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I've got to be a rug cutter [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
3 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
11 manuscripts, 32 cm
1 manuscript, 20 cm
Type:
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1937
20th century
Notes:
A short score for "Chaugogagog maushaugagog chaubunagungamaug" is noted on the verso of the two page short score in Bb Major in Folder A. 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.
Holograph scores in Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. P, p. 39. Published piano vocal score in Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. D.
Summary:
12 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
I've got to be a rug cutter is contained in two folders consisting of 1 three-page short score and 5 parts in Ab Major concert, and 1 two-page short score, 1 one-page short score, 1 published three-page piano vocal score and 7 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, Tizol?).
Folder A contains scores. Three-page short score in Ab Major indicates parts for Ivy (voice), saxes, Cook, Cooty, Wetz, trombone. Two-page short score in Bb Major indicates parts for clarinet, alto, Cooty, trombone. One-page short score in Bb Major does not indicate instrumentation. Published piano vocal score lyrics begin "I've got to be a rug cutter so I can swing out in the groove ...".
Folder B contains parts in Bb Major for 2 reeds - Otto, Carney; 2 trumpets - Cooty, Rex; 3 trombones - Brown, Tizol, Tricky. Parts in Ab Major for 2 reeds - alto, bass sax; 2 trumpets - 1, Rex; trombone.
Folder B 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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