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Charpoy [music]

Composer:
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 31 cm
1 copy score, 31 cm
39 copy scores, 32 cm
9 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
18 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
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, tape.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Folder D from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book on the parts in Folder D, grouping i: 24.
Summary:
67 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Charpoy is contained in four folders consisting of 1 five page short score, 1 six page short score, 1 lead sheet and 64 parts in Eb Major concert, 1 part in F Major concert, and 1 part in an unknown key -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, Benjamin, Whaley?).
Folder A contains short scores and 2 parts. Five page short score indicates parts for saxes, baritone, solo trumpet. Six page short score does not indicate instrumentation. Part in F Major concert for unidentified instrument (guitar?). Part in Eb Major concert for piano - Davis.
Folder B contains 1 part for piano.
Folder C contains 15 parts in 2 groupings -- (i) 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, baritone; 2 trumpets - 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; drums. -- (ii) 1 reed - alto 3; 2 trumpets - 4, Cat; 1 trombone - 1 (2).
Folder D contains 1 lead sheet and 48 parts. Lead sheet for unidentified instrument. Parts in 2 groupings -- (i) 5 reeds - Rab (2), Proc, Jimmy (2), Paul (2), Carney (2); 4 trumpets - Cat, 1 (2), 2 (3), 3 (2); 3 trombones - 1, 2 (2), 3 (2); bass (2). -- (ii) 5 reeds - alto 1 (2), alto 3, tenor (4), tenor 4 (3), baritone; 4 trumpets - solo (2), 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2 (2), 3 (2); bass (2); unidentified. Unidentified part may be unrelated to this work.
Folders A, B, & C from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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