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Sky fell down, The [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
Towne, Joanne
Physical description:
13 copy scores, 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 32 cm
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
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.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. F. Folder B, grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 122.
Summary:
14 parts and an indefinite number of scores
The sky fell down is contained in three folders consisting of 1 three-page short score, 1 four-page short score and 1 lead sheet in Eb Major concert, and 13 parts in Ab Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in identified hand (Sanders) and unidentified hands (BS, Whaley?).
Folder A contains lead sheet for voice. Lyrics begin "The sky fell down, the stars forgot to shine ...".
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 1 trombone - 2 (2). Parts appear incomplete. -- (ii) Parts for 5 reeds - Johnny, Procope, Jimmy, Paul, Harry; 3 trumpets - Cat, Cook, Clark; 2 trombones - Britt, Butter; 1 bass - Jimmy. Parts for Johnny, Jimmy (tenor) appear incomplete.
Folder C contains short scores. Three-page short score indicates parts for Rab, 5 saxes. Four-page short score indicates parts for clarinet, Tizol, 2 trombones.
Folder B, grouping ii and Folder C from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
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