Piece is dedicated to the memory of Philip Ball. Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
In memoriam is contained in one folder consisting of 1 forty three page piano vocal score in Bb Major concert -- in photocopy -- in unidentified hand.
Piano vocal score for a multi-sectional work. Lyrics for "Miss Blues'es child" begin "If the blues would let me, Lord knows I would smile ...". Lyrics for "Baby, oh baby" begin "Baby, oh baby; the years run swiftly by ...". Lyrics for "Requiem and kyrie" begin "Requiem, aeternam ...". Lyrics for "Take me, death" begin "Take me, death, away from Earth ...". Lyrics for "Sleep now" begin "Sleep now, o sleep now, o you unquiet heart ...". -- from the Duke Ellington Library.