The one page conductor score in an unknown key in Folder B, grouping i (photocopy) is originally noted on the verso of "No greater love." An untitled short score is noted on the verso of a part for trumpet in Folder A, grouping ii. 10 parts for "Opening," 1 part for "Johnny Peddler," and 2 parts for "I hear music" are noted on the verso of the fourteen page conductor score in Folder B, grouping ii. 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.
Folder A, grouping i from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 241
29 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Fat and forty is contained in two folders consisting of 22 parts in Bb Major concert, 1 lead sheet and 1 fourteen page conductor score in F Major concert, 1 four page conductor score and 1 one page piano conductor score in Ab Major concert, 1 nine page conductor score, 1 two page piano conductor score and 4 parts in C Major concert, 1 one page conductor score in an unknown key, and 2 lyric sheets -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Folder A contains 1 lyric sheet and parts in Bb Major. Lyrics begin "Inside out and outside in you're my meat ...". Parts in 2 groupings -- (i) 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; guitar. -- (ii) 8 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Sears, tenor 1, tenor 2, Carney, baritone; 3 trumpets - trumpet, 2, 4; bass. Reed parts may reflect different arrangements of the piece.
Folder B contains 1 lyric sheet and items in 4 groupings. Lyrics begin as above. -- (i) 1 lead sheet in F Major and one page conductor score in an unknown key. Lead sheet for voice. Lyrics begin as above. Conductor score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. -- (ii) Fourteen page conductor score in F Major. Score does not indicate instrumentation. Score appears to be bracketed for 5 reeds, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, piano. -- (iii) Four page conductor score and one page piano conductor score in Ab Major. Conductor score indicates parts for violin, tenor, accordion, bass, piano. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. -- (iv) Nine page conductor score, two page piano conductor score and 4 parts in C Major. Scores do not indicate instrumentation. Parts for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2. -- All items except Folder A, grouping i from the Duke Ellington Library.