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Duke Ellington Sacred Concerts

Deeply if unconventionally religious, Duke Ellington regarded the three Sacred Music Concerts of his last years as “the most important thing I have ever done.” Geoffrey Smith selects highlights from these passionate, exuberant, personal works combining song, dance and the great Ellington band.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    In The Beginning God

    • A Concert Of Sacred Music From Grace Cathedral.
    • Status.
    • 1.
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    New World A-Coming

    • Duke Ellington's Concert Of Sacred Music.
    • RCA Victor.
    • 3.
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    David Danced Before The Lord With All His Might

    • Duke Ellington's Concert Of Sacred Music.
    • RCA Victor.
    • 4.
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, Alice Babs & Johnny Hodges

    Heaven

    • Duke Ellington - Second Sacred Concert.
    • PRESTIGE.
    • 3.
  • Duke Ellington

    The Shepherd (Who Watches Over The Night Flock)

    • Duke Ellington - Second Sacred Concert.
    • PRESTIGE.
    • 6.
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    It's Freedom

    • Duke Ellington - Second Sacred Concert.
    • PRESTIGE.
    • 7.
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    The Lord's Prayer; My Love

    • Duke Ellington's Third Sacred Concert - The Majesty Of God.
    • RCA Victor.
    • 2.
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    The Majesty Of God

    • Duke Ellington's Third Sacred Concert - The Majesty Of God.
    • RCA Victor.
    • 4.

Duke Ellington Sacred Concerts

TITLE               IN THE BEGINNING GOD

Artists:             Duke Ellington & his Orchestra

Composers:     Duke Ellington

Album Title:    A Concert Of Sacred Music From Grace Cathedral

Label:              Status   DSTS1015

Performers:     Duke Ellington (piano), Jon Hendricks (vocal), Harry Carney (baritone sax), Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet)

 

 

TITLE               NEW WORLD A-COMING

Artists:             Duke Ellington & his Orchestra

Composers:     Duke Ellington

Album Title:    Duke Ellington's Concert Of Sacred Music

Label:              RCA Victor  LSP-3582

Performers:     Duke Ellington (piano)

 

 

TITLE               DAVID DANCED BEFORE THE LORD WITH ALL HIS MIGHT

Artists:             Duke Ellington & his Orchestra

Composers:     Duke Ellington

Album Title:    Duke Ellington's Concert Of Sacred Music

Label:              RCA Victor  LSP-3582

Performers:     Duke Ellington (piano), Bunny Briggs (tap dancer)

 

 

TITLE                   HEAVEN

Artists:                  Duke Ellington and his Orchestra

Composers:        Duke Ellington

Album Title:        Duke Ellington - Second Sacred Concert

Label:                    Prestige 000252 18544528

Performers:       Duke Ellington (piano), Alice Babs (vocal), Johnny Hodges (alto sax)

 

 

TITLE                      THE SHEPHERD (WHO WATCHES OVER THE NIGHT FLOCK)

Artists:                  Duke Ellington and his Orchestra

Composers:        Duke Ellington

Album Title:        Duke Ellington - Second Sacred Concert

Label:                    Prestige 000252 18544528

Performers:       Duke Ellington (piano), Cootie Williams (trumpet)

 

 

TITLE                   IT’S FREEDOM

Artists:                  Duke Ellington and his Orchestra

Composers:        Duke Ellington

Album Title:        Duke Ellington - Second Sacred Concert

Label:                    Prestige 000252 18544528

Performers:       Duke Ellington (piano) , Johnny Hodges (alto sax), Choirs of St. Hilda’s and St. Hugh’s School

 

 

TITLE                  THE LORD’S PRAYER; MY LOVE

Artists:                  Duke Ellington and his Orchestra

Composers:        Duke Ellington

Album Title:        Duke Ellington's Third Sacred Concert - The Majesty Of God

Label:                    RCA Victor  SF8406

Performers:       Duke Ellington (piano), Alice Babs (soprano), Harry Carney (baritone sax)

 

 

TITLE                  THE MAJESTY OF GOD

Artists:                  Duke Ellington & his Orchestra

Composers:        Duke Ellington

Album Title:        Duke Ellington's Third Sacred Concert - The Majesty Of God

Label:                    RCA Victor  SF8406 

Performers:       Duke Ellington (piano)

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