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Copasetics [music]

Arranger:
Biggs, Howard
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
28 copy scores, 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
A piano conductor score for Welcome aboard is noted on the verso of the short score for Copasetics. 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.
Summary:
26 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Copasetics is contained in two folders consisting of 1 six page short score in Eb Major concert, 1 one page piano conductor score, 1 four page piano conductor score and 12 parts in Bb Major concert, and 14 parts in F Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, other?).
Folder A contains six page short score. Score indicates parts for saxes, bartione, trombone, vocals. Score appears incomplete.
Folder B contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) 1 one page piano conductor score. Score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 4, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 3; bass; drums. -- (ii) 1 four page piano conductor score. Score indicates parts for trumpet, trombone, drums, piano. -- (iii) Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass; drums; guitar; piano. Parts in grouping iii reflect arrangement by Howard Biggs. -- 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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