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Day in the life of a fool, A [music]

Composer:
Bonfa, Luis
Lyricist:
Sigman, Carl
Arranger:
Collier, Ron
Physical description:
1 part (photocopy), 34 cm
15 copy scores, 32 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
8 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Lead sheet
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
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, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, torn, tape.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Folder B, grouping i and Folder C, grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library. Statement of resposnsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
Summary:
29 parts and 1 score
A day in the life of a fool is contained in three folders consisting of 1 twenty three page conductor score, 1 lead sheet and 28 parts in g minor concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (Forsythe, Whaley, other?).
Folder A contains conductor score. Score indicates parts for 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - alto, 2, 3; 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 1, tenor 2, bass clarinet; bass; drums; piano.
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) 1 reed - alto (2). -- (ii) 1 reed - alto 2; trombone (2).
Folder C contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1 (2), alto 2, tenor 1 (2), tenor 2 (2), bass clarinet (2); 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3 (2), 4 (2); 2 trombones - 2 (2), 3 (2); bass (2). -- (ii) Parts for 1 trumpet - 1; piano. 1 lead sheet for unidentified treble instrument. -- All items except Folder B, grouping i and Folder C, grouping i from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
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