11 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
28 copy scores, 32 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 copy score, 31 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
A part for "Perdido" is noted on the verso of a part from Folder A, 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, and Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, torn, tape, brittle.
Remaining items from Folder C from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Elington Band Book: 17, 396.
51 parts and 1 score
Symphonette is contained in four of sixty two folders for "Black, brown and beige" consisting of 43 parts in F Major concert, 8 parts in C Major concert, and 1 five page short score in D Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Whaley, Turney, other?).
Folder A contains parts in F Major in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 2 reeds - Otto, Carney; 1 trombone - Tizol. Parts for Otto, Carney appear incomplete. -- (ii) Parts for 3 reeds - Hodges, Barney, Ben; 2 trumpets - Rex, Ray; 2 trombones - Brown, Tricky. Many parts appear incomplete.
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in F Major for 2 reeds - Sears, Carney; 5 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, Ray, Taft; guitar (2). -- (ii) Parts in C Major for 2 reeds - Sears, Carney; 2 trumpets - Cat, Taft; 2 trombones - Tricky, Jones.
Folder C contains parts in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts in F Major for 3 reeds - alto 1 (2), tenor 2 (2), baritone (2); 3 trumpets - 1, 2 (2), 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2 (2), 3 (2); bass (3). -- (ii) Parts in F Major for 2 reeds - alto 3 (2), tenor 4; 1 trumpet - 1; 1 trombone - 1. -- (iii) Part in F Major for 1 reed - Carney. -- (iv) Parts in F Major for 1 reed - flute (2).
Folder D contains short score. Short score indicates parts for Rab, Toby, Ben, Carney, Ray, Tizol, Brown, Tricky, bass.
Folders A, B, C, grouping ii, and Folder D from the Duke Ellington Library.