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Rhythm pum te dum [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
2 copy scores, 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 28 cm
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Short scores
United States
20th century
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, tape, worn.
4 scores
Rhythm pum te dum is contained in one of seven folders for "Drum is a woman" consisting of 1 eight page conductor score and 2 three page short scores in d minor concert, and 1 three page short score in e minor concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, Sanders?).
Conductor score indicates parts for voices - soprano, 2 altos, tenor, bass. Lyrics begin "Rhythm pum te dum ... came from Africa ...". Short scores in d minor indicate parts for voices - soprano, alto, tenor, bass. Lyrics begin as above. Short score in e minor does not indicate instrumentation. Short score includes lyrics. Lyrics begin as above. -- from the Ruth Ellington Collection.
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Ruth Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 3) 1940-1991
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Archives Center - NMAH

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