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White Christmas [music]

Berlin, Irving 1888-
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
9 manuscripts, 32 cm
12 copy scores, 32 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
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, worn.
21 parts and an indefinite number of scores
White Christmas is contained in two folders consisting of 1 two page short score and 12 parts in Eb Major concert, and 1 published two page piano vocal score and 9 parts in C Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Tizol, Whaley?).
Folder A contains short score, piano vocal score and parts in C Major. Short score indicates parts for Rab, Sears, Killian, Baker. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "The sun is shining, the grass is green ...". Parts for 5 reeds - Johnny, Otto, Chauncey, Ben, Carney; 4 trumpets - Baker, Rex, Wallace, Ray.
Folder B contains parts in Eb Major for 5 reeds - Proc, Rab, Ben, Sears, Carney; 4 trumpets - Baker, Williams, Scad, Killian; 3 trombones - Tyree, Brown, Butter. Parts subtitled "Medley." -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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