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Series XII: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

"1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" was entitled "A Musical About the Problems of Housekeeping." The book and lyrics were by Alan Jay Laurens with music by Leonard Bernstein. The show was produced by Roger L. Stevens and Robert Whithead by an arrangement with Saint Subber at the Mark Hellinger Theatre. It was directed and choreographed by Gilbert Moses and George Faison with Roland Gagnon serving as musical director. The music was orchestrated by Sid Ramin and Hershy Kay. Produced in Spring 1976.

Subseries XII.1 Songs Used for Orchestration

The original song copies used for the orchestration of the show by Sid Ramin and Hershy Kay. The song copies have corrections and notations by Ramin and Kay. The final two songs do not appear to have been used in the Broadway production. Quarto.

Prelude to Act I [2 copies]
(5 Pages )

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Middle "C"
(2 Pages )
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Rehearsing
(11 Pages )
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Opening - 10 Square Miles and Dove [3 copies]
(17 Pages )
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Potomac Reprise and Nation (Before Welcome Home) [2 copies]
(5 Pages )

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Welcome Home, Miz Adams [2 copies]
(4 Pages )
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Take Care of This House [2 copies]
(7 Pages )
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Nation 1st Reprise (Before Jefferson March) [2 copies]
(3 Pages )
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The President Jefferson March [2 copies]
(12 Pages )
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The President Jefferson March [4 copies],
23 January 1976
(15 Pages )
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Jefferson Dance Outline,
5 February 1976
(2 Pages )
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Jefferson Dance,
7 February 1976
(4 Pages )
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Seena [2 copies]
(4 Pages )
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Musketry (The British Are Coming) [5 copies]
(3 Pages )
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Sonatina (The British) [2 copies]
(20 Pages )
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Sonatina (The British),
28 January 1976
(23 Pages )
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Rondo (Sonatina Finale) [5 copies]
(7 Pages )
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Nation 2nd Reprise (After the Burning) [2 copies]
(3 Pages )
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Lud's Wedding [5 copies]
(14 Pages )

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Lud's Wedding (Version II) [2 copies]
(14 Pages )
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Wedding Dance [4 copies]
(8 Pages )
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Auction I and II [3 copies]
(3 Pages )
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The Monroviad ("The Mark of a Man") [2 copies]
(21 Pages )
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This Time [2 copies]
(12 Pages )
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We Must Have a Ball [2 copies]
(6 Pages )
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We Must Have a Ball [4 copies],
23 January 1976
(16 Pages )

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We Must Have a Ball [3 copies],
28 January 1976
(22 Pages )
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Forty Acres
(6 Pages )
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Uncle Tom's Funeral "Bright and Black" [4 copies]
(14 Pages )
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First Lady Sequence (and New "Hail") [2 copies]
(26 Pages )
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Hail! [2 copies]
(9 Pages )
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Minstrel Parade [3 copies]
(2 Pages )
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The Grand Old Party (Minstrel Show) [3 copies]
(6 Pages )
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Pity the Poor [3 copies]
(2 Pages )
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Red, White and Blues [2 copies]
(2 Pages )
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To Make Us Proud
(6 Pages )
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American Dreaming [3 copies]
(11 Pages )

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It's My Country (Mr. Lincoln) [3 copies]
(3 Pages )
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Subseries XII.2 Songs Not Used for Orchestration

The original song copies were written for the show but do not appear to have been orchestrated or used.

Me (New Opening) [2 copies]
(18 Pages )
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Reclamation Scene ("Can You Love") [2 copies]
(5 Pages )
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A Star at Noon [2 copies]
(3 Pages )
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The Switch [2 copies]
(31 Pages )
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We [2 copies]
(3 Pages )
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What Happened [2 copies]
(3 Pages )
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Subseries XII.3 Bernstein's Fair Copies

Copies of Leonard Bernstein's songs for the musical. Stamped Property of Amberson Productions.

Fair Copies: "Middle C"; "Opening (10 Square Miles and Dove)"; "Welcome Home Miz Adams"; "Take Care of This House"; "The President Jefferson Sunday Luncheon Party March"; "Seena"; "Sonatina (The British)"; "Lud's Wedding"; "Auction I and II"; "The Monroviad (The Mark of a Man"; "This Time"; "We Must Have a Ball"; "Uncle Tom's Funeral (Bright and Black)"; "Hail!"; "The Grand Old Party (Minstrel Show)"; "Philadephia"; "It's My Country"; "Another Kind of Man (Interlude before Breakout)"; "The Breakout"; "The Switch"; "Reclamation Scene (Can You Love)"; "Freedom Song"
(156 Pages )
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Subseries XII.4 Sketches and Dialogue

Original manuscript sketches by Leonard Berstein and Sid Ramin in preparation of the score. Typed manuscript pages of dialogue from Act I and Act II of the show.

