Parts for an untitled piece are noted on the verso of some parts in grouping i. 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: worn, torn.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
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Oriental blues is contained in one folder consisting of 13 parts in C Major concert -- in pencil -- in unidentified hand (Tizol?).
Parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 2 reeds - Barney, Carney; 3 trumpets - Freddy, Rex, Cooty; 1 trombone - Browne; bass. -- (ii) Parts for 1 unidentified Bb transposing instrument (tenor/trumpet?); 1 trumpet - Rex; 3 trombones - Tizol, Tricky, Browne; 1 bass - Hayes. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
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