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Duke Ellington Collection

Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Names:
Duke Ellington Orchestra  Search this
Washingtonians, The.  Search this
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967  Search this
Extent:
400 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Papers
Photographic prints
Posters
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Music
Clippings
Awards
Audiotapes
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 20th century
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- 20th century
Washington (D.C.) -- 20th century
Date:
1903 - 1989
Summary:
The collection documents Duke Ellington's career primarily through orchestrations (scores and parts), music manuscripts, lead sheets, transcriptions, and sheet music. It also includes concert posters, concert programs, television, radio, motion picture and musical theater scripts, business records, correspondence, awards, as well as audiotapes, audiodiscs, photographs, tour itineraries, newspaper clippings, magazines, caricatures, paintings, and scrapbooks.
Scope and Contents:
Dating approximately from the time Duke Ellington permanently moved to New York City in 1923 to the time the material was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution in 1988, the bulk of the material in the Duke Ellington Collection is dated from 1934-1974 and comprises sound recordings, original music manuscripts and published sheet music, hand-written notes, correspondence, business records, photographs, scrapbooks, news clippings, concert programs, posters, pamphlets, books and other ephemera. These materials document Ellington's contributions as composer, musician, orchestra leader, and an ambassador of American music and culture abroad. In addition, the materials paint a picture of the life of a big band maintained for fifty years and open a unique window through which to view an evolving American society.

The approximate four hundred cubic feet of archival materials have been processed and organized into sixteen series arranged by type of material. Several of the series have been divided into subseries allowing additional organization to describe the content of the material. For example, Series 6, Sound Recordings, is divided into four subseries: Radio and Television Interviews, Concert Performances, Studio Dates and Non-Ellington Recordings. Each series has its own scope and content note describing the material and arrangement (for example; Series 10, Magazines and Newspaper Articles, is organized into two groups, foreign and domestic, and arranged chronologically within each group). A container list provides folder titles and box numbers.

The bulk of the material is located in Series 1, Music Manuscripts, and consists of compositions and arrangements by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn and other composers. Series 6, Sound Recordings also provides a record of the performance of many of these compositions. The materials in Series 2, Performances and Programs, Series 3, Business Records, Series 8, Scrapbooks, Series 9, Newspaper Clippings, Series 11, Publicity and Series 12, Posters provide documentation of specific performances by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Ellington was a spontaneous and prolific composer as evidenced by music, lyrical thoughts, and themes for extended works and plays captured on letterhead stationery in Series 3, Business Records, in the margin notes of individual books and pamphlets in Series 14, Religious Materials and Series 15, Books, and in the hand-written notes in Series 5, Personal Correspondence and Notes.

During its fifty-year lifespan, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra were billed under various names including The Washingtonians, The Harlem Footwarmers and The Jungle Band. The soloists were informally called "the band", and Series 3 includes salary statements, IOU's, receipts and ephemera relating to individual band members. Series 1, Music Manuscripts contains the soloists' parts and includes "band books" of several soloists (for example; Harry Carney and Johnny Hodges) and numerous music manuscripts of Billy Strayhorn. The changing role of Strayhorn from arranger hired in 1938 to Ellington's main collaborator and composer of many well-known titles for Duke Ellington and His Orchestra including "Take The A' Train" and "Satin Doll" can be traced in these music manuscripts. Series 7, Photographs and Series 2, Performances and Programs contain many images of the band members and Strayhorn. This Collection also documents the business history of Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Series 3, Business Records contains correspondence on letterhead stationery and Series 11, Publicity contains promotional material from the various booking agencies, professional companies, and public relations firms that managed the Orchestra.

The materials in the Duke Ellington Collection provide insight into public and institutional attitudes towards African Americans in mid-twentieth-century America. The business records in Series 3 beginning in 1938 and published sheet music in Series 1 depict Duke Ellington's progression from an African-American musician who needed "legitimization" by a white publisher, Irving Mills, to a businessmen who established his own companies including Tempo Music and Duke Ellington, Incorporated to control his copyright and financial affairs. Programs from the segregated Cotton Club in Series 2, Performances And Programs and contracts with no-segregation clauses in Series 3: Business Records further illustrate racial policies and practices in this time period. The public shift in perception of Duke Ellington from a leader of an exotic "Jungle Band" in the 1930s to a recipient of the Congressional Medal Of Freedom in 1970 is evidenced in Series 2, Performances And Programs, Series 12, Posters, Series 7, Photographs and Series 13, Awards. Reviews and articles reflecting Ellington's evolving status are also documented in Series 8, Newspaper Clippings, Series 9, Scrapbooks, Series 10, Newspaper and Magazine Articles.

