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Nick Contorno Collection, 1950-2010 | Music Library

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Nick Contorno Collection, 1950-2010Add to your cart.
ID: 06/108
Primary Creator: Contorno, Nick (1938-2014)
Extent: 70.0 Boxes
Date Acquired: 10/21/2016. More info below under Accruals.
Subjects: Big bands, Kenton, Stan
Forms of Material: Jazz

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Biographical Note

Composer, arranger, bandleader, and educator. A full obituary may be found here.

Subject/Index Terms

Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library
Accruals: December 16, 2016.
Access Restrictions: Access to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Music Library. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: Collection is housed in the UNT Music Library. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.
Acquisition Source: Contorno family
Acquisition Method: Gift.

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 1Add to your cart.
 
Box 1Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: All of YouAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus.
Item 2: A Little Minor BoozeAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Willie Maiden. Catalog number 48.
Item 3: All the Things You AreAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Stan Kenton. Sierra Music Publications.
Item 4: America from West Side StoryAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Johnny Richards.
Item 5: An American TrilogyAdd to your cart.
By Bob Curnow.
Item 6: AphrodisiaAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Gene Roland. Catalog number 147.
Item 7: Artistry in BoleroAdd to your cart.
By Pete Rugolo, adapted by Lennie Niehaus. Catalog number 69. Includes copies of special and stock arrangements
Item 8: Artistry in BoogieAdd to your cart.
By Pete Rugolo and Stan Kenton, adapted by Lennie Niehaus. Catalog number 72. Includes copies of special and stock arrangements.
Box 2Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: Artistry in RhythmAdd to your cart.
Includes copies of Kenton arrangement parts and several manuscript copies numbered as 201.
Item 2: Artistry in RhythmAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Stan Kenton.
Item 3: Bali HaiAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus. Catalog number 107 (175 crossed out).
Item 4: Body and Soul, 1975Add to your cart.
Arranged by Marty Paich. Published copies, Warner Bros.
Item 5: But BeautifulAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus. Catalog number 18.
Box 3Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: Come Back to SorrentoAdd to your cart.
Arranged and adapted by Pete Rugolo, edited by Van Alexander. Stock arrangement.
Item 2: Come Rain or Come ShineAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus. Catalog number 152.
Item 3: Come Rain or Come ShineAdd to your cart.
Catalog number 21.
Item 4: Darn That DreamAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus. Catalog number 12. Includes manuscript piano part in different hand.
Item 5: Decoupage, 1975Add to your cart.
Arranged by Hank Levy. Creative Music Publications.
Item 6: DilemmaAdd to your cart.
By Dee Barton. Catalog number 230.
Box 4Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: Don't Get Around Much AnymoreAdd to your cart.
Catalog number 14.
Item 2: DynaflowAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Stan Kenton. Sierra Music Publications.
Item 3: Early AutumnAdd to your cart.
Catalog number 150. Includes manuscript lead sheet, most likely by Contorno.
Item 4: Easy to LoveAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus.
Item 5: The End of a Love AffairAdd to your cart.
 
Item 6: Ev'ry Time We Say GoodbyeAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus. Catalog number 272 (177 crossed out).
Item 7: Exit Stage LeftAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Gene Roland. Catalog number 27.
Item 8: Fascinating RhythmAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Bill Russo. Catalog number 155.
Box 5Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: Fascinating RhythmAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Bill Russo. Sierra Music Publications.
Item 2: FitzAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Gene Roland. Catalog number 9.
Item 3: FlamingoAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Joe Coccia. Catalog number 11.
Item 4: Fly Me to the MoonAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus.
Item 5: A Foggy DayAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus. Catalog number 19 (102 added later).
Box 6Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: Formula SK 32, 1963Add to your cart.
Adapted and arranged by Lennie Niehaus. Benton Publications.
Item 2: FourAdd to your cart.
Catalog number 13.
Item 3: FrancescaAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Pete Rugolo. Catalog number 75.
Item 4: FrenesiAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Bill Mathieu. Index number 126.
Item 5: Get Out of TownAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Johnny Richards. Index number 142.
Box 7Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: Granada Smoothie, 1976Add to your cart.
Arranged by Mark Taylor. Creative Music Publications. Index number 20.
Item 2: Hey JudeAdd to your cart.
Index numbers 6, 54, 123.
Item 3: Hey ThereAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus. Index number 178. Unclear how much of file's contents are Niehaus', and how much were adapted by Contorno.
Box 8Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: Here's That Rainy DayAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Dee Barton. Index number 116 (100 added later). Some manuscript parts possibly added later.
Item 2: How Am I to KnowAdd to your cart.
 
