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.
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
19 parts and 1 score
Midnight sun is contained in one folder consisting of 1 fourteen page conductor score in F Major concert, 13 parts in Bb Major concert, and 6 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts in Bb Major for 5 reeds - alto flute 1, alto flute 2, Rab, tenor, baritone; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; trombone; bass; drums; guitar; vibes; piano. Parts in Eb Major for 2 reeds - clarinet, tenor; trumpet; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.