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Giddybug gallop [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Uniform title:
Jump for joy
Physical description:
8 copy scores, 32 cm
13 manuscripts, 32 cm
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Short scores
United States
20th century
Other title:
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.
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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.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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