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Coloratura [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
15 copy scores, 32 cm
1 manuscript, 32 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Published sheet music
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, torn, brittle, tape.
Folder C from the Presentation Album, vol. B and vol. T, p. 13. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 123.
15 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Coloratura is contained in three of eighteen folders for "Perfume suite" consisting of 1 seven page conductor score, 1 six page piano conductor score, 1 two page short score, 1 published part and 14 parts in eb minor concert, and 1 one page short score in c minor concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Whaley, Sanders?).
Folder A contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Part for 1 reed - Carney. -- (ii) Parts for 4 reeds - Johnny, Toby, Jimmy, Sears; 5 trumpets - Cat, Taft, Rex, Scad, unidentified; 3 trombones - Jones, Tricky, Brown; bass.
Folder B contains conductor score and piano conductor score. Conductor score indicates parts for Toby, Rab, Jimmy, Sears, Carney, Cat, Taft, Ray, Rex, Scad, Brown, Tricky, Jones. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation.
Folder C contains short scores and published part. Short score in eb minor indicates parts for sax, baritone, Cat, trumpets, trombones, bass. Score appears incomplete. Short score in c minor indicates part for tenor. Published part for piano.
Folder A and 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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