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, tape.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
9 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Sleep is contained in one folder consisting of 1 seventeen page conductor score, 1 four page piano vocal score and 9 parts in g minor concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Still, Brave?).
Conductor score indicates parts for flute, bass clarinet, trumpet, 3 violins, viola, cello, bass. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Old man sleep, at night you hover ...". Parts for 2 reeds - flute, bass clarinet; trumpet; 3 violins - 1, 2, 3; viola; cello; bass. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.