Item 3: How Deep Is the OceanAdd to your cart.
 
Item 4: How Do I Look in Blue?, 1961, 1963Add to your cart.
Adapted and arranged by Lennie Niehaus. Index number 20, 125. Benton Publications. Two folders, some manuscript parts.
Item 5: How Long Has This Been Going OnAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus. Index number 16.
Box 9Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: I Concentrate on YouAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Johnny Richards. Index number 72.
Item 2: I Get Along Very Well Without YouAdd to your cart.
 
Item 3: I Love ParisAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus. Index number 179.
Item 4: Intermission RiffAdd to your cart.
Index number 9. Includes score and some manuscript parts.
Box 10Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: I Remember YouAdd to your cart.
Includes added manuscript parts.
Item 2: I Should CareAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Joe Coccia. Remarks on accompanying page, likely by Contorno.
Item 3: It Might As Well Be SpringAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus. Index number 179.
Box 11Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: I've Got You Under My SkinAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Bill Holman. Sierra Music Publications.
Item 2: Jump for Joe, 1951, 1960Add to your cart.
Adapted by Lennie Niehaus. Index number 27. Benton Publications.
Item 3: Just in TimeAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus.
Item 4: Keep On Truckin', 1972Add to your cart.
Arranged by Willie Maiden.
Item 5: KeepsAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Bill Mathieu. Index number 34.
Item 6: Kenton Hits MedleyAdd to your cart.
Sierra Music Publications. Includes Eager Beaver, Opus in Chartreuse, Dynaflow, and Artistry in Rhythm.
Box 12Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: Kenton Medley #1Add to your cart.
Arranged by Walt Stuart. Eager Beaver and Intermission Riff.
Item 2: La Guera BailaAdd to your cart.
Movement 5 of the Cuban Fire Suite. Sierra Music Publications.
Item 3: La Suerte de los Tontos, 1956, 1963Add to your cart.
Adapted and arranged by Lennie Niehaus. Benton Publications. Two folders.
Item 4: LauraAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Johnny Richards.
Item 5: Lonely BoyAdd to your cart.
Index number 193.
Item 6: Love for SaleAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Pete Rugolo. Index number 67.
Box 13Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: Lullaby of BirdlandAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus.
Item 2: Lullaby of BroadwayAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus. Index number 181.
Item 3: MacArthur ParkAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Dee Barton. Index numbers 141, 195, 75.
Item 4: MalagaAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Bill Holman. Copy of drum part only. Index number 83.
Item 5: MalaguenaAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Bill Holman. Index numbers 1, 20. Some parts Creative Music Publications.
Box 14Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: ManAdd to your cart.
Index number 229.
Item 2: Maria, 1957, 1959Add to your cart.
Arranged by Johnny Richards.
Item 3: Minor RiffAdd to your cart.
 
Item 4: My Funny ValentineAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Dave Barduhn. Creative Music Publications.
Item 5: My Old FlameAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Marty Paich. Index number 56.
Box 15Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: My One and Only LoveAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus. Index numbers 24, 103.
Item 2: [There Will] Never Be Another YouAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Bill Holman.
Item 3: The Night We Called It a DayAdd to your cart.
 
Item 4: No Harmful Slide EffectsAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Willie Maiden. Index number 104.
Item 5: Old Man RiverAdd to your cart.
Index number 2. First set.
Box 16Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: Old Man RiverAdd to your cart.
Index number 2. Second set, manuscript horn part included.
Item 2: Old Man RiverAdd to your cart.
Index number 2. Third set.
Item 3: On the Street Where You LiveAdd to your cart.
 
