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I've got the world on a string [music]

Arlen, Harold
Koehler, Ted
Physical description:
23 copy scores, 32 cm
2 manuscripts, 32 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Short scores
United States
20th century
A part for "Mean to me" is noted on the verso of the alto part in Folder A, grouping ii. An untitled short score in noted on the verso of the part in Folder B. 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, torn, brittle, tape.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
23 parts and an indefinite number of scores
I've got the world on a string is contained in three folders consisting of 1 four page piano conductor score in Eb Major concert, 1 four page short score, 1 four page conductor score and 22 parts in F Major concert, and 1 part in C Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley?).
Folder A contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Piano conductor score and short score. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Short score indicates parts for alto 1, alto 2, tenor, trumpet 1, trumpet 2, trombone, bass. -- (ii) Conductor score and part in F Major. Conductor score indicates parts for alto, tenor, baritone, trumpet, trumpet 2, trombone. Part for 1 reed - alto.
Folder B contains part in C Major concert for piano. Part appears incomplete.
Folder C contains parts in F Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 4 trombones - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 violins - A, B, C; cello; bass; drums; guitar; piano. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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