Format Manuscripts/Mixed Material
Language English
Subjects Arrangers
May, Billy
Popular Music
Billy May Arrangements, 1939-1995
American arranger, composer, musician, and bandleader (b. Nov. 10, 1916, in Pittsburgh, Penn.; d. Jan. 22, 2004, in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.). May began his career as trumpeter and arranger for Charlie Barnet's big band. He was best known for his collaborations with Frank Sinatra. In addition, he composed for film, television, and children's albums. The collection chiefly consists of holograph or photocopied manuscript scores, parts, lead sheets, and manuscript sketches. Additional materials include printed scores, part changes, film cues, and a handful of counterpoint exercises.
Subject Headings
-  Arrangers
-  Popular Music
-  May, Billy
-  Scores, parts, lead sheets, and manuscript sketches. (contents)
-  Billy May Arrangements, Music Division, Library of Congress (Preferred Citation)
-  May (sort)
-  Music arranged by American bandleader Billy May. (browse display)
-  Researchers wishing to work with special collections are advised to inquire in advance about availability of material since many special collections are stored off-site. (Access Permissions)
-  Certain restrictions to use or copying of materials may apply. (copyright)
13 ft.
16 boxes
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Music Division, Library of Congress
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