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Moon maiden [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
5 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
45 copy scores, 32 cm
14 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 manuscript, 32 cm
4 copy scores, 31 cm
8 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
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, tape.
Folder B, grouping iii and Folder D, grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library.
Summary:
66 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Moon maiden is contained in five folders consisting of 1 four page short score in F Major concert (?), 10 parts in Bb Major concert, and 1 five page short score, 1 four page short score, 1 one page short score, 1 four page piano vocal score, 3 three page piano vocal scores, 2 two page piano vocal scores, 1 lead sheet and 55 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, Tunney, other?).
Folder A contains short score in F Major (?). Short score indicates parts for saxes, trumpets, trombones, organ.
Folder B contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Five page short score in Eb Major. Short score indicates parts for saxes, baritone, trumpets, trombones. -- (ii) Parts in Eb Major for 6 reeds - alto 1 (2), alto 3 (2), tenor 1, tenor 2 (2), tenor 4, baritone (2); 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3. -- (iii) Parts in Bb Major for 4 reeds - Ashby (2), Proc (4), Paul (2), Harry (2).
Folder C contains 2 two page piano vocal scores in Eb Major. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Moon maiden way out there in the blue ...".
Folder D contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in Eb Major for 5 reeds - alto 1 (2), alto 3 (2), tenor 1 (2), tenor 4 (2), baritone (2); 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3 (2), 4 (2); 3 trombones - 1, 2 (2), 3 (2); bass (4). -- (ii) Parts in Eb Major for 1 reed - tenor 4; 1 trumpet - 1; 1 trombone - 1.
Folder E contains remaining scores, lead sheet and parts in Eb Major. Piano vocal scores lyrics as above. Four page short score indicates parts for Rab, sax, baritone, trumpets. One page short score indicates parts for Rab, Paul, baritone. Lead sheet for voice. Lyrics as above. Parts for 6 reeds - alto, alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 4, baritone; 1 trumpet - 1; 1 trombone - 1; guitar; piano. -- All items except Folder B, grouping iii and Folder D, grouping i 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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