Duke Ellington playing baseball

Screen Shot 2014-05-17 at 1.34.45 PMLast semester I took a class with Greg Hopkins about arranging for large ensemble. Earlier I have been writing about how fantastic of a musician and teacher Greg is – click here to read more about him 🙂 …

In the ‘writing for large ensemble’ – class we studied the music of Duke Ellington, his way of composing and arranging. I must say that I already was a big fan of his music, but now even more. What a legacy!

Noteworthy to mention is that the Smithsonian Institution in DC holds the Duke Ellington Archive/library with an enormous collection of original scores of Duke. And, you can visit this library by appointment! But there is a lot information on the website of the Smithsonian. Here something fun I stumbled upon 🙂

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Here you will find the website with video of Ellington playing baseball!!