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I didn't know about you [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
Russell, Bob
Physical description:
1 copy score, 34 cm
52 copy scores, 32 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
4 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
5 copy scores, 31 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 31 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
2 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
2 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1944
20th century
Notes:
Part in D Major for bass in Folder C (photocopy) is originally noted on the verso of "Girl in my dreams." 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, torn, tape, brittle.
Folder B, grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library. Folder E from the Presentation Album, vol. D.
Summary:
62 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
I didn't know about you is contained in eight folders consisting of 1 one-page conductor score in an unknown key, 6 parts in Db Major concert, 11 parts in Eb Major concert, 1 one-page short score and 14 parts in Bb Major concert, 3 published two-page piano vocal scores and 2 two-page piano vocal scores in F Major concert, 30 parts in C Major concert, and 1 part in D Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, Benjamin, Whaley, others?).
Folder A contains parts in C Major concert for 6 reeds - Rabbit, Procope, Harold, Paul, Hamilton, Carney; 2 trumpets - Cook, Clark; 3 trombones - Britt, Butter, John; bass.
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in Bb Major for 3 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor (3); bass; guitar; piano. -- (ii) Parts in Eb Major for 1 reed - Sears (2); 3 trumpets - Ray, Scad, Taft; 3 trombones - Tricky, Jones, Brown; bass. Parts in Bb Major for 1 reed - Sears; 2 trumpets - Andy, Ray; 3 trombones - Tricky, Jones, Brown; bass. Parts in C Major for 1 reed - Sears; 3 trombones - Tricky, Jones, Brown; bass.
Folder C contains part in D Major for bass. Parts in C Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Harry; 4 trumpets - Cat, Herbie, Mercer, Cootie; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass.
Folder D contains one page conductor score in an unknown key and parts in Db Major. Conductor score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Parts for 2 violins - A (2), B (2); 2 cellos - A, B.
Folder E contains 1 published piano vocal score in F Major. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "If they would ask me I would say I have had a thrill or so ...".
Folder F contains a part in Eb Major (?) for unidentified treble instrument.
Folder G contains 2 published piano vocal scores and 2 piano vocal scores. Lyrics begin as above.
Folder H contains one-page short score in Bb Major. Short score indicates parts for clarinet, baritone. Score appears incomplete-- All items except Folder B, grouping i and Folder E from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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