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.
13 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Blue ribbon salute is contained in two folders consisting of 1 eleven page piano vocal score in G Major concert, 1 six page piano vocal score in F Major concert, and 13 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Folder A contains eleven page piano vocal score in G Major concert. Short score subtitled Finale. Lyrics begin "From every corner of the Earth ..."
Folder B contains six page piano vocal score in F Major concert and parts. Piano vocal score entitled Fanfare. Lyrics begin "Since we must open this revue ..." Parts in 4 groupings -- (i) 1 reed - bartione; 2 trumpets - 3, 4; 1 trombone - 2; guitar. Parts entitled Theme. -- (ii) 2 reeds - alto 1, alto 3; 1 trumpet - 2; 1 trombone - 3; bass; drums. Parts entitled Theme. -- (iii) 1 unidentified instrument - (piano?). Part entitled Fanfare. -- (iv) trumpet. Part entitled The Blues. Relationship of this part to others is unclear. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.