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Clementine [music]

Composer:
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Lyricist:
Roberts, Ruth
Clayton, Stanley
Katz, Bill
Physical description:
8 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
25 copy scores, 32 cm
12 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm
8 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1944
20th century
Notes:
A part for "Three ten blues" is noted on the verso of the short score in Folder A. A part for an untitled piece is contained in Folder B. 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, worn, tape.
Remaining items from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 15.
Summary:
52 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Clementine is contained in four of thirteen folders for "Girls' suite" consisting of 1 one page short score and 21 parts in Bb Major concert, 1 three page piano vocal score, 1 published part and 7 parts in F Major concert, and 23 parts in C Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, ME, Sanders, Whaley?).
Folder A contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Short score. Short score indicates parts for alto, tenor, trumpets, trombone, piano. -- (ii) Part in F Major for piano. Part appears incomplete. -- (iii) Parts in Bb Major for 2 reeds - Toby, Carney (2); 1 trumpet - Ray; 1 trombone - Tricky (2). -- (iv) Part in Bb Major for 1 trombone - John.
Folder B contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Published part and piano vocal score. Published part for piano. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Baby Clementine saved this heart of mine ...". -- (ii) Parts in F Major for 1 reed - Rab; trombone; bass (2); guitar; piano. -- (iii) Parts in Bb Major for 1 reed - tenor; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; trombone; piano (2).
Folder C contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in Bb Major for 3 reeds - Hodges (2), Otto (2), Carney (2). -- (ii) Parts in Bb Major for 1 trumpet - Wallace; 1 trombone - Tricky.
Folder D contains parts in C Major in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 5 reeds - Rabbit (2), Procope, Jimmy (2), Paul (2), Harry (2); 3 trumpets - Willie (2), Terry, Nance; 3 trombones - Britt, John (2), Quentin (2); bass (2). -- (ii) Parts for 1 reed - Procope; 1 trumpet - Cat; 1 trombone - Britt. -- All items except Folder A, grouping iii, Folder C, grouping i, and Folder D, 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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