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Don't get down on your knees to pray [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
1 manuscript, 38 cm
1 part (photocopy), 37 cm
16 parts (photocopies), 36 cm
2 parts (photocopies), 34 cm
1 part (photocopy), 33 cm
11 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
4 copy scores, 32 cm
11 copy scores, 31 cm
1 copy score, 28 cm
8 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Lead sheet
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, worn, torn, tape.
Copyright by Tempo Music, Inc.
Summary:
50 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
Don't get down on your knees to pray is contained in four of forty eight folders for "Sacred concert II" consisting of 1 twenty eight page conductor score, 1 nine page piano vocal score, 3 nine page piano conductor scores, 1 four page short score, 3 lead sheets and 46 parts in Ab Major concert, and 1 lyric sheet -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in identified hand (Cohen) and unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, others?).
Folder A contains conductor score. Score indicates parts for altos, tenors, baritone, trumpets, voice, piano. Lyrics begin "Don't get down on your knees to pray until you have forgiven ev'ryone ...".
Folder B contains lead sheets and parts. Lead sheets for voice (2). Lyrics begin as above. Parts for 4 reeds - Rab (5), Proc, Paul (3), Carney (4); 3 trumpets - Cat, Merc (2), Herb; 3 trombones - Brown (2), Buster (2), Chuck (2). Several parts appear incomplete.
Folder C contains piano conductor scores and parts. Scores indicate parts for saxes, brass, trombones, rhythm, voice, piano. Lyrics begin as above. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1 (2), alto 2 (2), tenor 1 (2), tenor 2 (2), baritone (2); 3 trumpets - Cat, 3 (2), 4 (2); bass (2); drums (2); guitar.
Folder D contains short score, piano vocal score, lead sheet, parts and lyric sheet. Short socre indicates parts for Rab, saxes, baritone, trumpets, trombones. Short score appears incomplete. Piano vocal score lyrics begin as above. Lead sheet for voice. Lyrics begin "Have you forgiven the sinner who kept you from being a winner ...". Lead sheet appears incomplete. Parts for 2 trombones - Buster, Brown; bass. Lyric sheet begins "Don't get down ...". -- from the Ruth Ellington Collection.
Topic:
Music
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Ruth Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 3) 1940-1991
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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