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Tulip or turnip [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
George, Don
Physical description:
69 copy scores, 32 cm
1 manuscript, 32 cm
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1946
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, worn, brittle, stained, tape.
Short score in Folder C from the Presentation Album, vol. W, p. 31. Piano vocal score in Folder C from the Presentation Album, vol. G. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 236.
Summary:
68 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Tulip or turnip is contained in four folders consisting of 1 one page short score, 1 five page short score, 1 two page piano vocal score and 36 parts in Ab Major concert, 15 parts in Eb Major concert, 1 six page short score and 14 parts in Bb Major concert, and 1 published two page piano vocal score and 3 parts in F Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in identified hand (Fleagle) and unidentified hands (DE, BS, Whaley?).
Folder A contains one page short score and parts in Ab Major. Short score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Parts for 5 reeds - Proc, Rab, Sears, Jimmy (2), Carney (2); 3 trumpets - Dud, Baker, Scad; 2 trombones - Tyree, Brown. Part for Brown may reflect a different arrangement of the piece.
Folder B contains short score and parts in Bb Major. Short score indicates parts for Rab, Proc, Jim, Paul, baritone, Ray, Willie, Baker, Butter. Parts for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 5 trumpets - Willie, Baker, Terry, Cat, Ray; 3 trombones - Britt, Butter, John; bass.
Folder C contains five page short score in Ab Major and published two page piano vocal score in F Major. Short score indicates parts for Proc, Rab, baritone, Cat, Taft, trumpets, Jones, Wilbur, Brown. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Tulip or turnip, rosebud or rhubarb ...".
Folder D contains items in 5 groupings -- (i) Parts in F Major for 1 reed - baritone; 1 trumpet - 4; bass. -- (ii) Parts in Ab Major for 5 reeds - Pro, Rab, Jimmy, Sears, Carney; 4 trumpets - Cat, Taft, Williams, Scad; 2 trombones - Wilbur, Jones; guitar. -- (iii) Parts in Ab Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 3 trumpets - 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. -- (iv) Parts in Eb Major for 7 reeds - Rab, Proc, alto, Sears, tenor, Jimmy, Carney; 5 trumpets - 1, 2, Williams, Baker, Taft; 2 trombones - trombone, Wilbur (2). -- (v) Piano vocal score in Ab Major. Lyrics begin as above. -- All items except Folder C 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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