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.
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6 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Tearzianne is contained in two folders consisting of 1 four page conductor score and 1 one page piano conductor score in bb minor concert, 1 four page conductor score in ab minor concert, 1 two page conductor score, 1 one page short score and 6 parts in c minor concert, and 1 one page piano conductor score in a minor concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, other?).
Folder A contains four page conductor score in bb minor. Score indicates parts for 5 reeds, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass, drums.
Folder B contains remaining scores and parts. Four page conductor score in ab minor does not indicate instrumentation. Two page conductor score in c minor indicates parts for alto, clarinet, baritone, trumpet, trombone. Score appears incomplete. One page short score in c minor does not indicate instrumentation. Parts in c minor for 4 reeds - alto, clarinet, tenor, baritone; trumpet (2). Piano conductor scores do not indicate instrumentation and appear incomplete. Piano conductor score in a minor is noted on the verso of the piano conductor score in bb minor. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
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