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What is this thing called love [music]

Composer:
Porter, Cole
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
1 manuscript, 32 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Holographs
Music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Parts for "Blues at sundown" and an untitled piece are noted on the verso of the five page short score for this piece. 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, torn.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
Summary:
2 scores
What is this thing called love is contained in one folder consisting of 1 two page short score in C Major concert, and 1 five page short score in Ab Major concert -- in pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley?).
Two page short score indicates parts for altos, clarinet, tenor, trumpets. Five page short score does not indicate instrumentation. Both scores appear incomplete. -- 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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