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[Paris blues scores] [music]

Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 35 cm
5 parts (photocopies), 35 cm
24 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
23 copy scores, 32 cm
7 manuscripts, 32 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
25 separate titles comprise the materials described above. 6 titles are unique to this entry. Refer to the finding aid for further detail. A part for "Strange world" is noted on the verso of a short score in Folder D, 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, brittle, tape, torn.
Summary:
20 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Paris blues scores is contained in five of thirty two folders for"Paris blues" consisting of 1 five page short score, 2 one page short scores and 14 parts in Db Major concert, 1 part in Eb Major concert, 1 eighteen page short score, 3 one page short scores, 1 one page conductor score and 2 four page short scores in Bb Major concert, 1 five page conductor score, 1 three page conductor score, 1 two page short score, 1 seven page short score, 1 lead sheet, 1 nine page short score, 1 eight page short score and 1 forty six page short score in F Major concert, 1 seven page short score, 1 eight page short score, 1 lead sheet and 1 part in C Major concert, 1 seven page short score, 1 two page short score, 1 eleven page short score, 1 one page short score, 1 two page conductor score, 1 four page conductor score and 1 part in G Major concert 2 one page short scores, 2 six page short scores, 1 one page piano conductor score, 1 ten page conductor score, 2 three page short scores, 3 two page short scores, 1 eight page conductor score and 1 five page short score in D Major concert, 1 two page short score and 1 part in a minor concert, and 1 three pageshort score in bb minor concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Whaley, others?).
Folder A contains items in 5 groupings - (i) Eighteen page short score in Bb Major. Short score indicates parts for sax, tenor, trumpets, trombones, rhythm. -- (ii) Five page conductor score in F Major. Score indicates parts for tenor, trombone, rhythm. -- (iii) Part in a minor for piano. -- (iv) Seven page short score in C Major. Score indicates parts for tenor, trombone, piano, bass. -- (v) Three page short score in bb minor. Score indicates parts for saxes, Louis, trumpets, rhythm.
Folder B contains items in 6 groupings -- (i) One page short score in Bb Major. Score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. -- (ii) One page short score in D Major and eight page short score in C Major. Score in D Major indicates parts for clarinets, tenor, bass clarinet. Score appears incomplete. Score in C Major indicates parts for flute, oboe, clarinet, alto, tenor, baritone, trumpets, trombones. -- (iii) Five page short score in Db Major. Score indicates parts for flute, clarinet, oboe, alto, tenor, trumpets, trombones, bass, drums. -- (iv) Six page short score, one page piano conductor score and ten page conductor score in D Major. Short score indicates parts for flute, oboe, clarinet, alto, tenor, baritone, trumpets, trombones. Piano conductor score indicates parts for flute, oboe, sax, trumpets, tormbones. Conductor score indicates parts for flute, oboe, clarinet, 2 altos, 2 tenors, baritone, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones. -- (v) Two pageshort score and three page conductor score in F Major. Short score indicates parts for flute, oboe, clarinet, alto, tenor, trumpet. Short score appears incomplete. Conductor score indicates arts for flute, oboe, clarinet, 2 altos,2 tenors, baritone, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass. -- (vi) Seven page short score, two page conductor score and two page short score in G Major. Seven page short score indicates parts for flute, oboe, clarinet, alto, tenor, bass clarinet, trumpets, trombones. Conductor score indicates parts for flute, oboe, clarinet, 2 altos, 2 tenors, baritone, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass. Score appears incomplete. Two page short score indicates parts for flute, clarinet, baritone, trumpet, trombone, bass. Short score appears incomplete.
Folder C contains items in 6 groupings -- (i) Eleven page short score in G Major. Score indicates parts for flute, clarinet, oboe, alto, tenor baritone, trumpets, trombones, bass. -- (ii) 2 three page short scores in D Major, one page short score and one page conductor score in Bb Major, and 14 parts in Db Major. 1 short score in D Major indicates parts for flute, oboe, clarinet, alto, tenor, baritone, trumpets, trombones. Score appears incomplete. Parts in Db Major for 6 reeds - clarinet, alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1,tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. Shortscore in Bb Major indicates parts for alto, tenor, baritone, horn, trumpets, trombones. Score appears incomplete. Conductor score in Bb Major indicates parts for flute, oboe, clarinet, 2 altos, 2 tenors, baritone, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones. Score appears incomplete. 1 three page short score in D Major indicates parts for Rab, Proc, Ham, Paul, baritone, Ray, Cook, trumpets, Britt,trombones. -- (iii) One page short score in Db Major. Score indicates parts for sax, baritone, trumpets. Score appears incomplete. -- (iv) One page short score in Db Major concert. Score indicates parts for clarinet, tenor, baritone trumpets. -- (v) Two page short score and one page short score in D Major. Two page short score indicates parts for Proc, Paul, baritone. One page short score does not indicate instrumentation. Scores appear incomplete. -- (vi) Seven page short score in F Major. Score indicates parts for Rab, Proc, Hamilton, Paul, baritone, Cook, trumpets, Connors, trombones.
Folder D contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) 2 four page short scores and 1 one page short score in Bb Major, two page short score and eight page conductor score in D Major, lead sheet in C Major, and lead sheet in F Major. 1 four page short score in Bb Major indicates parts for sax, baritone, trumpets. Score appears incomplete. Two page short score in D Major does not indicate instrumentation. Lead sheets for unidentified treble instrument (2). Four page short score in Bb Major indicates parts for alto, tenor, baritone. Eight page conductor score in D Major indicates parts for flute, oboe, clarinet 2 altos, 2 tenors, baritone, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass. One page short score in Bb Major indicates parts for 2 altos, 2 tenors, baritone, bass. -- (ii) Nine page short score and eight page short score in F Major. Nine page short score indicates parts for flute, oboe, clarinet, alto, tenor, baritone, trumpets, trombones. Eight page short score indicates parts for flute, clarinet, alto, tenor, baritone, trumpets, trombones. Score appears incomplete. -- (iii) Two page short score in a minor. Score indicates parts for clarinet, altos, tenors, baritone, trombones, bass. -- (iv) Five page shortscore in D Major and four page conductor score in G Major. Short score indicates parts for alto, tenor, baritone, trumpet. Conductor score indicates parts for flute, oboe, clarinet, 2 altos, 2 tenors, baritone, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass. Scores appear incomplete.
Folder E contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) One page short score in G Major. Score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. -- (ii) Two page short score in D Major. Score indicates parts forflute, oboe, clarinet, alto, tenor, baritone, trumpet, trombone. -- (iii) Six page short score in D Major. Score indicates parts for Proc, sax, clarinet, baritone, Cook, Ray, trumpets, Britt. -- (iv) 1 forty six page short score in FMajor. Score indicates parts for flute, clarinet, alto, tenor, baritone, trumpets, trombones, bass. Score appears to be comprised of numerous fragmentary scores relating to "Paris blues." -- (v) Parts in G Major, C Major and Eb Major. Part in G Major for unidentified treble instrument. Part in C Major for unidentified treble instrument.
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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