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Rose of the Rio Grande [music]

Composer:
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981  Search this
Gorman, Ross  Search this
Lyricist:
Leslie, Edgar  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Ruth (Ruth Ellington Boatwright), 1915-  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 22, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Short scores
Scope and Contents:
1 score
Rose of the Rio Grande is contained in one folder consisting of 1 four page short score in Eb Major concert -- in pencil -- in unidentified hand (DE?).
Short score indicates parts for sax, baritone, trumpets, Brown, Tizol, Tricky. Short score appears incomplete. -- from the Ruth Ellington Collection.
Biographical / Historical:
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, Wayne Shirley, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: worn.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Related Materials:
Ruth Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 3), 1940-1991
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information. Only reference copies of audiovisual materials are available for use.
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.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Short scores
Collection Citation:
Ruth Ellington Collection, 1923-1992, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ruth Ellington Collection of Duke Ellington Materials
Ruth Ellington Collection of Duke Ellington Materials / Series 1: Music Manuscripts, Scripts, and Compositional Materials / 1.1: Music Manuscripts
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0415-ref1966

At last [music]

Composer:
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981  Search this
Lyricist:
Gordon, Mack, 1904-1959  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
25 Items (copy scores, 31 cm.)
Container:
Box 25, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Scope and Contents:
see also Subseries 1.3
25 parts
At last is contained in one folder consisting of 25 parts in G and Bb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hand (BS?).
Parts in 2 groupings -- (i) 7 reeds - Jimmie, Paul, Harry, Pro, Jeff, Wallace, Chauncey; 2 trumpets - Terry, Cat; 2 trombones - Butter, Britt; guitar - Guy. -- (ii) 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 1, tenor 2; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 4 trombones - 1, 2, 3, 4; bass. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
copyright 1942 -- Shapiro. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book on some of the parts: 771, 99.
General:
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, torn. Folder A -- 38p.
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
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
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
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref37379

Chattanooga choo choo [music]

Composer:
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981  Search this
Lyricist:
Gordon, Mack, 1904-1959  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
11 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 71, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Scope and Contents:
11 parts.
Chattanooga choo choo is contained in one folder consisting of 11 parts in Db Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Parts for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass; piano. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
General:
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.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
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
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
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 / 1.1.4: C
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref38486

Honolulu [music]

Composer:
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981  Search this
Lyricist:
Kahn, Gus, 1886-1941  Search this
Arranger:
Weirick, Paul, 1906-1989  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 27 cm.)
1 Item (copy score, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 147, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Published sheet music
Manuscripts
Date:
1939
Scope and Contents:
3 parts.
Honolulu is contained in one folder consisting of 2 published parts in C Major concert, and 1 part in Gb Major concert -- in ink -- in identified hand (Parker).
Parts in C Major for violin (2). Parts include lyrics. Lyrics begin "I'm on my merry way, I'm on a holiday ...". Part in Gb Major for bass. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
General:
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.
Publication:
New York, N.Y., Bregman, Vocco and Conn Inc., 1939
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
Music
Parts (musical)
Published sheet music
Manuscripts -- 1930-1940
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 / 1.1.9: H
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref40573

I've got a gal in Kalamazoo [music]

Composer:
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981  Search this
Lyricist:
Gordon, Mack, 1904-1959  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
6 Items (manuscripts, 32 cm.)
1 Item (part (photocopy), 28 cm.)
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 161, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Place:
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
Scope and Contents:
8 parts
I've got a gal in Kalamazoo is contained in one folder consisting of 8 parts in Ab Major concert -- in pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, other?).
Parts for 3 reeds - Toby, Chauncey, Ben; 2 trumpets - Rex, Wallace; 2 trombones - Brown, Tizol; guitar. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
General:
Part for Rex (photocopy) is originally noted on the verso of "Lagoon." Parts for an untitled piece and "Lagoon" are noted on the verso of many of these parts. 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.
Unsigned Strayhorn arrangement?
Other Title:
Kalamazoo.
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
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Holographs
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
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 / 1.1.10: I
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref40938

Me and the blues [music]

