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The Wonder of you [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Hodges, Johnny
Lyricist:
George, Don
Arranger:
Jones, Jimmy 1918-
Physical description:
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
34 copy scores, 32 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 29 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1945
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, tape.
Folder C from the Presentation Album, vol. H. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 148, 390.
Summary:
34 parts and an indefinite number of scores
The wonder of you is contained in four folders consisting of 1 four page short score and 7 parts in Db Major concert, 1 six page short score and 7 parts in Ab Major concert, 1 part in Eb Major concert, 5 parts in F Major concert, and 1 published two page piano vocal score, 1 lead sheet and 13 parts in G Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in identified hands (DE, BS) and unidentified hands (Whaley, Hamilton?).
Folder A contains short scores and lead sheet. Short score in Ab Major indicates parts for Rabbit, Otto, Sears, Jimmy, baritone, Cat, Rex. Short score in Db Major indicates parts for alto, tenor, saxes, trumpets, Tricky, Jones. Short scores are unrelated. Lead sheet for voice. Lyrics begin "I've steered an ocean liner ...".
Folder B contains parts in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts in Db Major for 1 reed - Jimmy; 4 trumpets - Ray, Taft, Cat, Scad; 2 trombones - Jones, Brown. Parts in Db Major correspond to short score in Db Major in Folder A. Part in Eb Major for 1 trombone - Brown. -- (ii) Parts in Ab Major for 1 reed - Carney; 3 trumpets - Taft, Cat, Scad; 3 trombones - Tricky, Brown, Jones. Parts correspond to short score in Ab Major in Folder A. -- (iii) Parts in F Major for 1 trumpet - 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2. -- (iv) Parts in F Major for 2 reeds - alto 3, tenor 4.
Folder C contains published piano vocal score. Lyrics begin as above.
Folder D contains parts in G Major for 5 reeds - Rabbit, alto 1, alto 2, tenor, baritone; 3 trumpets - Ernie, 2, 3; trombone; bass; drums; guitar; piano. -- 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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