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Freedom - word you heard [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
2 parts (photocopies), 33 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
1 manuscript, 32 cm
11 copy scores, 32 cm
13 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 manuscript, 31 cm
1 copy score, 31 cm
7 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
1 part (photocopy), 25 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
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, brittle, torn, worn.
Folder B, grouping i and two page piano conductor score in Folder C from the Mercer Ellington Library. Copyright by Tempo Music, Inc.
Summary:
27 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Freedom - word you heard is contained in four of eighty five folders for "Sacred concert II" consisting of 2 four page conductor scores, 1 three page conductor score, 2 ten page short scores, 1 one page short score, 3 four page piano conductor scores, 1 two page piano conductor score, 1 four page piano vocal score, 4 lead sheets and 23 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, others?).
Folder A contains one page short score. Short score indicates parts for saxes, Paul, baritone. Score appears incomplete.
Folder B contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 8 reeds - alto 1, Rab, Proc, Hamilton (2), tenor 2, tenor 4, Paul, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, Merc, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. -- (ii) Parts and 2 conductor scores. Parts for 2 reeds - Proc, Harry; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, unidentified. Four page conductor score indicates parts for voices - soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass. Lyrics begin "Freedom, freedom, freedom's what you thought you heard ...". Three page conductor score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Score includes lyrics. Lyrics begin "Freedom, a perfect healing salve ...".
Folder C contains remaining scores. Four page piano vocal score lyrics begin "Freedom, freedom's what you thought ...". Piano vocal score appears incomplete. 2 ten page short scores indicate parts for saxes, baritone, trumpets, trombones, voice. Lyrics begin "Freedom, freedom, freedom's what you thought ...". 3 four page piano conductor scores do not indicate instrumentation. Piano conductor scores include lyrics. Lyrics begin "Freedom, freedom, freedom's what you thought you heard ...". Four page conductor score indicates parts for voices - soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass. Lyrics begin "Freedom, freedom, freedom's what you thought you heard ...". Two page piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation.
Folder D contains 1 part and 4 lead sheets. Part and lead sheets for voice. Lyrics begin "Freedom, freedom, freedom's what you thought you heard ...". -- All items except Folder B, grouping i and two page piano conductor score in Folder C 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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