"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.
Statement of responsibility based on the research of Annie Kuebler.
14 parts and 1 score
I'm beginning to see the light is contained in one of fifteen folders for "Sophisticated ladies" consisting of 1 ten page piano conductor score in Bb Major concert, and 14 parts in C Major concert -- in photocopy -- in unidentified hand.
Piano conductor score indicates parts for saxes, clarinet, trumpets, trombones, voices. Lyrics begin "Never cared much for moonlit skies ...". Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, clarinet 3, tenor 4, baritone 5; 4 trumpets - 1/2 (2), 3/4 (2); 4 trombones - 1, 2, 3, 4; bass. Parts for trumpet 1 and trumpet 2 are noted on the same sheet. Parts for trumpet 3 and trumpet 4 are noted on the same sheet. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.