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Somebody loves me [music]

Composer:
Gershwin, George 1898-1937
Lyricist:
DeSylva, B.G
MacDonald, Ballard
Physical description:
4 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
18 copy scores, 32 cm
3 manuscripts, 32 cm
1 manuscript, 31 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Parts for "Always you" are noted on the verso of parts in Folder A, grouping i. A part for an untitled work is noted on the verso of the piano conductor score in Folder A, grouping iii. 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, worn, tape.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 16.
Summary:
22 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Somebody loves me is contained in two folders consisting of 4 parts in F Major concert, and 1 nineteen page conductor score, 1 five page conductor score, 1 six page conductor score, 1 four page piano conductor score and 18 parts in Ab Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley?).
Folder A contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in F Major for 1 reed - Hamilton; 2 trumpets - Taft, Baker; 1 trombone - Tricky. -- (ii) Parts in Ab Major for 1 reed - alto; bass; guitar; piano. -- (iii) Four page piano conductor score and parts in Ab Major. Piano conductor score indicates parts for alto, tenor, baritone, trumpets, trombone, drums, piano. Parts for 3 reeds - alto, tenor, baritone; 2 trumpets - 1 (2), 2; trombone; bass (2); drums; piano.
Folder B contains conductor scores and parts in Ab Major. Nineteen page conductor score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Five page conductor score indicates parts for alto, baritone, trumpet, trombone, bass. Six page conductor score indicates parts for alto, tenor, baritone, trumpet, trombone, bass. Parts for 1 reed - alto; trumpet; trombone. Parts are noted on the verso of the six page conductor score. -- 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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