Victor Young music manuscripts, 1948-1956

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Title: Victor Young music manuscripts
Collection number: PASC-M 110
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 14.8 linear ft. (17 flat boxes and 8 oversize flat boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1948-1956
Abstract: This collection consists of manuscript sketches, scores and parts for compositions by Victor Young, created for the television programs Medic, The Tony Martin Show (drawing on material from Texaco Star Theater), and various films and popular musicians from the 1950s.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
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.
Creator: Young, Victor, 1900-1956

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Victor Young Music Manuscripts (Collection PASC-M 110). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4234983 

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Roberta Fromberg, 1998.

Biography

Victor Young was an American composer, conductor, and violinist. Born in Chicago, IL on August 8, 1900, into a musical family, he was educated at the Warsaw Conservatory in Poland. As a teenager, he toured Europe as violinist with the Warsaw Philharmonic, and later gave imperial concerts in Russia. Returning to the United States in 1920, he worked in Chicago as a violinist, arranger and conductor for radio and theater during the 1920s and 1930s. He arranged many of Bing Crosby's records for Decca, and worked as a songwriter for Broadway musicals and revues such as Murder at the Vanities (1933), Blackbirds of 1933 (1933), and Winged Victory (1944). He joined Paramount studios in 1935 and wrote over 300 film scores over a period of 20 years, including music for Around the World in 80 Days (1956), Johnny Guitar (1954), The Quiet Man (1952), The Star (1952), and others. Young received 22 Academy Award nominations for his film music, finally being posthumously awarded an Oscar for Around the World in 80 Days. He composed many popular songs, such as "Love Letters", "My Foolish Heart", "Stella By Starlight", "Sweet Sue, Just You", and "Street of Dreams." He died in Palm Springs on November 11, 1956.

Scope and Content

This collection contains manuscript sketches, full scores, parts, and sequence sheets for the television programs Medic, The Tony Martin Show (drawing on material from Texaco Star Theater), and various popular songs and film music from the 1950s.

Organization and Arrangement

This collection has been arranged into the following series:
  • Series 1. Medic
    • Subseries 1.1. Completed scores
    • Subseries 1.2. Sketches and sequence sheets
  • Series 2. Tony Martin Show
  • Series 3. Film and popular music

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Young, Victor, 1900-1956--Archives.
Scores.
Television music--Scores and parts.

Container List

 

Series 1. Medic. 1954-1956.

Scope and Content

This series contains scores for the television production, Medic (1954-1956).
 

Subseries 1.1. Completed scores. 1954-1956.

Scope and Content

This subseries contains finished manuscripts and manuscript reproductions for episodes of Medic. Scores include lead sheets and orchestral parts.
Box 1

S1.1: White is the Color (pilot). 1954.

Box 2

S1.2: Laughter is a Boy. 1954.

Box 3

S1.3: I Climb the Stairs (also labeled #5). 1954.

Box 4

S1.4: Death Rides a Wagon. 1954.

Box 5, Folders 1-2

S1.5: Vagrant Heart, Vagrant Cup. 1954.

Box 5, Folders 3-4

S1.6: My Brother Joe (also labeled #12). 1954.

Box 6, Folders 1-2

S1.7: Day 10 (also labeled #4). 1954.

Box 6, Folders 3-4

S1.8: After the Darkness (also labeled #13). 1954.

Box 7, Folders 1-2

S1.9: With This Ring. 1954.

Box 8

S1.10: My Very Good Friend Albert (also labeled #3). 1954.

Box 7, Folders 3-4

S1.11: The Wild Intruder (also labeled #14). 1954.

Box 9, Folders 1-2

S1.12: Red Christmas (also labeled #11). 1954.

Box 9, Folders 3-4

S1.13: When Comes the Autumn. 1954.

Box 10, Folders 1-2

S1.14: Boy in the Storm (also labeled #17). 1955.

