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Supreme being [music]

Physical description:
1 manuscript, 37 cm
1 part (photocopy), 36 cm
3 parts (photocopies), 33 cm
8 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
2 copy scores, 32 cm
16 copy scores, 31 cm
1 part (photocopy), 31 cm
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano conductor scores
Short scores
United States
20th century
An additional trumpet part for this piece is noted on a part for "Something 'bout believing," Folder D from "Sacred concert II". 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.
27 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Supreme being is contained in four of forty eight folders for "Sacred concert II" consisting of 1 twenty three page conductor score, 1 four page short score, 3 four page piano conductor scores and 14 parts in Eb Major concert, 12 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 short score. Short score indicates parts for Rab, Proc, Ham, Paul, baritone, trumpets, trombones. Short score appears incomplete.
Folder B contains piano conductor scores and parts in Eb Major. Piano conductor scores indicate parts for saxes, solo trumpet, trombones, voice, piano. Score does not include lyrics. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums.
Folder C contains conductor score. Score indicates parts for 2 altos, 2 tenors, baritone, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass, drums, voice, piano. Score does not include lyrics.
Folder D contains parts in Ab Major and lyric sheet. Parts for 2 reeds - Proc (2), Harry (2); 1 trumpet - Cooty; 3 trombones - Buster, Brown, Chuck; bass (4). Many parts appear incomplete. Lyric sheet begins "There is a supreme being, there is one ...". -- from the Ruth Ellington Collection.
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Ruth Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 3) 1940-1991
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