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Mellow ditty [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
22 copy scores, 32 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
4 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Parts for "Smada" and "Boo-dah" are noted on the verso of a part in Folder C, grouping ii. 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.
Folder B from the Presentation Album, vol. X. Folder C, grouping ii from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 180.
Summary:
31 parts and 1 score
Mellow ditty is contained in three of eight folders for "Tonal group" consisting of 1 six page short score and 10 parts in Db Major concert, and 21 parts in F Major concert -- in ink and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley?).
Folder A contains parts in Db Major for 3 reeds - Rab, Sears, Carney; 3 trumpets - Taft, Rex, 5; 3 trombones - Brown, Jones, Wilbur; guitar.
Folder B contains short score. Short score does not indicate instrumentation.
Folder C contains parts in F Major in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 1 reed - alto 3; 1 trumpet - 1; 1 trombone - 1; bass. -- (ii) Parts for 4 reeds - alto 1 (2), tenor 2 (2), tenor 4 (2), baritone (2); 3 trumpets - 2 (2), 3, 4 (2); 2 trombones - 2 (2), 3 (2).
Folder A and Folder C, grouping i from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
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