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I could get a man [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
Cottrell, Bill
Physical description:
1 part (photocopy), 28 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 31 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
3 manuscripts, 32 cm
2 copy scores, 32 cm
13 copy scores, 31 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Short 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.
Condition: fair, worn, torn, brittle, tape.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. D. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 203.
Summary:
15 parts and an indefinite number of scores
I could get a man is contained in two folders consisting of 3 two-page piano vocal scores and 1 part in f minor concert, 1 seven-page short score and 14 parts in d minor concert, 1 four-page piano conductor score in c minor concert, and 1 four-page piano vocal score in a minor concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Whaley?).
Folder A contains 1 two-page piano vocal score in f minor. Lyrics begin "I could get a man, but the man I want is got ...".
Folder B contains items in 5 groupings -- (i) Seven-page short score in d minor. Short score indicates parts for 2 altos, baritone, Ray, Baker, Scad, Dud, Fran, Jones, Brown. -- (ii) Remaining items in f minor. 2 two-page piano vocal scores lyrics begin as above. Part for piano. -- (iii) Four-page piano conductor score in c minor. Score indicates part for drums. Score appears incomplete. -- (iv) Four-page piano vocal score in a minor. Lyrics begin as above. -- (v) Parts in d minor for 5 reeds - Rab, Procope, Jimmy, Sears, Carney; 4 trumpets - Ray, Baker, Scad, Williams; 3 trombones - Brown, Jones, Tyree; bass; guitar.
Folder B 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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