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Deep river [music]

Physical description:
2 manuscripts, 32 cm
4 copy scores, 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 33 cm
1 manuscript, 35 cm
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
United States
20th century
Folder also contains a short handwritten note, apparently from Tom Whaley to an unindentified woman, and a photocopied list of his music. Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, tape, torn.
There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 87, 125.
3 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Deep river is contained in one folder consisting of 2 six page conductor scores, 2 five page conductor scores and 3 parts in F Major concert, and 1 four page conductor score in D Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
1 six page conductor score and five page scores indicate parts for 5 voices - soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass. 1 six page score indicates parts for 6 voices - soprano, soprano 2, alto, tenor, baritone, bass. Parts in F Major for 3 voices - soprano, soprano 2, alto. Four page conductor score in D Major does not indicate parts but appears to be for 3 voices. All scores and parts have lyrics beginning "Deep river, my home is over Jordan ...". -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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