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Tell me it's the truth [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
29 copy scores, 32 cm
18 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
6 manuscripts, 32 cm
16 copy scores, 31 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
A part for "St. Louis" is noted on the verso of a part in Folder C, grouping ii. Parts for "Laugh clown" and "St. Lz" are noted on the verso of parts in Folder C, grouping iii. A part for "Marmalade" is noted on the verso of a part in Folder C, grouping iv. Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, tape, worn, torn, brittle.
Remaining items from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 124.
Summary:
69 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Tell me it's the truth is contained in four of sixty nine folders for "Sacred concert I" consisting of 1 three page piano vocal score, 2 two page piano vocal scores, 1 one page piano vocal score and 9 parts in F Major concert, 1 seven page short score, 1 two page short score, 1 two page piano vocal score and 22 parts in C Major concert, 12 parts in Bb Major concert, and 26 parts in Db Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, others?).
Folder A contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Three page piano vocal score and two page piano vocal score in F Major. Lyrics begin "Tell me it's the truth, yes, yes ...". Three page score appears incomplete. -- (ii) Parts in F Major for 1 reed - Rab; trombone; bass; guitar (2). Parts in Bb Major for the same instrumentation are noted on the verso of these parts. -- (iii) Parts in F Major for 1 reed - alto; trombone; bass; guitar. -- (iv) Parts in Bb Major for 1 reed - clarinet; piano. Part for piano appears incomplete.
Folder B contains assorted scores. Seven page short score in C Major indicates parts for Rab, Proc, tenors, baritone, trumpets, trombones. Two page short score in C Major indicates parts for Proc, tenor, baritone. Score appears incomplete. Two page piano vocal score in C Major. Piano vocal score lyrics begin as above. Score appears incomplete. Two page piano vocal score and one page piano vocal score in F Major. Two page score does not include lyrics. One page score lyrics begin as above. Both scores appear incomplete.
Folder C contains parts in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for 3 reeds - Procope (2), Hamilton, Paul (2); 2 trumpets - 1, 4 (2); 4 trombones - Lawrence, 1, 2 (2), 3 (2); bass. -- (ii) Parts in Bb Major for 3 trumpets - 1, 2, Cat; 3 trombones - Brown, Buster, Chuck. -- (iii) Parts in C Major for 2 reeds - Hodges, Harry; 2 trombones - Lawrence, 1; bass. -- (iv) Parts in Bb Major for 1 reed - Paul; 2 trombones - Brown, Buster.
Folder D contains parts in 5 groupings -- (i) Parts in Db Major for 4 reeds - Hodges, Procope (2), Hamilton (3), Gonsalves (2); 3 trumpets - Mercer, Cat, Cootie; 2 trombones - Buster (2), Chuck (2). -- (ii) Parts in Db Major for 3 reeds - Proc (2), Jimmy, Paul; 1 trumpet - 4; 2 trombones - 2 (2), Chuck (2). -- (iii) Part in Bb Major for bass. -- (iv) Parts in C Major for 2 trombones - Vince, Chuck. -- (v) Parts in Db Major for 2 trumpets - Cat, 3.
Folder A, Folder B, Folder C, groupings iii & iv, and Folder D, grouping v 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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