1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 30 cm
1 manuscript, 31 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 31 cm
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
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 -- 4p., folder D -- 19p. . Folder A -- 2p.(in mylar), folder B -- 14p.,. Folder C -- 12p., folder D -- 18p.
Copyright 1928 -- Shapiro. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book on the parts in Folder C: 253. Folder D materials arranged by Bill Mathieu.
39 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Basin street blues is contained in four folders consisting of 1 published sheet in C Major concert, and 1 three page short score, 1 thriteen page conductor score, and 39 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, copyist?).
Folder A contains published sheet and four page short score. Short score indicates parts for clarinet, 4 saxes, baritone, trumpet, trombone, bass.
Folder B contains parts for 5 reeds - clarinet, alto, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; piano
Folder C contains parts for 4 reeds - Rab, Jimmy, Sears, Carney; 3 trumpets - Cat, Scad, Williams; 3 trombones - Brown, Wilbur, Jones; bass; guitar.
Folder D contains thirteen page conductor score and 14 parts. Conductor score for 5 reeds - alto, 2 clarinets, tenor, bass clarinet; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, Ray Nance (solo); 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums; piano. Parts for 5 reeds - alto, clarinet 2 (R.P.), clarinet 3, tenor (P.G.), bass clarinet; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4 (Ray Nance); 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; piano.
Folder B from the Mercer Ellington Library. -- All other materials from the Duke Ellington Library.