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Skylark [music]

Composer:
Carmichael, Hoagy
Lyricist:
Mercer, Johnny 1909-1976
Physical description:
1 copy score, 31 cm
5 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Parts for "Else" are noted on the verso of parts in Folder B. 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: worn, torn, brittle.
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 33.
Summary:
5 parts and 1 score
Skylark is contained in two folders consisting of 1 lead sheet in Eb Major concert, and 1 six page short score and 4 parts in Ab Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, other?).
Folder A contains lead sheet for voice. Lyrics begin "Skylark, have you anything to say to me ...".
Folder B contains short score and parts. Short score indicates parts for Barney, Ben, baritone, Ray, trumpets. Parts for 2 reeds - Otto, Ben; 2 trumpets - Rex, Wallace. Parts for Otto, Rex, Wallace appear incomplete. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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