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Shoo shoo baby [music]

Moore, Phil
Physical description:
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 29 cm
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
13 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 31 cm
2 manuscripts, 32 cm
2 copy scores, 32 cm
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
United States
20th century
Other title:
Shoo shoo
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, torn, tape.
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16 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Shoo shoo baby is contained in two folders consisting of 1 published four page piano vocal score in F Major concert, 1 six page short score and 14 parts in Bb Major concert, 1 nine page conductor score in Db Major concert, and 1 fifteen page conductor score and 2 parts in C Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley?).
Folder A contains published piano vocal score and items in Bb Major. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "You've seen him up and down the avenue ...". Short score indicates parts for 5 saxes, clarinet, piano. Parts for 5 reeds - Otto, Rabbit, Jimmy, S.W., Carney; 4 trumpets - Bake, Wall, Taft, Ray; 3 trombones - Brown, Tricky, Tizol; bass; 1 guitar - Guy.
Folder B contains conductor scores and parts in C Major. Conductor score in Db Major indicates parts for trumpets, trombone, bass, guitar. Conductor score in C Major does not indicate instrumentation. Parts in C Major for 2 reeds - alto 1, tenor 1. Part for tenor 1 appears incomplete. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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