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Biggest and busiest intersection [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 36 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
13 copy scores, 32 cm
10 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
7 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Folder A also contains a set of lyrics, apparently unrelated to this piece. Lyrics begin "Outside, the rain ...". Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, Wayne Shirley, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, tape, worn.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Folder C, grouping ii from the Mercer Ellington Library. Statement of responsibility taken from Music is my Mistress, by Duke Ellington.
Summary:
30 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Biggest and busiest intersection is contained in four of eighty five folders for "Sacred concert II" consisting of 1 one page short score in Ab Major concert, and 1 five page short score, 1 one page short score and 30 parts in Bb Major concert -- ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, other?).
Folder A contains short score in Ab Major. Short score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete.
Folder B contains five page short score in Bb Major. Short score indicates parts for Rab, Proc, clarinet, Hamilton, tenor, baritone, Herb, Cat, bass, piano.
Folder C contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 5 reeds - Hodges, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 4 trumpets - Merc (2), Cooty, Cat (2), Herb; 3 trombones - Brown, Buster, Chuck. -- (ii) Parts for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy (2), Paul (3), Harry; 3 trumpets - Mercer, Cooty (2), Herb; 3 trombones - Brown, Buster, Chuck; bass. Some parts appear incomplete.
Folder D contains one page short score in Bb Major. Short score indicates parts for sax, trumpets, trombones. Short score appears incomplete. - All items except Folder C, grouping ii 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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