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Skrontch [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Nemo, Henry
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
4 copy scores, 32 cm
3 manuscripts, 32 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
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 Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: worn, brittle, stained, torn.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. U, p. 29.
7 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Skrontch is contained in two of fifteen folders for "Cotton Club parade" consisting of 1 thirteen page short score and 1 part in C Major concert (?), 1 published four page piano vocal score in G Major concert, 4 parts in Ab Major concert, and 2 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in identified hand (Parker) and unidentified hands (DE, Tizol?).
Folder A contains short score. Short score indicates parts for Rab, altos, clarinet, tenor, baritone, Cooty, trumpets, Tizol, Brown.
Folder B contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Published piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "Goodbye truckin', peckin', Susie-Q ...". -- (ii) Parts in Ab Major for 1 reed - baritone; 1 trumpet - 3; 1 trombone - 2; bass. -- (iii) Parts in Eb Major for 1 trumpet - Rex; bass. -- (iv) Part in C Major for bass. Part appears incomplete.
Folder B from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
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