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Giddybug gallop [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
8 copy scores, 32 cm
13 manuscripts, 32 cm
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Short scores
United States
20th century
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, tape, torn, brittle.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. O. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 42.
19 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Giddybug gallop is contained in four of one hundred fourteen folders for "Jump for joy" consisting of 1 nineteen page short score, 1 thirty two page conductor score and 18 parts in Eb Major concert, and 1 part in G Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in identified hand (Whaley) and unidentified hands (Tizol, other?).
Folder A contains short score. Short score indicates parts for saxes, clarinet, trumpets, trombones, bass.
Folder B contains parts in Eb Major in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 3 reeds - alto 1, Sears, Carney; 2 trumpets - Ray, Williams; 1 trombone - Tricky. Some parts appear incomplete. -- (ii) Parts for 5 reeds - Johnny, Otto, Barney, Ben, Carney; 3 trumpets - Nance, Wallace, Rex; 3 trombones - Tizol, Tricky, Brown; bass.
Folder C contains conductor score. Score does not indicate instrumentation.
Folder D contains part in G Major for 1 bass - Billy. -- All items except Folder A from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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