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Zanzibar [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Grainger, Porter
Physical description:
15 copy scores, 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 32 cm
1 manuscript, 32 cm
1 copy score, 28 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
A part for an untitled piece is noted on the verso of a part in Folder B, grouping i. 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, brittle, torn.
Piano conductor score in Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. H. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 168, 279.
Summary:
17 parts and 1 score
Zanzibar is contained in three folders consisting of 1 one page piano conductor score and 9 parts in C Major concert, 3 parts in Eb Major concert, 1 part in Ab Major concert, 3 parts in Bb Major concert, and 1 lyric sheet -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, Tizol, other?).
Folder A contains piano conductor score and lyric sheet. Score does not indicate instrumentation. Lyric sheet begins "Zanzibar -- land of dancing and feasting and joy ...".
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in Eb Major for piano (2). Parts may reflect different arrangements of the piece. -- (ii) Part in Ab Major for voice. Lyrics are noted on the verso and begin "One might we strolled ...". Parts in Bb Major for 1 trumpet - 1; 1 trombone - 2; drums. Parts are subtitled "Opening" and appear to reflect a different arrangement of the piece.
Folder C contains parts in C Major for 4 reeds - Toby, Jimmie, Sears, Carney; 3 trumpets - Scad, Cat, Taft; 1 trombone - Jones; bass. -- (ii) Part in Eb Major for 1 trumpet - 1. -- All items except piano conductor score in 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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