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Flower is a lovesome thing [music]

Composer:
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
16 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
32 copy scores, 32 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 copy score, 31 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
1960
20th century
Notes:
Parts for "Little girl" are noted on the verso of the parts in Folder C, grouping vi. Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Folder C, groupings i & iv from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 18, 216.
Summary:
57 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
Flower is a lovesome thing is contained in four folders consisting of 1 four-page short score, 1 five-page conductor score 1 one-page piano conductor score, 1 five-page piano vocal score, 1 lead sheet and 41 parts in Db Major concert, 1 part in Bb Major concert (?), and 14 parts in G Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hnads (DE, BS, Whaley?).
Folder A contains short score and conductor score. Short score indicates parts for 2 trumpets, piano, bass. Short score also includes lyrics. Lyrics begin "A flower is a love-some thing, a luscious living love-some thing ...". Conductor score indicates parts for 2 trumpets, trombones, bass. Conductor score also appears to be bracketed for 5 reeds.
Folder B contains piano conductor score and 3 parts. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts in Db Major for 1 reed - Rab; piano (2).
Folder C contains parts in 6 groupings -- (i) Parts in Db for 3 reeds - Rab (2), Paul (2), baritone (2); 2 trumpets - trumpet (2), 4; 1 trombone - Lawrence; bass (2). Part in Bb Major (?) for unidentified treble instrument. Part in G Major for unidentified treble instrument (guitar?). -- (ii) Parts in Db Major for 3 reeds - Johnny, Sears, Carney; 3 trumpets - Baker, Scad, Williams; 3 trombones - Wilbur, Brown, Jones; bass. Parts with alternate title in Db Major for 1 reed - tenor (2); 2 trumpets - Taft, trumpet; trombone; bass (3). -- (iii) Parts in Db Major for 1 reed - Otto; 2 trumpets - Cooty, Rex; bass; 1 guitar - Guy. -- (iv) Parts in G Major for 1 reed - Jimmy (2); 1 trumpet - 2; 2 trombones - 1, 2 (2). -- (v) Parts in G Major for 3 reeds - Rab, Paul, Carney; 1 trumpet - 3; 2 trombones - 1, Chuck; bass. -- (vi) Parts in Db Major for 2 reeds - clarinet, Carney; trombone.
Folder D contains piano vocal score and lead sheet. Lyrics the same as above. Lead sheet for voice. -- All items except Folder C, groupings i & iv from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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