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Sweet Georgia Brown [music]

Composer:
Bernie, Ben
Pinkard, Maceo
Casey, Kenneth
Physical description:
16 copy scores, 32 cm
15 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 manuscript, 32 cm
2 manuscripts, 31 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
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, Wayne Shirley and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, tape, worn.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Folder B from the Mercer Ellington Library. Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 9, 88.
Summary:
32 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Sweet Georgia Brown is contained in three folders consisting of 1 one page conductor score, 1 seven page short score and 17 parts in Bb Major concert, and 16 parts in Ab Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (Williams, Whaley, other?).
Folder A contains items in Bb Major in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, baritone; 1 trumpet - 3; 1 trombone - 2; guitar. -- (ii) Parts for 1 reed - alto; 1 trumpet - 1; trombone; bass. Parts subtitled "Intro." -- (iii) Conductor score and parts. Conductor score indicates parts for 5 reeds. Score appears incomplete. Parts for 3 reeds - alto 3, Sears, Carney; 2 trombones - Tricky, 3.
Folder B contains parts in Ab Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums; piano.
Folder C contains short score and part in Bb Major. Short score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Part for piano. Part appears incomplete and is noted on the verso of the short score.
Folder A and Folder C from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
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