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.
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book on many of the parts: 15.
21 parts and an indefinite number of scores
By quiet firesides is contained in one folder consisting of 1 nine page conductor score, 1 one page short score and 21 parts in F Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Parker, others?).
Nine page conductor score indicates parts for 4 reeds - flute, clarinet 1, clarinet 2, bass clarinet 2; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 violins - 1, 2, 3; viola; cello; percussion. One page short score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts in 2 groupings -- (i) 3 reeds - flute, clarinet 1, bass clarinet; 3 trumpets - A, B, C; 3 violins - A (2), B, C; viola; cello; bass; percussion; piano. -- (ii) 2 violins - 1, 2, ; viola; cello; bass; piano. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.