3 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
3 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Piano vocal scores
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, torn, stained, tape.
Photocopy score in Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. D. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 25, 268.
34 parts and an indefinite number of scores.
It shouldn't happen to a dream is contained in six folders consisting of 1 twelve-page conductor score, 2 three-page piano vocal scores, 1 four-page short score, 1 one-page short score and 25 parts in Db Major concert, and 1 six-page conductor score, 2 two-page piano vocal scores, 1 two-page short score and 9 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Whaley, Salaam?).
Folder A contains three-page piano vocal scores in Db Major. Lyrics begin "Millions of stars playing tag in the skies ...".
Folder B contains two-page short score in Eb Major. Short score indicates parts for alto, tenor, baritone, trumpet. Short score appears incomplete.
Folder C contains six-page conductor score in Eb Major. Conductor score indicates parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets (?) - 1, 2, 3, 4; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass. Conductor score appears incomplete.
Folder D contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Two-page piano vocal score in Eb Major. Lyrics as above. -- (ii) Two-page piano vocal score in Eb Major. Lyrics as above. -- (iii) Twelve-page conductor score in Db Major. Conductor score does not indicate parts and appears incomplete. -- (iv) Parts in Db Major for 4 reeds - Rab, Jimmy, Sears, Carney; 4 trumpets - trumpet, Scad, Taft, Williams; 1 trombone - Jones; bass; guitar.
Folder E contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Four-page short score and one-page short score in Db Major, and parts in Eb Major. Four-page short score indicates parts for Rab, Proc, Sears, clarinet. Short score appears incomplete. One-page short score indicates parts for Rab, clarinet, trombones. Short score subtitled "2nd 8 bars." Parts for 4 reeds - alto, Rab, tenor, baritone; trumpet; trombone; bass. -- (ii) Parts in Db Major for 5 reeds - solo alto, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; guitar.
Folder F contains parts in Eb Major for bass; piano. -- All items except photocopy piano vocal score in Folder A from the Duke Ellington Library.