1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
Piano vocal scores
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: worn, torn, brittle.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Conductor score in Bb Major in Folder A is dated 1944/01/18. Statement of responsibility taken in part from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: P2.
13 parts and an indefinite number of scores
There's a man in my life is contained in three folders consisting of 1 fourteen page conductor score, 1 two page piano vocal score and 1 part in Bb Major concert, 1 ten page conductor score, 1 two page conductor score and 1 two page piano conductor score in F Major concert, and 1 four page short score and 12 parts in G Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Williams, Whaley?).
Folder A contains piano vocal score, conductor score in Bb Major, and two page conductor score in F Major. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Oh, there's a man in my life, he don't dress me in sable ...". Conductor score in Bb Major indicates parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2. Two page conductor score in F Major does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete.
Folder B contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Scores in F Major. Two page piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Ten page conductor score indicates parts for trumpet, 2 trombones, piano. -- (ii) Part in Bb Major for bass. -- (iii) Parts in G Major for 4 reeds - Nat, Jimmy, Ben, Carney; 3 trumpets - Taft, Baker, Wallace; 3 trombones - Sandy, Tricky, Tizol; bass; guitar.
Folder C contains four page short score in G Major. Short score indicates parts for 4 saxes, Jimmy, Ray. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.