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Orson [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
24 copy scores, 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
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, torn, brittle, tape.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. T, p. 5. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 119.
Summary:
23 parts and 1 score
Orson is contained in two of eighteen folders for "Deep south suite" consisting of 1 four page short score and 15 parts in G Major concert, and 8 parts in F Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hands (Sanders, Whaley, Tizol, Mullens?).
Folder A contains short score. Short score indicates parts for solo trumpet, solo trombone, trombones.
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in G Major for 5 reeds - Pro, Willie, Hamilton, Paul, Rick; 4 trumpets - Anderson, Baker, Nelson, Nance; 3 trombones - Tizol (2), Britt (2), 3; bass. Some parts appear incomplete. -- (ii) Parts in F Major for 1 reed - Otto; 4 trumpets - Wallace, Ray, Rex, Baker; 3 tromboes - Tricky, Brown, Tizol. Parts subtitled "No. I."
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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