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Chant of the weed [music]

Composer:
Redman, Don
Physical description:
2 manuscripts, 32 cm
2 manuscripts, 35 cm
30 copy scores, 32 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
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, tape.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 27, 147.
Summary:
28 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Chant of the weed is contained in four folders consisting of 1 fourteen page conductor score, 2 two page short scores and 17 parts in Db Major concert, 1 one page piano vocal score in c minor concert, 1 one page conductor score in an unknown key, and 1 eleven page conductor score and 11 parts in F Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Redman, Parker, Whaley?).
Folder A contains 1 fourteen page conductor score. Score indicates parts for 5 reeds - Rabbit, alto, tenor, Paul, baritone; 4 trumpets; 3 trombones - trombone (2), bass trombone; tuba; drums; bass; piano.
Folder B contains 1 two page short score in Db Major concert and 1 one page piano vocal score in c minor concert. Short score does not indicate instrumentation. Short score appears incomplete. Piano vocal score appears incomplete. Lyrics begin "Golden bakiff on your altar of love ..." Piano vocal score may be unrelated to this work.
Folder C contains 1 two page short score in Db Major concert, 1 one page conductor score in an unknown key, 1 eleven page conductor score and 11 parts in F Major concert. Short score indicates parts for 2 reeds - clarinet, alto. Short score appears incomplete. One page conductor score does not indicate parts and appears incomplete. One page conductor score may be unrelated to this work. Eleven page conductor score indicates parts for 3 reeds - flute, clarinet, bass clarinet; horn; trumpet; 3 violins - 1, 2, 3; viola; cello; bass; piano. Parts for 3 reeds - flute, clarinet, bass clarinet; horn; trumpet; 3 violins - 1, 2, 3; viola; cello; bass.
Folder D contains 17 parts in F Major concert. Parts for 5 reeds - Johnny, alto, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; tuba; bass; drums; piano (2). -- 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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