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So the good book says [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Lyricist:
Kuller, Sid
Physical description:
1 part (photocopy), 36 cm
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
14 copy scores, 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
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.
Copyright 1959 by Robbins Music Corp.
Summary:
15 parts and an indefinite number of scores
So the good book says is contained in two of one hundred fourteen folders for "Jump for joy" consisting of 1 fourteen page short score and 15 parts in Ab Major concert, and 1 two page short score in C Major concert (?) -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in identified hands (BS, Whaley) and unidentified hand.
Folder A contains part for voice. Lyrics begin "Oh the good book's full o' learnin' ...".
Folder B contains short scores and parts. Short score in Ab Major indicates parts for Proc, Jim, Paul, bass clarinet, trumpets, Britt, voice. Lyrics begin as above. Parts for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums. Short score in C Major (?) indicates parts for Rab, Paul, baritone, 2 trumpets. Short score appears incomplete. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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