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Music Manuscripts

Composer:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967  Search this
Still, William Grant, 1895-1978  Search this
Blake, Eubie (James Herbert), 1883-1983  Search this
Hamilton, Jimmy  Search this
Lacy, Steve  Search this
Williams, Mary Lou, 1910-  Search this
Collector:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Robison, Willard (orchestra conductor)  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History  Search this
Creator:
Whaley, Thomas L. (copyist)  Search this
Robison, Willard  Search this
Carney, Harry  Search this
Redman, Don  Search this
Names:
Duke Ellington Orchestra  Search this
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
212 Cubic feet (Approx.; 530+ boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Music
Sheet music
Scores
Lead sheet
Notebooks
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Date:
circa 1930-1981, undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes original manuscripts (parts and scores), copy scores, lead, lyric and copyright sheets, published music and arrangements of compositions by Duke Ellington and his main collaborator, Billy Strayhorn. This series also contains arrangements by Ellington, Strayhorn, Tom Whaley and others for songs encompassing African-American spirituals and traditional songs from the nineteenth century, pre-World War II standards, Broadway tunes, film themes and pop songs from the 1950s to 1970s. Original manuscripts of compositions and arrangements created for Duke Ellington and His Orchestra by Mary Lou Williams and Don Redman among others can be found in this series. Of particular interest are original manuscripts of twentieth-century notable composers including Eubie Blake and William Grant Still that were not created for or used by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Scattered throughout the Collection are early works by contemporary jazz artists including Quincy Jones and Steve Lacy. Scores and parts for a 1982 posthumous Broadway musical tribute, Sophisticated Ladies, based on Ellington/Strayhorn compositions, is also included in this series.

The music manuscripts were the ephemera of Ellington and the band's life on the road and reflect their peripatetic existence. Frequently there are phone numbers, personal notes, and shopping lists jotted on the original manuscripts. The music manuscripts were not deliberately collected for posterity but maintained by band members or assembled by a "band boy" for distribution to band members for performances. Individual arrangements are not necessarily complete. Each title has been separated by arrangement and key when possible, but for most titles additional research is necessary to complete the arrangement or to document a specific performance or recording.

The manuscripts provide documentation that Ellington wrote his arrangements for his individual band members. Directions on the scores and most of the parts indicate the soloist's name or nickname rather than the instrument he played (for example; Johnny Hodges's parts are usually indicated by "Johnny" or "Rab" for his nickname "Rabbit" instead of Alto Saxophone).

The bulk of the scores and parts are hand-written by Ellington, Strayhorn or Tom Whaley (Ellington's chief copyist, circa 1942-1969); in many instances identifications are attached to the music or listed on the folder. A reference notebook available to researchers identifies the handwriting of composers, arrangers, and copyists found in the Collection.

The titles range from short songs to large-scale, multi-movement works and are arranged alphabetically. The title list is not a definitive research document. However, alternate titles provided by reference publications and research by Ellington scholars or Archives Center staff suggest a relationship between certain titles. Titles in italics indicate that there is additional music, in a separate location, which might be of interest to the researcher.

There are four reference abbreviations used in the title list: see, sa (see also), aka (also known as), and verso. Title fragments, abbreviations, working titles, or nicknames which are written on the music are cross-referenced to the proper title. They are distinguished by the use of "see" followed by the proper title to indicate the location of the music (for example; Mon-Sat see Never On A Sunday). Some songs are known by more than one title and the different titles denote a change significant enough to warrant its listing under two separate titles (for example; "Concerto For Cootie" was an instrumental arrangement which became Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me when words were added). In this and similar cases, the music is located under both titles and the reference "sa" with the alternate title in italics designates an alternate location (for example; "Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me" sa "Concerto For Cootie"). Some identical songs were recorded and performed under two different titles. In this instance, the music will be found under one title with reference to the alternate title (for example; Altitude see "Main Stem", "Main Stem" aka "Altitude"). Some titles have akas (also known as) and in this document "aka" is used to indicate that there is no music under the other known title (for example; "Merry-Go-Round" aka "Ace Of Spades"). Some music is located on the reverse side of a score or part with a different title. In this instance "verso" indicates that there is additional music with this title located elsewhere (for example; "Eggo" verso "Kick").

