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Hearsay [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
28 copy scores, 32 cm
13 copy scores, 31 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
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: fair, worn, stained, tape.
Folder B from the Presentation Album, vol. M. Folder C, grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 100, 246.
39 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Hearsay is contained in four of eighteen folders for "Deep south suite" consisting of 1 five page short score, 1 seven page short score, 1 five page piano conductor score, 1 four page piano conductor score and 39 parts in G Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, Tizol?).
Folder A contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 4 reeds - Rab, Procope, Jimmy, Sears; 4 trumpets - Baker, Williams, Scad, Taft; 2 trombones - Brown, Jones; bass (2). -- (ii) Parts for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 5 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4, Baker; 3 trombones - Britt, Butter, John; bass; drums.
Folder B contains five page piano conductor score. Score does not indicate instrumentation.
Folder C contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Four page piano conductor score and parts. Piano conductor score indicates parts for alto, 2 tenors, baritonetrumpets, trombones, bass, drums. Parts for 4 reeds - alto 1, Pro, Hamilton, Paul; 4 trumpets - Cat, Cook, Clark, Nance; 3 trombones - Britt, Butter, Tizol. -- (ii) Part for 1 reed - baritone.
Folder D contains short scores. Five page short score indicates parts for altos, tenors, baritone, Baker, Willie, trumpets, trombones, bass, drums. Seven page short score indicates parts for altos, tenors, Shorty, trumpets. -- All items except Folder B and Folder C, grouping i from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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