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Piano blues [music]

Physical description:
1 manuscript, 32 cm
16 copy scores, 32 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Short scores
United States
20th century
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.
16 parts and 1 score
Piano blues is contained in two folders consisting of 1 two page short score and 16 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (ME, Whaley?).
Folder A contains short score. Score indicates parts for tenor, baritone, reeds, trumpets, trombones.
Folder B contains parts for 6 reeds - Rab, Procope, Jimmy, Ben, Sears, Carney; 4 trumpets - Baker, Scad, Williams, Killian; 3 trombones - Brown, Tyree, Jackson; bass; guitar; voice - Ray. Lyrics begin "The clock is strikin' ooh it must be two ...". -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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