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Purple gazelle [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
1 copy score, 32 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Short scores
United States
20th century
A short score for "Slepti" from "Afro Bossa" is noted on the verso of the short score in Folder A. An additional holograph score, lead sheet and part for this piece are contained with "Afro Bossa scores," grouping vii. 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, worn. Folder A -- 4p., folder B -- 1p.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility taken from Music is my Mistress, by Duke Ellington.
1 part and 1 score
Purple gazelle is contained in two of nineteen folders for "Afro Bossa" consisting of 1 three page short score and 1 part in Bb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, ME?).
Folder A contains short score. Short score indicates parts for saxes, Ham, baritone, Cat, Ray, Cooty, Buster, Chuck. Short score appears incomplete.
Folder B contains part for 1 reed - alto 2. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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