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What color is virtue? [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 34 cm
1 copy score, 32 cm
36 copy scores, 31 cm
1 manuscript, 31 cm
1 part (photocopy), 28 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Additional materials for this piece are contained with "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, worn, torn.
Summary:
38 parts and an indefinite number of scores
What color is virtue is contained in two of thirty four folders for "My people" consisting of 1 three page piano vocal score and 37 parts in F Major concert, and 1 two page piano vocal score and 1 lead sheet in Ab Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley?).
Folder A contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Piano vocal score and parts in F Major. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "What color is virtue, what color is love ...". Parts for bass; piano. -- (ii) Piano vocal score and lead sheet in Ab Major. Piano vocal score lyrics begin as above. Score appears incomplete. Lead sheet for voice. Lyrics begin as above.
Folder B contains parts in F Major in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3. -- (ii) Parts for 4 reeds - alto, alto 3, tenor 1, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3. -- (iii) Parts for 5 reeds - alto 3, clarinet, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. -- 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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