A part for "Believed beloved" is noted on the verso of the conductor score in Folder A. A part for "Memphis blues" is noted on the verso of a short score in Folder C. A part for an untitled piece is noted on the verso of the two page conductor score in Folder C. A part for an untitled piece is noted on the verso of the two page conductor score in Folder C. 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.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
4 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Trees is contained in three folders consisting of 2 two page conductor scores, 1 one page conductor score, 3 two page short scores and 3 parts in Eb Major concert, 1 part in F Major concert, and 1 two page piano conductor score in D Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Folder A contains 1 two page short score and 1 two page conductor score in Eb Major, and piano conductor score in D Major. Short score does not indicate instrumentation. Conductor score indicates parts for sax, voice, piano. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete.
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Part in F Major for 1 trombone - 1. -- (ii) Parts in Eb Major for 3 reeds - Rab, Sears, Carney.
Folder C contains remaining scores. 1 two page short score in Eb Major does not indicate instrumentation. 1 two page short score in Eb Major indicates parts for voices - soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass. Score does not include lyrics. Two page conductor score indicates parts for alto, tenor, trumpet, trombone. One page conductor score indicates parts for voices - tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone 1, baritone 2, bass. Lyrics begin "Oo, oo, I will never see ...". Lyrics are incomplete. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.