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Harlem lullaby [music]

Composer:
Robison, Willard
Arranger:
Case, Russ
Physical description:
1 manuscript, 35 cm
33 copy scores, 32 cm
4 manuscripts, 32 cm
1 manuscript, 31 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1930
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.
There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 37, 45.
Summary:
34 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
Harlem lullaby is contained in two folders consisting of 1 twenty-two-page conductor score, 1 twenty-one- page conductor score, 1 six-page piano conductor score, 2 six-page piano vocal scores, and 34 parts in F Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Parker, Kondziela, Brave, other?).
Folder A contains conductor scores. Twenty-two page score indicates parts for flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, trumpet, horn, 3 violins, viola, cello, bass, piano. Twenty-one page score indicates parts for flute, oboe, bass clarinet, alto 1, alto 2, tenor 3, horns, trumpet 1, trumpet 2, trumpet 3, celeste, drums, violin 1, violin 2, violin 3, viola, cello, bass, banjo, voice, piano.
Folder B contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts for 3 reeds - flute, clarinet, bass clarinet; horn; trumpet; 3 violins - 1, 2, 3; viola; cello; bass. -- (ii) Piano conductor score, 1 piano vocal score and parts. Piano conductor score indicates parts for flute, oboe, bass clarinet, trumpet, strings, voice. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Out on Sugar Hill at the close of day ...". Parts for 6 reeds - flute, oboe, alto 1, alto 2, tenor 3, bass clarinet; horn; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; celeste; drums; 3 violins - 1, 2, 3; viola; cello; bass; guitar. -- (iii) 1 piano vocal score and parts. Piano vocal score lyrics as above. Parts for 2 reeds - clarinet 2, bassoon; percussion; harp. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
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