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, brittle, tape.
14 parts and an indefinite number of scores
New star is contained in one folder consisting of 1 eighteen page conductor score, 1 three page piano conductor score and 10 parts in Ab Major concert, and 4 parts in G Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Items in 3 groupings -- (i) Conductor score. Conductor score indicates parts for unidentified treble instrument; 4 saxes - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 1 trombone - 1; bass; piano. -- (ii) Piano conductor score and parts in Ab Major. Piano conductor score indicates parts for voice, saxes, brass. Parts for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; trombone; bass; piano. -- (iii) Parts in G Major for 1 reed - alto 1; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; piano. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.