1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
1 manuscript, 24 cm
Piano vocal 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: fair, torn, tape, brittle.
There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 16, 220.
16 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Memphis blues is contained in two folders consisting of 1 published four page piano vocal score in F Major concert, 1 six page conductor score and 15 parts in Bb Major concert, and 1 six page conductor score and 1 part in Eb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Folder A contains parts in Bb Major for 5 reeds - Pro, Rab, Jimmy, Sears, Carney; 5 trumpets - Williams, Scad, Taft, Baker, Cat; 3 trombones - Brown, Wilbur, Jones; bass; guitar.
Folder B contains scores and part in Eb Major. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Folks I've just been down, down to Memphis town ...". Conductor score in Bb Major indicates parts for 5 voices - soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass. Lyrics as above. Conductor score in Eb Major indicates parts for 6 voices - soprano, soprano 2, alto, tenor, baritone, bass. Lyrics as above. Part in Eb Major for piano. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.