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In the beginning God [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
1 part (photocopy), 36 cm
1 manuscript, 35 cm
3 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 copy score, 32 cm
17 copy scores, 31 cm
1 part (photocopy), 28 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
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, Wayne Shirley, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, tape.
Copyright 1966 by Tempo Music, Inc.
Summary:
20 parts and an indefinite number of scores
In the beginning God is contained in three of twenty two folders for "Sacred concert I" consisting of 2 three page piano vocal scores and 2 parts in f minor concert, 1 five page piano conductor score and 16 parts in bb minor concert, 1 eight page short score and 1 part in eb minor concert, and 1 part in b minor concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, James, others?).
Folder A contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Piano vocal scores. Piano vocal scores lyrics begin "In the beginning God! ... No heaven, no earth ...". -- (ii) Parts in f minor for 1 trumpet - 4; 1 trombone - Buster. -- (iii) Part in eb minor for piano. -- (iv) Part in b minor for piano.
Folder B contains piano conductor score and parts in bb minor. Piano conductor score indicates parts for saxes, clarinet, tenor, baritone, trumpets, trombones, bass, rhythm, voice, piano. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 1, clarinet, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4 (2); 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums; piano.
Folder C contains short score in eb minor. Short score indicates parts for altos, clarinet, tenor, baritone, trumpets, trombones, bass, drums, voice, piano. -- from the Ruth Ellington Collection.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Ruth Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 3) 1940-1991
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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