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I love my ever lovin' lover [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
1 copy score, 34 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
26 copy scores, 32 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
11 copy scores, 31 cm
4 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
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 Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, torn, stained, worn.
Folder B from the Presentation Album, vol. D. Folder C, grouping ii from the Mercer Ellington Library.
Summary:
47 parts and an indefinite number of scores
I love my ever lovin' lover is contained in four of thirty four folders for "My people" consisting of 1 two page short score and 8 parts in Bb Major concert, 1 two page conductor score and 17 parts in C Major concert, and 22 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, other?).
Folder A contains scores. Short score indicates parts for Rab, 2 tenors, baritone, Terry. Conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Scores appear incomplete.
Folder B contains part in Eb Major for voice. Lyrics begin "I love my lovin' lover, he's as fine as wine ...".
Folder C contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in Bb Major for 4 reeds - Rab, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 1 trumpet - Terry. -- (ii) Parts in Eb Major for 5 reeds - Rab (2), Procope, Ashby (2), Paul (2), Harry (2); 2 trumpets - Cook, Cootie (2); 3 trombones - Booty (2), Lawrence, Chuck (2). -- (iii) Parts in Eb Major for 1 reed - Procope; 2 trumpets - Mercer, Cat; 1 trombone - Lawrence.
Folder D contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums. Parts appear incomplete. -- (ii) Parts in Bb Major for 2 reeds - tenor 2, tenor 4; 1 trumpet - Cook. -- (iii) Parts in C Major for 3 reeds - alto 1, Jimmy, Paul; 1 trumpet - Ray. -- All items except Folder B and Folder C, grouping ii from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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