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Ted Royal scores

Title
Ted Royal scores, 1892-1975.
Author
Royal, Ted, 1904-1981.
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Mixed materialSupervised use *ZB-4341Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
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Description
20 linear feet (40 boxes)
Subjects
Genre/Form
Scores.
Additional Formats (note)
  • Also available on microfilm as part of Ted Royal scores;
Reproduction (note)
  • Microfilm.
Biography (note)
  • Ted Royal (1904-1981) was an arranger, conductor, and composer for Broadway musicals, radio programs, big bands and film.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Processing Action (note)
  • Microfilmed;
Call Number
JPB 06-4
OCLC
85031381
Author
Royal, Ted, 1904-1981.
Title
Ted Royal scores, 1892-1975.
Summary
The Ted Royal scores consist mainly of scores for Royal's band and radio arrangements, as well as some Broadway arrangements and his own compositions. Also included are production files for shows that Royal worked on, writings by Royal, and a correspondence course by Joseph Schillinger. Although the collection contains materials dating from 1892 through 1975, the bulk of the collection is from the 1930s through the 1950s. The strengths of this collection are the parts for Royal's arrangements of songs by other composers, as well as his own compositions, many of which were not published. The collection also includes writings on music theory and arranging by Royal and correspondence courses he subscribed to, most notably one in aspects of music theory by Joseph Schillinger, with whom Royal studied. Of special interest is sheet music for several songs from Paint Your Wagon, (1951), which were cut prior to its Broadway opening. This is a collection of professional materials and its scope does not extend to personal materials.
Biography
Ted Royal (1904-1981) was an arranger, conductor, and composer for Broadway musicals, radio programs, big bands and film. Royal arrived in New York City in the fall of 1935, after stints as a silent movie accompanist, and in vaudeville and radio. He soon found work as an arranger for band leaders such as Al Katz and Isham Jones, creating new orchestrations for popular songs, including Jones' I'll see you in my dreams (1936) and Swingin' down the lane (1936). Royal also had his own radio program, "The Pompeiian Hour." Later, he worked as an arranger for the bandleader Paul Whiteman and for the Radio City Music Hall from 1943-1949. Royal's first Broadway credit was for additional arrangements for Cole Porter's DuBarry Was a Lady (1939), which led to orchestration assignments on other Cole Porter shows, such as Let's Face It (1941), Something for the Boys (1943), Mexican Hayride (1944) and Seven Lively Arts (1944). Other notable musicals for which Royal supplied the orchestrations include Leonard Bernstein's On the Town (1944), Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun (1946), Harold Arlen's House of Flowers (1954), Frank Loesser's Where's Charley? (1948) and Guys and Dolls (1950), and Lerner and Loewe's Brigadoon (1947) and Paint Your Wagon (1951). Royal studied with Joseph Schillinger from 1939-1943 and taught a course at Juilliard in Commercial Arranging from 1945-1947. He also wrote unproduced musicals, songs, and other compositions, including the music for the documentary, When Comedy Was King (1960).
Additional Formats
March Debonair, score and parts (Box 24, f. 12-24). Also available on microfilm as part of Ted Royal scores; service copy classmark: *ZB-4341.
Reproduction
March Debonair, score and parts (Box 24, f. 12-24). Microfilm. New York : New York Public Library, 2008. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (MN *ZZ-41192)
Indexes
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Arrangers (Musicians)
Composers.
Added Author
Jones, Isham, 1894-1956. I'll see you in my dreams.
Jones, Isham, 1894-1956. Swingin' down the lane.
Lerner, Alan Jay, 1918-1986. Brigadoon.
Lerner, Alan Jay, 1918-1986. Paint your wagon.
Loewe, Frederick, 1901-1988. Brigadoon.
Loewe, Frederick, 1901-1988. Paint your wagon.
Royal, Ted, 1904-1981. When comedy was king.
Schillinger, Joseph, 1895-1943.
Research Call Number
JPB 06-4
*ZB-4341 [Microfilm]
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