7 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
2 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
5 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
12 copy scores, 32 cm
1 part for Jim in Folder A, grouping i (photocopy) is originally noted on the verso of a part for "Acker." Parts for "Acker," "Don't get around much," and "More" are noted on the verso of parts in Folder A, grouping i. 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, torn.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
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Folder A, grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library. Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 30.
25 parts and 1 score.
Donkey serenade is contained in two folders consisting of 13 parts in e minor concert, and 1 four page short score and 12 parts in Bb Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, other?).
Folder A contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in e minor for 3 reeds - Rab (2), Proc (2), Jim (2); 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 3; 1 unidentified treble instrument; 1 unidentified bass instrument. -- (ii) 1 four page short score in Bb Major. Short score indicates parts for Jim, sax, baritone, Terry, Ray, Baker, Butter.
Folder B contains parts in Bb Major for 5 reeds - Bill, Procope, Jimmy, Paul, Harry; 3 trumpets - Terry, Ray, Baker; 3 trombones - Butter, Britt, John; 1 bass - Jim.
Folder A, grouping ii and Folder B from the Duke Ellington Library.