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Sophisticated lady [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Parish, Mitchell
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
1 manuscript, 32 cm
11 manuscripts, 31 cm
Parts (musical)
Short scores
United States
20th century
A short score for "Duet" is noted on the verso of the short score in Folder A. Parts for "Things ain't what they used to be," "Just a settin' and a rockin'," and "I got it bad" are noted on the bottom and verso of the part in Folder B. 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, worn, brittle.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
12 parts and 1 score
Sophisticated lady is contained in two folders consisting of 1 two page short score and 12 parts in Ab Major concert -- in pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, others?).
Folder A contains short score and parts. Short score indicates parts for saxes, clarinet, baritone, trumpets. Short score appears incomplete. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3.
Folder B contains 1 part for piano. -- 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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