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Cherokee [music]

Composer:
Noble, Ray
Arranger:
Mathieu, Bill
Physical description:
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
40 copy scores, 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1938
20th century
Notes:
A photocopy of a letter from Bill Mathieu discussing performance tips for Cherokee is in Folder A. The original letter is filed in Correspodence. 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.
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 313.
Summary:
40 parts and 1 score
Cherokee is contained in two folders consisting of 1 three page published piano vocal score and 26 parts in Bb Major concert, and 14 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, Mathieu, other?).
Folder A contains piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "Sweet Indian maiden since I first met you ...".
Folder B contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) 6 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor solo, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 4; 2 trombones - 2, 3; bass. -- (ii) 6 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor solo, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. -- (iii) 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 3, tenor 4, baritone 5; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums; piano. Arranged by Bill Mathieu. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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