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Embraceable you [music]

Gershwin, George 1898-1937
Gershwin, Ira
Physical description:
2 manuscripts, 32 cm
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
22 copy scores, 32 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Short scores
United States
20th century
A piano conductor score for "Lover man" is noted on the verso of the piano conductor score in Eb Major in Folder C. 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, brittle.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 320, 313.
23 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Embraceable you is contained in four folders consisting of 1 two page short score and 11 parts in F Major concert, 1 two page piano conductor score and 1 part in Eb Major concert, 1 two page piano conductor score in C Major concert, and 11 parts in D Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Whaley?).
Folder A contains 1 part in Eb Major for 1 reed - alto 1.
Folder B contains short score in F Major. Score indicates parts for clarinet, Sears, bass clarinet, Cat, Scad, Taft, Francis, Tricky.
Folder C contains piano conductor scores and parts in D & F Major. Scores do not indicate instrumentation. Parts in D Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 1 trombone - 2; bass; guitar. Parts in F Major for 3 reeds - Jimmy (2), Sears, Carney; 4 trumpets - Francis, Scad, Taft, Cat; 1 trombone - Brown; guitar. Parts appear to reflect different arrangements of the piece.
Folder D contains 1 part in F Major for 1 trombone - Tricky. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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