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Rhapsody in blue [music]

Composer:
Gershwin, George 1898-1937
Arranger:
Sylvester, Bob
Physical description:
18 copy scores, 32 cm
10 manuscripts, 32 cm
2 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Published sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1924
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, torn, tape, brittle, stained.
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 179.
Summary:
29 parts and 1 score
Rhapsody in blue is contained in four folders consisting of 1 published twenty eight page piano conductor score, 1 published part and 15 parts in Bb Major concert, and 13 parts in Ab Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, Tizol, other?).
Folder A contains parts in Bb Major for 3 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor; trombone; banjo.
Folder B contains parts in Bb Major for 4 reeds - Otto, Jonny, Barney, Carney; 2 trumpets - 1, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 3; bass; banjo.
Folder C contains published items. Piano conductor score indicates parts for flute, oboe, clarinet, sax, bassoon, horn, trumpets, violins, strings. Part for horn.
Folder D contains parts in Ab Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - Cat, Cootie, Roy, Ray; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. -- 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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