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Warm valley [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
Russell, Bob
Arranger:
Nelson, Oliver
Physical description:
35 copy scores, 32 cm
9 manuscripts, 32 cm
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
15 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 copy score, 31 cm
8 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
1 copy score, 28 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1943
20th century
Notes:
Parts for "Charleston" and an untitled piece are noted on the verso of the conductor score in Folder C, grouping iv. A one page conductor score for an untitled piece is noted on the verso of a part in Folder D, grouping ii. 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, stained, brittle.
Short scores in Folder F from the Presentation Album, vol. W, p. 41. Piano vocal score in Folder F from the Presentation Album, vol. H. Remaining items from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 59, 110.
Summary:
61 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Warm valley is contained in six folders consisting of 1 twelve page conductor score, 1 eight page conductor score, 1 seven page conductor score, 1 four page conductor score, 1 one page conductor score, 1 two page piano conductor score, 1 one page piano conductor score, 1 four page short score, 1 three page short score and 61 parts in Bb Major concert, and 1 two page piano vocal score in G Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, Tizol, others?).
Folder A contains eight page conductor score. Score does not indicate instrumentation.
Folder B contains parts for 2 violins - A (2), B (2); 2 cellos - A, B.
Folder C contains items in 6 groupings -- (i) Parts for 1 trumpet - Rex; 1 trombone - Brown. Parts appear incomplete. -- (ii) Parts for unidentified instrument (guitar?); unidentified bass instrument (bass?) (2). -- (iii) Parts for 1 reed - Otto; 1 trombone - Tizol (2). -- (iv) Four page conductor score. Score indicates parts for alto, tenor, trumpet, trombone. -- (v) Seven page conductor score. Score indicates part for baritone. -- (vi) One page conductor score. Score indicates parts for soprano, alto, tenor, baritone. Score appears incomplete.
Folder D contains items in 6 groupings -- (i) Part for 1 reed - baritone. -- (ii) One page piano conductor score and part. Score does not indicate instrumentation. Part for trumpet. -- (iii) Parts for 5 reeds - Proc, Smith (2), Jimmy, Paul, Carney (2); 3 trumpets - trumpet (2), Dave, Cat; 1 trombone - Tizol. -- (iv) Parts for 1 trumpet - Cat; 2 trombones - 1, Britt. -- (v) Twelve page conductor score. Score indicates parts for 5 reeds - Toby, Rab, Jim, Sears, Carney; 5 trumpets - Scad, Taft, Ray, Andy, Rex; 3 trombones - Brown, Tricky, Jones. -- (vi) Part for 1 trombone - Brown.
Folder E contains two page piano conductor score and parts. Score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts for 7 reeds - Rab (2), alto 1, Pro, Jimmy (2), Paul (2), tenor 2, Carney (2); 6 trumpets - 1 (2), 2 (2), 3 (2), 4 (2), 5 (2), Ray; 3 trombones - 1, 2 (2), 3 (3); bass.
Folder F contains short scores and piano vocal score. Three page short score indicates parts for altos, clarinet, Carney, trumpets. Four page short score indicates parts for Toby, Rab, clarinet, Ben, baritone, Ray, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Birds on the wing shake the streets of the city ...". -- All items except Folder C, groupings ii & iii, Folder D, grouping iii, Folder E 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:
Archives Center - NMAH

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