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In a sentimental mood [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
Kurtz, Manny
Physical description:
3 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
11 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
8 manuscripts, 32 cm
25 copy scores, 32 cm
2 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
4 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
2 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1935
20th century
Notes:
A part for an untitled work is noted on the verso of a trumpet part in Folder E, grouping i. 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.
Holograph scores in Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. P, p. 29. Published items in Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. D. Folder D, groupings i & v, and Folder E from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 90.
Summary:
51 parts and an indefinite number of scores
In a sentimental mood is contained in five folders consisting of 1 four-page short score and 19 parts in bb minor concert (?), 2 three-page short scores, 1 published two-page piano vocal score, 1 published part and 30 parts in d minor concert (?), and 1 lead sheet in f# minor concert (?) -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Sanders, Whaley, Tizol, Jones, others?).
Folder A contains short scores in d minor, published piano vocal score and published part. 1 short score indicates parts for Rab, Otto, Carney, clarinet, 3 trumpets, Tizol, Brown, Tricky, bass. 1 short score indicates parts for saxes, baritone, Rex. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "In a sentimental mood I can see the stars come thru my room ...". Published part for piano.
Folder B contains parts in d minor for 2 violins - A (2), B (2); 2 cellos - A, B.
Folder C contains short score in bb minor. Short score indicates parts for 3 saxes, clarinets, trumpets.
Folder D contains parts in 6 groupings -- (i) Parts in bb minor for 2 reeds - Procope (2), Jimmy (2); 4 trumpets - 1 (2), 2, 3, Herb; 2 trombones - Britt, trombone; bass. -- (ii) Parts in bb minor for trumpet; 1 trombone - Britt. -- (iii) Parts in d minor for 4 reeds - Rab, Sears, Jimmy, Carney; 5 trumpets - 1, Cat, Scad, Taft, Rex; 1 trombone - Brown. -- (iv) Parts in d minor for 1 trumpet - Cooty; 2 trombones - Tricky, Browne (2). -- (v) Parts in bb minor for 1 trumpet - Nathan (2); trombone. Part in d minor for trombone. -- (vi) Part in d minor for 1 trumpet - Rex.
Folder E contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in bb minor for 2 trombones - trombone, Buster. Parts in d minor for 2 trumpets - 1, trumpet; 1 trombone - 1; bass; guitar (4). -- (ii) Lead sheet in f# minor for unidentified treble instrument. -- All items except Folder A, Folder D, groupings i & v, 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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