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Brown betty [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
16 copy scores, 32 cm
1 manuscript, 32 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
United States
20th century
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.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. A. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book on many of the parts: 240.
15 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Brown betty is contained in two folders consisting of 2 two page piano vocal scores and 15 parts in F Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Tizol, Whaley?).
Folder A contains 1 piano vocal score. Score does not include lyrics.
Folder B contains 1 piano vocal score and parts for 4 reeds - Rab, Procope, Jimmy, Sears; 4 trumpets - Scad, Killian, Williams, Baker; 3 trombones - Brown, Tyree, Jones; bass; guitar; 2 unidentified treble instruments.
Folder B from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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