Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, worn. Folder A -- 11p. Folder A -- 1p.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
According to Mark Tucker's "Duke Ellington Reader," "Anatomy of a Murder" was a 1959 motion picture film, directed by Otto Preminger. Statement of responsibility taken from Music is my Mistress, by Duke Ellington.
Almost cried is contained in one of thirty two folders for "Anatomy of a murder" consisting of 12 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Parts for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 4 trumpets - Baker, Cat, Terry, Ray; 3 trombones - Britt, Butter, John. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.