1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 29 cm
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
13 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 31 cm
2 manuscripts, 32 cm
2 copy scores, 32 cm
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
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, torn, tape.
16 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Shoo shoo baby is contained in two folders consisting of 1 published four page piano vocal score in F Major concert, 1 six page short score and 14 parts in Bb Major concert, 1 nine page conductor score in Db Major concert, and 1 fifteen page conductor score and 2 parts in C Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley?).
Folder A contains published piano vocal score and items in Bb Major. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "You've seen him up and down the avenue ...". Short score indicates parts for 5 saxes, clarinet, piano. Parts for 5 reeds - Otto, Rabbit, Jimmy, S.W., Carney; 4 trumpets - Bake, Wall, Taft, Ray; 3 trombones - Brown, Tricky, Tizol; bass; 1 guitar - Guy.
Folder B contains conductor scores and parts in C Major. Conductor score in Db Major indicates parts for trumpets, trombone, bass, guitar. Conductor score in C Major does not indicate instrumentation. Parts in C Major for 2 reeds - alto 1, tenor 1. Part for tenor 1 appears incomplete. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.