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Ain't but the one [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
15 parts (photocopies), 33 cm
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
16 copy scores, 32 cm
3 manuscripts, 32 cm
8 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 copy score, 31 cm
2 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1963
20th century
Notes:
A part for "New world a-coming" is noted on the verso of a piano vocal score in Folder B. Parts for an untitled piece are noted on the verso of a short score in Folder E. A lead sheet for "David danced before the Lord," from "Sacred concert I" is also contained in Folder B. Lead sheet for voice. Lyrics begin "David up and danced ...". 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, worn, torn, tape.
Folder C and Folder D, grouping ii from the Mercer Ellington Library.
Summary:
34 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Ain't but the one is contained in six of sixty nine folders for "Sacred concert I" consisting of 1 two page short score, 2 three page short scores, 1 twenty seven page short score, 1 nine page short score, 1 eleven pageshort score, 2 one page short scores, 2 fourteen page short scores, 1 publishedfive page piano vocal score, 1 one page piano vocal score, 1 two page piano conductor score and 34 parts in F Major concert, and 1 three page short score in C Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE Whaley?).
Folder A contains 2 short scores. Two page short score does not indicate instrumentation. Short score includes lyrics. Lyrics begin "Ain't but the one ... good lord above ...". Score appears incomplete. Three page short score indicates parts for sax, baritone, trumpets, trombones, bass. Score appears incomplete.
Folder B contains piano vocal scores and short scores. Piano vocal scores lyrics begin as above. One page piano vocal score appears incomplete. 1 three page short score indicates parts for voices - alto, tenors,baritone, bass. Lyrics begin as above. 1 three page short score does not indicate instrumentation. Score includes lyrics. Lyrics begin as above.
Folder C contains piano conductor score and parts. Score indicates parts for saxes, baritones, brass. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1 (2), alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4 (2), bass.
Folder D contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 1 trumpet - 1; 1 trombone - Brown; drums. -- (ii) Parts for 2 reeds - alto 1 (2), baritone; 1 trumpet - 1; 1 trombone - Buster (2); bass.
Folder E contains short scores. 2 one page short scores indicateparts for voices - sopranos, altos, tenors, bartione, bass. 1 score's lyrics begin "But the one, just one ...". 1 score's lyrics begin "Knows the story, ain't but the one ...". Scores appear incomplete. Nine page short score does not indicate instrumentation. Score includes lyrics. Lyrics begin "But the one good lord above ...". Score appears incomplete. Eleven page short score and twenty seven page short score indicate parts for voices - solo, sopranos, altos, tenors, baritone, bass, saxes, baritone, trumpets, trombones, bass. Lyrics begin "Ain't but the one who knows the story ...". Nine page score appears incomplete.
Folder F contains short scores and parts. 2 fourteen page short scores indicate parts for voices - solo, sopranos, altos, tenors, baritone, bass. Lyrics begin "Ain't but the one ...". Parts for voices - soprano 1 (2),soprano 2 (2), alto (2), tenor 1 (2), tenor 1/2 (2), tenor 2 (3), baritone (2),bass (2). -- All items except Folder C and Folder D, grouping ii 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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