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Beale street blues [music]

Composer:
Handy, W. C (William Christopher) 1873-1958
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 31 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 30 cm
15 copy scores, 31 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1917
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, stained. Folder A -- 3p.,folder B -- 7p. Folder B -- 2p. Folder B -- 7p. Folder A -- 2p.(in mylar), folder B -- 7p.
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book on the parts: 221
Summary:
15 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Beale street blues is contained in two folders consisting of 1 four page short score, 1 published sheet and 15 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley?).
Folder A contains short score and published sheet. Short score indicates parts for 6 reeds - clarinet, 4 saxes, baritone; 4 trumpets; 2 trombones - Wilbur, Brown.
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) 5 reeds - Jimmy, Rab, Sears, Pro, Carney; 6 trumpets - 1, Francis, Baker, Scad, Taft, Ray; 3 trombones - Jones, Jones, Wilbur. -- (ii) 1 trombone - Brown. -- 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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