Sixty-seven extended works by Ellington and other collaborators, composers, arrangers, and lyricists---most notably Billy Strayhorn---have been identified and filed alphabetically. The extended works are distinguished in the finding aid by capital letters and bold text (for example; FAR EAST SUITE). The individual titles which are elements of an extended work have been relocated to their respective suites (for example: Agra see FAR EAST SUITE). Series 1 also contains ten non-Ellington extended works. These are distinguished by lower-case bold lettering (for example: Mikado Swing).

One box of songbooks containing published sheet music of Ellington and Strayhorn compositions is physically located at the end of Subseries 1.1: Oversize scores are physically located at the end of this series but are listed alphabetically and indicated in the title list by the abbreviation OS (for example; I Fell And Broke My Heart sa OS).

The music manuscripts in Series 1 have been organized into eight subseries. Each subseries has its own container list, but titles in Subseries 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4 are referenced in the Subseries 1.1 title list (for example: Caravan see also 1.2).

The bulk of the material is located in Subseries 1.1, Music Manuscripts, consisting of scores and parts composed and arranged by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn and others for performance by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Scattered throughout this series are arrangements by Tom Whaley for bands that performed during his tenure as musical director of various Harlem Theatres including the Apollo Theatre, circa 1930-1942. Eubie Blake manuscripts of his original compositions contained in this series also were not created for performance by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Contained within this series are complete unpublished and unrecorded scores and parts by composers, most notably Mary Lou Williams, submitted to Ellington for possible performance or recording. Subseries 1.2, Manuscript Sketchbooks consists of three cubic feet of bound manuscript notebooks including ones by Ellington, Strayhorn, Jimmy Hamilton and Tom Whaley. These "sketchbooks" are particularly valuable and fragile and may not be photocopied. The notebooks are available to researchers with special instructions for handling. Subseries 1.3, Sidemen's Books consists of ten cubic feet of parts for individual soloists, including Lawrence Brown and Harry Carney, or for a specific instrument.

Subseries 1.4, Unidentified Music consists of five cubic feet of untitled and unidentified parts and scores including original Ellington and Strayhorn manuscripts.

Subseries 1.5, Willard Robison Arrangements consists of nine cubic feet of scores and parts that were arranged for Robison's Deep River Orchestra and in particular for the Deep River Hour, a weekly radio show broadcast from New York City that aired from 1929 to 1932. Most of these arrangements are original manuscripts of William Grant Still (1895-1978) who is considered one of the most significant African-American classical composers of the twentieth century.

Subseries 1.6, Published Sheet Music consists of nine cubic feet of published sheet music unrelated to the titles in Subseries 1.1 including one-half cubic feet of published songs in Spanish and Portuguese that were most likely presented to Ellington during his 1967 Latin American tour.

The bulk of the material in Subseries 1.2, Music Manuscript Sketchbooks consists of spiral-bound notebooks or "sketchbooks" containing original scores, incomplete scores, sketches and lyrics by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Tom Whaley and Ellington band members Jimmy Hamilton and John Sanders. There is one notebook created by Ann Michlau. The material is very fragile and valuable.

Titles or title fragments are listed in the order they appear. In some notebooks, researchers' notes identifying the material are included, and special care is necessary to maintain this order. Each folder contains one notebook or loose pages grouped for creation or copyright. The creator of each notebook is identified by name and underlined at the beginning of the folder; change of creator within each folder is also designated. Most of the folders contain untitled works.

Subseries 1.3, Sidemen's Books consists of parts for Ellington Orchestra soloists including Johnny Hodges, Barney Bigard, Harry Carney and Lawrence Brown. In the early years, Duke Ellington's band members maintained their own "books" for performances; later the "books" were distributed by a band manager. A new band member inherited the "book" of the sideman he replaced, therefore each "book" frequently contains parts originally written for a former band member (for example, Barney Bigard clarinet parts can be found in Jimmy Hamilton's "book"). The material is in fair to poor condition.

