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Bli-blip [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
Kuller, Sid
Physical description:
7 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
6 manuscripts, 31 cm
1 part (photocopy), 28 cm
Type:
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1941
20th century
Notes:
A part for "Sharp Easter" from "Jump for joy" is noted on the verso of one of these parts. Part for voice. Lyrics begin "Easter Sunday is the one day ...". A part for "Jump for joy" from "Jump for joy" is noted on the verso of one of these parts. Part for unidentified treble instrument. 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, torn.
Folder B from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 55.
Summary:
8 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Bli-blip is contained in two of one hundred fourteen folders for "Jump for joy" consisting of 1 three page piano vocal score in Eb Major concert, 1 one page short score, 1 two page short score and 1 part in C Major concert, and 2 one page short scores, 1 five page short score and 7 parts in F Major concert -- in pencil and photocopy -- in identified hands (DE, BS) and unidentified hand (Harper?).
Folder A contains piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "While other lovers sing your praises ...".
Folder B contains remaining scores and parts. One page short score in C Major indicates parts for Otto, Ben, clarinet, baritone, Rex, Ray, Wallace, Brown, Tizol. 1 one page short score in F Major indicates parts for clarinet, baritone, 2 trumpets, Tizol. Score appears incomplete. Two page short score in C Major indicates parts for Otto, Rab, Barney, Ben, Carney, Wallace, Ray, Rex, Brown, Tricky, Tizol. 1 one page short score in F Major indicates parts for sax, clarinet, baritone, Wallace, Rex, Tizol, Tricky, Brown. Five page short score in F Major indicates parts for tenor, baritone, Ray, Rex, Wallace, Tizol, Tricky, Brown, bass. Parts in F Major for 2 reeds - Barney, Ben; 1 trumpet - Wallace; 3 trombones - Tricky, Tizol, Brown; unidentified treble instrument (guitar?). Part in C Major for unidentified treble instrument (guitar?).
Folder A 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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