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Jack the bear [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
4 copy scores, 32 cm
9 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
2 manuscripts, 32 cm
1 copy score, 31 cm
2 manuscripts, 31 cm
1 manuscript, 30 cm
1 part (photocopy), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
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, brittle, tape, torn.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. P, p. 41. Folder B from the Mercer Ellington Library. Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 53, 60.
Summary:
20 parts and 1 score
Jack the bear is contained in three folders consisting of 1 four page short score and 19 parts in Ab Major concert and 1 part in Db Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Jones, Tizol, Whaley, Henderson?).
Folder A contains short score. Short score indicates parts for clarinet, sax, baritone, Cooty, trumpets, Tricky, trombones.
Folder B contains parts for 3 reeds - Johnny, Pro, Sears (2); 4 trumpets - Cook (?), Herb, Nathan, 3; brass (2); 3 trombones - John, Tricky, 4. Parts appear to reflect different of arrangements of the piece.
Folder C contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Part in Db Major for 1 trumpet - Taft. -- (ii) Parts for 3 reeds - unidentified Bb instrument (tenor/clarinet?), Skippy, Carney; 2 trumpets - Cook, Rex; 1 unidentified bass instrument (trombone?). Parts for Rex, unidentified bass instrument appear incomplete.
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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