Piano-vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 1/6 Moonburn, undated
Piano-vocal score
Densmore, John H.
BOX-FOLDER 1/7 Love Lightly, 1916
Piano-vocal score, possibly in the hand of Densmore
Note: Inscribed to Freedley
Duke, Vernon
BOX-FOLDER 1/8 Come What May, undated
Piano-vocal score
Freedley, Vinton
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 Dance, undated
Trombone part with annotations
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 If You But Smile, undated
Piano-vocal score
Note: Autographed by Freedley and inscribed "Mary M. Mitchell"
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 There Was a Little Girl, undated
Vocal lead sheet
Freedley, Vinton and J. K. Hodges
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 Opening Chorus Act 2, undated
Mimeograph of vocal score
Gabriel, Virginia
BOX-FOLDER 1/19 The Garden of Roses, circa 1865
Piano-vocal score
Note: Inscribed "E. S."
Gershwin, George
BOX-FOLDER 1/9 Anything for You (from A Dangerous Maid), circa 1921
Copyist piano-vocal score in the hand of William Daly
BOX-FOLDER 1/10 I Love the Simple Way (from A Dangerous Maid), circa 1921
Text in the hand of Ira Gershwin
BOX-FOLDER 1/11 Just to Know You Are Mine (from A Dangerous Maid), circa 1921
Copyist piano-vocal score (no lyric) with annotations
Gershwin, George (?)
BOX-FOLDER 1/12 When You Get Home Again (from Dere Mabel), undated
Copyist piano-vocal score in the hand of William Daly, with annotations most likely by George Gershwin
Henderson, Ray
BOX-FOLDER 1/13 Let Everything Go (from Hold Everything!), circa 1928
Piano-vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 1/14 To Know You Is to Love You (from Hold Everything!), circa 1928
Piano-vocal score (no lyric)
BOX-FOLDER 1/15 You're the Cream in My Coffee (from Hold Everything!), circa 1928
Score for piano
Johnson, Herbert
BOX-FOLDER 1/16 Mr. Jacquemont, 1916 April 6
Printed piano-vocal score
Note: Inscribed to Freedley
Lane, Burton
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Singin' the Blues, 1931
Piano-vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Singin' the Blues, 1931
Score for piano
McHugh, Jimmy
BOX-FOLDER 1/17 It's the Darndest Thing, 1931
Printed piano-vocal score
Roberts, Lee S.
BOX-FOLDER 1/18 Little Songs of Optimism, 1921 June 21
Piano-vocal score
Note: Inscribed to Mrs. Henry Phipps
Unidentified
BOX-FOLDER 1/20 Family, undated
Lead sheet
BOX-FOLDER 1/20 Finale, undated
Lead sheet
BOX-FOLDER 1/23 The Girl I'd Choose for Kissing, undated
Score for piano; sketch; lyric sheet
BOX-FOLDER 1/20 Glad I Met You, undated
Sketch
BOX-FOLDER 1/21 Grey Day, undated
Sketch
BOX-FOLDER 1/21 Here's One Who Wouldn't, undated
Piano-vocal score (no lyric)
BOX-FOLDER 1/21 I Couldn't Find Another, undated
Piano-vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 1/21 Lady Flicotine (?), undated
Sketch
BOX-FOLDER 1/21 March Song Act 2, undated
Score for piano
BOX-FOLDER 1/20 Same Old Tale, undated
Sketch
BOX-FOLDER 1/23 Selection "Loravia", undated
Conductor score
BOX-FOLDER 1/21 Usher Girls, undated
Lead sheet
BOX-FOLDER 1/21 Unidentified, undated
Piano-vocal score
BOX 1 Miscellany, 1936
This series contains an undated note written in two different hands with lyrics for an unidentified song, as well as a list of songs from the musicals of Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, and Sigmund Romberg, and other Broadway composers. It also includes a telegram that Joe Dubarry Sr. sent to Vinton Freedley.
Arranged alphabetically by type of material
BOX-FOLDER 1/24 Note, undated
Includes: Lyrics for unidentified song; list of songs from various musicals by Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, and Sigmund Romberg, among others
BOX-FOLDER 1/24 Telegram from Joe Dubarry Sr. to Vinton Freedley, 1936 June 29

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