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Rose of the Rio Grande [music]

Composer:
Warren, Harry 1893-1981
Gorman, Ross
Lyricist:
Leslie, Edgar
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
27 copy scores, 32 cm
8 manuscripts, 32 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 27 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Parts for an untitled piece are noted on the verso of parts in Folder B, grouping iv. A part for "Black and tan fantasy" is noted on the verso of the part in Folder C, grouping i. 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, stained, tape.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 53.
Summary:
36 parts and 1 score
Rose of the Rio Grande is contained in three folders consisting of 1 one page short score and 25 parts in Eb Major concert, and 11 parts in C Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in identified hands (Benjamin, Whaley) and unidentified hands (DE, Tizol?).
Folder A contains short score. Short score indicates parts for Jeep, Otto, Barney, trumpets, Tricky, Tizol, Brown, bass. Short score subtitled "Intro."
Folder B contains parts in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts in Eb Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Procope, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 4 trumpets - Cat, Baker, Nelson, Nance; 2 trombones - Claude, Butter. -- (ii) Parts in C Major for 2 reeds - Jimmy, Carney; 1 trumpet - Ray. -- (iii) Parts in Eb Major for 1 reed - Carney; 1 trumpet - Ray. -- (iv) Parts in Eb Major for 4 reeds - Proc, Paul, Jimmy, Carney; 5 trumpets - Williams, Cat, Ray, Baker, Fats; 2 trombones - Butter, Jones.
Folder C contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Part in C Major for 1 reed - clarinet. -- (ii) Parts in C Major for 1 reed - Johnny; 3 trumpets - Wetz, Rex, Freddy; 3 trombones - Browne, Tricky, Tizol. -- (iv) Part in Eb Major for 1 trumpet - Wallace. -- 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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