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Dance number 4 [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
17 copy scores, 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 32 cm
1 manuscript, 30 cm
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 Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, worn, tape, stained, brittle.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. R. Copyright by Tempo Music, Inc. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 91.
17 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Dance number 4 is contained in two of twenty three folders for "Liberian suite" consisting of 1 ten page short score, 1 six page short score, 1 two page short score and 17 parts in C Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, other?).
Folder A contains ten page short score and 1 part. Short score indicates parts for 2 altos, tenor, baritone, trumpets, trombones, bass, drums. Part for unidentified treble instrument.
Folder B contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Six page short score. Score indicates parts for bass; drums. Score appears incomplete. -- (ii) Parts for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Sears, Carney; 5 trumpets - Baker, Ray, Killian, Williams, Scad; 4 trombones - Brown, Tyree, Jones, trombone; bass; guitar. -- (iii) Two page short score. Score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Score includes partial lyrics. Lyrics begin "At that great coronation ...". Score appears to be unrelated to "Dance number 4" despite title stamp.
Folder B and Folder C from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
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