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Afraid [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
George, Don 1903-
Physical description:
1 copy score, 33 cm
36 copy scores, 32 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
1 manuscript, 31 cm
3 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
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, and Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, tape, torn, brittle. Folder A -- 24p., folder B -- 3p., folder C -- 18p., folder D -- 9p., folder E -- 2p. . Folder B -- 4p. Folder A -- 2p., folder C -- 3p. Folder F -- 3p.
Folder A, grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library. Folder F from the Presentation Album, vol. A. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 201.
Summary:
44 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Afraid is contained in six folders consisting of 1 six page short score and 15 parts in Db Major concert, 1 eight page conductor score and 1 part in F Major concert, and 1 three page piano vocal score, 1 two page conductor score, 2 lead sheets and 26 parts in C Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, Davis, others?).
Folder A contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 1 (2), tenor 2 (2), baritone; 3 trombones - 1, 2 (2), 3 (2); bass (2). Part in F Major for bass. -- (ii) Parts in C Major for 2 reeds - alto 1, alto 2; 1 trombone - 1.
Folder B contains six page short score in Db Major. Short score indicates parts for Rab, 4 saxes, Baker, Ray, Brown.
Folder C contais eight page conductor score in F Major and parts in Db Major. Conductor score indicates parts for alto, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone, 4 trumpets (?), 3 trombones (?), bass (?). Parts for 5 reeds - Rab, Pro, Jimmy, Sears, Carney; 5 trumpets - Ray, Baker, Dud, Williams, Scad; 3 trombones - Jones, Glenn, Brown; bass; guitar.
Folder D contains two page conductor score and parts in C Major. Conductor score indicates parts for 5 saxes - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 4 trombones - 1, 2, 3, 4; guitar; bass; drums; piano. Score appears incomplete. Parts for 5 reeds - Johnny, alto 2, Paul, tenor 2, Harry; 1 trumpet - Cook; trombone; bass; drums.
Folder E contains lead sheets. Lead sheets for voice. Lyrics begin "I'm afraid of wanting you too much ...".
Folder F contains three page piano vocal score. Lyrics as above. -- All items except Folder A, grouping i and Folder F 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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