Item 4: The OpenerAdd to your cart.
Score (computer-generated) and first set of parts. Index number (on parts) 37, 237.
Box 17Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: The OpenerAdd to your cart.
Second and third set of parts. Index number 37, 237.
Item 2: Opus in PastelsAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Stan Kenton. Index number 49
Item 3: Opus in PastelsAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Stan Kenton. Different arrangement from above; Clinton Roemer, copyist.
Item 4: Opus in ChartreuseAdd to your cart.
Adapted by Lennie Niehaus. Benton Publications. Two sets of copies.
Item 5: Opus in TurquoiseAdd to your cart.
Adapted by Lennie Niehaus. Benton Publications. Two sets of copies.
Box 18Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: Out of NowhereAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Bill Holman.
Item 2: Over the RainbowAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Bill Russo. Index number 74. Includes printed piano part.
Item 3: The Party's OverAdd to your cart.
Index number 183.
Item 4: The Peanut VendorAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Marty Paich. Index number 110. File includes mailer from Marty Paich with parts to Malaguena.
Item 5: Pilgrims' ChorusAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Stan Kenton. From Richard Wagner's Tannhauser.
Item 6: Prelude to a KissAdd to your cart.
Index number 175.
Item 7: Quien SabeAdd to your cart.
Sierra Music Publications.
Box 19Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: Round MidnightAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus. Index number 78.
Item 2: Royal BluesAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Bill Holman. Index number 20. Few copies with title "Royal Blue."
Item 3: Ruben's BluesAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Gene Roland. Index numbers 28, 115.
Item 4: Send in the Clowns, 1973Add to your cart.
Arranged by Dave Barduhn. Creative Music Publications.
Item 5: September SongAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Stan Kenton. Index number 47.
Item 6: The Shadow of Your SmileAdd to your cart.
Index number 46.
Item 7: So In LoveAdd to your cart.
Index number 114.
Box 20Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: Somewhere, 1957, 1959Add to your cart.
Arranged by Johnny Richards.
Item 2: Soon It's Gonna RainAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Bill Fritz. Index number 44.
Item 3: Stairway to the StarsAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Bill Holman. Index number 96. Two sets of parts.
Item 4: Stompin' at the SavoyAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Bill Holman. Index numbers 93, 141. Includes additional manuscript parts.
Box 21Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: Stompin at the SavoyAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Bill Holman. Index number 200. Several copies.
Item 2: Story of the BluesAdd to your cart.
Incomplete set of parts. Index number 67.
Item 3: Street of DreamsAdd to your cart.
Index number 42.
Item 4: Street SceneAdd to your cart.
Index number 13.
Item 5: A Sunday Kind of LoveAdd to your cart.
 
Box 22Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: Take the 'A' TrainAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Ray Starling. Index numbers 5, 132
Item 2: The Things We Did Last SummerAdd to your cart.
Index number 35.
Item 3: Three ThoughtsAdd to your cart.
Index numbers 70, 232.
Item 4: TiareAdd to your cart.
Index numbers 13, 231.
Box 23Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: Time On My HandsAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus. Index numbers 145, 383.
Item 2: TonightAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Johnny Richards
Item 3: Tristan und IsoldeAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Stan Kenton
Item 4: Turtle TalksAdd to your cart.
Index number 6.
Item 5: Tuxedo JunctionAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus. Index number 69.
Item 6: 2002: Zarathustrevisited, 1974Add to your cart.
Arranged by Dale Devoe. Creative Music Publications.
Item 7: 23 Degrees North, 82 Degrees NorthwestAdd to your cart.
 
Item 8: Walk SoftlyAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Willie Maiden. Index number 106.
Item 9: Waltz of the Prophets, 1962Add to your cart.
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus. Benton Publications.
Box 24Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: Whatever Lola WantsAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus. Index number 184.
Item 2: What's NewAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Bill Holman. Index number 116.
Item 3: When I Fall in LoveAdd to your cart.
Index numbers 11, 186.
Item 4: When Sunny Gets BlueAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Bill Mathieu. Conductor score added.
Item 5: YesterdaysAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Bill Holman. Index number 98.
Item 6: You Go To My HeadAdd to your cart.
 
Box 25Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: You Go To My HeadAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Marty Paich. Index number 355. Scores stored separately.
Item 2: Young BloodAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Gerry Mulligan. Index number 30.
Item 3: Younger Than SpringtimeAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus.
Item 4: You Stepped Out of a DreamAdd to your cart.
 
Item 5: ZootAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Bill Holman. Index number 49.
Item 6: Adeste FidelesAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Stan Kenton.
Item 7: Angels We Have Heard on HighAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Ralph Carmichael.
Box 26Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: God Rest Ye Merry GentlemenAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Ralph Carmichael.
Item 2: Good King WenceslasAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Ralph Carmichael.
Item 3: Holly and IvyAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Ralph Carmichael.
Item 4: O Holy NightAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Ralph Carmichael.
Item 5: Once in Royal David's CityAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Ralph Carmichael.
Item 6: O TannenbaumAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Ralph Carmichael.
Item 7: The Twelve Days of ChristmasAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Ralph Carmichael.
Box 27Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: We Three KingsAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Ralph Carmichael.
Item 2: Xmas MedleyAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Stan Kenton.
Item 3: File of Creative and Sierra Music materialsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 28Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: Cuban Fire Suite, Part IAdd to your cart.
Index number 145. Arranged by Ralph Carmichael.
Box 29Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: Baubles Bangles and BeadsAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus. Index number 176.
Item 2: Theme and VariationsAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Bill Holman. File includes copy of score.
Item 3: Walkin' ShoesAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus. Index number 176.
Item 4: You Go To My HeadAdd to your cart.
Arranged by Marty Paich. 2 copies of score.

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