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Things ain't what they used to be [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy (musician) 1919-1996
Lyricist:
Persons, Ted
Physical description:
53 copy scores, 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal 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, tape, brittle.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
Summary:
51 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Things ain't what they used to be is contained in two folders consisting of 2 four page piano vocal scores and 36 parts in Eb Major concert, and 15 parts in Ab Major concert -- in ink -- in identified hand (Gluckman) and unidentified hand.
Folder A contains parts in Eb Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 2 trumpets - 1, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; 3 violins - 1 (3), 2 (2), 3 (2); drums; guitar; piano.
Folder B contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in Ab Major for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; violin; bass; drums; guitar; piano. -- (ii) Piano vocal scores and parts in Eb Major. Piano vocal scores lyrics begin "Got so weary of bein' nothin' ...". Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2 (2), 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass (2); drums; guitar. -- 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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