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Mynah [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 35 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:
A short score for "Never on a Sunday" is also contained 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, stained, tape.
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: 66.
Summary:
15 parts and 1 score
Mynah is contained in two of thirty one folders for "Far east suite" consisting of 1 three page short score and 15 parts in C Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in identified hand (Jones) and unidentified hands (BS, Whaley?).
Folder A contains short score. Short score indicates parts for sax, clarinet, tenor, baritone, trumpets, trombones.
Folder B contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts for 1 reed - clarinet (2); 1 trumpet - 3; 1 trombone - 2 (2). -- (ii) Parts for 4 reeds - Rab, Pro, tenor, Carney; 1 trumpet - 2; 2 trombone - Brown, 3; bass. -- (iii) Parts for 1 trumpet - 3; bass. Part for bass appears incomplete. -- 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:
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