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Put-tin [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
3 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
19 copy scores, 32 cm
7 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
4 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
1 copy score, 26 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
A short score for an untitled piece 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, worn, 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.
Summary:
32 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Put-tin is contained in three of thirty one folders for "Far east suite" consisting of 1 one page short score, 1 three page short score and 32 parts in Ab Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, other?).
Folder A contains one page short score. Short score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Short score subtitle "Coda."
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 5 reeds - Rab (2), Proc (2), Jimmy (2), Paul (2), Harry (2); 4 trumpets - solo, Cooty (2), Herb, Merc; 3 trombones - Brown, Buster (2), Chuck (2). -- (ii) Part for 1 trumpet - Cat.
Folder C contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Three page short score. Short score indicates parts for sax, tenor, baritone, Cooty, trumpets. Short score appears incomplete. -- (ii) Parts for 2 reeds - Rab, Proc. -- (iii) Parts for 3 reeds - Hamilton, Paul, baritone; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; 3 trombones - 1, 2, bass; 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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