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It's kind of lonesome out tonight [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
George, Don
Physical description:
23 copy scores, 32 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
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, brittle, tape.
Folder B from the Presentation Album, vol. D. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 196.
22 parts and an indefinite number of scores
It's kind of lonesome out tonight is contained in two folders consisting of 1 three page piano vocal score, 1 published two page piano vocal score and 11 parts in Eb Major concert, and 11 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Folder A contains three page piano vocal score and parts. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Wish I had a place to walk to ...". Parts in Eb Major for 3 reeds - Rab, Sears, Carney; 3 trumpets - Williams, Baker, Scad; 3 trombones - Jones, Brown, Tyree; bass; guitar. Parts in Bb Major for 4 reeds - Rab, Sears, Jimmy, Carney; 4 trumpets - Williams, Baker, Scad, Taft; 2 trombones - Jones, Wilbur; guitar.
Folder B contains published piano vocal score. Lyrics as above.
Folder A from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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