The folders are arranged alphabetically by band members' last name, followed by folders with parts for specific instruments. The titles in each folder are filed alphabetically. To reduce handling of the material a title guide directs the researcher to a specific soloist. The title guide identifies the set number and copyist - when known-for researchers to determine if the material in this subseries corresponds with their search in Subseries 1.1, The container list marks the location of the material.

Subseries 1.4, Untitled Scores and Parts consists of untitled complete and incomplete scores and parts. The material is arranged by type of material (for example Duke Ellington scores, alto sax parts). There is no container list available for this subseries.

Subseries 1.5, Scores and Parts for Willard Robison's Deep River Orchestra, circa 1929-1931 consists of scores and parts arranged for Willard Robison's Deep River Orchestra. The bulk of these scores were created for Robison's radio show Deep River Hour. Many of the scores are the seminal arrangements of William Grant Still who was later crowned the "Dean Of Afro-American Classical Composers". The material is arranged alphabetically. Oversize scores are interfiled alphabetically but are physically located in Subseries 1.1 oversize boxes.

Subseries 1.6, Arrangements for Della Reese consists of music parts arranged by instrument.

Subseries 1.7, Non-Ellington Published Music consists of published sheet music never performed by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra. The individual titles are arranged alphabetically, followed by published songbooks. This subseries contains foreign language material; of particular interest is the material in Spanish which was most likely presented to Duke Ellington on his 1967 Latin American tour.

Subseries 1.8, Ephemera contains Duke Ellington's discography, Mercer Ellington's discography, and assorted lyrics and set lists.
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.
Occupation:
Composers -- 20th century  Search this
Topic:
Jazz -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Big bands  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Popular music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
African Americans -- History  Search this
Piano music (Jazz)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Music -- Manuscripts
Sheet music
Scores
Lead sheet
Notebooks
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0301, Series 1
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81a936710-59f5-4842-9999-658241c31892
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref36665

22 cent stomp [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Arranger:
Gorruso, Frank  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (parts (photocopies), 33 cm.)
1 Item (copy score, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 2 (Series 1), Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Scope and Contents:
5 parts
22 cent stomp is contained in one folder consisting of 5 parts in F Major concert -- in ink and photocopy -- in unidentified hands.
Parts for 1 trumpet - 4; drums; guitar; piano (2).
Biographical / Historical:
From the Mercer Ellington Library.
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 Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, tape.
Other Title:
Twenty two cent stomp.
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:
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
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 / 1.1.1: #
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8475b639e-0ae6-4478-92eb-c8f9ccc8fbde
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref36757

Bermuda high [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
14 Items (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm.)
1 Item (manuscript, 34 cm.)
2 Items (manuscripts, 31 cm.)
2 Items (copy scores, 31 cm.)
Container:
Box 38 (Series 1), Folder 1-3
Type:
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Published sheet music
Short scores
Date:
1962
Scope and Contents:
see also oversize
20 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Bermuda high is contained in three folders consisting of 1 published three page short score, 1 six page short score, 2 seven page conductor scores, and 20 parts in g minor concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (ME, Whaley?)
Folder A contains published three page short score and 18 published parts. Short score indicates parts for sax, trumpet, trombone, bass. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 5 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; 4 trombones - 1, 2, 3, 4; bass; drums; guitar; piano. Different parts sometimes noted on the same page.
Folder B contains six page short score and 2 seven page conductor scores. Short score does not indicate instrumentation. Conductor score with title stamp for 5 saxes - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; horn; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; drums; piano. Conductor score with handwritten title for 5 saxes - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; 5 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; 4 trombones - 1, 2, 3, 4; guitar; bass; drums; piano.
Folder C contains parts for baritone; trombone 1. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book on the parts in Folder C: 12.
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.
Condition: fair. Folder A -- 32p., folder B -- 6p., folder C -- 3p.
Publication:
New York, NY, New Sounds in Modern Music, 1962
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:
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Music
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8ec8c66e6-7a06-4aeb-9cd3-322ff2943fe7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref37766

