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Azure [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
Mills, Irving 1894-1985
Physical description:
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 31 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm
73 copy scores, 31 cm
2 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1937
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, torn. Folder A -- 28p., folder B -- 55p., folder C -- 3p., folder D -- 1p. Folder A -- 9p., folder B -- 3p., folder C -- 3p. Folder A -- 13p., folder C -- 5p.
Composed in 1937 -- Grove. There appears to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book on some of the parts: 35, 76.
Summary:
75 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Azure is contained in four folders consisting of 1 five page short score, 1 one page short score, 1 published sheet, and 75 parts in G & F Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, Tizol?).
Folder A contains parts in 4 groupings -- (i) 5 reeds - Rab, Pro, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 4 trumpets - Cat, Herbie, Cootie, Mercer; 3 trombones - Chuck, Brown, Buster; bass. -- (ii) 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, Jimmy, baritone; 1 trumpet - Cat; 1 trombone - Brown. -- (iii) 1 reed - Paul. -- (iv) 2 reeds - alto, tenor; 4 horns - 1, 2, 3, 4; bass; vocal.
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, unidentified; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; guitar; bass; bongo; drums; piano. -- (ii) 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 4 trumpets - unidentified, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - Britt, Butter, John; bass. (iia) 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - Ray, Baker, Cat, Bill, Mull; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3.
Folder C contains 1 five page short score, 1 published sheet and parts for 1 reed - Otto; 2 trumpets - Cooty, Wetz; bass.
Folder D contains 1 one page short score.
Folder A: group i from the Mercer Ellington Library.
Folder C: five page score from Presentation Album, vol. J, p. 8; published sheet from Presentation Album, vol. A, p. 11. -- All other materials 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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