1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
3 manuscripts, 32 cm
1 manuscript, 16 cm
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, worn, brittle, torn.
Folder B, grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 116.
39 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Intro is contained in four folders consisting of 9 parts in Db Major concert (?), 5 parts in Ab Major concert, 11 parts in Eb Major concert, 2 parts in Bb Major concert, 1 one page short score in F Major concert, 12 parts in C Major concert, and 1 three page conductor score in G Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Sanders, Whaley, Jones, Tizol, other?).
Folder A contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in Db Major (?) for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor, clarinet, baritone; 1 trumpet - 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3. -- (ii) Parts in Ab Major for 2 reeds - Jimmy, Paul; drums. -- (iii) Parts in Bb Major for 1 reed - alto 3; 1 trumpet - Ray.
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for 3 reeds - Hamilton (2), Paul, Harry. -- (ii) Parts in C Major for 1 reed - Rab; 4 trumpets - Cat, Herb, Merc, Cooty; 2 trombones - Brown, Buster.
Folder C contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) One page short score. Short score indicates parts for clarinet, bass. -- (ii) Three page conductor score. Conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. -- (iii) Part in Ab Major for 1 trombone - 3. -- (iv) Part in Ab Major for 1 trumpet - 3.
Folder D contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Part in C Major for 1 reed - Otto. -- (ii) Parts in Eb Major for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 4; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 1 trombone - 1; bass; drums; piano. -- All items except Folder B, grouping i from the Duke Ellington Library.