"Sophisticated ladies" was a 1981 Broadway musical based on works by Ellington and Strayhorn, and arranged by David Berger. Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, Wayne Shirley, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, tape.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
From the Mercer Ellington Library. Statement of responsibility based on the research of Annie Kuebler.
10 parts and 1 score
Brown skin gal is contained in one of fifteen folders for "Sophisticated ladies" consisting of 1 seven page piano conductor score and 10 parts in Eb Major concert -- in photocopy -- in unidentified hand.
Piano conductor score indicates parts for saxes, trumpets, trombones, voice. Lyrics begin "A penny for the moon ...". Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 3, tenor 4, baritone 5; 2 trumpets - 3/4; 3 trombones - 1, 3, 4; guitar. Parts for trumpet 3 and trumpet 4 are noted on the same sheet.