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Matumbe [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
13 copy scores, 32 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
United States
20th century
Additional materials for this piece are contained in "Drum is a woman scores," Folder B, grouping xv. 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: worn, torn, brittle, tape.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility taken from Music is my Mistress, by Duke Ellington.
13 parts
Matumbe is contained in one of thirty one folders for "Drum is a woman" consisting of 12 parts in e minor concert, and 1 part in b minor concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hand (Sanders?).
Items in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in e minor for 5 reeds - Johnny, Procope, Paul, Jimmy, Harry; 4 trumpets - Nance, Terry, Cook, Cat; 3 trombones - Butter, Britt, John. Several parts appear incomplete. -- (ii) Part in b minor for 1 trumpet - Ray. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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