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No smoking [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
15 copy scores, 32 cm
5 manuscripts, 32 cm
2 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
United States
20th century
A part for an untitled piece is noted on the verso of the short score in Folder A. 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, brittle.
Holograph score in Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. S, p. 44.
17 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
No smoking is contained in three folders consisting of 1 eleven-page conductor score, 1 four-page short score, 2 two-page piano vocal scores and 16 parts in C Major concert, 1 thirteen-page conductor score and 1 three-page short score in Bb Major concert, and 1 part in Ab Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley?).
Folder A contains 1 piano vocal score and short score. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "No smoking, let these dying embers remain ...". Short score indicates parts for Rab, alto, tenor, baritone, Rex, trumpets, Brown, Tizol, Tricky.
Folder B contains 1 piano vocal score and parts in C Major. Piano vocal score lyrics as above. Parts for 5 reeds - Rabbit, Mallard, Chauncey, Ben, Carney; 4 trumpets - Wallace, Rex, Baker, Ray; 3 trombones - Brown (2), Tricky, Tizol; bass; guitar.
Folder C contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Part in Ab Major for piano. -- (ii) Eleven-page conductor score and part in C Major. Conductor score indicates parts for 3 reeds - 1, 3, tenor; trumpet; trombone; bass. Part for piano. -- (iii) Thirteen page conductor score and three page short score in Bb Major. Conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Short score indicates parts for clarinets, violins, cello. -- All items except holograph score in Folder A from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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