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Black butterfly [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
Curruthers, Ben
Mills, Irving
Physical description:
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
12 manuscripts, 32 cm
7 manuscripts, 31 cm
34 copy scores, 32 cm
5 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
8 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
1 manuscript, 23 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1937
20th century
Notes:
Several parts in Folder B, groupings i & ii have an untitled piece noted on the verso. Part for unidentified instrument in Folder D, grouping i (photocopy) is originally noted on the verso of Rhythm. 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 -- 27p.,folder C -- 19p.,folder D -- 24p. (in mylar), folder E --2p (in mylar),folder F -- 6p. folder G -- 2p (in mylar). . Folder D -- 2p. Folder A -- 2p.,folder D -- 20p.,.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. A, p. 36. Parts in Folder D, grouping ii from the Mercer Ellington Library. Folder E from the Presentation Album, vol. L, p. 1. Folder G from the Presentation Album, vol. K, p. 13. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book on the parts in Folder C: 46.
Summary:
63 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Black butterfly is contained in seven folders consisting of 1 published sheet, 1 two page short score, 1 three page short score, 1 three page piano conductor score, 1 four page conductor score, 1 five page short score, 1 four page short score, and 63 parts in F and Bb Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Tizol, Whaley, Henderson?).
Folder A contains published sheet.
Folder B contains two page short score in Bb Major concert and 16 parts in F Major concert. Score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts in 2 groupings -- (i) 3 trombones - Browne (2), Tizol (2), Tricky (2); bass -- (ii) 2 reeds - Otto, Carney; 3 trumpets - Wetz (2), Cooty (2), Rex (2); bass. Multiple parts may reflect two arrangements of the piece.
Folder C contains 16 parts in Bb Major concert. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, tenor 2, alto 3, tenor 4, baritone; horn; 2 trumpets - 1, 2 (2); 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums; guitar; piano.
Folder D contains three page short score in F Major concert and 30 parts in Bb Major concert. Short score indicates parts for sax, tenor, baritone. Parts in 3 groupings -- (i) 1 unidentified (guitar?) -- (ii) 5 reeds - Rab, Procope, alto 3, Ashby, Paul Gon; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3 -- (iii) 7 reeds - clarinet, Pro, Rab, alto 3 (2), Ashby, Paul G., Carney; 4 trumpets - 1, Cook, 3, Cooty; 4 trombones - 1, 2, 3, Chuck; bass.
Folder E contains two page short score in F Major concert. Score indicates parts for sax, baritone, trumpets, trombones.
Folder F contains four page conductor score, five page short score, and 1 part in Bb Major concert. Conductor score for 4 saxes - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; guitar; bass. Short score does not indicate instrumentation. Part for trumpet.
Folder G contains four page piano conductor score in F Major concert. Score indicates parts for saxes, baritone, trumpet, trombones, bass.
Folders B, C, D (score, groupings i & iii) & F 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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