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A blues [music]

Physical description:
17 parts, 31 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
United States
20th century
"No. 1" and "Mo Ri" appear on verso of some parts. -- Handwriting has been identified based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Mark Tucker, and Walter van de Leur. -- These folders were originally located in the parts of the collection listed as sub-unit 1: Duke Ellington library filing drawers and sub-unit 2: Mercer Ellington orchestrations.
Condition: worn, good. Folder A -- 3p.; folder B -- 1p. Folder A -- 1p. in mylar. Folder A -- 12p.; folder B -- 5p.
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title "Mo Ri" for trumpet II and trombone II appears on verso of unidentified parts.
17 parts.
2 folders containing 20 parts in key of A -- some ink, some pencil, some photocopy -- in two copyists' hands (possibly Whaley and Strayhorn?) -- five reeds, four brass, two bass, one drum, one short score (and its copy), six unidentified parts.
folder A: twelve parts, a DE? short score, and its photocopy from the Duke Ellington Library -- altos I, III, tenor II, IV; trumpet II, Chuck, Buster on trombones, bass, drums, two unidentified parts, one duplicated. folder B: six parts from the Mercer Ellington Library -- one tenor, trumpet III, one bass trombone, three unidentified parts. folders are related.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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