Bugle breaks [music]

Topic:
Jump for joy
Composer:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967  Search this
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (part (photocopy), 32 cm.)
1 Item (copy score, 30 cm.)
13 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 64 (Series 1), Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Scope and Contents:
see JUMP FOR JOY
15 parts
Bugle breaks is contained in one of one hundred fourteen folders for "Jump for joy" consisting of 1 part in Bb Major concert (?), 1 part in an unknown key, and 13 parts in Ab Major concert -- in ink and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, Harper?).
Folder A contains part in Bb Major (?) for unidentified treble instrument.
Folder B contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Part in an unknown key for unidentified instrument. Part appears incomplete. -- (ii) Parts in Ab Major for 3 reeds - Otto, Barney, Ben; 2 trumpets - Wally, Ray. -- (iii) Parts in Ab Major for 3 reeds - Rab, Sears, Carney; 3 trumpets - Taft, Scad, Cat; 2 trombones - Jones, Brown.
Folder B from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. A. Copyright by Tempo Music, Inc. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 74, 137.
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.
Condition: fair, torn, stained, tape, 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 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:
Copy scores
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep88b892284-4a68-44a9-b62b-be4b2ed4b8df
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref38224

Climb ev'ry mountain [music]

Lyricist:
Hammerstein, Oscar, 1895-1960  Search this
Composer:
Rodgers, Richard  Search this
Arranger:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (manuscript, 36 cm.)
1 Item (manuscript, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 77 (Series 1), Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Conductor scores
Music
Short scores
Scope and Contents:
see also oversize
2 scores
Climb ev'ry mountain is contained in two folders consisting of 1 three page conductor score in C Major concert and 1 one page short score in F Major concert -- in pencil -- in unidentified hands (ME, other?).
Folder A contains three page conductor score. Score indicates parts for voice - Ada; brass; reeds; rhythm. Lyrics begin "Climb ev'ry mountain, search high and low ...".
Folder B contains one page short score. Short score does not indicate instrumentation. Short score appears incomplete. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
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.
Condition: fair.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
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:
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Conductor scores
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 / 1.1.4: C
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8efdb14a4-ad3c-4968-a7ad-82ef6c379653
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref38611

Figurine [music]

Composer:
Hodges, Johnny  Search this
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (manuscript, 23 cm.)
9 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 120 (Series 1), Folder 8-9
Type:
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Scope and Contents:
9 parts and 1 score
Figurine is contained in two folders consisting of 1 six page conductor score and 9 parts in F Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (ME, Whaley?).
Folder A contains conductor score. Score indicates parts for Johnny, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, vibes, guitar, bass.
Folder B contains parts for 2 reeds - Rab, clarinet; trumpet; trombone; bass; drums; vibes; guitar; piano. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
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.
Condition: fair.
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:
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Music
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 / 1.1.7: F
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84571c9da-17f9-441f-a805-6d52d6a0b764
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref39683

