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, brittle.
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11 parts and an indefinite number of scores
I'm a poor little orphan is contained in one folder consisting of 1 four page conductor score and 11 parts in G Major concert, and 1 seventeen page conductor score in F Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands.
Four page conductor score indicates parts for violins, viola, cello, bass, reeds, percussion, piano. Parts for 3 clarinets - Feinsmith, Evans, Brillhart; 4 violins - A, 1, 2, 3; viola; cello; bass; traps. Seventeen page score indicates parts for violins, viola, cello, bass, 3 clarinets, bass clarinet, trumpets, vibraphone, 2 pianos. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
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