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Midriff [music]

Physical description:
3 parts (photocopies), 36 cm
25 copy scores, 32 cm
15 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
3 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
10 parts (photocopies), 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, torn, worn, stained, tape.
Remaining items from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 22, 40, 68.
Summary:
53 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Midriff is contained in three folders consisting of 1 four page short score, 1 nine page short score, 1 one page short score and 53 parts in Bb Major concert, -- in ink and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, Jones?).
Folder A contains parts for 6 groupings -- (i) Parts for 4 reeds - Rab (2), alto 3, Jimmy (2), tenor 4. -- (ii) Parts for 2 reeds - tenor 4, Carney (2); 4 trumpets - 1, 2 (2), 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2 (2), 3 (2); bass (2). -- (iii) Part for drums. -- (iv) Part for 1 reed - alto 3. -- (v) Part for trumpet (?). -- (vi) Parts for trumpet (?); 1 trombone - 1.
Folder B contains short scores. Four page short score indicates parts for clarinet, saxes, trumpets, trombones, bass. Nine page short score indicates parts for clarinet, Rab, baritone, Tricky, Tizol, bass. One page short score indicates parts for trumpets, trombones. One page short score appears incomplete.
Folder C contains parts for 5 reeds - Otto (2), Rabbit (2), Sears (2), Jimmy (2), Carney (2); 5 trumpets - 1, Baker (2), Taft (2), Ray, Rex; 3 trombones - Tizol (2), Tricky (2), Brown (3); bass (2); guitar.
Folder A, groupings iii, iv, & vi, and 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:
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