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I'm beginning to see the light [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
James, Harry
Hodges, Johnny
George, Don
Arranger:
Doerschuk, Dick
Mathieu, Bill
Physical description:
42 copy scores, 32 cm
6 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
2 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 manuscript, 32 cm
4 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
13 copy scores, 31 cm
3 manuscripts, 31 cm
1 manuscript, 23 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1944
20th century
Notes:
Parts for "Got it bad" are noted on the bottom of the parts in Folder H, grouping ii. 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, tape, torn, brittle.
Folder E from the Presentation Album, vol D. Remaining items from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 154.
Summary:
63 parts and an indefinite number of scores
I'm beginning to see the light is contained in nine folders consisting of 1 four-page short score and 15 parts in Eb Major concert, 1 two-page short score, 1 six-page short score and 14 parts in Bb Major concert, 1 four-page short score and 33 parts in C Major concert, 3 published three-page piano vocal scores, 1 published two-page piano vocal score and 1 part in G Major concert, and 1 eight-page conductor score in D Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, ME, Lyons, Whaley, others?).
Folder A contains parts in Bb Major for 1 reed - Rab (2); bass (2); drums; guitar. Part in G Major for 1 reed - Rab.
Folder B contains conductor score in D Major. Conductor score indicates parts for 4 reeds - alto, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 2 trumpets - 1,2; trombone; drums.
Folder C contains two-page short score in Bb Major. Short score indicates parts for Sears, Otto, clarinet, baritone, Cat, Rex, Taft, Tricky, Brown.
Folder D contains six-page short score in Bb Major. Short score indicates parts for Paul, Cat, Ray, trombone, drums, piano. Short score is fragmentary.
Folder E contains published piano vocal scores in G Major. Pianovocal score lyrics begin "I never cared much for moonlit skies ...".
Folder F contains part in Bb Major for piano. Part appears incomplete.
Folder G contains four-page piano conductor score in C Major. Piano conductor score indicates parts for saxes, trombones, voice.
Folder H contains parts in 7 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for 6 reeds - Proc, Rabbit, clarinet, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 2 trumpets - 1, 3. - (ii) Parts in C Major for 2 reeds - alto 1, baritone. -- (iii) Parts in C Major for 8 reeds - alto 1, clarinet 1, alto 3, tenor 2, clarinet 2, tenor 4, clarinet 3, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; guitar. Clarinet parts are noted on the verso of other reed parts. -- (iv) Parts in Bb Major for 1 trumpet - Taft; 1 trombone - Jones. -- (v) Parts in Bb Major for 2 reeds - Johnny, Jimmy. -- (vi) Parts in Bb Major for 2 reeds - Sears, Carney; 1 trombone - Brown. -- (vii) Part in C Major for 1 trumpet - 2.
Folder I contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for 3 trombones - Britt, Butter, John. -- (ii) Parts in C Major for 1 reed - tenor 2; 2 trombones - 1, 2. -- (iii) Parts in Eb Major for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2 (2), 3 (2), 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2,3; bass; drums.
Folder J contains published two-page piano vocal score in G Major and four page short score in Eb Major. Piano vocal score lyrics begin asabove. Short score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. - All items except Folder E, Folder H, groupings i, iii, iv and Folder I, groupings i & iii from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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Archives Center - NMAH

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