1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 30 cm
11 copy scores, 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 28 cm
Additional materials for this piece are contained in "Drum is a woman scores," Folder B, grouping iii. 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.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility taken from Music is my Mistress, by Duke Ellington.
11 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Ballet of the flying saucers is contained in two of thirty one folders for "Drum is a woman" consisting of 1 one page short score and 11 parts in Ab Major concert, and 1 twelve page short score in G Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, Sanders?).
Folder A contains items in Ab Major. Short score indicates parts for sax, baritone. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 3; bass. Score and parts appear incomplete.
Folder B contains short score in G Major. Short score indicates parts for saxes, baritone, trumpets, trombones, bass. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.