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Rain check [music]

Composer:
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
2 manuscripts, 32 cm
7 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
39 copy scores, 32 cm
13 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
2 copy scores, 31 cm
11 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1942
20th century
Notes:
A part for "What good" 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.
Condition: fair, worn, torn, tape.
Remaining items from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: X39, 57, 132.
Summary:
68 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Rain check is contained in four folders consisting of 1 two page short score and 11 parts in C Major concert, 1 one page conductor score, 1 two page short score, 2 four page piano conductor scores, 2 two page piano vocal scores and 56 parts in F Major concert, and 1 part in Bb Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Whaley, other?).
Folder A contains items in C Major in 3 groupings -- (i) Short score. Score indicates parts for Rab, tenor, Ray, Brown. Score appears incomplete. -- (ii) Parts for 2 reeds - Rab (2), baritone (2); 1 trumpet - Ray (2); trombone; bass (2). -- (iii) Parts for 1 reed - tenor (2).
Folder B contains items in F Major in 3 groupings -- (i) Part for unidentified treble instrument (guitar?). -- (ii) One page conductor score and two page short score. Conductor score indicates parts for clarinet, 2 altos, baritone. Score appears incomplete. Short score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. -- (iii) Piano conductor scores. Scores indicate parts for clarinet, tenor, piano.
Folder C contains parts in F Major in 5 groupings -- (i) Parts for 2 reeds - alto 3, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. -- (ii) Parts for 6 reeds - alto 1, Rab, alto 2, Paul (2), Jimmy, Carney (2); 2 trumpets - 2, 3 (2); 3 trombones - Brown, Buster, Chuck (2); bass. -- (iii) Parts for 1 reed - Ben; 1 trumpet - Rex; 1 unidentified treble instrument (guitar?). -- (iv) Parts for 2 trombones - Brown, Tricky. -- (v) Parts for 1 reed - Sears; 1 trombone - Tricky.
Folder D contains items in 8 groupings -- (i) Piano vocal scores. Scores do not include lyrics. -- (ii) Parts in F Major for 2 reeds - alto 2, Jimmy; 1 trumpet - 1 (2); 1 trombone - Brown; drums. -- (iii) Parts in F Major for 1 trombone - Buster; bass. -- (iv) Parts in F Major for 1 reed - Rab; 3 trumpets - 2, 3 (2), Ray; bass. -- (v) Part in F Major for 1 reed - Carney. -- (vi) Parts in F Major for 2 trumpets - 2, 4; bass. Part in Bb Major for unidentified treble instrument. Part in Bb Major may reflect a different arrangement of the piece. -- (vii) Parts in F Major for 3 reeds - alto 1, Jimmy, Paul; 1 trombone - Butter. -- (viii) Part in F Major for 1 trumpet - 1. -- All items except Folder A, grouping ii, Folder C, grouping iii, and Folder D, groupings iii, iv, & vi from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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