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, brittle.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility taken from The Great Song Thesaurus, by Roger Lax and Frederick Smith.
The star spangled banner is contained in one folder consisting of 17 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in identified hand (Whaley).
Parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 4 reeds - alto 1, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; trombone; bass; drums; piano. -- (ii) Parts for 3 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor; 2 trumpets - 1, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.