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, worn, brittle.
18 parts and an indefinite number of scores
The funeral is contained in one of eighty three folders for "Pousse cafe" consisting of 5 three page short scores in G Major concert, and 1 six page piano conductor score and 18 parts in C Major concert -- in ink and photocopy -- in identified hand (Charlap) and unidentified hand.
Short scores do not indicate instrumentation. Short scores include lyrics. Lyrics begin "In the tradition, in the wonderful tradition ...". Piano conductor score indicates parts for flute, oboe, clarinet, brass, violins, cellos, voices. Lyrics begin as above. Parts for 5 reeds - flute 1, flute 2, oboe 3, clarinet 4, clarinet 5; 2 trumpets - 3, 4; 2 trombones - 1, 2; 4 violins - A, B, C, D; 2 cellos - A, B; bass; 2 drums - A, B. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.