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Something to live for [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
7 copy scores, 32 cm
1 manuscript, 32 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
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: fair, torn, brittle.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
Summary:
8 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Something to live for is contained in one folder consisting of 1 three page short score and 8 parts in Ab Major concert, and 1 three page short score in Eb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, other?).
Items in 3 groupings -- (i) Short score and parts in Ab Major. Short score indicates parts for 2 altos, clarinet, trumpets, Tizol, trombones. Score appears incomplete. Parts for 4 reeds - Johnny, Otto, Barney, Carney; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3. -- (ii) Part in Ab Major for piano. -- (iii) Short score in Eb Major. Short score indicates parts for saxes, Ben, baritone, Baker, Rex, Ray, Wallace, trombones, bass. -- from the Ruth Ellington Collection.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Ruth Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 3) 1940-1991
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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