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Condition: fair, worn, tape, brittle.
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18 parts and 1 score
Spider and the fly - new is contained in one of eighty three folders for "Pousse cafe" consisting of 1 eight page piano conductor score and 18 parts in c minor concert -- in ink and photocopy -- in identified hand (Charlap).
Piano conductor score indicates parts for alto, clarinet, tenor, 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, clarinet 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 - 1, 2. Parts for trumpet 1 and trumpet 2 are noted on the same sheet. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.