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Ruth Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 3), 1940-1991

Collector:
Ellington, Ruth (Ruth Ellington Boatwright) 1915-2004
Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Copyist:
Whaley, Thomas L
Publisher:
Music Sales
Tempo Music
Physical description:
Approx. 13.5 cu. ft.: 42 boxes
Type:
Music
Lead sheet
Parts (musical)
Photographs
Scores
Sheet music
Piano vocal scores
Place:
United States
Date:
1940
1940-1991
20th century
Summary:
Subseries C: Some works written expressly for the Ellington organization and copyrighted by Tempo Music. Materials include lead sheets from Tempo company files, original manuscripts in both Ellington's and Strayhorn's hands, short titles, and extended works. Includes Strayhorn manuscripts and compositions before partnership with Ellington, early arrangements of "Black, Brown, and Beige," negatives for "Pousse Cafe," scores and parts for "A Drum Is a Woman," and lead sheets for the multi-movement work "The River."
The 2016 purchase: includes things such as published sheet music composed by Ellington, photographs and music manuscripts.
Cite as:
Ruth Ellington Collection, 1940-1991, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Composers
Jazz
Jazz musicians
Music
Musicians
Local number:
1991.3152 (NMAH Acc.)
2016.3156 (NMAH Acc.)
See more items in:
Ruth Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 3) 1940-1991
Ruth Ellington Collection 1923-1992 [Ellington, Ruth (Ruth Ellington Boatwright) 1915-2004]
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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