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Drop me off in Harlem [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
Kenny, Nick
Physical description:
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm
8 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 31 cm
14 copy scores, 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 32 cm
4 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1933
20th century
Notes:
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 A from the Presentation Album, vol. B. Folder B, grouping i and Folder C from the Mercer Ellington Library.
Summary:
23 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Drop me off in Harlem is contained in four folders consisting of 5 published two page piano vocal scores and 12 parts in C Major concert, 10 parts in F Major concert, and 1 part in an unknown key -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Whaley?).
Folder A contains 1 published piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "Drop me off in Harlem, Any place in Harlem ...".
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for 2 reeds - Otto, Carney; 2 trumpets - 2, 3. -- (ii) Parts in C Major for 1 reed - Barney; 1 trombone - 1; banjo; 1 unidentified treble instrument.
Folder C contains parts in F Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 2 trumpets - Ray, 2; 3 trombones - Butter, Britt, John. Part in C Major for trumpet. Part in an unknown key for unidentified instrument. Part for unidentified instrument appears incomplete.
Folder D contains 4 published piano vocal scores and 3 parts. Scores identical to item in Folder A. Parts in C Major for 1 reed - alto; bass; guitar.
Folder B, grouping ii and Folder D 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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