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Stormy weather [music]

Composer:
Arlen, Harold
Lyricist:
Koehler, Ted
Physical description:
1 manuscript, 35 cm
3 manuscripts, 32 cm
13 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
38 copy scores, 32 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 32 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 31 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
1 copy score, 31 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1933
20th century
Notes:
Parts for "Star dust" are noted on the verso of parts in Folder D, 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, Wayne Shirley and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, torn, tape, brittle.
There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 18, 29.
Summary:
52 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Stormy weather is contained in five folders consisting of 1 published three page piano vocal score, 2 two page short scores, 1 one page short score, 3 lead sheets, 1 published part and 27 parts in Ab Major concert, 1 one page short score and 5 parts in Eb Major concert, 15 parts in C Major concert, 1 one page short score and 1 three page conductor score in G Major concert, and 1 part in D Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, Henderson, Tizol?).
Folder A contains part in D Major for 1 reed - alto 1.
Folder B contains one page short score in Eb Major, one page short score in G Major and three page conductor score in G Major. Short score in Eb Major does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Short score in G Major indicates part for tenor. Score appears incomplete. Conductor score indicates parts for alto, tenor, 2 trumpets, bass.
Folder C contains 2 two page short scores, 1 published three page piano vocal score, 3 lead sheets, 1 published part and 14 parts in Ab Major. 1 short score indicates parts for sax, baritone. 1 short score indicates parts for altos, tenors, baritone, trumpets, trombones. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky ...". Lead sheets for 2 reeds - Rab, clarinet; trombone. Published part for piano. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; guitar.
Folder D contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, Jim, Paul; 4 trumpets - Cat, Cook, Terry, Ray; 2 trombones - Butter, Tizol; bass. -- (ii) Parts in C Major for 1 reed - baritone; 2 trombones - Butter, Tizol. -- (iii) Parts in Eb Major for 1 reed - tenor; trumpet; trombone; bass; piano. -- (iv) Part in C Major for 1 reed - tenor.
Folder E contains 1 one page short score and 13 parts in Ab Major concert. Short score indicates parts for Rab, clarinet, bass. Score subtitled "Ending chorus." Parts for 5 reeds - Rab, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
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