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My funny valentine [music]

Rodgers, Richard
Hart, Lorenz
Physical description:
10 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
1 copy score, 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 32 cm
2 manuscripts, 32 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Short 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, worn, torn.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Folder B, grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library. Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 41, 182.
11 parts and an indefinite number of scores
My funny valentine is contained in three folders consisting of 1 seven page short score and 11 parts in bb minor concert, 1 two page piano conductor score in a minor concert, and 1 three page piano vocal score in g# minor concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, Sanders?).
Folder A contains short score. Score indicates parts for Jim, Rab, tenor, baritone, Ray, Clark, Cook, Butter, trombones.
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 1 trombone - John (2). -- (ii) Parts for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Paul, Jim, baritone; 3 trumpets - Cat, Ray, Clark; 1 trombone - Butter.
Folder C contains remaining scores. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "My funny valentine, sweet comic valentine ...". -- All items except Folder B, grouping i from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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