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Rockin' in rhythm [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Carney, Harry
Physical description:
4 manuscripts, 32 cm
3 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
20 copy scores, 32 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
9 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
1 copy score, 10 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Other title:
R & R
R.R
Rock
Rock & rhythm
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, worn, tape.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Copyright restrictions. Consult Archives Center staff. Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Eillis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235, Facsimile (212) 757-0469; E-Mail: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Folder A, groupings ii & iv from the Mercer Ellington Library. Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 103, 176.
Summary:
39 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Rockin' in rhythm is contained in five folders consisting of 1 sixteen page conductor score, 2 four page short scores, 1 one page short score and 37 parts in C Major concert, and 2 parts in F Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, Tizol, Mullens, others?).
Folder A contains parts in 5 groupings -- (i) Parts for 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 1 trombone - 1. -- (ii) Parts for 2 reeds - tenor, tenor 4; 3 trumpets - trumpet, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, trombone; bass; unidentified Bb transposing instrument. -- (iii) Part for trumpet. -- (iv) Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3. -- (v) Parts in C Major for 1 trumpet - 1; 3 trombones - 1, 2, trombone. Parts in F Major for 1 trumpet - 1; 1 trombone - 1.
Folder B contains conductor score. Conductor score indicates parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass.
Folder C contains one page short score. Short score indicates parts for brass. Score appears incomplete.
Folder D contains 1 four page short score. Short score indicates parts for 2 altos, 2 tenors, clarinet, baritone, trumpets, trombones, piano. Score appears incomplete.
Folder E contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts for horn; 2 trumpets - 4 (2), 5. -- (ii) Parts for 2 trombones - Tizol, Tricky. -- (iii) Four page short score. Short score indicates parts for Rab, alto, clarinet, Carney, Baker, Taft, trumpets, Brown, Tizol, trombones, piano. -- All items except Folder A, groupings ii & iv from the Duke Ellington Library.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_169967

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