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Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
16 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
1 Item (part (photocopy), 28 cm.)
Box 29 (Series 1), Folder 18
Archival materials
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Scope and Contents:
16 parts and 1 score
Band call is contained in two of four folders for "Turcaret suite" consisting of 1 two page piano conductor score and 16 parts in Ab Major concert -- in ink and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, other?).
Folder A contains piano conductor score. Score does not indicate instrumentation.
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 2 reeds - alto, tenor. Parts appear incomplete. -- (ii) Parts for 5 reeds - Rab, Pro, Jimmy, Sears, Carney; 5 trumpets - Williams, Cat, Baker, Taft, Scad; 3 trombones - Brown, Jones, Wilbur; bass. Some parts appear incomplete. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Copyright by Tempo Music, Inc.
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, tape, worn, brittle.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at or 202-633-3270.
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 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:;;
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor 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 / 1.1.3: B Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History