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Lush life [music]

Composer:
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
17 copy scores, 32 cm
5 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm
3 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Date:
1949
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.
Folder C, grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 290.
Summary:
18 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
Lush life is contained in three folders consisting of 5 published three page piano vocal scores, 1 six page piano vocal score, 1 five page piano vocal score and 16 parts in Db Major concert, 1 part in Bb Major concert, and 1 part in F Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, Vigue?).
Folder A contains parts in Db Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Ben, Jimmy, Sears, Carney; 2 trumpets - Scad, Williams; 3 trombones - Tyree, Brown, Butter. Parts appear incomplete.
Folder B contains piano vocal scores. Lyrics begin "I used to visit all the very gay places ...".
Folder C contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Part in Bb Major for 1 reed - baritone. -- (ii) Part in F Major for 1 reed - Rab. -- (iii) Parts in Db Major for 1 reed - alto 1; 3 trumpets - 2, 3, 4; 2 trombones - Brown, Tizol. -- All items except Folder C, grouping i 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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