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Blutopia [music]

Physical description:
2 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
16 copy scores, 32 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
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.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. L. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book on the parts: 130.
Summary:
14 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Blutopia is contained in three folders consisting of 3 twenty-four page conductor scores, 1 eight page short score and 14 parts in Bb Major concert, and 1 three page short score in F & Bb Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley?).
Folder A contains 1 twenty-four page conductor score. Score indicates 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.
Folder B contains 1 three page short score. Score does not indicate instrumentation.
Folder C contains 1 eight page short score, 2 twenty-four page conductor scores and 14 parts. Short score indicates parts for Sears, 4 trumpets, bass. Conductor scores identical to conductor score in Folder A. Parts for 3 reeds - Sears, Rab, Carney; 5 trumpets - Scad (2); Rex, Ray, Andy, Taft; 3 trombones - Jones, Brown, Tricky; bass; guitar. Part for Rex appears incomplete.
Folders B & C from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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