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, brittle.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
20 parts and an indefinite number of scores
That old black magic is contained in two folders consisting of 1 two page piano conductor score and 10 parts in C Major concert, 1 three page piano conductor score and 1 part in Eb Major concert, and 1 two page conductor score and 9 parts in D Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in identified hand (Lester) and unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Folder A contains parts in C Major for 2 reeds - alto 1, alto 2; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; piano.
Folder B contains scores and remaining parts. Piano conductor score in Eb Major does not indicate instrumentation. Part in Eb Major for piano. Part appears incomplete. Piano conductor score in C Major does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Conductor score in D Major indicates parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3. Score appears incomplete. Parts in D Major for 3 reeds - Rab, Sears, Carney; 3 trumpets - Cat, Rex, Taft; 3 trombones - Jones, Tricky, Brown. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.