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How high the moon [music]

Composer:
Lewis, Morgan
Lyricist:
Hamilton, Nancy
Physical description:
33 copy scores, 32 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
1 manuscript, 36 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Short scores
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.
Condition: fair, torn, brittle.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1978, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 9, 264.
Summary:
33 parts and an indefinite number of scores
How high the moon is contained in three folders consisting of 1 twenty one page conductor score in F Major concert, 1 two page short score and 22 parts in G Major concert, and 11 parts in C Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, Harris, Williams?).
Folder A contains conductor score. Score indicates parts for 5 saxes - 1, 2, 3, 4, unidentified. 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass; piano; drums.
Folder B contains parts in C Major for 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums; guitar; piano.
Folder C contains remaining items in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in G Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Procope, Jimmy, Sears, Carney. -- (ii) 1 two page short score. Score does not indicate instrumentation. -- (iii) Parts in G Major for 5 reeds - Procope, Jonny, Ham, Sears, Carney; 5 trumpets - Baker, Nance, Scad, Francis, Dud; 3 trombones - Brown, Jones, Wilbur; bass; drums; guitar; piano. -- 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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