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In a mellow tone [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
Gabler, Milt
Physical description:
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
21 copy scores, 32 cm
9 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
11 manuscripts, 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 31 cm
3 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Date:
1945
20th century
Notes:
One page short score in Folder A (photocopy) is oringinally noted on the verso of "All too soon." 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.
Holograph short score and part from the Presentation Album, vol. P, p. 25. Folder C from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 39, 47.
Summary:
44 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
In a mellow tone is contained in four folders consisting of 1 three-page short score, 1 one-page short score and 44 parts in Ab Major concert, and 1 two-page piano vocal score in F Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Sanders, Jones, Whaley, Tizol, others?).
Folder A contains short scores and 1 part. Four-page short score indicates parts for sax, Rab, baritone, trumpets, Cooty, trombones. Score appears incomplete. One-page short score indicates parts for 2 trumpets - 1, 3; 2 trombones - Tizol, Brown. Score appears incomplete. Part for unidentified bass instrument (trombone?). Part appears incomplete.
Folder B contains piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "In a mellow tone, feeling fancy free ...".
Folder C contains parts in 7 groupings -- (i) 1 reed - Procope (2); 3 trumpets - Baker, Herb, 4; 1 trombone - Britt. -- (ii) 1 reed - Sears (2). -- (iii) 2 trombones - Tricky, Jones (2). -- (iv) 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3. -- (v) 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 3, tenor 4, baritone; 3 trumpets - Herb, trumpet 4, trumpet (4); guitar (2); piano. -- (vi) 1 reed - Ashby. -- (vii) 1 reed - tenor.
Folder D contains parts for 3 reeds - alto, Barney, unidentified; 3 trumpets - Rex, Cooty, Baker; 3 trombones - Jones, Tricky (2), trombone (2); bass (2). Parts appear to reflect different arrangements of the piece. -- All items except holograph short score and part, and Folder C 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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