The Girl in my dreams tries to look like you [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 31 cm.)
5 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
9 Items (manuscripts, 32 cm.)
3 Items (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm.)
1 Item (copy score, 31 cm.)
6 Items (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm.)
Container:
Box 128 (Series 1), Folder 10-14
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Manuscripts
Sheet music
Date:
1944
Scope and Contents:
see also Waltz Medley sa Subseries 1.3
16 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
"The girl in my dreams tries to look like you" is contained in five folders consisting of 1 two page short score and 4 parts in Eb Major concert, 1 four page short score and 12 parts in F Major concert, and 1 one page short score and 6 published two page piano vocal scores -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Tizol, Whaley, Harper, other?).
Folder A contains two page short score and parts in Eb Major. Short score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts for 4 french horns - 1, 2, 3, 4.
Folder B contains four page short score in F Major. Score indicates parts for clarinet, Ben, baritone, 3 trumpets, Rex, trombones.
Folder C contains one page short score in G Major. Score does not indicate instrumentation.
Folder D contains published piano vocal scores in G Major. Lyrics begin "Your smile, I shall never forget ...".
Folder E contains parts in F Major for 3 reeds - Johnny, Otto, Ben (2); 3 trumpets - Rex, Ray, Wallace; 3 trombones - Tizol, Tricky, Brown; bass; guitar. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 30.
Local Numbers:
Min 1109
General:
A part for "Didn't know about you" is noted on the verso of the short score in Folder A. 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, torn, stained, brittle.
Other Title:
The girl in my dreams.
Look like you.
Like you.
Publication:
New York, N.Y.:, Tempo Music, Inc.,, 1944
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:
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Sheet music -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.8: G
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep88804472c-3a09-4b9e-a491-c14781f27f9c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref39970

He should'a flip'd when he flop'd [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm.)
Container:
Box 144 (Series 1), Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Music
Sheet music
Piano vocal scores
Date:
1946
Scope and Contents:
1 score
He should'a flip'd when he flop'd is contained in one folder consisting of 1 published two-page piano vocal score in F Major concert -- in ink.
Piano vocal score lyrics begin "A tricksta' trip'd when he hop'd, He should'a flip'd when he flop'd ...". -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Local Numbers:
Min 1249
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.
Publication:
New York, NY, Tempo Music, Inc., 1946
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:
Music
Sheet music -- 1940-1950
Piano vocal 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 / 1.1.9: H
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8c5f9e11c-02b2-4c9d-bf25-61b580620fd4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref40395

Heart beat [music]

Composer:
Johnson, Raymond  Search this
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (manuscript, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 144 (Series 1), Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Music
Piano vocal scores
Manuscripts
Scope and Contents:
1 score
Heart beat is contained in one folder consisting of 1 two-page piano vocal score in Ab Major concert -- in pencil -- in unidentified hand (ME?).
Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Can you hear my heart beat ...". -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
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:
Music
Piano vocal scores
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 / 1.1.9: H
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b6af802d-4e5c-4b00-88a2-9cb8dab7a616
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref40419

I'm hooked [music]

Composer:
Copeland, Ray  Search this
Lyricist:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 160, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Piano vocal scores
Scope and Contents:
2 scores
I'm hooked is contained in one folder consisting of 1 three page piano vocal score in Eb Major concert and 1 three page piano vocal score in F Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, other?).
Piano vocal score lyrics begin "I'm hooked in your deal that I fell for you right off the reel ...". -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Local Numbers:
Min 1468
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.
Condition: fair, tape.
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:
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Piano vocal 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 / 1.1.10: I
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8c07f8c19-0bf6-445d-9988-7c408c1f9db8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref40907

Indelible [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (part (photocopy), 32 cm.)
10 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 166, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Lead sheet
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Scope and Contents:
see also OS
11 parts
Indelible is contained in one folder consisting of 1 lead sheet in Ab Major concert and 10 parts in Db Major concert -- in ink and photocopy -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Lead sheet for voice. Lyrics begin "The touch of your lips lingers tho we're apart ...". Parts for 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, trumpet; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums; piano. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 14.
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.
Condition: fair, 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 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:
Copy scores
Lead sheet
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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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/ep836eb8426-a162-4db4-86e3-a4e4711aaa9b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref41070

