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Impossible [music]

Composer:
Allen, Steve  Search this
Creator:
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
12 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
4 Items (manuscripts, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 164, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Manuscripts
Scope and Contents:
14 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
Impossible is contained in one folder consisting of 1 four page conductor score, 1 three page conductor score and 14 parts in G Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Items in 2 groupings -- (i) Four page conductor score and parts. Conductor score indicates parts for 2 reeds - alto, tenor; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; bass. Parts for 2 reeds - alto, tenor; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; bass; drums; piano. -- (ii) Three page conductor score and parts. Conductor score indicates parts for 2 reeds - alto, tenor; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; bass. Parts for 2 reeds - alto, tenor; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; bass; drums; piano. Groupings appear to reflect different arrangements of the piece. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
General:
A part for "Sherrill's class" and a part for "March" are noted on the verso of the piano 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 composition.
Other Title:
Impossible I.
Impossible II.
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 archivescenter@si.edu 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 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
Music
Parts (musical)
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8c3571fe0-ddc8-4f26-9a58-08eb86ce1802
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref41012

Searchin' [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Lyricist:
Allen, Steve  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (part (photocopy), 28 cm.)
Container:
Box 336, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Lead sheet
Music
Photocopies
Manuscripts
Scope and Contents:
see also Pleadin'
1 part.
Searchin' is contained in one folder consisting of 1 lead sheet in C Major concert -- in photocopy -- in unidentified hand.
Lead sheet for voice. Lyrics begin "Searchin', don't know what I'm searchin' for ...".
Biographical / Historical:
From the Presentation Album, vol. F.
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.
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 archivescenter@si.edu 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 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:
Lead sheet
Music
Photocopies
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e91957ae-59cc-41c7-8d03-3f697b87a782
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref44886

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