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Blues to be there [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
3 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
12 copy scores, 32 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Short scores
United States
20th century
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, water spots.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. S, p. 17. Statement of responsibility taken from Music is my Mistress, by Duke Ellington.
14 parts and 1 score
Blues to be there is contained in two of seven folders for "Newport jazz festival suite" consisting of 1 five page short score and 14 parts in Db Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Henderson?).
Folder A contains short score and parts. Short score indicates parts for Rab, Paul, Carney, Ray, trumpets, trombones. Parts for 2 trumpets - 1, 2. Parts are noted on the verso of the short score.
Folder B contains parts for 5 reeds - Rab, Pro, Jimmy, Paul, Harry; 4 trumpets - Cat, Ray, Cook, Clark; 3 trombones - Butter, Britt, John.
Folder B from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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Archives Center - NMAH

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