John Hardy's wife [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Arranger:
Campbell, Allan  Search this
Berger, David, 1920-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
13 Items (parts (photocopies), 32 cm.)
12 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm.)
1 Item (part (photocopy), 28 cm.)
Container:
Box 176, Folder 15-16
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Date:
1944
Scope and Contents:
26 parts and 1 score
John Hardy's wife is contained in two folders consisting of 1 two page short score and 25 parts in C Major concert, and 1 part in Eb Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, other?).
Folder A contains parts in C Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, clarinet, tenor 4, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; drums; piano.
Folder B contains part in Eb Major, and short score and remaining parts in C Major. Part in Eb Major for piano. Short score indicates parts for alto, saxes, baritone, trumpets. Parts in C Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - Britt, John, Butter; bass.
Folder B from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Folder A from the Mercer Ellington Library.
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.
Condition: fair, tape.
Publication:
New York, NY, Tempo Music, Inc., 1944
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:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Photocopies
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 / 1.1.11: J
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep898bf4083-1d7d-4bb5-a407-4693c59f7934
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref41329

Miss Boss [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Edmonds, Hank  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
36 Items (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm.)
9 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 223, Folder 13-14
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Published sheet music
Date:
1962
Scope and Contents:
43 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Miss Boss is contained in two folders consisting of 2 published two page piano conductor scores, 34 published parts and 9 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Folder A contains published items in 2 groupings -- (i) Two page piano conductor score and parts. Piano conductor score indicates parts for saxes, brass. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 4 trombones - 1, 2, 3, 4; bass; drums; guitar; piano. -- (ii) Piano conductor score and parts identical to grouping i.
Folder B contains parts for 2 reeds - tenor 2, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; drums (2).
Folder A, grouping ii and Folder B from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Folder A, grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 40.
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.
Condition: fair, worn.
Publication:
New York, NY, New Sounds in Modern Music, 1962
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:
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Published sheet music
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 / 1.1.14: M
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85932e2b1-f5e2-4f35-b2ff-a08b31e0006f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref42525

Moon mist [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Arranger:
Henderson, Luther  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
10 Items (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm.)
34 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
7 Items (manuscripts, 32 cm.)
3 Items (parts (photocopies), 28 cm.)
2 Items (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 27 cm.)
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 17 cm.)
Container:
Box 230, Folder 1-4
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Date:
1942
Scope and Contents:
see also OS aka Atmoshpere sa Subseries 1.3
54 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Moon mist is contained in four folders consisting of 28 parts in Ab Major concert, 1 three page short score and 23 parts in Eb Major concert, 2 published three page piano vocal scores in F Major concert, 1 part in C Major concert (?), 1 part in G Major concert, and 1 part in an unknown key -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in identified hands (ME, Cobb) and unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, Henderson, Sanders?).
Folder A contains items in 6 groupings -- (i) Published piano vocal score in F Major. Lyrics begin "Though stars twinkled in the path of the Milky way ...". -- (ii) Parts in Eb Major for 2 reeds - Toby, Sears; bass. -- (iii) Part in C Major (?) for guitar. -- (iv) Parts in Eb Major for 2 reeds - Proc, Jimmy; 4 trumpets - Baker, Cat, Terry, Ray; 3 trombones - Butter, Britt, John. -- (v) Parts in Eb Major for 5 reeds - Johnny, Toby, Ben, tenor (?), Carney; 2 trombones - Tizol, Tricky. -- (vi) Parts in Eb Major for 1 reed - Paul; 2 trombones - Lawrence, Brown; bass. Part in G Major for piano. Part in an unknown key for unidentified instrument.
Folder B contains three page short score in Eb Major. Short score indicates parts for clarinets, Terry.
Folder C contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts for 1 trumpet - 1; 1 trombone - 1. -- (ii) Parts for 4 reeds - alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 2 trumpets - 1, 4; 4 trombones - 1, 2, 3, 4; bass. -- (iii) Parts for 5 reeds - Hodges, alto, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - Anderson, Cooty, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums; piano. -- (iv) Part in Eb Major for 1 trombone - John.
Folder D contains 1 published piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "Though stars twinkled in the path ...". -- All items except Folder C, groupings ii-iv from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Folder C, groupings ii-iv from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 13.
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.
Condition: fair, torn, tape.
Other Title:
Moon.
Publication:
New York, NY, Tempo Music, Inc., 1942
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:
Copy scores
Holographs
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
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 / 1.1.14: M
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep834d064ad-1c1b-4d13-848c-b550657ef9aa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref42649

