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Circle [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
11 copy scores, 32 cm
3 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
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.
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. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 25.
Summary:
15 parts and 1 score
Circle is contained in two of thirty one folders for "Far east suite" consisting of 1 two page short score and 15 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink and photocopy -- in identified hand (BS) and unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Folder A contains short score. Short score indicates parts for saxes, Jim, Paul, baritone, trumpets, trombones, bass. Score appears incomplete.
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 1 reed - clarinet (2); 1 trumpet - 4; 1 trombone - 3 (2); bass (2). -- (ii) Parts for 4 reeds - Rab, Pro, tenor 4, Carney; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; 2 trombones - 1, 2.
Folder A and Folder B, grouping ii from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
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