Composer:
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981  Search this
Lyricist:
Koehler, Ted  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm.)
1 Item (copy score, 28 cm.)
Container:
Box 217, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Piano vocal scores
Scope and Contents:
1 part and 1 score
Me and the blues is contained in one folder consisting of 1 four page piano vocal score in Eb Major concert and 1 lyric sheet -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hand (BS?).
Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Me and the blues we spend a lot of time together ...". Lyric sheet begins "When love walked out on me ..." -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
General:
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, brittle.
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
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Piano vocal scores
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 / 1.1.14: M
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref42370

More I see you, The [music]

Composer:
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981  Search this
Lyricist:
Gordon, Mack, 1904-1959  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
1 Item (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm.)
Container:
Box 231, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Date:
1945
Scope and Contents:
see also Subseries 1.3
5 parts and 1 score
The more I see you is contained in one folder consisting of 1 published two page piano vocal score and 3 parts in Eb Major concert, and 2 parts in F Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, other?).
Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Each time I look at you is like the first time ...". Parts in Eb Major for 1 trumpet - 1; 2 trombones - 2, 3. Parts in F Major for 1 trumpet - Cat; 1 trombone - Tricky. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 337.
General:
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, torn.
Other Title:
The more I see you.
Publication:
New York, NY, Bregman, Vocco and Conn Inc., 1945
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
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
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 / 1.1.14: M
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref42677

No love, no nothin' [music]

Composer:
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981  Search this
Lyricist:
Robin, Leo  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
17 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
2 Items (manuscripts, 32 cm.)
1 Item (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm.)
Container:
Box 247, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Date:
1943
Scope and Contents:
see also Subseries 1.3
16 parts and an indefinite number of scores
No love, no nothin' is contained in one folder consisting of 1 three page piano vocal score in Db Major concert, 1 two page piano conductor score and 11 parts in Ab Major concert, 1 published two page piano vocal score and 5 parts in Eb Major concert, and 1 six page conductor score in Bb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, Tizol?).
Items in 4 groupings -- (i) Published piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "I'm just about as solitary as anyone could be ...". -- (ii) Piano conductor score and parts in Ab Major. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass; drums. -- (iii) Parts in Eb Major for 2 reeds - Johnny, Carney; 2 trombones - Browne, Tizol; guitar. -- (iv) Piano vocal score in Db Major and conductor score in Bb Major. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "I had to call you on the phone ...". Piano vocal score appears incomplete. Conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 325.
General:
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, torn, brittle.
Publication:
New York, NY, Triangle Music Corporation, 1943
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:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
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 / 1.1.15: N
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref43126

On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe [music]

Composer:
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981  Search this
Lyricist:
Mercer, Johnny, 1909-1976  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm.)
7 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 254, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Date:
1945
Scope and Contents:
see also Subseries 1.3
7 parts and 1 score
On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe is contained in one folder consisting of 1 published three page piano vocal score and 7 parts in C Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, other?).
Items in 4 groupings -- (i) Piano vocal score. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Do yuh hear that whistle down the line? ...". -- (ii) Parts for 1 trumpet - Cat; 1 trombone - Tricky. -- (iii) Parts for 1 reed - tenor 1; piano. -- (iv) Parts for 3 reeds - tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 367.
General:
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, brittle, tape.
Other Title:
Santa Fe.
Atch & Santa Fe.
Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe.
Publication:
New York, NY, Leo Feist, Inc., 1945
Related Materials:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
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 / 1.1.16: O
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref43349

Rose of the Rio Grande [music]

Composer:
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981  Search this
Gorman, Ross  Search this
Lyricist:
Leslie, Edgar  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm.)
27 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
8 Items (manuscripts, 32 cm.)
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 27 cm.)
Container:
Box 312, Folder 10-12
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Short scores
Scope and Contents:
see also Subseries 1.3 sa Subseries 1.2
36 parts and 1 score
Rose of the Rio Grande is contained in three folders consisting of 1 one page short score and 25 parts in Eb Major concert, and 11 parts in C Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in identified hands (Benjamin, Whaley) and unidentified hands (DE, Tizol?).

Folder A contains short score. Short score indicates parts for Jeep, Otto, Barney, trumpets, Tricky, Tizol, Brown, bass. Short score subtitled "Intro."

