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Make me a pallet on your floor [music]

Robison, Willard
Physical description:
2 manuscripts, 32 cm
28 copy scores, 32 cm
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
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.
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 3.
27 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Make me a pallet on your floor is contained in one folder consisting of 1 twenty three page conductor score, 1 three page conductor score, 1 five page piano vocal score, and 27 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hand.
Items in 3 groupings -- (i) Three page conductor score and parts. Conductor score indicates parts for flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, trumpets, violins, viola, cello, bass, guitar, drums, piano. Parts for 3 reeds - flute, clarinet, bass clarinet; 3 trumpets - A, B, C; 3 violins - A, B, C; viola; cello; bass; drums; guitar; piano. -- (ii) Piano vocal score and parts. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Lawd! Feel so low down and sad ...". Parts for 1 reed - bass clarinet; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 4 violins - A, B, C, D; viola; cello; bass; vibraphone. -- (iii) Twenty three page conductor score. Score indicates parts for bass clarinet, trumpets, 3 violins, viola, cello, vibraphone, piano. Score appears incomplete. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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