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Brown penny [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
27 copy scores, 32 cm
1 manuscript, 32 cm
10 copy scores, 31 cm
1 copy score, 26 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
United States
20th century
Additional materials for this piece are contained in "Beggar's holiday scores," Folder A, grouping ii, Folder C, grouping i, and Folder D, grouping ii. 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, torn, stained, tape.
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 178.
37 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Brown penny is contained in two of forty seven folders for "Beggar's holiday" consisting of 1 two page piano vocal score, 1 three page piano vocal score, 1 two page short score and 11 parts in F Major concert, 8 parts in Bb Major concert, 10 parts in Ab Major concert, and 8 parts in Db Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley?).
Folder A contains two page piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "First I whispered I am too young ...".
Folder B contains remaining scores and parts in 5 groupings -- (i) Scores. Piano vocal score lyrics begin as above. Short score indicates part for clarinet. Short score appears incomplete. -- (ii) Parts in F Major for 4 reeds - Rab, Proc, Sears, Carney; 1 trumpet - Scad; 3 trombones - Jones, Brown, Wilbur; bass; guitar (2). -- (iii) Parts in Bb Major for 3 reeds - Rab, Sears, Carney; 3 trumpets - Ray, Williams, trumpet; 2 trombones - Wilbur, Brown. -- (iv) Parts in Ab Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Procope, Sears, Jimmy, Carney; 2 trumpets - Baker, Scad; 2 trombones - Brown, Glenn; bass. -- (v) Parts in Db Major for 4 reeds - Rab, alto 3, Jimmy, baritone; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. -- 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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