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Obmil [music]

Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
12 copy scores, 32 cm
3 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
3 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor 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: worn, brittle, tape, water spots.
Folder B, grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: X38.
18 parts and 1 score
Obmil is contained in two of seven folders for "Virgin Islands suite" consisting of 1 two page piano conductor score and 18 parts in C Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley?).
Folder A contains piano conductor score and parts. Piano conductor score indicates parts for Proc, Jim, Paul, Carney, trumpet, bass. Score appears incomplete. Parts for 4 reeds - alto 1, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; bass.
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 3 reeds - alto (2), tenor (2), baritone (2); trumpet; trombone; bass (4). -- (ii) Part for trumpet.
Folder A and Folder B, grouping ii from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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