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Battle royal [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
20 copy scores, 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 32 cm
13 copy scores, 31 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Parts for "Stru" are noted on the bottom of parts in Folder A, grouping ii. Additional materials for this piece are contained in "Paris blues scores," Folder A, grouping i. 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, tape, stained.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility taken from Music is my Mistress, by Duke Ellington. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellingotn Band Book: 16.
Summary:
33 parts and 1 score
Battle royal is contained in three of thirty two folders for "Paris blues" consisting of 1 fourteen page short score and 33 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (ME, Tizol, Whaley, others?).
Folder A contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 4 (2), baritone (2); 3 trumpets - 1, Ray (2), Mullens (2); 2 trombones - 1, Tizol. Some parts appear incomplete. -- (ii) Parts for 2 reeds - alto, Hamilton; trumpet; trombone. -- (iii) Part for 1 trumpet - 4. Part appears incomplete.
Folder B contains parts for 1 reed - tenor 2; 1 trumpet - 2; 2 trombones - 1, 2. Some parts appear incomplete.
Folder C contains short score and remaining parts. Short score indicates parts for sax, tenor, baritone, trumpets, trombone, guitar, drums. Parts for 3 reeds - alto 1 (2), alto 3, tenor 2 (2); 2 trumpets - 1, 2; 3 trombones - 1, 2, Tizol; bass. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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