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Catalog Data

Warren, Harry, 1893-1981  Search this
Gordon, Mack, 1904-1959  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
5 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm.)
1 Item (part (photocopy), 28 cm.)
Archival materials
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Scope and Contents:
7 parts
My heart tells me is contained in one folder consisting of 6 parts in C Major concert, and 1 part in Db Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, Tizol?).
Parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for 3 reeds - Johnny, Skippy, Jimmie; 2 trumpets - Taft, Baker; 1 trombone - Tizol. -- (ii) Part in Db Major for 1 trumpet - Rex. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 340.
Part for Skippy in grouping i (photocopy) is originally noted on the verso of a part for "Nylons." A part for "Nylons" is noted on the verso of Jimmie's part in grouping i. 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.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Other Title:
My heart.
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
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
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 / 1.1.14: M / My Heart Tells Me verso Nylons
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History