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Harmony in Harlem [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Hodges, Johnny
Physical description:
1 manuscript, 34 cm
14 manuscripts, 32 cm
22 copy scores, 32 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Short scores
United States
20th century
A two page conductor score for "Gone with the wind" is noted on the verso of the short score 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.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Folder A, grouping ii, ten page conductor score from Folder C, and Folder E from the Mercer Ellington Library. Folder D from the Presentation Album, vol O, p. 23. Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 138.
31 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
Harmony in Harlem is contained in five folders consisting of 1 twenty-two-page conductor score, 1 six-page conductor score, 1 ten-page conductor score, 1 four-page conductor score, 1 two-page conductor score, 1 six-page short score, 1 one-page short score and 31 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, Tizol, Whaley?).
Folder A contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) 2 reeds - Johnny, Carney; 4 trumpets - Freddy, Wetz, Cooty, Rex; 3 trombones - Tricky, Tizol, Browne; bass. -- (ii) 1 reed - Otto.
Folder B contains twenty two page conductor score. Score indicates parts for clarinet, sax, trumpet, trombone 1, trombone 2.
Folder C contains remaining conductor scores. Six-page conductor score indicates parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. Ten-page conductor score indicates parts for tenor, trumpet, piano, bass. Two-page conductor score indicates parts for tenor, trumpet, piano, bass. Two-page score appears incomplete. Four-page conductor score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete.
Folder D contains six-page short score. Short score indicates parts for Rab, Otto, Carney, Cooty, Taft, Tizol, Brown, Tricky.
Folder E contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 6 reeds - Rab, Jimmy, Toby, tenor, Sears, Carney; 4 trumpets - Ray, Cat, Taft, Scad; 3 trombones - Brown, Tricky, Jones; bass; guitar (2); piano. Part for piano appears incomplete. -- (ii) One-page short score and parts. Short score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts for 1 reed - Rab; trombone; bass.
Folder A, grouping i, Folder B, and all items in Folder C except ten-page conductor score from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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