15 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm
12 copy scores, 33 cm
11 copy scores, 32 cm
Piano conductor scores
Published sheet music
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: brittle, torn, tape.
Folder B from the Mercer Ellington Library.
37 parts and 1 score
Mack the knife is contained in three folders consisting of 1 published three page piano conductor score and 14 published parts in Db Major concert, and 23 parts in C Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hands (Mullins, other?).
Folder A contains published items. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2/3; 3 violins - A/B/C; bass; drums; guitar. Parts for trombone 2 and trombone 3 noted on the same sheet. Parts for violin A, violin B, and violin C noted on the same sheet.
Folder B contains parts in C Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; piano.
Folder C contains parts in C Major for 4 reeds - Hodges, Procope, Mex, Carney; 3 trumpets - Mullens, Merenguito, Cook; 3 trombones - Booty, Britt; Gee; 1 bass - Woode. Part for Hodges appears incomplete.