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Eili, Eili [music]

Fisher, William Arms
Physical description:
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
2 manuscripts, 32 cm
6 copy scores, 32 cm
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
United States
20th century
A drum part for "Chelsea bridge" and several untitled parts are noted on the verso of the conductor score in 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, brittle, torn.
There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 25, 208.
6 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Eili, Eili is contained in two folders consisting of 1 published four page piano vocal score, 2 six page conductor scores and 6 parts in a minor concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Folder A contains piano vocal score, 1 conductor score and parts. Lyrics for piano vocal score begin "Eili, Eili, lomo asavtonu! ...". Conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Score appears to be for 5 voices and includes same lyrics as piano vocal score. Parts for 5 voices - soprano 2, Helen, tenor, baritone, bass; piano.
Folder B contains 1 six page conductor score. Score indicates parts for 3 violins, cello, bass. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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