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My old flame [music]

Subject:
West, Mae
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
2 manuscripts, 32 cm
16 copy scores, 32 cm
11 manuscripts, 31 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
A piano vocal score for an untitled piece is also contained in Folder A. -- According to Mark Tucker's "The Duke Ellington Reader," Ellington and the orchestra went to Hollywood to appear in this 1934 film starring Mae West. -- According to Timner, it was first recorded in April and May that same year. -- 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.
Summary:
28 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
My old flame is contained in three of five folders for "Belle of the nineties" consisting of 1 two page short score, 1 four page short score and 6 parts in G Major concert, 9 parts in Eb Major concert, and 13 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, ME, Tizol, Henderson, other?).
Folder A contains short scores. Two-page short score indicates parts for Rabbit, altos, clarinet, baritone, Cooty, trumpets, Tricky, Brown, Tizol, bass. Four page short score indicates parts for tenor, horn, trumpet, bass.
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in Eb Major for 1 trumpet - 3; bass; guitar. -- (ii) Parts in Bb Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, Jimmy, Paul, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3 (2).
Folder C contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in G Major for 2 reeds - Johnny, Otto; 3 trumpets - Cooty, Wetz, Posey; bass. -- (ii) Parts in Eb Major for 2 reeds - Otto, Carney; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; 1 trombone - Tricky; bass. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
Motion picture music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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