"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.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility based on the research of Annie Kuebler.
18 parts and 1 score
Sophisticated ladies is contained in one of fifteen folders for "Sophisticated ladies" consisting of 1 four page piano conductor score and 18 parts in Ab Major concert -- in photocopy -- in unidentified hand.
Piano conductor scores indicate parts for saxes, clarinet, horn, trumpets, trombones, vibes, drums. Parts for 5 reeds - clarinet 1, alto 2, clarinet 3, tenor 4, baritone 5; horn; 4 trumpets - 1/2 (2), 3/4 (2); 4 trombones - 1, 2, 3, 4; bass; vibes; 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. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.