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Black [music]

Physical description:
36 copy scores, 32 cm
10 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
1 manuscript, 32 cm
5 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
A part for "Mich" is noted on the verso of the part in Folder D, grouping vi. 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, torn, stained, tape, brittle. Folder A -- 3p., folder D -- 30p. Folder A -- 1p., folder D -- 1p. Folder A -- 4p., folder D -- 13p. Folder A -- 4p., folder D -- 12p. Folder A -- 8p., folder B -- 10p., folder C -- 8p (in mylar)., folder D -- 83p. . Folder A -- 1p., .
Folder A and Folder D, groupings iii - v from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 118, 215.
Summary:
52 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Black is contained in four of sixty two folders for "Black, brown and beige" consisting of 1 nine page piano conductor score, 1 fourteen page short score and 51 parts in Eb Major, and 1 part in Bb Major concert (?) -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, Tizol, other?).
Folder A contains items in 5 groupings -- (i) Parts for 1 reed - Johnny; 2 trumpets - Nance, Rex; 1 trombone - Tricky; unidentified Bb transposing instrument. All parts except Nance appear incomplete. -- (ii) Part for bass. -- (iii) Part for 1 trumpet - 1. -- (iv) Parts for 1 reed - Sears; guitar. -- (v) Part for guitar.
Folder B contains piano conductor score. Score does not indicate instrumentation.
Folder C contains short score. Short score indicates parts for Proc, Rick, Ham, baritone, Nance, trumpets, Brown, Tricky.
Folder D contains parts in 6 groupings -- (i) Part for 1 reed - Johnny. Part appears incomplete. -- (ii) Parts for 1 trumpet - 1 (3); 2 trombones - 1, Britt. -- (iii) Parts for 7 reeds - alto 1 (3), Procope (2), alto 3 (2), Jimmy (2), Paul (3), Carney, baritone; 3 trumpets - Nance (2), 2 (3), 3; 3 trombones - Butter (2), 2, 3 (5); bass. Many parts appear incomplete. -- (iv) Parts for 2 trumpets - 3, 4; 3 trombones, 1, 2, Britt. -- (v) Part for 1 trumpet - Rex. Part appears incomplete. -- (vi) Part in Bb Major (?) for trumpet. Part appears incomplete.
Folder B, Folder C, and Folder D, groupings i, ii, vi from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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