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Depk [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 34 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
13 copy scores, 32 cm
8 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
5 parts (photocopies), 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, torn, tape.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Folder C 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: 29.
Summary:
26 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Depk is contained in three of thirty one folders for "Far east suite" consisting of 1 six page short score, 1 three page short score and 26 parts in C Major concert (?) -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in identified hand (DE) and unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Folder A contains six page short score. Short score indicates parts for Proc, alto, Paul, clarinet, tenor, baritone, trumpets, trombones.
Folder B contains three page short score. Short score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete.
Folder C contains parts for 6 reeds - alto (2), Proc (2), clarinet (2), tenor 4 (2), Carney (2), baritone (2); 4 trumpets - A, B (2), C (2), D; 3 trombones - 1 (2), 2 (2), 3 (2); bass (2). Many parts appear incomplete.
Folder A and Folder B 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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