25 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
21 copy scores, 32 cm
2 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 manuscript, 31 cm
14 copy scores, 31 cm
3 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
A short score and parts for "Care," "I got it bad," and "Blues" are noted on the verso of parts in Folder A. A short score for "One o'clock jump" is noted on the bottom of the short score in Folder B, grouping iii. A short score for "Rhapsody" is noted on the verso of a part in Folder F, grouping ii. 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, stained.
Folder F, grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: X49, 215, 290.
60 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Violet blue is contained in six folders consisting of 1 seven page conductor score, 1 seven page short score, 3 two page short scores and 60 parts in F Major concert, and 1 one page short score in D Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley?).
Folder A contains short scores and parts in F Major. Two page short score indicates parts for Rab, Sears, Carney, 2 trumpets, Lawrence, Claude, Wilbur. Seven page short score indicates parts for clarinet, alto, tenor, baritone, Killian, Baker, Burns, Ray, Nelson. Parts for 4 reeds - Proc, Jimmy, tenor 3, Carney; 4 trumpets - Baker, Burns, Ray, Nelson; 3 trombones - Brown, Butter, Tyree; bass.
Folder B contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts for 4 reeds - Proc, Jimmy, tenor, Carney; 2 trumpets - Baker, Nelson; 2 trombones - Brown, Butter. -- (ii) Parts for 1 trumpet - Kat; 1 trombone - 2. -- (iii) One page short score in D Major. Short score indicates parts for Al, 2 clarinets. Short score appears incomplete.
Folder C contains short score and parts. Two page short score indicates parts for Rab, alto, baritone, trumpet, trombone. Parts for 4 reeds - Rab, alto, tenor, baritone; 2 trombones - trombone, Wilbur.
Folder D contains two page short score. Short score indicates parts for Rab, clarinet, 2 trumpets.
Folder E contains conductor score and parts. Conductor score indicates parts for clarinet, alto, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; piano.
Folder F contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts for 3 reeds - Rab (2), tenor (2), baritone (2); trumpet; trombone; bass (2). -- (ii) Parts for 2 reeds - Jimmy, Carney; 2 trumpets - Scad, Williams; 1 trombone - Jones. -- (iii) Parts for 1 reed - Jimmy; 2 trumpets - Ray, trumpet. Parts for trumpets may reflect different arrangements of the piece. -- All items except Folder F, grouping i from the Duke Ellington Library.