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Deep low south [music]

Physical description:
1 manuscript, 32 cm
28 copy scores, 32 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
United States
20th century
Folder also contains 8 short narrative passages, apparently to be read between sections of the piece. 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, tape.
25 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Deep low south is contained in one folder consisting of 1 five page piano vocal score and 11 parts in d minor concert, and 1 two page piano vocal score, 1 fourteen page short score and 15 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hand (Parker, other?).
Lyrics for piano vocal score in d minor begin "Summer's waning, I'm complainin' of my lonliness ...". Parts in d minor for 3 reeds - flute, clarinet 1, bass clarinet; horn; trumpet; 3 violins - 1, 2, 3; viola; cello; bass. Lyrics for piano vocal score in Eb Major begin "Stars am a dancin' in heaven, moon am a shinin' on me ...". Parts in Eb Major for 3 reeds - flute, clarinet, bass clarinet; 3 trumpets - A, B, C; 3 violins - A (2), B, C; viola; cello; bass; percussion; guitar. Short score in Eb Major indicates parts for woodwinds - flute, clarinet, bass clarinet; trumpets; violins; viola; cello; bass; drums; guitar; piano. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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