"Sophisticated ladies" was a 1981 Broadway musical based on works by Ellington and Strayhorn, and arranged by David Berger. 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.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
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8 parts and 1 score
Praise God and dance is contained in one of fifteen folders for "Sophisticated ladies" consisting of 1 nineteen page piano conductor score and 8 parts in C Major concert -- in photocopy -- in unidentified hand.
Piano conductor score indicates parts for saxes, trumpets, trombones, piano, voice. Lyrics begin "Praise God with the sound of the trumpet ...". Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, clarinet 3, tenor 4, baritone 5; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3.