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[Drum is a woman scores] [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
15 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
4 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
13 separate titles from "Drum is a woman" and a number of untitled items comprise the materials described above. 4 titles are unique to this entry. Refer to the finding aid for further detail. 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, brittle.erry, trumpets, trombones, bass.
Folder B from the Presentation Album, vol. I. Some items in Folder B copyright by Tempo Music, Inc.
Summary:
1 part and an indefinite number of scores
Drum is a woman scores is contained in two of thirty one folders for "Drum is a woman" consisting of 1 two page short score and 1 three page short score in Gb Major concert, 1 two page short score and 1 ten page short score in a minor concert, 1 four page short score and 1 six page short score inbb minor concert, 3 six page short scores and 1 one page short score in f minorconcert, 1 six page short score in G Major concert, 1 six page short score in Ab Major concert, 1 two page short score and 1 part in g minor concert, 1 threepage short score in Bb Major concert, 1 six page short score in Eb Major concert, 1 eight page conductor score in d minor concert, 1 thirteen page shortscore in F Major concert, and 1 ten page short score in D Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Whaley, Sanders?).
Folder A contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Two page short score in Gb Major and two page short score in a minor. Short score in Gb Majorindicates parts for alto, tenor, baritone, clarinet, trumpets, trombones. Short score in a minor indicates parts for saxes, clarinet, baritone, 3 trumpets. Score is noted on the verso of the score in Gb Major. Both scores appear incomplete. -- (ii) Three page short score in Gb Major. Short score indicates parts for clarinets, baritone, trumpets. Score appears incomplete. - (iii) Four page short score in bb minor. Short score indicates parts for saxes, clarinet, baritone, trumpets. Score appears incomplete.
Folder B contains items in 15 groupings -- (i) 1 six page short score in f minor. Score indicates parts for voice, orchestra. Lyrics begin "Adrum'sa woman who won't stay out of your blood ...". -- (ii) 1 six page short score in f minor. Short score indicates parts for alto, saxes, trumpets, trombones, voice, piano. Lyrics begin "Each beat plays a game with your heart ...". -- (iii) Six page short score in G Major. Score indicates parts for alto clarinet, baritone, trumpets, trombones, bass, harp. -- (iv) Six page short score in Ab Major. Score indicates parts for 2 altos, tenor, baritone, trumpets, trombones. -- (v) Two page short score in g minor. Score indicates parts for trumpet, rhythm. -- (vi) One page short score in f minor. Score indicates part for Rab. Score appears incomplete. -- (vii) Ten page short score in a minor. Score indicates parts for voice, orchestra. Lyrics begin "Rhummbop, bebop and rhumba bumpin ...". -- (viii) 1 six page short score in f minor. Score indicates parts for altos, tenor, baritone, trumpets, trombones, piano. -- (ix) Three page short score in Bb Major concert. Score indicates parts for 2 altos, clarinet, tenor, baritone, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass, voices. Lyrics begin "Carabae Joe, Carabae Joe ...". --
Folder B also contains: (x) Eight page conductor score in d minor. Score indicates parts for voices - soprano, alto,contra-alto, tenor, bass. Lyrics begin "Rhythm pum te dum come from de drum -- (xi) Six page short score in Eb Major. Score indicates parts for Paul, baritone, Ray, 3 trumpets, trombone, bass, voice. Lyrics begin "There was a man who lived in Barbados ...". -- (xii) Six page short score in bb minor. Score indicates parts for clarinet, trumpets, trombones. -- (xiii) Thirteen page short score in F Major. Score indicates parts for saxes, clarinet, baritone, trumpets, trombones, voice. Lyrics begin "Blowin' the horn was his game ...". -- (xiv) Part in g minor for voice. Lyrics begin "Carabae Joe, Carabae Joe ..". -- (xv) Ten page short score in D Major concert. Score indicates parts for alto, Pro, Hamilton, Paul, baritone, Terry, trumpets, trombones, bass.
Folder A 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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