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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
1 Item (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm.)
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 30 cm.)
19 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Box 52 (Series 1), Folder 1-3
Archival materials
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Published sheet music
Short scores
Scope and Contents:
20 parts and 1 score
Blue cellophane is contained in three folders consisting of 1 published sheet, 1 six page short score and 19 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, Tizol, Whaley?).
Folder A contains published sheet. Published sheet is piano part only.
Folder B contains short score. Score indicates parts for saxes, baritone; brass - Ray, Browne, Tricky, Claude.
Folder C contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) 5 reeds - Rab, Otto, Jimmie, Sears, Carney; 4 trumpets - Taft, Andy, Ray, Scad; 3 trombones - Tricky (2), Jones, Brown; bass; guitar. -- (ii) 3 trombones - 1,2, 3. -- (iii) 1 trombone - 2.
Folder C from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. A. Folder B from the Presentation Album, vol. L, p. 7. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book on the parts in Folder C: 127.
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.
Other Title:
Blue celly.
New York, NY, Tempo Music, Inc., 1945
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)
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 / 1.1.3: B Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History