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Hearsay [music]

Composer:
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
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
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, 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.
Summary:
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.
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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