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, brittle.
21 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Spider and the fly - ending version 2 is contained in one of eighty three folders for "Pousse cafe" consisting of 1 two page piano conductor score, 6 two page piano vocal scores and 21 parts in c minor concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in identified hand (Charlap).
Piano conductor score indicates parts for saxes, brass, strings, rhythm, 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; violins (3); cello; bass (2); drums (4). Parts for trumpet 1 and trumpet 2 are noted on the same sheet. Piano vocal scores lyrics begin as above. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.