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Red carpet [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
7 copy scores, 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
A part for an untitled piece is noted on the verso of a short score in Folder A, grouping i. A part for "Boom-boom" is noted on the verso of a part in Folder B. 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, worn, stained.
Folder A, grouping i from the Presentation Album, vol. W, p. 13. Folder A, grouping ii from the Presentation Album, vol. X. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 186.
Summary:
6 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Red carpet is contained in two of ten folders for "Toot suite" consisting of 1 one page short score, 1 two page short score and 6 parts in F Major concert, and 1 two page short score in Bb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, Sanders?).
Folder A contains short scores in 2 groupings -- (i) One page short score in F Major indicates parts for clarinet, baritone, trombones, piano. Two page short score in Bb Major indicates parts for baritone, trumpets. Short score appears incomplete. -- (ii) Two page short score in F Major does not indicate instrumentation.
Folder B contains parts for 2 reeds - Procope, Harry (2); 3 trombones - Britt, Butter, John.
Folder B 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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