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William Russo Transcription and Arrangement of Duke Ellington's First Concert of Sacred Music, ca. 1967-68

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Creator:
Russo, William 1928-2003
Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Subject:
Columbia College (Chicago) Contemporary American Music Program
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft.: 1 box
Type:
Transcriptions
Collection descriptions
Parts (musical)
Scores
Manuscripts
Date:
1967
1967-1968
ca 1967-68
20th century
Notes:
Russo stated that Duke Ellington loaned him the music in 1967-1968.
William Russo was the Director of the Contemporary American Music Program at Columbia College, Chicago. Active in music from 1947 until his death in 2003, he toured Europe as the leader of a quintet; lived in London, where he conducted the London Jazz Orchestra and worked with the BBC; and lived and taught in New York and Chicago. Russo was noted in the fifties as a composer of experimental music for Stan Kenton's orchestra and Third Stream Music for the Russo orchestra. He has been a trombonist, composer, arranger, and conductor.
Summary:
Full conductor score, orchestral parts, and choral parts to "In the Beginning God," "Tell Me It's the Truth," "The Lord's Prayer," "Ain't But the One".
Cite as:
William Russo Transcription and Arrangement of Duke Ellington's First Concert of Sacred Music, 1967-1968, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Choral music
Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with instrumental ensemble
Musicians
Conductors
Church music
Music
Local number:
1991.3019 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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