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Something to live for [music]

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
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Short scores
United States
20th century
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.
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.
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Ruth Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 3) 1940-1991
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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