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Ko-ko [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
21 copy scores, 32 cm
7 manuscripts, 32 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 28 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Part for unidentified treble instrument in Folder B, grouping i (photocopy) is originally noted on the verso of "Blue goose." 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, torn, stained, tape.
Folder A from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 68.
Summary:
29 parts and 1 score.
Ko-ko is contained in two folders consisting of 1 fifteen page conductor score and 14 parts in eb minor concert and 15 parts in d minor concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Jones, Whaley, Sanders, Tizol?).
Folder A contains parts in d minor for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, Ash, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, Cootie, Barry, 4; 3 trombones - Vince, Art, 3; bass; unidentified treble instrument (guitar?); piano. Part in eb minor for 1 trumpet - Herb.
Folder B contains items in 5 groupings -- (i) Part in eb minor for unidentified treble instrument (guitar?). -- (ii) Conductor score in eb minor. Score indicates parts for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3. -- (iii) Part in eb minor for 1 trombone - John. -- (iv) Parts in eb minor for 2 trumpets - Cootie, Taft; 2 trombones - Brown, Tricky. -- (v) Parts in eb minor for 5 reeds - Otto, Johnny, Barney, tenor 2, Carney; 2 trumpets - Rex, Wallace.
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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