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Agra [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
10 copy scores, 32 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
13 copy scores, 31 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
A short score for "Let a song" 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, torn.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Folder B, grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library. Statement of responsibility taken from Music is my Mistress, by Duke Ellington.
Summary:
35 parts and 1 score
Agra is contained in two of thirty one folders for "Far east suite" consisting of 1 three page short score and 23 parts in f minor concert (?), and 12 parts in a minor concert (?) -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, other?).
Folder A contains short score and 1 part in f minor. Short score indicates parts for saxes, baritone, trumpets. Part for piano.
Folder B contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in f minor for 4 reeds - alto 1 (2), tenor 2 (4), tenor 4 (2), baritone (2); 4 trumpets - 1, 3 (2), 4 (2), Nathan; 3 trombones - 1 (2), 2 (2), 3. -- (ii) Part in f minor for 1 trumpet - Nathan. -- (iii) Parts in a minor for 4 reeds - alto (2), Ashby, Paul, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. -- All items except Folder B, grouping i 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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