The materials in the Duke Ellington Collection reflect rapid technological changes in American society from 1923-1982. Sound recordings in Series 6 range from 78 phonograph records of three minutes duration manufactured for play on Victrolas in monaural sound to long-playing (LP) phonograph records produced for stereo record players. Television scripts in Series 4, programs in Series 2 and music manuscripts (for example, Drum Is A Woman) in Series 1 demonstrate how the development of television as a means of mass communication spread the Orchestra's sound to a wider audience. The availability of commercial air travel enabled the Ellington Orchestra to extend their international performances from Europe to other continents including tours to Asia, Africa, South America and Australia and archival material from these tours is included in every series.

Series 4, Scripts and Transcripts and Series 6, Audio Recordings contain scripts and radio performances promoting the sale of United States War bonds during World War II, and Series 7, Photographs includes many images of Duke Ellington and His Orchestra's performances for military personnel revealing the impact of historic events on Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Series 2: Programs and Performances, Series 9, Newspaper clippings and Series 8, Scrapbooks document the 1963 Far East tour aborted as a result of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

The Duke Ellington Collection contains works by numerous twentieth-century music, literature, and art luminaries. Series 1, Music Manuscripts contains original music manuscripts of William Grant Still, Eubie Blake, Mary Lou Williams, and others. Series 4, Scripts and Transcripts contains a play by Langston Hughes, and Series 12, Posters contains many original artworks.
Arrangement:
Series 1: Music Manuscripts, circa 1930-1981, undated

Series 2: Performances and Programs, 1933-1973, undated

Series 3: Business Records, 1938-1988

Series 4: Scripts and Transcripts, 1937-1970

Series 5: Personal Correspondence and Notes, 1941-1974, undated

Series 6: Sound Recordings, 1927-1974

Series 7: Photographs, 1924-1972, undated

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1931-1973

Series 9: Newspaper Clippings, 1939-1973, undated

Series 10: Magazine Articles and Newspaper Clippings, 1940-1974

Series 11: Publicity, 1935-1988

Series 12: Posters and Oversize Graphics, 1933-1989, undated

Series 13: Awards, 1939-1982

Series 14: Religious Material, 1928-1974

Series 15: Books, 1903-1980

Series 16: Miscellaneous, 1940-1974
Biographical / Historical:
A native of Washington, DC, Edward Kennedy Ellington was born on April 29, 1899. Edward was raised in a middle-class home in the Northwest section of Washington described by his sister Ruth--younger by sixteen years--as a "house full of love." Ellington himself wrote that his father J.E. (James Edward) raised his family "as though he were a millionaire" but Edward was especially devoted to his mother, Daisy Kennedy Ellington. In 1969, thirty-four years after his mother's death, Ellington accepted the Presidential Medal of Freedom with these words, "There is nowhere else I would rather be tonight but in my mother's arms." Both his parents played the piano and Ellington began piano lessons at the age of seven, but like many boys he was easily distracted by baseball.

In his early teens, Ellington sneaked into Washington clubs and performance halls where he was exposed to ragtime musicians, including James P. Johnson, and where he met people from all walks of life. He returned in earnest to his piano studies, and at age fourteen wrote his first composition, "Soda Fountain Rag" also known as "Poodle Dog Rag." Ellington was earning income from playing music at seventeen years of age, and around this time he earned the sobriquet "Duke" for his sartorial splendor and regal air. On July 2, 1918, he married a high school sweetheart, Edna Thompson; their only child, Mercer Kennedy Ellington, was born on March 11, 1919. Duke Ellington spent the first twenty-four years of his life in Washington's culturally thriving Negro community. In this vibrant atmosphere he was inspired to be a composer and learned to take pride in his African-American heritage.

