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Moon river [music]

Composer:
Mancini, Henry
Lyricist:
Mercer, Johnny 1909-1976
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 34 cm
16 copy scores, 32 cm
7 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Parts for "A blues" are noted on the verso of parts in Folder B, groupings i & iii. 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.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Folder B, groupings i & ii from the Mercer Ellington Library. Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 125.
Summary:
29 parts and 1 score
Moon river is contained in two folders consisting of 1 four page short score and 29 parts in C Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley?).
Folder A contains short score. Short score indicates parts for clarinet, sax, baritone, trumpets.
Folder B contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts for 5 reeds - Rab (2), Proc, Jimmy (2), Paul (2), Carney; 2 trumpets - 2, 4; 1 trombone - 3. -- (ii) Parts for 4 reeds - Rab (2), Pro, clarinet (2), Carney (2); 3 trombones - 1, 2 (2), 3 (2). -- (iii) Parts for 2 reeds - Pro (2), Paul; 2 trumpets - 1, 3; 1 trombone - 1.
Folder A and Folder B, grouping iii from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
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