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Do nothin' till you hear from me [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
Russell, Bob
Physical description:
67 copy scores, 32 cm
8 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
9 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
6 manuscripts, 32 cm
9 copy scores, 31 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 31 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
2 manuscripts, 31 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
14 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 27 cm
2 copy scores, 16 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1943
20th century
Notes:
A part for Mood indigo is noted on the verso of one of the parts for unidentified treble instrument in Folder K. Parts for "I let a song go out of my heart" are noted on the bottom of the parts for unidentified treble instrument in Folder K. 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.
Remaining items from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 104, 12, 274, 45.
Summary:
120 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Do nothin' till you hear from me is contained in eleven folders consisting of 1 published two page piano vocal score and 14 published parts in G Major concert, 1 one page short score and 11 parts in C Major concert, 2 two page short scores, 1 lead sheet and 69 parts in F Major concert, 1 part in Bb Major concert, 13 parts in Eb Major concert, 11 parts in Db Major concert, and 1 one page short score in an unknown key -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Whaley, Tizol, Mullens, Henderson?).
Folder A contains published piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "Someone told someone and someone told you ...".
Folder B contains parts in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts in F Major for 1 reed - Jimmie; 4 trumpets - Taft, Wallace, Nat, Baker; 2 trombones - Brown, Tizol; guitar; 1 unidentified bass instrument; 1 unidentified treble instrument. Part for unidentified treble instrument appears incomplete. -- (ii) Parts in F Major for 2 reeds - Otto, Chauncey; 2 trumpets - Rex, Wallace; 1 trombone - Brown. -- (iii) Parts in F & C Major for 1 reed - tenor; 1 unidentified treble instrument (3); 1 trombone - John. -- (iv) Parts in F Majorfor 1 reed - Johnny; 1 trumpet - Nance; 1 trombone - Tizol.
Folder C contains one page short score in C Major. Score indicates parts for saxes, baritone, trombones. Score appears incomplete.
Folder D contains parts in F Major for 3 reeds - Pro, Sears, Jimmy; 4 trumpets - Baker, Scad, Williams, Dud; 2 trombones - Tyree, Brown.
Folder E contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) 1 two page short score in F Major. Score indicates part for Rab. -- (ii) Parts in F Major for 5reeds - Rick, Pro, Paul, Jimmy, Carney; 3 trumpets - Ray, Cat, Cook; 2 trombones - Jackson, Tizol. -- (iii) Parts in F & Bb Major for 5 reeds - alto 1(2), alto 2 (2), tenor 3 (2), tenor 4 (2), baritone 5 (2); 4 trumpets - 1 (2), 2 (2), 3 (2), 4 (2); 3 trombones - 1, 2 (2), 3 (2). -- (iv) Parts in C Major for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, Carney; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3.
Folder F contains published parts in G Major for 4 reeds - alto 1 alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; violin; bass; drums; guitar; piano.
Folder G contains lead sheet in F Major. Lead sheet for voice - Nance. Lyrics same as piano vocal score, Folder A.
Folder H contains 1 one page short score in an unknown key. Score indicates parts for clarinet, baritone, trumpets. Score appears incomplete.
Folder I contains 1 two page short score in F Major. Score indicates parts for trumpets, Tizol.
Folder J contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in Eb Major for 4 reeds - Rab, alto 3, tenor, baritone; trumpet; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. -- (ii) Parts in F Major for 1 reed - Jimmy; 2 trumpets - Taft, Wallace; 1 trombone - Tricky. -- (iii) Parts in Db Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, tenor 3; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass; piano.
Folder K contains parts in F & Eb Major for 2 reeds - Paul, Harry; 1 trombone - Buster; 1 unidentified treble instrument (3).
Folder A, Folder B, grouping iii, Folders C & D, Folder E, grouping i, Folders F - I 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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