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Don't play the mambo [music]

Physical description:
1 manuscript, 36 cm
15 copy scores, 32 cm
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
United States
20th century
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.
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There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 53, 10.
13 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Don't play the mambo is contained in two folders consisting of 1 thirty two page conductor score, 1 two page piano conductor score, 1 seven page piano conductor score and 13 parts in Db Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, other?).
Folder A contains conductor score. Score indicates parts for 4 saxes - alto 1, alto 2, tenor, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 1 trombone - 1; bass; guitar; piano; drums.
Folder B contains piano conductor scores and parts. Two page piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Parts for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; trombone; 1 unidentified instrument. Part for unidentified instrument appears incomplete. Seven page score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts for 2 reeds - alto 1, baritone; 2 trumpets - 1, 2. Multiple scores and parts may reflect different arrangements of the piece. -- 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
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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