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Sugar hill penthouse [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
23 manuscripts, 32 cm
1 copy score, 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
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, brittle.
Folder B from the Presentation Album, vol. G. Folder C, grouping iv from the Mercer Ellington Library.
Summary:
23 parts and 1 score
Sugar hill penthouse is contained in three of sixty two folders for "Black, brown and beige" consisting of 1 two page piano conductor score and 12 parts in Ab Major concert (?), 10 parts in Eb Major concert, and 1 part in C Major concert (?) -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, Tizol, other?).
Folder A contains piano conductor score and parts in Ab Major. Score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass; drums.
Folder B contains part in C Major (?) for unidentified treble instrument.
Folder C contains parts in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts in Eb Major for 4 reeds - Otto, Johnny, Chauncey, Carney; 1 trumpet - Wallace. -- (ii) Part in Eb Major (?) for 1 trumpet - Nance. Part appears incomplete. -- (iii) Part in Ab Major (?) for unidentified treble instrument (alto?). -- (iv) Parts in Eb Major for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, Jimmy, Carney. -- All items except Folder B and Folder C, grouping iv 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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