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Saddest tale [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 31 cm
6 manuscripts, 31 cm
Type:
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
1935
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.
Grouping i from the Presentation Album, vol. F. Grouping ii from the Presentation Album, vol. U, p. 9.
Summary:
7 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
Saddest tale is contained in one of three folders for "Symphony in black" consisting of 1 published two-page piano vocal score in C Major concert, and 1 two-page short score and 7 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, Tizol?).
Items in 3 groupings -- (i) Piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "The saddest tale told on land or sea ...". -- (ii) Short score. Short score indicates parts for saxes, clarinet, Tizol, Brown, brass. -- (iii) Parts for 3 reeds - Otto, Jonny, Carney; 2 trumpets - Wetz, Posey; 1 trombone - Browne. -- Grouping iii 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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