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Half the fun [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
14 copy scores, 32 cm
5 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
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, Wayne Shirley, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, worn, torn, tape.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. V. Folder D from the Mercer Ellington Library.
Summary:
19 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Half the fun is contained in four of twenty eight folders for "Such sweet thunder" consisting of 2 five page short scores, 1 seven page short score and 19 parts in Db Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, Sanders, other?).
Folder A contains 1 five page short score. Short score indicates parts for alto, tenors, trumpets.
Folder B contains 1 five page short score and parts. Short score indicates parts for Rab, altos, tenors, Carney, Terry, Cook, Cat, trombones, bass. Parts for 4 reeds - Pro, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 3 trumpets - Terry, Cook, Cat.
Folder C contains seven page short score. Short score indicates parts for saxes, trumpets, trombones.
Folder D contains parts for 1 reed - Rab; 1 trumpet - Ray; 3 trombones - Brown (2), 2 (2), 3 (2); bass (4).
Folder B and Folder C 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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