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The Girl in my dreams tries to look like you [music]

Ellington, Mercer Kennedy (musician) 1919-1996
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 31 cm
5 copy scores, 32 cm
9 manuscripts, 32 cm
3 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
1 copy score, 31 cm
6 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Sheet music
United States
20th century
A part for "Didn't know about you" is noted on the verso of the short score in Folder A. 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.
Condition: fair, worn, torn, stained, brittle.
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 30.
16 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
"The girl in my dreams tries to look like you" is contained in five folders consisting of 1 two page short score and 4 parts in Eb Major concert, 1 four page short score and 12 parts in F Major concert, and 1 one page short score and 6 published two page piano vocal scores -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Tizol, Whaley, Harper, other?).
Folder A contains two page short score and parts in Eb Major. Short score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts for 4 french horns - 1, 2, 3, 4.
Folder B contains four page short score in F Major. Score indicates parts for clarinet, Ben, baritone, 3 trumpets, Rex, trombones.
Folder C contains one page short score in G Major. Score does not indicate instrumentation.
Folder D contains published piano vocal scores in G Major. Lyrics begin "Your smile, I shall never forget ...".
Folder E contains parts in F Major for 3 reeds - Johnny, Otto, Ben (2); 3 trumpets - Rex, Ray, Wallace; 3 trombones - Tizol, Tricky, Brown; bass; guitar. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Local number:
Min 1109
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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