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Opening [music]

Physical description:
11 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
52 copy scores, 32 cm
105 manuscripts, 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 32 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 31 cm
2 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Part in Bb Major in Folder D, grouping i (photocopy) is originally noted on the verso of "You're the winner." Part in F Major in Folder D, grouping i (photocopy) is originally noted on the verso of "Harlem march." 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, stained, water spots, torn, tape, brittle.
Folder D, grouping v from the Mercer Ellington Library.
Summary:
156 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Opening is contained in nine folders consisting of 1 three page conductor score and 8 parts in Db Major concert, 1 two page piano conductor score, 1 lead sheet and 11 parts in Ab Major concert, 1 ten page conductor score, 1 seven page conductor score and 16 parts in Eb Major concert, 1 two page piano conductor score, 1 four page conductor score, 1 five page conductor score, 1 two page piano conductor score and 27 parts in Bb Major concert, 1 three page piano conductor score, 1 five page conductor score and 16 parts in FMajor concert, 1 four page piano conductor score, 1 four page short score, 2 three page piano vocal scores, 1 twelve page conductor score and 36 parts in C Major concert, 1 four page piano conductor score and 35 parts in G Major concert, and 6 parts in f minor concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in indentified hand (Whaley) and unidentified hands (DE, BS, Whaley, Tizol, Tunney?).
Folder A contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Conductor score andparts in Db Major. Conductor score indicates parts for alto, tenor, baritone, 2 trumpets, bass. Score appears incomplete. Parts for 3 reeds - alto, tenor, baritone; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; bass; drums; piano. -- (ii) Three page piano conductor score and parts in F Major. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 4 trombones - 1, 2, 3, 4; bass; drums; guitar.
Folder B contains parts in C Major for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, alto 4, tenor; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums; guitar piano. Parts subtitled "Duke."
Folder C contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in Eb Major for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass; drums; guitar; piano. -- (ii) Parts in G Major for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1 2; bass; drums; piano. Part for piano appears incomplete.
Folder D contains items in 5 groupings -- (i) Part in Bb Major for 1 trumpet - 4. Part in F Major for unidentified bass instrument (bass?). - (ii) Lead sheet in Ab Major for voice. Lyrics begin "Love is like any woodbird ...". -- (iii) Two page piano conductor score and parts in Ab Major. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass; drums. Items subtitled "No. II." -- (iv) Four page piano conductor scoreand parts in C Major. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass; drums. -- (v) Part in C Major for 1 trombone - Buster.
Folder E contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Two page piano vocal score in Bb Major. Lyrics begin "Good evening ladies and gentlemen ...".-- (ii) Four page short score in C Major. Short score does not indicate instrumentation. -- (iii) Three page piano vocal score in C Major. Score does not include lyrics and appears incomplete. -- (iv) Parts in Bb Major for 2 reeds - alto 3, Carney. Part in C Major for 1 trumpet - Rex. Part in Eb Majorfor unidentified bass instrument (bass?).
Folder F contains parts in Bb Major for 4 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmie, Carney; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, Shorty, Ray; 2 trombones - Brown, Butter; unidentified bass instrument.
Folder G contains parts in f minor for 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass.
Folder H contains items in 5 groupings -- (i) Parts in Eb Major for 1 reed - tenor 1; piano. -- (ii) Ten page conductor score in Eb Major. Score does not indicate instrumentation. Score subtitled "Harold Ward." -- (iii) Twelve page conductor score in C Major. Score indicates parts for alto 1 tenor 1, tenor 2, trumpet 1, trumpet 2. -- (iv) Parts in G Major for 4 reeds -alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass; drums; piano. -- (v) Assorted scores. Four page conductor score in Bb Major. Score indicates parts for 4 saxes, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, guitar, bass, drums. Score appears incomplete. Five page conductor score in Bb Major. Score indicates parts for 4 saxes, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, guitar, piano, bass, drums. Score appears incomplete. Five page conductor score in F Major. Score indicates parts for 4 saxes, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, guitar, bass. Score appears incomplete. Three page piano vocal score in C Major. Lyrics begin "Good evening ladies and gentlemen ...". Score appears incomplete. Seven page conductor score in Eb Major concert. Score indicates parts for violins, 4 saxes, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, piano.
Folder I contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Two page piano conductor score and parts in Bb Major. Piano conductor score does not indicateinstrumentation. Parts for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums; guitar. -- (ii) Four page piano conductor score and parts in G Major. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass; drums. -- (iii) Parts in C Major for 1 reed - baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass; drums; piano. Part for piano appears incomplete. -- All items except Folder D, grouping v from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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