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Hero to zero [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
13 copy scores, 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Additional materials for this piece are contained with "Anatomy of a murder scores," grouping x. Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of Walter van de Leur.
Condition: fair, worn, tape. Folder A -- 14p. Folder A -- 2p. Folder A -- 1p.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Grouping i from the Presentation Album, vol. J, p. 42. Grouping iii from the Presentation Album, vol. J, p. 10. 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:
13 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Hero to zero is contained in one of thirty two folders for "Anatomy of a murder" consisting of 1 two page short score, 1 three page short score and 13 parts in C Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley?).
Items in 3 groupings -- (i) Two page short score. Short score indicates parts for altos, clarinet, Paul, baritone, trumpets, bass. -- (ii) Parts for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 4 trumpets - Terry, Ray, Cat, Baker; 3 trombones - Britt, Butter, John; bass. -- (iii) Three page short score. Short score indicates parts for Terry, Proc, baritone. Short score appears incomplete. -- Grouping ii from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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