Box 10, Folders 3-4

S1.20: Break Through the Bars (also labeled #21). 1955.

Box 11, Folder 1

S1.21: Death is a Red Balloon (also labeled #16). 1955.

Box 11, Folders 2-3

S1.22: All My Mothers, All My Fathers (also labeled #25). 1955.

Box 11, Folder 4

S1.24: Wall of silence (also labeled #27). 1955.

Box 12, Folders 1-2

S1.27: Never Comes Sunday (also labeled #28). 1955.

Box 12, Folder 3

S2.2: Walk with lions (labeled #30). 1955.

Box 13, Folders 1-2

S2.3-4: And There Was Darkness and There Was Light (Parts I & II) (labeled #34). 1955.

Box 12, Folders 4-5

S2.5: A Room, a Boy and Mr. Bodine (labeled #32). 1955.

Box 13, Folder 3

S2.6: When I Was Young (labeled #33). 1955.

Box 14, Folders 1-2

S2.7: When Mama Says Jump (labeled #36). 1955.

Box 14, Folders 3-4

S2.9: Black Friday (labeled #39). 1955.

Box 15, Folders 1-2

S2.10: A Glass of Fear (labeled #40). 1955.

Box 14, Folder 5

S2.12: The World So High (labeled #39). 1955.

Box 15, Folders 3-4

S2.15: Just Like Your Father (labeled #43). 1956.

Box 16, Folders 1-2

S2.22: Don't Count the Stars (labeled #51). 1956.

Box 16, Folders 3-4

S2.23: The Inconstant Heart (labeled #53). 1956.

Box 17, Folders 1-3

S2.27-28: Reach of a Giant (Parts I & II) (labeled #58). 1956.

Box 17, Folder 4

S2.29: Till the Song is Done, Till the Dance is Gone (labeled #34- The Last Rose). 1956.

Box 17, Folder 5

S2.31: This Strange Ending (labeled #52). 1956.

 

Subseries 1.2. Sketches and sequence sheets. circa [1954-1956].

Scope and Content

This subseries contains manuscript sketches and sequence sheets for episodes of Medic. Included are full score and free form sketches.
Box 19, Folder 1

S1.1: Prelude (pilot). circa 1954.

Box 19, Folders 2-3

S1.4: Death rides a wagon (labeled #6). circa 1954.

Box 19, Folder 4

S1.5: Vagrant Heart (labeled #5). circa 1954.

Box 19, Folder 5

S1.7: Day 10 (labeled #7). circa 1954.

Box 19, Folders 6-7

S1.9: With This Ring (labeled #8). circa 1954.

Box 20, Folders 1-2

S1.10: My Very Good Friend Albert (labeled #3). circa 1954.

Box 20, Folder 3

S1.14: Boy in the Storm (labeled #17). circa 1955.

Box 20, Folder 4

S1.20: Break Through the Bars (labeled #21). circa 1955.

Box 20, Folder 5

S1.21: Death is a Red Balloon (labeled #16). circa 1955.

Box 21, Folder 1

S1.22: All My Mothers, All My Fathers (labeled #25). circa 1955.

Box 21, Folder 2

S1.24: Wall of Silence (labeled #27). circa 1955.

Box 21, Folder 3

S2.2: Walk with Lions (labeled #30). circa 1955.

Box 21, Folders 4-5

S2.5: A Room, A Boy and Mr. Bodine (labeled #32). circa 1955.

Box 21, Folder 6

S2.6: When I Was Young (labeled #33). circa 1955.

Box 22, Folder 1

S2.4: And Then There Was Darkness (labeled #34). circa 1955.

Box 22, Folder 2

S2.9: Black Friday (labeled #38). circa 1955.

Box 22, Folder 3

S2.12: The World So High (labeled #39). circa 1955.

Box 22, Folder 4

S2.10: A Glass of Fear (labeled #40). circa 1955.

