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Saint James' infirmary [music]

Mills, Irving
Mason, John
Physical description:
7 copy scores, 32 cm
2 manuscripts, 32 cm
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Short scores
United States
20th century
A conductor score for an untitled piece is noted on the verso of the three page conductor score. Parts for "Auld lang syne" are noted on the bottom of the parts in d minor. 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, brittle.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility taken in part from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
7 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Saint James' infirmary is contained in one folder consisting of 1 three page conductor score, 1 five page short score and 5 parts in d minor concert, and 2 parts in g minor concert -- in ink and pencil -- in identified hand (Holmes) and unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Conductor score indicates parts for 2 altos, tenor, bass. Score appears incomplete. Parts in g minor for 1 reed - tenor; trumpet. These parts are noted on the verso of the conductor score. Short score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Parts for in d minor for 3 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2; 2 trumpets - 1, 2. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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