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Elf [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
5 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 35 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
16 copy scores, 32 cm
7 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 31 cm
8 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 18 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, torn, brittle, tape.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Folder B, grouping ii 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: 35.
Summary:
37 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Elf is contained in three of thirty one folders for "Far east suite" consisting of 1 two page short score, 2 one page short scores and 37 parts in Db Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in identified hand (BS) and unidentified hands (Whaley, others?).
Folder A contains short scores. Short scores indicate parts for Rab, baritone. One page short scores appear incomplete.
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 1 reed - tenor 1; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; 1 trombone - 1; bass; unidentified Bb transposing instrument. -- (ii) Parts for 5 reeds - Rab (4), alto 3 (2), tenor 1, tenor 4 (2), baritone (2); 3 trumpets - 1, 3 (2), 4 (2); 3 trombones - 1, 2 (2), 3 (4); bass (2).
Folder C contains parts for 3 reeds - Proc, Paul, baritone; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass. -- All items except 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:
Archives Center - NMAH

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