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Fugue-a-ditty [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Uniform title:
Tonal group
Physical description:
5 copy scores, 32 cm
1 manuscript, 32 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
United States
20th century
Other title:
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, torn, stained.
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Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. X. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 210.
6 parts
Fugue-a-ditty is contained in two of eight folders for "Tonal group" consisting of 5 parts in A Major concert, and 1 part in F Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, Tizol, other?).
Folder A contains part in A Major for unidentifiedd treble instrument.
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Part in F Major for 1 reed - Otto. -- (ii) Parts in A Major for 1 reed - Sears; 1 trumpet - Taft; 2 trombones - Jones, Wilbur.
Folder B from the Duke Ellington Library.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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