Speak low is contained in three folders consisting of 13 parts in G Major concert, 1 twenty-six page conductor score in C Major concert, 1 published four-page piano vocal score in F Major concert, and 9 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, Matthews, Tizol?).
Folder A contains parts in G Major for 5 reeds - alto, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, Baker; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. Part for bass appears incomplete.
Folder B contains conductor score and piano vocal score. Conductor score indicates parts for 5 reeds, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass, drums, piano. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Speak low when you speak, love ...".
Folder C contains parts in Bb Major for 3 reeds - Johnny, Sears, Jimmie; 3 trumpets - Baker, Wallace, 4; 3 trombones - Tricky, Tizol, Brown. -- All items except conductor score in Folder B from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Conductor score in Folder B from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 336.
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, Wayne Shirley and Dr. Mark Tucker.
New York, NY, Chappell & Co., Inc., 1943
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