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Every man prays in his own language [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
1 copy score, 32 cm
5 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
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.
Condition: fair.
Part from the Mercer Ellington Library.
Summary:
4 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
Every man prays in his own language is contained in one of eight folders for "Sacred concert III" consisting of 1 one-page short score and 1 four-page short score in F Major, 1 part in C Major concert, and 3 lyric sheets -- in ink and photocopy -- in unidentified hand.
One-page short score indicates parts for voices - sopranos, altos, tenors, basses. Lyrics begin "Every man prays in his own language and there is no language that God does not understand ...". Four page short score indicates parts for clarinets, baritone, trumpets, trombones. Lyrics begin as above. Part for 1 trumpet - 4. 1 lyric sheet begins "The words we use are most ordinary ...". 1 lyric sheet begins "When the waves leap high ...". 1 lyric sheet begins "When a baby screams out ...". Sheets appear incomplete. -- All items except part from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
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