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Rhummbop [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
1 manuscript, 32 cm
6 copy scores, 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 32 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 vii. A short score for "Perdido" is noted on the verso of the short score in Folder A. 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.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. I, p. 13. Folder D from the Presentation Album, vol. F.
Summary:
6 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Rhummbop is contained in four of thirty one folders for "Drum is a woman" consisting of 1 five page short score and 2 parts in g minor concert, 1 part in c minor concert, 1 one page short score, 1 three page piano vocal score and 2 parts in a minor concert, 1 part in bb minor, and 1 two page piano conductor score in e minor concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Whaley, Sanders, Mullens?).
Folder A contains five page short score in g minor and part in c minor. Short score indicates parts for alto, baritone, trumpets, trombones, bass. Part for voice. Lyrics begin "Rhummbop, bebop and rhumba bumpin rolled into one ...". Part is noted on the verso of the short score.
Folder B contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts in a minor for 2 reeds - alto, Carney. -- (ii) Parts in g minor for 1 reed - Carney (2). -- (iii) Part in bb minor for 1 trumpet - Ray. -- (iv) Piano conductor score in e minor. Score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete.
Folder C contains short score in a minor. Short score indicates part for sax. Score appears incomplete.
Folder D contains piano vocal score. Lyrics begin as above.
Folder B and Folder C 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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