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, torn.
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Folder B, grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 118, 142.
Night stick is contained in two folders consisting of 7 parts in g minor concert, and 17 parts in f minor concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, Tizol?).
Folder A contains parts in g minor concert for 2 reeds - Otto, Carney; 3 trumpets - Rex, Wallace, Cooty; 2 trombones - Tizol, Browne.
Folder B contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts for 2 trombones - 1, 3 (2); bass (2). -- (ii) Part for 1 trumpet - 2. -- (iii) Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 3 trumpets - Cat, 3, Terry; 2 trombones - 1, 2; piano. -- All items except Folder B, grouping i from the Duke Ellington Library.
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