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New world a comin' [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Henderson, Luther
Physical description:
31 copy scores, 32 cm
2 manuscripts, 32 cm
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
8 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
11 parts (photocopies), 29 cm
2 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
1 part (photocopy), 27 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Short scores
United States
20th century
A part for "Fill the cup" is noted on the verso of the short score in Folder H. 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, tape, brittle, stained.
Folder D from the Presentation Album, vol. S, p. 23. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 147.
52 parts and an indefinite number of scores
New world a comin' is contained in eight folders consisting of 1 twelve page piano conductor score, 1 two page short score, 1 eleven page piano conductor score, 1 ten page short score and 52 parts in C Major concert, and 1 three page piano conductor score in f minor concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in identified hand (Benjamin) and unidentified hands (DE, Whaley?).
Folder A contains parts for 2 reeds - Jimmy (2), Carney (2); 1 trumpet - Ray; 2 trombones - Tizol, Brown; guitar.
Folder B contains parts for 3 reeds - Rabbit, Jimmie, Carney; 2 trumpets - Rex, Baker; 3 trombones - Tricky, Brown, Tizol; bass. Some parts appear incomplete.
Folder C contains twelve page piano conductor score. Score does not indicate instrumentation.
Folder D contains two page short score. Short score indicates parts for alto, tenor, baritone, trumpets. Score appears incomplete.
Folder E contains three page piano conductor score in f minor. Score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete.
Folder F contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Part for 1 horn - 1. -- (ii) Parts for 3 reeds - Jimmy, Sears, Carney; 3 trumpets - Scad, Taft, Ray; 1 trombone - Jones; bass.
Folder G contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Eleven page piano conductor score and parts. Piano conductor score indicates parts for flute, clarinet, saxes, oboes, bassoons, horns, trumpets, Brown, violins, cellos. Parts for 4 horns - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 violins - A, B, C; viola; cello; bass; harp. -- (ii) Parts for 3 violins - A, B, C. -- (iii) Parts for viola (5); cello (3); bass (4).
Folder H contains ten page short score. Short score indicates parts for altos, tenor, baritone, Wallace, Cooty, trumpets, trombones. -- All items except Folder D from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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