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From jazz composer, bandleader and pianist Duke Ellington came a whole new genre of improvisation and musical sophistication. The list below features popular selections of Ellington's music available for rental from G. Schirmer Inc. From full length programs arranged for choir, soloists and orchestra to jazz band works and 3-minute string ensemble settings, there is an Ellington piece suitable for every ensemble.

"Music is the tonal reflection of beauty."
— Duke Ellington

Featured Ellington Works

The Best of the Sacred Concerts
For narrator, SATB Choir and Orchestra

Black, Brown and Beige— adapted by Jeff Tyzik
For orchestra

Caravan— arr. by Morton Gould
For large orchestra

Essential Ellington: Music of Ellington and Strayhorn arr. by Jeff Tyzik
For large orchestra

Ellington Portrait arr. and orch. by Jeff Tyzik
For large orchestra

The Golden Broom and the Green Apple
For large orchestra

Mood Indigo arr. by Morton Gould
For five-brass setting or For six-brass setting

Night Creature
For Orchestra ed. by David Berger, or Jazz band and orchestra ed. by Gunther Schuller

The Nutcracker Suite — Tchaikovsky
For Orchestra, arrangement adapted by Jeff Tyzik, or Jazz band arr. by Ellington and Strayhorn

Solitude arr. by Morton Gould
For String Orchestra

Sophisticated Lady arr. by Morton Gould
For String Orchestra

Three Black Kings
For Soloists and Orchestra, ed. by Maurice Peress, a Ballet for Orchestra arr. by Luther Henderson, or Concerto Grosso also arr. by Luther Henderson.

For a complete list of Ellington's works available from G. Schirmer, please click here.

"Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous, you don't want it."
— Duke Ellington

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