2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 31 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 35 cm
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, torn, tape. Folder A -- 2p., folder B -- 9p. Folder B -- 5p. Folder B -- 2p.
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Statement of responsibility -- Lax & Smith. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book on the parts: 126.
13 parts and 1 score
Beautiful friendship is contained in two folders consisting of 1 two page short score and 13 parts in Db Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley?).
Folder A contains short score. Short score indicates parts for sax, baritone, Brown.
Folder B contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) 1 trumpet - 1. -- (ii) 3 reeds - Paul, tenor 2, Carney; 3 trumpets - 2, 3, 4; 2 trombones - Brown, Chuck; bass. -- (iii) 2 reeds - Proc, Rab; 1 trombone - Brown. -- Parts for trumpets 1 & 3 appear to be incomplete.
Folder B, grouping ii from the Mercer Ellington Library. -- Remaining materials from the Duke Ellington Library.