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Boy meets horn [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Stewart, Rex (William) Jr (cornetist) 1907-1967
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
19 copy scores, 32 cm
3 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 27 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Copy scores
Holographs
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
1940
20th century
1940-1950
Notes:
Part for unidentified instrument for Blues noted on the verso of part for unidentified bass instrumeent in Folder B, grouping ii. 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.
Holograph short score in Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. L, p. 21. Published sheet in Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. A. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book on many of the parts: 135, 23.
Summary:
22 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Boy meets horn is contained in two folders consisting of 1 four-page short score and 22 parts in F Major concert, and 1 published piano vocal score in D Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, Parker?).
Folder A contains short socre and published piano vocal score. Short score indicates parts for Jimmy, saxes, baritone; trumpets; trombones - Tizol. Lyrics for piano vocal score begin "In the dark of the deepest night there comes a haunting sigh ...".
Folder B contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) 5 reeds - Jimmy, Proc, Smith, Paul, Carney; 1 trumpet - 2; 3 trombones - Butter, Brick, Tizol. -- (ii) 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor, baritone; 3 trumpets - Cooty, Wallace, Scad; 2 trombones - Tricky, Brown; 1 unidentified bass instrument (bass?). -- (iii) 1 reed - alto 3; 1 trumpet - 2; violin A/B. Parts in grouping 3 are published parts.
Folder B from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
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