Nat Farber television show music arrangements, 1955-1975

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Title: Nat Farber television show music arrangements
Collection number: PASC-M 33
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 6.6 linear ft. (4 flat boxes and 5 oversize flat boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1955-1975
Abstract: The collection consists of manuscript scores for arrangements by Nat Farber and others for The Carol Burnett Show, The Danny Kaye Show, The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, and other productions. Also included are scripts and rehearsal schedules for The Carol Burnett Show.
Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
Creator: Farber, Nat

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Nat Farber Television Show Music Arrangements (Collection PASC-M 33). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift, 27 September 1975.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1298654 


Nat Farber (born 20 January 1918) was an American composer, pianist and arranger, who worked for several television programs and for the film studios of RKO, Columbia, and Disney. Born in Chicago, IL, Farber attended the Chicago Musical College and later the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music. He studied with Ernst Toch and Mario Castelnuovo- Tedesco. Notable work includes the Dina Shore Show (1959-1963), the Danny Kaye Show (1963- 1967), and the Carol Burnett Show (1967- 1975). He also worked in the music department for the Roy Rogers Show (1951), The Andy Williams Show (1959), and the Judy Garland Show (1962), and as a dance accompanyist for the film Mary Poppins (1964). Farber died on September 14, 1975, in Los Angeles, CA.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of manuscripts and reproductions of arrangements for The Carol Burnett Show, The Danny Kaye Show, The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, and other productions. Included are manuscript sketches and final copies of vocal, piano, and orchestral scores for transitions, background music, and song and dance numbers. The works of various arrangers are represented. Also included are scripts and air sequence sheets for The Carol Burnett Show.

Organization and Arrangement

This collection has been organized into the following series:
  • Series 1: Carol Burnett Show
    • Subseries 1.1: Arrangements
    • Subseries 1.2: Air sequences and scripts
  • Series 2: Danny Kaye Show
  • Series 3: Dinah Shore Show
  • Series 4: Other shows
  • Series 5: Unidentified arrangements

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Carol Burnett Show.
Danny Kaye Show (Television program).
Dinah Shore Chevy Show.
Television music--Scores.
Television music.
Television scripts.

Container List


Series 1. Carol Burnett Show. 1963-1975.

Scope and Content

This series consists of sheet music for the arrangements used in The Carol Burnett Show. Also included are scripts and air sequences for various episodes.

Subseries 1.1. Arrangements. 1963-1975.

Scope and Content

Sheet music consists largely of manuscripts and reproductions of vocal scores for various song and dance numbers. Contents are largely completed scores, though there are also some sketches and scores with annotations. Includes treatments by Mitzie and Ken Welch, R. Bundock, Max Ehrmann, Coleman Fields, Peter Matz, E.A. Swan, and Fred Werner. Original titles have been maintained and are arranged alphabetically.
Box 1, Folder 1

Ain't Got Nothin But the Blues Medley. undated.

Box 1, Folder 2

Buda and Pesht. undated.

Box 1, Folder 3

Carol's Theme. undated.

Box 1, Folder 4

Charwoman Spot with Puppet (#824). 1975.

Box 1, Folder 5

Cleopatra Finale (#819). 1975.

Box 1, Folder 6

The Desiderata (Vincent Price). 1971.

Box 1, Folder 7

Down By the Winegar Woiks. 1969.

Box 1, Folder 9

Dueling Banjos. 1973.

Box 1, Folder 10

Elegance- Xmas. undated.

Box 1, Folder 11

Elizabethan Rhythm (#704). 1973.

Box 1, Folder 12

Entertain You. 1963.

Box 1, Folder 13

Gershwin Finale. 1974.

Box 1, Folder 14

Harnick and Bock Mini- Musical Finale. 1975.

Box 1, Folder 15

Heist (#602). 1972.

Box 1, Folder 16

He's the Wizard. 1975.

Box 1, Folder 17

I Don't Want to Be Nelson. 1968.

