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, stained.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
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Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 11.
16 parts and 1 score
The moon was yellow is contained in two folders consisting of 1 three page piano conductor score and 16 parts in Ab Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (ME, Whaley?).
Folder A contains piano conductor score. Score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete.
Folder B contains parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3 trumpet; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums; guitar; piano. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.