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Blue skies [music]

Composer:
Berlin, Irving 1888-
Physical description:
3 manuscripts, 32 cm
40 copy scores, 32 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
5 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
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, torn, tape.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
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 from Shapiro. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book on many of the parts: 106, 15.
Summary:
51 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Blue skies is contained in two folders consisting of 1 twelve page conductor score, 1 ten page conductor score, 1 two page short score and 50 parts in Bb Major concert and 1 part in C Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (Vanc, Whaley, Williams, other?).
Folder A contains scores, 29 parts in Bb Major concert and 1 part in C Major concert. Twelve page conductor score for 4 reeds - clarinet, alto, tenor, baritone; 2 trumpets; 2 trombones. Ten page conductor score for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3. Short score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts in 4 groupings -- (i) 2 reeds - alto 2, baritone; 1 trumpet - 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; guitar. -- (ii) horn; 1 trombone - Wilbur. -- (iii) 3 reeds - alto 1, Jimmy, Carney; 4 trumpets - 1, 4, unidentified (2); 3 trombones - Wilbur, Brown, 3. Some of the parts appear incomplete. -- (iv) 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 1, tenor 2; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums.
Folder B contains 21 parts in Bb Major concert. Parts in 3 groupings -- (i) 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 3 trumpets 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3. -- (ii) 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 1 trumpet - 3; 2 trombones - 2, 3. -- (iii) 1 trumpet - 1; 1 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:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_173763

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