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Sherman shuffle [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
3 copy scores, 32 cm
7 manuscripts, 32 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
United States
20th century
Parts for "S.H." and "Slip of the lip" are noted on the verso of parts in Folder B, 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, brittle, tape.
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Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol F. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 95.
10 parts
Sherman shuffle is contained in two folders consisting of 1 part in Eb Major concert, and 9 parts in C Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Sanders, Tizol, Whaley?).
Folder A contains part in Eb Major for piano.
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 4 reeds - Otto, Johnny, Chauncey, Carney; 2 trumpets - Wallace, Nance; 1 trombone - Tizol. Parts for Otto, Chauncey, Carney, Wallace, Nance appear incomplete. -- (ii) Parts for 1 reed - Carney; 1 trumpet - Ray.
Folder B 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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