Box 22, Folder 5

S2.15: Just Like Your Father (labeled #43). circa 1956.

Box 23, Folder 1

S2.22: Don't Count the Stars (labeled #51). circa 1956.

Box 23, Folder 2

S2.23: The Inconstant Heart (labeled #53). circa 1956.

Box 23, Folders 3-4

S2.27-28: Reach of the Giant (Parts I & II) (labeled #58). circa 1956.

Box 23, Folder 5

S2.29: Till the Song is Done (labeled #34- The Last Rose). circa 1956.

 

Series 2. Tony Martin Show. circa 1954-1956.

Scope and Content

This series contains full manuscript scores, sketches, and parts for what is likely the Tony Martin Show. It seems to include arrangements taken from another program, Texaco Star Theater, as hosted by Tony Martin (1947-1948). Victor Young would continue to provide music for Texaco in its 1955-1956 season.
Box 24, Folder 1

But Beautiful- "Tony Martin- Texaco- March 17 1948". full score sketch. circa [1954-1956].

Box 24, Folder 2

Hooray for Love. full score sketches, parts, and printed lead sheet. circa [1954-1956].

Box 24, Folder 3

I Still Suits Me. full score sketch and parts. circa [1954-1956].

Box 24, Folder 4

I'll See You in My Dreams- "Tony Martin- Texaco- March 17 1948". full score sketch. circa [1954-1956].

Box 24, Folder 5

If I Loved You. full score sketch and parts. circa [1954-1956].

Box 24, Folder 6

Manana. full score sketch and parts. circa [1954-1956].

Box 24, Folder 7

Texaco closing/opening. Manuscripts and parts.. circa [1954-1956].

 

Series 3. Film and popular music. circa 1948-1956.

Scope and Content

This series contains manuscript sketches and parts for popular songs and film music. Some of these scores likely belong to John Ford's 1952 film, The Quiet Man, and the 1956 film, Around the World in 80 Days. Others include Bing Crosby and Evelyn Knight in the annotations. Unidentified scores, which may belong either to film, popular music, or television programs, have also been included in this category.
Box 24, Folder 8

"526". orchestral parts. undated.

Box 24, Folder 9

Boy theme. orchestral parts. undated.

Box 24, Folder 10

G.E. Theme. full score sketch and parts. circa 1953.

Box 25, Folder 1

Irish Washerwoman. full score sketch and parts. undated.

Box 25, Folder 2

John and Mary Smith. full score sketches and parts. undated.

Box 25, Folder 3

La Cucaracha. string parts. undated.

Box 25, Folder 4

Matinee (for Gordon Macrae). full score sketch. circa 1948.

Box 25, Folder 5

Mother (originally by Sigmund Romberg, from Her Soldier Boy, 1917). full score sketch and parts. undated.

Box 25, Folder 6

Oh! My Achin' Heart (Lou Bring). Manuscripts and parts.. undated.

Box 18, Folder 1

Once and for always (Bing Crosby, Decca). Manuscripts and parts.. circa 1950.

Box 18, Folder 2

“Paris- for piano solo and strings (this became the theme for 80 Days around the world)”. parts. circa 1956.

Box 18, Folder 3

Passing By (Evelyn Knight, Decca). full score sketches and parts. undated.

Box 18, Folder 4

A Rosewood Spinet (Lou Bring). full score sketches and parts. undated.

Box 18, Folder 5

Sweet Sue ("Theme and variations- original woodwind parts”). parts. undated.

Box 18, Folder 6

This Love Affair. full score sketch and parts. undated.

Box 18, Folder 7

This Old Love. sketches. undated.

Box 18, Folder 8

Untitled score ("piano solo"). sketch. undated.

Box 18, Folder 9

Untitled scores ("Used in #50, Into the Spring"). sketches and parts. undated.

Box 18, Folder 10

Valencia. string parts. undated.

Box 18, Folder 11

Where Is Love. full score sketch and parts. undated.