1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Parts for "It won't be long now" are noted on the verso of the five page short score in g minor concert in Folder B, grouping iii. 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.
8 parts and an indefinite number of scores
I'm gonna live till I die is contained in three folders consisting of 7 parts in d minor concert (?), 1 published three page piano vocal score, 1 four page piano vocal score, 1 four page conductor score, 1 three page conductor score and 1 part in e minor concert, 1 five page short score in g minor concert, and 1 twelve page conductor score in b minor concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Folder A contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in d minor for 2 reeds - tenor 2, baritone; 1 trumpet - 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3. -- (ii) Part in e minor for 1 trombone - 1.
Folder B contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Published piano vocal score in e minor. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "I'm gonna live till I die, I'm gonna laugh 'stead of cry ...". -- (ii) Remaining scores in e minor. Four page piano vocal score does not include lyrics. Four page conductor score indicates parts for 5 saxes - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; guitar; bass. Three page conductor score indicates parts for 2 reeds - alto, tenor; trumpet; trombone. -- (iii) Five page short score in g minor. Short score does not indicate instrumentation. -- (iv) Part in d minor (?) for piano. Part appears incomplete.
Folder C contains twelve page conductor score in g minor. Conductor score indicates parts for 3 saxes - 1, 2, 3; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; 1 trombone - 1; bass; guitar. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.