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Old man blues [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
3 copy scores, 34 cm
1 manuscript, 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 32 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 30 cm
1 part (photocopy), 28 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
United States
20th century
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, tape.
Folder B from the Presentation Album, vol. E. Folder C, grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library.
5 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Old man blues is contained in three of six folders for "Check and double check" consisting of 1 four page piano conductor score and 5 parts in Db Major concert, and 1 published four page piano vocal score in C Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Folder A contains piano conductor score. Score does not indicate instrumentation.
Folder B contains piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "There's been an old man prowlin' 'roun' night and day ...".
Folder C contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 1 trumpet - 1; 1 trombone - 3 (2). -- (ii) Parts for 1 reed - alto; 1 trumpet - 1.
Folder A and Folder C, grouping ii from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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