Sketches in Leonard Bernstein's Hand: "President's Entrance (Wedding Act I); "Cakewalk Extension and President's Exit (Wedding Act I)"; "I Love This Land (Act II Finale)"
(7 Pages )
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Sketches: "Opening Continuation"; "Take Care of This House"; "Forty Acres and a Mule"; Unidentifed
(7 Pages )
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Script Pages: Act I and Act II,
April 1976
(8 Pages )
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Subseries XII.5 Scores of Original Orchestrations

Original orchestrations by Sid Ramin and Hershy Kay with corrections, markings, and notations. The final six scores do not appear to have been used in the Broadway production. Folio.

Overture
(32 Pages 145, Bars )

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Prelude (Act I) [2 copies]
(10 Pages 75, Bars )
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Middle C (Prelude Act I)
(10 Pages 75, Bars )
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Coach Entrance
(2 Pages 8, Bars )
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Opening
(34 Pages 142, Bars )
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Opening - 10 Sq. Miles and Dove
(53 Pages 203, Bars )
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Opening - Dove
(14 Pages 44, Bars )
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Potomac Reprise and Nation [2 copies]
(16 Pages 51, Bars )
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Potomac - Horses
(1 Page 6, Bars )
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Nation Underscore
(12 Pages 47, Bars )
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Welcome Home Miz Adams [2 copies]
(16 Pages 51, Bars )
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Take Care of This House
(23 Pages 67, Bars )
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House to Scene
(1 Page 5, Bars )
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Nation 1st Reprise (Before Jefferson March)
(9 Pages 37, Bars )
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Nation 1st Reprise (After Jefferson March)
(9 Pages 37, Bars )
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Nation 1st Reprise - Revised [2 copies],
20 February 1976
(7 Pages 23, Bars )
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Jefferson to R.S.V.P. [2 copies]
(1 Page 4, Bars )
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R.S.V.P. Utility [3 copies]
(6 Pages 18, Bars )
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The President Jefferson March
(61 Pages 250, Bars )
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Seena [2 copies]
(13 Pages 47, Bars )
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Musketry
(9 Pages 36, Bars )
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Sonatina (The British)
(75 Pages 235, Bars )

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Sonatina (The British) [incomplete],
April 1976
(28 Pages )
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Rondo (Sonatina Finale) [2 copies]
(20 Pages 73, Bars )
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Rondo (Sonatina Finale) Recap - Revised
(9 Pages 43, Bars )
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Intro to 2nd Nation
(1 Page 5, Bars )
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Nation 2nd Reprise [2 copies]
(12 Pages 47, Bars )
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Lud's Wedding [2 copies]
(44 Pages 156, Bars )
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Wedding Dance [2 copies]
(27 Pages 97, Bars )
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Auction I and II [2 copies]
(10 Pages 32, Bars )
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The Monroviad [3 copies]
(68 Pages 222, Bars )
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Mark of a Man - Reprise
(9 Pages 33, Bars )

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This Time [2 copies]
(44 Pages 174, Bars )
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We Must Have a Ball [2 copies]
(78 Pages 293, Bars )
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We Must Have a Ball - Revised
(56 Pages 265, Bars )
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Uncle Tom's Funeral "Bright and Black"
(42 Pages 126, Bars )
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Uncle Tom's Funeral "Bright and Black" - Revised
(39 Pages 80, Bars )
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Bright and Black (New)
(42 Pages 90, Bars )
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First Lady [2 copies]
(90 Pages 348, Bars )
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Minstrel Parade [2 copies]
(9 Pages 27, Bars )

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Minstrel Parade - Reprise
(7 Pages 21, Bars )
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The Grand Old Party (Minstrel Show) [2 copies]
(21 Pages 102, Bars )
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Pity the Poor [2 copies]
(5 Pages 20, Bars )
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Red, White and Blues [2 copies]
(8 Pages 25, Bars )
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Minstrel Exit
(1 Page 4, Bars )
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Intro to Proud
(5 Pages 14, Bars )
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To Make Us Proud - Revised
(17 Pages 50, Bars )
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Proud - Arthur Revised,
27 April 1976
(8 Pages 25, Bars )
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Rehearsal - Closing [incomplete]
(20 Pages 89, Bars Contains pages 14-34.)
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Closing - Revised [incomplete]
(29 Pages 125, Bars )
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Exit Music
(50 Pages 205, Bars )
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American Dreaming [2 copies]
(44 Pages 127, Bars )
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Impeachment [incomplete]
(5 Pages 38, Bars Missing page 1.)
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Lesson Scene
(17 Pages 64, Bars )
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Mr. Lincoln
(13 Pages 41, Bars )
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Noodling Before Philadelphia [3 copies]
(1 Page )
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Philadelphia [2 copies]
(24 Pages 68, Bars )
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