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Symphonette [music]

Physical description:
11 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
28 copy scores, 32 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 copy score, 31 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
A part for "Perdido" is noted on the verso of a part from Folder A, 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, tape, brittle.
Remaining items from Folder C from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Elington Band Book: 17, 396.
Summary:
51 parts and 1 score
Symphonette is contained in four of sixty two folders for "Black, brown and beige" consisting of 43 parts in F Major concert, 8 parts in C Major concert, and 1 five page short score in D Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Whaley, Turney, other?).
Folder A contains parts in F Major in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 2 reeds - Otto, Carney; 1 trombone - Tizol. Parts for Otto, Carney appear incomplete. -- (ii) Parts for 3 reeds - Hodges, Barney, Ben; 2 trumpets - Rex, Ray; 2 trombones - Brown, Tricky. Many parts appear incomplete.
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in F Major for 2 reeds - Sears, Carney; 5 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, Ray, Taft; guitar (2). -- (ii) Parts in C Major for 2 reeds - Sears, Carney; 2 trumpets - Cat, Taft; 2 trombones - Tricky, Jones.
Folder C contains parts in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts in F Major for 3 reeds - alto 1 (2), tenor 2 (2), baritone (2); 3 trumpets - 1, 2 (2), 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2 (2), 3 (2); bass (3). -- (ii) Parts in F Major for 2 reeds - alto 3 (2), tenor 4; 1 trumpet - 1; 1 trombone - 1. -- (iii) Part in F Major for 1 reed - Carney. -- (iv) Parts in F Major for 1 reed - flute (2).
Folder D contains short score. Short score indicates parts for Rab, Toby, Ben, Carney, Ray, Tizol, Brown, Tricky, bass.
Folders A, B, C, grouping ii, and Folder D 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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