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Hey! Buddy Bolden [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
19 copy scores, 32 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Short scores
United States
20th century
Parts for an untitled piece are also contained in Folder C. Additional materials for this piece are contained in "Drum is a woman scores," Folder B, grouping xiii. 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, tape.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. I, p. 7. Statement of responsibility taken from Music is my Mistress, by Duke Ellington.
18 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Hey! Buddy Bolden is contained in three of thirty one folders for "Drum is a woman" consisting of 1 four page short score and 3 parts in F Major concert, 1 four page piano conductor score and 11 parts in Bb Major concert, 2 parts in Eb Major concert, and 2 parts in Ab Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, Sanders, Whaley?).
Folder A contains short score. Short score indicates parts for Proc, sax, baritone, Terry, Ray, Cook, Butter. Score appears incomplete.
Folder B contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Piano conductor score and parts in Bb Major. Score indicates part for trumpet. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. Parts appear incomplete. -- (ii) Parts in F Major for 2 trumpets - Ray, 3.
Folder C contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in Eb Major for trumpet; flugel horn. -- (ii) Parts in Ab Major for trumpet; flugel horn. -- (iii) Part in F Major for trumpet.
Folder B and Folder C from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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