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Birmingham breakdown [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
3 copy scores, 31 cm
4 manuscripts, 32 cm
16 copy scores, 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1927
20th century
Notes:
Handwriting has been identified based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Mark Tucker, and Walter van de Leur.
Condition: tape, fair. Folder B -- 2p., folder D -- 2p. Folder A -- 1p (in mylar)., folder C -- 14p., folder D -- 31p.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. A, p. 27. Folder B from the Presentation Album, vol. K, p. 5. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book on the parts in Folder C, grouping ii: 105.
Summary:
23 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Birmingham breakdown is contained in four folders consisting of 1 one page short score and 1 published sheet in Ab Major concert, and 23 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, Tizol, Whaley?)
Folder A contains one page short score. Score appears incomplete. Score indicates parts for Otto, Carney; Rex, Cooty; Tricky.
Folder B contains published sheet.
Folder C contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) 2 reeds - alto 1, tenor; bass -- (ii) 1 reed - Otto; 2 trumpets - Cooty, Rex; bass.
Folder D contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) 1 reed - Carney; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3 -- (ii) 5 reeds - Procope, Rab, Jimmy, Paul, Carney -- (iii) 4 reeds - Rab, Proc, Paul, Jimmy.
Folders C & D 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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