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Steppin' into swing society [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
Nemo, Henry
Arranger:
Levis, Michael
Physical description:
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
14 copy scores, 31 cm
16 copy scores, 32 cm
3 manuscripts, 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1938
20th century
Notes:
A part for an untitled piece is noted on the verso of a part in Folder D. 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, tape, torn, brittle.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. G. Folder B and Folder C, grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 24.
Summary:
33 parts and 1 score
Steppin' into swing society is contained in four folders consisting of 1 published three page piano vocal score and 30 parts in F Major concert, and 3 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, Tizol, Levis?).
Folder A contains piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "Throw away your blue book, adios Fifth Avenue ...".
Folder B contains parts in F Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, bass; bass; piano.
Folder C contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in F Major for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 3, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, trumpet; 1 trombone - 1; bass; drums; piano. -- (ii) Parts in F Major for 1 reed - tenor 4; 2 trombones - 2, 3; guitar.
Folder D contains parts in Eb Major for 3 trombones - Tizol, Tricky; Browne.
Folder C, grouping ii and Folder D from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
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