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Composer:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967  Search this
Lyricist:
Mercer, Johnny, 1909-1976  Search this
Arranger:
Nelson, Oliver  Search this
Jackson, J. Calvin  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (part (photocopy), 37 cm.)
74 Items (parts (photocopies), 33 cm.)
1 Item (copy score, 33 cm.)
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm.)
81 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
11 Items (manuscripts, 32 cm.)
27 Items (parts (photocopies), 32 cm.)
1 Item (copy score, 31 cm.)
2 Items (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 29 cm.)
1 Item (part (photocopy), 29 cm.)
13 Items (parts (photocopies), 28 cm.)
29 Items (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Manuscripts
Date:
1964
Scope and Contents:
226 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
Satin doll is contained in sixteen folders consisting of 1 part in G Major concert, 2 seven-page conductor scores, 1 fourteen-page conductor score, 1 one-page conductor score, 1 three-page short score, 1 one-page short score, 1 four-page short score, 2 published four-page piano conductor scores, 1 two-page piano conductor score, 1 published three-page piano vocal score, 2 published two-page piano vocal scores, 1 two-page piano vocal score, 1 published one-page piano vocal score, 1 lead sheet, 25 published parts and 183 parts in C Major concert, 6 parts in F Major concert, 10 parts in Bb Major concert, and 1 three-page piano vocal score in Db Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, ME, Whaley, Sanders, Jones, Tizol, Moten, Henderson, others?).
Folder A contains parts in C Major for 2 violins - A (2), B (2); 2 cellos - 1, 2.
Folder B contains parts in C Major for 15 reeds - flute 1, flute 2, flute 3, flute 4, oboe 1, oboe 2, oboe 3, oboe 4, clarinet 1, clarinet 2, clarinet 3, bass clarinet, bassoon 1, bassoon 2, contrabassoon; 5 horns - 1, 2,3, 4, 5; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; tuba; drums; vibes (4) harp (2); piano (2).
Folder C contains parts in C Major for 3 violins - A (8), B (8), C (8); viola (6); cello (9); bass (7).
Folder D contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for 6 reeds - alto 1 (2), alto 3 (2), tenor (2), tenor 2 (2), tenor 4 (2), Carney (2); 4 trumpets - trumpet, 2, 3, 4 (2); 3 trombones - 1, 2 (2), 3 (2); bass. -- (ii) Parts in C Major for 2 reeds - tenor, baritone (2); 2 trumpets - 1 (2), 3 (2); trombone. Parts appear to reflect different arrangements of the piece. -- (iii) One page piano vocal score in C Major, lead sheet in C Major, parts in Bb Major and part in G Major. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Cigarette holder which wigs me ...". Score appears incomplete. Lead sheet for unidentified treble instrument. Parts in Bb Major for 3 trumpets - 1 (2), 2, 3. Part in G Major for 1 trumpet - 1.
Folder E contains three page short score and part in C Major. Short score indicates part for bass. Part for 1 trumpet - Herb.
Folder F contains parts in C Major for 5 reeds - alto 1 (2), alto2 (2), tenor 1 (2), tenor 2, baritone (2); 2 trumpets - 2 (2), 4; 4 trombones -1 (2), 2, 3 (2), 4 (2).
Folder G contains parts in F Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, clarinet tenor 3, tenor 4, baritone; 1 trumpet - 1. A full set of parts in F Major wasapparently intended. This folder contains several sheets marked with instrumentation and key signatures, but no music is notated.
Folder H contains 2 seven page conductor scores in C Major. Scores indicate parts for voices - soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass. Lyrics begin as above. Scores appear incomplete.
Folder I contains three page piano vocal score in Db Major and one page short score in C Major. Piano vocal score lyrics begin as above. Short score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete.
Folder J contains fourteen page conductor score in C Major. Score indicates parts for 3 flutes, 3 oboes, 4 clarinets, 3 bassoons, 5 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, vibes, harp, piano, 3 violins, viola, cello, bass.
Folder K contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for trumpet; 1 trombone - 1. -- (ii) Part in C Major (?) for drums. -- (iii) Parts in Bb Major for 2 reeds - alto, baritone; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass.
Folder L contains parts in C Major for 1 trombone - 1; bass.
Folder M contains parts in C Major in 9 groupings -- (i) Part forunidentified bass instrument (trombone?). -- (ii) Parts for 5 reeds - Pro, Rick Hamilton, Paul, Carney; 3 trumpets - Terry, unidentified, Nance; 1 trombone - 1. -- (iii) Parts for 2 trombones - Butter, Tizol. -- (iv) Part for 1 reed - baritone. -- (v) Parts for 1 reed - Carney; 2 trumpets - trumpet, Cat; 2 trombones - 1, Tizol. -- (vi) Part for 1 trumpet - Nat. -- (vii) Parts for 2 reeds - alto (2), tenor; 2 trumpets - trumpet, bass trumpet; trombone. -- (viii) Parts for 3 reeds - alto (2), tenor, baritone (2); 2 trumpets - trumpet,bass trumpet; bass. -- (ix) Parts for unidentified Bb transposing instrument (trumpet?) - 1, 2; 2 trombones - Britt, Butter.
Folder N contains one-page conductor score in C Major and published piano vocal scores. Conductor score indicates parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. Score appears incomplete. Piano vocal score lyricsbegin as above.
Folder O contains published piano conductor scores and published parts in C Major. Piano conductor scores do not indicate instrumentation. Scores include lyrics. Lyrics begin as above. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto3/tenor 4 (2), tenor 2, baritone, baritone/trombone 3; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3/4, 4; 2 trombones - 2 (2), 3; 2 violins - A/B (2), C; bass (2); drums; guitar. Some parts are noted 2 parts per sheet. -- (ii) Parts for 2 reeds - alto 1, tenor 2; 1 trumpet - 1; 1 trombone - 1 (2).
Folder P contains two page piano conductor score, two page piano vocal score, four page short score and part in C Major concert. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Piano vocal score lyrics begin as above. Piano vocal score appears incomplete. Short score indicates part for trumpet. Short score appears incomplete. Part for drums. -- All items except Folder D, Folder F, piano vocal score in Folder I, Folder L, and Folder M, grouping viii from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Piano vocal score in Folder I from the Presentation Album, vol. F. Remaining items from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 20, 75.
General:
One-page conductor score in Folder N (photocopy) is originally noted on the verso of "Come Sunday." A part for "In a mellow tone" is noted on the verso of a part in Folder D, grouping ii. A lead sheet for "S'bout time" is noted on the bottom of the lead sheet in Folder D, grouping iii. 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.
Publication:
New York, NY, Tempo Music, Inc., 1964
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 archivescenter@si.edu 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: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.20: S / Satin Doll
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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