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MS16-01 Len Foster Orchestra

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Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071

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Len Foster Orchestra

Collection Title: Len Foster Orchestra

Series Number: MS16-01

Processed and Cataloged by: Lucas Morgan

Date Span: 1942-1943

Size of Collection: 5 linear feet.

Number of Boxes: 10

Type of Material: Sheet music

Arrangement: Arranged by instrument in score order

Biographical / Historical Information: The Len Foster Orchestra was the official dance band for Murray State Teachers College from 1942-1943 before World War II and post-war 1946-1949. It was considered one of the best in the university’s history and many believed its sound rivaled the era’s famous big bands led by Glen Miller and Duke Ellington.

Scope and Content: Music scores

Box List:

Box 1‚Äč

  1. Piano
  2. Piano
  3. Piano
  4. Piano

Box 2

  1. Vocal
  2. Bass
  3. Bass
  4. Bass
  5. Bass
  6. Bass

Box 3

  1. Alto Saxophone
  2. Alto Saxophone

Box 4

  1. Tenor Saxophone
  2. Tenor Saxophone

Box 5

  1. Tenor Saxophone
  2. Tenor Saxophone
  3. Tenor Saxophone
  4. Tenor Saxophone

Box 6

  1. Tenor Saxophone
  2. Tenor Saxophone
  3. Tenor Saxophone
  4. Tenor Saxophone

Box 7

  1. Bari Saxophone
  2. Bari Saxophone

Box 8

  1. Trumpet
  2. Trumpet

Box 9

  1. Trumpet
  2. Trumpet
  3. Trumpet
  4. Trumpet

Box 10

  1. Trombone
  2. Trombone
  3. Trombone
  4. Trombone