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Mooch, The [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
9 parts (photocopies), 36 cm
12 parts (photocopies), 33 cm
2 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
25 copy scores, 32 cm
10 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 manuscript, 32 cm
7 copy scores, 31 cm
8 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
A part for "Tinkle tune" is noted on the verso of a part in Folder, E, grouping ii. 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, stained.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. S, p. 3. Folder B and Folder E, groupings ii, iii, & v from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 245.
Summary:
72 parts and an indefinite number of scores
The mooch is contained in five folders consisting of 1 two page short score, 1 three page conductor score and 71 parts in c minor concert, and 1 part in c# minor concert (?) -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, Jones, other?).
Folder A contains short score. Short score indicates parts for 3 clarinets, Carney, trumpets, Tricky, trombones.
Folder B contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts for 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3. -- (ii) Parts for 4 reeds - alto, clarinet, tenor, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; bass; drums; guitar; piano. -- (iii) Parts for 1 trombone - Tricky (3).
Folder C contains conductor score and parts. Conductor score indicates parts for Ash, Pro, Miner, Car, trumpets. Conductor score appears incomplete. Parts for 4 reeds - Procope, Jimmie, Sears, Carney; 2 trumpets - Scad, Williams.
Folder D contains parts in c minor for 1 reed - Harold; 2 trumpets - trumpet 1, Herb; 4 trombones - trombone, Buster (2), Brown, Jones. Part in c# minor (?) for 1 reed - clarinet.
Folder E contains parts in 5 groupings -- (i) Part for 1 trombone - Chuck. -- (ii) Parts for 3 reeds - Proc, Jimmy, Carney; 1 trumpet - Herb. -- (iii) Parts for 4 reeds - Johnny (2), Proc, Paul (2), Jimmy; 1 trumpet - Merc; 2 trombones - Chuck, Brown. -- (iv) Parts for 2 trombones - Wilbur, Jones. -- (v) Parts for 4 reeds - unidentified (3), Jimmy (2), Sears (4), Carney (3); 3 trumpets - Cat (2), Scad (2), Taft; 2 trombones - Brown (2), Jones; bass (3).
Folder C, Folder D, and Folder E, groupings i & iv 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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