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My mother, my father and love [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 34 cm
14 copy scores, 32 cm
2 manuscripts, 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 32 cm
13 copy scores, 31 cm
2 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Parts for "Like the blues" and "M.G." are also contained in Folder A. 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, stained.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Folder A, grouping ii from the Mercer Ellington Library. Statement of responsibility taken from Music is my Mistress, by Duke Ellington. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 10, 33.
Summary:
31 parts and an indefinite number of scores
My mother, my father and love is contained in three of thirty four folders for "My people" consisting of 11 parts in G Major concert, 8 parts in F Major concert, and 1 one page short score, 1 three page short score and 12 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Tizol, Whaley?).
Folder A contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in G Major for 5 reeds - Johnny, Pro, Hamilton, Paul, Carney; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, Cooky; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3. -- (ii) Parts in F Major for 2 reeds - Paul (2), Carney (4); 1 trumpet - Cat (2).
Folder B contains one page short score and parts in Bb Major. Score indicates parts for sax, clarinet, trombone. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, clarinet, tenor 4, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, trumpet; 3 trombones - 1, John, 3; bass.
Folder C contains three page short score. Score indicates parts for sax, clarinet, baritone, trumpets, John, trombones, bass. -- All items except Folder A, 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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