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Shakespeare and Duke Ellington
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0461  Monday, 9 July 2007

[1] 	From: 	Tanya Gough <
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	Date: 	Friday, 6 Jul 2007 14:29:02 -0400
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 18.0455 Shakespeare and Duke Ellington

[2] 	From: 	Stephen Michael Buhler <
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	Date: 	Friday, 6 Jul 2007 21:04:06 -0500 (CDT)
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 18.0455 Shakespeare and Duke Ellington


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From: 		Tanya Gough <
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Date: 		Friday, 6 Jul 2007 14:29:02 -0400
Subject: 18.0455 Shakespeare and Duke Ellington
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0455 Shakespeare and Duke Ellington

 >I am lucky enough to have a copy of Ellington's SUCH SWEET THUNDER,
 >especially since I think it is now out of print. Thanks to Tanya Gough for
 >mentioning the remaining copies she has for sale. The question I have: Is
 >there a CD of Ellington's music for TIMON OF ATHENS available for purchase
 >anywhere?

Jack,

We no longer stock music CDs, though we do have a small number of 
Shakespeare film soundtracks and period music still on hand (if anyone 
is interested in a list, please e-mail me privately.  I'd be happy to 
make a deal if anyone is interested in buying multiple pieces of 3 or 
more).  My supplier doesn't carry the Timon any more, either.  I did 
locate some copies for sale at www.towerrecords.com.  I'm sure there are 
other sources, as well.

And since I'm mentioning clearance, we do have some video stock at half 
price left, too.  E-mail me privately for a list of what's left.

Hope that helps,

Tanya Gough
The Poor Yorick Shakespeare Catalogue
www.bardcentral.com

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From: 		Stephen Michael Buhler <
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Date: 		Friday, 6 Jul 2007 21:04:06 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: 18.0455 Shakespeare and Duke Ellington
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0455 Shakespeare and Duke Ellington

In answer to Jack Heller's question about a recording of the incidental 
music that Duke Ellington composed for *Timon of Athens*: in 1993 Varese 
Sarabande released a CD of the music as reconstructed, adapted, and 
augmented (with additional Ellington-related melodies) by Stanley 
Silverman for the Stratford Festival of Canada 1991 revival of the 1963 
production that commissioned Ellington's score.  Both Stratford 
stagings, along with a 1993 National Actors Theatre production on 
Broadway, were directed by Michael Langham.

The CD, VSD-5466, is out of print, but copies are apparently available 
from sellers affiliated with amazon.com in the U.S. and in Canada.

A few comments on this CD and on the different CD versions of *Such 
Sweet Thunder* can be found in my essay "Form and Character in Duke 
Ellington's and Billy Strayhorn's *Such Sweet Thunder,* *Borrowers and 
Lenders* 1.1 (Spring / Summer 2005) -- 
http://lachesis.english.uga.edu/cocoon/borrowers/11_index.

I give the essay's complete title to call attention to Strayhorn's 
status as co-composer, as well as arranger, of the Shakespearean 
suite-just as colleagues and friends have kindly called attention to my 
work and that of my co-panelists at SAA in New Orleans.

With thanks and with hopes that this is helpful,
Steve
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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