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Something to live for [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Arranger:
Berger, David 1920-1966
Physical description:
2 parts (photocopies), 36 cm
14 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
"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.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
From the Mercer Ellignton Library. Statement of responsibility based on the research of Annie Kuebler.
Summary:
14 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Something to live for is contained in one of fifteen folders for "Sophisticated ladies" consisting of 1 seven page piano conductor score and 14 parts in Bb Major concert, and 1 seven page piano conductor score in C Major concert -- in photocopy -- in unidentified hand.
Piano conductor scores indicate parts for saxes, horn, trumpets, trombones, bass, voice. Lyrics begin "I have almost everything a human could desire ...". 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; 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.
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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