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Don't you know I care? [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
David, Mack
Arranger:
Doerschuk, Dick
Physical description:
1 manuscript, 39 cm
9 manuscripts, 32 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
40 copy scores, 32 cm
4 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
2 manuscripts, 31 cm
2 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1944
20th century
Notes:
A short score for "Prelude" is noted on the verso of the short score in Folder E, 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.
Folder B from the Presentation Album, vol. B. Folder F, grouping ii and Folder G from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 13, 26.
Summary:
55 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Don't you know I care? is contained in seven folders consisting of 1 three page piano conductor score, 1 thirteen page conductor score, 1 one page conductor score and 1 two page short score in Ab Major concert, 2 published two page piano vocal scores and 3 parts in Eb Major concert, 1 six page conductor score and 26 parts in Db Major concert, 2 four page conductor scores in G Major concert, 1 five page short score and 24 parts in F Major concert, and 2 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, Lyon, Whaley, Watkins, King, Jones?).
Folder A contains piano conductor score and thirteen page conductor score in Ab Major. Piano conductor score indicates parts for voices,saxes, trumpets, trombones. Conductor score indicates parts for 5 reeds - alto1, alto 2, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 4 trombones - 1 2, 3, 4; voice; drums; bass.
Folder B contains published piano vocal scores in Eb Major. Lyrics begin "I always dreamed of a love affair, so tender ...".
Folder C contains parts in Bb Major for 2 trumpets - 2, 3.
Folder D contains remaining scores in Ab, Db and G Major. One page conductor score in Ab Major does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Two page short score in Ab Major does not indicate instrumentation. Six page conductor score in Db Major indicates parts for voice; 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor, tenor. Score also appears to be bracketed for 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, piano. Lyrics begin "Don't you know I care, or don't you care to know ...". 1 four page conductor score in G Major indicates parts for 5 saxes - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones 1, 2, 3; piano. 1 four page conductor score in G Major indicates parts for violin; 2 saxes - 1, 4; trumpet; trombone; bass; piano.
Folder E contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) 1 five page short score in F Major. Score indicates parts for Rab, baritone, Ray, Terry, Cook. - (ii) Parts in F Major for voice; 5 reeds - Proc, Rab, Jimmy, Paul, baritone; 4trumpets - 1, solo, 3, Ray; 3 trombones - Britt, Butter, John; bass. -- (iii) Parts in F major for 1 reed - Rab; 5 trumpets - Scad, Rex, Taft, Bill Anderson,Ray; 3 trombones - Brown, Tricky, Jones; bass. Parts in Db Major for 3 reeds Rab (2), Toby, Sears; 3 trumpets - Scad, Taft, Ray; 2 trombones - Brown, Tricky.
Folder F contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in Eb Major for 1 reed - alto 2; 1 trumpet - 1; 1 trombone - 1. -- (ii) Parts in Db Major for 2 reeds - Paul, Harry; 1 trombone - Brown.
Folder G contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in Db Major for 3 reeds - Johnny (2), Paul (2), Carney (2); 1 trumpet - Ray (2); trombone; bass (2). -- (ii) Parts in Db Major for 2 reeds - Paul, Harry; bass.
Folders A, C, D, E and Folder F, grouping i 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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