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Mister Sippi [music]

Physical description:
1 manuscript, 32 cm
1 manuscript, 23 cm
11 copy scores, 32 cm
8 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Other title:
Mr. Sippi
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, tape.
Copyright restrictions. Consult Archives Center staff. Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Eillis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235, Facsimile (212) 757-0469; E-Mail: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Folder B, grouping ii from the Mercer Ellington Library.
Summary:
25 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Mister Sippi is contained in two folders consisting of 1 thirteen page conductor score, 1 one page short score and 25 parts in C Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (ME, other?).
Folder A contains scores. Conductor score indicates parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 1 trombone - 1. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete.
Folder B contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Part for unidentified bass instrument. Part appears incomplete. -- (ii) Parts for 5 reeds - Johnny (2), Russell, Jimmy (2), Paul (2), Harry (2); 4 trumpets - Cootie (2), Cat, Herb, Mercer; 3 trombones - Lawrence, Buster (2), Chuck (2); 1 bass - Jeff (2). -- (iii) Parts for 1 reed - Russell; 1 trumpet - Cat; 1 trombone - Lawrence.
Folder A and Folder B, groupings i & iii 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
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_169463

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