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You got to git the gittin' [music]

Physical description:
3 manuscripts, 36 cm
2 manuscripts, 32 cm
12 copy scores, 32 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Parts for "Finale" are noted on the verso of a conductor score 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, torn, worn, brittle.
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 4.
Summary:
9 parts and an indefinite number of scores
You got to git the gittin' is contained in three folders consisting of 1 seventeen page conductor score in F Major concert, and 2 seven page conductor scores, 1 three page conductor score, 2 two page conductor scores, 2 two page piano conductor scores and 9 parts in C Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, other?).
Folder A contains conductor score in F Major and three page conductor score in C Major. Score in F Major does not indcate instrumentation. Score in C Major indicates parts for 4 saxes, 3 trumpets, 1 trombone, bass. Score appears incomplete.
Folder B contains 1 two page conductor score, piano conductor scores, and parts in C Major. Conductor score indicates parts for trumpet, trombone, voice. Piano conductor scores do not indicate instrumentation. Parts for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor, baritone; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; trombone; bass; drums.
Folder C contains remaining scores. 1 seven page conductor score indicates parts for 4 reeds, 3 trumpets, trombone. Two page conductor score indicates parts for 1 string, 4 saxes, 3 trumpets, 1 trombone, guitar, piano. Score appears incomplete. 1 seven page conductor score indicates parts for 1 string, 4 saxes, 3 trumpets, 1 trombone, bass, guitar, piano. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
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