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Jam-a-ditty [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
25 copy scores, 32 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Short scores
United States
20th century
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, tape, stained.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. W, p. 5. Statement of responsibility taken from Music is my Mistress, by Duke Ellington. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 181.
25 parts and 1 score
Jam-a-ditty is contained in three of eight folders for "Tonal group" consisting of 1 eleven page short score and 16 parts in C Major concert, and 9 parts in Db Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley?).
Folder A contains short score. Short score indicates parts for Otto, clarinet, Sears, baritone, Taft, trumpets, Wilbur, Claude, Brown.
Folder B contains parts in C Major for 5 reeds - Otto, Rab, Jimmy, Sears, Carney; 6 trumpets - solo, Taft, Scad, Rex, Cat, 5; 3 trombones - Quent, Wilbur, Brown; guitar (2). Some parts appear incomplete.
Folder C contains parts in Db Major for 3 reeds - Toby, Sears, Carney (2); 3 trumpets - Scad, Taft (2), Rex; 1 trombone - Brown. Parts subtitled "Coda."
Folder B and Folder C from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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