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Rocks in my bed [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Arranger:
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Liston, Melba
Physical description:
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
24 copy scores, 32 cm
13 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
11 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
1940
20th century
Notes:
Parts for "Rockin' in rhythm" are also contained in Folder E. 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 A from the Presentation Album, vol. Q. Remaining items from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 17, 133.
Summary:
48 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
Rocks in my bed is contained in six of one hundred fourteen folders for "Jump for joy" consisting of 1 four-page piano vocal score, 1 six-page short score and 13 parts in G Major concert, 12 parts in C Major concert, 20 parts in F Major concert, and 3 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in identified hands (DE, BS) and unidentified hands (Whaley, Sanders?).
Folder A contains piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "My heart is heavy as lead ...".
Folder B contains short score. Short score indicates parts for Rab, Barney, baritone, Rex, trumpets, Tricky, trombones.
Folder C contains parts in G Major in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 2 trumpets - Rex, Wallace (2); 1 trombone - Brown. -- (ii) Parts for 3 reeds - Johnny, Otto, Carney; 2 trombones - Tizol, Tricky.
Folder D contains parts in G Major for 1 reed - Sears; 1 trumpet - Nance; 1 trombone - Jones; bass.
Folder E contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for 5 reeds - Norris, Proc, Ashby, Paul, Carney; 3 trumpets - Cat, Mercer, Cootie; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. -- (ii) Parts in F Major for 5 reeds - alto 1 (2), alto 3, tenor 2 (2), tenor 4 (2), baritone (2); 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3 (2), 4 (2); 2 trombones - 1, 2 (2); bass (2).
Folder F contains parts in Eb Major for 1 reed - alto 2; 1 trumpet - 1; 1 trombone - 1.
Folder B, Folder C, grouping i, Folder D, and Folder F from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
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