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What more can I say [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
48 copy scores, 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
A short score for "Ultra delux" is also contained in Folder C. 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.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. X.
Summary:
47 parts and an indefinite number of scores
What more can I say is contained in four folders consisting of 1 four page short score and 24 parts in C Major concert, and 1 two page short score, 1 three page short score and 23 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Whaley, Sanders, Henderson?).
Folder A contains short score in C Major. Short score indicates parts for saxes, baritone, trumpets, voice. Lyrics begin "What more can I say, what more can I do ...".
Folder B contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for 5 reeds - Rick, Procope, Hamilton, Paul, Carney; 3 trumpets - Cook, Clark, Cat; 3 trombones - Jackson, Tizol, Britt; bass. Part for bass appears incomplete. -- (ii) Parts in Bb Major for 5 reeds - Procope, alto 3, Hamilton, Paul, Carney; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, Jackson; bass. -- (iii) Parts in Bb Major for 4 reeds - Procope, Hamilton, Paul, Carney; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass.
Folder C contains parts in C Major for 5 reeds - Pro, Rick, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 4 trumpets - Clark, Willie, William, Raymond; 3 trombones - Tizol, Jackson, Britt.
Folder D contains short scores in Bb Major. Two page short score indicates parts for Pro, Rick, Ham, Paul, Carney, trumpets. Three page short score indicates parts for clarinet, Ray, Butter. Scores appear incomplete. -- All items except Folder A 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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