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Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
8 Items (manuscripts, 32 cm.)
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm.)
3 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Box 315, Folder 5
Archival materials
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Scope and Contents:
see also Swing Shifter's Swing
12 parts
S.S.S. is contained in one folder consisting of 12 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, Tizol?).
Parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 3 reeds - Otto, Johnny, Ben; 2 trumpets - Rex, Wallace; 3 trombones - Tizol, Brown, Tricky; guitar. -- (ii) Parts for 2 reeds - Sears, Carney; 1 trumpet - Ray. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 18.
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, worn.
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)
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: S
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History