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Wisteria [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy (musician) 1919-1996
Jones, Jimmy 1918-
Physical description:
34 copy scores, 32 cm
3 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 manuscript, 32 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Copy scores
Lead sheet
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal 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, worn, stained.
Summary:
35 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Wisteria is contained in two folders consisting of 1 lead sheet and 13 parts in Eb Major concert, 4 parts in Db Major concert, 3 three page piano vocal scores in F Major concert, 5 parts in Bb Major concert, and 12 parts in C Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, Parker, others?).
Folder A contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Lead sheet for voice. Lyrics begin "Wisteria mysterious clinging vine ...". -- (ii) Parts in Db Major for 1 reed - Rab; bass; guitar; piano. -- (iii) Piano vocal scores (3). Lyrics begin as above. -- (iv) Parts in Bb Major for 2 reeds - alto, Paul; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3. Part for alto is noted on the verso of the part for trombone 3.
Folder B contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for 4 reeds - alto 1, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; guitar. -- (ii) Parts in Eb Major for 5 reeds - alto flute 1, alto flute 2, Rabbit, clarinet, bass clarinet; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, Money; trombone; bass; vibes; guitar; piano. -- All items except Folder B, grouping ii 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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