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Riffin' drill [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
24 copy scores, 32 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
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, tape, torn, brittle.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. F. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 161.
24 parts.
Riffin' drill is contained in two folders consisting of 16 parts in Eb Major concert, and 8 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, Henderson, other?).
Folder A contains part in Eb Major for piano.
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in Bb Major for 3 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; trombone; bass; piano. Parts subtitled "Finale." -- (ii) Parts in Eb Major for 4 reeds - Rab, Jimmy, Sears, Carney; 4 trumpets - Cat, Scad, Taft, Rex; 4 trombones - Brown, Jones (2), Tricky, trombone; bass; guitar.
Folder B from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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