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Mood indigo [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Bigard, Barney
Arranger:
Wooding, Russell
Rodby, John
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 35 cm
1 copy score, 34 cm
1 part (photocopy), 34 cm
34 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
110 copy scores, 32 cm
9 manuscripts, 32 cm
7 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
9 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
2 copy scores, 27 cm
1 copy score, 13 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1931
20th century
Notes:
A part for "Satin doll" is noted on the verso of a part in Folder I, grouping ii. A part for "Zing" is noted on the verso of the four page conductor score in Folder M. A part for "Checkin' out" is also noted on the verso of the four page conductor score in Folder M. 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, stained, brittle.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. S, p. 7. Folder N from the Presentation Album, vol. E. Folder P from the Presentation Album, vol. S, p. 5. Remaining items from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 23, 65, 134.
Summary:
157 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Mood indigo is contained in eighteen folders consisting of 1 one page short score, 1 two page short score, 2 seven page piano conductor scores and 2 parts in Db Major concert, 1 four page conductor score, 1 two page conductor score, 1 one page piano vocal score, 1 published two page piano vocal score and 7 parts in Ab Major concert, 9 parts in Eb Major concert, 5 two page short scores, 3 one page short scores, 1 three page short score and 103 parts in Bb Major concert, 1 one page short score and 5 parts in F Major concert, 1 two page short score and 13 parts in C Major concert, 9 parts in G Major concert, and 9 parts in D Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Whaley, Tizol, Sanders, Wooding, Jones, others?).
Folder A contains 1 two page short score and 1 three page short score in Bb Major. Two page short score indicates parts for 2 trumpets. Threepage short score indicates parts for clarinet, 2 trumpets, trombone, piano.
Folder B contains 1 two page short score and 1 one page short score in Bb Major. Two page short score indicates parts for violin, clarinet, trumpets, Tricky, Brown, Tizol, bass. One page short score indicates parts forclarinet, bass clarinet, Wallace, trumpets, trombones.
Folder C contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in G Major for 1 reed - Nat; 2 trumpets - Baker, Taft; 1 trombone - Sandy. -- (ii) Parts in G Major for 1 reed - Jimmy; 2 trumpets - Wallace, Ray (2); 1 trombone - Tricky. -- (iii) Parts in F Major for 2 reeds - Jim, bass clarinet; 2 trumpets 1, 2; bass.
Folder D contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) 1 one page short score in Db Major. Short score indicates parts for tenor, trombone, guitar. --(ii) 1 two page short score in Db Major. Short score does not indicate instrumentation. -- (iii) Parts in Db Major for 1 reed - Paul; guitar.
Folder E contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - Brown, Tyree, Jackson. -- (ii) 1 two page short score and parts in C Major. Short score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts for 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2.
Folder F contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) 1 two page short score in Bb Major. Short score indicates parts for 3 altos, Sears, piano. -- (ii) Parts in Bb Major for 3 reeds - Rab (2), Sears, Carney; 4 trumpets - 1, 2,3, Taft; 2 trombones - Brown, Jones; guitar. -- (iii) Parts in Bb Major for 3 reeds - Rab, Sears, Carney; 4 trumpets - Cat, Scad, Rex, Taft; 3 trombones - Brown, Jones, Tricky; bass.
Folder G contains parts in Bb Major for 5 reeds - Procope, Johnny Jimmy (2), Paul (2), Harry; 3 trombones - Britt, Butter, John.
Folder H contains 2 seven page piano conductor scores in Db Major. Piano conductor scores indicate parts for clarinet, saxes, trumpets, trombones. Scores includes lyrics. Lyrics begin "You ain't been blue, no, no,no ...".
Folder I contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Part in Bb Major for trumpet. -- (ii) Parts in Bb Major for 5 reeds - Proc, Johnny, Hamilton (2) Paul, Carney; 4 trumpets - Cat, Herb, Merc, Cooty; 3 trombones - Brown, Chuck,Buster. -- (iii) Part in Ab Major for guitar (?). Part in C Major for guitar (?). -- (iv) Parts in Bb Major for 1 trumpet - Nathan (2). Part in C Major for1 trombone - Chuck.
Folder J contains items in 6 groupings -- (i) Parts in Eb Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Proco, Johnny, Paul, Harry (2); 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3. -- (ii) Parts in D Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 1 trombone Tyree. -- (iii) Parts in D Major for 1 trumpet - Baker; 2 trombones - Brown, Butter. -- (iv) Parts in Bb Major for 5 reeds - Proco, Johnny, Jimmy, Paul, Harry; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3. -- (v) Parts in Bb Major for 2 trombones - Butter,Lawrence. -- (vi) Part in Ab Major for 1 trumpet - 4.
Folder K contains 1 one page short score, 1 two page short score and parts in Bb Major. One page short score indicates parts for trumpets, Buster. Two page short score indicates parts for Rab, Paul, Hamilton, Herb, Cooty, Cat, Nat. Parts for 3 trumpets - Nat, Herb, Cooty.
Folder L contains 1 one page short score and 22 parts in Bb Major. Short score indicates parts for clarinet, bass clarinet, Wallace, trombones. Parts for 7 reeds - flute 1/2, oboe 1/2, clarinet, bassoon 1/2; 4 horns - 1, 2, 3, 4; violin 1 (4); violin 2 (3); viola (2); cello (3), bass (2).
Folder M contains 1 four page conductor score, 1 two page conductor score, 1 one page piano vocal score and 1 part in Ab Major, and 1 part in Bb Major. Four page conductor score indicates parts for voices - tenor tenor 2. Lyrics as above. Piano vocal score lyrics as above. Two page conductor score indicates parts for voices - soprano, soprano 2, alto, tenor, baritone, bass. Part in Ab Major for piano. Part in Bb Major for piano.
Folder N contains published piano vocal score in Ab Major. Lyrics as above.
Folder O contains 1 two page short score and parts in Bb Major. Short score indicates parts for Rab, Proc, 2 tenors, trumpets. Parts for 3 reeds - Rab, tenor 1, tenor 2.
Folder P contains 1 one page short score in F Major. Short score indicates parts for clarinets. Short score appears incomplete.
Folder Q contains parts in Bb Major for 5 reeds - clarinet, alto 1, alto 3, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, trumpet; 3 trombones - 1, 2 3; bass; drums; guitar; piano.
Folder R contains parts in Ab Major for 1 reed - Jonny; 1 trumpet- Wetz; 2 trombones - Browne, Tricky.
Folder B, Folder C, grouping ii, Folder D, Folder F, grouping i,Folder G, Folder I, groupings i, iii & iv, Folder J, grouping v, Folders K, L, M, O, Q from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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