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Moon mist [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy (musician) 1919-1996
Arranger:
Henderson, Luther
Physical description:
10 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
34 copy scores, 32 cm
7 manuscripts, 32 cm
3 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
2 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 27 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 17 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1942
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 C, groupings ii-iv from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 13.
Summary:
54 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Moon mist is contained in four folders consisting of 28 parts in Ab Major concert, 1 three page short score and 23 parts in Eb Major concert, 2 published three page piano vocal scores in F Major concert, 1 part in C Major concert (?), 1 part in G Major concert, and 1 part in an unknown key -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in identified hands (ME, Cobb) and unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, Henderson, Sanders?).
Folder A contains items in 6 groupings -- (i) Published piano vocal score in F Major. Lyrics begin "Though stars twinkled in the path of the Milky way ...". -- (ii) Parts in Eb Major for 2 reeds - Toby, Sears; bass. -- (iii) Part in C Major (?) for guitar. -- (iv) Parts in Eb Major for 2 reeds - Proc, Jimmy; 4 trumpets - Baker, Cat, Terry, Ray; 3 trombones - Butter, Britt, John. -- (v) Parts in Eb Major for 5 reeds - Johnny, Toby, Ben, tenor (?), Carney; 2 trombones - Tizol, Tricky. -- (vi) Parts in Eb Major for 1 reed - Paul; 2 trombones - Lawrence, Brown; bass. Part in G Major for piano. Part in an unknown key for unidentified instrument.
Folder B contains three page short score in Eb Major. Short score indicates parts for clarinets, Terry.
Folder C contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts for 1 trumpet - 1; 1 trombone - 1. -- (ii) Parts for 4 reeds - alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 2 trumpets - 1, 4; 4 trombones - 1, 2, 3, 4; bass. -- (iii) Parts for 5 reeds - Hodges, alto, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - Anderson, Cooty, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums; piano. -- (iv) Part in Eb Major for 1 trombone - John.
Folder D contains 1 published piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "Though stars twinkled in the path ...". -- All items except Folder C, groupings ii-iv 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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