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.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
5 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Please is contained in two folders consisting of 2 three page short scores and 4 parts in C Major concert, 1 two page short score in Bb Major concert, and 1 part in Ab Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, Tizol?).
Folder A contains short scores in C Major concert. 1 short score indicates parts for brass, piano. 1 short score indicates parts for baritone, brass, piano.
Folder B contains parts in C Major, short score in Bb Major and part in Ab Major. Parts in C Major for 1 reed - Otto; 1 trumpet - 1; 2 trombones - 1, 3. Short score in Bb Major does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Part in Ab Major for piano. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.