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Honest woman [music]

Wilcox, Larry
Physical description:
1 part (photocopy), 36 cm
11 copy scores, 32 cm
19 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 manuscript, 32 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
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, worn, tape, brittle.
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22 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Honest woman is contained in three of eighty three folders for "Pousse cafe" consisting of 7 three page piano vocal scores in Bb Major concert, and 1 seventeen page piano conductor score, 2 six page short scores and 21 parts in A Major concert, and 1 part in an unknown key -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in identified hand (Charlap) and unidentified hands.
Folder A contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) 1 piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "Who's gonna make me an honest women ...". -- (ii) Piano conductor score and parts in A Major. Piano conductor score indicates parts for flute, 2 altos, 2 tenors, baritone, trumpets, trombones, violins, cellos, voice. Lyrics begin as above. Parts for 4 violins - A, B, C, D; 2 cellos - A, B; bass; 1 drums - B.
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in A Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 3, tenor 4, baritone 5; 4 trumpets - 1/2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; 2 drums - A, C. Parts for trumpet 1 and trumpet 2 are noted on the same sheet. -- (ii) Part in an unknown key for drums.
Folder C contains remaining scores. Piano vocal scores lyrics begin as above. Short scores do not indicate instrumentation. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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