Box 1, Folder 18

Irving Berlin Mini- Musical Finale. 1973.

Box 1, Folder 19

It's a Musical World (#521). 1972.

Box 1, Folder 20

It's Time to Say So Long. 1972.

Scope and Contents note

Irving Berlin mini-musical finale.
Box 1, Folder 21

Keep It In the Family (#624). 1973.

Box 1, Folder 22

Kiss Me, Bill (#805). 1974.

Box 2, Folder 1

La Caperucita Roja. 1974.

Box 2, Folder 2

Luck (#805). 1974.

Box 2, Folder 3

Mine (#817). 1975.

Box 2, Folder 4

Off Broadway Medley (#718). 1974.

Box 2, Folder 5

Oh, To Be a Movie Star. 1974.

Box 2, Folder 6

Punch and Judy Finale. 1974.

Box 2, Folder 7

Shower Song. undated.

Box 2, Folder 8

Sondheim Medley (#802). 1974.

Box 2, Folder 9

Swan Lake. 1973.

Box 2, Folder 10

There Was a Little Girl Medley. undated.

Box 2, Folder 11

Tongue Twisters. 1975.

Scope and Contents note

Cleopatra finale, Harnick and Bock mini-musical finale.
Box 2, Folder 12

Warren Medley. undated.

Box 2, Folder 13

You're So London. 1974.


Subseries 1.2. Air sequences and scripts. 1974-1975.

Box 4, Folder 1

Production #802- final revision. 1974 August 21.

Box 4, Folder 2

Production #811- first draft. 1974 November 7.

Box 4, Folder 3

Production #818- final revision. 1975 January 16.

Box 4, Folder 4

Production #824- first draft. 1975 March 13.

Box 4, Folder 5

Production #901- first draft. 1975 July 2.

Box 4, Folder 6

Production #902- first draft. 1975 July 10.

Box 4, Folder 7

Untitled production. undated.

Scope and Content

Script likely belongs to episode #902, featuring Sammy Davis Jr. Aired 20 September 1975.

Series 2. Danny Kaye Show. 1963-1967.

Scope and Content

This series consists of sheet music for the arrangements used in The Danny Kaye Show, and largely contains manuscript sketches for vocal, piano, and orchestral scores, though there are also a few reproductions. Includes arrangements by Billy Barnes and Earl Brown. Original titles have been maintained and arranged alphabetically.
Box 3, Folder 1

The Ballad of Red Ridin' Hood. 1964.

Box 3, Folder 2

Cake Walk Impressions. undated.

Box 3, Folder 3

Christmas Fantasy Dance - Old Friends Medley. undated.

Box 3, Folder 4

Come Dance With Me. undated.

Box 3, Folder 5

Conductor Sketch. undated.

Box 3, Folder 6

Cute. undated.

Box 3, Folder 7

Gwen Verdon Dance Production. undated.

Box 3, Folder 8

Hand Me Down My Walkin Cane. undated.

Box 3, Folder 9

Haven't We Met. undated.

Box 3, Folder 10

Hit Parade Medley. undated.

Box 3, Folder 11

Huckleberry Duck. undated.

Box 3, Folder 12

I'm a Brass Band. undated.

Box 3, Folder 13

I Must Know (lyrics sheet). undated.

Box 3, Folder 14

I've Got Your Number. undated.

Box 3, Folder 15

Just an Honest Mistake. undated.

Box 3, Folder 16

Mutual Admiration Society. undated.

Box 3, Folder 17

Puttin' On the Ritz. 1963.

Box 3, Folder 18

Suite For Odd Ball Instruments. undated.

Box 3, Folder 19

Swan Lake. undated.

Box 3, Folder 20

Table Dance Production. undated.

Box 3, Folder 21

Thou Swell. undated.

Box 3, Folder 22

Till Ballet. undated.

Box 3, Folder 23

Vickie. undated.

Box 3, Folder 24

Walk It Off. undated.

