1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 31 cm
12 copy scores, 32 cm
4 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
Piano vocal scores
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.
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Grouping iii from the Mercer Ellington Library.
11 parts and an indefinite number of scores
New York, New York is contained in one of fifteen folders for "Queenie pie" consisting of 1 one-page short score, 1 three-page piano vocal score and 11 parts in Bb Major concert, and 1 four-page piano vocal score, 1 three-page piano vocal score, 1 two-page piano vocal score and 1 one-page piano vocal score in Eb Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley?).
Items in 3 groupings -- (i) Short score. Short score indicates parts for 4 saxes, baritone, trumpets. -- (ii) Piano vocal scores. Lyrics for multi-page scores begin "New York, New York ... is a summer festival ...". Lyrics for one-page score begin "Lights, New York, New York ...". Score appears incomplete. -- (iii) Parts for 4 reeds - Norris, Procope, Ashby, Harry; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3. -- Groupings i & ii from the Duke Ellington Library.
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