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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
Music
Parts (musical)
Short scores
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Date:
1940
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.
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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