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Cotton tail [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
21 copy scores, 32 cm
14 manuscripts, 32 cm
5 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
7 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
2 copy scores, 30 cm
2 copy scores, 31 cm
1 copy score, 29 cm
1 copy score, 26 cm
1 manuscript, 44 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Other title:
C. T
Notes:
Parts for 2 untitled works and a lead sheet for Arkansas country are noted on the verso of items in Folder A, grouping v and Folder C, groupings ii & iii repsectively. 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, torn, tape, stained.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Copyright restrictions. Consult Archives Center staff. Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Eillis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235, Facsimile (212) 757-0469; E-Mail: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Remaining items from the Mercer Ellington Library. Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book on many of the parts: 19, 38.
Summary:
45 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Cotton tail is contained in three folders consisting of 1 two page conductor score, 3 two page piano conductor scores, 1 three page short score, 1 fourteen page conductor score, 1 nine page conductor score, 1 one page piano conductor score and 45 parts in Bb Major concert, and 1 one page piano conductor score in Eb Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, Jones, Henderson, Tizol, other?).
Folder A contains items in 7 groupings -- (i) Parts for 2 reeds - tenor, baritone. -- (ii) Parts for 3 reeds - Paul, tenor 4 (2), Carney; 2 trumpets - Cootie, Herb; trombone. -- (iii) Parts for 1 reed - alto 1 (2). -- (iv) Parts for 1 reed - tenor 2; 1 trumpet - 1; piano. -- (v) 1 two page conductor score. Score indicates parts for saxes, trumpets, 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3. Parts for 5 trumpets - trumpet, 1 (2), Nathan (2), Herb (2), Rolf; 2 trombones - Tricky, 2. -- (vi) Parts for 2 reeds - Procope (2), alto 1; 2 trombones - Browne (2), 2. -- (vii) Parts for 1 reed - alto 3; 1 trombone - 2.
Folder B contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) 1 reed - Johnny; 1 trombone - Browne. -- (ii) 1 reed - Johnny; 1 trombone - Browne. -- (iii) 3 reeds - Barney, Ben, Carney; 2 trumpets - Rex, Wallace; 2 trombones - Tizol, Tricky.
Folder C contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) 1 two page piano conductor score. Score does not indicate instrumentation. -- (ii) 1 two page piano conductor score. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Parts for 2 unidentified treble instruments. Parts appear incomplete. 1 three page short score. Short score indicates parts for saxes, baritone, trumpets, trombones. Short score appears incomplete. -- (iii) 1 fourteen page conductor score. Score indicates parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor, tenor 2, baritone; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3. Score appears incomplete. 1 nine page conductor score. Score indicates parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. Score appears incomplete. 1 one page piano conductor score. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. 1 two page piano conductor score. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. 1 one page piano conductor score in Eb Major concert. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete.
Folder A, grouping vii, Folder B, groupings i & iii, and Folder C groupings i & iii from the Duke Ellington Library.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_174080

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