Folder B contains parts in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts in Eb Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Procope, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 4 trumpets - Cat, Baker, Nelson, Nance; 2 trombones - Claude, Butter. -- (ii) Parts in C Major for 2 reeds - Jimmy, Carney; 1 trumpet - Ray. -- (iii) Parts in Eb Major for 1 reed - Carney; 1 trumpet - Ray. -- (iv) Parts in Eb Major for 4 reeds - Proc, Paul, Jimmy, Carney; 5 trumpets - Williams, Cat, Ray, Baker, Fats; 2 trombones - Butter, Jones.

Folder C contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Part in C Major for 1 reed - clarinet. -- (ii) Parts in C Major for 1 reed - Johnny; 3 trumpets - Wetz, Rex, Freddy; 3 trombones - Browne, Tricky, Tizol. -- (iv) Part in Eb Major for 1 trumpet - Wallace. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
General:
Parts for an untitled piece are noted on the verso of parts in Folder B, grouping iv. A part for "Black and tan fantasy" is noted on the verso of the part in Folder C, 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, torn, stained, tape.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 53.
Other Title:
Rose.
Rosie.
Rose Rio Grande.
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
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Short scores
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 / 1.1.19: R
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref44477

Serenade in blue [music]

Composer:
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981  Search this
Lyricist:
Gordon, Mack, 1904-1959  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
14 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 338, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Lead sheet
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Scope and Contents:
14 parts
Serenade in blue is contained in one folder consisting of 1 lead sheet and 13 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Lead sheet for unidentified treble instrument. Parts for 5 reeds - flute/alto 1, flute/alto 2, Rab, clarinet/tenor, clarinet/baritone; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; trombone; bass; drums; vibes; guitar; piano. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
General:
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.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Other Title:
Blue serenade.
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.

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Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

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Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Copy scores
Lead sheet
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.20: S
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref44926

There'll never be another you [music]

Composer:
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981  Search this
Lyricist:
Gordon, Mack, 1904-1959  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
1 Item (manuscript, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 380, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Scope and Contents:
see also OS
5 parts
There'll never be another you is contained in one folder consisting of 5 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Parts for 2 reeds - Proc, alto 3; trumpet; 1 trombone - Buster; piano. Part for piano appears incomplete.
Biographical / Historical:
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, Wayne Shirley, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, brittle.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Other Title:
Medley.
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:
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.20: T
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref46117

This is always [music]

Composer:
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981  Search this
Lyricist:
Gordon, Mack, 1904-1959  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm.)
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm.)
3 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 382, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Date:
1946
Scope and Contents:
see also Subseries 1.3
3 parts and an indefinite number of scores
"This is always" is contained in one folder consisting of 2 published two-page piano vocal scores, 1 four-page short score and 3 parts in G Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley?).
Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Our love will live, our love will last ...". Short score indicates parts for 4 saxes, clarinet, Shorty. Parts for 1 reed - Sears; 1 trumpet - Cat; 1 trombone - Wilbur. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, Wayne Shirley, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Publication:
New York, N.Y., Twentieth Century Music Corporation, 1946
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
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
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 / 1.1.20: T
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref46155

Where you are [music]

Composer:
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981  Search this
Lyricist:
Gordon, Mack, 1904-1959  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm.)
1 Item (manuscript, 32 cm.)
7 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 408, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Date:
1941
Scope and Contents:
see also oversize see also Subseries 1.3
7 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Where you are is contained in one folder consisting of 1 published three page piano vocal score in Bb Major concert, and 1 four page short score and 7 parts in F Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Close to you my ev'ry dream comes true ...". Short score indicates parts for Ray, 3 trumpets, Tricky, bass. Parts for 2 reeds - Rabbit, Jimmy; 2 trumpets - Taft, Scad; 3 trombones - Tricky, Brown, Jones. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 341.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, Wayne Shirley, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, worn.
Other Title:
Where-U-R.
Publication:
New York, NY, Leo Feist, Inc., 1941
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:
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
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 / 1.1.23: W
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref47038

You must have been a beautiful baby [music]

