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Reading between the lines [sheet music]

Composer:
Marx, Fred
Lyricist:
Randall, Bob
Physical description:
2 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
14 copy scores, 32 cm
Type:
Sheet music
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
1942
20th century
1940-1950
Notes:
A part for an untitled piece is noted on the verso of the short score 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, torn, brittle.
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 341.
Summary:
14 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
Reading between the lines is contained in two folders consisting of 2 published four-page piano vocal scores in F Major concert, and 1 three-page short score and 14 parts in G Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley?).
Folder A contains 1 piano vocal score in F Major and short score in G Major. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "How a world can change from one of mirth ...". Short score indicates parts for Rab, Otto, baritone, Cat, trumpets, trombones, piano.
Folder B contains 1 piano vocal score in F Major and parts in G Major. Piano vocal score lyrics begin as above. Parts for 5 reeds - Rab, Toby, Sears, Jimmy, Carney; 5 trumpets - Scad, Ray, Taft, Cat, Rex; 3 trombones - Brown, Tricky, Jones; bass. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
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