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Flirtibird [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
4 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
52 copy scores, 32 cm
3 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 manuscript, 32 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Additional materials for this piece are noted on the verso of a short score for "Happy anatomy," Folder A, from "Anatomy of a murder." Additional materials for this piece are also contained with "Anatomy of a murder 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, torn, tape. Folder A -- 5p., folder B -- 18p.,folder C -- 37p. Folder B -- 4p., folder C -- 17p. Folder C -- 1p. Folder B -- 6p., folder C -- 7p.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. J, p. 37 and p. 39. According to Mark Tucker's "Duke Ellington Reader," "Anatomy of a Murder" was a 1959 motion picture film, directed by Otto Preminger.
Summary:
51 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Flirtibird is contained in three of thirty two folders for "Anatomy of a murder" consisting of 1 five page short score, 1 two page short score, 6 three page piano vocal scores and 41 parts in C Major concert, 1 three page short score and 6 parts in G Major concert, 1 part in Bb Major concert, and 3 parts in an unknown key -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in identified hand (Jones) and unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, Sanders?).
Folder A contains five page short score in C Major. Short score indicates parts for Rab, Paul, baritone, Terry, trumpets, piano.
Folder B contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Two page short score in C Major indicates parts for Rab, Proc, Ham, Paul, baritone, Terry, Britt, Butter. -- (ii) Three page short score in G Major. Short score indicates parts for baritone, Ray, trumpets, trombones. -- (iii) Part in C Major for piano. Part appears incomplete. -- (iv) 6 three page piano vocal scores. Piano vocal scores lyrics begin "A flirty bird flew by ...".
Folder C contains parts in 8 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for 5 saxes - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, baritone; 4 trumpets - Baker, Cat, Terry, Ray; 3 trombones - Britt, John, Butter; bass. Many parts appear incomplete. -- (ii) Parts in C Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 1 trumpet - Terry. Parts subtitled "Bridge." -- (iii) Parts in C Major for 5 reeds - Johnny, Procope, Jimmy, Paul, Harry; 4 trumpets - Terry, 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - John, Butter; bass. -- (iv) Parts in C Major for 2 trombones - 1, 3. Parts appear incomplete. -- (v) Parts in G Major for 5 reeds - Johnny, Procope, Jimmy, Paul, Harry; bass. -- (vi) Parts in C Major for 4 trumpets - Cat, Baker, Ray, Terry; 1 trombone - Butter. Parts appear incomplete. -- (vii) Parts in C and Bb Major. Parts in C Major for trumpet; 1 trombone - 2. Part in Bb Major for 1 trumpet - Herb. -- (viii) Parts in an unknown key for unidentified instrument (3). Parts appear incomplete.
Folder B and Folder C 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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