Ellington moved to New York City in 1923 to join and eventually lead a small group of transplanted Washington musicians called "The Washingtonians," which included future Ellington band members, Sonny Greer, Otto Hardwicke and "Bubber" Miley. Between 1923 and 1927, the group played at the Club Kentucky on Broadway and the ensemble increased from a quintet to a ten-piece orchestra. With stride pianist Willie "The Lion" Smith as his unofficial guide, Ellington soon became part of New York's music scene; Smith proved to be a long-lasting influence on Duke's composing and arranging direction. At the Club Kentucky, Ellington came under the tutelage of another legendary stride pianist, "Fats" Waller. Waller, a protege of Johnson and Smith, played solos during the band's breaks and also tutored Ellington who began to show progress in his compositions. In November 1924, Duke made his publishing and recording debut with "Choo Choo (I Got To Hurry Home)" released on the Blu-Disc label. In 1925, he contributed two songs to Chocolate Kiddies, an all-black revue which introduced European audiences to black American styles and performers. By this time Ellington's family, Edna and Mercer, had joined him in New York City. The couple separated in the late 1920's, but they never divorced or reconciled.

Ellington's achievements as a composer and bandleader began to attract national attention while he worked at the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York City, from 1927 to 1932. The orchestra developed a distinctive sound that displayed the non-traditional voicings of Ellington's arrangements and featured the unique talents of the individual soloists. Ellington integrated his soloists' exotic-sounding trombone growls and wah-wahs, their high-squealed trumpets, their sultry saxophone blues licks and Harlem's street rhythms into his arrangements. In the promotional material of the Cotton Club, the band was often billed as "Duke Ellington and His Jungle Band." With the success of compositions like "Mood Indigo," and an increasing number of recordings and national radio broadcasts from the Cotton Club, the band's reputation soared.

The ten years from 1932 to 1942 are considered by some major critics to represent the "golden age" for the Ellington Orchestra, but it represents just one of their creative peaks. These years did bring an influx of extraordinary new talent to the band including Jimmy Blanton on double bass, Ben Webster on tenor saxophone, and Ray Nance on trumpet, violin and vocals. During this ten year span Ellington composed several of his best known short works, including "Concerto For Cootie," "Ko-Ko," "Cotton Tail," "In A Sentimental Mood," and Jump For Joy, his first full-length musical stage revue.

Most notably, 1938 marked the arrival of Billy Strayhorn. While a teenager in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Strayhorn had already written "Lush Life," "Something To Live For" and a musical, Fantastic Rhythm. Ellington was initially impressed with Strayhorn's lyrics but realized long before Billy's composition "Take the A' Train" became the band's theme song in 1942 that Strayhorn's talents were not limited to penning clever lyrics. By 1942, "Swee' Pea" had become arranger, composer, second pianist, collaborator, and as Duke described him, "my right arm, my left arm, all the eyes in the back of my head, my brain waves in his head, and his in mine." Many Ellington/Strayhorn songs have entered the jazz canon, and their extended works are still being discovered and studied today. Strayhorn remained with the Ellington Organization until his death on May 30, 1967.

Ellington had often hinted of a work in progress depicting the struggle of blacks in America. The original script, Boola, debuted in Carnegie Hall in November of 1943, retitled Black, Brown and Beige. The performance met with mixed reviews, and although Ellington often returned to Carnegie Hall the piece was never recorded in a studio, and after 1944 was never performed in entirety again by the Ellington Orchestra. Nonetheless, it is now considered a milestone in jazz composition.

After World War II the mood and musical tastes of the country shifted and hard times befell big bands, but Ellington kept his band together. The band was not always financially self-sufficient and during the lean times Ellington used his songwriting royalties to meet the soloists' salaries. One could assign to Ellington the altruistic motive of loyalty to his sidemen, but another motivation may have been his compositional style which was rooted in hearing his music in the formative stage come alive in rehearsal. "The band was his instrument," Billy Strayhorn said, and no Ellington composition was complete until he heard the orchestra play it. Then he could fine tune his compositions, omit and augment passages, or weave a soloist's contribution into the structure of the tune.

In 1956, the American public rediscovered Duke and the band at the Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island. The searing performances of tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves on "Diminuendo and Crescendo In Blue," his premiere soloist, alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges on "Jeep's Blues", and the crowd's ecstatic reaction have become jazz legend. Later that year Duke landed on the cover of Time magazine. Although Ellington had previously written music for film and television (including the short film, Black and Tan Fantasy in 1929) it wasn't until 1959 that Otto Preminger asked him to score music for his mainstream film, Anatomy of a Murder, starring Jimmy Stewart. Paris Blues in 1961, featuring box-office stars Paul Newman and Sidney Poitier in roles as American jazz musicians in Paris, followed.

