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Harlem -- a tone parallel to Harlem [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
11 parts (photocopies), 36 cm
1 copy score, 35 cm
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
39 copy scores, 32 cm
10 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 copy score, 29 cm
2 parts (photocopies), 29 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Short scores
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1950
20th century
Notes:
A part for "Sing that song" is noted on the verso of the short score 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.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. N, p. 11. Folder B from the Presentation Album, vol. O, p. 15. Folder D from the Presentation Album, vol. O.
Summary:
67 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
Harlem -- a tone parallel to Harlem is contained in twelve folders consisting of 1 three page-short score, 1 forty-five-page short score, 1 twenty-nine-page short score, 2 fifteen-page piano conductor scores and 67 parts in F Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in identified hands (Whaley, Benjamin, Fleagle) and unidentified hands (DE, others?).
Folder A contains three-page short score. Short score indicates parts for alto, tenor, baritone, brass.
Folder B contains forty-five-page short score. Short score indicates parts for Rab, Proc, Paul, baritone, Cat, Fats, Baker, Williams, Brown, Jackson, percussion.
Folder C contains twenty-nine page short score. Short score indicates parts for flute, altos, clarinet, tenors, bass clarinet, baritone, trumpets, trombones, violins.
Folder D contains piano conductor scores. Scores indicate parts for tenors, bass clarinet, trumpet, bass, drums.
Folder E contains parts for 1 reed - clarinet 1; 2 trumpets - 1, Cat (2); 3 trombones - 1, 2, Brown.
Folder F contains parts for 1 reed - Carney; 4 trumpets - Fats, Baker, Nelson, Nance.
Folder G contains parts for 5 trumpets - Cat, 2, 3, 4, 5; 2 trombones - 2, 3.
Folder H contains parts for 1 reed - clarinet 1; 1 trumpet - 2 (2).
Folder I contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 2 violins - 1, 2; viola; cello; bass; percussion. -- (ii) Part for 1 trumpet - 1.
Folder J contains part for 2 violins - 1, 2; viola; cello; bass (2).
Folder K contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts for 10 reeds - flute 1, flute 2, oboe 1, english horn, clarinet 1, clarinet 2, clarinet 3, bass clarinet, bassoon 1, bassoon 2; 3 horns - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; tuba; harp; percussion (2). -- (ii) Part for 1 trumpet - 1. -- (iii) Part for piano. Part appears incomplete.
Folder L contains parts for 2 violins - 1 (2), 2 (2); viola (2); cello (2); bass (2).
Folder C and Folders E - L 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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