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Carabae Joe [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
22 copy scores, 32 cm
1 manuscript, 32 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 31 cm
1 part (photocopy), 29 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Additional materials for this piece are contained in "Drum is a woman scores," Folder B, grouping viii and Folder B, grouping xiv. A part for an untitled piece is also contained in Folder D. 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, tape.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. I. Folder C, grouping i from the Presentation Album, vol. I, p. 11. Folder C, grouping ii from the Presentation Album, vol. I, p. 6. Statement of responsibility taken from Music is my Mistress, by Duke Ellington.
Summary:
18 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Carabae Joe is contained in four of thirty one folders for "Drum is a woman" consisting of 1 six page short score, 1 five page short score, 1 three page short score, 1 two page short score, 3 one page short scores and 2 parts in g minor concert, 1 two page piano conductor score, 1 one page piano vocal score and 13 parts in d minor concert, 2 parts in c minor, and 1 part in bb minor concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Whaley, Sanders?).
Folder A contains six page short score. Short score indicates parts for alto, clarinet, Paul, Carney, Ray, Terry, John, drums, voice. Lyrics begin "Carribee Joe lived on an island ...".
Folder B contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) 1 one page short score. Score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. -- (ii) Two page piano conductor score and parts in d minor. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums. -- (iii) Parts in c minor for 1 reed - tenor; trumpet. -- (iv) Parts in g and bb minor for 1 trumpet - Ray (2).
Folder C contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Five page short score. Short score indicates parts for Rab, Ray, trumpets, piano. Score appears incomplete. -- (ii) Three page short score. Short score indicates parts for alto, clarinet, Paul, Carney, Terry, Ray, Cook. Score appears incomplete.
Folder D contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Two page short score. Short score indicates parts for voices - soprano, baritone; piano. Lyrics begin "Carrabae Joe ...". Score subtitled "Finale." -- (ii) 2 one page short scores. Short scores indicate parts for voices. Lyrics begin as above. Scores appear incomplete. -- (iii) One page piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "Love it appears and I surely want to thank you ...". -- (iv) Part in g minor for 1 trumpet - Ray.
Folders B and D 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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