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There's a man in my life [music]

Composer:
Waller, Fats 1904-1943
Lyricist:
Marion, George, Jr
Arranger:
Beane, Reginald
Physical description:
6 manuscripts, 32 cm
12 copy scores, 32 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
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: 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.
Summary:
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.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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