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Such sweet thunder [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
15 copy scores, 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
1957
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, torn.
Copyright by Tempo Music, Inc.
Summary:
14 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
Such sweet thunder is contained in one of four folders for "Such sweet thunder" consisting of 2 two-page short scores, 1 four-page short score, and 14 parts in G Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Sanders, Whaley, other?).
Items in 4 groupings -- (i) 1 two-page short score. Short score indicates parts for saxes, tenor, baritone. Score appears incomplete. -- (ii) Remaining short scores. Four-page short score does not indicate instrumentation. Two-page short score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. -- (iii) Part for piano. -- (iv) Parts for 5 reeds - alto, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. -- from the Ruth Ellington Collection.
Publications:
One page, marked "April 15 1957 / Income Tax Day," reproduced in: Virginia Mason Vaughan and Alden T. Vaughan, Shakespeare in American Life, Washington, D.C.: Folger Shakespeare Library, 2007, p. 84
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Ruth Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 3) 1940-1991
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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