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Books of the bible [music]

Physical description:
3 parts (photocopies), 33 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
18 copy scores, 32 cm
5 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
3 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
A conductor score for an untitled piece is noted on the verso of a part in Folder B. Parts for "Madly" are noted on the verso of parts in Folder E, grouping ii. Parts for "Deo" from "Sacred concert I" are noted on the verso of parts in Folder D. Parts for 1 reed - Pro; 2 trumpets - 3, 4; 1 trombone - Chuck. Some parts appear incomplete. Additional materials for this piece are contained with "Deo" from "Sacred concert I." 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, brittle.
Folder D, grouping ii from the Mercer Ellington Library.
Summary:
29 parts and 1 score
Books of the bible is contained in five of sixty nine folders for "Sacred concert I" consisting of 1 five page short score and 8 parts in F Major concert, 7 parts in G Major concert, and 14 parts in an unknown key -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley?).
Folder A contains parts in an unknown key for speaking chorus (6). Lyrics begin "Genesis, Exodus ...".
Folder B contains short score in F Major and parts in an unknown key. Short score indicates parts for Rab, Paul, bass clarinet, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones. Parts for speaking chorus (4). 2 parts' lyrics begin as above. 1 part begins "Nahum, Habakkuk ...". Part appears incomplete. 1 part begins "Matthew, Mark ...".
Folder C contains parts in an unknown key for speaking chorus (4). Lyrics begin "Matthew, Mark ...".
Folder D contains parts in F Major in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 1 reed - Pro (2); 2 trumpets - 2, 3; 1 trombone - Chuck. -- (ii) Parts for 1 reed - Jimmy; 1 trumpet - 4 (2).
Folder E contains parts in G Major in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 2 trumpets - 2, 4. -- (ii) Parts for 2 reeds - Paul, baritone; 1 trumpet - 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2. -- All items except 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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