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Riding on a blue note [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
2 copy scores, 32 cm
6 manuscripts, 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1938
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, worn, brittle.
Piano vocal score in Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. F. Short score in Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. U. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 61.
Summary:
7 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
Riding on a blue note is contained in two folders consisting of 1 published three-page piano vocal score, 1 five-page short score and 7 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Sanders, Tizol, Whaley?).
Folder A contains scores. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Ridin' on a blue note, ridin' on a blue note, since my baby you wrote ...". Short score indicates parts for saxes, trumpets, trombones, piano.
Folder B contains parts for 3 reeds - Johnny, Sears, Carney; 2 trumpets - Rex, Wetz; 1 trombone - Tricky; 1 unidentified bass instrument (trombone?).
Folder B 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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