Ellington's first performance overseas was in England in 1933, but the 1960s brought extensive overseas tours including diplomatic tours sponsored by the State Department. Ellington and Strayhorn composed exquisite extended works reflecting the sights and sounds of their travels, including the Far East Suite, 1966. They wrote homages to their classical influences; in 1963, they adapted Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite and celebrated Shakespeare's works with the suite Such Sweet Thunder in 1957. With Ella Fitzgerald, they continued the Norman Granz Songbook Series. Ellington also began to flex his considerable pianist skills and recorded albums with John Coltrane (1963), Coleman Hawkins (1963), Frank Sinatra, and Money Jungle (1963) with Charles Mingus and Max Roach. The First Sacred Concert debuted in San Francisco's Grace Cathedral in 1965. In his final years, Ellington's thoughts turned to spiritual themes and he added a Second (1968) and Third (1973) Concert of Sacred Music to his compositions.

In his lifetime, Duke received numerous awards and honors including the highest honor bestowed on an American civilian, the Congressional Medal Of Freedom. In 1965, Ellington was recommended for a Pulitzer Prize to honor his forty years of contribution to music but the recommendation was rejected by the board. Most likely he was disappointed, but his response at the age of sixty-six was, "Fate is being kind to me. Fate doesn't want me to be famous too young."

Ellington never rested on his laurels or stopped composing. Whenever he was asked to name his favorite compositions his characteristic reply was "the next five coming up," but to please his loyal fans Ellington always featured some of his standards in every performance. Even on his deathbed, he was composing the opera buffo called Queenie Pie.

Duke Ellington died on May 24, 1974 at seventy-five years of age. His funeral was held in New York's Cathedral of St. John The Divine; he was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. His long-time companion Beatrice "Evie" Ellis was buried beside him after her death in 1976. He was survived by his only child, Mercer Kennedy Ellington, who not only took up the baton to lead the Duke Ellington Orchestra but assumed the task of caring for his father's papers and his legacy to the nation. Mercer Ellington died in Copenhagan, Denmark on February 8, 1996, at the age of seventy-six. Ruth Ellington Boatwright died in New York on March 6, 2004, at the age of eighty-eight. Both Mercer and Ruth were responsible for shepherding the documents and artifacts that celebrate Duke Ellington's genius and creative life to their current home in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

William H. Quealy Collection of Duke Ellington Recordings (AC0296)

Rutgers University Collection of Radio Interviews about Duke Ellington (AC0328)

Duke Ellington Oral History Project (AC0368)

Duke Ellington Collection of Ephemera and realated Audiovisual Materials (AC0386)

Annual International Conference of the Duke Ellington Study Group Proceedings (AC0385)

Robert Udkoff Collection of Duke Ellington Ephemera (AC0388)

Frank Driggs Collection of Duke Ellington Photographic Prints (AC0389)

New York Chapter of the Duke Ellington Society Collection (AC390)

Earl Okin Collection of Duke Ellington Ephemera (AC0391)

William Russo Transcription and Arrangement of Duke Ellington's First Concert of Sacred Music (AC0406)

Ruth Ellington Collection of Duke Ellington Materials (AC0415)

Music manuscripts in the Ruth Ellington Collection complement the music manuscripts found in the Duke Ellington Collection.

Carter Harman Collection of Interviews with Duke Ellington (AC0422)

Betty McGettigan Collection of Duke Ellington Memorabilia (AC0494)

Dr. Theodore Shell Collection of Duke Ellington Ephemera (AC0502)

Edward and Gaye Ellington Collection of Duke Ellington Materials (AC0704)

Andrew Homzy Collection of Duke Ellington Stock Music Arrangements (AC0740)

John Gensel Collection of Duke Ellington Materials (AC0763)

Al Celley Collection of Duke Ellington Materials (AC1240)

Materials at Other Organizations

Institute of Jazz Studies

Websites

Billy Strayhorn Website

Duke Ellington Society
Separated Materials:
Artifacts related to this collection are in the Division of Culture and the Arts and include trophies, plaques, and medals. See accessions: 1989.0369; 1991.0808; 1993.0032; and 1999.0148.
Provenance:
The collection was purchased through an appropriation of Congress in 1988.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
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:
Big bands  Search this
Pianists  Search this
Composers -- 20th century  Search this
Bandsmen -- 20th century  Search this
Jazz -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Musicians -- 20th century  Search this
Music -- Performance  Search this
African American entertainers -- 20th century  Search this
African Americans -- History  Search this
Popular music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Phonograph records
Papers
Photographic prints
Posters
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Music -- Manuscripts
Clippings
Awards
Audiotapes
Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0301
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0301
Additional Online Media:

