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Ring around the moon [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
Russell, Bob
Physical description:
2 copy scores, 35 cm
13 copy scores, 32 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Parts for "One more once," "Take the A train," "Midriff," "Things ain't what they used to be, "New tootie for Cootie," and "Black and tan" are noted on the verso of the eleven page conductor score in Folder B. A conductor score for an untitled piece is also noted on the verso of the eleven page conductor score 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, tape.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. F.
Summary:
12 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
Ring around the moon is contained in two folders consisting of 1 three-page piano vocal score in Eb Major concert, and 1 eleven-page conductor score, 1 one-page conductor score and 12 parts in F Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hands (Sanders, Whaley?).
Folder A contains piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "Ring around the moon, sentimental skies ...".
Folder B contains conductor scores and parts. Eleven page conductor score indicates parts for saxes, baritone, trumpets, trombones. One page conductor score indicates parts for saxes, 4 trumpets, trombone, bass. One-page score appears incomplete. Parts for 5 reeds - Rabbit, Mall, Ben, Chauncey, Carney; 4 trumpets - Baker, Ray, Wallace, Rex; 1 trombone - Brown; bass; guitar.
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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