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Pretty girl [music]

Composer:
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Arranger:
Henderson, Rick
Physical description:
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
6 copy scores, 32 cm
21 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
12 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
1 copy score, 19 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
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, worn, torn, tape.
Remaining items from the Mercer Ellington Library. Copyright by Tempo Music, Inc. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 76.
Summary:
39 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Pretty girl is contained in three of twenty eight folders for "Such sweet thunder" consisting of 1 two page piano vocal score and 6 parts in Db Major concert, 1 four page short score and 14 parts in C Major concert, 1 part in G Major concert (?), 1 part in Eb Major concert (?), and 1 two page piano conductor score and 17 parts in F Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, Sanders, Henderson, Whaley?).
Folder A contains piano vocal score in Db Major. Lyrics begin "Pretty girl you with the smile ...".
Folder B contains short score in C Major. Short score indicates parts for Proc, Paul, Jim, baritone, trumpets, bass.
Folder C contains items in 7 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for 3 reeds - Procope, Jimmy, Harry; 3 trumpets - Cat, Terry (2), Cook (2); 1 trombone - Butter. -- (ii) Parts in Db Major for 1 trombone - 2; bass (3). -- (iii) Parts in G Major and Eb Major (?). Part in G Major (?) for guitar. Part in Eb Major (?) for unidentified treble instrument. -- (iv) Parts in C Major for 2 reeds - Procope, Paul; 1 trumpet - Ray; 2 trombones - Britt, Buster. -- (v) Piano conductor score and parts in F Major. Piano conductor score indicates parts for saxes, trumpets, trombones. Parts for 2 trombones - 3, 4; guitar. -- (vi) Parts in F Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4 (2); 3 trombones - 1, 2, Chuck; bass. -- (vii) Parts in Db Major for 1 reed - Rab; 1 trumpet - Rolf.
Folder A, Folder B, and Folder C, groupings iv, vi & vii from the Duke Ellington Library.
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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