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Hiawatha [music]

Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
11 copy scores, 32 cm
1 manuscript, 32 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
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, and Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, worn. Folder A -- 12p., folder B -- 12p. Folder B -- 9p.
According to Mark Tucker's "The Duke Ellington Reader," this piece is part of an Ellington "tone-parallel" ("Beautiful Indians") There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 209, 249.
11 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Hiawatha is contained in two of six folders for "The beautiful indians" consisting of 1 ten page short score, 1 four page short score and 2 parts in f minor concert, 5 parts in eb minor concert, and 4 parts in c minor concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley?).
Folder A contains short scores. Four page short score indicates parts for Rab, Sears, clarinet, baritone, Ray, Francis, trumpets, rhythm. Ten page short score indicates parts for saxes, brass. Short score appears incomplete.
Folder B contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in eb minor for 3 reeds - Rab, Jimmy, Carney; 2 trombones - Wilbur, Claude. -- (ii) Parts in c minor for 1 reed - Sears; 3 trumpets - Williams, Taft, Scad. -- (iii) Parts in f minor for 1 trumpet - Francis; 1 trombone - Tyree. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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