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Song from a cottonfield [music]

Arranger:
Sisson, Kenn
Physical description:
1 manuscript, 32 cm
27 copy scores, 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
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, Wayne Shirley and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, worn, brittle.
There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 3, 4.
Summary:
27 parts and 1 score
Song from a cottonfield is contained in two folders consisting of 1 thirty eight page short score and 27 parts in f minor concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Still, other?).
Folder A contains short score. Short score indicates parts for 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, trumpets, 3 violins, viola, cello, bass, drums, 2 pianos - Robison, 2; voice. Lyrics begin "Chillun! Stop you grumblin' ...".
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 2 reeds - clarinet 1, clarinet 2; 3 trumpets - A, B, C; 3 violins - A, B, C; viola; cello; bass; drums; 1 piano - 2. -- (ii) Parts for 3 reeds - clarinet 1, clarinet 2, bass clarinet; 3 trumpets - A, B, C; 3 violins - A, B, C; viola; cello; bass; drums; banjo. Parts subtitled "Vaudeville."
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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