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Skrontch [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
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
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
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: worn, brittle, stained, torn.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. U, p. 29.
Summary:
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.
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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