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Youmans, Vincent  Search this
Rose, William  Search this
Eliscu, Edward  Search this
Skinner, Frank  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
1 Item (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm.)
12 Items (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 27 cm.)
1 Item (part (photocopy), 28 cm.)
1 Item (manuscript, 32 cm.)
Box 136, Folder 6-7
Archival materials
Sheet music
Conductor scores
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Scope and Contents:
see also OS verso Who We Are
12 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
Great day is contained in two folders consisting of 1 published four-page piano vocal score and 12 published parts in Eb Major concert, and 1 one-page conductor score and 1 two-page conductor score in F Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Folder A contains piano vocal score, parts and one-page conductor score. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "When skies were dark came Noah's ark ...". Parts for violin 1 (2); 3 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; trombone; bass; banjo; drums; piano. Conductor score does not indicate instrumnetation and appears incomplete.
Folder B contains two-page conductor score. Score indicates parts for 2 reeds - alto, tenor; trumpet; bass. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
One-page conductor score in Folder A (photocopy) is originally noted on the verso of "Who we are." 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.
New York, N.Y., Miller Music Incorporated., 1929
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions. Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at or 202-633-3270. Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by: Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email:;;
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Sheet music -- 1920-1930
Manuscripts -- Music -- 1920-1930.
Conductor scores
Parts (musical)
Sheet music
Piano vocal scores
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.8: G
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History