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The Brown skin gal in the calico gown [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
Webster, Paul Francis
Arranger:
Liston, Melba
Physical description:
9 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
77 copy scores, 32 cm
20 manuscripts, 32 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm
3 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
1941
20th century
Notes:
A part for an untitled piece is also contained in Folder D. A part for "Rab's tune" is noted on the verso of the lead sheet in Folder G, grouping i. A part for "Fan-fare" is also contained in Folder G. 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 G, groupings ii & iii from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 34.
Summary:
102 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
The brown skin gal in the calico gown is contained in seven of one hundred fourteen folders for "Jump for joy" consisting of 2 published threepage piano vocal scores, 1 seven page short score, 1 two page short score, 2 one page short scores, 1 lead sheet and 60 parts in C Major concert, 1 one pageshort score and 11 parts in Eb Major concert, 1 one page short score and 12 parts in G Major concert, 15 parts in Bb Major concert, 1 part in Ab Major concert, 1 two page short score in F Major concert, and 2 parts in an unknown key -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in identified hands (DE, BS) and unidentified hands (Whaley, Tizol, other?).
Folder A contains published piano vocal scores and 1 part in Bb Major. Piano vocal scores lyrics begin "She's a camp-town tune at a barbeque ...". Part for piano. Part appears incomplete.
Folder B contains assorted short scores and parts in G Major. Seven-page short score in C Major indicats parts for sax, Paul, bass clarinet, baritone, Baker, trumpets, trombones, bass. Two-page short score in C Major indicates parts for 2 altos, Jim, Paul, bass clarinet, Shorty, 3 trumpets. Short score appears incomplete. 1 one-page short score in C Major indicates part sfor 2 altos, clarinet, trumpets. Short score appears incomplete. One-page short score in Eb Major indicates parts for tenor, Carney, trumpet. Shortscore appears incomplete. One page short score in G Major does not indicate instrumentation. Parts in G Major for 4 reeds - Rab, Proc, Paul, Carney; 4 trumpets - Cat, Baker, Terry, Ray; 3 trombones - Britt, John, Butter; bass. Items in G Major reflect a short transition section.
Folder C contains parts in C Major for 1 reed - alto 2; 1 trumpet- 1; 1 trombone - 1.
Folder D contains 1 one-page short score in C Major. Short scoreindicates parts for Ray, trumpets.
Folder E contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for 3 reeds - Otto, Ben, Carney; 3 trumpets - Wallace, Nance, Rex; 2 trombones Tizol, Brown; guitar. -- (ii) Part in Ab Major for bass. -- (iii) Parts in C Major for 4 reeds - Johnny, Otto, Ben, Carney; 3 trumpets - Wallace, Nance, Rex 2 trombones - Tizol, Brown; bass; unidentified treble instrument. Some parts appear incomplete.
Folder F contains two-page short score in F Major. Short score does not indicates instrumentation.
Folder G contains items in 10 groupings -- (i) Lead sheet for unidentified treble instrument. -- (ii) Parts in Eb Major for 1 reed - Carney; 1 trombone - 3. -- (iii) Parts in C Major for 1 reed - Carney; 1 trombone - 3. - (iv) Parts in C Major for 2 reeds - Rab, clarinet; trombone; bass; guitar (2) organ. -- (v) Parts in C Major for 1 reed - Rab; trombone; bass; guitar (2). - (vi) Parts in Bb Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Hamilton, Paul, Carney; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; piano. Part for piano appears incomplete. -- (vii) Parts in C Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 4, Carney; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, Ray; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. -- (viii) Parts in Eb Major for 3 reeds - Rab, Proc, tenor 1; 4 trumpets 1, 2, 3, 4; 2 trombones - 1, 2. -- (ix) Parts in C Major for 4 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass. -- (x) Partsin an unknown key for drums (2). -- All items except Folder G, groupings ii & iii from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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