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Bensonality [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 31 cm
16 copy scores, 31 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Address and phone for Gwen Ann Jones appears on short score, p. 4. 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 B -- 4p., folder C -- 6p. Folder C -- 9p. Folder A -- 3p. (in mylar), folder C -- 2p.
Copyright 1952 -- copyright entry. Also known as Alavantin -- Timner. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book on the parts in Folder C: 74.
Summary:
16 parts and 1 score
Bensonality is contained in three folders consisting of 1 four page short score and 16 parts in Db Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley?)
Folder A contains four page short score. Score indicates parts for saxes, trumpets, and trombones.
Folder B contains parts for 2 reeds - Johnny, tenor; trumpet; trombone.
Folder C contains parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3. -- Parts in Folders B & C appear to reflect multiple arrangements of the piece.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol K, p. 1. -- Folders B and C 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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