Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
1 documents - page 1 of 1

Calyph [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
7 copy scores, 32 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
United States
20th century
Additional materials for this piece are contained in "Drum is a woman scores," Folder B, grouping xi. 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, stained, tape.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. I, p. 9.
7 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Calyph is contained in two of thirty one folders for "Drum is a woman" consisting of 1 three page short score and 7 parts in Eb Major concert, and 1 two page piano vocal score in D Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley?).
Folder A contains scores. Short score indicates parts for 2 altos, tenor, Paul, Carney, Ray, 3 trumpets, Butter. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "There was a man who lived in Barbados ...". Piano vocal score appears incomplete.
Folder B contains parts in Eb Major for 2 reeds - Rick, Carney; 3 trumpets - Cook, Terry, Ray; 2 trombones - Britt, Sanders.
Folder B from the Duke Ellington Library.
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Modify Your Search


Narrow By
  • Archival materials
  • Holographs (autographs)
  • Manuscripts (documents)
  • Music
  • Music parts
  • Scores
  • Short scores
  • Archival materials
  • Holographs (autographs)
  • Manuscripts (documents)
  • Music
  • Music parts
  • Scores
  • Short scores
  • Music
  • Ellington, Duke
  • Strayhorn, Billy
  • Ellington, Duke
  • Strayhorn, Billy
  • United States
Filter results to a specific time period.
  • 1900s
  • 1910s
  • 1920s
  • 1930s
  • 1940s
  • 1950s
  • 1960s
  • 1970s
  • 1980s
  • 1990s
  • Archives Center - NMAH