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Ad lib on Nippon [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
5 copy scores, 32 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
2 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
United States
20th century
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, stained, tape.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Copyright restrictions. Consult Archives Center staff. Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Eillis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235, Facsimile (212) 757-0469; E-Mail:;;
Grouping ii from the Mercer Ellington Library. Statement of responsibility taken from Music is my Mistress, by Duke Ellington. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 50, 128.
7 parts and 1 score
Ad lib on Nippon is contained in one of thirty one folders for "Far east suite" consisting of 2 one page piano conductor scores in C Major concert, and 7 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, other?).
Items in 4 groupings -- (i) Piano conductor scores. Scores indicate parts for clarinet, bass, piano. -- (ii) Parts for 1 trumpet - 3 (2). -- (iii) Parts for 1 trombone - 2 (3). -- (iv) Parts for 2 reeds - Gonsalves, tenor 4. -- All items except grouping ii 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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