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Sharp Easter [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
4 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 31 cm
Parts (musical)
Short scores
United States
20th century
Short scores for untitled pieces in Bb Major and eb minor and a part for "After beat" are contained in Folder B. A part for an untitled piece in Eb Major is noted on the verso of a part in Folder D. A part for an untitled piece in G Major is also contained in Folder D. 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, torn, brittle.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. Q, p. 27. Folder D from the Presentation Album, vol. Q, p. 28. Statement of responsibility taken from Music is my Mistress, by Duke Ellington.
3 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Sharp Easter is contained in one of one hundred fourteen folders for "Jump for joy" consisting of 1 four page short score in Eb Major concert, 1 two page short score and 1 part in G Major concert, and 2 parts in C Major concert -- in pencil -- in identified hands (DE, BS).
Folder A contains short score in Eb Major. Short score indicates parts for Rabbit, saxes, baritone, Rex, Nance, trumpets, Butter, Tricky.
Folder B contains part in G Major for bass. Part appears incomplete.
Folder C contains short score in G Major. Short score indicates part for baritone. Score includes lyrics. Lyrics begin "Every chick's lookin' slick ...".
Folder D contains parts in C Major. Parts for piano; unidentified treble instrument.
Folder B and Folder C from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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Archives Center - NMAH

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