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Festival junction [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
2 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
A short score for "Luther's blues" is noted on the verso of the two page short score in Folder A. 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, torn, worn, water spots.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. S, p. 19. Statement of responsibility taken from Music is my Mistress, by Duke Ellington.
12 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Festival junction is contained in two of seven folders for "Newport jazz festival suite" consisting of 1 five page short score, 1 two page short score and 12 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Henderson?).
Folder A contains short scores. Five page short score indicates parts for Rab, sax, baritone, trumpets. Two page short score indicates parts for alto, tenor, baritone, Clark.
Folder B contains parts for 5 reeds - Rab, Pro, Jimmy, Paul, Harry; 4 trumpets - Cat, Cook, Ray, Terry; 3 trombones - Britt, Butt, 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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