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Caravan [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Tizol, Juan
Physical description:
3 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
87 copy scores, 32 cm
13 manuscripts, 32 cm
4 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
4 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
14 copy scores, 31 cm
1 copy score, 13 cm
6 copy scores, 28 cm
1 copy score, 19 cm
1 copy score, 33 cm
2 copy scores, 29 cm
2 copy scores, 30 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1937
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.
Folders A, B, E, H - grouping ii, K - grouping iii from the Mercer Ellington Library. Folder C from the Presentation Album, vol. C.
Summary:
132 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Caravan is contained in 12 folders consisting of 2 four page short scores, 1 two page short score, 1 three page conductor score, 2 two page conductor scores, 1 four page published piano vocal score and 132 parts in f, c g, & a minor concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Tizol, Whaley, Parker, Borsford, Henderson, other?).
Folder A contains 1 two page conductor score in f minor concert and 39 parts in f and g minor concert. Score indicates parts for 5 reeds - clarinet, baritone, alto, alto, tenor; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4. Score appears incomplete. Parts in 7 groupings -- (i) 3 trombones - Butter, Britt, John. -- (ii) 5 reeds - Rab (2), Jimmy, Proc (2), Paul (2), Carney (2). Parts for Rab, Proc, Paul, Carney have an alternate arrangement of Caravan on the verso. -- (iii) 3 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, clarinet; 2 trumpets - 2, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2 3. Parts all appear incomplete. -- (iv) 1 unidentified treble instrument; 1 unidentified instrument (bass?). Part for unidentified instrument appears incomplete. -- (v) 4 reeds - Rab, Sears, Jimmy, Carney; 1 trumpet - Cat. -- (vi) 2 reeds - tenor (2), Harry; 1 unidentified treble instrument; 2 trumpets -Ray (2), Terry (2). Parts for Ray and Terry have an alternate arrangement of Caravan on the verso. -- (vii) 1 unidentified treble insturment; 1 trumpet - 3;bass (2).
Folder B contains 1 four page short score and 1 two page short score in f minor concert. Four page short score indicates parts for saxes, baritones, trumpets, trombones, bass. Two page short score indicates parts forsaxes, clarinet, Tizol. Intro to baritone sax part is also noted on the verso of two page short score.
Folder C contains 1 four page published paino vocal score in f minor. Lyrics begin "Night and stars above that shine so bright ...".
Folder D contains 6 parts in f minor. Parts for 1 reed - Otto; 3trumpets - Rex, Wetsel, Cooty; 2 trombones - Brown, Tizol.
Folder E contains 24 parts in 3 groupings -- (i) 3 reeds - tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 1 trumpet - 4; 1 trombone - bass. -- (ii) 1 reed - alto 2 1 trumpet - 1 (2); 2 trombones - 2 (2), bass; bass (2). Multiple parts may reflect different arrangements of the piece. -- (iii) 5 reeds - J.H. (2), clarinet, Paul, Jeff, Harry; 1 trumpet - Cooty; 2 trombones - Chuck (2), Lawrence (2).
Folder F contains 1 four page short score and 9 parts in f minor concert. Short score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts for 3 reeds - alto 1, tenor, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; trombone; bass; drums.
Folder G contains 1 three page conductor score, 1 two page conductor score, and 9 parts in f minor. Three page score indicates parts for clarinet, alto, baritone, trumpet. Two page score indicates parts for 5 reeds clarinet, alto 1, alto 3, tenor, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4. Both scores appear incomplete. Parts for 5 reeds - clarinet, alto 1, alto 3, tenor 4, Harry; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4. Parts appear incomplete.
Folder H contains 6 parts in f, c, & a minor concert. Parts in 3 groupings -- (i) trombone. -- (ii) 1 trombone; 1 unidentified treble instrument. -- (iii) 2 reeds - alto 2, tenor; 1 trombone - Cooper.
Folder I contains 14 parts in f minor concert. Parts for 3 reeds - clarinet (3), alto (4), baritone (3); 4 trumpets - trumpet, 1, 3, 4. Multiple parts may reflect different arrangements of the piece.
Folder J contains 1 part in f minor concert. Part for 1 reed - alto 1.
Folder K contains 22 parts in f minor concert. Parts in 3 groupings -- (i) 2 reeds - tenor 2, baritone; 2 trumpets - 3, 4; 1 trombone - 1. -- (ii) 1 trumpet - 1; 1 trombone - 2. -- (iii) 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums; piano.
Folder L contains 8 parts in f minor. Parts in 2 groupings -- (i) 1 unidentified treble insturment (alto?); 3 reeds - clarinet, alto, Paul; 2trumpets - 2 (2), 4. -- (ii) 1 unidentified treble instrument.
Folders D, F, G, H - groupings i & iii, I, J, K - groupings i & ii, L 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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