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Circus [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
2 parts (photocopies), 36 cm
23 copy scores, 32 cm
8 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
7 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
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, tape, brittle, water spots.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Groupings ii & iii from the Mercer Ellington Library. Statement of responsibility taken from Music is my Mistress, by Duke Ellington.
Summary:
40 parts
Circus is contained in one of eleven folders for "Plus belle africaine" consisting of 21 parts in Db Major concert, and 19 parts in G Major concert -- in ink and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (Turney, other?).
Parts in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts in Db Major for 2 reeds - Johnny, Gonsalves; 2 trumpets - Cootie, Cat; 2 trombones - Brown, 2. -- (ii) Parts in Db Major for 3 reeds - Proc (2), Jimmy (2), baritone (2); 3 trumpets - Cat (3), Mercer (2), Herb; 2 trombones - Brown, Chuck (2). -- (iii) Parts in G Major for 2 reeds - alto 1 (2), alto 3; 2 trumpets - 1, 2 (2); 2 trombones - 1, 3 (2); bass (2). -- (iv) Parts in G Major for 3 reeds - alto 3, tenor 1, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 3, 4; 2 trombones - 1, 2. -- Groupings i & iv 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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