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Tea for two [music]

Composer:
Youmans, Vincent
Lyricist:
Caesar, Irving
Physical description:
2 manuscripts, 35 cm
12 copy scores, 32 cm
8 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
3 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
7 manuscripts, 32 cm
2 copy scores, 31 cm
1 part (photocopy), 28 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
A part for "Liza" is noted on the top of a part in Folder A, grouping ii. Parts for "Live" are noted on the verso of parts in Folder C, 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, Wayne Shirley, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, worn, torn, tape, stained.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Remaining items 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: 249, 312.
Summary:
31 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Tea for two is contained in three folders consisting of 1 twelve page conductor score, 2 four page conductor scores, 1 three page short score and 31 parts in Ab Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Whaley, Jones, Tizol?).
Folder A contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 2 reeds - tenor, bass clarinet; 2 trumpets - Cootie (2), Rolf (2). -- (ii) Part for unidentified treble instrument (guitar?).
Folder B contains short score, four page conductor scores and parts. Short score indicates parts for saxes, baritone, trumpets, trombones. 1 four page conductor score indicates parts for 2 altos, tenor, baritone, 2 trumpets, trombone, bass; 1 four page conductor score indicates parts for alto, 2 tenors, baritone. Parts for 1 reed - baritone; 1 trumpet - Herb; 1 trombone - 2; piano (2).
Folder C contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Twelve page conductor score. Score indicates parts for 5 reeds, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass, drums, piano. -- (ii) Parts for 2 reeds - Otto, Carney; 1 trumpet - Rex; 1 trombone - Brown. -- (iii) Parts for 2 reeds - tenor 1, Carney; 2 trumpets - Baker, Wallace; 2 trombones - Tricky, Tizol. -- (iv) Parts for 3 trumpets - Ray (2), Wallace, 4; 3 trombones - 1, Tricky (2), Jones (2). -- All items except Folder A, grouping i and part for Carney in Folder C, grouping ii from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
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