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Laura [music]

Composer:
Raskin, David
Lyricist:
Mercer, Johnny 1909-1976
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
9 copy scores, 32 cm
8 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
2 manuscripts, 32 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
A part for an untitled piece is noted on the verso of the short score in Folder A. A part for an untitled piece is noted on the verso of the short score in Folder C. 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, tape, torn.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Folder B, grouping ii from the Mercer Ellington Library. Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 57, 338.
Summary:
23 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Laura is contained in three folders consisting of 1 five page short score and 16 parts in c minor concert, 1 four page short score and 7 parts in bb minor concert, and 1 three page conductor score in Eb Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, Sanders, Jones, other?).
Folder A contains short score in c minor. Short score indicates parts for Paul, baritone, trumpets.
Folder B contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in bb minor for 2 reeds - Rab, Sears; 2 trumpets - Ray, Cat; 2 trombones - Tricky, Jones; bass. -- (ii) Parts in c minor for 4 reeds - Procope, Johnny, Jimmy, Carney; 4 trumpets - Nathan, Herb, Cook, unidentified; 2 trombones - Butter, 2; bass. -- (iii) Parts in c minor for 1 reed - Harry (2); 2 trumpets - Terry, Cat; 1 trombone - Britt.
Folder C contains short score in bb minor and conductor score in Eb Major. Short score. Short score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Conductor score indicates parts for alto, tenor, trumpet, trombone, bass, piano. Conductor score appears incomplete. -- All items except Folder B, grouping ii from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
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