Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, torn, brittle, tape.
Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. T, p. 5. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 119.
23 parts and 1 score
Orson is contained in two of eighteen folders for "Deep south suite" consisting of 1 four page short score and 15 parts in G Major concert, and 8 parts in F Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hands (Sanders, Whaley, Tizol, Mullens?).
Folder A contains short score. Short score indicates parts for solo trumpet, solo trombone, trombones.
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in G Major for 5 reeds - Pro, Willie, Hamilton, Paul, Rick; 4 trumpets - Anderson, Baker, Nelson, Nance; 3 trombones - Tizol (2), Britt (2), 3; bass. Some parts appear incomplete. -- (ii) Parts in F Major for 1 reed - Otto; 4 trumpets - Wallace, Ray, Rex, Baker; 3 tromboes - Tricky, Brown, Tizol. Parts subtitled "No. I."