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Sweet Duke [music]

Physical description:
14 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
22 copy scores, 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
A short score for an untitled piece is noted on the verso of the part in Folder A. 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.
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 66.
Summary:
33 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Sweet Duke is contained in three folders consisting of 1 eight page short score and 33 parts in Db Major concert, 1 two page short score in Bb Major concert, and 1 one page piano vocal score in C Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Whaley?).
Folder A contains scores and part. Eight page short score in Db Major indicates parts for Pro, Otto, Rab, Sears, Barney, Jim, Carney, Tizol, bass. Part in Db Major for unidentified treble instrument. Two page short score in Bb Major indicates parts for saxes, baritone, brass. Score may be unrelated to other materials in folder. One page piano vocal score in C Major lyrics begin "Throw away your vacuum, throw away your broom ...". Score appears incomplete and may be unrelated to other materials in folder.
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 4 reeds - Rab, Jimmy, Sears, Carney; 4 trumpets - Baker, Scad, Cooty, Williams (2); 2 trombones - Jones (2), Brown. -- (ii) Parts for 4 reeds - Rab, Barney, Ben, Carney; 2 trumpets - Wallace, Rex; 3 trombones - Brown, Tricky, Tizol; 1 guitar - Guy.
Folder C contains parts for 4 reeds - Rab, Jimmy, Sears, Carney; 3 trumpets - Baker, Scad, Killian; 1 trombone - Brown; guitar; unidentified treble instrument (guitar?). -- 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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