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[Murder at the Vanities scores] [music]

Composer:
Johnston, Arthur
Coslow, Sam
Physical description:
19 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
13 separate titles from "Murder at the Vanities" comprise the materials described above. 10 of the titles are unique to this entry. See the finding aid for further detail. 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: worn, torn, stained.
Copyright 1934 by Paramount Productions Inc.
Summary:
1 part and an indefinite number of scores
Murder at the Vanities scores is contained in one of eight folders for "Murder at the Vanities" consisting of 2 four page piano vocal scores, and 1 three page short score in C Major concert, 1 five page piano vocal score in f minor concert, 1 nine page piano vocal score, 1 four page piano vocal score, 1 thirteen page piano vocal score, 1 six page piano vocal score and 1 part in D Major concert, 1 two page piano vocal score, 1 four page piano vocal score and 1 three page piano vocal score in Eb Major concert, 1 two page piano vocal score, 1 two page short score and 1 seven page piano vocal score in d minor concert, 1 four page piano vocal score in F Major concert, 2 ten page piano vocal scores in g minor concert, and 1 four page piano vocal score in A Major concert -- in photocopy -- in unidentified hand.
Items in 13 groupings -- (i) Four page piano vocal score in C Major. Lyrics begin "Oh what delight to be given the right ...". -- (ii) Five page piano vocal score in f minor. Lyrics begin "I need you, my inspiration for I'm faced with defeat ...". -- (iii) Nine page piano vocal score in D Major. Lyrics begin "Ladies and gentlemen, with your kind consent ...". -- (iv) Two page piano vocal score and four page piano vocal score in Eb Major. Lyrics begin "Possessed of the silliest notions ...". Two page score appears incomplete. -- (v) Remaining scores in C Major. Four page piano vocal score lyrics begin "Once I was ready to ridicule those who spent their time reciting verse ...". Three page short score indicates parts for voices - 2 tenors, baritone, bass. Lyrics begin "Lovely one, your sweet exquisite loveliness ...". -- (vi) Two page piano vocal score and short score in d minor. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Doggone you Papa, you're puttin' on the dog ...". Short score indicates parts for clarinets, trumpets, brass. -- (vii) Seven page piano vocal score in d minor. Lyrics begin "Soothe me with your caress ...". -- (viii) Four page piano vocal score in D Major. Lyrics begin "Sometimes you are like a gorgeous butterfly ...". -- (ix) Piano vocal score in F Major. Lyrics begin "I can't think of one good reason why I love that man ...". -- (x) Thirteen page piano vocal score and part in D Major. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Ladies and gentlemen, we're pleased to present ...". Part for voice. Lyrics begin as above. -- (xi) Piano vocal scores in g minor and A Major. Scores in g minor lyrics begin "Pray, chillun, pray ...". Score in A Major lyrics begin "You're gwine to wear dat robe ...". Score in A Major appears incomplete. -- (xii) Three page piano vocal score in Eb Major. Lyrics begin "Folks, I just got down here on a slow boat ...". -- (xiii) Six page piano vocal score in D Major. Lyrics begin "Where do they come from and where do they go ...". -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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