1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 35 cm
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
13 copy scores, 32 cm
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, brittle, tape.
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 217.
14 parts and an indefinite number of scores
B.B.B. is contained in one of sixty two folders for "Black, brown and beige" consisting of 1 part in Ab Major concert (?), 5 parts in Eb Major concert, 1 part in Bb Major concert, 1 one page short score and 1 two page short score in Db Major concert, and 7 parts in F Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in identified hand (BS) and unidentified hands (Whaley, Tizol?).
Items in 4 groupings -- (i) Part in Ab Major (?) for unidentified treble instrument. Part appears incomplete. -- (ii) Parts in Eb Major for 2 reeds - alto, baritone; trumpet; trombone; bass. -- (iii) Part in Bb Major and short scores in Db Major. Part in Bb Major for unidentified treble instrument. Part appears incomplete. One page short score indicates part for baritone. Two page short score indicates parts for alto, baritone, trumpet, trombone. Short scores appear incomplete. -- (iv) Parts in F Major for 2 reeds - Rab, baritone; trumpet; trombone; bass; guitar; piano. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.