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Roll Jordan [music]

Composer:
Blake, Eubie 1883-1983
Lyricist:
Razaf, Andy
Physical description:
12 copy scores, 32 cm
11 manuscripts, 32 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
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, tape.
There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 12, 57, 58.
Summary:
16 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Roll Jordan is contained in two folders consisting of 1 six page piano vocal score, 1 three page short score, 1 four page short score, 2 seven page short scores, 1 four page piano conductor score, 1 four page conductor score and 16 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Blake, Whaley?).
Folder A contains piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "I'm so weary of this heavy load ...".
Folder B contains items in 5 groupings -- (i) Three page short score and parts. Short score indicates parts for soprano, 2 altos, tenor, baritone, bass. Lyrics begin "Roll Jordan roll ...". Parts for voices - soprano (2), alto 1, alto 2, tenor, baritone, bass. Lyrics correspond to score. -- (ii) Four page short score. Short score indicates parts for soprano, alto, tenor 2, baritone, bass. Lyrics begin "Roll Jordan roll". -- (iii) Seven page short score and parts. Short score does not indicate instrumentation. Lyrics begin "I'm so weary of this heavy load ...". Parts for voices -- soprano 2, alto, tenor, tenor 2, baritone, bass. Lyrics correspond to score. -- (iv) Seven page short score. Short score indicates parts for solo, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone, bass. Lyrics for solo begin "I'm so weary of this heavy load ...". Lyrics for other voices begin "Roll Jordan roll ...". -- (v) Piano conductor score, conductor score and parts. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Conductor score indicates parts for sax, brass, voice. Parts for 1 reed - alto 1; 2 trumpets - 1, 2. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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