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Sheet Music, Black and Tan Fantasy, 1927

This is a Sheet Music.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated 1927. Its medium is printed paper. It is a part of the Smithsonian Libraries department.

This is the first published edition of the famous jazz composition Black and Tan Fantasy. A musical arrangement for the foxtrot, a popular dance starting in the late teens, it was ideal for nightclubs in the jazz age.

It is credited Smithsonian Libraries, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library, M1366.E44 B53 1927, Gift of Stephen Van Dyk.

  • Blues, 1929
  • oil on canvas.
  • Collection of Mara Motley, MD, and Valerie Gerrard Browne.
  • 57.2016.1

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Object ID #907214041
  • printed paper.
  • Smithsonian Libraries, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library, M1622.S688....
  • 43.2016.11

Its dimensions are

H x W: 26.5 × 17 cm (10 7/16 × 6 11/16 in.)

We have 1 media file that features Sheet Music, Black and Tan Fantasy, 1927.

"Black and Tan Fantasy," Duke Ellington (1927)

“Black and Tan Fantasy” is a pivotal composition by Duke Ellington and Bubber Miley. The initial bluesy, minor theme was written by Miley, and the contrasting major theme—more lyrical in...

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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