2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
47 copy scores, 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 32 cm
15 manuscripts, 32 cm
1 manuscript, 31 cm
3 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
Published sheet music
A part for "My speed" is noted on the verso of the part in Folder E. 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, torn, tape, worn.
Folder A from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 3, 5, 18, 80, 151.
68 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Perdido is contained in ten folders consisting of 1 seventeen page conductor score, 1 one page short score, 2 lead sheets, 3 published parts and 59 parts in Bb Major concert, and 4 parts in G Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in identified hands (Abene, Wilson) and unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, ME, Sanders, Tizol, others?).
Folder A contains part in Bb Major for piano.
Folder B contains published parts in Bb Major for piano (3).
Folder C contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in Bb Major for 3 reeds - alto 1, Chauncey, Ben; 3 trumpets - Rex, Wallace, Ray; 1 trombone - Tizol. -- (ii) Parts in Bb Major for 3 reeds - Otto, Ben, Carney; 1 trumpet - Wallace; 2 trombones - Tricky (2), Tizol.
Folder D contains part in Bb Major for 1 reed - tenor.
Folder E contains part in Bb Major for trumpet.
Folder F contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Part in Bb Major (?) for unidentified instrument (guitar?). Part appears incomplete. -- (ii) Parts in Bb Major for 1 reed - Procope; 3 trumpets - Mullens, Nance, Andre; 2 trombones - Britt, Mitchell; bass; drums. Parts for Andre, bass appear incomplete. -- (iii) Parts in Bb Major for trumpet; unidentified instrument (bass?).
Folder G contains conductor score. Score indicates parts for 5 saxes - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass; guitar.
Folder H contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts in Bb Major for 3 reeds - Toby (2), Sears, Carney; 2 trumpets - Scad, Flood; 1 trombone - Tricky. -- (ii) Parts and lead sheets in Bb Major. Parts for 1 reed - alto; 1 unidentified treble instrument. Lead sheets for unidentified treble instruments. -- (iii) Parts in G Major for 1 trumpet - Ray; 2 trombones - 1, 2. -- (iv) Part in G Major (?) for unidentified treble instrument. Part appears incomplete.
Folder I contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in Bb Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass; drums; guitar; piano. -- (ii) Parts in Bb Major for 2 reeds - alto, tenor; 2 trumpets - Mercer, trumpet; bass; piano. -- (iii) Parts in Bb Major for trumpet; trombone; bass.
Folder J contains short score. Short score indicates parts for Proc, 3 trumpets. Score is subtitled "Out chorus," and appears to reflect only a portion of the piece. -- All items except Folder A from the Duke Ellington Library.