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Snibor [music]

Composer:
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
48 copy scores, 32 cm
7 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 31 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
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, stained, tape.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Folder C, grouping i and grouping iii (photocopies only) from the Mercer Ellington Library. Statement of responsibility based on the research of Walter van de Leur. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 56.
Summary:
61 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Snibor is contained in four folders consisting of 1 three page short score, 2 two page short scores and 59 parts in Db Major concert, and 2 parts in Ab Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in identified hand (Benjamin) and unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, Sanders?).
Folder A contains parts in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts in Db Major for 2 reeds - alto, baritone; trumpet (2); trombone; bass. 1 part for trumpet appears incomplete. -- (ii) Parts in Db Major for 4 reeds - Rab, Roco, Sears, Jimmy; 3 trumpets - Killian, Baker, Scad; 2 trombones - Brown, Tyree. Parts subtitled "II". -- (iii) Parts in Db Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone (2); 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 4, 5; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; guitar. -- (iv) Part in Ab Major for bass.
Folder B contains short scores. Three page short score indicates parts for Rab, baritone, Ray, trombone. 1 two page short score indicates parts for Proc, Paul, baritone. 1 two page short score indicates parts for alto, baritone, trumpet, trombone. Score appears incomplete.
Folder C contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in Db Major for 5 reeds - Johnny, Procope, Paul, Jimmy, Harry; 1 trombone - John. -- (ii) Parts in Db Major for 5 reeds - Johnny, Procope, Paul, Jimmy, Harry; 3 trumpets - Terry, Cat, Cook; 3 trombones - Britt, John, Butter. -- (iii) Parts in Db Major for 1 reed tenor; 2 trumpets - trumpet, Cat; 2 trombones - Buster (2), Britt. Part in Ab Major for bass.
Folder D contains parts in Db Major for 3 reeds - alto, tenor, baritone; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; bass; piano. -- All items except Folder C, grouping i and grouping iii (photocopies only) 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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