[Duke Ellington and his son, Mercer Ellington : black-and-white photoprint]

Names:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper.)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1950s.]
Scope and Contents:
Duke at piano; Mercer holding saxophone. Photograph scanned from copy print in photo notebooks in reading room. Photographer unidentified?
Local Numbers:
AC0301-0000008.tif (AC Scan No.)
Series Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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:
Saxophone  Search this
Piano  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Musicians  Search this
African American composers  Search this
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 7: Photographs, Duke Ellington Collection / 7.7.21: Ellington Family
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref53232

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 Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  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:
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 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
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
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 Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  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 sa 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:
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 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
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 Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  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:
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 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
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Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.20: T
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Wisteria [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Jones, Jimmy, 1918-  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  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:
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 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
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Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.23: W
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Zigeuner [music]

Composer:
Coward, Noel  Search this
Arranger:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  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:
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 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
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Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.26: Z
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Things ain't what they used to be [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Lyricist:
Persons, Ted  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (copy score, 32 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Scope and Contents:
1 part
Things ain't what they used to be is contained in one folder consisting of 1 part in Db Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hand.
Part for 1 trumpet - Ray. Part is noted on the verso of an eleven page conductor score for "Ring around the moon," Folder B. -- 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: worn.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
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 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)
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.20: T / Things Ain't What They Used To Be
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Things ain't what they used to be [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Lyricist:
Persons, Ted  Search this
Arranger:
Jackson, J. Calvin  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 34 cm.)
3 Items (parts (photocopies), 33 cm.)
39 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
38 Items (parts (photocopies), 32 cm.)
9 Items (manuscripts, 32 cm.)
10 Items (copy scores, 31 cm.)
1 Item (manuscript, 31 cm.)
1 Item (part (photocopy), 30 cm.)
2 Items (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm.)
9 Items (parts (photocopies), 28 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Date:
1943
Scope and Contents:
111 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Things ain't what they used to be is contained in six folders consisting of 2 parts in C Major concert, 7 parts in Bb Major concert, 1 published two page piano vocal score, 1 published part and 5 parts in Eb Major concert, and 1 four page short score and 96 parts in Db Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, Tizol, Harper, Henderson, others?).
Folder A contains parts in Eb Major for 1 reed - tenor; horn; trumpet.
Folder B contains piano vocal score and published part in Eb Major, and short score and parts in Db Major. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Got so weary of bein' nothin' ...". Published part for piano. Short score indicates parts for altos, tenor, baritone, trumpets, trombones. Short score appears incomplete. Parts in Db Major for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor, baritone; piano.
Folder C contains parts in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts in Bb Major for 3 reeds - Otto, Chauncey, Carney; 1 trumpet - Wallace; 3 trombones - Tricky, Brown, Tizol. Parts subtitled "Intro." -- (ii) Parts in Db Major for 1 reed - Otto (2); 2 trumpets - Wally, Ray; 1 trombone - Brown (2). -- (iii) Parts in Db Major for 4 horns - 1, 2, 3, 4; bass; voice. Part for voice does not include lyrics. -- (iv) Parts in Db Major for 5 reeds - Proc, alto 2, tenor 1, tenor 2, tenor 3; 4 trumpets - Shorty, 2, 3, 4; 2 trombones - 2, 3.
Folder D contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in Db Major for 2 reeds - Proc, baritone; 5 trumpets - 1, 2, Nathan, Cooty, Herb (2); 1 trombone - Jones; bass. Parts appear to reflect different arrangements of the piece. -- (ii) Parts in Eb Major for 2 reeds - alto, baritone. -- (iii) Parts in C Major (?) for unidentified bass instrument (trombone?); unidentified instrument. Part for unidentified instrument appears incomplete.
Folder E contains parts in Db Major for 11 reeds - piccolo (2), flute, oboe 1, oboe 2, clarinet 1, clarinet 2, clarinet 3, bass clarinet, bassoon 1, bassoon 2, contrabassoon; 4 horns - 1, 2, 3, 5; 3 trumpets - 1 (2), 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; tuba; 2 violins - A/B (2); viola (2); cello (2); bass (2); drums; vibraharp.
Folder F contains parts in Db Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Otto (2), Jimmie (2), Sears, Carney (2); 5 trumpets - Taft, Scad (2), Anderson, Ray, Cooty; 4 trombones - Jones (3), Tricky, Brown (4); Butter (2). -- All items except trumpet part in Folder A, part for Otto in Folder C, grouping ii, Folder D, grouping i, and Folder F from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Remaining items from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 33, 54.
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, torn, tape, stained, worn.
Other Title:
Things ain't.
Things.
Serenade to a P. & P.
Publication:
New York, NY, Tempo Music, Inc., 1943
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 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
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
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 / 1.1.20: T / Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref52158

