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The Heart of Harlem [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
Hughes, Langston 1902-1967
Physical description:
1 copy score, 28 cm
2 copy scores, 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Lead sheet
Piano vocal scores
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
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 appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 85.
Summary:
2 parts and 1 score
The heart of Harlem is contained in one folder consisting of 1 lyric sheet, 1 lead sheet in f minor concert, and 1 two-page piano vocal score in c minor concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Lyric sheet begins "The buildings in Harlem are brick and stone ...". Lead sheet for voice. Lyrics begin as above. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "It's a song with a minor refrain ...". -- 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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