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Deep night [music]

Composer:
Henderson, Charlie
Lyricist:
Vallée, Rudy 1901-1986
Physical description:
2 manuscripts, 32 cm
26 copy scores, 32 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
9 copy scores, 31 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
A part for trumpet 3 for Ting a ling is noted on the verso of the part for Fats in Folder D, grouping ii. 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.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 60, 11, 120.
Summary:
35 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Deep night is contained in four folders consisting of 2 four page short scores, 1 five page conductor score and 35 parts in d minor concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, Benjamin?).
Folder A contains 1 short score, conductor score and 6 parts. Short score indicates parts for alto, tenor, clarinet, baritone, 4 trumpets, 2 trombones. Conductor score indicates parts for 5 voices - soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass. Lyrics begin "Deep night, stars in the skies above ... ". Parts for 5 voices - soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass; piano.
Folder B contains parts for 3 reeds - alto, tenor, baritone; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; trombone; bass; drums; piano.
Folder C contains 1 short score. Score indicates parts for clarinet, baritone, Baker, Britt, Tizol, Butter.
Folder D contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - Tiz, Britt, Butter. -- (ii) 5 reeds - Willie, Procope, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 4 trumpets - Nelson, Cat, Fats, Shorty; 3 trombones - Juan, Butter, Britt; 1 bass - Wendel. -- 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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