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.
7 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Blackbirds is contained in one folder consisting of 1 thirteen page conductor score, 1 two page conductor score, and 1 four page short score in D Major concert, 1 seven page conductor score in C Major concert, and 7 parts in Ab Major concert -- in pencil -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, Tizol?).
Thirteen page conductor score for violins, 4 reeds - clarinet, 2, 3, 4; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; cello; bass. Two page conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Score titled "Intro". Four page short score indicates parts for violins, sax, trumpets. Seven page conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts for 2 reeds - Barney, Carney; 2 trumpets - 1, 2; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.