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.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
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Folder C, grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library. Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 59.
34 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Maria is contained in three folders consisting of 1 four page short score, 1 seven page piano vocal score, and 34 parts in C Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (ME, Whaley?).
Folder A contains scores. Short score indicates parts for Harry, reeds, Cootie, trumpets, trombones. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Maria, the most beautiful sound I ever heard ...".
Folder B contains parts for 4 reeds - alto , alto 3, tenor, baritone; 4 trumpets - trumpet, 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass; guitar; piano.
Folder C contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 2 reeds - Proc (2), Jimmy. -- (ii) Parts for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Paul, Jimmy, Carney; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, Cootie (2); 6 trombones - Brown, Chuck, Buster, 1, 2, 3; 2 basses - Mule, bass. -- All items except Folder C, grouping i from the Duke Ellington Library.