"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.
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16 parts and an indefinite number of scores
I'm just a lucky so and so is contained in one of fifteen folders for "Sophisticated ladies" consisting of 1 thirteen page conductor score in Bb Major concert, and 1 four page piano conductor score and 16 parts in Ab Major concert -- in photocopy -- in unidentified hands.
Conductor score indicates parts for 2 altos, 2 tenors, baritone, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, bass, guitar, voices, piano. Score does not include lyrics. Piano conductor score indicates parts for saxes, trumpets, trombones, voice. Lyrics begin "As I walk down the street ...". Score appears incomplete. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 3, tenor 4, baritone 5; 4 trumpets - 1/2 (2), 3/4 (2); 4 trombones - 1, 2, 3, 4; bass; drums; guitar. 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.
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