Composer:
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981  Search this
Lyricist:
Mercer, Johnny, 1909-1976  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (copy score, 28 cm.)
1 Item (copy score, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 416, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Scope and Contents:
2 parts
You must have been a beautiful baby is contained in one folder consisting of 1 part in F Major concert, and 1 part in G Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Parts for piano. Part in G Major appears incomplete. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, Wayne Shirley, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Other Title:
Beautiful baby.
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
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.25: Y
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref47297

You'll never know [music]

Composer:
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981  Search this
Lyricist:
Gordon, Mack, 1904-1959  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm.)
2 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 417, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Scope and Contents:
see also OS
5 parts
You'll never know is contained in one folder consisting of 3 parts in Db Major concert, and 2 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley?).
Parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in Db Major for 2 reeds - Nat, Jimmie; 1 trombone - Tizol. -- (ii) Parts in Bb Major for 1 reed - Rabbit; 1 trombone - Tricky. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, Wayne Shirley, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
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
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.25: Y
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref47323

Lullaby of Broadway [music]

Composer:
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981  Search this
Lyricist:
Dubin, Al  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Scope and Contents:
1 part
Lullaby of Broadway is contained in one folder consisting of 1 part in d minor concert -- in pencil -- in unidentified hand (BS?).
Part for unidentified treble instrument (guitar?). Part is noted on the verso of the trumpet 1 part for "Lullaby of birland," grouping ii. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
General:
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: brittle, torn.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Other Title:
Lullaby of B'way.
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:
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duke Ellington Collection
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref51899

My heart tells me [music]

Composer:
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981  Search this
Lyricist:
Gordon, Mack, 1904-1959  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm.)
1 Item (part (photocopy), 28 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Scope and Contents:
7 parts
My heart tells me is contained in one folder consisting of 6 parts in C Major concert, and 1 part in Db Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, Tizol?).
Parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for 3 reeds - Johnny, Skippy, Jimmie; 2 trumpets - Taft, Baker; 1 trombone - Tizol. -- (ii) Part in Db Major for 1 trumpet - Rex. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 340.
General:
Part for Skippy in grouping i (photocopy) is originally noted on the verso of a part for "Nylons." A part for "Nylons" is noted on the verso of Jimmie's part in 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.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Other Title:
My heart.
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
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.14: M / My Heart Tells Me verso Nylons
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref51943

My heart tells me [music]

Composer:
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981  Search this
Lyricist:
Gordon, Mack, 1904-1959  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Scope and Contents:
2 parts
My heart tells me is contained in one folder consisting of 2 parts in C Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hand (Tizol?).
Parts for 1 reed - Skippy; 1 trombone - Browne. Parts are noted on the verso of parts for "Nylons," grouping i. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 340.
General:
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: worn, torn.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
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
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
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 / 1.1.14: M / My Heart Tells Me verso Nylons
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref51957

Mack Gordon Papers

Composer:
Myrow, Josef  Search this
Revel, Harry -- 20th century  Search this
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981 -- 20th century  Search this
Creator:
Gordon, Mack, 1904-1959  Search this
Actor:
Berle, Milton  Search this
Dailey, Dan  Search this
Dunne, Irene -- 20th century  Search this
Faye, Alice -- 20th century  Search this
Gable, Clark, 1901-1960 -- 20th century  Search this
Henie, Sonja, 1912-1969 -- 20th century  Search this
Lombard, Carole -- 20th century  Search this
O'Hara, Maureen -- 20th century  Search this
Oakie, Jack, 1903-1978 -- 20th century  Search this
Payne, John -- 20th century  Search this
Power, Tyrone, 1914-1958 -- 20th century  Search this
Taylor, Robert -- 20th century  Search this
Singer:
Cantor, Eddie, 1892-1964  Search this
Crosby, Bing, 1904-1977  Search this
Fisher, Eddie -- 20th century  Search this
Jolson, Al, d. 1950 -- 20th century  Search this
Langford, Frances -- 20th century  Search this
Merman, Ethel -- 20th century  Search this
Dancer:
Castle, Nick -- 20th century  Search this
Producer:
Grainger, Edmund -- 20th century  Search this
Director:
Taurog, Norman -- 20th century  Search this
Extent:
1 motion picture film
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion picture films
Motion pictures (visual works)
Motion picture stills
Passports
Contracts
Correspondence
Clippings
Business records
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Photograph albums
Songs
Writings
Scripts (documents)
Sheet music
Date:
1926-1977, undated
Summary:
Mack Gordon (1904-1959) was a prolific and successful songwriter, lyricist, and composer. He composed songs for stage and screen. He and Harry Warren won the Academy Award for Best Song in 1943.
Scope and Contents:
The papers document the life and career of songwriter Mack Gordon. They include business records, both personal and business correspondence, contracts, royalty statements, commercially published sheet music, a script for the motion picture Three Little Girls in Blue, photograph albums, a scrapbook of clippings, original music manuscripts, notes and writings that may have served as mnemonic devices for song ideas, an excerpt from the Paramount short film, The Collegians, funeral materials, name change documents, and a passport. The production and creative files give insight into Gordon's creative process, and ideas for lyrics, song titles, and word play are found throughout these files.

