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Echoes of Harlem [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
2 copy scores, 33 cm
31 copy scores, 32 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
3 manuscripts, 32 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
1 manuscript, 31 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 31 cm
5 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Parts for "Barney" (Clarinet lament aka Barney's concerto ?) are noted on the verso of the trombone parts in Folder E. 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 A and Folder D, groupings ii & iii from the Mercer Ellington Library. Folder B from the Presentation Album, vol. N, p. 23. Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 184.
Summary:
48 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Echoes of Harlem is contained in five folders consisting of 1 three page short score, 1 two page short score and 36 parts in Ab Major concert, 2 parts in Eb Major concert, 9 parts in G Major concert, and 1 part in D Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, Benjamin, Tizol, other?).
Folder A contains parts in Ab, Eb and D Major. Parts in Ab for 5 reeds - alto 1 (2), alto 3 (2), Ashby (2), Paul (2), baritone (2); 3 trombones - Chuck (2), Buster (2), Lawrence (2); bass (2). Part in Eb Major for 1 reed - Otto. Part in D Major for 1 reed - Proc.
Folder B contains short scores. Three page short score indicates parts for saxes, tenor, trumpets, trombones. Two page short score indicates parts for saxes, Cat, Rex, piano.
Folder C contains part in Eb Major for piano. Part appears incomplete.
Folder D contains parts in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts in Ab Major for 1 trumpet - 2; 1 unidentified bass instrument. -- (ii) Parts in Ab Major for 1 trumpet - 4; 1 trombone - 4. -- (iii) Parts in Ab and G Major for 5 reeds - Rabbit, Toby, Jimmy (2), Sears (2), Carney (2); 4 trumpets - Cat, Williams (2), Taft (2), Scad (2); 1 trombone - Jones (2). -- (iv) Parts in Ab and G Major for 2 trombones - Tricky (2), Brown (2). Multiple parts in groupings iii and iv may reflect different arrangements of the piece.
Folder E contains parts in Ab Major for 2 trombones - Browne, Tizol.
Folder C, Folder D, groupings i & iv, and Folder E 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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