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Frustration [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
2 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
19 copy scores, 32 cm
8 copy scores, 31 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Short scores
United States
20th century
One-page short scores in Folder A (photocopies) are originally noted on the verso of "Golden cress." A trumpet part for "Don't touch me" is noted on the verso of a trumpet part in Folder B, grouping ii. 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.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. N, p. 45. Folder B, grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 81, 139. "Frustration" was written for Harry Carney, according to Wikipedia (
27 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
Frustration is contained in two folders consisting of 2 one-page short scores, 1 three-page short score and 26 parts in Db Major concert, and 1 part in C Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley?).
Folder A contains short scores. 1 one-page score indicates parts for baritone, cello, bass. 1 one-page score indicates parts for saxes, Brown. Three-page score indicates parts for clarinet, alto, baritone, trumpets.
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Part in C Major for trombone. -- (ii) Parts in Db Major for 7 reeds - Toby (2), Rab, Proc, Jimmie (2), Sears, Paul, Carney (2); 7 trumpets - Rex, Ray (2), Taft, Andy, Nelson, trumpet 1, trumpet (3); 4 trombones - Brown (2), Butter, Claude, 1; guitar. Multiple parts may reflect different arrangements of the piece.
Folder B, grouping ii from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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