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My little brown book [music]

Physical description:
39 copy scores, 32 cm
15 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
1 manuscript, 32 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 21 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Parts for "Lozit" are noted on the verso of parts in Folder C, groupings ii & iii. 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, stained, tape.
Folder C, grouping iii from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 14, 28.
Summary:
55 parts and 1 score
My little brown book is contained in three folders consisting of 26 parts in Bb Major concert, 1 thirteen page short score and 22 parts in C Major concert, 4 parts in G Major concert, and 3 parts in Gb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Salaam, Whaley, Sanders, Tizol?).
Folder A contains parts in Bb Major for bass; drums; piano.
Folder B contains short score and part. Short score indicates parts for saxes, tenor, trumpet, bass, guitar, piano. Part in C Major for 1 reed - alto. Part appears incomplete.
Folder C contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for 2 reeds - Otto, Carney; 3 trumpets - Nance, Wallace, Rex; trombone; guitar. Parts in Bb Major for 2 reeds - Barney, Jimmy. -- (ii) Parts in Bb Major for Rab, Otto, Carney; 1 trumpet - Ray; 1 trombone - Tricky; 1 guitar - Freddy. -- (iii) Part in Bb Major for 1 trombone - Brown.
Folder D contains parts in 6 groupings -- (i) Parts in Bb Major for 1 reed - Toby; piano. -- (ii) Parts in Bb Major for 4 reeds - Rab (2), Toby, Procope, Carney (2); 4 trumpets - Rex, Scad, Taft, Ray; 2 trombones - Jones, Brown. -- (iii) Part in C Major for 1 reed - Toby. -- (iv) Parts in G Major for 2 reeds - alto 1, alto 3; 1 trombone - 3; bass. -- (v) Parts in Gb Major for 1 reed - Pro; 1 trombone - 1; bass. -- (vi) Parts in C Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, Paul, Hamilton, baritone; 4 trumpets - Nance, Cat, Clark, Cook; 3 trombones - Butter, Britt, Tizol; bass. Parts for Paul and bass appear incomplete. -- All items except Folder C, grouping iii from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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