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Bird of paradise [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
8 copy scores, 31 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 27 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1935
20th century
Notes:
Part for unidentified treble instrument (photocopy) is originally noted on the verso of Concert for Cooty. 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. Folder A -- 19p.,folder B -- 4p. (in mylar). Folder A -- 4p.,.
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.
Statement of responsibility and copyright (1935) -- copyright entry. Published sheet in Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. A, p. 26. Short score in Folder B from the Presentation Album, vol. K, p. 8.
Summary:
10 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Bird of paradise is contained in two folders consisting of 1 published sheet, 1 six page short score and 10 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Tizol?).
Folder A contains published sheet and 10 parts. Parts in 3 groupings -- (i) 3 reeds - Otto, Johnny, Carney; 2 trumpets- Cooty, Rex; 2 trombones - Browne, Tizol; bass. -- (ii) 1 unidentified treble insturment (guitar?). -- (iii) violin. Part in group iii is published.
Folder B contains short score. Score indicates parts for Rabbit, sax, baritone, Barney; brass, Tizol; bass -- Parts in Folder A, group i 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_173697

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