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Bolero [music]

Composer:
Ravel, Maurice
Arranger:
Levy, Charles J
Branga, Roger
Physical description:
7 manuscripts, 32 cm
10 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 27 cm
37 copy scores, 32 cm
1 copy score, 14 cm
1 manuscript, 6 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1929
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, tape, torn.
There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book on the conductor score and short score: 66, 65.
Summary:
53 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Bolero is contained in two folders consisting of 1 thirty-one page conductor score, 1 five page short score, 1 thirteen page published piano conductor score, 9 published parts, and 35 parts in C Major concert, and 9 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, other?).
Folder A contains scores and 22 parts. Conductor score for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 3, tenor 4, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; drums; piano; bass. Short score indicates parts for clarinet, alto, tenor, trumpet, drums. Short score appears incomplete. Published piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Published parts for 3 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 3; trumpet - 1/2; trombone; banjo; bass; drums; piano. Remaining parts in three groupings -- (i) 1 reed - clarinet; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; 2 trombones - 2, 3. -- (ii) 2 trombones - trombone, trombone 2. One part appears incomplete. -- (iii) 3 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor; 1 trumpet - 2; 1 trombone - 1; bass.
Folder B contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) 5 reeds - alto 1 (2), alto 2, tenor 3, tenor 4, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass; drums; piano. -- (ii) 4 reeds - clarinet, alto, tenor, baritone; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; bass; drums. -- (iii) 3 reeds - alto 1, tenor, baritone; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; trombone; bass; drums; piano. Parts in Folder B, grouping iii in Eb Major. Parts entitled My bolero. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
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