Box 3, Folder 25

Work A John. undated.

Box 3, Folder 26

You Make Me Feel So Young. 1963.


Series 3. Dinah Shore Chevy Show. 1957-1963.

Scope and Content

This series consists of sheet music for the arrangements used in The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, and includes manuscripts and reproductions of vocal and piano scores. Includes arrangements by Earl Brown and Harry Zimmerman. Original titles have been maintained and arranged alphabetically.
Box 5, Folder 1

Rehearsal schedule and song list. 1961 June 11.

Box 5, Folder 2

Al Hirt. 1963.

Box 5, Folder 3

Bewitched (Show #2). 1957 October 27.

Box 5, Folder 4

Bing Crosby. 1963.

Box 5, Folder 5

Bud and Travis Intro. 1963.

Box 5, Folder 6

Can- Can Production Dance. undated.

Box 5, Folder 7

Dinah Intro No. 1 & 6. undated.

Box 5, Folder 8

For Me And My Gal (Show #3). 1957 November 3.

Box 5, Folder 9

Frank Sinatra. 1962.

Box 5, Folder 10

Guys and Dolls. circa 1961.

Box 5, Folder 11

In the Still of the Night. undated.

Box 5, Folder 12

Let's Go Shopping. circa 1961.

Box 5, Folder 13

Mad About Him Blues. 1962.

Box 5, Folder 14

Most Beautiful Girl. undated.

Box 5, Folder 15

Spiritual Medley. undated.


Series 4. Other shows. 1963-1972.

Scope and Content

This series contains sheet music for the arrangements used in various other shows. It consists largely of reproductions of completed vocal scores, though a few manuscript sketches are also included.
Includes arrangements by Peter Jennaro and Vic Shoen.
Box 5, Folder 15

Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour: "I'll Never Fall in Love Again". 1969 March 24.

Box 5, Folder 16

Judy Garland Show: "West Side Story Medley (Show #17)". 1963.

Box 5, Folder 17

Rex Allen Show: "Deadwood Stage". Series 5. undated.

Box 3, Folder 27

Mary Tyler Moore Show: "Ten Cents a Dance". 1972.

Box 3, Folder 28

Mary Tyler Moore Show: "30s Movie Production Number". undated.


Series 5. Unidentified arrangements. 1955-[circa 1965].

Scope and Content

This series consists of titled but largely undated sheet music works. Affiliation has not been conclusively established for these scores, but they likely belong, at least in part, to the television shows named in previous series. Includes manuscripts and reproductions of vocal scores, instrumental parts, and a few full scores. There is an equal distribution of finished scores and sketches. Original titles have been maintained and grouped alphabetically by letter.
Includes arrangements by Jerry Bock, Luiz Bonfa, Don Ellis, Ray Evans, Hal Hopper, Jay Livingston, Johnny Mann, Richard Priborsky, Richard Sherman, Robert Sherman, and Paul Weston.
Box 6, Folder 1


Scope and Content

  • African Noel (undated)
  • Alfred Hitchcock movie (undated)
  • Apache Tack (undated)
Box 6, Folder 2


Scope and Content

  • Barefoot Contessa- Bolero (undated)
  • The Berry Tree (undated)
  • Brother John (undated)
Box 6, Folder 3


Scope and Content

  • Can- Can Impressions (undated)
  • Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White (undated)
  • Chihuahua Choo- Choo (1958)
  • Children Board That Train (undated)
  • Children's Suite (undated)
  • Circus Impressions (undated)
  • Coping With Copland. Cope With the Red Pony Dance (Gwen Verdon) (undated)
  • Crazy Otto (undated)
Box 6, Folder 4


Scope and Content

  • Dance With My Henry (undated)
  • Dancing Pagodas (undated)
  • Davy Crockett (undated)
  • Days of Wine and Roses (undated)
  • Doll Dance (undated)
Box 6, Folder 5


