4 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 30 cm
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.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library. Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 40, 33.
Deep purple is contained in one folder consisting of 1 part in F Major concert and 16 parts in C Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, Jones, Henderson?).
Parts in 4 groupings -- (i) 1 part in F Major for flute. Parts in C Major for 2 reeds - alto 2, tenor 2 (2); 2 trumpets - 1, 3; 1 trombone - 3. -- (ii) 1 reed - baritone; 1 trombone - 3 (2). -- (iii) 1 trumpet - Mullens (2); 1 trombone - 1 (2). -- (iv) 1 reed - baritone; 1 trumpet - Herb; 1 trombone - 2. -- All items except grouping i from the Duke Ellington Library.