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.
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21 parts and 1 score
Vive la difference is contained in one of eighty three folders for "Pousse cafe" consisting of 1 thirteen page piano conductor score, 1 lead sheet and 20 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink and photocopy -- in identified hand (Charlap) and unidentified hand.
Piano conductor score indicates parts for flute, clarinet, oboe, saxes, trumpets, trombones, violins, cellos, drums, voice. Lyrics begin "As they say en francais ...". Lead sheet for voice. Lyrics begin "Vive la difference, vive la pont d'Avignon ...". Parts for 5 reeds - flute 1, flute 2, clarinet 3, clarinet 4, bass clarinet 5; 4 trumpets - 1/2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; 4 violins - A, B, C, D; cello; bass; 3 drums - A, B, C. Parts for trumpet 1 and trumpet 2 are noted on the same sheet. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.