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If you were in my place [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Nemo, Henry
Physical description:
4 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
3 manuscripts, 32 cm
12 copy scores, 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 29 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
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, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, tape, worn, brittle, stained.
Folder C from the Presentation Album, vol. P, p. 13. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 19.
16 parts and an indefinite number of scores
If you were in my place is contained in three of fifteen folders for "Cotton Club parade" consisting of 1 ten page short score, 1 one page piano vocal score and 12 parts in F Major concert, 1 four page short score and 3 parts in Db Major concert, and 1 two page short score and 1 part in Bb Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Tizol, Whaley, other?).
Folder A contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "Here we are together, but somehow I feel I'm up a tree ...". Score appears incomplete. -- (ii) Short score in Db Major. Short score indicates parts for Rab, saxes, clarinet, Carney, trumpets, Brown, trombones. Score appears incomplete. -- (iii) Parts in Db Major for 1 trumpet - Rex; 1 trombone - Browne. -- (iv) Part in Bb Major for 1 reed - Carney.
Folder B contains parts in F Major for 5 trumpets - trumpet, 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums; guitar; piano.
Folder C contains ten page short score in F Major, part in Db Major, and two page short score in Bb Major. Ten page short score indicates parts for baritone, Rex, Cooty, Tizol, piano. Part in Db Major for 1 trombone - Brown. Part is noted on the verso of the short score in F Major. Two page short score indicates parts for trumpets, Tizol, trombones.
Folders A & B from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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