A note on the conductor scores indicates that this piece was recorded by Ellington on 1969/09/02. Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, Wayne Shirley and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, worn, torn, tape.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Folder B, grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library. Statement of responsibility taken in part from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
26 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Spanish flea is contained in two folders consisting of 2 fourteen page conductor scores and 26 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (Henderson, Whaley?).
Folder A contains conductor scores. Scores indicate parts for 5 reeds, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass, drums, piano.
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3 (2), tenor 2, tenor 4 (2), baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3 (2), 4 (2); 3 trombones - 1, 2 (2), 3 (2); bass (2). -- (ii) Parts for 3 reeds - alto 1, tenor 2, baritone; 1 trumpet - 1; 1 trombone - 1; piano.
Folder A and Folder B, grouping ii from the Duke Ellington Library.