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White Christmas [music]

Composer:
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
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1942
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.
Summary:
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.
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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