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Royal garden blues [music]

Williams, Clarence
Williams, Spencer 1889-1965
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
3 manuscripts, 32 cm
9 copy scores, 32 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
Copy scores
Lead sheet
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
United States
20th century
Other title:
Royal garden
An untitled piano vocal score is noted on the verso of the conductor score in Folder A. A part for "Frankie and Johnny" is noted on the bottom of the part in Folder B, grouping i. Parts for "Swamp fire" are noted on the verso of the parts in Folder B, grouping ii. 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.
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There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 199.
Fair, torn, tape, brittle.
12 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Royal garden blues is contained in two folders consisting of 1 eight page short score, 1 published four page piano vocal score, 2 lead sheets and 10 parts in F Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley?).
Folder A contains short score. Short score indicates parts for Rab, clarinet, Sears, Taft, Shorty, Baker.
Folder B contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Part for piano. -- (ii) Parts for 4 reeds - Rab, Sears, Jimmy, Carney; 2 trumpets - Williams, Cat; 2 trombones - Wilbur, Jones; bass. -- (iii) Piano vocal score and lead sheets. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "No use of talkin' no use of talkin' ...". Lead sheets for 1 reed - alto; trumpet. -- 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
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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