Scope and Content

  • Earth Angel (undated)
Box 6, Folder 6


Scope and Content

  • Fiery Web Tarantella (undated)
  • Fiddler on the Roof: "Anatekva" (1964)
  • Fiddler on the Roof: "To Life" (undated)
  • Fools Rush In (undated)
  • Four Leaf Clover (undated)
Box 7, Folder 1


Scope and Content

  • Got Eyes on You (undated)
  • Go West, Young Gwen (undated)
Box 7, Folder 2


Scope and Content

  • The Hasegawa General Store (1964)
  • How Important Can It Be? (undated)
Box 7, Folder 3


Scope and Content

  • I Can't Stop Loving You (undated)
  • I'm All I've Got (Liza Minelli) (undated)
  • I'm a Toy (undated)
  • Incantation Ballet (undated)
  • I Spy Play-on (Bill Cosby) (undated)
  • It May Sound Silly (undated)
  • It's a Good Day (Big Country Western) (undated)
  • It's So Nice to Have a Man Around the House (Lovelady Powell) (undated)
Box 7, Folder 4


Scope and Content

  • Jamaica- House of Flowers (undated)
  • Jazz Waltz (undated)
Box 7, Folder 5


Scope and Content

  • Kokomo (1955 January 31)
Box 7, Folder 6


Scope and Content

  • Laura (undated)
  • Lawrence of Arabia Dance (undated)
  • Le Grand Petit Ballet (undated)
  • Lost Letter- Walk on the Wild Side (undated)
Box 7, Folder 7, Box 8, Folder 1


Scope and Content

  • Malaguena (undated)
  • Mambo #5 (undated)
  • Mambo Jambo (undated)
  • Marches (undated)
  • Melody of Love (undated)
  • Midnight Cowboy (undated)
  • More (undated)
  • Mt from Tom Jones (undated)
Box 8, Folder 2


Scope and Content

  • No More (undated)
Box 8, Folder 3


Scope and Content

  • One Man Band Routine (undated)
  • Open Up Your Heart (undated)
  • Opening Jazz Dance (undated)
Box 8, Folder 4


Scope and Content

  • The Pirate (1960)
  • Pledging My Love (undated)
  • Polka (undated)
  • Prop Dance (undated)
Box 8, Folder 5


Scope and Content

  • Rhythm (undated)
  • Ridin' On the Moon (undated)
  • Rock Around the Clock (undated)
  • Rockin' Chair General Store (undated)
  • Rock Love (undated)
Box 9, Folders 1-2


Scope and Content

  • Scotch- Coming Through the Rye (undated)
  • The Seven- Ups (undated)
  • Sewing Date (undated)
  • Seymour and the Gladiators (undated)
  • Shadow of Your Smile (undated)
  • She Touched Me (undated)
  • Shoes (undated)
  • Sincerely (undated)
  • Sixteen Tons (undated)
  • Slow Movement- String Suite (undated)
  • Small Talk (undated)
  • Sounds (undated)
  • Spellbound- Dance Production (undated)
  • Spirit of Summer (undated)
  • Stardust Mambo (undated)
  • Straw Hat Song (undated)
  • Style (undated)
Box 9, Folders 3-4


Scope and Content

  • Tango Impressions (undated)
  • Tarantella #2- Pizzica Pizzica Po (undated)
  • That's All (undated)
  • Theme from Romeo and Juliet (undated)
  • Themes from Dr. Zhivago (undated)
  • There Goes My Heart (undated)
  • Think Pink (undated)
  • This Home, Our Home (undated)
  • T.V. Waltz Revels (undated)
  • Tweedle Dee Dee (undated)
  • Two Hearts (undated)
Box 9, Folder 5


Scope and Content

  • Unchained Melody (undated)
Box 9, Folder 6


Scope and Content

  • Walk on the Wild Side (undated)
  • Wall Street (undated)
  • Whatever Lola Wants (circa 1955)
  • When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love (undated)