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Don't get around much anymore [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
Russell, Bob
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 34 cm
27 copy scores, 32 cm
23 manuscripts, 32 cm
8 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
14 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
12 copy scores, 31 cm
1 manuscript, 31 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 31 cm
1 copy score, 28 cm
4 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Part for Chauncey in Folder A (photocopy) is originally noted on the verso of "Blue Star." Part in Eb Major for unidentified instrument in Folder A (photocopy) is originally noted on the verso of "Donkey serenade." Part in Db Major for unidentified instrument in Folder A (photocopy) is originally noted on the bottom of a part for "I let a song go". An untitled work is noted on the verso of the part in A Major for alto 3 in Folder A. A violin part for "Jeanie" is noted on the verso of the part for Tizol in Folder C, grouping ii. Several parts for "Shadow of love" are noted on the verso of parts in Folder C, grouping iv. An untitled part for clarinet is noted on the verso of the shrot score in Folder F, grouping i. 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, torn.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Folder C, grouping i from the Presentation Album, vol. N, p. 3. Folder D, grouping i from the Presentation Album, vol. N, p. 5. Sears' part, Folder D, grouping ii 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: 45, 46, 273, 32.
Summary:
88 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Don't get around much anymore is contained in eight folders consisting of 1 three page short score, 1 two page short score, 2 one page short scores and 58 parts in Db Major concert, 1 part in Ab Major concert, 11 parts in Eb Major concert, 10 parts in G Major concert, 3 parts in A Major concert, and 3 parts in an unknown key -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Tizol, Whaley, Jones?).
Folder A contains parts in Eb Major for 1 reed - Chauncey; 1 unidentified treble instrument; part in A Major for 1 reed - alto 3; parts in Db Major for 2 trumpets - 2, 3; 1 trombone - 1; 1 unidentified instrument (guitar?).
Folder B contains parts in G Major for 4 reeds - Rab, Paul, Jim, Carney; 4 trumpets - Roy, Cat, Ray, Cootie; 2 trombones - Chuck, Brown.
Folder C contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) 1 three page short score. Score indicates parts for Rab, Carney, Cooty, trumpets, Tricky, Brown. - (ii) Parts in Db Major for 2 reeds - Johnny, Otto; 1 trumpet - Cooty; 1 trombone - Tizol. -- (iii) Part in Db for 1 trumpet - Rex. -- (iv) Parts in Db,Ab and Eb Major for 3 reeds - Barney, clarinet, Ben (2); 4 trumpets - Nance, Rex, Wallace, Baker (2); 3 trombones - Brown, Tizol, Tricky; 1 guitar - Guy. Parts may reflect different arrangements of the piece.
Folder D contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) 1 two page short score. Score indicates parts for Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Sears, baritone, Ray, Rex, Shorty, Tyree. -- (ii) Part in A Major for unidentified treble instrument. -- (iii) Parts in Db Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Sears (2), Carney; 5 trumpets - Baker, Williams (2), Scad, Ray, Dud; 1 trombone - Tyree.
Folder E contains 2 lyric sheets. Lyrics are a parody. Lyrics begin "Used to fly everywhere, Now my plane needs repair ...".
Folder F contains items in 7 groupings -- (i) 1 one page short score. Score indicates parts for 4 saxes, baritone, trumpets, piano. Score appears incomplete. -- (ii) Parts in Db Major for 7 reeds - Rab, Proc, alto 3, Jimmy, Paul, tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - Cootie, Ray, 1, 3; 3 trombones - Brown, 2, 3. -- (iii) Parts in Db for 3 reeds - Sears (2), tenor 4 (2), baritone; 1 trombone - 2. -- (iv) Part in Db Major for 1 trombone - Tricky. -- (v) Parts in Eb Major for 2 reeds - Sears, tenor. Part for tenor appears incomplete. -- (vi) Parts in Db Major for 1 reed - baritone; guitar; piano. -- (vii) Part in A Major for 1 reed - alto 3; part in Db Major for 1 trombone - 2;parts in an unknown key for unidentified instruments (3).
Folder G contains parts in Db Major for 3 reeds - alto 1, tenor, baritone; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; trombone.
Folder H contains 1 one page short score. Score indicates partsfor Rab, Carney, saxes, Cooty, trumpets, trombones. -- All items except Folder C, grouping i, Folder D, grouping i, and Sears' part in Folder D, grouping iii 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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