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Something 'bout believin' [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
9 copy scores, 32 cm
32 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
4 manuscripts, 32 cm
2 copy scores, 31 cm
1 copy score, 29 cm
18 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
1 part (photocopy), 25 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Lead sheet
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Additional materials for this piece are contained with "Supreme being," Folder A, from "Sacred concert II." Parts for an untitled piece are also contained in Folder B. 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 C, grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library. Copyright by Tempo Music, Inc.
Summary:
55 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Something 'bout believin' is contained in eleven of eighty five folders for "Sacred concert II" consisting of 2 twenty seven page short scores,1 fifty six page short score, 1 sixteen page piano vocal score, 1 thirteen pagepiano conductor score, 1 twelve page piano conductor score, 1 eight page piano conductor score, 1 four page piano conductor score, 2 lead sheets and 53 parts in Eb Major concert, 1 six page short score in Bb Major concert, 1 twelve page short score in F Major concert, and 1 nineteen page short score and 1 twelve page piano vocal score in G Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- inunidentified hands (Whaley, others?).
Folder A contains 2 twenty seven page short scores, 1 lead sheet and 1 part in Eb Major. Short scores indicate parts for altos, clarinet, tenor baritone, trumpets, trombones, voice. Lyrics begin "Something 'bout believin'that keeps unfolding ...". Lead sheet for voice. Lyrics begin as above. Partfor 1 reed - Jimmy.
Folder B contains parts for 4 trumpets - 1, Herb, Merc, Cat; 1 trombone - Buster; drums; voice. Lyrics begin as above. Some parts appear incomplete.
Folder C contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 1 reed - Jimmy; 1 trumpet - Cooty; 2 trombones - Buster, Chuck. -- (ii) Part for 1 reed Rab.
Folder D contains six page short score in Bb Major and twelve page short score in F Major. Short score in Bb Major indicates parts for 2 altos, clarinet. Short score in F Major indicates parts for clarinet, tenor.
Folder E contains parts in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts for 5 reeds -Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul (2), Harry (2); 4 trumpets - 1, Merc, Herb, Cat; 3 trombones - Brown, Buster, Chuck; bass (2). Some parts appear incomplete. -- (ii) Parts for 4 reeds - Proc, Hamilton, Paul, Carney (2); 1 trombone - Buster;bass. -- (iii) Parts for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 2 trombones Brown, Buster (2); bass. -- (iv) Parts for 4 reeds - Proc, Ham, Paul, Carney; 2 trombones - Brown, Buster; bass. Parts subtitled "Intro."
Folder F contains part in Eb for voice. Lyrics begin as above.
Folder G contains short score and piano vocal score in G Major, and lead sheet in Eb Major. Short score indicates parts for voices - sopranos,altos, tenors, baritone, bass. Lyrics begin as above. Piano vocal score lyrics begin as above. Lead sheet for voice. Lead sheet appears incomplete. Lyrics begin "Something 'bout believing that keeps me going ...".
Folder H contains sixteen page piano vocal score in Eb Major. Lyrics begin "Something 'bout believing that keeps unfolding ...".
Folder I contains fifty six page short score. Short score indicates parts for 5 reeds, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, voice. Lyrics begin as above.
Folder J contains twelve page piano conductor score, four page piano conductor score and thirteen page piano conductor score in Eb Major. Scores indicates parts for tenor, trumpet, piano, voice. Lyrics begin as above. Four page piano conductor score appears incomplete.
Folder K contains eight page piano conductor score in Eb Major. Piano conductor score indicates parts for trumpet, orchestra, choir. Lyrics begin "I know that you know the Bible says it's so ...". -- All items except Folder C, grouping i 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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