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Tonight I shall sleep [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy (musician) 1919-1996
Gordon, Irving
Physical description:
14 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
30 copy scores, 32 cm
2 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
6 manuscripts, 32 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
3 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
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||
1943
20th century
Notes:
Parts for "Sut slu" are noted on the verso of parts in Folder C, grouping ii. A part for "Fill the cup" is noted on the verso of a part in Folder C, grouping iii. A part for an untitled piece is noted on the verso of a part 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, worn, stained, brittle, tape.
Folder E, grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library. Folder F from the Presentation Album, vol. G. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 21, 31, X46.
Summary:
52 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Tonight I shall sleep is contained in six folders consisting of 1 two page piano conductor score, 2 lead sheets and 3 parts in Db Major concert, 5 parts in Ab Major concert, 1 published two page piano vocal score, 1 seven page short score, 1 six page short score and 26 parts in Eb Major concert, 7 parts in F Major concert, and 9 parts in A Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, Tizol, Harper?).
Folder A contains seven page short score in Eb Major. Short score indicates parts for Nat, Rab, alto, Ben, baritone, Baker, Wallace, Tizol, bass.
Folder B contains six page short score in Eb Major. Short score indicates parts for alto, clarinet, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass.
Folder C contains items in 5 groupings -- (i) Parts in Eb Major for 3 reeds - Rab, Sears (2), Carney; 1 trumpet - Baker. -- (ii) Parts in F Major for 3 reeds - Johnny, Jimmy, Carney; 3 trumpets - Taft, Wallace, Baker; 1 trombone - Tizol. -- (iii) Parts in Ab Major for 4 trumpets - Taft, Wallace, Baker, Ray; 1 trombone - Tizol. -- (iv) Two page piano conductor score and parts in Db Major. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Parts for 1 reed - Rab; trombone; unidentified treble instrument (guitar?). -- (v) Part in Eb Major for 1 trumpet - Ray.
Folder D contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in Eb Major for 5 reeds - Hodges, Otto, Ben, Barney, Carney; 3 trumpets - Ray, Rex, Wallace; 1 trombone - Tizol; bass; 1 guitar - Guy. -- (ii) Parts in Eb Major for 4 reeds - Rabbit, Ben, Jimmy, Carney; 4 trumpets - Baker, Taft, Ray, Wallace; 1 trombone - Tizol.
Folder E contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in A Major for 2 reeds - Paul (2), Carney (2); 1 trumpet - Ray; trombone; bass (2). Lead sheets in Db Major (?) for 1 reed - Rab (2). -- (ii) Part in A Major for 1 trumpet - Ray.
Folder F contains published piano vocal score in Eb Major. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "I lost that uncertain feeling that filled me with so many qualms ...". -- All items except Folder E, grouping i and Folder F 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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