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Minnehaha [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Uniform title:
Beautiful indians, The
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
1 copy score, 32 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor 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, tape. Folder A -- 2p. Folder A -- 6p.
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:;;
Grouping ii from the Presentation Album, vol. A, p. 21. -- Copyright by Tempo Music, Inc. -- According to Mark Tucker's "The Duke Ellington Reader," this piece is part of an Ellington "tone-parallel" ("Beautiful Indians").
Addl. KW Subjects:
Suites (Jazz ensemble)
1 part and 1 score
Minnehaha is contained in one of six folders for "The beautiful indians" consisting of 1 six page piano conductor score in C Major concert, and 1 part in Bb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in identified hand (Benjamin) and unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Items in 2 groupings -- (i) Piano conductor score. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. -- (ii) Part for piano. -- Grouping i from the Duke Ellington Library.
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
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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