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Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
several copy scores, 31 cm
seveal short scores, 31 cm
Copy scores
Lead sheet
Short scores
United States
20th century
The description in the following records is a preliminary one. Some of the titles in boxes 19 and 20 are still being identified. Most of the idnetification for these materials was completed by Walter van de Leur. Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair.
According to Mark Tucker's "Duke Ellington Reader," "Anatomy of a Murder" was a 1959 motion picture film, directed by Otto Preminger. -- Ellington and Strayhorn composed the soundtrack.
Anatomy of a murder is contained in 3 boxes (18 - 20) including several short scores and parts in varying keys -- in ink and pencil -- unidentified copyist's hands (probably Whaley, et. al.)
Short titles include: Almost cried, Flirtibird, Grace valse, Haupe, Hero to zero, Low key lightly, Midnight indigo, Sunswept Sunday, Upper and outest, and Way early subtone. -- Alternate titles include I'm going fishing and Pie Eye's blues. -- from the Duke and Mercer Ellington Libraries.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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