Pigeons and peppers [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm.)
Container:
Box 274, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Music
Parts (musical)
Published sheet music
Manuscripts
Date:
1938
Scope and Contents:
1 part.
Pigeons and peppers is contained in one folder consisting of 1 published part in Eb Major concert -- in ink.
Part for piano.
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.
Condition: fair, tape.
Publication:
New York, NY, Exclusive Publications Inc., 1938
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:
Music
Parts (musical)
Published sheet music
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 / 1.1.17: P
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89d0bd483-352e-4333-b0e6-e3057beea2ff
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref43767

Time's a-wastin' [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
George, Don  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 29 cm.)
10 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
6 Items (parts (photocopies), 32 cm.)
3 Items (parts (photocopies), 28 cm.)
Container:
Box 385, Folder 6-7
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Date:
1945
Scope and Contents:
see also Things Ain't What They Used To Be
19 parts and 1 score
Time's a-wastin' is contained in two folders consisting of 1 published two page piano vocal score and 19 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink and photocopy -- in unidentified hand.
Folder A contains piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "Listen baby the time's a-wastin' ...".
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1 (2), alto 2, tenor 1 (2), tenor 2 (2), baritone; 2 trumpets - 2, 4 (2); 3 trombones - 1, 2 (2), 3 (2). -- (ii) Parts for 1 reed - alto 2; 1 trumpet - 1; 1 trombone - 1.
Folder B, grouping ii from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. G. Folder B, grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library.
General:
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, brittle, tape.
Publication:
New York, NY, Burke and Van Heusen, 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 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:
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.20: T
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d11f76f7-c79d-4ba6-876d-64e5449a32cf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref46234

Tonight I shall sleep [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Lyricist:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Gordon, Irving  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
14 Items (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm.)
30 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
2 Items (parts (photocopies), 32 cm.)
6 Items (manuscripts, 32 cm.)
1 Item (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm.)
3 Items (parts (photocopies), 28 cm.)
Container:
Box 389, Folder 2-7
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Date:
1943
Scope and Contents:
see also Subseries 1.3 and Subseries 1.2
52 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Tonight I shall sleep is contained in six folders consisting of 1 two page piano conductor score, 2 lead sheets and 3 parts in Db Major concert, 5 parts in Ab Major concert, 1 published two page piano vocal score, 1 seven page short score, 1 six page short score and 26 parts in Eb Major concert, 7 parts in F Major concert, and 9 parts in A Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, Tizol, Harper?).
Folder A contains seven page short score in Eb Major. Short score indicates parts for Nat, Rab, alto, Ben, baritone, Baker, Wallace, Tizol, bass.
Folder B contains six page short score in Eb Major. Short score indicates parts for alto, clarinet, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass.
Folder C contains items in 5 groupings -- (i) Parts in Eb Major for 3 reeds - Rab, Sears (2), Carney; 1 trumpet - Baker. -- (ii) Parts in F Major for 3 reeds - Johnny, Jimmy, Carney; 3 trumpets - Taft, Wallace, Baker; 1 trombone - Tizol. -- (iii) Parts in Ab Major for 4 trumpets - Taft, Wallace, Baker, Ray; 1 trombone - Tizol. -- (iv) Two page piano conductor score and parts in Db Major. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Parts for 1 reed - Rab; trombone; unidentified treble instrument (guitar?). -- (v) Part in Eb Major for 1 trumpet - Ray.
Folder D contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in Eb Major for 5 reeds - Hodges, Otto, Ben, Barney, Carney; 3 trumpets - Ray, Rex, Wallace; 1 trombone - Tizol; bass; 1 guitar - Guy. -- (ii) Parts in Eb Major for 4 reeds - Rabbit, Ben, Jimmy, Carney; 4 trumpets - Baker, Taft, Ray, Wallace; 1 trombone - Tizol.
Folder E contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in A Major for 2 reeds - Paul (2), Carney (2); 1 trumpet - Ray; trombone; bass (2). Lead sheets in Db Major (?) for 1 reed - Rab (2). -- (ii) Part in A Major for 1 trumpet - Ray.
Folder F contains published piano vocal score in Eb Major. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "I lost that uncertain feeling that filled me with so many qualms ...". -- All items except Folder E, grouping i and Folder F from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Folder E, grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library. Folder F from the Presentation Album, vol. G. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 21, 31, X46.
General:
Parts for "Sut slu" are noted on the verso of parts in Folder C, grouping ii. A part for "Fill the cup" is noted on the verso of a part in Folder C, grouping iii. A part for an untitled piece is noted on the verso of a part in Folder D, grouping i. 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, worn, stained, brittle, tape.
Other Title:
Tonight.
Tonight I sleep.
Tonite.
Publication:
New York, NY, Jewel Music Publishing Co., Inc., 1943
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:
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
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 / 1.1.20: T
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep83ed5aa0c-9dc9-4413-8760-d1c90c7bbb15
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref46361

