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Overture to a jam session [music]

Physical description:
2 manuscripts, 34 cm
51 copy scores, 32 cm
1 manuscript, 32 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
3 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
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.
Remaining items from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 223.
Summary:
60 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Overture to a jam session is contained in three folders consisting of 1 three page short score, 1 eighteen page conductor score and 47 parts in C Major concert, and 1 twelve page conductor score and 13 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Folder A contains three page short score and parts in C Major. Short score indicates part for clarinet. Score appears incomplete. Parts for 1 violin - Ray; 3 reeds - Rab (2), Jimmy, tenor 4; 4 trumpets - Charles, 2, 3, 4; 1 trombone - Tyree.
Folder B contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Part in C Major for bass. -- (ii) Eighteen page conductor score in C Major, twelve page conductor score in Bb Major, and part in C Major. Eighteen page score indicates parts for Rab, Proc, clarinet. Twelve page score indicates part for clarinet. Part for bass.
Folder C contains parts in 7 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for 4 reeds - Proc, Jimmy, Sears, Carney (2); 3 trumpets - Cat, Baker, Taft; 2 trombones - Brown, Jones. Parts subtitled "I". -- (ii) Parts in C Major for 1 reed - Proc; 2 trumpets - Scad, Williams (2); 3 trombones - Brown, Wilbur (2), Jones. Some parts include sections subtitled "I," "II," and "III." Other parts only include selected sections. -- (iii) Parts in C Major for 5 reeds - Pro, Rab, Sears, Jimmy, Carney; 3 trumpets - Cat, Baker, Taft; 2 trombones - Jones, Brown. Some parts include sections subtitled "II," and "II - continued." Other parts only include selected sections. -- (iv) Parts in C Major for 2 trumpets - Scad, Williams; 3 trombones - Brown, Jones, Wilbur. Some parts include sections subtitled "II," and "II - continued." Other parts only include selected sections. -- (v) Parts in Bb Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Pro, Jimmy, Sears, Carney; 3 trumpets - Cat, Baker, Taft; 2 trombones - Jones, Brown. Some parts include sections subtitled "III," and "III - continued." Other parts only include selected sections. -- (vi) Parts for 2 trombones - Wilbur, Brown. Parts include sections subtitled "III," and "III - continued." -- (vii) Parts in C Major for 1 trumpet - Baker; 1 trombone - Quentin. Part in Bb Major for guitar. -- All items except Folder B, grouping i, and Folder C, groupings ii, iv, and vi 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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