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Sweet solitude [music]

Robison, Willard
Physical description:
1 manuscript, 32 cm
8 copy scores, 32 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
United States
20th century
William Grant Still apparently scored many other works for Robison. 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, tape.
7 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Sweet solitude is contained in one folder consisting of 1 twelve page short score, 1 five page piano vocal score and 7 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Still, other?).
Short score indicates parts for bass clarinet, trumpet, violins, cello, piano. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Nowadays, it's hard for lovers to be alone ...". Parts for 1 reed - bass clarinet; trumpet; 2 violins - 1, 2; viola; cello; bass. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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