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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
Uniform title:
Sophisticated ladies
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.
Copyright restrictions. Consult Archives Center staff. Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Eillis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235, Facsimile (212) 757-0469; E-Mail: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
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.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_172862

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