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Good life [music]

Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
31 copy scores, 32 cm
2 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
2 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
A short score for an untitled piece is noted on the verso of the baritone part in Folder B, grouping iii. 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 B, grouping ii from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be nubers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 54, 21.
Summary:
35 parts and 1 score.
Good life is contained in two folders consisting of 1 two-page short score, 1 lead sheet and 34 parts in Ab Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley?).
Folder A contains short score. Score indicates parts for Rab, tenor, Carney, Ray, trumpet, trombone.
Folder B contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts for 4 reeds - alto (2), alto 3, tenor, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass; guitar; piano. -- (ii) Parts for 2 reeds - alto, tenor 4 (2); trumpet (2); trombone; bass (2). -- (iii) Lead sheet for unidentified treble instrument. Parts for 4 reeds - Rab, alto, tenor (2), baritone; 4 trumpets - Ray, 2, 3, 4; 2 trombones - 2, 3; bass; piano. Part for baritone appears incomplete. -- All items except Folder B, grouping ii from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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