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I.T.B.G [music]

Physical description:
39 copy scores, 32 cm
7 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
3 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
8 copy scores, 31 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 31 cm
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 28 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
A part for "T.B.O.G." is also contained in Folder C. 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, tape, torn, stained.
Remaining items from the Mercer Ellington Library.
Summary:
57 parts and an indefinite number of scores
I.T.B.G. is contained in three of sixty nine folders for "Sacred concert I" consisting of 3 parts in g minor concert, 3 one page short scores in c minor concert, 1 one page short score and 9 parts in f minor concert, 1 three page short score, 1 one page short score and 20 parts in bb minor concert, 1 two page short score and 12 parts in eb minor concert, 13 parts in C Major concert, 1 two page short score in F Major concert, and 1 three page short score in Bb Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, other?).
Folder A contains parts in 5 groupings -- (i) Parts in g minor for 2 reeds - Pro, Jimmy; 1 trombone - 1. Parts subtitled "Intro." -- (ii) Parts in f minor for 1 reed - alto 3; 2 trumpets - 1, 3; 1 trombone - Chuck. -- (iii) Parts in eb minor for 5 reeds - Proc, Jimmy, Ashby, Paul, Carney; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - Brown, Buster, Chuck. -- (iv) Parts in bb minor for 4 reeds - alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 2 trombones - 2, 3. -- (v) Parts in f minor for 2 reeds - Jimmy (2), Paul; 1 trumpet - 4; 1 trombone - 2.
Folder B contains assorted short scores and 1 part in bb minor. One page short score in f minor does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Score subtitled "Ending." One page short score in c minor indicates parts for baritone, trumpets, bass. Score appears incomplete. Score subtitled "Ending." Two page short score in F Major indicates parts for Rab, Paul, baritone, trumpets. Score appears incomplete. Three page short score in Bb Major indicates parts for Proc, Paul, baritone, trumpets, Chuck, bass. Three page short score in bb minor indicates parts for saxes, baritone. Score appears incomplete. Two page short score in eb minor indicates parts for Proc, Paul. Score appears incomplete. Part in bb minor for voice. Lyrics begin "In the beginning God ...".
Folder C contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) 2 one page short scores in c minor. 1 short score does not indicate instrumentation. 1 short score indicates parts for voices - soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass; piano. Scores includes lyrics. Lyrics begin as above. -- (ii) One page short score and parts in bb minor. Short score does not indicate instrumentation. Short score includes lyrics. Lyrics begin as above. Parts for 3 reeds - Proc, Jimmy (2), Paul; 2 trumpets - Cat (2), Mercer; 2 trombones - Lawrence, Chuck. -- (iii) Parts in C Major for 2 reeds - Procope, Gonsalves; 2 trumpets - Cat, Mercer; 2 trombones - Brown, Chuck. Parts subtitled "Pre-finale." -- (iv) Parts in C Major for 2 reeds - Hamilton (2), Gonsalves; 1 trumpet - Cootie (2); 1 trombone - Buster (2). Parts subtitled "Pre-finale." -- All items except Folder A, grouping v, part for Paul in Folder C, grouping ii, and Folder C, grouping iv 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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