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Birth of the blues [music]

Composer:
Henderson, Ray
Lyricist:
DeSylva, B.G
Brown, Lew
Physical description:
4 manuscripts, 32 cm
7 copy scores, 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 28 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Lead sheet
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Part for trumpet 2 in Folder B (photocopy) is originally noted on the verso of What am I here for? Handwriting has been identified based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Mark Tucker, and Walter van de Leur.
Condition: tape, torn, fair. Folder A -- 4p.,. Folder A -- 4p.,. Folder A -- 7p.,folder B -- 16p., folder C -- 1p.
Copyright 1926 -- Shapiro.
Summary:
9 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Birth of the blues is contained in three folders consisting of 1 three page piano vocal score, 1 two page lead sheet, 1 twelve page conductor score and 1 two page short score in C Major concert, and 8 parts in Ab Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, others?)
Folder A contains piano vocal score, vocal lead sheet and 6 parts. Parts for 1 reed - baritone; 2 trumpets - 1, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3. Part for trombone 3 appears incomplete.
Folder B contains twelve page conductor score, short score, and 1 part. Conductor score for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; piano; bass. Short score for chorus section does not indicate instrumentation. Part (photocopy) for trumpet 2.
Folder C contains part for bass. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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