1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 18 cm
Piano vocal scores
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, torn, tape, stained.
Folder D, groupings ii & iii, and Folder F, groupings ii & iv from the Mercer Ellington Library. Copyright by Tempo Music, Inc.
66 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Praise God and dance is contained in six of eighty five folders for "Sacred concert II" consisting of 1 forty page short score, 1 six page short score, 1 one page short score, 3 two page piano vocal scores, 1 one page piano vocal score and 66 parts in C Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Whaley, others?).
Folder A contains parts for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 1 trumpet - Cat (2); bass.
Folder B contains 2 short scores and 1 part. Forty page short score indicates parts for 5 saxes, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones. Six page short score indicates part for tenor 4. Part for piano.
Folder C contains piano vocal scores. Lyrics begin "Praise God with the sound of the trumpet ...". One page piano vocal score appears incomplete.
Folder D contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts for 3 trumpets - Herb, Merc, Cooty; 3 trombones - Brown (2), Buster, Chuck; drums. -- (ii) Parts for 4 reeds - Rab, Proc, Paul, Harry; 2 trumpets - Herb, Merc; 2 trombones - Buster, Chuck; bass. -- (iii) Part for bass.
Folder E contains parts for 6 reeds - Rab, Proc, Norris, Jimmy, Paul, Harry; 4 trumpets - Cat, Cooty, Merc (2), Herb; 2 trombones - Brown, Chuck; bass.
Folder F contains items in 5 groupings -- (i) One page short score. Short score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. -- (ii) Parts for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Carney (3); 1 trumpet - unidentified; 1 trombone - Chuck (2). -- (iii) Parts for 1 trumpet - unidentified; 2 trombones - Brown, Mal. -- (iv) Parts for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; trumpet (3); bass. Some parts appear incomplete. -- (v) Parts for trumpet; 2 trombones - Brown, Buster. -- All items except Folder D, groupings ii & iii, and Folder F, groupings ii & iv from the Duke Ellington Library.