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Impossible [music]

Composer:
Allen, Steve
Creator:
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
12 copy scores, 32 cm
4 manuscripts, 32 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Date:
1930
1981
20th century
Notes:
A part for "Sherrill's class" and a part for "March" are noted on the verso of the piano parts. 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.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
Summary:
14 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
Impossible is contained in one folder consisting of 1 four page conductor score, 1 three page conductor score and 14 parts in G Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Items in 2 groupings -- (i) Four page conductor score and parts. Conductor score indicates parts for 2 reeds - alto, tenor; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; bass. Parts for 2 reeds - alto, tenor; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; bass; drums; piano. -- (ii) Three page conductor score and parts. Conductor score indicates parts for 2 reeds - alto, tenor; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; bass. Parts for 2 reeds - alto, tenor; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; bass; drums; piano. Groupings appear to reflect different arrangements of the piece. -- 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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