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Don't get down on your knees to pray [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
12 copy scores, 32 cm
12 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 manuscript, 31 cm
9 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
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, Wayne Shirley, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, tape, worn.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Folder C, groupings i & ii from the Mercer Ellington Library. Statement of responsibility taken from Music is my Mistress, by Duke Ellington.
Summary:
29 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Don't get down on your knees to pray is contained in three of eighty five folders for "Sacred concert II" consisting of 3 one page short scores, 1 nine page piano vocal score and 29 parts in Ab Major concert, and 1 sixty two page short score in Db Major concert -- ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, others?).
Folder A contains scores. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Don't get down on your knees to pray until you have forgiven ev'ry one ...". Short scores in Ab Major do not indicate instrumentation. 2 short scores include lyrics. Lyrics begin as above. All short scores appear incomplete. Short score in Db Major indicates parts for 5 reeds, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, voice. Lyrics begin as above.
Folder B contains parts for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 4 trumpets - Cat, Herb, Merc, Cooty; 3 trombones - Brown, Buster, Chuck.
Folder C contains parts in 3 groupings - (i) Parts for 5 reeds - Rab (2), Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 1 trombone - Chuck; bass. -- (ii) Parts for 2 reeds - Rab (2), Jimmy; 1 trombone - Chuck; bass. -- (iii) Parts for 1 reed - Paul; 2 trumpets - Cat, Mercer; 1 trombone - Brown. -- All items except Folder C, groupings i & ii from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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