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Walking and singing the blues [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Greenwood, Lil
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
69 copy scores, 32 cm
10 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
11 copy scores, 31 cm
5 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
1 copy score, 16 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
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, worn, torn, stained, tape.
Folder C from the Mercer Ellington Library.
Summary:
95 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Walking and singing the blues is contained in four of thirty four folders for "My people" consisting of 1 two page short score, 1 one page short score, 1 lead sheet and 62 parts in F Major concert, 19 parts in C Major concert, and 13 parts in G Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, Sanders, other?).
Folder A contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in F Major for 2 reeds - Pro, baritone; trumpet; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums. -- (ii) Two page shrot score and parts in F Major. Short score indicates parts for sax, trombone, rhythm. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 2 trumpets - 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass (2); drums; piano. -- (iii) Part in G Major for 1 trombone - 2.
Folder B contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Lead sheet. Lead sheet for voice. Lyrics begin "Walking, walking and singing the blues ...". -- (ii) Parts in F Major for 5 reeds - Rab, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass.
Folder C contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in G Major for 2 trumpets - 3 (2), 4 (2); 3 trombones - 1 (2), 2 (2), 3 (2); bass (2). -- (ii) Parts in C Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc (2), Ashby (2), Paul, Harry (2); 4 trumpets - Cat, Mercer, Cootie (2), Cook; 3 trombones - Lawrence (2), Buster (2), Chuck (2).
Folder D contains one page short score and parts in F Major. Short score indicates parts for baritone, trumpets, Brown, bass. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1 (2), alto 3 (2), tenor 2 (2), tenor 4 (2), baritone (2); 3 trumpets - 1 (2), 2 (2), 3 (2); 3 trombones - 1 (2), 2 (2), 3 (2); bass (2); drums (2); piano; voice. Lyrics begin as above. -- All items except Folder C 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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