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Were you there? [music]

Physical description:
1 manuscript, 32 cm
7 copy scores, 32 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Short scores
United States
20th century
An untitled piano vocal score is also contained with this piece. Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, Wayne Shirley, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, tape.
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 56.
7 parts and 1 score
Were you there is contained in one folder consisting of 1 two page short score and 6 parts in A Major concert, and 1 part in G Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Short score does not indicate instrumentation. Short score includes lyrics. Lyrics begin "Were you there when they crucified my Lord ...". Score appears incomplete. Parts in A Major for voices - soprano, alto, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone, bass. Part in G Major for piano. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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