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April in Paris [music]

Composer:
Duke, Vernon 1903-1969
Lyricist:
Harburg, E.Y. (Edgar Yipsel)
Physical description:
42 copy scores, 31 cm
11 parts, 31 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, tape, worn, torn. Folder A -- 32p., folder B -- 17p., folder C -- 7p. Folder A -- 2p., folder B -- 2p., folder C -- 7p. Folder A -- 16p. Folder A -- 2p.
copyright 1932, Shapiro. There are several numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book in these folders: 3, 8, 15, 72, 204, 217.
Summary:
6 parts
April in Paris is contained in two folders consisting of 41 parts in Bb & C Major concert -- in ink, pencil, and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (some Whaly, some Tizol, et al.).
There appear to be six different arrangements, most of them incomplete -- five in folder A -- (i) trumpet, bass, & guitar. -- (ii) alto 1 & 3, Rabbit, Sears, Carney (2), guitar, bass -- (iii) alto 1 & 2, tenor 1 & 2, baritone, trumpets 1, 2 & 3; trombones 1 & 2. -- (iv) Cat & piano, (v) alto 1 & 3, tenor 1 & 4, baritone, trumpets 3 & 4, trombones 2 & 3. -- folder B contains parts for 3 saxes, alto 1, tenor 2, & baritone; 2 trumpets, 1 & 2; trombone, bass, drums, and piano.
folder C contains parts for Procope, Paul, Jimmy, unidentified trumpet, Cat, Nat, Cootie, Lawrence, Buster, Chuck, bass (2). -- 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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