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Solitude [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
DeLange, Eddie
Arranger:
Nelson, Oliver
Physical description:
91 copy scores, 32 cm
12 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
16 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
29 manuscripts, 32 cm
5 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
2 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
1 part (photocopy), 31 cm
3 manuscripts, 31 cm
11 copy scores, 31 cm
8 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
2 copy scores, 27 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||
1934
20th century
Notes:
A short score for "Bloos" is contained in Folder G. Parts for "I'll be seeing you" are noted on the verso of parts in Folder I, grouping ii. A part for "T. mountain" is noted on the verso of a part in Folder J, grouping iii. Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, Wayne Shirley, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, worn, torn, tape, stained.
Published piano vocal score in Folder F from the Presentation Album, vol. F. Holograph scores in Folder F from the Presentation Album, vol. U, p. 35. Remaining items from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 94, 129.
Summary:
162 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Solitude is contained in twelve folders consisting of 1 two page piano conductor score and 11 parts in G Major concert, 1 published two page piano vocal score in C Major concert, 1 three page short score, 1 two page short score and 1 part in F Major concert, 2 parts in Bb Major concert, 1 published two page piano vocal score, 1 two page short score, 2 two page piano conductor scores and 17 parts in Eb Major concert, 26 parts in Ab Major concert and 4 one page short scores, 3 two page short scores, 1 three page short score 1 four page short score, 1 four page conductor score, 1 lead sheet and 104 parts in Db Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in identified hands (DE, BS, Salaam, Jones) and unidentified hands (ME, Whaley, Benjamin, Tizol, Henderson, others?).
Folder A contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Published piano vocal score in C Major. Lyrics begin "In my solitude you haunt me ...". -- (ii) Parts in Db Major for 3 reeds - Jimmie, tenor 2, Carney; 5 trumpets - Wallace, Nance, Rex, Taft (2), Baker (2); 3 trombones - Brown, Tricky, Tizol. - (iii) Parts in Db Major for 2 reeds - clarinet, Carney; 6 trumpets - Cooty, Wetz, Posey, 1, 2, 3. -- (iv) Parts in Db Major for 2 reeds - Otto, Johnny; 3 trombones - Browne, Tricky (2), Tizol (2).
Folder B contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in Db Major for 1 reed - Harry; 2 trombones - John, Butter (2). -- (ii) Parts in Ab Major for 4 reeds - Proc (2), Ash (2), Paul (2), Harry (2); 4 trumpets - Cat (2), Mercer (2), Cooty (3), Herb; 3 trombones - Brown (2), Chuck (2), Buster. -- (iii) Parts in Ab Major for 1 trumpet - Cat; 1 trombone - Brown.
Folder C contains parts in 4 groupings -- (i) Part in G Major forpiano. -- (ii) Parts in Db Major for bass; drums; piano. -- (iii) Parts in G Major for 4 reeds - Rab, Proco, tenor, Harry; 3 trumpets - 2, 3, 4; 2 trombones- Butter, Lawrence. -- (iv) Parts in Db Major for 4 reeds - Johnny, Proco, Paul Harry.
Folder D contains parts in 7 groupings -- (i) Parts in Db Major for 3 trumpets - Cooty (2), Posey, 3. -- (ii) Parts in Db Major for 3 trumpets 1, 2, 4. -- (iii) Part in Db Major (?) for unidentified instrument. Part appears incomplete. -- (iv) Parts in Db Major for 1 reed - bass clarinet; 1 trombone - Butter. -- (v) Parts in Db Major for 2 trumpets - Herb, trumpet. -- (vi) Parts in Db Major for 1 reed - tenor 4; 2 trumpets - 1, 4; 1 trombone - Butter. -- (vii) Parts in Ab Major for unidentified bass instrument (trombone?) drums; piano. Parts may reflect different arrangements of the piece.
Folder E contains parts in Db Major for 2 violins - A (2), B (2);2 cellos - 1, 2.
Folder F contains 1 published two page piano vocal score in Eb Major, and 3 one page short scores and 1 two page short score in Db Major. Piano vocal score lyrics begin as above. 1 one page short score indicates parts for Nat, baritone, Wallace, Tizol, piano. 1 one page short score indicates parts for baritone, Whetsel, Tizol. 1 one page short score indicatesparts for altos, trumpets, trombones. Two page short score indicates parts forOtto, tenor, baritone, Tricky, Tizol.
Folder G contains 2 two page short scores, 1 one page short score 1 three page short score and 4 parts in Db Major, and 1 three page short scorein F Major. 1 two page short score indicates parts for 3 clarinets, baritone, trumpets, Tizol, Tricky, Brown, bass. Three page short score in Db Major indicates parts for alto, Jim, Sears, Cat, Ray, bass. 1 two page short score indicates parts for Rab, Toby, Jim, tenor, Carney. Short score appears incomplete. One page short score indicates parts for brass. Parts for 4 trumpets - Taft, Rex, Scad, Cat. Three page short score in F Major indicates parts for Rab, tenor, baritone, Whetsel, Cooty, Tricky, tuba.
Folder H contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Four page short score in Db Major concert. Short score indicates parts for trumpets. -- (ii) Parts in Db Major for 4 reeds - Procope, Johnny, Paul, Nat; 3 trumpets - Cook, Ray, Cat; bass. -- (iii) Parts in Db Major for 1 reed - Harry; 1 trumpet - Terry (2); 3 trombones - John, Britt (2), Butter. Photocopy part for Britt appears incomplete.
Folder I contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Part in Bb Major for piano. Part appears incomplete. -- (ii) Parts in Db Major for 3 trumpets -1, Ray, Taft.
Folder J contains items in 6 groupings -- (i) Two page short score in Eb Major. Short score indicates parts for tenor, trumpet. -- (ii) Parts in Db Major for 4 reeds - Jimmy, Sears, tenor, Carney; 1 trumpet - 1. -- (iii) Part in G Major, part in F Major, lead sheet and parts in Db Major, 1 twopage piano conductor score in Eb Major, and part in Bb Major. Part in G Major for unidentified treble instrument. Part in F Major for 1 reed - bass clarinet. Lead sheet for unidentified treble instrument. Parts in Db Major for 1 trumpet - Ray; 1 violin - Ray; bass; guitar; piano. Two page piano conductor score in Eb Major does not indicate instrumentation. Part in Bb Major for 1 reed - Ham. -- (iv) Parts in Db Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Toby, Sears, Jimmy, Carney; 3 trumpets - Rex, Andy, Scad; 3 trombones - Jones, Tricky Brown. -- (v) Four page conductor score in Db Major. Conductor score does notindicate instrumentation. Score includes lyrics. Lyrics begin as above. -- (vi) Two page piano conductor score in G Major. Piano conductor score does notindicate instrumentation.
Folder K contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Two page piano conductor score and parts in Eb Major. Piano conductor score does not indicateinstrumentation. Parts for 1 reed - tenor; trumpet; drums; piano. -- (ii) Parts in Eb Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums.
Folder L contains 1 two page short score in F Major. Short scoredoes not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. -- All items except Folder B, groupings i & ii, Folder D, groupings iii - v & vii, and Folder F from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
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