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Hail to the chief [music]

Sanderson, James
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
12 copy scores, 32 cm
9 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Sheet music
United States
20th century
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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Paul's part in grouping i and grouping ii from the Mercer Ellington Library.
Fair, torn.
21 parts and 1 score.
Hail to the chief is contained in one folder consisting of 10 parts in Db Major concert, and 1 published two-page piano vocal score and 11 parts in C Major concert -- in ink and photocopy -- in unidentified hands.
Items in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in Db for 4 reeds - Proc, Paul, Ashby, Carney; 2 trumpets - Mercer, Cook; 3 trombones - Chuck, Brown, Buster; bass. -- (ii) Parts in C Major and piano vocal score. Parts for 1 reed - clarinet (3); trumpet (5); trombone (3). Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Hail to the chief who in triumph advances ...". -- Grouping i, except Paul's part, from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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