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Harlem air shaft [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
2 manuscripts, 35 cm
2 copy scores, 33 cm
2 manuscripts, 32 cm
3 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
30 copy scores, 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 32 cm
2 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
Music
Parts (musical)
Short scores
Photocopies
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1930
1981
20th century
Notes:
Parts for an untitled work, "All too soon," and "I don't mind" are noted on the verso fo the parts in Folder C. 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.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Folder B, groupings i-iii from the Mercer Ellington Library. Folder D from the Presentation Album, vol. O, p. 21. Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 10.
Summary:
34 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
Harlem air shaft is contained in four folders consisting of 1 eight-page conductor score, 2 ten-page conductor scores, 1 one- page conductor score, 1 seven-page conductor score, 1 fourteen-page conductor score, 1 one-page short score, 1 four-page short score, 1 lead sheet and 33 parts in Ab Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, Tizol, Henderson, other?).
Folder A contains conductor scores. Scores do not indicate instrumentation.
Folder B contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts for 3 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, baritone; bass. -- (ii) Parts for 3 reeds - Rab (2), tenor 2 (2), Carney; 1 trumpet - 3; unidentified instrument. Part for unidentified instrument appears incomplete. -- (iii) Parts for 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - Britt, Tricky, John. -- (iv) Lead sheet for unidentified treble instrument. Parts for 1 reed - Carney; 3 trumpets - trumpet, 2, 4; 1 trombone - Butter.
Folder C contains one-page short score and remaining parts. Short score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts for 3 reeds - Otto, Johnny, Carney; 3 trumpets - Wallace, Cooty, Rex; 2 trombones - Tizol, Tricky; bass; guitar.
Folder D contains four-page short score. Short score indicates parts for Rab, clarinet, tenor, baritone, Rex, Cooty, Tricky.
Folder A, Folder B, grouping iv, and Folder C from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
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