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.
18 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Deep river blues is contained in one folder consisting of 1 seventeen page conductor score, 1 five page piano vocal score and 18 parts in F Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Parker, other?).
Conductor score indicates parts for flute, 3 clarinets, bass clarinet, horn, trumpets, guitar, violins, viola, cello, bass, piano. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Deep river, deep river, Mississippi River so deep and wide ...". Parts for 6 reeds - flute, clarinet 1, clarinet 2, clarinet 3, bass, clarinet, bassoon; horn; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 violins - 1 (2), 2, 3; viola; cello; bass; guitar. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.