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Heaven [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
42 copy scores, 32 cm
21 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
3 manuscripts, 32 cm
6 copy scores, 31 cm
16 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
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, stained.
Folder B, groupings ii, iii & iv, Folder D, and Folder E, grouping ii from the Mercer Ellington Library. Copyright by Tempo Music, Inc.
Summary:
67 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Heaven is contained in six of eighty five folders for "Sacred concert II" consisting of 1 one page conductor score, 1 six page short score, 1nine page short score, 2 three page short scores, 8 two page piano vocal scores 1 one page piano vocal score and 43 parts in Bb Major concert, 16 parts in F Major concert, 4 two page conductor scores, 1 one page conductor score, 3 one page piano vocal scores and 1 part in C Major concert, and 7 parts in Ab Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in identified hand (Benjamin) and unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, others?).
Folder A contains assorted scores. Six page short score in Bb Major indicates parts for saxes, baritone, trumpets, trombones. Short score appears incomplete. Nine page short score in Bb Major indicates parts for saxes, baritone, trumpets, trombones, voice. Lyrics begin "Heaven, my dream ...". 1 three page short score in Bb Major indicates parts for saxes, baritone trumpets, trombones, bass, voice. Lyrics begin as above. Short score appearsincomplete. 1 one page piano vocal score in Bb Major does not include lyrics. 4 two page conductor scores in C Major indicate parts for voices - soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass. Lyrics begin as above. 2 one page piano vocal scores in C Major lyrics begin as above. 1 one page piano vocal score in C Major does not include lyrics. 1 two page piano vocal score in Bb Major lyricsbegin as above. 1 one page conductor score in Bb Major (?) does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Conductor score includes partial lyrics. Lyrics begin "Life would love to bring ...". 1 one page conductor score in C Major (?) does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Conductor score includes partial lyrics. Lyrics begin "Bring heavenly heaven to me ...".
Folder B contains parts in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts in Bb Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 4 trumpets - Cat (2), Merc, Cooty Herb; 3 trombones - Brown, Buster, Chuck; drums. -- (ii) Parts in Bb Major for5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 1 trombone - Chuck. -- (iii) Parts inBb Major for 1 reed - Rab; 3 trumpets - Herb, Merc, Cooty; bass. -- (iv) Parts in Ab Major for 4 reeds - Proc (2), Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 2 trombones - Buster, Chuck.
Folder C contains 7 two page piano vocal scores in Bb Major. Lyrics begin as above.
Folder D contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts for treble voice (8). Parts do not include lyrics (humming only). -- (ii) Parts in F Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 3, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1,2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums; guitar; piano. -- (iii) Part in C Major for 1 trumpet - 3.
Folder E contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in Bb Major for treble voice (3); bass voice. Parts do not include lyrics (humming only). - (ii) Parts in Bb Major for 1 reed - Harry (2); 2 trombones - Buster, Chuck; bass voice (2). Parts for bass voice do not include lyrics (humming only).
Folder F contains 1 three page short score in Bb Major. Short score indicates part for voice. Lyrics begin as above. -- All items except Folder B, groupings ii, iii & iv, Folder D, and Folder E, grouping ii 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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