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Golden cress [music]

Physical description:
34 copy scores, 32 cm
1 manuscript, 32 cm
3 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
2 copy scores, 30 cm
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Lead sheet
Parts (musical)
Short scores
United States
20th century
A short score for "Frustration" is noted on the top and verso of the seven page short score in Folder D. A one page short score for "St. Louis blues" is noted on the verso on the one page short score in an unknown key in Folder D. 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, tape, stained.
Folder C from the Mercer Ellington Library. Folders D & E from the Presentation Album, vol. O. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 30, 218.
35 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
Golden cress is contained in six folders consisting of 1 fifteen page conductor score, 1 seven page short score, 1 six page short score, 1 one page short score, 1 lead sheet and 21 parts in Ab Major concert, 13 parts in Eb Major concert, and 1 one page short score in an unknown key -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley?).
Folder A contains conductor score and part. Conductor score indicates parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. Part in Ab Major for 1 reed - Sears.
Folder B contains parts in Eb Major for 4 trumpets - Shorty, 2, 3, trumpet; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums; guitar; piano.
Folder C contains parts in Eb Major for 1 reed - tenor 1; 1 trumpet - 1.
Folder D contains seven page short score and one page short score in Ab Major, and short score in unknown key. Seven page short score indicates parts for Rab, Hamilton, tenor, baritone, trumpets, Wilbur, Claude. One page short score in Ab Major indicates parts for Rab, Proc, Ham, Sears, baritone. One page short score in an unknown key does not indicate instrumentation.
Folder E contains six page short score and lead sheet in Ab Major. Short score indicates parts for sax, baritone, trumpets, trombones. Lead sheet for unidentified treble instrument.
Folder F contains parts in Ab Major for 5 reeds - Proc (3), Rab (2), Sears, Jimmy, Carney; 4 trumpets - Cat, Taft, Williams (2), Scad; 3 trombones - 1, Wilbur, Jones (2); bass; guitar; unidentified instrument. Part for unidentified instrument appears incomplete.
Folders A, B & F from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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Archives Center - NMAH

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