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Passion flower [music]

Composer:
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
20 parts (photocopies), 33 cm
4 manuscripts, 32 cm
8 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
30 copy scores, 32 cm
8 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
4 copy scores, 31 cm
6 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 29 cm
4 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Published sheet music
Short scores
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Date:
1944
20th century
Notes:
A part for "Jacky Mably's intro" is noted on the verso of a three page conductor score in Folder A. A part for "Cry" is noted on the verso of the part in Folder B. 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.
Folder F, groupings i & iv from the Mercer Ellington Library.
Summary:
74 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
Passion flower is contained in six folders consisting of 1 two page short score in Gb Major concert, 1 one page short score in Db Major concert, and 1 two page conductor score, 2 three page conductor scores, 1 seven page conductor score, 1 four page short score, 1 three page short score, 1 two page short score, 1 one page short score, 6 published parts and 68 parts in G Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Whaley, Sanders, Jones, others?).
Folder A contains conductor scores and parts. Two page conductor score indicates parts for alto, baritone, 2 trumpets, bass. 1 three page conductor score indicates parts for alto, tenor, 2 trumpets, piano. Score appears incomplete. 1 three page conductor score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Seven page conductor score indicates parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3. Parts for 2 trumpets - Scad, Ray.
Folder B contains short scores and part. Four page short score in G Major indicates part for baritone. One page short scores in Db Major and G Major do not indicate instrumentation and appear incomplete. Two page short scores in G Major and Gb Major do not indicate instrumentation and appear incomplete. Part for unidentified treble instrument (guitar?).
Folder C contains three page short score in G Major. Short score indicates parts for sax, baritone, Ray, trumpet 4, trombone, trombone 3.
Folder D contains parts for 5 reeds - clarinet 1, clarinet 2, clarinet 3, bass clarinet, bassoon; 3 horns - 1, 2, 3; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; 3 violins - 1 (6), 2 (5), 3 (4); cello (5); bass (5).
Folder E contains published parts for piano (6).
Folder F contains parts in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts for 1 reed - Paul; bass (2); drums. -- (ii) Parts for 3 reeds - Paul, Jimmy, Carney (2); 3 trumpets - Cook, Nathan, Herb; 2 trombones - Butter (2), Britt (2). -- (iii) Parts for 1 reed - Harry; 1 trumpet - Cat (2). -- (iv) Parts for 3 reeds - Procope, Jimmy, Harry; 1 trumpet - Herb; 1 trombone - 2 (2); bass. -- All items except Folder F, gorupings i & iv from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
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