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It shouldn't happen to a dream [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Hodges, Johnny
Lyricist:
George, Don
Physical description:
37 copy scores, 32 cm
3 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
3 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1946
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, torn, stained, tape.
Photocopy score in Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. D. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 25, 268.
Summary:
34 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
It shouldn't happen to a dream is contained in six folders consisting of 1 twelve-page conductor score, 2 three-page piano vocal scores, 1 four-page short score, 1 one-page short score and 25 parts in Db Major concert, and 1 six-page conductor score, 2 two-page piano vocal scores, 1 two-page short score and 9 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Whaley, Salaam?).
Folder A contains three-page piano vocal scores in Db Major. Lyrics begin "Millions of stars playing tag in the skies ...".
Folder B contains two-page short score in Eb Major. Short score indicates parts for alto, tenor, baritone, trumpet. Short score appears incomplete.
Folder C contains six-page conductor score in Eb Major. Conductor score indicates parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets (?) - 1, 2, 3, 4; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass. Conductor score appears incomplete.
Folder D contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Two-page piano vocal score in Eb Major. Lyrics as above. -- (ii) Two-page piano vocal score in Eb Major. Lyrics as above. -- (iii) Twelve-page conductor score in Db Major. Conductor score does not indicate parts and appears incomplete. -- (iv) Parts in Db Major for 4 reeds - Rab, Jimmy, Sears, Carney; 4 trumpets - trumpet, Scad, Taft, Williams; 1 trombone - Jones; bass; guitar.
Folder E contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Four-page short score and one-page short score in Db Major, and parts in Eb Major. Four-page short score indicates parts for Rab, Proc, Sears, clarinet. Short score appears incomplete. One-page short score indicates parts for Rab, clarinet, trombones. Short score subtitled "2nd 8 bars." Parts for 4 reeds - alto, Rab, tenor, baritone; trumpet; trombone; bass. -- (ii) Parts in Db Major for 5 reeds - solo alto, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; guitar.
Folder F contains parts in Eb Major for bass; piano. -- All items except photocopy piano vocal score in Folder A 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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