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Basin street blues [music]

Composer:
Williams, Spencer 1889-1965
Arranger:
Mathieu, Bill
Physical description:
39 copy scores, 31 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 30 cm
1 manuscript, 31 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 31 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1933
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, torn, tape. Folder A -- 4p., folder D -- 19p. . Folder A -- 2p.(in mylar), folder B -- 14p.,. Folder C -- 12p., folder D -- 18p.
Copyright 1928 -- Shapiro. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book on the parts in Folder C: 253. Folder D materials arranged by Bill Mathieu.
Summary:
39 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Basin street blues is contained in four folders consisting of 1 published sheet in C Major concert, and 1 three page short score, 1 thriteen page conductor score, and 39 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, copyist?).
Folder A contains published sheet and four page short score. Short score indicates parts for clarinet, 4 saxes, baritone, trumpet, trombone, bass.
Folder B contains parts for 5 reeds - clarinet, alto, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; piano
Folder C contains parts for 4 reeds - Rab, Jimmy, Sears, Carney; 3 trumpets - Cat, Scad, Williams; 3 trombones - Brown, Wilbur, Jones; bass; guitar.
Folder D contains thirteen page conductor score and 14 parts. Conductor score for 5 reeds - alto, 2 clarinets, tenor, bass clarinet; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, Ray Nance (solo); 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums; piano. Parts for 5 reeds - alto, clarinet 2 (R.P.), clarinet 3, tenor (P.G.), bass clarinet; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4 (Ray Nance); 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; piano.
Folder B from the Mercer Ellington Library. -- 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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