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Pennies from heaven [music]

Johnston, Arthur
Burke, Johnny
Connell, Conny
Physical description:
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
5 manuscripts, 32 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
18 copy scores, 32 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
United States
20th century
A short score for an untitled piece is noted on the verso of the part in Folder A. 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, tape, brittle, worn.
22 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Pennies from heaven is contained in three folders consisting of 1 published three page piano vocal score, 1 four page piano conductor score and 18 parts in C Major concert, 1 part in Bb Major concert, and 1 four page short score and 3 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, Tizol, other?).
Folder A contains piano vocal score, part in Bb Major, and piano conductor score. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "A long time ago, a million years BC ...". Part in Bb Major for piano. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation.
Folder B contains short score and parts in Eb Major. Short score indicates parts for sax, baritone, Wetz, Cooty, trombones, organ. Parts for 2 trumpets - Cooty, Rex; 1 trombone - Brown.
Folder C contains parts in C Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 5 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; 4 trombones - 1, 2, 3, 4; bass; drums; guitar; piano. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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