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Moon was yellow, The [music]

Ahlert, Fred E
Leslie, Edgar
Physical description:
1 manuscript, 32 cm
16 copy scores, 32 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor 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, stained.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
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Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 11.
16 parts and 1 score
The moon was yellow is contained in two folders consisting of 1 three page piano conductor score and 16 parts in Ab Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (ME, Whaley?).
Folder A contains piano conductor score. Score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete.
Folder B contains parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3 trumpet; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums; guitar; piano. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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