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Transblucency [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Brown, Lawrence
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 33 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
42 copy scores, 32 cm
4 manuscripts, 32 cm
3 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
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, torn, tape, worn, stained.
Folder C from the Presentation Album, vol. W, p. 27. Folder F from the Presentation Album, vol. G. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 3X, 23, 157.
Summary:
42 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Transblucency is contained in six folders consisting of 5 parts in Ab Major concert, and 6 four page short scores, 1 three page short score, 1 two page short score, 1 one page short score, 1 one page piano conductor score, 2 lead sheets and 35 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley?).
Folder A contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in Ab Major for 5 reeds - Proc, Rab, Paul, Jimmy, Carney. -- (ii) Part in Bb Major for bass.
Folder B contains assorted scores and parts in Bb Major. 2 four page short scores indicate parts for voices - soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass. Scores do not include lyrics. 4 four page short scores indicates parts for voices - solo, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass. Scores do not include lyrics. Parts for voices - soprano 2, soprano 3, Helen, Inez, tenor, baritone, bass. One page piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Three page short score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete.
Folder C contains two page short score in Bb Major. Short score indicates parts for voice - Kay, sax, clarinet, baritone, Brown, Wilbur, piano.
Folder D contains one page short score in Bb Major. Short score indicates parts for clarinet, bass clarinet, 3 trumpets, Claude, Tricky.
Folder E contains items in Bb Major in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts for 2 reeds - Jimmy, Carney; 4 trumpets - Rex, Ray, Cat, Scad; 1 trombone - Tricky. -- (ii) Parts for 4 reeds - Toby, Jimmy, Sears, Carney; trumpet; 4 trombones - Brown, Tricky, Wilbur (2), Jones; voice - Kay. Part for voice is noted on the verso of the part for Jimmy. -- (iii) Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 4, baritone; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass. -- (iv) Lead sheet and part. Lead sheet for unidentified Eb transposing instrument (alto?). Part for 1 trombone - Jones.
Folder F contains lead sheet for unidentified treble instrument. -- All items except Folder C and Folder E 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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