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Things ain't what they used to be [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy (musician) 1919-1996
Lyricist:
Persons, Ted
Physical description:
53 copy scores, 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
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, tape, brittle.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Copyright restrictions. Consult Archives Center staff. Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Eillis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235, Facsimile (212) 757-0469; E-Mail: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
Summary:
51 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Things ain't what they used to be is contained in two folders consisting of 2 four page piano vocal scores and 36 parts in Eb Major concert, and 15 parts in Ab Major concert -- in ink -- in identified hand (Gluckman) and unidentified hand.
Folder A contains parts in Eb Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 2 trumpets - 1, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; 3 violins - 1 (3), 2 (2), 3 (2); drums; guitar; piano.
Folder B contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in Ab Major for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; violin; bass; drums; guitar; piano. -- (ii) Piano vocal scores and parts in Eb Major. Piano vocal scores lyrics begin "Got so weary of bein' nothin' ...". Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2 (2), 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass (2); drums; guitar. -- from the Ruth Ellington Collection.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Ruth Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 3) 1940-1991
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_171861

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