Two to one [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Edmonds, Hank  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
18 Items (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm.)
7 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 397, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Published sheet music
Date:
1961
Scope and Contents:
23 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Two to one is contained in one folder consisting of 1 published six page conductor score, 1 published six page piano conductor score, 16 published parts and 7 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Conductor score indicates parts for saxes, brass. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Published parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 4 trombones - 1, 2, 3, 4; bass; drums; guitar. Parts for 3 reeds - alto 3, tenor, tenor 4; 1 trumpet - 4; 2 trombones - 2, 3; drums. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 36, 41.
General:
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, stained.
Publication:
New York, NY, New Sounds in Modern Music, 1961
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
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Published sheet music
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: T
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85a7d9b8e-f5fa-4cfc-8893-c5b4c5f62a5e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref46575

Wisteria [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Jones, Jimmy, 1918-1982  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
34 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
3 Items (parts (photocopies), 32 cm.)
1 Item (manuscript, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 411, Folder 6-7
Type:
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Copy scores
Lead sheet
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Scope and Contents:
35 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Wisteria is contained in two folders consisting of 1 lead sheet and 13 parts in Eb Major concert, 4 parts in Db Major concert, 3 three page piano vocal scores in F Major concert, 5 parts in Bb Major concert, and 12 parts in C Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, Parker, others?).
Folder A contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Lead sheet for voice. Lyrics begin "Wisteria mysterious clinging vine ...". -- (ii) Parts in Db Major for 1 reed - Rab; bass; guitar; piano. -- (iii) Piano vocal scores (3). Lyrics begin as above. -- (iv) Parts in Bb Major for 2 reeds - alto, Paul; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3. Part for alto is noted on the verso of the part for trombone 3.
Folder B contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for 4 reeds - alto 1, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; guitar. -- (ii) Parts in Eb Major for 5 reeds - alto flute 1, alto flute 2, Rabbit, clarinet, bass clarinet; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, Money; trombone; bass; vibes; guitar; piano. -- All items except Folder B, grouping ii from the Duke Ellington Library.
General:
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, worn, stained.
Other Title:
Wistaria.
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:
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Copy scores
Lead sheet
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal 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 / 1.1.23: W
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep828bcccdc-9b4a-477d-b639-5489b7fbfed9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref47137

Zigeuner [music]

Composer:
Coward, Noel, 1899-1973  Search this
Arranger:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
14 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 420, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Manuscripts
Scope and Contents:
see also oversize see also Subseries 1.3
14 parts
Zigeuner is contained in one folder consisting of 14 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink -- in identified hand (Williams).
Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; guitar; piano. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Statement of responsibility taken in part from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
General:
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, brittle.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
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:
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Manuscripts -- Music -- 1920-1930.
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 / 1.1.26: Z
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep87598751c-fb59-4059-b85f-fe821cf4261c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref47378

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