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Saint Louis blues [music]

Composer:
Handy, W.C. (William Christopher)
Physical description:
1 manuscript, 36 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 33 cm
35 copy scores, 32 cm
4 manuscripts, 32 cm
9 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 31 cm
1 copy score, 31 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1942
20th century
Notes:
Lead sheets for an untitled work and "Jingle of the jungle" are noted on the verso of the part in Folder A. A part for "Dido" is noted on the verso of a 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, brittle, torn, tape, stained.
Folder E, grouping ii from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 222.
Summary:
51 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Saint Louis blues is contained in five folders consisting of 1 two page piano conductor score and 2 parts in Eb Major concert, 1 two page short score, 1 four page short score, 1 lead sheet and 5 parts in Bb Major concert, 41 parts in C Major concert, 1 published four page piano vocal score, 1 six page short score, 1 twenty three page conductor score and 2 parts in G Major concert, and 1 five page short score and 1 six page short score in D Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in identified hands (BS, James) and unidentified hands (Whaley, Sanders, Henderson, Tunney?).
Folder A contains part in Eb Major for piano.
Folder B contains two page short score and lead sheet in Bb Major. Short score indicates pages for Rab, Proc, baritone, 2 trombones. Score appears incomplete. Lead sheet for unidentified treble instrument.
Folder C contains parts in 5 groupings -- (i) Parts in G Major for 2 trombones - 1, 3. -- (ii) Parts in Bb Major for 3 reeds - alto, clarinet, baritone; 2 trombones - 1, 2. -- (iii) Part in C Major for 1 trombone - Tizol. -- (iv) Parts in C Major for 5 reeds - Pro, Rab, Sears, Jimmy, Carney; 2 trumpets - Cat, trumpet. -- (v) Parts in C Major for 3 trumpets - Taft, Williams, Scad; 2 trombones - Brown, Butter; unidentified instrument. Part for unidentified instrument appears incomplete.
Folder D contains remaining scores. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "I hate to see de ev'nin' sun go down ...". Two page piano conductor score in Eb Major does not indicate instrumentation. Four page short score in Bb Major indicates parts for 2 altos, baritone, 3 trombones. Six page short score in G Major indicates parts for voices - solo, soprano, 2 altos, tenor, baritone, bass. Lyrics begin as above. Five page short score in D Major does not indicate instrumentation. Twenty three page conductor score in G Major indicates parts for 3 reeds, voice, 2 trumpets, trombone, bass, piano. Six page short score in D Major indicates parts for lead, choir, orchestra.
Folder E contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for 1 reed - alto 2; 1 trumpet - 2; 1 trombone - 2. -- (ii) Parts in C Major for 5 reeds - alto 1 (2), alto 2, tenor 1 (2), tenor 2 (2), baritone (2); 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3 (2), 4 (2); 4 trombones - 1 (2), 2, 3 (2), 4 (2); bass (2). Part in Eb Major for 1 reed - Hamilton. -- All items except Folder E, grouping ii 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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