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Man I love, The [music]

Gershwin, George 1898-1937
Gershwin, Ira
Physical description:
3 manuscripts, 32 cm
29 copy scores, 32 cm
2 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
11 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm
2 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Lead sheet
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
United States
20th century
Lead sheets in Folder C (photocopies) are originally noted on the verso of "Taking a chance on love." 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, tape.
43 parts and an indefinite number of scores
The man I love is contained in five folders consisting of 1 one page piano conductor score, 1 four page piano vocal score, and 11 published parts in Eb Major concert, 1 twelve page conductor socre and 12 parts in F Major concert, and 1 four page piano vocal score, 2 lead sheets and 18 parts in C Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, Banks?).
Folder A contains piano conductor score and parts in Eb Major. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Parts for 5 reeds - flute, clarinet, alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2; trombone; 2 violins - 1 (2), 2; viola; bass.
Folder B contains parts in F Major for 5 reeds - Rabbit, Nat, Jimmy, Skippy, Carney; 4 trumpets - Ray, Taft, Wallace, Baker; 2 trombones - Tizol, Tricky; bass.
Folder C contains piano vocal scores, lead sheets and a part. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "When the mellow moon begins to beam ...". Lead sheets for voice. Lyrics begin "Alone, alone with a sky of romance above ...". Part in C Major for piano.
Folder D contains parts in C Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 5 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; 4 trombones - 1, 2, 3, 4; bass; drums; piano.
Folder E contains twelve page conductor score in F Major. Conductor score indicates parts for clarinet, baritone, trumpets. 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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