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Bermuda high [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy (musician) 1919-1996
Physical description:
14 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm
1 manuscript, 34 cm
2 manuscripts, 31 cm
2 copy scores, 31 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1962
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. Folder A -- 32p., folder B -- 6p., folder C -- 3p.
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book on the parts in Folder C: 12.
Summary:
20 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Bermuda high is contained in three folders consisting of 1 published three page short score, 1 six page short score, 2 seven page conductor scores, and 20 parts in g minor concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (ME, Whaley?)
Folder A contains published three page short score and 18 published parts. Short score indicates parts for sax, trumpet, trombone, bass. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 5 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; 4 trombones - 1, 2, 3, 4; bass; drums; guitar; piano. Different parts sometimes noted on the same page.
Folder B contains six page short score and 2 seven page conductor scores. Short score does not indicate instrumentation. Conductor score with title stamp for 5 saxes - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; horn; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; drums; piano. Conductor score with handwritten title for 5 saxes - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; 5 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; 4 trombones - 1, 2, 3, 4; guitar; bass; drums; piano.
Folder C contains parts for baritone; trombone 1. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
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