Duke Ellington's work has become immortally institutionalized as a cornerstone of American culture and heritage. His works have been revisited by artists and musicians around the world both as a source of inspiration and a bedrock of their own performing careers. His compositions are now the staple of the repertoire of music conservatories, and even high school band programs that have embraced his great music continue to give it life and voice.
His son, Mercer Ellington kept his big band alive after his passing. When Mercer died, Paul Ellington kept the Duke Ellington Orchestra going. It plays on the road at concert halls around the world to this day.
For A Complete list of midi files click here
All of the midi files on this server are modified and somewhat
abbreviated. There is enough of each song (about 20 measures)
to give you a feel for what they are like.
All big band arrangements are available as
midi files, recorded on tape or cd and printed music (Score and/or Parts). 4
trpts/4 bones/5 sax/4 rhythm.
To order anything click here
(Big Band) Arranger Jack Mason
(Big Band Chart) not Duke's
Please send all comments to Al Levy