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Blues [music]

Physical description:
9 manuscripts, 32 cm
86 copy scores, 32 cm
9 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
3 manuscripts, 31 cm
3 copy scores, 31 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 36 cm
2 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
4 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Part for Sultry for unidentified bass instrument appears on part for unidentified bass instrument in Folder B grouping i. Bass part for Sexxita appears on verso of bass part in Folder B grouping xi. 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 C from the Mercer Ellington Library. Folder F from the Presentation Album, vol. X. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 28, 205, 32, 41.
Summary:
108 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Blues is contained in thirteen folders consisting of 5 scores, 2 conductor scores, 2 piano conductor scores and 108 parts in F, Bb, Eb, Ab and Db Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- unidentified hands (DE, BS, Tizol, Whaley, Parker, others?).
Folder A contains 1 one page short score in unknown key, 1 part in Ab Major concert, 1 part in C Major concert, and 1 one page short score and 9 parts in G Major concert. Short score in unknown key does not indicate instrumentation. Short score entitled Blues II. Part in Ab Major concert (photocopy) for guitar. Part in C Major concert (photocopy) for 1 reed - Rab. Short score in G Major does not indicate instrumentation. Parts in G Major for 6 reeds - Rab, Pro, alto, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 3 trombones - Butter, Britt, Saunders.
Folder B contains parts in 11 groupings -- (i) 4 parts in G & F Major concert and unknown key. Parts for 1 trumpet - Ray; 1 unidentified treble instrument; 1 unidentified bass instrument (trombone?); 1 trombone - 3. Parts appear unrelated. -- (ii) 1 part in G Major concert for 1 trombone - Tizol. -- (iii) 8 parts in Bb Major concert. Parts for 3 reeds - Rab (2), Sears (2), Carney; 2 trumpets - Baker (2), Taft. -- (iv) 3 parts in C Major concert. Parts for 2 reeds - alto, tenor; 1 trombone. -- (v) 12 parts in D Major concert. Parts for 5 reeds - Rab, Jimmy, Toby, Sears, Carney; 4 trumpets- Scad, Cat, Rex, Taft; 3 trombones - Tricky, Brown, Jones. -- (vi) 3 parts in Bb Major concert. Parts for 3 reeds - Jim, Paul, Carney. -- (vii) 7 parts in CMajor concert. Parts for 6 reeds - Proc, Smith, Jimmy, Paul, Ben, baritone; 1 trumpet - Baker. -- (viii) 8 parts in Bb Major concert. Parts for 3 reeds - alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4; 2 trumpets - 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3. -- (ix) 1 part in C Major concert for 1 trumpet - Rex. 6 parts in Ab Major concert. Parts for 3 trumpets - Rex (2), Wallace, Cooty; 1 trombone - Brown; 1 bass. -- (x) 1 part in C Major concert for 1 reed - Otto. -- (xi) 1 part in Eb Major concert for bass.
Folder C contains 9 parts in F Major concert. Parts for 2 reeds Paul (2), Johnny (2); 1 trumpet - Ray (2); 1 trombone; 1 bass; 1 unidentified treble instrument (guitar?).
Folder D contains 1 part in G Major concert for piano.
Folder E contains 17 parts in Bb & G Major concert. Parts for 6 reeds - Rab (3), Procope, Jimmy, tenor, tenor 2, Carney; 4 trumpets - trumpet (2), Cat, Taft, Scad; 4 trombones - trombone, Wilbur, Brown, Jones.
Folder F contains 1 two page shrot score in G Major concert. Score indicates parts for saxes; trumpet; 3 trombones.
Folder G contains 1 one page short score in Bb Major concert. Score indicates parts for Rab, Sears, Taft, Brown. Score appears incomplete.
Folder H contains 1 two page piano conductor score in Db Major concert. Score does not indicate parts. Entitled Blues no. I.
Folder I contains 4 parts in Ab Major concert. Parts for 1 reed- Ben; 2 trumpets - Ray, Rex; 1 guitar - Guy.
Folder J contains 2 parts in Bb & Db Major. Parts for piano. Part in Bb Major subtitled "Intro." Parts appear incomplete.
Folder K contains 1 two page short score in Db Major concert. Score indicates parts for Rab, Paul, baritone, Cat, Brown. Score appears incomplete.
Folder L contains 1 three page piano conductor score, 1 two pageconductor score, 1 four page conductor score and 7 parts in Bb Major concert. Piano conductor score does not indicate parts. Two page conductor score indicates parts for alto, tenor, trumpet, trombone, bass. Four page conductor score does not indicate parts. Parts for 1 reed - alto; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; 1 trombone - 1; bass; drums; piano.
Folder M contains 2 parts in Bb Major concert. Parts for 2 reeds - Rab, Sears. -- All items except Folder C and Folder F from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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