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, tape, torn. Folder A -- 15p., folder B -- 14p. Folder A -- 2p., folder B -- 3p. Folder A -- 1p., folder B -- 8p.
Parts in Folder B from the Mercer Ellington Library.
25 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Black swan is contained in two folders consisting of 1 three page short score, 1 two page short score, 1 one page piano conductor score, 1 two page piano conductor score, and 25 parts in Db Major concert -- in ink, pencil, and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, other?).
Folder A contains three page short score, two page short score, and 14 parts. Three page short score indicates parts for baritone, bass trombone, bass. Two page short score indicates part for tenor. Two page short score appears incomplete. Parts in two groupings -- (i) 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, tenor 2, tenor 4, Carney; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3 -- (ii) bass (2).
Folder B contains one page piano conductor score, two page piano conductor score, and 11 parts. Scores do not indicate instrumentation. One page score appears to be incomplete. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3.
Folder A and scores in Folder B from the Duke Ellington Library.