Charles Fox musical compositions

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Title: Charles Fox musical compositions
Collection number: PASC-M 275
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 6.2 linear ft. (13 flat boxes and 1 oversize flat box)
Date (inclusive): 1971-1977
Abstract: The collection consists of scores and parts for film, television, and popular music, by composer Charles Fox.
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: Fox, Charles, 1940-

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles Fox Musical Compositions (Collection PASC-M 275). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.


Charles Fox (b. October 30, 1940) composed music for over fifty television films and motion pictures, a ballet score, A Song for Dead Warriors, and an orchestral suite, A Thousand Heroes. He graduated from the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan, and later studied in Paris with Nadia Boulanger. Fox then went on to compose and arrange for Tito Puente and Ray Barretto. He wrote station break music for The Tonight Show before scoring his first film, The Incident. He then studied electronic music at Columbia University with Vladimir Ussachevsky, leading him to become one of the first to compose electronic scores for film. He won an Emmy Award for his score to the television film, Love, American Style, a Grammy for his hit, "Killing Me Softly With His Song", and a Young New York Film Critic's Award for "I Got a Name" from The Last American Hero. Fox earned two Oscar nominations for "Ready to Take a Chance Again" and "Richard's Window." Other credits include film scores for Nine to Five, and The Gods Must Be Crazy, and the themes for the television shows Little Darling, The Love Boat, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, and The Paper Chase.

Scope and Content

This collection contains scores composed by Fox for various television programs, television movies, and popular artists. The scores are largely manuscripts and manuscript reproductions; however, there are a few print scores.

Organization and Arrangement

This collection has been organized into the following series:
  • Series 1. Television music
    • Subseries 1.1. Television movies
    • Subseries 1.2. Television shows
  • Series 2. Popular songs

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 5391185 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Television music--Scores.

Container List


Series 1. Television music. circa 1973-1977.

Scope and Content

This series contains sheet music manuscripts and manuscript reproductions for various made-for-TV films and television shows.

Subseries 1.1. Television movies. 1974-1977.

Box 13, Folder 16

"Andy Hardy picture". rhythm sheets. undated.

Box 9

Dying Room Only. cue sheets and orchestral parts. 1974.

Box 13, Folder 17

The Legend of Valentino theme. printed rhythm sheets. circa 1975.

Physical Description: 2.0 pages
Boxes 1-2, Box 8

The Love Boat. orchestral parts. 1976.

Box 14, Folder 1

The Love Boat. full scores. 1976.

Boxes 3-5

The Love Boat II. orchestral parts. 1977.

Box 14, Folder 2

The Love Boat II. full scores. 1977.

Box 10, Folder 1

The Love Boat III (The New Love Boat). orchestral parts and cue sheets. 1977.

Box 11

My Father's House. cue sheets and orchestral parts. 1975.

Box 6-7

Trespass (The Stranger Within). orchestral parts. 1974.

Box 10, Folder 2

Untitled (possibly "Night Train to Terror"). orchestral parts and cue sheet. undated.


Subseries 1.2. Television shows. circa 1973.

Box 13, Folder 18

The Flip Wilson Show- Stars and Stripes. piccolo part. undated.

Box 12, Folder 1

Love, American Style- About Her. orchestral parts. 1973.

Box 12, Folder 2

Love, American Style- Long Ago Yesterday. orchestral parts. 1973.

Box 12, Folder 3

Love, American Style- Love, American Style. orchestral parts. 1973.

Box 12, Folder 4

Love, American Style- Lovely One. orchestral parts. 1973.

Box 12, Folder 5

Love, American Style- New World Song. orchestral parts. 1973.

Box 12, Folder 6

Love, American Style- Remember. orchestral parts. 1973.

Box 12, Folder 7

Love, American Style- To Make Love Grow. orchestral parts. 1973.

Box 12, Folder 8

Love, American Style- Where Do I Go?. orchestral parts. 1973.


Series 2. Popular songs. 1971-1977.

