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May (Billy) musical scores
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Description
This collection contains musical scores and parts for songs arranged by American musical arranger Billy May (1916-2004), dating from the late 1930s to early 1970s. The music includes popular songs, Big Band and Swing, jazz, Latin music, and music for television and movies.
Background
Billy May (1916-2004) was an American musical arranger, composer, and trumpeter. May began arranging music in high school. He worked steadily as an arranger and musician during the Great Depression. May performed regularly as a trumpeter and toured during the Big Band era of the 1940s. In the 1940s, May moved to Los Angeles, California, and worked as an arranger and studio orchestra leader.
Extent
45 Linear Feet 40 boxes
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Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.
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