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Happy anatomy [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
25 copy scores, 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Parts for "Flirtibird" from "Anatomy of a murder" are noted on the verso of the short score in Folder A. Parts for unidentified treble instrument (2). 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, brittle, stained, tape, worn. Folder A -- 7p., folder C -- 25p. Folder B -- 2p., folder C -- 7p. Folder C -- 4p. Folder C -- 4p. Folder C -- 8p.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. H. p. 29. According to Mark Tucker's "Duke Ellington Reader," "Anatomy of a Murder" was a 1959 motion picture film, directed by Otto Preminger. Statement of responsibility taken from Music is my Mistress, by Duke Ellington.
Summary:
25 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Happy anatomy is contained in three of thirty two folders for "Anatomy of a murder" consisting of 1 eight page short score, 1 four page short score and 25 parts in C Major concert (?) -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley?).
Folder A contains eight page short score. Short score indicates parts for Rab, Paul, baritone, Terry, Shorty, trumpets, Sanders, trombones.
Folder B contains four page short score. Short score indicates parts for saxes, clarinet, Paul, baritone, Terry, trombones, bass, organ. Score appears incomplete.
Folder C contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 4 trumpets - Cat, Baker, Ray, Terry; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. -- (ii) Parts for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3. -- All items except Folder A 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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