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I let a song go out of my heart [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
Nemo, Henry
Physical description:
30 copy scores, 32 cm
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
12 manuscripts, 32 cm
8 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 31 cm
1 part (photocopy), 28 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 27 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1938
20th century
Notes:
Parts for "See the light" are noted on the verso of some parts in Folder A, grouping i. One-page short score in Ab Major in Folder F (photocopy) is originally noted on the verso of "Agra" in the "Far East Suite." 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, brittle, tape, torn.
Folder E, grouping i and Folder F, grouping ii from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 27, 131.
Summary:
48 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
I let a song go out of my heart is contained in six folders consisting of 1 two-page short score and 26 parts in Db Major concert, 1 one-page conductor score, 1 one-page short score and 11 parts in Ab Major concert, 1 three-page short score, 1 published four-page piano conductor score and 6 parts in Eb Major concert, 1 part in Bb Major concert, 1 part in C Major concert, and 1 one-page piano conductor score and 3 parts in G Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Whaley, Tizol, Salaam, Parker?).
Folder A contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in Ab Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Procope, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 3 trumpets - Ray, Terry, Cook; 3 trombones - Sanders, Butter, Britt. -- (ii) Three-page short score in Eb Major. Short score indicates parts for clarinet, altos, Carney, baritone, trumpets, Tizol, Tricky, trombones. -- (iii) Two-page short score in Db Major, one-page piano conductor score in G Major and part in Db Major. Short score indicates part for clarinet. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Part for 1 trumpet - 3. Part for bridge section only.
Folder B contains parts in Eb Major for 2 reeds - Otto, Carney; 2 trumpets - Rex, Wallace; 2 trombones - Tizol, Browne.
Folder C contains parts in Db Major for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass; drums; piano.
Folder D contains parts in G Major for bass; guitar (2).
Folder E contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in Db Major for 4 reeds - Rab, Proc, Paul, Jim; 2 trombones - 1, 2. Parts for reeds and trombone 1 for bridge section only. -- (ii) Parts in Db Major for 1 reed - baritone; 2 trombones - 3, Chuck. Part for baritone and trombone 3 for bridge section only.
Folder F contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) One-page conductor score and one-page short score in Ab Major, published four-page piano conductor score in Eb Major, and parts in Db & Bb Major. Conductor score indicates parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 3, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones 1, 2, 3; piano; bass; drums. Conductor score appears incomplete. Short score indicates part for clarinet and appears incomplete. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Piano conductor score includes lyrics. Lyrics begin "I let a song go out of my heart, it was the sweetest melody ...". Part in Db Major for 1 trumpet - Rex. Part in Bb Major for 1 trombone - 1. -- (ii) Part in C Major for 1 trumpet - 1. -- Parts in Db Major for 1 trumpet - Rex; 2 trombones - Browne, Tricky. -- All items except Folder E, grouping i and Folder F, grouping ii 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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