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Body and soul [music]

Composer:
Green, John
Lyricist:
Heyman, Edward
Sour, Robert
Eyton, Frank
Physical description:
49 copy scores, 32 cm
10 manuscripts, 32 cm
3 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
2 manuscripts, 28 cm
1 manuscript, 31 cm
2 copy scores, 16 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Guitar part for Song in my heart appears on the verso of the guitar part for Body and Soul, Folder A. Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, torn, tape.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Folder C from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book on the parts in Folder A: 21.
Summary:
64 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Body and soul is contained in four folders consisting of 16 parts in C Major concert, 15 parts in F Major concert, and 1 four page conductor score, 1 twenty-one page conductor score, 1 five page short score, and 33 parts in Db Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (Tizol, Whaley, others?).
Folder A contains 16 parts in C Major in 3 groupings -- (i) 5 reeds - Otto, Johnny, Ben, Sears, Carney; 3 trumpets - Ray, Wallace, Rex; 3 trombones - Tizol, Brown, Tricky; bass; guitar. -- (ii) piano. Part appears incomplete. -- (iii) 1 reed - tenor; 1 trombone - Tricky.
Folder B contains 15 parts in F Major. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, tenor 2, alto 3, tenor 4, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums; guitar; piano.
Folder C contains 20 parts in Db Major in 3 groupings - (i) guitar (2). -- (ii) 4 reeds - alto 1, alto, tenor, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones 1 (2), 2 (2), bass. -- (iii) 2 reeds - Rab (2), Harry (2); 1 trombone - Brown (2).
Folder C contains scores and 13 parts in Db Major. Four page conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Four page score also appears incomplete. Twenty-one page conductor score for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; piano. Short score does not indicate instrumentation. Short score also appears incomplete. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, Paul, tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass.
Folders A, B, & D from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
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