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King fit the battle of Alabam' [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
1 part (photocopy), 32 cm
25 copy scores, 31 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Additional materials for this piece are contained in "My people scores." 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, tape, brittle.
Summary:
25 parts and 1 score
King fit the battle of Alabam' is contained in two of thirty four folders for "My people" consisting of 1 five page piano vocal score and 25 parts in f minor concert -- in ink and photocopy -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Folder A contains piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "King fit the battle of Alabam', Birmingham Alabam' ...". Score appears incomplete.
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 3 reeds - alto 1, tenor 2, tenor 4; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass (2); drums. Many parts appear to be only an introductory phrase. -- (ii) Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 2 trombones - 2, 3; bass. Part for bass appears incomplete. -- 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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