Scope and Content

This series contains scores for songs composed for various popular recording artists, primarily Lori Lieberman and Cyndi Grecco. All scores are manuscripts or manuscript reproductions, unless otherwise noted.
Box 13, Folder 1


Scope and Content

  • And The Feeling's Good (for Lori Lieberman). orchestral parts. 1971
  • Airports (for Lori Lieberman). choral score and master rhythm. 1975
Box 13, Folder 2


Scope and Content

  • Back to Before (for Lori Lieberman). violin score and cue sheet. undated
  • Backwards To L. A. printed lead sheet. undated
  • The Bridge is Love (for Lori Lieberman). piano and horn parts. undated
Box 13, Folder 3


Scope and Content

  • Dancing, Dancing (for Cyndi Grecco). violin score and master rhythm. 1976
  • A Day Our Love Has Put Together (for Lori Lieberman). printed lead sheet. 1971
  • Double Decker Jet Plane (for Lori Lieberman). violin score and lead sheet. 1972
  • Downhill Walker (for Lori Lieberman). viola, cello, violin parts. 1975
  • Drowning in the Sea of Love (for Cyndi Grecco). scores. 1976
Box 13, Folder 4


Scope and Content

  • For More (for Lori Lieberman). cello, violin, viola parts. undated
  • Free (for Cyndi Grecco). master rhythm. undated
Box 13, Folder 5


Scope and Content

  • He Closes His Eyes. lead sheets. 1975
Box 13, Folder 6


Scope and Content

  • I Am Watching You. rhythm sheet. undated
  • I Go Along (for Lori Lieberman). rhythm sheet. 1973
  • I Got a Name (for Lori Lieberman). orchestral parts. 1974
  • I Keep On (for Lori Lieberman). lead sheet. undated
  • It's Only a Matter of Time. printed lead sheet. undated
  • I Want it Back. printed lead sheet. undated
Box 13, Folder 7


Scope and Content

  • Killing Me Softly with His Song (for Lori Lieberman). orchestral parts. 1971
Box 13, Folder 8


Scope and Content

  • Last Free Man (for Lori Lieberman). cello, viola, violin parts. 1976
  • Legacy (for Lori Lieberman). violin, viola, cello parts. 1976
  • Let It Turn. printed lead sheet. 1971
Box 13, Folder 9


Scope and Content

  • Make No Mistake (for Lori Lieberman). violin, viola, cello parts. 1974
  • Michael and the Children (for Lori Lieberman). orchestral parts. 1972
  • My Lover Do You Know (for Lori Lieberman). lead sheet. undated
  • Mystery Man (for Lori Lieberman). violin, viola, cello parts. 1975
Box 13, Folder 10


Scope and Content

  • No Rights on Saturday Nights (for Lori Lieberman). lead sheets. 1974
  • Nothing To Do With Me (for Lori Lieberman). orchestral parts. 1976
Box 13, Folder 11


Scope and Content

  • A Piece of Time (for Lori Lieberman). rhythm sheet and lead sheet. 1974
Box 13, Folder 12


Scope and Content

  • Raise Up Off Of Me (for Lori Lieberman). printed and manuscript lead sheets and rhythm sheets. 1975
Box 13, Folder 13


Scope and Content

  • Someone Come and Take It (for Lori Lieberman). printed lead sheet. 1973
  • Song of the Seventies (for Lori Lieberman). rhythm sheets. 1977
  • Stand on It (for Lori Lieberman). printed lead sheet and manuscript orchestral scores. 1974
  • Stone Canyon (for Lori Lieberman). violin, viola, cello parts. 1974
  • Straw Colored Girl (for Lori Lieberman). viola, violin, cello parts. 1975
  • Sweet Morning After (for Lori Lieberman). rhythm sheet. 1977
Box 13, Folder 14


Scope and Content

  • There's a Harbor (for Lori Lieberman). violin part and rhythm sheet. 1971
  • Time For Me To Go (for Lori Lieberman). rhythm sheet and sketch. 1972
  • To That Time in Time. orchestral parts. undated
Box 13, Folder 15


Scope and Content

  • What's It Got To Do With Music (for Lori Lieberman). guitar and piano scores. 1974
  • Willy (for Lori Lieberman). piano score. undated
  • The World is Turning (for Lori Lieberman). printed lead sheet; manuscript violin, viola, cello parts. 1974