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Donke [music]

Composer:
Friml, Rudolf  Search this
Stothart, Herbert  Search this
Arranger:
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967  Search this
Lyricist:
Wright, Bob  Search this
Forrest, Chet  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (parts, 31 cm.)
Container:
Box 103, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Manuscript scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Manuscripts
Scope and Contents:
see Donkey Serenade
2 parts.
1 folder containing 2 parts in key of Ab Major -- pencil -- 2 copy scores, both handwritten -- 1 part for Jimmy, 1 baritone part.
Parts on verso of "Acker," originally from the Duke Ellington Library.
General:
The title "Acker" appears on the verso of parts in this folder. -- Parts are in bad shape, having ragged edges. It would probably be helpful to have them microfilmed or encapsulated to reduce the wear and tear on the materials. A simple process would be to send them out after they have been requested for use. -- Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Mark Tucker. Prof. Homzy and Dr. Tucker have been consultants on this project. Dr. Hudson is a knowledgeable member of the Duke Ellington Society, and Walter van de Leur is a budding Strayhorn scholar. David Berger is affiliated with the Lincoln Center jazz program in New York City, and has worked with Ellington music as a conductor and transcriber for several years.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscript scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.5: D
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref39188

Acker [music]

Composer:
Bilk, Acker, 1929-  Search this
Lyricist:
Mellin, Robert  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
15 Items (parts, 31 cm.)
2 Items (parts, 27 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Manuscript scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Manuscripts
Scope and Contents:
14 parts.
2 folders containing 16 parts in key of F Major -- ink -- 13 copy scores, 2 handwritten scores -- 5 trumpet parts, 4 trombone parts, 2 bass parts, 1 unidentified in Bb (maybe trombone?).
Folder A: 14 parts from the Mercer Ellington Orchestrations -- trumpet I, II, III, IV; trombone I, II, IV; 1 bass part. The other part appears to have been written out by the bass player. Folder B: 3 parts from the Duke Ellington Library -- two photocopies -- trumpet I, trombone I, and one DE holographic score.
Biographical / Historical:
additional title on some parts: "Acker" -- clarinetist Acker Bilk.
General:
The title "Donke" appears on the verso of two parts in folder A. -- A few of the parts are in very bad shape, having ragged edges. It would probably be helpful to have these parts microfilmed or encapsulated to reduce the wear and tear on the materials. A simple process would be to send them out after they have been requested for use. -- Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Mark Tucker.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Copy scores
Manuscript scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.2: A Titles / Acker aka Stranger On The Shore verso Donkey Serenade
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref52983

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