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The Hershy Kay Papers

 Collection
Call Number: MSS 28

Scope and Contents

The Hershy Kay Papers contain sketches, manuscript scores, and printed editions of Kay's musical compositions and arrangements, including ballets, orchestral works, and songs. The Papers also hold music by other composers, books, photographs, and posters.

Dates

  • 1940-1974 (inclusive)

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials chiefly in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Papers are open to researchers by appointment. There are no restricted materials in the collection. Please contact the Special Collections staff to schedule an appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

The Hershy Kay Papers are the physical property of the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library of Yale University. Copyrights belong to the composers and authors, or their legal heirs and assigns.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Hershy Kay Papers were established in the Music Library of Yale University by Kay in 1979. His wife, Maria Kay, made a second gift in 1982.

Arrangement

In 8 series as follows: I. Music by Kay. II. Music Arranged by Kay. III. Music by Others. IV. Programs. V. Clippings. VI. Photographs. VII. Writings by Others.

Extent

8.75 Linear Feet (21 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/music.mss.0028

Overview

Music, programs, clippings, photographs, and other materials by and about the American composer, arranger, and orchestrator Hershy Kay (1919-1981)

Biographical / Historical

Hershy Kay was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 17, 1919. He studied cello and orchestration at the Curtis Institute of Music. Although he produced some original compositions, Kay became best known as an arranger and orchestrator for the New York City Ballet and a wide range of Broadway musicals (including several by Leonard Bernstein). Hershy Kay died in Danbury, Connecticut on December 2, 1981.

Index to Hershy Kay's Music and Arrangements

Ballets
Title Series
Cakewalk I
Clowns I
Concert
See: Chopin, Frederic. [Piano music. Selections; arr.]
II
Le Corsair
See: Delibes, Léo. [Valse, ou Pas de fleurs; arr.]
II
Cortège burlesque I
Golden Age
See: Pitot, Genevieve. [Golden age; arr.]
II
Grand Tour
See: Coward, Noel. [Grand tour; arr.]
II
L'Inconnue I
Maske I
Meadow lark
See: Haydn, Joseph. [Chamber music. Selections; arr.]
II
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
See: Rodgers, Richard. [On Your Toes. Slaughter on Tenth Avenue; arr.]
II
Stars and Stripes I
Thief Who Loved a Ghost I
Union Jack I
La Ventana
See: Lumbye, H.C. (Hans Christian). [Ventana; arr.]
II
Western Symphony I
Who Cares?
See: Gershwin, George. [Songs. Selections; arr.]
II
Voice/Instrument and Orchestra/Instrumental Ensemble
Title Series
Air
See: Adam, Adolph. [Poupée de Nuremberg; arr.]
II
Collection of Japanese Songs I
Don't Doubt Me
See: Tchaikovsky, Peter. [Songs. Selections; arr.]
II
Early Springtime
See: Tchaikovsky, Peter. [Songs. Selections; arr.]
II
Ich Wollt' Meine Lieb Ergoesse
See: Tchaikovsky, Peter. [Songs. Selections; arr.]
II
Moonlight Night
See: Tchaikovsky, Peter. [Songs. Selections; arr.]
II
Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes I
Siete Canciones Populares Españolas
See: Falla, Manuel de. [Canciones populares españolas; arr.]
II
Star-spangled Banner
See: Smith, John Stafford. [Star-spangled banner; arr.]
II
Suite Espagnole
See: Falla, Manuel de. [Canciones populares españolas; arr.]
II
War Ich Nicht ein Halm
See: Tchaikovsky, Peter. [Songs. Selections; arr.]
II
Where Dancing was Loudest
See: Tchaikovsky, Peter. [Songs. Selections; arr.]
II
Whether by Day
See: Tchaikovsky, Peter. [Songs. Selections; arr.]
II
Orchestra
Title Series
Deck the Halls I
L'Escarpolette
See: Bizet, Georges. [Jeux d'enfants. Selections; arr.]
II
Funérailles
See: Liszt, Franz. [Harmonies poétiques et religieuses. Funérailles; arr.]
II
Grand Tarantelle
See: Gottschalk, Louis Moreau. [Grand tarantelle; arr.]
II
Pat-a-Pan I
Suite
See: Gibbons, Orlando. [Selections; arr.]
II
Variations on Joy to the World I
Band
Title Series
Deck the Halls I
Decoration Day I
Kyrie, Gott Heiliger Geist
See: Bach, J.S. [Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 671; arr.]
II
Pat-a-Pan I
Other
Title Series
Die Schwangerne Jungfer [musical joke] I
Title
The Hershy Kay Papers
Author
Compiled by Patricia Prunty (1981) and Adrienne Scholtz (1990)
Date
1996-2007
Language of description
Finding aid is in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2007-08-24: music.mss.0028.xml converted for compliance with Yale EAD Best Practice Guidelines with music-migrate-02.xsl (yn2007-08-24).
  • 2007-03-21: music.mss.0028.xml converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 with v1to02.xsl (yn2007-03-20).
  • 2010-01-26: Transformed with yale.addEadidUrl.xsl. Adds @url with handle for finding aid. Overwrites @url if already present.

Repository Details

Part of the Yale University Music Library Repository

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