update 2020-11-15

EARLY DUKE ELLINGTON

TRANSCRIPTIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS

BY BENT PERSSON

Here is a list of about 20 transcribed arrangements from recordings with Duke's big and small bands. Items marked in the "print" column were computer made. You will note that several arrangements require clarinets.



Duke Ellington

Transcriptions of Ellington tunes for big band

title composers recording/
revised
tp
(opt)
tb sax cl rhythm vo print pdf
BLACK BEAUTY DE E 29 film version 3 1 (2) as ts bars 1 sb   pr pdf 50
BLACK AND TAN  FANTASY DE E 27 2 1 as ts bars (as ts)   tu     pdf 60
CARAVAN DE E 37 3 2 tb+vtb as bars 1 sb p   pr pdf 100
CREOLE LOVE CALL DE Miley Jackson E 27 2 1 2as ts 3 sb vo   pdf 60
HARLEM RIVER QUIVER DE E 27 2 1 as ts bars   sb       80
HAUNTED NIGHTS DE E 29 3 2 as bars 1 sb g       60
IT DON'T MEAN A  THING (If It Ain't Got That Swing) DE E 32 3 2 2as (ts) bars 1 sb p dr vo pr   90
JUNGLE NIGHTS IN  HARLEM DE E 30 3 2 as ts bars 1 sb p dr   pr   80
MAORI DE Tyers E 30 r 3 2 2as ts 3 p sb dr bj   pr   90
THE MOOCHE DE E Oct 28 Brunswick 1235 3 1 as 3 sb     pdf 60
MOOD INDIGO DE Bigard E 30 r 3 2 2as ts 3 p sb dr   pr   70
RING THEM BELLS DE E 30 oct Okéh 3 2 as ts bars 1 bells vo pr   80
(I Gotta Be a)
RUG   CUTTER
DE E 37 2 2 as ts bars 1 p vo 4 pr   60
SERENADE TO SWEDEN DE E 39 3 3 2as ts bars   sb       80
SHEIK OF ARABY DE E 32 3 3 2as ts bars   sb   pr pdf 100
SHOUT'EM AUNT TILLIE DE E 30 3 2 2 as ts 3 sb   pr pdf 70
TAKE THE A-TRAIN Strayhorn E 41 3 3 2as ts bars       pr   70
YELLOW DOG BLUES W.C Handy E 28 2 (3) 1 (2) ss/as ts bars 3 sb       70


Ellington transcriptions for small band

title composers recording/
reduced
tp
(opt)
tb sax cl rhythm vo print pdf
BLUES OF THE VAGABOND DE E 29/ r 1 1 as 1 sb p   pr pdf 60
CARAVAN DE E 37 / r 1 vtb as ts 1 sb p       60
CREOLE RHAPSODY (excerpt) DE E 31 / r 1 1 as ts   sb       30
DICTY GLIDE DE E 29 / r 1 1 as ts 1 sb       50
HARLEMANIA DE E 29 / r 1 1 as bars 1 sb       40
THE JEEP IS JUMPING DE E 38 1 1 as bars       pr   40
MOOD INDIGO DE E 30 1 1   1 sb p   pr   40
RING THEM BELLS DE Hampton 38 1 1 as bars     vo     40
ROCKY MOUNTAIN BLUES DE E 30 1 1   1 (3 opt) p sb       40
SARATOGA SWING DE E 29 1   as 1 p sb   pr pdf 40
SWINGING IN THE DELL DE E 38 1 1 as bars   sb       40
WHO SAID IT'S TIGHT LIKE THAT DE E 29 1   as 1 bb vo pr pdf 50


Arrangements of Ellington tunes for small bands

title composers recording/
revised stock
tp
(opt)
tb sax cl rhythm vo print pdf
DO NOTHING *TIL YOU HEAR FROM ME (1) DE trombone feature 1 1 as bars     (vo)     40
DO NOTHING 'TIL YOU HEAR FROM ME (2) DE for vo (low alto) 3 2 2as bars 1 (opt) sb vo     40
DROP ME OFF IN HARLEM DE   1 1 as ts           30
IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD DE   1 1 as ts (bars)           50
SLIPPERY HORN DE E 32 r 1 1 (3) as bars 1         40

Bent Persson
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