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If you were in my place [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
Nemo, Henry
Physical description:
4 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
3 manuscripts, 32 cm
12 copy scores, 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 29 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1938
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 Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, tape, worn, brittle, stained.
Folder C from the Presentation Album, vol. P, p. 13. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 19.
Summary:
16 parts and an indefinite number of scores
If you were in my place is contained in three of fifteen folders for "Cotton Club parade" consisting of 1 ten page short score, 1 one page piano vocal score and 12 parts in F Major concert, 1 four page short score and 3 parts in Db Major concert, and 1 two page short score and 1 part in Bb Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Tizol, Whaley, other?).
Folder A contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "Here we are together, but somehow I feel I'm up a tree ...". Score appears incomplete. -- (ii) Short score in Db Major. Short score indicates parts for Rab, saxes, clarinet, Carney, trumpets, Brown, trombones. Score appears incomplete. -- (iii) Parts in Db Major for 1 trumpet - Rex; 1 trombone - Browne. -- (iv) Part in Bb Major for 1 reed - Carney.
Folder B contains parts in F Major for 5 trumpets - trumpet, 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums; guitar; piano.
Folder C contains ten page short score in F Major, part in Db Major, and two page short score in Bb Major. Ten page short score indicates parts for baritone, Rex, Cooty, Tizol, piano. Part in Db Major for 1 trombone - Brown. Part is noted on the verso of the short score in F Major. Two page short score indicates parts for trumpets, Tizol, trombones.
Folders A & B 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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