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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
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.
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.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
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