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Memphis blues [music]

Composer:
Handy, W.C. (William Christopher)
Physical description:
4 copy scores, 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Date:
1930
1981
20th century
Notes:
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.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility taken from The Great Song Thesaurus, by Roger Lax and Frederick Smith.
Summary:
4 parts.
Memphis blues is contained in one folder consisting of 3 parts in d minor concert and 1 part in c minor concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Parts in d minor for 3 voices - soprano, tenor, baritone. Part in c minor for 1 voice - soprano. Lyrics begin "Folks, I've just been down, down to Memphis town ...". Parts are noted on the verso of the conductor score for "Gettin' up morning." -- 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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