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Bessie [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
1 manuscript, 32 cm
6 copy scores, 32 cm
3 copy scores, 31 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
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, worn, brittle.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Folder A and Folder B, grouping i from the Presentation Album, vol. Q, p. 3. Statement of responsibility taken from Music is my Mistress, by Duke Ellington.
Summary:
10 parts and 1 score
Bessie is contained in two of one hundred fourteen folders for "Jump for joy" consisting of 1 three page short score and 10 parts in F Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in identified hands (DE, Tizol).
Folder A contains short score and part. Short score indicates parts for sax, clarinet, tenor, baritone, trumpets. Part for 1 reed - Ben.
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings - (i) Parts for 2 reeds - Otto, Carney; 3 trumpets - Rex, Wallace, Ray; 1 trombone - Tizol; bass. -- (ii) Parts for 2 trombones - Brown, Tricky.
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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