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She [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
2 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
9 copy scores, 32 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 Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, brittle, worn, stained.
Folder A, grouping i from the Presentation Album, vol. U, p. 19. Folder A, grouping ii form the Presentation Album, vol. F.
8 parts and an indefinite number of scores
She is contained in two of eight folders for "Man with four sides" consisting of 1 four page piano vocal score, 2 two page piano vocal scores and 1 two page short score in c minor concert, and 8 parts in a minor concert (?) -- in ink and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Sanders, Tizol?).
Folder A contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Four page piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "She, a silken thread of gossamer melody ...". Score appears incomplete. -- (ii) 1 two page piano vocal score. Lyrics begin as above.
Folder B contains remaining scores and parts. Two page piano vocal score lyrics begin as above. Short score indicates parts for Pro, trombone. Short score appears incomplete. Parts for 3 reeds - Pro, Hamilton, Carney; 3 trumpets - Baker, Nance, Nelson; 2 trombones - Butter, Britt. Some parts appear incomplete.
Folder B from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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Archives Center - NMAH

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