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Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967
17 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
5 Items (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm.)
3 Items (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm.)
Collection ID:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

see also oversize see also Subseries 1.3 sa Subseries 1.2

18 parts and an indefinite number of scores.

Lush life is contained in three folders consisting of 5 published three page piano vocal scores, 1 six page piano vocal score, 1 five page piano vocal score and 16 parts in Db Major concert, 1 part in Bb Major concert, and 1 part in F Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, Vigue?).

Folder A contains parts in Db Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Ben, Jimmy, Sears, Carney; 2 trumpets - Scad, Williams; 3 trombones - Tyree, Brown, Butter. Parts appear incomplete.

Folder B contains piano vocal scores. Lyrics begin "I used to visit all the very gay places ...".

Folder C contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Part in Bb Major for 1 reed - baritone. -- (ii) Part in F Major for 1 reed - Rab. -- (iii) Parts in Db Major for 1 reed - alto 1; 3 trumpets - 2, 3, 4; 2 trombones - Brown, Tizol. -- All items except Folder C, grouping i from the Duke Ellington Library.