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Dolce vita, La [music]

Composer:
Rota, Nino
Lyricist:
Verde, Dino
Arranger:
Henderson, Luther
Physical description:
14 copy scores, 32 cm
7 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
1 manuscript, 36 cm
1 part (photocopy), 36 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1960
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, tape, torn.
Folder A, grouping ii from the Mercer Ellington Library.
Summary:
27 parts and an indefinite number of scores
La dolce vita is contained in two folders consisting of 1 published four page piano vocal score, 2 sixteen page conductor scores and 27 parts in C Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, Henderson?).
Folder A contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) 1 published piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "La dolce vita, It's the sweet life ...". -- (ii) Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3 (2), tenor 2 (2), tenor 4 (2), baritone (2); 3 trumpets - Cat, trumpet 2 (2), trumpet 3 (2); 3 trombones - 1, 2 (2), 3 (2); bass (2). Parts for trombone 2 appear incomplete. -- (iii) Parts for 1 reed - alto 1; 2 trumpets - Cat (2), 4; 1 trombone - 1; piano. Parts for Cat appear incomplete.
Folder B contains conductor scores. Scores indicate parts for 5 reeds; 4 trumpets; 3 trombones; drums; bass; keyboard. Scores reflect arrangement by Luther Henderson. -- All items except Folder A, grouping ii 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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