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Walk it off ballet [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Lyricist:
Kuller, Sid
Physical description:
1 part (photocopy), 36 cm
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
53 copy scores, 32 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1961
20th century
Notes:
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, tape, water spots.
Folder B from the Presentation Album, vol. Q.
Summary:
52 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Walk it off ballet is contained in five of one hundred fourteen folders for "Jump for joy" consisting of 1 five page short score, 1 six page short score, 2 two page short scores and 38 parts in C Major concert, 1 published three page piano vocal score in G Major, and 14 parts in Ab Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in identified hands (BS, Whaley) and unidentified hands (DE, Sanders, others?).
Folder A contains five page short score. Short score indicates parts for sax, 2 clarinets, baritone, 2 trumpets, bass.
Folder B contains piano vocal score and six page short score. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Walk it off, walk it off, trouble drop it ...". Short score indicates parts for saxes, clarinets, baritone, trumpet, 3 trombones, bass.
Folder C contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) 1 two page short score. Short score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. -- (ii) 1 two page short score and parts in C Major. Short score indicates part for Ray. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. Score and parts subtitled "Reprise." All items appear incomplete. -- (iii) Parts in Ab Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass.
Folder D contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. -- (ii) Parts in C Major for 4 reeds - Rab, Proc, Paul, Carney; 4 trumpets - Ray, Baker, Terry, Cat; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. Parts subtitled "Vocal end."
Folder E contains part in Ab Major for voice. Lyrics begin as above. -- All items except Folder B 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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