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.
9 parts and 1 score
Philosophical blues is contained in one folder consisting of 1 four page piano vocal score and 9 parts in F Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hand.
Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Poor tired children strugglin' in yo' chains ...". Parts for 1 reed - bass clarinet; trumpet; 3 violins - 1, 2, 3; viola; cello; bass; unidentified instrument. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.