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Eighth veil [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
29 copy scores, 32 cm
8 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
4 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
A part for "Dancing in the dark" is noted on the verso of the two page short score in Folder A. 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, water spots, tape, torn. Folder A -- 7p., folder B1 -- 12p., folder B2 -- 6p. Folder B2 -- 3p. Folder B1 -- 2p., folder B2 -- 32p. Folder B1 -- 6p., folder B2 -- 4p.
Remaining items from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 400, 239.
Summary:
40 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Eighth veil is contained in two of nineteen folders for "Afro Bossa" consisting of 1 one page short score in C Major concert, 1 four page short score in A Major concert, 13 parts in Ab Major concert, and 1 two page short score and 27 parts in G Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in identified hand (Jones) and unidentified hands (BS, Whaley?).
Folder A contains scores. One page short score in C Major indicates parts for saxes, clarinet, bass. Short score subtitled "Intro." Two page short score in G Major indicates parts for clarinet, Cat, 3 trumpets. Short score appears incomplete. Four page short score in A Major concert indicates parts for saxes, baritone, trumpets, trombones.
Folder B contains parts in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts in Ab Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Toby, Jimmy, Sears, Carney; 4 trumpets - Cat, Scad, Rex, Taft; 3 trombones - Tricky, Claude, Brown; bass. -- (ii) Parts in G Major for 1 trombone - Brown; guitar; unidentified treble instrument. -- (iii) Parts in G Major for 5 reeds - alto 1 (2), alto 3 (2), tenor 2 (2), tenor 4 (2), baritone (2); 3 trumpets - 1, 2 (2), 3; 3 trombones - 1 (2), 2 (2), 3 (2); bass (2). Some parts appear incomplete. -- (iv) Parts in G Major for 1 trumpet - Herb (2). -- All items except short score in C Major from Folder A and Folder B, grouping iii 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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