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Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm.)
2 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Box 57, Folder 7
Archival materials
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Short scores
Scope and Contents:
2 parts and 1 score
Blues-cha-cha is contained in one folder consisting of 1 three page short score and 2 parts in G Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, Mullins?).
Short score indicates parts for clarinet, alto, baritone, bass. Parts for piano. Parts very similar but differ in length. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
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.
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 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)
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