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Blues in the night [music]

Composer:
Arlen, Harold
Lyricist:
Mercer, Johnny 1909-1976
Physical description:
5 manuscripts, 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 28 cm
14 copy scores, 32 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 30 cm
4 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 31 cm
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
1 manuscript, 30 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||
1941
20th century
Notes:
Clarinet part for Fancy Dan, and trombone 2 and bass parts for Sunnyside appear on the verso of three page short score in Folder A. Short score in Folder D (photocopy) originally noted on the verso of Stormy weather. 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, torn.
There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book on some of the items: 203, 121.
Summary:
16 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Blues in the night is contained in four folders consisting of 13 scores and 16 parts in Ab, Db, Bb, D, and E Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Whaley?).
Folder A contains 1 two page piano conductor score, 1 four page short score, 1 three page short score, 1 five page conductor score, 1 one page piano conductor score and 1 five page short score in Ab Major concert, and 1 four page short score in Db Major concert. Five page conductor score indicates parts for alto; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; trombone; bass. Five page short score indicates parts for Rab, Otto, clarinet, Carney; trumpet; Tricky, Brown, Tizol. Remaining scores do not indicate instrumentation. One page piano conductor score appears to be incomplete.
Folder B contains 1 four page published piano conductor score and 3 published parts in Bb Major concert. Score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts for alto 1; drums; guitar.
Folder C contains 1 eight page conductor score in D Major concert, 1 one page conductor score in Ab Major concert, 1 four page short score in an unknown key, and 1 four page published piano vocal score in Bb Major concert. Eight page score indicates parts for sax, baritone; trumpets; trombones; bass; voice. One page score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Four page short score indicates parts for sax, baritone; trumpets; trombone. Short score is untitled and relationship to other items is unclear.
Folder D contains 1 one page short score and 13 parts in E Major concert. Short score (photocopy) is for last chords only. Short score indicates parts for clarinet, alto, Paul. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. -- 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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