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Almighty God has those angels [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
5 parts (photocopies), 33 cm
24 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
38 copy scores, 32 cm
1 manuscript, 32 cm
1 manuscript, 31 cm
1 copy score, 30 cm
1 part (photocopy), 29 cm
10 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
1 copy score, 27 cm
1 part (photocopy), 25 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
A part for "Just too soon" is noted on the verso of a piano vocal score in Folder B, grouping ii. A piano conductor score for an untitled piece is noted on the verso of a part in Folder B, grouping iii. 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, worn, brittle, stained.
Folder E, groupings ii & iii from the Mercer Ellington Library.
Summary:
60 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Almighty God has those angels is contained in seven of eighty five folders for "Sacred concert II" consisting of 4 four page short scores, 1 three page short score, 3 two page short scores, 2 one page short scores, 5 twopage piano vocal scores, 2 one page piano vocal scores and 40 parts in f minor concert, 1 eleven page short score, 1 one page short score, 1 two page piano vocal score, 1 one page piano vocal score, 2 four page piano conductor scores and 16 parts in d minor concert, and 4 parts in eb minor concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, Tizol, others?).
Folder A contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in f minor for voice (3). Lyrics begin "Almighty God has those angels a way up there ...". -- (ii) One page short score in f minor. Short score does not indicate instrumentation. Score includes lyrics. Lyrics begin as above. Score appearsincomplete. -- (iii) 4 two page piano vocal scores and 1 one page piano vocal score in f minor. Piano vocal scores lyrics begin as above. One page score appears incomplete.
Folder B contains items in 6 groupings -- (i) 2 piano conductor scores in d minor. Scores indicate parts for clarinet, bass, voice. Lyrics begin as above. -- (ii) 1 two page piano vocal score and 1 one page piano vocalscore in d minor. Scores include only partial lyrics. Lyrics begin as above. - (iii) Parts in f minor for 1 trombone - Brown; piano (2). One piano part appears incomplete. -- (iv) Parts in f minor for voices - tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone, bass. -- (v) Parts in d minor for 2 trombones - Brown, Buster. -- (vi) One page short score in d minor. Short score indicates parts for sax, baritone, trumpets. Score appears incomplete.
Folder C contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Eleven page short score in d minor. Short score indicates parts for saxes, clarinet, baritone, trumpets, trombones, bass, voice. Lyrics begin as above. -- (ii) Assorted scores and parts in f minor. 3 two page short scores indicate parts for voices- tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone, bass. Scores include fragmentary lyrics. Lyricsbegin "Above ... to love ...". 3 four page short scores do not indicate instrumentation. Scores include lyrics. Lyrics begin "Almighty God ...". Three page short score does not indicate instrumentation. Score includes lyrics. Lyrics begin "Almighty God has those angels up in the proper place ...". Score appears incomplete. One page short score indicates parts for voices - tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone, bass. Score includes fragmentary lyrics. Lyrics begin "Almighty ... Almighty ...". Parts for voices - tenor 1 (2), tenor2 (2), baritone (2), bass. Parts have fragmentary lyrics similar to those of the four page short scores in this grouping. -- (iii) Parts in f minor for voices - tenor 2, baritone, bass (2). Lyrics begin "Almighty du du du du above...".
Folder D contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in d minor for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc (2), Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 2 trombones - Brown, Buster. - (ii) Parts in f minor for 4 trumpets - Cat (2), Merc (2), Herb, Cooty; 1 trombone - Chuck.
Folder E contains parts in 5 groupings -- (i) Part in d minor forbass. -- (ii) Parts in d minor for 1 trumpet - Herb; bass (4). -- (iii) Parts in f minor for 1 trumpet - Cooty (2). -- (iv) Parts in eb minor for 1 trumpet -3; 3 trombones - Britt, 2, Tizol. -- (v) Parts in f minor for 1 reed - Jimmy; 1trombone - Chuck.
Folder F contains 1 two page piano vocal score in f minor. Lyrics begin "Almighty God has those angels a way up there above ...".
Folder G contains assorted scores and parts in f minor. One pagepiano vocal score. Lyrics begin "Almighty du du du ...". Score appears incomplete. Four page short score does not indicate instrumentation. Score includes lyrics. Lyrics begin "Almighty God has those angels ...". Parts for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 2 trombones - Buster, Chuck; voice. Vocal part does not include lyrics. -- All items except Folder E, groupings ii & iii 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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