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Merry ha-ha [music]

Composer:
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Lyricist:
Russell, Bob
Physical description:
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm
3 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
26 copy scores, 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Date:
1946
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.
Summary:
27 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
Merry ha-ha is contained in one folder consisting of 1 published two page piano vocal score and 1 lead sheet in Eb Major concert, 2 four page short scores and 12 parts in Bb Major concert, and 14 parts in F Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley?).
Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Ev'ry body had his little joke and I always was the butt ...". 1 four page short score indicates parts for clarinet, Jim, Sears, baritone, Rex, Scad, Tricky. 1 four page short score indicates parts for clarinet, 3 trumpets, Wilbur. Lead sheet for voice. Lyrics as above. Parts in Bb Major for 4 reeds - Rab, Sears, Jimmie, Carney; 4 trumpets - Rex, Taft, Scad, Cat; 3 trombones - Wilbur, Brown, Jones; bass. Parts in F Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Sears, Carney; 4 trumpets - Cat, Scad, Williams, Taft; 3 trombones - Brown, Jones, Paris; bass (2). -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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