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Jam-a-ditty [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
25 copy scores, 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
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, 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.
Summary:
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.
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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