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Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington (arr. Floyd Werle)


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General Info

Year: 1965
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


Instrumentation

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Errata

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Program Notes

Duke Ellington was one of the few jazz artists whose style never seemed to become dated. He was always able to blend his own art with new influences and trends. Songs he wrote more than fifty years ago still sound fresh and sophisticated. Many of the up-to-date musicians continue to play them.

Floyd Werle's setting of An Ellington Portrait includes eight – but by no means all – of his best tunes: It don't Mean a Thing, Sophisticated Lady, Mood Indigo, Azure, I Let a Song Go Out of my Heart, Solitude, Caravan, and In a Sentimental Mood.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Virginia Grand Military Band (Alexandra) (Arnald D. Gabriel, conductor) – 17 January 2020
  • Liberty Classic Community Band Festival (Williamsport, Penn.) (Arnald D. Gabriel, conductor) – 13 October 2019
  • Little Rock (Ark.) Wind Symphony (Israel Getzov, conductor)– 24 February 2018
  • Highland (Ind.) Community Band 13 November 2014


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Ellington, D.; Werle, F. (1965). An Ellington Portrait for Band. Setting by Floyd E.Werle [score]. Belwin Mills: Melville, N.Y.
  • Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Duke Ellington." Accessed 26 January 2017
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 192.