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Supreme being [music]

Physical description:
3 parts (photocopies), 36 cm
26 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
10 copy scores, 32 cm
1 copy score, 31 cm
1 manuscript, 31 cm
1 copy score, 28 cm
18 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
1 copy score, 27 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
Parts for "Something 'bout believin'" from "Sacred concert II" are noted on the bottom of some parts in Folder A. Parts for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 3 trombones - Brown, Buster, Chuck. 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, tape.
Summary:
59 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Supreme being is contained in five of eighty five folders for "Sacred concert II" consisting of 1 thirty five page short score, 1 twelve page short score and 25 parts in c minor concert, 12 parts in Ab Major concert, 7 parts in C Major concert, and 15 lyric sheets -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, others?).
Folder A contains parts in c minor for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 4 trumpets - Merc (2), Cat, Herb, Cooty; 3 trombones - Brown, Buster, Chuck; drums.
Folder B contains short scores in c minor and lyric sheets. Thirty five page short score indicates parts for 5 reeds, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones. Twelve page short score indicates parts for 2 altos, clarinet, tenor, baritone, trumpets, trombones. Lyric sheets (5) begin "There is a supreme being, there is one ...".
Folder C contains parts in Ab Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Harry; 3 trumpets - Cooty, Merc, unidentified; 2 trombones - Brown, Buster; bass (2).
Folder D contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in c minor for 4 reeds - Rab, Proc, Hamilton, Paul; 2 trombones - Buster, Chuck; bass. -- (ii) Parts in c minor for 3 trumpets - Cat, Herb, Cooty; bass. -- (iii) Parts in C Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Harry; 1 trombone - Buster; bass.
Folder E contains remaining lyric sheets (10). Lyrics begin as above. -- 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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