Miss Boss [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Edmonds, Hank  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  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:
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 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
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 Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  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:
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 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
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 Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  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:
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 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
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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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref43767

One o'clock jump [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Arranger:
Clayton, Buck  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
13 Items (copy scores, 33 cm.)
4 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
3 Items (parts (photocopies), 32 cm.)
8 Items (copy scores, 31 cm.)
21 Items (parts (photocopies), 28 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Scope and Contents:
49 parts
One o'clock jump is contained in three folders consisting of 49 parts in F Major concert -- in ink and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, Henderson, others?).
Folder A contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts for 1 trombone - Brown (2). -- (ii) 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; piano. -- (iii) Parts for 1 trombone - Jones (2).
Folder B contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts for 3 reeds - Toby, Sears, Carney; 1 trumpet - Mullens; 1 trombone - Brown. -- (ii) Part for 1 trombone - Brown. -- (iii) Parts for 5 reeds - Rab, Toby, Sears, Jimmie (2), Carney; 2 trombone - Tricky, Jones; guitar. Many parts appear incomplete.
Folder C contains parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 4; 4 trombones - 1, 2, 3, 4; bass; piano.
Folder B, groupings ii & iii from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Remaining items from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 137, 138, 250, 348.
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, torn, tape.
Other Title:
One o'clock.
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 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
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Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.16: O / One O'Clock Jump
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Slip of the lip [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Henderson, Luther  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (manuscript, 32 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Scope and Contents:
1 part
Slip of the lip is contained in one folder consisting of 1 part in F Major concert -- in pencil -- in unidentified hand (Tizol?).
Part for 1 trumpet - Nance. Part is noted on the verso of a part for "Sherman shuffle," Folder B, grouping i. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 94.
General:
This piece may be mistitled. A notation on the original part reads "over (S.H.)" and the piece shares the same possible Band Book number as other parts for "S.H." 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.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
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 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
Parts (musical)
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.20: S / Slip Of The Lip (Can Sink A Ship) aka Me And My Wig sa Subseries 1.3
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Slip of the lip, A [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Henderson, Luther  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm.)
1 Item (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm.)
7 Items (manuscripts, 32 cm.)
3 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Date:
1942
Scope and Contents:
10 parts and an indefinite number of scores
A slip of the lip is contained in one folder consisting of 2 published two page piano vocal scores and 10 parts in F Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Tizol, Whaley?).
Items in 3 groupings -- (i) Piano vocal scores. Lyrics begin "Shhh! Don't talk too much ...". -- (ii) Parts for 3 reeds - Otto, Ben, Carney; 2 trumpets - Rex, Wallace; 2 trombones - Tricky, Brown. Parts for Otto, Ben, Carney, Wallace appear incomplete. -- (iii) Parts for 2 trumpets - Scad, Ray; 1 trombone - Tricky. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 94.
General:
Parts for "Fussy puss" and "Sherman shuffle" are noted on the verso of the parts in grouping ii. 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, tape.
Other Title:
A slip of the lip.
Publication:
New York, NY, Tempo Music, Inc., 1942
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 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 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: S / Slip Of The Lip (Can Sink A Ship) aka Me And My Wig sa Subseries 1.3
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Perdido [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (copy score, 32 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Scope and Contents:
1 part
Perdido is contained in one folder consisting of 1 part in Bb Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hand.
Part for 1 reed - baritone. Part is noted on the verso of the trumpet part for Berry of Blues in orbit. -- 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:
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 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)
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 / 1.1.17: P / Perdido
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref53066

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 Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  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:
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 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
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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
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref41329

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

Composer:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  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, 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:
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 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
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Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.9: H
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref40395

Heart beat [music]

Composer:
Johnson, Raymond  Search this
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (manuscript, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 144, 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:
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 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
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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 Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  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:
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 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
EDAN-URL:
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