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Freedom #6 [music]

Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
4 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
2 copy scores, 32 cm
4 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
1 part (photocopy), 25 cm
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Short scores
United States
20th century
Additional materials for this piece are contained with "Freedom #4," grouping ii, from "Sacred concert II." 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, worn, brittle.
Grouping ii from the Mercer Ellington Library. Copyright by Tempo Music, Inc.
6 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Freedom #6 is contained in one of eighty five folders for "Sacred concert II" consisting of 1 one page conductor score, 1 one page short score and 6 parts in F Major concert, and 2 one page conductor scores and 1 one page short score in Eb Major concert -- in ink and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, others?).
Items in 3 groupings -- (i) Scores in F Major. Conductor score does not indicate instrumentation.. Conductor score includes lyrics. Lyrics begin "Freedom, freedom ...". Short score indicates parts for voices - soprano, alto, tenor, bass. Lyrics begin as above. -- (ii) Parts in F Major for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3 (2), tenor 1, baritone (2). -- (iii) Scores in Eb Major. One page conductor scores do not indicate instrumentation. One page short score indicates part for choir. Short score does not include lyrics and appears incomplete. -- All items except grouping ii from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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