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Creators:
Smith, Willie, 1910-1967 (musician)
Dates:
1945-1987
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0382
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, event programs, photographs, and music manuscripts documenting Smith's career as a jazz musician and arranger.

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Creators:
Young, James Oliver
Dates:
1953
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 32 cm.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0301
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

1 part.

Get set is contained in one folder consisting of 1 published lead sheet in Eb Major concert -- in ink.

Lead sheet for voice. Lyrics begin "Get set, get ready, go, I don't want you anymore." -- from the Duke Ellington Library.

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Creators:
Waller, Fats, 1904-1943
Marion, George, Jr
Dates:
1943
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music))
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0301
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

1 score

At hi-de-ho in Harlem is contained in one folder consisting of 1 published sheet in C Major concert -- in ink.

From the Duke Ellington Library.

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Creators:
Myrow, Josef
Gordon, Mack, 1904-1959
Dates:
1926-1977, undated
Size:
1 motion picture film
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1363
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Mack Gordon (1904-1959) was a prolific and successful songwriter, lyricist, and composer. He composed songs for stage and screen. He and Harry Warren won the Academy Award for Best Song in 1943.

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Creators:
Ellington, Ruth, 1915-2004 (Ruth Ellington Boatwright)
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967
Whaley, Thomas L. (copyist)
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Dates:
1940-1991
Level:
series
Size:
Approx. 13.5 cu. ft.: 42 boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0415
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Subseries C: Some works written expressly for the Ellington organization and copyrighted by Tempo Music. Materials include lead sheets from Tempo company files, original manuscripts in both Ellington's and Strayhorn's hands, short titles, and extended works. Includes Strayhorn manuscripts and compositions before partnership with Ellington, early ar...

The 2016 purchase: includes things such as published sheet music composed by Ellington, photographs and music manuscripts.

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Creators:
Waller, Fats, 1904-1943
Razaf, Andy
Level:
file
Size:
2 Items (manuscripts, 32 cm.)
1 Item (manuscript, 16 cm.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0301
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

3 parts

Strange as it seems is contained in one folder consisting of 1 lead sheet in F Major concert, and 2 parts in Db Major concert -- in pencil -- in unidentified hands (ME, Tizol?).

Lead sheet for unidentified instrument. Lead sheet appears incomplete. Parts for 1 trumpet - Rex; 1 trombone - Tricky. -- from the Duike Ellington Library.

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Creators:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974 (arranger?)
Level:
file
Size:
42 Items (copy scores, 31 cm.)
1 Item (conductor score and/or parts (published sheet music), 30 cm.)
2 in unidentified hand
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0301
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

see also Subseries 1.2

39 parts and an indefinite number of scores.

At dawn is contained in two folders consisting of 1 five-page conductor score, 5 piano vocal scores, 32 parts in F Major concert, a published sheet in Bb Major, and 7 blank, titled manuscript pages -- in ink, pencil and photocopy. -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).

Folder A contains scores, published sheet and parts for lead alto; guitar. Conductor score for trumpet; 2 saxes - alto, tenor; trombone; piano; bass; drums. Blank, titled manuscript pages correspond to conductor score.

Folder B contains parts in four groupings -- (i) 2 reeds - Jimmy, Paul; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - Buster, Chuck, Brown; bass. -- (ii) Proc; Brown. -- (iii) 2 altos - 1, 3; 3 tenors - 2, 4, 5; baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass. -- (iv) alto; 2 trombones; guitar; bass. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.

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Creators:
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)
Hodges, Johnny
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (copy score, 31 cm.)
1 Item (manuscript, 29 cm.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0415
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

2 parts

Belle of the Belmont is contained in one folder consisting of 1 lead sheet and 1 part in Db Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, other?).

Lead sheet and part for unidentified treble instrument. -- from the Ruth Ellington Collection.

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Creators:
Jenkins, Freddie
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (manuscript, 32 cm.)
1 Item (copy score, 32 cm.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0415
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

2 parts

He lays and plays it across the board is contained in one folder consisting of 1 lead sheet and 1 part in C Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Jenkins, Whaley?).

Lead sheet for unidentified treble instrument. Part for piano. -- from the Ruth Ellington Collection.

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Creators:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Rembert, Laura
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm.)
1 Item (manuscript, 29 cm.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0415
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

2 parts

Mister Gentle and Mister Cool is contained in one folder consisting of 1 lead sheet and 1 part in F Major concert -- in pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE?).

Lead sheet for unidentified treble instrument. Part for piano. Part appears incomplete. -- from the Ruth Ellington Collection.