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Chelsea bridge [music]

Composer:
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
5 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
8 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
3 manuscripts, 32 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm
16 copy scores, 32 cm
20 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Published sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1942
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.
Folder E, grouping ii from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 12, 65, 115.
Summary:
49 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Chelsea bridge is contained in five folders consisting of 1 two page piano conductor score, 1 three page piano conductor score, 1 four page conductor score, 1 five page conductor score and 49 parts in Db Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, Tizol, other?).
Folder A contains piano conductor scores and 26 parts in 4 groupings -- (i) 3 reeds - alto (2), tenor (2), baritone; trumpet (2); trombone (2); bass; two page piano conductor score. Two page socre does not indicate instrumentation. -- (ii) bass; piano; three page piano conductor score. Piano part appears incomplete. Three page score does not indicate instrumentation. -- (iii) 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. -- (iv) 1 reed - Paul. Part entitled Pont chelsea.
Folder B contains 2 parts in 2 groupings -- (i) 1 trombone - Tricky. -- (ii) 1 reed - Proc.
Folder C contains conductor scores. Four page score indicates parts for 3 reeds - alto, tenor, baritone; trumpet; trombone; bass. Five page score indicates parts for 3 reeds - alto, tenor, baritone; trumpet; trombone; bass.
Folder D contains 1 published part for piano.
Folder E contains 20 parts in 3 groupings -- (i) 4 reeds - Rab, Procope, Hamilton, Harry; 3 trumpets - 2, 3 (2), 4; bass. -- (ii) 3 reeds - Rab, Hamilton, Harry; 1 trumpet - 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2 (2), 3; bass. -- (iii) 1 trumpet - 1; 1 trombone - 1. -- Everything except Folder E, grouping ii 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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