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Mystery song [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
3 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
6 copy scores, 32 cm
8 manuscripts, 32 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
5 manuscripts, 16 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1932
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, tape, torn, worn.
Holograph score in Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. S, p. 15. Published part in Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. E. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 115.
Summary:
22 parts and 1 score
Mystery song is contained in two folders consisting of 1 two page short score and 20 parts in D Major concert, 1 published part in Eb Major concert, and 1 part in Ab Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, Tizol, Henderson?).
Folder A contains short score and published part. Short score indicates parts for saxes, baritone, trumpets, trombones. Published part for piano.
Folder B contains remaining parts. Parts in D Major for 6 reeds - Otto, Toby, Johnny, alto 3, Chauncey, baritone; 3 trumpets - Wetz, 3, 4; 4 trombones - Brown (2), Tricky (3), Tizol (3), trombone; bass; banjo. Part in Ab Major for 1 trumpet - 3.
Folder B 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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