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Sophisticated lady [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
Parish, Mitchell
Arranger:
Hall, Barrie, Jr
Berger, David 1920-1966
Physical description:
2 parts (photocopies), 36 cm
12 copy scores, 33 cm
29 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
98 copy scores, 32 cm
16 manuscripts, 32 cm
13 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
3 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 32 cm
3 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
1 copy score, 30 cm
15 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
2 manuscripts, 16 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1933
20th century
Notes:
Short scores for "It don't mean a thing" are noted on the bottom of short scores in Folder A and Folder M, grouping i. A part for "The sorcerer" is noted on the verso of a part in Folder C. An untitled two page piano vocal score is contained in Folder C. A part for "Medley" is noted on the verso of the manuscript conductor score in Folder G. Parts for "Grievin'" are noted on the verso of parts in Folder J, grouping i and Folder M, grouping v. Parts for "Lullaby" are noted on the verso of parts in Folder K, grouping iii. A part for "Live and love" is noted on the verso of the part in Folder K, grouping iv. An untitled two page short score is noted on the verso of the short score in Folder L. Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, Wayne Shirley and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, brittle, worn, torn, tape.
Folder H from the Presentation Album, vol. F. Remaining items from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 12, 18, X43, 53, 95, 130.
Summary:
175 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Sophisticated lady is contained in sixteen folders consisting of 1 two page piano conductor score, 1 four page short score, 1 two page short score and 9 parts in Gb Major concert, 3 parts in Db Major concert, 2 two page conductor scores, 1 three page piano vocal score, 3 published three page piano vocal scores, 2 three page short scores, 4 two page short scores, 3 one page short scores, 3 published parts and 155 parts in Ab Major concert, 3 parts in Bb Major concert, 1 two page short score in F Major concert, 1 part in G Major concert, and 1 part in an unknown key -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, ME, Whaley, Jones, Tizol, Henderson, Sanders, others?).
Folder A contains 1 one page short score in Ab Major. Short score indicates parts for saxes, baritone, trumpets, trombones. Score appears incomplete.
Folder B contains part in Ab Major for 1 reed - tenor.
Folder C contains 1 three page short score and 1 three page pianovocal score in Ab Major, and parts in Bb Major, Ab Major, Db Major and an unknown key. Short score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "They say into our early life romance came ...". Parts in Bb Major for 1 trumpet - 1 (3). Parts in Ab Majorfor flugelhorn; 1 trumpet - Herb; piano. Parts in Db Major for 1 trombone - 2;guitar. Part in an unknown key for unidentified instrument. Part appears incomplete.
Folder D contains parts in 5 groupings -- (i) Parts in Ab Major for 2 reeds - Rab (2), Paul (2); 1 trumpet - Cat (2); 2 trombones - Brown (2), Buster. Parts may reflect different arrangements of the piece. -- (ii) Part inAb Major for 1 trombone - Butter. -- (iii) Part in Ab Major for 1 trombone - Buster. -- (iv) Parts in Ab Major for 5 reeds - Johnny, Procope, Paul, Jimmy, Harry; 1 trumpet - Clark. -- (v) Parts in Ab Major for 2 trombones - trombone, 2 (2); bass.
Folder E contains 2 published piano vocal scores in Ab Major. Lyrics begin "They say into your early life romance came ...".
Folder F contains 1 two page piano conductor score and 1 four page short score in Gb Major. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Short score indicates parts for reeds.
Folder G contains conductor scores in Ab Major. Scores do not indicate instrumentation and appear incomplete.
Folder H contains published piano vocal score in Ab Major. Lyrics begin "They say into your early life ...".
Folder I contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Published parts inAb Major for 1 reed - baritone; bass; piano. -- (ii) Parts in Ab Major for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 3, tenor 4; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 4 trombones 1, 2, 3, 4; drums.
Folder J contains parts in 6 groupings -- (i) Parts in Ab Major for 4 reeds - Rab (2), Jimmy, Paul, baritone; 2 trumpets - Terry (2), Cook; 1 trombone - 1 (4). 1 photocopy part for trombone 1 appears incomplete. -- (ii) Parts in Ab Major for 2 reeds - Ash, Joe; 2 trombones - Chuck, Vince. -- (iii) Parts in Ab Major for 4 reeds - alto 1 (2), tenor 2 (2), tenor 4, baritone (2);2 trumpets - 3, 4 (2); 2 trombones - 1, 2 (2). -- (iv) Parts in Ab Major for 1 reed - alto 3; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; 2 trombones - 1, 3; bass. -- (v) Parts in Ab Major for 3 reeds - Ben, Jimmy, Carney; 3 trumpets - Nat, Wallace, Ray; 2 trombones - Tricky, Sandy. -- (vi) Part for 1 reed - tenor 4.
Folder K contains parts in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts in Ab Major for 4 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Eb transposing instrument (baritone?); 4 trumpets - Williams, Cat, Baker, LeRoi; 1 trombone - Butter. -- (ii) Parts in Ab Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 4 trumpets - Baker, Fats Nelson, Ray. -- (iii) Parts in Ab Major for 6 reeds - Otto, alto 2, Jonny, Barney, tenor, Carney; 4 trumpets - Cooty, Wallace, 2, 3; 3 trombones - trombone, 2, 3. -- (iv) Part in G Major for 1 trumpet - Wetz.
Folder L contains 1 two page short score in Ab Major. Short score indicates parts for sax, baritone, Clark. Short score appears incomplete.
Folder M contains items in 5 groupings -- (i) 1 three page short score and 1 one page short score in Ab Major. Three page short score indicatesparts for Otto, Hamilton, baritone, 4 trumpets. Score appears incomplete. Onepage short score indicates parts for saxes, baritone, trumpets, trombones. -- (ii) Parts in Ab Major for 5 reeds - Toby, Rab, Jimmy (2), Sears, Carney; 4 trumpets - Cat, Scad (2), Ray, Taft; 3 trombones - Brown, Tricky, Jones. -- (iii) Parts in Ab Major for 4 reeds - Rab, Toby, Jimmy, Sears; 5 trumpets - Cat Scad, Taft, Rex, Ray; 3 trombones - Brown, Jones, Tricky. Parts subtitled "Interlude." -- (iv) Parts in Ab Major for 3 reeds - Rab, Sears, Jimmy; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - Brown, Tricky, Jones; guitar. -- (v) Partsin Ab Major for 1 reed - Proc; 1 trumpet - Cat; bass.
Folder N contains two page short score in Ab Major and parts in Ab Major and Db Major. Short score indicates part for baritone. Part in Ab Major for organ. Part appears incomplete. Part in Db Major for piano.
Folder O contains two page short score and parts in Gb Major. Short score indicates parts for sax, trumpet, voice. Parts for 2 reeds - tenor2, tenor 4; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; trombone; bass; drums; guitar; piano.
Folder P contains remaining short scores and part in Ab Major, and two page short score in F Major. 1 two page short score in Ab Major indicates parts for clarinet, Tizol, violin, bass. Score appears incomplete. 1 one page short score in Ab Major does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. 1 two page short score in Ab Major indicates parts for tenor, trombone. Score appears incomplete. Part in Ab Major for piano. Part appears incomplete. Two page short score in F Major indicates parts for Paul, baritone, Ray, Brown. Score appears incomplete. -- All items except Folder C, Folder H, Folder I, and Folder J, grouping vi from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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