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Drum is a woman [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
3 copy scores, 32 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 31 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
United States
20th century
Additional materials for this piece are contained in "Drum is a woman scores," Folder B, grouping i and Folder B, grouping ii. 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, worn, stained, tape.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. I, p. 5. Statement of responsibility taken from Music is my Mistress, by Duke Ellington.
3 parts and 1 score
Drum is a woman is contained in two of thirty one folders for "Drum is a woman" consisting of 1 three page piano vocal score and 3 parts in f minor concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley?).
Folder A contains piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "A drum'sa woman who won't stay out of your blood ...".
Folder B contains parts for voice (3). Lyrics begin as above.
Folder B from the Duke Ellington Library.
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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