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I don't know why [music]

Ahlert, Fred E
Turk, Roy
Physical description:
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
1 copy score, 32 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Short scores
United States
20th century
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.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. P, p. 9. Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
1 part and an indefinite number of scores
I don't know why is contained in two folders consisting of 1 three page short score in D Major concert, 1 one page short score in Db Major, and 1 part in Eb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, other?).
Folder A contains short scores. Short score in D Major indicates parts for Barney, clarinet, alto, trumpets, trombones, bass. Short score in Db Major does not indicate instrumentation. Short score in Db Major is noted on the verso of the short score in D Major.
Folder B contains part for trumpet. Part appears incomplete.
Folder B from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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