1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
1 copy score, 32 cm
10 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
1 manuscript, 29 cm
1 copy score, 28 cm
1 part (photocopy), 28 cm
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
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, torn, brittle.
12 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Take the "A" train is contained in two folders consisting of 1 two page short score, 1 published three page piano conductor score, 9 published parts and 2 parts in C Major concert, and 1 three page piano vocal score and 1 lead sheet in Ab Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Williams, other?).
Folder A contains two page short score. Short score indicates parts for saxes, baritone, trumpets.
Folder B contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Three page piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "If you want to go to Harlem ...". -- (ii) Lead sheet for voice. Lyrics begin "You must take the "A" train to go to Sugar Hill ...". -- (iii) Parts for trumpet; unidentified bass instrument. -- (iv) Published piano conductor score and parts. Piano conductor score indicates parts for alto, tenor, trumpet, drums, piano. Parts for 1 reed - alto 2; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; 2 trombones - 3, 4; bass; drums; guitar; piano. -- from the Ruth Ellington Collection.