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Well [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
14 copy scores, 32 cm
8 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
12 copy scores, 31 cm
5 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Additional materials for this piece are contained with "New Orleans suite scores," grouping ix. 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.
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.
Summary:
38 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Well is contained in two of eleven folders for "New Orleans suite" consisting of 1 three page short score and 25 parts in bb minor concert, and 1 three page short score and 13 parts in eb minor concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, Henderson?).
Folder A contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Short score and parts in bb minor concert. Short score indicates parts for bass clarinet, baritone, trombone. Score appears incomplete. Parts for 2 reeds - alto 1, clarinet; 1 trumpet - 1; 1 trombone - 1. -- (ii) Parts in bb minor for 6 reeds - alto 1, alto 3 (2), clarinet, tenor 2 (2), tenor 4 (2), baritone (2); 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3 (2); 3 trombones - 1, 2 (2), 3 (2); bass (2).
Folder B contains short score and parts in eb minor concert. Short score indicates parts for clarinet, tenor. Short score appears incomplete. Parts for 5 reeds - Rick, Pro, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 4 trumpets - Cat, Clark, Cook, Ray; 3 trombones - Britt, Tizol, Jackson; bass.
Folder A, grouping i and Folder B 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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