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Feeling of jazz, The [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
Simon, George T
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 33 cm
7 copy scores, 33 cm
13 copy scores, 32 cm
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
3 manuscripts, 32 cm
2 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 copy score, 22 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Parts for "Boo-loos" are noted on the verso of parts in Folder A. Parts for "Tipit," "Limbo jazz," and an untitled piece are contained in Folder A. A piano conductor score for an untitled piece is noted on the verso of the lead sheet in Folder C, grouping iii. 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, torn, tape.
Folder C, grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library.
Summary:
23 parts and an indefinite number of scores
The feeling of jazz is contained in four of thirty two folders for "Paris blues" consisting of 1 two page short score, 1 lead sheet and 7 parts in Db Major concert, 1 two page short score and 15 parts in G Major concert, and 1 three page piano vocal score, 2 two page piano vocal scores, and 1 one page piano vocal score in Ab Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, other?).
Folder A contains short score and parts in Db Major. Short score indicates parts for altos, tenor, trombone, violin. Parts for 2 reeds - alto, tenor; trombone; violin (3); bass.
Folder B contains parts in G Major for 7 reeds - Rab (2), Proc, alto 3, Jimmie (2), Paul (2), baritone, Carney; trumpet (2); 1 trombone - Brown (2); bass.
Folder C contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Three page piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "I remember well when she used to be around ...". Score appears incomplete. -- (ii) Two page piano vocal scores. Lyrics begin as above. -- (iii) Lead sheet for unidentified treble instrument.
Folder D contains short score in G Major and one page piano vocal score. Short score indicates parts for Rab, alto, tenor, baritone, Ray, Brown. Piano vocal score lyrics begin as above. Score appears incomplete. -- All items except Folder C, grouping i from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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