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Indiana [music]

Physical description:
30 copy scores, 32 cm
4 manuscripts, 32 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 28 cm
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
United States
20th century
A short score and conductor score for "Just one word of sympathy" are noted on the verso of the tenor part in Folder A. A part for "Take the A train" is noted on the verso of the trombone part in Folder C, 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.
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There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 23, 248.
33 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Indiana is contained in three folders consisting of 1 eight page conductor score, 1 four page conductor score, 1 one page piano conductor score and 18 parts in Ab Major concert, 1 part in Eb Major concert, and 14 parts in F Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, Jones, other?).
Folder A contains eight page conductor score and 1 part. Conductor score does not indicate instrumentation and appears to be incomplete. Part for 1 reed - tenor.
Folder B contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Part in Ab Major for 1 reed - alto (?). -- (ii) Parts in Ab Major for 3 reeds - alto, tenor, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; trombone; bass (2); piano. Part for piano appears incomplete. -- (iii) Four page conductor score, piano conductor score and parts in Ab Major. Four page conductor score indicates parts for 2 reeds - alto, bartione; trumpet; trombone; bass.. Score appears incomplete. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts for 3 reeds - alto 1, tenor, baritone; trumpet; trombone; piano.
Folder C contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Part in Eb Major for 1 trombone - Tricky. -- (ii) Parts in F Major for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; mellophone; 2 trombones - 1, 3 (2); bass; guitar. Part for trumpet 1 appears incomplete. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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