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, worn, tape, brittle.
25 parts and 1 score.
Spider and the fly is contained in one of eighty three folders for "Pousse cafe" consisting of 1 nine page piano conductor score and 18 parts in c minor concert, 6 lead sheets in g minor concert, and 1 lead sheet in f minor concert -- in ink and photocopy -- in identified hand (Charlap) and unidentified hand.
Items in 3 groupings -- (i) Items in c minor. Piano conductor score indicates parts for 2 altos, 2 tenors, baritone, trumpets, trombones, violins, cellos, bass, drums, voice. Lyrics begin "Won't you step into my parlor said the spider to the fly ...". Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 3, tenor 4, baritone 5; 4 trumpets - 1/2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; 3 violins - A, B, C; 1 cello - A; bass; 2 drums - A, B. Parts for trumpet 1 and trumpet 2 are noted on the same sheet. -- (ii) Lead sheets in g minor. Lead sheets for voice (6). Lyrics begin "Have you ever heard the story of the spider and the fly ...". -- (iii) Lead sheet in f minor for voice. Lyrics begin "Won't you step ...". -- from the Duke Ellington Library.