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[Beggar's holiday scores] [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
Latouche, John
Physical description:
12 parts (photocopies), 34 cm
16 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
21 copy scores, 32 cm
2 manuscripts, 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
26 separate titles from "Beggar's holiday" and a number of untitled items comprise the materials described above. 20 of the titles are unique to this entry. Refer to the finding aid for further detail. 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, stained, tape. Folder A -- 14p., folder B -- 12p., folder C -- 15p., folder D -- 35p., folder E -- 24p. Folder A -- 10p., folder C -- 1p., folder D -- 4p. Folder A -- 2p., folder D -- 9p., folder E -- 28p.
Summary:
2 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Beggar's holiday scores is contained in five of forty seven folders for "Beggar's holiday" consisting of 1 three page short score, 2 seven page piano vocal scores, 2 three page piano vocal scores and 1 five page piano vocal score in C Major concert, 1 one page piano conductor scores, 3 two page piano vocal scores, 1 one page piano vocal score, 1 one page short score, 1 twopage piano conductor score, 4 three page piano vocal scores and 1 six page piano vocal score in F Major, 2 one page piano vocal scores, 2 three page pianovocal scores, 1 one page piano conductor score, 1 eight page short score, 1 twopage short score, 1 twelve page short score, 1 five page piano vocal score and 1 six page piano vocal score in Bb Major concert, 1 two page piano vocal score,1 one page short score 1 two page short score, 1 three page piano vocal score and 1 part in Eb Major concert, 2 two page piano vocal scores in Ab Major concert, 1 three page short score, 1 one page piano vocal score and 1 two page piano vocal score in Db Major concert, 1 one page piano conductor score and 1 two page piano vocal score in D Major concert, 1 six page piano vocal score in G Major concert, 1 part in a minor concert, 1 four page piano vocal score in d minor, 3 three page piano vocal scores in e minor concert, 4 three page piano vocal scores and 1 thirteen page short score in c minor concert, and 1 one page piano vocal score, in g minor concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Tizol, Whaley, others?).
Folder A contains items (primarily in DE? hand) in 8 groupings --(i) 1 one page piano vocal score in Bb Major. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Bible of my days, I kiss you and close you ...". Score appears incomplete. --(ii) 1 one page piano conductor score in F Major. Score does not indicate instrumentation. -- (iii) 1 four page piano vocal score in d minor. Piano vocal score includes partial lyrics. Lyrics begin "Your heart ...breeze to blow ...". Score appears incomplete. -- (iv) 1 three page short score in C Major and 1 one page short score in Eb Major. Short score in C Major indicatesparts for flute, clarinet, trombone, viola, cello, bass. Score appears incomplete. Short score in Eb Major indicates parts for saxes. -- (v) 1 one page piano vocal score in F Major. Score does not include lyrics and appears incomplete. -- (vi) 1 three page piano vocal score in Bb Major. Lyrics begin "Back, oh, oh, Sweet Lucy ...". -- (vii) 1 one page short score in F Major, 1 one page piano conductor score in Bb Major, and 1 two page piano conductor score in F Major. Scores do not indicate instrumentation and appear incomplete. -- (viii) 1 thirteen page short score in c minor (?). Score indicates parts for flute, clarinet, trombone, cello, bass. Score appears incomplete or fragmentary. Score may reflect a compilation.
Folder B contains items (in DE? hand) in 2 groupings -- (i) 1 onepage piano conductor score in D Major. Score does not indicate instrumentation. -- (ii) 1 eight page short score in Bb Major. Score appears incomplete or fragmentary. Score may reflect a compilation.
Folder C contains items (primarily in BS? hand) in 4 groupings --(i) 1 three page short score in Db Major. Short score indicates parts for Rab,Jim, baritone, trombone. -- (ii) 1 two page short score in Bb Major. Score indicates parts for 2 altos, 2 tenors, Ray, Rex, Wallace, Tricky, Brown, Tizol.-- (iii) 1 twelve page short score in Bb Major. Score indicates parts for bassoon, violin, cello, bass, harp. Score appears incomplete or fragmentary. Score may reflect a compilation. -- (iv) 1 two page short score and 1 part in Eb Major. Score indicates parts for 2 altos, clarinet, baritone. Part for unidentified treble instrument.
Folder D contains items (in Whaley, others? hands) in 13 groupings -- (i) 1 three page piano vocal score in Bb Major. Lyrics begin "Bible of my days, I kiss you and close you ...". -- (ii) 3 three page piano vocal scores in F Major. Lyrics begin "First I whispered I am too young ...". - (iii) 1 one page piano vocal score in Bb Major. Lyrics begin "Daddy's in thehospital ...". -- (iv) 1 one page piano vocal score in g minor concert. Lyricsbegin "Mac promised me a paradise to be ...". -- (v) 1 trhee page piano vocal score in c minor. Lyrics begin "Through all the employments of life ...". -- (vi) 1 two apge piano vocal score in Ab Major. Lyrics begin "This is awful I'mhis lawful ever roving faithful wife ...". -- (vii) 2 two apge piano vocal scores in F Major. Lyrics begin "Git out, git out, I've done told you oft ...". -- (viii) 1 two page piano vocal score in F Major. Lyrics begin "I once knew a guy name of Macheath ...". -- (ix) 2 seven page piano vocal scores in C Major. Lyrics begin "My grandmother dreamed when she had time to dream ...". - (x) 1 three page piano vocal score in Eb Major. Lyrics begin "Between the twilight and nightfall ...". -- (xi) 1 two page piano vocal score in D Major. Lyrics begin "In my frivolous youth I was one for the chaps ...". -- (xii) 1 three page piano vocal score in C Major. Lyrics begin "You wake up and breakfast on a cigarette ...". -- (xiii) 1 one page piano vocal score in Db Major. Lyrics begin "It's a most peculiar thing ...".
Folder E contains items (in Whaley, other? hands) in 11 groupings-- (i) 1 six page piano vocal score in G Major. Lyrics begin "If you like to live, live for the moment ...". -- (ii) 1 five page piano vocal score in Bb Major. Lyrics begin "I lunch on the succulent olives that grow in a martini dry ...". -- (iii) 1 three page piano vocal score in F Major. Lyrics begin "A virgin's like ore from a gold mine ...". -- (iv) 1 five page piano vocal score in C Major. Lyrics begin "What a nice fate for junior ...". -- (v) 1 two page piano vocal score in Ab Major. Lyrics begin "Silky harpy, smirking sharpie ...". -- (vi) 1 six page piano vocal score in F Major. Lyrics begin "You're like a rooster in the barnyard ...". -- (vii) 1 three page piano vocal score inC Major. Lyrics begin "In the scrimmage of life you are certain to win ...". - (viii) 1 two page piano vocal score in Db Major. Lyrics begin "If you go downby Sweet Lucy's put your money in your sack ...". -- (ix) 1 six page piano vocal score in Bb Major. Lyrics begin "We brighten lives that are otherwise drab ...". -- (x) 3 three page piano vocal scores in e minor and 2 three page piano vocal scores in c minor. Lyrics begin "We don't want the wings of an angel ...". -- (xi) 1 two page piano vocal score in Eb Major and 1 part in a minor. Lyrics begin "But beware for women, women, women ...". Part for voice. Lyrics begin "The atom we split, we walk undersea ...". -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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