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Begin the beguine [music]

Composer:
Porter, Cole
Arranger:
Mason, Jack
Gray, Jerry
Physical description:
3 copy scores, 31 cm
1 manuscript, 31 cm
2 manuscripts, 30 cm
17 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 27 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Published sheet music
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, torn. Folder A -- 6p., folder B -- 4p., folder C -- 25p. Folder A -- 2p., folder C -- 9p.
Copyright restrictions. Consult Archives Center staff. Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Eillis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235, Facsimile (212) 757-0469; E-Mail: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Copyright 1935 -- Shapiro.
Summary:
20 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Begin the beguine is contained in three folders consisting of 1 fourteen page conductor score, 1 four page published piano conductor score, and 18 parts in C Major concert, 1 six page conductor score and 1 part in Eb Major concert, and 1 part in Bb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Folder A contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) 2 trumpets - Scad, Cat. -- (ii) 1 reed - alto 3.
Folder B contains fourteen page conductor score, 1 part, and six page conductor score. Fourteen page score has parts for violin; 3 saxes - 1, 2, 3; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass; guitar; drums; piano. Part for piano. Six page conductor score has parts for 4 saxes - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, unidentified; bass; guitar; drums.
Folder C contains 16 published parts and four page published piano conductor score. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, tenor 2, alto 3, tenor 4, baritone 4; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; violins - A/B, C/D; drums (2); guitar (2). Published parts reflect two arrangements. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_173669

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