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I feel so good [music]

Composer:
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
11 copy scores, 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 32 cm
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
3 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Date:
1930
1981
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.
Folder A, grouping ii from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 16.
Summary:
14 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
I feel so good is contained in two folders consisting of 2 four page piano vocal scores, 1 one page short score and 14 parts in C Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley?).
Folder A contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) 1 piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "Ain't got a quarter, don't need a sou ...". -- (ii) Parts for 3 reeds - alto (2), tenor (2), baritone (2); trumpet (2); trombone. -- (iii) Parts for 2 reeds - alto, tenor; trumpet; bass; piano. Part for piano appears incomplete and may reflect a different arrangement of the piece.
Folder B contains 1 piano vocal score and one page short score. Piano vocal score lyrics begin as above. Short score indicates parts for alto, tenor, baritone, trumpet, trombone, bass. -- All items except Folder A, grouping ii 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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