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.
13 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Vortex is contained in one of twenty two folders for "The river" consisting of 1 five page short score, 1 three page short score and 13 parts in C Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, Sanders?).
Five page short score indicates parts for saxes, trumpets, trombones, percussion. Three page short score indicates parts for trumpets, trombones, bass, percussion. Parts for 3 reeds - alto, tenor 1, tenor 2; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; drums; marimba; tympani; xylophone. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.