The collection is organized in seven series.

Series 1: Production and Creative Files, 1931-1950, undated. This series contains files relating to motion picture and theatrical productions, both produced and unproduced. This series also contains unidentified lyric notes, instrumental sketches, and themes.

Series 2: Business Records, 1931-1975, undated. This series contains business records, royalty contracts, telegrams, correspondence and other business records pertaining to Gordon and his work for theatrical and motion picture companies.

Series 3: Original Music Manuscripts, 1940-1952, undated. This series contains original music manuscripts written by Gordon.

Series 4: Commercial Sheet Music, 1928-1959, undated. This series contains commercially published sheet music. The sheet music was bound by Gordon into volumes he titled, Majors & Minors, there is also a folder of unbound sheet music.

Series 5: Personal and Family, 1935-1977, undated. This series contains personal documents such as passports, life insurance documents, name change documents, the auction catalogue from the sale of furnishings at Gordon's Pacific Palisades home. This series also contains personal correspondence from singer Sandra Werner to Gordon.

Series 6: Photographs, 1933-1956, undated

Series 7: Audio-Visual, 1926
Arrangement:
The collection is organized in seven series.

Series 1: Production and Creative Files, 1931-1950, undated

Series 2: Business Records, 1931-1975, undated

Series 3: Original Music Manuscripts, 1940-1952, undated

Series 4: Commercial Sheet Music, 1928-1959, undated

Series 5: Personal and Family, 1935-1977, undated

Series 6: Photographs, 1933-1956, undated

Series 7: Audio-Visual, 1926
Biographical / Historical:
Mack Gordon was a prolific and successful songwriter, lyricist, and composer who composed songs for stage and screen. Born Morris Gitler (he legally changed his name to Mack Gordon in later life) in Poland on June 21, 1904, his family immigrated to the United States in 1908 and settled in New York. His early career was as a performer in vaudeville and minstrel shows, but by the early 1930s he had formed a songwriting partnership with pianist Harry Revel. Gordon wrote for the Broadway stage and eventually made his way to Hollywood where he worked at a number of different motion picture studios.

In addition to Revel, Gordon worked with such well-known composers as Harry Warren, with whom he won his only Academy Award for Best Song for "You'll Never Know" from Hello Frisco Hello, and Josef Myrow, to name just three. Some of his more famous songs are "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "At Last," and "Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?". He was nominated for the Academy Award nine times and became a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He died on February 28, 1959 in New York City (some biographies have his date of death as March 1), and is entombed at the Corridor of Immortality at the Home of Peace Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California.
Provenance:
Collection donated to the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution by Jack Gordon, son of Mack Gordon, in 2015.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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.
Topic:
Motion pictures -- 1930-1940  Search this
Motion pictures, American  Search this
Motion pictures and music -- 1930-1970  Search this
Motion picture actors and actresses  Search this
Theater  Search this
Musicals  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Musical theater  Search this
Music -- United States  Search this
Composers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works) -- 1930-1950
Motion picture stills
Passports
Contracts -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 20th century
Clippings -- 20th century
Business records -- 20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 20th century
Scrapbooks -- 1930-1940
Photograph albums -- 20th century
Songs
Writings
Scripts (documents)
Sheet music -- 20th century
Citation:
Mack Gordon Papers, 1926-1977, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1363
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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