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Ellington Return to List of Composers
Duke Ellington was born in USA in 1899. This composer belonged to the Popular Modern period, and died in 1974. Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington  was born in 1899, in Washington, D.C., USA.    He was an important contributor to jazz music.   He played the piano, and he was a band-leader.  He was active for more than 50 years, composing thousands of songs for the stage, screen and radio broadcasts. He created a new sound in Western music, and he carried on playing his American Music until just before he died in 1974.

Works written by Ellington      
Audio is available for 2 tunes by this composer.
No.Name of WorkCategoryEnsembleSoloInstrument
1 Don't get around muchJazzRhythm ComboMuted Trumpet
2 I got it BadJazzRhythm ComboSaxAlto
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