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Grievin' [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
4 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
3 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
4 manuscripts, 32 cm
16 copy scores, 32 cm
3 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
United States
20th century
Parts for "Sophsiticated lady" are noted on the verso of some parts in Folder E, 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.
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There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 78.
Fair, tape, torn.
26 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
Grievin' is contained in five folders consisting of 1 seven-page short score, 1 three-page short score, 1 two-page piano vocal score, 1 five-page short score and 17 parts in F Major concert, and 9 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Whaley, Tizol, other?).
Folder A contains seven-page short score. Short score indicates parts for Barney, Rab, Otto, tenor, baritone, Cooty, trumpets, Tizol, Brown.
Folder B contains three-page short score. Short score indicates part for voice. Lyrics begin "Feelin' low, feelin' blue, feelin' so empty without you ...". Score appears incomplete.
Folder C contains two-page piano vocal score. Lyrics as above.
Folder D contains five-page short score. Short score indicates parts for Rab, Jim, Paul, tenor, baritone, Ray, trumpets, voice.
Folder E contains parts in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts in F Major for 1 reed - Otto; 2 trumpets - Cooty, Wallace; bass; unidentified treble instrument (guitar?). -- (ii) Parts in F Major for 5 reeds - Procope, Paul, Jimmy, Johnny, Harry; 4 trumpets - Cook, Nance, Cat, Terry; 3 trombones - Butter, Britt, John. -- (iii) Parts in Bb Major for 4 reeds - Rab, Paul, Jimmy, Carney (2); 2 trumpets - Terry, Cook; bass. Part for bass appears incomplete. -- (iv) Part in Bb Major for 1 trumpet - Cat. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Local number:
Min 1179
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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